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The Village Reporter - September 6th, 2017

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THIS WEEK IN Swanton Local Schools Cuts Jade Scott Of Montpelier Is
Ribbon For Building Renovations Changing The World One
TvHIELLAGE reporter Pair Of Shoes At A Time

Donations Sought For Victims By: Tammy Allison
of Swanton Home Explosion THE VILLAGE REPORTER

•••• Jade Scott of Mont-
Delta Schools Fall Sports pelier may only be thir-
teen years old, but she is
Teams Previewed changing the world one
•••• pair of shoes at a time.
At the age of nine, Jade
Buchs Sentenced To Five PHOTO BY BILL O’ CONNELL watched a Disney com-
Years In Prison NEW MIDDLE SCHOOL ... Superintendent Chris Lake and BOE Member Shannon Crow mercial of a girl’s story of
•••• cut the ribbon for the new Swanton Middle School (SMS) at the remodeled former Park receiving shoes for a com-
Elementary. To the left of Ms. Crow is Swanton Mayor Ann Roth, BOE Member David munity drive rather than
Williams County Commodity Smith, Swanton Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Neil Toeppe, SMS Principal birthday gifts. It inspired
Group Paying For Thursday Matt Smith. To the right of Mr. Lake is BOE Member Steve Brehmer, BOE President her and stirred some-
Kris Oberheim and SHS Vice-Principal Steve Smith.
Admission To Fair
•••• By: Cory Johnson room. The entire building will now be air- thing inside of her. Jade
THE VILLAGE REPORTER conditioned, as well. felt compelled to start a
Kaleb's Ride Aids similar movement within
Montpelier Police Swanton Local Schools celebrated the Renovations at Swanton High School her own local community PHOTO PROVIDED
opening of their newly-expanded and reno- were centered primarily around security of Montpelier, and HUGs
•••• vated schools on Tuesday, August 29 at the and making accommodations to add the (Help Us Give Shoes) was MONTPELIER TEEN ...
Delta Graduate Returns new Swanton Middle School, formerly Park district's pre-school operations. Along with Jade Scott of Montpelier
Home To Share Experience Elementary. the security additions to the building, ad- is organizing efforts to
ditional bathrooms were added for a project provide shoes to those in
Teaching Abroad District renovations included new, se- total of $216,000. need.
•••• cured entries with a vestibule and buzzer is built upon Christian
system, ensuring the only access to the The former Cherry Street Middle School values and family.
Manure Runoff Kills Fish building’s visitors is through the main of- has been demolished, with key architectur-
In Williams County fice in an expanded effort to protect and al components saved for potential future Jade’s nonprofit orga-
•••• promote student safety through all of the use. The site has potential to be a viable nization, Just for Kickz,
district's buildings. component of the district, with keeping was the platform for this
Willliams County Fair Details Fisher Gymnasium in place with renova- year’s pageant. Jade’s
The former Crestwood Elementary, now tions to the facility for district and commu- mother shared that the
S SReporter Swanton Elementary School, will host nity use. born. With the assistance national director of the
PORT grades K-4. The $1.5 million renovation in- of her mother Jaimi Ge- pageant loved what Jade
cluded six classrooms added with two more “Additions of public restrooms, improve- ren, she began organizing is doing through her orga-
WILLIAMS & FULTON COUNTY (NORTHWEST OHIO) SPORTS ACTION classrooms and storage to be added due to ments to existing locker rooms, new HVAC nization. Pageant contes-
the project coming in under bid. The entire work, and a new exterior finish to the east tants could earn points
Archbold State Champion ACME Baseball Team Visits Archbold Rotary building will now also be air-conditioned. wall, will really make this a special venue efforts for shoe donations towards the Humani-
for the district, and the area now becomes tarian title for donating
The reconfiguration of the middle school an enhanced athletic campus,” said a dis- for those in need. shoes. Jade came home
has grades 5-8 moving into what was for- trict press release. The referrals and re- with a 6 x 13 trailer full of
merly Park Elementary. New features from quests for children need- boxes of shoes that were
the $2 million addition include a large in- The entire project was funded by the ing shoes come from donated.
PHOTO PROVIDED strumental music/band room, a large choir district's general fund with no additional schools and various com-
ACME STATE CHAMPS VISIT … The Archbold ACME baseball state championship team were guests at the August 25th Archbold Rotary meeting at the Barn Restau- room, and a new cafeteria/multi-purpose cost to taxpayers. The pageant competi-
rant. This is the second consecutive year the club has been guests of the club for winning the state championship. Head coach Kirk Weldy is secretary of the Archbold room. The renovation includes 300 new tion included several dif-
Rotary Club. The speaker for that day at was the boys soccer coach Sean Stewart. Pictured are: Front Row: Trevor Rupp, Noah Cheney, Jeron Williams, Mitch Grosjean, lockers and new cabinetry in the band Cory may be reached at ferent avenues for com-
Holden Galvan, TJ Rice, Nic Rodriguez, Kade Kern, Brandon Miller, Caleb Hogrefe. Back Row: Chase Kohler, Gabe Peterson, Aiden Warnicke, Cory Erbskorn, Rigo Ra- petition. Jade shared
mos, Creighton Sims, Clay Nafziger, Bryce Williams, Travis Ziegler, Bryson Taylor. that she sang a Carrie
Underwood song for the
Bryan Girls Cross Country Jon Henry Earns talent portion. During
Takes 2nd At Columbus Grove $2,000 ALMS Win the formal wear segment,
At Oakshade munity organizations. she wore a gown, walked
the stage, and was asked
Saturday, September 2, 2017- Forty-one American They explain that while a question. Her ques-
Late Model Series (ALMS) drivers showed up for the the initial requests are tion was about what she
final ALMS event of the season at Oakshade Raceway often for children, many wants to be when she
on Saturday night. The current ALMS point-leader, times, it extends into ful- grows up. Jade shared, “I
Jon Henry, came out on top, earning his second ALMS filling the needs of the en- told them a conservation
PHOTO PROVIDED win of the weekend. biologist. I have an uncle
SECOND PLACE ... The Bryan Golden Bears girls cross country team recently took second place at the Colum- who is in Australia study-
bus Grove Invite. Pictured are: (front) Makenna Lane, Alexis Kozumplick, Adrienne Struble, Addie Oberlin (back) A huge seven-car pile up, that took out Oakshade ing Tanzanian devils, only
Brittney Willis, Audrey Zimmerman, Rachael Purk, Lizzy Canfield, Margo Morr, Izzy Rigg. point leader Devin Shiels, slowed things down after I would like to study mon-
completing the first lap of the 30-lap ALMS main keys.” She also competed
event. Ada, Ohio’s Jon Henry started on the pole and in an interview section.
led the first handful of laps, but Steve Kester hounded
Henry and finally took the lead on lap seven. Kester Jade shared that she
then opened up his advantage over Henry until the competed against three
unthinkable happened on lap 15. Kester spun while other girls. When she re-
working through lapped traffic which brought out the ceived the news that she
yellow flag, forcing him to restart at the back of the had won the title, she
field. Last week’s feature winner Rusty Schlenk in- said, “I’m not really sure
herited the lead for the restart and Henry, who had how to explain how I felt.
slipped back to third, found himself back in second I was really, really ex-
cited.” In addition to the
newand starting alongside Schlenk for the double file re- title Junior Miss Ameri-
can Royalty USA, Jade
start. Henry took advantage and jumped back out to also received the award of
the lead from the high side over Schlenk. Schlenk tried top interview for her age
to battle back on the inside, but after a few laps of side group, top talent for her
by side racing, he slipped back. Schlenk had one last age group, and National
shot at Henry after a late caution flag flew with just Spokesmodel.
three laps remaining. After winning the night before at
Attica Raceway Park, Henry was able to hang on and Why is winning this ...
pick up his 12th career ALMS win. Schlenk ended up CONTINUED ON PAGE 9
second with Matt Miller finishing third. Brian Ruhl-
man made up some ground in the Oakshade Raceway
point standings with a fourth place finish after Shiels’
early exit from the race. Casey Noonan ended up fifth.

Swanton, Ohio’s BJ Gregory has been on a tear the
past few weeks at Oakshade Raceway, picking up his
third straight UMP Sportsman feature win. Gregory
started inside the second row and took over the lead
by lap four. Mathew Chapman got by Joel Morton for
second on lap elevEexncluasnidvealycaatution on lap ...


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Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) - 21

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she explains. As the re-
quests for shoes are re-
ceived, Jade then finds
Wauseon Book Exchange Box Established the correct sizes of shoes
and socks.
spacecraft that appears in BBC’s popular Doctor Who changed its name to Just
television drama, the box features books, movies, and for Kickz to allow Jade to
puzzles at no cost to the public. The local box, pro- apply for grants to help
duced by Sue Coll and her husband, Tim, was inspired in the collection of shoes
by similar designs in larger cities where her daughters and socks for people who
have lived while the concept was fueled by the family’s need them.
mutual love for reading and fondness of Doctor Who. In addition to Jade’s
noble cause, she also
“It’s just something we wanted to do for the com- has been participating in
munity; just a fun, little project for us when we de- pageants since the age
cided we wanted to share our things with the pub- of 8. The two passions in
lic,” said Sue Coll. With the exchange is located on the her life complement one
edge of the family’s property, Coll anticipates keeping another in that by par-
the stock updated frequently with new puzzles, books, ticipating in pageants,
and movies from her own collection with hopes of new it provides a platform
PHOTOS BY CORY JOHNSON, STAFF features being added each week. for Jade to share about
Just for Kickz. Jade be-
NEW IDEA ... Sue Coll hopes the book exchange de- However, she encourages anyone interested to gan doing pageants in her
signed by her and her husband, Tim, will serve as a participate just as much as her by leaving, or taking, hometown of Montpelier.
new hobby and resource to Wauseon residents of all whatever their heart desires. “Hopefully people use it; These titles have allowed
ages. that’s what it’s here for. It’s here for the taking,” she her opportunities to do
said. fundraisers for her shoe
By: Cory Johnson donations. Currently,
THE VILLAGE REPORTER Whether fueling a lifelong passion for knowledge or she holds the title of Miss
A trend mostly sprouting up only in populous ur- finding a new past time, Coll’s ultimate dream is that Teen Montpelier.
ban areas has now found a home in the small, rural residents of Wauseon and the surrounding area will Jade has also compet-
town of Wauseon, much to the delight of literary fa- visit the exchange with the realization that every book ed in pageants at the na-
natics of all ages. Known as a “book exchange box” or is a tardis, innocuous on the outside, bigger on the tional level. This summer,
“neighborhood library”, thousands of original weath- inside, and able to transport you through time and Jade competed in the
er-resistant book exchange creations have been docu- space, as inscribed on the rear of the box. “Although Miss American Royalty
mented all across the United States in recent years, it’s just a little book, you can travel the world with it,” National Pageant August
according to the nonprofit Little Free Library. Coll added. 4-6th in Gatlinburg, Ten-
One of the most recent creations can be found on nessee. The Miss Ameri-
the corner of Beech and Marshall Streets in Wauseon. As simple as the modest book exchange stands, can Royalty USA pageant
Designed to resemble the TARDIS, a time machine and to its creators and new patrons, it renews the often
lost magic of paperbacks in a timeless and communal
fashion like a hidden gem just waiting to be found.

Cory may be reached at

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Local Obituaries Anniversary Celebration

Daniel Smead (1943 - 2017) Geraldine Brown (1931 - 2017)

Daniel R. (Szczublews- Geraldine D. Brown,
ki) Smead, 74 years, of age 86, of Delta, passed
Wauseon passed away away peacefully at her
Saturday, September home surrounded by her
2, 2017 at Community loving family on Tuesday,
Health Professionals In- August 29, 2017.
patient Hospice Center,
Defiance. She was born in Del-
Daniel was born July ta on April 29, 1931 to
14, 1943 in Toledo, Ohio, Clement E. Krieger and
the son of the late Dan- Althea (Young) Krieger.
iel and Dorothy (Smead) Geraldine was united
Szczublewski. Daniel was in marriage to Kenneth
a 1962 graduate of Ma- “Budd” Brown on Febru-
comber High School in ary 5, 1949 and he pre-
Toledo. He then served in ceded her in death on
VETERAN the Reserves for the Unit- January 23, 2015. Galen & Beverly Brown
ed States Marine Corps. She was a member of the Church on Strayer Road
Daniel was very proud to in Maumee and Delta American Legion Post #373 Galen and Beverly Brown will celebrate their
be a Reserve Marine his whole life, “Semper Fi.” Dan- Auxiliary. Geraldine enjoyed crocheting and was fa- 65th anniversary on September 7th. Now we can
iel married Joyce M. Jarvis on October 31, 1962 in mous in the area for baking the best pies around. help them celebrate it. Beverly is a retired nurse
Toledo, Ohio. He worked for Conrail as a Train Con- Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her fam- from Bryan Clinic and Galen is retired from the
ductor for 30 years, until he was unable to work due ily, grandchildren and friends. Norfolk Western Railroad and Carpenter. They
to disabilities in 1999. Daniel collected trains, enjoyed She is survived by her daughter, Debra Brown of lived and raised their children in Pioneer, Ohio.
reading military and history books, and watching the Liberty Center; son, Keith (Ruth) Brown of Delta; sis- Thereafter created a lovely home for retirement
Detroit Red Wings in his free time. He also enjoyed ter, Judy (Gary) Baldwin of Napoleon; grandchildren, in the Bryan area. They have three daughters;
spending time with family, especially playing pranks Michelle, Mindy, Benjamin, Clifford, Monte and Tim- Deborah and Lon Hersha from Dublin, Ohio,
and teasing his children and grandchildren. othy; loving great grandchildren and special great Kim and Dale Anderson from Canton, Ohio and
Surviving are his wife, Joyce of Wauseon, Ohio; three grandson, Jay Vann. Teresa Brown and Bill Loomis from Bryan, Ohio.
children, Ginger (Bart) Sprague of Bryan, Ohio, Cheryl Along with her parents, she was preceded in death
(Steve) Myers of Wauseon, Ohio, and Chad (Amy) Szc- by her husband of almost 66 years, Kenneth; her son, Reporter
zublewski of LaGrange, Kentucky; five grandchildren, Douglas E. Brown in 2013; brother, Eugene Krieger
Jason (Shannon) Sprague, Hollie (Scott) McElfresh, and sister, Pauline Krieger.
Christopher Blake, Chad Szczublewski, Jr., and Kaylin Friends will be received from 3-5 and 6-8 PM on YOUR HOMETOWN NEWS SOURCE FOR WILLIAMS & FULTON COUNTY, OHIO
Szczublewski; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Ma- Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Barnes Funeral
rie (David) Uberroth of Toledo, Ohio, and Robert(Beth) Chapel, 5825 St. Hwy. 109 in Delta. A funeral ser- NORTHWEST OHIO COVERAGE AREAS
Szczublewski of Toledo, Ohio vice celebrating Geraldine’s life will be held at 10:00
To honor Daniel’s wishes there will be no visitation AM on Thursday also at the funeral home. Pastor
or services. Arrangements are under the care of Ober- Tony Scott will be officiating. Private interment will
lin-Turnbull Funeral Home, Bryan. be at Raker Cemetery in Delta. In lieu of flowers,
Those planning an expression of sympathy are contributions may be made to the Church on Strayer
asked to consider memorial contributions be made to Road, 3000 Stayer Rd., Maumee Ohio 43537, Grace
Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Hospice, 1900 Indianwood Circle, Suite 202A, Mau-
Center, 6817 State Route 66 N, Defiance, Ohio 43512 mee, Ohio 43537 or the Delta American Legion, 5939
Condolences may be sent to the family or the online St Hwy 109, Delta, Ohio 43515 in her memory. On-
guest book may be signed at line condolences may be sent to the family through
our website at
Gary Shear Sr. (1948 - 2017)
Robert Smith (1946 - 2017)
Sr., age 69, of Swanton, Robert E. “Trigger”
passed away unexpect- Smith, age 71, of Swan- * “The Village Reporter” holds the right to refuse service and/or deter-
edly at his home early Tuesday morning August 29, ton, with his loving fam- mine information posted within our publication.
2017. ily bedside, passed away * Order a subscription via a few mouse clicks at www.thevillagereport-
He was born May 15, 1948 in Gary, IN to the late Thursday morning Au- or by calling our Main Office at (419) 485-4851.
J.G. Halford and Loretta Shear. gust 31, 2017 at Defiance * All subscription and advertisement sales are final, refunds are not
Gary graduated from Hobart High School in Indiana Inpatient Hospice. issued.
and later served with the U.S Navy during the Vietnam * Newspapers are mailed concurrently and cannot be held. Please sub-
War. He was born in Wood- mit change of mailing address to the Main Office Address.
On June 9, 1987 he married Terry Ann Eversen and land, CA on June 1, 1946 * “Letters To The Editor” are welcomed. Publication is left to the discre-
she survives. to the late Stanley Pritch- tion of the publisher/editor with respect given to opinion, yet protection
Before retiring, Gary was employed as a mainte- ett and Helen Whitcomb given to the subject. Letters must be limited to a word count of 500.
nance man with Bittersweet Farms in Whitehouse, and later adopted and * It is the goal of “The Village Reporter” to present news in a fair and
OH. Ministry and serving the Lord was close to Gary’s lovingly raised by David balanced format. “The Village Reporter” makes every effort to stay neu-
heart and from which he was called to pastor the Je- W. Smith and his moth- tral in political and other debatable issues. It is the desire of the com-
sus is Lord Ministry in Hancock, MI before serving 18 er, Helen. pany to print facts and allow our readers to process information, draw-
years with Faith Community Church in Grand Rapids, ing their own opinions.
OH. Gary also was very active in prison ministry in Trigger attended Delta * Newspaper counter sales are available throughout Williams and Ful-
Wisconsin and Alcoholics Anonymous. Some of his fa- High School. On July 16, 1965 he married Bonita ton Counties in Northwest Ohio.
vorite hobbies included golfing, camping, ancestry and Fausey and she survives. * Newspaper deadline for submitting news releases, sports statistics
and advertisements stands at the Friday prior to publication by 5:00
In 1979 he purchased the family auto parts busi- p.m.
ness, known as Soul Road Auto Parts, from his par- * “The Village Reporter” publishes 49 editions per year with two non
ents. Over the years he developed the business into print weeks during the summer and one non print week around the
a trucking company which grew into one of the area’s holidays.
largest. Trigger was also an avid Chevy car enthusi-
especially volunteering as Santa Claus at the nursing ast; which he collected. His assortment of vehicles
home and other events. can be viewed at under Trigger’s
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Terry Ann GMMG’s. Along with his hobby of collecting his fa-
Shear; children, Thomas Vincent Williford of Califor- vorite vehicles, Trigger also had a love for drag rac-
nia, Gary Thomas Shear of Memphis, TN, Shawn Re- ing, which he attended and often participated in.
nee (Paladen) Harris of Memphis, TN and Gary Dean
Shear Sr. of Indianapolis, IN; sisters, Joe Ann, Maria Along with his wife of 52 years, Bonita, he is also 115 Broad Street, Montpelier, Ohio
and Kathy; brothers, Terry and Tony Lee; and grand- survived by three children, Tammy (Marty) Smith- Open: Mon. - Fri. (9 a.m. - 5 p.m).; Sat. (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
children, Tabatha Renee Parker, Gary Robert Thomas Collum of Delta, David (Michelle) Smith of Swanton
Shear, Alexa Rachel Knowles and Matthew Christo- and Angela (Billy) Buehrer of West Unity; brothers, Phone: (419) 485-4851 / Fax: (877) 778-9425
pher Shear. Jack Smith of Ocala, FL and Dan (Darla) Smith of Email:
Services are pending with Barnes Funeral Chapel, Paulding; sister, Karen (Eddie) Murphy of Columbia, Website:
5825 St. Hwy. 109 in Delta. Interment will be private LA; grandchildren, Andrea (Wesley) Murrey, Amber
Hardy, Jason (Stephanie) Hardy, Stefani Smith (fi- Buy A Newspaper Copy At:
ancé Brad Dutcher), Melani Smith, and Bryce Bueh-
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WEST UNITY POLICE (August 27) 319 Clinton St., Loud noise (August 24) N. Main St., suspicious activity Failure to comply could result in Mr.
(August 21) Agency assist (August 27) 248 N. Fulton St., Domestic (August 24) Dodge St., harassment Ruffer spending 17 months in prison.
(August 21) Theft trouble (August 25) W. Garfield, assist rescue, ill
(August 21) Harassment (August 27) 1285 N. Shoop Ave. Unit 75, (August 25) Veronica St., welfare check WILLIAMS COUNTY
(August 22) Medical emergency Run away or unruly (August 25) Chestnut St., civil dispute
(August 22) Left of center/warning (August 27) 204 Jefferson St., Narcotics (August 25) W. Garfield, assist medical, ill TRAFFIC
(August 23) Lockout (August 27) 345 Virginia DR., Domestic (August 25) Cass St., theft Bassett, Shanna M. (Bryan, Ohio).
(August 24) Keep the peace trouble (August 25) Woodland Ave., assist rescue, Failure to display operator’s license. Fine:
(August 24) Lockouts (August 27) 485 E. Airport Hwy., Investi- ill $250; Costs: $79. Expired plates. Fine:
(August 24) Suspicious vehicle gate complaint (August 25) W. Airport Hwy., assist rescue, ill $25; Costs: $40.
(August 24) Left of center/warning (August 27) 133 Marshall St., Suspicious (August. 25) Lincoln & Church, loud music Beck, Lisa A. (Bryan, Ohio). Texting
(August 24) Speed/warning person (August 26) Airport Hwy., reckless opera- while driving. Fine: $71; Costs: $79.
(August 25) Medical emergency (August 28) 123 S. Fulton St., Alarm drop tion Birks, Richard G. (Defiance, Ohio).
(August 25) Littering (August 28) 415 Cole St. Unit 39 (August 26) Dodge St., warrant arrest 71/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79.
(August 25) Harassment (August 28) 840 Parkview, Sex offense (August 26) St. Richard Court, loud mu- Casares, Jorge J. (Sherwood, Ohio).
(August 25) Well-being check (August 28) 840 W. Elm St. Unit 1107, sic Traffic control device. Fine: $46; Costs:
(August 26) Parking problem Vandalism (August 27) E. Airport Hwy., reckless $79.
(August 26) Medical emergency (August 28) 1210 Shoop Ave., Debris/ operation Choate, Edwin (Montpelier, Ohio).
(August 26) Domestic violence item in roadway (August 27) W. Airport Hwy., assist res- 44/35 speed. Fine: $40; Costs: $85.
(August 26) Theft (August 28) 1285 N. Shoop Ave. Unit 13 cue, ill Decator, Bill J. III (Bryan, Ohio). Ex-
(August 26) Speed/warning (August 28) 485 E. Airport Hwy., Accident (August 28) E. Airport Hwy., warrant arrest pired plates. Fine: $46; Costs: $79.
(August 27) Medical emergency (Property damage) (August 28) Crabapple Dr., internet Dennis, Jason D. (Bryan, Ohio). Driv-
(August 27) Well-being check (August 28) N. Shoop Ave. @ Airport Hwy. harassment ing under suspension. Fine: $300; Costs:
(August 27) Speed/citation Accident (property damage) (August. 28) Dodge & Fairfield, non-inju- $89; Jail: 30 days with 30 days suspend-
(August 27) Speed/warning (August 28) 870 W. Elm St., Investigae ry accident ed. Operator’s license suspended from
complaint (August 28) Valleywood Dr., menacing May 5, 2017 to August 3, 2017. No future
WAUSEON POLICE (August 28) 318 W. Chestnut St., Threats/ (August 29) Lincoln St., assist rescue, ill violations within next 3 years.
(August 23) 840 N. Fulton St., Larceny Harassment (August 29) Turtle Creek Dr., welfare Dennis, Jason D. (Bryan, Ohio). Driv-
(August 23) 840 W. Elm St. Unit 900 (August 28) 234 E. Superior St., 911 hang check ing under suspension (2nd case). Fine:
(August 23) 425 Cole St. Unit 207 up contact in person (August 29) E. Airport Hwy., traffic assist $350; Costs: $89; Jail: 90 days with 80
(August 23) Ottokee St. @ Sycamore, (August 28) 625 Ottokee St., Juveniles (August 29) Lincoln St., domestic dispute days suspended. Operator’s license sus-
Hit-skip (August 29) 1285 N. Shoop Ave. Unit 93, (August 29) Football field, assist rescue pended from June 2, 2017 to August 31,
(August 23) 725 S. Shoop Ave., Tres- Run away or unruly (August 30) Bassett & Clark, reckless op- 2017. No future violations within next 3
passing (August 29) 840 Parkview, Suspicious activity eration years.
(August 23) N. Shoop Ave. @ Cherry, In- (August 29) 485 E. Airport Hwy., Larceny (August 30) S. Hallett Ave., criminal mischief Dix, Bristle (Stryker, Ohio). Failure to
vestigate complaint (August 29) 249 Greco Dr., Telephone (August 30) Kierra Ln., domestic violence yield. Fine: $40; Costs: $85.
(August 23) 840 W. Elm St. Unit 1302 harassment (August 31) High School, unlock vehicle Dobson, Tayler L. (West Unity, Ohio).
(August 24) 1297 N. Shoop Ave., Alarm (August 29) 313 Barbara Dr., Assault (August 31) E. Airport Hwy., unlock vehicle Assured clear distance ahead. Fine: $71;
drop (August 29) 1285 N. Shoop Ave. Unit 78, (August 31) E. Airport Hwy., unlock vehicle Costs: $79.
(August 24) 485 E. Airport Hwy., Larceny Telephone harassment (August 31) Zeiter Way, unlock vehicle Fairchild, Janean R. (Hicksville, Ohio).
(August 24) 824 N. Shoop Ave., Suspi- (August 29) 1120 N. Shoop Ave., Accident (August 31) Kierra Ln., keep the peace Expired registration. Fine: $46; Costs:
cious person (Property damage) (August 31) E. Aiport Hwy., unlock vehicle $79.
(August 24) 810 N. Shoop Ave., Investi- (August 29) 412 E. Chestnut St., Juveniles Fisher, Ronald L. (Stryker, Ohio).
gate complaint (August 30) 300-B S. Shoop Ave., Debris/ FULTON COUNTY 64/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79.
(August 24) 335 Frances Dr., Neighbor- Item in roadway Garcia, Mackenzie K. (Pioneer, Ohio).
hood trouble PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE 70/55 speed. Fine: $45; Costs: $85.
(August 24) 840 W. Elm St. Unit 1404, SWANTON POLICE DEPARTMENT A Delta, Ohio man was sentenced on Goebel, Matthew L. (Edgerton, Ohio).
Domestic trouble (August 16) Paiglynn St., trespassing August 29, 2017 in the Fulton County License plate light. Fine: $35; Costs: $40.
(August 24) 100-B N. Franklin St., Dis- (August 16) Maddie St., Bike theft, found Common Pleas Court. Goodrich, Presley N. (Defiance, Ohio).
abled vehicle (August 16) Airport & S. Main, disabled Avante Koonce, age 24, previous- Driving under suspension. Fine: $200;
(August 24) 723 S. Shoop Ave., Suspi- vehicle ly pled guilty to Attempted Failure to Costs: $90; Jail: 90 days with 90 days
cious person (August 16) Church St., neighbor dispute Provide Notice of a Change of Address. suspended. Operator’s license suspended
(August 24) Otttokee St. @ Airport Hwy., (August 16) US 20A, west, domestic According to Fulton County Prosecu- from August 25, 2017 to September 24,
Welfare check violence tor Scott Flaselman, on or about Feb- 2017. No future violations within next 2
(August 25) 445 E. Airport Hwy., Alarm (August 17) Redbud Dr., disorderly ruary 23, 2016 to February 13, 2017, years. 70/55 speed. Fine: $45; Costs: $40.
drop conduct Mr. Koonce attempted to fail to provide Grieser, Orville J. (Archbold, Ohio).
(August 25) 209 N. Shoop Ave., Welfare (August 17) W. Airport Hwy., vehicle damage written notice of his residence address 78/55 speed. Fine: $65; Costs: $85.
check (August 17) W. Airport Hwy., unlock vehicle change to the sheriff of Fulton County. Grimm, Jessica L. (Bryan, Ohio). Driv-
(August 25) 152 S. Fulton St., Drunk (August 17) Pennsylvania Ave., door to Judge Jeffrey Robinson sentenced ing under suspension. Fine: $200; Costs:
(August 25) 222 Depot St., Investigate door sales Mr. Koonce to two years of community $84; Jail: 30 days with 30 days suspend-
complaint (August 17) Apline Dr., assist rescue control. He ordered Mr. Koonce to serve ed. Operator’s license suspended from
(August 25) 127 W. Linfoot St., Acci- (August 17) Glenmar Dr., 911 hang up 180 days in CCNO with work release af- August 23, 2017 to September 22, 2017.
dent (property damage) (August 17) E. Airport Hwy., 911 hang up ter the first 15 days; pay prosecution No future violations within next 2 years.
(August 25) 1150 N. Shoop Ave., Lost/ (August 18) Hallett & Garfield, injury costs; and pay court-appointed counsel Grooms, James N. (Napoleon, Ohio).
found/recovered accident fees. 66/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79.
(August 25) 1480 N. Shoop Ave., Hit-skip (August 18) W. Garfield, Injury accident Failure to abide by these conditions Homler, Tamara D. (Montpelier, Ohio).
(August 25) 840 Parkview, Juveniles (August 18) W. Airport Hwy., assist fire, could result in Mr. Koonce serving 11 69/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79.
(August 25) 200-B Greco Dr., Suspi- gas leak months in prison. Kelley, Larry R. (Fayette, Ohio). Re-
cious activity (August 18) Valleywood Golf Course, 911 A Swanton man was sentenced on striction violation. Fine: $200; Costs:
(August 25) 840 Parkview. Suspicious hang up August 29, 2017, in the Fulton Coun- 484; Jail: 90 days with 90 days suspend-
activity (August 19) E. Airport Hwy., assist rescue ty Common Pleas Court according to ed. Operator’s license suspended from
(August 25) 840 Parkview, Alarm drop (August 19) Memoriall Park, fight county prosecutor Scott A, Haselman. August 10, 2017 to September 9, 2017.
(August 26) E Oak. St. @ Howard St., (August 20) Buckthorn Dr., criminal mischief Reginald Roehm, II, 29, of 10487 Stop sign. Fine: $50; Costs: $40. Seat
Suspicious person (August 20) Hickory St., 911 hang up Co. Rd. 4, Lot 47, previously pleaded belt. Fine: $30; Costs: $40.
(August 26) 112 Depot St., Fight (August 20) Middle School, trespassing guilty to Domestic Violence, On March King, Benjamin J. (Bryan, Ohio).
(August 26) 845 E. Leggett St., Alarm (August 20) Airport & Scott Rd., hitch- 22, 2017, he caused physical harm to a 67/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79.
drop hiker family or household member, Kunesh, Casey E. (Ney, Ohio). 40/25
(August 26) 230 Clinton St., Identity (August 20) Maple St., emergency Judge Jeffrey L. Robinson sentenced speed. Fine: $45; Costs: $79.
theft commitment Mr, Roehm to 180 days in CCNO, and Laney, April R. (Hicksville, Ohio).
(August 26) 131 Beech St. Unit B, (August 21) Bassett St., found dog ordered him to pay prosecution costs 50/35 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79.
Drunk (August 21) Brookside Dr., assist rescue, and court-appointed counsel fees. Marino, Jade A. (Bryan, Ohio). 74/55
(August 26) 1290 N. Shoop Ave. Unit injury A West Unity man was sentenced on speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79.
10, Accident (Property damage) (August 21) S. Munson Rd., assist rescue, ill August 29, 2017, In the Fulton Coun- Martin, Scott P. (Montpelier, Ohio).
(August 26) 250 E. Linfoot St., Suspi- (August 22) E. Airport Hwy., suspicious ty Common Pleas Court according to 46/35 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79.
cious vehicle person county prosecutor Scott A. Haselman. Marvin, Tyler M. (Hillsdale, Michigan).
(August 26) 209 N. Shoop Ave., Verbal (August 22) E. Airport Hwy., found wallet Joshua Ruffer, 27, of 201 N. Lincoln 50/35 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79.
argument (August 22) Dodge St., truck blocking alley Street, previously pleaded guilty to Im- McCoy ,Brendon E. (Stryker, Ohio).
(August 26) 1200-B N. Shoop Ave., Dis- (August 22) W. Garfield, assist rescue, ill properly Handling Firearms in a Motor 69/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79.
abled vehicle (August. 22) E. St. Clair, assist rescue Vehicle. On April 3, 2017, he did know- McKenzie, Halie M. (Wauseon, Ohio).
(August 26) 151 S. Fulton St., Narcotics (August 23) Valleywood Dr., Roadway ingly have a loaded firearm in a motor 78/55 speed. Fine: $71; Costs: $79.
(August 26) Ottokee St. @ Sycamore, blocked vehicle while it was accessible to the Meadows, Virginia A. (Edgerton, Ohio).
Disturbance (August 23) Paigelynn St., juvenile arrest, himself without leaving the vehicle. 78/55 speed. Fine: $50; Costs: $79.
(August 26) 435 Jefferson St., Disabled theft Judge Jeffrey L. Robinson sentenced Moore, Timothy D. (Defiance, Ohio).
vehicle (August 24) Brookside Dr., assist rescue, ill Mr, Ruffer to 3 years of community con- Seat belt. Fine: $30; Costs: $40.
(August 26) 511 Ottokee St., Loud noise (August 24) Parkside Dr., parking issue trol and ordered him to pay prosecution Nafziger, Vernon E. (Archbold, Ohio).
(August 26) 428 E. Chestnut St., Juveniles (August 24) S. Hallett Ave., non-injury costs, pay court-appointed counsel fees, 55/35 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79.
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Newberry, Katrina A. (Kunkle, contraband. Brake equipment. Fine: $50; Costs: Spiess, James A. (Wauseon, Ohio).
Ohio). No operator’s license. Fine: Hisle, William C. (Bryan, Ohio). $80. Seat belt – driver. Fine: $30; Costs:
$200; Costs: $79. Failure to control. Theft. Fine: $250; Costs: $84; Jail: Newbury, Jordan A. (Swanton, $43.
Fine: $50; Costs: $40. 30 days with 30 days suspended. No Ohio). Failure to register vehicle. Fine: Szabo, Mary A. (Swanton, Ohio).
future violations within next 2 years. $37; Costs: $80. Failure to yield. Fine: $102; Costs:
Patel, Chintan (Holiday City, Ohio). Restitution of $320. Niles, Landon C. (Metamora, Ohio). $80.
OVI. Fine: $850; Costs: $90; Jail: 180 Koch, Jeryme L. (Paulding, Ohio). Stop sign. Fine: $102; Costs: $80. Ussery, Benjamen R. (Bryan, Ohio).
days with 120 suspended. Operator’s File City Tax – 2012 (Bryan). Fine: Piskac, Lindsey S. (Metamora, 81/70 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $80.
license suspended from August 23, $200 with $200 suspended; Costs: Ohio). 68/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: Wanless, Craig J. (Swanton, Ohio).
2017 to August 23, 2020. No future $144; Jail: 30 days with 30 days sus- $80. 65/50 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $80.
violations within next 5 years. Recov- pended. No future violations within Radel, Joshua D. (Lyons, Ohio). Whalen, Toni L. (Liberty Center,
ery Services of NW Ohio. Vacate ADM next 2 years. 20 days to file taxes and 71/55 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $88. Ohio). 68/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs:
license suspension and fees. SCRAM make payment arrangement. Randolph, Adam D. (Delta, Ohio). $80.
Unit for no less than 180 days. Lanes Lily, Ryan M. (Bryan, Ohio). Men- Left of center. Fine: $37; Costs: $80. Willson, Thomas J. (Delta, Ohio).
of travel. Fine: $50; Costs: $40. acing. Fine: $250; Costs: $204; Jail: Sauder, Daniel J. (Wauseon, Ohio). Seat belt – driver. Fine: $30; Costs:
30 days with 30 days suspended. No 58/40 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $88. $43.
Peggs, Carol J. (Bryan, Ohio). future violations within next 3 years. Shanks, Levi R. (Delta, Ohio). Seat Ziehr, Courtney L. (Swanton, Ohio).
81/55 speed. Fine: $71; Costs: $79. No violent or threatening contact with belt – driver. Fine: $30; Costs: $43. Stop sign. Fine: $102; Costs: $80.
victim. Smith, Jacob M. (Delta, Ohio).
Pigmon, Dock IV (Bryan, Ohio). Mattern, Misty R. (Hicksville, Ohio). 67/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $80.
71/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. Theft. Fine: $250; Costs: $157.40; Smith, Jeffrey K. (Wauseon, Ohio). FULTON COUNTY CIVIL
For: Bowling Green State Univer-
Robarge, Derek L. (West Unity, Jail: 90 days with 90 days suspend- 47/35 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $88. sity Collections Enforcement (Colum-
Ohio). 40/25 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: ed. No future violations within next 2 Smitley, Zackery A. (Wauseon, bus, Ohio). Against: Gomez Alexander
$79. years. No contact with victim. Ohio). 70/55 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: A. (Wauseon, Ohio). $2555.01
Sheperd, Charles E. (Bryan, Ohio). $80.
Ruby, Daryl L. (Wauseon, Ohio). Open container. Fine: $50; Costs: $79.
70/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. Spillman, Justin C. (Montpelier,
Ohio). Domestic violence. Fine: $250;
Ruelas, Deyanira (Bryan, Ohio).
69/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. Buchs Sentenced ToCosts: $360; Jail: 30 days with 30

Saaf, Josh D. (Bryan, Ohio). Illegal days suspended. No future viola-
plates. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. tions within next 3 years. No violent
or threatening contact with victim.
Seaman, Brian K. Jr. (Montpe-
lier, Ohio). Driving under suspen- Five Years In PrisonHands Down Domestic Violence Pro-
sion. Fine: $250; Costs: $90; Jail: 30 gram.
days with 30 days suspended. Opera- Steele, Aaron I. (Defiance, Ohio).
tor’s license suspended from June 23, Assault. Fine: $300; Costs: $175; Jail: Tammi S. Buchs, 41, of Bryan has ing fraudulent checks made to look like
2017 to August 22. 2017. No future 90 days with 80 days suspended. No been sentenced by Williams County payroll checks. The third involved laun-
violations within next 2 years. No future violations within next 3 years. Common Pleas Court Judge JT Stel- dering money by receiving deposits and
headlight. Fine: $35; Costs: $40. No contact with victim. zer to five years in prison and ordered then transferring the money overseas.
to pay a $10,750 fine as well as $600
Shelton, Dustin L. (Montpelier, White, Clarence D. (Pioneer, Ohio). in restitution in relation to an October Buchs initially plead not guilty but, in
Ohio). 67/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: Possession. Fine: $150; Costs: $79. 2016 indictment charging her with 25 May, entered a guilty plea to charges of
$79. engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity,
felony counts related to a 2015 phone a first degree felony ; money laundering,
Shelton, Robert L. (Montpelier, scam. a third degree felony; identity fraud, a
Ohio). Driving under suspension – WILLIAMS COUNTY COMMON A joint press release issued by Ohio third degree felony; telecommunications
FRA. Fine: $350; Costs: $183.30. Op- PLEAS fraud, a third degree felony; receiving
erator’s license suspended from Au- Attorney General Mike Dewine and Wil- stolen property, a fourth degree felony;
gust 2, 2017 to August 2, 2018. Eagle, Scottie L. (Hillsdale, Michi- liams County Prosecutor Katherine and forgery, a fifth degree felony.
gan). Aggravated vehicular homicide, Zartman at the time of the indictment
Sickel, Kristopher E. (Bryan, Ohio). a third degree felony. Sentenced to outlined three different scams. The first The Bryan Police Department led
Expired operator’s license. Fine: $71; 4 years community control with 180 involved fraudulent tax returns filed the criminal investigation, with support
Costs: $79. days incarceration at CCNO. 120 of with the Internal Revenue Service that from the BCI, on Buchs, who was also
said days suspended pending compli- resulted in Buchs receiving thousands prosecuted in Defiance County in 2013
Smith, Douglas R. (Defiance, Ohio). ance with terms of probation. Placed of dollars in stolen tax refunds. The sec- on similar, but lesser, charges.
66/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. under a Class 2 Driver’s License Sus- ond involved Buchs creating and print-
pension for 5 years. Fined $2000 and INFORMATION PROVIDED
Stamm, Nickolas J. (Stryker, Ohio).
Seat belt. Fine: $30; Costs: $40. ordered to pay all costs of prosecution,
any court appointed counsel costs,
Stazsel, Wayne E. (Montpelier,
Ohio). Seat belt. Fine: $30; Costs: $40. Williams County Safe Communitiesand any supervision fees permitted.
Traffic Fatalities Update
Stuber, Jacob D. (Napoleon, Ohio). FULTON COUNTY TRAFFIC
67/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. Austin, Angela V. (Archbold, Ohio).
67/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $80.
Tavares, Joao A. Jr. (Defiance, Bonifas, Dennis A. (Swanton, Ohio). MONTPELIER, OHIO –The Williams when compared to 2016 at this time. As
Ohio). 67/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: County Safe Communities program re- of August 21, 2017, Ohio traffic statis-
$79. 42/25 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $80. ports one fatality for the second quar- tics reports 654 confirmed fatalities for
Brown, Jordan M. (Archbold, Ohio). ter of 2017 during the months of April 2017 as compared to 709 fatalities for
Taylor, Jeffrey A. (Pioneer, Ohio). - June 2017. This compares with the the same date in 2016 a difference of
66/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. 68/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $88. second quarter of 2016 reporting of -55 and an -8 % change. There are an
Brown, Reuben D. (Stryker, Ohio). three fatal traffic crashes in Williams additional 38 unconfirmed provisional
Vann, Alayna L. (Hicksville, Ohio). County. As of August 17, 2017, Wil- traffic fatalities to date for 2017.
67/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. 68/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $88. liams County reports 3 fatal crashes, 74
Calton, Hope S. (Liberty Center, injury crashes and 398 property dam- Williams County 1st Quarter Traf-
Walters, Kristy (Bryan, Ohio). Fail- age crashes for a total of 475 crashes. fic Fatalities: There was one fatal traffic
ure to reinstate. Fine: $200; Costs: Ohio). 68/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: crash in the second quarter of 2017, as
$79. Expired plates. Fine: $35; Costs: $80.
Canales, Leisa N. (Wauseon, Ohio).
Woodford, Heather L. (Montpelier, 69/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $88. Williams County reporting of three traf- compared to three fatal traffic crashes
Ohio). 70/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: Collins, Morgan B. (West Unity, fic crash fatalities is two less fatalities in the second quarter of 2016.
$79. Ohio). 68/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs:
WILLIAMS COUNTY CRIMINAL Crawford, Hope M. (Delta, Ohio).
Barnett, Darline R. (Bryan, Ohio).
Theft. Fine: $250; Costs: $84; Jail: September Is Safe Driving69/55 speed. Fine: $77; Costs: $80.
30 days with 30 days suspended. No Croft, Levi R. (Montpelier, Ohio).
future violations within next 2 years. 68/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $88.
Restitution of $162.07.
Bauer, Travis D. (Bryan, Ohio). Awareness Month In OhioDavis, Marjorie E. (Liberty Center,
Drug paraphernalia. Fine: $150; Ohio). 51/35 speed. Fine: $47; Costs:
Costs: $85. Agency to destroy contra- $80. DEFIANCE – September is Safe Driv- road, buckle up and never drive im-
band. ing Awareness Month, and the Ohio paired or distracted.”
Church, Tianna R. (Malinta, Ohio). Dietrich, Carol L. (Napoleon, Ohio). State Highway Patrol is asking motor-
Domestic violence. Fine: $350; Costs: 72/55 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $80. ists to commit to driving buckled, fo- September was designated as Safe
$360; Jail: 180 days with 180 days cused and sober. In addition, motorists Driving Awareness Month in June 2014
suspended. No future violations with- Foster, Michael R. (Swanton, Ohio). can help keep roadways safe by plan- by Senate bill 294 to honor Maria Ti-
in next 5 years. No threatening or vio- Seat belt – driver. Fine: $30; Costs: ning ahead, allowing for extra time and beri and other victims of motor vehicle
lent contact with victim. Hands Down $43. being knowledgeable of traffic safety crashes. Maria Tiberi was a 21-year-old
Domestic Violence Program. Menac- laws. college student who died in a distracted
ing. Fine: $250; Costs: $40; Jail: 30 Fillman, Mary E. (Bryan, Ohio). driving crash in September 2013.
days with 30 days suspended. No fu- 87/70 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $88. Last year, 1,133 people were killed
ture violations within next 5 years. in motor vehicle crashes. Although fatal To view the statistical analysis re-
Dennis, Jason (Bryan, Ohio). Crim- Germain, James (Stryker, Ohio). crashes rose slightly in 2016, Ohio is garding our safe driving awareness
inal mischief. Fine: $250; Costs: $84; 69/50 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $88. still on pace with record low fatal num- month visit http://www.statepatrol.
Jail: 30 days with 30 days suspend-
ed. No future violations within next 3 Gozalez-Tapia, Martin (Wauseon,
years. Restitution of $122.92. Ohio). No valid operator’s license.
Elzey, Zachary K. (West Unity, Fine: $250; Costs: $88. Community bers. “Motorists can reduce their risk of tin_2017.pdf
Ohio). File City Tax – 2013 (Bryan). control sanctions: Reserved: $750 getting into a crash, by devoting their As always, the Patrol asks drivers to
Fine: $200 with $200 suspended; fine and 30 hours of community ser- full attention to the road,” said Lt. Bob call #677 to report impaired drivers or
Costs: $144; Jail: 30 days with 30 vice. No violations of law until August Ashenfelter Post Commander. “Ohio’s drug activity.
days suspended. No future violations 29, 2019. roadways are safest when we share the
within next 2 years. 20 days to file INFORMATION PROVIDED
taxes and make payment arrange-
ment. Hageman, Lance H. (Lyons, Ohio).
Elzey, Zachary K. (West Unity, 72/25 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $80.
Ohio). File City Tax – 2015 (Bryan).
Fine: $200 with $200 suspended; Williams County Safe Communities ReleasesHorst, Alan J. (Archbold, Ohio).
Costs: $144; Jail: 30 days with 30 65/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $80.
days suspended. No future violations
within next 2 years. 20 days to file Traffic Fatalities For The Second Quarter 2017Jenkins, Alexus A. (Lyons, Ohio).
taxes and make payment arrange- 70/55 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $80.
ment. Kriener, Victoria L. (Wauseon, MONTPELIER, OHIO –The Williams when compared to 2016 at this time.
Goebel, Matthew L. (Edgerton, County Safe Communities program re- As of August 21, 2017, Ohio traffic
Ohio). Drug paraphernalia. Fine: Ohio). Assured clear distance ahead. ports one fatality for the second quar-
$250; Costs: 4119.02; Jail: 30 days Fine: $102; Costs: $88. ter of 2017 during the months of April statistics reports 654 confirmed fatali-
with 30 days suspended. Operator’s - June 2017. This compares with the ties for 2017 as compared to 709 fatali-
license suspended from July 16, 2017 Lester, Spencer E. Jr. (Fayette, second quarter of 2016 reporting of ties for the same date in 2016 a differ-
to January 1, 2018. Agency to destroy Ohio). 70/55 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: three fatal traffic crashes in Williams ence of -55 and an -8 % change. There
$88. County. are an additional 38 unconfirmed provi-
sional traffic fatalities to date for 2017.
Manz, Deanna K. (Metamora, Ohio). As of August 17, 2017, Williams
69/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $80. County reports 3 fatal crashes, 74 in- Williams County 1st Quarter Traf-
jury crashes and 398 property damage fic Fatalities: There was one fatal traffic
Miller, Ric D. (Wauseon, Ohio). crashes for a total of 475 crashes. Wil- crash in the second quarter of 2017,as
48/35 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $88. liams County reporting of three traf- compared to three fatal traffic crashes
fic crash fatalities is two less fatalities in the second quarter of 2016.
Minnich, Zachary S. (Delta, Ohio).
68/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $80. INFORMATION PROVIDED

Murry, Zachary J. (Lyons, Ohio).


4 - “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Utility Rates Rise OK’d Owner Of Mail Pouch Saloon
By Swanton Council In Swanton Wins One Variance

By: James Pruitt will also include removal of the antenna Appeal But Loses Another
THE VILLAGE REPORTER as that is not needed for any use.
By: Bill O’ Connell
Swanton residents should be pre- One was from Cash Services with a THE VILLAGE REPORTER
pared for higher utility bills after the base bid: $168,380 and an alternate op-
Village Council voted to approve higher tion for an 8-inch non-reinforced con- After twice receiving re-
rates. The council approved the new crete pavement for $1,600. Alternate jections from the Swanton
rates for water and sewer services and Option 2 is asphalt milling, 8-inch non- Planning Commission on
they will go into effect Oct. 1. They ap- reinforced concrete pavement, ODOT two submitted variances
proved rate changes for both water and 441 surface course for $24,182.80 of codified ordinances, one
sewer services. The new rates include Bryan Excavating had a base bid of involving signage and one
changes to the monthly base rate as well $156,768. Alternate Option 1- 8 -inch for storage trailers, Jamie
as usage rate for both water and sewer. non-reinforced concrete pavement: Wietrzykowski, owner of
Subsequent rate increases will go into $1,600 c. Alternate Option 2- asphalt the Mail Pouch Saloon
effect each Jan. 1 until amended. milling, 8 inch non-reinforced concrete on Airport Highway, went
pavement, ODOT 441 surface course: in front of the Zoning Ap-
These increases come after a third- $23,370. peals Commission hoping
party analysis of the village’s system, to have those decisions
which was completed in Winter 2016- Project 7 sewer separation’s rough overturned. After some
2017. Effective Oct. 1, base monthly estimate is between $1 million and $1.2 debate on both issues, Mr.
water rates will increase $3.32 and us- million (depends on curb, gutter, full Wietrzykowski’s request
age rates per 1,000 gallons will rise 68 road improvements). The village will for additional signage to
cents. Sewer base monthly rates will go apply for OPWC at $175,000. The vil- be located on the west side
up $3.06 and the usage rates per 1,000 lage is reviewing loan options and what of the restaurant was ap- PHOTO BY BILL O’ CONNELL, STAFF
gallons will cost $1.18 more. Effective is the best course of action, as well as proved but his request to
Jan. 1, 2018, the base and monthly reviewing how much of a local share the keep storage trailers be- APPEAL HEARD ... Mail Pouch Saloon owner Jamie
usage water rates will rise $1.27 and village can contribute. As for future sep- hind the building was de- Wietrzykowski states his case before the Swanton
$0.16, respectively. Base monthly and aration plans the administrator said the Zoning Appeals Commission.
usage rates will increase by $1.17 and timeline should be evaluated as there
$0.27. are certain roads which should be ad- nied. mer Shuckers Restaurant ed unanimously to uphold
dressed sooner than the original time- The additional signage during the remodeling. the ruling of the Planning
In 2019, the base and monthly usage line lays out. was initially rejected by However, with the hope of Commission. “I’m try-
water rates will rise $1.34 and $0.16, the Planning Commission doing more business than ing to bring a business to
respectively. Base monthly and usage Fiscal Sustainability Plan: As dis- because it did not com- Shuckers, he said he will your town and you guys
rates will increase by $1.23 and $0.31. cussed, a rough draft of the fiscal sus- ply with the local codi- need to store supplies that are making it difficult,”
In 2020, the base and monthly usage tainability plan, a requirement of the fied ordinance that limits ae used on a daily basis said Mr. Wietrzykowski.
water rates will rise $1.34 and $0.16, Clark Street Project , should be complet- businesses to two signs. such as paper products. He listed a number of ex-
respectively. Base monthly and usage ed within the month. Airport Highway- The Mail Pouch current- amples in various loca-
rates will increase by $1.23 and $0.31. Waterville Swanton sewer extension: ly has one wall sign and After receiving the tions throughout the Vil-
In the 2021, the base and monthly us- Jones & Henry will draft a proposal for a one free-standing sign. initial rejection, Mr. Wi- lage where the ordinance
age water rates will rise $1.35 and study on what this extension would cost Another concern of the etrzykowski hired an in question is not being
$0.17, respectively. Base monthly and and address the questions posed by the Commission was the size architect to complete followed.
usage rates will increase by $1.25 and Water & Sewer Committee and light intensity of the detailed and accurate
$0.30. proposed sign. When Mr. drawings to be submit- Rosanna Hoelzle, Vil-
The Swanton Public Service Commit- Wietrzykowski agreed to ted. He also agreed to lage Administrator, in-
This is the first time since 2012 the tee met before the council. It discussed keep the size down and construct a ten-foot-tall formed Mr. Wietrzykowski
village has raised utility rates. Water a leaf collection agreement with Lam- to turn off all lighted sig- fence at a cost estimated that the Village hired a
and sewer infrastructure projects, in mon Brothers and agreed tor recom- nage after closing hours, to be $5000 around the Code Enforcement Officer
that same time period, exceeded $4 mil- mend a contract for 2017 only at an the Zoning Appeals Com- white trailers and paint 15 months ago for the ex-
lion. Water and sewer are industries amount not to exceed $21,350. Wade mission approved the vari- the tops brown so they act reason he was stating.
of rising costs due to expanding regu- Haselman reached out to the adminis- ance. would blend in with the “We understand there are
lations at the state and federal levels, trator to discuss possible improvements The discussion on the rest of the building, hop- situations throughout this
deteriorating infrastructure as well as to the lower ball diamond (high school trailer variance was much ing it would satisfy the town that need rectified
increasing operations and maintenance baseball field). Haselman is proposing lengthier and quickly be- ordinance requirement. If and we’re doing the best
expenses. These systems are multimil- removing stone to plant more grass, in- came contentious. While required to build a storage we can to do that,” stated
lion dollar assets that require sufficient stall tile for better drainage, as well as a the ordinance allows for structure, he said it would Ms. Hoelzle. “What you
funding to be maintained both at the fence to surround the outfield auxiliary structures, the cost him between $20,000 have right now is a deci-
present time and in the future. In other Planning Commission to $30,000. sion to appeal this by go-
actions: The village council approved Hoelzle spoke to Mr. Reckner re- would not allow the trailers ing to court through Lucas
third readings for ordinances: extend- garding the possibility of more grass to be considered as struc- Mr. Wietrzykowski, County if you wish to do
ing the Jones & Henry contract; and an and the installation of tile. Reckner said tures. It also became clear who owns the Mail Pouch that. That’s where we are.
annual ordinance for general engineer- there would be more issue with the in- they were unhappy with Saloon in Haskins and a Or you can come back to
ing, recommended by the Public Service crease in mowing and the tile would as- the way Mr. Wietrzykows- roofing company as well, me, come to my office and
Committee. sist in drainage. The proposed fence ki proceeded with con- said his Haskins setup is present a different plan.”
options include: Option 1: A perma- struction after submitting the same as what is cur-
The village council approved third nent fence like the fence at the upper drawings that were not in rently arranged in Swan- “Much appreciated.
readings for resolutions: Accepting the ball diamonds around the outfield; Op- compliance and without ton with the difference be- Thanks for your time,” re-
amounts and rates, authorizing the nec- tion 2: permanent fence, like the fence acquiring the proper per- ing the trailers in Haskins sponded Mr. Wietrzykows-
essary tax levies, and certifying them to at the upper ball diamonds, around the mits. “The drawings that sit behind the building ki. At the time of this writ-
the county auditor and one requesting whole diamond with a large gate at the we were provided were lit- and out of sight where the ing, the Mail Pouch Saloon
advance payment of taxes collected. north drive to get mowers or cars into erally a piece of white pa- trailers in Swanton can be was scheduled for a soft
the field; Option 3: Solid green remov- per with a square box on easily seen from Airport opening on Tuesday, Sep-
Administrator Rosanna V. Hoelzle’s able fence. it with statements at the Highway or Hallet Ave. tember 5th.
report included: Code enforcement up- bottom of what was going
date: 111 contacts have been made to The committee touched on the pro- In the end, the Zoning Bill can be reached at
date. There will be an In-depth presen- posed Memorial Park fundraiser for the Appeals Commission vot-
tation at the Sept. 11 council meeting. Recreation Program. In the spring, the
Also, there are two properties sched- administrator briefly mentioned the to happen,” said Planning West Unity Seeks
uled for abatement: 303 S. Main and topic presented to her by Becky O’ Shea Commission Chair Roger State Funding For
230 N. Main. Halloween Trick or Treat of the Swanton Recreation Program DeGood, who was in at- New Water Tower
will once again occur after Halloween tendance. “They were not
Hoopla once the date is set. Hoelzle has The program is interested in a fund- drawings. We never re-
reached out to Lions Club President raiser of advertising banners for the up- ceived drawings that com-
Matt Fetterman to discuss Halloween per ball fields. They have drafted a let- plied with our standards
Hoopla date and time. Fetterman said ter and a form for this possible. All the regarding scale, regarding
he will get back to the village with more administrative work would be handled lot length positions, set
details as soon as possible. through the Recreation Program back locations, set back By: James Pruitt
dimensions, all of those THE VILLAGE REPORTER
The village Clean Up Day is set for All funds would go to the Recreation things. We got photos The West Unity Village Council approved a resolu-
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 9. All Shred will Program to be used for improvements to that came from a website tion authorizing the administrator to apply for funds
be on site from 9 to 11 a.m. There will the Recreation Program . Administrator that showed fences that for a new water tower. The council met for a special
also be an opportunity to recycle elec- s thought is about the logistics of what were put on with whiteout. meeting to approved Res. 8-2017-14 which gives per-
tronic waste. The village is working on the money will be used for at Memorial It’s not a very good picture mission for Josh Fritsch to file the application to the
obtaining quotes to repair the munici- Park. (i.e. changes to the park and then that I’m seeing here.” Public Works Commission’s State Capital Improve-
pal building fence. The fence on the rear it is the village’s responsibility to main- The trailers, as Mr. ment or Local Transportation Improvement programs
side of the building was damaged. Work tain. Wietrzykowski explained, and execute any contracts.
were initially brought in to
James can be reached store items from the for- James can be reached at

Edgerton Plans More
Work On Streets

By: James Pruitt week period beginning ing date is Tuesday, Sept
THE VILLAGE REPORTER Aug. 29. 5 due to the Labor Day
Holiday. Chuck Wallace
The village of Edgerton The village is consid- recommended tuck point
is planning to improve ering some grants and and sealing brick on TH3
West Hull Street and will funding for a remodel- and the importance of
ask the state for some ing project at the shelter maintaining the founda-
help. The Village Council house at Miller Park and tion and roof of the build-
authorized Administrator small projects at Town ing.
Dawn Fitzcharles to sub- Hall 3: entryways, updat-
mit an application to par- ing safety items- vests for James can be reached at
ticipate in the Ohio Pub- police and self-breathing
lic Works Commission’s apparatus for the fire de-
capital improvement pro- partment. The repairs to COMBINED 20 YEARS LOCAL PAINTING EXPERIENCE
gram. An identical resolu- the Town Hall roof have
tion was passed for East been completed (Residential, Business, Church, Agricultural & More)
Hull Street as well. • 3D & Flat Murals • Interior Painting & Theming
Village staff will be • Exterior Painting
The council approved meeting with department
a supplemental appropri- heads to identify needs Call Dustin at
ation for Fire Department and begin working on the LaBo’s Creative Design
maintenance of $3,500. 2018 budget and 5-year
In other news: The U.S. forecast. The crack and today for your free quote
6 Railroad Crossing in seal project is complete and to view examples
Edgerton will be closed for five streets (419) 633-2934
for approximately a two-
The Next council meet-


Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) - 5

Donations Sought For Victims 20/20 To Transform Former Buckhorn
Of Swanton Home Explosion Site Into A New Custom Molding Facility
HOLIDAY CITY, OHIO – August 31, would not only help us create more ca-
PHOTO BY BILL O’CONNELL, STAFF 2017 – Structural foam molding leader pacity but it makes perfect sense also
20/20 Custom Molded Plastics, Inc. because there is a labor force here with
GAS STATION REMOVAL ... This abandoned gas station in Bryan will soon be de- has acquired Buckhorn Inc.’s Bluffton, expertise in structural foam molding, a
molished after the state awarded a $100,000 grant. Indiana facility. Operational start up is unique industry with endless applica-
slated for September 5, the day after La- tions,” said Rupp.
By: Cory Johnson the next morning. bor Day.
THE VILLAGE REPORTER In light of the tragedy, Swanton After a $20 million expansion in
Two major benefits of the purchase 2016, the 20/20 flagship site created
A Swanton man is dead and a fam- Schools has opened its doors as a col- include increased production capability 50 additional manufacturing jobs in
ily is left without a home following an lection site for clothes and school sup- for 20/20 and employment for Bluffton- Holiday City. The Williams County Eco-
explosion in Swanton on Wednesday, plies for the two Swanton students and area residents, including some former nomic Development Corporation (WED-
August 30th. mother whose home was lost. Buckhorn staff. The 86 jobs lost before CO) awarded the company its inaugural
20/20 acquired the site will be increased Large Business of the Year award this
The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office Items sought are: by 14, for a total of 100 filled positions spring. A joint venture of Livingston,
was dispatched to a home on U.S. 20A Boy’s above the ankle socks, size 11 by the end of 2017. NJ-based Inteplast Group, 20/20 was
in Swan Creek Township at approxi- shoes, men’s large shirts, 38x32 pants, also named a Top 10 Yamaha Supplier
mately 5:18 pm for a domestic violence and size 36-38 boxer brief underwear; The company has hired former in 2014.
call. Upon arrival, a victim’s advocate girl’s ankle socks 12-14 junior pants, 8 Buckhorn Plant Manager Rick Singer,
removed a female and two children from 1/2- 9 women’s shoes, and 12/14 girls who was a member of the start-up man- ABOUT 20/20 CUSTOM MOLDED PLASTICS
the area. underwear; and adult female 1X shirts, agement team at the Bluffton facility A state-of-the-art structural foam
18 jeans, 40C bra, and contact lens so- when it began operations 20 years ago.
The suspect entered the home and lution and case. molding manufacturer, 20/20’s 500,000
refused to come out. Deputies were in- “They’ll be supported by their teach- President of 20/20 Ron Ernsberger square-foot facility is built for optimum
formed of weapons in the house. After ers and all of us here at the district. I’m said, “As we add more presses, we hope efficiency. Our presses include 375-,
failed attempts by a hostage negotiator sure they’re never going to forget what to expand the employee number to 125- 500-, 725-, 1,000-, 1,500- and 2,600-
for the suspect to surrender himself, the happened but hopefully we can help 150. Our plant in Holiday City is a world ton machines with single part capabili-
suspect set the home on fire. A deputy ease them back into a somewhat nor- class facility and we plan to transform ties of up to 200 pounds. We incorporate
attempted to enter the home, but, upon mal life,” said Christopher Lake, Swan- the Bluffton site into the same type of fa- the latest technology for a completely
the smell of gas, retreated. ton Schools Superintendent. cility. We have a different vision for that customized and controlled molding pro-
Donations will be accepted at Faith plant in terms of transforming it into a cess for our customers, who receive the
At approximately 8:13 pm, there was Lutheran Church in Swanton, and site that offers our customers the latest best of collaborative product develop-
an explosion in the house. The Ohio Swanton Schools until 8:30 pm on and greatest in technology and service.” ment and service in our industry. Learn
State Fire Marshal confirmed Thursday Thursday. Monetary donations may be more at
that the cause of the explosion was a made towards the Daubenmeyer Chil- Originally, 20/20 considered only
propane leak. dren Benefit at any Fifth Third Bank lo- purchasing all of the presses and equip- ABOUT INTEPLAST GROUP
cation in Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana. ment at the Bluffton site. Ultimately, Inteplast Group is a leading integrat-
US 20-A between Roads 2-2 and 3 however, the company decided that ed plastics manufacturer founded on
remained closed until the fire was con- Cory may be reached at buying the plant and its assets would the ideal of American manufacturing.
trolled, while crews remained on the allow it to provide more expansive ser- Our products support diverse markets
scene until 3:30 am. vices to its customers. including healthcare, foodservice, pack-
aging, building products, grocery, retail,
A male body, later identified as Terry David Rupp, co-owner of 20/20, not- sanitation, industrial, and graphic arts
Daubenmeyer, was found in the home ed that the company’s rapidly increas- industries. Visit for
ing customer base will benefit greatly more information.
from the opportunity to minimize lead
time and maximize production. “We are INFORMATION PROVIDED
actively pursuing a development that

State Grant To Cover Cost Of
Bryan Gas Station’s Removal

New Montpelier Community Of Faith
Leadership Seeks School Volunteers

By: Cory Johnson as the Children’s Ministry Team Direc- PHOTO BY JAMES PRUITT, STAFF
THE VILLAGE REPORTER tor, which we later renamed Family
Ministry Director, for the past year. GAS STATION REMOVAL ... This abandoned gas station in Bryan will soon be de-
The Montpelier Community of Faith molished after the state awarded a $100,000 grant.
hopes their mission of committing “I have a strong desire to see the
themselves to the growth, safety and children and families of our community By: James Pruitt removal of the structures.
excellence of the children of Montpelier come together and prosper as a family THE VILLAGE REPORTER The grant will be funded in a similar
and the Montpelier Schools will be able unit. I’m a believer in the concept that it
to reach even further in the community takes a village to raise a child, and I’m An abandoned gas station in Bryan fashion to CDBG in that the state will
with two new leaders at the helm of the looking forward to being a part of many will soon be history. The Williams Board send the money directly to the county
organization. villages as this ministry progresses,” of County Commissioners received word for this purpose. If the county needs to
she said. from WEDCO Director Matt Davis that spend its own money to get the work
Pastors Ben Harris and Terra Peggs, the state has granted $100,000 to go to- going, it can reimburse itself with the
already longtime supporters and minis- The community’s primary area of in- ward the cleanup of the old AP gas sta- grant, Davis said. “Sometimes the time-
try leaders in the Montpelier area, will volvement within the Montpelier school tion on Main Street in Bryan. The grant frames just don’t jive,” Davis said.
join Chris Kannel as lead volunteers system is providing volunteers to in- covers the cost of demolishing and re-
and co-facilitators to the mission’s work teract with and protect students at the moving above ground and underground The work will be overseen by Tetra
through connecting with and scheduling village’s two major bus stops before structure and soil testing. Tech, a consulting firm that handles
volunteers. Pastor Ben Harris co-found- school. Volunteers also serve as school municipal projects. Now that the county
ed the Community of Faith in 2013 with breakfast greeters. “I think it brings The grant was welcome news for Da- has signed off, its work is done. “They
Kannel with a goal to combine resources some encouragement and stability to vis and the commissioners. The county did Phase One,” Davis said. “They will
and best serve the children of Montpe- the kids’ lives. They know that the folks had filed applications early and had do Phase 2 and manage construction.
lier. A lifelong Montpelier resident, Har- from around here are going to be at the time to make some changes, Davis said. They are not the contractors. They have
ris is the lead pastor at Montpelier’s bus stops every week. They get to see The key was the willingness of the Land worked this out so they have got sub-
House of Prayer where he has pastored friendly and caring people there consis- Bank to take control of the site, a key contractors. This is a segmented proj-
for six years. tently, something that’s very important element to obtain the grant, as it had to ect, but they are still under their um-
to our hearts,” he said. be an owned property, he said. brella of services.”
“I’m excited to amp up my role in the
community of faith. The community’s Volunteers are the driving force of “Well guys, we have been talking Commissioner Brian Davis was con-
got an awesome responsibility and po- the community’s work. The time com- about this for a long time,” Davis said. cerned the grant may not cover the en-
tential to help fill needs and just be a mitment is only about 30-45 minutes “The State loves the project.”The grant tire cost if a problem is discovered while
blessing to the faculty, staff, and admin- long, with community members wel- is funded through a fast-track program. removing the structures. The state’s
istration at the school- who have been come to serve even one day per week. Davis brought a pair of resolutions to al- checkbook is not open, but it does not
so gracious supporters to the children, Anyone interested in serving may con- low the commissioners to sign an agree- want to leave the project unfinished,
and us,” Harris said. After graduation tact Pastor Ben at (419) 212-4310 pas- ment with the state to accept the grant Davis said.
from Montpelier High School in 2008, Pastor Terra may also and the other to assign duties for the
Peggs went on to obtain an Associate’s be contacted at James can be reached
Degree in Early Childhood Education or (419) 551-2888. at
from Northwest State Community Col-
lege. She has served the House of Prayer Cory can be reached at

Williams County Health Department

Tues. Sept. 19 Edgerton Senior Center 10:00-11:30 am Direct Access Testing
Thurs. Sept. 21 Montpelier Senior Center 10:00-11:30 am
Thurs. Sept. 21 Stryker Senior Center now at CHWC
Fri. Sept. 22 Bryan Senior Center 1:00-2:30 pm
Tues. Sept. 26 Edon Senior Center 10:00-11:30 am Direct access testing (DAT) eliminates the need for a doctor’s order for
Tues. Sept. 26 Pioneer Senior Center 10:00-11:30 am certain lab tests. Patients who are uninsured, have a health savings
Thurs. Sept. 28 West Unity Senior Center account, have a high deductible, or who don’t want to file a claim to their
1:00-2:30 pm insurance may request the tests they need at a low out-of-pocket expense.
10:00-11:30 am

Flu shots will be available at the Williams County Health Department Available on a walk-in basis:
beginning the week of October 2, 2017. Call 419-485-3141 to make
an appointment at our Montpelier and Bryan offices. Take advantage Archbold Medical Center 121 Westfield Dr. M–F 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
of your insurances benefits! We will bill your insurance. Flu shots are M–F 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
also available for people without health insurance. Call for availability. Bryan Hospital 433 W. High St. M–F 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Montpelier Office Bryan Office Montpelier Hospital 909 E. Snyder Ave.

310 Lincoln Ave • Montpelier, OH 43543 1399 E High St • Bryan, OH 43506 More information & pricing is available at
Appointments available by calling Appointments available by calling


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

Williams County Commodity Groups FERC OKs Nexus
Paying For Thursday Admission To Fair Natural Gas Pipeline
By: James Pruitt
PHOTO BY JAMES PRUITT, STAFF wanted a way to increase foot traf- THE VILLAGE REPORTER
fic since Thursdays are such a slow A natural gas pipeline that will run through a por-
FREE DAY ... The Williams County Dairy Association will be among those day at the fair. The objective for his tion of eastern Fulton County has won approval from
taking part in Commodity Days. organization was to get as many the federal government. The Nexus pipeline will be
people in to enjoy the fair. With the a 255-mile interstate natural gas pipeline to deliver
By: James Pruitt check and run out of money before 4-H festivities that night, it has be- 1.5 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of clean-burning
THE VILLAGE REPORTER they run out of week. The financial come a big family day. natural gas from points in eastern Ohio to an exist-
struggles the county has experi- ing pipeline system that interconnects in southeastern
If the best things in life are free enced also played a factor. “We felt The Dairy Association sells milk- Michigan.
then Thursday at the Williams it would be a nice thing if we sup- shakes at the fair and members The lead developers for NEXUS have secured signif-
County Fair is going to make the port people to come to the fair,” have noticed a downward trend in icant market interest in new additional pipeline trans-
list. Thanks to the support of the Haines said. sales and profits. “We are hoping portation infrastructure is needed in Ohio, Michigan
county’s Beef Producers, Pork Pro- for increased sales so we can make and Ontario, Canada, to support the growing demand
ducers and Dairy Association, ad- Haines asked Bennett what the more money for reinvestment into for clean-burning natural gas and to offset the decline
mission to the fair is going to be fair would charge for an all-day the fair,” Radabaugh said. The in traditional western Canadian supplies.
free. That’s right, zero, zip, nada. gate sponsorship. Haines explained Dairy Association funds a schol- The project will transport emerging Appalachian
to Bennett what he was thinking. arship and the Junior Fair Board. shale gas supplies directly to consumers in north-
The commodity organizations Bennett went to the Fair Board and “We want to stimulate more people ern Ohio; southeastern Michigan; the Chicago Hub
understand fair attendance seems discussed the issue and came back coming to the fair,” Radabaugh in Illinois; and the Dawn Hub in Ontario, Canada.
to lag in the middle of the week and with a number. “It was Al’s idea said. By expanding access to natural gas in these markets,
that many people are still living on a little bit; his interjection about NEXUS will provide consumers across the region with
tight budgets, so the idea of a free making it a commodity day and The Beef Producers simply affordable, cleaner-burning and domestically-abun-
day made sense. The idea came having all the commodity groups wanted to feature their products dant natural gas to help meet the growing demand for
from Paul Haines of Superior Farm share in that,” Haines said. “I said and how beneficial they are and to cleaner power generation, industrial and commercial
Supply of Montpelier who is also a I had no problem with that all. All I support the local youth. “We want use, and home heating.
member of the Pork Producers. He was after was information.” to encourage the younger mem- Approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Com-
wanted to find some way to boost bers,” Katie Frey, secretary for the mission came Aug. 25 in a multi-page document.
the fair’s attendance. Haines sat in on some conces- group said. Fair Board Vice Presi- The path of the line will run slightly west of the east-
sionaire meetings and heard their dent Alan Bennett likes the idea for ern Fulton County line for 18 miles from Neapolis to
The Pork Producers have been complaints that ‘no one was at the the basic reason of giving people Metamora. The county has just seen the Rover pipeline
working their stand for 40 years. fair.’ Haines reached out to the who lack the ability to afford a tick- to the west.
They were formed to help raise Beef Producers and the Dairy As- et a chance to see the fair and all
money to build a new grandstand sociation and after a small dispute the sights. James can be reached at
after fire destroyed the older struc- over the placement of the Goat
ture in the 1970s. “I’ve been help- Barn by the Beef Producers, the “It’s going to give them a chance Williams County
ing for 20 years at least,” Haines parties came together. Each group to be involved and find out what a Commissioners Reject Dog
said. “I’ve been watching the atten- will pony up a third of the $10,000 great family experience it is,” Ben- Tag Fee Increase Request
dance go down. (We are) Just try- cost, although credit will be shared nett said. “People are still rebound-
ing to look at ways to boost the fair with the Fair Board and Junior Fair ing from setbacks financially, and By: James Pruitt
up.” Board, Haines said. I think whenever you can make it THE VILLAGE REPORTER
available to everyone, no matter Dog tag fees will not increase in Williams County
The group also discussed how Dairy Association President their financial status or employ- next year following discussion by the Board of Coun-
many people live paycheck to pay- John Radabaugh said his group ment status, and get those people ty Commissioners. Dog Ward Pam Welch had re-
out here and have a good time. quested the commissioner approved the $2 increase
That’s the most important aspect for the one-year license and other corresponding rate
of it.” hikes. The commissioners felt Welch’s office is making
enough money now and did not want to lay an increase
The free day and the $2 Tues- on the public.
day are a clear sign the Fair Board “Well, speaking for myself and one vote, I am ada-
wants to get as many people on mantly opposed to raising fees now,” Commissioner
the grounds as possible. Thursday Brian Davis said. Davis said after talking with Auditor
night activities include 4-H Youth Julie Beagle, Welch’s budget is sustainable in its cur-
night in the grandstand. “They rent form. This would include giving raises.
can watch the pig scramble,” Ben- “It would cause it to be tight, but we have to con-
nett said. “They can watch the cat sider that the utilities and things like that were in
catch, the mutton bucking, pullet last year and a portion of this year will drop off as
pursuit. We may have some folks she doesn’t have that responsibility,” Davis said about
that are going to show up in the pig the Dog Warden being housed in the Humane Society
scramble and wind up with a pig building.
project for next year’s fair.” The commissioners would also like Welch to make
her requests in July to allow more lead time on the
James can be reached budget process. The commissioners also want to see
at how Welch does at the Humane Society expense-wise
for a year and then see if increases are in order. In
Edon & Edgerton Raise Money For Williams County Special Olympics other news: Engineer Todd Roth told the board he has
no plans to eliminate the Scale Team, which includes
a Williams County deputy. The team promotes safety
on the roads and makes sure trucks are driving on ap-
proved roads and detours. The sheriff and Roth have
a memorandum of understanding about the deputy.
Roth’s office pays for all the cost of the Scale Team
but for $3,000 from the county and $3,000 from the
The team includes Dan Clum, who handles the per-
mits; Steve Humphrey who is the traffic safety coor-
dinator, and a deputy who is trained for the job Roth
gives the sheriff the money needed to cover the cost
of the deputy and then assigns that person to work
certain areas. The sheriff works out the logistics. The
relationship with the sheriff is going smoothly now,
Roth said.

James can be reached at

PHOTO PROVIDED Summer Genealogy Treasures
& Beginner Help At
COMMUNITIES COME TOGETHER … At halftime of the Edon-Edgerton football game, athletes from both
schools took to the stands to raise money for Special Olympics. When it was all said and done, $2,323.51 was Fulton County Genealogical Society
donated by the fans in attendance.

DELTA – The next Fulton County Genealogical
Society meeting is Tuesday, September 12 at 7 p.m.
Members will be sharing the genealogy “treasures”
they discovered over the summer. We will also be of-
fering assistance to those who would like to begin re-
searching their family’s history. Members and visi-
tors are encouraged to bring the information they have
on their family as well as questions they have about
where to find the information they need.

Fulton County Genealogical Society meetings are
held at Trinity Lutheran Church. 410 Taylor St., Delta.
Parking and entry is on the back side of the church.
Visitors are welcome. Hope to see you there!



Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) - 7

Williams County Board Divided On Sheriff’s Budget

By: James Pruitt Hilkert said. “I have had this discussion with the sheriff for the last five years. He
THE VILLAGE REPORTER has never started to administrate. He’s a great patrolman, officer, etc., but when it
Steve Towns may get the money he needs to run the Williams County Sheriff’s comes to running that office he still hasn’t begun to administrate.”
Department, but he didn’t score many points with the Board of Commissioners. By
a rare 2-1 vote, the board approved his request for $160,000 to retroactively fund Hilkert fears if the sheriff got everything on his wish list, the county would be-
the department for 2017, but tabled a motion supporting Towns’ requested 2018 gin to slide into bankruptcy. “You can’t spend money that you don’t have,” Hilkert
budget. said. “Until we know where we are as far as that Medicaid tax, think we should
The 2017 budget did not win unanimous support as board President Lewis Hilk- have held off. “
ert dissented, citing the sheriff’s poor management and handling of the budget. The
budget request came about nine months later than normal, Hilkert said. In an in- The Medicaid tax, which is a sales tax that brings in $400,000 a year for the
terview with the media, Hilkert stressed he is not against the department, but em- county, was vetoed by the governor. The state Senate was going to override it, but
phasized his primary role is keeping the county solvent. Having to find $160,000 instead tabled it until September.
this late in the year to fund commitments made by Towns is going to impact the
entire general fund, Hilkert said. In the past with Towns and his predecessors, the sheriff would come to the
Unlike in previous contract negotiations, the sheriff did not begin talks with the board and say where the negotiations have led. They would check the numbers and
road patrol union until December 2016. That is typically the time when contract sign off. “We never had the opportunity with the way he handled it,” Hilkert said.
talks wrap up and are agreed upon to amend the budget. The new contract calls for
the hiring of two deputies, a point the commissioners seem to support. The prob- Basically, the sheriff left the county board with no other choice than to fund the
lem is that after having talked with the sheriff, he learned the extra personnel will department’s budget. Coming up with the money is not the commissioners’ respon-
only cause a 30-50 percent reduction in overtime, Hilkert said. sibility, but the sheriff’s, Hilkert said.
The sheriff had money to call in Clemons and Nelson, a company the county
uses in contract talks. Unlike previous contracts, the sheriff did not use the com- If the sheriff had included Clemons and Nelson, the county board would not
pany, thereby keeping the commissioners out of the loop. As a result, the sheriff have been blindsided and could have maybe negotiated some concessions. Instead,
didn’t provide an update until March and then informed them in June, a fact finder the board has to come up with $160,000 three-quarters of the way through the
was being brought in. Word of the contract did not reach the board until earlier in year, because the wage increases and benefits are retroactive, at a time when it is
August. focused on 2018’s budget. “This decision should have been done nine months ago,”
“The contract was due Dec. 31,” Hilkert said, “He should have had these talks Hilkert said.
in the summer. Why are we just going into negotiations in December? Is that not a
part of a lack of administration?”The board sent him a letter in November, asking The commissioners will be looking at the general fund budget and which line
how the negotiations were going, because the commissioners were trying to put a items have extra money that can be shifted to the sheriff’s budget. “His budget is
budget together for 2017. already set,” Hilkert said. “He made the commitment and he doesn’t have it in his
“His reply was, ‘oh we are going to meet in a couple weeks,’” Hilkert said. “I mean budget. “It’s poor management. The commissioner understands he will be criticized
it should have been wrapping up by that time.” When Hilkert asked Towns about by some in the community for what could appear to some as an anti-Sheriff senti-
that, he said the sheriff responded along the line of him not realizing what he had ment. “People are going to be upset with me, but there are also going to be people
to do and when. “Who is in charge of the department,” Hilkert asked. In the past, who will say ‘You did the right thing,” Hilkert said.
the commissioners were always in the loop about these types of things,” Hilkert
said, “That way they could be aware of any financial needs. So why did he do that?” He has been urged to “keep the county solvent,” by a leading businessman.
The answer may have come through a question asked by Commissioner Terry Because if he doesn’t, all the taxpayers will be paying through the nose. But the
Rummel about how the sheriff had been asking for more people for years and by county will be making cuts way before then”, Hilkert said. “But the situation we are
not bringing the board updates, “he got what he wanted,” because Towns allowed in right now, not knowing what’s going to happen with the Medicare tax, the board
somebody else to make that decision. may have to go into next year making some drastic changes, Hilkert said. “Then
“And the question was, what information, went into fact-finding? Probably zero”, maybe there will have to be some changes. I hope not.”

Kaleb’s Ride Aids Montpelier Police Hilkert is disappointed the new contract did not put aside any money for public
safety. “It is lining somebody’s pocket,” Hilkert said.

James can be reached at

Williams County Plans Cyber
Security Forum For Its Workers &

Local Businesses To Get Invite

PHOTO PROVIDED By: James Pruitt cyber threats and the potential toll in-
THE VILLAGE REPORTER flicted on businesses. He will share on
DONATION ... Kim and Kevin Oxender presented a check to Montpelier Police Chief what businesses can do to prepare for it
Dan McGee on behalf of the Kaleb McLaughlin Memorial Ride and Organ Donation Williams County area employers and what to do when it happens, Davies
Awareness Day. The donation was for the K9 unit. Next year’s ride is July 14, 2018. will be invited to attend a cyber secu- said. There will be two sessions: Ses-
rity seminar in October. Cyber Security sion A, 9 a.m. to noon and Session B,
Employee Training will be presented by 1-4 p.m. Anyone invited needs to RSVP
digital crime and forensics expert and by calling 419-636-5050 or email teres-
investigator Glenn Bard Oct. 4 at the
Bryan Arts and Education Building. The
event is sponsored by Andres O’Neil and In other news: The county will be
Lowe Insurance. exploring partnering with a Rochester,
N.Y.- based company to produce five
Russ Davies of Andres-O’Neil & Lowe, 1-minute videos about the area for its
gave a brief presentation to the Wil- new website. The county plans to roll
liams Board of County Commissioners out the newly designed site Jan. 1, 2018,
Aug. 28. “We will make sure the entire IT Supervisor Jeremy Suffel said at the
business community is invited,” Davies Aug. 28 board meeting. For the web site,
said. “We know there are a lot of chairs the county is contracting with CivicPlus.
there.”The event is ostensibly for Wil- The videos will produced by CGI Com-
liams County employees of which 85 munications of Rochester, N.Y.
percent will attend, but other companies
can ask for an invitation, Davies said. The videos will feature different as-
pects of the county such as elected of-
Bard will share on many topics relat- ficials and the people they serve. The
ed to cyber security including Current company will host the videos on its site
cyber threats and potential toll on their and make a link available for the coun-
businesses; Ransomware – how can we ty, Suffel said. Suffel is also working on
be prepared for it and what to when it a new logo for the county website that
eventually happens; and how to keep will become the brand for the area.
private and business data secure at the
office while traveling. James can be reached
Bard will be talking about current

Call for appointments: 419.633.0755
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8 - “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

160th Fulton County Fair Speaks Tradition
& Community To Nearly 300,000 Attendees

By: Cory Johnson an a capella 50s and 60s singing group PHOTOS BY CORY JOHNSON, STAFF
THE VILLAGE REPORTER performs on the free south stage Thurs-
day evening. Other welcome additions, HORSE PULLING EVENT ... Competitors attach their miniature horses to the wag-
The tagline “Top of Ohio” isn’t just such as the live glass blowing exhibits on in the Michigan Miniature Horse Pull.
a motto referring to the geographics of of Mobile Glass Studios, have added to
The Fulton County Fair. The fair, ex- the popularity of the fair, as well. The
pected to have been attended by nearly attendance record of 298,346 was set
300,000 fairgoers by tomorrow’s end, is as recently as 2014. To provide for the
the second most popular county fair in rising attendance, the fairgrounds has
Ohio. Visitors from all across Ohio, and even expanded from 40 to 260 acres of
many northwest Ohio natives now liv- land since 2000, including 88 reserved
ing in states as far away as Alabama, for parking.
Nevada, and Vermont, have made their
way to Wauseon this week to experience Even as the fair’s popularity expands,
the top-of-the-line exhibits, entertain- it is deeply rooted in tradition, with
ment, and food. many families camping, or racing, to
the grounds every Labor Day weekend.
While the county’s population of Marleigh Joseph, originally of Wauseon,
40,000 grows over seven-fold, much of started coming to the fair when she was
the fair’s income stays within the com- six years old and even showed rabbits
munity. Almost all of the Fair Board’s all throughout grade school. Although
profits go back into the fair, for mainte- no longer a Fulton County resident, Jo-
nance and improvements. According to seph, now of Columbus, OH, says she
Fair Board President Dennis Wyse, tax- continues to come to the fair year after
payer dollars haven’t been used to fund year, and bring her two children with
the fair in more than 20 years. her, because of the atmosphere.

Much of the revenue earned from “The tradition is amazing. There’s
food stands operated by organizations still places, people, and shows here
such as the Fulton County Pork Pro- I fondly remember enjoying as a kid,
ducers and Fulton County Cattle Feed- and now I’m passing that, and more,
ers goes back towards scholarships and onto my sons. The family-friendly at-
improvements of buildings and barns to mosphere and endless things to do
enhance the experience both exhibitors are unmatched. No matter where you
and visitors. The demand has been so come from, this is easily apart of your
continuous, the Fulton County Dairy As- home,” she said while waiting in line for
sociation will serve 40,000 milkshakes, one of the fair’s staple milkshakes. If
while the Wauseon Music Boosters de- you haven’t made it out to the fair yet,
liver 12,000 dozens of donuts this year. don’t worry! There’s free entertainment
and plenty of food still around through
Expansions at the fair have been Thursday.
numbering over the past few years,
as well. Just this year, KOI Drag Rac- Cory may be reached at
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events in the grandstand while Blend,

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MODEL TRAINS ... The Swanton Area Railroad and Model Club offers a unique
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Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) - 9


Jade Scott Of Montpelier Is Changing The World ... Community Support To Aid
Hurricane Harvey Victims
pageant so significant to Jade? “Without a title, I’m nor- and an older brother Zach who is 17.
mal thirteen year old Jade. With this title, I have a bigger Since Jade first started her organization, she has
With Semi-Truck Of Reliefvoice and adults will take me more serious,” she shares. collected over 7,000 pairs of shoes and has raised over
When Jade references having a bigger voice, she $15,000 through various fundraisers including the
is speaking on behalf of those she seeks to help with WBNO/WBQT Blizzard Auction. They have also ap- By: Cory Johnson

something so many of us take for granted- a decent pair plied for grants through various organizations including THE VILLAGE REPORTER

of shoes. Jade already has some fundraising events Kohl’s and Disney and work the gates at the county fair. North Clinton Church of Wauseon has launched the
planned. On Saturday, September 23rd, she will host For Jade, helping others is simply who she is. “Being "Fill the Truck" campaign to collect supplies to aid in
the Miss Kickz Fundraiser Pageant at the Church of a Christian is a big part of my life. Helping out in my Hurricane Harvey clean-up and help Texas residents
Christ in West Unity, Ohio at 2 pm. This is an annual community is something I want to do often.” While Just recover after the natural disaster.
fundraiser for Just for Kickz to collect new socks and for Kickz accepts gently used shoes, Jade’s dream is to
new and gently used shoes for those in need. Queen and someday be able to provide all new shoes. Items can be taken to the semi truck and trailer lo-
community service Queens will automatically be quali- cated under the water tower next to the Fulton County
fied to compete in the Miss American Royalty USA na- If you are interested in contributing towards Jade’s Fairgrounds on County Road J through the end of the
tionals next summer. cause, Just for Kickz, you can send donations to PO Box fair on Thursday.
391, Montpelier, Ohio or call Jaimi Geren at 419-212-
When she’s not changing the world through shoes or 4679. Also, on Saturday, October 14th, you can join The church, located at 831 W. Linfoot Street in
participating in pageants, Jade who is a 7th grader at the Just for Kickz efforts at a shoe cleaning party from Wauseon will also be accepting donations until Sun-
Montpelier Junior High, enjoys participating in junior 10:30-3:00 at 11964 County Road K, Montpelier. day, September 10th. Their hours are 8am-4pm Mon-
high football and basketball cheerleading as well as play- day-Friday and 8am-12pm on Sunday or by arranging
ing softball. She has one younger brother Alex who is 10 Tammy can be reached at a time for drop-off by calling (419) 337-4776. Monetary donations by check can be made out to "North Clinton

Williams County Board Of DD Hosts Needed items include:
Personal items- 1 bath towel, 1 hand towel, 1 wash
cloth, 1 sturdy comb, 1 metal nail file, 1 3 oz. soap (not
Jergens or Ivory) in original packaging, 1 pint size Zip-
Summer Enrichment Program loc bag, 1 adult toothbrush, 1 tube of toothpaste (not
travel size), 1 small box of bandaids, 1 non-scented de-
odorant or antiperspirant, 1 bottle of water, 1 protein
had two community members volunteer at our Sum- snack bar, 1 gallon size Ziploc bag, 1 flashlight with
mer Enrichment Program. Sonya Frame volunteered new batteries, 1 5-gallon bucket with a seal tight lid,
with the school age group and Lori Masters volun- cases of bottled water.
teered with the preschool group. Both ladies did a Clean up supplies- De-humidifiers, portable blow-
fabulous job and enjoyed their experiences with the ers, air circulators, extension cords, ground fault pro-
kids. Their support was greatly appreciated. tectors, pop up canopies, wet/dry vacs, shovels, wheel-
Another first was our school age program ate all barrows, crowbars, hammers, utility knives, work
but one of their lunches at the Summer Food Program gloves, dust masks, pressure washers, blower fans,
sponsored by the Northwest Ohio Community Ac- ladders, buckets, chainsaws, clippers, yard tools, tools
tion Commission. The lunches were served at Mattie for boarding windows, tarps, rope, portable lights, por-
Marsh Park in Bryan. Not only did the kids get a free table generators, nail-guns, sawhorses, spray paint,
nutritious lunch, but there were also activities avail- safety glasses, kitchen dishwashing gloves, mops,
able for the kids after they finished eating. The Bryan brooms, deck brooms, 5-gallon buckets with reseal-
Fire Department visited one day and gave all of the able lids, smaller buckets, liquid laundry detergent,
kids free fire hats and sticker badges. liquid household cleaner, dish soap, bleach/Kilz, scrub
Our partnership with New Hope Church truly en- brush, cleaning wipes, sponges, scouring pads, paper
hanced our Program this year. We had the most typi- towels, disposable rags, can air freshener, clothespins,
cal peers that we’ve ever had in our Program’s history. clothesline, heavy-duty trash bags, insect repellant
Our typical peers were excellent role models and had spray, first aid kits, toiletries, rain ponchos.
highly effective interactions with the other children. North Clinton is arranging for supplies to be deliv-
Just importantly, the typical peers had a lot of fun ered to the Houston area as soon as possible. Ques-
and had the opportunity to develop lifelong skills of tions may be directed to the church office at (419) 337-
PHOTO PROVIDED their own. 4776.

SUMMER PROGRAM ... New Hope Church and the Not only did the kids like our Program, but their Cory may be reached at
Williams County Board of DD combined to offer a sum- parents did too. We sent a survey to parents ask-
mer enrichment program ing them how they liked a variety of aspects of the
Program, ranging from transportation to the activi-
This summer the Williams County Board of DD ties that were provided. We received an overwhelm- Kern & Tompkins
teamed up with New Hope Church to provide our ing number of positive responses. A few of the as-
Summer Enrichment Program. By partnering with pects that parents rated the highest were they felt the
New Hope Church we were able to meet in a communi- Program was beneficial to their child, that their child To Wed In October
was in a safe and secure environment, and they would
ty setting and integrate typical peers in our Program. send their child again next year.
The Program provided programming to 40 children, Overall, we had one of our best Summer Enrich-
Mr. and Mrs. John Kern of Delta are pleased to an-
ages 3 -15, who receive Board Services and 7 school ment Programs ever! We couldn’t have done it with- nounce the engagement of their daughter, Amelia, to
age peers. out our highly qualified staff and all of our community Trey Tompkins, son of Mr. Lonnie Tompkins and Ms.
The kids participated in a variety of activities dur- partners, especially New Hope Church.
ing the Program. The groups went to Moore Pool, the Heather Tompkins, both of Morenci. Amelia graduated
INFORMATION PROVIDED from Delta High School and The University of Toledo
Imagination Station, Bryan Lanes, Spangler Candy with a degree in Early Childhood Development. She is
Company, Sauder Village, Skye Cinema, and Wyse
Guys Pizza. In addition, the Toledo Zoo came to the a Registered Nurse with The Toledo Children’s Hos-
pital, NICU unit. Trey graduated from Morenci High
FCHC Recent BirthsChurch and brought a guinea pig, chinchilla, and an School and Adrian College with a degree in Business
opossum. Jen Grant, an Art teacher from Bryan City Management. He is a Delivery Driver for Gordon Food
School, spent one afternoon with us doing an art proj- Aug 26 - Cheyenne Garcia, Wauseon, boy
ect with the kids. In addition, kids enjoyed using the Aug 29 - Heidi Dick, Wauseon, girl Service. The couple reside in Perrysburg. An Octo-
ber 7th, 2017 wedding is planned in Herrick Chapel at
game tables located in the Youth Room at the Church. Aug 29 - Brandon and Sarah Wagner, Archbold, boy Adrian College, where Trey and Amelia first met.
Something new to our Program this year was we




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•Swanton Village Council 7:00 PM •Stryker School Board 5:30 PM
•Evergreen School Board 7:00 PM •Montpelier School Board 5:00 PM
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Delta Graduate Returns Home To Hats For Harvey Fundraiser

Share Experience Teaching Abroad

By: Cory Johnson perseverance. When he encountered PHOTO PROVIDED
THE VILLAGE REPORTER the obstacle of political unrest in Tur-
key and was denied the opportunity to STUDENTS DOING THEIR PART ... Students donated $1 to wear a hat to help
When Keegan Scott graduated from fill his Fulbright position, he searched the people affected by Hurricane Harvey. North Central Schools were able to raise
Delta High School, he didn’t imag- for a place where he could use his in- $725. The money donated will be sent to The Red Cross Hurricane Disaster Fund.
ine that only five short years later he ternational studies degree and found
would return to his alma mater to dis- Georgia. ‘Carpe diem’ is what comes Manure Runoff Kills Fish
cuss his travels in over five different to mind when I think about Keegan. I In Williams County
countries by the time he was 25. am so proud of Keegan and his accom-
plishments,” she said. By: James Pruitt from Michigan streams, Payne said. The
Yet, in his limited time in the Unit- THE VILLAGE REPORTER fish are native to the northern state and
ed States, Scott ventured back to his As the name of the program would then journey downstream, he said.
hometown last week to share about his suggest, while Scott taught English The manure runoff that killed thou-
experiences teaching English abroad, to both grade school and high school sands of fish in a Williams County Creek Baldwin updated the Williams Coun-
and ultimately inspire, Jane Foor’s aged students in Georgia, he would is still being investigated with an eye to- ty Commissioners on the incident when
gifted and talented class in Pike-Delta- still have much to learn himself- a ward who is at fault. The incident oc- she spoke to them Aug. 24. She talked
York Schools. task his already proven determination curred in mid-August on Beaver Creek about working a stretch of Beaver Creek
would easily help him tackle. “Hav- near West Jefferson, where 2.5 inches of at the request of the DNR as the emer-
Upon graduating from high school ing come back from this past year in rain sent recently applied manure from gency manager. Working from Opdycke
in 2012, Scott started studying at The Georgia, I feel like I can do anything! a local farm into the shallow stream. Farm, she and an employee went to CR
Ohio State University, where he stayed Whether it’s navigating the transpor- Reports of dead fish along the banks 17.75, just south of 20A. Then they
active on campus as a Resident Advi- tation network in a foreign language or brought the Department of Natural Re- went to a point near CR N.30 at CR 19.
sor, a 2016 Homecoming Court mem- making a Halloween party from what- sources out to investigate. The investi- Another stop was CR M.90 between 18
ber, and member of International Af- ever I have in my possession, anything gation now includes the Ohio Depart- and 19.
fairs Scholars, Collegiate Council on is possible if you put your mind to it,” ment of Agriculture and the Ohio EPA.
World Affairs, Global Engagement, Scott said. The manure came from Huffman
and the Global Leadership Initia- Wildlife investigator Jeremy Payne of Farms after it had sprayed its wheat
tive en route to earning a Bachelor of As part of his six weeks back in the the DNR’s Division of Wildlife said the field. The abundant rain washed the
Arts degree in International Studies United States after serving in Georgia, focus of the investigation is whether the material into the stream. The farm is
with a minor in Turkish and Middle Scott returned home to visit Delta’s farm applied the proper amount of ma- a very good neighbor within the coun-
East Studies in 2016. Scott’s first trip gifted and talented classes and pres- nure and whether it was legal. DNR and ty, Baldwin said. “It’s kind of hilly up
abroad in college came in May 2013 ent on his time spent abroad, includ- local officials, including Dawn Baldwin there,” Baldwin said. “Those fields just
between his freshman and sophomore ing Georgian customs, slang, and ex- of the Williams County Emergency Man- drained to the starting point. Mother
years. Receiving a scholarship from pressions in addition to his teaching agement Agency, spent several hours Nature was not our friend.”
Ohio State, he had the opportunity to experience. Scott’s visit to the class counting dead fish which turned out to
travel to Hungary, Poland, and Slova- was a natural stop in his homecoming be 15,264 Northern Pike. The manure Commissioner Terry Rummel defend-
kia. as, alongside his mother’s unwaver- overwhelmed the small creek and led to ed the farm saying the operation is good
ing support, he cites Foor’s lessons on the disaster. with following the rules and regulations.
When the next summer break came how to think critically and creatively “Just the guidelines didn’t fit the crite-
about, Scott received a grant to teach as an inspiration to his teaching jour- “It’s a good stream,” Payne said. “It’s ria because we got dumped on with rain
at an English immersion camp for six ney. two to three feet wide when it’s flowing. and (the farm) probably wasn’t expect-
weeks in Turkey. Upon returning to It’s already recovering.”The latter com- ing it and everybody kind of got caught,”
the U.S, he devoted his time towards Foor’s hope for Scott’s presentation ment is based on the observation of Rummel said. Baldwin agreed. “It was
an internship at the Columbus Lit- to spark an enthusiasm for new cul- 1-inch darters seen swimming past their just one of those things,” Baldwin said.
eracy Council teaching immigrants, tural experiences and expose students dead brethren. The largest fish amongst “So no, again, an unfortunate (incident).
refugees, and, general adults who to a worldly view seems to be easily the dead was a 29-incher. “Every fish The farmers wanted the rain, (but) the
were interested in improving their reached, as several of her students has a value,” Payne said of the follow-up farmers that just laid that, didn’t want
English. Hoping to return to Turkey have immediately expressed a new- work that took place. “We seek to calcu- that much.”
after graduation, Scott was accepted found interest in travelling abroad lat- late the damage.” The pike likely came
for an English Teaching Assistantship er in life- an effect motivated by Scott’s James can be reached
position through the Fulbright U.S. own lessons learned cross-culturally. at
Student Program, a State Department
sponsored fellowship for international “It’s funny how I’ve discovered 31st Annual Steps For Life
exchange. However, the program was that we are often more alike than Walkathon To Be Held In Bryan
cancelled due to political unrest in different...I think that these cultures
Turkey. and people are not as different as they
seem. I think the barriers are often
Still, with a passion for teaching mind over matter! It’s difficult learn-
and travelling, Scott’s search for an ing a foreign language, but, once you
alternative program yielded success do, you realize that everyone wants
to the country of Georgia- hundreds to achieve something a bit better for
of miles east from his original desti- themselves and, ultimately, enjoy life.
nation. From September 2016 to July This is not a new concept, but some-
2017, Scott would serve with Teach thing I think that can be learned when
and Learn Georgia, a Georgian govern- experienced,” he said.
ment operated program which seeks
native English, French, and German As of August 29, Scott has already
speakers to co-teach in the nation’s began travelling to the next phase of
school systems in an effort to promote his adventure- this time teaching Eng-
greater foreign language proficiency. lish to ninth through twelfth graders in
Bulgaria under the Fulbright program
Although finding, and being accept- until July 2018. Just as students in
ed to, such a similar opportunity in a now his sixth country eagerly await
short period of time seemed remark- his presence, children back home in
able to many, it’s nothing Jane Foor, Delta, Ohio will do the same- wait-
Scott’s gifted and talented teacher at ing to hear his stories and be inspired
Delta, was surprised to have learned. once again by a hometown hero.
“Keegan is a student who has created
opportunities, both past and present, Cory may be reached
for himself through his hard work and at

CPC Women’s Health Resource is CPC has offices in Bryan, Defiance,
excited to announce the 31st annual Napoleon and Wauseon. Each location
Steps for Life Walkathon fundrais- provides pregnancy testing, fetal ultra-
ing event. It will be held on Saturday, sound, material assistance, education
September 16th at MacDonald-Ruff Ice on options, and parenting classes. Proj-
Arena on Townline Road in Bryan, Ohio. ect Respect is the CPC youth character-
This year we will also have a 5K Color development program and is offered in
Run and a 1 Mile Fun Run at 8:00 a.m. schools throughout the 6 county area.
The event will have games and other Please join us for a fun day with the
activities for kids, a bake sale, and the whole family. For more information on
opportunity to win prizes. Proceeds will how you can participate or to register,
be used to fund free client services pro- please call 419-636-5692 or go to the
vided by the CPC. events page at

Delta Getting Some Free Help
From Worthington Workers

PHOTOS PROVIDED By: James Pruitt sanitary sewer project. Peebles met with
THE VILLAGE REPORTER a property owner and legal counsel on
WORKING WITH STUDENTS ... Scott leads Georgian high school students in the residents’ efforts to find assistance
“Scrabble Club” during his time abroad. Employees from Worthington Indus- to reduce the assessments.
TEACHING ABROAD ... Delta native Keegan Scott (center) beams with pride along- tries will be working on various projects
side his second grade English students in the country of Georgia. in the village of Delta Sept. 26. The com- Chip sealing is completed on village
pany contacted Village Administrator streets and crews are patching pot holes
Brad Peebles about its desire to create using cold patch. This work comes be-
opportunities for its employees to give fore the dura-patching planned for later
back and to reduce the financial burden this summer.
of the village. Peebles informed the Vil-
lage Council in his report of Aug. 15. Water Department workers have
been working on relocating two water
The projects the Worthington work- lines. The first is an 8-inch main south
ers will be doing include the removal of the village across SR 109 from the
and disposal of the wooden steps that American Legion. Since the required
were recently deemed unsafe near the depth was 24 feet, the village hired Pin
reservoir; installing life preserver sta- Point Directional Drilling to install the
tions and equipment at boat launch ar- pipe. Tom Taylor Excavating was hired
eas of both upper and lower reservoirs, to expose and connect the new pipe to
and painting the final coats on the via- the existing line.
duct walls on South Madison Street. A
second team may do some painting in The same services were provided by
the park. both contractors for the relocation of
the 6-inch main for the Wilson Street
A public hearing is set for Sept. 11 Bridge. The council approved a new
during the Village Council meeting to contract with Nathan Hartsock as police
set assessments for the six property chief.
owners on Wilson Street regarding the
James can be reached



Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) - 11

QUADCO Rehabilitation Center New Fulton County EMS
Holds Regular Meeting Director Announced

Stryker – The 2017 Stryker Summer- forts are greatly appreciated. Members August 29th 2017, (WAUSEON, OH) Volunteer Fire Department since 1998.
fest was among the topics discussed at also learned that the organization will The Fulton County Board of Commis- He has also been an EMS Instructor
Quadco Rehabilitation Center’s regular be preparing for its tri-annual accredita- sioners announce Robert DeLeon as the with Four County Career Center since
Board monthly meeting. Executive Di- tion audit to be conducted in the spring new Emergency Medical Services (EMS) 2012 and more recently he has worked
rector, Bruce Abell, shared with board of 2018. Abell shared with members Director for Fulton County. DeLeon with the Fulton County Health Center
members that the organization will once that reviewers from the Commission for brings nearly 20 years of experience in (2016-present) and Morenci (MI) EMS
again be participating in the parade. the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Fa- the emergency services field to this new (2016-present).
“We always have a good looking float.” cilities (CARF) will once again be visit- role.
Bobbi Schlosser, our resident artist, de- ing to conduct a comprehensive audit He holds certifications as a First Aid
signs and supervises the construction of the agency’s policies and procedures. “Robert’s experience will be a great Instructor, Cardiopulmonary Resuscita-
that includes numerous program par- The two day audit will be conducted by asset to the Fulton County Emergency tion (CPR), Advanced Cardiac Life Sup-
ticipants and staff. It’s a fun activity for surveyors chosen from other CARF ac- Medical Services Department”, states port (ACLS), Basic Life Support (BLS),
everyone here, and just one of the many credited organizations around the coun- Fulton County Administrator, Vond Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS),
ways we are active in the local commu- try. Abell reminded board members that Hall. “We look forward to having him on National Registry of Emergency Medi-
nity.” Abell invited the board members they may be contacted by surveyors re- our team to provide excellent communi- cal Technicians Paramedic (NREMT-P),
to attend the festival and in particular, questing that they participate in inter- cation and coordination with our part- Neonatal Resuscitation Provider, (NPR),
the parade which will begin at 3 p.m. on views as part of the audit. ners in the emergency services field.” Ohio/Michigan Paramedic Certifica-
Saturday, August 26. tion, Tactical EMS, Hazardous Materi-
Shannon Zellers, Program Manager, DeLeon’s responsibilities will include als (HAZMAT), EMS Instructor and he is
Abell also discussed a request recent- shared with board members that Quad- coordinating the EMS division for the bilingual.
ly received from an individual involved co hosted the Four County Network Day county, maintaining positive working re-
in programming that repairs be made monthly meeting at the Stryker Park Pa- lationships with all emergency response “Emergency Services is a huge
to a parking lot where cracks developed vilion. The group heard from presenter entities including EMS, fire depart- part of our life,” DeLeon states, “my
due to freezing and thawing. Abell men- Wayne Dinius on Algae Blooms, and en- ments and medical personnel. He will wife (Beth) is also a Paramedic and my
tioned that despite numerous repairs joyed an ice cream sundae bar. Zellers also work directly with the EMS Medical daughter (MaTea) is studying to be an
having been made over the years, more showed members a dragonfly summer Director, manage and orient paramed- Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).”
were needed and the necessary work wall hanging created by participants ics, prepare and recommend EMS bud- The DeLeon’s reside in Lyons, OH. It is
has been completed. “We’ve been repair- in the Art Club. Members also learned get and coordinate vehicle maintenance anticipated that DeLeon will start his
ing the lots periodically for years and fa- that the Community Clubs attended the with fire departments among other du- new role around September 11th, 2017.
cilitated a considerable repair 12 years Henry and Defiance County Fairs, and ties.
ago but more needed to be done.” The the Garden Club is participating in the The Emergency Services Director is
repair was completed by Transportation Bryan Farmers Market on Tuesdays. “I am excited to start this new jour- operated under the direction of the Ful-
Department Manager, Steven Slattman ney with the people of Fulton County. ton County Board of Commissioners
and Transportation Assistant, Andy Bi- In other business, Transportation My hope is that we can learn from each and is currently located 123 Courthouse
ble. When asked by Tootie Bockelman, Manager, Steven Slattman, presented other and continue to grow our ser- Plaza, Suite 4 Wauseon, OH 43567.
board member, if the repairs were to the board with an Injury Report for the vices so we can best serve the public,” Emergency Services can be reached at
the requesting individual’s satisfaction, month of July which included one mi- states DeLeon. DeLeon has been a para- 419-337-9207. For more information,
Abell responded, “Yes, she was pleased, nor injury in the Stryker Facility and no medic with Mercy Lifestar since 2001
but we’ll need to continue to assess the injuries in the Defiance or Archbold Fa- and has served on the Lyons Royalton gencyservices.
lots for more repairs. It’s an on-going cilities. Slattman also reported that the
project.” Abell added, “We have a great agency’s vehicles travelled 35,000 miles Williams County JFS Reaching
group of people working here, and I have in 20 days during the month of July Out To United Way
always enjoyed working with the people
served, staff and board members in Quadco’s Northwest Employment By: James Pruitt so those in need can be made aware of
solving concerns like this and the vari- Services Manager, Rachel Lange, told THE VILLAGE REPORTER what is available.
ety of issues that have arisen over the the board members that NWES contin-
years. The credit goes to all the parties ues to serve 44 individuals in job place- The Williams County Department of Resolutions approved by the Wil-
involved; the creativity of the individuals ment and retention services. She shared Jobs and Family Services is switching liams County Board of Commissioners:
involved is endless.” with the board members that the Sum- systems to be more compatible with oth-
mer Youth Work Experience (SYWE) er counties’ agencies. Director Fred Lord The commissioners approved a quote
The agency’s Defiance Center re- program recently ended, and the par- talked with the Board of County Com- from Current Tek Solutions for HP Net-
cently received the donation of a couch ticipant that worked with the Village of missioners about the switch at the Aug. work switches for infrastructure up-
from St. Mary’s Furniture Bank in De- Stryker had a positive experience. 21 meeting. The move would be in com- grades for $2,398. IT Manager Jeremy
fiance. Abell told members that St. pliance with directives from the state. Suffel made the request. (Res 17-311)
Mary’s is very supportive, and their ef- The next regular meeting of the Non-
Profit Board will be September 26, 2017, The move would be a departure for The board approved a service agree-
in the Stryker facility conference room. the county, but a step toward seam- ment for concrete testing for Williams
less interaction with other counties’ County Turnpike Mitigation Project
PHOTO PROVIDED JFS computers. The upside would be CR/TR 21N, CRM and CRM.50 with
for other counties to be able to access Bowser Morner. The amount will not ex-
SELLING PRODUCE ... Shown are Henry Bennett and Amber Pursel ready to sell Williams County’s JFs files and assist ceed $2,848.50. (Res 17-310). A similar
their produce at the Bryan Farmers Market. Henry and Amber are participants in in getting files closed, Lord said. “So agreement for asphalt testing at a cost
QRC’s Garden Club. all we are really trying to do is to invest not to exceed $5,412, was signed as well
money so that our system talks to other (Res 308).
Brink Chosen To Lead The DJFS (computers),” Lord said. “So that
Fulton County Visitors Bureau at times when we get into a pinch, they The board approved a pest control
can remote in, they can see our docu- agreement between Hillside Country
ments and seamlessly help us. They can Living and Griffin Pest Control for a
run the applications from their office.” cost not to exceed $2,800. The term is
September 2017 through September
Lord likes the regional approach of 2018 (Res 17-309).
having the same system and is looking
forward to a regional conference coming The board approved a subsidy grant
up to address the matter. The coopera- agreement between Lori Borton-Sell, of
tion will include pooling of resources to the Adult Probation Department for pro-
hire one person who can help the five or bation improvement and incentive fund-
six counties at once instead of having ing with the state through June 2019.
all those counties compete for scarce re- (Res 17-307). The board approved an
sources, he said. agreement to sue the tower facilities at
08745 CR G owned by Mohre Electron-
The department is also looking to ics. The agreement runs from Septem-
upgrade its document imaging capabili- ber of this year through Aug. 31, 2018
ties. On top of that, the department is for $6118.20. Res. 17-317.
working with the United Way to identify
agencies that work with the needy and The commissioners approved a fund-
help coordinate them with JFS. The ob- ing increase between JFS and Michael
jective is to not duplicate services and Morrow not to exceed $10,000 for ser-
provide a list of programs and contacts vices through Dec. 31. Res. 17-318.

James can be reached

August 28th, 2017 (WAUSEON, OH) 2016 Sesquicentennial “Picnic in the Fulton County Commissioners
The Fulton County Visitors Bureau Park” coordinator, Archbold Chamber of Seek Grant To Pay For Pettisville
(FCVB) is pleased to announce that Ju- Commerce Secretary (3 years), Archbold
lia Brink will serve as the new Fulton Chili Cook Off/Fall Festival Chairper- Storm Sewer Project
County Visitors Bureau Coordinator. son (4 years), Celebrity Wait Staff Chair
Person (fundraiser for Festival of Lights, By: James Pruitt picked up 16 strays and redeemed 15
Brink brings experience with tourism 4 years), Archbold United Methodist THE VILLAGE REPORTER dogs. The office collected $130 in fines
and marketing through her role as the Church missions chairperson (2 years), and fees and issued eight citations. The
former Archbold Area Chamber of Com- Archbold Methodist Church Hospitality The Board of Fulton County Com- commissioners also met Aug. 24 and
merce Director (2011-2015). She is also chairperson (5 years), The American Red missioners met Aug. 21 and conducted conducted the following business. The
a business owner and has held various Cross Disaster team member, (National the following business. The commis- commissioners reviewed unemployment
Health Promotional and Wellness roles and Fulton County, 11 years) American sioners approved Res. 2017-663 to sub- rates for July 2017. Fulton County’s
throughout her career. She has experi- Heart Association Board Member (Fay- mit an application to the Ohio Public rate was 5.1 percent. Williams County
ence in event planning, budget devel- ette County, OH) and Positive Health Di- Works Commission seeking $1,020,253 was the same.
opment, strategic planning, promotion rections Board Member in Washington in funding for a new storm sewer in Pet-
and marketing. Court House, OH. She is also a Licensed tisville. The funding request is for a 50 The commissioners approved Res.
Massage Therapist, Certified Massage percent loan, 50 percent grant. 2017-659 which increased appropria-
“Our Board is excited to welcome Practitioner and Certified Fitness Spe- tions for Board and Care – Children’s
Julie and believes that she is a great cialist. The commissioners approved Res. Services by $100,000 for JFS and
fit for the Visitors Bureau Coordinator 2017-648 for FAA reimbursement re- $125,000 for waiting list reductions for
Position”, states Jeanette Smith, Presi- “I am looking forward to pioneering quest 9 in the amount of $14,832 for the Board of DD. The commissioners
dent of the FCVB Board. “Julie’s experi- this new adventure as the Visitors Bu- airport improvements. The commission- approved Res. 2017-660 for a request
ence with the tourism industry through reau Coordinator and moving tourism ers approved Res. 2017-649 which the through MVPO for a draw request of
her work at Archbold Area Chamber of forward in Fulton County,” notes Brink. county accepts all responsibility for debt $200,000 for a CDBG Target of Oppor-
Commerce as well as her volunteer ex- “I share a passion with the Board to or overpayment to CMS on behalf of Ful- tunity program.
perience throughout the region will be promote Fulton County Attractions and ton County EMS.
an asset to Fulton County Tourism.” communities as a great place to visit, The commissioners approved Res.
work and live.” The commissioners approved Res. 2017-664 approved a contract worth
The FCVB was established by the 2017-650 which confirms a service $3,300 with Liquid Engineering Group
Fulton County Commissioners in accor- Brink lives in Archbold with her hus- agreement between the county and the to inspect and clean the elevated water
dance with Ohio Revised Code. Fund- band Steve and has lived in Northwest Ohio Department of Rehabilitations and tank in Evergreen The commissioners
ing for the organization stems from a Ohio for most of her life. The Visitors Corrections. The commissioners ap- approved Res. 2017-668 approves a re-
3% bed tax issued on lodging facilities Bureau office will be located at the Ful- proved Res. 2017-654 which appointed quest from Wauseon to use $170,000 in
throughout Fulton County to support ton County Shared Services and Wel- Jed Bowers to the position of assistant permissive tax funds to pay for paving of
tourism. Smith notes that hiring a coor- come Center Complex on State Route dog warden. streets within the city.
dinator for the FCVB was a priority for 108, Wauseon, OH upon opening in Oc-
2017. “We look forward to supporting tober 2017. To reach her, you may email The board reviewed the Dog War- James can be reached
Julie in her new role, as she executes her at or den’s report for Aug. 6-12. The office at
the mission, vision and strategy of the 567-239-8481.
Visitors Bureau for Fulton County.”
Brink has served as the Archbold


12 - “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Swanton Village Council Hears Montpelier Council Members Wants
Conclusions & Recommendations Economic Development Committee Formed

Of Hotel Feasibility Study

nent fence with a large
gate at the north drive to
allow mowers or cars onto
the field. Option three
would be a solid green re-
movable fence. Current-
ly, Swanton High School
is the only school in the
NWOAL and one of the
few in Northwest Ohio to
play on a home field with-
out a fence.
The Swanton Recre-
ational Program is inter-
ested in using advertising
banners on fences in the
upper ball field as a way PHOTO BY JAMES PRUITT, STAFF
to raise funds for the Rec
Program. Village Admin- INTRODUCTION ... Nikki Uribes introduced Bethany Repp as a new village em-
ployee at the Aug. 28 Montpelier Village Council meeting.

PHOTO BY BILL O’ CONNELL, STAFF istrator Rosanna Hoelzle By: James Pruitt the village do strategically to create a
would need to know what THE VILLAGE REPORTER business environment where people can
HOTEL POTENTIAL ... Mr. Jason Hamman breaks the money will be spent start new enterprises.
down the numbers for a potential hotel in the Swanton on and what will the im- The Village of Montpelier will discuss
area. That could be like some communi-
pact be on the Village’s the creation of an Economic Develop- ties who have incubators for start-ups
maintenance responsibil- ment and Strategy Committee at its next to enable small businesses a chance to
By: Bill O’ Connell Kroger and somewhere in ity. council meeting. Council member Chris get started without making a huge in-
THE VILLAGE REPORTER the Turtle Creek business Kannel brought up the idea of a com- vestment. Kannel has noticed a positive
complex. Much more dis- Third readings for mittee during council comment time swing in the community and the council
At their August 28th cussion on this issue still water and sewer rate in- during the Aug. 28 meeting. The council in the past year and thinks that now is
meeting, the Swanton Vil- remains. creases were approved. was receptive to the idea. “To take some the time for the body to become more
lage Council listened to a Wade Haselman, The first increase will go of these good ideas that we hear on a strategic in its thinking. He just wants
presentation given by Ja- Swanton Local Schools into effect on October somewhat regular basis,” Kannel said. to know what the next step should be.
son Hamman, a site and Athletic Director, reached 1st of this year. Rates
economic development out to the Village to dis- will then increase in- Council can take those ideas and For Laura Gray, what Kannel laid out
consultant from the Ham- cuss possible improve- crementally for the next combine them with the knowledge it has is something the council should be do-
man Consulting Group, ments to the lower ball di- four years beginning about what’s going on. It would give the ing already or the members are not do-
regarding the findings amond at Memorial Park, with 2018. Village Clean council a chance to follow up on the top- ing their jobs. Cheri Streicher likes the
of a feasibility study of the same diamond that is Up Day is scheduled for ics discussed at meetings, Kannel said. idea of a committee because the council
bringing a hotel within or used by the high school’s September 9th from 9:00 “The administration is working really talks about ideas, but she never sees
close to the Village. baseball team as their a.m. to 3:00 p.m. All hard on a lot of really good ideas for the any progress. She does, however, be-
home field. Mr. Haselman Shred will be on site from village,” Kannel said, “I for one, have a lieve much of the work is being done be-
The results of Mr. is proposing removing 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. hard time, sometimes, keeping track of hind the scenes by Brooks.
Hamman’s study showed stone to plant more grass, There will also be an op- the conversations.”
that the area could sup- installing tile for better portunity to recycle elec- “That’s one of the reasons why I
port either a small (35 drainage and putting up tronic waste. The thinking here is the council will thought we hired McCaulley is to orga-
room) or midsize (54 a fence to surround the have a conversation and then let the idea nize a lot of this,” Streicher said. Brooks
room) hotel. Six potential outfield. Three fence op- The next Village Coun- go for a couple of weeks and nothing is concurred it’s true the work he and
locations were identified, tions were proposed. Op- cil meeting will take place further developed. The idea may return his staff does may not all get reported
two each in the Village, tion one would be a per- on September 11, 2017 in in a few months, but it’s not fresh in to council. He likes the idea of having
Swanton Township and manent fence similar to the Village Offices Build- anyone’s mind. The objective is to have a conduit back to council so the mem-
Monclova Township. The the fences on the upper ing on Chestnut Street at council be fluent in a long-term strate- bers are more aware of what’s going on
two in the Village, both park diamonds. Option 7:00 p.m. gic plan for the village, Kannel said. and about the follow-up work. “I have
on Airport Highway, was two would be a perma- no issue with this whatsoever,” Brooks
an empty lot across from Bill can be reached at “Council should take the time to said. “It is always a good idea to try to evaluate strategic initiatives of the vil- improve our communication.”
lage and provide guidance on priorities
Williams County Commissioner Visits With of those initiatives,” Kannel said. “That Brooks also likes the idea of council
is something that (Administrator) Kevin being more involved in economic devel-
Federal Agency Directors & Sen. Portman’s (Brooks) has to do already with this list opment and grant procurement. The
Staff On Trip To Nation’s Capital of 76-plus items that McCaulley and As- committee discussion came after Coun-
sociates have suggested to us. “I think cil member Cheri Streicher talked about
those items deserve an intentional spe- her informal survey she is conducting
cific conversation not just as part of our on Facebook asking people what types
regular meeting.” of businesses they would like to see in
By: James Pruitt commissioners and city council mem- McCaulley and Associates is a Co- town. The survey’s ground rules were no
THE VILLAGE REPORTER bers Aug. 29 at the White House for a chains, no fast food, and no disparag-
conference. lumbus-based firm the city has con- ing comments about existing business-
Williams County Commissioner tracted with to obtain grants for various es. Streicher was impressed by the re-
Brian Davis spent a couple of days in The purpose was to develop a work- projects. The company has given the vil- sponses she has received. “It shows that
Washington D.C. talking with federal ing relationship between the White lage a list of 76 items it could seek fund- we really do have citizens out there that
officials about local issues. The com- House, federal agencies, and Ohio coun- ing for. Kannel would like to see council are interested,” Streicher said.
missioner attended a conference at the ty commissioners. “It was a welcome op- get more involved in the stewardship of
White House and met with staff from portunity to share with the administra- resources the village must make bet- One suggestion was for an ice cream
Sen. Robert Portman’s office. tion our current situation and concerns ter informed decisions. By developing shop, which seemed to strike a chord
at the county level,” Davis is quoted in a and following up on strategic initiatives with the council. Kiersten Hendress, a
Davis also met with Sarah Pearce, press release. “A strong partnership be- council will be able to ensure success of Montpelier High School student in at-
legislative aide to Portman, to update tween county and federal governments future projects, he said. tendance, asked about having an arcade
her on the work revolving around the will be pivotal in fighting the opioid in town to give her peers something to
Alvordton-Kunkle sewer. The conserva- epidemic, as well as addressing shared “We ought to take the time to know do without having to leave the area.
tion also touched on additional funding objectives such as improving infrastruc- better what the administration is doing,”
possibilities such as the Great Lakes ture. I look forward to collaborating on Kannel said. “I believe that deserves a The suggestion will be added to St-
Restoration Initiative through the U.S. these very important issues with this separate committee, whose job it is find reicher’s list, the council woman said.
EPA. The initiative offers aid to efforts administration.” out from the administration what’s go- In other actions, council approved a
that try to reduce waste and runoff that ing on and report back as necessary or motion to schedule trick or treating to
may create algae blooms. “We will reach The conference took place in the just to follow along.”The critical four ar- 6-7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28. The council
out to the appropriate contact to intro- Eisenhower Building on the White eas the village needs to watch are: rec- will only meet on the 11th in September.
duce our issues to see if it falls within House grounds. Agriculture Secretary reation planning, housing, downtown The village is planning a fall pickup of
their funding guidelines,” Davis stated Sonny Perdue and Vice President Mike planning, and comprehensive planning. refuse, but will not schedule on Thurs-
in a press release. “We will also provide Pence welcomed the visitors. Ohio is the These are the areas in which the council days so as not to conflict with the regu-
updates to Portman’s staff as we move fourth state behind Pennsylvania, Flor- can be proactive, Kannel said. lar village-wide trash collection by ARS.
through the process.” ida and Michigan to get an invitation to
meet all the departments of the federal By keeping these four concepts at The village lost out on its application
The second issue was about a request government. The conference gave local the top of the council’s thinking, it can for a grant to build a trail. Brooks said
by a local company wanting to purchase officials time meet key directors within get projects funded and accomplished the smallest town to get a grant was
land owned by Norfolk Southern Rail- the agencies and share concerns faced quickly. That’s not to say council is go- Bowling Green. There are three proper-
road. Portman’s staff will research the on the local level. ing to come up with anything new. “The ties controlled by the Land Bank that will
issue and advise, the press release stat- challenge is, knowing those things, be demolished soon. There are structur-
ed. Davis joined more than 80 county James can be reached what are we going to do about it,” Kan- al concerns about the clubhouse at the
at nel said. “And what can and should the pool, but the village is still planning on

Fulton County Loses Bid village be involved in.” Some ideas, like opening the pool next spring.
a bakery, is not something council is go-
ing to get involved in. Rather, what can James can be reached

On Airport Funding Grant Fulton County Wants State Aid For
Several County Road Projects
By: James Pruitt The money collected will fund mainte-
THE VILLAGE REPORTER nance on the lines. The 2018 assess- By: James Pruitt Another resolution gave Onweller au-
ments which includes an adjustment THE VILLAGE REPORTER thority to seek state funding for resur-
Fulton County will not be receiving for 2017. The Elimira and Burlington facing Roads L, 16-3, HJ and 3. The
a grant for its airport light project this sewer assessments are expected to raise Road construction projects led the commissioners approved a cooperative
year. Clerk Teri Suarez received a let- $80,278.The Pettisville sewer assess- agenda of the Fulton County Board of agreement with Fulton and Chesterfield
ter from the Ohio Department of Trans- ments are $120,710, and Pleasant View, Commissioners Aug. 29. The board also townships to resurface Road L between
portation Aug. 22 informing her of the $36,203. filled the vacancy at EMS and reviewed CR 18 and 20; Road HJ between 5 to
decision. The county had applied for the Dog Warden’s report. 5-2 and Road 16-3 from U.S. 20 to S.
funding for Lighting: L-807 Wind Cone The board added one person’s delin-
Rehabilitation for FY2018. The county’s quent bill for the Northeast Water Sys- The commissioners approved Res. The county will pay 41 percent of the
application did not receive the priority tem as a lien to the property on its tax 2017-679 and 680 authorizing Engineer cost, Fulton Township 33 percent and
ranking compared to other counties to bill. The individual from Metamora now Frank T. Onweller to apply for partici- Chesterfield 26 percent. Robert DeLeon
justify grant funds, the letter stated. owes slightly less than $500. The man pation in the Ohio Public Works Com- was hired as the new EMS director for
The letter did state that if funding does hired as the new assistant dog warden mission’s Capital Improvement Program the county. The commissioners reviewed
become available later, it will be noti- has abruptly resigned. Jed Bowers had and Local Transportation Improvement the weekly report of the Dog Warden.
fied. The county was encouraged to ap- been hired earlier, but after a short ex- Program to secure funding to resurface The office picked up 16 strays and three
ply again for 2019 funding. posure to the work, decided it was not and reconstruct CR H. were picked up by owners. The office
for him. The board did not increase redeemed 19 dogs. The office collected
In other actions: The Fulton Board of rates for dog licenses and other fees for Onweller was authorized to do the $240 and issued seven citations.
County Commissioners approved spe- the Dog Warden. same (Res. 2017-681) to seek funding
cial assessment rates for 2018 for the for resurfacing CR J, replacing Bridge James can be reached
four sewer lines it owns in Elmira/Bur- James can be reached 8-1HJ.1 and Bridge 5-2SR2.0. at
lington, Pettisville and Pleasant View. at


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Library News

Halloween Party At Hats Off Party At Swanton
West Unity Branch Library Library For Grades K-5

The West Unity Branch Library will snacks! Come on out for a spooktacular Pirate, princess, nurse, firefighter – all at the front desk, or by phone. Free!
be hosting a Halloween Party on Octo- time! The West Unity Branch Library is wear hats! Children in grades K-5 are in- Register for this free program by visit-
ber 31st at 3:15pm. All ages are wel- located at 109 S. High Street. For more vited celebrate hats at the library on Sat- ing the library, calling 419-826-2760, or
comed to attend! There will be a cos- information, please contact Ruth Meyer urday, September 16 at 10:30 am with signing up online at http://www.swan-
tume contest, various games, prizes and at 419-924-5237. hat stories, hat games, and a make-your- Swanton Library is
own hat or crown craft. Bring hats from located at 305 Chestnut Street in Swan-
Anime Club At Swanton Library home to wear if you like! Register online, ton.
For Grades 6-12 SepteAmtbSewr a2n0t1o7nAPduubllticPrLoigbrraamrymingCome to the Swanton Public Library dom button!). No registration required.
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day, September 20, for an afternoon Please call the library at 419-826-
all about anime. This month, we’ll try 2760, stop by, or visit our website at Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Story His specially designed sundial tracks
some Japanese sweets along with oth- Behind the Stories time by the movement of both the sun
er snacks and drinks, and of course and the stars. Please register by call-
watch three episodes of anime cho- On Thursday, September 14 from ing, coming in, or visiting our website.
sen by the attendees (or by the ran- for more information. Swanton Library 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, take a step back
is located at 305 Chestnut Street in in time to re-visit the tales from the Writers’ Group and Workshop
Swanton. beloved series of pioneer novels writ- Our popular program, hosted by

Babysitting Clinic At Swanton ten by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Dressed local author Nathan Jacobs, will con-
in period costume, Judy Green brings tinue on Thursday, September 7 from
the stories to life with vivid storytell- 7:00 – 8:00 pm. Come with works in
ing, photographs, and pioneer arti- progress or finished pieces to share
facts taken right from the pages of the and discuss. Nathan also will be hold-
Library For Ages 11 & Up books. This is a hands-on program and ing a writing workshop that will focus
attendees are invited to interact with on a specific writing skill on Wednes-
the objects presented. Please register day, September 20 at 7:00 pm. This
Fulton County Health Center will snack will be provided. by calling, coming in, or visiting our month the topic will be world-building,
hold a Babysitting Clinic on Saturday, Pre-registration is required, and a website. All ages are welcome at this a skill that can flesh out the back-
September 23 from 9:00 am to 3:00 fun family event sponsored by FOSPL. ground and setting to help your story
pm at Swanton Public Library. Partici- fee of $20.00 is due at signup. Checks come alive. Registration is requested.
pants must be at least 11 years old to are made payable to Fulton County Brailey Depot Day
attend. Learn to handle emergencies Health Center. Class size is limited Join us Saturday, September 16 Yoga Schedule
such as choking, burns, and more, to to 20. A minimum of 10 participants from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm for some Students interested in attending Ai-
become a more effective and competent must attend. In the event that the unique old-fashioned festivities at the mee Strohbeck’s yoga class are asked
babysitter. The class covers growth minimum is not reached, participants restored depot: walk with stilts, play to wear comfortable clothing and bring
and development and safety for the sit- will be contacted and registration fees chess, grind cornmeal, press cider, a yoga mat and towel. Class times and
ter as well as the children. Those who refunded. and make yarn dolls, candles, or rope. fees listed below.
complete the course will be certified in Local cartoonist Don Lee will also be Beginning Yoga: Mondays, Septem-
babysitting through the Fulton County Please call the library at 419-826- there to do free caricatures. The Jim ber 18 and 25 from 10:15 am to 11:45
Health Center (does not include CPR 2760, stop by, or visit our website at Wagoner family opens the depot for am. Class fee $10
certification). Participants are asked to this fun family event each year to Intro to Yoga: Thursdays, Septem-
bring a sack lunch. Beverages and a for more information. Swanton Library benefit the library. Refreshments are ber 7, 21, and 28 from 10:15 am to
is located at 305 Chestnut Street in available by donation. Everyone is wel- 11:45 am. Class fee $5

come! Brailey Depot is located at 5571 Chair Yoga (poses done while sit-
County Road 3 in Swanton. ting): Thursdays, September 7, 21,
and 28 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
Montpelier Signs On To New Energy Cardmaking Class
Anna Geis’s series continues Thurs- Class fee is $5
day, September 21 from 6:30 pm to
Efficient Program For Electricity 8:00 pm; the fee is $6 for 3 cards. Stu- Ongoing and Upcoming Programs
dents will make cards with an autumn Players of all skill levels are wel-
comed to join the chess group on
theme. Children 8 and older are wel- Wednesday evenings at 6:00 pm or
By: James Pruitt said. “It’s fairly negligible; If you use come when accompanied by an adult. Saturday afternoons at 1:00 pm. The
THE VILLAGE REPORTER 1,000 kilowatt hours a month as a resi- Please call to register or register on- NW Ohio Alzheimer’s Association will
dential customer, that’s $1.40 a month. line. facilitate meetings at the library at
Montpelier residents and business “If you put in two or three LEDs, that 3:00 pm on the last Tuesday of every
owners will be getting an opportunity will more than offset that.” Astronomy Workshop: month for caregivers. Thursday, Sep-
to save money on their energy bills and Sun-Star-Dial tember 21 from 10:00 am to 12:00,
win rebates for upgrading their appli- Even those customers who don’t do Val Edwards will be at the library to
ances. The Village Council approved an anything will see their power supply Tuesday, September 19 at 7:00 answer questions about Medicare. To
agreement with AMP to use the Efficien- bills go down over time, Corbin said. p.m., Jim Wagoner, longtime host of schedule a time, call the Fulton Coun-
cy Smart system reduce electricity use. “The hope is the program will pay for it- the library’s Brailey Depot Day, ac- ty Health Center at 419-337-9299. In
The savings won’t be immediate, but as self through participation,” Brooks said. companied by a member of the Tole- October, Aimee Strohbeck will hold a
people upgrade appliances and lights, “We’ve been honest with you, that’s not do Astronomical Association club will series of meditation classes. Details to
they will begin to experience lower bills, going to happen Day 1. It’s going to hap- present on the history of astronomy come.
village officials say. pen through time.” and sundials, and demonstrate the
uses of Jim’s patented ‘Sun-Star-Dial’.
AMP will bill the village $1.40 per The village can purchase audits of
mWh for electricity used based on the homes, commercial businesses or in- Swanton Library Fall 2017 Storytime
2016 corresponding month. Based on dustries at $200 apiece. But Corbin Classes For Preschool Age Children
that formula would see an additional says his engineers and technicians have
charge of $9,500 added to its bill, Ad- been doing this so long he doesn’t think On Tuesday mornings and Monday meets on Tuesday mornings at 10:30
ministrator Kevin Brooks said. The vil- the factories will need audits. AMP will and Wednesday afternoons, Swanton am in the children’s program room.
lage currently pays between $450,000 do walk-throughs, but doesn’t think the Public Library offers the opportunity
and $500,000 a month for electricity, audits, where crews spend several days for your baby, toddler, or preschooler • Tales for Tots, for babies and tod-
so the added cost will disappear in the will be necessary. to have fun and learn at the same time dlers ages 6 months through 2 years
normal billing. The village will use an- through weekly classes held at the li- old with an attending adult, meets on
other firm to go through the bills of the Residential customers can get a re- brary. The first six-week session begins Tuesday mornings at 10:30 am in the
previous month and adjust the current bate of sorts if they purchase a new en- Tuesday, September 12 and contin- library community room.
month’s bill, Brooks said. ergy-efficient appliance. AMP has a list ues through Wednesday, October 18.
of models that qualify. Once the appli- This session children can make sum- • Once Upon a Story, for ages 1 to
“The cost does get passed on to our ance is delivered the customer can sub- mer last a little longer with the theme 5 (2 and under with attending adult),
customers through that power cost ad- mit a copy of their bill and paperwork “LIFE’S A BEACH.” Registration is not meets on Wednesday afternoons at
justment,” Brooks said.”That’s normal. showing what type of appliance it is and required for these programs. 4:30 pm in the children’s program
The hope is through participation with get a check for $50-75, Corbin said. room.
Efficiency Smart Program, we will save Program times and days are as fol-
enough megawatt hours that we make The same goes for picking up an old lows: For more information, call 419-826-
up that $9,500 relatively quickly.” appliance. The company will send a 2760, visit our website at http://www.
similar check to the homeowner. The • Once Upon a Story, for ages 3 to 5,, or visit us
AMP won’t start billing the commu- rebates are included in the $1.40 per at 305 Chestnut Street in Swanton.
nity until the second month, Randy megawatt hour charge. AMP will deacti-
Corbin of AMP said. That means Mont- vate the devices installed more than 20
pelier won’t see the charge until the No- years ago in an earlier energy efficiency
scheme. “I thought it was very gracious
vember power supply bill, he said. There of AMP to step up and say we are going
will be a separate line item on the bill so to work with you on getting this correct- Renovation To Continue Into
the village can see it every month. ed,” Brooks said. October On The Bryan Main Library

“How you want to pass that on to James can be reached
your customers is up to you,” Corbin at

Fayette Council Approves Assessment Williams County Public Library will West Unity will remain open their NEW
be continuing renovation on the Bryan hours as well, being Monday through
Of Past Due Water Bills To Taxes Main Library building through early Oc- Thursday, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, Friday,
tober. Due to how much construction 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Saturday, 9:00
By: Nate Calvin or private property. Also presented was is taking place, the Main Library will be am to noon. New hours at the branches
THE VILLAGE REPORTER the first reading of Resolution 2017-09: closed during this time. While numer- will also start September 05. New hours
resolution to establish unclaimed mon- ous updates to the library building have at the Main Library building, including
The Fayette Village Council handled a ies fund. already been made, the extra renova- Sunday hours, will begin once the reno-
relatively light agenda at their Wednes- tion time is needed to accommodate the vation is complete.
day, August 23rd session. Council ap- In legislative actions, the following schedules of the many contractors that
proved the minutes from the August 9th, motions were made and passed unani- have been hired by the library. Williams County Public Library
2017 meeting. Reports were then given mously: a motion to authorize the as- would like to apologize for any inconve-
from the mayor, administrator, financial sessment of past-due water accounts to Throughout the renovation process, nience that comes from the Main build-
officer, and the police department. Fol- the property taxes of the property own- the Bryan Main Library Local History ing being closed for a period of time, but
lowing the reading of communications ers, authorize the assessment of past Center will act as the hub for all library would also like to thank the Williams
and reports a motion was made to sus- due nuisance abatement billings to the activities, check-ins/check outs, and County community once again for its
pend the rules prior to the first reading property tax of the property owners, to patron services. The Local History Cen- continuous support. Without you, the
of the following Ordinances and Reso- allow the administrator to purchase lo- ter will be open its NEW hours, starting library would not be able to undergo
lutions. Ordinance 2017-13: amend cating equipment at an approximate cost September 05, Monday through Thurs- these much needed improvements.
revenues, Ordinance 2017-14: supple- of $5,000, and to approve the ($53,212) day from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, Friday,
mental appropriations, and Ordinance change order from Gerken Paving. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, as well as being open The Bryan Main Library is located at
2017-15: depositing debris on public on Saturdays from 9:00 am to noon. All 107 East High Street. For more infor-
Nate can be reached at other WCPL locations, with branches in mation, please contact Williams County Edgerton, Edon, Pioneer, Stryker, and Public Library Director Jeff Yahraus at
419-636-6734 ext. 239.

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Four County Career Center Hosting Senior Citizens Day

Four County Career Center is hosting a “Senior Citi- the Interior Design students; a 15 minute senior workout out the morning. Call Janet Knierim at 419-267-2267 to
zens Day” at the school on September 20, 2017. Senior led by the Sports Fitness & Exercise Science students; register or log into the Career Center website at www.
Citizens are invited to join us for a morning of activities basic health checks from our Health Careers students; and you can register there. Registrations
and lunch. The activities will start at 10:00 a.m. and and bingo with prizes for everyone led by Hospitality Ser- will be accepted through September 14, so sign up early
conclude at 1:00 p.m. vices students. The day will end with a complimentary to ensure your space. Parking will be available in the
soup and sandwich luncheon prepared by the Culinary front parking lot off State Route 34 and enter the building
A total of six exciting activities will be available for Arts Management and Chef Training students under the through the front doors.
the “seniors” to participate in throughout the morning. leadership of Chef Herold.
These include a hand and arm massage by the Cosmetol- We look forward to hosting this day and meeting
ogy students; a floral activity led by Floral Design stu- The Career Center Student Ambassadors will be avail- many of the senior citizens in the four county area for a
dents; creating a winter ornament under the direction of able to assist you in the activities and guide you through- day of activity and fun!

Looking Back At What
We Read Years Ago


*Note - West Unity Reporter AUGUST 1947 of Stryker, passed away gust 11 for the new Kamco merce President Donna
Files Damaged or Missing Wednesday, following an ex- plant. Hayes and Vice President
Miss Darlene Planson be- tended illness. Joe Wolff look over the new
From This Time Frame.. came the bride of Dallas Bay- EDON Edon Book which gives a
less of Dayton, on July 26, Lowell E. “Toad” Roth, 35, COMMERCIAL professional look at Edon in
STRYKER 1947. Archbold, drowned in a sail- 40 pages of pictures, history,
ADVANCE boat mishap at Little Eden 60 YEARS AGO and future plans for the Vil-
Lightning struck the roof Campground, near Oneka- AUGUST 1957 lage.
110 YEARS AGO of the Lockport U.B. Church ma, Mich.
AUGUST 1907 Thursday. Fireman soon had Schieber Packing Co. are Winners in the clown con-
the blaze under control. A lifelong area resident making a number of plant test Saturday, sponsored by
Mrs. Cora Huffman be- Myron M. Schmucker, 79, improvements in preparation the Edon Area Chamber of
came the bride of E.M. Arnos Mrs. Kathryn Kaiser of died unexpectedly Sunday for the season’s tomato pick. Commerce, were: Kelly Burk-
last Thursday evening. Bryan became the bride of evening. An automatic filler is being holder, Chris Burkhardt, and
Clement E. Harvey, on Au- installed and the canning Jolene Burkholder.
The Drum family reunion gust 10, 1947. Rev. and Mrs. Lester Drift- company will use a No. 303
held last Thursday was at- myer, West Unity, will cele- can in place of the No. 2 can 30 YEARS AGO
tended by 235 people. A son was born to Mr. and brate their 45th wedding an- in this year’s canning. AUGUST 1987
Mrs. R.L. McNew of Dayton niversary September 1st.
Fred Altman and Miss on August 9, 1947. Mrs. Mc- A stork shower was held Jamie Brigle of Edon is
Ruth Heacock of West Unity New is the former Vivienne 30 YEARS AGO for Mrs. Donald Mahan Fri- shown with her Reserve
were married on August 7, Nichols. AUGUST 1987 day evening at the home of Champion Crossbred Gilt.
1907. her parents, Mr. and Mrs. The entry won at the Ohio
60 YEARS AGO There were 16 days of 90 William Dewire. State Fair Junior Swine
Automobile rural mail de- AUGUST 1957 plus temperatures during Show. Jamie placed 8th in
livery is a thing of the past so July, setting a new record in 50 YEARS AGO her class in the Junior Bar-
far as Stryker routes are con- Mrs. Mary Rethmel, 79, the area. The highest tem- AUGUST 1967 row show.
cerned. died at her home in Evans- perature was 97 degrees re-
port on Wednesday, August corded July 19, 20, and 22. Candy Chrisman, daugh- Mr. and Mrs. Paul Briner
Bert Lloyd having sold his 14, 1957, following a long ill- ter of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar of rural Edon will be learn-
machine after two days use. ness. Among those to be award- Chrisman and Carol Curry, ing about the culture and
Bert believes horse power ed Master Degrees at BGSU daughter of Mr. and Mrs. language of Norway without
the best and cheapest for his Walter M. Guthrie, who summer graduation exer- Marion Curry left Friday by leaving home. The Briner
needs. has been serving in a tem- cises August 15 are: Kristi bus to attend the Interna- family will be welcoming an
porary position since March Schumucker of Stryker, Mas- tional Luther League Con- exchange student, Hakon
100 YEARS AGO 31, 1956, received official ap- ter of Education; Judy Cron- vention in Dallas, Texas. Mathresen into their home.
AUGUST 1917 pointment last Friday as Post- inger Stuckey of West Unity,
master of Stryker. Master of Education; and Ro- Mike Mead, son of Mr. and 20 YEARS AGO
Peter Bourquin, a former berta Stuckey, West Unity, Mrs. William Mead, is one in AUGUST 1997
Stryker businessman, died at THE ADVANCE Master of Home Economics. a contingent of Scouts and
his home in Delta recently. REPORTER Explorers in the Shawnee The 1997 Williams County
The engagement of Brenda Council, Boy Scouts of Amer- Fair kicks off this Saturday,
Mrs. Antoinette Buehrer, (MERGE 1976) Rivera, West Unity, to Ar- ica, who left the Pennsylva- September 6, with harness
73, died on August 10, 1917, lan Beck, Archbold, is an- nia Railroad Station Sunday racing at the grandstand.
at her home here. 40 YEARS AGO nounced. West Unity Village in Lima headed for Philmont
AUGUST 1977 Scout Ranch in Cimarron, The St. Joseph Catho-
Bryan and Montpelier are Council heard a report New Mexico. lic School in Blakeslee wel-
the only towns in this county Emenee Industries, a sub- from Jim Rupp of R and R comes a new addition to their
that held primary elections sidiary of the Ohio Art Co. Properties stating the Schle- 40 YEARS AGO teaching staff. Rita Phipps
Monday. received the “Symbol of Ex- gel addition will be complet- AUGUST 1977 welcomes Kindergarten stu-
cellence” award from Sears, ed within two weeks; a new dents as their new teacher.
A daughter was born Sat- Roebuck and Company. addition is being erected at Edon Chamber of Com-
urday to Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Manta- Ray; and construc-
Miley at Tacoma, Wash. Hubert E. Woolace, 69, tion is expected to begin Au-

and Miss Pearl Ruffer of
Stryker were married Friday
at Bryan.

Edgar Wiles has sold the
Bryan Steam Laundry to O.L.
Yackee and C.V. Haas.

Harley Newcomer of near
Bryan threshed more than 52
bushels of wheat to the acre
from a 14-acre field on his


Grangers from Williams,
Fulton, Henry, and Defiance
Counties attended a rally at the
county fairgrounds Wednesday,
the first of the kind ever held in
this county.

80 YEARS AGO MEL’S THRIFTY SALES ... In November 1965, Mel’s Thrifty Sales, Inc., a discount health and beauty aids store, opened for
AUGUST 1937 business at 128 West High Street in Bryan. Mel’s Thrifty Sales was owned by Melvin Pearl, who came to Bryan from Oak
Park, Mich., and his brother Murray Pearl of Hillsdale, Mich. In 1979, Fat Cheez LPs, a record store, opened in part of Mel’s
Mrs. H.L. Louys, 54, died at floor space. Mel’s Thrifty Sales closed circa 1980-81. The building is today occupied by Waterford Bank, N.A. This circa
Wauseon Hospital Monday, fol- 1965-66 photograph of Mel’s Thrifty Sales is from the Williams County Public Library’s Photographic Archives. Thanks to
lowing an operation. Eric Herman for scanning this historic negative--Courtesy of the Williams County, Ohio, Local History Exchange.

Mrs. Emma Bourquin, 69,
died at her home here Monday.

David Warner, 50, of
Wooster, was electrocuted in his
garage. His wife is the former
Edna Warren of Stryker.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Gerald
Young, August 7, a boy.



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In the late 1800s, the ful person he created us Only God can bring per- The thrill of compe- which lifted the spirits people driving into the
Duke of Cambridge said, to be on the day we were manent, positive change tition can be exhilarat- of people stranded away storm to rescue those in
“Any change, at any time, born. What is the target into a person’s life. I can’t. ing and exhausting. As from home. According need!
for any reason, is to be that God has in mind? You can’t. If we could, we a fan, we can’t wait for to the news, the video
deplored.”He’s not alone What is it God wants us would have by now. But the game to begin! As has been viewed over Let’s pray for one
in that assessment. Peo- to be transformed into? God won’t transform us an athlete, the endless seven million times. Her another. Let’s pray for
ple don’t like change hap- A few chapters earlier in into the likeness of Jesus – hours of preparation songs of faith, inspired Texas. Let’s pray for
pening around them. They Romans, Paul already told the thing only HE can do – and hard work build to others to say, “Hallelu- these United States.
like changing themselves us God’s plan: “For God until we do our part. Paul the moment of execution jah....great to see...she Let’s pray for salvation!
even less. Yet change is not knew his people in ad- puts it this way in Phi- – game time! As much has a great voice...good Let’s pray that just as
only inevitable, it is neces- vance, and he chose them lippians 2.12-13: “Work as we all love the com- singers...what a way to people are being res-
sary. Aren’t there things to become like his Son, hard to show the results petition…for a moment, praise the Lord,” while cued every hour, let’s
about yourself you’d really so that his Son would be of your salvation, obeying let’s pause and pray. another said it was a pray that even more are
like to change? the firstborn among many God with deep reverence Before we play, let’s take “beautiful testimony of rescued spiritually from
brothers and sisters” (Ro- and fear. For God is work- a knee and pray. Not to faith.” Her singing was the flooding waters of
Transformation is re- mans 8.29). ing in you, giving you the protest, nor for safety or deemed as “spreading sin and death. Rescue
ally another word for desire and the power to do victory during competi- the love of Jesus.” Like me Lord, rescue us all!
change. But there is a There it is in black and what pleases him.” tion. Let’s pray for one David, after being res-
subtle difference. Change white. God’s aim is that another. cued, there was praise For more reading
can be external. I can we would be transformed God will do his part. and singing! check out John 13:34-
change things about my- to be like Jesus. That we He will supply the grace Whether you live min- 35, Psalm 69, and Gala-
self when I’m around would talk like Jesus. – the desire and the pow- utes away or thousands In the midst of this I tians 1:4
others, but still be pretty That we would think like er to ace. Will we do our of miles away from the want to encourage us all
much the same when Jesus.That we would re- part? Will we act on his flooding in Texas, it is to three things. Multiple organiza-
I’m alone and nobody is act to people and prob- grace? Will we make the difficult to understand tions are collecting do-
watching. I can change for lems like Jesus. That we decision to advance to- the full extent of dam- 1. If you are drowning nations to assist the
a few weeks, even months, would treat people like wards change and turn age this monstrous in sin or pain, call out to great needs in Texas.
but revert back to the old Jesus. That we would act our backs on conformity storm has caused! Over God and ask Him to res- At our Annual Training
me over time. like Jesus in every area of to this world. I heard a 10,000+ people have cue you! (www.moreth- this month, the student
our live. friend tell about sitting been rescued, more leaders will help deter-
Transformation, how- down with his son a few than 33,000 are in shel- mine how we will come
ever, is something that The road to transfor- days before returning to ters, and 41 people are 2. If you are like me, together across the
happens inside of us that mation like that is not college. They talked about reported dead. one who has been res- Buckeye Border Area to
affects how we live our easy. It’s much easier to some of the challenges he cued from sin, SING! Get raise funds for the ca-
lives, both in public and conform to the way the would face. Then this dad We’ve never seen this plugged in to a church, tastrophe that has tak-
in private. And it sticks people around us talk asked him, “Son, what’s kind of natural disas- Bible study, somewhere en place in Texas. FCA
for the long term. Paul and think and react and your plan for staying spir- ter in the United States with other believers in has 22 staff members
urges the Roman believ- treat people. It’s always itually strong?” before. So how do we Jesus Christ and sing who have been affected
ers to make transfor- easier to go with the flow respond? I live 1,027 praises together! You directly by the flooding.
mation a top pursuit in than to swim upstream. If we don’t have a plan miles from Houston, so have been rescued! I believe that our area
their lives. He wrote, “Do But that’s where God has to be transformed into the I can’t feel the direct will rise up together as
not be conformed to this pointed us. “See Jesus?” likeness of Jesus, it won’t pain being experienced 3. Consider how God ONE to raise funds and
world, but be transformed he asks. “Follow after him. happen. We can pray all by those in the flooding wants to use you to directly assist the needs
by the renewing of your Become like him. Don’t we want. We can expect waters. But I have tast- help those who need to of Texas. We will an-
minds” (Romans 12.2). turn back.” to God to work in us. But ed the pain of those who be rescued! One of the nounce at the end of the
Paul makes it clear that without a plan, the whole are locally drowning in most inspiring stories of month our plans to give
we only have two options. To pull off such a process is doomed to fail- sin and hurt. this storm is seeing the and invite you to join us.
We can be conformed to daunting task as transfor- ure. So what’s your plan thousands of ordinary
the patterns of this world mation requires God. Just to fall more in love with David said in Psalm
– talk like everyone else, as the caterpillar can’t will God? What’s your plan 69, “Rescue me from the
think like everyone else, itself into a butterfly, nei- to improve your physical mud; don’t let me sink
act like everyone else. Or ther can we. We need God health? What’s your plan any deeper! Save me
we can be transformed. to work on the inside of to have a better relation- from those who hate me,
us. Only God can change ship with your spouse, and pull me from these
The word transformed a person who is self-cen- your kids, your friends, deep waters. Don’t let
is an interesting word in tered and hooked on all and those you work with? the floods overwhelm
the Greek language in kinds of damaging hab- me, or the deep waters
which Romans was origi- its and has learned ways What’s your plan to be swallow me, or the pit of
nally written. The word of coping that do harm to free from financial wor- death devour me.” Com-
is “metamorphoo.” It is himself and others around ries and not go paycheck pletely beat down, dis-
where we get the English him. Only God can change to paycheck? What’s your tressed, humiliated, and
word “metamorphosis.” him into someone that is plan to represent Jesus weary David prays. And
Metamorphosis is the like Jesus. boldly at work? What’s after praying and plead-
transformation that takes your plan? Do you have ing David says, “Rescue
place when a caterpillar I’ve often stated a spiri- one? Determine that me, O God, by your sav-
changes into a butterfly. tual truth I discovered you are going to let God ing power. Then I will
That’s what God wants some time ago, and it ap- change you into the per- praise God’s name with
to do with us, to change plies here. You cannot do son he wants, and then singing, and I will honor
us completely from what what only God can do, commit to doing whatever him with thanksgiving.”
we were into the beauti- and God will not do what it takes to get there.
he has told you to do. In the midst of the
Texas flooding, Victo-
Jewelry For Missions To Take Place September 21 ria White belted out
song after song with a
Looking for that perfect statement home, for only $3.00. few other evacuees in-
necklace for work? Do you need acces- The sale is Wednesday, September 21 side a shelter. Someone
sories for your homecoming outfit? Do posted her performance
you need gifts for Sweetest Day or even through Saturday, September 23, from
Christmas? Does your watch need a new 9AM to 7PM, at Shiloh Christian Union
battery? Come out to the country near Church. The church is located at 2100
Delta for the solution! County Road 5, which is the intersection
of 5 and B. Look for the tent!
Jewelry for Missions is holding their
semi-annual jewelry sale soon. Thou- Breakfast and lunch items will also be
sands of pieces of vintage costume jew- available, provided by the team serving
elry of all kinds—necklaces, bracelets, in the Dominican Republic next summer.
rings, pins, watches, tie clips, earrings,
and cuff links—will be for sale. Each Jewelry for Missions exists to give
piece is only $2.00! You don’t want to glory to God. This is accomplished by
miss it! providing funds to support missionary
projects locally and around the world
If your watch needs a new battery, the through the sorting, cleaning, and sale
Watchmen will be there to help you out. of vintage costume jewelry by dedicated
They will install batteries in any watch, volunteers!
whether it comes from the sale or your
Thank you for supporting the Jewelry
for Missions Ministry!


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St. John’s Lutheran Church Plans Katie Fritsch Named
Celebration Of 150 Years On September 10 Fulton County Pork Queen

Memories of the past will blend with hopes for the Pastor Springer, St. John’s called a full time pastor of PHOTO PROVIDED
future as members of St. John’s Lutheran Church cel- their own.
ebrate their 150th anniversary in a 10:00 a.m. service, NEW QUEEN ... Evergreen FFA member Katie Fritsch
Sunday, September 10, 2017, in the church at 209 In 150 years 17 pastors have served St. John’s. was recently named the Fulton County Pork Queen.
Broad St, Montpelier, Ohio. Frederick Grimm 1867-1873, Friedrich Mutschmann
1873-1876, William Wackee 1976-1900, W.P. Dimke
The Communion service will be led by Pastor Paul 1900-1909, A.C. Hueter 1909-1923, William Feller
Gruetter and assisted by Intern Alan Aley. A Senior and 1925-1931, R. E. Springer 1931-1933, Kenneth De-
Children’s Combined Choir will present the anthem Walt 1933-1948, Donald Hesterman 1948-1954,
and the sermon will be presented by North American Glenn DeVantier 1944-1959, Richard Graves 1959-
Lutheran Church Bishop, John Brodosky. Some for- 1963, Robert Leppien 1964-1971, John Ferne 1971-
mer pastors will attend and participate in the service 1974, Joseph Allen 1975-1997, David Coffin 1997-
and a luncheon will follow in the church social room. 2002, John Crilley 2003-2011, and Paul Gruetter
St. John’s was organized, not in the days of pros-
perity nor with modern machinery but, in the days Some highlights during the past 150 years of St.
of pioneering with the brawn power of man and the John’s include the first wooden church built in 1879.
power of faith in God. The town of Montpelier was plat- Under the Articles of Incorporation in the State of
ted in 1845. In those days, a Lutheran minister from Ohio, the congregation became The German Evangeli-
Bryan, the Reverend Ritter, walked or rode horseback cal Lutheran St. John’s Church on April 11, 1882. Sel-
and preached the Gospel to small groups within the dom is the full name used. Around 1900 services were
county. changed from German to the English language and the
first Sunday School was started about 1918. In 1934,
In 1867, the Reverend F. Grimm assumed the du- a new parsonage was purchased on East Jefferson
ties of the traveling preacher. Under his leadership, Street. St. John’s held its first service in its present
St. John’s Lutheran Congregation was organized in building November 23, 1953. In June, 1966, an atten-
the fall of the year. Nine members: Leonard Slough, dance record was set when 501 persons were present
George Geiss, John Schaeffer, Lorenz Bauer, Christian for the confirmation of the largest class in St. John’s
Burkhardt, John Ruff, David Geiss, Louis Wingert, history when 29 of our young people made personal
and Henry Bauer met at the Zeiters schoolhouse in confirmation of their baptismal vows.
Bridgewater Township.
There have been many dedicated and devout spiri-
From 1867 until 1933 St. John’s Lutheran-Montpe- tual leaders and pastors in our congregation during
lier and St. Peter’s Lutheran-Edon shared a traveling our first 150 years. Our church has been nourished
preacher. Because of the “Great Depression”, gradu- and strengthened by the Bread of Life - the Gospel of
ates from our seminaries were not receiving calls so, our Lord Jesus Christ.
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free quote and to view examples. (419) 633-2934 **Votaw Farms**

(Residential, Business, Church, Agricultural & More) 18864 RD 13, Pioneer, OH. 43554

Dec. 31st, 2017 Antique Tractor Show & Auction
September 23 & 24
Real Estate & Auction
Tractor Show September 23 & 24 hosted by:
Thursday, September 21, 2017 • 11:00 AM Unity Antique Power Club Info: Carroll Kreischer 419-680-8441
Located at 150 South Portland St., Bryan, OH
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The Bryan City School District is
selling out the remaining equip- Consignment Auction
ment and supplies from the old Saturday September 23 @ 9:30 AM
high school. This is just a partial
listing of the items for sale and Tractors-Farm Eq-Parts
they include Display cabinets; This an excellent opportunity to turn your excess or unwanted farm items
lockers; water coolers; class- into cash. Consign one piece or a whole line. We offer reasonable commis-
rooms with smart boards, desks, sion rates, loading & unloading facilities, and prompt settlement. Please
chairs, window A/C units, shelving & bookcases; commercial kitchen contact Shane Sumner 419-212-3448. Consigning early is very important
equipment, ovens, range, coolers, ice maker, mixer, dishwasher, for maximum free advertising exposure!!!
sinks & prep, serving lines; folding cafeteria tables; oak cabinetry,
countertops and sinks; residential gas & elec ranges; refrigerators; Already Consigned: Tractor - Equip: ’49 JD A; JD #8300 Grain Drill 23
microwaves; 3 kilns; commercial/industrial water heater, water soft- Run DD, Press Wheels; Killbros #300 Gravity Box w/New Idea Gear; S/A
ener, air compressor, walk-in safe; lots of metal filing cabinets & Livestock Trailer; Ferguson 2x Mtd Plow; Ferguson 7’ 3pt Disk; KingKutter
folding chairs; PA system; Gym bleachers, basketball backboards, 3pt Slip Scoop; Pr JD 4020 Fenders; JD Toy 4 btm Plow (approx 50 yrs old);
sound system, gym floor, elevator; Restroom fixtures; heating radia-
tors; security camera w/monitor & intercom; Simplicity lawn tractor; Consignments Accepted: Wed (20th) * Thurs (21st) * Friday (22nd) from
snow throwers & much more. 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. No Consignments On Sale Day! Loader tractor on
Visit auctionzip for photos, auctioneer ID# 19700
Nettle Creek Overlook 06-112 Rd. R, Montpelier, Ohio 43543
Starting Times Office: 419-459-4280 • Residence: 419-459-4436 • Fax: 419-459-4281
Ring 1 starts at 11:00 AM: Selling Classrooms, Hallways, Email: • Visit our web site:

Offices, Library & Misc. Notice
Ring 2 starts at 4:00 PM: Selling Home Ec room,
Montpelier Exempted Village School District
Kitchen, Cafeteria, Gym, etc. Transportation Department
Terms: Proper ID required to register & bid. Cash or Check day of auction. All
items must be removed prior to September 30th. ATTENTION PARENTS
Susie’s Lunch will be on the premises. BUS PICK UP CHANGE

Owner: Bryan City School District Storrer Park (Blue Park) bus pick up and drop off will be
moved to Sacred Heart Church on the corner of Lafayette and
114 West High Street • Bryan, Ohio 43506 E. Jefferson Street due to construction beginning September 13,
419-636-3116 2017 and will remain in effect until the construction is completed.
Busses #1, #4, #7 and #11 are the only busses this will effect.
Auctioneers: Jack Hallock, Jack Hallock Jr. Times for pick up and drop off will remain the same times.
& Monroe Wheeler
If you have any questions, call Diann Sanders, transportation
Guest auctioneer: Shane Sumner supervisor at 419-485-6720.

Statements made day of sale have precedence over printed ad.


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Williams County


Thursday, September 14

Free Admission All Day At The Fair To Everyone

A huge shout out and special thanks to our unique partnership with the
Williams County Commodity Groups

to present the very first “Commodity Day” at the 2017 Fair.
Due to the generous support of the Pork and Beef Producers, and Dairy Asso-

ciation, there is FREE gate admission to everyone!

Thursday, September 14

11:00 am - Haul-in Draft Horse, Pony, Mule
& Donkey Show - Horse Arena

You’re invited to enjoy a great show demonstrating animals
and their drivers. A true display of hard work and skills from
each entry. Complete list of the multiple classes are available
on the website at There will be a total of 22
Classes for each specie and for both man and women drivers.
Exhibitors wishing to make an entry to the event are to enter
off Main Street and park Southeast of the Horse Arena. An
entry to the show does not include fair admission. Daily ad-
mission rate is $5.00.

6:30 pm - FREE Grandstands

We invite you to come enjoy the 4-H parade as the youth
of our county represent each of their 4-H clubs and show off
their animals and colors! Thanks to all the parents who help
support the 4-H with their encouragement of their children
and their enrollment.

Pork Producers Pig Scramble Make sure to stop by and support our
Rules; Contestants must complete and return an official Commodity Groups for supporting the Fair!
entry form and a minor’s release form by Tuesday (9/12/17)
before he or she will be allowed to compete in the Pig Scram- YOUTH NIGHT
ble. No exceptions! Please pick-up and return forms to the
Williams County Pork Producers stand at the south end of AT THE WILLIAMS COUNTY FAIR
the Grandstands. Members of the Pork Producers will serve Come enjoy the fair and spend
as referees to enforce the rules and oversee the contest. The an evening watching
decisions of the referees are final. Be sure the participants are
prepared to get dirt during this fun event.

Pullet Pursuit
AGES 5 to 7 In an continued effort to engage our youth in
Williams County to be in 4-H, children ages 5 to 7 will have a
chance to catch a chicken. The chickens will be turned loose
in an enclosed area and then the children will race to capture
a fowl. Forms are available in the Fair Office. A completed form
must be turned back into the Fair Office by noon Thursday
(9/14/17). The winners will each receive a chicken to raise
and bring as 4-H poultry projects at the 2018 Fair.

Tug – O’ – War Contest • Grandstands – 7:00pm Williams County Youth!
Following the 4H Youth Parade, join us for the many events
in front of the Grandstands. Kicking it off is the annual tug-
o’-war contest where all the 4-H clubs can compete and battle
it out for the title. Gloves are a must for this contest. If you
watch close we have even seen a couple years wzere the old
and young go head to head as the Sr. and Jr. Fair Boards
wrestle the rope!

Mutton Buckin’ Contest
Rules; Age group of 8 to 9 years old who have not shown in
or been a 4-H member. $25 each will be paid to winning riders
of 8 seconds upon showing a receipt that the rider purchased
a lamb. The Lamb must be brought to the fair as a project.
Pick –up an application at the fair office for more information
and complete rules. The sign-up deadline is noon on Thursday
9/14/17. You are not eligible if you are winner from the prior
year. All participants are required to wear long sleeves and
pants for the event.
Dairy Barrel Racing

Thanks to:The Dairy Barrel Race activity is intended to encourage
the youth of Williams Co. to enroll in the 4-H program and Williams County Pork Producers
complete a Dairy Heifer Calf or Dairy Feed Calf project. The
winning team mates in each of the 3 classes will be awarded
a $100.00 certificate from the Williams County Dairy Associa-
tion to be used toward the purchase of a 4-H dairy project in Williams County Beef Producers
2018. Registration and minor release forms are to be picked
up and turned in at the Dairy stand. Deadline to turn in forms
is Wednesday (9/13/17). Registration forms will include com-
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Archbold State Champion ACME Baseball Team Visits Archbold Rotary


ACME STATE CHAMPS VISIT … The Archbold ACME baseball state championship team were guests at the August 25th Archbold Rotary meeting at the Barn Restau-
rant. This is the second consecutive year the club has been guests of the club for winning the state championship. Head coach Kirk Weldy is secretary of the Archbold
Rotary Club. The speaker for that day at was the boys soccer coach Sean Stewart. Pictured are: Front Row: Trevor Rupp, Noah Cheney, Jeron Williams, Mitch Grosjean,
Holden Galvan, TJ Rice, Nic Rodriguez, Kade Kern, Brandon Miller, Caleb Hogrefe. Back Row: Chase Kohler, Gabe Peterson, Aiden Warnicke, Cory Erbskorn, Rigo Ra-
mos, Creighton Sims, Clay Nafziger, Bryce Williams, Travis Ziegler, Bryson Taylor.

Bryan Girls Cross Country Jon Henry Earns
Takes 2nd At Columbus Grove $2,000 ALMS Win
At Oakshade

PHOTO PROVIDED Saturday, September 2, 2017- Forty-one American
Late Model Series (ALMS) drivers showed up for the
SECOND PLACE ... The Bryan Golden Bears girls cross country team recently took second place at the Colum- final ALMS event of the season at Oakshade Raceway
bus Grove Invite. Pictured are: (front) Makenna Lane, Alexis Kozumplick, Adrienne Struble, Addie Oberlin (back) on Saturday night. The current ALMS point-leader,
Brittney Willis, Audrey Zimmerman, Rachael Purk, Lizzy Canfield, Margo Morr, Izzy Rigg. Jon Henry, came out on top, earning his second ALMS
win of the weekend.

A huge seven-car pile up, that took out Oakshade
point leader Devin Shiels, slowed things down after
completing the first lap of the 30-lap ALMS main
event. Ada, Ohio’s Jon Henry started on the pole and
led the first handful of laps, but Steve Kester hounded
Henry and finally took the lead on lap seven. Kester
then opened up his advantage over Henry until the
unthinkable happened on lap 15. Kester spun while
working through lapped traffic which brought out the
yellow flag, forcing him to restart at the back of the
field. Last week’s feature winner Rusty Schlenk in-
herited the lead for the restart and Henry, who had
slipped back to third, found himself back in second

newand starting alongside Schlenk for the double file re-

start. Henry took advantage and jumped back out to
the lead from the high side over Schlenk. Schlenk tried
to battle back on the inside, but after a few laps of side
by side racing, he slipped back. Schlenk had one last
shot at Henry after a late caution flag flew with just
three laps remaining. After winning the night before at
Attica Raceway Park, Henry was able to hang on and
pick up his 12th career ALMS win. Schlenk ended up
second with Matt Miller finishing third. Brian Ruhl-
man made up some ground in the Oakshade Raceway
point standings with a fourth place finish after Shiels’
early exit from the race. Casey Noonan ended up fifth.

Swanton, Ohio’s BJ Gregory has been on a tear the
past few weeks at Oakshade Raceway, picking up his
third straight UMP Sportsman feature win. Gregory
started inside the second row and took over the lead
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Wauseon Defense Dominates In 38-0 Win Over Tinora

September 1st, 2017

Wauseon 38 Tinora 0
Head coach Travis Cooper wasn’t happy with his team’s offensive execution
in the Indians season opening win at Fairview. After a bit of a slow start in
this one, the offense would get on track as the Indians picked up their second
straight win over a GMC opponent to start the season. After mainly running
the ball at Fairview, Wauseon showed the ability to run and throw with senior
quarterback Hunter Yackee going 8/16 passing for 120 yards and a touchdown.
It was again running back by committee for the Tribe with Everett Bueter (7
carries, 89 yds 1 td), Xavier Torres (6 carries 54 yds 1 td), and Junior Martinez
(10 carries, 51 yds, 2 tds) carrying the load in the running game. It was another
solid outing for the Indians defense allowing just 106 yards of offense by Tinora
for an average of 2.4 yards per play. Wauseon (2-0) faces another tough test this
week as they travel to Napoleon (1-1) to take on the Wildcats.


Fall 2017 Sports Schedules

September 8-14

FOOTBALL (Sep 12) Edgerton/Fairview @ Hicksville
(Sep 8) Archbold @ Lake (Sep 12) NWOAL Jamboree @ Wauseon
(Sep 8) Bryan @ Fairview
(Sep 8) Edgerton @ Montpelier (Sep 14) Fremont/Morenci @ Hilltop
(Sep 8) Hicksville @ Edon VOLLEYBALL
(Sep 8) Hilltop @ Holgate
(Sep 8) Ottawa Hills @ Evergreen (Sep 9) Delta @ Genoa
(Sep 8) Rogers @ Swanton (Sep 9) Edgerton @ Kalida Invitational
(Sep 8) Tinora @ Delta
(Sep 8) Wauseon @ Napoleon (Sep 9) Edon @ Fremont
(Sep 9) Evergreen @ Sylvania Southview
GOLF (Sep 9) Hicksville/North Central @ Lib-
(Sep 9) Archbold/Fayette/Hilltop/Mont-
erty Center
pelier/Pettisville/Wauseon @ Stryker (Sep 9) Napoleon/Ottawa Glandorf @
Panther Invitational
(Sep 9) Bryan/Delta @ Napoleon Invita- (Sep 9) Start @ Swanton
tional (Sep 9) Stryker @ Patrick Henry
(Sep 11) Ayersville @ Pettisville
(Sep 9) North Central @ Stryker (Sep 11) Evergreen @ Lake
(Sep 11) Archbold @ Antwerp (Sep 11) Liberty Center @ Montpelier
(Sep 11) Rossford @ Wauseon
(Sep 11) Emmanuel Christian @ Ever- (Sep 12) Archbold @ Bryan
green (Sep 12) Evergreen @ Swanton
(Sep 12) Fayette @ Waite
(Sep 11) Holgate @ Pettisville (Sep 12) Hicksville @ Edgerton
(Sep 11) Northwood @ Swanton (Sep 12) Liberty Center @ Delta
(Sep 11) Stryker @ North Central (Sep 12) Montpelier @ Ottawa Hills
(Sep 12) Antwerp/Fairview @ Edgerton (Sep 12) Patrick Henry @ Wauseon
(Sep 14) Edon @ Montpelier
(Sep 12) Bryan @ Van Wert (Sep 14) Evergreen @ Edgerton
(Sep 12) Central Catholic/Whitmer @ (Sep 14) Fayette @ Stryker
(Sep 14) Hicksville @ Pettisville
Swanton (Sep 14) North Central @ Hilltop
(Sep 12) Defiance @ Montpelier (Girls) (Sep 14) Waite @ Delta
(Sep 14) Wauseon @ Holgate
(Sep 12) Hilltop @ Fayette
(Sep 12) Holgate @ Archbold SOCCER (BOYS)
(Sep 12) Pettisville @ Edon (Sep 9) Bryan @ Maumee
(Sep 14) Archbold/Patrick Henry @ (Sep 9) Delta @ Defiance
(Sep 9) Riverdale @ Archbold
Swanton (Sep 9) Wauseon @ Otsego
(Sep 14) Bryan @ Wauseon (Sep 12) Archbold @ Swanton
(Sep 14) Edgerton/Hilltop @ Pettisville (Sep 12) Delta @ Bryan
(Sep 14) Evergeen @ Delta (Sep 12) Toledo Christian @ Pettisville
(Sep 14) Montpelier @ Edon (Sep 12) Wauseon @ Liberty Center
(Sep 14) Montpelier (Girls) @ Antwerp (Sep 14) Continental @ Bryan
(Sep 14) Stryker @ North Central
TENNIS (GIRLS) (Sep 9) Delta @ Whitmer
(Sep 9) Archbold/Wauseon @ DC Dou- (Sep 9) Van Buren @ Wauseon
(Sep 9) Springfield @ Bryan
bles tournament (Sep 11) Central Catholic @ Swanton
(Sep 11) Archbold @ Woodward (Sep 11) Delta @ Springfield
(Sep 12) Ayersville @ Archbold (Sep 11) Liberty Benton @ Archbold
(Sep 11) Napoleon @ Wauseon
(Sep 12) Pettisville @ Edon (Sep 14) Bryan @ Delta
(Sep 14) Montpelier @ Edon (Sep 14) Liberty Center @ Wauseon
(Sep 14) Rossford @ Archbold (Sep 14) Swanton @ Archbold
(Sep 14) Wauseon @ Bryan

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Hilltop’s Big Plays Key To Win Over Antwerp

September 1st, 2017

Hilltop 48 Antwerp 37
The Cadets bounced back from a disappointing loss the previous week to
knockoff the Archers in a high scoring affair. This game saw the two teams
combine for 38 points in the fourth quarter. Hilltop did their damage on the
ground as they totaled 433 rushing yards led by Tyler Suboski with 231 yards
on 25 carries and three touchdowns. Sam Shilling rushed for 96 yards and two
scores including a 76-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter. Jacob Champion
had a big game on defense and special teams accounting for seven tackles and
an interception and then a critical blocked punt for a safety in that wild final
quarter. Hilltop was able to overcome 25 penalties for 255 yards to get their first
win of the season. The Cadets (1-1) are on the road this week as they travel to
Holgate (1-1).




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nal seconds, Beemer connected on by going 24/29 hitting with 9 kills and
a 25-yd field goal to win the game 14/14 serving and 1 ace.
29-26, thus snapping an 11-game
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Evergreen Uses Last Second Archbold Has Late Field Goal
Field Goal To Beat Montpelier Blocked In Loss To Liberty Benton

September 1st, 2017 September 1st, 2017

Evergreen 29 Montpelier 26 Liberty Benton 34 Archbold 33
Despite a loss the previous week the Evergreen Vikings football team showed The Petersen brothers combined for 277 yards rushing and accounted for
that even though they are young there’s definitely no quit in this group. That all five Archbold touchdowns but it wasn’t enough as the Eagles blocked a last
was evident again as the Vikings came back from a 26-13 fourth quarter deficit second field goal attempt to preserve the win. A two-yard and a five-yard touch-
to win in the final seconds on a field goal by Nick Beemer. The win snaps an 11- down run by Sam Petersen had the Streaks in the lead 12-0 after the first quar-
game losing streak for Evergreen dating back to October 30th, 2015. Montpelier ter. Another touchdown run by Sam in the second made it a 20-18 lead for the
quarterback Dakota Benner struck twice thru the air in the opening quarter visitors from Findlay at halftime. With the score 27-25 Liberty Benton heading
as Montpelier jumped out in front 14-0. Evergreen would get their first score to the fourth, Gabe Petersen ripped off a 31-yard to pay dirt and after a suc-
of the night on a td pass by Jack Etue to Grant Donnald covering seven yards. cessful 2pt conversion the Streaks had a 33-27 lead. Eagles quarterback Austin
Following a Benner touchdown run the Locos took a 26-13 lead into the fourth May, responded with a 4-yard td run and with the extra point Liberty Benton
quarter. The Vikings rally then began with Etue hooking up with Beemer for a retook the lead 34-33. Archbold then drove the ball to the Eagles 22-yard line on
seven-yard strike and then Hunter VanWert scampered 16-yards for a score to their last drive to set up Nick Rodriguez for a 39-yard field goal attempt to win
tie the game but the PAT was no good. On their final drive, the Vikings converted the game but the Eagles were able to block it. Archbold (1-1) is on the road this
on a fake punt from their own 40-yard line and after a completion by Etue, the week to face the Lake Flyers (2-0).
Vikings were at the Montpelier 7-yard line setting up Nick Beemer who would
connect on the 25-yard field goal with just four seconds remaining to give first
year head coach Aaron Schmidt his first win. Offensively, Evergreen was bal-
anced with Etue going 13/26 for 216 yards and two touchdowns throwing the
ball while VanWert rushed 29 times for 133 yards and two touchdowns. Free
Canales hauled in 4 receptions for 100 yards to lead the Vikings in receiving.
Benner finished 7/12 for 110 yards with two touchdowns and Austin Grubb
had 21 carries for 130 yards and he also had an 80-yard kickoff return for a
touchdown to start the second half. Evergreen (1-1) is back home this week to
face Ottawa Hills (1-1) while Montpelier hosts undefeated Edgerton (2-0).






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Edgerton Takes Care Of Edon 55-0 CONTINUED FROM PAGE 21

VARSITY FOOTBALL yards of total offense and forcing the Jon Henry Earns $2,000 ...
September 1st, 2017 Bombers quarterback Carson Brandt
into four interceptions. Edgerton (2-0) 14 tightened up the field one last time be- race. With the win, the Waldron, Michigan,
Edgerton 55 Edon 0 is at Montpelier (0-2) this week while hind the race leader. Unfortunately for ev- driver closed to within 18 points on Jeff
Clayton Flegal continued his hot Edon (0-2) plays host to Hicksville (0- eryone else, Gregory was able to pull away Foks Sr. who ended up finishing second
start to the season with an 18-yard 2). once again after the restart to sew up his in the race. Jason Deshler finished third
rushing touchdown and a 28-yard third consecutive feature win. Chapman and currently sits third in points, 79 be-
touchdown pass to Braydon Cape in Other scores: (No stats reported) settled for second followed by Mike Jessen, hind Foks.
the first quarter as the Bulldogs raced Bryan 20 Toledo Woodward 14 Joel Morton and current Sportsman point
out to a 28-0 lead. Hunter Prince had Delta 27 Toledo Rogers 8 leader Drew Smith. Scott Robertson led the majority of the
touchdowns runs of 49 and 28 yards Toledo Start 34 Swanton 13 night’s final event, the Bomber B Main,
while Greg Roth found the end zone Craig Dippman appeared to be on his but his night would end prematurely on
on runs of 10 and 14 yards as the September 2nd, 2017 way to earning his second Bomber A Main the hook. Robertson seemed to have some-
bulldogs racked up 493 yards rushing victory after leading much of the race. Jeff thing go wrong with his car and ended up
and 547 yards of total offense on the JV football: Foks Jr. from Holland, Ohio, had other off turn four on lap nine of the 12 lap race.
night. Prince ended the game with 240 Bryan 20 Toledo Woodward 8 plans and took over the race lead with six Robertson was towed back to the pits end-
yards on the ground with two touch- Wauseon 38 Tinora 6 laps remaining and went on to his third ing his night. That turned the race lead
downs. The Edgerton defense was just Stryker 58 Patrick Henry 42 Bomber A Main win of the year which in- over to Holland, Ohio’s Gabe Mueller who
as dominant holding Edon to just 62 Archbold 14 Liberty Benton 8 creases his points lead to 36 over Tim Han- went on to pick up his first feature win of
cock with only two weeks of points racing the year after starting deep in the field.
remaining. Dippman held off Rich Riffe Cody Stetten finished second followed by
for a second place finish with Chris Henry Zach Stotz, Dustin Willier and Mike Vil-
moving up 14 positions to finish fourth. lena.
Roscoe Stetten was fifth.
The American Ethanol Modified Tour
The Compact class at Oakshade Race- makes a stop at Oakshade Raceway on
way has a great point battle heading into Saturday, September 9th. UMP Sports-
the final couple of weeks of competition. man, Bombers and Compacts will also be
Brogan Rehklau went on to pick up his in action with gates opening at 4pm, hot
10th feature win of the season after bat- laps at 6pm and racing at 7pm.
tling with Nathan Goodman early in the
By Scott Hammer

PHOTOS BY NATE CALVIN, STAFF Cross Country Finish 3rd At Otsego Invitational
August 29th, 2017 Nichole Foor won the girls race in a

Boys: Napoleon 19 Bryan 42 time of 20:20.68 as Pettisville placed
Girls: Bryan 15 Napoleon 40 3rd in the team standings with 75
Eric Johnson was the top placer for points. Evergreen’s Sarah Schwan
the boys finishing 3rd in a time of 17:49 came home 2nd at 20:26.10, with
as the Golden Bears were defeated in a Foor’s teammate Kate Stuber plac-
home meet by the Napoleon Wildcats. ing 7th running a 21:58.77. Swan-
Eric Gendron was 6th in 18:58 while ton’s top place was Natalie Newman
Ethan Cox ran to an 11th place finish in 22nd with a time of 24:21.81. The
with a time of 19:20. Bryan’s Audrey Pettisville boys also earned a 3rd place
Zimmerman won the girl’s race with a team finish with 79 points led by Max
time of 20:56 as the Golden Bears took Lepplemeier in 4th at 17:41.90 and
the top five spots in the race. Brittney Logan Ruefenacht finishing 6th with
Willis was 2nd (21:37), Margo Morr 3rd a time of 17:49.46. Swanton was 6th
(22:55), Addie Oberlin 4th (23:24), and with 175 led by Brett Bittinger in 15th
Adrienne Struble 5th (23:32). (18:36.95), and Evergreen placed 7th
with Kyle Bowser in 20th (19:08.62).
August 31st, 2017
Kyle Vernot Of Wauseon Wins
Boys: Montpelier 23 Hilltop 45 Boys Race At
Edon 52
Columbus Grove Invitational
Girls: Montpelier 24 Hilltop 39 The Indians placed 3rd as a team
The Locos boys and girls both won in the Large School boys division with
in their BBC tri-match against Edon 136 points led by race winner Kyle
and Hilltop. Thomas Jay of Montpelier Vernot who had a time of 15:50.90.
placed 2nd in the boys race finishing Wauseon also received top 5 finishes
in a time of 18:31. Teammate Daniel from Michael Cheezan (3rd, 16:28.21)
Belknap was right behind in 3rd at and Josh Lowry (4th, 16:30.00). Bryan
18:33 and Brandon Eitniear was 5th finished 9th with 288 points has Aus-
in a time of 18:48. The Locos Jacque- tin Johnson was their top placer in 9th
line Carlson won the girls race with a with a time of 16:45.81. In the Large
time of 20:57 while Kimme Engels was School girls division, Bryan was 2nd
3rd at 21:22, and Brinn Miller placed with 97 points paced by a 7th place fin-
4th with a time of 22:03. ish by Audrey Zimmerman (19:40.01)
and Brittney Willis in 12th (19:58.82).
Junior High: Hanna Richer was Wauseon’s top run-
Jordan Fry and Scottie Hillard ner in 13th with a time of 20:05.87. For
went 1-2 in the boys race with times the Small School boys division, Edg-
of 12:18 and 12:47 respectively for the erton was 3rd with 148, 7th Stryker
Locomotives. Montpelier took the top 219, 14th Fayette 374, and 15th North
four spots in the girls race with Gab- Central 400. Tyson Curry was Edger-
by Stefanelli in 1st (14:24) 2nd Ella ton’s top placer in 20th with a time of
Miller (14:26.5), 3rd McKayla Horning 17:22.40, he was followed by team-
(14:26.9), and 4th McKaya Crisenberry mate Coby Jones (21st, 17:23.84), Fay-
(14:29). ette’s Brett Merillat (23rd, 17:26.19),
Stryker’s Emanuel Villanueva (31st,
Other scores: (No stats reported) 17:36.32), and North Central’s Cole-
Girls: Evergreen 25 Delta 30 ton Beres (57th, 18:21.51). In the girls
Boys: Delta 20 Evergreen 38 race, Edgerton was 8th as a team with
172 points and North Central was 13th
September 2nd, 2017 with 325 points. Top area girl runners
were: Trinitie Wallace of Stryker ( 11th,
Pettisville Boys And Girls Teams 20:19.32), Hanna Hug from Edgerton
(24th, 21:17.14), Emma Zenz of North
Central (40th, 22:16.15), and Fayette’s
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Stryker JV Football Defeats Patrick Henry


PHOTOS BY KENT HUTCHISON, STAFF Varsity Golf with a 64, Rylee Ehman a 69, and
August 28th, 2017 Klayton Gearhart a 72.
Fall Leagues Now Forming!
Wauseon 174 Napoleon 179 Other scores: (No stats reported)
Beginning in Mid-September In a well played match by both Archbold 160 Ottawa Hills 168 To-
Wednesdays and every other teams, Wauseon was able to squeeze ledo Christian 208
Saturday and Sunday out the five-stroke victory over the Fayette d. North Central 180-195
Wildcats at Ironwood Golf Course.
Swanton Sports Center CJ Moser was again the low score for August 30th, 2017
Wauseon with a 39, followed closely by
610 N. Main Street • 419-402-4239 Trent Armstrong with a 40. Caleb Leu Montpelier JV 206
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CHRYSLER - DODGE - JEEP - RAM the Indians in this non-league victory. The Locos JV won a tight one over
the Eagles led by a 44 by medalist
Delta 193 Holgate 217 Ethan Marihugh. Roman Sommer was
Jay Vann was medalist with a 39 next with a 47, Braden Saneholtz a 56,
as Delta picked up the road win at and Collin Crisenberry with a 59.
Auglaize Golf Course over the Tigers.
Brady Wymer’s 49, Cole Mattin with a Other scores: (No stats reported)
49, and Chase Stickley with a 56 com- Evergreen d. Maumee Valley Coun-
pleted the scoring for the Panthers. try Day 173-175

Stryker 169 Hilltop 218 August 31st, 2017
The Panthers had four golfers shoot
rounds of 44 or better in this BBC Archbold 150 Delta 196
match at Riverside Greens in Stryk- It was one of the finest team scores
er. There were three medalists in this this season in the area put together by
match with Spencer Clingaman and the Blue Streaks winning this NWOAL
Logan Boetz of Stryker along with dual match at White Pines. Brandon
Skyler Butterfield of Hilltop all firing Miller was medalist with a 36, followed
rounds of 41. by Mitch Grosjean with a 37, Kade
Kern a 38, and Kreighton Sims with a
Montpelier 213 Antwerp 222 39. Delta was led by their #1 man Jay
(Girls) Vann with a 42, Cole Mattin had a 46,
Brady Wymer with a 47, and Cael Chi-
Brookelyn Dye was medalist with a sea fired a 61.
43 to lead the Lady Locos to the win.
Elizabeth Fritsch added a 52, Katie Montpelier 191 Pettisville 198
Taylor fired a 59, and Taylor Brown A tightly contested BBC match at
also shot a 59 for Montpelier. Ironwood had the Locos coming out on
top as Aaron Stoy and Garrett Witte
August 29th, 2017 of Montpelier tied for match medalist
honors with 46’s. Brock O’ Neal fired a
Hilltop 194 Pettisville 195 49 and both Ethan Marihugh and Ty-
Skyler Butterfield of Hilltop was ler Rupp shot 50’s. Max Lepplemeier
medalist with a 39 as the Cadets were fired a 47 for the Blackbirds, followed
able to get the win by one. Jestin Mad- by Austin Horning with a 49, a 50 by
dox shot a 49, Karter Gray a 51, and Tom McWatters, and Caleb Nofziger
Ethan Siebenaler fired a 55 in the Hill- with a 52.
top victory. Pettisville was led by Tom
McWatters with a 46, Max Lepplemei- Hicksville 185 Hilltop 224
er a 49, and both Austin Horning and Skyler Butterfield with his round of
Josh Horning shot 50s. 49 was the low score for the Cadets in
this match at Hicksville. Jestin Mad-
Wauseon 168 Montpelier 174 dox and Ethan Siebenaler each shot a
Suburban Golf Course in Bryan 58, and Karter Gray finished out the
was the venue for this battle between scoring for Hilltop with a 59. Garrett
former NWOAL rivals with the Indians Miller of Hicksville was match medalist
coming out on top. Trent Armstrong with a 43.
fired a round of 39 to earn match
medalist honors. CJ Moser followed Wauseon 167 Swanton 176
with a 41, Eric Parker and Dylan Leu Evergreen 184
each shot rounds of 44. Garrett Witte
was low man for Montpelier with a 42, The Indians finished first in this
Brock O’ Neal and Tyler Rupp each NWOAL tri-match behind CJ Moser
shot 43, and Hunter Burlew had a 46. with a 39. Eric Parker was next with
a 41, Trent Armstrong a 43, and Caleb
Delta 199 Arcadia 205 Leu shot a 44. For second place Swan-
Jay Vann was once again medalist ton, Austin Luce led the way with a
for the Panthers with a round of 41 at 37, making him medalist for the day.
White Pines. Cole Mattin was next with Carter Swank (42), Randy Slink (44),
a 47, Brady Wymer a 49, and Jayce and Brady Lemons (53) accounted for
Helminiak carded a 62. the team score of 176 for the Bulldogs.
Travis Mersing was the low score for
Stryker 184 Edon 308 the Vikings with a 42, followed by Zach
Collin Anders with a 44 was the Lumbrezer (45), Kaleb Lumbrezer (47),
match medalist as the Panthers won and Aaron Miller (50).
easily at Windwood Hollow. Spencer
Clingaman was next with a 45, Logan Patrick Henry 163 Bryan 173
Boetz shot a 47, and it was Abe Mon- Liberty Center 212
tague with a round of 48. Hayden Price
was the low score for Edon with a 70, Case Hartman of Bryan fired a 37,
Dayton Cope with a 72, Tyler Trevino just one stroke away from medalist
an 80, and Tamara Mills shot an 86. honors, as the Golden Bears finished
second in a league tri-match at Pike
Hicksville 206 Montpelier 212 Run Golf Course. Following Hartman
(Girls) was Nolan Kidston with a 42, Peyton
Lamberson shooting a 46, and Zhane
Brookelyn Dye had the low score for Cupp and Andrew Heller both with
the Lady Locos with a 46 in a loss to rounds of 48. Jordan Moore of Patrick
Hicksville. She was followed by Eliza- Henry was the medalist with an even
beth Fritsch with a 52, Taylor Brown a par round of 36.
55, and Addi Thompson with a round
of 59. Jr High Golf:
North Central 212 Montpelier
Junior High golf: 250 Hilltop 257 Pettisville 263
North Central 207 Montpelier 256 The Locos placed second in a BBC
Hilltop 259 Pettisville 267 Jamboree at Windwood Hollow Golf
The Locos placed second out of four Course in Edon. Jake Clinger led
teams at the Pettisville Jamboree held Montpelier with a 58, Astyn Mason
at Ironwood Golf Course in Wauseon. and Klayton Gearhart each had per-
Jake Clinger shot a round of 51 for sonal bests with a 61 and 62 respec-
Montpelier followed by Ashtyn Mason tively, and Rylee Ehman fired a 69.


26 - “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Bryan & Evergreen Battle In NWOAL Match


Varsity Volleyball Bryan d. Evergreen 3-1
August 28th, 2017 Swanton d. Wauseon 3-1
Edgerton d. Fayette 3-0

Edgerton 3 Edon 1 7th grade volleyball VIEW ALL PHOTOS OF THIS EVENT FOR
After losing the first two sets the Pettisville d. Montpelier 2-0 FREE AT WWW.THEVILLAGEREPORTER.COM
Lady Bombers battled back to win the North Central d. Edon 2-0
third against their rivals from Edg- 8th grade volleyball
erton but would eventually drop the Pettisville d. Montpelier 2-0
match in four sets 25-10, 25-13,25- North Central d. Edon 2-1
27, 25-20. Edon registered 33 kills as
a team with 13 by Hanna Fogel and 10 August 31st, 2017
by Riley Bloir. Fogel also had 24 digs
on her stat line while Bloir was close Swanton 3 Delta 0
behind with 20. Edon falls to 0-4 on Swanton improved to 5-0 overall
the season. with a 17-25, 7-25, 16-25 win over
Delta. Kinsey Finnen had a solid all-
Wauseon 3 Pettisville 2 around match for Delta with 1 ace, 11
In a tightly contested match, kills, 1 block, and 8 digs. Abby Free-
Wauseon earned their first win of man had 1 ace, 1 kill, 11 assists, and
the season knocking off their Fulton 6 digs and it was Raelyn Hutchinson
County rivals by taking the final set with 1 ace and 8 digs. Delta is now 2-4
15-8. Kyra Behnfeldt was 15/17 serv- on the season
ing with 25 digs and Morgan Lepple-
meier was 14/15 serving with an ace Pettisville 3 Stryker 0
and she was also 29/31 on hitting The Blackbirds remained undefeat-
with 11 kills. Jess Youse had a solid ed in BBC play with a 25-21, 26-24,
match as well going 29/35 on hitting 25-12 victory at Stryker. Jess Youse
with 20 kills combined with her 7 solo was 24/29 hitting with 9 kills and
blocks in the contest. Wauseon JV 14/14 serving with 1 ace. Morgan
were winners as well taking the match Lepplemeier had 14 digs with Kyra
in two sets, 25-19, 25-13. Behnfeldt adding 20 digs while going
12/12 serving with 2 aces.
Eastwood 3 Delta 0
The Panthers went on the road Montpelier 3 North Central 0
and fell in three sets to the Eastwood The Lady Locos now stand at 2-2
Eagles 14-25, 13-25, 16-25. Kinnsey in league play after their 25-20, 25-
Finney had an impressive stat line for 21, 25-11 win over the Eagles. Jaelyn
Delta finishing with 4 aces, 13 kills, Lyons paced the Montpelier with 11
2 assists, and 10 digs. Abby Freeman kills and 14 digs and Hanna Bumb 24
contributed 2 kills, 14 assists, and 5 assists and 3 aces. The Montpelier JV
digs while Brooklyn Wymer had 1 ace, picked up their first win of the season
2 kills, and 6 digs for Delta. by taking the JV match in 2 sets.

Antwerp 3 Montpelier 0 Edgerton 3 Hilltop 0
Montpelier dropped to 1-3 on the Edgerton moved their record to 4-0
season after being defeated at home by overall with a non-league win at Hill-
the Lady Archers 16-25, 18-25, 6-25. top 25-18, 25-23, 25-23. Aubrey Wyse
Rebekah Carr had 4 kills and 4 blocks has 15 digs and was 12/12 serving
while Rheanna Stoy had 4 kills, 14 for the Lady Cadets. Also for Hilltop,
digs, and 4 assists. Erin Prekop also Morgyn Siegel had 11 digs and John-
added 4 kills for the Lady Locos. The nie Roth was 11/12 serving. The JV
Montpelier JV team lost in three sets match was won by Hilltop 25-19, 25-
also with the freshman team earning a 9.
tie with Antwerp.
Edon 3 Fayette 0
Hicksville 3 Hilltop 0 The first win of the season came at
It was a straight set win for the home for the Lady Bombers as they
Hicksville Lady Aces beating Hilltop defeated Fayette 25-15, 25-17, 25-7.
25-16, 25-16, 25-23. The Cadets were Olivia Radabaugh led the way for Edon
led in serving by Morgyn Siegel who with 18 digs, followed by Riley Bloir
was perfect 18/18 with an ace and with 16, and Alea Brandt and Claire
Mady Underwood who went 11/11 Radabaugh with 12 apiece. Bloir was
serving. Underwood also had 8 assists the leader in kills with 9 of the team’s
and 2 kills and Kendall Roth came up 30 in the match.
with 6 assists and 2 kills. The Hilltop Other scores: (No stats reported)
JV was victorious in their match, win- Tinora d. Evergreen 3-0
ning in three sets 25-18, 12-25, 25- 7th grade volleyball
19. Wauseon d. Delta 2-0
Other scores: (No stats reported) Stryker d. Pettisville 2-0
Swanton d. Fayette 3-0 North Central d. Montpelier 2-0
Evergreen d. Ayersville 3-1
7th grade volleyball
Montpelier d. Ayersville 2-1

8th grade volleyball 8th grade volleyball Varsity Girls Tennis to the wire but it was Archbold com-
Ayersville d. Montpelier 2-1 Wauseon d. Delta 2-0 August 28th, 2017 ing out on top on the strength of three
Pettisville d. Stryker 2-0 wins in the singles matches. First sin-
August 29th, 2017 North Central d. Montpelier 2-0 Bryan d. Napoleon 3-2 (No stats re- gles went to Amanda Payne has she
ported) defeated Maddy Wendt of Wauseon
Patrick Henry 4 Delta 1 September 2nd, 2017 6-1, 6-3. Second singles saw another
The Panthers began NWOAL play August 29th, 2017 Archbold victory with Leah Miller beat-
on the road at Patrick Henry and were Swanton 3 Edon 0 ing Maddi Rice 6-2, 6-1. Third singles
defeated in four sets 25-23, 14-25, 14- Improving to 6-0 on the season Bryan d. Van Wert 5-0 (No stats re- had Elizabeth Mignin knocking off Si-
25, 23-25. Kinsey Finnen paced Delta were the Bulldogs as they won at home ported) erra Rupp 6-4, 6-1. Wauseon would
with 2 aces, 17 kills, 1 block, and 27 in three games over Edon 25-8, 25-12, take both doubles matches with Paige
digs in the match. Abyy Freeman add- 25-18. Alea Brandt had 14 digs for August 31st, 2017 Moden/Sophia Stockham winning
ed an ace, a kill, one block, 10 digs, the Bombers with Olivia Radabaugh over Callie Rohrs/Maggie Henry 6-1,
and 21 assists for Delta, who falls to adding 13 of her own. It was Claire Archbold 3 Wauseon 2 6-2 and Kate McKean/Julie Waldron
2-3 overall. Radabaugh with 43 assists and 5 digs These longtime rivals went down defeating Adrianna Thompson/Sara
Other scores: (No stats reported) and Reagan Gallehue with 32 assists. Lovejoy 6-2, 6-3.
Archbold d. Liberty Center 3-0 Edon is now 1-6 on the season.


Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) - 27

North Central Knocks Off Stryker Gets By Hilltop In Five Games
Edon In BBC Action
Varsity Volleyball and deciding set that the Lady Pan-
Varsity Volleyball August 29th, 2017 thers were able to win 15-11. Johnnie
August 29th, 2017 Roth was solid all around for the Lady
Stryker 3 Hilltop 2 Cadets going 10/12 serving and also
North Central 3 Edon 0 After taking the first two sets it adding 13 kills. Morgan Norden was
North Central is now 2-0 in the BBC after a three-set win at home over Edon looked like Stryker was going to cruise 22/24 serving with 2 aces and Aubrey
25-14, 28-26, 25-11. Riley Bloir had a big night for the Lady Bombers with to a straight set win at Hilltop. But Wyse had 6 digs and 9 kills. Stryker
her 12 kills and 24 digs. Reagan Gallehue contributed 20 digs to go with her the Lady Cadets rallied to force a fifth won the JV match in three sets 25-19,
2 aces also. 25-10, 25-22.





28 - “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Pettisville Remains Undefeated In BBC With Win Over Montpelier

Varsity Volleyball
August 29th, 2017

Pettisville 3 Montpelier 1
The Blackbirds improved to 3-0 in the BBC with a 25-15, 22-25, 25-20, 25-
14 win at home over Montpelier. Kyra Behnfeldt has 42 digs along with 16/18
serving and 2 aces while Morgan Lepplemeier had 20 digs combined with a
35/40 night hitting with 18 kills. Jess Youse went 43/45 hitting with 21 kills
and 12/12 serving with 2 aces. For the Lady Locos, it was Jaelyn Lyons with
10 kills and 4 blocks and Rheanna Stoy with 4 kills and 28 digs. Pettisville JV
won their match in two sets 25-7, 25-12.


Schlenk Captures Sixth Oakshade Raceway
UMP Late Model Feature Win


SIX TIME WINNER ... Rusty Schlenk celebrated his sixth victory of the season on
Saturday night.

Saturday, August 26, 2017-McClure Riffe for second much of the race, but
Ohio’s Rusty Schlenk navigated through was able to eventually get by Riffe. Foks
heavy lapped traffic to capture his sixth mounted a late challenge on Dippman
Oakshade Raceway UMP Late Model fea- for the lead, but came up short having to
ture win of the season Saturday night. settle for a second place finish. Riffe took
Current Oakshade Raceway UMP Late third with Tim Hancock moving up nine
Model point leader, Devin Shiels earned positions to end up fourth. Chris Henry
the Attica Raceway Park track champi- finished fifth. Foks’ second place finish
onship on Friday night and drew a pole slightly increased his Bomber point lead
starting position for Saturday night’s fea- to 18 ahead of Hancock in a tight battle
ture at Oakshade. Shiels darted out to the with only a few weeks remaining.
early lead over last week’s feature winner, The Compact point battle is really
Brian Ruhlman. Schlenk started eighth tightening up as well heading in to the fi-
and quickly closed in on the front runners nal stretch. Three drivers remain in the
by staying on the high side through the hunt with only 66 points separating them.
corners. After Schlenk took over second Brogan Rehklau out of Waldron, Michigan
position, lapped traffic became an issue. has been closing the gap on the Compact
Shiels’ lead would shrink and grow de- point lead over the last couple months,
pending on how the leaders came up on but suffered a bit of a set back last week
the slower traffic. Finally with just four after jumping early on a late restart which
laps to go, Schlenk found enough clear cost him the feature win. Rehklau made
race track to take the lead and the eventu- up for it this week, getting by current
al victory. Shiels settled for a second place point leader Jeff Foks Sr. to pick up his
finish behind the six-time track champi- ninth feature win this season and cuts
on, and increased his point lead slightly Fok’s point lead to 25. Foks’ second place
over Ruhlman who ended up third. Steve finish in the race limited the ground Reh-
Kester and Casey Noonan were the rest of klau made up in the standings. Cameron
the top five finishers. Tusing finished third with Jason Deshler,
B.J. Gregory dominated the UMP who was leading the point standings ear-
Sportsman feature race after battling with lier this season and now sits third, finish-
Mathew Chapman early in the race. De- ing fourth. Ken Watts ended up fifth.
spite a caution on lap one that resulted in Satch Crispen and Roscoe Stetten had
a complete restart, the race ran all 20 laps a pretty good battle early in a caution
caution-free allowing Gregory to open up a filled Bomber B Main. Crispen got the lead
commanding lead. It would be the second at the start, but Stetten battled Crispen
consecutive feature win for the Swanton, and was able to take the lead after a lap
Ohio, driver. Current Oakshade Sports- two restart. Late in the race, Justin Gam-
man point leader Drew Smith rebounded ber began to close in on Stetten. Gamber
for a second place finish after last week’s made a nice move to the inside of the Adri-
DNF. Chapman ended up third with Brian an, Michigan driver coming off the final
Fisher finishing fourth in his first start of corner to the checkered flag. Unfortunate-
the season. George Lindsey finished fifth. ly for Gamber, something broke under the
Rich Riffe led the first couple of laps of rear end spraying out a shower of sparks
the Bomber A Main, but Oregon, Ohio’s from under the car just as he had gotten
Craig Dippman took the lead by lap three alongside Stetten coming off the final cor-
and went on to pick up his first feature ner. It was Stetten’s first feature win of the
win of the year. Jeff Foks Jr. battled with year. Gamber’s ailing car crossed the fin-
ish line in second followed
Montpelier Exempted Village School District by Crispen, Ryder Price
Transportation Department and Scott Barnhart.

This Labor Day week-
ATTENTION PARENTS end, Oakshade Raceway
will host its final American
BUS PICK UP CHANGE Late Model Series event of
the season, paying $2,000
Storrer Park (Blue Park) bus pick up and drop off will be to win on Saturday, Sep-

moved to Sacred Heart Church on the corner of Lafayette and tember 2nd. Also in action
E. Jefferson Street due to construction beginning September 13, will be UMP Sportsman,
2017 and will remain in effect until the construction is completed. Bombers and Compacts
Busses #1, #4, #7 and #11 are the only busses this will effect. with gates opening at 4pm,
hot laps at 6pm and racing
Times for pick up and drop off will remain the same times. at 7pm. VIEW ALL PHOTOS OF THIS EVENT FOR
If you have any questions, call Diann Sanders, transportation BY SCOTT HAMMER

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Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) - 29

Archbold Bluestreaks Rolls Past Bryan Golden Bears


BOYS VARSITY SOCCER ing one goal apiece. Archbold is now
August 28th, 2017 4-1 on the season while Bryan falls to
Ottawa Hills 2 Archbold 1
The Blue Streaks fell to 3-1 on the Other scores: (No stats reported)
season with a tough loss at Ottawa Springfield d. Wauseon 9-0
Hills. The match was scoreless at half- Liberty Center d. Swanton 10-2
time before the Green Bears went on
top 1-0 with 38:32 remaining. Ottawa September 2nd, 2017
Hills added another goal at the 3:29
mark for a 2-0 lead. Archbold’s lone Ottawa Glandorf 3 Bryan 0
goal of the night came with 1:03 re- The Golden Bears were unable
maining by Josh Kidder on an assist to generate any offense as they were
by Trey Theobald, The JV match was shutout at home by the Titans. Re-
closely contested as well with Arch- ese Jackson had 13 saves in goal for
bold winning 1-0. Bryan has he tried to keep the Golden
Bears in it. The JV match was also
won by Ottawa Glandorf 1-0.

Delta 4 Rossford 1 Girls Varsity Soccer
Jarred Gliders scored three goals
giving him a hat trick as Delta picked August 29th, 2017
up the road win. Gliders also record-
ed an assist while Anthony Ruesell Archbold 9 Bryan 0
scored the fourth goal for the Panthers Emie Peterson scored three goals
to go with two assists in the match. as Archbold rolled to a convincing win
Other scores: (No stats reported) on the road in NWOAL play. There
Wauseon d. Toledo Waite 5-1 were plenty of offensive stars for the
Blue Streaks other than Peterson with
August 29th, 2017 Kily Krieger scoring two goals of her
own and Andi Peterson tallying three
Pettisville 8 Miller City 2 assists to go with her one goal on
The offense was working for the the night. The other Archbold scores
Blackbirds as they put 23 shots on came from Dakota Stamm, Kamryn
goal and were able to find the net 8 Hostetler, and Chloe Nofziger.
times. Connor Wyse was the leading
goal scorer with his hat trick (3 goals), Wauseon 5 Continental 1
followed by Detric Yoder with 2, and Avery Giguere scored at the 34:17
one goal each by Justin Rupp, Eli Gri- mark of the first half, the first of her
eser, and Mitchell Avina. three goals in the match as Wauseon
went on to the win at home. Kendra
August 31st, 2017 Gorczyca and Jaydelin Vasvery added
the other goals for the Lady Indians,
Archbold 8 Bryan 0 who enjoyed a 4-0 lead at halftime.
This match was considered the top Other scores: (No stats reported)
match up of the season in the NWOAL Delta d. Evergreen 4-0
and the winner would be the front Swanton d. Liberty Center 4-1
runner for the league title. The Blue
Streaks eliminated all doubt who the August 31st, 2017
league favorite is with a dominating
performance at home. Andrew Ho- Oak Harbor d. Wauseon 4-0 (No
grefe scored the first two goals of the stats reported)
night and Lucas Yoder would then add
a third in the first half with 2:25 re- September 2nd, 2017
maining to give Archbold a 3-0 half-
time lead. The Streaks added five (No stats reported)
more goals in the second half to cruise Bryan 0 Ottawa-Glandorf 0
to the win. Along with Hogrefe, Yoder Swanton 1 Genoa 0
also had two goals on the night with Delta 3 Toledo Christian 1
Connor Hagans, Josh Kidder, Elijah
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30 - “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

DeltaPanthers 2017 Williams & Fulton County


FOOTBALL TEAM ... (Row 1) Bowen Green, Tyson Cameron, Brandon Burkhart, Elliot Schneider, Dustin Cowden, Dylan Rogers, Travis Dunning, Jr., Jason Beverly,
Logan Albring, Noah Tedro, Hayden Marquez, (Row 2) Tristen Saeger, Bransen Reynolds, Logan Echler, Jose Arroyo, Skyler Shank, Brent Garmin, Shawn Pedersen,
Nathan Kohlhofer, JD Osborn, Dalton Richard, (Row 3) Marquel Harrell, Juan Arriola, Chase Cooper, Hunter Tresnan-Reighhard, Darren Dunning, Brian Prezpiora,
Gavin Lotozinski, Dawson Swicegood, Noah Druschel, Ashton O’Brien, Nate Jokinen, (Row 4) Blake Schalwecker, Max Hoffman, Mason Wyrosteck, Caleb Barnes, Aus-
tin Michaels, Kai Fox, Nick Mazurowski, Joe Mena, Chandler Seager, Tony Lopez, Sam Mena, Ty Osborn, Cody Widney, (Row 5) Doc Lytle, Troy Lind, Jeff Wolford, Jeff
Mazurowski, Kevin Bogner, Francisco Jimenez.

GIRLS VARSITY SOCCER ... (Row 1) Hailee Schultz, Kayla Kunar, Madison Mattimore, Courtney Helton, Brooke Heisler, Mariah Mattimore, Marissa Cargil, (Row 2)
Alayna Mitchell, Madison DeSantos, Olivia Schneider, Jessalyn Giguere, John Kern, Grace Sonick, Cassandra Lee, Halle Weishampal.

BOYS VARSITY SOCCER ... (Row 1) Mikah Circle, Kyle Hadley, Allen Schwanbeck, Jared Jilders, Logan Albring, Jarren Heinemann, Thomas Cupp, Atreyo O’Neal, Simon
Munger, (Row 2) Tim Durfey, Joseph Durfey, Antonio Serna, Payton Webster, Tyler McCollough, Charlie Franklin, Kaden Pirrwitz, Kaleb Circle, Ian Ford, Cole Riches,
Mike Montion. Missing: Anthony Russell

Go Panthers Go!!!

VARSITY CHEER ... (Sitting) Kali Zikovich, Amelia Champada, (Kneeling) Dakota
Swicegood, Logan Rogers, Bethany Burkhart, Kylie Wyse. Missing from photo is JV CHEER ... (Front) Kayla Barratt, Morgan Johnson, (Back) Kayleigh Pace, Olivia
Jessie Lake. Schneider.


Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 The Village Reporter / The Hometown Huddle - 31

DeltaPanthers 2017 Williams & Fulton County

GOVARSITY GOLF ... Cael Chiesa, Jayce Helminiak, Jay Vann, Brady Wymer, Jon Mignin, Chase Stickley, Michael

PANTHERSEckenrode, Cole Mattin, Zack Mattin.

VARSITY VOLLEYBALL ... (Sitting) Kate Freiss, Natalie Friess, (Standing) Madi Nadolny, Brooklyn Green, Morgan GWooTisdehaLimnucgskAGDloellottadhPeLauLncotkhcearls!
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JV VOLLEYBALL ... (Row 1) Lydia Yoder, Morgan Allen, (Row 2) Natalie Friess, Brooklyn Wymer, Braelyn Wymer, Best Of Luck Athletes!
Kate Friess, (Row 3) Ella Ford, Jorrdyn Wolford, Sydney Schauwecker, Jordan Mauter, Coach Kelly Finnen, Joy
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lett, Ramzie Hockenberry, Walker Sniegowski, Coach Reighard. DELTA HIGH SCHOOL BAND ... (Front) Ryan Alberts,
Eleizabeth Huffman, Cody Widney, Lucas Powell,
Mason Wyrostek, Marcos Ramirez, Hunter Tresnan-
Reighard, Timothy Rashley, Ramzie Hockenberry,
Cade Allen, Mariah Baker, (Row 2) Steven Bozarth, Ad-
dyson Gomoll, Jenna Hallett, Makenzy Joseph, Gabriel
Scott, Alexicia Arriola, Nickolas Sherick, Evan Ober-
neder, Elija McMillian, Robert Arredondo, Lily Strong,
Payton Webster, Echo Smiegowski, Lea Cole, Madison
Lipinski, Isabella Summers - Field Commancer, (Row
3) Skylar Gomoll, Sydney Creps, Joseph Richardson,
Sadie Burres, Devon Dziengelewski, Chandler Sae-
ger, Isaac Summers, Joy Dunford, Tori Hockenberry,
Ryane Delaney, Sara Benoit, Elaine Seawater- Field
Commander, (Row 4) Ashley Scmidt, Erin Augsburger,
Alexa Tenney, Paulina Arroyo, Mindy O’neil, Kaitlyn
Cook, Hanna Long, Thomas Cupp, Alexander Garpen-
ter, Ashley Sayen, Rachael Tanner, Makenzie Sheely,
Skylar Buck, Zach Hines-Field Commander (Back)
Jillian Bozarth - Color Guard Advisor, Andi Wolpert -
Color Guard Advisor, Jasmine Tanner, Faith Kutzly,
Kaitlyn Malone, Flag Captian, Wesley Griesinger, Daria
Powell, Mikayla Harp, Ellie Bostwick - Assistant Di-
rector. Sam Markovich - Percussion Instructor, Amy
Bostwick, Director. Missing: Mercy Gerity, William Mc-
Queen, Caydence Taft, Juan Arriola.


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We are looking forward to September and our up- Saturday, September 9 Tuesday, September 12
coming Williams County Fair. This year marks our
118th fair. Changes abound on the fairgrounds…… Veterans’ Day at the Fair Disability Awareness Day
we are currently in the construction process of our Senior Day at the Fair
new goat barn. We plan to dedicate this new facility In honor and recognition of all active duty and Vet-
on opening day of the 2017 Williams County Fair. erans for their service and sacrifice, there will be free Disability Awareness Day
New electronic locks were installed on our buildings gate admissions for them all day at the Fair. Thank In recognition of those with disabilities, the Sr.
over the winter months and we hope to have the you for your service!
new electronic sign up and running for this year’s Fair Board will offer free admission from 8:00am until
fair. Wms. Co. Sr. & Jr. Fairboard 3:00pm for anyone with a disability
Wms. Co. VFW Posts Senior Citizens Day (65 years young and over)
New to the midway, we plan to have a free music
stage area where we hope to showcase local musical Wms. Co. Amer. Legion Posts As a token of respect for our guests 65 years and
talent. Our plans are also to have more bench seat- Wms. Co. Am Vets older, we will offer free admission from 8:00 am until
ing areas amongst the rides for parents and grand- 3 pm Tuesday – Sept. 12, 2017
parents to watch their children as they enjoy the Wms. Co. Veterans Services Office & Staff Senior Brunch -10:00 am
variety of rides and games from Poor Jack Amuse- Veteran’s Day Events At the Veterans Building
A bean soup and cornbread lunch will be served at All seniors are invited to enjoy a complimentary
We hope everyone comes out to check out our the Veterans Memorial Building at noon, and live en- senior’s brunch and hospitality hour at the Veterans
NEW grandstand entertainment. This year we will tertainment will be provided by Liberty Rose. Service Building. This delightful brunch is prepared by the
be featuring Lawn Mower Races on Sunday evening Officers and Commissioners from the Williams County Williams County Senior Center staff. We hope to see
and Flat Track Motorcycle Racing on the last Satur- Veterans Service Office will be on hand throughout the you there!
day evening along with our regular entertainment day to answer questions about veteran’s and survi- Anniversary Party - 11:30am
of Truck Pulls, Band Show, Harness Racing, Rodeo, vor’s benefits. At the Veterans Building
Youth Night, and Demolition Derby. Also our com-
modities will be hosting Commodity Day on Thurs- A special recognition of the 25th Anniversary Each year following the senior’s brunch, the Wil-
day of fair week, which means everyone coming to of Desert Shield/Desert Storm (August 2nd, 1990 liams County Senior Center hosts a Anniversary Party
the fair on Thursday will be admitted free of charge. to February 28, 1991), will commence with a BBQ at the Veterans Building. The winning couple will be
Dinner at the Veterans Memorial Building from the couple married the longest. Couples who have won
It is with sadness that Williams County Fair had 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Veterans and their families of this in the past 2 years are not eligible but invited to join
to say farewell to Florian Chirra, Williams County time period are welcome to come and mingle with their as alumni.
Extension Executive Director. Flo was a mentor to peers to help our county recognize their service. Tick-
everyone young and old. He could be found every- ets for this event can be picked up at the Williams Wednesday, September 13
where around the fairgrounds during fair week. Flo County Veterans Service Office, 1425 East High Street,
lost his battle with cancer in April 2017 and he will Bryan. Please call 419-636-8812 with any questions. Women’s Day at the Fair
be greatly missed.
Monday, September 10 Sponsored by the Community Health & Wellness
Again, I wish to say thank you to all of the Jr. Centers Bryan Hospital • Montpelier Hospital • Arch-
Fair Board, Sr. Fair Board, 4-H Groups, Volunteers, Kids Day at the Fair bold Medical Center Free admission for all women from
Sponsors, Merchants, Concessionaires, Commodi- 8:00am till 3:00pm Stop by the Activity Shelter for a
ties and Residents of Williams County and sur- Everyone age 18 and under is free admission from full slate of health & wellness information sponsored
rounding communities for your support of our Wil- 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. by CHWC from 11:00 am till 3:00 pm.
liams County Fair. Without you the fair would not
be possible. Watch throughout the fair for many special kids Thursday, September 14

Hope to see you all September 9th thru Septem- days activities. *** COMMODITY DAY
ber 16th at the 2017 Williams County Fair! Free Admission All Day
Coin Find Contest At the Activity Shelter At The Fair To Everyone
David Page, Registration starts at 11:30 a.m.
President, Williams County For Children ages 3 to 10
Rules: Coins will be hidden in sawdust. Children
Senior Fair Board get to keep all the coins they find. Ages groups will be
Register at the Activity Shelter at 11:30a.m. and
2017 Fair Office & Information contest will start shortly thereafter.

Secretary – Susan Keesbury ***
Admin. Aide – Corin Brown
2017 Williams County Fair

Office Number 419-485-3755 Bike Giveaway
Monday Night in front of the Grandstands @ 5:30 p.m.
Office Fax 419-485-1324
Every year the Senior Fair Board Directors partner
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sionaires and merchants to present the annual “Bike
Livestock Office 419-485-3972 Giveaway”. Tickets are distributed to those eligible
through each school district giving
Email children from all over Williams
County the chance to win a new
Physical Address: bike at the Fair.
619 East Main Street
Montpelier, Ohio 43543 A special thanks to the many
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1.) Must be present to win.
2.) Ticket must be turned in under
the grandstands
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3.) Write your child’s name on the
back and

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Happenings in Detail...

Saturday, September 9 RULES; RULES;
1. Out of state requires health papers 1. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult
9:00 am - Horseshoe Pitching Contest 2. Admission to the fair is required
3.Judges decisions are final to fish.
OPEN CLASS ROUND ROBIN TOURNAMENT 4.Enter at the livestock gate 2. All entries must pay $1.00 to participate
Saturday 9/9/17 @ 9am 5. Park as directed by show staff 3. Poles and bait are provided but you may use
Thank you for your support!
Entry fee and ringer percentage must be mailed Showmanship your own.
by Sept. 2 to: Jim Hartman, PO Box 804, West Uni- Starts at 5:00pm, $5.00 to enter. 50% 4. Not responsible for accidents
ty, OH 43570. Entries received after Sept. 2 will be of entry monies paid to the division Prizes are awarded for biggest catch and most
put on a waiting list in case of dropouts. A list of winners. Divisions are Pee
rules is on line at our website. Entry Fee is $10 and fish caught.
is non-refundable. Rain day will be Sunday 9/10 if 6:30 pm - 4th Annual Dirt Drags
needed. Show us what you got! 6:00 pm - Harness Racing
Infield dirt track drag racing! Join us again this
4:00 pm - Queen Contest Crowning year for our 4th annual Dirt Drags at the Fair. Entry Come enjoy the fast pace on the track as these
fee is $20.00 with a double elimination. Seating is animals race for the winners circle. Many records
Williams County Fair Queen Contest Crowning $10.00. Open to trucks, 4 wheelers, dirt bikes and have been set on our track here at the Williams
2017 Fair Queen Contestants snowmobiles. Tech opens at 4:30 p.m. All entries County Fair. This event is provided by the Williams
must go through tech. County Harness Horseman Association and the Wil-
Join us at the crowning of our 2017 Williams liams County Sr. Fair Board.
County Fair Queen. A sincere thank-you to all of our Monday, September 11
Scholarship Sponsors and our valued volunteers for Wednesday, September 11
helping to make this program a huge success. 6:30 pm - 9-11 Memorial Service
5:00 pm - Williams County Fair
Congratulations to the contestants! September 11, 2001 will forever be a day that Showmanship Sweepstakes 4-H
many of us will never forget as our country came
4:00 pm - Lawnmower Pulls under attack as planes crashed into the Twin Tow- Join us at 5:00pm in the Livestock Pavilion as
6:00 pm - Williams County Fair Tractor ers of the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a the 4-H and FFA youth showcase there wonderful
and Truck Pulls field in Pennsylvania. Americans watched in hor- animals and talents in competition for the Sweep-
ror as the towers fell and thousands of lives were stakes title.
Williams County Fair Tractor and Truck Pulls snuffed out by terrorists. For those in the serving in
$10,075.00 PAYOUT public safety the loss was felt even greater as fire- Judging starts at the Horse Arena and move to
fighters, EMTs, and law enforcement gave their lives the Livestock Pavilion
Weigh-in and Registration starts at 1PM. Hook trying to save the many victims. You are invited to
fee’s $25 with 75% payout on the top 3 places. join the Williams County Public Safety Members in 7:00 pm - RODEO
front of the grandstands as they hold a Memorial There will be barrels of fun and thrilling enter-
Grandstand seats: $10.00, Pit Pass: $10.00. Ceremony to remember those who were attacked
Featuring Central Ohio Tractor Pullers – Pulling and those who gave their lives to rescue others tainment at this year’s Rodeo in front of the Grand-
for points stands. Cowboys and cowgirls will race the clock
Sleds provided by Singer & Lowry 7:00 pm - Williams County All School riding, roping and bull riding for points. Count on
Band Show edge of your seat excitement from start to finish. Lo-
Sunday, September 10 cal riders are also encouraged to participate. More
The tradition of showing school spirit continues TBA watch the website.
8:00 am - Church Service each year with the School Band Show. You’re invit-
ed to come out and show your schools spirit for the Reserved Grandstand Seating Tickets Adult
Vendors, exhibitors, and guests alike are all wel- annual battle of the county school bands. Always a $10.00 • Kids $5.00. (12 and under are Kids)
come to join us in the Show Pavilion for a non-de- wonderful ensemble of music and talents.
nominational church service the starts at 8:00 a.m
Grandstand Admission - $2.00 each (10yrs and
3:00 pm - Lawn Mower Racing *NEW* under are free)

Welcome everyone to a first at the Williams Coun- Tuesday, September 12
ty Fair – Lawn Mower Racing! Grandstand event
with tickets @ $8.00 2:00 pm - Children’s Fishing Derby

5:00 pm - Haul In Lamb Show At the Pond on the North Campus past the fair
Weigh in from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Absolutely NO RE-WEIGHS For Children ages 5 to 12
Superintendent Pam Goll Senior Citizens Day (65 years young and over)
Grand Champion $500.00 & Reserve
Champion $250.00
Entry Fee of $25.00 per head.

The Village Reporter Joins The Jr. & Sr. Fair Board Directors to
extend our heartfelt thanks to all of our first responders and say

thank you for your volunteer work and services.

Bryan City Fire Dept. – Edgerton Fire Dept. – Florence
Twp. Fire Dept. – Northwest Twp. Fire Dept.– Pioneer Fire

Dept. – Montpelier Fire Dept. – Brady Twp. Fire Dept. –
Alvordton Fire Dept. – Stryker Fire Dept. – Madison Twp.

Fire Dept. - Williams Co. Emergency Medical Services
– Williams Co. EMA - Williams Co. Communications/911

– Williams County Sheriff’s Office. – Special Deputies
– Mounted Deputies – Local Police Depts. – A special

Thanks to our Fairgrounds Fire Chief Dail Fritsch

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Happenings in Detail...

Thursday, September 14 projects at the 2018 Fair. site at
Special thanks to our show sponsors; Stryker
11:00 am - Haul-in Draft Horse, Pony, Tug – O’ – War Contest
Mule & Donkey Show - Horse Arena Grandstands – 7:00pm Farmer Exchange — Stryker, Ohio; United Produc-
Following the 4H Youth Parade, join us for the ers — Stryker, Ohiohow ring
You’re invited to enjoy a great show demonstrat- many events in front of the Grandstands. Kicking
ing animals and their drivers. A true display of hard it off is the annual tug-o’-war contest where all the SHOW ORDER; Alpine, LaMancha,, Nigerians,
work and skills from each entry. Complete list of the 4-H clubs can compete and battle it out for the ti- Nubian,, Saanen, Recorded, Grade, and all other,
multiple classes are available on the website at www. tle. Gloves are a must for this contest. If you watch Purebreds. The Junior, and Senior Shows are sepa- There will be a total of 22 Classes for close we have even seen a couple years wzere the old rately sanctioned.
each specie and for both man and women drivers. and young go head to head as the Sr. and Jr. Fair
Exhibitors wishing to make an entry to the event are Boards wrestle the rope! 6:45 pm - The Annual Parade of Trucks!
to enter off Main Street and park Southeast of the Mutton Buckin’ Contest
Horse Arena. An entry to the show does not include Rules; Age group of 8 to 9 years old who have not Each year we kick-off the Demo Derby with a pa-
fair admission. Daily admission rate is $5.00. shown in or been a 4-H member. $25 each will be rade of tow trucks! This is our way to give a huge
Rules: paid to winning riders of 8 seconds upon showing a shout out and express our appreciation for all of
1.) One day show. Exhibitors are to trailer in on receipt that the rider purchased a lamb. The Lamb the towing services and their staff for their efforts
the day of the show must be brought to the fair as a project. Pick –up to move the cars out after each heat. Lot of work
2.) There will be no stall housing available an application at the fair office for more information goes on between the heats and it is made possible
3.) No feed furnished 4.) Water is available by hy- and complete rules. The sign-up deadline is noon on by these great volunteers!
drant at the show arena Thursday 9/14/17. You are not eligible if you are
5.) Exhibitors must have proof of negative Coggins winner from the prior year. All participants are re- 6:00 pm - Kids Demolition Derby
if out of state quired to wear long sleeves and pants for the event.
6.) Exhibitors are to hitch to suitable vehicle for The annual Power Wheels edition of the derby
each entry Dairy Barrel Racing will start at 6:00pm in front of the Grandstands.
7.) Limit (2) two people in a wagon in the show ring The Dairy Barrel Race activity is intended to en- Every kid is a winner! Ages are 3 to 7 to participate.
8.) Driver and assistant must wear proper attire courage the youth of Williams Co. to enroll in the No car batteries are allowed. Judges/Officials have
9.) All youth drivers must have a capable adult as- 4-H program and complete a Dairy Heifer Calf or the final decisions. Present your entry at the Offi-
sistant Dairy Feed Calf project. The winning team mates cials table track side at 5:30pm. Questions? Call Ric
10.) All premiums will be mailed following the show in each of the 3 classes will be awarded a $100.00 Henricks 419-636-1694
11.) Trailers enter Gate 1 and park Southeast of certificate from the Williams County Dairy Associa-
the horse barn tion to be used toward the purchase of a 4-H dairy 7:00 pm - Williams Co. Fair Demolition
12.) Show Committee reserves the right to combine project in 2018. Registration and minor release Derby
classes if there is less than 2 entries in a class forms are to be picked up and turned in at the Dairy
13.) Entry Fees are $5.00 for classes 1-10 and stand. Deadline to turn in forms is Wednesday Awards will be given to the best three painted
$10.00 for classes 11-22 (9/13/17). Registration forms will include complete and art work entries on vehicles
14.) Entries made day of show list of rules. Age Groups: 9-11 / 12-14 / 15-18
6:30 pm - FREE Grandstands Friday, September 15 FROM WILLIAMS CO. WILL RECEIVE $50

Line up at North end of the track starts at 6:00pm 11:00 am - ADGA Haul In Goat Show - SPONSORED BY NAPA AUTO
We invite you to come enjoy the 4-H parade as Livestock Pavillion ENTRY FEE $40 (no refunds) This includes 1 pit
the youth of our county represent each of their 4-H pass (not good for grandstand)
clubs and show off their animals and colors! Thanks Pay back 5 places $6, $5, $4, $3, $2 Tickets are online at or you
to all the parents who help support the 4-H with Show Entrance – All entries for the Open Haul-In may purchase them at the Fair office during busi-
their encouragement of their children and their en- Goat Show are to use the gate #4 (Livestock Gate) ness hours. Buy early as this is a sellout event!
rollment. which is located at the end of River Street. A com- READ ALL RULES AND REGULATION BEFORE
plete list of the show rules are located on the web- MAKING AN ENTRY – Entry forms and rules are
Pork Producers Pig Scramble available on the website at
Rules; Contestants must complete and return BUY SELECT GNP PRODUCTS, GET ONE FOR A PENNY! For questions or clarifications call Rick Henricks
an official entry form and a minor’s release form by Demo Superintendent
Tuesday (9/12/17) before he or she will be allowed
to compete in the Pig Scramble. No exceptions! Saturday, September 16
Please pick-up and return forms to the Williams
County Pork Producers stand at the south end of 9:30 am - Junior Livestock Auction
the Grandstands. Members of the Pork Producers
will serve as referees to enforce the rules and over- 10:00 am - National Horse Pulls -
see the contest. The decisions of the referees are fi- Grandstand
nal. Be sure the participants are prepared to get dirt
during this fun event. at the open air pavilion

Pullet Pursuit 1:00 pm - Corn Hole Tournament
AGES 5 to 7 In an continued effort to engage our
youth in Williams County to be in 4-H, children Teams pulling the sled in a National Horse Pull-
ages 5 to 7 will have a chance to catch a chicken. ing Contest. We offer both heavy weight and light
The chickens will be turned loose in an enclosed weight classes.
area and then the children will race to capture a
fowl. Forms are available in the Fair Office. A com- 6:00 pm - Williams County Fair Fall Beef
pleted form must be turned back into the Fair Office Feeder Calf Classic
by noon Thursday (9/14/17). The winners will each
receive a chicken to raise and bring as 4-H poultry Weigh-in for the show starts at 3:00pm and runs
till 5:00pm. Animals will be weighed at the Livestock
DAIRYWITH Pavilion. Grand Champion$1000.00 Reserve Grand
INTEGRITY Champion $500.00

Order of the Show; Showmanship will be first
with Feeder Calves second. Classes will be shown
separately. Exhibitors wishing to participate in the
show are to use gate #4 (River Street Livestock) to
enter the grounds. Admission fee is $5.00 Show En-
try is $35.00 per animal Complete list of rules are
available on the website at 221 W. Main Street • Montpelier, Ohio

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About The 2017 Williams County Fair
on the north campus offer water and electric hook-
RIDES ups on each site for $150.00. The sites are 25’ x 55’. HARNESS RACING
Ride Specials & Prices Wristbands and ride tick- Day camping for those want just a couple days are
ets will be posted on the Poor Jack ticket booths available as well at $20.00 per night. Primitive sites
near the rides. are also an option for $10.00 per night. Reserva-
Saturday 9/9 – Open @ Noon tions are taken until the sites are filled. Only those
Sunday 9/10 – Open @ 1PM reservations paid in full by labor day can be guar-
Monday 9/11 – Open @ 11AM anteed. Call the fair office and leave a message or
Tues 9/12 – Fri 9/15 – Open @ 5PM contact the Superintendent for a reservation.
Saturday 9/16 – Open @ Noon
Advance ride tickets will be on sale after Aug. 1 TOWING POLICY Tuesday – Sept. 12, 2017 @ 6PM
in the Fair Office We the Williams County Fair Board are commit- Thursday – Sept. 14, 2017 @ 1:30PM
ted to providing a safe and family fun event. We re-
GRANDSTAND EVENT TICKETS serve the right to tow any vehicle that is obstructing Speed Office Number 419-485-4721
Tickets for all grandstand events will be on sale fair operations or is illegally parked. Towing is a last Para mutual betting is available
in the Fair Office during business hours, during fair resort but will be the responsibility of the vehicle Grandstand Seating $2.00
week, and on line at The Williams owner for all related expenses. Please be mindful of
County Agriculture Society/Fair Board is not re- your parking and respect the marked parking areas, Come enjoy the fast pace on the track as
sponsible for personal belongings or damage to ve- reserved parking areas, and the signage placed for these animals race for the winners circle. Many
hicles. Park at your own risk. Williams County Fair your benefit. Thank you in advance. records have been set on our track here at the
Pet Policy The Williams County Agriculture Society Williams County Fair. This event is provided by
prohibits any personal pets on the midway of the ANIMAL ENTRANCE the Williams County Harness Horseman Asso-
fair other than registered service animals. Addition- Animal Entrance at the Fair All animals with ex- ciation and the Williams County Sr. Fair Board.
ally, there are to be not pets left unattended in any ception to Haul-in shows, horses and harness rac-
parking areas of the fairgrounds. Violations of this ing are to use the livestock entrance to the fair lo- Welcome horse owners’, riders and guests!
policy may lead to revocation of attendance privi- cated on North River street. This is marked on the The Sr. Fair Board will again honor the OHHA
leges at the Fair fair map as our gate #4. Thank you! Membership card and allow the card holder
MERCHANTS, VENDORS, TENTS & RIDES free admission to the Williams County Fair on
PARKING AND SECURITY The Fair offers a unique opportunity for your or- racing day.
The 2017 Parking and Security Committee are ganization, group or business to reach thousands
committed to providing a family fun safe event. In of people. Eight full days of the fair provides full ex-
an effort to achieve this commitment, we would ask posure for your advertising needs. Standard booths
for your cooperation and respect of signage and bar- rent for $125, double booths for $225 inside the
ricades. The Williams County Sheriff Steve Towns buildings; $100 standard single, $190 double booth
and his deputies will assist in the enforcement of all inside the tents. Spots are filled from a waiting list.
security and parking policies of the Board. Please All contracts are to be paid in full by May 1st. Con-
remember that all of our actions and directions are tracts receive two (2) weekly passes. For a contract,
intended to protect the Fair public as a whole and call Superintendent Page or the Fair Office.
are not designed to cause any Fair guest aggrava-
tion or difficulty. Should you observe safety issues FAIR VETERINARIAN
or inappropriate behavior, please contact a Fair Our thanks to Dr. Pete Bowen of Buckeye Vet-
Board Director or Deputy. Thank you for your part erinary Hospital in Edgerton, Ohio for accepting the
in helping make our event fun and safe. position of Fair Vet for 2017. In accordance with
standards and practices for county fair’s, we will
ADMISSION GATES have a vet on the grounds or available to ensure
A special thank you to all of our admission gate animal health. During harness racing, there will be
volunteers. Some of our volunteers are individuals 2 veterinarian’s present. The Veterinarian duties in-
wanting to help and others are representing their clude animal inspections and testing for contagious
non-profit group working toward a fundraising goal. diseases. The Board fully supports all decisions of
Each of those serving at the gates has been trained the Fair Veterinarian.
and is acting upon the direction of the committee.
Please remember they are volunteers and not agents If you enjoy LIVE MUSIC...... you must attend the
of the Board. If you have a complaint, please contact
a member of the committee and respect our volun- BWainllidamsSChouontwy
teers and their hard work this week.

Join us for the week and enjoy 10 days of camp-
ing (September 7-17). Our wonderful campgrounds

Sauder Woodworkin Company is proud to invest in our local Monday September 11, 2017
communities by supportin 4-H projects at our area county fairs.
Starts at 7:15 p.m.
Admission to Grandstand is $2.00
f a m i l yv a l u e st r u s t
Schools participating and
innovation order of presentation:

support community Edgerton H.S. Band
Edon H.S. Band
stewardship Hilltop H.S. Band

dedication Montpelier H.S. Band
North Central H.S. Band

Stryker H.S. Band
Bryan H.S. Band

Come See The
Combined Number for
a mass performance!

In honor of 9-11 we
will be recognizing
the public servants of
Williams County

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2017 Williams County Fair Master Map

All traffic from the main parking must exit north to County Road M. 1. Fair Board Office
2. Activities Shelter
3. Sheriff’s Office
4. Pork Producers Stand
5. Event Stage
6. Grandstands
7. Merchant Building
8. Beef Producers Stand
9. Rural Building
10. Dairy Producers Stand
11. 4H Building
12. Antique Building
13. Gillette Building
14. Goat Barn
15. Jr. Fair Board Office
16. Cattle Barn
17. Dairy & Sheep Barn
18. Swine Barn
19. Rabbits & Poultry Barn
20. Livestock Office
21. Milk Parlor
22. Livestock Show Arena
23. Draft Horse Barn
24. Pony Barn
25. Covered Bridge
26. Horse Arena
27. Horse Barn
28. Practice Arena
29. Maintenance Barn
30. Speed Office
31. Pulling Track
RR = Rest Rooms
SB = Safety Building
VMB = Veterans Memorial

Declaring Your Candidacy New This Year - Flat Track Racing
For The Board Of Directors
The Sr. Fair Board is comprised of 26 citizens Youth – age 4 to 6 - 50cc Bikes 7:00 PM
who are all working to make the Fair better every Youth – age 7 to 8 - 50cc Bikes
year and we are always looking for new people to Youth – age 7 to 11 - 50cc to 65cc Bikes Grandstands $10.00
join us. Youth – age 7 to 15 - 65cc to 85cc Bikes
Youth – age 7 to 15 - 65cc to 100cc Bikes FEEL THE THUNDER - HEAR THE ROAR
1.) A Candidate must be a citizen of Williams Amateurs - age 12 & up 125cc 2 or 4 stroke WATCH THE EXCITEMENT
County. Amateurs - age 12 & up - 250cc 2 or 4 stroke
Amateurs - age 14 & up - 251cc to 500cc – pre 1979 EXPERIENCE THE THRILLS OF FLAT TRACK RACING!
2.) A Candidate may only run for a seat that they brakes 450cc
are qualified for by their area of residency. Amateurs - age 12 & up Open – 250cc and up MONEY CLASS – AGE 14 & UP • OPEN – CASH PAYOUT ONLY
Wildcat - age 12 to 29 - 100-200cc 4 stroke air OPEN PRO/AM – AGE 14 & UP • OPEN - TROPHY WIN ONLY
3.) A Candidate must be a member of the Wil- cooled - No Pros Heat & Practice racing starts at Noon • Participant Entry TBD
liams County Agricultural Society (membership Wildcat - age 30 and up - 100-200cc 4 stroke air
costs is $1.00) cooled - No Current Pros Racer Information – Larry Soles at 419-572-0122
Twins Class – age 14 and up Superintendents; Brian Wieland and Dave Page
4.) Candidate may be subject to a background Open – Pro/am Check out the website for more info.
check. Seniors – age 30 & up Any bike you run A special thanks to our key sponsor – Larry Soles and Soles
Seniors – age 40 & up - Any bike you run
5.) Petition must be filed with the Secretary no Seniors – age 50 & up - Any bike you run Motorsports of Stryker, Ohio
later than 6pm on Thursday October 19, 2017. Seniors – age 60 & up - Any bike you run
Vintage – age 16 & up - Open – brakes/twin shocks
6.) Candidate must submit to Character Refer- and air cooled
ence letters. Vintage – age 16 and up - 0 to 250cc – pre 1979 brakes
Vintage – age 16 & up - 251cc to 500cc –
7.) Must have volunteered 10 hours during the pre 1979 brakes
previous fair. Vintage – age 16 & up - 501cc & up – pre 1979 brakes
Brakeless – low
8.) The Candidate must have attended 3 Sr. Fair Age 16 & older- 0 to 399cc Pre-1969 Brakeless - High
Board meetings prior to Oct. 19, 2017. (Fair Board Age 16 & older - 400cc & up – Pre-1969 Speedway
Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each Age 16 & older - Open – Vintage no brakes

9.) The petition to be valid must have signatures
of 10 Williams County Ag. Society members.

Think you got what it takes to serve? We encour-
age anyone interested in running for the Sr. Fair
Board to stop in at the Fair Office and get a copy
of the Constitution and a Candidate packet. Have
more questions first? Stop any Fair Board Director
or give them a call anytime. We are here to serve!

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Thursday, September 14


Free Admission All Day At The Fair To Everyone

A huge shout out and special thanks to our unique partnership with the Williams County Com-
modity Groups to present the very first “Commodity Day” at the 2017 Fair. Due to the generous
support of the Pork and Beef Producers, and Dairy Association, today is FREE gate admission
to everyone. Make sure to stop by and support our Commodity Groups for supporting the Fair!



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Williams County Beef Producers
Enjoy Your time at the Williams County Dairy Association
Williams County Fair!

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