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The Village Reporter - January 25th, 2017

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THIS WEEK IN Brady’s Miracle: Wauseon Boy ANNUAL $10
Sees His World For The First Time
THE “Bundles of Joy” Tab
Wednesday, February 22, 2015
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Inaugural Festivities Williams County Fair
•••• Queen Wins State Crown

Edgerton Village Council PHOTO BY TAMMY ALLYSON, STAFF
Hiring Facilities Maintenance
Person; Seeks Donations For GIFT OF SIGHT ... The Hohls (left to right) dad Jeremy holding Mia, Brady with his
eSight, mom Melissa, and Nickolas.
Ball Fields

Wauseon Exploring New
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Lady Eagles Defeat Edgerton Bulldogs 32-26 new By: Tammy Allison in his young life and wears glasses but
THE VILLAGE REPORTER is legally blind and may one day experi-
new PHOTO BY FORREST CHURCH, STAFF ence total blindness.
BBC BATTLE ... North Central's Makayla Hayes goes for When is the last time you were in awe
Exclusively at the lay up as Edgerton trieEs xtcoludseifveenlyda. t over the apples in the produce section or This past spring, his parents learned
the cookies in the bakery aisle at the gro- of a new technology to help those with
superior coverage in half the time cery store? For most people, a trip to the low vision to see. With eSight eyewear
grocery story is an everyday occurrence. technology, developed by a Canadian
ACE HARDWARE For 9 year old Brady, son of Melissa and company, a high-definition camera cap-
Jeremy Hohl of rural Wauseon, a trip to tures the image of what the wearer is
1495 N. SHOOP AVE. Walmart is more than just an everyday looking at to create a clear image. This
WAUSEON, OH 43567 occurrence. innovative technology allows the wearer
to not only see up to 15 feet but to also
(419) 335-1717 On January 6th, his world became a enjoy everyday activities of life more fully
Mon33_115288_0811 - Sat: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm; Sun: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm whole lot clearer when his eSight tech- such as reading, hobbies, and cooking.
nology allowed him to see his world for For those with low vision, eSight which
superior coverage in half the time the first time. Diagnosed in 2008 at the is paired with glasses enhances the vi-
age of six months with a rare eye dis- sion that is remaining and can eliminate
33_115288_0811 ease called Norrie, Brady has spent his or profoundly improve issues such as ...
life seeing his world through a blurry
lens. He has endured four eye surgeries CONTINUED TO PAGE 7

Williams County Board Won’t Evict Sheriff From Fairgrounds House STATE QUEEN ... Crista Wortkoetter won the 2017
Ohio Fair Managers Association Queen crown at the
to the fairgrounds is held by state convention in Columbus Jan. 7. She is the first
the county board, the con- person from Williams County to win the award.
trol and management of the
fairgrounds is “vested in the By: James Pruitt
board of directors of the ag- THE VILLAGE REPORTER
ricultural society.” Williams County’s agricultural community is cele-
This admission comes in brating an historic accomplishment by one of its younger
a statement from the Board members.
of County Commissioners Crista Wortkoetter has become the Ohio Fair Man-
dated Jan. 12 and sent to gers’ Queen for 2017. This is the first time a girl from
Sheriff Steven Towns and Williams County has made it to the final five contes-
Fair Board President David tants, let alone won the contest.
Page informing both parties She was crowned Jan. 7 at the state convention in
the county will not initiate Columbus.
PHOTO BY JAMES PRUITT, STAFF eviction proceedings nor She won among a field of 79 queens from across Ohio.
fund the sheriff should he There are 94 county or local fairs in Ohio plus the state
FAIRGROUNDS HOUSE ... This house at the Fairgrounds in Montpelier will con- choose to remain. fair. Her job this summer will be to visit as many of those
tinue to be used by the Williams County Sheriff. The county board learned it did not fairs as she can before she goes back to school in Octo-
have the authority or desire to evict the sheriff and use the house for the Depart- The commissioners cited ber.
ment of Jobs and Family Services. RC 307.01 that requires the Wortkoetter is going to school in New York and was
home on Winter Break when she attended the contest.
county to provide offices She qualified as the 2016 Williams County Fair Queen.
when needed in the opinion The work of being the OFMA Queen begins in June
By: James Pruitt of the board. Under RC 1711.31 it is the fair board is re- after school lets out. She will travel to all the county fairs
she can make.
THE VILLAGE REPORTER sponsible for utilities, repairs, alterations and other needs. “I go back to school a week after the last fair,” Wort-
The statement was signed by all three serving commis- koetter said.
The Williams County Sheriff’s Department will not be The organization will help out on expenses, but the
moving out of the house on the fairgrounds any time soon, sioners. local fair will help as well, she said.
if at all. The sheriff said he would be willing to discuss sharing Winning the crown was a shock, but she is pleased
she can represent Williams County to all the other fairs
Investigation to the legality of the Board of County space in the house with the JFS.
Commissioners desire to move the sheriff out and have the The commissioners and JFS Director Fred Lord had CONTINUED TO PAGE 7
Department of Jobs and Family services move in showed
the board was misguided in its approach. The board did wanted his department to take possession to use the house
not have the authority to enter an agreement with the as a waiting station for children in the foster care network,
sheriff to use the ranch-style house and would have to for supervised visitations and for classes on cooking and
work with the Williams County Agricultural Society to re- housekeeping for JFS clients.

move the sheriff. James Pruitt may be reached at
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Brady’s Miracle: Wauseon Boy ... Williams County Fair Queen Wins ...

blind spots and blurriness. Besides the grocery store visit, Brady across the state. Making history as the “They were all there Saturday night,”
At an eSight demonstration in April has been to the library and was able to first to do so made an impact as well,” Wortkoetter said.
2016 in the Cleveland area, Brady trav- pick out his own books for the very first she said. The news spread quickly through
eled with his mother and grandmother time. “It was humbling for me,” Wortkoet- social media as her pages lit up follow-
to learn firsthand about eSight eyewear. His mother shares, “For the first ter said. “My family was excited, they ing her coronation. She didn’t have too
As Brady was fitted with the glasses, he couple days, Brady was asking, ‘Hey, are in shock as well.” much time to celebrate as she had to fly
was emotionally overwhelmed. For the can we watch TV, can we watch a mov- Wortkoetter was the first Williams back to school.
first time in his life, Brady saw the world ie?” Brady echoed this by saying with a County entrant to ever make it to the “I got so much support on the plane,”
around him clearly, all the blurriness smile spread across his face, “I can see top 5 finalists and now the first to win she said of her friends through social
and fuzziness he was so accustomed to, the TV much better.” it all as well. Other entrants from the media. “It was amazing to see.”
gone. His family wanted this moment to Brady used to sit inches in front of county have made it as far at the top 16, Reflecting on her win, Wortkoetter
be available to Brady every single day, the TV to see a blurry picture. Now, he she said. was still basking in the glow.
to open his world to new opportunities sits nestled between his parents on the “It’s an honor to represent Williams
She credited Sharon Kissinger who
which have otherwise been too blurry or couch watching favorite movies. Never runs the local fair pageant with her win. County,” Wortkoetter said.
distant. Because of its newness and in- before was he able to enjoy a movie on “I couldn’t have done it without her,” She will be eager to show the rest of
the couch with his family. He has played the state what can happen to someone
novative technology, the cost of eSight Sonic and other video games with his Wortkoetter said. “She was excited for who wins the Senior Fair contests and
eyewear at $15,000 proposed a chal- siblings. With his eSight glasses, he can me.” what the fair does for its people.
lenge, but not one his family viewed as not only see images, but he can pause
impossible. Because insurance does images, snap photos of images, zoom in For Kissinger, Wortkoetter’s making “There is a huge support system
not help with this assistive device and and out, control the color contrast, and the top 5 removed an item off her bucket making this all worthwhile,” Wortkoet-
grants are not available, the family be- even transport an image from a TV or list. Kissinger has been working the lo- ter said.
gan to reach out to the greater local and computer directly to his glasses. cal pageant for 20 years and has had
online community, family, and friends several girls make the top 16. The Fair Board released a statement
for help. His parents relate that his sleeping that expressed pride in Wortkoetter’s
patterns have also improved. Now, he Kissinger told Wortkoetter that any- accomplishment.
The outpouring of love and support can distinguish light and dark which is thing else would just be bonus.
has been emotionally overwhelming for helping him sleep better at night. She is a veteran 4-H and FFA exhibi-
the Hohl family. Community churches “When they announced she won, that tor and a talented student at Edon High
and organizations such as the Delta Ea- His dad Jeremy shares, “It has been put me over the top,” Kissinger said. “I School.
gles and the Lions Club offered support. overwhelming sometimes. For nine was just ecstatic.
Montpelier Police Chief Dan McGee as- years, our life has been one way, and “We would like everyone to take a mo-
sisted to raise funds for Brady’s eSight. then it changed overnight.” He shared “She’s a great girl, she did a wonder- ment to congratulate this young lady on
Through rummage sales, spaghetti din- he became teary-eyed when his son ful job.” a remarkable achievement,” the press
ners, a Go Fund Me page, a Facebook saw him through his eSight for the first release stated.
page Support Brady’s Esight Fund, var- time. Wortkoetter spent her free time at
ious media outlets, and word of mouth, the convention wandering through the James Pruitt may be reached at
news of Brady’s quest to see spread. The eSight technology takes some trade show where she ran into several
getting used to. Brady has experienced Williams County fair board members.
Edgerton Village Council HiringOn December 22nd, the family re- some dizziness and headaches as his tunity Employer.
eyes adjust to light. As time goes on, By: James Pruitt The council also authorized staff to
ceived a phone call that Brady would be these side effects will lessen. THE VILLAGE REPORTER
receiving a discount on his eSight glass- The Edgerton Village Council au- advertise again for bids on the Depot
Brady looks forward to an upcoming thorized staff Jan. 16 to advertise to Street Project.
Facilities Maintenance Person;es. On Christmas, his parents shared Toledo Walleyes hockey game compli- hire a facilities maintenance person
ments of a Facebook group for parents who would be responsible for janitorial The village has received $3,000 in
with him the news his glasses were on of Visually Impaired. He also looks for- and grounds maintenance for the town donations for the Edgerton Area Foun-
their way. A touching video of Brady an- ward to seeing the Cars 3 movie and hall/Miller Park Shelter House and dation matching grant for the Parks.
Monster Trucks with his family later also work with the Street and Parks de- The village would like to raise another
Seeks Donations For Ball Fieldsnouncing to the world “I have exciting this year. partments for leaf and brush pickup, $2,000 to receive the $10,000 grant.
mowing, etc.
news, I’m getting my eSight” appeared For a 9 year old boy, the world has The position will not exceed 28 As of Jan. 13, the total grant stands
on his Facebook page on Christmas. just opened up to brand new opportu- hours per week at $12-$13, depending at $6,000.
nities. Each day is truly a gift of new on experience.
Since January 6th, Brady’s world surprises. The Hohl family wishes to ex- The person appointed will report to “We are hoping to raise the remain-
has opened up to amazing new expe- presses their deepest gratitude to their the village administrator and will pro- ing funds by mid-January,” Admin-
riences for him. Everyday things most family, friends, and community for the vide general janitorial duties; grounds istrator Dawn Fitzcharles stated in
people take for granted are new discov- outpouring of love and support in their maintenance; and work directly with a press release. “With the generous
eries for him. The most amazing thing vision to bring vision to their son. street and parks departments. support of the community, we will be
for him was seeing his family clearly A complete job description is avail- able to purchase a scoreboard for the
for the first time. He saw his mom, his Tammy Allison may be reached at able by contacting the administrator, Pony League field, as well as, netting
brother Nickolas, sister Mia, his father, at or by vis- for three fields to prevent injuries from
and of course, his Boxer Nala. “It made foul balls.”
me happy,” Brady said of seeing his required and is limited to only 10 stu- A valid driver’s license required.
family for the first time. dents. Submit resumes and cover letters In other news, people with incomes
to: Administrator, Village of Edgerton, of $65,000 or less (married or joint tax
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Mary Gautz, Volunteer Coordinator at Edgerton OH 43517. have their tax returns filed for free Feb.
learning more about health, healthcare or 419-330-2695. 8, March 8 and 22, at the Edgerton Ad-
careers and opportunities for volun- ministration Building. To schedule an
teering and job shadowing in a health Supportive adults are encouraged to appointment call 419-784-2150 or visit
care setting, are encouraged to consider online at
FCHC’s Health Care Camp. The next
one will be Sunday Feb 5, 2017 from let the students make the contact them- The deadline is noon Jan. 27. The
James Pruitt may be reached at

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Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) - 7

College News

Area College Students Honored For Achievements

Azusa Pacific University ro*, Lisa Whitman, Joseph Willitzer*, Swanton Rebecca Eddins, Halle Floss*, Kaycee
AZUSA, CA -- Wauseon, Ohio, resi- Nicholas Witter*, Michael Woodbury*, Joshua Adcock*, Kaitlyn Ander- Ford*, James Fox*, Avery Giguere*,
dent Steven Young, a Nursing major Chasity Yoder son*, Chase Avalos*, Rebekah Both*, Isaac Griteman*, Brooks Gype, Sabri-
at Azusa Pacific University, served Holly Buczko, Alison Burch*, Tanner na Haas*, Jonathan Hill, Aaron Hoff*,
through the Center for Student Action Delta Calliotte*, Garrett Chandler, Cyd- Conner Johnson, Katalina Kelley*,
during the fall semester in Local Min- Amanda Baker*, Hannah Barn- ney Christensen*, Angela Daniel, Aubrey Knierim, Matthew Lawson*,
istries. hart, Kristi Buchholz, Krystyll Duke*, Todd Dixon, Helena Driver*, Zachary Laticia Macias*, Keegan Mack, Stu-
Throughout the year, students Elizabeth Finney, Lane Heck*, Dan Dziengelewski*, Jacob Eisel*, Mor- art Mahan, Jennifer Majchrowski*,
have numerous opportunities to build Johnson*, Troy Lind, Mathrine Ma- gan Eitniear*, Sabryn Height*, Dean- Makenzie Mann, Kathryn McKean,
relationships in the city of Azusa, zani*, Daniel McNamara*, Brittany na Herr*, Anthony Howard*, Noah Paige Merillat, Colin Moser, Jessica
greater Los Angeles area, and Mex- Mehlow, Sydney Schermond, Ryan Johnston*, Janelle Knisel*, Noah Ko- Newlove*, Dustin Nofziger, Karli Pen-
ico. From assisting in food banks to Sintobin, Michael Vershum, Hailey kensparger*, Brooks Ladd*, Jarrett rod, Blake Pfund*, Steven Pope, Kai-
providing after school tutoring and Zimmerman* Macek*, Cailey McArthur*, Zachary tlyn Precht*, Dalton Rice, Adrienne
mentoring, the Center for Student Ac- Meller, Kaitlyn Merritt*, Weston Mill- Rolf*, Kaitlyn Sager, Frank Smallman
tion at Azusa Pacific mobilizes and Edgerton er*, Allison Mishka*, Hunter Moore*, IV, Dustin Snow*, Aaron Spieles*, Sa-
educates students toward responsible Derek Blue, Cody Herman, Ashley Chase Moore*, Haley Nelson*, Valerie mantha Stockham*, Sophia Stock-
and transformational service locally Malone*, Alyssa Mast*, Derek Mur- Nofziger*, Lauren O’Riordon*, Tanner ham*, Brooke Thatcher, Hunter Thou-
and globally through a collaborative phy, Tyson Spangler*, Reid Stahler, Prentice*, Trevor Schaller*, Samuel rot, Zachary Torres, Kyle Vernot*,
network of offices and programs. Madeline Sullivan*, Spencer Sunder- Shumaker, Madelyn Silveous*, Sid- Aneesa Volkman*, Jamie Wyse*, Des-
land*, Debra Vermillion*, Timothy ney Taylor*, Taylor Thornton*, Max- mond Yarnell, Christopher Zamora*,
The Citadel Warner*, Corey Whalen*, Scott Zim- well Wegener Crow*, Jason Whittaker, Francis Ziehm II, Derek Zimmerman*
Samuel Santa Rita of Edon marched mer* Makailah Witt*
in the 2017 Presidential Inaugural Pa- West Unity
rade as part of The Citadel’s Summer- Edon Wauseon Colleen Bell*, Denae Birky, Lydia
all Guard. The Summerall Guard is a Levi Brumbaugh*, Ian Gineman, Karla Bautista Palos*, Kyra Brock*, Beth Habegger*, Scott Han-
silent precision drill platoon that was Shane Kohl*, Marcella Kuhlman*, Behnfeldt, Lucas Blanchong*, Colton sen, Conrad Hausch, Adam Logan*,
formed at The Citadel 85 years ago. Halie Ledford, Lyle Manges*, Karlin Blanton, Autumn Bowerman, Bren- Brittney Mocherman, Alexander Mon-
The platoon’s purpose is to exempli- Munger, Brian Yoder* dan Britsch*, Mitchell Brown*, tague, Abraham Montague, Benjamin
fy, through a unique series of move- Cherese Bussing, Karli Callahan, Routhier*, Bradley Sampson, Austin
ments based on the old close order Fayette Brooke Coll*, Brendon Creps*, Em- Schaffner, Ethan Schoonover*, Nata-
drill, the exactness and thoroughness Emma Adams*, Torri Bost, Alli- ily Creque*, Christian Dennis*, Re- lie Short*, Matthew Siegel*, Nicholas
with which a cadet at The Citadel is son Cuff, Mallory Jones, Travis Pen- becca Dent-Weiss*, Brook Dunham, Stuckey*, Cody Zuver*
trained. nington, Dustin Rensberger, Kierstyn
Repp, Josiah Runyon, Sydney Rupp*, Fayette Student Part Of Winning
Champlain College Amy Shaffer*, Larry Smith* Design Group At Trine University
BURLINGTON, VT -- Angelica
Plummer of Montpelier, OH, has been Lyons PHOTO PROVIDED
named to the Champlain College Leah Schwan, Michael Smith*
Dean’s List for the Fall 2016 semester. AWARD WINNERS ... As part of a class assignment, Trine University mechanical
Students on the Dean’s List have Montpelier engineering majors were tasked with designing a 1/12-scale model home designed
achieved a grade point average of 3.5 Savanna Altaffer, Misty Ankney*, to maintain an internal temperature between 74 and 80 degrees using only passive
or higher during the semester. Plum- Joseph Bohner, Kirsten Burkhart*, solar heating and the design of the home. Other factors considered included cost
mer is majoring in Computer Informa- Devin Dockery, Christy Duchene*, and weight. A lamp with four 1,000-watt bulbs was used to simulate sunlight to
tion Technology. Gail Hageman, Angelo Hornung*, De- test the designs. As part of the project, students in the class toured Cardinal Glass
siree Howard, Allyson Hutchison*, Industries in Fremont, Indiana, which donated glass for students to use in their
Heidelberg University Brittany Keller, Christina Kuckuck*, model homes. Joshua Cerda of Fayette was part of the group that had the best de-
TIFFIN, OH -- More than 350 Hei- Theresa Loomis, Alan Loomis, Adam sign for the competition.
delberg University students who have Malone*, Caitlyn Nixon*, Lucas Pat-
excelled in the classroom have been ten*, Samantha Phillips*, Kyle Potts,
named to the fall semester dean’s Dallas Royer, Brandon Scott, Jordan
list, according to Provost Dr. Beth Spackman, Josiah Sprunger, Daniel
Schwartz. Local/area students on the Stuckey*, Christina Triplett, Andrea
dean’s list include the following: Vankham, Arielle Young
Dominic Frey of Wauseon, Ohio
(43567), a junior majoring in Busi- Pettisville
ness Administration and Integrated Gretchen Lee*, Claire Waidelich*
Justin Mourguet of Wauseon, Ohio Pioneer
(43567), a junior majoring in Econom- Charity Brandenberger*, Brady
ics and Computer Science Cogswell*, Mandi Crawford*, Alex
Justin Salkowski of Fayette, Ohio Cummins*, Tyler Fraley, Makayla
(43521), a freshman majoring in Edu- Knapp*, Tyler Pannell*, Ashley Scho-
cation. field*, Cady VanDeVoorde
Marin Schaffner of Wauseon, Ohio
(43567), a junior majoring in Athletic Stryker
Training. Zachary Blevins, Amy Chappuis*,
Angela Collins*, Bristle Dix*, Page
Northwest State Community Doornobs, Jack Fisher*, Nathan Gil-
College bert*, Abby Jaggers*, Mckenna Lantz,
Cody Mercer*, Sydni Rivera*, Lindsey
The following local students have Roehrig, Leslie Short*, Bradlee Wool-
made the Northwest State Commu- ace
nity College Dean’s List for Fall 2016
(* Denotes 4.0 GPA): Four County Career Center Presents

Alvordton 2017 Board Of Education Members
Frederick Fuller*
Alexander Alencastro*, Andrea BOARD OF EDUCATION ... Serving on the Four County Career Center district’s Board of Education for 2017 are (FRONT
Avers*, Christian Barhite, Kaiden - LEFT TO RIGHT) Dennis Vetter, starting his 8th year as a Hicksville Exempted Village board member and his 4th year
Bedsole, Sara Bilen*, Katrina Clark, on the Career Center board; Darrell Higbie starting his 5th year as a Montpelier Exempted Village board member and
Sunshine Conley, Stephen DeLaney*, his 2nd year on the Career Center board; Brian Baker, starting his 22nd year as a Northwest Ohio Educational Service
Nicholas Filipovich*, Johanna Fritz*, Center board member and his 11th year on the Career Center board; Larry Fruth, starting his 13th year as a Wauseon
Adam Grisier*, Leah Hall*, Cassie Exempted Village board member and his 13th year on the Career Center board; Ron Crawford, starting his 13th year as
Hayes, Kamryn Hostetler*, Valentina a Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center board member and his 3rd year on the Career Center board; Kenneth Es-
Huerta, Kimberly Kruse, Dylan Miller, terline, starting his 35th year as a Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center board member and his 25th year on the
Morgan Nofziger, Micah Peterson*, Career Center board; Tim Meister, Career Center Superintendent; (BACK - LEFT TO RIGHT) Marcia Bruns, starting her
Kenneth Price*, Lexa Richardson, 8th year as a Napoleon City School board member and her 3rd year on the Career Center board; Cindra Keeler, starting
Jorge Robles*, Hannah Roth, Levie her 9th year as a Bryan City Schools board member and her 9th year on the Career Center board; Connie Nicely, Career
Rufenacht*, Trevor Rupp*, Michael Center Treasurer; Nona Rupp, starting her 7th year as a Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center board member and
Short, Leslie Simon*, Sarah Vorssel- her 7th year on the Career Center board; Chris Oberlin, starting her 21st year as a Defiance City Schools board member
mans*, Nicholas Waidelich, Jonah and her 20th year on the Career Center board; and Carol Kleck, starting her 27th year as a Northwest Ohio Educational
Waidelich, Toby Walker*, Makenna Service Center board member and her 20th year on the Career Center board.
Whitacre*, Bryce Williams*, Morgan
Wyse, Kylie Yocco, Alyssa Ziegler

Derek Allen*, Dennis Allison, Rob-
ert Barraco*, Heather Bates, Jacob
Blanton*, Minnie Cain*, Alayna Del-
aney, Kody Dell, Aimee Dickinson*,
Douglas Dubois*, Julie Eitniear*,
Teran Ericksen, Julie Freshour, Lar-
ry Freshour, Maria Gabet*, Mason
Gansmiller, Emily Gorzelanczyk*,
Tegan Hurd*, Brandyn Jaggers, Maria
Karacson*, Justin Keezer, Trevor Ke-
pler*, Breanna Kline, Kollin Klinger,
Rebecca McBride, Jared McCann*,
Chloe McCashen*, Austin Melnyk,
James Metcalf, Michelle Miller, Jos-
lin Miller*, Autumn Owens*, Richard
Payne, Conner Pool*, Brian Roehrig*,
Devin Ruggles*, Mark Sammons*,
Abigail Schaper*, Sidney Schultz*,
Kathryn Seibert*, Michael Shadbolt*,
Mariah Slayback*, Quinn Smith*,
Ashton Stalter, Ryan Stuck*, Jaxson
Toney, Michelle Trent, Emily Trent*,
David VanSteenkiste*, Whitney Whet-


Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) - 13

Escape to Sauder Village This Winter

For Knitting & Quilting Retreat Williams County Humane Society

Archbold, OH – Again this winter Sauder Village is & Weaving. Ms. Sheridan will present “Norwegian Shooter
offering Knitting and Quilting Retreats – a great oppor- Threads: A Tour of Norway Through the Eyes of a Tex- Shooter is a neutered
tunity to get away from it all and be immersed in fun tile Enthusiast”. Norway is a country rich in craft tradi- male Chocolate Lab mix
workshops while doing something you enjoy! Retreats tions, from knitting and weaving to carving and silver- who is 3-5 years of age.
are held at the Sauder Heritage Inn with guest accom- work. Each area of the country puts their own unique He appears to be house-
modations and meals available for the Knitter’s Retreat touch on the items they make with the work of their broken as he has very
in February and the Quilter’s Retreat in March. hands. Joan has traveled extensively through Norway, few accidents in his ken-
visiting many historic and modern textile factories, mu- nel. He doesn’t mind
“Sauder Village is a premier location for educational seums and homes. Also an avid photographer, she will the company of other
retreats in this region,” shared Kim Krieger, Media Rela- share Norway and its textures and textiles through her dogs, but a meet and
tions. “Again this year we have an amazing group of in- eyes and lenses, inspiring you, perhaps, to try knitting greet is recommended
structors and crafters joining us to share their expertise the Norwegian way. if there are going to be
and new ideas with retreat participants.” other dogs in the home.
A Quilter’s Retreat will also be held this winter at His adoption fee is $180
The annual Knitter’s Retreat will be held on Friday, the Sauder Heritage Inn. From Friday, March 3 through with an approved appli-
February 10 through Sunday, February 12. Knitters will Sunday, March 5 the Inn will be filled with the hum- cation.
be gathering at the Inn to enjoy food, fellowship, inspi- ming of sewing machines as quilters gather to work on
ration and education. Two or three day retreat packages projects, relax, visit with friends and be inspired. The For more information, call or visit the Williams County
are available that include meals, special coupons, goody weekend Quilt Retreat includes meals, a goody bag, af- Humane Society at 09464 County Road 13, Bryan, Ohio
bags and more. A variety of classes will also be offered ter hours shopping at Threads of Tradition Quilt Shop, 43506, (419) 636-2200. The cost of adoption also in-
throughout the weekend for an additional fee. Retreat and plenty of space for quilting throughout the week- cludes the pet’s spay or neuter, disease testing, updating
participants can register for classes to learn about mak- end. of shots, flea and parasite treatments.
ing beaded bracelets, a prayer shawl, lace knitting, knit-
ting socks and more! A beginner’s class will also be of- More details and registration information for the Bridgewater Township Trustee Seek
fered for anyone interested in learning to knit! Knitting and Quilting Retreats offered at Sauder Village Nominations For Vacant Seat
can be found online at
Retreat participants will also enjoy a Friday eve- es-events/retreats The committee named on Terry Rummel’s nomi-
ning lecture with Joan Sheridan of Heritage Spinning nating petition for Bridgewater Township Trustee will
In addition to retreats, Sauder Village offers many meet on Monday, February 6th at 7:30 p.m. at the
other classes and special events throughout the year. Township meeting room located at 16495 State Route
Upcoming events planned at Sauder Village include the 576 to appoint someone to fill the remainder of his
new “Frozen in Time” event on February 18, the Toledo term, which expires on December 31, 2017. Anyone
Symphony Concert on Thursday, March 9 and the an- who wishes to have their name submitted to the com-
nual Bridal Show on Sunday, March 12. The Historic mittee should contact Mark Robison at 419-356-7959
Village will open for the 2017 season on Tuesday, May by Friday, February 3.
2 with the 41st Annual Quilt Show in Founder’s Hall.

For more information about retreats, classes, special
events or planning a visit to Ohio’s largest living-histo-
ry destination visit the Sauder Village website at www., call 800.590.9755, or connect with
Sauder Village on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.




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Help Wanted Legal

LEGAL - On January 9, 2017, the Council of the Village of Pioneer, Ohio passed the
following legislation:

THE PIONEER FIRE DEPARTMENT. This Ordinance establishes an increased roster for
Village of Pioneer Fire Department. All provisions of this Ordinance go into full force and
effect at the earliest time permitted by law.

of Salenbien Trucking & Excavating, Inc. for the Clark Avenue Extension – Industrial
Connector Project (EDA Award No. 06-01-06006) and authorizes the Village Adminis-
trator and/or Mayor to enter into an agreement with Salenbien Trucking & Excavating,
Inc. and execute any documents necessary to effectuate the agreement and declares an
emergency. All provisions of this Resolution go into full force and effect immediately.

The complete text of the above legislation can be obtained or viewed at the office of
the Village Fiscal Officer at 409 South State Street, Pioneer, Ohio 43554. This summary
was prepared or reviewed and approved by Thomas A. Thompson, Village Solicitor for
the Village of Pioneer, Ohio.

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(Continued) Hilltop’s Tim Maneval Passes 1,000th Point

as I can remember I’ve spent every summer helping my PHOTO PROVIDED
father on the farm. I see his passion and it makes me PHOTO BY KENT HUTCHISON, STAFF
understand that hard work does pay off. He would al-
ways take the time to rebound for me and give me point-
ers about basketball, as well as life. I remember him say-
ing that if you’re gonna do something, don’t do a half job.
That has stuck with me!”

According to Maneval his father’s example has been
a motivation and also the major factor in his success. “I
do everything wholehearted. Whether it’s work, school,
sports, or anything you do. Some days aren’t fun or easy,
but you just have to look at the big picture of things. Also,
I just want to make my family proud of me!”

Gerig agreed with the importance of Maneval’s family.
“He comes from a good family with a wonderful support
system. I think if you were to ask him that would be
the number one reason for his success, along with having
great friends and teammates that have encouraged him.”

Although Maneval has no plans to extend his basket-
ball career into college, he has mapped out a clear path
for the future. “After high school I will be attending UNOH
(University of Northwestern Ohio) in Lima to major in Ag-
ricultural Business. After college graduation my intention
is to come back to West Unity and run the family farm. I
also plan to get married, have kids, and live a happy life!”

Although admittedly quiet most of time, Maneval was
vocal in his appreciation for the Hilltop Nation. “Basket-
ball is nothing without the fans. Seeing them travel to the
opposing schools to support us, and the school in general,
means a lot for the team and the school!”

Tim’s mother Melissa shared her gratitude as well. “I
have say the neatest part to me was how the crowd knew
exactly how many points Tim needed at Hicksville. To
hear them cheering for him from the tip off was just amaz-
ing. This whole season is such a bittersweet journey.
These senior boys have been the best of friends and have
played basketball together since elementary school. They
have all worked so hard for this. It’s great to see them
having so much success!”

Gerig too is grateful for Maneval and his fellow seniors.
“Tim has always been a model student and great asset
to the basketball team. He goes about his business and
is never a distraction. He is a great kid who has a great
future. It has been a pleasure to watch Tim, Quinn, and
Ryan play these four years. I’m just thrilled to see them
and the team have the success they are having this sea-

That success Gerig refers to includes a record that
currently stands at 12-1 overall, a perfect 8-0 mark in
the BBC, and a number 12 ranking in the latest OHSAA
Division IV State Poll. The excitement that Maneval and
Smith have generated so far this season by each sur-
passing 1000 points is hopefully just the beginning of
the thrills yet to come for the Hilltop Cadets in the weeks

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Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 The Village Reporter / The Hometown Huddle - 3

Boys Varsity Basketball Action

Wauseon Indians Earn Key NWOAL Victory Over Rival Archbold


View All Photos Of This Event Online At Boys Varsity Basketball foul shooting by Brooks Gype and Aus-
tin Rotroff down the stretch secured the
Tri-County January 19th, 2017 important win. Carter Bzovi was a senior
Repair, Inc. on a mission for the Indians as he led all
Hilltop 77, Montpelier 71 (OT) scorers with 19 points. Rotroff added 15
A/C work - Auto - The BBC leader the Hilltop Cadets including two “Austin slammers”. Bryce
Farm - Truck were forced into overtime but were able Williams, after being held to two first half
to improve to 12-1 and 8-0 in the con- points, finished as Archbold’s leading
WhWehyedymdmraaraakukueleilaciaclhllhlokoksisinenesddsss&&ooff ference with their eight-point victory. scorer with 13.
fiftititninggss.. Tim Maneval ended the night with seven
three-point shots and 35 points to lead January 21st, 2017
800-872-3220 Hilltop. Kolden Uribes also played an ex-
419-237-2546 plosive game for the Locomotives (8-6, Hicksville 76, North Central 38
4-4) as he connected on five three-point- By the half, the Aces held a 44-21
ers and led his tea with 31 points. Quinn Advantage as they out manned the Ea-
Smith played his typical solid game add- gles and double up the final score in
ing 27 points for the winners. Michael the non-conference contest. None of the
Blake and Caleb Rockey also scored dou- Eagles broke into double figures during
ble figures for the Locomotives with 20 the game as Josh Roesener led with nine
points and 11 points respectively. points.

Pettisville 53, Edon 28 Pettisville 51, Evergreen 46
The Blackbirds (8-5, 6-2) used a 30- The Blackbirds won their ninth game
13 second half to run away from the of the season over the Vikings from the
Bombers (1-11, 1-7). Three Pettisville NWOAL. Four players competed for the
players finished in double figures includ- game’s leading scorer honors. In the end
ing Dillon King with 12 points and Detric Gabe Beck won the crown as he finished
Yoder and Jacoby Graeme with 11 points with 16 points for Pettisville. Detric Yoder
apiece. Travis Siebenaler led Edon with added 13 points. Bryce Hudik matched
13 points. up with Beck well as he led Evergreen
with 15 points and Mason Loeffler added
North Central 48, Fayette 40 12 points. Pettisville won the rebound
Fayette scored 22 points in the fourth battle 32-21 that helped their cause.
quarter but it wasn’t enough as North
Central soared to the BBC victory. North Holgate 57, Fayette 55 (3OT)
Central was led by Nick Henry with 16 In a non-conference thriller, the two
points including seven of eight at the teams battled for three over times before
charity stripe. Josh Roesener added 13 a winner could be names. The Tigers
points in the win. Fayette also had two won the extra sessions by a total of 14-9
players in double figures as Clayton Phe- to lead them to the long awaited win.
ils finished with 15 points and Trey Keef- With the extra time allotted, the Eagles
er added 10 points. scored four players in double figures led
by Clayton Pheils with 16 including six
January 20th, 2017 of eight from the foul line; Travis Wag-
ner with 15 including nine of 10 from the
Bryan 50, Swanton 41 foul line; Tharyn Colegrove with 12 and
The Golden Bears (9-5, 2-0) remained Trey Keefer with 11 including five of eight
unbeaten in NWOAL play with the nine- from the foul line. 18 of Fayette’s points
point win. It was Peyton Lamberson’s came at the charity stripe during fourth
night to shine as the Golden Bear leader period action.
finished with 19 points. Despite the loss,
the game’s leading scorer was Swanton’s Tinora 45, Stryker 41
Gunnar Oakes who scrapped his way to No Game Stats Submitted.
21 points and also hit the boards with
10 offensive rebounds and three defen- Van Wert 54, Bryan 47
sive boards. The Bulldogs moved to 4-9 The Golden Bears held a 26-25 ad-
and 0-2. vantage at the half but Van Wert won the
second half to send Bryan to the non-
Wauseon 47, Archbold 40 league loss. The Golden Bears were led
The Indians took sole possession of by Jaden Valderas with 16 points and
first place in the NWOAL with a win over Colt Arthur added 11.
their arch rival the Bluestreaks. Wauseon
(12-1, 2-0) opened up a 21-9 half-time Elida 60, Archbold 59 (OT)
advantage only to see the Bluestreaks (9- No Game Stats Submitted.
4, 1-1) catch fire in the second half clos-
ing to a 42-40 deficit at one points. Key Edgerton 61, Delta 36
No Game Stats Submitted.


4 - The Village Reporter / The Hometown Huddle Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Swanton Bulldogs Down Pettisville In NWOAL vs BBC Contest


Commercial, Industrial, and Residential Insurance Services Junior High 7th grade - This game teeter tottered
Boys Basketball back and forth for much of the contest.
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Stryker, OH 43557 Wauseon - 419-335-9507 January 17th, 2017 The Eagles overcame and conquered the
tough non-conference opponent. Scorers
(419) 428-3161 Visit us at North Central 41, Montpelier 14 for North Central included: Zack Hayes 7th grade – Tucker Beres poured in with 17, Tucker Beres with 11, Colin
21 points for the Eagles to guide them to Patten with seven, Sammy Wheeler with
WANTED: STANDING TIMBER the BBC win. Colin Patten added seven, three and Mason Sanford added two.
Zack Hayes and Colton Hicks scored six
Conscientious timber harvester with the points apiece and Sammy Wheeler and Hicksville 49, North Central 36
largest grinder in the Tri-State area for Ryan Pfund each scored two points. Scott 8th grade – The Eagles were up for a
Hillard led Montpelier with five points. challenge and a challenge they got from
tree tops and land clearing Montpelier 36, North Central 21 the 9-1 Hicksville squad. Putting up a
8th grade – Thomas Jay led the Lo- good fight in the loss were: Ben Turner
G&D Wood Products comotives to the victory with 20 points. with 13, Travis Schmunk with nine, Ro-
Ben Turner paced North Central with 10 man Sutton with seven, Adam Bentley
Sons & Daughters, Inc. points, Roman Sutton finished with six, with four and Luke Zuver with three.
517-254-4463 Jack Zenz and Travis Schmunk had two
point apiece and Luke Zuver added one January 21st, 2017
North Central 43, Stryker 16
Pettisville 28, Stryker 17 7th grade – The leading scorers for
7th grade – After taking a 21-7 lead the Eagles included: Zack Hayes with 17,
into the locker room at half, The Black- Colin Patten with 15, Sammy Wheeler
birds held on for their fourth win of the with six, Mason Sanford with three and
season. Bryce Beltz led Pettisville with Tucker Beres with two.
12 points and Quinn Wyse added five
points. B. Campbell led Stryker with five Stryker 51, North Central 34
points. 8th grade – Leading the way for North
Central were: Roman Sutton with 21,
Pettisville 25, Stryker 18 Ben Turner with six, Zack Hayes with
8th grade – After an 8-8 deadlock at four and Luke Zuver with three.
the half, the Blackbirds went on to win
the second half 17-10 to grab the BBC Fayette 43, Montpelier 13
victory. Pettisville was led Isaac St. John 7th grade – David Bowman led Mont-
with eight points. Max Leppelmeier and pelier with seven points.
Brayden Barnett with five apiece, Josh
Horning with three and Tommy Mc- Montpelier 39, Fayette 38
Watters and Jake King with two points 8th grade – Tylor Yahraus led the
apiece were the Blackbirds’ other scor- Locos in scoring with 11 points while
ers. Kaleb Holsopple led Stryker with Thomas Jay added eight.
six points while Brandon Bowers, Pay-
ton Woolace and Amos Sloan added four Hilltop 35, Pettisville 13
points apiece. 7th grade – The Cadets started the
North Central 49, Pettisville 31 contest with a 22-0 first half run. Hoff-
7th grade – Leading scorers for North man led Hilltop with 11 points. Gideon
Central were Tucker Beres with 20 Myers scored 10 of the Pettisville points.
points, Colton Hicks 11, Mason San-
ford nine, Colin Patten five and Sammy January 23rd, 2017
Wheeler four. Pettisville was led by Zak-
kai Kaufmann with 12 points and Gideon North Central 46, Hilltop 9
Myers with six points. 7th grade – The Eagles got the lop-
Pettisville 41, North Central 21 sided win over Hilltop as they were led
8th grade - Roman Sutton with 13 by Zach Hayes with 11 points, Tucker
points, Ben Turner four, Jack Zenz two Beres with 10, Colin Patten with nine,
and Luke Zuver two led North Central. Colton Hicks and Mason Sanford with
five points apiece and Teegan Helms and
January 19th, 2017 Sammy Wheeler with three points each.

North Central 40, Hicksville 38 Hilltop 30, North Central 21
8th grade – Leading the Eagles in
scoring were Roman Sutton with 16
points, Adam Bentley with three and Ben
Turner with two points.



Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 The Village Reporter / The Hometown Huddle - 9

Swanton Bulldogs Hold Home Turf, Defeat Bryan In NWOAL




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Big Second Half Propels Pettisville Blackbirds Past Edon Lady Bombers


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Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 The Village Reporter / The Hometown Huddle - 11

Girls JV Basketball Action

Neighboring Archbold & Stryker Junior Varsity Ladies Compete

North Central & Edgerton
Battle In Non Conference

Junior High After leading by just 13-11 at the break, PHOTOS BY FORREST R. CHURCH, STAFF
Girls Basketball Pettisville won the second half 16-8 to
secure their 13th win of the season. Ad- Girls JV Basketball This BBC contest was close through-
January 17th, 2017 dison Moyer led the Blackbirds with 11 out as both teams battled to the very
points and Karsen Pursel added eight. January 17th, 2017 end. The foul line was the difference in
Pettisville 22, Stryker 8 Alex Horton and Lana Baker scored sev- this game as the Cadets finished hit-
8th grade – The Blackbirds improved en and four points respectively for the Ayersville 26, Edon 12 ting on 8 of 17 from the charity stripe
to 4-10 on the season with the run-away Cadets. No game statistics submitted. while the Locomotives, going to the line
win over the Panthers. Pettisville jumped Liberty Center 29, Montpelier 23 31 times, converted on just 10 attempts.
out to a 10-3 first quarter lead and 14-4 North Central 39, Stryker 10 Kimme Engels and Tory Steffes scored Hilltop was led by Noden with 12 points
at the half as they dominated on the of- 7th grade – The Eagles led out of the six points apiece for the Locomotives. while Kimme Engels scored 11 points for
fensive end throughout. Leading Pettis- gate with a 14-0 run during first quar- Montpelier.
ville was Xavia Borden with eight points, ter action as they dominated the rest of January 20th, 2017
Kenzi Rivera with four, Grace Schnitkey the way. The Eagles finished with two January 21st, 2017
and Ellie Wixom with three points apiece players in double figures. As Elser had Pettisville 26, Edon 24
and Kearsten Zuver and Elise Hartzler 14 and Madison Brown added 12. Bai- No Game Stats Submitted. Anthony Wayne 29, Wauseon 16
with two points each. Kinsey Myers led ley Short led Stryker with three points. No Game Stats Submitted.
Stryker with six points and Trinitie Wool- Hilltop 30, Montpelier 28
ace added two points. North Central 43, Stryker 26
8th grade – Brown paced the Eagles
Pettisville 27, Stryker 6 with 10 points in the 17-point victory.
7th grade – The Panthers scored Kinsey Myers was the game’s leading
in just two of the four quarters as the scorer with 14, eight of those points
Blackbirds rolled to their 12th win in came at the foul line.
14 games. Karsen Pursel led Pettisville
with 12 points and Addison Moyer added Fayette 20, Montpelier 19
nine. Brianna Breier led Stryker with all 7th grade – Ariel Page led Montpelier
six of her team’s points. with 10 points.
Pettisville 25, North Central 22
8th grade – In this seesaw battle, the Montpelier 18, Fayette 15
Blackbirds gained their third win of the 8th grade – Ali Repp finished with
year. After three quarters Pettisville held eight points for the Locos.
a 22-14 lead. North Central made a run
by outscoring the Blackbirds 8-3 in the January 23rd, 2017
final quarter but fell just short. Lead-
ing Pettisville was Ellis Wixom with nine Delta 31, Pettisville 8
points, Kenzi Rivera with six, Elise Hartz- 8th grade – Delta ran off to an 11-2
ler with five, Xavia Borden with three first quarter lead and never looked back
and Kearsten Zuver with two. Meyers led as the Blackbirds struggled offensively.
North Cnetral with eight and Hollstein Delta’s Green led all scorers with 13
added six. points. Ellie Wixom led Pettisville with
Pettisville 31, North Central 22 four points while Xavia Borden and
7th grade – The Blackbirds used a 17- Kenzi Rivera finished with two points
12 second half advantage to lead them to apiece.
their 11th win of the season. Pettisville
was led by Karsen Pursel with 16 points Pettisville 25, Delta 7
and Karsyn Hostetler added seven. M. The Blackbirds improved to 13-2
Brown was the leading scorer for North overall with the non-conference victory
Central with 10 points and Balser added over the Panthers. Karsen Pursel and
five. Addison Moyer finished with eight points
North Central 36, Montpelier 18 apiece for Pettisville. Wlfram led Delta
7th grade - North Central’s Madison with three points.
Brown poured in 22 points to lead the
Eagles. Lauren Balser added six points Fayette 21, Stryker 7
in support. Ariel Page led Montpelier with 7th grade – A 12-3 second half run by
eight. the Eagles sent them to the win. Lloyd
Montpelier 30, North Central 18 led Fayette with 12 points. Kaila Patter-
8th grade - Montpelier had 13 points son, Brianna Breier and Marissa Myers
from Ali Repp to lead the Locomotives to led Stryker with two points apiece.
the win. North Central was led by Mai-
zie Zimmerman and Jazmine Hendricks Fayette 29, Stryker 5
with four points apiece. 8th grade – Fayette rolled as they
took an 18-2 lead into the locker room
January 21st, 2017 at the break. Fruchey led Fayette with 11
points while Giana added eight points in
Hilltop 30, Pettisville 17 the win. Kinsey Myers was the top point
8th grade - The Cadets jumped out getter for Styrker finishing with four.
to a 16-4 half-time advantage and the
cruised in the second half to the BBC North Central 48, Hilltop 23
win. T. Grant and K. Brenner led Hilltop 7th grade – The Eagles soared to vic-
with 10 points and seven points respec- tory behind a 20 points performance by
tively. Pettisville was led by Ellie Wixom Madison Brown. Lauren Balser added
with eight points, Kearsten Zuver with 12 points while Erin Elser finished with
seven points and Xavia Borden with two eight. Alex Horton paced the Cadets with
points. six points and Sarah Laney added five.

Pettisville 29, Hilltop 19 Hilltop 34, North Central 25
The Blackbirds improved to 13-2 and 8th grade – Sarah Barnum led the
12-0 on the season with the BBC win. charge as she led the Cadets with 14
points in the win. Kodi Brenner added
eight points in support. The Eagles were
led by Maizie Zimmerman and Madison
Brown with six points apiece. Kyleigh
Westfall added five points.


12 - The Village Reporter / The Hometown Huddle Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Wrestling Action

Bryan, Swanton, Liberty Center & Patrick Henry Battle In Quad Meet


View All Photos Of This Event Online At Varsity Wrestling Bulldogs wrestled to a double win night
while the Bryan Golden Bears fell twice.
January 17th, 2017 The Bulldogs started the evening with a
dominating win over the Patriots. Win-
Genoa 69, Bryan 6 ners for Swanton included: Zack Schaller
106: Corey Welsh (GEAR) over Da- (by forfeit at 113); Trevor Schaller (by for-
kota Minck (BRYA) (Fall 1:28) 113: Os- feit at 120); Tyler Anderson (by a 9-1 de-
car Sanchez (GEAR) over (BRYA) (For.) cision at 126); Gage Pachlhofer (by pin
120: Dylan D`Emilio (GEAR) over (BRYA) at 132); Noah Saunders (by forfeit at 138
(For.) 126: Julian Sanchez (GEAR) over lbs.): Chase Moore (by pin at 145); Ryan
Jared Ramey (BRYA) (Fall 0:59) 132: Marvin (by pin at 152); Mitchel Reisinger
Dusty Morgillo (GEAR) over Jacob Col- (by forfeit at 160); Zach Leahey (by pin at
bart (BRYA) (Fall 1:00) 138: Jacob Stew- 182); T. Lytle (by forfeit at 285).
art (GEAR) over Isaiah Hale (BRYA) (Fall
2:54) 145: Trey Neumann (GEAR) over In the Bulldogs win over Bryan, the
Jacob Fenter (BRYA) (Dec 7-2) 152: Seth Golden Bears only win came at 195
Moore (GEAR) over Reno Smith (BRYA) where Eion Moor won by pin over Crew
(Fall 1:22) 160: James Limongi (GEAR) Oberheim of Swanton. The Bulldogs
over (BRYA) (For.) 170: Antonio Quezada dominated the rest of the action again
(GEAR) over (BRYA) (For.) 182: Xavier with the following winners: A. Minn (by
Beach (GEAR) over Brandon Kreischer forfeit at 106); Zack Schaller (by pin at
(BRYA) (Fall 2:46) 195: Brian Martin 113); Trevor Schaller (by pin at 126);
(GEAR) over Eion Moor (BRYA) (SV-1 4-2) Gage Pachlhofer (by pin at 132); Noah
220: Justin Harding (BRYA) over Gabe Saunders (by pin at 138); Chase Moore
Scott (GEAR) (Fall 2:51) 285: Noah Koch (by pin at 145); Ryan Marvin (by pin at
(GEAR) over Jamin Santiago (BRYA) (Dec 152); Mitchel Reisinger (by forfeit at 160);
4-1) Zack Leahey (by pin at 170); Eion Moor
(by pin at 195); Greg Wilson (by pin at
Port Clinton 39, Bryan 30 220); Tommy Lytle (by pin at 285). In
106: Caleb Burch (POCL) over Da- Bryan’s match with Liberty Center the
kota Minck (BRYA) (Fall 0:19) 113: Amos Golden Bears got wins from: Eion Moor
Honeycutt (POCL) over (BRYA) (For.) and Connor Ford who both won by pin at
120: Double Forfeit 126: Joe Pokornik 182 and 195 respectively.
(BRYA) over (POCL) (For.) 132: Jacob
Colbart (BRYA) over Joe Palmer (POCL) January 21st, 2017
(Fall 0:57) 138: Mason Elson (POCL) over
Corbin Marr (BRYA) (Fall 1:23) 145: Gage Archbold, Edgerton, Montpelier and
Floro (POCL) over Gavin Frank (BRYA) Wauseon competed at the 28th annual
(Fall 1:22) 152: Jacob Fenter (BRYA) over Chuck Forward Duals at the Thunder-
(POCL) (For.) 160: Reno Smith (BRYA) dome. The Bluestreaks came away with
over (POCL) (For.) 170: Double Forfeit the team win as they scored the follow-
182: Brandon Kreischer (BRYA) over ing victories: 72-6 over Hicksville, 53-26
(POCL) (For.) 195: Carson Smith (POCL) over River Valley, 37-34 over Coldwater,
over Eion Moor (BRYA) (Fall 2:28) 220: 51-19 over Ayersville and 40-36 over
Russell Demarco (POCL) over Justin Sand Creek. The following Bluestreaks
Harding (BRYA) (Fall 0:41) 285: Lucia- finished perfect on the day: Austin Wil-
no Alvarez (POCL) over Jamin Santiago son, Gavin Grime, Noah Mattin, Gibson
(BRYA) (Dec 5-3) Burkholder and Brennan Short. Other
area wrestlers wrestling undefeated on
January 19th, 2017 the day included: Austin Grubb of Mont-
pelier; Edgerton’s Micha Ritter, Chad
Swanton 58, Patrick Henry 9 Baumgardener, Jonah Brown, Jacob
Liberty Center 65, Bryan 12 Huffman and Hunter Hamblin. Wauseon
had two undefeated wrestlers in Nolan
Swanton 72, Bryan 6 Ray and Aaron Newland.
In a NWOAL quad match, the Swanton


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Archbold Tops Edgerton, Montpelier & Wauseon At Chuck Forward Duals




16 - The Village Reporter / The Hometown Huddle Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Four Wauseon Wrestlers Reach 100 Win Milestone

By: Bill Bray PHOTOS BY BILL BRAY, STAFF Hunter Yackee, wrestling at 138 lbs.
THE VILLAGE REPORTER comes into his junior campaign coming
100x4= A LOT OF TALENT AND DETERMINATION... Tony Banister, Andrew Bailey, off a disappointing state performance
In thirteen years at the helm of the Hunter Yackee and Sandro Martinez have pinned and decisioned their way to over from a year ago, he already is striving for
Wauseon wrestling program, coach Mike a combined 400 wins. a different result this season after notch-
Ritter has once again helped to make the ing his 100th win earlier this season. “I
Indians a state power in division II. practicing twice a day and preparing to in my first match at Brecksville but I got the win against Montpelier,” Yackee
take on the best wrestlers the state has opened up with a three-time state champ said. “It meant a lot to me because grow-
After a terrific 2015-16 season that to offer.” who pinned me in the first period. I went ing up I was always wrestling, either at
saw the Indians finish runner-up in the out there as aggressive as I could but he Ron’s or going to tournaments. Yackee,
state duals tournament and sixth in the Another senior, Andrew Bailey, wres- was just a better wrestler than me.” So who also stars on the football field as
state team tournament, expectations tling at 160 lbs also reached his mile- after the Brecksville tournament Bailey a two-way performer, indicated that he
were high that the current season could stone of 100 wins earlier this season. “It came back home and is working even prefers wrestling for a very simple rea-
be something very special. For good rea- all started for me much like it did these harder sparring with Banister during son. “In wrestling it is just you and the
son, four of the team members, Tony other guys at Ron’s barn,” Bailey began. practices to help improve his wrestling other guy,” he said. “If you lose it is your
Banister, Andrew Bailey, Hunter Yackee “I’ll never forget that building. Ron would as well. “Wrestling with Tony has made fault and if you win it is all because of
and Sandro Martinez have pinned and always say ‘we are on vacation in here’ me an even better wrestler. He is bigger you.” Yackee has a pretty lofty goal of
decisioned their way to over a combined since it was always like 120 degrees in and stronger than me, so when I wrestle making it all the way to the state final
400 wins. Banister, who has made three there.” Bailey played football through other guys in my weight class I feel like this year. “My first two appearances in
straight trips to the state match finished his junior high years but knew that his I am wrestling a kid that is much lighter Columbus, I went two and out which
second in the Division II tournament last heart was with wrestling. “I really started than me.” Bailey has used the sport of was very disappointing for me,” Yackee
year at the 195 lbs weight class. Bailey, to concentrate on the sport the summer wrestling to teach him more than about explained. “I really am striving for the fi-
the other senior is hoping to make his before my freshman year,” Bailey said. wins and losses. “The sport has taught nals to make it up to everyone I let down
first trip to the Schottenstein Center this Three seasons later, the senior captured me to never give up, and I see that as for not placing either of the last two
season. Ramirez, as a sophomore, was his 100th win recently over winter break a good lesson for life as well. Every day years. My freshman year I just got really
also a runner-up finisher at 145 lbs. at the Brecksville Tournament. “It was a I come in here I just keep getting bet- nervous to be honest. Just being in front
Yackee, though not placing at state last big achievement for me because I have ter, tougher, smarter and learning new of the big crowd for the first time just got
season, did qualify at 132 lbs. been trying to follow in my brother’s foot- things. Just trying to get to state would to me. Last season I just had a pretty
steps (Dalton Nicely) and I know he was a huge achievement for me since I have tough draw going in. I wrestled the kid
With the state experience from last hoping I would get my 100th win. He is never been there.” Bailey continued. “I that wound up fourth in my first match.
season, the three are counting the days really coaching me up right now trying to have been trying to follow my brother’s I knew I had to win that match to have a
to get back to Columbus this season. “It get me to the Schottenstein on my final shadow and be like him. He is a big part chance to place and it really devastated
all started for me in kindergarten with attempt.” There really was not one match of my life right now. He is around a lot me and I really was out of it mentally af-
Ron Hodges at his wrestling club,” Tony that stuck out over the 100 wins for Bai- and trying to help me get better.” ter that loss.” This year Yackee is out
Banister, who won his 100th match last ley. “I was supposed to get my 100th win to ‘impose his will’ on his opponents and
season as a junior, said. “My dad (Chad show them that he is the better wrestler
Banister) never got his 100th win while and gain some respect from around the
wrestling. It is awesome to be part of a state.
team that has four wrestlers that have
achieved the century mark in wins.” Sandro Ramirez entered his junior
Banister also spends many hours with campaign coming off a state runner up
his FFA organization. “We show pigs and finish at 145 lbs. His goals are similar to
goats all over the country so I am busy the other members of the century club.
during the off season with all the travel- “I wanted to get the 100th win out of the
ling.” Banister continues in the sport of way and did that at the Fricker’s Tour-
wrestling mostly because of the motiva- nament last month in Defiance. Ramirez
tion to accomplish a state championship got his 100th win with a 30 second fall
for his family and more specifically his over a wrestler from Elmwood.” Ramirez
dad. “Back in the day when he wrestled has a goal to have the most wins in the
he qualified for state but was never able history of Wauseon wrestling and by the
to make the podium,” Banister contin- looks of things he is well on his way with
ued. “So now I am giving it my very best two more months of wrestling this year
to win a state title and get a banner to and all of the 2017-18 season. “The re-
hang from the rafters in our new wres- cord is 178 wins; I could have probably
tling room.” Banister’s name is displayed got it this season but missed part of last
on a banner for his state runner-up per- season with an injury that set me back.”
formance from a year ago, but that ban- Ramirez is a true competitor who wants
ner would be forgotten if one could hang nothing to do with losing. “I love to win,”
as a State Champion moniker. Banis- the junior state runner-up said. “There is
ter also finished eighth in Columbus his nothing like being better than the guy in
sophomore year so his experiences at the front of me.” Ramirez used that mindset
state meet should work in his favor this to finish third in Columbus as a fresh-
season, first to qualify for the big meet, man and second as a sophomore so he
and second to come away with a gold is more than ready to make it to the top
medal around his neck. “The beginning of the podium this season. “It has been a
of this season was a little rough for me life long goal to be a state champion for
trying to get back down to my wrestling sure.” Ramirez also has a long history in
weight of 195 lbs., because of the prob- the sport at such a young age. “I start-
lems I lost to some guys at the beginning ed competitive wrestling at six years old
of the season that I probably should not for Otsego wrestling where Mike Reeves
have.” Banister said. “I found out really was my coach. I was winning state titles
quick that wresters are going to be out at the junior high level and competed
to get me this year since I was second at in some national tournaments as well
state last season.” With the target on his through those years and things were re-
back, Banister fought hard to get back to ally clicking coming into my high school
his 195 lbs. weight with the sole motiva- career. With that, a third place finish my
tion being to gain that state title. Ban- freshman year was disappointing to me.
ister remembered his first trip to state Losing in the quarterfinals really upset
during his sophomore season. “It was re- me and fortunately my dad talked me
ally nerve racking standing in the tunnel into finishing the tournament.” So with
waiting to go out to the mats. All you see the experience and after having sat out
is lights and everyone is looking at you. part of last season, Ramirez, with his in-
I ended up winning my first match in ternal drive, made it back to Columbus
overtime my first trip there. That enabled and advanced all the way to the cham-
me to finish eighth in my weight class.” pionship match only to see his ultimate
Banister has a whole different mindset dream dashed. “A wrestler from St. Paris
for the upcoming state matches this sea- Graham beat me at state duals, I was
son. “I have to go in there with a chip ready to go in the state final but it really
on my shoulder this year,” Banister said
confidently. “I just have to go wrestle. I CONTINUED ON PAGE 18
should be fine, I have dedicated myself to

Gregory S. Cousino D.D.S.
Michael B. Printer D.D.S.

Family Dentistry 555 Parkview St.
Wauseon, OH 43567
of Northwest Ohio


Congratulations Indian
Wrestlers on 100
Career Wins

L-R: Hunter Yackee - jr.
Tony Banister - sr.
Andrew Bailey - sr.
Sandro Ramirez - jr.

Wauseon Athletic Boosters


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