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The Village Reporter - August 16th, 2017

The Village Reporter - August 16th, 2017





THIS WEEK IN Wauseon Chamber of Montpelier Rotary Club
Commerce Golf Outing Honors Roy Rozell For 50 Years
TvHIELLAGE reporter Raises Scholarship Money
By: James Pruitt
•••• GOLF OUTING ... A successful golf scrambe was due in
part to 32 teams with 128 golfers for the day. For nearly 50 years
Williams & Fulton County there has been one con-
Back To School By: Bill O’ Connell stant about Montpelier Ro-
•••• THE VILLAGE REPORTER tary Club: Roy Rozell was
Twenty below is not what you want to hear if you are going to be at the meeting.
Fayette FFA Involved In somewhere outside in Northwest Ohio in the middle of The club honored Rozell
Many Activities January but its music to your ears if you happen to and his family at the Aug.
be on a golf course in August competing in a scramble 7 lunch meeting for a half
Over The Summer tournament. The team of David Gerkin, Brian Roth, century of perfect atten-
•••• CONTINUED ON PAGE 21 dance and service to the
group and the commu-
Contestants Take The Stage nity. Rozell was joined by
At The his wife, children, grand-
children and great-grand-
Pride Of Pioneer Pageant children at the Montpelier
•••• Moose.
The club had a special
Williams County Supporting cake baked for the event
Plan To Create Community and devoted most of the PHOTOS BY JIM PRUITT, STAFF
meeting to Rozell. The
Garden In Bryan meeting included a rendi- 50 YEARS ... Roy Rozell is honored for his 50th year
•••• with the Montpelier Rotary Club.

Delta Fire Department Gets
Grants For New Vehicle To
Improve Safety of Firefighters

Visitor From the East

Wins Metamora's
Park-O-Rama 5K Run

SPORTSReporter tion of “For He is a Jolly which has lasted 60 years. go. “This club (Montpelier)
Good Fellow,” for Rozell. The proclamation recog- is not the biggest, but it is
WILLIAMS & FULTON COUNTY (NORTHWEST OHIO) SPORTS ACTION nized Rozell as the local the most active for its size,”
club’s first member and for Rozell said. “It takes a lot
Evergreen Boys Soccer Not Wauseon Senior Opens Rozell served as presi- the village being named a of volunteers, industrious
Just Playing For Kicks Season With Hole In One dent of the club in 1987-88 Tree City for the past quar- and dedicated people.”
the field giving it all they Rozell remarked about
have. Senior David Moore Rozell said he was his life which included the
for example, will be attend- dumbfounded for all the passing of his first wife
ing Defiance College next hoopla about him. He re- Carol in 1998 and the pres-
fall and majoring in foren- called his introduction to ence of his second wife,
sics, played soccer growing and helped start the Rota- Rotary by Bob Heller and Marlene, who has been his
up but had to stop when he then talked about his love bride for 17 years. He im-
entered high school. “I like of traveling around the na- pressed the audience and
it better than football and tion visiting different Ro- family by naming off all his
playing soccer keeps me in tary clubs. He remarked children, grandchildren
shape for the other sports, how it costs $20 for a meal and great-grandchildren.
like baseball,” he said. The at the San Francisco club,
presence of upper classmen which the second-largest James can be reached at
on the team will accelerate ry Breakfast. He currently club. The first is in Chica-
the growth of the program.
The interest in soccer is
growing in the Evergreen
community with the addi-
tion of this boys team and
the girls team which began
a few years ago. It also of-
fers the students another serves on the village’s Tree
opportunity to compete on
the athletic field and, possi-
bly, earn an athletic schol-
arship for college.
While the team is in the
sanctioning process Coach
Ned will run things. The
go forward plan, once sanc- Commission. As a reward
tioned, is for Coach Jared
PHOTO BY BILL O’ CONNELL, STAFF to take over. “I have just
NEW PROGRAM ... Assistant Coach Jared Monroe and Evergreen Senior David as much of a burning pas-
Moore will lead the Vikings Boys Soccer Team this year. sion and love for the game

BY: BILL O’ CONNELL cer teams and the football ment that will help supple- as anyone,” said Jared. PHOTO BY NATE CALVIN, STAFF for his years of service, the
THE VILLAGE REPORTER team will be playing on the ment all the Viking athletic And he also has no fear of ACE … Wauseon senior CJ Moser recorded a hole in
newly installed artificial teams. aiming high with great ex- one on Monday, August 7th at Eagle Rock Golf Club
The boys’ soccer program turf. This should result in pectations. In sports, as in in Defiance. Moser used a sand wedge on hole No.3 to
at Evergreen High School is more schools wanting to Obviously, there are life, that is just the way it accomplish the feat. It was part of a round of 75 for
now in its second year of a schedule away games at current players that will should be. the Wauseon senior and helped the Indians to a third-
three-year sanctioning pro- Evergreen and, hopefully, have graduated by the time place finish as a team in the Defiance Invitational.
cess with a goal of becom- trigger a boost in enroll- the team receives its sanc- Bill may be reached at
ing full-fledged members of tioning but they are still on

the Northwest Ohio Athletic Montpelier Rotary Club
League (NWOAL) and the
Ohio High School Athletic

Bryan Golden Bears Football TeamAssociation(OHSAA). How-
ever, once that process is Lends A Helping Hand
complete, their goals will
become much more ambi-
tious and very lofty.
We are talking league
and state title lofty. “I do will be paying for his mem-
not believe Evergreen has
won a state championship
in any of our team sports
and I would like to do that
with this soccer team,” re-
marked assistant coach
Jared Monroe, son of head
coach Ned Monroe. “I told bership dues and meals for
the guys, ‘Why not us?’
These guys have the talent
and I plan on taking them
These statements may
sound like bravado, espe-
cially from a program still in
its infancy, but Coach Jar- new his 50th year.
ed has good reason to feel
very confident. “We have
ten players that are in U-15
programs that have played
together for ten years, since
they were in kindergarten,”
he explained. “They have
played on club teams and Montpelier Village
travel teams.”
Club and travel pro-
grams are generally stocked
with talented athletes, ex-
perienced coaches and play
against tough competition
from all around the state Council member Laura
and the Great Lakes region.
Players coming out of these
programs are seasoned and
disciplined. Exclusively at PHOTO PROVIDED

Another reason to be PITCHING IN … The Bryan Golden Bears football team recently helped the Bryan library move books in preparation of an upcoming renova-
optimistic is that the soc- tion. Over 40,000 books were moved in just 30 minutes.

new Gray read a proclamation

superior coverage in half the time from Mayor Steve Yagelski


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Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) - 23

superior coverage in half the time talked about her longtime

friendship with Rozell


Ribbon Cutting Celebrated At

American Pizza Box In Delta

FAMILY ... Family members in attendance for Roy Rozell’s 50th anniversary with
the Rotary Club. Back row, from left, Aaron Kirk, Dayna Kirk, Maci McDowell, Alys-
sia McDowell, Brian McDowell, Whitney Jerger, Joel Jerger, Casey Jerger, Dawson
Jerger, Josslyn Jerger, Mandy Jerger and Jay Jerger. Front row: From left: Brock
McDowell; Tom Kirk, Chris Kirk, Marlene and Roy Rozell, Denise and Phil Muehl-
feld; and Jayden Jerger.

Williams County Commissioner
To Seek Federal Help For
Alvordton & Kunkle Sewer

PHOTO PROVIDED By: James Pruitt of U.S. Sen. Portman Aug. 28 and then
THE VILLAGE REPORTER attend the Ohio County Commissioners’
GRAND OPENING ... Pictured L-R: Past Chamber President Roger Fisher, President White House Conference and private
Janelle DeBacker, Secretary Debra Kauffman, Owner of the Pizza Box Jennifer and Williams County Commissioner Bri- meeting, Aug. 29. Commissioners also
Dan Wyse, Alexandria Wyse, Board Member Christina Churchill, 2nd Vice Presi- an Davis will be traveling to Washing- discussed a flyer that will be inserted
dent Marisa Bergman, Treasurer Ashley Todd, Administrative Assistant Lindsay ton D.C. later this month in search of into everyone’s paycheck alerting them
Willman. funding for the Kunkle-Alvordton sewer of new services offered through Anthem.
project. Davis discussed the trip with com.
Commissioner Lewis Hilkert and Terry
Rummel at the board’s Aug. 7 meeting. James can be reached at
Davis will be meeting with the staff


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Local Obituaries

Janice Burkhart (1942 - 2017) William Wieland, Jr. (1943 - 2017) Dennis L. Huner (1953 - 2017)

Janice Kay Burkhart, 75, of Montpelier passed away William R. Wieland, Jr., Dennis L. Huner, 63
early Sunday morning at Evergreen Manor Nursing Home 74 years, of Cecil, passed years, of West Unity, Ohio,
in Montpelier. away Friday, August 11, passed away Wednesday,
2017 at Parkview Region- August 9, 2017 at his home
She was born on June 10, 1942 in Montpelier to R.T. al Medical Center, Fort in West Unity.
and Thoris Kay (Culbertson) Pressler. Janice graduated Wayne, Indiana.
from Montpelier High School in 1960. She married Don- Dennis was born Decem-
ald S. Burkhart in Angola, Indiana in 1980 and he pre- Bill was born July 24, ber 20, 1953 in Wauseon,
ceded her in death in November 1997. 1943 in Holgate, Ohio, Ohio, the son of Henry and
the son of the late William Irene (Arps) Huner. He
Janice attended a Lutheran Church and the Montpe- R. and Agnes M. (Little) was a 1972 graduate of
lier Senior Center. For many years she worked as a ca- Wieland, Sr. He was a 1961 Archbold High School. He
shier at various stores in Montpelier. graduate of Sherwood High worked for his family Jewel-
School. He married Carolyn ry Story, Huner Jewelers in
Janice is survived by her son Terry L. Pressler of Mon- June 2, 1963 in Melrose, Archbold. He later worked
roe, Michigan; two grandchildren Cody Pressler and Alyse Ohio, and she survives. as a Security Guard. Den-
Pfeiffer; four great grandchildren; and one sister Sandra nis enjoyed being outdoors,
Brigle of Pioneer. Bill started his working hiking, taking photographs
career at Zeller Corpora- and camping.
She was preceded in death by her parents and hus- tion, then moving to Johns Manville. He ended up work- Surviving are his daughter, Kim (Nick Johnson) Gaoi-
band Donald. ing as a Millwright for General Motors, completing 43 ran of Stryker; five grandchildren, Hannah, Orion, Aid-
years of service, retiring in 2006. He was a member of den, Ellie and Noah; his father, Henry (Dorothy) Huner
A private graveside service will be held at Riverside Sherwood United Methodist Church and the Black Swamp of Bryan; one sister, Debbie (John) Starr of Bolivia, North
Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be Tractor Club. Bill enjoyed going to Tractor Shows, tinker- Carolina, along with several nieces and nephews. He was
given to the Montpelier Senior Center. Condolences can ing in the garage, camping, but truly treasured the time preceded in death by his mother, Irene.
be left at he spent with his kids, especially his grandchildren and There will be no visitation. A Celebration of Life Gath-
great-grandchildren, spoiling them and taking them on ering for Dennis Huner will be held later. Arrangements
James Kirsch (1955 - 2017) rides in his golf cart around the property. are under the care of Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home,
Surviving are his wife, Carolyn, of Cecil; two chil- West Unity.
James W. Kirsch, 62 dren, Rich Wieland of Defiance and Stephanie (Allen, also Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked
years, of Sherwood, and known as “Bub”) Schooley of Hicksville; 10 grandchildren to consider memorial contributions be made to the char-
formerly of Sturgis, Michi- and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death ity of the donor’s choice.
gan, passed away Satur- by his parents, one daughter, Tyna Marowelli; son-in-law, Condolences may be sent to the family or the online
day, August 12, 2017 in the Paul Marowelli and his sister, Betty Mae Wieland. guest book may be signed at
OSU James Wexler Medical Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked
Center, Columbus, Ohio. to consider memorial contributions be made to the family. Reporter
Condolences may be sent to the family or the online
Jim was born January guest book may be signed at
diana, the son of the late Patricia Blosser (1943 - 2017)
(Zinn) Kirsch. Patricia K. Blosser, 74,
of East Main St., Fayette, REGULATION & POLICY:
He was a 1973 gradu- died Thursday, August 10,
ate of South Adams High 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospital * “The Village Reporter” holds the right to refuse service and/or deter-
School, Berne, Indiana. in Maumee, OH, surround- mine information posted within our publication.
He attained his Bachelor’s ed by her loving family, fol- * Order a subscription via a few mouse clicks at www.thevillagereport-
Degree in Criminal Justice lowing a brief period of de- or by calling our Main Office at (419) 485-4851.
from Vincennes University in 1977. He married Marlena clining health. * All subscription and advertisement sales are final, refunds are not
“Lennie” Baker in August 18, 1979 in Ney, Ohio. Jim issued.
was employed by K-Mart working as an Assistant Man- She was born January * Newspapers are mailed concurrently and cannot be held. Please sub-
ager and Manager in Bryan, Ohio, Wisconsin and Sturgis, 1, 1943, in Sandusky, OH, mit change of mailing address to the Main Office Address.
Michigan, retiring in 2013 after 35 years of service. He to the late Duane and Helen * “Letters To The Editor” are welcomed. Publication is left to the discre-
was a member of the Ney United Methodist Church. Jim (Curtis) Brehm. tion of the publisher/editor with respect given to opinion, yet protection
enjoyed fishing, golfing and just putz around the house. given to the subject. Letters must be limited to a word count of 500.
He loved Hawaii and had visited the island seven times. She married James H. * It is the goal of “The Village Reporter” to present news in a fair and
What he truly treasured was spending time with his fam- Blosser, Sr. on June 3, balanced format. “The Village Reporter” makes every effort to stay neu-
ily, especially his grandchildren. 1966, in Archbold, OH, and tral in political and other debatable issues. It is the desire of the com-
Surviving is his wife, Marlena “Lennie” Kirsch of Sher- the couple lived their entire pany to print facts and allow our readers to process information, draw-
wood; two children, Christine (Scott) Rohrs of Sherwood married life in Fayette, re- ing their own opinions.
and Michael (Krista) Kirsch also of Sherwood; four grand- cently celebrating 51 years of marriage and the love of * Newspaper counter sales are available throughout Williams and Ful-
children, Megan and Caleb Rohrs, Brayden and Paxton their children and grandchildren. He preceded her in ton Counties in Northwest Ohio.
Kirsch; one brother, Robert (Carol) Kirsch of Ligonier, In- death less than two weeks prior, on July 30. * Newspaper deadline for submitting news releases, sports statistics
diana and one sister, Carol Kirsch of Cape Coral, Florida. Pat graduated from Gorham-Fayette High School in and advertisements stands at the Friday prior to publication by 5:00
Visitation for James W. Kirsch will be held Friday, Au- 1962. She worked at the former Fayette Tubular Products p.m.
gust 18, 2017 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in for more than 35 years, retiring in 1997. * “The Village Reporter” publishes 49 editions per year with two non
the Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home-Lynn Street Chapel, Pat loved her coffee and the pot was always warm for print weeks during the summer and one non print week around the
206 North Lynn Street, Bryan. Funeral services for Jim visitors who dropped by the house. She enjoyed her daily holidays.
will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 19, 2017 in coffee breaks with her friends across the street at R & H
the Ney United Methodist Church, 145 Rice Street, Ney, (Repps) Restaurant. While she was a woman of routine, 115 Broad Street, Montpelier, Ohio
Ohio with Rev. Dwight Bowers officiating. Interment will she was always ready to get in the car with one of her kids Open: Mon. - Fri. (9 a.m. - 5 p.m).; Sat. (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
be private. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to for a quick trip to Wauseon or even a family vacation with
the service on Saturday at the church. the grandchildren. Phone: (419) 485-4851 / Fax: (877) 778-9425
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked She was an avid reader, often finishing a book in one Email:
to consider memorial donations be given to the Defiance day. She read fiction, as well as non-fiction, and was par- Website:
County Relay for Life. ticularly interested in learning about the Amish. She had
You can send your condolences or share your mem- a large collection of angels, including everything from Buy A Newspaper Copy At:
ories with the family by visiting Jim’s obituary page at statues and figurines to, of course, books. She attended Wauseon Community Church of the Nazarene. STRYKER EDGERTON
Pat is survived by five children, James Blosser, Jr. of Stryker Main Stop, Main Stop, C-Store
Mary Lou Buehrer (1929 - 2017) Defiance, Brad (Lanette) Brehm of Fayette, Chris Bloss-
er of Fayette, Pam (Todd) Moody of Pettisville, and Pau- WEST UNITY WAUSEON
Mary Lou Buehrer, age la (Dan) Markley of Fayette; siblings, Bob (Mert) Brehm Valero, Shamrock, Chief Supermarket,
88, of Archbold, passed of Wauseon and Mary Ellen (Neale) Chase of Fayette; a Marathon, Walmart
away in her home on Thurs- sister-in-law, Lavannah (George) Verburg of Tullahoma, Dollar General Courtview Mart Shell,
day, August 10, 2017. TN; twelve grandchildren, Lindsey, Mallory, Emily, Jer- FAYETTE Circle K, Dollar General
rica, Tyler, Noah, Wyatt, Quinn, Josh, Mitch, Montana,
She was an avid gar- and Jacob; and six great-grandchildren, Kinley, Brody, Circle K, Main Stop, PIONEER/HOLIDAYCITY
dener, enjoyed sewing, Whitney, Brooklyn, Emberlyn, and Gwendolyn. Dollar General Main Stop, Village Market,
and loved attending events In addition to her parents and husband, she was pre- ARCHBOLD
for her grandchildren and ceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Carol (Rog- Valero, Dollar General,
great-grandchildren. er) Prior. Super Value, Hutch’s Marathon,
Those planning an expression of sympathy may con- Cornerstone Floral & Gifts
Mary Lou was born in sider memorial contributions in honor of Pat to the family Rite Aid, Circle K, EDON / BLAKESLEE
Fulton County on June 18, to defray final expenses. Friends can share memories and Dollar General, Pop Shop
1929, the daughter of Joy words of comfort with the family online at www.eaglefu- Slattery
Sam and Joyce Lena (Win- DELTA Shamrock
zeler) Graf. On February 22, Dollar General, Kwik Stop
1949, she married Herbert Thomas W. Huffman (1942 - 2017) LYONS
John Buehrer, and he pre- Delta Speedway Main Stop
ceded her in death in 1986. Thomas W. Huffman, MONTPELIER SWANTON
She was a member of the Archbold Evangelical Church age 75, of Wauseon, passed Ace Automotive, Dollar General,
where she was an active participant of the Ladies Aide. away on Sunday afternoon, Swanton Pharmacy
Surviving are son, Keith (Deb) Buehrer of Archbold; August 6, 2017, at Toledo Main Stop, METAMORA
daughters, Wendy (Rollan) Sensibaugh of Ft. Wayne, IN Hospital. Circle K,
and Cindy Buehrer of Ft. Wayne, IN; grandchildren, Sid Dollar General, Rowes, TMart
(Michele) Buehrer, Andy (Billie) Buehrer, Kelly (Dennis) Prior to his retirement, Millers New Market, BRYAN
Landwehr, Chris (Kim) Buehrer, Erin (Mark) Schmidt, and Tom had co-owned with his Two Brothers Market, Circle K, Main Stop,
Kara (Robert) Reyes. Also surviving are eight great-grand- family, the former Huffman Rings Pharmacy Fountain City Ice House,
children and one brother, Gene (Marlene) Graf of Fayette. Auto Supply in Wauseon Dollar General, Walmart
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, where he had worked for 25 PETTISVILLE Phil’s One Stop
Randy Joy Buehrer; daughter, Sandra Kay Buehrer; broth- years. After that he worked Sunday’s Market,
er, John Graf; and two sisters, Joy Link and Shirley Lersch. for the City of Wauseon in
The family requests that memorial contributions be Public Works for 10 years. Postmaster, please send address corrections to:
given to Archbold Evangelical Church Ladies Aide or the
charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be Tom was born in THE VILLAGE REPORTER
offered to the family at Grisier Funeral Wauseon on July 23, 1942,
Home in Archbold has been entrusted with arrangements. the son of Richard and 115 Broad Street, Montpelier, Ohio 43543
Dorothy (Johnson) Huff-
V E T E R A N man. He was a member of
WOMEN & YOUTH TRAP SHOOTING the First Christian Church
THURSDAY NIGHTS: 5:00 pm to ?? in Wauseon. Tom was a
1st Sunday of each month: 10:00 am to ??? U.S. Navy Veteran. He was a member of the Wauseon
7700 County Road 14 • Wauseon, OH 43567 VFW Post 7424, and the Wauseon American Legion Post
FREE Shells & Targets for Women & Youth under 17. 265. He was also a lifetime member of the Fulton County
Shotguns are also provided Sportsmen Club, and a member of the National Rifle As-
sociation (NRA).
** This trap event is made possible from a grant from the Ohio Division of Wildlife
Check us out on facebook or visit our website: Surviving are his brother, Butch (Janet) Huffman of Wauseon and several nieces and nephews. He was pre-
ceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial
contributions be given to Sara’s Garden in Wauseon, or
the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may
be offered to the family at



2 - “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Obits (Continued) 5th Red Cross Blood Drive In Memory Of Pioneer’s
Jerry Heminger Being Held August 18th

Francis P. Grim (1951 - 2017) PIONEER, Ohio (Aug. 10, 2017) — The community Commerce 100 N. Elm St., Pioneer, OH 43554.
is invited to give blood in memory of Jerry Heminger at Everyone who comes to donate now through Sept.
Francis P. Grim, 65 a special American Red Cross blood drive Friday, Aug.
years, of Sherwood, passed 18 from 12:30 to 6 p.m. at the Pioneer Area Chamber 4 can receive an exclusive Cedar Fair ticket offer that
away Wednesday, August of Commerce in Pioneer. helps support the Red Cross, and enter to win one
9, 2017 at Community of two grand prize packages for four to Knott’s Berry
Health Professionals Inpa- Jerry was a prominent local businessman in his Farm in California or Cedar Point in Ohio. Blood drive
tient Hospice Center, Defi- community and a member of the Chamber of Com- participants can go to to
ance, with his family at his merce. He received hundreds of blood transfusions purchase discounted tickets for gate admission and
bedside. following a diagnosis of myelodysplastic syndrome, enter to win one of the two grand prize packages. For
a group of cancers related to leukemia that primarily each ticket purchased through the website, Cedar Fair
Francis was born De- affects the cells inside the bone marrow. While these will donate $2 to the Red Cross to support its humani-
cember 6, 1951 in Union- transfusions helped prolong Jerry’s life another five tarian mission. Terms and conditions apply and are
town, Pennsylvania, the years after diagnosis, he passed away in 2011. available at
son of the late John and
Lorraine (Murphy) Grim. This will be the fifth blood drive Jerry’s family has How to donate blood: Simply download the Ameri-
He was a 1969 graduate hosted in his name. The previous four drives collected can Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.
of Uniontown High School. 210 pints of blood, this year the family hopes to reach org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to
He married Rita E. Bok on the 250th donation made in his name. “My dad was make an appointment or for more information. All
July 1, 1971, and she sur- the most generous person I have ever had the honor blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for
vives. Francis was a Journeyman Maintenance Mechanic to know,” said Karen Ackerman, Jerry’s daughter. “He patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two
for General Tire where he faithfully worked for 37 years. was always there to help others. I would love to see our other forms of identification are required at check-in.
Francis was a member of the Bryan Eagles Aerie 2233 community as a whole come out to support this very Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16
where he served as a Past President, as well as the Hicks- important cause.” with parental consent where allowed by state law),
ville Eagles Aerie 2556. He served as a State Officer for weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good
the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Francis had a deep sense “When we lose a loved one, we often try to think health may be eligible to donate blood. High school
of compassion and worked tirelessly to raise funds for how we can honor them,” said Stephanie Burris, do- students and other donors 18 years of age and young-
the Northwest Zone F.O.E. for the Alzheimer’s Associa- nor recruitment account manager for the Red Cross. er also have to meet certain height and weight require-
tion. He was also a member of the Bryan Moose Lodge “Hosting a blood drive or giving blood in someone’s ments.
1064. Francis loved to go skeet shooting, and drive his name is a wonderful way to honor their memory and
prized possession, his 1955 Plymouth. What he truly val- help patients in need.” Blood donors can now save time at their next dona-
ued was the time he spent with his family, especially his tion by using RapidPass to complete their pre-dona-
grandchildren. This blood drive comes as the Red Cross faces a tion reading and health history questionnaire online,
Surviving are his wife, Rita of Sherwood; two children, critical summer blood shortage. Blood products are on the day of their donation, prior to arriving at the
Heather (Larry) Wheeler of West Unity and Heath (Sarah) being distributed to hospitals as fast as donations are blood drive. To get started and learn more, visit red-
Grim of Wauseon; three grandchildren, Maggie Wheeler, coming in, and eligible donors are urged to give now. and follow the instructions
Jacob and Andrew Grim; one brother, JD (Karen) Grim As a special thank you, those who come to give blood on the site.
also of Defiance; one sister, Martha (Paul) Punches of De- or platelets with the Red Cross July 26 through Aug.
fiance. He was preceded in death by his parents and one 31 will be emailed a $5 Target eGiftCard™.* About the American Red Cross: The American Red
niece, Lara Punches. Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support
In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sym- Every two seconds in the United States blood is to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of
pathy are asked to consider memorial contributions be needed to respond to patient emergencies, including the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; pro-
made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Northwest Ohio, accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ vides international humanitarian aid; and supports
2500 North Reynolds Road, Suite 2, Toledo, Ohio 43615. transplant patients, and those receiving treatment for military members and their families. The Red Cross
Condolences may be sent to the family or the online leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on vol-
guest book may be signed at must collect nearly 14,000 blood and platelet dona- unteers and the generosity of the American public to
tions every day for the patients at about 2,600 hospi- perform its mission. For more information, please visit
Arvada Killian (1915 - 2017) tals nationwide. or, or visit us on
Twitter at @RedCross. (INFORMATION PROVIDED)
Blood Drive in Memory of Jerry Heminger,Friday,
Aug. 18, 2017 12:30 - 6 p.m, Pioneer Area Chamber of

Arvada Killian, 101 S109thWCoArnNFTeOstNival
years, of Bryan, passed Saturday, August 19th, 2017
away Saturday, August 12,
2017 at Genesis Health- Rivals in the Corn
care-Bryan Center, where Who Ya Rootin’ For?
she had been a resident the
past two months. Arvada 7:00 AM—10:00 AM Trinity UMC Breakfast Battle of the Mascots
was born September 6, 9:00 AM Volleyball Competition
1915 in Bryan, the daugh- 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Pharaoh’s Car Show ENTERTAINMENT - STAGE I
ter of the late Forrest and 10:30 AM Corn Festival Parade 12:00-2:00 PM Johnny Rodriquez
Edith (Gorrell) Ruff. She 10:30 AM 3 on 3 Basketball Competition 2:30-3:20 PM Pattrick the Magician
married Marshall R. Killian 11:30 AM Chicken BBQ - Until Sold Out 3:30-4:00 PM Master B’s Self Defense
on September 22, 1934 in 4:00 PM Band Boosters Duck Race 4:00-6:00 PM Bob Wurst
Auburn, Indiana, and he 4:00 - 12:00 Midnight Upper Beer Garden: 6:30-7:30 PM Delta Community Band
preceded her in death on
June 15, 2005. Arvada Rodney Parker & Liberty Beach Entertainment - Stage II
began working at Ohio Art 8:00 PM - 12:00 Midnight Noon - 12:30 PM Swanton Rec &
and continuing with the Bryan Canning Company. She 4:30 - Corn Hole Tournament (21 and Over): High School Cheerleaders
ended her career working for Spangler Candy Company 1:00-2:00 PM Maumee Community Band
for 25 years, retiring in 1980. She was a member of Lick Upper Beer Garden 2:30-4:00 PM Ragtime Rick & the Chefs of Dixieland
Creek Church of the Brethren. Registration at 4:00 4:00-6:00 PM Slim
Surviving are her three children, Beverly Keck of 6:00-8:00 PM Electric Boogie
Bryan, James M. (Deb) Killian of Bryan and Roger A. All-Day Events
(Maryann) Killian of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania; eight Amusement Rides and Games
grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and six great- Food * Craft Vendors * Merchant’s Booths
great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her Beer Garden - Horseshoe Pit Area
parents, husband, Marshall and one brother, Robert Ruff.
Visitation for Arvada Killian was held Wednesday, 12 Noon - 8:00 PM
August 16, 2017 in the Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home-
Lynn Street Chapel 206 North Lynn Street, Bryan. Fu-
neral services for Arvada will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thurs-
day, August 17, 2017 in the funeral home with Dr. Nancy
Berkheiser officiating. Interment will follow in Brown
Cemetery, Bryan.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked
to consider memorial contributions be made to Brown
Cemetery Beautification Fund, C/O Center Township
Trustees, 04266 County Road 12, Bryan, Ohio 43506,
or Outreach Food Pantry, C/O: Wesley United Methodist
Church, 903 Center Street, Bryan, Ohio 43506.


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WEST UNITY POLICE (August 6) Jefferson St. @ Ottokee, Inves- Lyon, Gerald W. Jr. (Montpelier, Ohio). Grieser, Timothy L. (Wauseon, Ohio).
(July 31) Found Property tigate complaint 69/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. 77/55 speed. Fine: $100; Costs: $88.
(July 31) Juvenile Problem (August 6) 425 Cole St., Alarm drop
(July 31) Theft (August 6) 121 E. Walnut St., Investigate McCoy, Jackie L. (Montpelier, Ohio). Harp-Slagle, Cody R. (Wauseon, Ohio).
(July 31) Keep the Peace complaint 68/55 speed. Fine: $40; Costs: $85. 80/70 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $80.
(August 1) Child Abuse (August 6) 731 Ottokee St., Suspecious
(August 1) Animal Problem person Miller, Audrey M. (Bryan, Ohio). Seat Holtgrieve, Ruth M. (Liberty Center,
(August 1) Well-Being Check (August 6) 810 N. Shoop Ave., Suspicious belt. Fine: $30; Costs: $40. Ohio). Seat belt – driver. Fine: $30; Costs:
(August 1) Speed (2) / Warning vehicle $43.
(August 2) Stop Sign / Warning (August 6) 1471 N Shoop Ave., Suspi- Mosier, Timothy S. (Bryan, Ohio). Seat
(August 2) Speed (3) / Warning cious vehicle belt. Fine: $30; Costs: $40. Hull, Destinee N. (Delta, Ohio). 68/55
(August 3) Medical Emergency (August 6) 1000 N. Glenwood Ave., Suspi- speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $80.
(August 3) Private Property Crash cious vehicle Mouser, Andrea K. (Defiance, Ohio).
(August 3) Animal Problem (August 6) 345 Joanna Dr., 911 hang up 68/55 speed. . Fine: $46; Costs: $79. Kaufmann, Carrie N. (Wauseon, Ohio).
(August 3) Trespassing contact in person 78/55 speed. Fine: $77; Costs: $80.
(August 3) Lost Property (August 6) 330 E. Leggett St., Welfare Northrup, Gregory F. (Bryan, Ohio).
(August 3) Ordinance Violation check 68/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. Krieger Oyer, Riley N. (Wauseon, Ohio).
(August 3) Citizen Assist (August 7) 1051 N. Ottokee St., Investi- 68/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $80.
(August 3) Lock Out gate complaint Osmun, Dakota M. (Stryker, Ohio).
(August 3) Speed / Warning (August 7) 793 W. Leggett St., 911 Hag up 89/55 speed. Fine: $50; Costs: $79. Kruez, Michael J. (Delta, Ohio). 53/35
(August 4) Suspicious Car contact in person speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $80.
(August 4) Mailbox Damage (August 7) 725 S. Shoop Ave., Larceny Robinson, Dennis P. (Bryan, Ohio).
(August 4) Theft (2) (August 7) 845 E. Leggett St., Escort/ 68/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. Laycock, Stephanie M. (Wauseon,
(August 4) Criminal Damage Parade Ohio). 87/70 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $80.
(August 5) Unsecure Premises (August 7) 840 W. Elm St., Unit 1208, Robinson, Michelle M. (Stryker, Ohio).
(August 5) Animal Problem Welfare check Stop sign. Fine: $65; Costs: $85. Leininger, Alan (Fayette, Ohio). 43/25
(August 5) Disorderly Conduct (August 7) 475 E. Airport Hwy., Accident speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $80.
(August 5) Suspicious Activity (property damage) Schilt, Kolin R. (Stryker, Ohio). Stop
(August 5) Fraud (August 7) 1120 N. Shoop Ave., Unit 48, sign. Fine: $71; Costs: $79. Leininger, Paige N. (Wauseon, Ohio).
(August 5) Lock Out (2) 911 hang up contact in person Traffic device. Fine: $37; Costs: $88.
(August 7) E Chestnut St.@N. Harvey, Stewart, Jonathan L. (Bryan, Ohio).
WAUSEON POLICE Welfare check Failure to display operator’s license. Fine: McClarren, Russel B. (Delta, Ohio).
(August 2) 441 E. Superior St., (August 7) 1320 N. Haven Ln, Neighbor- $300; Costs: $79. 40/25 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $80.
Trespassing hood trouble
(August 2) 625 N. Shoop Ave., Larceny (August 7) 1300-B N Ottokee St., Loud Stewart, Jonathan L. (Bryan, Ohio). McClarren, Russel B. (Delta, Ohio).
(August 2) 325 Cole St., Juveniles Noise Failure to display operator’s license (2nd Expired plates. Fine: $37; Costs: $80.
(August 2) 400-B E. Linfoot St., Accident (August 7) E Chestnut St.@ N Harven, case). Fine: $300; Costs: $79.
(Property damage) Welfare check Nafziger, Janelle L. (Wauseon, Ohio).
(August 2) 230 Clinton St., Threats/ (August 8) 1285 N. Shoop Ave., Unit 13, Taylor, Brandon B. (Bryan, Ohio). Seat 69/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $80.
Harrassment Suspicious Activity belt. Fine: $30; Costs: $40.
(August 2) 840 W. Elm St., Unit 1200, (August 8) 526 W. Park St., Unit A, Ve- Nofziger, Kyle L. (Delta, Ohio). 70/55
Welfare check hicle Theft Thourot, Boede L. (Wauseon, Ohio). speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $80.
(August 2) 00 W. Leggett St., Open Door (August 8) 230 Clinton St., Larceny Seat belt. Fine: $30; Costs: $40.
(August 2) 415 Cole St., Unit 32, Investi- (August 8) 00 W Leggett St., Child Abuse Parker, Eric C. (Wauseon, Ohio).
gate complaint (August 8) 140 S. Brunell St., Accident Traxler, Jonathon J. (Pioneer, Ohio). 69/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $80.
(August 3) 600-B Wood St., Odor of (private property damage) 61/50 speed. Fine: $40; Costs: $85.
Marijuana (August 8) 230 Clinton St., Identity theft Reynolds, Chase A. (Wauseon, Ohio).
(August 3) 331 E. Chestnut St., Animal (August 8) 1180 N Shoop Ave., Trespass- Zuver, Derek E. (Pioneer, Ohio). Ex- Red light. Fine: $37; Costs: $80.
Call ing/unwanted subject pired plates. . Fine: $35; Costs: $79.
(August 3) 841 N Shoop Ave., Escort/ (August 8) 1375 N Shoop Ave., Investigate Rife, Roger C. (Swanton, Ohio). 71/55
Parade complaint WILLIAMS COUNTY CRIMINAL speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $80.
(August 3) 610 Vine St., Animal Call (August 8) 940 E Leggett St., Alarm drop Beek, Travis (Montpelier, Ohio). Stor-
(August 3) 0 Parkview, Suspicious (August 8) 318 W. Oak St., Threats/ ha- age of trash. Fine: $100; Costs: $85. Schuette, David S. (Napoleon, Ohio).
Person rassment Gamboe, Philip J. (Fayette, Ohio). Traffic device. Fine: $37; Costs: $88.
(August 3) 247 Monroe St., Family (August 8) 812 Wood St., Animal Call Open container. Fine: $90; Costs: $85.
Trouble (August 8) 320 Madison St., Domestic Hoffman, Leland R. (Bryan, Ohio). Dis- Silver, Cynthia J. (Morenci, Michigan).
(August 3) 465 E. Airport Hwy., Alarm Trouble orderly conduct. Fine: $125; Costs: $85. 69/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $88.
Drop (August 9) 230 Clinton St., Bad check. Loyd, Sarah E. (Bryan, Ohio). File
(August 3) 1378 N Shoop Ave., Animal forgery City Tax 2015 (Bryan). Fine: $100; Costs: Sonick, Timothy J. (Delta, Ohio).
Call (August 9) 1000 Glenwood Ave., Open $144. 78/55 speed. Fine: $77; Costs: $80.
(August 4) 1000 B Ottokee St., Disabled door Pryslak, Michael E. (Pioneer, Ohio).
Vehicle Theft. Fine: $250; Costs: $258.65; Jail: Sugg, Gene E. (Fayette, Ohio). Expired
(August 4) 1000 B Ottokee St., Disabled WILLIAMS COUNTY 90 days with 90 days suspended. 50 registration. Fine: $37; Costs: $80.
vehicle hours community service. No future vio-
(August 4) 840 W. Elm St., Unit 902, Un- TRAFFIC lations within next 3 years. Wiechers, Wesley (Liberty Center,
wanted subject Ankney, Angela J. (Bryan, Ohio). Driv- Ohio). 29/25 speed. Fine: $25; Costs: $80.
(August 4) 210 Fulton St., Juveniles ing under suspension. Fine: $200; Costs: WILLIAMS COUNTY
(August 4) 1205 N Shoop. Ave., Escort / $79. Operator’s license suspended from Yoder, Joyce N. (West Unity, Ohio).
parade July 28, 2017 to October 26, 2017. Illegal COMMON PLEAS Failure to yield. Fine: $102; Costs: $88.
(August 4) 700-B Wood St., Animal Call plates. Fine: $100; Costs: $40. Grimm, Bradley M. (Alvordton, Ohio).
(August 4) S. Brunell St. @ Norfolk, Inves- Bowers, Sherri K. (Montpelier, Ohio). Domestic violence, a first degree mis- Ziehr, Courtney L. (Swanton, Ohio).
tigate complaint Assured clear distance ahead. Fine: $71; demeanor. Sentenced to one year com- Improper backing. Fine: $102; Costs: $80.
(August 4) 134 N Fulton St., Larceny Costs: $79. munity control with a 180 day term of
(August 4) E Linfoot St.@N. Fulton, Acci- Bowling, Reid R. (Edon, Ohio). No mo- incarnation at CCNO. All said days of FULTON COUNTY CIVIL
dent (property damage) torcycle endorsement. Fine: $200; Costs: incarceration suspended pending compli- For: Halt, Nicole (Wauseon, Ohio).
(August 4) 485 E. Airport Hwy., Accident $85. 86/55 speed. Fine: $100; Costs: $40. ance with terms of probation. Fined $750 Against: Bauer, Levi (Bluffton, Indiana).
(property damage) Carlin, Edna F. (Ney, Ohio). 70/55 and ordered to pay all costs of prosecu- $1426.56.
(August 4) 428 E Chestnut St., Juveniles speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. tion, any court appointed counsel costs,
(August 4) 415 Cole St. Unit 45, Larceny Daughtery, David R. (West Unity, Ohio). and any supervision fees permitted. FULTON COUNTY
(August 4) 511 Ottokee St., Lost/found/ Failure to reinstate. Fine: $125; Costs: Guelde, Tyler W. (Wauseon, Ohio).
recovered $85. 72/55 speed. Fine: $45; Costs: $40. Vandalism, a fifth degree felony. Sen- PROSECUTOR’S NEWSLETTER
(August 4) 225 Sycamore St., Accident, Dixon, Eura G. (Bryan, Ohio). 40/25 tenced to four years community control A Toledo, Ohio man was sentenced
(property damage) speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. with 180 day term of incarceration at on August 9, 2017 in the Fulton County
(August 4) 230 Clinton St., Investigate Eiseman, Nikita K. (Montpelier, Ohio). CCNO. All said days of incarceration sus- Common Pleas Court.
complaint 52/35 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. pended pending compliance with terms Matthew R. Keiffer, age 39, previously
(August 4) 136 1/2 N Fulton St., Investi- Gee, Sharri A. (Defiance, Ohio). Traffic of probation. Fined $1000 and ordered pled guilty to Attempted Aggravated Pos-
gate complaint control device. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. to pay restitution of $467.40, all costs of session of Drugs. According to Fulton
(August 4) 1190 N. Shoop Ave., Unit 10, Groves, Grace A. (Montpelier, Ohio0. prosecution, any court-appointed counsel County Prosecutor Scott Haselman, on
Alarm drop 67/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. costs, and any supervision fees permitted. or about November 9, 2016, Mr. Keiffer
(August 5) Lawrence Ave. @ Legget, Ve- Juarez, Osvaldo (Archbold, Ohio). Kimpel, Kevin D. (Stryker, Ohio). Do- attempted to possess a synthetic canna-
hicle fire 71/55 speed. . Fine: $46; Costs: $79. mestic violence, a fourth degree felony. binoid.
(August 5) 248 N. Fulton St., Welfare Kelleher, Julie (Bryan, Ohio). Failure Sentenced to three years community con- Judge Jeffrey Robinson sentenced Mr.
check to transfer plates. Fine: $100; Costs: $79. trol. Ordered to pay all costs of prosecu- Keiffer to two years of community control.
(August 5) 230 Clinton St., Larceny Link, Sandra L. (Bryan, Ohio). 51/35 tion, any court-appointed counsel costs, He ordered Mr. Keiffer to serve 14 days in
(August 5) 132 W. Leggett St., 911 Han speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. and any supervision fees permitted. CCNO; pay prosecution costs, pay a $500
up contact in person Lonabarger, Aleea J. (Pioneer, Ohio). fine and be assessed by a drug treatment
(August 5) 441 W. Sperior St., Juveniles Assured clear distance ahead. Fine: $71; FULTON COUNTY TRAFFIC facility and comply with any recommend-
Costs: $79. Balish, Bryan J. (Swanton, Ohio). Fail- ed treatment.
ure to yield. Fine: $102; Costs: $80.
Barkhimer, Richard J. (Swanton, ***
Ohio). 74/55 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $80. A Maumee woman was sentenced on
Bergfeld, Hannah T. (Delta, Ohio0. August 7, 2017, in the Fulton County
73/55 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $80. Common Pleas Court according to county
Bortz, Jennifer J. (Napoleon, Ohio). prosecutor Scott A. Hasselman.
68/55 speed. Fine: $77; Costs: $88. Desteny Lamb, age 23, of 627 W. Wil-
Bowsher, Megan M. (Liberty Center, liam St., previously pleaded guilty to In-
Ohio). 71/55 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $80. surance Fraud. Between January 3, 2015
Carvahlo-Neifer, Renee O. (Wauseon, to April 30, 2015, she made false state-
Ohio). 73/55 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $80. ments in support of an insurance claim
Ciepiela, Shiloh A. (Fayette, Ohio). and with purpose to facilitate the com-
69/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $80. mission of a theft offense, and the values
Downey, Susan K. (Archbold, Ohio). of the false claim and of property stolen
Expired plates. Fine: $37; Costs: $88. was $1,000 or more but less than $7,500.
Judge Jeffrey L. Robinson sentenced
Ms. Lamb to 2 years of community con-
trol and ordered her to complete a theft
intervention class, serve 7 days in CCNO,
within 60 days, and pay restitution of
$6,500 joint and severally with co-defen-
dant, to Nationwide Insurance.
Failure to comply could result in Ms.
Lamb spending 7 months in prison.


4 - “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

The Annual Plow Days located at the Kunkle Farms in Alvordton Ohio took place
Saturday August 12th with a variety of tractors ranging from various sizes and brands
at least forty years old.
Alvordton-Millcreek Township Firefighters hosted the event and provided chicken
Fulton County Safe Communities Reminds BBQ at the firehouse for the crowd of people that came.

Family and friends of all ages came to watch as the tractors took to the fields turning
Citizens To Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over In the earth as generations of farmers have done for ages.

Effort to End Drunk Driving This Labor Day

[Wauseon, OH] The end of summer not drink and drive not only during the PHOTOS BY MELISSA R. EWERS, STAFF
is traditionally marked by the Labor Day campaign but all year long. “We want to
holiday, a time for our country to reflect remind everyone that getting behind the BLUE BEAUTY ... A 9001 Ford Tractor passes Big Bud as it plows.
on the hard work of our fellow Ameri- wheel drunk is a terrible idea. Unfor- WATCHING ... Perched from an Allis Chalmers Landhander, this farmer watches
cans. The long weekend is typically cele- tunately, not only does drinking impair the field of tractors.
brated through picnics, pool parties and your ability to operate a vehicle safely,
barbecues, as families and friends enjoy it also impairs your judgment and good
the last few days of summer before fall sense about whether you can, or should
and winter approach. Sadly, the Labor drive. If you have any doubt about your
Day holiday is also one of the deadliest, sobriety, do not get behind the wheel. If
with drunk drivers endangering them- you do chose to drive impaired, you will
selves and others on America’s road- be arrested. No warnings. No excuses,”
ways. This year, Fulton County Safe Fulton County Sheriff Roy Miller said.
Communities is partnering with the Na-
tional Highway Traffic Safety Adminis- “Driving drunk is simply not worth
tration (NHTSA) and local law enforce- the risk. So don’t take the chance. Re-
ment to stop drunk drivers and help member, we will be out in force and
save lives. The high-visibility national we will be watching, so Drive Sober or
enforcement campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” stated Fulton County
Get Pulled Over, runs from August 16 Sheriff Roy Miller.
through September 4, 2017. During this
period, local law enforcement will show Fulton County Safe Communities
zero tolerance for drunk driving. recommends safe alternatives to drink-
ing and driving:
Fulton County Safe Communities
and local law enforcement agencies will • Remember that it is never okay
kick off the 2017 Drive Sober Or Get to drink and drive. Even if you have had
Pulled Over campaign on Saturday, Au- one alcoholic beverage, designate a so-
gust 19th at the Swanton Corn Festival ber driver.
at approximately 9:30 am at St. Rich-
ards Church. Fulton County Sheriff • If you see a drunk driver on the
Roy Miller will be giving a brief state- road, call 419-335-4010 or 9-1-1.
ment emphasizing the importance of
designating a sober driver. During the • Have a friend who is about to
Corn Festival parade, the Fulton County drink and drive? Take the keys away
Safe Communities coalition will be walk- and make arrangements to get your
ing along side the ODOT painted snow friend home safely.
plow handing out Drive Sober Or Get
Pulled Over magnets as a reminder to For more information about the Drive
Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, like
Fulton County Safe Communities on
Facebook or visit www.TrafficSafety-


Fulton County Sheriff’s Office
Announces Traffic Blitz

Sheriff Roy E. Miller announces that received from the Ohio Department of
the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office con- Public Safety.
ducted a Traffic Enforcement Blitz that
ran from August 9th thru August 13th. Sheriff Miller and his deputies are
Deputies who worked this Blitz made 23 dedicated to protecting the citizens of
traffic stops and issued 15 citations. The Fulton County and the motorists who
citations issued were for 14 speed viola- travel its highways. This grant allows
tions and a stop sign violation. Deputies extra patrol to enforce the traffic laws
also issued 8 warnings during the Blitz. that will increase the safety of motor-
The Traffic Enforcement Blitzes are paid ists on the roadway in the areas that are
for from a grant that the Sheriff’s Office prone to a higher number of serious and
fatal crashes.

CHICKEN DINNER ... The Alvordton-Millcreek Township Firefighters prepare the

Four County Career Center
Welcomes New Staff Members

BIG BUD RETURNS ... The 1977 Big Bud (525/50) returned to Alvordton’s Plow
Days again this year showing off its massive size.

Fayette Council OKs Revised
Water & Sewer Base Price

PHOTO PROVIDED By: James Pruitt fund. In other legislative actions, the
THE VILLAGE REPORTER council approved a contract with Arte-
NEW STAFF ... New staff members shown above are (LEFT TO RIGHT) Sarah Nagel; sian for a new brine pump for $2,395;
Mike Marshall; Kyle Bostater; Gary Powell; and Brandon Hancock. The Fayette Village Council met approved the purchase of a Lightbar,
briefly Aug. 9 for its first meeting of the lights and siren control from Soundoff
The Career Center is welcoming five holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Integrated month. The council approved the third Signal at a cost of $2,647.40 and pur-
new staff members for the 2017-2018 Language Arts from Bowling Green and final reading of Ordinance 2017- chased fittings for police vehicles for
school year. State University, and a Master’s Degree 11 which established revised water and $4,317.50.
in Sport & Recreation Sciences from sewer rates. The legislation moves $5
Sarah Nagel is the new Accounting Ohio University. Kyle has been in edu- from the base sewer price to the water James can be reached at
Specialist at the Career Center. She cation for the past seven years. He
holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business lives in Delta with his wife, Nicole and
Administration from Bowling Green their son.
State University. She spent previous Direct Access Testing
years working at Midwest Community The Career Based Intervention
Federal Credit Union and Sherwin-Wil- Instructor is Gary Powell. He holds a now at CHWC
liams Company and this will be her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from
first year in education. Sarah lives in Bowling Green State University and a Direct access testing (DAT) eliminates the need for a doctor’s order for
Defiance with her husband, Andy and Master’s Degree in Education from certain lab tests. Patients who are uninsured, have a health savings
their two daughters. Walden University. Gary has been in account, have a high deductible, or who don’t want to file a claim to their
education for ten years. He lives in insurance may request the tests they need at a low out-of-pocket expense.
Taking the position of In-School Defiance with his wife, Chelsie and
Studies Monitor is Mike Marshall. He their daughter. Available on a walk-in basis:
holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in
Elementary Education and a Master’s Brandon Hancock is the new Main- Archbold Medical Center 121 Westfield Dr. M–F 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Degree in Guidance. Mike worked in tenance person at the Career Center. M–F 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
education for 32 years, coached Golf for He spent past years working as Mainte- Bryan Hospital 433 W. High St. M–F 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
24 years and Basketball for 30 years. nance Manager at L.E. Smith Co and is
Mike lives in Wauseon with his wife, a 2004 graduate in the Career Center Montpelier Hospital 909 E. Snyder Ave.
Amy and they have one daughter. Carpentry program. Brandon lives in
Wauseon with his wife, Katie and their More information & pricing is available at
Kyle Bostater is the new English two sons.
Instructor at the Career Center. He


Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) - 5

7 Ways To Make Mornings Less Hectic 2017 First Day of School
Many families find the rush is on
to make it to school and work on August 16 August 22
time each morning. Feeling rushed Fayette Hilltop

in the morning is a recipe for add- Evergreen August 23
ed stress. Rushing through things Montpelier Archbold
is a poor way to begin a day, and Fountain City
those feelings of uneasiness can Stryker Christian
put a damper on the rest of the day Wauseon North Central
ahead. September 7
August 17 Swanton
Making mornings less hectic in- Delta September 12
volves a few different strategies that
parents and kids can easily incor- Edgerton Bryan
porate into their daily routines. Edon

• Wake up slightly earlier. Get- Pettisville
ting up earlier than normal, even
if it’s just 15 to 20 minutes before
you’re accustomed to getting out Choosing The Right Backpack
of bed, can help reduce morning
stress. Resist the temptation to hit Finding the right backpack is an essential compo-
the snooze button over and over nent of back-to-school shopping. Children may have
again. A few extra minutes each BE PREPARED ... Make school and work mornings less harried with some their own ideas of what’s in style, but parents should
morning can make you feel more easy tips to add to routines. look for backpacks that are functional before factor-

relaxed and make for a smooth, • Prep backpacks in the evening. oatmeal, and whole-grain cereals ing in style. Marrying form and function together can
stress-free start to the day. Look through folders, sign paper- are fast and nutritious ways to start be challenging, but it’s necessary to prevent students
work, check assignments, and do the day. from developing back problems. But parents must give
• Get some work done the night whatever is you need to do the night consideration to more than just the size of their chil-
before. Prepare lunches the night before to save your family from hav- • Carpool whenever possible. dren’s backpacks.
before and have them ready in the ing to scramble in the morning. Busy families can save themselves
refrigerator. In addition, lay your This ensures those permission slips extra work by proposing a neigh- Depending on school schedules, students may be
clothes for the following day out get signed and items make it back borhood carpool. Sharing school carrying backpacks for up to 10 hours per day, five
each night. This saves time and into school bags. dropoff detail frees time up for par- days per week. Backpacks may be filled with several
takes a couple more things off your ents once or twice a week, and kids pounds of stuff, such as textbooks, binders, laptops,
morning to-do list. • Opt for school lunch a few may enjoy traveling to school with and other supplies, potentially leading to injury.
times. Look ahead on the school their friends.
• Ease back into a routine. As lunch menu and speak with chil- According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety
a new school year dawns or a long dren about which meals they enjoy. Mornings can be tricky when Commission, at least 14,000 children are treated for
vacation comes to an end, begin go- Let kids purchase school lunch on family members are getting ready backpack-related injuries every year. The American
ing to bed earlier and start waking those days to give yourself a day off for school and work at the same Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons says that the weight
up earlier as well. This can make from lunch detail. time. By practicing a few daily ritu- of a backpack should not exceed 10 to 15 percent of a
the transition from carefree morn- als, it’s possible to curb the rush child’s body weight. But many students pack their bags
ings to busy mornings go more • Have quick breakfast foods and start the day happier and more with much more weight than that.
smoothly. available. Smoothies, cereal bars, relaxed.
Improperly sized, worn and overstuffed backpacks
can injure joints and lead to neck, back and shoulder
injuries. They also may affect children’s posture.
Signs A Tutor Might Be Necessary For Your Student • Choose a streamlined model. Select a backpack
that will get the job done without much added bulk.
Many backpacks have been designed to hold techno-
School is not always easy, and some students struggle cline. First speak with your child’s teachers, who may logical devices as more and more schools integrate tech-
as they transition from grade to grade. As students get recommend tutors that specialize in certain subjects. nology into the classroom.
older, some who may have experienced smooth sailing as
youngsters may find they need some extra help grasping • Confusion in and out of the classroom: Some kids • Consider shopping at a sporting goods store. Em-
the material as coursework becomes more complicated. struggle to grasp certain concepts, and such confusion ployees at camping and sporting goods retailers under-
can sometimes be remedied with the kind of intense stand how to fit backpacks for hikers and outdoor ad-
Those who need some extra clarification and rein- study available in tutoring sessions. venturers. They can help measure a student and find a
forcement may first turn to their parents. But parents pack that will fit his or her body frame.
may not be familiar with certain subjects or capable of • Low confidence: Some kids’ confidence wanes when
explaining certain concepts in terms kids can under- their grades suffer. Kids whose grades have been on the • Select a pack with a waist strap. According to the
stand. In such situations, tutors can prove to be valuable decline may feel a sense of defeat even before they take a American Chiropractic Association, the body is not de-
resources to get kids back on the right academic track. test or work on an assignment. signed to carry items hanging from shoulders. By us-
ing the waist strap in conjunction with taut shoulder
One-on-one attention from a tutor can benefit all • Indifference to coursework: No student will be cap- straps, students can distribute the weight in their back-
types of learners. Students who discover newfound suc- tivated by every subject he or she studies, but there packs over their hip bones instead of the shoulders.
cess under the guidance of a tutor may have more self- should be some subjects that students find engaging.
confidence in the classroom. Parents wondering if a tutor Students battling indifference toward their coursework • Backpacks should be loaded properly. Heavy items
can help their children may want to consider the follow- may benefit from a dynamic tutor who can present mat- should be near the center bottom to distribute the load,
ing indicators that students may need tutors. ter in new ways. rather than placed on top.

• Consistently falling grades: Tutors may be neces- Students who are struggling in the classroom may Backpack fit and functionality is something parents
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Student School Physical Safety Tips For School Bus Riders
Examination Tips
Many students take the bus STAYING SAFE ... Most parents worry about their children when they
School time requires having all of the necessary sup- to school twice a day, five days a are on their own. Teaching good safety at the bus stop can help elimi-
plies, clothing and gear ready for the year. In addition, week. Approximately 26 million nate some worries.
preparing for a new school year often involves providing elementary and secondary school
updated physical health information to the school ad- children ride school buses daily driver and other motorists to see • Keep arms, hands, legs, and
ministration. in the United States, and the U.S. pedestrians. heads inside of the bus at all times.
Department of Transportation says
The requirements for health screenings and reporting more than 50 percent of all K-12 • Do not board the bus until it • Always follow the driver’s in-
may vary between school districts. Some physical ex- students in the country ride yellow comes to a complete stop. Wait for structions and avoid situations
aminations need to be conducted annually, while oth- school buses, traveling approxi- the driver to open the door, which that will cause driver distraction.
ers may only need updating at certain intervals, such as mately 4 billion miles each year. engages the “Stop” sign for oncom-
when kids transition from elementary school to middle ing motorists. • Wait for the bus to stop com-
school or middle school to high school. Updated physi- The vast majority of these miles pletely before standing up or at-
cal forms also may be required at the start of a sports are traveled without incident. In • Enter the bus in an orderly tempting to exit.
season. fact, according to the National manner.
Safety Council, the national school • Exit the bus in an orderly
Health screenings are intended to detect problems bus accident rate is 0.01 per 100 • Promptly find a seat, sit down manner.
that may interfere with learning. Physical exams may miles traveled, compared to 0.96 and buckle the safety belt if there
indicate issues that can hamper progress or shed light for other passenger vehicles, which is one available. • Only cross the street in front
on undiagnosed problems that may require further as- makes school buses considerably of the bus. It is very difficult for the
sessment and necessitate customized learning plans to safer than other passenger vehi- • Keep backpacks and other driver to see students crossing be-
help students succeed. Physical exams are also a way to cles. belongings out of the center aisle. hind.
ensure students’ immunizations are up to date. Store them under your seat or on
Though school buses are safe, your lap. • Wait for the driver to check
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, there are other ways to make them traffic before crossing the street
physical exams typically are completed by students’ pri- even safer. Children, especially • Remain seated at all times and be on the lookout for inatten-
mary care providers. Some school districts offer free or those new to school buses, may while the bus is in motion. tive motorists.
low-cost health assessments through school providers find the bus fun and unique and
as well. not pay attention to simple safety
rules. But parents should take
Students who will be traveling for school may be re- steps to ensure that youngsters al-
quired to meet the health requirements of their destina- ways heed the following school bus
tion country. For example, medical students admitted to safety guidelines.
a Canadian university may be required to get a medical
exam, according to the Government of Canada. • Wait for the bus in a safe loca-
tion that is away from traffic.
Visiting the doctor, nurse practitioner or a school-pro-
vided medical professional may not make school-aged • Dress for optimal visibility, es-
children too happy. To make the process go smoothly, pecially in inclement weather when
consider these suggestions. it can be difficult for the school bus

• Work with physicians who have access to electronic ‘Tis The Season For School Busses & Lice
health records. EHRs are secure technology that pro-
vides easy access to vaccination records, health history, As the school year begins anew, lice often becomes with an already-infested person is the most common way
appointment reminders, and even prescription informa- a subject of conversation among concerned parents. In to get head lice, offers the U.S. Centers for Disease Con-
tion. Some providers even make it possible for patients certain areas, such as in classrooms and locker rooms, trol and Prevention. Head lice can be spread when people
to directly access their health information through a se- lice easily can be transferred from person to person. Un- sit closely to one another, such as in a classroom or the-
cure login, helping save time. derstanding this common foe can help students avoid it ater. It is very rare that lice are spread through shared
and parents recognize it when it’s present. belongings such as hats, combs or on furniture. Pets do
• Make appointments during school hours. After- not play a role in the spread of head lice.
school appointments are peak times for pediatric offices A louse is an ectoparasite, meaning it feeds on its host
and medical clinics. Sign students out of school early to while living on the surface of the host’s body. Although Lice tend to congregate behind the ears and at the
visit the doctor for medical exams. The staff likely will be lice can affect various parts of the body, they are most neckline at the back of the head. Sometimes, they can be
less harried, and you can spend more time asking ques- notably present on the scalp. found on the eyelashes or eyebrows.
tions and completing forms. Schools may not count the
absence if a doctor’s note is provided. Research indicates that head lice have been spreading Lice can be difficult to detect, and they may not pro-
among humans for millenia. Ancient Egyptian and Greek duce symptoms. In some instances, itching and irritation
• Don’t forget the forms. Bring the right paperwork books of medicine make reference to lice, and they have may be so mild that it goes unnoticed. Plus, because eggs
so that the staff can fill out what is necessary for the even been found on prehistoric mummies. No one is quite (nits) and even adult lice are so small, they can be dif-
school, camp or sports league. sure just how lice originated, though it is suspected they ficult to identify.
once targeted another host species, but then adapted to
• Know your insurance guidelines. Physical exams living among humans. Treating lice typically involves using specialized combs
may be part of routine well visits. Insurance companies to remove nits and lice. Pesticide shampoos and lotions
institute their own policies regarding how frequently Unlike lice that congregate on other parts of the body, or nonpesticide treatments may be used to eradicate the
physicals can be conducted (usually annually). Be sure head lice are not a vector for disease transmission. They lice. Limiting head-to-head exposure is the best way to
to schedule the appointment accordingly. are relatively innocuous, but can be quite a nuisance. avoid a lice outbreak.
The insects are adept at clinging to human hair and feed-
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Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) - 7

Make School Lunch Healthier Practice School Carpooling This Fall
Busy parents frequently ban together to is appropriate and shortcuts should not be
The benefits of a healthy form carpooling teams to ensure students taken.
diet are clear and well docu- get to school on time. Carpooling is eco-
mented. In addition to pro- friendly, convenient and can foster stron- • Children should ride in the backseat
viding the nutrients a grow- ger relationships between students and the of the vehicle as a priority. Many kids can
ing body needs, consuming parents of those students. Sharing rides be safely moved to the front around age 13.
a balanced diet helps chil- also can be fun for kids and motivate them
dren maintain a healthy to get out the door so they can see their • Instruct children to remain in their
weight. friends. seats until the car has come to a stop.

Children will eat at least Safety should be a priority for carpool- • Make sure students enter and exit the
one meal away from home ers, and drivers can take the following vehicle on the curb side instead of on the
each day. A healthy lunch steps to ensure kids get to school safely. street side.
provides sound nutrition to
give students energy to do • Know the laws regarding safety seats. • Instruct passengers to keep their
well in school and for the Each child will need to ride in a seat that hands and heads inside of the vehicle.
rest of the day.
• Keep the radio low and minimize dis-
The United States Na- tractions while driving others.
tional School Lunch Pro-
gram was revised to guar- HEALTHY EATING ... Providing healthy school lunches is
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Despite some controversy mended amounts of pro- • Make small changes
through the years, includ- tein, iron, calcium, vitamin that add up. Switching from
ing some students saying A, and vitamin C. Provide a white bread to whole grain
the smaller portions and selection of foods, such as breads, and opting for low-
food choices aren’t always lean protein, whole grains, fat dairy products instead
satisfying, states suffer- fruits, and vegetables, that of full-fat dairy products
ing from high child obesity will give children the nutri- can make a world of differ-
rates have seen marked im- ents they need. Nutrient- ence. Many of kids’ favorite
provements. dense foods also help kids foods, such as chicken nug-
feel fuller, longer. gets, pizza and macaroni
Whether students pur- and cheese, can be made
chase lunch from school • Limit fat intake. Avoid with healthier ingredients.
or bring lunch from home, foods that do not get their
there are ways to guarantee fat from polyunsaturated • Water is always the
and monounsaturated fats. best option for a healthy
Saturated fats can lead to drink.
obesity and clogged arter-
ies. Offering healthy school
lunches is an important
• Allow kids to pick some step to raising healthy kids.

Reduce Kids’ Risk Of Free Preschool
Getting Colds At School Includes
meals and
School-aged kids who catch colds or the flu from their transportation
classmates can quickly spread those colds to their fam- in most
ily members, who then might spread the colds further classrooms.
when they go to work. Preventing the spread of colds
and flu at school is a team effort that requires the as-
sistance of not just parents, but also teachers and stu-
dents. Still, parents might be the first line of defense
when it comes to preventing the spread of cold and flu.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention, more than 38 million school days are
lost to the flu each year. Those lost days can affect stu-
dents who miss lesson plans, but also affect parents,
who often must take days off from work.

While there’s no way for parents to guarantee their
children won’t catch a cold or the flu this school year,
they can take various preventive measures to increase
kids’ chances of staying healthy and achieving perfect

• Make sure kids are immunized and that their im-
munizations are current. Vaccinations bolster kids im-
mune systems. That’s important, as kids’ immune sys-
tems are naturally less mature than adults’, making
them more vulnerable to germs and viruses.

• Make sure kids regularly wash their hands. Kids
often catch colds by rubbing their hands that have been
exposed to cold virus germs on their noses or eyes. To
prevent that, parents can teach kids to wash to their
hands thoroughly, including scrubbing the backs of
their hands, between their fingers and around their fin-
gernails. Kids should know to wash their hands regularly.

• Keep kids home when they are sick. Parents don’t
want their children to miss school, but kids who are
suffering from colds or flu should be kept home. This
prevents the spread of colds and flu to classmates and
time to rest may help youngsters recover more quickly.

• Teach kids to avoid common germ spots. Germs
can be lurking anywhere, but some spots seem to make
more welcome homes for germs than others. Studies
have shown that kids were most likely to encounter
germs in schools on water fountain spigots and on plas-
tic cafeteria trays. Teach kids to never put their mouths
on fountains and to avoid eating any food that might fall
onto their trays in the cafeteria.

School-aged children are susceptible to colds and
flu when spending time in the classroom. But parents
can reduce their youngsters’ cold and flu risk in various


8 - “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Montpelier Parks & Recreation Montpelier Police Holds
Bring Summer Programs To A Close Fundraiser For K-9 Unit


CLOSING CEREMONY ... The Montpelier Police Department took part in the closing GIFT BASKET ... Community fundraising was held last week in Montpelier
ceremony for the Montpelier Parks and Rec. program on Friday, August 11. Offi- and the outcome was amazing. The Montpelier Police Department is seeking to
cers conducted a bike rodeo, completed Child ID kits and handed out stickers and have a K-9 unit again and the community came together to raise funds for this
coloring books. The police department along with the Parks and Rec department goal. Cookies on Demand sold tickets for a gift basket valued at $700. Winner
enjoyed a great turn out for the event. was Tony and Erica Flynn of Montpelier. A second name was also pulled and
awarded 2 dozen cookies from Chief McGee and that went to Scott Gordon.
Delta FD Gets Grants For New Vehicle Over 500 tickets were sold and owner Becky Freese was able to donate a check
To Improve Safety Of Firefighters for $2631. Marcos in Montpelier donated a portion of sales on August 10
and raised close to $400. Additionally, 20/20 will be matching funds on last
By: James Pruitt older vehicles, a press release from Fire week’s fundraising. Donations can also be made anytime to the Montpelier
THE VILLAGE REPORTER Chief Scott Smith said. The more than Police Department if you’d like to help.
30-year-old vehicles are becoming cost-
A federal grant will enable the Delta ly to maintain and present safety issues Bryan Council Clears Path For Road Work
Community Fire Department to acquire to the firefighters, Smith stated. A com-
a new apparatus to carry more water to mittee has been formed consisting of de- By: James Pruitt couple of years.
fight fires. partment members and officers and the THE VILLAGE REPORTER So he and the water department are
York Township Road Superintendent,
The $300,000 Assistance to Firefight- who is a certified Emergency Vehicle The Bryan City Council gave the go- fine-tuning their grant applications to
ers grant from the Federal Emergency Technician to determine which vehicle ahead on some street work for this year cover a waterline project that could use
Management Agency, or FEMA, will be to acquire. The committee will meet with and next at it Aug. 7 meeting. some minor street repair. Wieland has
used to purchase the new piece capable various vendors. The new vehicle will be until Labor Day to submit his applica-
of carrying 3,000 gallons of water and delivered in eight to 10 months following The city applies every year for Ohio tion; he wanted the council blessing on
pumping 750 gallons per minute. The the order. Public Works grants for one or two proj- his endeavors.
grant is to help departments keep their ects and has been very successful, Brian
personnel safe when out at the scene. James can be reached at Wieland said. They received some money The council authorized Wieland to ad-
two years ago on Fountain Grove and will vertise a request for qualifications (RFQ)
The new apparatus will replace two be bidding later this year on a sanitary for the final design phase for paving Main
sewer project. Street. Earlier this summer, the city re-
PHOTO BY JAMES PRUITT, STAFF ceived word it had been given a $1,219
They will be doing the 100 block of E. million federal grant.
NEW VEHICLE COMING ... This is the Delta Community Fire Department station South Street now and would like to do the
in downtown Delta. The department received a FEMA grant to acquire a new truck 200 block to Union Street. It will be an in- The city is not a pre-qualified to do its
and replace two older vehicles to improve efficiency and the safety of the firefight- place reclamation project like Fountain own design work, so it must find a con-
ers. Grove, he said. This will include widening sultant. So with the RFQ, the city will
it slightly and eliminating the “ups and look for the best and highest ranked de-
downs,” currently in place. “We really signer to negotiate a fee to do the work.
just want to pave it, but there are some The city would like to spend the money
spots where the sub-base is bad and we next summer, so the project is being fast-
want to do some tweaking on it,” Wieland tracked.
said. “We’re trying to find some projects
with the water line.” So the city needs to have its final trac-
ings to ODOT by next spring and bid the
The work will involve removal, tilling work in June. Construction would begin
up, leveling and repaving. This would in July 2018, Wieland said. The work will
cost about $700,000 as compared to $2.8 take 30 days, but in that timeframe some
million for curb and gutter, Wieland said. sidewalks will be replaced and there at
60 manhole covers that will be either re-
Wieland’s budget is going to be tight, placed, reworked or restored.
so he and the water department are look-
ing for smaller projects. He does not want James can be reached at
to get tied up in a big joint project for a



AUGUST 18TH, 2017 - AUGUST 26TH, 2017

•Archbold Finance Committee 2:00 PM •Williams County Commissioners 9:00 AM •Fulton County Commissioners Meeting 9:00 AM
•Montpelier Planning and Zoning Committee 5:00 PM
•Sarah’s Friends Golf Outing WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23RD
Riverside Greens 8:00 AM •Wauseon City Council 5:00 PM •Fayette Village Council 6:00 PM
•Metamora Village Council 8:00 PM
•Montpelier Town Hall •Edon Village Council 7:00 PM •Williams County Commissioners 9:00 AM
•Edgerton Village Council 7:00 PM •Fulton County Commissioners Meeting 9:00 AM
125th Anniversary Celebration 1:00 - 3:00 PM
•Swanton Corn Festival •Delta Village Council 7:00 PM No eveFnRtsIDsAuYb,mAitUteGdUbSyTti2m5eTHof print
•Bryan City Council 7:00 PM
SUNDAY, AUGUST 20TH •Hilltop School Board 6:00 PM SATURDAY, AUGUST 26TH
No events submitted by time of print Bryan School Board 7:00 PM •Stryker Fire Department Summerfest
Stryker School Board 5:30 PM
•Archbold Village Council 7:00 PM

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Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) - 9

Spectators Enjoy The Ohio Knights Of Columbus Make
Cruise-In At 2017 Edon Days
Donation To Sara’s Garden

For years, the flagship charity of the year, this fundraising effort raises mon-
Ohio Knights of Columbus has been the ey for over 300 agencies from across the
support for citizens with developmental state of Ohio that sponsor a variety of
disabilities. Their primary means of rais- training and support programs. Sara’s
ing funds and assisting those with de- Garden was recently blessed to receive
velopmental disabilities has been their a check for $552.24 from the Knights of
annual “Measure Up” campaign. Each Columbus Council 8829.



DONATION ... Presenting the check to Matt Rychener from Sara’s Garden was left
to right- Allen Huelskamp, Financial Secretary, and Fred Allen, Grand Knight.

Montpelier Board Of Education
Approves Staff Changes

By: James Pruitt and Kyle McCarley; third-year teachers:
THE VILLAGE REPORTER Jayme Balasko and Jimmie Phillips.

The board accepted $200 from VFW The board approved the following
Post 944 Memorial Parade for the Band. supplemental contracts for 2017-18:
Jacob Brubaker, varsity volleyball as-
The board approved the athletic sistant (.5) and Nicole Wade, freshman
change fund of $1,500 with Joseph volleyball.
Brigle as caretaker; the high school of-
fice change fund of $75 with Tami Rich- The board approved the agreement
mond caretaker and elementary school with NOVA, an online learning service
office change fund of $75 with Lori Mar- for 2017-18.
tin caretaker.
The board approved the agreement to
The board approved an increase on provide mental health supervisory ser-
the amended certificate to $73,375. vices to the following school districts:
Bryan, Edon, North Central and West
The board approved the resignation Unity beginning Aug. 1, 2017 to July
of Andrew Clute, PE teacher, for 2017- 31, 2018.
The board approved an agreement to
The board agreed to employ Brock provide mental health consultation ser-
Thorp as PE teacher for 2017-2018. vices to the following school districts:
Stryker and Edgerton beginning Aug. 1,
The board approved the extended 2017 to July 31, 2018.
leave for Dawn Smith ending Oct. 23,
2017. The board approved bus routes con-
tinuing from the previous years for the
The board rescinded Rosemary Dock- 2017- 2018 school year.
ery as Year 3 Mentor for 2017-2018.
The board approved the substitute
The board approved the following teacher lists from the Northwest Ohio
supplemental contracts for the 2017- Education Service Center monthly for
2018 school year: Jamison Grime 2017-2018.
OPES Evaluator, Su Thorp OYES and
OSCES Evaluator, Lance Thorp OYES The board approved the classified
and OSCES Evaluator, Michael Bumb substitute list for 2017-2018.
OTES Evaluator, Steven Brancheau
OTES Evaluator, Monica Brigle OTES The board approved Joseph Brigle
Evaluator, Vicki Martinich OTES Evalu- to secure workers for high school and
ator; first-year teachers: Lauren Dye, junior high school athletic events for
Caleb, Chelsie Green, Victoria Suffel, 2017-2018, to be paid per approved rate
Noelle Chester, Kaley Thorp and Brett schedule.
Winslow; second-year teachers: Kay-
lene Harpring, Jill Altaffer, Bess Cooley James can be reached at

Tour De Tedrow Coming To
The Fayette Opera House

Concert - Friday, August 18th - The that you won’t want to miss. If you
band named Tedrow has roots right would like to preview their music you
here in Fulton County, Ohio and ac- can visit
tually chose their name due to those
roots. Daniel Sauder - Vocals, Guitar, Also, at 6:00 pm, there will be ham-
Harmonica and Andrew Sauder - Bass, burgers/cheeseburgers or sausage pat-
Vocals are from the Archbold/Pettisville ty sandwiches with chips and a drink
area and attended church in Tedrow, for $5.00 so plan to come for supper be-
Ohio for many years, thus the name fore the concert.
of the band. The Sauder brothers met
and formed a band with three of their Ticket sales at the door will begin at
Central, South Carolina college friends: 6:00 p.m. and doors to the auditorium
Bobby Faris - Vocals, Guitar, Andrew will open at 6:30 p.m.
Shumaker - Guitar, Vocals, Noah Mill-
spaugh - Drums. Together the five make Tickets are $12.00 cash or check at
up an awesome group covering blues, the door or you can purchase tickets on
country, oldies and rock’n’roll tunes line at
Children 12 years of age and under will
be admitted free with the purchase of an
adult ticket.


10 - “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Rug Hooking Week Set For Senior Center News
August 16-19 At Sauder Village

plies, kits, and tools direct-

Bryan Senior Center Celebratesly from respected vendors
specializing in rug hooking
materials. Each day of the Birthdays & Anniversaries
exhibit there will be work-
ing demonstrators to watch
and avid rug hookers avail-
able to share first-hand
information about this tra-
ditional craft. There are
a variety of rug hooking
classes offered throughout
PHOTO PROVIDED the week including a gal-
lery walk and many oth-
RUG HOOKING EVENT ... Sauder’s Village will be the er hands-on workshops.
site of the 21st Annual Rug hooking event on August For more details visit the

Archbold, OH – Rec- women, men have played Sauder Village website at
ognized as one of the top a significant role since or
rug hooking events in the early times. This year’s call 800.590.9755 to check
nation, the 21st Annual Feature Exhibit, “Year of class availability.
Sauder Village Rug Hook- the Man – Man Made,” will To round out the An-
ing Event is expected to pay tribute to the male nual Rug Hooking event,
once again be a spectacu- artists, collectors, deal- guests will want to include
lar celebration of this tra- ers and business men who a visit to the adjacent His-
ditional craft. This annual have had a considerable toric Village. It is in the
Rug Hooking Week will impact in the rug hooking Historic Village that many
likely draw thousands of world. Other special exhib- skilled craftsmen work at
rug hookers from across its this year will include a making baskets, pottery,
the country to Sauder Vil- “Men Only” exhibit of rugs PHOTO PROVIDED
lage for an event featur- hooked by June Myles, an tin, wooden buckets, glass AUGUST BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES ... Seated left to right: Richard Thi-
ing an amazing display of exhibit highlighting Ralph marbles and more. The erry, Bev Harrington, Clara Kittle and Verna Shaw. Standing left to right: Patsy
hooked rugs, workshops, Warren Burnham and a Historic Village is also the Thierry, Don Turner and Lyman Newcomer.
lectures, vendors and number of group exhibits place where the lifestyle of
many special exhibits. with themed rugs focused the early settlers is show-
on sunflowers, Old Maid cased by a friendly, cos-
For four days start- cards, squares, flags and
ing Wednesday, August more! Bryan Senior Center Announcestumed staff in shops and
16 through Saturday, Au- homes built more than a
gust 19, hundreds of rug The “Celebration Ex-
hookers will be contribut- hibit” featuring the award- Regular Euchre Party Resultscentury ago.
ing their pieces for this winning rugs from Rug There is a “Show-On-
museum-quality exhibit in Hooking Magazine’s “Cel- ly” admission to the Rug
Founder’s Hall. Again this ebration of Hand-Hooked Hooking Exhibit of just The Bryan Senior Center hosted its regular euchre party on August 8, 2017.
year the exhibit will offer Rugs 27” will be a high- $11.00 or for only $17.00 There were 16 players present. The winners for the day were: 1st place went to: Pat
a new and exciting display light of the Sauder Village the adult admission in- Day with a 287. 2nd place went to: Bonnie Taylor with a 272. The winners of the
of colors, patterns, sizes event again this year. All cludes the entire Historic door prizes were: Bonnie Harrison, Ward Harvey, Katie DeLong and Dale Miller. The
and designs featuring hun- of the Celebration award- Village. The admission next regular euchre party will be held on: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 from 1 to 3
dreds of rugs in a num- winners have been invited rate is $11.00 for students pm. For more information call: 419-636-4047.
ber of categories including to display their rugs in this
original designs, people special “Celebration Exhib- ages 6-16 and children 5
and places, animals, geo- it” in Founder’s Hall. This and under are always free
metric designs, florals, and breathtaking display will
mixed media. The exhibit feature some of the best Seniors Celebrate Special Occasionswith family and Sauder
is an amazing celebration rugs in the country as well Village members receive At The Stryker Senior Center
of the creativity and hard as internationally. free admission to the His-
work each rug represents. toric Village for an entire
Every year the Sauder year. Senior, Military and
Each year the Fea- Village Rug Hooking event AAA discounts are also
tured Exhibits pay tribute draws thousands of savvy available. Historic Village
to the work of outstand- rug hookers from across hours are Tuesday through
ing rug hookers – offering the country to see the ex- Saturday from 10:00 a.m.
the unique opportunity to hibit and participate in a – 5:00 p.m. and Sun-
closely study techniques, variety of workshops of- day afternoon noon–4:00
colors, designs, and the in- fered by accomplished p.m. The Historic Village
depth story of each of these teachers from across the is closed Mondays, except
talented artists. While rug country. The show also holidays. For more infor-
hooking has been mostly provides guests the op- mation phone 1-800-590-
thought of as the art of portunity to purchase sup- 9755, visit www.sauder-, like Sauder
Village on Facebook or fol-
low us on Twitter and Ins-

Edon Fills All Educational Staffing
Needs Before New Year Starts

NEW TEACHER ... New sixth-grade CELEBRATION ... The Stryker Senior Center celebrated August birthdays and an-
teacher Jamison Wisel is congratulated Edon Schools are ready to go for the niversaries on August 10, 2017. Those celebrating birthdays or anniversaries and
on his new position at Edon Schools is 2017-18 year with all of its education attending received a free mean. Special thanks to Stryker Subway as those cel-
by Superintendent Anthony Stevens. openings filled. ebrating received a certificate to the Stryker Subway for a free cookie. Stryker Se-
NEW PRINCIPAL ... West Unity resident nior Center was the host for the birthday/anniversary day bingo. Those celebrating
Jennifer Ripke, the new elementary The school hired two new principals birthdays or anniversaries are (front row): Glen Burkholder. Back row (left to right):
school principal at Edon Schools, is wel- over the summer with Kayla Lapham hired Dale Short, Arlene Short, Theresa McColl and Chuck McColl.
comed by Superintendent Anthony Ste- to fill the high school slot and replace An-
vens. thony Stevens who moved up to superin- August Birthdays Celebrated At
HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL ... Kayla tendent. Jennifer Ripke was hired to re- The Fulton County Senior Center
Lampham, the new high school princi- place Michelle Malargik at the Elementary
pal at Edon Schools is welcomed by Su- School. PHOTO PROVIDED
perintendent Anthony Stevens.
Lampham, of Fremont, Indiana, has AUGUST BIRTHDAYS ... Celebrating August birthdays at the Fulton County Senior
been a physical science teacher for Edon Center are husband and wife, Sharon and Martin Nagel.
since 2008. She has been the senior class
advisor, coached junior high and varsity
cheerleading as well. She has a bachelor’s
degree from Indiana University at Fort
Wayne and a master’s from Bowling Green
State University.

Ripke is from West Unity and most re-
cently worked (since 2013) at the North-
west Ohio Educational Service Center in
Archbold. She has previously taught at
Patrick Henry Schools. She holds a bach-
elor’s and master’s degrees from BGSU.

The two gave brief updates to the board
as their heavy work awaits once the school
year begins.

The district filled its sixth-grade teach-
ing opening and part-time cook position.
The district is looking for a cashier since
Sandy Carlson previously held that posi-

The board hired Jamison Wisel for the
sixth-grade opening.

The district’s revenues for July were
up $154,036 while expenses rose $2,933,
Treasurer Deb Nester said. Fiscal year
revenues were over expenditures by more
than $35,000.

The board appointed Mark Trausch,
John Juhasz, Wyatt Zulch, Crissy Vollmer
Missler, Scott Dick, Jake Bonnell and Joe
Radabaugh to serve on the Ag Ed Advi-
sory Committee. Alternates include Mike
Trausch, Tyler Hake and Jimmy Reitzel.

The board approved the following vol-
unteer coaches: Jay Klingler, assistant
varsity football, Jordan Whitaker, assis-
tant varsity football and Kaley Prince, as-
sistant junior high football.

The board approved a supplemental
contract for 2017-2018 to Christy Howard
in eighth-grade volleyball.

James may be reached at


Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) - 11

Edgerton Speeding Along On Street Improvements BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT

By: James Pruitt will greatly improve over the next couple of years.”The Madelynn Elyse Church
THE VILLAGE REPORTER council gave its approval to execute an agreement allow-
ing the state to store salt in Edgerton at the Village Street Forrest & Casey Church of Pioneer would like
The village of Edgerton is making progress on its street Department. The village will receive salt in exchange for to announce the birth of their daughter, Madelynn
projects and, with a healthy financial picture, is get- allowing storage. Elyse Church, born July 7, 2017 at 7:48 a.m.
ting some work done early. Village Administrator Dawn
Fitzcharles provided the upbeat report at the Village Tom Nye from Nye Roofing has replaced the roof at Madelynn weighed 7 lbs, 13.8 ounce, and
Council meeting Aug. 7. She also talked about the ODOT the town hall. This capital item was originally budgeted measured 20 3/4 inches long. She was welcomed
salt agreement, roof repair to the village office and sign for in 2018, however due to the roof’s poor condition and home by big brothers, Landon and Connor.
repair. our favorable fiscal condition, we went ahead and had
the work completed. The sign out front is not working Grandparents are Rodney and Currine Laukhuf
Fitzcharles and other village employees met with the one the bottom portion of one side. I have asked the com- of Montpelier, Ohio and Randy and Carol Church
engineer recently in regard to the next OPWC application, pany that installed it to return and give an estimate for of Hamilton, Indiana.
due Sept. 8 for work that will be completed in the spring its repair.
of 2019. The village’s top project is the 100 block of East ODNR Seeks Nominations
Hull Street improvements and the second project is the Trevor Lawson, the new electric line worker apprentice For The Ohio Natural
100 Block of West Hull Street improvements. A company is at Basic Lineman 1 Class this week at AMP. Council Resources Hall Of Fame
will be coming in to help the village maintain its relatively approved the third reading of Resolution 2017-006 which
newer streets, the ones that need to last, Fitzcharles said. accepts the amounts and rates as determined by the
Budget Commission and authorizing the necessary tax
“We are starting with five streets for crack sealing. levies and certifying them to the county auditor.
Crack seal is used in the early stages of intervention and
maintenance,” Fitzcharles said. “We have contingency Council approved the first reading of Resolution
dollars left over in the budget from Depot Street that I 2017-007which allows Fitzcharles to apply to partici-
am going to use for this work. I have asked for quotes for pate in the Ohio Public Works Commission state capital
West River and Unger to be milled and asphalt replaced. improvement and or local transportation improvement
“When the quotes come in, I will let council know what program and execute contracts as required. Council ap-
the price comes in at and if we can get this work com- proved the hire of Cody Etchen as part-time facilities
pleted before year end. maintenance at $13.50 per hour.

“I am pleased with the progress that we are making James can be reached at
with our streets. I believe if we continue this path, streets

Special Olympics Of Williams County Attend Summer Trip

On July 10-12, 2017 the Special Olympics of Williams top. While in Missouri we visited Chocolate, Chocolate,
County traveled via the BGSU bus to St. Louis, Missouri Chocolate Candy Company, toured the St. Louis Car-
where 20 Williams County participants and 10 chaper- dinals Baseball Stadium and museum, and visited the
ones traveled with Evelyn’s Excursions for the three day St. Louis Arch. Down time was spent socialize at the ho-
trip. On the way down we stopped in Casey, Illinois at the tel while swimming and having a pizza party. We would
home of the Big Things in a Small Town. While there we like to thank the Special Olympics of Williams County
were able to see the World’s Largest Wind Chime, Rocking Parent Organization for offsetting some of the cost, our
Chair, Mailbox, and Pair of Shoes. We also we able to see awesome bus driver Gary and chaperones, and Evelyn’s
large items around the town such as; a minion, pencil, Excursions for planning a great trip, despite the very hot
two bicycles, bird cage, ear of corn, gavel, and spinning weather we had!

SUMMER TRIP ... The group outside of the St. Louis Cardinals Stadium. COLUMBUS, OH - Nominations are now being ac-
cepted for the Ohio Natural Resources Hall of Fame
Secretary Husted Releases New Business through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Filing Figures For July 2017 (ODNR).

COLUMBUS– Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted to- filing growth in the first quarter of 2017, Ohio is well on For more than 50 years, the Ohio Natural Resourc-
day announced 8,800 new entities filed to do business its way to another record year. es Hall of Fame has been the state’s top honor for in-
in Ohio throughout the month of July, an increase of dividuals who have improved the quality of life in Ohio
1,279 when compared to the same month in 2016. So Though the most visible role of the Secretary of State through natural resources management, environmen-
far, 71,979 new entities have filed to do business in Ohio is that of chief elections officer, the office is also the first tal education or scientific achievement.
this year. Due to the use of Ohio Business Central, the stop for individuals or companies who want to file and
online business filing site founded by Secretary Husted in start a business in Ohio. While recognizing these num- Selection criteria and a nomination form are avail-
2013, this number continues to climb. Already in 2017, bers can’t provide a complete picture of Ohio’s jobs cli- able at Online nomination
three out of every four entities founded were started on- mate, they are an important indicator of economic activ- forms must be submitted no later than Tuesday, Sept.
line. From the time Ohio Business Central was launched ity that Secretary Husted hopes will add to the ongoing 5. The online form may also be printed and mailed to
until the end of July 2017, the Secretary of State’s Office discussion of how to improve the state’s overall climate ODNR Communications, 2045 Morse Road, Building
has processed over 274,196 online filings. for business. D-3, Columbus, Ohio 43229. Printed forms must be
received no later than Sept. 5.
July 2017 marked 21 months since Secretary Hus- New business filings are classified as forms filed with
ted reduced the cost of starting and maintaining a busi- the Ohio Secretary of State that declare the formation of a Created in 1966, the Ohio Natural Resources Hall of
ness in the Buckeye State by 21 percent. This change has business entity, including for-profit, non-profit and pro- Fame has proudly honored 160 individuals to date, in-
saved Ohio businesses over $4.5 million to date. Secre- fessional corporations, limited liability companies, part- cluding John Chapman (Johnny Appleseed); explorer
tary Husted’s efforts to cut costs don’t stop there. In fact, nerships, limited partnerships and limited liability part- John Wesley Powell; conservationist and Pulitzer-prize
his request for a 100 percent cut in the amount of tax nerships. Filing as a business in Ohio does not guarantee winning novelist Louis Bromfield; pioneering botanist
dollars needed to run his office was recently approved in the company will begin operations, be profitable or create Lucy Braun; and farming conservation advocate Bob
the state’s budget. Husted’s request will save taxpayers jobs. Evans.
nearly $5 million in the next two years. Secretary Husted
was able to do this because of his wise financial stew- Quick Facts: 8,800 new entities filed to do business Award presentations will be made this fall with a
ardship. During his first term, he reduced spending by in Ohio throughout July 2017, 1,279 more entities filed date and location to be announced.
$14.5 million, a 16 percent reduction when compared to in July 2017 than during the same month in 2016. Since
the previous administration. Secretary Husted is also op- Ohio Business Central was launched, over 274,196 enti- ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and
erating his office with nearly 40 percent fewer staff and ties have been formed online through July 2017, Three protection of our natural resources for the benefit of
payroll costs at the Secretary of State’s Office are at the out of every four businesses are now started online in all. Visit the ODNR website at
lowest level in 10 years. Ohio, Since Secretary Husted reduced the cost of start-
ing and maintaining a business in Ohio businesses have first year
Secretary Husted’s success in improving customer saved over $4.5 million, Cut spending by more than
service is also apparent by the fact that more people are $14.5 million during his first term – a 16 percent reduc- anniversary
choosing Ohio as the place to do business. Earlier this tion compared to the previous administration, Reduced celebration!
year he announced that 2016 was the seventh consecu- staff by 40 percent and decreased payroll costs to the Please join my staff and family in our one-year anniversary;
tive year the state has seen a record number of new enti- lowest level in 10 years, Requested and was approved of bring a friend and enjoy the festivities!
ties filing to do business in Ohio (read more). With strong a 100 percent cut in tax dollars needed to run his office
for the next two years, saving taxpayers nearly $5 million. Friday, August 25th • 12pm – 3pm

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12 - “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Fayette FFA Involved In Numerous Montpelier Empire Street
Activities Over The Summer Car Show Enjoyed

highly recommend attending this PHOTOS COURTESY OF CARL SCHLOSSER
camp if you are given the opportu-
PHOTO PROVIDED nity.” she said.

MEMBERS ... The Fayette FFA enjoyed a summer filled with various ac- Mel Lanzer Company was hard at
tivities and events. work this summer building on the
new addition to the shop which will
Fayette FFA was very busy this fun and participated in many activi- allow for many new opportunities for
summer with various events and ties while there, they motorboated, the Fayette FFA. This will allow for
activities such as FFA camp Musk- canoed, kayaked, did trapshoot, more room for students to work on
ingum. Seven Fayette FFA mem- played water games and made life- their woodworking projects, welding,
bers attended Camp Muskingum, long friends and memories. I spoke and many other things that have yet
Grace Eberly, Eli Eberly, Cassidy with Cassidy Vanderveer, a Fayette to be planned. Hopefully this will en-
Vanderveer, Sara Fields, Brylee Junior, about her experience, “This courage more students and people
Riegsecker, Grace Clemensen, and experience opened my eyes to new around the community to partici-
Tyrese Pearson. They had a lot of things I have never tried before, I pate and support the FFA chapter.
This, along with the track and fields
project will open many opportunities
for the community and the school.

The Fayette FFA chapter also
participated in the annual Bull This-
tle Parade this year. They threw out
FFA shirts to people watching and
once the parade was over, members
of the chapter helped out at a Fay-
ette Art Council food stand in the

The Fayette FFA Officer team
meet early in the month to plan and
begin to implement a few new ideas
for the program this year. The 2017-
2018 officer team is very excited
about the shop addition and to get
the school year started.


Fulton County OKs Tax Abatement For New
Livestock Feed Processing Plant In York Township

By: James Pruitt down from 1,628. New car titles stood at 118 (145);
THE VILLAGE REPORTER used cars were 872 (784); new trucks were 49 (64);
used trucks 253 (331); vans 12 (23); motorcycles 63
Fulton County helped a company clear anoth- (56); manufactured homes 18 (9); trailers 10 (19);
er hurdle to allow it to open a processing facility to travel trailers 44(68); motor homes 36 (33); buses 1(2);
blend animal fats and oils for the livestock feed in- off-road vehicles 37 (59); watercraft unchanged at 26;
dustry. The commissioners approved the Community outboard motors 2 (9); other 10 (0) with total fees at
Reinvestment Area agreement for a 100 percent tax $545,249.13 ($538,744.11).
abatement covering 15 years for the planned facility
in York Township. The agreement is with MBH Acres, The board approved sending fees collected in the
for a company called “Origo.” The facility will mean an first half of 2017 from marriage licenses, dissolution
investment of more than $8.8 million and add 20 new and divorce proceedings for the Center for Child and
jobs to the county. Family Advocacy in Napoleon, a shelter for victims of
domestic violence. The board approved the appoint-
The abatement comes with the caveat the company ment of Matt Gilroy, Fulton County EDC and Eric
donates an amount equal to 50 percent of the school Richer, OSU Extension to the Jobs and Family Ser-
property taxes to Pike-Delta York Schools for the 15- vices Advisory Board.
year term of the abatement. The company also agrees
that it will remain in the unincorporated area of the The Dog Warden office reported picking up 16
district for the term of the agreement and for abate- strays and having one dog brought in the week of July
ment purposes. 23-29. The office redeemed 16 animals as well. The
office collected a $20 donation, $50 in fees and $100
Legal cases have dropped in 2017 compared to for euthanizing. The office issued seven citations and
the year before, according to a report from the Fulton reported three dog bites.
County Clerk of Courts. The report was received by the
Board of Fulton County Commissioners Aug. 8. There For the week of July 30-Aug. 5, the office picked up
have been 16 new domestic cases filed through July 14 strays and has 12 redeemed. Fines and fees were
compared to 21 last year. New civil cases are down $170. There were seven citations issued with two bites
two, while criminal cases are up one. Fees collected reported.
were up by a $1,000 at $21,241.74.
James can be reached at
Titles issued by the Title Department stood at 1,551

Williams County Supporting Plan To
Create Community Garden In Bryan

By: James Pruitt The raised beds would likely be no more than 4 feet
THE VILLAGE REPORTER wide and 10-feet long. This allows people to work the
garden from outside a fenced area and gives room for
A public garden in every community is the goal the plants to thrive.
of Williams County’s Master Gardeners and now the
county itself. The garden at the park has a short fence around it
to prevent rabbits from getting into the plots and spin-
The Board of Commissioners will be meeting with ners help scare away any deer that pass by.
the Master Gardeners and county Treasurer Vicki
Grimm to see if there are properties acquired by the “Part of our job is to show how to maximize the
land bank that is suitable for a neighborhood garden. area,” Klingler said.
The meeting was discussed after Ohio State Extension
representatives met with the county board Aug. 10. Hilkert advised McKarns to visit Ann Arbor, Michi-
gan, to see how that city handles its community gar-
Jenni McKarns, Phil Klingler and John Schoenhals dens. He and his wife saw them on a visit one year and
spoke before the commissioners about the concept of a were quite impressed with the enterprise.
community garden. The plan would have people from
a community or neighborhood come together to work In other news, the board approved a proposal to
the garden and then share in the harvest. amend the service agreement with Mid-Toll Inc., to al-
low other users to access the sewer system created in
The Master Gardeners have a demonstration gar- 1996.
den at Recreation Park in Bryan. The garden is pro-
ducing kale, stevia, tomatoes, green beans, peppers James can be reached
and melons. at

McKarns, a retired teacher from Toledo who now August Is Breastfeeding Awareness Month
makes her home in Bryan, is spearheading the ef-
fort along with Phil Klingler. OSU Extension official Wauseon, OH: August is designated as Breastfeed- ing classes twice a month for any mom or any family
Schoenhals is supportive of the proposal. ing Awareness Month. This year’s theme in Ohio is member who are interested in learning about breast-
Breastfeeding-It’s a TEAM thing! It’s aimed to promote feeding. The WIC Program employs four staff members
The all-volunteer group has several people who the support person’s role in successful breastfeeding. who are Certified Lactation Consultants. They begin
want to start a garden and McKarns was looking for Research shows that the more support a mom re- educating moms prenatally and continue throughout
support from the board. The effort will of necessity ceives, the more likely she is to give breastfeeding a the postpartum or as long as needed. We offer sup-
start small, taking a page from a similar approach in try and the more likely she is to keep it going even if port to non WIC moms and facilitate a support group
Defiance, where a single raised bed has now grown things get tough. that meets once per month at Crossroads Church, the
into 26, she said. first Thursday of the month and is open to the public.
Just as it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a
Commissioner Brian Davis said the county has community to support successful breastfeeding. Busi- A Breastfeeding Coalition was recently formed and
many lots that are “only growing grass.” He suggested nesses need to allow moms to feel comfortable nursing the support from various agencies is phenomenal! Lo-
the meeting with Grimm, who coordinates the Land in public. We have a law in Ohio that allows moms to cal physician office staff, hospital OB personnel, Crisis
Bank for the county, to find out what sites are avail- nurse in public. It was initiated in 2005, over ten years Pregnancy Center representatives and Help Me Grow
able. ago and moms are still being asked to leave establish- networked and learned about what we all do and
ments because they are feeding their hungry babies. how we can work as a TEAM to promote and support
Some of the initial questions about the gardens are Places of employment can encourage moms and pro- successful breastfeeding Breastfeeding is a personal
who will pay the water bill and what would be the at- vide private spaces other than bathrooms to pump. It choice but communities play a vital role in a mom’s
traction to the garden for most people? is a federal law that employers allow break time and decision. It takes teamwork by family, friends, employ-
a place for moms to pump until their child is one year ers, business, hospitals and physicians to support a
The attraction will be having a garden people could of age. Breastfeeding Culture in the community.
access in their neighborhood or within a short drive.
Her research indicates people are willing to drive 5-10 Our community has many great resources that For more information or support contact your local
minutes to a garden. promote and support breastfeeding. Fulton County WIC program at 419-337-6979. You can also visit our
Health Center employs two International Board Cer- website
She told Commissioner Lewis Hilkert the first gar- tified Lactation Consultants that offer breastfeed-
den would be in Bryan. In a later interview, she said INFORMATION PROVIDED
the county seat is the best place to initiate the process
due to its size.

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Wauseon City Council To Add Improved Signage
& Painted Crosswalks Along Bike Trail

By: James Pruitt stripes, Frey said. Smith also request- two years. The committee asked Den- patterns change for about an hour at
THE VILLAGE REPORTER ed a couple of signs with LED flashing nis Richardson to survey the north the start and end of the school day, he
lights at Shoop Avenue. The commit- side of Leggett. The committee dis- said.
The city of Wauseon’s bike path tee recommended the council follow cussed new signs for parks and one in
will be getting some new signage and through with the report’s findings. front of the Recreation Director’s new The Citizens Police Academy will
painting after action by the City Coun- office, Frey said. commence again Sept. 14 and interest-
cil Aug. 7.The council also discussed The committee also requested no ed residents are encouraged to apply.
work on sidewalks, the new cross parking be allowed on Glenwood north The Parks Board was to discuss the Class sizes are limited to 15 students
country trail and dogs in the park at of Linfoot with Wagner and Bannis- issue of contributing to the sign proj- and four people are already signed up.
its first meeting of the month. Council ter streets added as well. Council ap- ect at its Aug. 8 meeting. The Wauseon Torbet also displayed the new signs
once again breezed through its agenda proved the recommendations without Recreation Association will also be about not smoking in the parks that
in less than half an hour. comment. Frey also reported on the asked to get involved. will be placed in the coming days. The
Buildings and Grounds Committee. department is looking to replace the
Council member Rick Frey reported The committee discussed a sidewalk In other news, the fire department lighted speed limit sign.
on the Street Committee and relayed on East Leggett Street between Shoop has completed its inspections of the
a report submitted by Jerry Smith Avenue and the Primary School. schools, which included the sprinkler The new ordinance allowing dogs in
about the signage along the bike path system. The department is also prepar- the park only revises one subsection,
through town. Among the findings is During the meeting, which included ing for the Fulton County Fair which is Law Director Thomas McWatters said.
the warning signs are not the proper representatives of the Fulton County about a month away, Fire Chief Rick Canines are allowed only if on a leash.
distance, and there should be warn- Health Center and the school super- Sluder said. With school starting Aug. Owners must clean up and dispose of
ing signs at the crossings. The cross- intendent, it was learned the hospital 16, Police Chief Torbet urged resi- any waste from their animals.
ings themselves should have diagonal may begin construction in as early as dents to be cautious when driving in
the morning and the afternoon. Traffic James can be reached at

mrheiencTaihuRrariInrnTggEOeapianibdntl!oea Delta Says Police Chief
Doesn’t Have To Live In Town

By: James Pruitt have a residency clause, circumstance,” Miller
THE VILLAGE REPORTER according to the state and said. “When he drives an
the Ohio Supreme Court. older car, there is not any
Oticon Opn™ is now rechargeable!† A resident complained The village is getting a depreciation. He’s money
to the Delta Village Coun- break as Hartsock uses conscious, he’s frugal.”
NO MORE DISPOSABLE ENDURING cil about the practice of a used a vehicle, Miller Law Director Kevin
BATTERIES Fully charges overnight, giving the police chief said. “It’s people ahead Heban said the village is
Save time & money providing sufficient power a car to commute back of politics. As for the cost saving money by having
throughout the next day and forth from his house. it’s “pennies on the dol- Hartsock use an older car
ENVIRONMENTALLY- Margie Morrison said she lar, “he said. “We want to because if the chief had to
FRIENDLY EASY TO USE didn’t think it was right make sure we have quali- use his own car to attend
One pair of ZPower® Simply place hearing aids in for Police Chief Nathan fied people leading our training in Columbus,
batteries can save 150-200 charger overnight E. Hartsock to have a vil- departments”.
disposable batteries a year! lage car, especially since
he told the village he The village cannot he’d eat up any savings.
planned to move to the force people to move here, Morrison was not satis-
village when he was hired. Council member Bob Gil- fied and still told the chief
“I think it’s been long bert said. He still hopes to “get your butt closer to
ON A PAIR OF ULTIMATE OR PREMIUM HEARING AIDS enough, the money could Hartsock will move to town.” She noted that she
be spent in the village. It town. As for taking his
CHKeeennatrweironogd 725 South Shoop Avenue should be his nickel, not car home, the council felt no animosity toward
Wauseon, OH 43567 ours”. member asked what the Hartsock, she said. She
legal response is when would love to have him for
(855) 569-8056 The village is com- there is a clause stat- a neighbor.
pelled to provide Hartsock ing he can take his car The chief’s contract with a car that is fully home. All chiefs in Ohio
equipped so he can re- can take their car home.
Diann M. Harrison, M.A., CCC-A, Sarah M. DeLauter, Au.D., CCC-A spond in case of an emer- “Our chief is a victim of was also up for discus-
Emily A. Sansom, Au.D., FAAA, Joyce Kinker-Johnson, M.A., CCC-A gency. The village cannot sion. The contract expires
Oct. 1 and Finance Com-
†Rechargeable unit is sold as a kit only. ZPower® Rechargeable Kit includes charging dock with power supply, 2 x silver-zinc rechargeable mittee Chair Lynn Franks
batteries and 2 x battery drawers. Hearing aids are not included. *Off standard list price. Offer is for 2 hearing aids. One offer per said the council needs to
purchase. Offer may not be combined with any other offer or discount. Not valid on prior purchase. See clinic for details. Information
within this offer was correct at time of printing. Offer expires 9/1/17. JCRGRD;C

approve revisions to the
chief’s work hours, vaca-
tion time and termination
time due. The committee
Fulton County Health Center Welcomes also wanted to know if
Hartsock’s 3 percent raise
should kick in Oct. 1 or
wait until Jan. 1. Since
his contract renews Oct.
1, that’s when he should
get his raise, Franks said.
In other news: The
Shailendra Misra, MD council approved extend-
ing the moratorium on
Pediatrician medical marijuana for an-
other 12 months. Council
West Ohio Pediatrics member Art Thomas was
appointed as chair of the
Fulton County Health Center is pleased to welcome Shailendra Misra, MD to West Safety Committee.
Ohio Pediatrics. Dr. Misra joins Christopher Meyer, MD and the staff at West Ohio In Administrator Brad
Pediatrics. Both Dr. Misra and Dr. Meyer are looking forward to meeting the growing Peebles’ report, he an-
medical needs of our pediatric residents. nounced the village had
installed 438 feet of side-
Some Facts About Dr Misra: walks in 2017. The two
sets of wooden steps lead-
Practice Emphasis: I aim to treat children and their families as I would my own. I like ing up to the reservoir will
my treatment focus to be complete pediatric care, from newborn to young adult. On be removed due to safety
each visit I place great emphasis on education as well as prevention. When parents concerns as will the
and children understand their illness, then they are better able to cope with and benches near the steps.
follow through with treatment guidelines. At least one life pre-
Personal Information: server device will be in-
• I am married with 3 children. My wife is a nurse practitioner. stalled at the public boat
• I have lived the majority of my life in Ontario, Canada. access. New signs will be
• We are extremely active as a family, such as swimming, dancing, gymnastics, posted so people who may
walk along the reservoir
softball, basketball, cross country running, marathons, and triathlons. are doing so at their own
MEDICAL SCHOOL: • Before going into medicine, I was a high school teacher for 4 years. risk. The village has iden-
KASTURBA MEDICAL COLLEGE, When asked why he chose to come to Wauseon, Dr. Misra replied: My childhood tified seven large trash
MANIPAL, INDIA was spent growing up in small towns, where everyone knew you, and there was containers and is ad-
RESIDENCY: a sense that people cared about you. Over the past nine years my focus as a dressing the problem.
PEDIATRIC RESIDENCY AT pediatrician has been in pediatric emergency medicine at larger health facilities. Worthington Indus-
MEDICAL COLLEGE OF OHIO, I am extremely grateful to return to the small town atmosphere where I can treat tries has approached the
TOLEDO, OHIO people like family. I want to learn your child’s name and remember it, watch your village about aiding with
FELLOWSHIP: child grow, and know that I was a small part in their life. some projects. The village
PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE has identified the paint-
AT CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF Dr. Misra is accepting new patients. To schedule an ing of Madison Street
MICHIGAN, DETROIT, MICHIGAN appointment, call West Ohio Pediatrics at underpass and address-
419-335-3333. ing safety concerns at the
reservoir. The installation
of new water meters in 90
percent complete and the
village has seen a signifi-
cant drop in the amount
of water lost. The village
lost nearly 1.35 million
gallons or 10.4 percent.
The state EPA has set a
standard of 15 percent or
below as acceptable.
In July, the village
Fulton County West Ohio lost 1.84 million gallons
Health Center or 11.6 percent. A water
Pe diat rics main on Helvetia Street
Completing the circle of care broke July 21 and that
725 South Shoop Avenue  Suite 204  Wauseon, Ohio is being blamed for the
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Visitor From The East Wins Metamora’s Park-O-Rama 5K Run

By: Bill O’Connell is a talented and avid runner with four PHOTOS BY BILL O’CONNELL. STAFF
THE VILLAGE REPORTER Boston Marathons on his “jogging” re-
sume. Which is why he did not seem
Ok, so you and your wife are in town too winded when he crossed the finish
from the Philadelphia area visiting her line. There is no word yet on whether
parents in Lyons and right before you he will return next year to defend his
leave to go home you decide to go for a title.
quick morning jog. Only in this case,
your morning jog is in the Third An- On the lady’s side, youth was served
nual Metamora Park-O-Rama 5K Run/ as 14-year old Kennedy Keller, an in-
Walk. And your jog is definitely quick. coming freshman at Evergreen High
Quicker than all the other 60-plus School, was the top female finisher with
runners that entered the competition a time of 20:40, also good for fourth
and you head back east with a gold place overall.
medal around your neck.
The run, sponsored by Metamora
James Diienno, 46, who lives just State Bank and DiSalle Realty, became
west of the City of Brotherly Love, part of the day-long Park-O-Rama three
completed the 5,000-meter course in years ago. The festival, which has been
18:58, finishing first by more than one around for at least six decades, raises
minute over 15-year old Alex Majewski money to help fund Metamora Park.
of Swanton. The run was not exactly
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minute to join his in-laws just for fun followed and each little competitor was
and picked up an unexpected souvenir awarded with a candy necklace. It was
to remember this trip by. later reported that no necklace left the
park intact.
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Library News College News

Enjoy An Afterschool Ice Cream Northwest State Community College
Sundae At Pioneer Branch Library Announces Summer 2017 Dean’s List
Start out the new school year on a tasty note! On Friday, August 25, stop in to
the Pioneer Branch Library after school and enjoy an ice cream sundae! Ice cream ARCHBOLD, OHIO –Northwest State Community College has announced its
will start being served at 3:00 pm. Also learn of the exciting upcoming events and summer semester dean’s list. To be eligible, students must have taken at least 12
programming the library has planned. There are so many fun opportunities offered credit hours as a full-time student, or 6-11.99 as a part-time student, and have av-
by your local library, you don’t want to miss out! eraged above a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Area students were: ( All part-time) ALVORD-
TON-*Timothey Yocklin, ARCHBOLD-Richelle Avers, Carl Brubaker, S. Jasmine
The Pioneer Branch Library is located at 106 Baubice Street. For more informa- Conley, *Stephen DeLaney, Lacey Elzinga, *Adam Heaston, *Kenneth Price, *Evan
tion, please contact Rose King at 419-737-2833. Stoltzfus, Tori Williams, *McKenzie Yoder, Mary Zamora, BRYAN-*Dennis Allison,

Experience The 2017 Solar Eclipse Amanda Andres, Courtney Bowerman, *Pamela Brown, *Audelia Gutierrez, *Jes-
sie Hoffman, *Breanna Kline, Deidra Kutzli, *Austin Melnyk, *Annamarie Quigley,
*Courtney Retcher, Taylor Rickard, *Kathryn Seibert, *Michael Shadbolt, *David
At The Swanton Public Library VanSteenkiste, Brooklynn Vent, *Michael Woodbury, DELTA-*David Hite, *Alexan-
der Munger, EDGERTON-Alexandra Blinzler, Alisha Wheeler, EDON-Nathan Hay,
FAYETTE-*Allison Cuff, *Payton Robinson, MONTPELIER-*Brandi Echler, *Bran-
don Goller, *Adam Malone, *Rebecca McBride, *Kyli McCullough, *Troy Metz, Lorita
School is still out, so experience the event with the Swanton Public Library! The Romero, *Daniel Stuckey, PIONEER - *Melissa Bowling, Charity Brandenberger,
event is outside, so please bring sunscreen, blankets/chairs, and whatever else you Paige Clark, Abigail Hiler, *Ashley Schofield, STRYKER-Krista Blocksom, Emily
might need. The eclipse coverage will be around 87-90% in the area, and NASA’s Cadwell, *Amy Chappuis, *Angela Collins, Page Doornbos, *Sarah Yaney, SWAN-
broadcast of 100% totality will stream in real time inside the library. The eclipse TON-Todd Dixon, Makilah Witt, and WAUSEON- *Zachary Basselman, Shannel
starts just after 1:00 PM with the peak viewing time a little after 2:30 PM. Viewing Gottardo,Jessica Jasso, *Keegan Mack, *Jennifer Majchrowski, *Makenzie Mann,
glasses will be provided for anyone who doesn’t already have a pair. Those attend- *Blake Pfund, *Adrienne Rolf, *Devon Sanborn, *Dustin Snow, *Emily Stockham,
ing will have the opportunity to experiment with different ways to view the eclipse, *Amanda Trent, *Jamie Wyse. * Denotes 4.00 GPA.
participate in a scavenger hunt, make space-related arts and crafts, have drinks
Meet Author David Miller UF Announces Springand popcorn, watch the eclipse, and more!
At Stryker Branch Library 2017 Dean’s List
FINDLAY, OH-- The dean’s list for the spring 2017 semester at the University of
Findlay has been announced. To earn this achievement, a student must attain a
At 6:00 pm on Thursday, September 14th author David Miller will be at the grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.
Stryker Branch Library. He will be dressed as Daniel Mueller, a character from his
recently published book, A Travelerz Trew Tale, My Journey with Lewis and Clark. Local students include: Tamara Abrams of Montpelier, Cole Calvin of Wauseon,
Pamela Cardinale of West Unity, Kaitlin Chrisman of Edon, Stephanie Duvall of
“A Travelerz Trew Tale is an exhilarating account of the Lewis and Clark expedi- Wauseon, Dana Fricke of Wauseon, Alexis Fruchey of Fayette, Marinna Mercer of
tion. Their journey is reimagined through the journal entries of adventurer Danny Montpelier, Haley Suffel of Montpelier, and Connor Sullivan of Stryker.
Mueller as he records their every exploit in his unique and authentic voice. This tale
of westward travels at the dawn of an unexplored frontier leaps off the page and is
accompanied by wonderful illustrations. Readers young and old will discover anew
the enduring pioneer spirit of a young America.” NSCC’s Phlebotomy Technician

At the program, David Miller will be holding a book signing where A Travelerz
Trew Tale, My Journey with Lewis and Clark will be sold. The Stryker Branch Li-
brary is located at 304 South Defiance Street. For more information, please call

Students Recognized In CeremonyConnie Aeschliman at 419-682-5081.

Yoga Series Offered At The ARCHBOLD, OHIO
–Nine students com-
pleting Northwest State
Community College’s
Edgerton Branch Library In phlebotomy technician
certificate program were
recently recognized in a
Partnership With Pure Yoga special ceremony held
for the graduates. This
program leads to entry-
level positions in the
Are you looking to find an exercise that not only builds up your body, but also health care field, and
relieves stress, gives you more energy, and relaxes the soul? If the answer is yes, students earning the
then the Edgerton Branch Library has exactly what you are looking for! Come take phlebotomy technician
part in a six week yoga series that will leave you in better physical, mental, and certificate may choose to
emotional shape. continue their education
for an associate degree
Held at the library on Sundays from 7:00 to 8:00 pm, this series will be in part- FULTON COUNTY GRADS ... Left to right- Allison Cuff, in medical assisting.
nership with Pure Yoga. The classes will run from September 10 through October Jennifer Majchrowski, and Mckenzie Yoder.
15. Participants will receive instruction from experienced Pure Yoga teachers, who The following gradu-
are capable of teaching all levels of the practice. So whether you are a yoga newbie, ates were honored: De-
or are at a higher level in the exercise, this series is one you will enjoy. Cost to at- fiance County- Destiny
tend is $60 for the full six week series at the library. Plus you will be able to choose Dennis (Sherwood), Ful-
six yoga sessions to attend at Pure Yoga from the 27 different class times that are
offered. The Pure Yoga studio is located at 1109 W High St, Bryan, OH 43506. If you ton County- Allison Cuff
would like to participate in the yoga series, please sign up at the library. (Fayette), Jennifer Ma-
The Edgerton Branch Library is located at 319 North Michigan Avenue. For more jchrowski (Wauseon),
Dustin Snow (Wauseon),
information, contact Shanea Herman at 419-298-3230.

McKenzie Yoder (Arch-
bold), Henry County-
Cookbook Author Marsha Baker Katie Kurtz (Napoleon),
Williams County- Pame-
To Visit Pioneer Branch Library la Brown (Bryan), Jessie
PHOTOS PROVIDED Hoffman (Bryan), Court-
WILLIAMS COUNTY GRADS ... Left to right- Jessie ney Retcher (Bryan).
Come meet the Better Baker and cookbook author Marsha Baker at the Pioneer Hoffman, Pamela Brown, and Courtney Retcher.

Branch Library on Tuesday, August 29 from 4:30 to 7:00 pm. Marsha is a local au-
thor who has turned her experience in the kitchen into a writing career. As stated
in her personal blog, “I love food and everything about it. Cooking is definitely a

Mercy College Of Ohio Announceslearning process and I’m still learning and loving every minute in my kitchen. I
have a drive that is satisfied by creating food.” This drive has led to several of Mrs. Toledo Campus Honors List
Baker’s recipes being published in American Profile which inspired her to write
her first two cookbooks, Recipes and Recollections and Love at First Bite. She also
writes a monthly food column for the Leader Enterprise and has her own personal
food blog at TOLEDO, Ohio (August 7, 2017) - Mercy College of Ohio announces Toledo Cam-
pus Honors List - The following students were awarded honors for the spring 2017
Marsha will be promoting her latest cookbook, Fork Favorites which contains semester at Mercy College of Ohio. To be named on the Dean’s List, a student must
200 easy family-friendly recipes. Over 80 of these fun dishes contain 6 ingredients achieve a grade point average of [3.3] or higher and be enrolled for 12 or more credit
or fewer. There are also 16 pages dedicated to helpful hints for cooks. This is one hours. To be named on the Honor’s List, a student must achieve a grade point av-
cookbook that is a must have for your kitchen! Pick up your copy at the library and erage of [3.3] or higher and be enrolled for 6-11 credit hours. To be named on the
have it signed by the Better Baker herself. Refreshments will also be provided. President’s List, a student must achieve a 4.0 GPA and be enrolled for 14 or more
credit hours.
The Pioneer Branch Library is located at 106 Baubice Street. For more informa-
tion, please contact Rose King at 419-737-2833. Making the list from Montpelier were Allison Geiser, BS Nursing Pre-Licensure,

Honors List, Senior, and Kimberly Owen, BS Medical Imaging, Honors List, Senior.

Edon Branch Library To
Host Author David Miller

At 6:00 pm on Thursday, September 21 author David Miller will be at the Edon
Branch Library. He will be dressed as Daniel Mueller, a character from his recently
published book, A Travelerz Trew Tale, My Journey with Lewis and Clark.

“A Travelerz Trew Tale is an exhilarating account of the Lewis and Clark expedi-
tion. Their journey is reimagined through the journal entries of adventurer Danny
Mueller as he records their every exploit in his unique and authentic voice. This
tale of westward travels at the dawn of an unexplored frontier leaps off the page
and is accompanied by wonderful illustrations. Readers young and old will discover
anew the enduring pioneer spirit of a young America.”

At the program, David Miller will be holding a book signing where A Travelerz
Trew Tale, My Journey with Lewis and Clark will be sold. Refreshments will be
served. The Edon Branch Library is located at 105 South Michigan Street. For more
information, please call Cyndi Jewell at 419-272-2839.


Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) - 17

Contestants Take The Stage At The Pride Of Pioneer Pageant

Saturday afternoon twelve young ladies took the
stage at North Central High School to compete in the
2017 Pride of Pioneer Pageant. Alexis Mitchell served
as the master of ceremonies for the event which be-
gan with all the girls taking part in the opening num-
ber that followed the theme of the pageant Rock n’
Royalty. Contestants were competing for the titles of
Little Miss, Teen Miss, Junior Miss, and Miss Pio-
neer. All the contestants began the competition with
the summer wear competition and then the onstage
question part of the judging. Following that the 2016
Miss Pioneer Morgan Mitchell entertained the crowd
as she performed the song “A Thousand Years” by
Christina Perri in sign language.
After a brief intermission and the evening wear
competition the winners for 2017 were announced:
Little Miss Pioneer- Gracie Zuver, the daughter of
Chad and Jennifer Zuver, Junior Miss Pioneer- Al-
lison Patten, daughter of Ryan and Karrie Patten,
Teen Miss Pioneer- Makenna Hollstein, daughter of
Mike and Heather Hollstein, and Miss Pioneer- Emi-
lie Eustace, daughter of Trent and Becky Eustace.
The people’s choice award was then presented and
that went to Claire Gendron, the daughter of Chris
and Rachel Gendron. All of the pageant contestants
received an award of appreciation from the directors
Becky Eustace, Tammy Mitchell, and Alexis Mitchell.

Nate can be reached at

2017 MISS PIONEER … Emilie Eustace is the newly LAST YEAR’S WINNER … 2016 Miss Pioneer Morgan
crowned Miss Pioneer. Mitchell was there to hand over the crown to this
year’s winner.

2017 JUNIOR MISS PIONEER … The winner of the
Junior Miss competition, Allison Patten acknowledges
the crowd after receiving her crown.

2017 TEEN MISS PIONEER … This year’s winner 2017 LITTLE MISS PIONEER … Gracie Zuver receiving
Makenna Hollstein pictured with the 2016 Teen Miss her crown after being named 2017 Little Miss Pioneer.
Pioneer Haley Wehrle.



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If I’ve heard it once, I’ve make us happy at all, it’s the pursuit of the things Our actions are direct the Kirkland players. He when our heart is not
heard it dozens of times. short-lived. It doesn’t last. It that we believe will bring us reflections of what is said after the apologies, right, our actions and
“God wants me to be hap- doesn’t make us happy for happiness only causes wor- going on in our hearts. a Kirkland coach lauded behavior will follow suit.
py.” the rest of our lives. ry. What if I don’t get these Would you agree with the effort. However, on How do we change this?
things? What if I don’t have that statement? Con- Saturday morning, the Well, we don’t need more
Really? Where does it Here’s the truth about enough? What if they run sidered to be the wisest head office of the Little programs or larger band-
ever say that in the Bible? happiness as stated by John out? man ever to live, Solo- League World Series dis- aids...we need a Savior!
Eldredge: “We will never be mon, once wrote; “Guard qualified Atlee from the
God wants me to be happy as long as we are try- And Jesus concludes your heart above all else, tournament, and award- Jesus said, “A good
christlike. He wants me to ing to live apart from our- with these words, “But seek for it determines the ed Kirkland the berth in tree can’t produce bad
be loving to my wife, my selves or in disregard of first God’s kingdom and his course of your life.” So the title game. fruit, and a bad tree
kids, my friends, even my ourselves, our hearts, our righteousness, and all these is it correct to say that if can’t produce good fruit.
enemies. He wants me to be desires, our ache. Though things will be given to you our heart isn’t right, an Little League spokes- A tree is identified by
forgiving. He wants me to happiness is never the as well” (Matthew 6.33). inappropriate action will man Kevin Fountain is- its fruit. Figs are never
be faithful to him and the highest goal, it comes to us soon follow, resulting in sued the following state- gathered from thorn-
commitments I’ve made. He naturally when the other You want to be happy? a consequence? ment: “After discovering bushes, and grapes are
wants me to be obedient to aspects of our lives are in Jesus says to get your life in a recent inappropriate not picked from bramble
his Word. order.” the proper order. Not pur- The Richmond Times- social media post involv- bushes. A good person
suing happiness, but pur- Dispatch reported that ing members of Atlee produces good things
He wants me to be a lot Did you catch that? El- suing God. Happiness will just hours before soft- Little League’s Junior from the treasury of a
of things, but happy? dredge writes that happi- be the by-product. ball players were set to League Softball tourna- good heart, and an evil
ness cannot be the high- take the field on national ment team, the Little person produces evil
Not that I’m saying that est goal. Rather, happiness In a similar vein, we find television at the Junior League® International things from the treasury
God wants us to be sad or comes “naturally when the this helpful verse in Prov- League World Series, the Tournament Commit- of an evil heart. What
depressed. Certainly he other aspects of our lives erbs: “He who finds a wife Atlee Little League soft- tee has removed the you say flows from what
doesn’t want that. Too many are in order.” finds what is good and re- ball team was disquali- Southeast Region from is in your heart.” (Luke
people think that God’s a ceives favor from the Lord” fied from the tournament the 2017 Junior League 6:43-45) From the Old
kill-joy who has declared Solomon knew this truth (18.22). because of a social media Softball World Series Testament to the New
everything fun off-limits. from experience. The Book post. Reporters Michael for violation of Little Testament, God’s Word
Nothing could be further of Ecclesiastes is one of the What’s interesting about Phillips and Paul Woody League’s policies regard- is clear that the outside
from the truth. most depressing books in this verse is that the lan- shared, “Atlee, which ing unsportsmanlike reflects the core. I love
the entire Bible. Solomon guage in which it was writ- had been undefeated all conduct, inappropri- how Jesus simplifies
But I don’t believe happi- spent much of his life on ten originally had two dif- week in the tournament ate use of social media, this truth by saying that
ness is his primary objective the pursuit of happiness. ferent words for “find.” One in Kirkland, Wash., pre- and the high standard a tree is identified by its
for you and me. It’s a ben- He pursued it through plea- word meant to find as the vailed 1-0 on Friday in that Little League Inter- fruit!
eficial result of doing what sure, sex, work, education, result of careful search. You a feisty semifinal game national holds for all its
he wants us to do. When friendship, climbing the lose your wallet and go on against the host team participants.” So, let’s No doubt about it,
we follow God happiness is corporate ladder, wealth a search with one goal in from Kirkland. The event get a few things straight we are all going to make
what naturally happens. and the things it can buy. mind: find the wallet. is for the best 12-to- beginning with the fact mistakes, as we are still
His findings: they don’t 15-year-old girls’ teams that the girls made a prone to sin. But for the
See the problem with the bring happiness. Repeated- The other word meant to in the world. After Fri- mistake. The Tourna- Christian, sin no lon-
“God wants me to be happy” ly Solomon concludes that a find as a by-product of do- day’s game, a member ment Committee stood ger rules our life! Paul
philosophy is that it’s used life lived with happiness as ing something else. You’re of the Atlee team posted their ground in enforc- said, “You used to do
most of the time to justify the chief pursuit is mean- walking along on your eve- a picture on Snapchat ing a rule and punish- these things when your
doing something wrong. “I ingless. Empty. Frustrating. ning stroll and suddenly showing six members of ment. Obviously, the life was still part of this
can’t live with this person you find a wallet in the the team showing their Atlee manager disagreed world. BUT NOW is the
anymore. I’m going to get a Then as he looks back grass. You weren’t looking middle fingers. The cap- with the decision, and time to get rid of anger,
divorce. After all, God wants over his pursuit of happi- for it. You were doing some- tion made it clear the fans were up in arms rage, malicious behav-
me to be happy.” ness, he realizes one thing: thing else. But there it was. gesture was intended for sharing their multiple ior, slander, and dirty
Putting the pursuit of God the Kirkland team. Atlee opinions. Regardless language.” (Colossians
Nowhere does the Bi- as the chief reason for life Too many people are manager Scott Currie of why these girls did 3: 7-8) Our conduct
ble say that God wants us is the answer. It’s the only looking to find a mate, and said after the post was what they did (retalia- should match our faith!
happy, but it does say that thing that makes all the they may find one and re- called to his attention, it tion to the other team’s
he hates divorce. Yet people other things – pleasure, sex, gret it later. Instead, it is was deleted immediate- actions), they made a Let’s do a heart ex-
sacrifice marriage on the work, education, friend- better to keep their lives in ly. He arranged for his mistake. Just like many amination today. Are
altar of the pursuit of hap- ship, and wealth – have any order – seeking God with all team to deliver an apolo- others who mess us and our actions reflecting a
piness. meaning. their heart. As they are on gy in person that night to get in trouble, their ac- changed heart? Are we
that pursuit, they will “find” tions reflected a bad de- right with God? Are we
And that’s just one ex- In other words, hap- the mate God will bring into cision. growing in your faith?
ample. piness results “naturally their path. Living out our faith is a
when the other aspects of Those are the simple life journey, so we must
In our pursuit of hap- our lives are in order.” It’s all a matter of pur- facts. And yet I’m sure daily guard our hearts,
piness, we run down any suing the right things – or people there are hun- get rid of things that do
bunny trail we can find. Jesus knew the same should I say, pursuing the dreds of opinions about not reflect the God who
Buy this product, see this thing. In his most important right person – God. the punishment, com- loves us and has re-
movie, drive this car, take sermon he talks about how petition, and sports- deemed us. Guard your
this vacation, join this gym, When faced with the manship. Athletics, like heart by fixing your eyes
what have you. We’re being choice between doing what other things, can quickly on our Lord and follow-
sold a bunch of junk. If they God wants and doing what- reveal not just our char- ing His direction.
ever it is that you think will acter, but our heart as
make you happy, always opt well. The truth, accord- For more reading
for God. Always. Because ing to Solomon, is that check out Psalm 119:4-
that is the path to true and 6, Proverbs 4:23-27; Co-
lasting happiness. lossians 3.

The pursuit of happiness
leads to a dead, disappoint-
ing end.

The pursuit of God leads
to a life without regrets,
filled with joy and happi-
ness even during difficult

Pursue God.

Bethlehem Christian Union Church Wauseon First Christian
Church Youth Group Kick-Off
Invites you to our services: Our services are Bible centered
Sunday School: 9:30 am with an Evangelistic approach, Wauseon First Christian Church (Disciples of
Worship Hour: 10:30 am and a call to decision. Gospel Christ) invite all youth pre-kindergarten through 12th
Sunday Evening: 7:00 pm music is Traditional with a blend grade to our Youth Group Kick-Off on Wednesday, Au-
of Southern Gospel. gust 16 at 6pm. This is a potluck with sandwiches
provided. Youth, be sure to bring your parents, grand-
Nursery provided For parents or other adults to experience this fun night;
infant to 2 yrs - am just be sure to have them bring a lawn chair. Activities
Jr. Church (1) For will conclude between 7:30 and 8:00 pm.
2-3 year olds - am
Jr. Church (2) For First Christian Church is located at 129 E. Elm St.,
4-12 year olds - am parking available off Oak St. Contact the church of-
fice at 419-335-4557 between 9 am and noon with any
We are located at the corner of questions.
Co. Rd. M-50 & County Rd. 4


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CONTINUED FROM THE FRONT PAGE Wauseon Ace Celebrates Award
Recognized Customer Satisfaction
Wauseon Chamber Of Commerce Golf ... With Stop On Cross Country Tour

Doug Shaw, Sr. and Doug Shaw, Jr., shot a low score much money is raised by the outing. Three years ago, Ace’s Hardware’s J.D. Power Award Neighborhood
of 52, 20 below par or under par if you prefer, to cap- the number of teams participating was around 13 or Tour is headed to a store near you. Wauseon Ace is cel-
ture the top spot in the annual Wauseon Chamber of 14. ebrating Ace Hardware ranking “Highest in Customer
Commerce (WCC) Golf Outing. Satisfaction with Home Improvement Retail Stores” for
“Our membership has grown maybe 100% since the eleventh year in a row by hosting a customer ap-
Sponsored by Farmers and Merchants State Bank, Bill became Director. He has done a fantastic job,” preciation event on august 23rd, 2017 from noon to 4
the foursome outshot 30 other teams on their way to said Rick Stidhem, also a Board member. “It’s really pm. The event is part of a cross-country tour celebrat-
claiming bragging rights for the next 365 days. nice to see the community being more engaged and in- ing Ace’s achievement by taking all eleven J.D. Power
volved with what’s going on. The networking is unbe- trophies on the road, visiting 40 states and more than
The outing, organized by WCC Executive Director lievable. We’ve got a great group of people on board.” 200 neighborhood Ace Hardware stores between Au-
Bill Drummer and the WCC Board members, is put on gust 2017 and April 2018, covering over 30,000 miles.
to raise funds for college scholarships for graduating Following the outing, a dinner was held at the
Wauseon High School seniors. Wauseon VFW, Post 7424, on Ottokee Street. Schol- “At Wauseon Ace, we strive to meet and exceed cus-
arships that were awarded in May were officially pre- tomer needs year after year, and we’re proud to be part
“Last year we gave away four scholarships which sented. of the family of Ace stores that are all commited to
was double what we gave the year before,” said Board delivering a more personal kind of helpful,” said Jeff
member Trisha Schneider. The number of scholar- Bill may be reached at Rupp, Owner of Wauseon Ace. “The J.D. Power Award
ships, each valued at $1000, is determined by how Neighborhood Tour gives us the opportunity to say
thank you to our customers.”
“In honor of the 11 consecutive trophies, all day
of the event everything in the store will be 11% off*.
From noon to 4 we will reward our customers with
store-wide savings on everything from tools and paint
to grills and sporting goods!” said Rick Stidham, Store
Manager. “We will also be doing grilling demos along
with providing lunch of hot dogs, chips, and pop or
water. Customers will have the opportunity to take a
photo with the prestigious J.D. Power trophies and can
win prizes in appreciation for their continued support
of locally owned businesses like Wauseon Ace.

Ace Hardware has received the ranking of “Highest
in Customer Satisfaction with Home Improvement Re-
tail Stores” ever since J.D. Power began this study. The
study is based on responses from nearly 2,751 con-
sumers who purchased home improvement products
or services in the previous 12 months. Ace Hardware
ranked highest among major retailers with an overall
satisfaction index score of 810 on a 1,000-point scale.

For more information on the J.D. Power Neighbor-
hood Tour, please visit Wauseon Ace. *excludes ser-
vices, gift cards, hunting and fishing licenses, ship-
ping, garbage tags, and any items already on sale or on

Davis Guest Speaker
At Stryker Rotary

SPEAKER ... Matthew Davis, Executive Director of
WEDCO (Williams County Economic Development Cor-
poration) spoke to the Stryker Rotary Club on Tuesday,
August 8th. A main goal of WEDCO is to “create an
environment that will foster business growth and at-
tract new business to Williams County”. WEDCO also
assists county businesses obtain funding through lo-
cal, state and federal agencies. A big goal of WEDCO is
to help attract great employees to county businesses.
WEDCO recently updated their website. Check it out
at: WEDCO currently has a member-
ship of 70, up 40% from previous years. Stryker Ro-
tarian Beth Rediger, Village Clerk and WEDCO board
member is pictured with guest speaker, Matthew Da-






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Evergreen Boys Soccer Not Wauseon Senior Opens
Just Playing For Kicks Season With Hole In One

the field giving it all they
have. Senior David Moore
for example, will be attend-
ing Defiance College next
fall and majoring in foren-
sics, played soccer growing
up but had to stop when he
entered high school. “I like
it better than football and
playing soccer keeps me in
shape for the other sports,
like baseball,” he said. The
presence of upper classmen
on the team will accelerate
the growth of the program.
The interest in soccer is
growing in the Evergreen
community with the addi-
tion of this boys team and
the girls team which began
a few years ago. It also of-
fers the students another
opportunity to compete on
the athletic field and, possi-
bly, earn an athletic schol-
arship for college.
While the team is in the
sanctioning process Coach
Ned will run things. The
go forward plan, once sanc-
tioned, is for Coach Jared
PHOTO BY BILL O’ CONNELL, STAFF to take over. “I have just
as much of a burning pas-
NEW PROGRAM ... Assistant Coach Jared Monroe and Evergreen Senior David sion and love for the game
Moore will lead the Vikings Boys Soccer Team this year.

BY: BILL O’ CONNELL cer teams and the football ment that will help supple- as anyone,” said Jared. PHOTO BY NATE CALVIN, STAFF
THE VILLAGE REPORTER team will be playing on the ment all the Viking athletic And he also has no fear of
newly installed artificial teams. aiming high with great ex- ACE … Wauseon senior CJ Moser recorded a hole in
The boys’ soccer program turf. This should result in pectations. In sports, as in one on Monday, August 7th at Eagle Rock Golf Club
at Evergreen High School is more schools wanting to Obviously, there are life, that is just the way it in Defiance. Moser used a sand wedge on hole No.3 to
now in its second year of a schedule away games at current players that will should be. accomplish the feat. It was part of a round of 75 for
three-year sanctioning pro- Evergreen and, hopefully, have graduated by the time the Wauseon senior and helped the Indians to a third-
cess with a goal of becom- trigger a boost in enroll- the team receives its sanc- Bill may be reached at place finish as a team in the Defiance Invitational.
ing full-fledged members of tioning but they are still on

the Northwest Ohio Athletic
League (NWOAL) and the
Ohio High School Athletic

Bryan Golden Bears Football TeamAssociation(OHSAA). How-
ever, once that process is Lends A Helping Hand
complete, their goals will
become much more ambi-
tious and very lofty.
We are talking league
and state title lofty. “I do
not believe Evergreen has
won a state championship
in any of our team sports
and I would like to do that
with this soccer team,” re-
marked assistant coach
Jared Monroe, son of head
coach Ned Monroe. “I told
the guys, ‘Why not us?’
These guys have the talent
and I plan on taking them
These statements may
sound like bravado, espe-
cially from a program still in
its infancy, but Coach Jar- new
ed has good reason to feel
very confident. “We have
ten players that are in U-15
programs that have played
together for ten years, since
they were in kindergarten,”
he explained. “They have
played on club teams and
travel teams.”
Club and travel pro-
grams are generally stocked
with talented athletes, ex-
perienced coaches and play
against tough competition
from all around the state
and the Great Lakes region.
Players coming out of these
programs are seasoned and
disciplined. Exclusively at PHOTO PROVIDED

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Former NWOAL Rivals Swanton & Montpelier Face Off In Scrimmage


Fall 2017 Sports Schedules

August 18-24

FOOTBALL (Aug 19) Liberty Center @ Stryker
(Aug 18) Archbold @ Eastwood (Scrimmage) (Aug 21) Fayette @ Delta

(Aug 18) Bryan @ Paulding (Scrimmage) (Aug 21) Montpelier @ Edgerton
(Aug 18) Fairview @ Montpelier (Scrimmage) (Aug 21) Pettisville @ Holgate

(Aug 18) Stryker @ Hilltop (Jamboree) (Aug 22) Antwerp @ North Central
(Aug 18) Swanton @ Ayersville (Scrimmage) (Aug 22) Defiance @ Wauseon
(Aug 22) Delta @ Lake
GOLF (Aug 22) Edon @ Hilltop
(Aug 18) Archbold/Delta/Swanton @ De- (Aug 22) Evergreen @ Maumee
(Aug 22) Fayette @ Pettisville
twiler Invitational (Aug 22) Montpelier @ Stryker
(Aug 18) Stryker @ Holgate (Aug 24) Archbold @ Ayersville
(Aug 19) Liberty Center @ Stryker
(Aug 21) Fayette/Hilltop @ Delta (Aug 24) Emmanuel Christian @ Delta
(Aug 21) Montpelier @ Edgerton (Aug 24) Evergreen @ Cardinal Stritch
(Aug 21) Tinora @ Archbold
(Aug 21) Wauseon @ Holgate (Aug 24) Hilltop @ Montpelier
(Aug 22) Edon @ North Central (Aug 24) North Central @ Fayette
(Aug 21) Swanton @ Toledo Christian
(Aug 22) Edgerton/Tinora @ Ayersville (Aug 24) Pettisville @ Edon
(Aug 22) Evergreen/St. Kateri @ Cardinal (Aug 24) Stryker @ Fairview
(Aug 24) Swanton @ Gibsonburg
(Aug 22) Fayette @ Pettisville SOCCER (BOYS)
(Aug 18) Lake @ Pettisville
(Aug 22) Hilltop @ Stryker (Aug 18) Rossford @ Wauseon (Friday Night
(Aug 22) Otsego @ Wauseon
(Aug 24) Ayersville/Stryker @ Edgerton Futbol)
(Aug 24) Bryan @ Wayne Trace Invitational (Aug 19) Archbold @ Fort Jennings
(Aug 24) Elmwood @ Swanton (Aug 19) Emmanuel Christian @ Delta
(Aug 24) Fairview @ Wauseon
(Aug 24) Hilltop @ Montpelier (Aug 19) Paulding @ Bryan
(Aug 24) North Central @ Pettisville (Aug 19) Toledo Christian @ Swanton

TENNIS (GIRLS) (Aug 21) Pettisville @ Rossford
(Aug 18) Archbold @ Napoleon Invitational (Aug 21) Swanton @ Start

(Aug 18) Bryan @ Bath (Aug 22) Archbold @ Van Buren
(Aug 19) Rossford @ Bryan (Aug 22) Bryan @ Wauseon
(Aug 21) Archbold @ Napoleon (Aug 22) Clay @ Swanton
(Aug 21) Scott/Woodward @ Bryan
(Aug 21) Toledo Christian @ Wauseon (Aug 22) Liberty Center @ Delta
(Aug 22) Bryan @ Bowling Green (Aug 24) Bryan @ Van Wert
(Aug 22) Springfield @ Archbold
(Aug 22) Wauseon @ Rossford SOCCER (GIRLS)
(Aug 24) Wauseon @ Maumee (Aug 18) Rossford @ Wauseon (Friday Night

(Aug 19) Delta @ OHSAA Invitational (Aug 18) Van Buren @ Swanton

(Aug 22) Edon @ Fremont (Aug 19) Archbold @ Kalida
(Aug 22) Hilltop @ Wauseon (Aug 19) Northwood @ Delta
(Aug 21) Bowling Green @ Evergreen
VOLLEYBALL (Aug 21) Springfield @ Archbold
(Aug 19) Archbold @ Springfield (Scrimmage) (Aug 21) Swanton @ Ottawa Glandorf
(Aug 22) Bryan @ Shawnee
(Aug 22) Rogers @ Evergreen
(Aug 24) Delta @ Liberty Center
(Aug 24) Evergreen @ Swanton
(Aug 24) Wauseon @ Bryan

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Archbold Blue Streaks Victorious At Defiance Invitational



TOURNAMENT WINNERS … The Archbold golf team started the 2017 season by
winning the Defiance Bulldog Invitational. Team members pictured with their tro-
phies are: Mitchell Grosjean, Brandon Miller, coach Mike Rosebrook, Kade Kern,
Kreighton Sims, Trevor Rupp. Archbold followed this win with another one as they
won the Paulding Invitational on Thursday.

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Varsity Golf tisville shooting a 47 which tied him
August 7th, 2017 for match medalist with Jacob Starr of
Ayersville. The other scores posted by
Archbold Wins Defiance Invite Pettisville golfers were: Drew Canada
The Archbold Blue Streaks kicked (49), Caleb Nofziger (51), Max Leppel-
off the 2017 season in grand fashion meier (56), Austin Horning (56), and
by winning the Defiance Invitational Josh Horning (58).
by one stroke over the Kalida Wildcats.
Wade Kern carded an 80 for Archbold, August 10th, 2017
Trevor Rupp an 82, Brandon Miller
fired an 83, and Mitch Grosjean shot a Archbold Claims Paulding
round of 85 to give them a team score Invitational Title
of 330. The highlight of the day was a
hole in one by Wauseon’s CJ Moser on It was another first place finish for
hole no. 3. Wauseon has a team placed the Archbold Blue Streaks, this time
third with a 343 led by Moser with a winning the Paulding Invitational at
75 which earned him a tie for medal- Auglaize Golf Course in Defiance. The
ist. Also for the Indians, Eric Parker Blue Streaks put three golfers in the top
had an 86, Trent Armstrong with a 90, five on their way to a 301 team score.
and Caleb Leu rounded out their scor- Trevor Rupp (73), Kade Kern (74),
ing with a 92. Bryan was 4th (Connor Brandon Miller (76), and AJ Mahnke
Shirkey 80, Case Hartman 81, Peyton (78) were part of an outstanding day
Lamberson 89, Nolan Kidston 95), for the Streaks. Wauseon placed third
Stryker finished in 7th (Spencer Clin- with a 338 led by CJ Moser (79), Eric
gaman 81, Abe Montague 84, Colin Parker (84), Trent Armstrong (85), and
Anders 103, both Aaron Sidle and Lo- Caleb Leu (90). Coming off a second
gan Boetz shot 105’s), and North Cen- place finish the day before at Kalida,
tral placed 14th (Chace Boothman 76, Bryan claimed fifth with a 345 put to-
Landon Patton 98, Jack Bailey 104, gether by Connor Shirkey (79), Case
Evan Livengood 110). Hartman (83), Nolan Kidston (91), and
both Peyton Lamberson and Andrew
August 9th, 2017 Heller with 92s. Other area teams
competing were: 9th Swanton 363
Bryan Takes Second At (Carter Swank 83, Austin Luce 83,
Kalida Invitational Randy Slink 96 Brady Lemons 103),
12th Montpelier 384 (Tyler Rupp 87,
The Golden Bears continued their Brock O’ Neal 96, Garrett Witte 99,
successful start to the season by tak- Aaron Stoy 102), and 15th Delta (Jay
ing second place with a 342 team Vann 78, Brady Wymer 94, Cole Mat-
score at the Kalida Invitational. Case tin 105, Jayce Helminiak 122).
Hartman led Bryan by shooting an 80
and Connor Shirkey followed with an August, 12th 2017
82, both scores were good enough to
garner top 10 individual finishes for Archbold Places Third In Findlay
both golfers. Peyton Lamberson was Archbold was part of a 12 team field
next with an 88, Nolan Kidston a 92,
and Zhane Cupp fired a 97. Cupp’s at the Flag City Tournament held at
97 was the difference maker as Bryan Red Hawk Golf Course near Findlay.
was tied with Defiance who also shot a The Blue Streaks were coming off wins
342 but based on the 5th man’s score at the Defiance and Paulding Invita-
the Golden Bears won the tiebreaker tionals earlier in the week and contin-
and secured second place. ued their early season success by plac-
ing third behind the host school Van
Ayersville 196 Pettisville 203 Buren and second place Toledo St.
Ironwood Golf Course in Wauseon John’s. Archbold shot 334 as a team
was the site of this non-league with Kade Kern firing a 78, AJ Mahnke
matchup which saw the Pettisville an 83, Mitchell Grosjean with an 85,
Blackbirds fall in a tight match. Tom Trevor Rupp an 88, Brandon Miller
McWatters was the low man for Pet- shot a 90, and Kreighton Sims carded
a 91.


28 - “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

North Central Celebrates Rusty Schlenk Earns Second
Eagle Mania Ever Barney Oldfield Race Win

PHOTOS BY BILL TURNER Saturday, August 12th- The 2010 the same time after Chris Williams spun
Barney Oldfield Race winner, Rusty on the front stretch. That set up a two-
Schlenk, earned his second ever Barney lap shootout to the finish that did not
Oldfield Race win in Saturday night’s disappoint. Smith led the field back to
28th Annual Barney Oldfield Race which the green flag with Jessen in pursuit. It
was part of an American Late Model Se- wasn’t until the final corner that Jes-
ries (ALMS) double header at Oakshade sen was able to drop down to the inside
Raceway. of Smith making for a side by side drag
race to the finish line. Smith was able to
Originally scheduled for mid-June, hang on by an inch or two for his second
the 28th Annual Barney Oldfield Race consecutive feature win and his fourth of
was rained out just before the start of the season. Finishing third behind Jes-
the second last-chance race. That race sen was Rusty Smith who seems to have
and the 40-lap, $5,300 to win main turned his luck around after posting two
event was rescheduled for Saturday DNF’s after leading each of the features
night. An incident near the rear of the the previous couple weeks. Tim Fisher
field on the first lap was the only cau- and Bruce Stuart rounded out the rest
tion flag of the race and it resulted in of the top five finishers.
a complete restart. At the drop of the
second green flag, Travis Stemler got the Rich Riffe from Toledo, Ohio, got by
jump on Curtis Roberts and led much of Tim Hancock on lap two of the Bomber
the race. McClure, Ohio’s Rusty Schlenk A Main and never looked back. Hancock
started inside row two and began to reel was able to close back in on Riffe just
in Stemler after taking over the second past halfway in the 15-lap feature, but
position early on. Stemler seemed to get Riffe was able to hang on to pick up his
through the lapped traffic a little bet- second consecutive A Main feature win.
ter than Schlenk. Schlenk was able to Craig Dippman finished third ahead of
pull up to the rear bumper of Stemler a Jeff Foks Jr. who is second in points,
couple times and then faded a bit while just eight behind Hancock. Terry Rush-
working through the lapped traffic, but low ended up fifth.
he was finally able to stick with Stem-
ler upon catching him again on lap 28. The Compact feature event produced
Four laps later, Schlenk took command a lot of lead changes. Carter Murday
and drove away to pick up the check- got the lead on lap one, but then pulled
ered flag. Dona Marcoullier made a late off giving it up to Ken Watts. Waldron,
charge to get by Stemler for a second Michigan’s Brogan Rehklau challenged
place finish with Stever Kester ending Watts for the top spot and got by to pick
up fourth. Jon Henry was fifth. up his eighth feature win of the year.
Watts held on to finish second followed
Later in the night was a second ALMS by Jeff Foks Sr., Brandon Myers and Ja-
feature event paying $2,000 to win. Devin son Deshler. Foks’ third place finish was
Shiels started on the pole and took the enough to maintain a slim 16-point ad-
early lead until Houghton Lake, Michi- vantage over both Rehkau and Deshler
gan’s Dona Marcoullier got by and then as the season starts to wind down.
set sail. Marcoullier proceeded to open
up a big lead leaving Shiels to battle Jon The final event of the night had a first
Henry for second. Marcoullier went on time feature winner. After Brenen Mellon
for the easy win which was his second jumped the initial start of the Bomber B
Oakshade feature win of the year. Henry Main, Dave McMannamy from Holland,
survived a bit of a scare, getting up high Ohio was scored as the race leader once
in turns one and two on lap 16, to finish Mellon’s penalty of two positions was
second. Shiels maintains a commanding served under a lap four caution. Mel-
159 point lead after finishing third. Tra- lon worked his way back to second but
vis Stemler had another top five finish, could not catch McMannamy who went
ending up fourth with Casey Noonan on to win his first Oakshade feature win.
moving up eight spots to finish fifth. Mellon held on to finish second with
Scott Hammer third. Zach Stotz posted a
The UMP Sportsman feature event fourth place finish and Rayce Price was
produced the most exciting finish of the fifth after both drivers started at the rear
night. Oakshade Sportsman point-lead- of the field.
er Drew Smith started on the pole and
darted out to a large lead. Late in the There will be a full racing program
race, defending track champion Mike once again of UMP Late Models, UMP
Jessen began to nip away at the Sylva- Sportsman, Bombers and Compacts
nia, Ohio, driver’s lead. Jessen made a this Saturday, August 19th at Oakshade
move to take the lead at the white flag, Raceway. Gate open at 4pm with hot
but the caution would come out right laps at 6pm and racing at 7pm.

By Scott Hammer

2017 Scholarship Winners

In 2016, the Fifth District Officials Association established a scholarship fund
with plans to award scholarships to members of the Fifth District. In the spring
of 2017, Joshua Jones a graduate of Bryan and the son of David Jones and John
Rufenacht a graduate of Pettisville and the son of Craig Rufenacht were awarded
these scholarships.

Ruhlman Notches First Oakshade Raceway Win Of Season In Dramatic Fashion

Saturday, August 5, 2017- A brief downpour an hour before hot laps delayed the 36 points in front of Rusty Smith for the point standings lead. Rich Ruff finished
start of Saturday evenings racing action at Oakshade Raceway, but the fans that second ahead of Stuckey, Tim Fisher and last week’s winner George Lindsey.
waited things out were treated to some of the season’s best racing action which was
highlighted by Brian Ruhlman’s last lap pass for his first feature win of the season. A great battle at the front of the Bomber A Main turned ugly in a hurry. William
It was also the Night of Wheels where over 50 bicycles, power wheels and scooters Cundick, Chris Henry and Gregg DeTray were fighting for the lead when Henry and
were given away to a lot of happy youngsters. DeTray spun in front of the entire field causing a big mess and ending the night for
both drivers. Rich Riffe from Toledo, Ohio, took the lead from Cundick shortly after
The weather conditions led to some of the fastest laps by a UMP Late Model the restart and went on to pick up his fourth A Main win this year. Craig Dippman
being turned at Oakshade Raceway with Rob Anderzack knocking out some heat was second with Jeff Foks Jr. not too far behind. Tim Hancock started 11th and
race laps at just a few thousandths of a second over 14 seconds. Anderzack started ended up fourth with Terry Rushlow fifth.
on the outside of the front row of the UMP Late Model feature and led most of the
25-lap race. Devin Shiels was able to get up alongside Anderzack and the two driv- Holland, Ohio’s Jeff Foks Sr. finally put an end to Brogan Rehklau’s win streak
ers put on a heated side by side battle for the lead. Shiels finally got by for the top after picking up his second Compact feature win of the season. His win also closed
spot while working through lapped traffic which forced Anderzack high. Ander- him to within two points of point leader Jason Deshler who ended up finishing fifth.
zack smacked the back stretch wall coming off turn two and slipped back behind Cory Gumm posted a second place finish after starting outside the top 10. Nathan
Clarklake, Michigan’s Brian Ruhlman. Ruhlman reeled in Shiels in the closing laps Goodman was third and Rehklau finished fourth.
and made a bid for the lead with two laps to go. The move was unsuccessful and
he lost a bit of ground as they took the white flag. Ruhlman then closed back in Justin Gamber out of Wauseon, Ohio, won the Bomber B Main from the pole,
quickly and made an incredible move, diving to the inside of Shiels coming off turn holding off Gabe Mueller and Satch Crispen. Scott Robertson started deep in the
four and just edging him out at the line for the defending champion’s first feature field and was able to move up 12 positions to finish fourth ahead of Ryder Price.
win of the year. Anderzack held on to finish third with Casey Noonan fourth. UMP Dave “Gumby” Golembiewski Jr. suffered engine issues and pulled off the track giv-
Late Model rookie driver Chris Sands posted his first top five finish after finishing ing up a big a lead in the Bomber C Main that was won by Wauseon, Ohio’s Jody
in fifth. Burton. Brian Johnsonbaugh finished second followed by Abby Burton, Brianna
Ruby and Chris Bleikamp.
For the second week in a row, Rusty Smith appeared to have the car to beat in
the UMP Sportsman feature event and was unable to make it to the finish. Smith The annual Tom Elling Memorial Australian Pursuit Races wrapped up the
took the race lead from Chane Stuckey on lap five and then spun two laps later night. Ryan Missler, Mike Jessen and Rich Riffe were the winners of the Tom &
while battling with eventual winner Drew Smith. That ended Rusty Smith’s night Betty Elling Motorsports, Tom Elling Family sponsored events.
and dropped him out of the Oakshade Sportsman point lead. Brandon Gregory
worked his way up to the second position, but got caught up with a lapped car Another huge night of racing is on tap for Saturday, August 12th at Oakshade
bringing out the yellow flag with three laps to go. Drew Smith from Sylvania, Ohio, Raceway. There will be double features for the American Late Model Series (ALMS).
went on to pick up his third feature win of the season which also catapulted him The Barney Oldfield Race paying $5,300 to win that was rained out back in June
will be run as well as a full ALMS show paying $2,000 to win. Sportsman, Bombers
and Compacts will also be in action. Gates open at 4pm, hot laps at 6pm and racing
starts at 7pm. By Scott Hammer


Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) - 29

Challenger’s British Soccer Camp Enjoyed In Montpelier


FUTURE STARS ... Bryce Richmond and Damon Ewers sharpen their soccer skills
during the First Kicks training.

BANANAS ... Damon Ewers, Coach Elizabeth, and Bryce Richmond celebrate the
completion of camp with the famous “banana” pose.

MEETING THE COACHES...Kids and parents get acquainted with the coaches and each
SOCCER CAMP ... Kids of all ages spent the second week of August working on
their soccer skills at the Montpelier Municipal Park.

FIRST DAY...Upcoming soccer stars listen as coach Elizabeth gives the rundown of the GIVING IT HIS ALL... Bryce Richmond practices his skills as coach and teammate look
daily soccer camp. on.


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