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The Village Reporter - February 1st, 2017

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W E E K LY N O RT H W E S T O H I O - W I L L I A M S & F U LTO N C O U N T Y N E W S

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST, 2017 (USPS 168-440) - VOLUME 9 EDITION 5

THIS WEEK IN Paul Barnaby Reflects On Life ANNUAL $10
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Wednesday, February 22, 2015
vILLAGE reporter Introduce your child to
friends and family throughout
Declines In Assistance Cases change ensured all the our coverage area.
Points Towards Better stations had at least one Qualifications:
paramedic on duty for 1.) 5 years old or younger
Economy In Fulton County eight hours a day. This 2.) One child per photo
•••• means Fayette and Lyons. 3.) Photos must be print quality
Metamora has two.
West Unity's Callie Britton Submit photos with just a few
Shares Experience At The larger stations, clicks at thevillagereporter.com
Broken Skull Ranch Swanton, Delta, Wauseon
•••• and Archbold, all have 24- or drop off at our office during office hours.
Wauseon Welcomes hour coverage, Barnaby
10th Habitat Home For said. The smaller stations 115 Broad Street - Montpelier
Archbold Women have two people they can
•••• count on, he said. United Way Of Williams County
‘Feeding Williams County’
4-H Camp Palmer Prepares Another project was Event Date Set For April 22
New High Ropes Course ensuring the rural fire de-
partments had access to By: Timothy Kays
•••• water that did not involve THE VILLAGE REPORTER
Bryan Chamber Of going back to their home The 2016 United Way of Williams County ‘Feeding
station, Barnaby said. To Williams County’ meal packaging event was huge, and
Commerce solve this, farmers were a huge success. The 2017 event, as unveiled at the
Celebrates 70 Years convinced to allow the first United Way Hunger Summit event of the year on
installation of devices he January 26, is going to be even bigger.
•••• called dry hydrants, at Mr. Bill Pepple, the Executive Director of the Unit-
Chinese New Year Celebrated their ponds. ed Way of Williams County, unveiled the plans for the
At Stryker Family Fun Night event, and stressed that Feeding Williams County -
“When Wauseon had 2017 would need a significant amount of volunteers,
•••• their big fire, they had to as well as a significant amount of fundraising in or-
McKenzee Schaffner & Cole get water coming down der to pull it off. Being staged on April 22 at the Gil-
Stuckey Chosen As Fayette's from Archbold,” Barnaby lette Building on the Williams County Fairgrounds,
said. “They ran out of wa- the event is coordinated with The Outreach Program of
Homecoming Royalty ter here.” Union, Iowa, which supplies everything, from the food
to be packaged, to the actual packages, weighing de-
HOMETOWN ATHLETIC NEWS & PHOTOS FOR WILLIAMS & FULTON COUNTY SCHOOLS IN NORTHWEST OHIO Making changes at the vices, hermetic sealers and boxes. All that is required
recycling center was an- at the local level is the funding to purchase the foods,
“THE HOMETOWN” other project Barnaby is and the volunteer manpower to prepare, weigh out,
pleased with. At one time, package and box up the meals.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST, 2017 A WEEKLY SPORTS PUBLICATION COURTESY OF "THE VILLAGE REPORTER" PHOTO BY JAMES PRUITT, STAFF Wauseon was running It is there that you come in.
the county’s recycling According to Mr. Pepple, a minimum of 300 vol-
Wauseon Remains Undefeated In League With Win Over Bryan REFLECTION ... Paul Barnaby talks about his 16 years center, but stopped citing unteers will be needed in order to properly staff the
as a Fulton County Commissioner. He stepped down the need for more money. processing lines that will be packaging the meals at
after serving from 2001-17. Since there is very little the event. In 2016, there were two meal options be-
money to be made in recy- ing processed…red beans and rice, and macaroni and
new By: James Pruitt Adding 35 sirens cling, the county couldn’t cheese. The red beans and rice, a new entry last year,
THE VILLAGE REPORTER across the county so ev- pay more, so Wauseon was well received amongst all the food pantries across
new PHOTO BY BILL BRAY, STAFF eryone could know when backed out. Williams County, but the popularity of the old stalwart
SHOT ATTEMPT ... Wauseon's Carter Bzovi drives to the After nearly 60 years in storm warnings were is- macaroni and cheese has been on the wane for quite a
Exclusively at bucket past Bryan's PeytonExLcalumsbiveerlysoant. public service Paul Barn- sued. That included one So with no manpower, while. The 2017 event will see the continuation of the
aby remains involved with by a campsite on a rural CONTINUED ON PAGE 5 beans and rice, but the discontinuation of the maca-
superior coverage in half the time serving friends and neigh- lake on CR 11 and anoth- roni and cheese. It will be replaced by meals of pasta
bors in Fulton County. er at Harrison Lake. with a tomato-basil sauce.
ACE HARDWARE In addition to the pasta and sauce, another new ad-
Barnaby stepped down “We use them all,” dition will debut at the event…a six serving bag of vi-
1495 N. SHOOP AVE. from the Board of County Barnaby said. “We have tamin and protein enriched apple-cinnamon oatmeal
WAUSEON, OH 43567 Commissioners in Decem- sirens in all the villages; with real apples. Each serving will contain 16 percent
ber after 16 years. Now that was worthwhile.” of the recommended daily value of dietary fiber, 13 per-
(419) 335-1717 with that chapter of his cent of the recommended daily value of protein, and
Mon33_115288_0811 - Sat: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm; Sun: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm life complete, he looked His first big project was 20 different essential vitamins and minerals. Like the
back at his life and some changing the program for beans and rice and pasta, the oatmeal was created in
superior coverage in half the time of his accomplishments ambulances and staffing collaboration with Iowa State University Food Science
he’s most proud of. the stations for EMS. The Department.
33_115288_0811 With three meal varieties instead of two, the need
for volunteers is obviously greater in 2017 than it was
Fayette Native Attends March For in 2016. Individuals, as well as businesses, clubs,
Life Rally In Washington D.C. church congregations and civic organizations that
wish to form teams of volunteers, are all welcomed
By: Cory Johnson well as throughout our trip to and school, so being around so many to participate in what has become has become one of
THE VILLAGE REPORTER from Washington D.C. There is a people who are ... the biggest neighbor-helping-neighbor events in the
large group of pro-choice people at area. With a target of 80,000 meals to be packaged,
Held annually in Washington, CONTINUED ON PAGE 5 any and all help will be made more than welcome. To
D.C., the March for Life is a rally inquire about participating at the 2017 Feeding Wil-
with the purpose of taking a stand PHOTOS PROVIDED liams County event, contact the United Way of Wil-
against abortion with special em- liams County at 419-636-8603.
phasis on attempting to overturn MARCH FOR LIFE ... Fayette native Tiffany Bates stands in the Nation’s On the other side of the equation is the need to gen-
the landmark Roe v. Wade case, Capitol during the March for Life rally. The rally was held to take a stand erate funds to pay for the 80,000 meals. Each prepack-
where the Supreme Court ruled against abortion in the United States. aged meal comes out to 22.5 cents per package. While
7-2 in 1973 that abortion was a that cost is incredibly low, when multiplied by ...
fundamental right protected by
the United States Constitution. CONTINUED ON PAGE 5

This year’s march marked the
third attended by Fayette native
Tiffany Bates, a senior studying
Health Science at Heidelberg Uni-
versity. According to organizers,
an estimated 485,000 attended
alongside Bates and the hundreds
of others from northwest Ohio.

“It was absolutely incredible.
The Diocese of Toledo marched
together, which was close to 700
people. The leader of my group
had a microphone and portable
speaker and we prayed the ro-
sary throughout the march, as

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Pioneer Native Named 4-H Camp Palmer Prepares
As Volunteer Of The Year New High Ropes Course

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR ... Alan Stouder of Pioneer, Ohio was among those PHOTO PROVIDED
honored for their volunteer services in 2016. In 2016, Stouder’s time accounted
for almost 25% of all hours volunteered with OHOL. Stouder gave multiple DIGGING THE EARTH ... Crews from Midwest Energy Cooperative work to install
presentations reaching over 300. He also served as a volunteer trainer teach telephone poles which will form the exciting new high ropes course.
4 classes for almost 30 new OHOL volunteers. Stouder also taught classes on
rail safety for first responders in the northwest Ohio/northern Michigan area.
Finally, Stouder oversaw OHOL’s Ohio State Booth coordinating logistics, vol-
unteer recruitment and management and public relations during the multiple
day event.

Declines In Assistance Cases The Camp Palmer staff and board are including a zip wire. A unique feature of
Points Toward Better very thankful to Midwest Energy Coop- the new course will be a central spiral
erative for free installation of 16 tele- stairway access. This project will cost
Economy In Fulton County phone poles that will form the base of the about $25,000.
new course! We would like to recognize
the state has revised their Paulding/Putnam Electrical Operation 4-H Camp Palmer is the largest 4-H
target upward, making it Round up Grant for a recent donation youth camp in northwest Ohio serving
more difficult to reach. of $2000 toward this project. Also, we 11 counties, 2000 youth in summer
would like to thank the Williams County resident camps and another 4,100 in
The county staff has Pork Producers for a $2500 donation to- outdoor education school programs, re-
collected $22,315 in fraud ward our new pool that has reduced our treats, specialty camp and leadership/
cases on food stamps, pool loan to $64,000. team work workshops through-out the
averaging about $1,000 year.
per case. For the year, This new pole high ropes course built
the office has collected in poles will replace 4-H Camp Palmer’s If you or your group would like to do-
$117,340 in 76 cases. original high ropes course built in trees nate to this project, please call 419-237-
in 1990. Youth will be challenged to par- 2247 or email 4hcamppalmer@gmail.
The agency paid out ticipant and experience up to 15 physi- com. 4-H Camp Palmer is a non-profit
$40,663 last quarter for cal elements located 25 feet in the air 501c3 organization.
medical transportation.
Many recipients had INFORMATION PROVIDED
reached their maximum
number of HMO-covered SENIOR CENTER NEWS
trips and needed help,
Metz Simon said. Bryan Senior Center Announces
Regular Euchre Party Results
A look at annual num-
PHOTO BY JAMES PRUITT, STAFF bers for Fulton County The Bryan Senior Center hosted its place went to: Pat Day with a 241. The
JFS: regular euchre party on January 24, door prizes were won by: Pat Day, Ron
SYSTEM TRANSITION ... Fulton County Jobs and 2017. There were 17 players present. Taylor, Ward Harvey and Ronnie Tay-
Family Services Director Amy Metz Simon presents her Medicaid recipients – The winners for the day were: 1st place lor. For more information call: 419-636-
annual report to the Board of County Commissioners, monthly average went to: Bonnie Taylor with a 246. 2nd 4047.
Jan. 24. Jan-March - 7882
April-June - 7812 Fulton County Senior Center
By: James Pruitt has fallen steadily since a July-Sept - 7635 February Highlights & News
THE VILLAGE REPORTER peak of 4,094 in the first Oct-Dec - 7536
quarter of 2013. The Fulton County Senior Center has teer driver for their medical transporta-
The transition of ser- Medicaid dollars many events planned in the upcoming tion program. Thank you for your years
vices to a new system The cost of the pro- Jan-March - $13,947,877 months to help you push through those of service, Ken!
run by the state of Ohio gram was a little more April-June - $14,067,433 cold weather winter “blahs.”
is going smoothly for the than $932,000 for the July-Sept - $13,075,438 Tax season is upon us. The North-
Fulton County Depart- quarter. Artist Nora Sallows plans to return west Ohio Community Action Commis-
ment of Jobs and Family Oct-Dec - $13,983,366 to the Fulton County Senior Center in sion (NOCAC) offers assistance with tax
Services. Cash assistance recip- March. She will provide acrylic painting preparation. They can be reached at
ients are declining with Food Assistance – classes at the Wauseon site on Fridays, 419-784-2150 ext. 1108. Free tax as-
The state has begun to the fourth quarter com- Monthly Average March 17, 24, 31 and April 7. This se- sistance will be provided at the Detwiler
transition its benefit pro- ing in at 88, the seventh Jan-March - 3222 ries of four classes will take place from Building in Wauseon on Wednesdays
grams to Ohio Benefits. consecutive quarter be- April-June - 3136 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Nora provides the paint, from February 1 until April 12. Tax as-
Programs for families, low 100. The total is the July-Sept - 2971 canvases, easels, brushes and exper- sistance is also available at the Fayette
Medicaid, the aged and lowest in at least the last tise, and you pay only $80 for the series Opera House February 9 and March 23
blind have transitioned five years. The high was Oct-Dec - 2914 or $25 each if you’d like to take one or from 9 am to 4 pm; and at Clay Mead-
with food assistance and 121 in the second quarter two classes only. Payment due March ows Apartments on February 22 or the
Cash on the waiting list. of 2013. OWF Cash 17. Registration must be in by March 8. Archbold Library on February 15 and
Jan-March - 98 Call Beth at 419-337-9299 to register. March 15. In Delta, appointments are
Unlike some coun- The county handed out April-June - 90 available at the Delta Library on Febru-
ties where the transition $58,000 in cash benefits July-Sept - 90 February is Heart Health Month. ary 23, March 9 or March 30 from 10
can be blamed for 66 through Ohio Work First. How healthy is your heart? Are you am to 5 pm. These sessions are by ap-
percent of the backlog in Oct-Dec - 88 physically active every day? Do you eat pointment only.
cases, Fulton County has The agency received a heart-healthy diet? Do you maintain a
a strict policy to have all 297 allegations of child Children services healthy weight? Are your blood pressure The Senior Center has a unique op-
cases processed within 30 abuse for the fourth quar- Child abuse allegations and blood sugar levels healthy? Join portunity to expand their day and multi-
days, Director Amy Metz ter, but Metz Simon said Fulton County Health Center’s Jamin day trip options. Tour host and Excur-
Simon said. That policy follow-up investigations Jan-March - 243 Torres for Heart Health tips and news sions tour bus driver, Randy Nafziger,
motivates the workers to did not confirm that high April-June - 216 on Feb. 15 at 11:00 am at the Archbold with R & R Tours of rural Pettisville,
keep their files up to date. number. She believes July-Sept - 247 Senior Center or on Feb. 22 at 11:00 am has scheduled a line-up of fun and edu-
many of the allegations at the Wauseon site. cational trips for 2017. Popular desti-
Metz Simon gave her were multiple calls on the Oct-Dec - 297 nations include The Ark Encounter &
annual report to the same case. The Fulton County Senior Center ap- Creation Museum with dinner cruise
Board of County Commis- Children in custody preciates the selfless efforts of its volun- on June 21 and 22 and Turkeyville,
sioners Jan. 24. The agency spent Jan-March - 11.3 teers. Mike and Linda Reetz of Wauseon Michigan in July. In November, R & R
$145,000 on board and April-June - 13.0 started attending the Fulton County Tours has planned an overnight trip to
While the number care for the children in July-Sept - 15.0 Senior Center in Wauseon in the fall Frankenmuth, Michigan, with shopping
of Medicaid recipients custody. Oct-Dec - 17.3 of 2015 and have become active volun- at Birch Run. For details, registration,
dropped in 2016, overall teers. “We started attending Bingo one and payment information, call Diane
cost of care rose 2 per- The department av- Board and care day a week. It was a really good time Nafziger at 419-445-3486.
cent, she said. erage 17.3 children in Jan-March - $113,224 and we looked forward to it,” Linda ex-
custody for the quarter. April-June - $103,027 plained. After several weeks, the Reetzs’ Trip fliers are also available at Ful-
The monthly average Currently there are 16 July-Sept - $123,617 involvement grew. They started playing ton County Senior Center sites. With R
continued to drop with children in foster care cards, and then joined in on several day & R Tours providing these trips, it will
the 4th Quarter total at and of those, seven have Oct-Dec - $145,192 trips. Linda tried line dancing and the allow time for the Senior Center to plan
7,536, down from the parents with an opiate Golden Drummers’ class. A Bingo caller monthly closer-to-home outings using
3rd quarter’s 7,635. The addiction, Metz Simon Child support collec- was needed, and after several weeks of Senior Center transportation.
agency peaked in the sec- said. tions calling, Linda’s doctor noticed an im-
ond quarter of 2015 with provement in her health. “He asked me if Winter weather reminders: If Senior
an average of 8,160. The department has Jan-March - $1,730,206 I was walking more, and I told him I was Center activities or meals are canceled
collected $7 million in April-June - $1,698,427 calling Bingo. He told me to keep doing due to bad weather, you can expect to
Spending for Medicaid child support, a blend of July -Sept - $1,651,820 what I was doing!” Linda said. Mike and receive a phone call from their auto-
was $13,983,366 in the enforcement and getting Linda enjoy the meals and look forward mated phone system. One Call Now will
fourth quarter, that was people released from jail Oct-Dec - $1,624,480 to Swiss steak and chicken & noodles. provide you with instructions in the
up from the same period jobs, Metz Simon said. The Reetzs are willing to help out wher- event of a Level 2 or Level 3 snow emer-
in 2015 ($13,177,269) The department collected Child care ever they are needed, including set-up gency. Level 2 means meals, activities
and from the third quarter $1.6 million alone in the Jan-March - $170,249 for the November Veterans Breakfast and transportation are canceled. Level 3
($13,075,438). The peak fourth quarter. April-June - $176,730 and with Christmas decorations. In oth- means all sites are closed.
was the second quarter of July-Sept - $205,175 er volunteer spotlight news, the senior
this year at $14,067,433. The Workforce re-entry center extends congratulations to Ken For more information about events
program has seen 21 of Oct-Dec - $192,050 Brink. February 2017 marks his ten or services offered by any of the Fulton
Signs of an improving 33 people released from year anniversary of serving as a volun- County sites, please call the Wauseon
economy is evidenced as incarceration find jobs. Transportation site at 419-337-9299.
the number of food assis- Jan-March - $26,047
tance recipients dropped That works out to an April-June - $38,358 INFORMATION PROVIDED
to 2,914, down from 82 percent success rate, July-Sept - $29,794
3,201 a year ago and from which surpassed the
2,971 in the last quarter. state average, she said. Oct-Dec - $40,663
The number of recipients
The county depart- Childcare recipients
ment has done so well, (Monthly average)
Jan-March - 195
April-June - 194
July-Sept - 189
Oct-Dec - 178

James Pruitt
may be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

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6 - “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) Wednesday, February 1st, 2017


Stryker’s Quadco Does ATT’s Roll-Out Of 5G

Well In Annual Evaluation Network In Ohio Runs Afoul
Of Local Governments

PHOTO PROVIDED By: James Pruitt said.” I think there are still some legal
THE VILLAGE REPORTER issues that need to be defined and spec-
NEW OFFICERS ... QRC Non-Profit Board held their organizational meeting on ify how this new statue will be applied.”
Tuesday (Jan. 24). Shown in picture standing left to right, is Jean Jackman of AT&T will roll-out its new 5G network
Defiance, who was elected as the Non-Profit Board president, Tootie Bockelman, in Ohio thanks to a new law passed by Initially, the bill would have allowed
from Napoleon, who was elected as the Non-Profit Board vice president, and Barb the lame-duck legislature. the four carriers to install infrastruc-
Heer, from Stryker, was chosen as the Non-Profit Board secretary. Seated in front ture on buildings owned by a munici-
from left to right is Linda Woodall of Stryker, who was elected as Administrative The law favors the telecommunica- pality, but the opposition was able to
vice president and Ruth Ann Osborne of Bryan, who was elected as Administrative tions giant at the expense of munici- get that changed, Scarrett said. That got
president. palities and residents, but it could have changed to identifying which facilities
been a lot worse. So says the executive can be attached to this infrastructure.
Stryker – “We are extremely pleased during the year. The members elected director of the Ohio Municipal League.
with your performance and hoping that Ruth Ann Osborne of Bryan as presi- Other changes included pole size,
you stay for many, many more years.” dent and Linda Woodall of Stryker as “The original language was changed the narrowing of who this new process
This was one of the numerous positive vice president. quite a bit,” Kent Scarrett said Jan. 23. would be granted and some other juris-
comments shared by Quadco Non-Profit “It was a hurry-up bill that was wrote up dictional issues with the PUCO, Scarrett
Board President, Jean Jackman, during Quadco’s Employment Services in November.” said.
the Board’s annual evaluation of Execu- Manager, Rachel Lange, told the Board
tive Director, Bruce Abell. The evalua- Members that Northwest Employment Senate Bill 331 was introduced in the “The first incarnation of this bill gave
tion was part of the organization’s regu- Services is currently serving 45 indi- lame duck session as a way to circum- PUCO full authority,” Scarrett said.
lar monthly meeting. Jackman went on viduals in Job Placement Services. That vent the normal vetting and committee “While this issue and any challenges lo-
to say that Abell, “Does a great job of number is a 50% increase from the year process, Scarrett said. It was backed by cally would have to be addressed in Co-
keeping the Board informed and on top prior. Lange attributed the increase to AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile, he lumbus with the PUCO.
of things.” Quadco being known as a provider of said.
quality services and the department’s “So that was a problem.”
Prior to the monthly meeting, the success in placing individuals in com- According to its website, ATT is ex- The OML was able to get the fee struc-
Board held its annual organizational petitive employment quickly. Lange cited about the possibilities 5G will pro- ture changed to where it’s $250 per unit
meeting. Three of the Board members shared with members that some of the vide. It expects 5G to deliver speeds 10- of infrastructure instead of $250 for one
chose to serve on the Center’s Non-Profit employment opportunities recently ob- 100 times faster than today’s average application covering hundreds of sites.
Board in 2017 and elected officers. Jean tained are: clerical related, cashier, and 4G LTE connections. Customers will see So while the organization was able to
Jackman of Defiance was elected as dietary aides. speeds measured in gigabits per second, get most of the local control back as well
the Non-Profit Board president, Tootie not megabits. as many of the members’ concerns ad-
Bockelman from Napoleon is Non-Profit In other business, the Board sched- dressed, it’s not perfect, Scarrett said.
Board vice president, and Barb Heer of uled March 22, 2017, for the organiza- For reference, at one gigabit per sec- Some members are still very upset t this
Stryker is the secretary. tion’s Annual Planning Session. ond, a TV show can be downloaded in new authority given top the wireless
less than 3 seconds. Customers will also providers, he said.
Two Board members chose to serve The next regular meeting of the Non- see much lower latency with 5G. Laten- “I think the conversation will con-
on the Center’s Administrative Board Profit Board will be February 28, 2017, cy, for example, is how long it takes af- tinue on how the 5G will roll out with
in the Stryker facility conference room. ter you press play on a video app for the AT&T,” Scarrett said.
video to start streaming on your device. There are restrictions on the size of
North Central School Sets Pre-K the infrastructure, containing the size
& Kindergarten Registration “We expect 5G latency in the range of what is being added. The communi-
of 1 to 5 milliseconds,” the company ties will still be able to control where the
North Central Schools’ pre-kinder- ers, physical education teacher, guidance stated. installation of the infrastructure will oc-
garten and kindergarten registration for counselor, and principal. Prospective stu- cur.
the upcoming 2017-2018 school year is dents will be participating in the state “New experiences like virtual reality, “It’s not perfect by any means, but
a call-in procedure. If your child will be mandated kindergarten screening as a self-driving cars, robotics, smart cities there were areas we were able to pre-
five years old on or before September 30, part of the assessment. and more are about to test networks serve local control,” Scarrett said.
2017, and you intend to enroll them in like never before,” said John Donovan, According to Cleveland.com, some
pre-kindergarten or kindergarten, please We ask that everyone intending to Chief Strategy Officer and Group Presi- communities may challenge the consti-
call 419-737-2293 between February 1 send their child to pre-kindergarten or dent, AT&T Technology and Operations. tutionality of the law as it goes directly
and February 28, between the hours of kindergarten call in to register and make “These technologies will be immersive, against Home Rule. As it stands com-
7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. to register your an appointment. We base how many sec- pervasive and responsive to customers. munities will have 90 days to respond
child and make an appointment for the tions of pre-kindergarten and kindergar- 5G will help make them a reality. to applications to install infrastructure.
Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten Clinic. ten we will have for the school year from As for how did the legislature origi-
Your child is required by State law to be the number of students we receive at this “5G will reach its full potential be- nally support the bill, Scarrett said the
screened at the clinic before they can en- screening. At the conclusion of the screen- cause we will build it on a software-cen- common theme was this was about
ter school in August. You will be asked ing, parents will be provided with infor- tric architecture that can adapt quickly AT&T and rolling out the 5G network.
to give your child’s name, birth date, par- mation regarding their child, and given to new demands and give customers The driving force behind the argument
ents’ name and address, telephone num- the opportunity to discuss the results of more control of their network services.” was there were economic development
ber, and preschool information (if appli- the screening with the school personnel. issues tied to the wireless infrastruc-
cable). As originally written, the bill was ex- ture.
Those who do not attend the April clinic tremely onerous on the ability of com- “In the interest of continuing econom-
Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten may have to wait until after school starts munities to control of the use of right-of- ic development growth and job growth
Clinic will be held Thursday, April 6 and next year to have their child go through ways, he said. There was no regulation and more opportunities by bringing this
Friday, April 7 at the Pioneer United Meth- the screening. It is much easier for every- for any sort of property the companies new technology to Ohio, that was kind
odist Church, 706 Baubice Street. Sched- one involved if parents register and bring desired to put infrastructure on. of the bedrock for support and their ex-
uled times both days are 8:00 and 10:00 their child to the April clinic. peditied process,” Scarrett said.
a.m. and 1:00 p.m. You will need to bring Pressure from member communities According to his understanding, Ohio
the following information to the clinic ap- North Central also intends to once on legislators returned some measure is the first state where the 5G network
pointment: child’s birth certificate, immu- again house a preschool unit which will of local control. The law won’t stop the is being rolled out. Leadership in Ohio
nization record, proof of residence (copy of be operated by the Northwest Ohio Edu- roll-out, but the four main providers will wanted to be supportive of the rollout.
utility bill will suffice), and custody docu- cational Service Center. The preschool is face some restrictions when it comes to “They did not want to stand in the
ment (if applicable). These are all state re- for students ages 3-5. Please contact the rolling out the network. way of progress,” Scarrett said.
quirements for school enrollment. Parents Northwest Ohio Educational Service Cen-
are also required to attend the clinic with ter at 567-444-4800 for more information “There are still a lot problems with James Pruitt may be reached at
their child. regarding the preschool. the access provided and granted,” Scar- publisher@thevillagereporter.com
rett said. “I believe this is not the end of
The screening staff will include a If you have any questions regarding the situation.
nurse, speech and hearing therapist, el- pre-kindergarten and/or kindergarten
ementary consultant, kindergarten teach- screening clinic, please contact the el- Some communities may continue to
ementary office at 419-737-2293. help to find how much authority should
be given to the four carriers.
INFORMATION PROVIDED
“I don’t think it’s dead,” Scarrett

Franklin B. Walter Scholarship
Receives Donation From Bank

Short Meeting For Williams PHOTO PROVIDED
County Commissioners
GENEROUS DONATION ... Pictured from left: Kerri Gearhart, NwOESC Superin-
tendent and Jacque Wells, Farmers and Merchants Bank. Farmers and Merchants
is a longtime supporter of the Franklin B Walter Scholarship program and pre-
sented the program with a donation of $1,000 towards the student scholarships.

By: James Pruitt by Dean Beamont of Beamont Heating The Franklin B. Walter Scholarship vice Center, serving Defiance, Fulton,
THE VILLAGE REPORTER and Cooling for work on the south An- Award’s Program was established by Henry and Williams Counties, fully sup-
nex’s basement HVAC system. the Ohio Superintendent’s Educational ports the Franklin B. Walter Program.
The Williams Board of County Com- Service Center Association to promote However, we have expanded the recog-
missioners met briefly Jan. 26 to ap- The board appointed Sean Rupp and student achievement and recognize out- nition. Outstanding students in each
prove three resolutions. Ed Kidston as representatives to serve standing students. A senior from each district will receive a scholarship award
on the Strategy Committee to help revise county within the State of Ohio will re- of $200 each while one county winner
The board approved transfers of $245 the Comprehensive Economic Develop- ceive the award annually. will be awarded $500. The NwOESC
for the Airport Authority interest pay- ment Strategy. Funding to do the first also honors a special education provid-
ment fund and $1,7611.48 for the Wil- revision since 2012 comes from the U.S. This scholarship award is named in er from each county for the work done
liams County Court of Common Pleas – Economic Development Authority. honor of Franklin B. Walter who served on behalf of students with disabilities
Juvenile Division expenses. as State Superintendent Of Education across northwest Ohio. All students
James Pruitt may be reached at for Ohio from March 1977 until August will be recognized at a local ceremony
Commissioners approved a proposal publisher@thevillagereporter.com 1991. Throughout his career, Dr. Wal- in March 2017 and county winners at
ter exemplified concern for young people a state-wide banquet in Columbus in
and dedicated his life to the improve- April 2017.
ment of education in Ohio.
INFORMATION PROVIDED
The Northwest Ohio Educational Ser-

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Looking Back At What
We Read Years Ago

WHAT WE READ YEARS AGO IN THE WEST UNITY REPORTER, THE STRYKER ADVANCE, & THE EDON COMMERCIAL

WEST UNITY 20 YEARS AGO suffering. over the holidays. Varner and family, Tuesday of
REPORTER FEBRUARY 1997 Robert Hancock became the Around the house: A vacu- last week.

90 YEARS AGO 1994 Hilltop grad Brock Mc- Mayor after the resignation of um coffee maker filter is excel- 30 YEARS AGO
FEBRUARY 1927 Neal has been promoted by the Robert Meeker. lent for straining baby’s formu- FEBRUARY 1987
Navy. la or orange juice. The spread of
James Donnan, 7 month old 40 YEARS AGO a crack in class can be stopped The Edon-Florence Town-
son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Don- Ty Krotzer will be honored at FEBRUARY 1977 by scratching an arc at the end ship Cemetery Board recently
nan, died at their home near an awards banquet on Feb. 24 of the break. erected a granite sign to mark
Waterville, of whopping cough. for his achievements on the foot- Pastor Ronald Graham will be the over 100 year old cemetery.
ball field, in the classroom and installed in a special service held 60 YEARS AGO
Wright Fisher was honored in his community. at the First Lutheran Church. FEBRUARY 1957 The United State Achieve-
on his 75th birthday. ment Academy has announced
STRYKER The Farmers and Merchants The Edon Semi-Pro Bomb- the selection of outstanding
Members of the Priscilla ADVANCE Bank presented a check for ers went down to defeat at the science students. Among those
Sisters Sunday School class $5,000 to the Fairlawn Apart- hands of a fine Ney team 93-74. selected are: Mike Bloir, Lori
and their husbands journeyed 110 YEARS AGO ment project. Liggett, Mary Temple, John
to Montpelier with well filled FEBRUARY 1907 Believe it or not, the Edon Humphrey, Lori Keller, Holly
baskets and spent the evening 30 YEARS AGO Bombers actually won a bas- Hug, Scott Brandt, Michelle
with Mr. and Mrs. Phil Altaffer. Miss Minnie Peterson of FEBRUARY 1987 ketball game at the foul line, Frappiet, and Jeff Schaffter.
Evansport became the bride of thus breaking a four game los-
Earl Eberly spent last week Dr. Leland Briggs of Toledo last Mrs. Marge Seigneur was a ing streak in a 70-61 conquest 20 YEARS AGO
in Columbus attending tractor Wednesday. recent contestant on the Scrab- of the Hamilton Marines. FEBRUARY 1997
school. ble TV Show. She and her hus-
A service pension bill was band Lawrence spent a month Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gear- Wayne and Rosie (Aldrich)
80 YEARS AGO passed increasing the pension of in California where they toured hart are the parents of a 6 Chrisman celebrated their 50th
FEBRUARY 1937 soldiers and sailors of the Civil many points of interest. pound, 7 ounce boy, Alan wedding anniversary on Janu-
War and the War with Mexico. Dean, born at the Cameron ary 19th with an open house at
James Beatty passes away It provides that persons having EDON Hospital in Bryan. the St. Peter’s Lutheran parish
at his home after an illness of reached the age of 62 years shall COMMERCIAL hall in Edon.
several weeks. receive $12 per month; 70 years, 50 YEARS AGO
$16; 75 years, $20. The bill is 70 YEARS AGO FEBRUARY 1967 Ardella H. Dulle, age 97 of
Lisle Weaver became the known as the McCumber Service FEBRUARY 1947 rural Edon, passed away on
probate judge of Williams Bill. Pvt. Bill Purdon spent sev- Wednesday, January 15, 1997,
County. Ralph Lehman and wife eral days with his parents, Mr. in Community Hospitals of Wil-
The T&I is planning to en- spent Sunday with his uncle and Mrs. Bill Purdon and fam- liams County - Bryan.
Funeral services were held large their power house here this Edward Krill and wife, Ruby ily. He is now en route to Viet
for Mannette Landon, 16, who summer. and Junior. Nam. The construction of a new
passed away after a short ill- band room took a tremendous
ness. Louis Mettelal was killed Fri- Paul E. Kurtz from OSU, Burl Knapp was a recent step forward at the recent
day when struck by a train near Columbus, visited his parents, caller on Mr. and Mrs. Merle board meeting, when a resolu-
70 YEARS AGO Peugeot’s crossing west of town. Mr. and Mrs. John Kurtz, and Cook in Reading, Mich. tion of necessity was passed by
FEBRUARY 1947 brother Denver at Blakeslee the School Board.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mr. and Mrs. Orville Thom-
One of the worst ice storms Bowers, Feb. 9, a son. as visited her brother, Paul
in the history of this section
struck late Wednesday. West Mrs. Jacob Linebrink died at “A TOUCH OF LOCAL HISTORY”
Unity was without electricity Tiffin River Monday.
until Friday noon. ANDREW F. TYLER HANGING
A son was born to Mr. and
The Silver Maples Tavern Mrs. William Cox. ANDREW F. TYLER HANGING ... (January 26, 1849): Andrew F. Tyler was hanged in Bryan.
was entered last week, and $8 Tyler was a wandering fortune teller. In June 1847, he convinced Daniel Heckerthorn, a
in cash and some beverages 100 YEARS AGO mentally challenged local teen, to kill David Schamp, the five-year-old son of Peter and Ann
were taken. FEBRUARY 1917 Elizabeth Schamp of Jefferson Township, and hide the child’s body. Tyler believed the dis-
traught family would pay him handsomely to use his “clairvoyant powers” to lead them to
Wilmer Heaton, 88, passed Daniel Snyder, 85, of Evans- David’s body. The plot was foiled when Heckerthorn confessed and implicated Tyler. The pair
away Jan. 30. port, died Feb. 2. was tried in the fall of 1848, found guilty of murder, and sentenced to hang. On January
26, 1849, Tyler was publicly hanged east of the log Williams County jail on the north side
Herdie Schuch and Ethel Services were held for F.M. of the courthouse square. Heckerthorn’s sentence was reduced to life in prison. The log jail
Siegel were married Jan. 29 in Cameron of Defiance on Jan. 31. is the building pasted with circus posters in the center of this circa 1865 photograph of the
Bryan. north side of the courthouse square. When Tyler was hanged east of the jail in 1849, there
Mrs. Clair Benner died at her were no buildings between the jail and Main Street. This vintage image is from the Williams
60 YEARS AGO home in Evansport Monday. County Public Library’s Photographic Archives--Courtesy of the Williams County, Ohio, Lo-
FEBRUARY 1957 cal History Exchange.
Mrs. Eliza Weber of Evans-
At a special meeting of the port died Sunday. 1980 EDON VARSITY VOLLEYBALL
West Unity village council on
Jan. 19, an ordinance was Jesse May Kline, 57, died 1980 EDON VARSITY VOLLEYBALL ... Bottom Row: Kim Kissinger - Manager, Kelli Burkhardt,
passed which will raise the sal- Jan. 31. Sue McNamee, Deb Muehlfeld, Suzi Lautzenheiser, Don Walton - Coach. Top Row: Jackie Thiel,
ary of the mayor to $600 per Deb Hug, Brenda Radabaugh, Sally Curry. Absent: Pam Muelhfeld.
year. Charles Bernath has bought
the Charles Cramer place.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Alleman
celebrated their 50th wedding Mrs. George Coulon died
anniversary in Florida. Sunday at her home.

Mrs. Agnes Goll, 70 passed 90 YEARS AGO
away at Cameron Hospital. FEBRUARY 1927

50 YEARS AGO Mrs. Glen Elis, formerly Al-
FEBRUARY 1967 berta Clark, died Feb. 16.

Jacque Steele ranked first An unsuccessful attempt
in a written test given to senior was made some time Monday
girls. She was named the 1967 night to burglarize the S.D. Wie-
Betty Crocker Homemaker of To- derkehr Clothing Store.
morrow.
Congressman C.J. Thompson
West Unity and all parts of is giving away Ohio maps.
Williams and Fulton County
were again hit hard over the 80 YEARS AGO
past weekend as a severe winter FEBRUARY 1937
storm spread over the area.
Congressman Frank Kniffin
Frank Cheadle, 66, a former has been appointed to the Select
railroad employee in West Unity, Committee on Governmental Or-
retired on Feb. 1 after complet- ganization.
ing a 51 year career with the rail-
road service. An alfalfa mill is expected to
locate here.
40 YEARS AGO
FEBRUARY 1977 A son was born to Mr. and
Mrs. Herman Frank on Feb. 14.
Ohio 4-H marks its 75th year
Jan. 15. 70 YEARS AGO
FEBRUARY 1947
The 14th annual Hilltop
Homecoming Queen will be O.W. Hawes, school superin-
crowned at the Hilltop-Edon tendent here since 1943 has re-
basketball game. Queen is Judy signed.
Baker.
Harry Guthrie, 62, died Feb.
30 YEARS AGO 7 at Minnesota.
FEBRUARY 1987
Mr. and Mrs. Barton Fetter-
Members of the Hilltop El- man announce the birth of a
ementary Quiz Bowl are Crystal daughter on Feb. 8.
Powers, Gaye Filip, Jeremy My-
ers and Mike Hambleton. 60 YEARS AGO
FEBRUARY 1957

A 36 foot van driven by Wayne
Rigg and helper George Goll left
loaded with clothing, food and
furniture collected by the Stryk-
er Baptist Church for the needy
who lost their homes and pos-
sessions in the recent river flood
in Kentucky.

Mrs. Skip Kinnan is leaving
for California to join her hus-
band who is a Marine there.

50 YEARS AGO
FEBRUARY 1967

Record snows hit the mid-
west again as a third major
snowstorm in 11 days fell. Tem-
peratures falling as much as 36
degrees below zero added to the

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HOMETOWN ATHLETIC NEWS & PHOTOS FOR WILLIAMS & FULTON COUNTY SCHOOLS IN NORTHWEST OHIO

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Boys Varsity Basketball Action

Swanton Rolls Past Fayette Eagles 50-36 In Bulldog Country

PHOTOS BY BILL O’CONNELL, STAFF

View All Photos Of This Event Online At www.thevillagereporter.com Boys Varsity Basketball Uribes 19 and Colin Rockey 11.
Hilltop 64, Styker 56
Tri-County January 24th, 2017
Repair, Inc. The Panthers (4-11, 3-5) made up for
Swanton 50, Fayette 36 a sluggish six-point second quarter per-
A/C work - Auto - A 15-6 third quarter advantage al- formance with 26 in the final period, but
Farm - Truck lowed the Bulldogs to take command it was not enough as the Cadets rolled to
after a tight first half of play. Gun- their 13th win in 14 games. The Cadets
WhWehyedymdmraaraakukueleilaciaclhllhlokoksisinenesddsss&&ooff nar Oakes led the Bulldog attack as he (13-1, 9-0) finished with four players in
fiftititninggss.. dunked and shot his way to 19 points in double figures as Quinn Smith led with
the win. Randy Slink helped the Swanton 14, Ryan Brooker added 12, Tim Mane-
800-872-3220 cause adding 12 points. Travis Wagner val contributed with 11 and Kohl Collins
419-237-2546 and Tharyn Colegrove paced the Eagles had 10. Stryker’s Chase Glock led all
with 11 and 10 points respectively. scorers with 17 while Colton Benson fin-
ished with 15 and Izayah Ferguson broke
Edon 64, Hamilton Indiana 62 into double figures with 11.
In a seesaw battle, the Bombers came
away with the non-conference win. After Swanton 56, Evergreen 48 (OT)
trailing 14-5 at the end of the first quar- Gunnar Oakes added his name to the
ter, Edon grabbed the half-time lead reel- 1000-point club to the Bulldogs and to
ing off 23 second-quarter points for a 28- the NWOAL list Friday night with the
24 advantage. The Bombers expanded NWOAL win. Oakes led all scorers with
that lead to 46-36 after three quarters 35 points including 17 that he scored in
but there was no quit in Hamilton. Af- the fourth quarter and overtime session
ter scoring 36 points over the first three combined. Zach Dziengelewski added 13
quarters Hamilton exploded for 26 fourth points in support for Swanton (6-9, 1-2).
quarter points to fall just short. Braden Mason Loeffler paced Evergreen (7-9,
Miller had a terrific game for Edon pour- 0-3) with 19 points.
ing in 24 points while Travis Siebenaler Archbold 67, Patrick Henry 40
added 18 and Austin Kiess finished with The Bluestreaks (10-4, 2-1) got back
11. to winning in the NWOAL with the lop-
sided win over the Patriots. Bryce Wil-
January 27th, 2017 liams finished with 28 points including
seven makes from beyond the arc to
North Central 65, Edon 51 guide the Streaks to the win. Alex Van-
The Eagles (5-11, 3-5) broke open derbussche led Patrick Henry (4-8, 1-2)
the game by the half as they led 35-13 with 16 points.
at the break. North Central was led by
Josh Roesener with 21 points and team Wauseon 59, Bryan 33
mate Steven Williams added 12 points. The Indians’ (13-1, 3-0) Big Red
Despite the loss Braden Miller scored 20 Machine kept rolling with their third
points for the Bombers (2-12, 1-8) while NWOAL win against no losses with the
Austin Kiess added 11 and Bauer fin- big home win over the Golden Bears (9-
ished with 10. 6, 2-1). After a competitive first half that
saw Wauseon lead 21-20 at the break,
Pettisville 66, Montpelier 64 the Indians put the game away in the
In this exciting BBC battle the two third quarter with a 15-9 advantage and
teams slugged it out and both exploded rolled in the fourth quarter to the easy
for 52 fourth quarter points that resulted win. Carter Bzovi was the spark for the
in a slim two-point win for the Black- Indians in this battle as the senior scored
birds. Pettisville (10-5, 7-2) finished with when Wauseon needed it most and led
three players in double figures as Gabe the team with 19 points. Owen Newlove,
Beck led with 21 points, Justin Rupp playing a key role, added 12 and Brooks
added 16 and Jacoby Graeme finished Gype added 10. Three players scored for
with 10. The Locos (8-7, 4-5) also had Bryan but the bulk of the load was car-
a trio of players in double figures with ried by Zhane Cupp who finished with 23
Michael Blake finishing with 24, Kolden as the game’s high scorer.

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Indians Remain Perfect In NWOAL With 59-33 Win Over Bryan

PHOTOS BY BILL BRAY, STAFF

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(Feb 4) Hilltop @ Edgerton (Feb 9) Evergreen @ Patrick Henry
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JV Boys Basketball Action

Sampson’s 12 Points Leads Stryker Over Hilltop

PHOTOS BY KENT HUTCHISON, STAFF

Fayette & Swanton JV Teams Battle (No Results / Statistics Issued)

PHOTOS BY BILL O’CONNELL, STAFF

Freshmen apiece.
Boys Basketball
January 28th, 2017

January 24th, 2017 Ayersville 47, North Central 27 Junior High of Eli Eberly, Tanner Wagner and Phillip
No Scoring Stats Submitted. Boys Basketball Whiteside led Fayette with eight points
Wauseon 38, Pettisville 32 each.
The Blackbirds led after a quarter 10- Antwerp 36, North Central 25 January 24th, 2017
9, but the Indians took over the rest of A weak offensive third quarter cost the January 26th, 2017
the way in the non-league victory. Mitch- Eagles the game in this non-conference Stryker 42, Fayette 33
ell Avina led Pettisville with 14 points match up. After the first half ended with 8th grade – The Panthers lead was Evergreen 56, Pettisville 13
and Isaac Reynolds finished with 10 North Central trailing 16-12, Antwerp built up during the first half of play and The Vikings erupted to a 19-1 first
points. There were no stats submitted for won the second half 20-13. Jack Bailey especially in the first quarter where they quarter lead and cruised to the lopsided
the Indians. led North Central with 10 points includ- ran out to a 10-3 lead on way to the win. non-league win. Loeffler led Evergreen
ing six points from three-point land. Kaleb Holsopple and Joe Ramon led with nine points while Nathan Rupp
Boys JV Basketball Stryker with 12 points apiece. The trio scored five point to lead Pettisville.
Tinora 37, Hilltop 33
January 27th, 2017 McKinney led the Cadets with 13
points.

North Central 47, Edon 30 Freshmen BEST OF LUCK
The Bomber held a 24-21 lead as the Boys Basketball
first half came to an end, but were held to TO All Area
just six second half points as the Eagles January 28th, 2017
ran away with the BBC victory. Levi Wil- Athletes
liams paced North Central with 14 points Pettisville 30, Montpelier 11
while Jack Bailey added 10. Nathan My- The Blackbirds got 10 points apiece Artesian of Pioneer
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Stryker 38, Hilltop 24 way back outscoring Pettisville 29-9 dur-
Sampson led the Panthers with 12 ing second and third quarter action to
points in the BBC win. The trio of Easton take the win. Mitchell Avina and Joel Flo-
Heer, Skyler Butterfield and Christian ry paced the Blackbirds with 12 points
McKinney led Hilltop with six points apiece.

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Wrestling Action

Archbold, Montpelier Winners In NWOAL Quad Match

PHOTOS BY KENT HUTCHISON, STAFF

Varsity Wrestling kota Minck (B) (Fall 0:54); 113: Charley
Bohls (N) over (BRYA) (forfeit); 120: Zane
January 24th, 2017 Hull (N) over (B) (forfeit); 126: Jimmy
Pelland (N) over Jared Ramey (B) (Fall
Bowling Green 44, Bryan 14 1:48); 132: Tyler Bostelman (N) over Bry-
106: J.T. Pickens (BG) over Dako- ant Horne (B) (Dec 5-3); 138: Phillip Wolf
ta Minck (B) (Fall 0:33) 113: Alex Diaz (N) over Corbin Marr (B) (Fall 1:12); 145:
(BG) over (B) (For.) 120: August Esche- Angel Granados (N) over Jacob Fenter
dor (BG) over Joe Pokornik (B) (TF 21-6 (B) (Dec 10-3); 152: Austin Valdez (N)
4:39) 126: Gabriel Obregon (BG) over over (B) (forfeit); 160: Zach Altman (N)
Jared Ramey (B) (MD 14-2) 132: Arturo over (B) (forfeit) 170: Brandon Kreischer
Beltran (BG) over Bryant Horne (B) (Dec (B) over Xavier Johnson (N) (Fall 4:07);
3-0) 138: Gavin Mintey (BG) over Jacob 182: Eion Moor (B) over (N) (forfeit) 195:
Colbart (B) (Fall 4:31) 145: Logan Garza Korey Blosser (N) over Connor Ford (B)
(BG) over Jacob Fenter (B) (SV-1 8-6) (Fall 3:45); 220: Carter Hoffman (B) over
152: Nicholas Jackson (BG) over Reno (N) (forfeit) 285: Payne Frank (B) over (N)
Smith (B) (TF 18-3 3:36) 160: Double (forfeit).
Forfeit 170: Brandon Kreischer (B) over
Donovan Pickett (BG) (Dec 9-4) 182: STATE DUALS TOURNAMENT
Maxwell Fausnaugh (BG) over Eion Moor DIVISION II
(B) (Fall 3:04) 195: Double Forfeit 220:
Carter Hoffman (B) over (BG) (For.) 285: Wauseon 82 - Rogers 0
Payne Frank (B) over (BG) (For.) (B) Un- 106 Gavin Ritter 10 (W) dec. Jon
sportsmanlike Conduct - Coach -1.00) Pasker 10 (R) tf 16-1; 113 McKayla
Campbell (W) (forfeit); 120 Nolan Ray
Ottawa Glandorf 48, Bryan 30 (W) (forfeit); 126 Jarrett Bischoff (W)
106: Dakota Minck (B) over (OG) (forfeit); 132 Hunter Yackee (W) (forfeit);
(For.) 113: Gabe Mendez (B) over (OG) 138 Mauricio Barajas 11 (W) pin Colton
(For.) 120: Leon Palomo (OG) over Joe Munger 10 (Rogers) 1:08; 145 Sandro
Pokornik (BRYA) (Inj. [time]) 126: Jared Ramirez (W) (forfeit); 152 Xavier Tor-
Ramey (BRYA) over Isaac Hernandez (OG) res (W) (forfeit); 160 Andrew Bailey (W)
(Fall 3:02) 132: Tygan Nelson (OG) over (forfeit); 170 Trent Davis (W) pin Adrian
Bryant Horne (B) (Fall 2:36) 138: Jacob Hawkins (R) 3:40; 182 Aaron Harris (W)
Colbart (B) over (OG) (For.) 145: Brent pin Elliot Urbina (R) :30; 195 Tony Ban-
Siefker (OG) over Jacob Fenter (B) (Fall ister (W) pin Jason Phenix (R) :50; 220
2:56) 152: Logan Balbaugh (OG) over Samuel Sosa (W) dec. Brandon Morphis
Reno Smith (B) (Fall 4:23) 160: Grant (R) 19-2; 285 Alex Sosa (W) pin Jaheim
Goecke (OG) over (B) (For.) 170: Danny Jones (R) 1:20.
Rosales (OG) over Brandon Kreischer (B)
(Fall 4:26) 182: Double Forfeit 195: Dan- Second Round
iel Beemer (OG) over Eion Moor (B) (Fall Wauseon 67, Maumee 4
2:56) 220: Lane Brooks (OG) over Carter 106 Gavin Ritter (W) pin Romeo Nor-
Hoffman (B) (Fall 1:34) 285: Payne Frank dquist (M) 1:40; 113 McKayla Campbell
(B) over Ben Johnson (OG) (Fall 1:26) (W) pin Blake Schneider (M) :57; 120
Nolan Ray (W) (Default); 126 Jarrett
January 25th, 2017 Bischoff (W) pin Weison Lam (M) 5:51;
132 Hunter Yackee (W) dec. Dominic
STATE DUALS REGIONAL Mendez (M) tf 20-4; 138 Mauricio Bara-
QUARTERFINALS jas (W) dec. Mason Haas (M) 7-1; Sandro
DIVISION II Ramirez (W) dec. Justin Schneider (M)
(m dec.) 16-3; Xavier Torres (W) pin Alan
After a two-year hiatus the Bryan Conboy (M) 2:53; 160 Andrew Bailey (W)
Golden Bears took part in the state’s du- pin Carlos Huembes (M) 1:13; 170 Trent
als tournament. Despite the first experi- Davis (W) dec. Ryan Harrison (M) tf 15-0;
ence with the tournament by several of 182: Aaron Harris (W) dec. Noah Pasqui-
the Bryan wrestlers, the team competed nelli (M) dec. 7-5; 195 Tony Banister (W)
well against a good Napoleon team and dec. Ryan Haas (M) tf 16-0; 220 Brandon
the coaching staff was proud of their Phillips (M) dec. Drew Krall (W) (m.dec.)
showing. 11-0; Alex Sosa (W) forfeit (M).

Napoleon 54, Bryan 24
106: Caleb Hernandez (N) over Da-

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Swanton Advances In Division III State Duals Tournament

PHOTOS BY BILL O’CONNELL, STAFF

Dr. Roger L. Saneholtz THIEL Varsity Bowling
Dr. Jason R. Kunsman
CONSTRUCTION January 23rd, 2017
306 W. Main Street & SUPPLY CENTER
Montpelier, OH 43543 BOYS VARSITY BOWLING
BLAKESLEE, OHIO Evergreen 2277, Wauseon 2261
419-485-4257 The Vikings (8-4) squeaked by the Indians (8-4) by
* General Contractors * Commercial * a slim margin in the league encounter. Evan Conrad
* Industrial * Residential * led Evergreen with games of 208 and 192 for a 400
series. Right behind Conrad was Devin Butts with
419-272-2712 games of 218 and 179 for a 397 series. Nicolas Kear-
419-272-2755 ney once again was a bright spot for the Indians as the
senior rolled games of 238 and 246 for a 484 series.
The other Wauseon bowlers struggled some however
as the next high series was turned in by Brady Blay-
lock with a 336.

January 28th, 2017

BOYS VARSITY BOWLING
Wauseon 2415, Patrick Henry 2114
The Indians got back on track with their ninth win
of the season. Two Indians bowlers surpassed the
400 series mark to lead the charge. Nicolas Kearney
led Wauseon with games of 258 and 234 for a 492
series and team mate Chance Buehrer finished with a
401 with games of 212 and 189.

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Montpelier Football Team Awarded 2016 TACC Championship Title

PHOTO PROVIDED

TACC CHAMPS ... The Montpelier Varsity Football team was recognized at a recent girls basketball game for being awarded the title of TAAC Champs.

Stryker Archery Club Gears Up For 2017 Season

PHOTOS BY TIMOTHY KAYS, STAFF SENIOR FOUR-YEAR
STRYKER ARCHERY CLUB … Front row: Garret Moser, Alyssa Amatulli, Michael Donovan Jr., Jacob Froelich, Hannah Atkinson, Zoe Wood, Cas- FOUNDING MEMBER …
sidy Kimmel, Angela Soellner, Brooke Collins, Natalie Bowers, Karah Gerencser. Second row: Ryan Ruffer, Caitlyn Lyons, Daniel Donovan, Mad-
dyson Miehls, Ashlee Lyons, Matthew Froelich, Nicholas Vollmar, Abbie Meyer, Jeffrie Pace, Caiton Kimmel. Third row: Karina Guthrie, Emma Andrew Fritch
Shindledecker, Cody Moser, Logan Stuckey, Kimberly Stuckey, Jacob Rohrs, Cameron Wonders, Kira Pettit, Shauna Miehls. Fourth row: Coach
Dustin Maroon, Coach Mike Donovan, Coach Nate Johnson, Luke Holsopple, Daniel Fether, Andrew Fritch, Noah Huffman, Logan Boetz.

Congratulations Wauseon Wrestling Team

Advancing To Regional Semifinals

Go indians!

Best Of Luck Athletes!

WRESTLING ... FRONT: Gavin Ritter, Jameson Gray, Spencer Martinez, Alex Slattman, McKayla Campbell, Tyler Northwest Ohio’s Sporting
Lange, Ethan Glover, Michael Waite, Tristan Barajas. 2ND ROW: Trey Schroeder, Andrew Bailey, Hunter Yackee, Goods Headquarters!
Aaron Harris, Israel Garza, Sandro Ramirez, Jarrett Bischoff, Wyatt Lane, Chase Mattin, Bryce Orzechowski, No-
lan Ray. 3RD ROW: Sammy Sosa, Mauricio Barajas, Carson Mahlman, Tony Banister, Aaron Newland, Alex Sosa, 1495 N. Shoop Ave., Wauseon • 419-335-1717
Brian Kuney, Wes Spadafore, Xavier Torres, Cody VanSlyke, Trent Davis BACK: Managers Zoe Shipley, McKayla
Clymer, Alex Netcher, Coach Lind, Coach Kreiner, Coach Ritter, Coach Smith, Managers Torri Bost, Sofia Bara-
jas. Missing: Omar Armas, Jacob Gillen, Manager Alexis Thornsberry.

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