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E d o n M o n t p E l i E r p i o n E E r W E s t U n i t y Fay E t t E s t ry k E r W a U s E o n
The Pioneer Village Council heard from Ryan Burt and other members of the North Central Levy Committee during the Monday, May 14, 2014, meeting. Burt was on hand with Superintendent Ken Boyer, Principal Tim Rettig, and school board president Craig McKarns also in attendance. They presented a Power Point detailing a drawing of the proposed new high school building, the cost of the project, including a breakdown of costs that would be funded by the state, and how much would be the responsibility of the district. The old building was built in 19221923 and though it was a solid facility in 1923, the district is in need of a new building. Not only would a new high school be far more energy efficient but it would be on one level and handicap accessible. The committee expects a savings of about $15,000 per year in just energy costs. The total cost of the new building is $9,423,830. Of that, the state will fund $4,303,435, with the district picking up an equal amount. In addition, a locally funded initiative would fund additional classroom space at a cost of $816,960, for a total cost to the district of $5,129,395. The 1.4 mill Bond levy will provide $2,300,00, and the Permanent Improvement loan fund will provide another $2,000,000. In addition, the district already has $320,395 in their current Permanent Improvement savings and a local donor has added $500,000. Members of the committee noted that the district is presently paying on a building fund that was used toward the elementary/junior high, but that this is set to expire at the end of 2014. The new levy would begin in 2015, so even though this is a new tax, it will almost act as a renewal. Superintendent Ken Boyer wanted to address concerns that there would be even more money needed for the school once it is built. He said, We are not projecting new funds after this. We have a good five-year projection, and they plan to remain financially sound. He also said that the state does not usually allow districts to keep their other buildings but the school will be able to keep the present cafeteria and the gym, although the old cafeteria will eventually be used for other purposes. The new high school will be connected to the junior high. Its entrance will be from the south parking lot. Mayor Ed Kidston said that a new high school is very much needed and enthusiastically threw his support behind the proposed levy. Council then passed Resolution 03-2014, a resolution supporting the levy and encouraging voters to vote yes for the levy on May 6. Only council member Rod Eckley abstained from the vote due to personal reasons of wanting to keep his vote on local issues private. Kidston said that he understood Eckleys position, but he believes that the construction of a new high school will greatly benefit the Village of Pioneer, its residents, and residents of the district. In his report, Chief of Police Tim Livengood said that they were looking into the possibility of installing a pedestrian crosswalk from the Thompson-Geesey Funeral Home on First Street to the parking lot across the street. The have found that traffic is fast along the road and they want people to be safe. There are many people walking across the street during times of visitation and during funerals and they want to increase safety. This was tabled until the next meeting. Livengood said that members of the department were selected to a Domestic Violence seminar, of which only 40 from the state had been chosen. Livengood noted that departments in Pioneer and the area are ahead of others in the state in their training and are involved in the Domestic Violence Task Force. Fire Chief Denny Fackler reported that, since the last council meeting, his department answered 17 calls and had two controlled burns. Members of his Truck Committee recently went to Columbus to a Fire Truck show and they got a lot of good ideas for any future fire trucks that the village may eventually need. In other business, council approved a request from the Pioneer Area Summer Recreation Association for $5000 for expenses. They voted to approve Resolution 02-2014, a resolution urging voters to support State Issue 1, a renewal of the State Capital Improvements Program, on the May 6, 2014, ballot. Mayor Kidston said that the Village of Pioneer has benefitted greatly from the program which has brought hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions... This is a program that works. These are actual funds that come back to us for such projects as the water tower, water and sewer projects, re-pavements, and many other works on the infrastructure of the town. He added that this is a very positive program for the village. Clerk-Treasurer April McMillen said that she had heard from the states audit committee and they had told her that an exit interview following their audit earlier this year would not be necessary, as the books were so well kept. Kidston congratulated her for a job well done. Council went into an executive session to discuss property acquisitions and, upon their return to regular session, passed Resolution 04-2014, resolution for the acquisition of the right-of-way for the creation, maintenance, and improvement of public streets within the Village of Pioneer. This is in regard to the Toledo-Western Parkway, a road on the north end of Lake Pioneer which is presently privately owned. It connects two parts of town, and once acquired will be maintained and serviced by the village. The owner will be compensated. The meeting was adjourned. The next meeting is planned for Monday, May 12, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Meetings are generally held on the second Monday of each month, but are sometimes rescheduled.
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Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Pioneer Village Council Hears From Stryker Village Council Holds April Meeting; The North Central Levy Committee Approves 2nd Reading Ordinance Change

GIVING DETAILS ... Resident Tanner Clingaman addresses the Stryker council, briefing the members on a proposed Scout construction project. By: Mark Mercer THE VILLAGE REPORTER STRYKER - April 14, 2014-Mayor Hughes brought down the gavel and opened the April Stryker Village Council Meeting on April 14 at the Stryker City Office. After the opening prayer and pledge of allegiance, roll call was taken, with 5 council members present, and one member, Rex Blevins, absent. The first order of business was presentation and adoption of the monthly financial report, which was approved by a 5-0 vote. The main item on the agenda was a legislative matter and the council considered repeal and replacement of Section 925.02 and Sub section (b) (1) of Ordinance #1997-11 for a second reading. Sub section (b) (1) currently states: 925.02 BILLINGS: Bills for the rates and charges herein established by the Village shall be sent monthly. All bills shall be payable on the fifteenth day of the month following the reading of the meters and shall be paid at the office of the clerk. If any charge for the service of the system shall not be paid by the thirtieth day of the month, except for February which shall CONTINUED ON PAGE 13


OAPSE Local #21 Memorandum Addressed By Fayette Local Board Of Education

By: Timothy Kays THE VILLAGE REPORTER The Fayette Local Board of Education convened in regular session on the evening of April 14. In business pertaining to the inoperative wind turbine, the Board accepted the proposal from Engineered Process Systems for a settlement package and total removal of the defective unit and its support structures. Financial amounts of the agreement are still under negotiation. The Board moved to approve policies set forth by Neola, as well as the Mission Statement, Vision Statement and core values for Fayette Local School. The Board entered into an agreement with the Fulton County Health Department to provide a school nurse for services during 2014-15 for $6,321.00. In matters pertaining to students the Board moved to approve students attending the State FFA Convention May 1-2, and also the FFA Camp at Carrollton, Ohio on June 23-27. The Board reviewed federal policy and the policies of neighboring districts prior to agreeing upon the lunch prices for the upcoming fiscal year 2014-15. Those prices will be: Student K-6 - $2.40 Student 7-12 - $2.70 Adult - $3.60 Milk - $.50 In issues pertaining to staffing, the Board moved to approve the Memorandum of Understanding between the Ohio Association of Public School Employees Local #21 (OAPSE) and Fayette Board of Education. The Board agreed to an extended, nonFMLA leave for personal reasons to Marge Crowell from March 11, 2014 through June 5, 2014, allowing compensation to be in accumulated sick pay and continue employee insurance coverage with board share at 95%. The Board agreed to pay substitute bus drivers at the per diem rate as entry level bus driver, beginning April 15, 2014, and approved the non-renewal of supplemental one-year contracts for 2013-2014. The Board approved the job description for the K-12 Principal as submitted, and also moved to approve continuing teaching contracts for Sarah Weiland and Lisa Hintz beginning fiscal year 2015. The Board elected to adjourn into executive session for the purpose of the discussion of personnel, as well as the discussion of certified and classified negotiations. No action was taken during the executive session, and the Board adjourned forthwith upon returning to regular session. Timothy Kays may be reached at

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Area Obituaries & Death Notices

Chad Spiess (1962 - 2014)
Chad D. Spiess, 51, of Delta passed away at his home unexpectedly Wednesday, April 16, 2014, from a hunting accident. He was born in Wauseon on Aug. 14, 1962, to the late Sue (Linn) Spiess and Merril L. Spiess, who survives. Chad was a 1981 graduate of Delta High School. He worked for ODOT for 19 years, last of which he was a sign crew supervisor. Before his career with ODOT he was an owner and trainer of thoroughbred race horses. Chad enjoyed hunting, trading, and looking for mushrooms at his property up north. Most of all, he loved his son, family and friends, enjoying every moment with them and making memories that will last forever. He is also survived by his son, Cody Spiess; life companion, Lisa Minnick; brother, Shane (fiance, Tracey Wisner) Spiess; sisters, Jodie (Dale Peters) Spiess, Cindy (Mike) Parker, and Jill (Rick) Shehorn; former wife, Linda Viers-Rorick; nieces and nephews, Ryan (Kendra) Spiess, Kam (Mo) Spiess, Josh (Trena) Shehorn, Toby (Jera) Shehorn, Richy (Kelsie) Shehorn, and Blake, Ben, and Brett Parker; and many loving great-nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, those wishing an expression of sympathy may consider the Delta EMS, 500 E. Main St., Delta, Ohio 43515 or to the family to assist with Codys future education. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at




Frederick W. Beek (1952 - 2014)

Frederick Rick W. Beek, 61, of Montpelier passed away Monday morning at the Community Hospitals and Wellness Center in Montpelier. He was born on August 14, 1952 in Montpelier to Roger C. and Celia L. (Griggs) Beek. He graduated from Montpelier High School in 1970. Rick attended the House of Prayer. He worked at Aro Corp for 17 years as a service representative. Rick also worked at Millers New Market in Montpelier and One Way Plastics in Edon. He was a former member of the Williams County Sherrifs office, working as a special deputy on the search and recovery team. Rick was a member of the Montpelier Eagles and a former member of the Sons of the American Revolution. He is survived by one daughter, Alicia (Lyle) Raymond and one son, Travis (Kayla) Beek all of Montpelier; two sisters, Dianne Urick and Mary Beek both of Quincy, Michigan; one brother Dave (Vickie) Beek of Bryan; four grandchildren, Jozlynn, Damian, Kalie and Madison; and one great grandchild, Mekenzie Lynn, on the way. Rick was preceded in death by his parents and two sons, Ryan and Josh Beek. Donations may be made to the family, c/o Alicia Raymond or Travis Beek.

Paul R. Smith (1943 - 2014)

Paul R. Smith, age 70, of Wauseon, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the Fulton County Health Center. Prior to his retirement he had worked as a supervisor for the former German Village Products in Wauseon for over 35 years. Paul was born in Wauseon on September 29, 1943, the son of Harold and Rosetta (Deters) Smith. On August 21, 1970 he married Elaine Knight, and she survives. He was a Navy Veteran and a member of the Wauseon VFW Post #7424. He loved sports cars and vintage Whizzer motorcycles. Paul also loved to cook and make chili. He even took first place at the 1st Chili Cookoff in Wauseon. Surviving besides his wife, Elaine, are three sons; Shawn (Darlene) Smith of Delta, Chad (Brenda) Smith of Wauseon and Bob (Lynn) Smith of Wauseon; three grandchildren, Jessica Smith, Ashley Smith and Zebadiah Smith; two great-grandchildren, Kamryn and Aubree Eicher. Also surviving are his siblings, Sue (Lee) Kerns of Clayton, Michigan, David (Donna) Smith of Wauseon, Cathy Smith of Montpelier and Eric Smith of Swanton. He is also survived by his dog, Zena.


Dennis L. Rummel (1960 - 2014)

Dennis L. Rummel, age 53, of Edon, Ohio, died at 3:55 A.M. on Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Genesis HealthCare-Bryan, where he was a patient, from injuries sustained in a traffic accident in 2008. Mr. Rummel was a 1978 graduate of Montpelier High School and was employed as a tool and die maker with Regent Manufacturing in Edgerton, Ohio, until the time of his accident. He was an avid motorcyclist, a NASCAR fan, especially of Jeff Gordon, and was a devout family man. Dennis L. Rummel was born on September 13, 1960, in Angola, Indiana, the son of Richard H. and Eva L. (Perry) Rummel. He married Sandy J. Jaggers April 18, 1981, at Nettle Lake United Brethren Church and she survives. Survivors also include one daughter, Alicia (Scott) Roberts, of Edon; one son, Austin (Katherine) Rummel, of Bryan, Ohio; four grandchildren, Brianna Rhoden, Kyla, Korbin and Kastin Rummel; and two sisters, Sandra (Joe) Jacobs, of Cooney, Ohio, and Karen (Glenn) Humphrey, of Montpelier, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents. Memorials are requested to the family for medical expenses.

Rhonda E. Fredrick (1950 - 2014)

Rhonda E. Fredrick, 63, of Fayette, died Sunday afternoon, April 13, 2014, at the University of Toledo Medical Center following an extended illness. She was born October 19, 1950, to Eldo and Dorothy (Shaffer) Hibbard. She married Terry Fredrick on May 17, 1996, and he survives. Rhonda graduated from Gorham Fayette High School class of 1968, and lived her entire life in Fayette. She was employed for over fifteen years as a bus driver for Fayette Local Schools and served as a cashier and dishwasher for RH Restaurant in Fayette for several years. Rhonda was an active member of the Fayette Firebelles for over 30 years. She enjoyed playing cards at the Fayette American Legion, camping at the Fulton County Fair, and attending the various sporting events that involved her children and grandchildren. Rhonda will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Surviving in addition to her husband, Terry, are her mother, Dorothy Hibbard of Wauseon, OH; two sons, Brian (Jolene) Myers and Shane Myers all of Fayette; two brothers, Nelson Hibbard of Fayette, and Gary (Linda) Hibbard of New Carlisle, OH; and her two grandchildren, Jena and Jake Myers of Fayette. She was preceded in death by her father, Eldo Hibbard; brother, Darrell Hibbard; and sister-in-law, Linda Hibbard. Those planning an expression of sympathy may direct memorial donations in honor of Rhonda to the Fayette Firebelles or the Fayette Friends for the Fields OBITS CONTINUED ON PAGE 4

Donald W. Disbro (1915 - 2014)

Donald W. Disbro, age 99, formerly of Edon, Ohio, died at 11:53 A.M. on Friday, April 11, 2014, at Caretel Inns, in Brighton, Michigan, where he was a resident. A graduate of Edon High School, he spent his entire career as a salesman with Bostwick Braun Co. in Toledo, Ohio. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. His memberships had included the Edon Lions Club, Edon American Legion Post 662, and the D.A.V. Born on January 15, 1915, in Edon, Ohio, Donald was the son of Ted E. and Susan (Kintigh) Disbro. He married Ilah (Darr) Disbro, who preceded him in death. He then married Frances (Simm) Disbro and after her death married Rolene (Long) Disbro, who also preceded him in death. Mr. Disbro is survived by one son, Joel (Sharron) Disbro, of South Lyon, Michigan; two grandchildren, Derek Disbro, of Atlanta, Georgia, and Danica (Samuel) Nead, of Hillsdale, Michigan; and one great-grandchild, Mason Nead. Preceding him in death in addition to his wives were two brothers, Wayne Disbro and John Disbro. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to St. Peters Lutheran Church or a charity of the donors choice. To sign the online register or to send condolences, please visit


Ralph H. Heer (1921 - 2014)

Ralph H. Heer, age 92, of rural Stryker, and formerly of Archbold, died Sunday, April 13, 2014 at Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice. Ralph learned to fly at the Angola Airport and spent his lifetime flying. Prior to his retirement he had been a commercial pilot. He served in the Air Force in WWII, during which time he flew the B24 Bomber. His flying career also included flying as a Pilot for Pilliod Cabinet Company, as an Aerial Applicator for Huffmans Spraying and then as a Pilot for Champion Spark Plug. He also had extensive flight training, was an Instructor for Flight Safety at Toledo Express, and was type-rated up to the G2. Ralph was born in Fulton County, Ohio on August 5, 1921, the son of Clayton and Lillian (Crossgrove) Heer. On September 21, 1946 he married Gretchen Spoerle, and she survives. He was a member of St. Johns Christian Church in Archbold. He was also a member the Wauseon F & AM, Lodge #349. Surviving besides his wife, Gretchen, is one daughter, Susie Richards of Ormond Beach, Florida. He was preceded in death by one son, Joe David Heer in 1978, his parents, and two brothers, Bob and Abe Heer. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to St. Johns Christian Church or Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice. Grisier Funeral Home in Archbold has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be offered to the family at

Jeanne Rogers (1963 - 2014)

Jeanne Rogers was born July 5, 1963, in Fort Wayne, Ind., and went home to be with Jesus in her home in Lake Panasoffkee, Fla., Monday night, March 17, 2014. She was the daughter of Rosalie Heming and step-daughter of Norm Heming. She is survived by her sister, April Young; niece, Paige B. Arndt; and a host of friends from her church Sumterville Assembly of God, VFW and everywhere she went. She was involved in many different activities with her church, including dramas and praise and worship. She was a volunteer at the Lake Panasoffkee VFW, known as the VFW clown and cleaning lady. While attending River of Life, Jeanne was also involved in various dramas, clowning, VBS outreach, and was a women who love to pray and serve in so many other ways. In her attendance at River of Life, she was such a blessing and encouragement to others.





John S. Tiffany (1960 - 2014)

John Spencer Tiffany, age 54, of Wauseon, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the Fulton County Health Center. John was a Science and Technology Teacher for Wauseon High School for 20 years. He also owned and operated Tiffanys Caf in Wauseon. John was an active member of the Wauseon Downtown Merchants Association. He took great pride in supporting local youth through employment at his caf. John was born in Durand, Wisconsin on March 1, 1960, the son of Spencer and Norma (Myrdal) Tiffany. John received his Bachelors in Restaurant Management from The Ohio State University and his Masters of Education from Bowling Green State University. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Wauseon. John enjoyed music, gardening and sports. Most of all he loved his son, family and friends, and enjoying every moment with them and making memories that will last forever. Surviving is his son, Alexander John Tiffany; his fianc, Sonia Potts; his mother, Norma Tiffany of Wauseon; his siblings, Blair (Debbie) Tiffany of Wabash, IN, Susan Shore of Crystal Lake, IL, Sandy (John) Penvose of Tampa, FL, and Lisa (Todd) Seiler of Montpelier, and many nieces and nephews. In February of this year, John was preceded in death by his father, Spencer Tiffany. The family suggests that memorial contributions be given to the John Spencer Tiffany Scholarship Fund. Online condolences may be offered to the family at


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Miller announces that the Fulton County Sheriffs Office conducted a High Visibility Blitz which started on April 7, 2014 and ended on April 13, 2014. Deputies who worked this Blitz made 31 traffic stops and issued 7 citations. The citations were for five (5) speed violations, a stop sign violation, and fictitious license plates. Deputies also issued 25 warnings to motorists. The High Visibility Blitz is paid from a grant that the Sheriffs Office has received from the Ohio Department of Public Safety. Sheriff Miller and his deputies are dedicated to protecting the citizens of Fulton County and the motorists who travel its highways. This grant allows extra patrol to enforce traffic laws that will increase the safety of motorists on the roadway in areas that are prone to a higher number of serious and fatal crashes. Sheriff Roy E. Miller announces that the Fulton County Sheriffs Office will be conducting a High Visibility Blitz, titled Prom Blitz, which started on April 12, 2014 and will end on May 11, 2014. Deputies will be working this Blitz at various times of the stated dates in Fulton County and the dates will coincide with the Pettisville, Fayette, Wauseon, Archbold, and Delta Proms. The Sheriffs Office will be primarily looking for speed, distracted driving, and impaired driving violations and occupants not wearing their seat belts during this Blitz. Sheriff Miller and his deputies are dedicated to protecting the citizens of Fulton County and the motorists who travel its highways. This Blitz is being funded from a grant that was awarded to the Fulton County Sheriffs Office from the Ohio Department of Public Safety. The grant pays for extra patrol to enforce traffic laws that will increase the safety of motorists on the roadways in areas that are prone to a higher number of serious and fatal crashes. WILLIAMS COUNTY TRAFFIC Tyler M. Joice, Bryan, OH. No Operator License. Fine: 150.00, Costs: 79.00. Sherman P. Baker, II, Montpelier, OH. Failure to Display Operator License. Fine: 150.00, Costs: 79.00. Sherman P. Baker, II, Montpelier, OH. Expired Plates. Dismissed with costs: 40.00. Andrea K. Kohlbeck, Montpelier, OH. DUS/FRA. Fine: 250.00, Costs: 84.00. Operator license suspended from 04/16/2014 to 10/13/2014. Andrea K. Kohlbeck, Montpelier, OH. 68/55 speed. Dismissed with costs: 40.00. Andrea K. Kohlbeck-Jones, Montpelier, OH. Operator License Suspension. Fine: 300.00, Costs: 95.00. Jail: 180, Suspended: 90. Operator license suspended from 04/16/2014 to 10/13/2014. No future violations within the next 5 years. Jail sentence consecutive to current jail sentence. Andrea K. Kohlbeck-Jones, Montpelier, OH. 48/35 speed. Dismissed with costs: 40.00. Andrea K. Kohlbeck, Montpelier, OH. Driving Under Suspension. Fine: 500.00, Costs: 90.00. Jail: 180, Suspended: 180. Operator license suspended from 04/16/2014 to 10/13/2014. No future violations within the next 5 years. Andrea K. Kohlbeck, Montpelier, OH. Improper Registration. Dismissed with costs: 40.00. Rebecca McMillen, Pioneer, OH. OVI/Breath Low. Fine: 650.00, Costs: 90.00. Jail: 20, Suspended: 17. Operator license suspended from 03/20/2014 to 09/16/2014. No future violations within the next 2 years. First Timers Retreat within 90 days. Vacate ADM license suspension and fees. Rebecca McMillen, Pioneer, OH. Changing Lanes. Dismissed with costs: 40.00. Tyler A. Trubey, Bryan, OH. Lanes of Travel. Fine: 46.00, Costs: 79.00. Doyle L. Schindledecker, Edgerton, OH. 66/55 speed. Fine: 46.00, Costs: 79.00. Charles B. Blue, Bryan, OH. Tag/Sticker Violation. Fine: 46.00, Costs: 79.00. Austin M. Buehrer, Archbold, OH. Seat Belt. Fine: 30.00, Costs: 40.00. Dereck R. Hutchison, Bryan, OH. 67/55 speed. Waived amount: 375.00. James C. Wallace, Montpelier, OH. 68/55speed. Fine: 46.00, Costs: 79.00. Mark D. Simmons, Montpelier, OH. Improper Registration. Waived amount: 125.00. Juan J. Ortiz, Bryan, OH. OVI/ Breath High. Arraignment. Juan J. Ortiz, Bryan, OH. FRA/Suspension. Arraignment. Rose M. Stewart, Fayette, OH. Seat Belt. Fine: 30.00, Costs: 40.00. Matias J. Garcia, Bryan, OH. Failure to Control. Waived amount: 150.00. Steven M. Thompson, Pioneer, OH. 67/55 speed Waived amount: 125.00. Chad W. Lyons, Montpelier, OH. No Motorcycle Endorsement. Fine: 150.00, Costs: 79.00. Chad W. Lyons, Montpelier, OH. Failure to Control. Fine: 50.00, Costs: 40.00. Scott A. Stratton, Bryan, OH. 69/55 speed. Fine: 46.00, Costs: 79.00. Chase A. Thomas, Montpelier, OH. Seat Belt. Fine: 30.00, Costs: 40.00. Harold H. Carlson, Alvordton, OH. Failure to Control. Waived amount: 150.00. Jumar S. Kissinger, Montpelier, OH. Assured Clear Distance Ahead. Waived amount: 150.00. Victoria A. Campbell, Montpelier, OH. No Drivers License. Fine: 250.00, Costs: 85.00. Victoria A. Campbell, Montpelier, OH. Turn Signal. Fine: 35.00, Costs: 40.00. Diana M. Couts, Stryker, OH. Seat Belt. Fine: 30.00, Costs: 40.00. Timothy J. Fonseca, Stryker, OH. Seat Belt. Fine: 30.00, Costs: 40.00. Alexus R. Valderas, Bryan, OH. 70/55 speed. Fine: 46.00, Costs: 79.00. Danielle R. Macklin, Montpelier, OH. 66/55 speed. Fine: 46.00, Costs: 79.00. Bradley A. Feaster, Pioneer, OH. 70/55 speed. Fine: 46.00, Costs: 79.00. Brenda W. Dietz, Bryan, OH. Stop Light. Fine: 46.00, Costs: 79.00. Carol L. Wittig, Alvordton, OH. One Way Traffic. Waived amount: 150.00. Jacob A. Beltz, Bryan, OH. Stop Sign. Waived amount: 150.00. William J. Brackenberry, Bryan, OH. 77/55 speed. Fine: 65.00, Costs: 85.00. Julia K. Rudolph, Montpelier, OH. Stop Light. Waived amount: 130.00. Sarah J. Wolford, Bryan, OH. 65/55 speed. Fine: 46.00, Costs: 79.00. John D. Collins, Bryan, OH. 68/55 speed. Waived amount: 130.00. Allison J. Taylor, Montpelier, OH. Tag/Sticker Violation. Fine: 46.00, Costs: 79.00. Tod L. Schaffner, Bryan, OH. Seat Belt. Fine: 30.00, Costs: 40.00. Jacob D. Bowers, Pioneer, OH. 68/55 speed. Fine: 65.00, Costs: 85.00. Ashley R. Gambler, Pioneer, OH. OVI/Breath Low. Fine: 650.00, Costs: 90.00. Jail: 20, Suspended: 17. Operator license suspended from 04/12/2014 to 10/09/2014. No future violations within the next 2 years. First Timers Retreat within 90 days. Vacate ADM license suspension and fees. Ashley R. Gambler, Pioneer, OH. Marked Lanes. Fine: 50.00, Costs: 40.00. Vicki L. Wilson, Bryan, OH. OVI/Breath High. Arraignment. Vicki L. Wilson, Bryan, OH. Reckless Operation. Waived amount: 150.00. Gary R. Dunn, Jr., West Unity, OH. Driving Under Suspension. Arraignment. Gary R. Dunn, Jr., West Unity, OH. Stop Sign. Waived amount: 150.00. Mary A. Andriotis, Bryan, OH. 70/55 speed. Waived amount: 130.00. Holden L. Stipe, Pioneer, OH. Stop School Bus. Fine: 200.00, Costs: 85.00. Edward L. Brandon, Bryan, OH. Financial Responsibility Suspension. Arraignment. Edward L. Brandon, Bryan, OH. Tag/Sticker Violation. Waived amount: 125.00. Edward L. Brandon, Bryan, OH. Seat Belt. Waived amount: 70.00. Michelle L. Fry, Bryan, OH. 46/35 speed. Waived amount: 130.00. Daniel C. Hand, Montpelier, OH. 38/25 speed. Waived amount: 125.00. Jeffrey A. Boskovitch, Montpelier, OH. 46/35 speed. Waived amount: 130.00. Robert A. Bentley, Bryan, OH. Expired Plates. Waived amount: 125.00. Paul A. Eckert, Montpelier, OH. 46/35 speed. Waived amount: 150.00. Christina H. Harding, Montpelier, OH. Driving Under Suspension. Arraignment. Aaron J. Filson, Alvordton, OH. Display Registered Plates. Costs only: 85.00. Amber L. Jarboe, Montpelier, OH. 54/35 speed. Fine: 40.00, Costs: 85.00. Jason M. Spry, Bryan, OH. No Drivers License. Fine: 250.00, Costs: 120.00. Operator license suspended from 04/17/2014 to 10/14/2014. Jason M. Spry, Bryan, OH. Stop Sign. Fine: 35.00, Costs: 40.00. James G. Long, Montpelier, OH. No Operator License. Fine: 150.00, Costs: 85.00. Shontel D. Farr, Montpelier, OH. 51/35 speed. Fine: 45.00, Cost: 97.00. WILLIAMS COUNTY CRIMINAL NEWS April Moore, Alvordton, OH. Passing Bad Checks. Fine: 100.00, Costs: 114.00. Jail: 30, Suspended: 30. No future violations within the next 2 years. Restitution of $107.15 by 4-2514 to prosecutor. Theodore B. McDaniel, II, Bryan, OH. Assault. Arraignment. Aaron P. Tucker, Bryan, OH. Aggravated Menacing. Fine: 300.00, Costs: 45.00. Jail: 180, Suspended: 157. No future violations within the next 5 years. No contact with victim, WalMart. Attend and complete Maumee Valley Guidance Center. Aaron P. Tucker, Bryan, OH. Criminal Mischief. Fine: 200.00, Costs: 45.00. Jail: 30, Suspended: 30. No future violations within the next 5 years. No contact with victim, Wal-Mart. Attend and complete Maumee Valley Guidance Center. Aaron P. Tucker, Bryan, OH. Aggravated Menacing (2nd charge). Fine: 300.00, Costs: 268.02. Jail: 180, Suspended: 157. No future violations within the next 5 years. No contact with victim, Wal-Mart. Attend and complete Maumee Valley Guidance Center. Jeremiah D. Shiver, Edgerton, OH. Assault. Arraignment. Jeremiah D. Shiver, Edgerton, OH. Resisting Arrest. Arraignment. Jeremiah D. Shiver, Edgerton, OH. Drug Paraphernalia. Waived amount: 175.00. Benito Diaz, Bryan, OH. Disorderly Conduct. Fine: 250.00, Costs: 130.00. Jail: 30, Suspended: 30. No future violations within next 2 years.




Benito Diaz, Bryan, OH. Disorderly Conduct (2nd charge). Dismissed with costs: 40.00. Justin A. Wilkinson, Montpelier, OH. Telephone Harassment. Fine: 300.00, Costs: 260.67. Jail: 180, Costs: 165.00. No future violations within the next 3 years. No contact with victim. Steve A. Smith, West Unity, OH. Theft. Arraignment. Jade W. Herzog, Kunkle, OH. Theft. Fine: 250.00, Costs: 90.00. Jail: 30, Suspended: 25. No future violations within the next 2 years. Pay restitution. Jacob R. Moore, West Unity, OH. Passing Bad Checks (3 counts). Fine: 100.00, Costs: 84.00. Jail: 30, Suspended: 30. No future violations within the next 2 years. Pay restitution. William I. Orner, Edon, OH. Menacing. Fine: 250.00, Costs: 90. Jail: 30, Suspended: 30. No future violations within the next 2 years. Leslie Coblentz, Montpelier, OH. . Passing Bad Checks. Fine: 100.00, Costs: 84.00. Jail: 30, Suspended: 30. No future violations within the next 2 years. George C. Vallejo, West Unity, OH. Passing Bad Checks (2 counts). Arraignment. Tamara R. Mears, Pioneer, OH. Passing Bad Checks. Arraignment. Michael R. Chappuies, Bryan, OH. Drug Paraphernalia. Fine: 150.00, Costs: 85.00. Operator license suspended from 04/17/2014 to 10/14/2014. Agency to destroy contraband. Michael R. Chappuies, Bryan, OH. Possession. Fine: 150.00, Costs: 40.00. Operator license suspended from 04/17/2014 to 10/14/2014. Agency to destroy contraband. Jason C. Collins, Bryan, OH. Failure to File State Taxes (2 counts). Arraignment. Debra D. Kepler, Bryan, OH. Failure to File State Taxes (2 counts). Fine: 200.00, Suspended: 200.00, Costs: 84.00. Jail: 30, Suspended: 30. Kylie K. Bishop, Bryan, OH. Failure to File State Taxes (2 counts). Arraignment. Rodney L. Tingle, Montpelier, OH. Theft. Arraignment. Hailey D. Duty, Bryan, OH. Drug Paraphernalia. Fine: 150.00, Costs: 79.00. Operator license suspended from 04/17/2014 to 10/14/2014. Agency to destroy contraband. Hailey D. Duty, Bryan, OH. Possession. Fine: 150.00, Costs: 40.00. Operator license suspended from 04/17/2014 to 10/14/2014. Agency to destroy contraband. Colton M. Stiltner, Bryan, OH. Drug Paraphernalia. Waived amount: 275.00. Taylor T. Curry, Archbold, OH. Theft. Arraignment. Sabrian J. Nagel-Young, Stryker, OH. Underage Consumption. Fine: 100.00, Costs: 85.00. Amanda M. Fifer, Bryan, OH. Credit Misuse. Fine: 250.00, Costs: 84.00. Jail: 30, Suspended: 30. No future violations within next 2 years. Johnathon L. Sanders, . Drug Paraphernalia. Fine: 150.00, Costs: 79.00. Operator license suspended from 04/17/2014 to 10/14/2014. Agency to destroy contraband. Jason M. Spry, Bryan, OH. Assault. Fine: 250.00, Costs: 204.00. Jail: 180, Suspended: 180. No future violations within the next 5 years. No contact with victim. Jason M. Spry, Bryan, OH. Felonious Assault. Arraignment. No contact with victim. Jason M. Spry, Bryan, OH. Burglary. Arraignment. Dustin R. Vanauken, Stryker, OH. Drug Paraphernalia. Waived amount: 280.00. WILLIAMS COUNTY SENTENCING Ronnie M. Louchart Community Control Violation. 6 days at CCNO. Mark A. Mason, Montpelier, OH Domestic Violence, a 1st degree misdemeanor. 1 year community control. If violated, up to 180 days CCNO with 11 days credit. Successfully complete the Hands Down Domestic Violence program. $500 fine. 100 hours community service. Justin Day-Hemenway - Community Control Violation. 23 days at CCNO with credit for 23 days served. Enter into and successfully the SEARCH Program and follow all recommendations including aftercare. Taz A. L. Rathburn - Community Control Violation. 33 days at CCNO with credit for 33 days served. Enter into and successfully the SEARCH Program and follow all recommendations including aftercare. WILLIAMS COUNTY INDICTMENTS The following indictments were handed down on April 15 by the Williams County Grand Jury: Stephen A. Asher, Battle Creek, MI Failure to Comply with a Signal/Order of a Police Officer, a 3rd degree felony. Receiving Stolen Property, a 4th degree felony. Heather K. Bayliss, Edgerton, OH Identity Fraud, a 5th degree felony, and Forgery, a 5th degree felony. Robert K. Burlew, Jr., Hillsdale, MI Illegal Manufacturing of Drugs, a 1st degree felony; Illegal Assembly or Possession of Chemicals for the Manufacture of Drugs, a 2nd degree felony; Endangering Children, a 3rd degree felony; and Aggravated Possession of Drugs, a 3rd degree felony. Gene E. Ferrell, Bryan, OH Theft, a 4th degree felony. Erik L. Flinn Bryan, OH Failure to Appear, a 4th degree felony. Alicia E. Fritz, Edon, OH - Illegal Manufacturing of Drugs, a 1st degree felony; Illegal Assembly or Possession of Chemicals for the Manufacture of Drugs, a 2nd degree felony; Endangering Children, a 3rd degree felony; and Aggravated Possession of Drugs, a 3rd degree felony. Barton D. Hart, Lancaster, OH Failure to Appear, a 4th degree felony. Jade M. Herzog, Kunkle, OH Theft and/or Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle, a 4th degree felony. Amy J. Miller, Edon, OH - Failure to Appear, a 4th degree felony. Francis E Heller, Unknown Theft, a 5th degree felony. Dennis C. Posey, Bryan, OH. Aggravated Possession of Drugs, a 5th degree felony Travis J. Rath, Kunkle, OH Burglary, a 4th degree felony. Austin K. Guise, Unknown Breaking and Entering, a 5th degree felony. Thomas P. Moy, Toledo, OH Non-Support of Dependents, a 4th degree felony. WILLIAMS COUNTY MARRIAGE LICENSE Robert K. McConnell, age 31, Inventory Management, and Alecia L Wineland, age 26, Stocker, both of Bryan, OH. Jayson M. Franks, age 32, Truck Driver, and Erin M. Hunter age 29, Factory Worker. Both of Bryan, OH. Brian K. Ogden, Jr., age 28, Factory Worker, and Alycia K. Cook, age 24, Medical Transcriptionist. Both of Bryan, OH. Norman E. Tritsch, age 43, Self Employed, Cecil, OH, and Tammy S. Gibson, age 46, Waitress, Edon, OH. Frank A. Dewitt, age 56, Not Employed, and Sarah J. Beattie, age 48, Accountant, both of Montpelier, OH. Aaron T. Snyder, age 35, Engineering Technician, and Marjory R. Johnson, age 26, Teacher, both of Bryan, OH. Daniel E. Bray, age 43, Mechanic, and Vicki L. Manning, age 42, Industrial, both of Pioneer, OH. Denny D. Miller, Archbold, OH. 70/55 speed. Waived amount: 135.00. Beckyannn Ploughe, Bryan, OH. Red Light. Waived amount: 125.00. Richard K. Davis, Archbold, OH. Assured Clear Distance Ahead. Waived amount: 190.00. Verlan W. Klinger, Archbold, OH. Stop Sign. Waived amount: 125.00. Emilie Cain, Pioneer, OH. 38/25 speed. Waived amount: 125.00. Ryan L. Spiess, Delta, OH. 66/45 speed. Waived amount: 188.00. Nathan L. Whitehead, Wauseon, OH. DUS/OVI. Arraignment. Wynemia M. Waidelich, Archbold, OH. 69/55 speed. Waived amount: 125.00. Jordan L. Rosebrock, Wauseon, OH. Open Container. Arraignment. Randy A. Solly, Delta, OH. Driving Under Suspension. Arraignment. Matthew D. Poorman, Swanton, OH. 66/55 speed. Waived amount: 117.00. Andrew W. Hatt, West Unity, OH. 55/50 speed (amended). Fine: 37.00, Costs: 80.00. Susan Whipple, Wauseon, OH. 55/40 speed. Waived amount: 125.00. Aimeth G. Rosillo, Archbold, OH. 69/55 speed. Waived amount: 117.00. Robert T. Brubaker, Fayette, OH. 70/55 speed. Waived amount: 127.00. Elizabeth Roberts, Swanton, OH. Seatbelt Driver. Waived amount: 73.00. Robert J. Veres, Swanton, OH. Seatbelt Driver. Waived amount: 73.00. Grace K. Owens, Swanton, OH. 85/55 speed. Waived amount: 230.00. Christine M. Smith, Delta, OH. 67/50 speed. Waived amount: 127.00. Gary L. Scott, Delta, OH. 53/40 speed. Waived amount: 117.00. Jason S. Hanefield, Delta, OH. 64/50 speed. Waived amount: 117.00. FULTON COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Lucas O. Buck, Swanton, OH Community Control Violation. Community control will continue. Original sentence of 180 days at CCNO remains suspended. Original charge: Attempted Trafficking of a Controlled Substance, a 1st degree misdemeanor. Brandy J. Roberts, Swanton, OH. Community Control Violation. Original sentence re-imposed for charges of Aggravated Possession of Drugs, a 5th degree felony. 11 months at Ohio Reformatory for Women. Original sentence re-imposed for charges of Failure to Appear on a Personal Recognizance Bond, a 4th degree felony. 17 months at Ohio Reformatory for Women. Tamera M. Green, Wauseon, OH Community Control Violation. Original sentence re-imposed for charges of Domestic Violence, a 4th degree felony. 12 months at Ohio Reformatory for Women.


Donald L. Perkins (1928 - 2014)
Donald L. Perkins, 85, of Huntington, passed away Friday April 18, 2014 at 12:19 am at Parkview Huntington Hospital. He graduated from Stryker High School in 1946 and Ohio State University with a Bachelors degree in Agricultural Engineering in 1950. He served as a First Lieutenant in the US Marines in Korea from 1951 to 1953 and then in the reserves until 1958. He was a farmer in Williams County, Ohio and taught FFA at Attica High School. He worked in feed sales and farm insurance in Ohio and Michigan, before coming to Huntington to work in general maintenance of plants and equipment at Huntington Nursery for 28 years. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church where he enjoyed singing in the choir, was a member of Chain-of-Lakes Barbershop Chorus, and belonged to Ohio Superior Lodge #179 F&AM in West Unity, Ohio, Eastern Star # 189 in Tiffin , Ohio, and Valley of Toledo York Rite. Don was born October 29, 1928 in Stryker, Ohio, the son of Donald G. and Hazel (Reynolds) Perkins. On April 2, 1955 he married his beloved wife of 59 years Janet E. Nease in Gettysburg, Ohio, and she survives in Huntington. Also surviving are 2 sons Gary Alan (Julie) Perkins of Adrian, MI and Thad W. (Pam) Perkins of Suamico, WI, a daughter Brenda E. (Larry Jr.) Rosen of Huntington, 6 grandchildren Jason Perkins, Diane (Philip) Cosner, Sabrina (Dennis) Newcomb, Larry Rosen III, Kimberly Perkins, Aaron Perkins, and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers Theron Perkins and Eldred Perkins and two sisters Helen Grisier and Ruth Perkins. In lieu of flowers preferred memorials are to Trinity United Methodist Church c/o Deal-Rice Funeral Home, 338 E Washington St., Huntington, IN 46750.


Jon W. Strawser (1963 - 2014)

Jon W. Strawser, 50, of Pioneer passed away early Sunday morning at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. He was born on June 15, 1963 in Montpelier to George William and Carolyn Ann (Blinzeler) Strawser. Jon graduated from Montpelier High School in 1981. He married Pamela S. Humbarger, and she preceded him in death on October 1, 2013. Jon was formerly employed at Dana Corporation in Archbold. He was a member of the Montpelier Eagles. He is survived by one son, Justin W. Strawser of Pioneer; one daughter, Kayleigh A. Strawser of Pioneer; and one sister, Jodi (Dan) Krill of Phoenix, Arizona. Jon was preceded in death by his parents and wife Pamela. Donations may be made to the Thompson Funeral Home to help defray funeral expenses. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Thompson Funeral Home in Pioneer.

Williams County Humane Society

Oakley Oakley is a male Beagle. He is estimated to be between 1 and 2 years old. Oakley is a friendly guy who enjoys long walks and gets along with other animals. Rikki This beauty is Rikki. She is a short haired tiger with beautiful gold tones. Rikki is an adult so she is past that ornery kitten stage. She loves to be held and is already spayed!
For more information call or visit the Williams County Humane Society at 09464 County Road 13 Bryan, Ohio 43506 (419) 636-2200. The cost of adoption is $160 for dogs and $70 for cats and includes the pets spay or neuter, disease testing, updating of shots, flea treatments and parasite treatments.

WILLIAMS COUNTY DOMESTIC COURT Melinda K. Wanner and Douglas S. Wanner, both of Bryan, OH. PetiFULTON COUNTY tion for dissolution of marriage filed. CRIME STOPPERS Barry J. Leitch and Michelle M. The Fulton County Crime StopLeitch, Petition for dissolution of per Program would like your help in marriage filed. solving the following crimes: Telesha Toward versus Philip ToAuthorities are investigating the ward. Complaint for divorce granted. theft of a 4-wheeler. On Wednesday, March 19, 2014, between 7:50 FULTON COUNTY a.m. and 12:15 p.m., a blue 2007 CRIMINAL NEWS Yamaha Grizzly, YFM455GWL ATV Jerod R. Yedica, Archbold, OH. was taken from the residence at Domestic Violence. Dismissed with 1540 County Road 6, Delta, Ohio. costs: 78.00. The vehicle was parked next to the Jerod R. Yedica, Archbold, OH. driveway when it was stolen. The Domestic Violence (2nd charge). 4-wheeler is valued at $6,000. Dismissed with costs: 88.00. Authorities are also investigating Alexander T. Thomas, Swan- a burglary at 1653 County Road C, ton, OH. Criminal Damaging. Fine: Swanton. On March 18, 2014, the 250.00, Costs: 70.00. No violation of homeowner reported that between law for next 5 years. 30 hours com12:45 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. his resimunity service. Restitution of $250. dence was broken into. The front Probation. door had been kicked in to gain enHussam Sweidan, Delta, OH. Pettrance. Items were thrown around ty Theft. Arraignment. and drawers ransacked. Missing is approximately $1,961 worth of FULTON COUNTY items including sliver dollars and TRAFFIC NEWS 50-cent pieces, pocket watches, an Dalton J. Hageman, Delta, OH. antique pocket watch with gold case, FRA Suspension. Dismissed, no a mans jewelry box, a paper white costs. 3G Kindle, a Masonic diamond ring, Mark Raymond, Wauseon, OH. tie clasp, and lapel pins. Seatbelt/Driver. Waived amount: If you have any information con81.00. Lori L. Jamarillo, Fayette, OH. cerning these crimes that could lead Tinted Windows. Costs only: 88.00. to the arrest and incarceration of Brandon S. Fahrer, Lyons, OH. the person(s) involved, please conRegistration Violation. Waived tact the Fulton County Crime Stopper Hotline. Anyone with informaamount: 125.00. Donna P. Bailey, Wauseon, OH. tion about these or any other felony 66/55 speed. Waived amount: will be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 cash. Call is confidential 125.00. Julie S. Romaker, Fayette, OH. and anonymous. The number to call Seatbelt/Driver. Waived amount: day or night is 1-800-255-1122, toll 81.00. free.



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Edon Northwest Students Donate April Edon Bomber Courtesy To American Heart Association Club Members Announced

BOMBER COURTESY CLUB Students at Edon Northwest Local Schools selected for membership into the Bomber Courtesy Club for April 2014 were, from left, front row: Trenton Eitniear, Johanna Paepke, Alyssa Adams, Alex Ogden and back row: PHOTOS BY LUCINDA HELD-FAULHABER, STAFF Tehya Mills, Terran Dunbar, Addison Harding, Blake Dulle and Emmeline Miller. TOP HOOPS COLLECTORS Students at Edon Elementary School recently Not pictured ~ Trent Buck. Each student received a special certificate along with conducted their annual Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart fund raising coupons good for cookie and ice cream treats at Edon Schools Cafeteria. events. As part of their physical education program, students jumped rope or shot baskets to complete their pledges and earn money for the American Heart Association. Honored as Top Hoops for Heart Collectors were, from left, fourth graders Allison Kaylor and Ashley Kaylor; each collected $278.


TOP JUMP ROPE COLLECTOR Receiving honors as Top Collector for the annual Jump Rope for Heart fund raising event at Edon Elementary School was second grader Skylar Osborn; he collected $200 in pledges for the American Heart Association.


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Elementary students at Edon Northwest Local Schools recently raised $4,613 for their annual Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart fund raising events. Planned by Physical Education teachers Suzanne Hollabaugh and Byron Weaver, students collected pledges from family and friends with all donations benefiting the American Heart Association. Earning Top Individual and Classroom Hoops for Heart Honors in donor collections were Allison Kaylor and Ashley Kaylor raising two hundred seventy-eight dollars apiece and Carey Kiess Fourth Graders teaming up to raise five hundred dollars in AHA contributions as well. Amassing two hundred dollars in Jump Rope for Heart donations was Top Collector Skylar Osborn; Top Classroom accolades went to Deb Genslers Third Graders who brought in pledges totaling five hundred forty dollars. A special awards assembly recognizing all participants is planned for the end of the school year.

Edon Senior Center Celebrates April Birthdays

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Celebrating birthdays at the Edon Senior Center on Thursday, April 10, 2014 were, seated from left, Delores Wolff, Sherrie Kaiser, Lucy Michel and standing, Rosie Nester, Bob Green and Peggy McClaine, Edon Site Manager. Edons Theta Kappa Chapter of Psi Iota Xi Sorority hosted this months special event.



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VOLLEYBALL ... Bottom Row: Kim Kissinger - Manager, Kelli Burkhardt, Sue McNamee, Deb Muehlfeld, Suzi Lautzenheiser, Don Walton - Coach. Top Row: Jackie Thiel, Deb Hug, Brenda Radabaugh, Sally Curry. Absent: Pam Muelhfeld.
70 YEARS AGO APRIL 1944 Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Durr were dinner guest Sunday evening of Mr. and Mrs. Clair Nihart and Dorothy May. Misses Lucille Lkingensmith and Marlee Buck of Fort Wayne were home for the weekend with their respective parents. 60 YEARS AGO April 1954 In a tour of the Dearborn, Mich. Ford plants last Wednesday, 24 members of the eighth grade class and their teacher, Mrs. Ed Luce, observed the manufacture of an automobile from the raw iron to the finished vehicle. Mrs. Guy Flegal, Mrs. Ranson Hebblewaite, Mrs. Duane Schall and Mrs. Weldon Starr all room mothers accompanied the group. F.T. 3 Jack A. Dean arrived home Wednesday after completing 44 weeks of school in Washington D.C. After a 30 day leave he will return to the Battleship Missouri and expects to leave for Europe. 50 YEARS AGO April 1964 Gail Kolts, Marcia Kundard and Susan Miller are the three voting delegates from the Edon-Northwest Chapter to the 1964 State Convention of the Future Homemakers of America In Columbus. Northwest Materials Inc. of Bryan has been awarded the contract to build the industrial development road that will serve Chase Brass and Copper Co. near Exit 2. Northwests bid was $46,922.07 40 YEARS AGO April 1974 Kathy Moomaw, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Moomaw, Montpelier, has been named delegate to the 28th annual session of the American Legion Auxiliary Buckeye Girls State. Wanda Moore, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Moore, Edon, has been named alternate. 30 YEARS AGO April 1984 Neal VanDeVoorde will be having surgery in Detroit. Private Douglas A. Malone, son of Lelha J. and David E. Malone, Edon, has completed the basic field artillery cannoneer course under the one station unity training program at Fort Sill, Okla. 20 YEARS AGO April 1994 Navy Fireman Jason Trent, a 1991 graduate of Edon High School, and son of Sam and Linda Trent of Edon, recently returned from a deployment in the Caribbean aboard the guided missile frigate USS Stephen W. Groves, home ported in Pascagoula, MS, serving in support of Operation Support Democracy.

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Edon Students Selected 2014 Buckeye Boys & Girls State Delegates

EHS BUCKEYE GIRLS STATE PARTICIPANTS Selected to attend the 68th Annual Buckeye Girls State at University of Mount Union are, from left center, Alex Kiess (Delegate), Kaitlin Chrisman (Delegate) and Nicole Newell (Alternate Delegate). This years EHS juniors are sponsored by Edon Lion Club and Edon American Legion Post 662, represented by John Toner, left, and Robert Peterson and Karen Hukill, right. Edon Northwest Local Schools is pleased to announce the selection of six juniors as Delegates and Alternate Delegates to the annual Buckeye Boys State and Buckeye Girls State summer leadership and citizenship programs. Sponsors this year are Edon American Legion Post 662 and Edon Lions Club. BUCKEYE BOYS STATE June 8-15, 2014 Bowling Green State University Bowling Green, Ohio Delegates Alex Kirkingburg Son of Lindy and Sharla Kirkingburg Phillip Richmond Son of Eugene and Hope Richmond Alternate Delegate Kyle Long Son of Steve and Terry Long BUCKEYE GIRLS STATE June 15-21, 2014 University of Mount Union Alliance, Ohio Delegates Alex Kiess Daughter of Andrew and Carey Kiess Kaitlin Chrisman Daughter of Greg and Tammy Chrisman Alternate Delegate Nicole Newell Daughter of Douglas and Alicia Newell Buckeye Boys State and Buckeye Girls State are fast-paced, hands-on experiences in the operation of mock government at the state, county and city level. The main objective of each statewide program is to train young men and women in the duties, rights and privileges of citizenship while also providing an opportunity for them to participate actively in a democratic form of government. Attendees also gain a greater understanding of American traditions while developing pride in our countrys citizens. Sponsored nationwide by the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary, Boys and Girls State programs are held on college campuses in fortynine states, excluding Hawaii. Buckeye Boys State, founded in 1936, is the largest Boys State program in the country with an annual attendance of nearly 1200 young men. Entering its 68th year, Buckeye Girls State has grown to over 1000 delegates making it now one of the largest Girls State programs in the nation as well.

EHS BUCKEYE BOYS STATE DELEGATES Selected to attend the 76th Annual Buckeye Boys State at Bowling Green State University are, from left center, Kyle Long (Alternate Delegate), Phillip Richmond (Delegate) and Alex Kirkingburg (Delegate). This years EHS juniors are sponsored by Edon Lions Club and Edon American Legion Post 662, represented by John Toner, left, and Robert Peterson and Karen Hukill, right.


New Boy Scout Troop Formed In Edon

EDONS NEW SCOUT TROOP The Edon community has a new Boy Scout Troop. Chartered recently by Edon Church of Christ, all scouting memberships were transferred from Edon Troop 74 to the newly formed Edon Troop 5. Gathered at their March 2014 meeting at the church were, from left, (front row), Scout Gabriel Smith, Life Scout Justin Braun, (back row) Scoutmaster Chris Wilson, Eagle Scout Josh Braun, First Class Scout Jarrett Kurtz, Star Scout Grant Sims, Eagle Scout JJ Braun, and Scoutmaster Jim Braun. Not pictured is First Class Scout Conner Wilson.


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UF Students Participate In Symposium For Scholarship & Creativity

Students at The University of Findlay recently participated in the annual Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity on April 2. Held on campus, undergraduate and graduate students were given the opportunity to share their research, creativity and professional learning experiences with the University and community. More than 300 students participated. The following local students participated: Dakota Esterline of Pioneer , Bethany Hartz of Wauseon , Kristen Kahrs of Wauseon, and Mariah Vasquez of Stryker . TROOP 5 FOOD DRIVE As a planned community service project, Edon Boy Scouts of America Troop 5 participated in the national Scouting for Food drive held last month. Pictured with donations collected for the Edon Ministerial Associations Food Pantry are, from left, Josh Braun, Jarrett Kurtz, Gabriel Smith, Justin Braun, Grant Sims and JJ Braun. Not pictured are Conner Wilson, Scoutmaster Jim INFORMATION PROVIDED Braun, and Scoutmaster Chris Wilson.


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April Birthdays Celebrated CK Technologies Supporting At Montpelier Senior Center Montpelier Bean Days 2014

SPECIAL DAY Celebrating April Birthdays at Montpelier Senior Center on Thursday, April 10, 2014 were, seated from left: Edna Thompson, Rachel McKelvey, Hal Decker and standing, from left: Hella Sleesman and Juanita Flory. Hosting this months celebration was Montpelier Senior Center; Montpelier High School Jazz Band, under the direction of Jennifer Kustec, provided the musical program. Site Manager Jewel Head was also pleased to award door prizes, specially donated for the occasion, to twelve lucky winners.


A GENEROUS DONATION ... Christina Keller, President, and Bruce Arps, VP, of CK Technologies presents Jeanette Hull, President of Montpelier Area Chamber of Commerce with a $2500 check for Platinum Sponsorship for The Montpelier Bean Days Balloon Festival. Also in the picture is Leslie Mason of CK Technologies and member of the Bean Days Planning committee.



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MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT Montpelier High School Jazz Band, under the direction of Jennifer Kustec, provided several lively, toe-tapping selections, including April in Paris, Herbie Hancocks Watermelon Man, and In the Mood, for guests attending the April Birthday celebration at Montpelier Senior Center.

MUSICAL BATTLE Senior Martine Ortega and sophomore Audrey Pirtle have a friendly battle of the saxes during Montpelier High School Jazz Bands rendition of In the Mood. The enjoyable musical program, presented for guests attending the April Birthday celebration at Montpelier Senior Center, was directed by Jennifer Kustec.

VARSITY BASKETBALL ... Front Row (Left to Right): D. Bechtol and K. Miller. Second Row: R. Richmond, D. Siebenaler, R. Zimmer, D. Miller, D. Cole. Third Row: Coach James Miccichi, K. Allman, G. Oyer, A. Calvin, T. Bidlack, T. Jump, M. Pressler, D. Dreher.

Montpelier Happenings Discussed At Monthly Chamber Meeting

By: Jennifer Manlove THE VILLAGE REPORTER The Montpelier Chamber of Commerce met for their regular meeting on Friday April 11th. Present for the meeting were: Jeanette Hull, Shelley Davis, Chris Lee, Jennifer Koch, Kandace Potts-Salaz, Kurt Roan, Gloria Osburn, Dave Tilly, Chris Kannel visiting from Kannel Insurance Agency, and Kara Custar from the OTHG committee. President Jeanette Hull opened the meeting and welcomed everyone. Minutes were approved. The Committee Reports were given. Pam Lucas was absent for government affairs. Kurt Roan reported on village affairs. Mr. Roan said that the will be taking bids on Phase IV of the Sewer Project and starting the Airport Rd. Substation Expansion Project. President Jeanette Hull commended the village for doing a great job. Jeanette Hull reported for WEDCO. The Route 66 round table and plant tour will be held on April 24th at C.K. Technologies. Gloria Osburn reported on community affairs. The Montpelier Library will be holding a Spring Flowers painting class on May 15. The National Day of Prayer is to be held at the Presbyterian Church on May 1st. Mr. Tilly also took the time to commend the M.H.S. Band for making it to state competition. Also mentioned was that Matt Kaullen from Montpelier Schools and the Robotics Club attended the National Robotics Competition in Marion County Ohio on April 10th, 11th and 12th. The board moved onto old business. The roof and building repairs was tabled. Ms. Hull provided the Bean Days 2014 Update. On April 30th, the group will be hosting a Town Hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the fire station. The Bean Days Balloon page on Facebook has been visited frequently, this years Bean Judging will be open to the community. Bakers Propane is supplying the propane for the Balloon Festival, and the public will be helping to select the Parade Marshal this year. The group is working on a form and criteria to be used. In new business, Terry received a letter from the health department concerning the waste at Pocket Park. They were given 10 days to clean up the waste. The meeting was then motioned to be adjourned. The next meeting will be on Friday, May 9th, 2014 at 8:00am at the Chamber office.
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Holiday City Council Discusses North Central Elementary Students Many Happenings At April Meeting Awarded For Achievements
By: Kay Raypholtz THE VILLAGE REPORTER Council member Denny Hutchison returned to the area for his first council meeting of the year and was sworn in, but the absence of Kristie and Ron Keil, Jr. meant that there were not enough council members present to vote on any ordinances or resolutions. Council members were, however, able to approve the minutes from the March 20, 2014, meeting and pay the bills for that month. Council heard Ordinance 20142 in its first reading. This ordinance concerns an extension of an electrical line from the edge of the village out another 970 feet. This is being planned so that area resident Lee Dick can build a home beyond village limits. The village would pay for the first 200 foot and a transformer, with the remainder paid by the homeowner. The utility committee had met and discussed a cost of the project, and which costs would be paid by the village, and which costs would be the homeowners responsibility. They also developed a formula for any additional customers who would want to connect to the line, so that the homeowner could be reimbursed by whoever connects to the portion of the line that he would be funding. This would be within a time frame of the first 20 years after completion. The homeowner would like an underground line to be installed from across the road to the home he plans to build, and this would also be at a cost to the homeowner, who plans to hire his own borers for the project. The council members also heard the first reading of Resolution R-20145, a resolution supporting State Issue 1, urging Ohio voters to vote in favor of the renewal of the states capital Improvements program. This program funds infrastructure grants which have benefitted Holiday City and many other municipalities in the area with road repairs, water and sewer projects and many others that improve the infrastructure of a town. The renewal would not increase any taxes. Although the resolution will not be able to be passed before the election, council and the village of Holiday City wanted to show their support. Clerk-Treasurer Lauri TenEyck-Rupp reported that during the month of March, deposits totaled $772,653.82; expenses came to $701,475.68; leaving a balance of $2,395,401.12. The total investment balance came to $172,833.12. In his Mayors report, Shawn Clark noted that tiling work was being done right across the street from the Visitors Center, and that since they were already in the vicinity, the village could have them come across to do needed tiling work at a cost of $6073.86. Council approved the work. In old business, Administrator Gary Baker said that the old siren was again not working and they are trying to find out why. He believes that the harsh winter had something to do with the new issues with the siren. The new siren near Menards is working well. They are requesting that Gateway Tank come and make repairs to the water tower now that the weather has improved. Also, Baker reported that Dave Custar had been hired to mow the lawn this season. Council went into executive session to discuss pending litigation but no action was taken and the meeting was adjourned. The next session of the Holiday City council will be held on the third Thursday in May at 7:00 p.m.
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CONGRATULATIONS ... North Central Elementary honored Eagle Award winners in grades 4-6 for the third nine weeks. Students recognized, along with their teachers, are (row 1) Reema Patel, Chelsea Cheesbro, Kyleigh Westfall, Alexia Miller, Koleman Faler, Madison Brown; (row 2) Sara Traxler, Sally Knapp, Tanya Wiles, Mary Smith, Corey Kreinbrink, Suzanne Geis, Barb Waldron.


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WAY TO GO ... North Central Elementary recognized Good Citizens for the third nine weeks in grades 1-3. Award winners are (row 1) Amara Wright, Fred Schofield; (row 2) Cohen Meyers, Jake Turner, Travis Turner; (row 3) Quintyn Burt, Erica Knapp, Kinsley Martin.

VARSITY CHEERLEADERS ... Top Row Left to Right: Joyce Kintner, Diane Keck. Middle Row: Janet Swaninger, Wanda Douglass, Pam Oxender. Bottom: Vicki Smart.

GREAT JOB ... North Central Elementary presented Subject Awards for the third nine weeks to the following students in grades 4-6: (row 1) Raina Cox, Kassidy Faler, Lily Wilson, Teegan Helms, Kadden Reeser; (row 2) Shaunna Swindell, Gwen Wagner, Travis Sheffer, Adam Bentley, Ben Turner; (row 3) Gage Bail, Madison Westfall, Taylor Fenicle, Hayley Culver, Evan Traxler.



Hilltop Bus Is Involved In Hilltop Elementary Students Presented With April Crash Monday Morning
the right rear of the school bus. Debris from Mr. Whitmans vehicle struck and injured a student that was waiting to load onto the bus at the time of the crash. There were 20 students on the bus at the time of the crash and three of them claimed injuries. All students were treated at the Mill-Creek West Unity School by the Williams County EMS; none were transported. Safety belts were in use by the drivers of both vehicles. Mr. Whitman was cited for Assured Cleared Distance Ahead and a stopped school bus violation. Assisting at the scene were the Williams County Sheriffs Department, Williams County EMS, West Unity Police Department, and the West Unity/Brady Township Fire Department. Superintendent Larry Long reports that all passengers on the bus are fine and that the student injured by the debris received minor injuries.

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WEST UNITY - The Defiance Post of the Highway Patrol is currently investigating a two vehicle injury crash which involved a Mill-Creek West Unity Local school bus. The crash occurred at 7:25 A.M. this morning, April 21, 2014, on US20A, 0.2 miles east of milepost 9. A 2009 Blue Bird bus, being driven by Deborah Connolly, age 62, of West Unity, Ohio, was

stopped with red flashing lights and stop sign activated, to pick up a student on US20A. A 2004 Ford Taurus, being driven by David Whitman, age 61, of Montpelier, Ohio, was eastbound on US20A. Mr. Whitman failed to see the stopped school bus and attempted to avoid a collision with it by driving off of the roadway. Mr. Whitmans vehicle struck

GOOD STUDENTS ... Row 1 (Left to Right) - Ella Richer, Jadyn Hoover, Ranie Roesch. Row 2 - Brycen Grubbs, Kayleigh Christian, Kyle Rivas, Devin Dempsey, Emily Serrano, Blake Tarkington. Row 3 - Alex Horton, Leanna Baker, Aleena Rau, Cade Keefer, Tayler Bleikamp, Odessa Casselman. Not Pictured: Logan Thomas, Malaki Comer.


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CAREER DAY ... Republican Candidate for the 81st House District for the Ohio House of Representatives, Jason Rockey, speaks to Hilltop 9th Graders during Career Day held on Friday, April 11, 2014.

CHORUS ... Front Row: T. Norrik, K. Batterson, J. Short, C. Apple, J. Wheeler, S. Snyder, C. Taylor, M. Boyer, A. Grine, J. Baker, B Schaefer. Second Row: D. Jack, B. Pike, S. Wasnich, A. Bly, M. Clark, M. Throne, C. Carpenter, A. Beck, C. Chester. Third Row: Mr. Johnson, B. Wyse, C. Bowman, C. Stuckey, C. Bishop, P. Garber, T. Sheperd, D. Durliat, M. Jodry, J. Smith, B. Short, L. Maneval, P> Ashenfelter, B. Troyer, D. Stotz, H. Towns. Fourth Row: K. Detwiler, L. Gearig, M. Gerig, K. Roose, L. Porath, R. Stimpfle, P. Tanner, S. Kunkle, L. Simmons, D. Leu, S. Detwiler, P. Semer, J. Stahl, K. Short, C. Maneval, M. Jodry. Fifth Row: T. Smith, G. Nofziger, K. Grindall, R. Flint, D. Borton, N. Shaffner, D. Perry, D. Hupe, J. Watson, D. Clark, C. Jennings, A. Hornung, C. Short, J. Sheperd, B. Nofziger, K. Short, P. Ballmer, T. Burnham.

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130 YEARS AGO APRIL 1884 Professor B. N. Boardman will remain another year as principal in the West Unity schools. Walter Vogelsongs dwelling is nearly finished. Mrs. B.N. Boardman has been hired as assistant principal for the coming year. 120 YEARS AGO APRIIL 1894 L.K. Stevnson has hired Jacob Shultz to help in delivering wall paper. Married on April 12, by Rev. J.P. Stockton, Mr. Joseph Green and Miss Nellie Fisher. 110 YEARS AGO APRIL 1904 R.C. Poucher has nearly completed the remodeling of his house. Charley Homes began working for the P. Weldner Company, of Kunkle on Monday. George Combs writes home that he has purchased a new automobile and is anxiously waiting for good roads to be able to make a trip to West Unity. Bertha, Tom, and Charley Hoover spent Sunday with Nina and Guy McLaughlin. 100 YEARS AGO APRIL 1914 Sarah Amsbaugh Kanauer, 72, died at the home of her son, Aurora in Chicago, Illinois, the funeral service being here, with burial at the Olive Branch cemetery.

Dr. A. M. Wilbur was able to take a drive out into the country Monday. Olin Kenyon of Ann Arbor, was in town calling on friends Monday. 90 YEARS AGO APRIL 1924 I.A. Ames of Pulaski died suddenly, Thursday night of apoplexy. C.S. Stoner went to Ft. Wayne last night to attend the Master Horseshoe Convention. Charles Miller is increasing the capacity of his concrete block plant. 80 YEARS AGO APRIL 1934 Married Miss Clauding Smith and Mr. Ross Cox at the home of the brides parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Smith, April 15. 70 YEARS AGO APRIL 1944 Born to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wyse, March 28th, a son, Dean Corvin. 60 YEARS AGO APRIL 1954 Muriel Chamberlain and Janet Dunson were named as delegate and alternates to Buckeye Girls State. 50 YEARS AGO APRIL 1964 Mrs. Elizabeth Reifel, 306 E. Jackson Street, West Unity, will observe her 99th birthday on April 9. Judge Maxwell of William County common pleas court was honored at a dinner given by the Williams County Bar Association. The occasion was his 25th anniversary on the bench.

TOUR ... After their tour of Stoney Ridge Winery, the club members met at Candy Tresslers for their meeting. Sixteen members were in attendance. It was reported that the Pampered Chef fund raiser was a success. A letter was read from Hilltop High School asking for donations towards the Annual Academic Banquet. It was voted to give $100. The election of officers was held. The 2014-15 officers are Emily Schlosser, president; Kim Grime, vice-president; Cathie Batt, secretary; and Donna King, treasurer. The May meeting is Girls Night Out. They will meet at Wynns Restaurant at The Ramada Inn. The meeting was then adjourned.



ATV Safety Certification Classes Coming To Fulton County

All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) have many uses and promise new adventures to young and old alike. But ATVs are not toys and riding one can be a potentially hazardous activity, especially for young people. The goal of the 4-H Community ATV Safety Program is to increase the practice of safe behaviors and attitudes among the youth who operate ATVs. Additional emphasis must be placed on helping adults make informed decisions about whether or not young people in their care should operate an ATV. Safe ATV riding depends on the riders ability to recognize hazardous riding conditions. It is possible to determine how safe a ride will be by first evaluating the riders personal abilities, the ATV capabilities and then the terrain and environmental conditions. The Fulton County 4-H Youth Development Program wishes to address the educational and training needs of ATV riders, with emphasis on those under age 18 by offering a Safety Awareness Course. The course will be held at the Fulton County Fairgrounds Infield. Instructor for the course will be Certified Instructor Curtis Newcomer of Bryan. The ATV training will be Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Fulton County Fairgrounds in-field. Youth attending the course should come prepared with long sleeves or coat, long pants, over the ankle boots (no tennis shoes or steel toed), gloves, helmet and goggles. Youth must bring their own size appropriate ATV. If interested in attending, please call the OSU Extension office at 419.337.9210. The cost is $15.00 and a sack lunch. PreRegistration is required. Rain or shine.



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diagnosed with AML- Acute Myloid Leukemia. On February 7, the news was given to Jake and Brianna Palmer that 19 month old Jaxson has Leukemia. Two weeks later the couple welcomed the birth of their third child, Colton. The couple also has a 3 year old daughter Jaiden. Jaxson has been at the Toledo Childrens Hospital and just finished his third round of chemotherapy. A bone marrow test will be given on April 15 to determine if he will need a bone marrow transplant. To help this young family with the mounting medical expenses, a baked ziti dinner will be held on April 26 from 4-7 pm at the Stryker American Legion. Free will donations will be accepted for the meal. Also planned is a 50/50 drawing, t-shirt sales, raffles and an auction. If you have any questions or are able to make a monetary or auction donation, please contact Jamie Hildebrandt at 419-212-7577 or Lisa Smith at 419551-8223 or 419-267-5539.

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SPECIAL GUEST ... The Stryker Rotary Club learned first-hand about efforts to fight world hunger many years ago. In 1947, at the age of 17, Jim Miller, a resident of Bryan, traveled from the United States to Poland on a boat used to transport cattle. On this trip the boat was used to transport Draft Horses to war torn areas of Poland following World War II. The American Draft Horses would be used by farmers in Poland. Jim was working through a program sponsored by The Church of the Brethren. This program is still in existence today and is known as Heifer International. Their mission continues to be ending world hunger and poverty, and caring for the earth. Pictured are guest speaker Jim Miller (Right) and Stryker Rotarian Ken Culler.


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FRENCH ... First Row: Spielvogel, Bruot, Secretary; C. Herr, Vice President; Gentit, Hyatt, Beck. Second Row: DeGroff, C. Zedaker, President; Huffman, C. Nofzinger, S. Short, Wonders, Turrittin. Third Row: M. Zedaker, Treasurer; Bernath, K. Short, M. Nofzinger, Auby L. Nofziger, Blair, S. Heer, Reporter. Fourth Row: Mrs. Depew, Advisor; Garber, Ufer, R. Short, Morrison, Juillard, Guthrie, Robinson.

110 YEARS AGO APRIL 1904 Born to C.B. Farber and wife on Friday, April 1, a daughter. A son was born Sunday to Mr. and Mrs. Oras Kimble. L.O. Rising of Bryan and Miss Katie Clark were married March 29. 100 YEARS AGO APRIL 1914 On April 1, George Willetts became the sole owner of the barber shop, buying the interest of his partners, the Vernier Brothers. Abel will give up the barber business for several months and Russell will work in the shop. E. P. Hollingshead has sold out and will return to Napoleon. Rupp Brothers of Archbold have bought the furniture store here. 80 YEARS AGO April 1934 Harold Kahl and Miss Zylphia Morrison of Toledo were married April 1. Andrew William Heer, 70, died on March 27.

70 YEARS AGO April 1944 Born to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Gentit on March 28, a son named Dennis VaVerne. Mrs. George Planson is recuperating from a recent surgery. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Willard Stoffer at Cuyahoga Falls on March 25 named Fred Cunningham. 60 YEARS AGO APRIL 1954 A son named Geoffrey Wade was born to Mr. and Mrs. Glen Miller on March 30. 50 YEARS AGO April 1964 Mrs. Max Kimmel was honored at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Manning on her April 5th birthday. Remember when Swiss cheese cost 79 cents a lb., Dinner Bell wieners 49 cents a lb, Spare ribs 39 cents a lb., and Ice cream 49 cents a half gallon. Stryker Womens Club sponsored a Cavalcade of Cottons fashion show at the Stryker High School.

EVENT PLANNING ... John Martin served on the committee to build the Veterans Memorial Building at the Williams County Fairgrounds. He spoke to the Stryker Rotary Club about this project and informed them of a planned weekend celebration to be held this summer. The event is scheduled for August 8th through August 10th, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. The event will include various speakers and activities including helicopter rides. John Martin, pictured on the left, spoke as a guest of Stryker Rotarian Fred Grisier.


Eagle Scout To Build New Fire Pit For Stryker Park

Tanner Clingaman told the Srtyker Rotary club about his Eagle Scout project at their regular meeting on Tuesday. He has designed a five foot cube fire pit to be constructed at Knights Landing Park. He provided drawings and pictures of the structure as a part of his presentation. This is the same site several other Stryker Scouts have designed and built Eagle Scout Project. The fire pit will be constructed of concrete and steel and he estimates the cost of the project to be $1,500. The top of the pit will be one foot above ground level with a fixed grate that will be used for cooking, and include a natural drain in the bottom. Tanner is seeking donations to help offset the project cost. His project will require the area around the pit to be leveled and seeded. He is expecting to complete the project before summer.


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to his business. After passing the first reading of Section 925.02 and Sub section (b) (1), the Council next addressed an ordinance to repeal and replace section 925.01 (i) of Ordinance #1997-11, which reads as follows: (i)Any customer for reason of nonpayment of monthly charges or whose service has been disconnected shall be subject to the following charges-First time non-payment shut off fee will be ($20.00), second time non-payment shut off fee will be ($40.00), and third time non-payment shut off fee will be ($60.00). After third time shut off fee will remain at ($60.00) for each offence. Section 925.01 (i) shall be repealed and replaced by: (i)Any customer for reason of nonpayment of monthly charges shall be subject to the following charges-twentyfive dollar shut off fee ($25.00) and a twenty-five dollar ($25.00) turn-on fee. The council, voting on the second reading of Section 925.01 (i), passed the Ordinance and will put both Section 925.02 and Sub section (b) (1), and Section 925.01 (i) back in front of the council during the April and May meetings for second and third reading. Any resident who wishes to address these changes or submit input to the council regarding these Ordinances may contact the Village of Stryker Town Council. In other Council business, Stryker resident Tanner Clingaman addressed the members of the council from the Stryker Boy Scout Troop requesting permission for an Eagle Scout Fire Pit Project at Knights Landing. Clingaman presented full and detailed plans to the council, and made a very professional presentation. The proposed fire pit would be a concrete encased enclosure, and would enhance residents use and enjoyment of the recreation area. As a result, the project was approved unanimously by the council. In the Police Chiefs Report, Chief Schlosser reported the office received 76 reports during the month, issued 33 warning citations, 5 citations and announced 4 adult arrests. Chief Schlosser also announced the department received a new 2014 Dodge Charger Patrol Vehicle on March 24, and after up-fitting of the lights, siren and other interior equipment, the vehicle was placed into service. The next Village Council meeting will take place on May 12 at 7:00 p.m.
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Disney Channels smash hit movie musical comes to life on stage in the North Central High School Auditorium on April 25-27 when the NCHS Drama Troupe presents Disneys High School Musical. In this much loved show created from the TV movie of 2006, Troy (Cole Clark), his best buddies and teammates Chad (Alex Proper) and Zeke J.S. (Brady Cogswell) along with new found love Gabriella (Shea Livensparger), and her new friend Taylor (Nicky Myers) learn how to deal with the many ups and downs of teen life. One major issue throughout the story surrounds the antics of drama diva Sharpay (Abbey Litzenberg) and her twin brother Ryan (Branden Turner). The story begins the first day after winter break when students have returned to find their cliques, recount their vacations, and look forward to the new year and an upcoming championship basketball game. East High School is the home of Wildcat basketball, led by Troys father, Coach Bolton (Hunter Forry). Basketball team captain and resident jock, Troy, discovers that the brainy Gabriella, whom he met singing karaoke on his vacation ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. They cause quite an upheaval when they decide to audition for the upcoming high school musical, directed by Ms. Darbus (Jaclyn Kinsman) and written by their shy classmate, Kelsi (Reese Cogswell). The cliques of Jocks (Dylan Hutchison, Jordan Bailey, Josh Sawyer, Jordan Reeves, Brady Zuver, Kaleb Geiser, Josh Roesener), Cheerleaders (Captain Brooklyn Sheffer, Rachel Oxender, Julia Rhinard, Macayla Wildrick, Alyssa Swank), Brainiacs (Jazmine Becker, Kaylie Brouse, Zandra Vassar), Thespians (Jessica Echler, Jakub Grodi, Heather McConnaughey, Allyson Hutchison, Makayla Hayes) and Skater

Dudes of East High must learn how to deal with issues of first love, friends, and family while balancing their classes and extracurricular activities. Although many of these students resent the threat posed to the status quo, and their cliques, Troy and Gabriellas alliance might just open the door for others to shine and find compassion and acceptance for all. Those who help make this show a success off stage include a large crew of very talented and dedicated students: Dylan Hutchison, Adam Knepper, Jordan Bailey, Josh Sawyer, Jordan Reeves, Brady Zuver, Colton Pilmore, Kaylie Brouse, Jazmine Becker, Samantha Vassar, Dakota Pitts, Brittany Keller, Allyson Hutchison, Jessica Cheesbro, Makayla Rizor, Rachel Shipman, Aleea Lonabarger, Megan Laney. Student director is Tessa Newsome with assistant Dakota Wiseman. Many adults have also given generously of their time. Assistant director is Dustin Campbell with technical director Travis Creek. Set design and construction was covered by David Deetz, Alan Cogswell, Layne Cogswell, and Rich Meyers. The pit band includes Sharon Deetz, Joe House, and Paul and Joy Gruetter. Concessions and tickets are being handled by Marcia Geiser, Linda Cochran, Julie Taylor, and Tomi Zuver. Ashley Kimpel and Jaymie Lashaway are doing hair and makeup. Disneys High School Musical is fun for the whole family. Show times are 7:30 p.m. on April 25-26 and 2:30 p.m. on April 27. Tickets are on sale now for $4 (students including college), $6 (senior citizens 55+) and $8 (adults). Children age 6 and under are free. Call 419-7373403, 737-2366 at ext. 5212, 737-2581 or email DebMeyers@NorthCentralSchool. org for details.

Letter To The Editor

Dear Editor, I am writing to support North Central Local (Williams) School Districts bond issue on the May 6 ballot because passage will cost a $100,000 home owner LESS than they paid in taxes last year, yet it will bring in the funds needed to build a new high school. The current high school was built back in 1923 and is in need of significant upgrades. A new high school would provide larger, quieter classroom spaces, modern science labs, state-of-the-art technology facilities, modern acoustic facilities for band and choir rooms, energy efficient climate control, a more secure and safe learning environment, and an advanced performing arts center. The new facility would also allow teachers and staff to improve their innovative education techniques and continue to make the district a leader in education in Northwest Ohio. To build the new school, the state will pay 50% of the total cost and North Central will match that money. The total cost is estimated at $9.4 million, minus $500,000 coming from a local donor and $320,000 currently in the districts permanent improvement fund. If this $1.4 million bond is passed, North Central does not plan to ask for any new money for more than a decade. The district will simply ask for this levy to be renewed in 2018, when the 10-year $6.7 million emergency-operating levy expires. The districts 5 year forecast has them in the black for each of the next 5 years. Furthermore, a new high school will save money compared to the existing high school, which is the most expensive district building to operate per square foot. The new high school will include state-of-the-art systems that are much more energy efficient. This, along with the upgrades made to the elementary and junior high, will lower the overall cost to operate district facilities. North Central Local has a history of strong student achievement. Since learning can be hindered by facilities that are in disrepair and since the construction of a high school would actually lower residential tax bills, I urge residents of North Central Local School District to support high-quality schools and vote yes on the levy on May 6th. Rob Delane Deputy Executive Director Ohio School Boards Association 8050 North High St, Suite 100 Columbus, OH 43235

ROTARY GUESTS ... Megan Soukup and Jennifer Napier spoke to the Stryker Rotary Club about the services provided by the Maumee Valley Guidance Center. Megan and Jennifer are assigned to the Defiance and Williams county area. Their services are all provided on an outpatient basis and include primary care. Clients range from children to the elderly, providing treatment for both mental and physical problems. A newer program offer by the center is called Healthy Ideas. The focus of the program is to identify and treat depression in older adults. The program includes screening, an education portion, along with treatment. They also refer clients for more specialized treatment when required. Depression is common among older adults and seems to increase during the winter months and around holiday seasons. Keeping the person active is one of many treatments to alleviate the symptoms of depression. They said we identify hobbies or activities that the client enjoys and work with them to participate in those activities. Many older adults exhibit signs of depression but do not recognize they are suffering with the condition.



Local Issues Make Way On To Williams & Fulton Counties May 6 Ballots
By: Chelsie Firestone THE VILLAGE REPORTER With the May 6 Primary Election quickly approaching, voters in both Williams and Fulton Counties will find that several local issues are also appearing on their ballots during this election. Voters in both counties will be asked to decide on Issue 1, a proposed constitutional amendment to fund public infrastructure capital improvement by permitting the issuance of general obligations bonds. This issue involves a renewal of a program first authorized in 1987 and then reauthorized in 1995 and 2005. Passing of Issue 1 would authorize the state to issue up to $1.875 billion in bonds over the next year to generate funds for public works. Advocates of Issue 1 claim that renewal of this program is vital in assisting counties, cities, and villages with the repair, upkeep, and modernization of their infrastructures. Those opposing passage of Issue 1 claim that passage will increase Ohios debt by $25 million over the first 5 years and $50 million over the second 5 years. Additionally, voters in the MillcreekWest Unity Local School District will be asked to decide on Issue 2, a proposed additional tax levy for the purpose of school safety and security at a rate not exceeding 0.9 mill for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.09 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for 5 years, commencing in 2014, and first due in calendar year 2015. Voters in the North Central Local School District will be asked to consider and decide on Issue 3, a proposed bond issue for the district. Passage will allow bonds to be issued by the North Central Local School District for the purpose of paying a portion of the local share of school construction under the State of Ohio Classroom Facilities Assistance program for a segmented project, including construction of a new high school building, together with equipment, furnishings, landscaping and all necessary appurtenances in the principal amount of $2,225,000, to be repaid annually over a maximum period of 37 years, and an annual levy of property taxes be made outside the ten-mill limitation, estimated by the county auditor to average over the repayment period of the bond issue 1.4 mills for each one dollar of tax valuation, which amounts to fourteen cents for each one hundred dollars of tax valuation, commencing in 2014 and first due in the calendar year 2015, to pay for the annual debt charges of the bonds, and to pay debt charges on any notes issued in anticipation of those bonds. Voters in Fulton County will be asked to vote on a renewal of 1.1 mills and increase of 0.5 mill to constitute a tax for the purpose of providing and maintaining senior citizens services and facilities at a rate not exceeding 1.6 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.16 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for 5 tears, commencing in 2014, and first due in calendar year 2015. Additionally, voters in Gorham Township will be asked to decide on the renewal of a tax for the purpose of maintaining and operating Pleasant View Union Cemetery at a rate not exceeding 0.4 mill for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.04 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for 5 years, commencing in 2014, and first due in calendar year 2015. Chelsie Firestone may be reached at



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Williams County Mock Crash: A Life Lesson Learned Through Tragedy

By: Timothy Kays THE VILLAGE REPORTER As a former deputy sheriff, I have seen it and heard it before... and I so wish that I could forget it. The call goes out over the radio from central dispatch directing emergency response units to a specific location and using two words that call for immediate attention and all due speed in response... code four. Code two is the call made for an automobile accident with property damage. Code four is the upgrade over a code two... there are injuries. Lives may be in the balance. This changes everything. This calls for lights and sirens and running hot. This isnt a fenderbender... Someone is in dire need of help. Available law enforcement units from the state, county and sometimes municipal levels are scrambling to respond, balancing high speed with safety. Medical first responders, EMS squads, and paramedics are dispatched and quickly en route with the same sense of urgency, as are nearby fire department heavy rescue units. Sometimes though, no speed is sufficient enough to stave off the worst case scenario. A life has been lost to injuries sustained in the accident. The call is made from the scene to central dispatch stating the equipment and personnel needed and adding one other detail... This code four is now a code four-A; someone has died. Units specializing in emergency extraction, life support, and scene control are now working together as a well-trained small army, determined to hold the fatality rate at a minimum. The coroner is called to handle the fatality, and a hearse arrives to remove the body. Sometimes, a call is made to the family by a friend or passerby who knows the deceased. Other times, it frequently falls upon the shoulders of the county sheriff to meet up with the departmental chaplain. Together, they drive to the home of the next of kin. Together, they are that dreaded knock on the door in the middle of the night, informing the family that one of their own will not be coming home. Not tonight. Never again will they walk through that door. Their life, in a split second, came to a sudden, violent and bloody end. Having seen this, I know full well the heart-wrenching, family shattering gravity that goes along with it. I had a perspective that made me appreciate the undisputable truth that a motor vehicle can, in the twinkling of an eye, become a lethal weapon. Others, particularly newly licensed and inexperienced drivers, have little to no grasp of how little is required to turn a nice drive into a nightmare. For that purpose, the Safe Communities Coalition of the Williams County Health Department, in concert with local law enforcement, fire and emergency medical service personnel, staged the 2014 Williams County Mock Crash at the Fairgrounds on the morning of April 16. Juniors and seniors from each school system in Williams County took seats in the grandstands to witness the spectacle on the track below. Prior to their arrival, fourteen of their peers from schools around the county took their places as actors in this drama of a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of County Road K and State Route 15. Once made up (garishly so) and in place in the wrecked vehicles, the entire scene was covered with tarps... curtains to be drawn back from the stage once the enactment began. The emcee for the event was once again J. B. Orendorff, whose experience with accidents spans both media coverage and emergency services. He brought the hard line to the numbers, aiming the data straight into the occupants of the grandstand. Distracted driving is the number one killer of American teens, he said. While alcohol-related accidents among teens have dropped, teenage traffic fatalities have remain unchanged, because distracted driving is on the rise. Over 90 percent of teens say that they dont drink and drive, but nine out of ten say that theyve seen passengers distracting the driver, or drivers using or texting on cell phones. Orendorff continued, Brain power used while driving decreases by 40 percent when a driver listens to conversation or music. How does this equate into something more understandable? Orendorff explained, Drivers talking, or texting, or talking on mobile phones are more impaired than drivers with a .08 blood alcohol content. Legally, under the influence in .08. Its the same effect. Locally, the numbers scream for attention. In Williams County, traffic accidents are the leading cause of injury deaths, year in and year out. In Williams County, drivers in the 16-20 age group are more than twice as likely to be involved in a crash than any other age group. It was that age group that made up the audience in the grandstand as the sound of crying tires, shattering glass and grinding metal of a t-bone accident blasted through the speakers. Law enforcement personnel then pulled back the tarp to reveal a grizzly scene. The driver of vehicle #1, going eastbound on County Road K and portrayed by Alyssa Eckley of Edgerton, was both drunk and distracted. She blew through the stop sign at the intersection with State Route 15 and broad sided northbound vehicle #2, whose driver was portrayed by Jessica Lyon of Bryan. Each vehicle was carrying four additional passengers. Riding in the front passenger seat of vehicle #1 was a victim who was not wearing a safety belt, portrayed by Jessy Duchene of Montpelier. The inertia of the impact, unhindered by a wearing of a safety belt, forced her forward violently. Two-tenths of a second after impact, Jessys character is headed face-first for the windshield at 55 miles per hour. The impact has changed the physical dynamics of everyone in the car. As they fly forward at 55 miles per hour, they are now drawing a G-force of 20... Their bodies each weigh 3,200 pounds. That is the picture at 55 miles per hour. At 60, the force of impact is the same as driving the car off of a nine story building. Jessys character continued to move forward and upward at 55 miles per hour. Her face and head impacted with the windshield, breaking it out. She was partially ejected from the vehicle, and came to rest on the hood. She suffered severe brain injuries from the impact with the windshield, and in the ejection process she suffered tears to both lungs. After impacting the dashboard and door post, her liver ruptured, causing a massive internal hemorrhage. She needed extensive trauma care within five minutes, just for a chance at survival. Unfortunately, the first responders on the scene are not equipped to handle such a massive trauma as this person presented. By the time that the first squad arrived, the character portrayed by Jessy Duchene had breathed her last. In less than half a second, she went from having fun to being fatally injured, draped over the hood of a car and awash in a sea of broken glass and her own blood. A bad decision and less than one second. That was all it took for ten teenage lives to be altered forever. A bad decision and less than one second later, a father and a mother will have their daughter ripped away, forever altering the family. A bad decision and less than one second later, the character played by Alyssa Eckley will become a felon, eventually taken away in handcuffs by a trooper from Post 20 of the Ohio Highway Patrol. She will be facing charges of operating a vehicle while impaired, driving while distracted if she was, and if she was texting, a count of vehicular manslaughter. She will forever be known as the one whose reckless driving cost the life of the Duchene character. Meanwhile in the back seat of the same car, a character portrayed by Holli Coressel of Stryker is critically injured. Not wearing a seat belt, she was slammed violently into the door post where she sustains a lacerated spleen and lacerated lungs. She is transported to CHWC Bryan in critical condition. On the opposite side of the back seat was the character portrayed by Jacob Brown of Edon. His motion was minimal, as he was wearing his seat belt. He is transported to CHWC with minor visible injuries. Between Coressel and Brown was the character portrayed by Miklo Abner of Hilltop. Not wearing a seat belt, he is thrown forward between the Eckley and the partially ejected Duchene characters. Although he is not pinned in the wreckage, he is wedged head-down between the seats PHOTOS BY TIMOTHY KAYS, STAFF after impacting the seats and the center console. He is conscious and in severe pain from a collapsed left lung, THE VOICE OF PAINFUL EXPERIENCE ... Ms. Makalie a fractured rib and a ruptured spleen. He too is sent to Blue of Deshler, needing further surgery after an accident five years ago, tearfully recounted the event. CHWC on the critical list. Meanwhile in vehicle #2, the Lyon character is extricated by Montpelier firefighters using the JAWS unit. Her extensive injuries required more intensive treatment than what was locally available, therefore she was airlifted by Life Flight. The front seat passenger, portrayed by Rachel Oxender of North Central, was belted in and thanks to an airbag, sustained facial injuries. She was transported to CHWC. In the back seat behind the driver was the character portrayed by Sarah Fritsch of Edgerton. Taking an almost direct hit, she needed to be extracted by JAWS. Suffering multiple broken bones on the left side, her life was saved by her seat belt. She is also airlifted in critical condition. Also in the back seat were characters portrayed by Samantha Mercer of Edon and Bailey Short of Stryker, both were wearing safety belts, and both were transported to CHWC with cuts and possible fractures. A FAMILIAR SCENARIO ... Williams County DARE Officer, Ten teenagers...their lives turned upside down, riveted Deputy Paul McCord, told a story of a friend who was also the attention of the audience in the grandstand. After the involved in a fatal distracted driving accident. dramatization, Kim Nossaman, the Chief Probation Officer for the Bryan Municipal Probation Department, came forward to talk about the legal proceedings that would surely follow for Ms. Eckleys character. She was followed to the podium by Williams County DARE Officer, Deputy Paul McCord, who related his own story of how a friend, in a moment of distraction, caused an accident that killed a mother of three young children. The final speaker did not speak in terms of hypotheticals; hers was a real-life experience of how a moment of distraction derailed her life. This speaker was Ms. Makalie Blue of Deshler. Ms. Blue survived a car crash on Dec. 19, 2009 that occurred when she texted her boyfriend. When she looked down, she failed to notice a patch of black ice that caused her to lose control of the car. Her brother, who was following her, watched in horror as the accident took place before his eyes, and it was he that called 9-1-1. Tearfully, Ms. Blue related the event and the post-ac- THE LEGALITIES ... Kim Nossaman, the Chief Probation cident trauma that was to follow, including the loss of her Officer for the Bryan Municipal Probation Department, boyfriend. Hes married now. And you know what... he explains what is next for the cited driver. never even came to visit me in the hospital, she said. I was on my way home with my brother following behind me. My parents and grandparents live within one mile of each other, and in that mile, my life changed. Blue came away from the accident with multiple broken bones, including a crushed left pelvis that has been held intact with plates and screws. Fighting back tears, she told the audience that she was just informed by her orthopedic surgeon that the plate holding her pelvis together is failing, meaning that once again she will have to go under the knife as a result of the same thing that the entire enactment was portraying... one bad decision and less than one second of elapsed time. She survived, but the emotional and physical pain and scars of the accident and the resulting fallout she will have to carry for the rest of her life. The message of the day was thereby driven home to the high school kids in the grandstands with force. Drinking and driving still kills. Even if no alcohol is involved though, distracted driving is just as dangerous... and just as potentially lethal. In less than one tick of the clock, happiness can become heartbreak. The process of reading a text normally takes about five seconds. In a car traveling at 55 miles per hour, that equates to driving the length of THE CHIEF LOOKS ON ... Montpelier Chief of Police, Dan a football field... blind. Do not allow this to happen to you. Do not become a McGee watches as the scene unfolds. sad and sorry memory to friends that count upon you for support, just by your being present at their side. You have so much to offer the world... Dont let one bad decision and less than a tick of the clock destroy your future. DONT TEXT AND DRIVE! Timothy Kays can be reached at

SOMETHING NO ONE SHOULD HAVE TO ENDURE ... Tammy Duchene, portraying the mother of the character of Jessy Duchene is overcome by grief at the death of her daughter.

EXTRACTION ... Members of the Montpelier Fire Department use the JAWS unit to gain entry to a badly damaged vehicle.

A FLICKERING CANDLE OF LIFE ... The character portayed by Jessy Duchene is losing the race for survival.

STUNNED SILENCE ... The character portrayed by Jacob Brown of Edon is stunned by what he has seen.





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Friends 4 The Fields would like to invite you to the 4th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance. The dance will be on Saturday, May 3rd, from 5:30 to 7:30 in the evening at the Fayette School. All girls 12 years and younger are welcome to put on their prettiest dress and bring their Dad, Uncle, Grandpa, or other special man. There will be plenty of music, dancing, snacks, flowers, photos, and fun. The cost is $20 per couple. Additional siblings are welcome at $5 per sibling. Please come out for a night youll never forget.

Scholarship Winner Presented With Check From Fayette Lions

CONGRATULATIONS ... Tiffany Bates, a 2013 winner of one of the Fayette Lions Club Scholarships, received her scholarship check from Club Treasurer, Lowell Beaverson. Tiffany is a freshman at Heidelberg University majoring in Health Sciences with a minor in Communications.


The 2013-14 Glasgow Reed Organ Series will draw to a close when Akron Area Organist Anthony Montagno and pianist Cynthia Badran visit Fayettes historic Opera House for a Sunday, April 27th, 3:00 p.m. concert. The concert will feature solo and duets that will range from Classical to Popular musical arrangements. Anthony Montagno is currently the director of music at John Knox Presbyterian Church in Canton, Ohio, and conductor for High Holy Day Services at Temple Israel in Akron. In addition, he has worked as an accompanist for the University of Akron Dance Institute. As a pianist, he was selected for the Meet the Composers MetLife Creative Connections Program with the University of Akron Flute Ensemble and University of Akron Dance Company. He has also worked with the renowned Los Angeles composer Bruno Louchouarn in an authentic performance of avant-garde and experimental music. Cynthia Badran earned a Bachelors Degree in Music Education and a Masters Degree in Performance from the University of Akron where she studied piano, organ and harpsichord. She is currently the Organist at St. Mary Church in Akron, Ohio and is on the Staff of The University of Akron School of Dance, Theatre and Arts Administration as well as the University of Akrons Dance Institute. She has done

Akron Performers Highlight April 27th Glasgow Reed Organ Series Concert Summer Theater Workshop Open To Teens In Fayette
Everyone has found themselves Up the Creek at one time or another. This summer, a group of teens (ages 13 -18) will draw on the history of the Bean Creek Valley and their own experience to tell their story of being Up the Creek. The Summer Theater Workshop is sponsored by the Fayette Opera House and the Fayette Community Fine Arts Council. Awardwinning, Kennedy Center trained, music and theater educators will work with participants to hone (or discover) their skills in acting, music, storytelling, dance and stagecraft. Terry Boyarsky is a musician, performer, and educator on the Ohio Arts Council Teaching Artist Roster. Robin Pease is a storyteller, playwright , INFORMATION PROVIDED actor and educator. They have worked together in the past to develop original plays and music REFLECTIONS FROM FAYETTES PAST with students and are excited to be working together again. The Workshop is July 12 - August 2, 2014 and begins with a week is in residence at Adrian College, where participants live in dormitories and experience the college campus while focusing on theater basics. The second and third week return to Fayette and operate as a day-camp at the Fayette Opera House. Guest instructors will join Terry and Robin and work with participants on set EAGLE CROSS COUNTRY ... (L to R) Row One: Sherry Vine, Kristy Beaverson, Kay design, stagecraft, and Bacon, Julier Heath, Penny Bernath, Janelle Parsons, Coach Mark Walton. Row publicity. Field trips to Two: Todd Cook, Tom Barron, Mitch Molina, Troy Mitchell, Victor Molina, Fred see the acclaimed outdoor Lloyd, Vincent Rosales. Row Three: Tim Moor, Ross Perdue, Bob Shay, Butch Wentz, drama Trumpet in the Marcel Heximer, Scott Philips. Missing: Joyce Shaffner, Joey Sentle. Land and a performance
Master Classes with VERB Ballets, Joffrey Ballet, STEPS, Cleveland-San Jose Ballet, Ana Lobes Ballet Academy and many other dance groups. The Glasgow Reed Organ Series is in its second decade at the Fayette Opera House and is the only series of its kind in the nation. Sponsored by the Fayette Community Fine Arts Council and presented in Fayettes Historic 1898 Opera House, this unique musical series has featured some of the worlds finest organists and musicians. With performers from Japan and Europe traveling to Fayette to play the Glasgow Collection of Reed Organs, this series has truly taken on an international flavor. Guest artists make their pilgrimage to Fayette to perform on the 1890s vintage Mason & Hamlin Organ, an 1860 era Alexander harmonium and a Seybold reed organ circa, 1890s. The doors open Sundays Concert at 2:30 with the curtains opening at 3:00 p.m. As always a reception for the guest artists and audience will follow the event. Tickets for this event are $12.00 & $10.00 at the door. For ticket reservations, call (419) 2373111 and leave a message. For additional information check out our web site at

One of the regions long standing premier youth choral groups, the Junior Choral Society of Northwest Ohio will perform a special spring concert at the Fayette Opera House on Saturday, April 26th at 7:30 p.m. Under the direction of Duane Beck & accompanist Michelle Kruse this 40 member auditioned chorus from throughout the region will perform a wide range of music from folk spirituals to classics. The Junior Choral Society was founded in 1983 by Sandra Frey Stegman. This select treble ensemble of children in grades 4 through 9 is establishing a solid performance practice and choral repertoire from which to grow and expand. Past presentations include traditional concert performances, dinner theater productions, and appearances on Toledo television, and in High School musicals. They have performed at numerous

conferences in Michigan and Ohio. The Junior Choral Society has also performed at the Universities of Michigan and Toledo, and Bowling Green State University, appeared with the Toledo Opera Company, and the Toledo Symphony Orchestra. JCS has performed joint concerts with the Bowling Green State University Chorus, Columbus Childrens Choir and The Toledo Opera Childrens Chorus. The group is well known in the Northwest Ohio area through local presentations. The doors open Saturdays Concert at 6:30 and the curtain will open at 7:30 p.m. As always a reception for the guest performers and the audience will follow the event. A free will offering will be collected. For additional information check out our web site at www.


at the Coldwater Opera House provide inspiration and examples of both professional and community theater. Up the Creek will be presented at the Bull Thistle Arts Festival on Saturday, August 2. Several area families have offered to host program participants who may be too far away to commute to the Opera House and help with carpooling for local families will be available. We encourage distant grandchildren and nieces and nephews to consider the program as an opportunity to visit area family. Payment plans and scholarships are available. With grant support and corporate underwriting, the goal is that the cost of the program will not be a barrier to participation. No prior experience is necessary. Of course experienced singers, dancers, and actors are welcome - but so are those with no prior experience. We have outstanding instructors and their passion is to teach these skills. The application deadline is extended to May 15. More information is available at the Fayette Opera House website: operahouse- By email: operahousefayette@ Or call Susan Burke 941.726.1337. The Fayette Community Fine Arts Council was founded in 1972 and incorporated as a non-profit in 1974. The face of the FCFAC is Fayettes Historic Opera House which the Council purchased in 1978 and is the venue for most of its programs. The Fayette Opera House has become a community center housing bi-weekly Senior Nutrition program, receptions, parties, and meetings. Fulfilling its mission of enriching cultural life of the community, FCFAC presents performances by outstanding artists with regional, national and international reputations as well as nurturing local performers through mentorship and performance opportunities at Bean Creek Coffee Houses and other special programs. The Fayette Opera House is internationally known for its collection of reed organs and the restoration work done by Don Glasgow. More information and schedule of events: www.

Gorham-Fayette High School Reunion

The Gorham-Fayette High School classes of 1973, 1974, and 1975 would like to announce that they are having a class reunion. The reunion is on Saturday, August 2nd at the Sauder Heritage Inn in Archbold, Ohio. For more information, please call Linda (Hutchison 74) Nanez at 419-885-3693. ADDITIONAL FAYETTE NEWS ON PAGE 20



Wauseon Board Of Education Approves Open Enrollment Policy; Hears Reports On PARCC Field Tests
By: Chelsie Firestone THE VILLAGE REPORTER Members of the Wauseon Board of Education convened for their regular meeting at 5:30 pm on Monday, April 14. During the meeting the board approved financial items as well as several personnel items (see related article on page 19), and came to a decision regarding the open enrollment policy of the district. Approving additional language to the current Open Enrollment Policy #5113 under Application Process, Letter F, the policy now reads Applications received beyond the deadline of June 1st and prior to the first day of the school year will be considered on a case by case basis. Applications received on or after the first day of the school year will be considered for enrollment to the Wauseon Virtual Academy only. Financial items gaining approval included all bills, financial reports, and investments as presented as well as modifications and supplemental modifications to the FY14 Permanent Appropriations and the FY14 Certificate of Resources. A Then and Now Certificate was also approved for a payment of $2375 to be made to NBEC/NWOCA for the FY14 Power School Alert, the method by which parents and students receive messages involving school delays and cancellations as well as other important information. The Board also accepted with gratitude donations from Andre Land Forming ($1380 in supplies/ services to field dress and fertilize), Black Swamp Arts Council ($25 to the WHS Art Department for the art show), Christ United Methodist Church ($200 to WES), and Gary and Sandy Hovis (Reynolds Trumpet, no value listed, to the WHS band). The Board also heard reports from each of the school principals. The PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) field testing was a common subject touched on by all four principals. With the PARCC assessment ready to be implemented in the 2014-15 school year, Wauseon Exempted Village Schools have signed on as a field testing location. As a field testing location, Wauseon students have been taking the test in order to provide information on the test to the state. Students, however, will not receive their individual scores on this years assessment. In regards to making the decision on whether or not to participate in the field testing for the PARCC assessment in a year that has been full of cancellations due to weather, WES Principal Theresa Vietmeier explained that the decision was finally reached to participate as the field testing also allows the school district to learn more about the assessment and work towards a smoother implementation when the test begins being implemented statewide during the 2014-15 school year. This may be especially useful as the PARCC assessment has both paper and pencil and computer based assessment components. WMS Principal Joe Friess also shared that 23 students have been chosen for the NJHHS (National Junior High Honor Society). A total of 1097th and 8th grade students qualified with a 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA. However, only 41 applicants replied to the invitation, which may have been due to the original informal meeting on the NJHHS having to be cancelled due to inclement weather. Principals also shared many up and coming event dates. The Academic Hall of Fame Induction will be held on April 25. Nine individuals will be inducted into the Hall of Fame during the ceremony. Other dates to mark down include: April 28 National Honor Society Induction Ceremony May 1 FFA State Convention May 3 Prom May 6 Freedom Shrine Assembly May 8 Spring Arts Festival May 12 Local Scholarship/Senior Awards Program May 12 Right to Read Week The next meeting of the Wauseon Board of Education will be a noon meeting held on April 24. The next regular meeting will be held on Monday, May 19 at 5:30 pm at the Wauseon Board of Education. Chelsie Firestone may be reached at


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Solve The Mystery With The Wauseon Librarys Book Discussion Group
Solve the mystery on Tuesday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m. The Mystery Book Discussion Group will be discussing 12th of Never by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro in the Wauseon Public Librarys second floor meeting room. The book discussion is free and is open to everyone. According to 12th of Nevers book jacket, Lindsay Boxers beautiful baby daughter is born! While Lindsay and Joe are at home in bliss, San Francisco gets hit with multiple killings. An eccentric English professor has been having vivid nightmares about a murder that he claims is real. No one believes himuntil a vicious shooting fits the mans description to the last detail. Then the girlfriend of a star player for the San Francisco 49ers is found dead in her car, making the athlete the prime suspect. This seems like an open-and-shut caseuntil the body inexplicably vanishes from the morgue. When the desperate chief of police calls for help, Lindsay is forced to return to work after only one week at home with her newborn. But all the crimes in the world will seem like nothing when she suddenly faces the most devastating loss of her life. With heart-pounding emotion and suspense, 12TH OF NEVER is James Pattersons most shocking and sensational Womens Murder Club novel yet. The library has ordered copies of the book, so each group member may have one. Please stop by the library, and pick up your copy today. For more information on the book discussion groups, call the Wauseon Public Library at 419-335-6626 or email amy.murphy@

Junior Achievement Program Teaches Wauseon Academic Hall Of Fame Induction Announced Business Basics To Wauseon Students

By: Tammy Allison

Its never too early for children to begin understanding the reallife concepts of business and economy. Jeremy Wenzel, a Wauseon businessman, agrees and has spearheaded the introduction of the Junior Achievement program to the Wauseon Schools. The Junior Achievement non-profit program is a volunteerdelivered program with grade-specific curriculum for kindergarten through grade 12. The premise of the program is to provide students with skills and knowledge about the financial, business, and economic world. According to the Junior Achievement official website, the organization impacted over 4.4 million U.S. students in more than 190,000 classrooms during the 2012-2013 school year. Wenzel first approached Troy Armstrong,

principal of the Wauseon Primary School, grades kindergarten through second, last school year. Wenzel states that both his children attend Wauseon School, and as a businessman and former Junior Achievement alumni, he felt that Wauseon students would benefit from the program. It corresponds to what I do in my job and prepares kids for the future. I knew Wauseon did not have a Junior Achievement program, so I researched what it would take to start one, and it was implemented this year, Wenzel shared. With the support of Armstrong who agreed with the value of the Junior Achievement program, the curriculum was implemented in the Wauseon Schools beginning with grades kindergarten through second grade this school year. The curriculum is designed to be taught as five lessons. Wenzel

himself has been using the curriculum to teach second graders and says the lessons have taken approximately 45 minutes to teach. The response from both teachers and students has been very positive, he relates. Presently, the Junior Achievement (JA) program of Wauseon is seeking more volunteers. Anyone from the community is able to volunteer. Training is required but can be conducted via a phone training of between 3040 minutes. Four more classes, all kindergarten, are in need of volunteers to teach the JA curriculum which consists primarily of reading to the children. All five lessons can be completed in approximately two-three hours. For more information about the Junior Achievement program in general, you can visit the organizational website at www.juniorachievement. org or you can visit the Facebook page Junior Achievement of Wauseon. To volunteer, you may contact Jeremy Wenzel at 419-708-8625 or Volunteers are also being sought for the upcoming school year. The plan is to expand the JA program into the elementary classes and to continue growing the program each consecutive school year.
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The Wauseon Academic Hall of Fame induction will take place April 25, 2014 at 2:00 PM in the Wauseon High School Auditorium. This is will be held with our entire student body, our Hall of Fame inductees and their families. This program is also open to the pubic. Below is a list the of our

new inductees. A reception will follow immediately after the program in the WHS cafeteria. Also attached is information about each inductee. 2014 ACADEMIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES Legends of Education David Burkholder

Marc Robinson Ralph Roshong

Distinguished Alumni Diane Conrad William Guilford Gregory Henry Barbara Boucher Owens Perry Rupp Roger Weber


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Wauseon Board Of Education Wauseon Elementary Students Approves Personnel Items Achieve Honor Roll Status
The following students have achieved high enough grades to make the honor roll for the third nine week period. The * indicates students who have received all As. THIRD GRADE Aeschliman, Austin Albright, Ella Armstrong, Jude Baldwin, Avery Barajas, Jazmine Borton, Ethan* Bourn, Isaiah Brellahan, Emerson Callan, Jack* Calvin, Grace Carder, Megan Carr, Danielle Carr, Rachel Case, Addyson Colon, Jillian Coronado, Avery Delgado, Eli Dixon, Ezra* Engel, Olivia Felzer, Mason Fisher, Jaxton* Foote, Kya Freeston, Ashley Freestone, Joshua* Gault, Harlin Gerig, Macy Gerken, Calaway Gleckler, Lyric Gype, Ben Hall, Jadyn* Hartsock, Keaton Hays, Katelyn Henricks, Layne Hines, Landon Holsinger, Isaiah Hoote, Jayme Kessler, Zaidan Kuntz, Natalie Leatherman, Jack Leininger, Alden Little, Kage* Marks, Ryan Meraz, Ashton Moore, Hannon Nation, Reece* Panico, Kane Perez, Joseph Ramos, Jayde Reeder, Beau Rhoades, Grace Roblero, Yasmin Roush, Drue Schmidt, Jordan Shadbolt, Karley Siefker, Zebedee Siefker, Zeph Smith, Issac Smith, Meghan Smith, Sam Soltis, Clay* Spiess, Jacob Torres, Zaden* Twigg, Collin Valvano, Brynn Vasquez, Antonio Vasvery, Rylee Vielma, Aciano Wensink, Macey Wenzel, Savannah Yackee, Madyson Zuniga, Chloe FOURTH GRADE Allison, Jay-R Bailey, Jazlyne Ballard, Austin Batdorf, Logyn Bauer, Evan* Brown, Garrett Burt, Carson* Carroll, Kadence* Challenger, Abby Cheezan, Anthony Chester, Nicholas Chittum, Braden* Demoulin, Kaylyn* Drain, Alexis Duden, Magdalena Dulaney, Tucker Eberle, Andrew* Estep, Cameron* Fruchey, Ian Garcia, Adriana Garza, Gabriella Glover, Aaliyah Goings, Braxton Grime, Lawson Gype, Kate Hardy, Nate Hernandez, Bella Hite, Daniel* Holsinger, Mackenzie Hutchinson, Marie Ibarra, Marriah Jackson, Shanon Jimenez, Jasmin Kebschull, Makayla King, Jordan* Kuntz, Grace* Lange, Aliina* Love, Jasmine Maness, Jadelyn Manz, Ava Martinez, John McCarley, Emma Meeker, Aslinn Mennetti, Eva Nagel, Connor* Nofziger, Carter Pelok, Autumn* Poorman, Kaylee Powers, Krue* Rabe, Erica Ramirez, Issac Richer, Jane Richer, Nathan Riley, Braelyn Ritter, Mason Robinson, Zachary* Roderick, McKenna Rodriguez, Ellie Rufenacht, Amber Satkowski, Kara* Shehorn, Kyle Sluder, Colton* Snyder, Jayden Stein, Samantha* Stricklen, Alyssa Stump, Bryson Stump, Clay* Tester, Jonas Tester, Luke* Twigg, Connor Waldron, Logan Wilkie, Janelle Yarbro, Traven FIFTH GRADE Adkins, Caylee Albright, Payton* Allan, Ben Arps, Ian Baker, Lizzie Banister, Jaden Barone, Nic Bauer, Jackson Becker, Noah* Britsch, Tyson* Burget, Jettie* Burkholder, Jackson Callan, Josie Cantu, Cameron Carter, Gentry Case, Caden Chamberlin, Maddux Cheney, Ayden* Christenson, Kaitlynn Conti, Ava Cuayahuitl, Sandra Degroff, Kolton DeLaCruz, Uzziah Delgado, Easton* Dominique, Evaan Dong, Darren Figgins, Andrew* Gallardo, Caden Garrison, Mykah Gerken, Rosston Grahn, Dylan* Hageman, Jacob Harman, Noah* Haury, Alexis* Hite, Carter Holthues, Jordan Kelb, Nancy Kesler, Zander Kessler, Ethan Knapp, Hunter Knauer, Sam Krasula, Sam Kuszmaul, Gabriel Lane, Cooper Leininger, Audrey Lynch, Katie Maya, Iziah McDaniel, Matthew McGuire, Bailey McQuillen, Lexe Menningen, Mackenzie Miller, Natasha Molina, Damon Moore, Logan Nofziger, Hunter* Nye, Ken ONeal, Mia* Orzechowski, Hayley Oyer, Ellie Parker, Emily Penrod, Connar* Perkins, Levi Plotner, Morgan Pownall, Leanne Pratt, Ian Raabe, Chelsie Radabaugh, Jaxon Richer, Logan Rios, Victoria Rodriguez, Maysyn* Rogers, Serenity* Rupp, Lance Sauber, Noah* Schmucker, Gabe* Schroeder, Jac* Shema, Jack* Short, Jaden Sigg, Chaney Smith, Amber Smith, Haylee Starkweather, Loren Stipp, Lexus Stutzman, Kiara Suarez, Jalen Tanner, Cody Thomas, Brady Thourot, Nolan Vernot, Braden* Vielma, Benicio Wensink, Trevor* Widman, Kayden Willson, Layton Wilson, Isaac Wurst, Haleigh*

By: Chelsie Firestone THE VILLAGE REPORTER

Members of the Wauseon Board of Education approved several personnel related matters during their April 14 meeting. Among these was a resolution to suspend certain classified contractions in accordance with section 3319.172 of the Ohio Revised Code. Contracts included in the resolution include Tara Delgado (WPS Pre-School Teachers Aide), Anna Geis (WPS Teachers Aide), and Annette Wheeler (WPS Teachers Aide). The resolution is a matter of reduction in force and is not meant to be reflective of the performance of those affected, all of which Superintendent Larry Brown indicated the school district had formed a positive relationship with and which the district would consider re-contracting should budget concerns see change. Under consent agenda, the board also approved the offer of a one-year limited certified contract to Brian Pike as a WHS Vocational Agricultural Teacher for the 2014-15 school year. A one-year limited non-athletic contract was also offered to Pike as an FFA advisor. One- year limited athletic supplemental contracts were approved for offer to Shawn Kauffman as the Varsity Boys Soccer Coach for the 201415 school year as well as to Terry Lind as a 9th Grade Football Coach for the 2014-15 school year. Jennifer Tester as also approved as a Substitute Cook for the 2013-14 school year. All offers are contingent upon receipt of clean BCI/FBI background checks, proper licensure as required per position and Pupil Activity Permits as required. The reassignment of Kelly Waldron from a WES Teachers Aide to a Secretarial Assistant was also approved. Also covered under the consent agenda was the review and renewal of several contracts for the 2014-15 school year. One-year limited teaching contracts for certificated employees Tamara Ankney, Katelyn Bailey, Teresa Barret, Jakob Bills, Tina Blanchong, Kyle Borton, Michael Colon, Jessica Gerig, Victoria Hanson, Caitlyn Lay, Jennifer Little, Jason Lozer, Bobbie Simpkins, Andrea Stevens, and Rebecca Stuckey were all included and approved. Likewise, two-year limited teaching contracts were approved Adam Baird, Katie Black, Mindy Cheney, Malinda Dunbar, Laura Leininger, Jeff Mazurowski, Corinna Miller, Shelley Rice, and Michael Webster. Two-year limited classified contracts were approved for Eric Fry, Michelle Koppenhofer, Bonnie Lange, Carla Richer, Tanya Schutt, Elizabeth Shannon, Emily Stereff, Glenn Tappan, and LaChelle Thomas. Continuing classified contracts were approved for David Bliss, Sandy Eyer, Dawn Kauffman, Michelle Myers, Becky

Peabody, and Jaclyn Yackee. One-year limited athletic supplemental contracts were approved for Joe Allen (Cross Country Head Coach), Bill Blanchong (Volleyball Head Coach), Kyle Borton (Assistant Varsity Football), Ken Brandon (Assistant Varsity Football), Jordanne Buehrer (Assistant Varsity Soccer), Tom Burkholder (Diving Coach), Chad Burt (Boys Basketball Head Coach), Shelly Cain (8th Grade Girls Basketball), Chuck Carr (Girls Bowling), Pat Carr (Boys bowling) Travis Cooper (Football Head Coach), Sue Cowell (7th Grade Volleyball), Robin Darnell (Assistant Volleyball Coach), Angie Hill (Fall and Winter WMS Cheerleading, Stacie Kessler (Fall and Winter WHS Assistant Cheerleading), Kevin Kreiner (Assistant Varsity Wrestling), Matt Lane (8th Grade Football and Junior High Wrestling), Michael Marshall (Golf Head Coach and Assistant Varsity Girls Basketball), Jeff Mazurowski (7th Grade Football and 7th Grade Basketball), Shawn Moore (7th Grade Football), Kelsey Newman (Girls Soccer Head Coach), Ashley Oyer (Girls Basketball Head Coach), Don Parrish (Assistant Varsity Football), Mike Ritter (Wrestling Head Coach), Alex Schmidt (Girls Tennis), JD Schnitkey (Assistant Varsity Football), Jessica Schuette (Fall and Winter WHS Cheerleading), Tony Schuette (Swimming Head Coach), Kyle Storrer (JV Boys Basketball), Trent Thomas (9th Grade Boys Basketball), Joe Torres (JH Wrestling), Tom Vernot (Assistant Cross Country), Michael Webster (9th Grade Football and 8th Grade Boys Basketball), and Roger Wilson (8th Grade Football). One-year limited non-athletic supplemental contracts were approved for Jessica Aeschliman (Spring Vocal Music and Assistant Spring Musical), Tammy Ankney (Junior Class), Jill Armstrong (WES LPDC), Adam Baird (Spanish Club .5, WHS Quiz Bowl .5, and Fall Play Director), Stacy Beaverson (WMS LPDC), Tammy Beherman (Orchestra Director), Katie Black (FFA), Eric Boswell (Summer Instrumental), Tom Brady (National Honor Society), Tom Burkholder (Aquatics Director), Fred Collar (Mock Trial), Mike Colon (Art Guild), Victoria Hanson (Junior Class), Kim Hinton (WMS Quiz Bowl), Mandy Hunter (Flag Corp and Majorette), Caitlyn Ly (WES Choir), Laura Leininger (FCCLA), Katie Miller (Science Club), Dolores Muller (Speech Team), Kelsey Newman (Spanish Club .5 and Assistant Fall Play), Ami Richer (WHS LPDC), Jason Robinson (Assistant Speech Team and Spring Musical), Carol Rorick (District Mentor Coordinator), Michael Short (Summer Instrumental .5), Andrea Stevens (WHS Quiz Bowl .5), and Peggy Sullivan (WPS LPDC). Chelsie Firestone may be reached at

Empty Out Your Medicine Cabinet On National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
If youre guilty of hoarding that old medicine, thinking you may need it for some other ailment later on, think again. Medications do expire, and they are prescribed for specific problems, not as general drugs to cure whatever ails you. The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 26 is an opportunity to get rid of unused or expired prescription medications. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration. For the safety of our Fulton County youth and families, the Archbold, Delta and Wauseon Police Departments in cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Administration, area pharmacies and volunteers from Healthy Choices Caring Communities are giving our community an opportunity to dispose of unwanted medications. On Saturday, April 26 from 10 am until 2 pm, locations in Archbold, Delta and Wauseon will accept tablets, capsules and all other solid dosage forms of unneeded or expired medication. Intravenous solutions, injectibles and syringes will NOT be accepted at any of these sites. Participating sites include: Archbold: Archbold Police Department 405 E Lutz Road Delta: Memorial Hall 401 Main Street Wauseon: Rite Aid Pharmacy 1496 N Shoop Avenue Walmart 485 E Airport Highway According to Wauseon Police Chief Torbet, It is important for the safety of our community to get these unused or expired prescriptions out of family medicine cabinets. This will help us keep these prescription drugs off our streets and prevent them from being misused or abused. Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, potentially leading to accidental poisoning, overdose, and abuse. The abuse of prescription drugs is now the second leading cause of accidental death and has other unintended consequences, such as increased prevalence of prescription medication abuse and diversion throughout the United States. According to the Office of National Drug Control Policy, abuse of prescription drugs to get high has become increasingly prevalent among teens and young adults. Past abuse of prescription pain killers now ranks secondonly behind marijuanaas the Nations most prevalent illegal drug problem. The National Drug Take Back Day is an opportunity to clean out your medication cabinet before someone is harmed. So take this opportunity to clean out your medicine cabinets and drop off your unwanted or unused prescriptions for safe disposal. Healthy Choices Caring Communities, an initiative of the Fulton County Family & Children First Council, is a group of community members working together to prevent and reduce youth use of alcohol and other drugs in Fulton County. To become a member of the HC3, or for more information, contact Beth Thomas, Project Director, at 419337-0915.

Wauseon Library To Observe Holocost Remembrance Day

Commemorate and remember the victims and survivors of the Holocaust at the Wauseon Public Librarys Holocaust Remembrance Day Movie Marathon on April 28 from 4-7:30 p.m. The movie is free and open to everyone. The movie and Holocaust book display will remember and honor the victims and survivors of the Holocaust. It will follow the same theme as the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C, Never Again...What YOU Do Matters. Each year on this day the world comes together to commemorate a barbaric crime unique in human history. We recall six million Jews and millions of other innocent victims who were murdered in Nazi death camps. We mourn lives cut short and communities torn apart, shared President Barak Obama. For more information on the Holocaust or Holocaust Remembrance Day, please email the Wauseon Public Library at or call 419-335-6626.


Fulton Soil & Water District Boosts Fish Population With Stocking Program
The Fulton Soil and Water Conservation District is currently taking orders for the annual fish fingerling distribution program for stocking ponds. Deadline to order is Friday, May 9th with the pick-up on Tuesday, May 13th at the Fulton County Fairgrounds. After all orders are received, you will be notified of your pickup time. Bring containers, such as a trash can or a 5-gallon pail, each lined with a new trash bag. The bags when tied at the top enable air to be added for the trip home to your pond. Fill containers no more than half full with your pond water. Species offered for sale are bluegill, channel catfish, largemouth bass, redear sunfish, yellow perch, fathead minnows, and Triploid White Amur. Order forms and stocking rates may be obtained by calling the Fulton SWCD office at 419-337-9217 or can be downloaded on our website at




Fayette Opera House Welcomed Steel Drummers Pantasia

By: Monica Smith THE VILLAGE REPORTER About 75 people gathered in the intimate setting that is the Fayette Opera House to escape to the islands as the Caribbean feel of steel drums serenaded them Saturday evening. Members of Findlay High Schools Pantasia did not disappoint those in attendance as they had them dancing in a conga line by the end of the performance. With a wide range of selections, this second performance by the group was just as good as the first. Songs included slower ballads to toe tapping beats. Those in attendance also received some background on the group from how they try out to how much each drum costs to purchase and repair. Afterwards, members of the audience even had the opportunity to try out the drums themselves. As always, refreshments were served as fellowship ensued in the downstairs of the Opera House. The Fayette Opera Houses next performance will be As Different as a Frog and a Grizzly, with performance being held May 2-4. Monica Smith may be reached at
ISLAND SOUNDS ... Those who came to the Fayette Opera House to hear the sounds of the islands were not disappointed.

CAN I HAVE YOUR AUTOGRAPH ... One young audience member was so impressed with the performance he asked for autographs on his program.


AMAZING EXPERIENCE ... 6th grade drummers Katelynn Smith and Katie Geis had the opportunity to try out the steel drums.

Fayette High School Students Achieve Honor Roll Status

The following students have achieved high enough grades to make the honor roll for the 3rd Nine Weeks period: 4.0 and Above Honors Seniors: Thomas Ehman, Benjamin Grieser, Collin McCabe, Justin Stoltzfus, Marcus Stoltzfus, Jill Stuckey. Juniors: Ryan Gilmore, Michaela Maginn, Dylan Stannard. Sophomores: Ellen Baker, Michaela Bates, Mackalyn Figgins, Taylor Griffiths, Emilie Keiser, Jessie Wheeler. Freshman: Jennaya Hibbard, Gavin Leichty, Ethein Malchow. Seventh: Damon Lichtenwald, Bradyn Ruger, Alexis Suarez. Honor Roll 3.0-3.99 Seniors: Brittney Croskey, Kahner Galloway, Alejandra Gonzalez, Nathaniel Harvey, Madelyn Maginn, Riley Martin, Demi Powers, Chandler Sanford, Ryder Sommers, Cody Stuckey. Juniors: Katelyn Bates, Michael Beubaker, Wade Burkholder, Lead Bussing, Cody Cuff, Adrianna Hibbard, Paige Keefer, Ceairia Keller, Skylar Lantz, Miranda Minzey, Justice Reyes, Taylor West. Sophomores: Ethan Baker, Tristen Bates, Casen Burkholder, Haley Burkholder, Jorden Douglass, Alexis Fruchey, Adriana Hylander, Kamren

Fayette Native Awarded Deans List Status

All Seniors Invited To As Different As A Frog And A Grizzly At The Fayette Opera House
On May 1st, 2014, The Fulton County Senior Center invites all seniors to attend a unique performance of two American icons with very different points of view in As Different as a Frog and a Grizzly. This play features an imagined debate between Teddy Roosevelt and Mark Twain in which they argue their case with logic and wit. This event will take place at the Fayette Opera House, 105 East Main Street, Fayette, OH 43521 at 12:30pm. There is no charge for this event. Dont want to miss Bingo, but want to make the show? Join the Fayette Senior Center (at the Fayette Opera House) for Bingo at 10:30am followed by the Senior Center lunch (suggested lunch donation $1.50). Not available May 1st? There will be additional showings on Friday May 2nd and Sunday May 4th for a nominal fee. To RSVP, contact the Fulton County Senior Center at 419-337-9299. For more information on the show, visit To receive notifications and updates about this event, or other Senior Center events via email or text, please visit and click the Notify Me tab located on the home page.

MOUNT VERNON, OHIO Brandon Johnson has been named to the deans list for the 2013 fall semester at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. The deans list includes all students who carried a minimum of 12 credit hours and have Randall, Garett Reinking, Gavin maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or above for the semester. Rufenacht, Baiylee Ruger, Rylee Ruger, Johnson, a freshman Intercultural Studies major, has attained the deans list Justin Salkowski, Grant Schaffner, for the first time. A 2013 graduate of Meadowbrook Academy, he is the son of Jerad Seller, Kaela Seiler, Joel Smith. Garreth and Rita Johnson of Fayette, Ohio. Freshman: Paige Aschemeier, Paige Blad, Derric Bosser, Devin Blosser, Kaelyn Borton, Kaitlin Brubaker, MORE GENERAL AREA NEWS Tharyn Colegrove, Bryce Conklin, Kelsey Fruchey, Alexander Jaramillo, Christian Laging Suarez, Dallas Ludeman, Mason Maginn, Haley Perdue, Amy Philquist, Blythe Requena, McKenzee Schaffner, Cole Stuckey, Jason Stuckey, Robert The Fulton County Improvement vacant until further decisions are Wyatt. Corporation (FCIC) hosted their 2014 made by the new organization, which Eighth: Max Baker, Alexus Ball, Annual Meeting on April 10th, 2014 will be a 501 (c) (6) organization. The Grace Eberly, Hunter Griffiths, at the Delta Legion, Delta OH. Over Commissioners have contracted Asia Laguio, Aubrey Lemley, Alyssa 100 representatives from local and with former Economic Development Lichtenwald, Caitlin McIntosh, Sarah regional businesses attended the event, Director Shawn Ferguson to maintain Pilbeam, Grant Reiking, Caleb Sager, and heard from keynote speaker Tom the projects that are currently in the Karrsen Schaffner, Jade Shoemaker, Blaha, retired Wood County Economic pipeline until further notice. The FCIC Bailee Smith, Jaryd White. Development Commission Director, is a non-profit organization that exists Seventh: Dylan Anderson, Dakota who presented The Opportunities and to support economic development by Blosser, Roman Dominique, Kendra Successes of Private Sector Economic promoting, advancing and encouraging Ellis, Sara Fields, Austin Garza, Trey Development. the industrial, economic, commercial Keefer, Ray Kope, Madison Kusmierz, Mr. Blaha spoke of the successes and civic development of the area and Porter Maginn, Sydni Pflager, Clayton that he had in his long tenure with the works separately, but hand in hand Pheils, Kaitlyn Randall, Dakota Rashley, Wood County Economic Development with the county Economic Development Braiden Requena, Brylee Riegsecker, Commission. Blaha was instrumental Department. Colt Roesti, Mataya Rufenacht, Rhys in recruiting and retaining over 100 In terms of economic development, Ruger, Levi Seiler, Tessa Schaffer, business entities as dues paying no county is the same, Blaha notes, but Tressa Taylor. members to this private/public we can implement some best practices partnership resulting in over $3 billion that we believe will make an impact in in private sector investments and over Fulton County from other economic 7,000 new jobs. The Fulton County development models that have worked Improvement Corporation is exploring such as from the model we used in Wood a private/public partnership, similar to County. Blaha is currently consulting what exists in Wood County. with a company called Reveille out of Business doing business with Bowling Green, Ohio that specializes in business is what Blaha notes as the key Planning, GIS (Geographic Information to success. Private businesses such Systems) and Economic Development. The biggest change to the new The Fayette Opera House provides as banks, construction companies, realtors, contractors, manufacturers, private/public model will be the funding a location for food and fellowship for etc., working together to bring new of the new organization. Private area Seniors in conjunction with the business to the area helps to foster businesses will be the primary investors Fulton County Senior Center every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00am- economic development, he notes. in this organization. The Fulton County 2:00pm. They are located at 105 E. When all of these entities work together Commissioners will still provide funding Main Street, Fayette, OH, 43521. For in this manner, its a win-win. Jobs through conveyance fees, but moving more information on the Fayette Opera are created, and the companies are it out of the public sector will allow for House, you may reach them at 419- altruistically generating business for more business to business interaction. This ultimately creates In Wood County, it was the idea 237-3111 or visit their website at www. themselves. strong, vibrant communities in which of private businesses coming together the public sector entities are proud to to create the Wood County Economic The Fulton County Senior Center share with their constituents. Development Commission, but here is operated under the direction of the We are eager for economic in Fulton County, its your County Fulton County Board of Commissioners development success for Fulton County, Commissioners who are driving this. and is located at 240 Clinton St., states Commissioner Bill Rufenacht Give your County Commissioners credit Wauseon, OH, 43567. Their operating speaking on behalf of the Fulton County for realizing this and bringing this hours are from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The Commissioners. We believe that Fulton opportunity to the table, states Blaha. Senior Center also operates a number Guests of the FCIC Annual Meeting of nutrition sites throughout Fulton County has a lot to offer, not only in adding new businesses to the area, but were invited to attend a follow up County which include the Archbold also for helping the existing businesses meeting on April 21st, 2014 to learn Nutrition Site (Monday, Wednesday and to continue to be able to thrive and grow. more information about the new private/ Friday) 9:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m., Delta We believe that moving the operations public partnership. This meeting is Nutrition Site (Tuesday and Thursday) to the private/public partnership open to any business that might be 9:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m., Fayette Nutrition through a 501 (c) (6) organization will interested in learning more information Site (Tuesday and Thursday) 9:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m., Swanton Nutrition be instrumental in helping to take our about becoming a part of this new Site (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) economic development to the next level. initiative. If you are interested in more The structure for Economic information regarding this meeting, 9:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. Visit the Fulton Development is housed under the contact Shannon Shulters at the Fulton County Senior Center Website at www. Fulton County Commissioners. The County Commissioners Office at for Economic Development position is 337-9255. more information. currently vacant, and will remain

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Montpelier Churches Participate In Annual Cross Walk


Winning The Battle For A Generation

You dont have to go far in considering lessons from iconic figures of human history to know that many of them have one thing in common, they all faced significant adversity. For example, in his One Minute Uplift newsletter, Rick Ezell writes, The pages of history are lined with individuals encountering negative setbacks only to make something positive out of them. They are better for it. In many cases, so are we. Thomas Edison, as a boy, received a blow on his ear which impaired his hearing. What a tragedy! Later he felt his deafness was a blessing, because it was a tool by which he was saved from distractions. This allowed him to concentrate on his work, and out of that concentration emerged some of the greatest inventions PHOTO BY CHELSIE FIRESTONE, STAFF MONTPELIER CROSS WALK ... Members of Montpelier churches came together on Good Friday to take part in of all times. Victor Hugo, a literary genius of France, was exiled the Montpelier Cross Walk. Nine stations along the route were deemed as stopping points with each stopping from his country by Napoleon. What a tragedy! Out point being the subject of prayer. of that period of exile arose some of his most creative works. When he later returned home in triumph, he asked, Why was I not exiled earlier? Helen Keller, born blind and deaf, faced obstacle after obstacle in her life. However, on more than one occasion she confided, I thank God for my obstacles, for through them I have found myself, my work and my God. George Frederick Handel was at a low point in his Every day we make bums, brilliant, crazy, sane, athletic, clumsy, artistic, life. His money was gone, and his creditors hounded choices. I wont mention and simple. All will be present. him, threatening him with imprisonment. His right where you can purchase Jesus will return. And when He returns, something side became paralyzed, and his health deteriorated. this burger, but if you incredible will happen. Separation. What is separaFor a brief time, he was tempted to give up. In the are watching your weight tion? We separate people all the time. Boys over here, midst of the darkness, he picked himself up and began dont choose the bacon girls over there. 1st to 3rd grade in this group; 4th to to do the only thing he knew to dowrite music. Out cheese pretzel burger, it 6th grade in that group. Offense over there, defense of that despair he wrote the oratorio known as The has 1,759 calories! Does over here. Home team fans sit there, visitors sit here. Messiah, which many consider the greatest piece of it matter what kind of pet Those of you with a ticket here, those without sorry. church music in history. you choose to have? Cats, The ways in which we divide and separate people seem The fiber tying Edison, Hugo, Keller and Handel dogs or fish? I would sug- endless. together is that these people refused to be defeated gest not choosing an iguaThen consider the unintentional separationdriv- by their problems. They saw their misfortunes and na or lizard. Over 90% ing down the road and you are following someone and bad luck not as dilemmas to destroy them, but have Salmonella. The you get separated in traffic. Not good! You have a as opportunities to grow and develop in ways that Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates great relationship with someone and without warning otherwise would have been impossible. that 93,000 people are sickened by Salmonella yearly things go badand husband and wife separate. Not For many of us, we may consider our weakness as due to reptiles. good! When the word separate is used, it never sounds an obstacle to achievement, however, the Apostle Paul There are daily choices that we can make that will promisingright? faced many obstacles but one in particular brought not entirely mess us up. But when it comes to choosWhen Jesus returns it says And he will separate him frequently to his knees and the throne room of ing your eternal destination, dont miss it! This is the the people as a shepherd separates the sheep from the God 2 Corinthians 12:7-9 (NLT) So to keep me most valuable decision you will ever make - your eter- goats. He will place the sheep at his right hand and the from becoming proud, I was given a thorn in my flesh, nal choice. Heaven or Hell? goats at his left. In this particular use of the word Je- a messenger from Satan to torment me and keep me As Jesus walked with His disciples to Jerusalem, He sus says one group of people is destined to heaven and from becoming proud. 8 Three different times I begged carefully selected his final words of conversation with another is destined to hell. These two groups will be the Lord to take it away. 9 Each time he said, My grace them. When Jesus preached His final message, He in one place, and then Jesus will separate them! The is all you need. My power works best in weakness. So carefully selected the right words of truth. Love, giv- separation is absolute and final. No middle ground, no now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that ing, serving, family and relationships? The importance redo. Hell is total separation from God and from those the power of Christ can work through me. of church? He actually preached on being ready for who will be with Jesus Christ. Rick Jones, Executive Director, Defiance Area Youth for Christ. heaven and staying out of hell. We like heaven and the thoughts of heaven, but lets For more information about the work of Youth for Christ, In Matthew 25:31-46 we read about the message of not discuss hell, right? After all why would a loving 419-782-0656, or email: final judgment. This is the theme of Jesus last ser- God send people to hell? But this is a core teaching of mon. He is returning! But when the Son of Man Jesus! More than any other person in the Bible, Jesus comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then speaks clearly about hell. We may not like his statehe will sit upon his glorious throne. All the nations will ments, but they were spoken by Jesus, the very Son of be gathered in his presence. Our neighbors. Strang- God, and I believe He knows what He is talking about. ers. Classmates, teammates, co-workers, archrivals, There is a loving God and He gives us the privilege of famous, not famous, kings, queens, prisoners, heroes, a free choice! Thats right. Heaven or Hell, your choice. The Montpelier Church For more information But you decide now, not when you die. No one else of the Nazarene will host a contact the church. Blessing of the Bikes at makes that decision or determination for you. Easter is an incredible Holiday. Take time and stop Biker Sunday on April 27. Hallett, Hallett Bikes will arrive startto reflect on the truth that God made a choice to love & Nagel you and save you. Jesus Christ made a choice to obe- ing at 9:00 a.m. will serAttorneys At Law diently sacrifice His life for you and me. His victory vice beginning at 10:00 over death and the empty tomb is powerful. Think a.m. A dinner will follow about it! Now we get to make the choicein response the service. TIMOTHY W. HALLETT All are invited to atto Gods love and Jesus Christs sacrifice. So, dont ERIC K. NAGEL tend. mess this up! Make the right choice! 132 S. Fulton Street Montpelier Church of How? Continue reading at More Than Winning Wauseon, OH the Nazarene is located at website! 401 west Brown Road. 419-335-5011 ADDITIONAL CHURCH NEWS ON PAGE 22

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Montpelier Schools Compete In Robotic Competition


By: Jennifer Manlove

Matt Kaullen is Montpelier High Schools AP & CP Chemistry, Physics, Earth Sciences, and Robotics Instructor and his students competed over the weekend of April 10th, 11th and 12th at the National Robotics Challenge in Marion, Ohio. They brought out their mini sumos, a couple of hockey bots, and the maze robots for a review with the CK Technologies engineers and employees prior to the challenge. This helped them to do a dry run and correct any issues before the competition. CK Technologies has been one of the sponsors and mentors of this class for the last few years, along with Greg Lee of CK Technology being very instrumental in the support the program. Every year before a competition, Matt and the student bring their robots out to play and review them with the employees and engineering group

at CK Technologies. This year, Christina Keller, President of CK Technologies was present and enjoyed the presentation. She congratulated Matt and the students in their hard work on the robots and wished them luck at the competition. The National Robotics Challenge had over 70 schools and 406 robots. Mr. Kaullen brought 11 students and 16 robots to the competition. The students advanced to the final 8 in every event they competed in and won the Gold in robot hockey (Austin Schudel & Garrett Frantom) and Tactile Maze (Tyler McDaniel). They won Silver in Robot Hockey (Tyler

McDaniel & Kobe Leung) and 125# RC Sumo (Tyler McDaniel & Kobe Leung). For more information on the

competition you can check out the webpage at: http://www.

Jennifer may be reached at

ROBOTICS ... Matt Kaullen, students, and Greg Lee of CK Technologies.



Montpelier Area Churches Will Observe National Day Of Prayer

Our nations National Day of Prayer observance is again at hand. Thursday, May 1st, 2014 will make the 63rd consecutive year when millions of Americans will join together across racial, political and denominational boundaries to pray for the United States and its leaders. This years theme is One Voice United in Prayer, which springs from Romans 15:6 - so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Montpeliers Mayor, Steve Yagelsli, will proclaim May 1st, 2014 as a special day of prayer for the village of Montpelier. Area churches are providing a Community Prayer Breakfast with all city, county, state officials, and community members invited. This observance will be held at the First Presbytherian Church at 114 W Washington St. in Montpelier, beginning with a continental breakfast at 8:30 AM. The Montpelier Community of Faith chairman, Chris Kannel, will be the keynote speaker this year. Local clergy will pray for our governmental leaders, our military, our churches, our families and other areas of community life. For more information, please contact GayLynn Harris, Montpelier NDP Task Force Chairman at 419-458-2115.

PREPERATIONS ... Robotic Students with their robots.

Souls Harbor Performing At Wauseons North Dover United Methodist Church

Souls Harbor, a southern Gospel music group, will be presenting a concert at the North Dover United Methodist Church on Sunday, April 27 at 4:00 PM. The church is located north of Wauseon, OH on State Rt. 108, 2 miles north of Ohio Turnpike Exit 34 and the Fulton County Fairgrounds. The group includes Joy Brown, lead, David Brown, tenor, and Ron Brown, baritone. The mission statement of Souls Harbor is to share the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ through song. Those who are lost are encouraged to come to know Christ as their personal Savior; those who know Christ are encouraged to draw closer to and rely on Him in their daily lives. Come at 4:00 PM, Sunday, April 27, to be blessed with their music. There is no admission charge. A freewill offering will be taken and there will be a free meal after the concert. For more information, please call (419) 867-1528.

The American Red Cross Invites You To Montpelier To Be A Part Of The Change This Spring
As the snow has melted and spring rains bring fresh flowers, green grass, and warmer weather, the American Red Cross encourages area residents to be a part of change, too. Spring is about rejuvenation and research studies show that the increase in temperature is a major mood booster. The need for blood remains constant, especially as the weather becomes warmer, said Tracy Fox, spokesperson for the American Red Cross Indiana-Ohio Blood Services Region. A single blood donation can save more than one life, so as the season changes, allow some change within yourself by getting into the habit of donating blood. While spring lasts for a few months, donating blood only takes a fraction of that time; the actual donation process only takes about 8 -12 minutes. A healthy donor can donate red blood cells every 56 days and platelets can be given every 7 days, but no more than 24 times in one year. According to Fox each weekday, the IndianaOhio Blood Services Region needs to have at least 500 blood and platelets donors to help meet the need of patients in the hospitals we serve. Strong donor turnout in April and May can give us good momentum into summer. And with only eight percent of eligible individuals donating blood each year, theres great potential for solid collections during spring. commented Fox. Approximately 38% of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood. But only eight percent of those eligible or three percent of the general population donates blood each year. Every day, patients across the U.S. need an average of 44,000 units of red blood cells. Thats about 16-million donations transfused to 5 million patients each year. The next donation opportunity is on Thursday, May 15, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Montpelier High School in Rooms E-100 and E-104, located at 1015 E. Brown Road in Montpelier. Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit to make an appointment for donation or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or drivers license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

Donations Given To MANNA Program At Trinity Lutheran Church

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HELPING THE COMMUNITY ... As a token of appreciation for hosting monthly team meetings, Relay For Life Team Captains recently donated canned goods and $363 for the MANNA program at Trinity Lutheran Church, in Bryan. The MANNA program helps feed the community. Pictured, from front left, are Relayers John Law, Jalina Law, Cheryl Andres, Judy Esterline, and Jean Carlin. Back row, Rick Hubert and Tom Foster.





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Help Wanted
HELP WANTED - Americare Home Health Care has immediate full time and part time openings for Home Health Aides in the Fulton County Area. If you would like to be part of our team, apply at 102 W. Bryan St. in Bryan or send resume and 3 references to hr@ EOE HELP WANTED - Full time position available for outside work involving excavating, plumbing, electrical work and so forth. Work invovles being outside year round. Need to be self motivated, ability to work independently or in a crew. Good driving record necessary. Will need to have or obtain a Class A CDL once hired. Advancements within the company available. Insurance and benefit package. Serious inquires only need apply. Send resume to: Watson Well Drilling, Inc., 13580 County Road C, Bryan, Ohio 43506. HELP WANTED - CDL drivers wanted! Dtak,llc 920-982-6003. Great pay, midwest runs, home everyothER NIGHT.

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THURSDAY EVE. MAY 1, 2014 @ 4:00 PM


Saturday April 26th 8 am to 11 am
at Four County Career Center Cafeteria 22900 Ohio 34, Archbold, OH 43502
The Campbell Soup Company, the worlds leading maker and marketer of soup, seeks quality and safety conscious individuals to join our Napoleon operations team for the current season. Ideal candidates will have manufacturing work experience, be willing to work any shift and must be able to work overtime as needed. Forklift experience is a plus. Most positions require the ability to lift/carry 50 lbs. repeatedly. Applications for this seasons general labor and distribution center/forklift positions will be accepted on Saturday April 26th at Four County Career Center, in the cafeteria, from 8-11 a.m. No interviews will be done at this time. If an applicant has completed a WorkKeys assessment prior to the job fair, they should bring a copy of their scores when they apply. Those applicants who have not taken a WorkKeys assessment will be able to schedule their assessment at the job fair. Seasonal positions start at $14.00/hour. Season may run from June through February. Employees will be required to satisfactorily complete a background check, physical and drug screen. Applicants who have already applied for the 2014 season through Job and Family Services do not need to attend. Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. If you are interested in joining the worlds most extraordinary food company, please join us at this Job Fair to complete an employment application. Equal Opportunity Employer.


LOCATION: 132 S. LEBANON ST. BRYAN OHIO Very well cared for 3 bedroom, 1 bath home in truly move-in condition. Well-built with many recent updates including newer built-in range top & oven, counter tops, flooring and more. Attached garage, patio and lawn shed. Great location and neighborhood. Taxes: $ 552.90/ yr prorated at closing. Terms: 10% down day of sale balance at closing. Auto: 00 Buick LeSabre, 60,187 Miles Terms on Personal Property: Cash, Check w/ Bank Letter, Visa or M/C. 10% Buyers Premium to be Added. Appliances: Stackable Washer & Dryer; Hotpoint Side By Side Refrigerator w/ water/ice dispenser in door; Refrigerator/Freezer. Furniture: New Sofa, (2) La-Z-Boy Recliners; Glider Rocker; Entertainment Center w/ Sanyo TV; Octagon Lamp Table; Dinette Table & 4 Swivel Chairs; Iron Patio Set; End Tables; Full Size Brass Bed; Computer Desk. Antiques: Camode w/ Towel Bar; Chifferobe; (Set of #62191 China Chamber Set, Floral); Gone w/ The Wind Lamp; 5 Drawer Chest of Drawers; Celluloid Collar Box; Serpentine Frost Chifferobe Mirror; Cane Seat Rocker; Cupid Awake & Asleep Prints; Old Prints; Silhouette Pictures; Misc: Strong Cabinets; LPs; Record Players; Tools: Craftsman Tool Box; Bench Grinder. Terms: Cash, Check w/ Bank Letter, Visa or M/C. 10% Buyers Premium to be Added. LOWELL R BUSHONG ESTATE Sandra Rupp, Executrix Williams County Probate Case #: 20141014 Michael A. Shaffer, Atty - Newcomer, Shaffer, Spangler & Breininger, Bryan, OH

Substitute Vehicle Operators

The Fulton County Board of Developmental Disabilities is seeking caring workers who want to make a difference in individuals lives. The Board needs Substitute Vehicle Operators to work as needed. Successful candidates must have minimum of five consecutive years of licensed driving experience and safe driving record. Training is provided, including CDL endorsement. Individuals with CDL are preferred. Please send a cover letter and resume to Personnel Administrator or complete an application at the Fulton County Board of DD, 1210 N. Ottokee St., Wauseon, OH.

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

For Sale
FOR SALE - Oak claw leg curio cabinet, $200; hexagon curio cabinet, $125; table & chairs, $125; Kenmore refridgerator, $275.


825 N. Main St. Bryan, OH 43506 419-636-5500 241 S. Main St., Bowling Green, OH 43402 419-354-7653 Toll Free: 866-870-5500

WANTED TO BUY - Junk cars & trucks, dead or alive, top dollar $ paid. 419-708-1615, 419-335-1358.

ANTIQUES - Fort Defiance Antiques, 402 Pleasant St., downtown Defiance. 419-782-6003. Open Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Auctioneers: Wayne M. Wilson CAI, Brent J. Wilson CAI Denver N. Geitgey CAI, Fred Nott, Keith Whitman, William H. Retcher, Shad T. Ridenour CAI, Richard Reed, Rick Roth, Bart Westfall, Justin VanAlstine, Nick Fondessy

WEST UNITY VILLAGE - ORDINANCE 2014-01 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING THE RANGES AND RATES OF PAY OF CERTAIN OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE VILLAGE OF WEST UNITY, OHIO AND DECLARING IT AN EMERGENCY. Mayor: Peggy L. Bernath Att: Kim Grime, Fiscal Officer All village ordinances are available to be viewed in full text at the clerks office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday. WEST UNITY VILLAGE - ORDINANCE 2014-02 AN ORDINANCE REPEALING SECTION 925.12 OF THE CODIFIED ORDIANCES AND ADOPTING NEW SECTION 925.12 TITLED METER INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE IN MANUFACTURED HOME PARKS AND MULTI-FAMILY APARTMENT COMPLEXES TO CHAPTER 925 OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES AND DECLARING THE SAME TO BE AN EMERGENCY. Mayor: Peggy L. Bernath Att: Kim Grime, Fiscal Officer All village ordinance are available to be viewed in full text at the clerks office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday. WEST UNITY VILLAGE - ORDINANCE 2014-03 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF UNNEEDED PERSONAL PROPERTY, A 1983 CHEVROLET C30 V8 TRUCK, AND DECLARING THE SAME TO BE AN EMERGENCY. Mayor: Peggy L. Bernath Att: Kim Grime, Fiscal Officer All village ordinances are available to be viewed in full text at the clerks office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday.

Auctioneers & Appraisers

Real Estate & Auction

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30TH, 2014 @ 5:00 PM


Wednesday, May 7th @ 6:00 P.M.

From US 127 & M-34 in Hudson, take M34 east 6.3 miles to Morey Highway (M-156) and go south 4 miles to Canandaigua. Turn right (west) .6 miles to Harris Highway turn left (south). Or 6.8 miles north of Morenci to Canandaigua to Harris Highway and look for the signs in

Morenci, Michigan

LOCATION: 908 HIGH POINT DR., PIONEER, OH 43554 WELL MAINTAINED 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath ranch home situated on the shore of a nice quiet fishing and swimming lake. Home features many upgrades including a 4 season room, kitchen w/ island & tile floor & 2 walk-in showers. This is a must see! TERMS: 10% Down day of sale, balance at closing. TAXES: $724.07/half yr.. VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION! SELLERS: Duane & Cindy Higginbotham


825 N. Main St. Bryan, OH 43506 419-636-5500 241 S. Main St., Bowling Green, OH 43402 419-354-7653 Toll Free: 866-870-5500 Auctioneers: Wayne M. Wilson CAI, Brent J. Wilson CAI Denver N. Geitgey CAI, Fred Nott, Keith Whitman William H. Retcher, Shad T. Ridenour CAI, Richard Reed Rick Roth, Bart Westfall, Justin VanAlstine, Nick Fondessy Apprentice Auctioneers: Dave Dempsey

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Darin at 517-398-6060, Dan at 517-617-1104 or log onto INSPECTION: Auction day at 4:00 p.m. or by appointment with auctioneers REAL ESTATE TERMS: 10% down the day of the auction, balance at closing within 30 days. Statements made auction day take precedence over all printed and previously dispersed information. Property is selling AS-IS. Bidding on the property is not subject to or conditional to financing, inspections or bank approvals of any kind.

Joseph & Irene Mapes, Owners

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Darin Spieth & Dan Satow,

Auctioneers 3224 W. Carleton Rd. Ste. B, Hillsdale, Ml 49242 517-439-2528 Fax 517-279-4899 Hillsdale: 517-398-6060



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