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Upon approving Mr. Ledyard’s nomination for a second term, members voted to continue with the second Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. as the date and time for its regular monthly meeting. In other business brought before the Board, members: • Reviewed BPA Duties and Powers with Solicitor Thompson; handouts distributed to members proved very informative. • Accepted the Minutes, Financial Report and Bills as presented. • Heard in addition to daily operations at both the Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants, Superintendent Decker had rebuilt the CL2 pump; changed out the pump house’s sump pump; discontinued two residential services for non-payment and worked to fix the leak inside the pump house (repairs later completed by Artesian of Pioneer). He also looked into residential sewer concerns (issues located on homeowner’s side of the connection); closed up the plant for cold weather; repaired the EQ pump and thawed out the frozen clarifier (preventative measures will need to be taken). • Heard I & I issues were good and being maintained. • Voted to enter into Executive Session to discuss employee discipline. Upon returning to Open Session from an extended discussion, members approved the motion to have Superintendent Decker take his water license/operator certification exam on May 7, 2014. • Signed the Shut-Off List. Edon Board of Public Affairs will hold its next meeting Tuesday, February 11, 2014 beginning at 4:30 p.m. in Village Chambers. Lucinda Held-Faulhaber may be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com

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Andy Ledyard Re-Elected Edon Retiring Pioneer Police Officer Bartel Recognized Board of Public Affairs President

READY FOR THE NEW YEAR…Andy Ledyard was re-elected BPA president when the Board reorganized during its monthly session held January 14, 2014. He, along with Water/Wastewater Superintendent Chris Decker and BPA Members Warren Henry and Chip Hulbert, looks forward to another successful year of service to the Edon Community. By: Lucinda Held-Faulhaber THE VILLAGE REPOTER Andy Ledyard was tapped Edon Board of Public Affairs president during its first monthly session of 2014 held Tuesday, January 14 at Edon Village Chambers. Mayor Darlene Burkhardt called the late afternoon meeting to order with members Warren Henry, Chip Hulbert, Andy Ledyard, Fiscal Officer Heidi Bidwell, Solicitor Tom Thompson and Water/Wastewater Superintendent Chris Decker in attendance.

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RETIREE ... Mayor Ed Kidston and Chief of Police Tim Livengood present retiring Officer Terry Bartel with a plaque, thanking him for his years of service. By: Kay Raypholtz THE VILLAGE REPORTER On behalf of the Village of Pioneer, Mayor Ed Kidston, the Pioneer Village Council, and Chief of Police Tim Livengood representing the Pioneer Police Department, retiring Officer Terry Bartel was recognized for his many years of service. Bartel, who has served for the past 41 years in Pioneer and other small towns, was presented a plaque during the January 13 council meeting for all of his efforts and hard work. He also received a retired officer badge. The Pioneer Police Department shared the following: “Retired Officer Bartel began his career in 1971 with the Village of Genoa Police Department in Ottawa County. For the next 41 years, Officer Bartel served with various law enforcement agencies, before joining the Pioneer Police Department in 2009. Officer Bartel has been an asset to the Pioneer Police Department and it was an honor for Mayor Kidston and Chief Livengood to present him with his badge and certificate. However, as the old saying goes, you can’t keep a good man down! Retired Officer Bartel will still do a tremendous job representing the Pioneer Police Department as he will assist with various activities, such as the Pioneer summer festival and the holiday tradition, Shop-With-ACop.” Livengood was generous with his praise for Bartel, who shared that he was not about to sit about quietly, and would still be a presence in the community by staying active and by continuing to serve in one aspect or another. Bartel had made an impact on the community, and many people that he knew were quick to offer their congratulations and well wishes on the Department’s Facebook page with such comments as, “Impressive career. Enjoy your retirement,” and “Congratulations Terry. That is a lot of years in law enforcement.” The final comment reflected that which most individuals strive to achieve: “.... you have made a difference!” That is high praise indeed for a man who has made such a deep impression on the citizens of Pioneer in only four short years. Congratulations, Officer Bartel. May you enjoy your retirement with the same kind of dedication and gusto with which you served as a police officer. Kay Raypholtz may be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com.

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Wauseon Board Of Education Elects Sandra Griggs President; Begins Fiscal Year 2014
By: Chelsie Firestone THE VILLAGE REPORTER The regular meeting of the Wauseon Board of Education held on January 13 opened with the administration of the Oath of Office to recently re-elected members Sandy Griggs and Miriam Frank. The board also elected Sandy Griggs as Board of Education President for 2014 and Larry Fruth as Board of Education Vice President for 2014 and administered oaths to each for their respective positions. Larry Fruth was also elected as Legislative Liaison and Miriam Frank as Student Achievement Liaison. Following the election of the president and the vice president and the administration of oaths, the board set the schedule of regular Upon request to the Superboard meetings for the rest intendent, the District shall of the year. The regular make reasonable meetings of the Wauseon CONTINUED ON PAGE 17 Board of Education will be held at the Wauseon Board of Education at 5:30 PM on the second Monday of each month. Exceptions to this will be in May, June, and November. The May meeting will be held on May 19th, the June meeting on June 23, and the November meeting on November 17. Noon meetings will be held on the fourth Tuesday of each month when school is session on a rotating basis at Wauseon Primary, Wauseon Elementary, Wauseon Middle, and Wauseon High schools. Noon meetings will not be held in June, July, August, November, or December.

Local Beauties Crowned As Williams County Royalty During Pageant

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PRIDE OF WILLIAMS COUNTY... The Edon High School Auditeria was transformed into a winter wonderland of sequins, ruffles, beauty and grace as 22 young ladies from Williams County vied for titles in their respective divisions. Pictured are front row: 2013 Junior Miss Williams County Brianna Bell, Kendall Siebenaler, Jenna Clinger, Makinzy King, Kaiya Sechler, Hope Hamblin and 2013 Little Miss Williams County Alexia Miller. 2nd row: Ivy Lash, 2014 Junior Miss Williams County Elayna Hasty, Emilie Eustace, Abbigail Herman, Emma Meade and Mackenzi Rivera. 3rd row: 2014 Miss Williams County Alyssa Eckley, Allison Santa Rita, Madison McNeal, Merissa Taylor, 2014 Teen Miss Williams County Morgan Mitchell, Alexandra Jacoby, Katrina Gonzales, 2013 Teen Miss Williams County Madyson Pahl and 2013 Miss Williams County Allison Fink. Back: Caylista Underwood, Caitlyn Nixon, Kaitlyn Manahan and Emily Kolbe.
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January 13, 2014 - I am writing this letter to all the local papers in Fulton County in regards to the shutdown of the Fulton County EMS/Non-emergency service. For six years my mom has depended on this service to transport her to and from Dialysis (three time a week) and Doctor’s appointments for she is bed ridden and can not be transported in a car or any other kind of vechicle. On December 30th we recieved a letter from the Fulton County Commissioners informing us that as of December 31st, this service would be discontinued due to they were breaking the state law. They say they are abiding by Ohio Revised Code 307.05 which states, in part “ A board of county commissioners – in counties with a population of (only) 40,000 or less may operate a non-emergency patient transport organization.” They say as of 2012, the county’s population exceeds our statutory authority. There will be no service to replace the county’s nonemergency service. They gave me a list of five area ambulance companies to contact. I called all five services and was turned away. I was told a week before from Bill Chester (he’s the dispatcher and schedules the transport of patients) that this might happen and to be prepared to hear from Mr. Vond Hall the County Administrator. I was told this was not part of his job to contact us, but he was concerned about those who depended on this service to be prepared of what was going to happen. It was the job of Rob Cheney or Mr. Vond Hall to get ahold of us and let us know they were going to discontinue the non-emergency services, which neither did. Instead I get a letter dated December 26th on December 30th, one day before the service was going to be discontinuced. I was quite upset for I didn’t know how I was going to be able to get someone to transport my mom to Dialysis that following Friday, on such short notice. I not only thought about my mom, but other Fulton County residents who also depended on this service. How were they going to transport their loved ones to doctor’s appointments or if they were on Dialysis. I sent emails to Mr. Vond Hall, the Fulton County Commisioners expressing my disappointment about this matter and them only giving me one day notice to find someone to transport my mom. I heard back from Mr. Vond Hall, our County Administrator, and his reply to me was that I was well aware of this service shutting down from Bill Chester well before I got the letter was sent out and that it was in every local newspaper and that in the letter I was given a minimum of 7 if not 8 options for transportation service and that my mom never received a bill from the county for the service they provided her over the last 6 years. Yes, I suppose the notice may have been in the local newspapers, but we don’t receive the local paper and yes, they didn’t bill her personally for the service, but they did bill her Medicare. The letter only gave me five companies to call, which I did. In a moment of despair I called the Delta Rescue, after calling all five companies and asked if they couldn’t help me out with transporting my mom to Dialysis (for if she didn’t receive her dialysis, she would die) and I spoke with Matt Nofzinger and he said he would get back to me, that he had to talk to the Chief. My prayers were answered later that afternoon, when Mr. Nofzinger called me to say he had got ahold of someone to transport my mom for Dialysis. A burden had been lifted and I think Matt Nofzinger for helping me out, he was a Godsend. If he was able to do this for me, why didn’t the County Commissioners or Mr. Vohn Hall, try and do the same for those of us who were being left out in the cold without transportation for our loved ones? Shame on our elected County Commissioners and Mr. Vohn Hall for not thinking of how shutting down the non-emergency services would affect the residents of Fulton County who have to depend on such services and give us only a short time to find other means of transportation. I have sent out emails to our County Commissioners letting them know just how I feel, and I’m not just stopping there. They have been breaking the law for years, why now are they so concerned? YOU the residents of Fulton County need to speak out, as I am, and let the Commissioners know how you feel about this matter. Not only write the Commissioners, but write out State Congressman, Sherrod Brown and House of Representate Bob Latta and Marcy Kaptur. Contact our local new stations!!!! Let our voices be heard, for you or your loved one, some day may need these services, like my mom does. Thank you for hearing me out. - Stella Black

Arlene Swartzendruber (1928-2014) Gladys Marie Orewiler (1916 - 2014)
Arlene Swartzendruber Evers, 85 of Pioneer died early Sunday morning at the Hillsdale Community Health Center in Hillsdale, Michigan. She was born March 20, 1928 in Morenci, Michigan to Clarence L. and Ethel J. (Colegrove) Swartzendruber. Arlene graduated from Waldron High School in 1945 as valedictorian of her class. She married Jim Evers on February 14, 1947 in Waldron Michigan. During her married years, she was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed cooking, baking and sharing her faith and love for Christ. In her later years, Arlene worked as a home healthcare aid. She was a long time member of Lakeview United Brethren Church. Arlene is survived by her former husband, Jim Evers of Pioneer, four daughters: Darlene Lasich of Montpelier, Carma Evers of Cleveland, Ohio, Shirley (Tom ) Snyder of Orlando, Florida and Judy (David) Esterline of Pioneer, eight grandchildren: C. J. (Dawn) Lasich, Joel (Kristen) Snyder, Jason(Courtney) Snyder, Laura (Matt) Custer, Justin Snyder, Kevin Esterline, Kyle (Samantha) Esterline and Julie (Michael) Eitniear, twenty-one great grandchildren, one of whom, Zaelyn shares the same birthday as Arlene. One brother: Hal Swartzendruber of Harvey, Iowa; two sisters: Shirley Tuttle of Morenci, Michigan and Kay Robb of Vancouver, Washington. She was preceded in death by her parents and one son-in-law: Pat Lasich. Gladys Marie Orewiler, 97, of Pioneer passed away Thursday January 16th at Hillside Country Living in rural Bryan. She was born on June 28, 1916 in Cambria Michigan to Grace (Hodson) and William Lester Gemmill. She was a 1934 graduate of Reading High School in Michigan. She married Ralph I. Orewiler on November 22, 1939 and he preceded her in death on February 4, 1978. She was a homemaker and assisted her husband with farming. She also worked 6 years at Helfrich Egg Plant in Prattville and Waldron, Michigan. She was a part time employee at Hadley’s Department Store for several years. Gladys was a member of the Pioneer United Methodist Church and involved in the United Methodist Women. At the church she was the financial secretary for 30 years. She was a 50 year member of the Rebekah Lodge and served as a Nobel Grand, Past Nobel Grand, Conductor and Chaplain. She was also a member of the North Central Senior Citizens. Surviving are three daughters and one son. Marian Kauffman of Defiance, Ohio, Mrs. Donald (Barbara) Drennen of Montgomery, Alabama, Patricia Light of Crossville, Tennessee and Robert (Robin) Orewiler of Lebanon, Tennessee; one son in law Roger McCafferty of San Benito, Texas; one brother Donald (Patricia) Gemmill of Hemet, California; one sister in law Ila Nisley of Pioneer; twenty grandchildren, forty four great grandchildren, twenty three great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her husband Ralph, an infant son, one daughter Connie McCafferty in 2006, her parents, one sister Pauline Edmistion, four brothers Russell, Roscoe, Robert and Richard, and two son in laws Reverend Estell Kauffman and Paul Light. Memorials can be made to the Pioneer United Methodist Church.

Rowena M. Kuhn (1924-2014)
Rowena M. Kuhn, 89, of Fayette, died Tuesday evening, January 14, 2014, at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold. She was born March 3, 1924, in Fayette, to the late Earl and Ethel (Randall) Ebersole. She married L.C. “Chub” Kuhn on March 5, 1943, in Angola, IN, and he preceded her in death on August 30, 2000. Rowena, a life-long Fayette resident, was a homemaker and enjoyed upholstering furniture and making wedding cakes. Surviving is a daughter, Judy (Gene) Kunkle of West Unity, OH; son, Dale Kuhn of Denver, CO; a brother Weldon Ebersole of Pioneer; three grandchildren, Michael, Leandra, and Rosie; five great-grandchildren, Paige, Zoe, Ellie, Macey, and Jacob; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Wendell and Lavoyd “Bud” Ebersole, and a grandson, Shane Kuhn. Those planning an expression of sympathy may direct memorial donations in Rowena’s honor to the Gorham Fayette Fire Department.

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Four County Career Center is hosting a "Senior Citizens Day" at the school on February 28, 2014. Senior Citizens are invited to join us for a day of activities and lunch. The day will last from 9:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. If your group cannot make it for the whole day, they are welcome to either come in the morning from 9:15 - 11:50 a.m. (including lunch) or in the afternoon from 12:15 - 2:45 p.m. (including lunch). Soup and sandwich will be available for a cost of $3.00 per person over the lunch hour. A total of seven activities will be available for the "seniors" to participate in throughout the day. Each activity will last approximately thirty minutes. These include a manicure for the ladies and a woodworking project for the men; a flower or plant activity; safety demos for senior citizens; creating winter ornaments; basic health checks; cupcake decorating; and bingo. The Career Center Student Ambassadors and Tour Guides will be available to assist you in the activities and guide you throughout the building. Call Janet Knierim at 419-267-2267 to register or register on the front page of the Career Center website at www.fourcounty.net. Registrations will be accepted through February 7, 2014, so sign up early to ensure your space. Parking will be available in the west parking lot off State Route 66 and enter the building through the west doors. Thanks for considering joining us for a day of activity and fun!
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alarm drop (Jan. 11) 600B E. Elm St., animal call (Jan. 11) 725 Enterprise Ave., alarm drop (Jan. 11) 1375 N. Shoop Ave., larceny (Jan. 11) 1495 N. Shoop Ave., larceny (Jan. 11) 495 E. Airport Hwy., hit & skip (Jan. 11) 425 Cole St. Unit 207, 911 hang up, contact made in person (Jan. 11) 721 S. Shoop Ave., alarm drop (Jan. 12) 511 N. Shoop Ave., suspicious vehicle (Jan. 12) 1373 N. Ottokee St., disabled vehicle (Jan. 12) 112 Depot St., welfare check (Jan. 12) 840 W. Elm St. Apt. 1100, expired plates (Jan. 12) 230 Clinton St., threat, harassment (Jan. 12) 810 Wood St., found dog (Jan. 13) 1000B Barney Oldfield, suspicious person (Jan. 13) Leggett St. at S. Fulton St., disabled vehicle (Jan. 13) 200B Fulton St., disabled vehicle (Jan.13) 209 N. Shoop Ave., Soliciting (Jan. 13) 525 Wood St., suspicious person (Jan. 13) 230 Clinton St., juveniles (Jan. 14) 100B Chestnut Ct., water main break (Jan. 14) 700B Shoop Ave., disabled vehicle (Jan. 14) 725 S. Shoop Ave., Subject intoxicated in parking lot (Jan. 14) N. Shoop Ave. at E. Linfoot, accident, property damage (Jan. 14) 230 Clinton St., lost& found, recovered (Jan. 14 ) 320 Cherry St., suspicious activity (Jan. 14) 322 Joanna Dr., TPO violation (Jan. 14) 1133 N. Ottokee St., welfare check (Jan. 14) 650 E. Linfoot St., narcotics (Jan. 14) N. Fulton St. at W. Elm St., vehicle fire (Jan. 14) 723 S. Shoop Ave.,, possible larceny (Jan. 14) 1170 N. Shoop Ave. unit 48, overdose (Jan. 14) 370 Joanna Dr., mental (Jan. 15) 1300B N. Shoop Ave., debris in road (Jan. 15) Indian Rd. at W. Leggett St., disabled vehicle (Jan. 15) N. Brunell St at W. Elm St., juveniles (Jan. 15) 126 E. Chestnut St., telephone harassment (Jan. 15) 1120 N. Shoop Ave., unit 5, narcotics (Jan. 15) 1120 N. Shoop Ave., disabled vehicle (Jan. 15) 151 S. Fulton St., larceny (Jan. 15) 714 Lawrence St., 911 hang up in person (Jan. 16) 1000B N. Ottokee St., juveniles (Jan. 16) 405 N. Fulton St., neighborhood trouble WILLIAMS COUNTY SHERIFF (Jan. 12) 4:51 p.m. - Adam Chamberlain, 214 Fulton St., Montpelier, was arrested on a bench warrant for failure to appear. His original charge was OVI and squealing tires. (Jan. 11) 2:22 p.m. - Frank R. Downing, Pioneer, was arrested on a misdemeanor warrant for failure to appear. The original charge was for passing bad checks. He was released after posting bond. (Jan. 11) 9:35 p.m. - Jarrick W. Champion, Montpelier, was traveling west on County Road K, 2/10th miles east of County Road 10, when he traveled over a patch of ice causing the vehicle to slide off the right side of the roadway ans strike a telephone pole. Crash remains under investigation. Andrea K. Kohlbeck, Montpelier, OH. Improper Registration. Waived amount: 125.00. Denver L. Repp, Bryan, OH. OVI/Under Influence. Fine: 650.00, Costs: 94.00. Jail: 20, Suspended: 17. Operator license suspended from 10-15-2013 to 04-13-2014. Denver L. Repp, Bryan, OH. No Tail Lights. Fine: 35.00, Costs: 40.00. Tolby D. Fleming, Archbold, OH. 12-Point Suspension. Fine: 250.00, Costs: 84.00. Jail: 90, Suspended: 87. No future violations within next 2 years. Tolby D. Fleming, Archbold, OH. 65/55 speed. Fine: 40.00, Costs: 40.00. Logan T. Riehle, Edgerton, OH. Marked Lanes. Waived amount: 150.00. Katelyn J. Whitlock, Stryker, OH. Failure to Control. Waived amount: 150.00. Trudy A. Foster, Swanton, OH. 70/55 speed. Waived amount: 150.00. Robert L. Van Horn, III, Bryan, OH. 66/55 speed. Waived amount: 125.00. Anne M. Brenner, Stryker, OH. 66/55 speed. Waived amount: 150.00. Andrew Lehman, Bryan, OH. 65/55 speed. Waived amount: 125.00. Tammy D. Lonabarger, Pioneer, OH. 65/55 speed. Fine: 46.00, Costs: 79.00. Parker F. Stockburger, Fayette, OH. 68/55 speed. Waived amount: 125.00. Preston B. Carpenter, Pioneer, OH. 68/55 speed. Waived amount: 125.00. Gabrielle Deskins, Archbold, OH. 71/55 speed. Fine: 46.00, Costs: 79.00. Kevin M. Mignin, Archbold, OH. 65/55 speed. Waived amount: 150.00. Jessica Bitz, Bryan, OH. Expired Operator License. Waived amount: 150.00. Dock V. Pigmon, Edgerton, OH. Driving Under Suspension. Arraignment. Dorsey D. Dargatz, Bryan, OH. Operator License Suspended. Arraignment. Dorsey D. Dargatz, Bryan, OH. Expired Plates. Waived amount: 125.00. Aaron A. Strauss, Bryan, OH. Driving Under Suspension. Arraignment. Sarah A. Maneval, Pioneer, OH. Failure to Control. Fine: 71.00, Costs: 82.50. Tyson J. Schlosser, West Unity, OH. Failure to Control. Fine: 71.00, Costs: 79.00. Brent R. Schaffner, Alvordton, OH. Turn Signals. Fine: 71.00, Costs: 79.00. Robert L. Norman, Edon, OH. OVI/Under Influence. Arraignment. Robert L. Norman, Edon, OH. Violation of Lane/Line. Waived amount: 150.00. Timothy S. Head, Montpelier , OH. Stop Sign. Waived amount: 150.00. Kara M. Jackson, Edon, OH. 69/55 speed. Fine: 46.00, Costs: 79.00. Randy L. Ballmer, Bryan, OH. Failure to Yield Intersection. Fine: 71.00, Costs: 79.00. Diane C. Huard, Montpelier, OH. Expired Plates. Fine: 46.00, Costs: 79.00. Julia K. Rudolph, Montpelier, OH. Driving on Closed Road. Waived amount: 155.00. Justin D. Bauer, West Unity, OH. Expired Operator License. Fine: 50.00, Costs: 85.00. Shiana M. Grant, Bryan, OH. FRA Suspension. Arraignment. Agnes M. Stoker, Edon, OH. 50/35 speed. Fine: 46.00, Costs: 79.00. Johnathon P. Herder, Bryan, OH. Failure to Reinstate. Arraignment. Justen M. Douglass, Fayette, OH. Driving on Closed Road. Waived amount: 150.00. Trevor S. Zimmer, West Unity, OH. Driving on Closed Road. Fine: 65.00, Costs: 85.00. Tammy S. Gibson, Bryan, OH. Violation of Restrictions. Arraignment. Tammy S. Gibson, Bryan, OH. Driving on Closed Road. Waived amount: 150.00. Dawayne A. Gilbert, Stryker, OH. OVI/Under Influence. Fine: 750.00, Costs: 90.00. Jail: 40, Suspended: 30. Operator license suspended from 01/10/2014 to 01/10/2015. No future violations within next 3 years. Vacate ADM license suspension and fees. Recovery Services of NW Ohio. Dawayne A. Gilbert, Stryker, OH. Operator License Suspended. Fine: 300.00, Costs: 45.00. Jail: 90, Suspended: 80. Operator license suspended from 01/10/2014 to 01/10/2015. No future violations within next 3 years. Dawayne A. Gilbert, Stryker, OH. 62/35 speed. Fine: 50.00, Costs: 40.00. Garry D. Lillemon, West Unity, OH. Seat Belt. Fine: 30.00, Costs: 40.00. Joseph E. Collins, Bryan, OH. Seat Belt. Fine: 30.00, Costs: 40.00. Raema L. Blaylock, Bryan, OH. Lanes of Travel. Waived amount: 125.00. Raema L. Blaylock, Bryan, OH. Seat Belt. Waived amount: 70.00. Anastacia M. Herrera, Bryan, OH. Operator License Suspended. Arraignment. Anastacia M. Herrera, Bryan, OH. Expired Plates. Waived amount: 125.00. Anastacia M. Herrera, Bryan, OH. Driving Without Headlights. Waived amount: 150.00. Jacob M. Barton, Bryan, OH. Expired Plates. Waived amount: 130.00. Nancy C. Underwood, Bryan, OH. Seat Belt. Fine: 30.00, Costs: 40.00. Rick Baldwin, Bryan, OH. Driving on Closed Road. Fine: 65.00, Costs: 85.00. Jeffery D. Goebel, Bryan, OH. Driving on Closed Road. Fine: 65.00, Costs: 85.00. Jeffrey A. Borton, West Unity, OH. OVI/Breath Low. Arraignment. Jeffrey A. Borton, West Unity, OH. 40/25 speed. Waived amount: 125.00. Britani M. Smith, Bryan, OH. Stop Light. Fine: 35.00, Costs: 79.00. Zachary L. Walsh, Montpelier, OH. Reckless Operation. Fine: 50.00, Costs: 40.00. Zachary L. Walsh, Montpelier, OH. OVI/High. Fine: 650.00, Costs: 90.00. Jail: 20, Suspended: 14. 12/14/2013 to 06/12/2014. Special Plates. First Timer’s Retreat within 90 days. No future violations within next 2 years. Vacate ADM license suspension and fees. Shirley Ramirez, West Unity, OH. No Operator License. Fine: 500.00, Costs: 118.00. Jail: 90, Suspended: 90. 01/16/2014 to 04/16/2014. No future violations within next 5 years. Shirley Ramirez, West Unity, OH. Tag/Sticker Violation. Fine: 35.00, Costs: 40.00. Fine: 250.00, Costs: 204.00. Jail: 30, Suspended: 30. Community service 50 hours. No future violations within next 2 years. Zachary McCague, Pioneer, OH. Underage Consumption. Fine: 250.00, Costs: 45.00. Jail: 30, Suspended: 25. Work release granted. No future violations within next 3 years. Robert L. Norman, Edon, OH. Drug Paraphernalia. Waived amount: 175.00. Robert L. Norman, Edon, OH. Possession. Waived amount: 175.00. Frank Downing, Pioneer, OH. Passing Bad Checks. Arraignment. Stephanie L. Corron, Bryan, OH. Passing Bad Checks. Fine: 100.00, Costs: 139.00. Jail: 30, Suspended: 30. No future violations within next 2 years. Restitution of $45 by 1-16-14 to prosecutor. Coral Gibson, Edon, OH. Failure to File Registration (5 counts). Waived amount: 130.00 for each count. Robert P. Miller, Montpelier, OH. Dog Running at Large. Fine: 50.00, Costs: 40.00. Robert P. Miller, Montpelier, OH. Registration of Animal. Fine: 50.00, Costs: 40.00. Must show proof of registration for dog within 2 weeks. Robert P. Miller, Montpelier, OH. Barking Dogs. Fine: 50.00, Costs: 79.00. Britani M. Smith, Bryan, OH. Drug Paraphernalia. Fine: 150.00, Costs: 79.00. Operator license suspended from 01/16/2014 to 01/16/2015. Agency to destroy contraband. Recovery Services of NW Ohio. Britani M. Smith, Bryan, OH. Possession. Fine: 150.00, Costs: 40.00. Operator license suspended from 01/16/2014 to 01/16/2015. Agency to destroy contraband. Recovery Services of NW Ohio. William C. Edmonds, Bryan, OH. Aggravated Menacing (2 counts). Arraignment. Charles T. Knapp, Montpelier, OH. Theft. Arraignment. Zachary L. Walsh, Montpelier, OH. Underage Consumption. DisWILLIAMS COUNTY missed with costs: 85.00. CRIMINAL NEWS Zachary L. Walsh, Montpelier, Sarah J. Burk, Wauseon, OH. Open Container Motor Vehicle. OH. Drug Paraphernalia. Waive Dismissed with costs: 40.00. amount: 180.00. Sean M. Crocker, Bryan, OH. WILLIAMS COUNTY Theft. Fine: 250.00, Costs: 167.00. SENTENCINGS Jail: 180, Suspended: 150. No fuDaniel Lee Bignell, Jr. – Amendture violations within next 3 years. ed Count 3, Rape, a 1st degree felNo contact with victim Wal-Mart ony. ODRC 5 years. Mandatory 5 for 5 years. Jail credit for time years post-release control. Count 9, served so far. a 1st degree felony. ODRC 5 years. Sean M. Crocker, Bryan, OH. Mandatory 5 years post-release Criminal Trespass. Fine: 250.00, control. Count 13, a 1st degree Costs: 45.00. Jail: 30, Suspended: felony. ODRC 5 years. Mandatory 30. No future violations within next 5 years post-release control. Sen3 years. tences to be served consecutively Sean M. Crocker, Bryan, OH. Un- for a total period of incarceration of derage Consumption. Fine: 250.00, 15 years. 115 days credit for time Costs: 94.00. Jail: 30, Suspended: already served. No judicial release. 25. No future violations within next Jessica Ramirez – Illegal Con3 years. Jail concurrent with previ- veyance of Prohibited Items Onto ous jail sentence. the Grounds of a Detention FacilHolly D. Kast, Bryan, OH. Abuse ity, a 3rd degree felony. 3 years of Intoxicants. Fine: 500.00, Costs: community control. 180 days at 144.51. Jail: 180, Suspended: 90. CCNO. If violation of community No future violations within next control, court can impose sentence 2 years. Recovery Services of NW of 24 months at ODRC, and up to Ohio. Agency to destroy contra- 3 years post-release control. Subband. stance Abuse counseling at ReMorgan M. McCandless, West covery Services of NW Ohio, and Unity, OH. Underage Consump- comply with all treatment recomtion. Fine: 100.00, Costs: 85.00. mendations made by the agency. Morgan M. McCandless, West Attend 1 AA meeting per week with Unity, OH. Criminal Damage. Fine: verification to supervising officer. 250.00, Costs: 45.00. Jail: 30, Shall not enter any establishment Suspended: 30. No future viola- where alcohol is sold or consumed tions within next 2 years. by the glass. Shall not possess or Kristin L. Noll, Pioneer, OH. consume any form of alcoholic bevDomestic Violence. Fine: 250.00, erage. Costs: 651.56. Jail: 30, SuspendRonald W. Treesh – Aggravated ed: 30. No future violations within Possession of Drugs, a 1st degree next 2 years. No violent or threat- misdemeanor. Community control ening contact with victim. Hands 1 year. 150 days at CCNO with 150 Down Domestic Violence Program. suspended pending no violations. James F. Fleischmann, Jr., Driver’s license suspended for 6 Montpelier, OH. Telecommunica- months. $500 fine. Participate tions Harassment. Fine: 300.00, in substance abuse treatment at Costs: 90.00. Jail: 90, Suspended: Maumee Valley Guidance Center 90. No future violations within next and follow all recommendations 2 years. No contact with victim. made. Felicia M. Dusseau, MontpeJustin A. Wilkinson – Theft, a lier, OH. Furnishing. Fine: 300.00, 5th degree felony. 3 years comCosts: 215.00. Jail: 90, Suspend- munity control. 180 days at CCNO. ed: 90. 100 hours community ser- If in violation of community convice. trol, can impose a sentence of 11 Johnathon M. Speaks, Bryan, months at ODRC and up to 3 years OH. Abduction (2 counts). Arraign- post-release control. $250 fine. ment. Obtain driver’s license by 1-7-15. Randolph A. Campbell, West Maintain full-time verifiable emUnity, OH. Domestic Violence. Ar- ployment. Pay restitution of $72.64 raignment. to victim. Shall not enter any esAlan W. Jones, Bryan, OH. Do- tablishment where alcohol is sold mestic Violence. Arraignment. or consumed by the glass. Shall Connie E. Snider, Bryan, OH. not possess or consume any form Misuse of 9-1-1. Arraignment. of alcoholic beverage. Joshua D. Saaf, Bryan, OH. COMMUNITY CONTROL Abuse of Intoxicants. Fine: 500.00, VIOLATION Costs: 100.00. Jail: 180, SuspendJennifer M. Harrold – Commued: 180. No future violations within next 2 years. Recovery Services of nity control extended for an additional 2 years until 1-11-16. NW Ohio. Tracey D. Smith – Community Tammy M. Lantz, Pioneer, OH. Passing Bad Checks. Fine: 100.00, control revoked. Reserve sentence Costs: 84.00. Jail: 30, Suspended: imposed for Theft, a 5th degree 30. No future violations within next felony. ODRC for 11 months. Up to 3 years post-release control. Credit 2 years. Tammy M. Lantz, Pioneer, OH. for 68 days already served. Raymond J. Poole - Community Passing Bad Checks. Dismissed control revoked. Reserve sentence with costs: 79.00. Anna R. Baugh, Edon, OH. Theft. CONTINUED ON PAGE 4

EDON P.D. (Jan. 6) Agency assist (Jan. 6) Telephone harassment complaint (Jan. 7) Agency assist (Jan. 7) Keep the peace (Jan. 8) Citizen assist (Jan. 9) Citizen assist (Jan. 9) Citizen assist (Jan. 9) Traffic hazard complaint (Jan. 9) Civil matter (Jan. 10) Citizen assist (Jan. 11) Citizen assist (Jan. (Jan. (Jan. (Jan. (Jan. sign (Jan. (Jan. sign (Jan. erty (Jan. age (Jan. (Jan. sign (Jan. 10) 10) 11) 12) 12) STRYKER P.D. OVI Alarm, commercial Medic assist Found property Traffic warning, stop

12) Breaking & entering 14) Traffic warning, stop 14) Accident, private prop15) Accident, property dam15) Traffic warning, speed 15) Traffic warning, stop 16) Agency assist

PIONEER P.D. (Nov. 8) Ivan Castillo, Pioneer, traffic citation, no operator’s license (Nov. 8) Eriberto Castillo, Pioneer, traffic citation, wrongful entrustment (Nov. 10) Lowell Miller, Pioneer, criminal charge, disorderly conduct (Dec. 12) Jeremy Crisenbery, Montpelier, traffic citation, expired plates (Dec. 13) Stephanie Miller, Liberty Center, traffic citation, right of way when turning left (Dec. 24) Luther Mears, Pioneer, Pioneer, criminal charge, domestic violence (Jan. (Jan. (Jan. (Jan. (Jan. (Jan. (Jan. (Jan. (Jan. (Jan. (Jan. (Jan. (Jan. (Jan. (Jan. (Jan. (Jan. (Jan. (Jan. (Jan. (Jan. (Jan. (Jan. (Jan. (Jan. (Jan. (Jan. (Jan. (Jan. (Jan. WEST UNITY P.D. 6) Message delivery 6) Medical emergency 6) Medical emergency 6) Well being check 6) Agency Assist 7) Found property 7) Citizen assist) 7) Open door 7) 911 hang up 8) Alarm 8) Agency assist 8) Agency assist 8) Theft 9) Agency assist 9) Medical emergency 9) Medical emergency 9) Property damage crash 9) Animal complaint 9) Funeral escort 9) Drug complaint 9) Unruly juvenile 10) Alarm 10) Parking complaint 10) Fraud 11) Illegal parking 11) Unruly juvenile 11) Marked lanes/warning 12) Headlight/warning 12) Animal complaint 12) Alarm

MONTPELIER P.D. Weekly reports not received by press deadline. (Jan. (Jan. (Jan. (Jan. (Jan. (Jan. (Jan. (Jan. (Jan. (Jan. (Jan. (Jan. (Jan. (Jan. FAYETTE P.D. 1) Fight 3) Juvenile complaint 4) Crash 4) Assist 4) Suspicious 5) Unlock 6) Harassment 6) Traffic Citation 6) 911 hang up 9) 911 hang up 10) Assist EMS 10) Well check 14) Disturbing the Peace 14) Suspicious.

WILLIAMS COUNTY TRAFFIC Adam G. Chamberlain, Montpelier, OH. OVI/Breath Low. Arraignment. Adam G. Chamberlain, Montpelier, OH. Anti-Noise. Waived amount: 155.00. Holly D. Kast, Bryan, OH. Operator License Suspended. Fine: 300.00, Costs: 91.00. Operator license suspended from 10/22/2013 to 11/21/2013. Jeremy L. Heising, Stryker, OH. WAUSEON POLICE Financial Responsibility Suspen(Jan. 9) 485 E. Airport Hwy, theft sion. Fine: 250.00, Costs: 90. of alcohol in progress Jail: 30 days. Operator license (Jan. 10) 491 E. Airport Hwy, suspended from 10/05/2013 to alarm drop 10/05/2014. No future violations (Jan. 10) 117 E. Elm St., lost & within next 3 years. found, recovered Billy J. Karr, Bryan, OH. Failure (Jan. 10) Leggett St. & S. Fulton to Reinstate. Fine: 300.00, Costs: St., debris in roadway 84.00. Operator license suspended (Jan. 10) 710 E. Airport Hwy., from 11/11/2013 to 12/11/2013. telephone harassment Billy J. Karr, Bryan, OH. No (Jan. 10) Enterprise Ave at W. Elm, Tail Lights. Dismissed with costs: disabled vehicle 40.00. (Jan. 10) 427 N. Brunell St., unAndrea K. Kohlbeck, Montpelier, authorized use OH. 68/55 speed. Waived amount: (Jan. 10) 1375 N. Shoop Ave., ac150.00. cident, property damage Andrea K. Kohlbeck, Montpelier, (Jan. 11) 119 Fulton St., alarm OH. 48/35 speed. Waived amount: drop 125.00. (Jan. 11) 455 E. Airport Hwy,

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FULTON COUNTY TRAFFIC NEWS Gary L. Valentine, Wauseon, OH. Wildlife Violation. Fine: 200.00, Costs: 78.00. Neil E. Klinger, Arcbhold, OH. Failure to Control. Waived amount: 190.00. Jared R. Irelan, Delta, OH. Domestic Violence. Dismissed with costs: 70.00. No same similar offenses involving threat or violence to any party. Compliance with AJA Behavioral assessment and recommendation within 120 days. No contact order with victim. WILLIAMS COUNTY Susan M. Feathers, Lyons, OH. Check DOMESTIC COURT Fraud. Fine: 100.00, Costs: 70.00. ResituBuffie D. Giffin versus Robin L. Giffen. tion of $152.82. Complaint for divorce granted. FULTON COUNTY Wendy Schweigel versus Ted Schweigel, COMMON PLEAS Jr. Complaint for divorce granted. Gary J. Reese – Operating a Vehicle UnWILLIAMS COUNTY der the Influence, a 4th degree felony. One MARRIAGE LICENSES year at ODRC. Matthew H. Coutz, age 23, Factory OpLuke K. Lobacz – Amended count 1, Aterator, and Amanda M. Robertson, age 30, tempted Aggravated Possession of Drugs, Homemaker, both of West Unity, OH. a 1st degree misdemeanor. 180 days at Joshua J. Weible, age 27, General Labor- CCNO. Operator’s license suspended 6 er, and Elizabeth A. Seeman, age 29, Child months. Care, both of Pioneer, OH. Eric D. Soleau – Amended Count, Permitting Drug Abuse with Criminal ForfeiFULTON COUNTY CRIMINAL NEWS ture, a 1st degree misdemeanor. 180 days Jeffrey J. Jasson, Wauseon, OH. 67/55 at CCNO. Operator’s license suspended 6 speed. Waived amount: 125.00. months. Dale E. Silveous, Jr., Delta, OH. 71/55 Catherine Burnett – Domestic Violence, speed. Waived amount: 135.00. a 3rd degree felony. ODRC for 12 months. Tonya S. Kunkle, Alvordton, OH. Failure Sentence to be served concurrently with to Control. Waived amount: 190.00. sentence imposed in 12CR112 for a total Scott F. Starcher, Metamora, OH. of 12 months. OVI/1st offense. Arraignment. Chad W. Estep – Assault, a 4th degree Christopher J. Brazzell, Wauseon, OH. felony. Two years community control. ReDriving Under Suspension. Arraignment. served sentence of 12 months ODRC. DeChristopher J. Brazzell, Wauseon, OH. fendant shall not enter into any bar or tavFailure to Control. Arraignment. ern or consume alcohol. No contact with Chelsea G.Rothfuss, Wauseon, OH. Fail- victim. ure to Control. Arraignment. Curtis J. Stanley – Amended Count, Erica N. Goeltzenleuchter, Fayette, OH. Trespass in a Habitation When a Person is Assured Clear Distance Ahead. Waived Present or Likely to be Present. Two years amount: 190.00. of community control. Reserve sentence of Manuel M. Gante, Wauseon, OH. Over- 12 months at ODRC. Defendant shall not width. Waived amount: 190.00. enter into any bar or tavern or consume alJoseph M. Simon, Swanton, OH. Fail- cohol. No contact with victims. Restitution ure to Yield Right of Way. Waived amount: to victims. No contact with co-defendants. 190.00. Cameron L. Garrison – Amended Count Maddison A. Mack, Delta, OH. Failure to of Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Control. Waived amount: 190.00. a 1st degree misdemeanor. 180 days at Brandon L. Volkman, Wauseon, OH. CCNO. No contact orders. Shall testify 66/55 speed. Waived amount: 125.00. against co-defendants. Defendant shall not Landon P. Wyse, Archbold, OH. Expired enter Stop-By Mart in Swanton. Count 2 Plates. Waived amount: 125.00. dismissed. Cassandra A. Jones, Wauseon, OH. 41/25 speed. Waived amount: 127.00. FULTON COUNTY Benjamine E. Barton, Delta, OH. 68/55 DOMESTIC COURT speed. Waived amount: 117.00. Holli Beltz, Fayette, OH, versus Matthew Kenneth W. Gubert, Swanton, OH. 69/55 Beltz, Archbold, OH. Complaint for divorce speed. Waived amount: 117.00. granted. Bethann Leininger, Delta, OH. 68/55 David Hinkle, Toledo, OH, and Buffy speed. Waived amount: 117.00. Nash, Wauseon, OH. Dissolution of marJeffrey A. Newlove, Wauseon, OH. 70/55 riage granted. speed. Waived amount: 127.00. Joseph A. Blanchard and Jodie A. Kali E. Schuler, Delta, OH. 66/55 speed. Blanchard, both of Wauseon, OH. DissoluWaived amount: 127.00. tion of marriage granted. Brandy M. Secory, Delta, OH. 73/55 Theresa M. Bryson and Mark T. Bryson, speed. Waived amount: 127.00. both of Lyons, OH. Dissolution of marriage James F. Graham, Swanton, OH. Failure granted. to Control. Waived amount: 182.00. Stephanie A. Yarbro, Wauseon, OH, verGrace K. Owens, Swanton, OH. Driving sus Tracy L. Yarbro, Fayette, OH. ComUnder Suspension. Arraignment. plaint for divorce granted. Troy L. Johnson, Delta, OH. Assured imposed for Domestic Violence a 3rd degree felony. 4 years at ODRC, and mandatory 3 years post-release control. Credit for 600 days already served. Zeke E. Cooley - Community control revoked. Reserve sentence imposed for Theft, a 5th degree felony. 11 months at ODRC, and up to 3 years post-release control. Credit for 152 days already served. Carl E. Blankenship – Continue community control. CCNO for 4 days. Joshua T. 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This year’s coloring contest was a hard one for judges to choose winners as a number of entries were received, each having its own special flare! “The Village Reporter” would like to thank participants in this year’s coloring contest. Those chosen as winners are:

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Two free mental health education classes will be offered next month by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Four County. One class, Family to Family, is for family members and friends of persons who suffer from a mental illness. The other class, Peer to Peer, is for persons who have a mental illness. Family to Family is a 12-week class that begins Thursday evening, February 6 starting at 6 p.m. in the community room of the Sherwood State Bank, 400 W. Third St., Defiance. The weekly class meets for 2 ½ hours with each class covering a different topic, including: learning about the symptoms and facts of major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, panic disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder, and understanding each diagnosis as well as the treatment of each illness. Other topics covered include dealing with difficult periods that a person suffering from a mental illness goes through, including relapse; an up-to-date medication review; a problem-solving workshop; developing strategies on how to better communicate with the mentally ill loved one; and more. Peer to Peer is a 10 week class that begins at 6 p.m. Monday, February 10 at the Four County ADAMhs Board office, T-761 State Route 66 south of Archbold. Each class is two hours, and includes many of the same type of topics as Family to Family. However, the focus is to help the individual develop and implement their own wellness plan. The curriculum for both classes was professionally developed by NAMI and instructors for both classes are family members or persons with a mental illness who have been trained by NAMI to teach the class. The Family to Family class is now listed in SAMHSA’s national registry of evidencebased programs and practices. Participants in both classes will receive a notebook full of information on each topic RAGEN ROESCH, WEST UNITY SAMUEL COX, FAYETTE covered during the class. Although the classes are free, registration Not pictured is Marisa Seiler of Fayette. Thank you again to all who participated. Keep is required. To register or get more detailed your eyes out this Spring for our upcoming Easter Coloring Contest! information about the Family to Family class for family members and friends of persons with a mental illness, please call Gary or Barb Arnos at 419/636-0148 evenings or weekends. To register or learn more about the Peer to Peer class for persons with a mental illness, please call Mark Krieger at 419/913“The Village Reporter” wishes to announce our lucky winner chosen for the 2013 8576 or 419/923-4841 or Jammie RichChristmas Decoration Contest. This year’s winner is Shawn Bowers, West Unity, Ohio. mond at 419/770-9488. Thank you for those participated in our contest during the holiday season! INFORMATION PROVIDED

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Pride Of Williams County Pageant
By: Angi Walkup THE VILLAGE REPORTER As the Auditeria at Edon High School was filled with family and friends, 22 young ladies from their respecitive communities of Pioneer, Montpelier, Edon, Edgerton, West Unity and Bryan were preparing and primping themselves for a night of fun filled pageantry at the 4th annual Pride of Williams County Pageant. Four lovely young ladies were crowned with dazzling tiaras to represent our small communities for the next year in community service, special appearances and to expand on their indiviual comminity concentrations. In addition to those crowned, awards and flowers were given to other young ladies that were also given honors as Runners-up, Miss Photogenic, Talent award, Personal Interview and People’s Choice Award. Each young lady also received a special award from the pageant directors for their participation. Each portion of the pageant was worth a differecnt percentage in the overall score. Judges scored on references, personal interview, winter wear, onstage presentation/question, evening wear and talent (Miss only). The young ladies were judged on smile/expression, poise, overall appearance, speaking ability, presentation, enthusiasm, comfort level, confidence, dress, and sincerity. The talent portion was judged on facial expression, poise, ability, comfort level and originality. This annual event could not be possible without the generous help from the pageant directors and board members and their families. Special recognition goes to Rachel Gendron, Jill Jacoby, Kasey Brenner, Tammy Mitchell, Lacey Gibler, Jamie Hand, Laura Leese, Dena Moor, Jessica Reitzel, Missy Sleesman and Chris Snyder. The hard work and not-to-go unnoticed effort that is done is truly a part of Williams County Pride. 2014 queens are: Miss Williams County: Alyssa Eckley (Edgerton) Teen Miss Williams County Morgan Mitchell (Pioneer) Junior Miss Williams County Elayna Hasty (Montpelier) Little Miss Williams County Kaiya Sechler (Bryan) Angi Walkup may be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com.

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SHINING MOMENT ... Emma Meade (Junior Miss Bryan) is the 6th grade daughter of Quinn and Kristi Meade. She enjoys Girls Scouts, cheerleading and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

2014 PRIDE ... Kaiya Sechler, 2014 Little Miss Williams County, is the 1st grade daughter of Beth and Mark Sammons and Brent Sechler.

ASL ... Caylista Underwood (Miss West Unity) had a beautiful theatrical performance to Miley Cyrus “Wrecking Ball” in American Sign Language.

2014 PRIDE ... Morgan Mitchell, 2014 Teen Miss Williams County takes a wave and walk after she is crowned. Morgan also received the judges award for Personal Interview.

MISS 1ST RUNNER UP ... Kaitlyn Manahan (Miss Edon) also received awards for Miss Photogenic and Personal Interview. She is a senior and the daughter of Patrick and Nicole Manahan & Doug and Mindy Stayner. PEOPLE’S CHOICE ... 1st grader Jenna Clinger (Little Miss Montpelier), daughter of Jeremy and Jill Clinger received the People’s Choice Award. A total of $649.60 was JUST DANCE ... Merissa Taylor (Miss Bryan) gave a stunraised for the scholarship fund from all votes cast for each ning lyrical dance performace to a Taylor Swift song. Merissa is a senior at Bryan and is the daughter of Casie Philcontestant in determining this award. lips, John and Teri Taylor and David Marihugh.

STUNNING ... Alexandra Jacoby (Teen Miss Edon) is the PRETTY IN PINK ... Abbigail Herman (Junior Miss Edger6th grade daughter of Micheal and Jill Jacoby. She is ac- ton) is the 5th grade daughter of Chris and Ellen Herman. tive in volleyball, playing the violin and volunteering. She enjoys 4-H, dancing and Girl Scouts.

LITTLE BEAUTY ... Hope Hamblin (Little Miss Edgerton) was given the evening honor of Little Miss 1st Runner-up. She is the daughter of Zach and Jill Hamblin. She enjoys cheerleading, making up songs and coloring.

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Pride Of Williams County Pageant

Continued From Page 7

2014 PRIDE ... Front: Kaiya Sechler, Little Miss Williams County and Hope Hamblin, 1st Runner-up. Middle row: Elayna Hasty, Junior Miss Williams County and Emilie Eustace, 1st Runner-up. Back: Caitlyn Nixon, 1st Runner-up, 2014 Miss Williams County Alyssa Eckley, 2014 Junior Miss Williams County Morgan Mitchell and Kaitlyn Manahan, 1st Runner-up.

SASSY ... Katrina Gonzales (Junior Miss West Unity) is the 7th grade daughter of Shannon Creamer and Stephen Gonzales. Katrina is active in volleyball, basketball and enjoys rollerblading.

QUESTION AND ANSWER... Kendall Siebenaler (Little Miss Edon) picks her question from the basket held by Alexia Miller. Kendall is the 2nd grade daughter of Josh and 2014 PRIDE ... Alyssa Eckley is crowned 2014 Miss Williams County by 2013 Miss AlHeather Siebenaler. Kendall answered the question of her favorite animal: A cat. lison Fink and 2013 Teen Miss Madyson Pahl. She is a senior at Edgerton High School and is the daughter of Chrissie Hamblin and Caleb Eckley.

2014 PRIDE ... Kaiya Sechler, Little Miss; Elayna Hasty, Junior Miss; Alyssa Eckley, Miss; and Morgan Mitchell, Teen Miss are all smiles with their tiaras and flowers.

TALENTED ... Emily Kolbe (Miss Montpelier) received the talent award for singing Lady Gaga’s song “Born This Way”. Emily is the daughter of Michelle Kolbe and the late James Kolbe.

2014 PRIDE ... Elayna Hasty is crowned by 2013 Miss PHOTOGENIC ... Mackenzi Rivera (Little Miss West Unity) Williams County Allison Fink and 2013 Junior Miss Bri- CUTE AS A BUTTON ... Makinzy King (Little Miss Pioneer) was given the Photogenic award. She is the daughter of anna Bell. Elayna also received the Personal Interview is the 3rd grade daughter of Sasha and Russell King. Lenny and Janie Rivera. Makinzy received the Personal Interview award. award.

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EDON AREA NEWS
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Edon Northwest Local Board Of Education Recognized

“SCHOOL BOARDS EMPOWER STUDENT SUCCESS”

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PROCLAMATION ISSUED … Edon Northwest Local School District is joining other districts across the State of Ohio in designating January 2014 as School Board Recognition Month. While serving on a school board requires an unselfish devotion of time and service to carry on the district’s mission and business, members must also respond ~ on behalf of the community ~ to the educational needs of students as well. “Being a school board member will sometimes, I’m sure, become a great ‘thankless’ job; a job that can [at times] be ‘easy’ ~ until getting into some hard decisions,” shared Superintendent Ed Ewers. “Your dedication to the students of this District and willingness to serve as board members ~ something I know personally, not only as a parent of children in the District but certainly as an employee of the District ~ is greatly appreciated.” Comprising the Edon Northwest Local Board of Education are, from left, seated: Brad McCrea (serving since 2008), Aaron Hake (beginning first term) and standing: Dave Wehrle (beginning first term), Jamie Schaffter (beginning first term) and Dave Haase (serving since 2008). The Ohio School Boards Association annually celebrates School Board Recognition Month to build awareness and understanding of the vital function an elected board of education plays in our society. District residents are encouraged to publicly and privately thank board members for their dedicated service to its children.

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HOMECOMING … Stephanie Adams awaits the parade with flower girl, Janel Brumbaugh and crown-bearer T.J. Muehlfeld.

Edon Spelling Bee Winners Announced

Brad McCrea Elected President of Edon Northwest Local Board of Education

SPELLING BEE ... Travis Siebenaler (right) has won the Edon Spelling Bee. The runnerup was Logan Bloir (left).

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EDON SCHOOL BOARD OFFICERS … During its Reorganization Meeting, members of the Edon Northwest Local Board of Education elected Brad McCrea (left) and Aaron Hake (right) to serve as President and Vice President, respectively, throughout 2014. By: Lucinda Held-Faulhaber THE VILLAGE REPORTER Brad McCrea was elected President of the Edon Northwest Local Board of Education during its Reorganization Meeting held Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. in the Edon Schools Media Center. Elected Vice-President was Aaron Hake; both terms are for one year. Additionally at this time, the Board approved: • Continuing with the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. as the date and time for regular monthly sessions (with the exception of November’s session on the third Tuesday or when otherwise noted). • Authorizing Superintendent Ed Ewers to serve as Purchasing Agent for the District. • Setting Bonds for the Treasurer, Superintendent and Board President at $20,000 each. • Maintaining the Board’s Service Fund at $5,000 (for annual expenses incurred by members in their official duties i.e. workshops, professional development programs, etc.). • Approving Ennis, Roberts and Fischer as Legal Counsel. Board members also agreed to serve on the following committees: • Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) Legislative Liaison ~ Jamie Schaffter • OSBA Student Achievement Liaison ~ Dave Haase • Athletic Council Representative ~ Jamie Schaffter • Park Board Representative ~ Aaron Hake • Technology Committee ~ Brad McCrea, Jamie Schaffter • Policy Book Committee ~ Dave Wehrle, Aaron Hake • Negotiation Committee ~ Dave Haase, Dave Wehrle, Aaron Hake (alternate) • Audit Committee ~ Brad McCrea, Dave Wehrle With approval of 2014 Reorganization Items and Appointments as presented, the meeting was adjourned to regular session. Lucinda Held-Faulhaber May be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com.

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BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT

Wynter Lynn Aldrich
Bo and Tracy Aldrich of Edon and siblings Gunner and Avery are excited to announce the birth of their daughter and little sister, Wynter Lynn Aldrich born December 9, 2013 at 12:21 p.m. at Defiance Regional Medical Center, Defiance, Ohio. She weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Greg and Carrie Livensparger of Edon, Pam Wyse and Tim Cliffton of Edgerton, Phil and Teri Aldrich of Edon, and Matt and Karen Lowell of Swanton. Great-grandparents are Marlin and Karol Livensparger of Edon, Marilyn Adams and the late Richard “Dick” Adams of Edgerton, Shirley Aldrich and the late Owen Aldrich of Edon, Gerry and Lee Siebenaler of Bryan, and Eileen Lowell and the late Harry “Bud” Lowell of Hamilton, Ohio. ADDITIONAL EDON NEWS ON PAGE 13

Edon Northwest Local Board Of Education Meets in Special Session
No action was taken by Edon Northwest legal counsel in executive session. Local Board of Education during a special Members were slated to convene in regsession held late Monday afternoon, Janu- ular session the following evening in the ary 13, 2014 in the Superintendent’s Of- school’s Media Center. fice. The purpose of meeting was to disINFORMATION PROVIDED cuss collective bargaining with district

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A Woman’s Story Of Her Selfless Son
an organ donor. One individual was able to see for the very first time, as they were given his eyes. Another person received heart valves from him. Over 200 people will be affected by Kaleb’s generosity. The family recently received a letter from a professional football player, because of Kaleb he was able to receive the tissue transplant he needed for his knee. This young man’s decision to make a selfless act has affected so many people, and that is something any Mother should be proud of. Kaleb’s family knew how much he loved FFA. He and his cousin Cody Hulbert, even started a small cattle company. He was very proud of that achievement. In his honor, the family is raising money for FFA scholarships for those who would like the opportunity to go to the FFA convention. That was something Kaleb loved and was passionate about. The family knows that this is something Kaleb would be proud of them doing. The need for organ donation is great. In the United States alone, there are more than 117,000 people that are currently in need of organ transplants. Each year, thousands of people die waiting for a transplant because no donor can be found. One thing that Kaleb’s Mother has done to help make more people aware of organ donation was personalizing her license plate. Her plate says KBOB which is what many people who knew Kaleb referred to him as. Hopefully when people see the plate, they will consider being an organ donor if they are not already one. Ms. Oxender finds some comfort knowing her son saved so many lives. . Kaleb made a sacrifice that has impacted so many people, he is still giving – even now. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming an organ donor you can get more information and sign up on donaltelifeohio.org.

Pioneer Police Department Announce Promotion Of Officer Roberts To Sergeant
Pioneer Police Chief Tim Livengood has announced the promotion of Officer Jonathon Roberts to the rank of Sergeant. Sgt. Jonathan Roberts joined the Pioneer Police Department as an Auxiliary Officer in June of 2009, was promoted to a part-time officer in January 2010 and to full-time on March 19th, 2012. Sgt. Roberts has proudly served with the Cedar Point Police Department, the McComb Police Department, the Milan Police Department, and is currently a member of the Stryker Police Department. Sgt. Roberts has an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Owens Community College and obtained his police certification from the Sandusky Police Academy in 2002. Sgt. Roberts is currently the Evidence and Property Room Manager and Head of the Auxiliary, as well as

SELFLESS DECISION ... Kaleb McLaughlin made his decision early in life to become an organ donor.

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A Mother from Pioneer, Ohio has been sharing a powerful story of her faith and her son Kaleb. Kim Oxender is the Mother of Kaleb McLaughlin. Kaleb was a young man who was taken from this world to soon on June 24, 2013 after a car accident; Kaleb was just twenty years old. Kaleb was a familiar face in Pioneer, Ohio and he loved being a part of the FFA. He also loved being a part of the FFA National Conventions. He seemed to make an impression on everyone he met, that is just the kind of guy he was. Between his viewing and his funeral he had over a thousand friends and family come to say “until we meet again”. Kaleb was an exceptional student. In 2011-12, during his senior year at North Central High School he was also working for Reifel Industries in the shipping and receiving department. Kaleb’s Mom said that Kaleb was raised in a family that believed in organ donation. There was never a question of whether or not he would donate; he just knew that was something he would do. If something happened to him, he would want to help someone else.. The day that Kaleb passed, many people were given gifts from Kaleb’s generosity of being

a Terrorism Liaison Officer. Chief Livengood added; “It is with great honor that I congratulate Sgt. Roberts on truly earning his advancement in rank, and in recommending his promo-

tion, I have complete faith he will continue to excel in his commitment to this department and to the Village of Pioneer.”
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SPECIAL PLATES ... Kaleb’s Mother, Kim Oxender is picture with her special plates. Hopeful the message will remind people to be an organ donor.

BRACELETS ... For anyone interested in purchasing a bracelet you can contact Kim Oxender at 419-737-9675 or 419212-4563. All proceeds are going towards scholarships for the FFA Convention. Anyone can also go to any of the State Bank branches to make a donation under FFA Scholarship for Kaleb. It is under the names of Kim & Kevin Oxender.

SENIOR OFFICERS ... Pictured are Lowell Rademacher, President; Jeff Thompson, vice-president; Susan Wilgus, secretary; and Rick Repp, treasurer. ADDITIONAL PIONEER NEWS ON PAGE 11

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North Central School Board Hears Exciting News

Pioneer Village Council Welcomes New Member
By: Kay Raypholtz THE VILLAGE REPORTER out the fire hydrants in the village. Fackler praised the fireman for their efforts in battling a blaze just over the border into Michigan on the evening of Sunday, January 5, during a heavy snowstorm. A snow plow went out in front of the fire trucks to make the roads passable, and although the structure was a loss, Fackler noted that they worked very hard in dangerous weather conditions. Pioneer resident Jared Stewart, representing the Pioneer Recreational Department, requested permission to hold a co-ed softball tourney on June 27, and a 5K run and a sand volleyball tournament on June 28 as fundraising activities. Stewart also praised the village’s firstresponders. He experienced an emergency recently, and said that departments quickly responded and provided transport to an area hospital in a short amount of time. Council members praised the street crew for their job of clearing the streets during the recent heavy snowfalls, especially during the record low temperatures. They had received good feedback from residents. Mayor Ed Kidston said that this was due to good leadership and an outstanding job by the front office.” A Pioneer man in attendance also remarked that he was pleased with the “great job” done. Administrator Al Fiser said the crew’s work was “done efficiently and done well.” The village’s dump trucks were put under extra strain during the recent blizzard, and their 1991 Chevy dump truck lost its transmission for the 4th time since being purchased. A privately-owned truck had to be used to salt the streets. As the Chevy dump truck was 13 years old and road conditions warranted a quick replacement, Fiser met with the mayor to arrange the purchase of a new dump truck. Quotes were received, and a 2013 Chevy dump truck with a basic snow plow package was purchased. Village ordinances authorize the administrator to make purchases of up to $50,000. The original price was $47,724, but with a trade-in and rebates, the total price was lowered to $35,764. Fiser said that pictures had been taken of the old water tower and are available for viewing in a photo album at the village office. The tower was demolished in December. Village Clerk/Treasurer April McMillen presented council with reports on the carry-over balance from 2013, the estimated revenue for 2014, and the budget for 2014. She asked for and received approval from the council to attend the Auditor’s State Confernce in March. Mayor Kidston praised McMillen, saying, “You’re doing an outstanding job.” Two members of the council were appointed to the Pioneer Volunteer Fire Department Dependents Fund committee. Al Kwader and David Thompson will fill those roles. Council appointed Fire Department members Denny Fackler, who will serve as chair person, and Rich Meyers to the committee. Council moved to go into executive session to discuss personnel and compensation, and upon returning to open session, accepted the resignation of Brad Plummer as Electrical Supervisor effective January 2, 2014. He has taken a position elsewhere. Brad Van de Voorde was named the new Electrical Supervisor at a rate of $28 per hour with benefits. The next meeting of the Pioneer Village Council is scheduled for Monday, February 10, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. at the Pioneer Community Center.
Kay Raypholtz may be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com.

Joel Burt was sworn in as Pioneer’s newest council member prior to the start of the first meeting of the new year on Monday, January 13, 2014. Returning council members David Thompson and Connie Salisbury also took their oaths of office. Council’s next action was to nominate and elect Rodney Eckley as their president. Eckley will conduct meetings in the event that the mayor is absent. Chief of Police Tim Livengood presented the annual End of Year Report for 2013. The extensive report PHOTO BY KAY RAYPHOLTZ, STAFF was compiled by Officer NEW TERM ... From left, returning Board members Jim Fee, Homer Hendricks, and John Roberts using statistics from 2012 to 2013. Leigh Boothman were sworn in to begin their new terms of office. During 2013, the Police throw a pie at Mr. Rettig at the assembly Department handled 1653 By: Kay Raypholtz that culminates the week. Students were calls, as compared with a THE VILLAGE REPORTER able to Skype with professors from Bowling total of 1238 calls in 2012. The North Central Board of EducaGreen State University for consultation. There was an increase in tion held their first regular meeting of the Rettig said that the program was going traffic warnings from 2012, year on January 14, 2013, and swore in very well so far and that North Central is and there were a total of returning board members. Jim Fee, Homthe first school in Williams County to have 59 traffic citations in both er Hendricks, and Leigh Boothman took such a program. In other school news, 28 2012 and 2013. Of the 32 their oaths to begin their new terms on the students have signed up for the track team criminal charges filed in board. 2013, 25 were for misdeso far. Superintendent Ken Boyer shared some The Consent Agenda was approved, in- meanor offenses, and 7 exciting news. North Central graduate cluding approval of the minutes from the felony charges. The departJesse Houk sent a letter to Boyer asking December meeting, and the employment ment responded to 26 acciabout the possibility of using the school of Nelson Turner as Assistant Baseball dents: 12 private property; as a movie set this summer. Houk and his Coach, and Rodger Swank as Assistant 13 non-injury; and one inwife, both movie producers, live in Califorjury accident. The Village Softball Coach. nia. The motion picture, which will be PGThe Board approved the Treasurer’s Re- of Pioneer retains three rated, will be based on a screenplay writport, given by Eric Smeltzer, approving the full-time officers, nine partten by Houk. If the school is chosen to be a following Appropriation Additions: Rotary time, and four auxiliary ofset, they would use the gym, cafeteria, and - $607.86; Data Communication Fund - ficers. some of the classrooms during the sumThis past year, the po$1,800; for a total of $2,407.86. The Romer months. Although nothing has yet tary funds will be used toward field trips. lice department added vidbeen decided, Boyer and the board seemed The school has also been accepting dona- eo cameras to their vehicles excited about the possibility that the North tions for their backpack program which and Livengood said that Central School would be featured in such will send home easy to prepare food to stu- these cameras were well an endeavor. dents over the weekend, based on income worth the purchase price January is Board Recognition Month, levels. Smeltzer is waiting for state audi- for the added protection and the Board received recognition certors to schedule and exit meeting. Audits they afford both the officers tificates from the Ohio School Board Assohave been completed. Smeltzer noted that and the public. The camerciation. Boyer said that the district had a Fiscal Year 2013 over-expenditures totaled as are also used to provide good 2013 year, and that they were looking $66,889, and that this is low compared documentation for court forward to en excellent 2014. He thanked with 2012. This amount was garnered be- trials, and for training offithe Board for their service and dedication. fore the district received $195,000 from cers on practices and proPaul Jones, Elementary/Middle School cedures. The department the Menard’s abatements. Principal, said that DIBBLE testing was The Board heard the second reading of also obtained tactical vests being administered in its second round, a proposed Policy/By-law Revision. The donated by the Bryan Poand should be completed by January 23. revision would allow a student liaison to lice Department. Small purThe 21st Century after-school program serve as a non-voting representative from chases brought the vests has 52 students in its afternoon program, the high school student body selected by up to date. and five students in the morning program. Mayor Ed Kidston and the Student Council. According to the Data has been sent to the ESC (EducaChief Livengood recognized proposed revision, the student-body reptional Service Center) in Archbold to help resentative would be responsible for com- retiring officer Terry Bardecide future programming. The school municating Board questions or decisions tel for his 40 years of sershould hear a decision sometime this sumpertaining to students. In addition, the Su- vice with a plaque and a mer. Blizzard Bags have been distributed perintendent would arrange for a place on retired officer badge. More to the students following the recent canthe agenda at which time the student-body information can be found in cellations for adverse weather conditions. representative would provide the Board the accompanying article. Each student will complete two bags, and with items of concern and/or interest to Due to the resignation of they have two weeks in which to complete the prior Sargeant, Officer the student-body. the task. Jones reported that co-teaching Boyer met with architects from the John Roberts was promotis going great, and the teachers have adState of Ohio to go over options for the new ed to Sargeant and secondjusted well. Awards assemblies will be proposed high school building. They were in-command to the Chief of held on January 24, for grades 1-3, and given five options and two fit into the bud- Police. for grades 4-6. Grade cards will be sent For his Fire Department get. They will be able to get more square out that same date. Local winners of North report, Chief Denny Fackfootage under the options. Central’s spelling be are Tristan Yoder and The Board adjourned to executive ses- ler said that the departEmilie Eustace. They will participate in the sion to discuss evaluation and discipline ment had responded to 20 Williams County Spelling Bee at the Millof personnel. No action was taken upon re- calls and one controlled creek-West Unity School on January 28 at burn since the last counturn to regular session. 6:30 p.m. The next scheduled meeting of the cil meeting. He noted that Junior High/High School Principal North Central Board of Education is Tues- Rodger Swank had stepped Tim Rettig reported that they students day, February 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the el- down from the position of in grades 7-12 were engaging in Problem ementary music room. The public is wel- Assistant Fire Chief, and Based Learning this week. Students are that Don Bertke had been come to attend. gathered into pods where they are working tapped to replace Swank. Kay Raypholtz may be reached at on designing a catapult that will launch Fackler counted a total of publisher@thevillagereporter.com. pies a distance of 8 feet. The team with 263 runs during 2013. This the best results for each grade will get to total is down 24 runs from 2012. This came to total of 1424 hours of manpower, which is also down from 2012. The department recently logged and mapped

PROMOTED ... Mayor Ed Kidston and Chief of Police Tim Livengood recognize Officer John Roberts (at right) with a promotion to Sergeant.

Holiday City Council Welcomes New Mayor, Council Member At January Meeting

SWORN IN ... Returning Council member David Thompson is sworn in by Mayor Ed Kidston.

SWORN IN ... Taking their oath as council members are Pam Clark, Robert Day, and Kristie Keil. By: Kay Raypholtz THE VILLAGE REPORTER The Village of Holiday City welcomed new council member Robert Day at their first meeting of 2014, and Shawn Clark, who had served as Acting-Mayor, officially became the mayor following his oath of office. Council members Pam Clark and Kristie Keil were sworn in along with Robert Day, the newest council member. Council member Dennis Hutchison would have taken his oath of office, but was unable to attend the meeting. Pam Clark was selected as Council President. Council set

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OATH OF OFFICE ... Taking her oath of office as a returning council member with Mayor Kidston officiating, is Connie Salisbury.

monthly meetings for the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Visitor’s Bureau. Committee members were selected for the following: Audit Committee – Pamela Day, Pam Clark, and Shawn Clark Utilities Committee – Ron Keil, Jr., Kristie Keil, and Robert Day Records Retention Committee – Sean Rupp (citizen representative), Mayor Shawn Clark, Fiscal Officer Lauri TenEyck-Rupp, and Village Solicitor Michelle Cranz. CONTINUED ON PAGE 20

NEW MEMBER ... Joel Burt was sworn in by Mayor Kidston as the newest member of the Pioneer Village Council. ADDITIONAL PIONEER NEWS ON PAGE 17

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is debating on having exams held before Christmas in upcoming school years. Two students, Ivan Moore and Audrey Pirtle, have earned a spot on the Honor’s Band at Ohio State University. They will perform Saturday, January 18. The Montpelier High School will be the site for a Blood Drive on Thursday, January 30, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Community members should contact the high school office at 419-485-6700, extension 4 to make an appointment for donation. Students can sign up in the high school office. Students age 16 may donate with signed permission from a parent. Students age 17 and up do not need parental permission. On February 3, 2014, Motivational/ Inspirational speaker Bob Lenz will be at the school. Five of the seven county school districts will be participating in this special event. He will also be speaking at a local church in the evening and this is open to the public. Superintendent Jamison Grime said that the district was at nine weather days this school year. One Blizzard Pack has been issued for students to work on. Due to the delay in returning after the Christmas break, the end of the 9-week grading period was backed up to this week. The Community of Faith rolled out their program of accompanying students at bus stops and greeting them at the doors of the school this Monday. They have 30 volunteers who are giving of their time for the benefit of Montpelier’s students. They have all been finger-printed to ensure safety of the students. At least two or three adults will be at each bus stop in the mornings. The minutes from the regular meeting held December 10, 2013, were approved, as was the Treasurer’s report as follows: 1. Approved the financial statements and investments for December 2013 as presented: a. Cash Reconciliation b. SM2 c. Investment Report d. Financial Report e. General Fund Revenues & Expenditures Report f. Fund Summaries g. Check Register 2. Recommend to accept the following donations: From: Don and Jennifer Schlosser $20 To: K-6 Principal’s Account - $10 7-To:12 Principal’s Account - $10 From: Montpelier Area Chamber of Commerce $100 To: Jazz Band – $50.00 To: Locomotion - $50.00 Treasurer request the County Budget Commission make chages to the Amended Certificate as presented. 4. Recommend to approve modifications to permanent appropriations for fiscal year 2014 as presented. The Consent Agenda was approved. This included: Employment/Certified Staff 1. Anthony Coleman’s move to Master’s Degree for the 2013-2014 school year. 2. Stephanie Friend’s move to Master’s Degree +24 for the 2013-2014 school year. 3. Graduate hours for Kaitlyn Brancheau, Stephanie Friend and Khrysta Long for the 2013-2014 school year. 4. Add Elizabeth Benedict to the substitute teacher list for the 2013-2014 school year. 5. Marjory Johnson’s move to Bachelor’s Degree +15 for the 2013-2014 school year. 6. The retirement of Christina Hupe effective on or before My 31, 2014. 7. The resignation of Katie Zimmerman effective at the end of the 2013-2014 school year. 8. Graduate hours for Blayne Bible for the 2013-2014 school year. 9. Add David Apple and Chris Roberts to the substitute teacher list for the 2013-2014 school year. Employment/Classified Staff 1. Jacob Hindell as an athletic trainer for the 2013-2014 school year. 2. Matthew Slattman as an athletic trainer for the 2013-2014 school year. 3. Taccara Gibbs to the substitute bus driver list for the 2013-2014 school year. The Board passed two resolutions. The first resolution authorized the Superintendent, on behalf of this Board, to accept resignations which have been submitted by employees during times when this Board is not in session, subject to ratification by this Board; provided however, that upon ratification by the Board, such resignations shall be deemed effective as of the date and time of the Superintendent’s response. The second resolution authorizes the Superintendent, during periods when this Board is not in session, to make offers of employment directly to candidates for either teaching or nonteaching positions on behalf of this Board, and to acknowledge acceptance of such offers on behalf of this Board, subject to a subsequent vote of ratification by the Board; provided however, that upon ratification by this Board, the employment shall be deemed effective as of the date and time of the employee’s acceptance of the Superintendent’s offer. Nothing in this resolution shall require the Board of Education to employ or continue to employ and individual who has not provided a criminal records check satisfactory to the Board or who has not satisfied any other prerequisite to employment created by law or Board policy. In other business, the Board voted to approve the membership renewal dues with NAIER, the National Association of Equipment Inventory Reduction. This organization serves as a resource for ordering classroom supplies for only the cost of shipping. The January meeting concluded with no executive session needed. The Montpelier School Board meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. in the music room unless otherwise indicated.

Montpelier School Board Begins 2014 With Enthusiasm

BOARD ... The Montpelier School Board members for 2014: From left – President Larry Martin, Christopher Wurm, Darrell Higbie, Terry Buntain, and Deb Clum. By: Kay Raypholtz THE VILLAGE REPORTER The Montpelier School Board convened a quarter of an hour early to conduct their Organizational Meeting for 2014 and to swear in returning members Terry Buntain, Debra Clum, and Darrell Higbie, and newly elected school board member Christopher Wurm. Larry Martin was nominated to continue as board President, and the board unanimously voted in agreement. Debra Clum wa elected Vice-President. Christopher Wurm was chosen as Legislative Liaison, and Darrell Higbie will serve as the Student Achievement Liaison. The board authorized the CFO/Treasurer to: a. Issue warrants in payment of all salaries and bills upon receipt of invoices. b. Obtain advances from the county auditor. c. Invest funds at her discretion (within board policy). d. Advertise for vacant positions as needed. e. Serve as designee to attend public record access training required for Board members of each term of office per Revised Code 109.43. The next course of business for the Board was to authorize the Superintendent to: a. Serve as purchase agent for 2014. b. Determine the attendance of employees at professional meeting and autho-

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Dr. Joshua Schlade-Speaker At Montpelier Hospital Auxiliary

rize the treasurer to pay expenses as approved by the superintendent. c. Employ personnel with regular employment to be presented at the next meeting. d. Serve as designee to attend public record access training required for Board members of each term of office per Revised Code 109.43. The following Legal Counsels for the District were approved: a. Ennis Roberts Fischer Co., L.P.A. b. Peck, Shaffer & Williams LLP c. Bricker & Eckler LLP At promptly 5:00 p.m., the Board called the regular meeting to order, and heard from the Principals. Elementary School Principal Connie Graham said that students seemed happy to be back at school following a Christmas break that was extended an extra week due to adverse weather. There is a great deal of daily activity with learning taking place. She added that “we teach, learn, and care a lot about kids.” She remarked that as of the end of the week, the school year would be halfway to completion. Su Thorp. , Junior High/High School Principal, agreed that students were glad to be back to their daily school routine. The local spelling bee was held, and 7th graders Kim Engels and Brooke Ward were the winners. The young ladies will advance to the County Spelling Bee on Tuesday, January 28, at the Millcreek-West Unity School at 6:30 p.m. This year’s mid-term exams were being held, and the school

GUEST SPEAKER ... Dr. Joshua Schlade, local chiropractor, left, served as guest speaker for the January 13th meeting of CHWC-Montpelier Hospital Auxiliary. He is pictured receiving an appreciation gift from Deanna Gipe, auxiliary president. Dr. Joshua Schlade, owner of Montpelier Chiropractic Center, was guest speaker Monday, Jan. 13th for the regular meeting of CHWC-Montpelier Hospital Auxiliary in the hospital conference room. Dr. Schlade explained that chiropractic is the care and treatment of the human body without the use of pharmaceuticals or surgery. Most chiropractors focus on the structure and function of the joints, muscles and nerves of the body, especially those associated with the spine. His office focuses on the spine. The body’s spine is involved in all motion. Twelve nerves come from the brain and directly affect the face, eyes, ears and head. Other nerves travel down the brain stem into the spinal cord, and then from the spinal canal to the rest of the body. The spinal column is made up of 25 moveable vertebrae. Dr. Schlade’s office deals mainly with the function, mobility and posture of the spinal column. Spinal disorders are the common cause of functional disability for individuals over the age of 50. Dr. Schlade recommends that adults of all ages should be involved with a spinal health “wellness” program with regular visits to a chiropractor. The majority of patients come to a chiropractor for relief of pain involving sciatica, low back, between shoulder blades,

neck and headaches. Initially a comprehensive health review is taken, followed by From: Class of ’58 $40 an examination to determine the cause of To: The District (in memory of Mary the pain and overall health of the patient. Schelling Soule Then, a treatment program with goals of pain relief, stabilization and maintenance/ From: Edon Schools $20 wellness is set up to improve spinal health. To: Choir (for the use of lighting equipPain management includes reducing ment) muscle spasms and inflammation. The patient’s condition is stabilized with mo- From: Williams County Agricultural Socibilization, stretching of affected tissues ety $100 and strengthening of weakened muscles. To: Marching Band Maintenance care is necessary for followup. Patients are taught in-home exercises From: F.I.R.S.T. Club $299 to increase flexibility and muscle strength, To: Boys’ Basketball and complement maintenance appointments. From: Michael Hutchinson $50 Dr. Schlade grew up in Swanton, the To: Football son of a chiropractor. Dr. Schlade opened the Montpelier center located at 1225 East From: Hammer Athletics $307 Main St. in 1998 after attending Ohio To: Athletic Department Kay Raypholtz may be reached at State University for pre-med and graduatpublisher@thevillagereporter.com. ed from National College of Chiropractic in 3. Recommend to permit the CFO/ Lombard, IL with a B.S. degree in human biology and Doctor of Chiropractic degree. He and his wife Carrie have three children. Following the program, the regular auxiliary meeting was conducted by President Deanna Gipe. Roll call was answered with “What is your favorite Olympic sport?”. Reports were presented by Secretary Jean Young, Treasurer Barb Dietsch, Hospital Gift Shop Manager Vivian Brown and several committees. Deanna reported that some of the items approved for purchase by the auxiliary for the outpatient therapy department have been received. Vivian Brown is in charge of patient favors for the month of January. More volunteers to man the hospital gift shop are needed, especially for Monday afternoons and weekday evenings. Jean Young, Beverly Perkins and Kathryn Schroder volunteered to serve on the Nominations Committee to seek out members willing to run for office. Those nominations will be announced in April with election of officers in May. The next regular meeting of the auxiliary will be Monday, Feb. 10th at 12 noon with the annual soup and salad luncheon in the hospital conference room. Members are asked to bring a salad or dessert to share. Guest speaker will be Pam Schroder of the Williams County Historical Society. Roll call will be “Who do you know had open heart surgery?”. Deanna Gipe JR. HIGH CHEERLEADERS ... The 1964 Jr. High Cheerleaders for Montpelier were and Armeda Sawmiller will be in charge of Angie Combs, Nancy Bane, Melinda Semer, Chris Allen. February patient favors. Guests are always welcome. ADDITIONAL MONTPELIER NEWS ON PAGE 13 INFORMATION PROVIDED

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Four County Career Center Hosts Career Night Open House

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OPEN HOUSE ... Four County Career Center hosted a Career Night Open House Monday evening with the Career Center’s labs and classrooms open to the public. Instructors and counselors were available to answer questions and acquaint visitors with career and technical programs and college credit options. Shown talking about the Law Enforcement & Security Tactics program at the Career Center are (LEFT TO RIGHT) John Pearly; June Pearly; and Mark Pearly; all from West Unity with instructor Kevin Thomas. The Career Center offers 30 career and technical programs to high school juniors and seniors from 22 high schools in Defiance, Fulton, Henry, and Williams counties. For more information about applying for the 2014-2015 school year, sophomores are encouraged to contact their associate school Guidance Office, call the Four County Career Center Student Services Office at 1-800-589-3334, Ext. 2701; or apply on the Career Center website at www.fourcounty.net.

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MANAGERS CARE FOR ALL SORTS OF INJURIES ... Cadet managers, left to right, are Tom Watson, Dan Miller, John Heer (trainer), and Gerry Ruihley.

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Montpelier Spelling Bee Champion & Runner-Up Announced

Edon Northwest Local Board Of Education Gets New Year Underway
By: Lucinda Held-Faulhaber THE VILLAGE REPORTER With the completion of their Reorganization Meeting, Edon Northwest Local Board of Education convened for its first regular monthly session of 2014 in the school’s Media Center. President Brad McCrea called the meeting to order with newly-elected members ~ Jamie Schaffter, Aaron Hake, Dave Wehrle ~ and returning board member Dave Haase in attendance. In addition to addressing routine items that evening, administrators highlighted their January Reports to the Board as well: TREASURER KERRY SAMPLES • Shared current General Fund revenues and expenditures coincide with the approved Five Year Forecast; the District continues its deficit-spending trend. • Noted real estate valuations from the County Auditor reflected an .87 percent increase from last year (County average was up .6 percent); changes were from new construction or destruction of existing property. The slight “boost” in valuations will help increase the District’s inside millage. • Submitted his standard SM2 Report indicating revenues were down eightyfour thousand dollars and expenses up one hundred six thousand dollars for the same six-month period as last year. The District is tracking one hundred ninety thousand dollars worse than a year ago. (Revenue does not reflect Edgerton’s first six-month Shared Service Agreement payment of approximately fifty-four thousand dollars; tracking figures would be more realistic with its inclusion.) GRADES 7-12 PRINCIPAL ANTHONY STEVENS • Shared current enrollment for grades 7-12 totaled two hundred fiftyseven students; twenty-three attend Four County Career Center, thirty-five are open enrolled, forty-nine are on an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) and twelve on 504 Plans. • Presented the Annual Measurable Objectives (AMO) as listed in the 2013 Gap Closing Report for Edon High School. Three Subgroups (tested for proficiency in subject areas) scored above the State’s goal to earn 100 Reading points, 66.7 Math points and 100 Graduation Rate Points. The District achieved an AMO Final Score of 88.9 or a letter grade of B (cutoff for an A was 90.0). AMO replaces AYP (Annual Yearly Progress) on the annual State Report Card. GRADES KK-6 PRINCIPAL BONNIE TROYER • Shared elementary school numbers were regretfully down two students; an enrollment history and trends of the elementary school was also provided to members. • Noted fifteen percent of District elementary students are on an IEP (Individual Education Plan). • Submitted for perusal, information on the Mobile Dentist program as well as her weekly agenda; due to the shortened month of December, reports outlining principal, teacher, student and parent activities will start again in February. SUPERINTENDENT ED EWERS • Commended the custodial and maintenance staff for their efforts during the recent winter weather mayhem; employees worked tirelessly to keep campus driveways, lots, etc. open and cleared for staff and students when classes finally resumed. Additionally, he recognized all the village, township, county and state workers for the numerous hours they put into maintaining area streets and roads as well. • Noted Straight A Fund grant funds were awarded last month; as a member of the sixteen-district consortium submitting the application, Edon Northwest will receive one hundred sixty-eight thousand dollars. Monies (to be spent by June 30, 2014), will be used for technology and additional “virtual education” opportunities. In other action, the Board: • Approved the following amendments to the 2013-2014 School Calendar: End of First Semester (January 17); Make Up Date (February 17); End of Third Quarter (March 21); Last Day for Seniors (May 23); Last Student Day (May 29); Last Teacher Day (May 30) and additional Make Up Dates (May 30, June 2, June 3). • Accepted Cash Donations during December from Edon Music Boosters ($452.52 for choir uniforms); Box Tops for Education ($581.60 apiece to Elementary and High School Principal Funds); Edon Lions Club ($200 for Class of 2014 STAR seminar); Various Businesses/Individuals ($500 for FFA T-shirts) and Anonymous ($120 towards High School Choir trip to Cleveland). • Approved the contract with OSBA (Ohio School Boards Association) for policy revisions. • Approved Ohio School Boards Association annual Membership Dues ($2730), School Management News ($190) and Briefcase Subscription ($130); fees unchanged from 2013. • Approved the contract to join the Straight A Fund consortium with Fayette Local Schools and fifteen other school districts to receive Straight A Grant Funds for Fiscal Year 2014; Fayette Local Schools will serve as administrators and fiscal agents for grant funds. • Accepted, with regret, Christina Parrish’s resignation as Varsity/JV Volleyball Co-Coach effective immediately. • Accepted, with regret, Staci Dye’s resignation as Food Service Cashier effective January 24, 2014. • Approved 2013-2014 contracts with Paul Ledyard (Sub Cook and Custodian – dishwasher) and Sue LaDuke (Classroom Aide). • Approved minutes from last month’s regular meeting held December 10, 2013 as well as December Financial Reports, Permanent Appropriation Increases/Decreases for FY 2014 and the Amended Certificate of Estimated Resources for FY 2014. The Edon Northwest Local Board of Education will next meet Tuesday, February 11, 2014 in the school’s Media Center beginning at 5:30 p.m. Lucinda Held-Faulhaber May be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com.

MONTPELIER SPELING BEE ... The Montpelier Spelling Bee Champion and Runner-up have been announced. The 7th grade runner-up is Brooke Ward (left). The 7th grade champion is Kimmie Engles (right). The winning word was “Chirma”. The advisor was Sarah Torres.

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Montpelier Native Graduates From Baylor University
WACO, Texas -- Baylor University conferred degrees on more than 780 graduates during fall commencement exercises Dec. 21 in the Ferrell Center on the Baylor campus. Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked liberal arts institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with "high research activity." Among the graduates is Abby Nicole Steiner of Montpelier, Ohio, who has received a Master of Science in Nutrition. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor offers 144 undergraduate, 77 master, 32 doctoral degree programs, and two education specialist programs plus the juris doctor degree, through its 11 academic units. Baylor's 735-acre campus in Waco is home to more than 15,000 students from all 50 states and 80 countries.
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Calling All Tasters, Bakers & Pie Makers

PIE CONTEST ... The Montpelier Library is getting ready to hold a Pie Contest. There is nothing better than some homemade pies, and the best part is that all entries are Free. Dig out your old family recipes, or come up with something new and meet at the Montpelier Library at 10am on Saturday, January 25th. Judging will begin at 11am. Entries can also be dropped off in advance. You can pick up a registration form at the Montpelier Utility Office and the Montpelier Public Library. There is also a great need for judges, if you would like to sign up to be a judge stop into the library. The fee is only $5 and supports the Louden Cemetery Preservation.

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Stryker Village Council Holds Initial 2014 Meeting; Welcomes Newly Elected Members

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NEW MEMBERS ... Newly elected Stryker Village Council Members attend their initial meeting of the new year. From left to right: Mike Fox, Rick Wityk, Robert Sperling and Rex Blevins. By: Mark Mercer THE VILLAGE REPORTER The Stryker Village Council and Mayor Daniel Hughes brought down the gavel, opening the initial meeting of 2014. After an opening prayer and the pledge, Mayor Hughes swore in the four newly elected members of this year's council. Newly seated members this year are: Mike Fox, Rick Wityk, Robert Sperling, and Rex Blevins. After the swearing in of newly seated members, the council took up housekeeping measures, such as the assignment of committee memberships and, most importantly, nomination and voting on of a new Council President. Members Terry Wieland and Mike Fox were nominated, and the voting was an even split, 3-3 for each nominated member. According to council protocol, in the event of a tie, the Mayor holds the tiebreaking vote, and this year's new Council President selected by Mayor Hughes will be Mr. Wieland. After introduction of the updated Finance Report, council members voted 6-0 to adapt the report. The next order of business was the Communications Report to the Council. The only item discussed was the voices from many citizens to the Village Administrator , Gary St. John, recognizing the outstanding job all Village Departments performed during the recent inclement weather crisis that brought Northwest Ohio to a standstill. Many citizens voiced their appreciation for a job well done during a difficult crisis by all Village Departments. The next item addressed was the requirement for the formation of a "Forms Record Commission." The newly formed commission will be tasked with reviewing and setting timelines for village record retention (tax forms, bills, various other records). The commission members were assigned and the initial meeting was set for February 10 at 5:00 p.m. at the Stryker Village Office. At this month's meeting, one ordinance was put before the Council for adaption by the members. The first ordinance of the year adapted by the Council was Ordinance 2014-1, which is an ordinance repealing Ordinance 2013-3, titled "Setting the Salaries and Fringe Benefits and Defining Certain Duties of Elected, Appointed and Hourly Employees of the Village of Stryker Ohio." Ordinance 2014-1 is a requirement from the Ohio Revised Code and sets forth compensation and benefits for 2014. The council also heard the monthly report from Chief of Police Steven Schlosser. Chief Schlosser reported 25 traffic warnings issued in the Village along with 10 traffic citations. Chief Schlosser also reported the arrest of 4 adults in the period between the last council meeting. Also from Chief Schlosser, it was announced that Police Sergeant JR Treace was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. According to Chief Schlosser "Lt. Treace has shown that he posses the traits necessary to make thorough decisions while providing outstanding leadership to our remaining staff. This promotion is well deserved, and I am very proud of his accomplishments as a full time Police Officer." Lt. Treace's promotion was effective on December 21, 2013. In other Police Department news, Chief Schlosser announced the date for the DARE program, to be held on February 24, at 5:30 p.m. at the Stryker Village Library. The council concluded the January meeting and set the next meeting, which will be held on February 10 at 6:00 p.m. at the Stryker Village Office. Mark Mercer can be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com

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WORKING ON THE YEARBOOK ... STANDING: Pat Beaumont-Photographer, Ronald Tonjes-Sports Editor, Jim Siler - Business Manger, Mrs. Robinette - Advisor. SEATED: Dorothy Peterson - Co-editor, Janice Aeschliman - Co-editor, Bonnie Hall - Grade Editor, Joyce Greutman - Grade Editor.

Stryker Library Reschedules Anti-Bullying Program For Feb. 24th
The Stryker Library has rescheduled the Anti-Bullying Program that was originally scheduled for Jan. 13th to instead be held on Monday, February 24th from 5:30-6:30 pm. Stryker Police Chief, Steve Schlosser will be doing a presentation on Anti-Bullying from 5:30 to 6:00 pm, with a question and answer session following. A light supper will then be served up until 6:30 pm. Parents are not required to attend with children, but are encouraged to, as this program will benefit the whole family. This program is free to the public. The Stryker Library is located at 304 S. Defiance Street. For more information, please contact library manager Connie Aeschliman at 419-682-5081.
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Learn To Decorate Valentine Cookies At Stryker Library
Will you be making cookies for Valentine’s Day? If you are and you’d like to learn how to decorate them, Jessica Tingley will be teaching a class on this topic at the Stryker Branch Library on Monday, February 10th, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The class is free and open to the public, but registration is required and class size is limited to 25. Participants under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. The Stryker Branch Library is located at 304 S. Defiance Street in Stryker, Ohio. Please call the Stryker Branch Library or stop in to sign up for the Valentine cookie decorating class. Questions about the class may be directed to library manager Connie Aeschliman at 419-682-5081.

Stryker Police Department Announces DARE Program Date For Stryker
By: Mark Mercer THE VILLAGE REPORTER

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Stryker Students Emerge As Spelling Bee Champs

24, 2014 and the start time will be 5:30 p.m. The program will be hosted by Stryker Police Lt. JR Treace and Williams CounThe Stryker Police Department and ty Sherriff Deputy Paul McCord (DARE OfChief Steven Schlosser have announced ficer). The topic for the session will be a the re-launching of the DARE program in period of instruction on Anti-Bullying. the village of Stryker, open to all residents Mark Mercer can be reached at and interested persons. publisher@thevillagereporter.com The program re-launch will take place at the Stryker Village Library on February

Stryker Senior Center Celebrates January Bithdays

PHOTO PROVIDED CHAMPION & RUNNER-UP ... Sixth grader Kalista Blevins, Champion and Isaiha Freeman, fifth grade, runner-up.

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American Cancer Society Kicks Off 2014 Williams County Relay For Life With Open House

JANUARY BIRTHDAYS ... Stryker Senior Center celebrated birthdays for the month of January. Pictured are (left to right): Marjorie Brown, Jerry Coy and Lynda Wieland.

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KICK OFF ... The American Cancer Society is kicking off the 2014 Williams County Relay for Life with a Relay Rally Open House January 23rd from 5:00-6:30p.m. at the Knights of Columbus building, 1216 Buffalo Road, in Bryan. There will be information about the Relay and how to get involved, refreshments, entertainment, and door prizes! Please stop by and learn more about the Relay for Life! The Relay for Life is so much more than simply a walking event or fundraiser! It is a fun, family friendly event that has something for everybody! It’s like a community festival or county fair all its own! For more information, please call Kathy Foster at 419-636-3008 or Bill Turner at 419737-2553.

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Stryker Homecoming Court Presented; King & Queen Crowned For 2014
By: Mark L. Mercer THE VILLAGE REPORTER Senior attendants this year were Kyle Rohrs and Megan Nevillle. For the Junior class, Zach Tingley and Bayli Louys were honored; Sophomore attendants honored were Brett Johnson and Jacqueline Wisnewski. Freshman attendants this year were Israel Aguilar and Emily Cadwell. Named as this year’s Kindergarten King and Queeen were William Donovan and Abby Oberlin. Ceremonies for this year’s Homecoming began at 5:30 prior to the start of the Junior Varsity game with the presentation of this year’s Homecoming Court. Special guests for the ceremony included last year’s Homecoming King and Queen, Luke Grabber and Jordan Waidelich.
Mark Mercer can be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com DANCING ... It was a fun night for all in attendance at the 2014 Stryker Homcoming!
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STRYKER- Stryker High School held Homecoming on Saturday, January 18 and crowned their Homecoming King and Queen before a packed house and enthusiastic crowd before taking on the visiting Tinora Rams in non-conference action. Though the hometown Panthers fell to the Rams in a high speed shootout 94-74, the evening was a tremendous success for all of the students and staff. This years Homecoming Queen was crowned and Senior Christie Huston received the 2014 honors along with Homecoming King Senior Ross Planson. Attendants at the evening’s festivities were also presented along with this year’s Kindergarten King and Queen.

ALL SMILES ... Carly Smith (L) and Michael Fryer (R) looking sharp in their formal wear for the evening’s festivities at the 2014 Stryker Homecoming.

STRYKER HIGH SCHOOL 2014 HOMECOMING COURT: Front Row from left to right: Abby Oberlin, Christie Huston, Ross Planson, William Donovan. Second row: Kyle Rohrs, Megan Neville Bayli Louys, Zach Tingley. Third row: Brett Johnson, Jacqueline Wisnewski. Not Pictured: Israel Auguilar (Basketball Player).

SLOW DANCE ... Nick Fox (R) and Kinsey Powers (L) enjoy the music and festivities at the 2014 Homecoming Dance.

KING & QUEEN ... 2014’s Homecoming King and Queen at Stryker High School, Ross Planson (L) and Christie Huston (R).

LITTLE COURT MEMBERS ... Kindergarten King and Queen for Stryker Schools at the 2014 Homecoming, William Donovan (L) and Abby Oberlin (R). FUN NIGHT ... It was a fun night for all at the 2014 Stryker Homecoming Dance. Enjoying the evening’s dance are Courtney Mossburg (L) and Gabbie Clark (R).

FRESHMAN ... Freshman Attendants for the 2014 Stryker Homecoming Court Israel Auguilar (L) and Emily Cadwell (R).

SENIORS ... Senior Attendants for the 2014 Stryker Homecoming Court Kyle Rohrs (L) and Megan Neville (R).

GANG ... Stryker Gentlemen with Hilltop Ladies at the 2014 Stryker Homecoming: From left to right: Cameron Frey, Sydni Rivera, Kierstyn Repp, Hayden Clingaman.

FIRST DANCE ... As is custom, the first dance of the 2014 SOPHOMORES ... Sophomore Attendants for the 2014 Homecoming at Stryker High School featured HomecomStryker Homecoming Court Brett Johnson(L) and Jacque- JUNIORS ... Junior Attendants for the 2014 Stryker ing King Ross Planson (R) and Homecoming Queen Chrisline Wisnewski (R). Homecoming Court Zach Tingley (L) and Bayli Louys (R). tie Huston (L).

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FULTON WILLIAMS

FAYETTE AREA NEWS
T H E V I L L AG E R E P O R T E R

Fayette Local Board of Education Begins New Session With Three New Members
Board of Education Policy Representative – Kirk Keiser & Robert Brubaker Village of Fayette Representative – Kirk The Fayette Local Board of Education Keiser convened on the evening of January 13. Scholarship Representatives – Kirk Prior to the regular session, the Board Keiser & Robert Brubaker held the annual reorganizational meeting where three new members were brought Prior to adjourning the reorganizational on board. meeting, the Board renewed their agreeNew to the Board is Mr. Robert Brument with the legal firm of Ennis Roberts baker, along with former Fayette Village & Fischer for negotiation and general repAdministrator, Ms. Amy Metz-Simon. Alresentation. though he will be serving his first full term In financial matters, the Board apas an elected member of the Board, Mr. proved the financial reports for December Fred Stockburger already has Board exof 2013. The Board also accepted donaperience, as he was selected by the Board tions of $200.00 from the Fayette Legion back in 2007 to fill the unexpired term of Auxiliary to provide Christmas gifts to famMr. Kim Winzeler who had resigned earlier. ilies of elementary students, fifteen health The Board elected to continue with and beauty bags from New Beginning MinMr. Kirk Keiser and Mr. David Brinegar istries for holiday gifts for students, and as Board President and Vice-President for $700.00 from the Wal-Mart Foundation for 2014, and set regular session meetings to technology equipment. be held at 7:00 pm on the second Monday In their final actions of the evening, the of each month. Board approved an increase to the substiThe Board of Education Committee aptute pay for cafeteria, secretary and study pointments for 2014 were as follows... hall positions to match the new State minimum wage, effective January 1, 2014, and Legislative Liaison – Amy Metz-Simon approved Adam Berg to serve on the FayFacilities Representatives - Kirk Keiser ette Village Park Board for a term of five & David Brinegar years beginning January 1, 2014, and Four County Representative – Amy running through December 31, 2018. FiMetz-Simon nally, the Board approved the school calFinancial/Audit Representatives – Daendar for fiscal year 2014. vid Brinegar & Fred Stockburger Timothy Kays can be reached at Student Achievement Liaison – Robert tim@thevillagereporter.com Brubaker By: Timothy Kays THE VILLAGE REPORTER

1972 Fayette Cross Country

REFLECTIONS FROM FAYETTE’S PAST

EAGLE CROSS COUNTRY RUNNERS ... ROW ONE: R. Roth, K. Stone, M. Bacon, L. Roth, T. Rutherford. ROW TWO: K. Winzler, T. Schaffner, T. Schrock, J. Canfield, K. Paison, Coach Dryfuse

Linda Short Joins Fayette Village Council At January 15th Reorganizational Meeting
Mayor Marlatt reported that she was on hand for a meeting with Senator Sherrod Brown, whom, on behalf of the Village, she thanked for his support in obtaining funding for the Fayette CSO Project. The State of the Village Address of Mayor Marlatt was rife with the positives that were frequent in Fayette during 2013. She began by talking about the CSO Project, stating, “It is hard to believe that only a year has passed since Council approved a Village budget that appropriated $1,150,384 for the operation of the Village of Fayette for the fiscal year 2013. The most recent review of expenditures for last year indicated that, in reality, over $5,078,800 passed through Village coffers over the past twelve months.” In speaking of economic growth, Mayor Marlatt pointed out the positives, but also commended the steadfast contributions of the employment bedrock of Fayette through thick and thin, TRW Industries. In speaking of the recently relocated Palmer Plastics, Mayor Marlatt echoed the welcome of the Village. “While some may consider this a windfall,” she said, “...in truth, their arrival can be viewed as one more positive step in the replacement of jobs that have been lost over the course of the past two decades.” In closing, Mayor Marlatt returned to a familiar subject, that being community involvement. This time though, she challenged the members of Council to take time, pick a community project, and get involved in the project for the betterment of the Village. Councilor Mat Johnson was appointed to a fiveyear term as a member of the Fayette Tree Commission, after which Council agreed to the payment of bills totaling $39,721.40. In final items, Council agreed to keep their regu- Fulton County Emergency lar Council meeting date of Management Agency. January 22, and approved Timothy Kays can be the annual agreement bereached at tween the Village and the tim@thevillagereporter.com

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STRYKER Stryker Main Stop • Woolace & Johnson WEST UNITY Mo Jo’s Grab & Go • Valero • Shamrock Klinger Pharmacy • Miller’s Country Kitchen Dollar General • Turnpike Plazas • Park Place FAYETTE R&H Restaurant • Fayette Supermarket Circle K • Amigos Restaurant • Anchor Bay ARCHBOLD One-Stop Center • Pop Shop • Valero Super Value • Sauder Heritage • City Cafe • Field of Memories • Rite Aid • Circle K KUNKLE Kunkle Carryout BRYAN Shell • Get & Go Mart • Circle K • Rite Aid MONTPELIER Main Stop • Circle K • Dollar General Rowes • Millers New Market • Two Brothers Market • Cool Beanz • Rings Pharmacy WAUSEON Chief Supermarket • Ryan’s Restaurant • Rite Aid Shoop Ave. Marathon •Courtview Mart Shell A.K.A. Designs • Kolb & Sons Steve’s Marathon • Circle K • Dollar General PETTISVILLE Sunday’s Market • Pettisville Post Office PIONEER / HOLIDAY CITY Main Stop • Village Market • Jim’s Barber Shop Holiday Inn • Village Office • Dollar General • Hutch’s Marathon EDON / BLAKESLEE Kaiser’s Grocery • Slattery • Shamrock

PHOTO BY TIMOTHY KAYS, STAFF WELCOME ABOARD ... As Councilors David Borer and Rodney Kessler look on, Mayor Ruth Marlatt administers the oath of office to newly appointed Councilor, Linda Short.

Fayette Student Awarded Lions Club Scholarship

By: Timothy Kays THE REPORTER

INFORMATION PROVIDED SCHOLARSHIP ... Noelle Goodson, a Freshman at Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, MI, was presented on of the 2013 Fayette Lions Club Scholarships. The scholarship is presented upon the completion of the first term of college. Noelle was the recent winner of the National "Stand and Be Heard" competition. The check was presented to Noelle by Lowell Beaverson, Treasurer of the Fayette Lions Club.

Members of the Fayette Village Council convened for the annual reorganizational meeting in Council Chambers on the evening of January 15. Mayor Ruth Marlatt swore in the councilors who were elected during the fall referendum of 2013. Councilors Rodney Kessler, Mat Johnson and Scott Wagner all repeated their oaths, and continued in service. A final position was left open, the position left vacant by the retirement of Councilor Julia Ruger. A motion was made to appoint Linda Short to the post, and was approved without dissent. Ms. Short took the oath of office from Mayor Marlatt, took her seat at the table, and Council began their deliberations for 2014. The first item of action was the selection of President of Council, a post to which David Borer was reelected for the 2014 session. Rules of Council for 2014 were approved as remaining the same as they stood at the close of 2013.

Fayette Student Named To Heidelberg University’s Dean’s List For Fall Semester 2013
Heidelberg University has recognized 346 students who have been named to the fall semester dean's list. According to Provost Dr. David Weininger, students must be enrolled full time and meet academic criteria set forth by the university to qualify for the dean's list. Tiffany Bates of Fayette (43521) is included among the students on the fall semester dean's list.

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FULTON WILLIAMS

WAUSEON AREA NEWS
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REFLECTIONS OF THE PAST
1972 Wauseon Senior Class Play

Wauseon Board Of Education Elects ...

DEDICATION ... Recognized for their dedication and commitment to the Wauseon Exempted Village School District were Board of Education members, from left Larry Fruth, Sandra Griggs, Miriam Frank, and Laurie Suntken. Also recognized but not pictured was Rick Stidham. Members were each presented with artwork made by students in Mrs. Cheney’s WMS art classes. accommodations for a disable person who wishes to attend or participate in any meeting. Other business matters addressed by the board during the meeting included the appointment of the Superintendent as the purchasing agent for Wauseon Exempted Village Schools for 2014 and the establishment of a records commission consisting of the Board President, Superintendent, and Treasurer. Authorization of the Treasurer to perform duties including fund-to fund advances and transfers needed throughout the year, securing advances from the Auditor of Fulton County when funds are available and payable to the district, investing interim and inactive funds at the most productive interest rates whenever interim funds are available, reviewing and approving all Then and Now Certificates, carrying over FY2013 purchase orders to FY2014, entering into and accepting or participating in Federal, State, or Local Grants or agreements, authorizing appropriate funds for grants awarded, and accepting all donations on behalf of the Board of Education were all approved. Approved also were regular business duties of the Superintendent. This approval authorizes the Superintendent to make offers of employment directly to candidates for either teaching or nonteaching positions on behalf of the Board when the board is not in session. However, the Board of Education shall not be required to employ or continue to employ an individual who has not provided a required criminal records check satisfactory to the board or who has not satisfied any other prerequisite to employment created by law or board policy. The Superintendent is also authorized to accept resignations on behalf of the Board which have been submitted by employees during times when the Board is not in session. Other authorizations granted to the Superintendent include the approval of attendance at conferences and meetings at staff member requests, the approval of attendance at local, district, state, and national meetings for members of the Board of Education, Superintendent, and Treasurer; to enter into an internet service provider agreement using information gathered from e-Rate quotes; to enter into and accept or participate in Federal, State, or Local Grants or agreements and to authorize the Treasurer to appropriate funds for the grants awarded; and to accept all donations on behalf of the Board of Education. During the meeting the Board also accepted, with gratitude, the following donations: • $25.00 from Carolyn Short to the WHS Library in memory of Terry Lillich, Class of 1960 • $100.00 from the Wauseon Rotary Club to the WHS Choral Fund • $100.00 from William and Marlo Hanak to the Joseph Sevenich, Step on the Starter Scholarship Fund • $100.00 from David and Linda Maltby to the Michael Thierry Scholarship Fund • $87.50 from the central office staff to the WPS Food Pantry • $87.50 from the central office staff to the WES Food Pantry Personnel items approved during the meeting included: A one-year limited certified non-athletic supplemental contract to Jessica Aeschliman as a Teacher/Mentor for the 2013-14 school eyar The placement of Elizabeth Shannon from a WMS 1.5 hour Cook to a WHS 2 hour Cook, effective December 9, 2013 Donna Belles as a Substitute Cook for the 2013-14 school year, effective December 2, 2013 Shelley Kelble as a Substitute Bus Driver from the 2013-14 school year, retroactive to November 11, 2013 Jo Dee Aeschliman as a Substitute Teacher Aide for the 2013-14 school year Also approved were a motion to join the Straight A Fund consortium with Fayette Local School and 15 other school districts to receive Straight A Grand Funds for the fiscal year, with the Fayette Local School serving as administrators and fiscal agents for grant funds; the enrollment of a tuition paid student for the remainder of the 2013-14 school year, effective, January 21, 2014; and land lease contracts with Larry Zimmerman and Jo Ann Parker for a total of 31 acres, effective January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2018, at a rate of $175 per acre to be used by the Wauseon Agriculture Education classes. All minutes and bills were also approved along with modifications and supplemental modifications to the FY14 Permanent Appropriations and the FY14 Certificate of Estimated Resources and a Then and Now Certificate in the amount of $1,659.87 to HPS Corporation for an Annual Food Service Membership Fee. The meeting closed with the Board entering into executive session for the discussion of employment of personnel. No further action was taken. Chelsie Firestone can be reached at chelsie@thevillagereporter.com

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LADIES IN RETIREMENT ... Members of the staff and crews of the 1962 Senior class Play included: S. Duquette, N. Jacobs, A. Short, M. Mahnke, V. Gasche, L. Precht, T. McLain, T. Balser, B. Lind.

Local Students Make Dean’s List At Messiah College
The following students were named to Wauseon resident Philip Roth is a juthe dean's list for the 2013 fall semester at nior majoring in biochemistry. Messiah College: Dean's list is earned by receiving a 3.6 Wauseon resident Alexander Roth is a GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale. first-year majoring in engineering. INFORMATION PROVIDED

Wauseon Boy Scout Troop #8 On Receiving End Of Generous Donations

TIRE DONATIONS ... Recently the Wauseon Boy Scout Troop #8 was in need of new tires for their troop trailer. The boys asked for help from the community and were surprised by their generosity. They would like to thank M. E. Miller Tire Company for their generous donation of well discounted tires and free mounting for their Troop Trailer! Dreamers Car and Truck Club of Delta donated the funds for the purchase of the discounted tires. The Troop would also like to thank The Eagles Riders for their donation of a new jack for the trailer. Their support helps the troop to allocate their funds toward more outings. The Troop can not thank the donors enough! Pictured above the Scouts and Troop Leader from Troop 8 show off the new trailer tires and jack that were so generously donated.

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North Central Students Come Out On Top In Spelling Bee Competition
BIG THANKS TO DREAMERS C.C. ... Justin Freestone Scribe from Troop #8 presents a Thank You to President Duane McLaughlin from Dreamers Car and Truck Club during the clubs Christmas party.

Wauseon Student Named To Heidelberg University’s Dean’s List For Fall Semester 2013
TIFFIN, OH (01/14/2014)(readMedia)-- Heidelberg University has recognized 346 students who have been named to the fall semester dean’s list. According to Provost Dr. David Weininger, students must be enrolled full time and meet academic criteria set forth by the university to qualify for the dean’s list. Deborah Weilnau of Wauseon (43567) is included among the students on the fall semester dean’s list.
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Wauseon Student Named To Dean’s List At Ohio Northern University For 2013 Fall Semester
Collin Bzovi, son of Chad and Ryndell The deans’ list includes students who Bzovi, 1182 Apache Dr, Wauseon, has attain a grade point average of 3.5 or better been named to the Ohio Northern Univer- on a 4.0 grading system. sity deans’ list for the fall semester 2013. INFORMATION PROVIDED He is a freshman majoring in nursing.

SPELLING BEE WINNER ... North Central Elementary and Junior High students have been competing locally for the chance to compete at the county level. On December 13, 8 students ranging from 5th grade to 8th grade battled for nearly 45 minutes for the title of North Central Spelling Bee champion. Trystan Yoder, a sixth grader, came out on top with the winning word “recoup”. Emilie Eustace, also a sixth grader, is the runner-up.

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CHURCH & SPIRITUAL NEWS
BY: REX STUMP - “STRONG-WILLED?!”

“Winning The Battle For A Generation”
DO YOU KNOW WHO IS NOT ON FORBES LIST OF THE WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL PEOPLE OF 2013?
Forbes magazine compiled their new list for 2013 of the world’s most powerful people. This year’s list includes 17 heads of state who run nations with a combined GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of some $48 trillion. The 27 CEOs and chairs on the list control over $3 trillion in annual revenues. And the group of 28 billionaires on the list are worth over $564 billion. Russian President Vladimir Putin, U.S. President Barack Obama, and Chinese General Secretary Xi Jinping took the top three spots in the power rankings. At #5, Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany, is the most powerful woman in the world. While the world ranks the most powerful, Jesus Christ, who was in the very nature of God and born to Mary on Christmas morning, chose “to become nothing” (Phil. 2:6-7). Philippians 2:5-8 (NIV), 5 Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, 7 but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death-- even death on a cross! As we move into a New Year, may we all seek to make the list of the most humble, most serving and sacrificial human beings of our time, for the good of all people and the glory of God through His Son, Jesus Christ.
Rick Jones, Executive Director, Defiance Area Youth for Christ. For more information about the work of Youth for Christ, 419-782-0656, or email: defyfc@embarqmail.com

Devotional Thought / Fellowship of Christian Athletes
I’ll never forget when our family took a vacation to Wisconsin many years ago. The boys were young and it was at a time when our oldest son seemed to really push our buttons. It was NOT one of our best vacations. Matter of fact, on the way home we stopped and picked up the book by Dr. Dobson about raising a strong-willed child. Been there? As a coach, I have to admit there are times when I feel like stapling my instructions to the players’ shorts so that I don’t have to repeat myself 100 times. Why won’t they listen? Why won’t they do what I’ve asked them to do? Why must they think that their way is better than my way? Been there? By the way, I wouldn’t really staple them to their shorts…maybe duct tape… If you are a parent, a teacher, or a coach and you work with children who are “strong-willed” – hang in there! You will have some awesome moments, and some “not-so awesome” moments. There will be days when you will ask “What did I do to deserve this?” and other days when you will say “I don’t think I can keep doing this!” When you encounter a challenge in coaching or raising a child you will have the opportunity to make a choice: • Give in to the child, and let them have their way. (Not a good idea) • Set more boundaries and enforce more rules. (Not too bad of an idea) • Get on your knees and pray that God gives you the patience to not give up, the strength to endure, and the wisdom to lead! (Probably the best idea) I recently heard about a story (shared from Family Life) about Kendra Smiley’s book Aaron’s Way: The Journey of a Strong-Willed Child. In this book Kendra and her husband John share that they always knew God had a special plan in mind for their son, Aaron, a very strong-willed son. They intentionally prayed for their son, who caused them so much anxiety throughout his childhood. They prayed that Aaron would make good, godly, self-controlled decisions for himself by the time he reached high school. As a senior in high school, Aaron’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes Huddle was not allowed to advertise in the school newspaper. So he turned his strong will into action, phoning a Christian legal advocacy group to put legitimate constitutional pressure on his school’s policies. They fought and they won. It was in this moment that Aaron’s parents knew their labors had not been in vain. Need more encouragement? Flip through the Bible and you will discover common people flawed with an attitude of rebellion, stubborn, and pride; people we may label as being strong-willed. Samson, Jacob, Peter, and especially Saul (Paul) were men who God took and used their lives for something special! Need more encouragement…look in the mirror! God takes us and uses our character and attitude to do mighty things for Him. Parents, coaches, teachers…don’t give up on those strong-willed, stubborn, and crazy kids! Pray for them! And don’t be surprised one day if your persistent pain turns into a champion for Jesus Christ! I’ve realized that sometimes the hardest kids to work with are the ones most likely to do something special for God. For more reading check out – Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Proverbs 4:4; and Ephesians 6:1-4.

Bard Manufacturing Company Celebrates 100th Anniversary With Laura Story Benefit Concert
heating and cooling products, is celebrating its100th Anniversary In 2014, Bard Manufacturing as a family owned manufacturing Company, a local manufacturer of company. To kick off the community portion of its centennial celebration, the company is sponsoring a contemporary Christian music concert featuring Laura Story on Thursday, January 30th to benefit the Outreach Food Pantry of Bryan. “For four generations, the Bard family has not only been manufacturing in our hometown of Bryan, but also placing a priority on giving back to the community,” explains Bill Steel, the company’s President. “With that thought in mind, we thought it was only fitting that we continue that tradition and celebrate our centennial by sponsoring a concert where every penny generated by ticket sales will be donated to our local Outreach Food Pantry.” The selection of Laura Story, a Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter and worship leader, as the evening’s entertainment also reflects Bard family values. “Like giving back to the community, our family’s Christian faith is an important part of the Bard story,” continued Mr. Steel, LAURA STORY “and so we thought there would
By Lucinda Held-Faulhaber THE VILLAGE REPORTER

Edon Community Food Pantry Open Each Tuesday
By Lucinda Held-Faulhaber THE VILLAGE REPORTER Edon Area Ministerial Association wishes to announce its Community Food pantry, located in the Edon United Methodist Church at 103 Pleasant Street, will be open every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon and again from 6:30-8:00 p.m. For additional information or assistance, feel free to contact any EAMA member. Lucinda Held-Faulhaber may be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com

be no better way to share that side of us than celebrating with an artist like Laura.” As a musician, Laura Story has a gift for penning songs that connect with people all around the world. Along with her successes as a solo artist that include well known songs like "Mighty To Save", "What A Savior" and the Grammy award winning "Blessings", Laura has also penned songs for other renowned artists including Chris Tomlin's "Indescribable". Her current CD, "God of Every Story", features her latest single, "I Can Just Be Me". Laura is the worship leader at Perimeter Church outside of Atlanta, GA where she lives with her husband Martin and daughter Josie. Reserved seat tickets for "An Evening of Worship and Song with Laura Story" are available for a $5 per seat Outreach Food Pantry donation at the Bryan Chamber of Commerce Office or by mail (ticket order forms available at www.bardhvac.com/Laura). The Thursday, January 30 event will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Bryan Arts & Education Auditorium in Bryan, Ohio.
Lucinda Held-Faulhaber may be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com

Bethlehem Christian Union Church
Invites you to our services: Sunday School: 9:30 am Worship Hour: 10:30 am Sunday Evening: 7:00 pm
Our services are Bible centered with an Evangelistic approach, and a call to decision. Gospel music is Traditional with a blend of Southern Gospel.

Nursery provided For infant to 2 yrs - am Jr. Church (1) For 2-3 year olds - am Jr. Church (2) For 4-12 year olds - am We are located at the corner of Co. Rd. M-50 & County Rd. 4 Edon, OH

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Sunday: Praise & Worship - 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Evening - 7:00 p.m.

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Edon Area Ministerial Association Announces 2014 Community Meal Schedule
By Lucinda Held-Faulhaber THE VILLAGE REPORTER Edon Area Ministerial Association congregations invite residents and their families to join them in building friendships with others from the community (while enjoying a complimentary meal as well!) during their monthly Community Meals. Prepared by friends from one of the local churches, serving time is 5:00-7:00 p.m. on the scheduled dates and locations listed below: 2014 COMMUNITY MEAL SCHEDULE February 25 ~ Edon Fire Hall March 25 ~ Edon Fire Hall April 29 ~ Edon Fire Hall May 27 ~ Edon Fire Hall June 24 ~ Edon Fire Hall July 29 ~ Northwest Community Center August 26 ~ Edon Fire Hall September 30 ~ Edon Fire Hall October 28 ~ Edon Fire Hall November 18 ~ Northwest Community Center December ~ No meal planned For more information, please feel free to contact one of the following EAMA participating churches: Columbia Church of Christ, Edon Church of Christ, Edon United Methodist Church, Mount Union Christian Union Church, Nettle Lake United Brethren in Christ Church, St. Joseph Catholic Church or St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.
Lucinda Held-Faulhaber may be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com

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4-H Camp Palmer Receives Grant To Support Construction Of New Pool

First 2014 Community Meal Set

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COMMUNITY FREE MEAL … Edon Area Ministerial Association congregations invite local residents and their families to join them Tuesday, January 28 in Cooney for the first monthly Community Meal of 2014. Plan now to stop by Northwest Community Center between 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. for an evening filled with great fun, food and fellowship. November’s hosts from Edon Church of Christ ~ Esther Jewell, David LaDuke, Wendell Long, Arlene Hake, Gary Long, Sue LaDuke, Cliff Graves, Carol Long, Barbara Rowe and Jim Van De Voorde.

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The Grant Making Committee of the Bryan Area Foundation has given a grant to 4-H Camp Palmer in the amount of $25,000. These funds will be used to support the replacement of a new swimming pool at camp. The Bryan Area Foundation grant will be used to fund construction of the new pool. Also, the grant will encourage similar support in the effort to replace a pool that was originally built in 1957. Last year, the 4-H Camp Palmer Board decided to choose a design build process and voted to hire The Patterson Company as the builder along with consultant Kurt Carmen. “This grant award is a great boost toward the fund raising efforts toward this project. We are extremely grateful to Bryan Area Foundation,” said Bill Goodson, Executive Director of 4-H Camp Palmer. The new pool will have a number of new features including: expanded deck, much wider pool (75 foot length by 42 foot wide), step entrance, accessible pool lift, water volley ball, sprayers and more! The Bryan Area Foundation is a publicly supported foundation using donations to accomplish diverse philanthropic goals. Since its founding in 1969, the Bryan Area Foundation has contributed over $7.6

million to a wide spectrum of community based projects and programs. For more information on the Foundation, visit the organization’s website at www.bryanareafoundation.org. 4-H Camp Palmer is accepting continuing donations to support the replacement of the camp’s pool. Currently about 40% of funds ($200,000 raised thanks to many generous donors of the estimated $495,000 needed) 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 4-H Camp Palmer has also organized a brick memorial fundraiser to support the pool fund. A 22 ft. by 22 ft. patio will be built surrounding the camps flagpole at the center of camp. Dedicated 8” by 8” bricks can be purchased by individuals or businesses. For more information on ways to support 4-H Camp Palmer pool project or order your memorial brick please call 419237-2247 or email: 4hcampplamer@gmail. com.
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LOCAL CHURCH LISTINGS
LUTHERAN 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. 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. 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 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 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 Zion Lutheran Church 405 Hickory Street, Montpelier *10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship *9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Bible Study MENNONITE 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. 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 Pine Grove Mennonite 04524 Co. Rd. 20-50, Stryker *9:30 a.m. Sunday School *10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship Lockport Mennonite Church 09269 Co. Rd. 21N, Stryker. Pastors: Steve Heatwole & Gloria Beck Sunday Worship: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. CATHOLIC 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. 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 NAZARENE 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. 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 METHODIST Church of the Master United Methodist 229 W. Chestnut Pastor: Ben Sheaffer Sunday School: 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 a.m. Worship: 9:00 a.m. 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 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. West Clinton Mennonite Church 18029 Co. Rd. C Pastors Jess & Naomi Engle Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Worship: 10:30 a.m. 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 Edon United Methodist 103 Pleasant St., Edon *9:00 a.m. Sunday School *10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship 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 CHURCH OF CHRIST 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. 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 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. BRETHREN 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. 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 BAPTIST Faith Baptist Church 15878 Co. Rd F, Wauseon, 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. First Baptist Church 854 S. Shoop Ave. Pastor John Shirley Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Worship: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship: 6 p.m. Wednesday: Awana: 6:50 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. COMMUNITY CHURCH True North Church Meets @ Wauseon Elementary & Middle School Pastor Rex Stump Worship: 10:00 a.m. Wauseon New Life 850 West Elm St. Pastors Mark & Rebecca Sanchez Sunday Worship: 10:00 a.m. Wednesday: 6:00 p.m Eagle Point Worship Center 115 S. Fulton St. Pastors: Michael & Marilyn Lulfs Sunday Morning Worship: 10 a.m. Wednesday Adult Bible Study: 7 p.m. Teen Bible Study: 7 p.m. Children’s Bible Class: 7 p.m. 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 River of Life Worship Center 14226 U.S. 20A, Montpelier *9:30 Sunday Worship *7:00 p.m. Wed. Worship www.rolworship.org 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. 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. Northwest Christian Edon NW School, Edon *9:00 a.m. Sunday Service (Jr. Church & Wee Church) New Beginnings Church 201 W. Lawrence, Montpelier Pastor: Mike Martinelli Sunday School/Bible Study: 9:30 a.m. Worship: 10:30 a.m. EVANGELICAL Crossroads Evangelical Church 845 E. Leggett St. Senior Pastor: Matt Boyers Asso. Pastor: Nate Hamblin Sunday Morning: 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Kids: 6:45 p.m. Wednesday Adults: 7-8 p.m. CHRISTIAN UNION Bethlehem Christian Union Co. Rd. M-50 & 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 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 DISCIPLES OF CHRIST Winameg Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 10925 Co. Rd 10-2, Delta Pastor Floyd Vincent Worship: 10:30 a.m. East Chesterfield Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 14901 County Road 14, Lyons Pastor Floyd Vincent Worship: 9:00 a.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. CHURCH OF GOD 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. UNIVERSALIST 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

Attention Edon, Montpelier, Pioneer, West Unity, Stryker, Wauseon & Fayette Area Congregation Members:
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Holiday City Council Welcomes New Mayor, Council Member at January Meeting
The minutes of the December 19, 2013, meeting were approved, and council approved Ordinance2014-1. This ordinance makes appropriations for Current Expenses and other Expenditures of the Village of Holiday City, State of Ohio, during the fiscal year ending December 31, 2014. Temporary appropriations had been decided before the end of 2013, with this ordinance setting the final figures. Appropriations are as follows: General Fund: Salaries- $77,000.00; Benefits-$13,180.00; Other General Fund$779,820.00; for a Grand Total General Fund Appropriation of $870,000.00. Special Revenue Funds: Street Construction, Maintenance, and Repair Fund$7000.00; State Highway Fund-$1300.00; Motor Vehicle License Tax Fund-$900.00; for a Grand Total Special Revenue Fund Appropriation of $9200.00. Debt Service Fund: $126,410.92. Capital Projects Fund: $0. Enterprise Fund: Electric Fund$6,000,000.00; Electric Deposits Fund$0; Grand Total Enterprise Fund$6,000,000.00. The Total for All Appropriations: $7,005,610.92 Three resolutions were approved following delaration of an emergency, and one resolution was heard in its first reading. Resolution 2014-1 was approved for Blanket Certificates termination date, to expire at the end of the year. Resolution 2014-2, was approved for transfers of $41,975.08 from the General Fund to the Debt Service Fund. Resolution 2014-3 was heard in its first reading, addressing water/sewer line Debt fees to the Village of Montpelier. Resolution 2014-4 was approved for Then and Now Purchase Orders 45-2013 and 14-2014. In her Treasurer’s report, Lauri TenEyck-Rupp reported that that in the month ending December 31, 2013, Deposits totaled $611,148.24; Expenses totaled $639,418.00; and there was a Balance of $2,452,787.56. The total Investment Balance was $172,826,08. She reported that the Year End Report was completed. Council voted to pay the bills for the month of December 2013. TenEyck-Rupp asked for approval to attend five conferences during the 2014 year, and council approved her request. She will earn educational hours required for municipal clerk/treasurers as well as learning valuable information. In legal news, Village Solicitor Michelle Cranz confirmed that Menards would need to purchase their electrical power from the Village of Holiday City per an ordinance. In Visitor’s Bureau news, Kellie Gray and Lauri TenEyck-Rupp are working on a Wine Festival to be held at the Ramada Inn, tentatively scheduled for May 10. The event could include area fine art vendors and authors, and there may be wine and food pairings offered. The project is in its beginning stages. Proceeds from the event will go to a local charity to benefit veterans. In his Administrator’s report, Gary Baker discussed the sale of the village’s Renewable Energy Credits, or REC’s. These are certificates that the village receives, equal to one megawatt hour, and are a tradable commodity. The village does not gain any money by simply possessing the certificates as they are not an energy producer, but can sell the REC’s. Council voted to sell their REC’s. AMP-Ohio would handle the transaction. With no further business to discuss, council adjourned the meeting. The next meeting of the Holiday City Village Council will be held on February 20, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. Kay Raypholtz may be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com

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Help Wanted
TRW Automotive is hiring FULL TIME, CNC ($11.53) and Machine Operators ($11.30). TRW is a tier one supplier to Ford. We are looking for highly motivated people to work in our Fayette, Ohio manufacturing facility. TRW offers yearly increases over a 36 month period and a competitive benefit package. Openings will be on 2nd shift, 2:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Previous experience a plus, must have the ability to lift up to 50 lbs., and available to work over time. Must successfully pass a substance and nicotine screening test along with a criminal background check. High School diploma or GED is required. Applications are being accepted at TRW, 705 N. Fayette Street, 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or at any NW Ohio Job Center locations. An Equal Opportunity Employer
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TRW Automotive is a tier one supplier to Ford. We are looking for highly motivated people to work in our Fayette, Ohio manufacturing facility. TRW is hiring a FULL TIME, 2nd shift (2:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.), Maintenance A Technician (Electrical, Electronic & Mechanical) for our Fayette, Ohio manufacturing facility. The hourly position pays $20.30 per hour. Responsibilities Perform all necessary maintenance, mechanical and basic electrical repairs within the plant including but not limited to machinery, buildings and grounds. Ability to troubleshoot a problem or mechanical issue and perform the necessary repairs, Ability to rig and relocate equipment and/or production cells within the plant, Read engineering drawings or sketches and make approved alterations to equipment, Use of hand and power tools, test devices such as multimeters, meggers and machine control diagnostic software for the repair and troubleshooting of equipment, Use of computer software to connect to various PLC’s to troubleshoot problems and make approved program changes to the ladder logic Use of precision measuring devices such as calipers, depth micrometers, I.D. and O. D. micrometers, and height gages, Ability to read and comprehend all machine ladder logic, hydraulic and pneumatic prints, Valid forklift license. Qualifications Journeyman’s card, Maintenance certificate, or Associates degree Minimum 2 years work experience in skilled trades or multi-craft trade Industrial robotics experience a plus. Requirements Applicants will be required to complete multi-craft testing, which measures mechanical and electrical knowledge and skill level. Willing to work over time. Must successfully pass a substance and nicotine screening test along with a criminal background check. Applications are being accepted at: TRW, 705 N. Fayette Street, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or at any NW Ohio Job Center location. An Equal Opportunity Employer

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FOR SALE - 1997 Chevy Astro Van. Used as newspaper delivery vehicle. Very reliable, serviced regularly. Blue Book: ($1,923 - $2,748) … $1,499 OBO. Call (419) 630-4305. FOR SALE - Freezer Pork Sale! Whole Hog, cut, smoked & vacuum sealed. $350 which is about $2.75 lb. 1/2 hog cut, smoked, vacuum sealed. $180 which is about $3 lb. Includes bacon, ham, hocks, ribs, chops, steaks, roast, sausage. 419-212-0702 or 517-212-0560

NOTICE TO DOG OWNERS
WILL BE ON SALE DECEMBER 1, 2013 AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS: Will be on sale December 1, 2013, at the following locations:
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Local company looking for mechanically minded persons whom have a manufacturing background and can use a micrometer. These people need to be drug free and approve a hair test and background check. We are looking for someone whom can set up and cold draw round coils to a specified size and preform final inspection. If this is something you can do we are accepting applications and resumes by sending them to JMarkulin@futuretechnologystaffing.com

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With passage of ofHB59, HB59,dog dog tags can be purchased a term of one year ($16), three years ($48) or permanent ($160) and With the passage tags can be purchased forfor a term of one year ($16), three years ($48) or permanent ($160) and the . the . price kennel license licenseis is$80.00. $80.00.2014 2014 Dog tags are sale at the above locations or online at www.doglicenses.us/oh/williams price of a kennel Dog tags are onon sale at the above locations or online at www.doglicenses.us/oh/williams through January penalty. All issuing agencies except online purchases, Auditor's office and the will charge through January 31, 31,2014, 2014,without without penalty. All issuing agencies except online purchases, Auditor's office andDog the Warden Dog Warden will charge a fee of $.75 licenses will ONLY bebe issued by by thethe Dog Warden's office and and all multi-year tags will be issued a $.75 per per license. license.2014 2014Kennel Kennel licenses will ONLY issued Dog Warden's office all multi-year tags will be issued at the the Auditor's Auditor's office Warden's office ONLY. AllAll dogs, three months or older, are required to have a license. (ORC(ORC 955.01) at officeand andDog Dog Warden's office ONLY. dogs, three months or older, are required to have a license. 955.01) A SIXTEEN SIXTEEN DOLLAR PENALTY will be added forfor each license and an EIGHTY DOLLAR ($80.00) PENALTY will be added for for A DOLLAR($16.00) ($16.00) PENALTY will be added each license and an EIGHTY DOLLAR ($80.00) PENALTY will be added each kennel kennel license 31, 2014. each licenseafter afterJanuary January 31, 2014. Please return application below. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Dogs may be registered for a 1 year or 3 year term, or permanently. Complete each line Dogs may be registered for a 1 year or 3 year term, or permanently. Complete each line 2014 License Fees of the application for your dog(s). In particular, choose your "Term" (1 yr, 3 yr, Permanent - 2014 License Fees of the application for your dog(s). In particular, choose your "Term" (1 yr, 3 yr, Permanent - see term codes below) and fill in "Fee Paid" based on the fee structure to the right of this 1 YR 3 YR Perm see term codes below) and fill in "Fee Paid" based on purchased the fee structure right ofat this 1 YR paragraph. 3 Year and Permanent License may only be by mailto orthe in person Before Jan 31st. $ 16 $ 483 YR $ 160 Perm paragraph. 3County Year and Permanent License may only be purchased by mail or in person at Jan 31st. $ 16 N/A $ 48 N/A $ 160 the Williams Auditor's office or from the Dog Warden through 1/31/14. AfterBefore Jan 31st. $ 32 the Auditor's office or from the Dog Warden through 1/31/14. After Jan 31st. $ 32 N/A N/A No Williams Refunds County Permitted. No Refunds Permitted.
Please mail to: Williams County Auditor, One Courthouse Sq, Bryan, OH 43506 Please return application below.

Wanted
WANTED TO BUY - Junk cars & trucks, dead or alive, top dollar $ paid. 419-7081615, 419-335-1358.

Company looking for a mature self motivated individual, to service & maintain a small fleet of Class 8 trucks in Preventative Maintenance and Repairs. Must have a minimum of 1 year experience in Hydraulics, 12 volt DC electric, Mig Welding, knowledge of truck air brakes application. Class B CDL required. Benefits include: Paid vacation, health and life insurance, paid holidays, profit sharing, uniforms and more. Send Resumes to 200 Taylor Parkway Archbold, Ohio 43502
HELP WANTED - DriversCO & Owner Operators. OTR Flatbed, Regional Van, West Coast teams, Texas Solo. CDL-A, 1yr experience, good driving record. EOE. Bryan Systems: 800745-HIRE (M-F, 8-5) HELP WANTED - Americare Home Health of Bryan is looking for part-time per visit LPNs and full-time Home Health Aides in your area. Interested applicants e-mail your resume to hr@ americare-health.com or visit us at our office at 102 W. Bryan St. in Bryan. EOE

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

Please mail to: Williams County Auditor, One Courthouse Sq, Bryan, OH 43506

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Peoplelink Staffing Solutions
Village of Edgerton 324 N. Michigan Street Edgerton OH 43517

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APPLICATION for the registration of dog(s) for the year 2014 Age Sex Hair APPLICATION for the registration Color of dog(s) for the year 2014 Yrs Mos (M/F) TA BR YE RE (S/M/L) Age Sex BL WH GR BDColor Hair Breed Term Fee (1/3/P) Penalty TermPaid Fee Office Use 2014 Office 2016 Use

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For Rent
FOR RENT - NEW!! Wauseon 2-Bedroom Apt. Stove, Refrigerator, Disposal, Washer and Dyer Hook-Up. No Smoking, No Pets. Completely Remodeled! 419 337-5203 or 419 822-1107 Available Now!

Applications accepted 1-4 pm on Wednesdays Call 260-927-1842 For questions

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The undersigned Signature of Applicant: says that the facts indicated above are true. Date Signed: Phone # Signature of Applicant: Email: Date Signed: Deputy or Agent: Phone # Email: Deputy or Agent:

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22ND, 2014