Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Wauseon’s Thourot Receives Service Award From National Weather Service

Summer Of 2013 Was Mild, Wet, & Not Exactly What You've Been Led To Believe
By: Timothy Kays, Weather Editor THE REPORTER According to the staff of the National Weather Forecast Office in North Webster, Indiana (KIWX), summer in our area has been relatively mild, with above normal precipitation levels. According to their seasonal report, "Overall, the summer of 2013 will be remembered as a relatively mild and wet summer with a few streaks of hot weather. Despite numerous days with average temperatures below normal, the overall summer season ended just under a degree below normal thanks to a couple stretches of very warm temperatures. June and August experienced above normal precipitation while July was below normal. Most of the precipitation in August fell during the first three days of the month...skewing the monthly total. Most of August was very dry and this was beginning to show itself as the United States drought monitor began to show abnormally dry conditions expanding across the region in late August." What is so unusual about this? Absolutely nothing, except that despite the facts and figures that disparage their seemingly relentless lamentations, the global warming gaggle continue to insist that the readings are wrong, and that the temperature just continues to rise. One of the most convincing stretches of evidence took place from July 24 through August 19. During that period of time, no less than 3,566 temperature records were set. Ah, you that not proof of global warming? It depends on your point of view. Of those records, 667 were for record high temperatures across the United States. The remainder, 2,899 broken records, were all for record COLD temperatures, including several in our region that date back to the first term presidency of Abraham Lincoln. A 4.346 to 1 ratio of record cold to record warm has no meaning to those whose interest is self-serving... they still insist that the cold is actually global warming. I can't explain their rationale. The funny thing is, neither can they...but it is fun to watch them try. In an interview from earlier last month, a certain former Vice President pulled figures out of somewhere, and then tried to make analogies that would cause the rational thinker reach for the aspirin. He said to interviewer Ezra Klein of The Washington Post, "The cumulative amount of energy trapped by manmade global warming pollution each day in the earth’s atmosphere is now equal to the energy that would be released by 400,000 Hiroshima bombs going off every 24 hours." Really? I find that impressive, especially since the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names, a project of the Getty Research Institute, lists about 250,000 communities around the world. If you do the math, this equates to 1.6 of these weapons going off every 24 hours in every community. Global warming is going to bring about that kind of destructive power huh? For those who would question the validity of what the Getty Institute calls a community, consider this...they have in their listings places like Hamer (Williams County) and Alvordton (Williams County), as well as Powers Station (Fulton County) and Winameg (Fulton County)...not exactly big bold font locations in the world of Rand-McNally. I for one would love it if I did not need to make such extensive cross references in order to counter absurd statements from those who try to scare others into a Chicken Little frame of mind, just in order to gain control of their lifestyles and their wallets. Returning to the summary from KIWX, the average summer temperature was 71.1 degrees, which was 0.6 degrees below normal. "This ranks as the 34th coolest summer on record. There were just 5 days with a high temperature of 90 degrees or greater, four of which in July and one in August. This is well below the official normal of 12 days and much lower than last summer when 42 days had temperatures in the 90s. The average number of 90 degree days over the past 10 years at Fort Wayne has been 18. The warmest temperature of the summer was 92 on July 16th and 18th. The coolest temperature was 47 on June 3rd and 4th." The report continued, saying, "Summer precipitation was 14.67 inches, which was 2.63 inches above normal. This ranks as the 12th wettest summer at Fort Wayne. About one third of all days during the summer season experienced measurable precipitation, which is slightly above normal. There were 10 days with precipitation greater than or equal to one half inch and 4 days with an inch or more of precipitation. Both of these were above normal for the season." Looking ahead to the month of September, the Climate Prediction Center is calling for our area to be near normal in temperature, with an almost 40 percent chance of greater than normal precipitation for the upcoming month. Figures like this are easier to digest when dispensed without superfluous connotations to weapons of mass destruction. C'mon now... the kids are back in school, and the days are quickly growing shorter in length. What say we can the politics in 'File-13' and enjoy the beautiful warm weather while we can, okay? Timothy Kays can be reached at OBSERVATION ... Mr. Lou Thourot has been taking weather observations for the National Weather Service at the Wauseon Water Treatment Plant since 1993. Daily observations include maximum temperature, minimum temperature, snowfall, snow depth, rainfall and snowfall water equivalent. The data collected is now able to be ingested daily into each new weather model run along with helping to paint an aerial picture of how much rainfall/snowfall has fallen in the area. The data is also used to build a climatic database of the United States. For the month of August 1998, he recorded 11.28 inches of rain. He also recorded 25.7 inches of snowfall in February 2011. Highest yearly precipitation total Mr. Thourot has recorded was 49.26 inches for the year 2011. The lowest was 24.75 inches for the year 2012. Highest seasonal snowfall total was 43.0 inches for the season 2002-2003. Highest temperature he recorded was in July 2012 at 105 degrees F and in June 2012 104 degrees F was recorded. Lowest temperature that he recorded was -21 degrees F back in January 1994. The National Weather Service is very grateful to Mr. Thourot for his continued dedication in taking weather observations. The National Weather Service Cooperative Program spans all 50 states…collecting weather observations from numerous volunteer weather observers for the climate database, weather forecasts, and for the protection of life and property. Pictured is Mr. Thourot (right) accepting his 20 year length of service award from Brentley Lothamer (left) of the National Weather Service Northern Indiana office.

Gorham-Fayette Fire Volunteer Fire Department Among Finalists For AmbuBus Equipment Upgrade
During the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, there were 10 hurricanes and 19 tropical depressions with 199 direct fatalities and 155 indirect fatalities. That same calendar year, there were 932 tornadoes in the United States with 69 fatalities. Unfortunately, there is nothing First Line Technology can do to prevent these disasters. But the Virginia-based company is doing all it can to keep those disaster-related fatalities to a minimum. This year – the company’s 10th – First Line Technology is going to be giving one deserving organization an AmbuBus® Bus Stretcher Conversion Kit™ worth up to $35,000 to help build an exemplary disaster preparedness and response plan – one that will save the most people in case of disaster or mass casualty incident. And the Gorham-Fayette Volunteer Fire Department from Fayette, OH is one of the finalists. “Our local first responders – and the first responders around the country – are veritable heroes. But they need supplies to help them do the best work – and save the most lives – possible,” said First Line Technology President Amit Kapoor. “First Line Technology wants to help those heroes by giving one lucky and deserving organization a free AmbuBus Kit.” For two months this summer, First Line Technology received 138 nominations for fire departments, ambulance and services, offices of emergency management, and other first responder organizations from all over the United States. After careful concern and some difficult choices, the finalists were chosen: Bellarmine (University) Emergency Response Team, City of Nashua (NH) Office of Emergency Management, City of West (TX) EMS, Collaborative Healthcare Urgency Group (CHUG), Estes Park (CO) Medical Center, Finger Lakes (NY) Ambulance EMS, Galveston County (TX) Office of Emergency Management, Gorham-Fayette (OH) Fire Department, Knox County (IL) Health Department, Lincoln County (MO) Health Department, Lyon County (KY) Ambulance Service, Mahoning Valley (PA) Ambulance, Medical Center Emergency Medical Services (Bowling Green, KY), Pembina (ND) Ambulance Service, Red Rock Search and Rescue (Las Vegas, NV), Sloatsburg (NY) Volunteer Community Ambulance Corps, Spirit Lake Tribe (ND) Range Fire Management. From now until Sept. 20, the general public will vote on the finalists that were chosen based on each nominee’s unique story and the way they answered one big question about the AmbuBus: How will you use it? The winner will be announced Oct. 1, 2013. To vote for your favorite hometown hero, visit www. For more information, please contact First Line Technology or visit www.firstlinetech. com/ambubus-giveaway.

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Area Obituaries & Death Notices
Robert F. Lockman (1922 - 2013)
Robert F. Lockman, born in Wauseon, Ohio, July 10, 1922 to George and Orpha (Berkebile) Lockman, died September 6, 2013 at the age of 91. Robert graduated from Wauseon High School and attended Ohio State University until he enlisted in the Air Corps training as a pilot during World War II. He married Lois Neuhauser on October 23, 1943 in Archbold, Ohio. Robert farmed for several years and then went to work for the Post Office and retired as Supervisor of Postal Operations after 33 years of service. He served as a volunteer on the Wauseon Fire Department and Rescue Squad. He served as a member of the Red Cross Board and belonged to the American Legion in Wauseon. He was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. Robert was a member of Archbold Evangelical Church. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Donald Lockman of Wauseon. Robert is survived by his wife Lois; son, Dr. Robert J. (Janis) Lockman of Wauseon, Ohio; two daughters, Sue (Dr. Ronald) Nassar of Naples, Florida and Terri (Bruce) Blank of Madison, Georgia; 6 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister, Geraldine (Jerry) Lauber of Wauseon, Ohio; and two sisters-in-law, Norma Jean Lockman and Helen Merrick.




William “Bill” Echler (1929-2013)
William “Bill” F. Echler, 84, of Montpelier passed away Tuesday evening at Evergreen Manor Nursing Home in Montpelier. He was born on February 22, 1929 in West Unity, Ohio to Earl Ford and Nina May (Smith) Echler. Bill graduated from Montpelier High School in 1947, and then continued his education at Defiance College. Bill proudly served his country in the Ohio National Guard, Army 38 Infantry Division for four years. On April 30, 1950 he married Pauline R. Roush, and she survives. Bill was very active in his community. He attended the First United Methodist Church, was a member of the American Legion Post 109 in Montpelier, past member of the Montpelier Rotary with 36 years of perfect attendance, member of the Montpelier Moose, Special Deputy Sheriff with the Williams County Sheriff’s Department for 35 years. He was also a life member and past president / treasurer of the Williams County Historical Society, Volunteer fireman for the Village of Montpelier, active with the Montpelier Tree Commission, involved with the Williams County Emergency Management Agency, Grand Marshall of Montpelier Bean Days in 1995. Bill was a Scout Master of Troop #25 of Montpelier and was involved in scouting for over 50 years; obtaining the rank of Eagle Scout with four palms in 1945. He made two trips to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. Bill was also a member of the Montpelier Masonic Lodge for over 50 years and enjoyed being outdoors. Bill also owned and operated a Nationwide Insurance Agency in Montpelier from 1956 until his retirement in 1991. Bill is survived by his wife of 63 years, Pauline; one daughter Marcia (Tom) Bidlack of Montpelier; two sons Ric (Barb) Echler of Montpelier and Kent Echler and Bill Shelton of Louisville, Kentucky; one sister Joyce (Lyle) Storrer of Traverse City, Michigan; one brother Van Echler of Montpelier; four grandchildren Ryan Bidlack, Lane (Lani) Bidlack, Joy (Ryan) Richmond and Ross (Melissa) Echler; and three great grandchildren, Brynn and Bryce Richmond and Jackson Bidlack.

Lester E. Warncke (1931-2013)
Lester E. Warncke, age 81, of rural Wauseon, passed away Tuesday afternoon, September 3, 2013 at Swanton Health Care. Prior to his retirement in 1993 he had worked as a truck driver and salesman for the Zehr Company for two years and then went on to work for Sterling Milk Company as a semi driver, hauling milk for 34 years. Lester was born in Wauseon on October 6, 1931, the son of Carl and Viola (Arps) Warncke. On June 10, 1956 he married Barbara Meyer, and she survives. They recently celebrated their 57th anniversary. He was a lifelong member of St. Luke Lutheran Church of rural Wauseon, where he had served as a Deacon, Chairman of the Congregation and as a Sunday School Teacher. He was a Navy Veteran of the Korean War, having served aboard the U.S.S. Boxer for four years. He was a member of the Wauseon American Legion Post #265. Lester loved antique tractors, was a member of the National Threshers Association, but most of all he loved his grandchildren! Surviving is his wife, Barbara; three sons, Mitchel (Ginger) Warncke, Jeff Warncke, and Todd (Amy) Warncke, all of Wauseon; two daughters, Robin (Mitch) Weinstock of San Diego, California and Joni (Scott) Goldsmith of Wauseon; grandchildren, Rachel (Michael Drenning) Goldsmith, Nicole Goldsmith, McCormick Warncke and Eli Warncke; and sister, Dolores Warncke of Wauseon. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Richard Warncke.



Marie C. Best (1918-2013)
Marie C. Best, age 94, of Edon, Ohio, went to be with her Lord at 6:57 A.M on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice near Defiance, Ohio, knowing that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. To her family she was like a saint, one of kind, a woman of true virtue and integrity, a faith builder to the Catholic faith she was so devoted to. She was a true servant to God, a mother of thirteen and matriarch to five generations, building a home on love as a devoted homemaker. She also had worked for many years at the Holiday Inn in Angola, Indiana. Marie was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Blakeslee, Ohio, and was a longtime attendee at the Edon Senior Citizens KALA program. On her 90th birthday she was awarded an outstanding citizenship award by the governor of Ohio. Marie C. Best was born on September 27, 1918, near Edon, the daughter of Sylvester and Cecilia (Siebenaler) Trausch. She married William Edward “W.E..” Best on October 29, 1938, in Blakeslee, and he preceded her in death on July 16, 1989. Survivors include five sons, Steven (Linda) Best, of Edon, Jerry Best, of Sarasota, Florida, Gary (Reta) Best, of Edon, Michael Best, also of Sarasota, and Kevin Best, of Edgerton; six daughters, Marilyn Keller and Linda (George) Clark, both of The Villages, Florida, Patricia (James) Kiess, of Edon, Cheryl (Denny) Myers, of Auburn, Indiana, Kathy (Dennis) Fee, of Mansfield, Texas, and LuAnn Smith, of Erie, Colorado; a daughter-in-law, Diane Best, of Blakeslee, Ohio; and one hundred eighteen grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by one son, Dean Best, one daughter, Sharon Best, and her former husband, Rex Whitcomb.

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Betty Jean Powers (1944-2013)
Betty Jean Powers, 69, of Sandusky, Ohio died Wednesday, September 4, 2013 in University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, Ohio. She was born June 2, 1944 in Wauseon, Ohio to the late Frederick E. and Esther (Marksch) Barnes. She married James R. Powers on June 30, 1962 and he survives. Betty was a graduate of Sandusky School of Nursing and was a LPN, employed by Good Samaritan Hospital, Sandusky, Ohio. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Wauseon, Ohio and Zion Lutheran Church, Huron, Ohio. Betty was also a member of the Wauseon American Legion and VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Survivors: Husband, James R. Powers, Huron, Ohio. Son, John F. (Kathleen) Powers, North Olmsted, Ohio. Daughter, Sherry Moser, Berlin Heights, Ohio. Grandchildren, Kaley, Kimberly, Dena, Lauren, Amanda. Brothers, Carl Barnes, Jacksonville, Florida, Ron May, Lake George, Indiana, Sister, Joyce Summers, Wauseon, Ohio. Numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, sister, Marian Skinner and brother, Roger Barnes. Arrangements entrusted to Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Wauseon, Ohio.

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Russell C. Shindorf (1935-2013)
Russell C. Shindorf, age 78, of Delta, passed away early Thursday morning, September 5, 2013 at the University of Toledo Medical Center. He was born in Flint, MI on March 28, 1935 to the late Carl Shindorf and Helen (Bouchard) Shindorf. Russell graduated from St. Michael’s High School in Pontiac, MI; where he played football, track and basketball. He worked for over 30 years in maintenance with the Pike Delta York School System. One of his fondest hobbies was fishing, especially in Coldwater, MI chain of lakes. He also was an avid Michigan wolverine fan, but most of all enjoyed watching his grandchildren participate in their various school sports. Those left to cherish his memory are his sons, Mike (Holly) Shindorf, Rip Shindorf, Terry (Melissa) Shindorf and foster-son, Wes (Roseann) Granger all of Delta; sister, Helene (Eldon) Showen of Gladwin, MI; grandchildren, Addy (Christie) Shindorf, Whitney, Taylor, Mackenzie, Trevor (Tess), Trenton, Madison, Zach, Autum, Haley and Zane Shindorf, Andria (Chad) Muntz and Adam Granger; great grandchildren, Mckenna, Abigail and Camden; niece, Helena (Chuck) Mitchell of Dewitt, MI and many loving friends.


Williams County Residents Urged To Give Blood & Make A Difference
The American Red Cross is urging blood donations during September to help support the initiatives of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and National Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month. “Our blood donors help make a difference for many types of patients, including children with cancer and those who need ongoing treatment for sickle cell disease,” said Sharyn Whitman, CEO Indiana-Ohio Blood Services Region. “Blood transfusions are crucial to both groups of individuals and play an important part in helping to extend and save their lives.” According to the American Cancer Society’s webpage, about 11,630 children in the United States under the age of 15 will be diagnosed with cancer in 2013. Cancer patients need frequent transfusions, often involving multiple blood products, particularly during chemotherapy and radiation therapies. Blood transfusions also help those who have sickle cell disease (SCD), an inherited blood disorder that occurs more commonly in African Americans, but can also affect other ethnic groups. The distorted red blood cells in SCD patients can cause physical pain, stroke, anemia and organ damage. Although there is no cure at this time, multiple red blood cell transfusions can help protect SCD patients from some of the complications of the disease. “Steady and consistent blood donations are key to a strong blood supply,” said Whitman. “There is a wide variety of medical conditions requiring blood transfusion, and the only source are volunteer blood donors.” Residents have the opportunity to donate at these local blood drives: • Monday, Sept. 16, from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Fountain Park Assisted Living and Memory Care, located at 1433 N. Main St. in Bryan. • Tuesday, Sept. 17, from noon until 5 p.m. at AmeriCare Home Health Services, located at 102 W. Bryan St. in Bryan. • Monday, Sept. 23, from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Florence Township Fire Department, located at 201 S. Michigan Ave. in Edon. • Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Walmart, located at 1215 S. Main St. in Bryan. HOW TO DONATE BLOOD Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. ABOUT THE AMERICAN RED CROSS The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossIO.

Amber Alpaugh-Davis (1975-2013)
Amber J. Alpaugh-Davis, 38 of Montpelier passed away Tuesday morning at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima, Ohio after an extended illness. She was born on August 21, 1975 in Hicksville, Ohio to Jeff A. and Jeanine (Springer) Alpaugh and they survive in Montpelier. Amber graduated from Montpelier High School in 1994. On August 12, 1994 she married Andrew “Andy” B. Davis in Bryan. Amber was a very loving wife and mother, who would do anything for her family. She also had a great love for reading. She is survived by her parents; husband Andy; three sons Andrew “Drew” B. Davis of Montpelier, Zachary J. Davis of Montpelier and Mike Lane of Bryan; two brothers Jason(Lisa) Alpaugh of Montpelier, Matthew (fiance Amanda Warner) Alpaugh of Montpelier; maternal grandmother Doris Springer of Antwerp; and two grandchildren Lazarus and Alex Lane. Amber was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents Kate &Paul Alpaugh and maternal grandfather Norman Springer.

Fulton County Health Department Plans Flu Shot Clinics
Mike Oricko, Health Commissioner at the Fulton County Health Department wishes to remind the citizens of Fulton County that flu season will soon be here again. “This year there should be plenty of vaccine available for everyone 6 months of age and older. There are no restrictions as to who can receive vaccine.” The Health Department begins its vaccination campaign on Thursday, September 12th and is offering clinics by appointment, walk-in clinics, clinics for children and their parents, and clinics in county communities. Each flu season the World Health Organization (WHO) monitors the circulating flu strains around the world and decides which strains will go into the next year’s vaccine. This year the flu vaccine contains the H1N1, H3N2, and the influenza B Massachusetts virus strains. Vaccine Manufacturers have also produced a quadrivalent vaccine which contains an additional “B” (Brisbane) virus. The nasal spray vaccine will contain protection against all four strains and is available at FCHD. Unfortunately, the injectable type of quadrivalent vaccine is available in limited quantities. The Health Department was not chosen to receive quadrivalent vaccine, so the standard trivalent vaccine will be given. Several years ago a new High-Dose flu vaccine was introduced for people age 65 years and older. Studies have found that older adults were not responding as well to the standard-dose influenza vaccine so this higher dose vaccine was developed. It has a slightly different formulation to boost immunity levels in persons ages 65+. This age group typically has a higher rate of flu-related illness, hospitalization and death. “Because this vaccine has been well tolerated”, Oricko states, “we will be using it to vaccinate all adults over the age of 65, but persons will have the option of receiving the standard formulation if they choose“. A newer method of administering influenza vaccine is available and involves using a microinjection system with a 90% smaller needle to give the vaccine intradermally. The vaccine goes into the skin (dermis) instead of the muscle. This is the same vaccine used in the regular flu shot but it is given in a new way. Because the vaccine is in a pre-filled syringe, there are no preservatives in the vaccine. FluMist, an intranasal flu vaccine, will also be offered to healthy individuals between the ages of 2 and 49 years. This may be of interest to those who want to protect themselves from the flu but fear getting a shot. The cost of the FluMist is the same as the flu shot. The cost of the flu shot is $20.00 for adults and $10.00 for children ages 6 months through 18 years, but no one will be turned away because of inability to pay. Hi-dose flu vaccine will cost $38.00 per dose but for those with Medicare Plan B coverage, the cost will be billed to Medicare. If you have an insurance plan that replaces your Medicare B, you should consider receiving your vaccination through your healthcare provider to assure coverage. Most private physicians also offer seasonal flu shots to their patients. We are now billing Anthem, Medical Mutual, Paramount, and TriCare Insurances as well as Medicaid (Buckeye, Paramount Advantage, Molina, and Ohio Medicaid). Approximately 36,000 people die in the U.S. each year of the seasonal flu and its complications. The symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, upper respiratory congestion with cough, body aches and fatigue. Because it takes about two weeks after receiving the flu vaccine for protection against the flu, the CDC recommends that people be vaccinated as soon as vaccine is available. “Everyone is at risk for the flu”, Oricko states. “Take the time to get a vaccination for yourself and encourage your family members to do the same. “ The Fulton County Health Department will be offering vaccinations at 606 S Shoop Avenue and other locations on the dates and times listed below. For updates visit us on our our website at •Clinic By Appointment-Adults preferred call to make appointment. September 12 - Thursday - 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. •Walk-In Clinics for Adults September 26 - Thursday 9:00 am - 12 Noon & 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. •October 24 - Thursday - 9:00 am - 12 Noon & 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. (All ages) •October 29 - Tuesday - 10:00 am – 2:00 pm (Fulton County Senior Center 240 Clinton St., Wauseon, Ohio) •Family Flu Clinic For children and their parents. Call to make appointment. October 10 - Thursday - 2:00 – 6:00 pm •Community Walk-In Clinics (Adults and Children) October 1 - Tuesday - Archbold Library - 12:00-5:00 pm 205 Stryker St. Archbold, OH •October 9 - Wednesday - Swanton Public Library 12:00-5:30 pm - 305 Chestnut St. Swanton, OH •October 15 - Tuesday - Evergreen Community Library - 1:00-5:30 pm - 253 Maple St. Metamora, OH •October 22 - Tuesday - Fayette Opera House - 1:005:30 pm - 105 E. Main St. Fayette, OH •October 23 - Wednesday - Delta Open Door - 12:005:30 pm - 104 Monroe St. Delta, OH •October 30 - Wednesday - Lyons Fire Station - 12:005:30 pm - W. Morenci St. Lyons, OH •Beginning September 30, 2013, Adult flu shots by appointment every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. •Beginning October 11, 2013, Children and their parents flu shots by appointment during Friday Immunization clinics and the first and third Thursday Immunization clinics.


Robert “Bob” Brandt (1941-2013)
Robert “Bob” H. Brandt, 71, of Montpelier passed away early Thursday morning at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Ft. Wayne, following a brief illness. He was born on November 9, 1941 in Bryan to Robert S. and Josephine (Pignataro) Brandt. Bob graduated from Montpelier High School in 1959. On August 21, 1965 he married Juanita Briner, and she preceded him in death. Bob retired in 2002 from the Wabash & Norfolk Southern Railroad out of Montpelier and Ft. Wayne after 41 years as an Engineer. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Montpelier. Bob was a long time member of the Williams County Conservation League, Williams County Gun Club, , and the Amateur Trapshooting Association. He was also a member of the Montpelier Moose and Montpelier Eagles. In his free time Bob enjoyed ice fishing and always attended his kids and grandkids sporting events. Bob is survived by his three sons, Rod (Robin) Brandt of New Bremen, Ohio, Michael (Hayley) Brandt of Montpelier, and Jason E. Brandt (Kim Boyd) of Montpelier; one brother Ric (Carol) Brandt of Edon; four grandchildren Meagan, Stephanie, Carson and Tyler Brandt. He was preceded in death by his wife Juanita on July 4, 2013 and his parents.

American Red Cross To Join Bryan & Defiance Offices
Effective September 21, 2013, The Northwest Ohio Region of the American Red Cross will join together its operations in Bryan and Defiance, combining valuable resources while continuing to provide vital Red Cross programs and services. The Red Cross will continue to maintain office space and emergency response assets throughout Williams and Defiance counties ensuring that the Red Cross is ready to provide compassionate care to those affected by local disasters, to teach lifesaving health and safety skills, and to provide assistance to members of the armed forces and their families. The contact numbers and locations of the current offices will remain the same. Operations of both offices will be consolidated and directed by one full-time director who will guide mission-related service delivery and financial development throughout the two-county area. The director will split office hours between the two communities each week. Volunteers will continue to be essential for delivering programs and services, supplementing office hours, and providing leadership and advocacy both during this transition time and beyond. In addition, funds raised by the Red Cross in Defiance and Williams counties will continue to be used locally. “With one full-time salaried director, we can focus more time and attention on fostering community partnerships, raising awareness, building volunteer teams, and providing valuable services,” said Tim Yenrick, regional CEO for American Red Cross of Northwest Ohio. “We are able to serve these communities more efficiently and bring more resources to bear when needed.” People interested in applying for the new position can visit ABOUT THE AMERICAN RED CROSS: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit, like us on Facebook at American Red Cross of Northwest Ohio, or follow us on Twitter at @redcrossnwo.




2 years. Recovery Services of NW Ohio, to sign up within 2 weeks after release. Vacate ADM license suspension and fees. Defendant must be connected to a SCRAM Unit for a period of 180 days. The defendant must be hooked up within 2 days after release. Holly M. Layman, Pioneer, OH. Failure to Yield Right of Way. Fine: 71.00 Costs: 79.00 Shanon I. Strauss, Montpelier, OH. 67/55 Speed. Fine: 46.00 Costs: 79.00. John W. Burke, Bryan, OH. 70/55 Speed. Amount Waived: 125.00. Thomas G. Puffinberger, Bryan, OH. DUS/OLF. Fine: 200.00 Costs: 79.00. Jonathon Klempner, Edon, SHERIFF DEPARTMENT OH. Violation of Restrictions. NEWS Fine: 300.00 Costs: 90.00. WILLIAMS COUNTY SHERIFF Jail: 30, Suspended: 30. Op(Aug. 31) 10:55 p.m. - Bill F. erator license suspended from Farley, Pioneer, was arrested on 08/23/2013 to 09/22/2013 No a felony warrant for absconded future violations within next 3 from supervision. years. (Sept. 1) 12:32 a.m. - Scott Jonathon Klempner, Edon, Rice, Montpelier, war arrested OH. 79/55 Speed. Fine: 50.00 from one count felony domestic Costs: 40.00. violence. Scott M. Harley, Edgerton, (Sept. 1) 1:06 p.m. - Joseph OH. Failure to Control. Waived Richmond, Jefferson Township, amount: 150.00. reported that sometime over the Jeffrey W. Lawson, Bryan, OH. night Saturday, Aug. 31, somePassenger Seat Belt. Waived one damaged all the windows, amount: 60.00. lights and mirrors on his 1996 Tawee Layraman, MontpeChevrolet Blazer. The total loss lier, OH. 68/55 Speed. Waived is unknown at the time of the amount: 125.00. report. Kevin P. Carr, Alvordton, OH. (Sept. 1) 3:03 p.m. - Walter 65/55 Speed. Waived amount: Traxler, Kunkle, reported that 130.00. sometime in the last week, susMaria I. Brao, Montpelier, OH. pects removed an automotive 66/55 Speed. Fine: 46.00 Costs: battery, valued at $25 from his 79.00. camper. Nick M. Fonseca III, Fayette, (Sept. 2) 10:10 p.m. - Leticia OH. Unsafe Vehicle. Waived Plascencia, Edon, was backing amount: 150.00. out in the Burger King parking Nick M. Fonseca III, Faylot when the right rear of her ette, OH. 65/55 Speed. Waived vehicle struck the right rear of amount: 125.00. Alan Day, Fremont, Indiana, Kelli J. Stahl, Montpelier, OH. which was occupied but parked. 66/55 Speed. Waived amount: (Sept. 5) 9:31 a.m. - Eric Pitts, 125.00. Kunkle, reported that someJeremy P. Spiess, Wauseon, time since June 1st, someone OH. 66/55 Speed. Waived removed a drive shaft from amount: 125.00. his 1998 Dodge 1500 4x4. Derick W. Wyrick, Pioneer, The vehicle was parked in the OH. Failure to Control. Waived south driveway of the residence amount: 150.00. during the time frame. Lost is Mary Mohre, Blakeslee, OH. estimated at $120. Failure to Control. Fine: 71.00 Costs: 79.00. Gregory L. Welch, Edon, OH. WILLIAMS COUNTY 75/55 Speed. Fine: 46.00 Costs: COURT NEWS 79.00. Raymond R. Vandevoorde, WILLIAMS COUNTY TRAFFIC Edon, OH. Driving Without CDL. Philip J. Gamboe, Edon, Arraignment. OH. DUI. Fine: 650.00 Costs: James W. Hickman, Montpe115.00. Jail: 20, Suspended: lier, OH. Following Too Close. 17. Operator license susWaive amount: 150.00. pended from 04/21/2013 to Randy R. Nerenberg Jr., 10/18/2013. No future violaMontpelier, OH. 75/55 Speed. tions within next 3 years. VaFine: 45.00 Costs: 79.00. cate ADM license suspension Christopher A. Rosas, Bryan, and fees. No alcohol. OH. 50/25 Speed. Waived Philip J. Gamboe, Edon, OH. amount: 150.00. 62/55 Speed. Dismissed with Mikala E. Sonnenberg, Styker, Costs: 40.00. OH. 72/55 Speed. Fine: 40.00 Philip J. Gamboe, Edon, OH. Costs: 85.00. Marked Lanes. Dismissed with Dylan R. Mcelwee, Bryan, OH. Costs: 40.00. 68/55 Speed. Fine: 40.00 Costs: Philip J. Gamboe, Edon, OH. Parkview, accident 85.00. Driving Without Headlights. (Aug. 29) 3:30 p.m. - 230 Gerco Robert M. Coffey, Bryan, OH. FIRE DEPART. NEWS Dismissed with Costs: 40.00. Dr., vandalism Failure to Control. Waived Philip J. Gamboe, Edon, OH. (Aug. 29) 6:48 p.m. - 209 E. amount: 150.00. WAUSEON FIRE OVI Breath High. Fine: 650.00 Walnut, juveniles didn’t come Dylan J. Swank, Stryker, OH. DEPARTMENT Costs: 105.00. Jail: 20, Sushome after game. Leaving Scene of an Accident (Aug. 25) 9:10 p.m. - 15370 pended: 13. Operator license (Aug. 29) 7:24 p.m. - 230 ClinST. Fine: 200 Costs: 85.00. OpCounty Road K, fire. suspended from 08/20/2013 ton St., narcotics. erator license suspended from (Aug. 26) 6:16 p.m. 320 Sycato 08/20/2014. No future (Aug. 29) 7:39 p.m. - 485 E. Air08/29/2013 to 09/28/2013. more St., unresponsive. violations within next 3 years. port Hwy, larceny in progress. Dylan J. Swank, Stryker, OH. (Aug. 26) 2:07 p.m. - 721 S, Recovery Services of North(Aug. 29) 8:39 p.m. - 472 E. Reckless Operation. Fine: 50.00 Shoop Ave., ill subject. west Ohio. Vacate ADM license Airport Hwy., alarm drop. Costs: 40.00. (Aug. 27) 12:11 a.m. 14156 Co. suspension and fees. Defendant (Aug. 29) 10:28 p.m. - 602 PotScott N. Towers, Montpelier, Rd. N, call cancelled. must be connected to a SCRAM ter St., welfare check. OH. Seat Belt. Waived amount: (Aug. 27) 8:40 a.m. - 247 MadiUnit for a minimum period of (Aug. 30) 1:21 p.m. - 206 Birch 70.00. son St., difficulty breathing. 180 days. The defendant must St., neighbor trouble. Gareth D. Short, Archbold, be hooked within 7 days. No (Aug. 30) 3:11 p.m. - E. Elm St., (Aug. 27) 1:48 p.m. - 8763 Co. OH. 71/55 Speed. Waived Rd. 26-2, fire. alcohol. lost and found, recovered. amount: 130.00. Philip J. Gamboe, Edon, OH. (Aug. 30) 8:22 p.m. - Shoop Ave (Aug. 27) 4:18 p.m. - 113 FairMarcus P. Stephan, Edgerton, view, Lyons, call cancelled. Operator License Suspended. at Elm St., disabled vehicle. OH. No Eye Protection. Fine: (Aug. 28) 11:39 a.m. 415 Cole Fine: 300.00 Costs: 45.00. (Aug. 30) 8:26 p.m. - 491 E. Air65.00 Costs: 85.00. St. #40, alarm malfunction. Jail: 90, Suspended: 81. Opport Hwy, suspicious person. Zachary C. Dickerson, 40/25 (Aug. 28) 12:15 p.m. - 555 W. erator license suspended from (Aug. 30) 10:26 p.m. - 20A and Speed. Fine: 40.00 Costs: 85.00. Linfoot, ill subject. 08/20/2013 to 08/20/2014. St. Hwy. 108, accident. Alfred A. Lirot, Bryan, OH. (Aug. 28) 2:09 p.m. 25840 US No future violations within next (Aug. 31) 5:38 a.m. - 1290 N. Failure to Yield to a Private 3 years. Jail consecutive with Shoop Ave. Unit 4C, alarm drop. 20, call cancelled Road/Driveway. Fine: 71.00 prior case. No alcohol. (Aug. 31) 6:16 a.m. - 241 E. Wil- (Aug. 28) 4:00 p.m. - 1301 Co. Costs: 79.00. Rd. 7, call cancelled. Philip J. Gamboe, Edon, OH. low St., suspicious person. Pete B. Flores, Alvordton, OH. (Aug. 28) 6:43 p.m. 840 W. Marked Lanes. Dismissed with (Aug. 31) 9:40 a.m. - 138 Fulton OVI/Under Influence. ArraignElm St. #102, fall. Costs: 40.00. St., accident. ment. (Aug. 29) 9:26 a.m. - 8591 St. Logan A. Pendergrast, Bryan, (Aug. 31) 11:32 a.m. - 329 Pete B. Flores, Alvordton, OH. Rt. 108, ill subject. OH. 60/35 Speed. Fine: 50.00. Cherry St., Lost and Found. FRA Suspension. Arraignment. (Aug. 29) 11:20 a.m. Assisted Costs: 131.01. (Aug. 31) 2:45 p.m. - 840 Pete B. Flores, Alvordton, OH. Morenci on transport, ill subject. Richard A. Shirkey, Bryan, Parkview, alarm drop. No Tail Lights. Waived amount: OH. Ovi/Under Influence. Dis(Aug. 31) 3:59 p.m. - 495 E. Air- (Aug. 29) 11:36 a.m. - Delta’s 150.00. missed. port Hwy., investigate complaint. Call, ill subject. Lloyd B. Tidball, Bryan, OH. (Aug. 30) 6:36 a.m. - Co. Rd. 16 Richard A. Shirkey, Bryan, (Aug. 31) 4:15 p.m. - 495 E. Operator License Suspension. & Co. Rd. B, gas leak. OH. Ovi/Breath(Low). Fine: Airport Hwy., accident. Arraignment. (Aug. 30) 10:22 a.m. - 211 S. 850.00 Costs: 124.00. Jail: (Aug. 31) 5:33 p.m. - 1205 N. Lloyd B. Tidball, Bryan, OH. Fulton St., difficulty breathing. 180.00, Suspended: 150. OpShoop Ave., 911 hang up. Expired Plates. Waived amount: (Aug. 30) 2:10 p.m. 152 N. erator license suspended from (Aug. 31) 5:56 p.m. - 495 E. Air125.00. 05/27/2012 to 05/27/2015. port Hwy., investigate complaint. Fulton St., ill subject. (Aug. 31) 7:43 p.m. - 485 E. Air- (Aug. 30) 5:35 p.m. - St. Rt. 108 No future violations within next CONTINUED ON PAGE 5 (Aug. 18) Telephone harassment port Hwy., larceny in progress. (Aug. 18) Medical (Aug. 31) 9:13 p.m. - 880 Burr (Aug. 19) Animal complaint Rd., investigate complaint. (Aug. 19) Speed, warning (Aug. 31) 8:40 W. Elm St Unit (Aug. 19) Speed, warning 1300, domestic violence. (Aug. 19) Speed, warning (Sept. 1) 12:45 p.m. - 445 E. (Aug. 19) Speed, warning Airport Hwy., alarm drop. (Aug. 20) Civil matter (Sept. 1) 12:50 a.m. - 231 W. (Aug. 20) Noise complaint Chestnut St., juveniles. (Aug. 21) Speed, warning (Sept. 1) 1:00 a.m. - 485 E. Air(Aug. 21) Theft port Hwy., trespassing. (Aug. 21) Extortion (Sept. 1) 1:17 a.m. - 217 Clinton (Aug. 22) Traffic crash, failure St. Unit B, civil matter. to control, citation (Sept. 1) 2:210 a.m. - 1462 N. (Aug. 22) Civil Shoop Ave., civil matter. (Aug. 22) Traffic crash, seatbelt, (Sept. 1) 2:25 a.m. - 445 E. Aircitation port Hwy., suspicious vehicle. (Aug. 22) Drug complaint (Sept. 1) 5:29 p.m. - 204 S. (Aug. 23) Ordinance violation Brunell St., telephone harass(Aug. 23) Ordinance violation ment. (Aug. 23) Speed, warning (Sept. 1) 5:43 p.m. - 1373 N. (Aug. 24) Suspicious vehicle Shoop Ave., larceny. (Aug. 24) Noise complaint (Sept. 2) 1:03 p.m. - 840 W. Elm (Aug. 24) Illegal dumping St., Unit 503, domestic trouble. (Aug. 24) Dog at large (Sept. 2) 5:15 p.m. - 327 (Aug. 24) Vandalism Monore St. (Aug. 24) Medical emergency (Sept. 2) 6:25 p.m. - 1497 N. (Aug. 25) Alarm Shoop Ave. fight. (Aug. 25) Driving complaint (Sept. 2) 7:38 p.m. - 212 Mul(Aug. 25) Theft berry St., juveniles. (Aug. 25) Lock out (Sept. 2) 8:05 p.m. - 475 E. Air(Aug. 25) Dog at large port Hwy., suspicious person. (Aug. 26) Medical emergency (Sept. 2) 9:04 p.m. - 665 E. Lin(Aug. 26) Illegal dumping foot St., 911 Hang up. (Aug. 26) Civil (Sept. 2) 11:12 p.m. - 840 W. (Aug. 27) Alarm Elm St. unit 1102, larceny. (Aug. 27) Civil (Sept. 3) 12:42 a.m. - 205 (Aug. 27) Medical Shoop Ave., found items. (Aug. 27) Lock out (Sept. 3) 10:31 a.m. - 100B N. (Aug. 27) Curfew Fulton St., juveniles. (Aug. 28) Found property (Sept. 3) 11:11 a.m. - 475 E. (Aug. 28) Parking complaint Airport Hwy., suspicious person. (Aug. 28) Animal complaint (Sept. 3) 12:14 p.m. - 700 B S. (Aug. 29) Found property Harvest St., suspicious person. (Aug. 29) Dog at large (Sept. 3) 4:06 p.m. - Brunell St. (Aug. 29) Theft @ Chestnut, disabled vehicle. (Aug. 29) Traffic crash (Sept. 3) 6:21 p.m. - 232 E. Elm (Aug. 29) Driving complaint St., juveniles. (Aug.. 29) Suspicious person (Sept. 3) 7:29 p.m. - 475 E. Air(Aug. 29) No operator’s license, port Hwy., suspicious person. citation (Sept. 3) 10:44 p.m. - 320 Syca(Aug. 30) Civil more St., items. (Aug. 30) Domestic violence (Sept. 4) 4:40 a.m. - 1290 N. (Aug. 30) Speed, warning Shoop Ave. Unit 4C, alarm drop. (Aug. 31) Agency assist (Sept. 4) 6:15 a.m. - 630 Burr (Aug. 31) Theft Road, welfare check. (Aug. 31) Property damage (Sept. 4) 7:04 a.m. - 300 B. E. (Aug. 31) Solicitors Airport Hwy., disabled vehicle. (Aug. 31) Criminal mischief (Sept. 4) 7:55 a.m. - 740 Hem(Aug. 31) Theft lock, dog loose. (Sept. 1) Turn signal, lanes of (Sept. 4) 11:12 a.m. - 400B N. travel, warning Fulton St., Mental. (Sept. 1) Curfew (Sept. 4) 11:40 a.m. - 472 E. (Sept. 1) Speed, warning Airport Hwy., 911 hang up call. (Sept. 1) Speed, warning (Sept. 4) 1:56 p.m. - 840 W. Elm (Sept. 1) Speed, citation St., mental. (Sept. 1) Speed, citation (Sept. 4) 2:25 p.m. - 730 N. Ful(Sept. 1) Telephone harassment ton St., investigate complaint. (Sept. 4) 2:28 p.m. - 700 W. Elm MONTPELIER P.D. St., mental. (Aug. 31) 4:38 p.m. - Da(Sept. 4) 3:42 p .m. - 300B N. vid Mercer, 58, of 405 Oak St. Shoop Ave., accident. Montpelier, OH, was arrested (Sept. 4) 4:13 p.m. - 126 Glenfor OVI and driving under suswood St., unruly juvenile. pension. (Sept. 4) 9:13 p.m. - 700B W. (Sept. 4) 2:54 a.m. - Donald L. Linfoot St., disabled vehicle. Reed II, 46, of 310 W. Jefferson (Sept. 4) 9:15 p.m. - 230 Clinton St. Montpelier, was arrested for St., civil matter. open burning. (Sept. 4) 11:55 p.m. - 216 S. FAYETTE P.D. Oakwood St., loud noise. Weekly reports not received by (Sept. 5) 7:47 p.m. - 840 press deadline. Parkview, disabled vehicle. (Sept. 5) 1:54 p.m. - 1170 N. WAUSEON POLICE Shoop Ave Unit 2C, loud noise. (Aug. 29) 2:57 p.m. - 840 & Co. Rd. D, injury accident. (Aug. 30) 6:21 p.m. - 320 Sycamore St., alarm malfunction. (Aug. 30) 7:11 p.m. - 1265 N. Shoop Ave., ill subject. (Aug. 30) 7:12 p.m. - 12695 Co. Rd. F, diabetic. (Aug. 30) 8:04 p.m. - 8591 St Hwy 108, ill subject. (Aug. 31) 10:22 a.m. - 735 S. Shoop Ave., alarm malfunction. (Aug. 31) 4:57 p.m. - 8591 St. Hwy. 108, injured person. (Aug. 31) 5:44 p.m. - 8225 St. Rt. 108, diabetic. (Aug. 31) 10:25 p.m. - 8591 St. Hwy. 108, ill subject. (Aug. 31) 11:44 p.m. - 716 Wauseon Senior Villas, diabetic.


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Wendy J. Jones, Bryan, OH. OVI/Under Influence. Arraignment. Ricardo Esquivel, Bryan, OH. Violation of Restrictions. Fine: 200.00 Costs: 115.00. Ricardo Esquivel, Bryan, OH. No Tail Lights. Fine: 35.00 Costs: 40.00. Kelly D. Jambor. No Operator License. Fine: 200.00 Costs: 79.00. Kelly D. Jambor. Fictitious Registration. Fine: 150.00 Costs: 40.00. Kelly D. Jambor. Seat Belt. Fine: 30.00 Costs: 40.00. Tiffany N. White, West Unity, OH. 51/35 Speed. Waived amount: 150.00. Codie R. Haskell, Montpelier, OH. No Operator License. Arraignment. Kasey D. Edsall, Bryan, OH. Failure to Control. Fine: 50.00 Costs: 79.00. Kasey D. Edsall, Bryan, OH. Violation of Restrictions. Found not guilty. Jacob A. Blanton, Bryan, OH. OVI/Under Influence. Arraignment. Jacob A. Blanton, Bryan, OH. OVI/Breath Low. Arraignment. Jacob A. Blanton, Bryan, OH. Driving Under Suspension/FRA. Arraignment. Jacob A. Blanton, Bryan, OH. Stop Sign. Waived amount: 150.00. Jesus L. Flores II, Wauseon, OH. Seat Belt. Waived amount: 75.00. Stacy K. Kellogg, Edon, OH. 65/55 Speed. Fine: 46.00 Costs: 79.00. Mathew L. Wieland, Bryan, OH. Stop Sign. Fine: 71.00 Costs: 79.00. Timothy M. Price, Bryan, OH. OVI Suspension. Fine: 300.00 Costs: 84.00. Jail: 90, Suspended: 87. No future violations within next 2 years. The vehicle shall be released to the owner. Timothy M. Price, Bryan, OH. Seat Belt. Fine: 30.00 Costs: 40.00. David A. Mercer, Montpelier, OH. OVI/Under Influence. Arraignment. David A. Mercer, Montpelier, OH. Driving Under Suspension. Arraignment. David A. Mercer, Montpelier, OH. Marked Lanes. Waived amount: 150.00. Michael P. Rush, Pioneer, OH. 47/35 Speed. Waived amount: 125.00. Kelly J. Fletcher, Bryan, OH. 55/35 Speed. Waived amount: 130.00. WILLIAMS COUNTY CRIMINAL NEWS Stephanie Bail, Montpelier, OH. Drug Paraphernalia. Fine: 150.00 Costs: 115.00. Operator license suspended from: 08/30/2013 to 02/26/2014. Agency to destroy contraband. Stephanie Bail, Montpelier, OH. Possession. Fine: 150.00 Costs: 115.00. Operator license suspended from: 08/30/2013 to 02/26/2014. Agency to destroy contraband. George Bail II, Montpelier, OH. Drug Paraphernalia. Fine: 150.00 Costs: 115.00. Operator license suspended from: 08/30/2013 to 02/26/2014. Agency to destroy contraband. George Bail II, Montpelier, OH. Possession. Fine: 150.00 Costs: 115.00. Operator license suspended from: 08/30/2013 to 02/26/2014. Agency to destroy contraband. Bill F. Farley III, Pioneer, OH. Domestic Violence. Arraignment. Bill F. Farley III, Pioneer, OH. Aggravated Menacing. Arraignment. Krystal Oehler, Stryker, OH. Theft. Fine: 250.00 Costs: 84.00. Jail: 30, Suspended: 20. No future violations within next three years. Restitution of $120 by 9-20-13. Scott R. Bice, Montpelier, OH. Domestic Violence. Arraignment. Rebekah L. Hutchinson, Bryan, OH. Theft. Fine: 250.00 Costs: 90.00. Jail: 30, Suspended: 30. No future violations within next three years. Recovery Services of Northwest Ohio. Restitution of $13.33 by 9-30-13. Joe M. Reyes, Stryker, OH. Passing Bad Checks (2 Counts). Each count - Fine: 100.00 Costs: 119.00. Jail: 30, Suspended: 30. No future violations within 2 years. Restitution of 31.60, 121.20, 46.07, and 35.73 by 9-4-13. Joe M. Reyes, Stryker, OH. Passing Bad Checks (2 Counts). Dismissed with 114.00 costs on each count. Jennifer M. York, Montpelier, OH. Disorderly Conduct. Fine: 150.00 Costs: 79.00. Jennifer M. York, Montpelier, OH. Telecommunications Harassment. Fine: 300.00 Costs: 90.00. versus Tony F. Sheely, Bryan, OH. Jail: 180 Suspended: 180. No fuDivorce granted 9-5-13. ture violations within next 3 years. MARRIAGE LICENSES No contact with victim except for Kim Alan Cogswell, Montpelier, court and regarding minor child. OH, age 44, Truck Driver, and Philip J. Gamboe, Edon, OH. Kristy Jean Stickney, MontpeMenacing. Fine: 250.00 Costs: lier, OH, age 33, Environmental 235.00. Jail: 30, Suspended: 30. Services. No future violations within next 3 Brandon Lee Kuhn, Montpelier, years. Philip J. Gamboe, Edon, OH. Re- OH, age 28, Not Employed, and Carrie Ann Koch, Montpelier, OH, sisting Arrest. Fine: 250.00 Costs: age 22, Sales Associate. 45.00. Jail: 60, Suspended: 60. Tyson Duane King, Bryan, OH, No future violations within next 3 age 30, Chef, and Jennifer Renee years. No alcohol. Kintz, Bryan, OH, age 29, HomePhilip J. Gamboe, Edon, OH. maker. Disorderly Conduct. Dismissed Christopher Scott Ferry, Bryan, with Costs: 40.00. OH, age 22, Quality Certifier, and Philip J. Gamboe, Edon, OH. Marissa Suzanne Layman, Bryan, Falsification. Fine: 300.00 Costs: OH, age 21, Bill-Cas Recp Spec. 90.00. Jail: 180, Suspended: Michael Robert Cieslak, Mont170.00. Jail credit for any time so pelier, OH, age 39, Machinist, and far. No future violations within Amber Marie Clark, Montpelier, next 3 years. No alcohol (on all OH, age 35, Produce Manager. cases). Troy Edward Secrest, Canton, Philip J. Gamboe, Edon, OH. OH, age 24, College Scout, and Using Weapons Intoxicated. DisKellie Rose Cooper, Bryan, OH, age missed with Costs: 100.00. 22, Student/Server. Philip J. Gamboe, Edon, OH. Kyle Matthew Schlachter, Open Container in a Motor Vehicle. Montpelier, OH, age 32, Laborer, Dismissed with Costs: 40.00. and Natasha Alexanderia Ponder, Travis J. Michael, Bryan, OH. Montpelier, OH, age 30, Laborer. Passing Bad Checks (2 counts). Each count - Fine: 100.00 Costs: FULTON CO. COURT NEWS 84.00. Jail: 30, Suspended: 30. No future violations within next 2 FULTON COUNTY years. Restitution of $31.51 and CRIMINAL NEWS $32.06 by 10-4-13 to Prosecutor. Joaquin D. Puente, Delta, OH. Patricia A. Beebe, Bryan, OH. Petty Theft. Arraignment. Passing Bad Checks. Fine: 100.00 Joshua L. Hinkle, Wauseon, Costs: 84.00. Jail: 30, Suspended: OH. Assault a 4th degree felony30. No future violations within next 2 years. Restitution of $43.57 Sentenced to 3 years community control and a reserved term of 12 by 9-30-13. months at ORDC. Defendant shall Donna L. Contreras, Edgerton, not enter any bar or tavern or conOH. Passing Bad Checks. Waived sume alcohol. amount: 105.50. Craig C. Canfield, Fayette, OH. Devin A. Piper, Bryan, OH. Marijuana <100 grams. Case Criminal Trespass. Arraignment. Dismissed. Connie Lowe, West Unity, OH. Barry G. Waldfogel, Wauseon, Attempted Theft. Arraignment. OH. Disorderly Conduct. Case Natasha Oliver, Edon, OH. Passing Bad Checks. Arraignment. Dismissed with costs: 78.00. Tamera M. Greene, Wauseon, Michael T. Green, Bryan, OH. OH. Domestic Violence. 2 years Possession. Fine: 135.00 Costs: community control. 40.00. Sherry D. Lower, Wauseon, OH. Michael T. Green, Bryan, OH. Theft <$500.00. Dismissed. Drug Paraphernalia. Fine: 90.00 Steven A. Myers, Swanton, Costs: 85.00. OH. Non-compliance on original David D. Osmun, Montpelier, charge of disorderly conduct. ReOH. Domestic Violence. Arraignsentenced to 182 days jail, New ment. Beginnings Program at CCNO. Bryant L. Crocker, Bryan, OH. William W. Whiteford, SwanEndangering Children. Dismissed ton, OH. Disorderly Conduct. with costs: 40.00. Fine: 250.00 Costs: 70.00. Jail: 1, Bryant L. Crocker, Bryan, OH. Suspended: 1. Complete alcohol Domestic Violence. Fine: 300.00 assessment/aftercare. Weapon to Costs: 75.00. Jail: 180, Suspendbe returned to defendant. Credit ed:180. for 1 day jail served. WILLIAMS COUNTY Blake Raab, Delta, OH. No COMMON PLEAS Dog License. Waived Fine: 37.00 Alvin White was granted a Costs: 70.00. judicial release on September 4. Catherine Burnett, Delta, OH. Original charges were 2 counts of Domestic Violence. Arraignment. Illegal assembly or possession of Catherine Burnett, Delta, OH. chemicals for the manufacture of Aggravated Menacing. Arraigndrugs. ment. Sherry Lower, Wauseon, OH. WILLIAMS COUNTY Criminal Trespass. Arraignment. SENTENCING Scott R. Clifton, Delta, OH. Vanessa A. Krause. Possession Violation of Temporary Protection of Cocaine, a 5th degree felony. Order. Arraignment. Intervention in lieu of conviction. Probation for 3 years. Kenneth A. Canfield. Passing of bad checks, a 5th degree felony. Community Control 3 years. Ashley Grond. Illegal Conveyance of Prohibited items onto the Grounds of a Detention Facility, a 3rd degree felony. ODRC 2 years. Post-release control 3 years. Michael D. Foster. Breaking and Entering, a 4th degree felony, 3 years community control. Safecracking, a 4th degree felony. Heather M. Arrazola. Theft, a 5th degree felony. Community Control 3 years. FULTON COUNTY TRAFFIC NEWS Christopher Ramos, Wauseon, OH. 65/50 Speed. Waive amount: 127.00. Danielle R. Martinez, Wauseon, OH. 46/35 Speed. Waive amount: 117.00. Joshua J. Hinkle, Wauseon, OH. OVI/1 Prior. Case dismissed with costs: 88.00. Joshua J. Hinkle, Wauseon, OH. No Operator License. Fine: 100.00, Costs: 64.00. Brandi S. Shadbolt, Wauseon, OH. 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Expired Plates. Waived amount: 182.00. Kathleen E. Willis, Delta, OH. 68/55 Speed. Waived amount: 117.00. Alec C. Maier, Delta, OH. 66/50 Speed. Waived amount: 117.00. Linda L. Yott, Delta, OH. 47/35 Speed. Waived amount: 117.00. Natasha F. Roberts, Delta, OH. 63/50 Speed. Waived amount: 117.00. Jerry L. Randall, Fayette, OH. Right Side of Road. Dismissed with costs: 88.00. Larry L. Stiger, Swanton, OH. Gross Overload. Fine: 150.00,Costs: 80.00. Sherry D. Lower, Wauseon, OH. Driving Under Suspension. Dismissed. Sherry D. Lower, Wauseon, OH. Fictitious Plates. Dismissed. Ashley N. Junge, Wauseon, OH. Assured Clear Distance. Waived amount: 190.00. Donald L. Williams, Wauseon, OH. Assured Clear Distance. Waived amount: 190.00. Wayne M. Gillespie, Fayette, OH. Seatbelt/Driver. Waived amount: 81.00. Mary J. Osterhout, Wauseon, OH. 35/25 Speed. Waived amount: 125.00. Christopher Hogrefe, Wauseon, OH. Expired Plates. Waived amount: 125.00. Augustin Gonzales, Stryker, OH. 35/25 Speed. Waived amount: 125.00. Dorothy C. Ryan, Wauseon, OH. Improper Backing. Waived amount: 190.00. Angelique M. Fish, Edon, OH. 50/35 Speed. Waived amount: 135.00. Adam J. Stough, Fayette, OH. Seatbelt/Driver. Waived amount: 81.00. Rebecca Netzly, Delta, OH. Failure to Yield Right of Way. Waived amount: 182.00. Courtney L. Adamczewski, Swanton, OH. 74/55 Speed. Waived amount: 127.00. Richard A. Condon, Swanton, OH. 72/55 Speed. Waived amount: 127.00. Jill Russell, Delta, OH. Left of Center. Waived amount: 182.00. Elvira Rodriguez, Wauseon, OH. Failure to Obey a Traffic Control Device. Waived amount: 182.00. Billy R. Boyd, Wauseon, OH. Driving Under Suspension. Arraignment. Cindi I. Williams, Fayette, OH. 73/55 Speed. Waived amount: 157.00. Tina A. Willson, Lyons, OH. 70/55 Speed. Waived amount: 127.00. Krystal A. Boulton, Swanton, OH. Failure to Yield. Waived amount: 182.00. Virginia E. Schmidlin, Wauseon, OH. 64/55 Speed. Waived amount: 117.00. Jason R. Castillo, Archbold, OH. 70/55 Speed. Waived amount: 127.00. Tammy K. Crow, Swanton, OH. 69/55 Speed. Waived amount: 157.00. Shawn Machalek, Lyons, OH. Improper Passing. Waived amount: 157.00. Brenda M. Peterson, Archbold, OH. 69/55 Speed. Waived amount: 157.00. Matthew J. Smiday, Wauseon, OH. Seatbelt Driver. Waived amount: 73.00. Steven M. Snyder, Delta, OH. 66/55 Speed. Waived amount: 117.00. Kenneth L. Stewart Jr, Swanton, OH. Stop Sign. Waived amount: 117.00. Amy L. Wilson, Delta, OH. 68/55 Speed. Waived amount: 117.00. Blaine York, Wauseon, OH. 69/55 Speed. Waived amount: 117.00. Diane E. Landolt, Wauseon, OH. 80/55 Speed. Waived amount: 182.00. Jason A. Matthews, Swanton, OH. Failure to Yield Right of Way. Waived amount: 182.00. Amy M. Kudro, Swanton, OH. Right Side of the Road. Waived amount: 117.00. Janet M. Buehrer, Wauseon, OH. 60/50 Speed. Waived amount: 117.00. Michael A. Miller, Archbold, OH. 65/50 Speed. Waived amount: 127.00. Rodney J. Kurth, Wauseon, OH. Fictitious Plates. Arraignment. FULTON COUNTY INDICTMENTS Curtis J. Stanley, Delta, OH. Burglary, a 3rd degree felony. FULTON COUNTY DIVORCES NEWS Xeniya French, Germantown, MD, versus Anthony J. French, Jr., Swanton, OH. Divorce granted 8/26/13. Ronda D. Burghardt, Swanton, OH. versus Raymond R. Burghardt, Temperance, MI. Divorce granted 8/28/13. Crystal M. Steffel, Wauseon, OH. Versus Christopher J. Steffel, Defiance, OH. Divorce granted 8/29/13. Kasey Gamino-Morales, Fayette, OH, versus Samuel Perez, Goshen, IN. Divorce granted 9-4-13. FULTON COUNTY DISSOLUTIONS NEWS Scott E. Thornburg, Wauseon, OH, and Kelli R. Thornburg, Bryan, OH. Dissolution granted 8/28/13. Marilyn E. Nelson, Defiance, OH, and David L. Nelson, Wauseon, OH. Dissolution granted 8/28/13. Robert W. Wyse, Archbold, OH. and Linda Wyse. Dissolution granted 8/29/13. Melissa Quintanilla, Archbold, OH, and Baldemar Quintanilla Jr., Archbold, OH. Dissolution granted 9-6-13. Maiden name restored to Vershum. FULTON COUNTY CRIME STOPPERS The Fulton County Crime Stopper program would like your help in solving the following crimes: Authorities are investigating the burglary and theft of firearms, ammunition, cash and jewelry, taken from a rural Swanton residence between August 21 and August 24, 2013. The homeowner at 3274 US 20A reported that several gunes were stolen including a Makarov PA63 9mm pistol, 4 stainless steel Ruger’s rifles, pellet gun, and shot guns. Ammumition including 900 boxes of .22 long rifle, 6 boxes of 9.18 mm, 6 boxes of .357, 20 boxes of 45 Cal., 6 boxes of 30-06, and 4 boxes of 30.30. Also taken was a jewelry box, man’s gold wedding band, pocket watches, Marine Corps rings, rings, earrings, gold and silver necklaces, watches, and Montata Silver jewelry. Rolls of coins were also taken. Total value loss is approximately $102,000. If you have any information concerning these crimes that could lead to the arrest and indictment of the person(s) involved, please contact the Fulton County Crime Stoppers Hotline. Anyone with information about these crimes or any other felony will be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 cash. Calls are confidential and anonymous. The number to call day or night is 1-800-2551122, toll free.

WILLIAMS COUNTY DOMESTIC COURT Jose Vasquez, Bryan, OH, and Monica Vasquez, Ft. Wayne, IN. Filed for dissolution. Deborah E. Thompson, West Unity, OH and Kirk D. Thompson. Filed for dissolution 8-29-13. Heath A. Baker versus Summer E. Baker. Complaint for divorce filed 9-4-13. Jane A. Kelly, Bryan, OH versus Mark A. Kelly, Bryan, OH. Divorce granted 8-30-13. Teresa Richards, Montpelier, OH versus Richard Richards, Montpelier, OH. Divorce granted 8-30-13. Benjamin E. Lee, Pioneer, OH versus Sylvia Lee, Hillsdale, MI. Divorce granted 8-30-13. Duiane A. Cluckey, Montpelier, OH and Jennifer Clucky, Montpelier, OH. Dissolution granted 9-4-13. Floetta Thompson, Bryan, OH versus Bradley Thompon, Cecil, OH. Divorce granted 9-5-13. Melody L. Sheely, Edon, OH









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120 YEARS AGO September 1893 John Hutchinson, W.H. Spencer, John Kosier and Henry Snyder attended the National G.A.R. Encampment in Indianapolis, Ind. Married September 5, Mr. Sherman Ely and Miss Ada Borton. 110 YEARS AGO September 1903 Sada Eberly was united in marriage to Dawson Barnett. They will move to Chicago, where he will enter Dental School, and Mrs. Barnett, the American Conservatory of Music. 100 YEARS AGO September 1913 Dan Lehman is in the hospital in Toledo, from injuries received by being kicked by a horse. A.K. Bechtol passed away Sunday. 90 YEARS AGO September 1923 Emerson Rupp went to Delaware to enter to Ohio Wesleyan University. Born to Mr. and Mrs. A.F. Creek of Kunkle, a son. Mr. Clayton Simmons, west of town and Miss Mabel Walkerof Kunkle, were married Thursday afternoon, Rev. L.E. Cooper officiated. 80 YEARS AGO September 1933 Rev. A.C. Ormond, 65, was stricken with a heart attack at the Hillcrest Country Club. 70 YEARS AGO September 1943 Services were held on Tuesday for Charles Patten who died suddenly of a heart attack. Miss Mary Jane Altman has gone to Swanton to teach school. On the opening day of the West Unity School enrollment was 294. 60 YEARS AGO September 1953 Ted Knapp underwent an appendectomy. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Orville Clark, twins Sept. 18. 50 YEARS AGO September 1963 Fred Montondo has been appointed chief of the West Unity Brady Township fire department. John D. Hilger was appointed postmaster in Alvordton by Pres. Kennedy. 40 YEARS AGO September 1973 The 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. George Koch, West Unity was honored September 12. An estimated $8,000 damage was reported to the John Carpenter home when wind blew sparks from burning brush up and under the eaves of the home.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hancock’s Golden Wedding Anniversary was observed Sunday. A letter was published from Leiut. Harry Besancon who wrote of conditions of Australian wilds. 60 YEARS AGO September 1953 Ernest and Erma Bretthauer and Rev. and Mrs. W. L. Linebrink have returned from a 5,000 mile Northwestern trip. A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Ivan King of Ridgeville on Sept. 9, Mrs King is the former Shirley Graber of Stryker. 50 YEARS AGO September 1962 Patsy Milliman was named one of 6 finalist for the Williams County Junior Fair Queen Contest.

110 YEARS AGO September 1903 The Boat Oar Company is shipping a big order of special boat book pole for the British Admiralty. The poles are of selected ash, extra smooth finish and are packed in tight crates for their ocean trip. The U.B. Conference of last week transferred Rev. G.F. Hall to Delta and Rev. C.L. Snyder of that place to Stryker. 100 YEARS AGO September 1913 Among copies of the Advance found under 100 foot Hall, the oldest bears the date of December 24, 1885. In the grammar department in 1885 in Stryker school a geographical contest was held in which Fred Von Behren, Gertie Wynn, Corda Grey, Mrytle Merry, Hervey Kitzmiller, May Wilson and Charles Heater carried off the honors. Of those in business in Stryker 28 years ago but three continued in the same line. 90 YEARS AGO September 1923 E. P. Hollingshead was purchased the furniture stock and undertaking business from W.P. Grisier who took up a homestead in Colorado. Miss Louise Mignin is ill with typhoid fever at the house of her mother. 80 YEARS AGO September 1933 Mrs. Byron Clark, 50, died at her home. A daughter was born Sept. 11 to Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Planson. Born to Mr. and Mrs. C.D. Fox on Sept. 10, a son John H. Werum, 85, died recently. 70 YEARS AGO September 1943

1969 Stryker Bus Drivers

30 YEARS AGO September 1983 Nina Wasnich was the guest of honor at an open house honoring her 90th birthday. Jeanne Stuckey, West Unity, spent her summer working as a volunteer at the Toledo Zoo helping care for the animals. 20 YEARS AGO September 1993 West Unity’s Dutch Village Super Valu makes a generous donation toward the Hilltop Athletic Boosters. The ground breaking for the Kissell Community Center took place in West Unity. Clifford and Marcella Smith give acreage to the West Library for the building site. Arthur “Bud” Myers Jr., 69, of Fayette, died October 2 at the Toledo Hospital. 10 YEARS AGO September 2002 The American Legion Post 669 donated the new Veterans of Williams County Book to the West Unity Library. Matthew and Christie Hoffman of Montpelier would like to announce the birth of their first child, Ian Lynn Hoffman.

1969 BUS DRIVERS … Pictured above are the 1969 Stryker Bus Drivers (front row, left to right): William Wagner and Carlton Schooley. Back row: Robert Fisher, A.L. Wyse, Herb Garber, Mary Barber. Not pictured were: James Johnson, Dick Garber, Terry Castor and Dave Graber.

70 YEARS AGO September 1943 Bob Boyd has received his diploma from the naval training school at Bedford Springs, Pa. in naval radio operating and has been home on furlough this week before reporting in New York this weekend. A two-hour parking limit has been adopted at Angola on the public square and nearby business section. Temperatures of 90 degrees were recorded in Montpelier on six days in August. The lowest 47 degrees. 60 YEARS AGO September 1953 Mr. and Mrs. Bill Storey have purchased the controlling interest in Petro’s Restaurant Inc., Warsaw Ind., it was announced this week. Edon men bowlers will again roll their first games of the new season next Monday and Tuesday night. Three teams of women bowlers started Wednesday night at the Butler, Ind., Bowling Alleys. Mrs. Tom Friskney has been employed as a part-time teacher at Northwest school, H.C. Bannorsdall, superintendent of schools announced this week. 50 YEARS AGO September 1963 Finalists in the second annual Williams County junior fair king and queen contest have been announced. Norma Geiselman, Bryan; Patsy Milliman, Stryker and Anita Faulhaber, Edon will compete for the queen title. The candidates for king are James Siler, Bryan; James Gun, West Unity and Ron Brigle, Edon. Edon-Northwest School opened Tuesday morning Sept. 3 with an enrollment of 919 pupils. This is an increase of about 20 students over last year. 40 YEARS AGO September 1973 Ralph D. Joyner was among 85 faculty members at Ball State University approved for promotion by the university’s board of trustees. The Zip-Code the five-digit number following the state in United States addresses-now appears on more than 85 percent of first class mail, according to Edon Postmaster, Paul Burkholder. 30 YEARS AGO September 1983 Paul Curtis was sworn in as a council member Tuesday evening, to fill the unexpired term of Ron Long, who had resigned when he and his family moved. The Measure Up program sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, raised $1, 825.08 in this year’s campaign with the money equally dived between the Sunnyside School and Quadco Rehabilitation Center. 20 YEARS AGO September 1993 Jill Chapin, Beth Snyder, and Tina McCrea have been chosen as the new honorary members of the Edon Chapter of FHA. At the 15th Annual Hamilton Lake Road Classic on July 4th Weekend for females 18 and under, Monica Goebel won with a time of 265:21.8 for the 5K race. 10 YEARS AGO September 2003 Kyle Wheeler and Travis Ely went on a adventure this past summer. The boys traveled to Philmont Boy Scout Ranch located in Cimarron, New Mexico. Travis and Kyle were on their adventure for two weeks as part of a group of seven boy scouts and three adults leaders.

1987 Edon Pep Assembly

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Tour De Book Bicycling Event Is Happening On September 28 In Williams County
ies on the route will include: Bryan, Stryker, West Unity, Pioneer, Montpelier, Edon, and Edgerton. Riders can also ride from Bryan to Montpelier, or Montpelier to Bryan, which is the length of 10.5 miles one way, or 21 miles round trip. This ride will start at 11:00 am. Funds raised by this event will benefit the United Way Imagination Library, Williams County Public Libraries, and the Montpelier Public Library. Rules for the event are as follows. Both teams and individuals are allowed to participate. Riders must be 18 or older to ride the entire 74 miles. Participants can get sponsors for $1.00 per mile that is completed or can ride for a flat fee of $25.00. Those unable to ride the whole 74 miles are welcome to ride the shorter route for a fee of $10. Water, Gatorade, granola bars, and fresh fruit will be provided free to riders at the libraries along the route. T-Shirts are available for sale at all the Main Library in Bryan for $10 each. In an effort to generate more funds and participation, this year’s Tour de Book event will also be having a bicycle raffle. The bike is valued at $400 and has been donated by Colbart’s Bicycle Shop. Tickets are on sale at the branches of the Williams County Public Library through September 28. Each ticket is $1.00 or you can buy 6 tickets for $5.00. The bicycle raffle drawing will take place on September 30. Proceeds will be retained by the “friends” of all libraries of Williams County. WCPL library locations will be open for business certain hours during the tour. Riders will register at the Main Library in Bryan at 8:00 am and then head out to the Stryker Library at 8:30 am. Arrival time at Stryker will be approximately 9:00 am. The Stryker Library will be open from 8:30 am till 10:30 a.m. West Unity arrival time will be around 10:00 am, and the West Unity Library will be open from 9:00 to 11:00 am. Arrival time at Pioneer Library will be around 11:00 am. The Pioneer Library will be open from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The Bryan Main Library will be open from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm and pizza will be served to those riders who chose the route from either Bryan to Montpelier or Montpelier to Bryan. The Montpelier Library will be serving pizza and fruit to the distance riders around noon. The Montpelier Library will be open its normal Saturday hours from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The Edon Public Library will be open from 12:00 to 3:00 pm with an anticipated arrival time of 1:30. The Edgerton Public Library arrival time is projected to be around 2:30 pm, and the library will be open from 12:00 to 4:00 pm. For more information about the Tour de Book event, please contact the United Way of Williams County at 419-636-8603.

Williams County Humane Society
Skeeter Skeeter is a large adult female. She has already been spayed and is calm and quite talkative. Skeeter is declawed and loves nothing more than to sleep the day away in a cozy spot. Quinten Quinten is a 4 year old male, Mastiff mix breed. He is neutered and large in size. Quinten is a gentle giant who enjoys being with children, especially on walks. Quinten can be cautious about some men. He has been spending his time at Town and Country in Bryan so if you are interested in him and don’t see him, please ask an employee.
For more information, call or visit the Williams County Humane Society at 09464 County Road 13, Bryan, Ohio 43506, (419) 636-2200. The cost of adoption is $160 for dogs and $35 or 2 for $50 through August 31st for cats and includes the pets spay or neuter, disease testing, updating of shots, flea and parasite treatments.

RAFFLE ... Bicycle donated by Colbart’s Bicycle shop for the Tour de Book bike raffle. It is valued at $400. Raffle tickets are on sale at WCPL branches, through September 28, for $1.00 each or 6 tickets for $5.00. The drawing will be held on September 30.


The Tour de Book Bicycling Event is once again returning to Williams County. Sponsored by United Way of Williams County in conjunction with Williams County Public Library and Montpelier Public Library the Tour de Book Bicycling Event will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013. This will be a 77 mile bicycle ride beginning at Bryan Library and traveling to every public library in Williams County. Registration begins at 8:00 am at the Bryan Main Library and the tour starts at 8:30 am. Larry and Lilly, the Library Lions, will lead the bikers to the outskirts of Bryan as a special send off on the tour. Librar-

Fulton County SWCD To Offer American Chestnut Toledo Community Foundation’s Andersons Fund Workshop & Tour Supporting Organization Awards Grant To 4-H Camp Palmer
organization created by citizens for our community to enrich the quality of life for individuals and families in our area. In existence since 1973, the Foundation has more than 620 funds with assets of approximately $172 million. The Foundation provides philanthropic services for individuals, families, businesses and corporations to meet their charitable giving needs. For more information on the Foundation, visit the organization’s website at or follow us on Facebook. 4-H Camp Palmer is accepting continuing donations to support the replacement of the camp’s pool. Currently about 50% of funds have been raised with an anticipated new pool in place by summer of 2015. The demand and use of 4-H Camp Palmer has grown steadily since 1947 serving over 295,000 regional youth. 4-H Camp Palmer is a place where adventure and excitement of discovery merge to lift minds of 21,000 camper days of youth and adults annually. For more information on helping camp with this project visit the website at or call 419237-2247.
Swanton, OH, September 3, 2013: There will be an American Chestnut workshop and tour starting at 10:00 a.m. at the Swanton Public Library, 305 Chestnut St., Swanton, OH 43558 on September 21, 2013. Before the blight, American Chestnuts were majestic forest trees, sometimes called “the Redwoods of the East.” A keystone species, one in four trees of the eastern US forest was a chestnut. These huge trees were highly valued since the golden hardwood resisted rot, and its crop of sweet nuts fed abundant wildlife and generations of Americans. In northwest Ohio, chestnuts grew along Lake Erie and in the Oak Openings Region. You will learn how to bring back the chestnut through a morning workshop, followed by lunch and tours to three nearby chestnut sites. You will receive at least one pure American chestnut seedling, and seeds to grow next spring in your garden, farm, or woodland. The workshop presenter is Penn State University Researcher, Sara Fern Fitzsimmons. Sara is the Regional Science Coordinator of the American Chestnut Foundation. She will share chestnut history, planting and growing methods, common diseases and pests, and leaf and wood identification. Pre-registration is required and the cost is $25.00 per person, which includes lunch. Deadline to register is September 20th; and the contact is Kim Bowles of the Fulton SWCD at 419-337-9660 or kbowles@fultoncountyoh. com. The workshop and tour is being sponsored by Lange Tree Farm, Lucas & Fulton SWCDs, Wild Ones Oak Openings, Metroparks of the Toledo Area, OSULucas County Extension, Owens Community College, ODNR Maumee State Forest, Black Swamp Conservancy, and the Oak Openings Green Ribbon Initiative.

The Board of Trustees of the Andersons Fund Supporting Organization of the Toledo Community Foundation has approved a grant to 4-H Camp Palmer in the amount of $10,000. These funds will be used to support the replacement of a new swimming pool at camp. The Andersons Fund Supporting Organization grant will be used to fund final design and to secure the Ohio Department Health permits. Also, the grant will encourage similar support in the effort to replace a pool that was originally built in 1957. At a May 15 board

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Williams County Senior Centers Keep Busy In The Month Of September
September is National Senior Center Month, and a great time to check out all that goes on in our Senior Centers all over the county – Stryker, West Unity, Pioneer, Edon, Edgerton, Montpelier and Bryan. Each one has its own personality because the people who go there influence their own centers. Stop in – enjoy activities and good food – get a newsletter and join us for all that the senior centers have to offer. People who participate in our senior center activities are a really varied group with many backgrounds, opinions, abilities and life experiences. But even though we are all different, we all have the same desires to be respected and to enjoy our time at the senior center. To assure that this is true for all people who use our services, we have developed Rights and Responsibilities for our participants. These are included within our newsletter. Please review – I am sure you agree that with the rights you have in enjoying our centers and transportation, there come a few simple responsibilities. Thank you. September is fair month at the Williams County Fair, and Senior Day will be on Thursday, September 12. We will be serving brunch 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Veteran’s Memorial Building – come enjoy sausage gravy over biscuits and other tasty stuff before heading to the midway to take in what is offered there. Edgerton will host their evening meal on Thursday, September 19, at their new location at the Edgerton Church of Christ near the entrance to Miller Park on the west side of the village. We will serve dinner from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., then enjoy Bingo and prizes. See you at both the fair and the evening meal! My best to you this month - Barb HIGHLIGHTS & UPCOMING EVENTS Thursday, September 12: Senior Day at the fair. Join us at the Williams County Fair Saturday, September 14: Walk to End Alzheimer’s at the Bryan Recreation Park Thursday, September 19: Edgerton’s Evening Meal: Dinner at 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. with Bingo following dinner. COME TO SENIOR CENTER: ENJOY TRIPS FOR FREE We want more people to enjoy lunch at our seven senior centers so we are offering an incentive for all to come. If you eat at our centers regularly, you will get a free coupon for transportation on a recreational trip! Centers go to dinner night out, movies, shopping out of town, play dress rehearsals, and other adventures. If you dine at our senior centers 80% of the serving days in a month, your site manager will give you a coupon to use within six months. For centers that serve 5 days per week, that would be 16 in September, and those serving 4 days per week, it would be 12 days in the month. Each month differs on the number of serving days, so we list them in each calendar. The site managers can answer any questions or call Barb at 419-633-4317. Thanks for supporting our centers and enjoy your trips! MORNING TRIPS WORK BEST FOR US As the Williams County Department of Aging takes more and more people to medical appointments, we ask our riders to help us serve everyone well. • Please try to take make your appointments in the morning, especially when we take you to Toledo, Fort Wayne, or any place out of the county. • Please be sure to be dressed and ready for your pick up. • Please give us as much notice as possible so we can schedule trips accordingly. When you make your appointment, call your senior center or main office at 419-633-4317 to book your trip. Have all your information ready to give us so that we are clear on what is involved. • When a person calls for a ride less than 24 hours before the appointment, we will consider if we can cover it on a situation by situation basis. We will make every effort to provide the transportation, but we cannot guarantee it • Sit back and enjoy the ride! EDON SENIOR CENTER NEWS UPCOMING EVENTS: Thursday, September 12 – Senior Day at the Williams County Fair – Center closed. Monday, September 16 – Dinner night out at Shaffer’s in Bryan. Leaving the Edon senior center at 4:15 p.m. Donation cost: $3.00. Sign up at center. Thursday, September 19 – Edgerton’s evening meal. Thursday, September 26 – Lunch with the County Commissioners Other Activities Golf on the following dates: Wednesdays on September 18th, and the 25th. We are going to do an October craft for the center to welcome in fall. We are selling Purple Power Posies at all the area senior centers to help “End Alzheimer’s.” Each Purple Power Posy is $1.00 and will be displayed at the centers. Get yours today! Fair Week – Come into the Edon Senior Center September 9th – 11th to for fun fair-themed games and activities! Popcorn, caramel apples, blue ribbons, the fair fun never ends this week! MONTPELIER SENIOR CENTER NEWS UPCOMING ACTIVITIES Wii Bowling League every Monday – Thursday 12:30 to 2:30. Cheer them on! Fun time for everyone. Senior Card GetTogethers – 1st and 3rd Fridays 1:00 p.m. Eucre; 2nd and 3rd Friday 12:30 p.m. 3/13 Game; 4th Monday, 9:30 to 3:00, Hand and Foot. Join us! Thursday, September 12 – Senior Day at the Williams County Fair. All centers closed. We will provide transportation. Brunch at the Veterans Memorial Building. Tuesday, September 17 – Opdyke pickin’ and a grinnin’ Thursday, September 19 – Edgerton Evening Meal. Bus leaves 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, September 25 – 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Flu Shot Clinic by the Williams County Health Department. Fee of $25 or Medicare Card. Friday, September 27 – Dottie Vollmar, SI Program Consumer Council: Medicare Basics Part 1 PIONEER SENIOR CENTER NEWS UPCOMING EVENTS Saturday, September 14 – Memory Walk in Bryan for Alzheimer’s Association starting at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, September 19 – Edgerton Evening Meal. Monday, September 23 – El Mariachis for Supper. Transportation fee. Saturday, September 27 – Hillsdale County Fair Senior Citizen’s Day. Leaving from center at 10:00 a.m. Transportation fee. Sign up at center. STRYKER SENIOR CENTER NEWS The center will be closed September 12 for Senior Day at the Williams County Fair. Brunch will be served in the Veteran’s Building from 10 – 11:30 a.m. Call the Center if you need transportation to the fair at 419-682-2083. See you at the fair! Special Events Saturday, September 14 – At 3:00 p.m. Meet at the Jaycee Pavilion in Bryan for the Alzheimer’s Walk. Tuesday, September 17 – At 12:30 p.m. Elizabeth Grimes RN, BSN, Speaker on Pain Management at the Stryker Senior Center. Tuesday, September September 17 – At 4:15 p.m., leave for the Montpelier Senior Center for sandwiches and musical entertainment. Wednesday, September 18 – At 11:30 a.m. Bob Rowan speaker from the American Legion. Thursday, September 26 – At 10:00 a.m., Flu Clinic with at the Stryker Senior Center with the Williams County Health Department. Evening Activities Tuesday, September 17 – Leave at 4:15 p.m. for the Montpelier Senior Center for sandwiches and entertainment. Thursday, September 19 – Leave at 3:30 p.m. for the evening meal in Edgerton. Tuesday, September 24 – Leave at 5:00 p.m. for Clubhouse Pizza Buffet, downtown Stryker. Monday, September 30 – Leave at 3:30 p.m. for Essen Haus for dinner night out. WEST UNITY SENIOR CENTER UPCOMING EVENTS Thursday, September 12 – Senior Day at the fair. All centers closed. Wednesday, September 18 – Homestead Ice Cream after lunch. Thursday, September 19 – Edgerton’s Evening Meal. Monday, September 23 – Low Vision Support Group at Montpelier at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 25 – Grocery shopping at Chiefs – 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 27 – Blood Pressure Checks with Americare. WILLIAMS COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF AGING NEWS: PARTICIPANTS RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES The Williams County Department of Aging operates seven senior centers in the county to offer older adults the opportunity to enjoy a friendly and inviting place to gather. All seniors deserve to feel welcome and comfortable in every center. We expect all participants and guests to respect the rights and dignity of others, and to behave in a mature and responsible manner. Actions that undermine the rights and dignity of others will not be tolerated in the senior center setting or during transportation services. Participants are expected to: •Maintain personal hygiene that is healthy and not offensive, and wear appropriate attire at all times. •Use voice, language and behavior that will not offend or disturb other participants or staff. •Be able to function independently in the center or be accompanied by a personal caregiver. •Recognize and respect the fact that all individuals are different, and treat others with courtesy and consideration. •Handle county and municipal property and equipment with care. •Socialize and interact with others in a positive manner. •Use or possession of alcohol or illegal drugs on the property or while participating in programs is forbidden. If a participant is unable to meet the above expectations, the center manager or designated staff member will discuss the matter with the person involved. If the behavior repeats, on-duty staff has the authority to require the participant to leave the center. The executive director will be contacted and an investigation into the incident will be conducted. The participant can be suspended until the action is complete. Staff reserves the right to enforce immediate suspension. Also, if an individual’s actions are perceived to present an imminent danger to the life or safety of participants or staff, police will be called immediately. CURLY THE BEAR FUNDRAISER The Department of Aging is selling Curly the Bear as a fundraiser to benefit the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Each bear will be gifted to a resident with dementia in a local nursing home. Your generous donation will bring a smile to a local senior and help find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. The department will deliver purchased bears to local nursing homes. Each donation is $19.99. Order forms are available at the main office or at your local senior centers. All orders must be received by September 7th. Thank you for your contributions! Join Us for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s The Williams County Department of Aging will have a team again in the Bryan Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, September 14th at the Bryan Recreation Park. Registration starts at 2p.m. CONTINUED ON PAGE 18



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“PEOPLE’S CHOICE” AWARDS … Community Art Show Winners were recently recognized by event organizers, Friends of the Edon Public Library, for its esteemed “People’s Choice Award” Honors. Selected by their peers, top favorites in Adult, Junior and Children’s Classes included, clockwise from left, Drew Gallehue, First Place~Children’s Class; Gary Urdialis, Second Place~Junior Class; Logan Bloir, Second Place~Children’s Class and Elaine Knight, Second Place~Adult Class (tie). Winning artists not pictured were Barb Juhasz, First Place~Adult Class and Overall “People’s Choice Award” Winner; Gretchen Mauerhan, Second Place~ Adult Class (tie) and Madelyn Kaiser, First Place~Junior Class. The annual event took place during Edon Days 2013.


Edon Senior Center Celebrates September Birthdays & Anniversaries

BIKE RAFFLE … In conjunction with its Second Annual Tour de Book Bicycling Event, Williams County Public Library is sponsoring a Tour de Book Bike Raffle as well. Tickets for the Fuji Adventure Bike (donated by Colbart’s Bicycle Shop in Edon) can be purchased at your local library up until Saturday, September 28, 2013 for one dollar each or six for five dollars; the winning ticket will be drawn Monday, September 30. Displaying the sturdy, light bike ~ valued at four hundred dollars ~ are John and Valda Colbart. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit “Friends” of all libraries of Williams County.


EDON: Five Generations Celebrated

SPECIAL DAY … Celebrating birthdays and anniversaries at the Edon Senior Center on Thursday, September 5, 2013 were, from left, LaMar Allomong (63rd Wedding Anniversary with wife Annabelle) and Mary Lou and Clete Radabaugh (51st Wedding Anniversary and Clete’s Birthday). Bethlehem Christian Union Church hosted this month’s celebration at the Center.


Monthly Community Meal Planned For Sept. 24th


FIVE GENERATIONS ... Corbyn Muehlfeld was born on July 3rd, 2013 to Kaitlyn & Taylor Muehlfeld of Edon. He is being held by his great-great grandmother, Winnifred Gordon (93 years old) of Homer, MI; back row (left to right), is his mother Kaitlyn; great grandmother, Marlene Koons of Homer, MI; and grandmother, Karen Wells of Montpelier.

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COMMUNITY MEAL … Members of the Edon Area Ministerial Association invite local residents and their families to join them at their monthly Community Free Meal set for Tuesday, September 24, 2013 in Edon. Plan now to stop by Florence Township Fire Hall between 5:00-7:00 p.m. for an enjoyable evening of fun, food and fellowship. August’s hosts from Edon United Methodist Church ~ Sara Liggett, Krista Miller, Darlene Holden, Cheryl Coburn and Pat Dillon.

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Williams County Health Department 2013 FLU SHOT CLINICS
Tuesday, September 24 Wednesday, September 25 Thursday, September 26 Friday, September 27 Tuesday, October 1 Wednesday, October 2 Thursday, October 3 Edgerton Senior Center Montpelier Senior Center Stryker Senior Center Bryan Senior Center Edon Senior Center Pioneer Senior Center West Unity Senior Center 10:00 - 11:30 am 10:00 - 11:30 am 10:00 - 11:30 am 10:00 - 11:30 am 10:00 - 11:30 am 10:00 - 11:30 am 10:00 - 11:30 am

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NEW VEHICLE ... Montpelier Police Departments newest vehicle was added to the fleet last week and can now be seen patrolling the village streets.

Montpelier Native Graduates From Basic Training
Air Force Airman Mackenzie M. Jones graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Jones is the son of Larry Jones and Melissa Hiltabidel, both of Montpelier. He is a 2009 graduate of Montpelier High School.

Larry Soles, from Soles Motor Sports, spoke as a guest of Eldred Buehrer at the Stryker Rotary Club meeting. Larry runs his business out of downtown Stryker and is able to attract customers from a large geographic area. The sale of large items is somewhat sporadic, but he said that is the nature of the business. Service work and sale of smaller items provide the steady business for the company. Larry enjoys racing vintage motorcycles on a flat track. He said they have been practicing racing at the fairground for several years, and ran a sanctioned race during the Williams County Fair in 2012. This year they were not able to get on the schedule of events, but are planning

another race in 2014. He has also raced at the Fulton County Fairground where they run an annual race the second weekend in July. These are great places to see vintage motorcycles of all sizes. Larry drove a motorcycle with a Voyager conversion kit installed to the meeting. His business installs these kits, making an affordable method to transfer any motorcycle to a trike. The kit can be made to match the motorcycle and once installed provides a very attractive package. The Voyager is also easily removable if the owner would like to ride a two wheel bike part of the time. Larry is pictured on the converted motorcycle with Rotary member Eldred Buehrer on the back preparing to take a ride.

Village of Montpelier Fall 2013 Large Trash Drop-Off Guide
FOR VILLAGE OF MONTPELIER RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS ONLY! Drop off point for this year’s trash drop off is located at the Village of Montpelier Street Department at 1010 East Main Street, in Montpelier. DROP OFF DATES AND TIMES: Saturday, October 5, 2013 8:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Saturday, October 12, 2013 8:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Only large bulky household items such as furniture, appliances and large junk items will be accepted. Items that can be put in village approved garbage bags or in a 2-foot by 2-foot box with sticker for regular pickup will NOT be accepted. The following items will be accepted for a fee: Stickers for the following can be purchased at the Town Hall or you may purchase them at the Street Department only on the scheduled Drop Off days. Appliances containing Freon gases - $15.00. Examples: Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, etc. (The $15.00 fee covers Freon gas removal and certification.) Tires: Car tires - $3.00 each; truck tires - $6.00 each; tractor tires - $25.00 each. (This fee covers the Village disposal cost.) The following items will not be accepted: a) Garbage (Picked up on garbage day only.) b) Grass and yard waste (These cannot go to the landfill at any time.) c) Roofing and/or construction materials (Arrangement for a truck can be made at time of removal; there is a charge for disposal.) d) Boxes filled with junk and debris (These can be set out during regular garbage pickup with a sticker.) e) Paint cans with liquid paint (To dry, remove lid several days in advance of drop off.) f) Liquid household cleaners and chemicals INFORMATION PROVIDED

September Anniversaries & Birthdays At Stryker Senior Center

CELEBRATION ... Celebrating their September anniversaries and birthdays at the Stryker Senior Center are, from left, (front) Margaret Boynton, Kenny Bell, (back) Ernie and Peg Belella, who are celebrating their 63rd anniversary, and Norman Vermillon.


September Birthdays & Anniversaries Celebrated At Montpelier Senior Center

Jim & Joyce Short Celebrate 60 Years

HAPPY DAY … Observing September birthdays and anniversaries on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at Montpelier Senior Center were, seated, from left, Carol Nester, Mary Jo Ulrich and standing, from left, Jacob Beck, Leon and Darlene Maag (5th Wedding Anniversary and Darlene’s birthday) and Max Grant. Assistant Site Manager Robin Stahl was also pleased to announce Max Grant (floral arrangement from Huntington Bank tellers) and Darlene Maag (two Senior Center Lunch tickets) as September’s Monthly Door Prize winners; Howard Moore, Ella Ward, Karen Stoops, Patricia Smith, Mary Jo Ulrich, Barry Brown, Donald Smith, Valerie Gleason, Charlene Housh, Carol Brumbaugh, Darlene Maag, Dorothy Parks, Kathy Cramer, Jim Wallace, Mike Freese, Janice Burkhart, William Merica, Betty Freese, Lynne Wallace and Dick Poorman were lucky ticket holders as well for additional door prizes (abundantly filled glass candy dishes!) graciously donated by September’s hosts, Southern Care of Toledo.

60TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY … Jim and Joyce Short will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on Saturday, September 21 at the Springfield Township Park Shelter House in Stryker from 1-4PM. The couple wed September 11, 1953 at the Evangelical Mennonite Church in Archbold. They have five children: Mrs. Ron (Shirley) Zwyer of Stryker; Jack (Diane) of Towanda, IL.; Bruce (Michelle) of Stryker; Brian (Kris) of Pettisville; and Stacey (Paula) Of Stryker. They also have 11 grandchildren, four step grandchildren; and five great grandchildren and one step great grandson. Jim and Joyce reside at 22060 State Route 2 in Stryker.





Free Mental Health Family Education Class Will Start Sept. 17
A free mental health education class for family members and others with an adult loved one who suffers from a mental illness will be offered by the NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Four County chapter next month. The class will be held in Bryan in the third floor auditorium of the Community Hospitals and Wellness Center, 433 W. High St. The 12-week class, which is open to residents of any county, begins Tuesday, September 17 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Called Family to Family, the class covers a different topic each week, including: learning about the symptoms and facts of major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, panic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder; understanding each diagnosis as well as the treatment of each illness; dealing with difficult periods that a person suffering from a mental illness goes through, including relapse; an up-to-date medication review; a problemsolving workshop; developing strategies on how to better communicate with the mentally ill loved one; and more. The curriculum was professionally developed by NAMI and is continually updated to include the most recent information about medications and medical research on mental illness. Family to Family is now listed in SAMHSA’s national registry of evidence-based programs and practices. Participants will receive a notebook full of information on each topic covered during the class. Co-leaders of the fall Family to Family class are Trisha Vassar and Veria Frank, each of whom has a family member with a mental illness. They have taught the class before and completed a three-day training in order to become certified as a Family to Family instructor. Class evaluations from past Family to Family participants report that the information presented is very helpful. However, the opportunity to share and learn from other persons who have gone through similar situations with a mentally ill loved one is the most valuable part of the class. To find out more about the Bryan class, please contact Trisha or Veria at 419/237-3103 during the day or Trish at 419/330-9476 other times. Although the class is free and open to any family member, friend or person who works closely with someone with a mental illness, pre-registration is required.

Cookbook Author Visits Pioneer Village Market

MEET & GREET ... Cookbook Author Marsha Baker signs copies of her second book, “Love at First Bite” at the Pioneer Village Market on Saturday, September 7.



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Four County Receives All A’s on First Report Card
The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) has recently released report card grades for Ohio’s Career Technical Schools. According to the ODE, the new rating system is believed to be the first of its kind in the nation to use A to F letter grades and to exceed the federal requirements. The new career-tech report cards were developed by representatives from six Ohio education organizations as required by legislation. The Career Technical Education (CTE) report card consists of five components (Achievement, Graduation, Post Program Outcomes, Prepared for Success, and Financial Data) three of which receive grades. Four County Career Center, serving 22 associate schools in the four county area, was one of only eight Career Technical Schools in Ohio to receive all A’s on their report card. "We are certainly very proud of the CTE Grade Card results.", said Superintendent Tim Meister. "It speaks volumes about how terrific our entire staff is at Four County. The challenge we now face is not being satisfied with this report card, but to continue to find ways to improve and excel each day."

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1962 Wauseon Indians Basketball

Cause For Celebration At Wauseon Senior Center

1962 WAUSEON INDIANS … Pictured above are the 1962 Wauseon Indians Varsity Basketball team (front row, left to right): M. Clark, B. Arend, P. Kolb, L. Warncke, L. Burt and H. Warncke. Back row: Mr. Schacht, Coach, G. Baumgartner, A. Moll, P. Zumfelde, S. Frank and R. Volk.


Wauseon City Council Hears Reports & Legislation; Sets Trick or Treat Free One-On-One Computer Classes At The Wauseon Public Library
By: Chelsie Firestone job. Director of Finance, Jamie Giguere reported that the numbers on the income tax report were down for the month of August but that receipts are still up 4% overall for the year. Director of Law Thomas McWatters III explained Ordinance 2013-8 regarding park rules and the sections that were amended. Councilor Shane Chamberlin inquired about the penalties that would be involved with these amendments. Currently violation of the rules would classify as a M4 (misdemeanor of the 4th degree). Chief Torbet agreed that the penalties really should classify as M1 (misdemeanor of the 1st degree). Mr. McWatters explained that if council would like to amend the penalties to this that they can be amended when presented for second reading. Legislative matters passed on first reading included Ordinance 2013-7 regarding amending the codified ordinances of the City of Wauseon to include “Section 719, Sweepstakes Internet Café” to Part Seven Business Regulation Code. The ordinance passed on first reading. Ordinance 2013-8, amending sections 505.17 and 957 of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Wauseon also passed on first reading. Resolutions passing on first reading included Resolution 2013-28, which authorized the mayor to enter into an appraisal agreement with Industrial Appraisal Company for the purpose of appraising the city’s property. Passed as emergency and now in effect were Resolution 2013-26 and Resolution 2013-27. Resolution 2013-26 declares the necessity for the transfer of funds pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 5705.15 and 507.16 from the Capital Project Fund to the Bond Reduction Fund. Resolution 2013-27 accepts the amounts and rates as determined by the Budget Commission and authorizes the necessary tax levies and certifies them to the auditor. There were no second or third readings. The only new business brought before council other than the setting of Trick or Treat times within the city concerned the Undivided Local Government Fund. The motion that the City of Wauseon waive any hearing before the Fulton County Budget Commission regarding appointment of the Undivided Local Government Fund and agree to the Fulton County Budget Commission’s alternate plan of apportionment on the basis of need and prior years’ apportionment as well as to accept the sum of $120,888.20 as the City of Wauseon’s share of the Undivided Local Government Fund carried with unanimous approval.
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CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION … The Wauseon Senior Center recently celebrated birthdays for the month of September. Pictured above are (front row, left to right): Ken Bell and Peg Wilson. Back row: Sally Lutz and Linda Eash.


Aside from the setting Trick or Treat to be held on Thursday, October 31 from 6:00 to 7:30, the last regular council meeting held by the Wauseon City Council was business as usual as the council heard reports from various department heads and readings of legislative matters. Police Chief Keith Torbet reported that the “Safe and Sober” campaign ended on Labor Day and that the department had 199 traffic stops that resulted in 29 citations over the campaign. Torbet also noted that seven people have signed up for the Citizen’s Police Academy thus far and that the department is still accepting applications. Councilor Don Mathews commended Chief Torbet on the department’s work over the “Safe and Sober” campaign, noting that the department was very busy and did an excellent

Have you gotten a new electronic “toy”? A new computer, laptop, e-Reader or i-Pad? Do you need help learning the basics? Are you new to the internet? Want to learn how to surf the web, set up an email account, or just want to learn how to put together a resume, cover letter or flyer on the computer? Then call to reserve a spot at the Wauseon Public Library’s free, one-onone computer classes on September 20 from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. “These classes offer a wonderful opportunity to learn more about how to use the computer,” shared Library Director

Amy Murphy. “We will have staff sit down with you one-on-one and help you learn what you want to learn about the computer, software programs or the internet.” The lessons are free, but space is limited. Since they are one-on-one

classes, please register today for the one-hour segments. For more information or to register, please email amy. or call the Wauseon Public Library at 419-335-6626.

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Olive Myrna
Irelan Belle Harlow is happy to announce the arrival of her sweet baby sister, Olive Myrna. Born at FTMC in Norwalk, Ohio at 10:46pm on Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 (her namesakes birthday also). She was 20 inches long and weighed 8 lbs 5 1/2 oz. Olive’s proud parents are Phil & Autumn (Cordy) Harlow of Bellevue, Ohio...and older sister Britni Harlow of Norwalk, Ohio. Grandparents are Robert Cordy of Archbold, Richard & Myrna Brown of Wauseon, Robert & Suzanne Harlow of Arlington, TX and Tina Schau of Norwalk. GreatGrandmothers are Doris Snow of Pettisville and Irene Harlow of Lucasville, OH.



Reader Photographs See what our readers saw at this year’s Fulton County Fair!

The Village Reporter would like to thank the following for their photograph contributions: Amy Ambrose, Ashley Thorpe, Christine Wiedle, Heather Wilson, Kristin Beatty, Luanne Strauss, Melissa Ramos, Pang Kou Lor, Tiffany Stacy.






Activities At Fayette’s Normal Memorial Library Fayette’s Loretta Torres Presents At that 2 and 3 year olds have an adult join By: Tammy Allison Toastmasters Meeting On September 2nd THE VILLAGE REPORTER them for the fun.
“Ya Gotta Love “Em”, was the speech topic of Loretta Torres of Fayette at the September 2nd Northwest Ohio Toastmasters’ meeting. She related humorous stories of very young children from a parent’s perspective. This was her tenth speech which completes the first series. Sue Stamm of Archbold provided an overall evaluation of the speech. Andy and Karen Lyke of Whitehouse hosted the meeting at their rural home for a cook out. Karen presented a series of questions for members to respond to during Table Topics as to what makes the Fulton County Fair special. Items included food, rides, agriculture, and entertainment. The Toastmaster was Larry Zuvers of Bryan. Since it was Labor Day, he related a somewhat funny and mostly frustrated story with customer service at a cable company. It took 45 minutes and three service persons to get an account password changed. He responded to a customer survey that he was not pleased with the service. A word of interest was ‘escalate’. The definition relates to increase, intensify, move up, or expand. Examples include: escalate in price, escalate a conflict, and the word escalator. Andy Lyke provided the timing of each person’s speaking. Dues of $36 should be given to Andy as treasurer in September. Barb Steckly of Bryan provided an inspirational close relating that living in the past does not allow competing in the present. Rebecca Lovelace of Fayette, who is club president, reported that the next regular meeting is September 16. In addition, on September 23 there will be a combined meeting with the Defiance Toastmasters at 6:30 pm at Northwest State. The purpose is to have a humorous speech and table topics contest. The public and college students are also invited. Guests are always welcome to attend Northwest Ohio Toastmasters' meetings on the first and third Monday of each month at 6:30 pm in the Allied Health Building Conference Room at Northwest State Community College south of Archbold. For more information contact Larry Zuvers at 419-636-2329 or
The Normal Memorial Library in Fayette is a small town hub of activity for children and adults alike. Many children dug into reading this summer with the library’s “Dig Into Reading” summer reading program. A total of 31 children participated logging 2,540 hours in only 6 weeks. Rewarded for their efforts were Hannah Kovar, 484 hours, winner of the girl’s bike, and Miah Beauregard, 448 hours, winner of a digital camera. Ethan Hiler had perfect attendance at the events and was rewarded with the boy’s bike. Many local businesses and volunteers contributed to the success of this program. The library offers many programs and services for children during the school year as well. A grant received at the beginning of this year has been used for a Listening Center in the Children’s Library. Several new books on CD have been purchased. Children can also read with a buddy in this area. The Afterschool program is once again in full swing. Children in kindergarten through 2nd grade are welcome in September on Tuesdays while children 3rd through 5th grade are welcome on Thursdays for the following days and events: the 10th and 12th movie, 17th and 19th crafts, and 24th and 26th a play day. For the younger children ages 2-5, story time will be held on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:00. The Library asks

For adults, the library offers a monthly book discussion group. This month, the group will discuss The Good Dream by Donna VanLiere on Thursday, September 26 at 7:00 pm. The story, set in Tennessee in the 1950s, exposes small town secrets and pulls main character Ivorie out of her comfort zone when a mysterious child enters her life. In addition, a new feature in the Library online database called NoveList allows users to access information about the books they are interested in. This feature can be accessed online through the Patron Catalog tab followed by the Enterprise Catalog selection. The Library also appreciates the many donations it receives in memory and in honor of friends and families. The library accepts these types of donations anytime. If you currently are not taking advantage of all the local library has to offer, September is the perfect time to visit the library. September is National Library Card Sign Up Month, and the Normal Memorial Library will give away free pens to all new patrons requesting first-time library cards. Come check it out! Tammy Allison may be reached at

Winameg Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 10925 County Road 10-2 Delta, Ohio Pastor Floyd Vincent Worship: 10:30 a.m. St. Caspar Catholic Church 1205 N. Shoop Ave. Father David Bruning Saturday Mass: 5 p.m. Sunday Mass: 8 and 10:30 a.m. Spanish Mass: Sunday, 1 p.m. Emmaus Lutheran 841 N. Shoop Ave. Pastor: Charles Althoff Creative Worship: 8:15 a.m. Education Hour: 9:30 a.m. Classic Worship: 10:45 a.m. True North Church Meets @ Wauseon Elementary & Middle School Pastor Rex Stump Worship: 10:00 a.m. Oasis Christian Fellowship 400 Enterprise Ave. Pastor Louie Weber Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Wednesday Adult Bible Study: 7 p.m. Children’s Classes, K-5th Grade: 7 p.m. Tedrow Mennonite Church 252 Windisch St. Pastor: Doug King Youth & Young Adult Pastor: Ryan Nafziger Worship: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. West Fulton Dunkard Brethren 18354 US20A Pastor: Fred Johnson & Brant Jamison Worship: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Evening: 6 p.m. Wednesday Evening: 7:30 p.m. Eagle Point Worship Center 115 S. Fulton St. Pastors: Michael & Marilyn Lulfs Sunday Morning Praise & Worship: 10 a.m. Wednesday Adult Bible Study: 7 p.m. Teen Bible Study: 7 p.m. Children’s Bible Class: 7 p.m. St. Luke Lutheran 1588 St. Rt. 108 Pastor Dave Goehmann Saturday Eve.: 7 p.m. Sunday Bible Study: 9 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:15 a.m. Wednesday Midweek School: 6:30 p.m Church of the Master United Methodist 229 W. Chestnut Pastor: Ben Sheaffer Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Worship: 10: 30 a.m.
Crossroads Evangelical Church 845 E. Leggett St. Senior Pastor: Matt Boyers Associate Pastor: Nate Hamblin Sunday Morning: 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday Kids: 6:45-8 p.m. Wednesday Adults: 7-8 p.m.

Cooking Up a Furnace At The Fayette Opera House
Cooking will take centerstage at Fayette’s historic Opera House on Saturday, October 5th when the Fayette Arts Council hosts a fundraising event called “Cooking up a Furnace”. Sponsored by the Fayette Arts Council and the Opera House Association, this benefit, Pampered Chef Cooking Show will raise funds for a new heating and cooling system for the first floor of the Opera House. The host for the event will be Pampered Chef local representative Cathy Leininger. In addition to participating in an outstanding culinary workshop (complete with food samples), each participant will receive a gift & coupon bag, a Pampered Chef Cook Book and will be eligible for the Cooking up a Furnace Drawing. Tickets for the event are $5.00 and may be purchased from any Fayette Arts Council Member or by calling (419) 237-3111 and leaving your name and ticket request. All of the ticket income as well one third of the proceeds from the sale of the Pampered Chef items will offset the cost of the recently installed replacement furnace and new air conditioning system. “The Opera House has been in need of an air conditioning system on the first floor for years.” said Tom Spiess, Director of the Fayette Arts Council. Fayette’s historic old facility serves as the local nutrition site for the Fulton County Senior Citizen Center. The existing cooling system struggled to maintain comfort levels during the summer season. “The old window unit was too small, too noisy and too challenging for Senior Site Management to manage on a daily basis” said Spiess. Too address this need; the Board of the Fayette Arts Council (owner of the Opera House) initiated a drive to raise the dollars needed to upgrade the system. All funds to cover the cost of the installation are raised locally from private donations and fundraising events such as the “Cooking up a Furnace” Campaign. As the Fayette Arts Council nears the end of this fundraising effort, a private challenge donation of $1000 was made by a local resident to stimulate support and to bring the campaign to a successful conclusion. With the funds raised through the “Cooking Up A Furnace” match grant campaign added to the income generated from the screening of the silent film “The Black Pirate” (Accompanied by organist Lynne Long) slated for September 21st, the Arts Council will erase most of the costs associated with the upgrades to the heating plant.

Faith Baptist Church 15878 Co. Rd F, Wauseon, Oh. 43567 Pastor Randy Titus Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday Eve. Worship 6 p.m. Wednesday Eve. Worship 7 p.m. Christ Church 410 N. Shoop Ave. Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Sunday Evening: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Evening: 7 p.m. First Universalist Church of Lyons, Ohio 145 East Morenci St., Lyons Youth Activity -9:45 am Adult Religious Ed. 9:45 am Youth Religious Ed. 10:45 Worship Service 10:30 am East Chesterfield Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 14901 County Road 14, Lyons Pastor Floyd Vincent Worship: 9:00 a.m. West Clinton Mennonite Church 18029 Co. Rd. C Pastors Jess & Naomi Engle Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Worship: 10:30 a.m. Hope Christian Fellowship Located 1.5 miles west of Walmart on US 20A Pastor: Donna Stutzman Sunday School/Bible Study: 9:30 a.m. Worship: 10:30 a.m. North Dover United Methodist 11080 St. Rt. 108 Pastor: Rev. Don Krieger Bible Study/Sunday School: 10:00 a.m. Worship: 9:00 a.m. Christ United Methodist Church 215 N. Fulton St. Pastor Ruth Ann Scoby Sunday School: 9:00 a.m. Fellowship: 9:45 a.m. Worship: 10:15 a.m. Wauseon New Life 850 West Elm St. Pastors Mark & Rebecca Sanchez Sunday Worship: 10:00 a.m. Wednesday: 6:00 p.m

Wauseon Community Church of the Nazarene 139 Cherry St. Pastor: Timothy Moebs Worship: 10 a.m. Small Groups (Sunday): 6 p.m. Small Groups (Monday): 7 p.m. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 129 E. Elm St. Senior Pastor: Mitchell Maxted Associate Pastor: Mary Jo Bray Traditional Worship: 8:15 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Blended Worship: 10:45 a.m. First Baptist Church 854 S. Shoop Ave. Pastor Ron Shipley Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Worship: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship: 6 p.m. Wednesday: Awana: 6:50 8:15 p.m. Adult Bible Study: 7:00 p.m. Youth Group: 7:30 p.m. Haven Heights Baptist Church 1373 N. Ottokee St. Pastor Larry Polston Sunday School: 9:00 a.m. Worship: 10:15 a.m. Sunday Small Groups: 6 p.m. Wednesday: Team Kid: 6 p.m. Youth: 6:30 p.m. Adult Bible Study: 6:30 p.m. First Church of God 507 N. Fulton St. Pastor: Paul Flores Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Worship: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Evening: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Wednesday Night Kids: 7 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church 398 S. Shoop Ave. Interim Senior Pastor: Keith A. Hunsinger Associate Pastor: Jennifer Herrmann Saturday: 5 p.m. Sunday Worship: 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9:15 a.m. North Clinton Mennonite Church 831 W. Linfoot St., Wauseon Pastor Glenn Coblentz 9:00 a.m. Traditional Worship Sunday classes – Children & Adults 10:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship Sunday classes - Adults


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West Franklin United Methodist Corner of Fulton Co. Rd L & 27-1 West Unity, Ohio *9:14 a.m. Sunday Worship & Jr. Church *10:30 a.m. Sunday School Pioneer Church of the Nazarene Corner of SR 15 & CR S Pioneer, Ohio *10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship *11:00 a.m. Sunday School *7:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting Pine Grove Mennonite 04524 Co. Rd. 20-50, Stryker *9:30 a.m. Sunday School *10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship First Lutheran Church 701 S. Defiance St., Stryker *8:45 a.m. Sunday Worship *10:00 a.m. Sunday School *5:00 p.m. Saturday Evening Worship St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Rev. Roger Marlow, Pastor 201 N Church Edon, OH 43518 Tel: 419-272-2113 *9:00 a.m. Sunday Worship *10:15 a.m. Sunday School *6:30 p.m. Wednesday Catechism Class Alvordton United Brethren 311 East Main St., Alvordton 9:30 am Sunday Worship 6:00 p.m. Sunday Worship 7:00 p.m. Every 3rd Thursday “Community Sing Montpelier Church of Christ 104 W. Jefferson St., Montpelier *Adult Sunday School: 9 a.m. *Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. *Wednesday Workouts: 6:30-7:30 p.m. *Classes for all ages. Living Hope Free Methodist 1051 W. Jackson St., West Unity *9:30 a.m. Sunday 10:15-10:45 Fellowship 10:45-12:00 Worship Service Youth Groups through the school year are: *6:30 p.m. Wednesday 1-12 year olds 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Jr. High 8:00 p.m. Sr. High Bethlehem Christian Union Co. Rd. M-50 & Co. Rd. 4, Edon *9:30 a.m. Sunday School *10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship *7:00 p.m. Sunday Worship Service *Tuesday Food Pantry *7:00 p.m. Wed. Bible Study & Prayer, Adventure Club for children & youth Mt. Union Christian Union St. Rt. 49, Cooney, Ohio *9:30 a.m. Sunday School *10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship *6:00 p.m. Sunday Service *7:00 p.m. Wednesday Adult & Children Northwest Christian Edon NW School, Edon *9:00 a.m. Sunday Service (Jr. Church & Wee Church) St. Paul’s United Methodist 402 Broad St, Montpelier, *9:00 a.m. Sunday Prayer Walk *9:00 a.m. Young Adult Sunday School *9:00 a.m. Junior Choir Practice *9:30 a.m. Adult Sunday School *9:30 a.m. Cherub Choir Practice *9:30 a.m. Youth Sunday School *10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship *10:00 a.m. Wed. Bible Study *10:00 a.m. Wed. Night Meal *6:00 p.m. Wed. Bible Study *7:00 p.m. Chancel Choir Practice Columbia Church of Christ 14832 Co. Rd. 1-50, Edon *9:30 a.m. Sunday School *10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship *7:00 p.m. Adults & Youth Service Edon Church of Christ 101 Franklin, Edon *9:00 a.m. Sunday School *10:00 a.m. Worship Olive Branch Christian St. Rt. 127 & Co. Rd. P, Fayette *9:30 a.m. Sunday School *10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship *6:00 p.m. Sunday Evening *6:00 p.m. Bible Study Solid Rock Community 102 Egly Drive, West Unity *9:15 a.m. Sunday School *10:30 a.m. Worship *7:00 p.m. Wednesday, Adult, Children & Youth Studies Edon United Methodist 103 Pleasant St., Edon *9:00 a.m. Sunday School *10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship St. Joseph Catholic 625 Washington St., Blakeslee *4:00 p.m. Saturday Mass *8:30 a.m. Monday Mass *7:00 p.m. Wednesday Youth CCD Class River of Life Worship Center 14226 U.S. 20A, Montpelier *9:30 Sunday Worship *7:00 p.m. Wed. Worship Zion Lutheran Church 405 Hickory Street, Montpelier *10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship *9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Bible Study

Devotional Thought / Fellowship of Christian Athletes
By: Rex Stump - “Surfing Life’s Waves!”
I’m learning that you if you can’t stop the waves... you learn how to surf! I saw that “saying” and I really like it. Life has been giving me a lot of waves lately, pounding at my life, causing me to lose balance, and often making me sick. So...since I can’t stop those waves of life, I’ll learn to surf those waves! So I need a surfing coach. Jesus. Why not, he walked on he is the ultimate surf coach! Right? Teach me to surf Jesus! Well, there is no scripture for that, but we do know that the disciples did say, “Teach us to PRAY!” And prayer is how we surf the waves of life! Paul said in Philippians 4:6-7 says, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” How do we pray? Let’s focus on the one particular way...the “CHAT” method. Confess - Honor - Ask Thanksgiving. Confess: Imagine meeting the most important person you can think of on earth. Who would it be? Guess what, that person is coming to your house in 15 minutes! Panic? Nervous? Why? When they arrive, we apologize for the house being a mess, paint is chipped, something is rusty, something is broken or misplaced...and we feel embarrassed for the condition of our house. Jesus says, “I’m coming to your house! You see, I learned this trade as a boy and young man, I was a carpenter. I made things and I fixed things. Now, I’m coming to your house, your heart and I want to fix you up, and build you into something special.” Confess - agree with God that we are broken and need some fixing up! Honor: Tell God how awesome He is! Call Him by name - “wonderful, counselor, almighty, shepherd.” You get the idea! Ask: What do you need? What are you struggling with? Spill the beans. More people unload their frustrations on social media before they unload it to God. I would guess if they went to God first, they wouldn’t have to tell the world on social media their problems. Thanksgiving: Express your gratitude! Remember the old hymn, “Count Your Blessings.” Finish this line, “Count your blessings name them one by ______? ONE! Let’s do something fun. Take a piece of paper, write down the things you are thankful for! How’s your list looking? Now, what if tomorrow you only had the things that you thanked God for today? If you didn’t write down toothpaste, you don’t get that tomorrow. If you didn’t write down air, you don’t get that tomorrow. Anyone adding things to your list, that you left out? We have so much to be thankful for! If we really spent time thanking God for all that we have been given...our prayer time would last hours! You see - pray is my conversation with the only God of this universe. It is my opportunity to acknowledge His Holiness, confess my unholy life, seek His help and guidance, and give thanks to the One who gave me all things. The more I pray, the stronger I get. I can’t stop the waves of life that knock me over, but my God is helping me surf and rise above those waves. For more reading, check out Ephesians 5:19-20; Luke 11:1-13; and Ephesians 6:18.

I read online recently about a couple who were married and divorced over 48 years ago and they decided to get married again. The lovebirds then met up by chance at Christmas last year when their daughter Lisa took her father, Wills, along to a family gathering. Wills added… “This time we’re going to make it last.” Another love story that I recently read about came from Cynthia Riggs, an 81-year-old mystery writer and owner of a bed and breakfast in Martha’s Vineyard. After living by herself for decades, she received a strange coded note in the mail. She was pretty sure she knew who sent the note and what the note said. It was, in fact, a person from her youth. It was from Howard Atterbury, a man she had worked with at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography when she was 18. They had used the code as a kind of fun game to make comments about what was going on in the office. No romance developed between them. She had not heard from Howard for 63 years. The letter led to phone conversations, which led to a visit, which led one hour later to an engagement, which led to marriage in 2013. The bride was 81, and the groom was 91. What did the coded note say? It said, “I have never stopped loving you.” Howard told CBS news, “Love is a great place to spend the rest of your life.” The presence and power of love in a relationship is a great gift, especially when it is the kind of love that is from God, what the scriptures call, agape love. Have you experienced love, God’s love? With regard to love and its presence, power and permanence the scriptures tells us… 1 Corinthians 13:13 (NASB), 13 “But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.”
Rick Jones, Executive Director, Defiance Area Youth for Christ. For more information about the work of Youth for Christ, 419-782-0656, or email:

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“Celebrate Our Artisans” Week At Sauder Village
From Tuesday, September 10 through Sunday, September 15, Sauder Village will host “Celebrate Our Artisans” Week – a special tribute to the community of men and women who share their talents with guests at Historic Sauder Village. Throughout this special week guests can watch the Sauder Village craftsmen at work in their shops and each day there will be an opportunity for guests to win a hand-crafted item. “There aren’t many places in the Midwest where you can get an indepth look at so many traditional crafts,” shared Kim Krieger, PR/Media Relations Specialist. “This event focuses on the talented artists and craftsmen we have working in the Historic Village each day. We are pleased to be celebrating and honoring these unique trades during the Celebrate Our Artisans event at the Village.” Historic Sauder Village is home to many craftsmen from both traditional and contemporary trades. Throughout the Village guests can watch as historic craftsmen demonstrate their skills in places like the spinning shop, tin shop, weaving shop and broom shop. There are also woodworkers, quilters, coopers and basket makers who come to the Village to share their talents with guests of all ages. The historic village is proud to also be home to contemporary craftsmen who not only follow the traditions of their respective crafts but are also developing revolutionary new techniques and applications as well. These talented craftsmen are some of the premiere artists in their fields. Mark Matthews is notably recognized for his work in glass, especially glass spheres. Highly collected and valued, his marbles are on display in museums around the world. Mark Nafziger has been the potter at Sauder Village for many years and is known across the country for making pottery that is both beautiful and functional. In Burlington Glassworks, guests can visit Mark Matthews along with guest artist John McCormick from St. Louis, MO. John McCormick will be at the Village from Wednesday, September 11 through Sunday, September 15 with his sphere making machine. John will be demonstrating this modern reproduction of one of the first mechanized sphere making machines in the world - a joining of principals from 1903 with 2013. A little modern technology is applied to the process because the machine is now motor driven instead of hand driven. In the Welcome Center guests will find special signage designed to help highlight the talents of our craftsmen. We will share information about how they got started in their craft, what they enjoy most about their craft and advice they would offer for people looking to try the craft or trade. In addition to the usual demonstrations in the craft shops, some of the Village craftsmen have planned special demonstrations for the “Celebrate Our Artisans” week. There will also be special “add-on experiences” offered – for a small additional fee. Another highlight of the week will be the opportunity to win a hand-made piece of art made by one of the craftsmen at Sauder Village. Drawings will be held each day - providing guests the opportunity to win a unique, hand-crafted item from Sauder Village. Historic Sauder Village is open through the end of October. Other upcoming Sauder Village events include Apple Butter Making September 25-28, “All Aboard” Train Event October 5 & 6 and Fall on the Farm/Scout Day October 12. For a complete schedule of special events visit www.saudervillage. org The Sauder Village mission is to provide guests with experiences rich in history, hospitality, creativity, and fun. Since opening in 1976, Sauder Village has grown to a 235-acre complex with more than 450 employees and 400 adult and 200 youth volunteers. As


Ohio’s largest living history destination, Sauder Village includes the award winning Historic Village, the 98room Sauder Heritage Inn, a 48-site campground, the 350-seat Barn Restaurant, the Doughbox Bakery, and banquet seating for 750 in Founders Hall. The Historic Village preserves more than 75 historic structures and nearly 50,000 artifacts where history is brought to life through stories, demonstrations, and programs. Proceeds from the retail and hospitality areas, along with admissions, memberships, and donations, contribute to the financial support for this 501(c)(3) organization. Historic Sauder Village hours in the fall are Tuesday through Saturday

from 10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and each Sunday afternoon from noon-4:00 p.m. The Historic Village is closed on Mondays, except holidays. Admission is $15.00 for adults and $8.00 for students ages 6-16. Children 5 and under are always free with family and Sauder Village members receive free admission to the Historic Village for an entire year. Senior, Military and AAA discounts are also available. Again this year, children 16 and under are free every Sunday this season! For more information phone 1-800-590-9755, visit www.saudervillage. org, like Sauder Village on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @SauderVillage

Jeremiah Edison Sajuan
Sal & Sarah Sajuan of Paulding, Ohio would like to announce the birth of their son, Jeremiah Edison Sajuan, born August 31, 2013 at 11:35 pm at Defiance Regional Medical Center, Defiance, Ohio. Jeremiah weighed in at 7 lbs, 1 ounce, and measured 19 inches long. He was welcomed home by big sister Aniyah Celie Sajuan of Paulding, Ohio. Grandparents are Salvador & Delia Sajuan of Waukegan, Illinois, Linda Wisda of Cecil, Ohio, and Bernard Wisda of Defiance, Ohio. Sal is currently the Layout Manager/Assistant Editor at The Village Reporter.

and the walk will begin at 3:00 p.m. We all know someone who has been affected by Alzheimer’s or dementia – whether family, friend, senior buddy, or the people we serve every day. The funds raised by the walk will go to services for people who currently have it and research with the goal to experience a world without Alzheimer’s in the future. Buy a purple “Forget-Me-Not” at any senior center to help raise funds for the Williams County Department of Aging team. Join the team, make a donation, and work to make a

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difference for seniors and their caregivers. Call 419-633-4317 with any questions or to sign up for the team. Senior Day at the Williams County Fair Join us on Thursday, September 12th at the Williams County Fair in Montpelier, Ohio, for great food and fun. Brunch starts at 10:00 a.m. at the Veteran’s Memorial Building and we will be serving until 11:30 a.m. After your delicious meal, feel free to walk around and enjoy all the sights. See you at the fair!








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STORAGE - West Unity Storage Units for Rent. Month To Month Rates - Call 419/924-5007. 10x20 $49 • 10x10 $38


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WANTED TO BUY - Junk cars & trucks, dead or alive, top FOR RENT - 2 bedroom with garage, $720. All bills paid. 3 miles west of Fayette. 419-446-2925. dollar $ paid. 419-708-1615, 419-335-1358. FOR RENT - Blakeslee: 2-bedroom, 1 ½ baths, garage, WANTED - Looking for old yearbooks for Hilltop, Fayette, stove, refrigerator, A/C, W/D hookup. No pets. $400/ Stryker, Montpelier, Edon, North Central and Wauseon. mo. Call 419-769-6132. Please call 419-924-2382.

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GARAGE SALE - Furniture, kid’s pool table, air hockey, kitchen items, sports equipment, row boat, tools, records, compressor, lots of wedding items. 417 Fernwood St., Delta. Friday 12-8, Saturday 11-6. Many items $1 & under.


Vehtek Systems Inc., a growing manufacturer in Bowling Green, Ohio is inviting applications for the following positions: • Assembly Operators • Maintenance Technicians • Tool & Die Maker Minimum Requirements: High School Diploma or GED, flexibility on shifts If you are looking for competitive wages/benefits and advancement opportunities, please send resume to EOE
HELP WANTED - Drivers: $2,500.00 Sign-On Bonus! Get Home Weekly & Weekends running Dedicated Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4862. Sept. 14 HELP WANTED - Seeking resumes for experienced construction workers, pipe layers, equipment operators & truck drivers. All positions must have valid CDL. Send resumes to: PO Box 53224, Pettisville, OH 43553.

FOR SALE Harley Davidson Golf Cart (Fast!) - Accepting offers, Montpelier area, (419) 630-8843.
FOR SALE - 1997 Chevy Astro Van. Used as newspaper delivery vehicle. Very reliable, serviced regularly. Blue Book: ($1,923 - $2,748) … $1,699 OBO. Call (419) 6304305. FOR SALE - Do you love history? Do you love FAYETTE? 1916 Fayette Tattler, good condition. $20. Call 419-6304305.

FOR SALE - Need a better solution to your high cost cell phone bill but don’t want to lose service or change your number? We can help find you provider to fit your needs at a reasonable rate. Plans start as low as $12 per month. Think of the cash you can save!! Call Randy at Randy Stone Wireless 419-279-8133. SERVICES – Offering tree removal, trimming and stump grinding at an affordable price. Free estimates and senior citizens discounts available. Fully insured. Needing a driveway redone? Driveway gravel available by the tons, we deliver. Call us today Top Line Tree Service 419-237-7078.

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NOTICE - Notice of Public Hearing - Monday, September 23, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. Village of West Unity Council WANTED - Looking for old yearbooks for Hilltop, Fayette, Chambers. The meeting will be regarding a conditional Stryker, Montpelier, Edon, North Central and Wauseon. use of permit for 502 N. Main Street. Sept. 18 Please call 419-485-4851.

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