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Fayette Postmaster Rick Davis To Wauseon Welcomes New Business:
Hole In The Head Customs
Retire After 28 Years Of Service

PHOTO BY TIMOTHY KAYS, STAFF

THAT UNMISTAKABLE SMILE ... Fayette Postmaster Rick Davis is ready to retire after
PHOTO BY CHELSIE FIRESTONE, STAFF
28 years on the job.
BRAND NEW BUSINESS ... On hand for Hole in the Head Customs’ ribbon
By: Timothy Kays
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
If the Village of Fayette ever had an
unofficial ambassador, the most likely
candidate for the job would have been no
other than the Village Postmaster, Mr.
Rick Davis. On the job or off, his upbeat
and cheerful personality is inescapable.
The person that coined the phrase, 'Going
Postal', never met this dedicated employee
of the Postal Service as he is the antithesis
to the negative connotation.
After announcing his upcoming retirement after 28 years as the Fayette Postmaster, Rick took some time to reflect on
the past, as well as look ahead to the future. The father of two and grandfather of
two has always been a busy man. "I like to
golf," he said, "…golf is my hobby. So instead of going one day a week, maybe I can
go three days a week…any day I want. I've
got no real plans to start out, but eventually I may want to get back by doing something part-time… just to keep me busy."
Although Rick lists golf as his hobby,
it is not the only iron that he has in the
fire… far from it. "I like to paint," he added. "I've done some paintings, artwork and
stuff like that. I like model trains. I have
two setups in my basement. Stuff like
that, golfing with the guys and just having
fun at first, then maybe getting back into
something else." What kind of part-time
position would get Rick's attention? "I did
my first application in 40 years the other
day for Ironwood Golf Course in Wauseon.
"I told the guy one time, 'Boy, that would
be something neat to do after you retire.
Just go back and mow for a golf course.'"
Talk about working at what you love, that
would be it for Rick.
Looking back, Rick cannot recall anything profound that stood out about his
time on the job. It is, after all, Fayette,
Ohio, and his presence and time in the
Post Office had an almost 'Mayberry' ring
to it… without Andy Griffith. When it came
to off the job though, there was a big event

that is going to remain with him forever.
Rick served America as a member of the
United States Air Force. As the former flyboy recalled, "Back years ago when we still
had the Fayette Review, the local newspaper here in town, that guy and I were both
in the Air Force. I used to go with him to
places like the Toledo Air Show at the airport. One time, he asked me if I'd like to go
for him…take my camera, and do a story
for him. So he got me a press pass, and I
felt like a big wheel with the press pass! We
were able to go down there, get in and go
to the press area, and the VIP area where
they had food and drinks. The press got to
take a ride on an old Flying Fortress; the
ONLY ones who got to go up in it were the
press… and I got to go! They flew us up and
out over Lake Erie, made a great big swing
around, then came back in. You talk about
awesome!" Rick spent most of the flight in
the waist gunner post, but he was also allowed to climb into the bubble turret, and
go up into the top turret as well. His smile
was radiant as he recalled the event. "It was
just about the neatest thing," he said.
"I'd like to say that I'm going to miss all
the people in the community," Rick said,
"…and all the relationships that I've gained
through the years. I'm going to miss those
people the most…that's the part that I'm
going to miss the most." Of those relationships, he said, "I have a lot of customers.
Dealing with all of their family stuff, you
feel just like a part of the family community. I've seen a couple generations in my
time. I've seen the grandfathers and the
grandmothers, and then their kids, and
their kids' kids. Over the course of all
those years, you meet a lot of people and
you gain a lot of friendships and acquaintances. You know a lot about people in
general. On the other side of the house…
back here with my employees, I've been to
all the weddings, graduations, the birth of
children, grandchildren. Again…that's the
part that I'll miss the most."
Just about everybody who has been
successful has had some
credo or motto by which
they live. Rick is no different. "With the job aspect,
it comes back from my Boy
Scout days," Rick said. "Do
a good turn, daily."
After 28 years, anyone
who has had the pleasure
of dealing with Rick would
have to agree…mission accomplished.

cutting held on Tuesday, September 16 were, from left, Gloria Gunn (Farmers and
Merchants State Bank), Jessica Schultz (Joe Newlove Real Estate), Cabe Cordy
(Cordy Insurance, Chamber of Commerce Vice President), Bev Meridew (Delphos
Granite Works,), Suzanne Gebhart (Hole in the Head Customs Owner), Michael
Cammack (Hole in the Head Customs Owner), Tyler Wyse (Shaw-Wyse), Phil Mason
(Shaw-Wyse), Alex Hite (Hole in the Head Customs employee), Jim Barnes (Building
Owner), and Neil Toeppe (Wauseon Chamber of Commerce Executive Director). The
recently completed dream of Suzanne Gebhart and Michael Cammack, Hole in the
Head Customs at 201 N. Fulton Street in Wauseon is a one stop power sports shop
that specializes in cruiser, sports bike, vintage, and all other street bike needs.
Recently joining Suzanne and Michael is Alex Hites, a 2012 graduate of PSI, Power
Sports Institute in Cleveland. Hole in the Head Customs is set up with the best in
aftermarket brands and are adding new inventory every week. This includes new
inventory in their showroom, which has a wide variety of items including parts;
biker apparel; and body jewelry. Anyone interested in any of Hole in the Head
Customs’ services or in having repair work done on other power sport machines
can call 419-330-4152 to set up an appointment or stop on by. Hole in the Head
Customs in open Tuesday through Friday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and on Saturdays
from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Suzanne and Michael would also like to invite everyone
to their Grand Opening on September 26.

Sunset Over Harrison Lake As
Summer Comes To A Close

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Area Obituaries & Death Notices
Norma J. Ensign (1931 - 2014)
Norma J. Ensign, 83, of
Montpelier, passed away
early Friday morning at
Community Hospital &
Wellness Center in Bryan,
Ohio. She was born on August 16, 1931 in Pulaski,
Ohio to Glen H. and Hazel
F. (Sutton) Patten. Norma
“Bummer” graduated from
West Unity High School
in 1949 and on March 19,
1954 in Montpelier, she
married Neil C. Ensign and

he survives.
During Norma’s life time, she worked various jobs.
She was a title clerk for Ellis Motors and Greek Motors
both of Bryan. She was the co-owner and manager of
“Dog-N-Suds” as well as the “Loco Diner” and the “Neil
House,” formerly the “Cottage Inn” all of Montpelier.
Norma was also the assistant manager at McDonald’s in
Montpelier and she had also worked as a customer service representative for the National Bank of Montpelier.
Norma was a member of the First Presbyterian Church
of Montpelier where she taught Sunday School and
served as a Deacon. She was a 50 year member of the
Order of Eastern Star and was a member of the Williams
County General Hospital Auxiliary. Norma was an avid
Loco and Ohio State sports fan. Norma was a very loving
wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
Norma is survived by her husband of 60 years, Neil;
three daughters, Patricia (Tommy) Creek of Montpelier,
Debra (Michael) Jayne of Satellite Beach, Florida and
Jennifer (Gordon) Hodapp of Bryan; six grandchildren;
eight great grandchildren and one sister, Betty Rose GeeRutledge of Bryan. Norma was preceded in death by her
parents.
Donations may be made to the Montpelier High School
Athletic Program. Online condolences may be left for the
family at www.thethompsonfuneralhome.com.

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Willis “Wick” Bible (1926 - 2014)

Robert L. Tressler (1939 - 2014)

Willis “Wick” E. Bible,
88, of Montpelier passed
away early Thursday
morning
at
Hillside
Country Living in rural
Bryan. He was born on
June 24, 1926 in Superior
Township
to
George
W. and Effie (Brannan)
Bible. Wick graduated
from Montpelier High
School in 1944. He then
served his country in
the United States Army
V E T E R A N during World War II.
Wick was a lifelong
Dairy Farmer. He also worked at the Williams County
Landmark Elevator in Montpelier. After retirement
he raised, showed and drove Belgian Horses. Over
the years he won many awards at the annual Great
Lakes International Draft Show in Lansing, Michigan.
For several years Wick drove and gave carriage rides
to visitors at the Acadia National Park in Maine. Wick
was a member of the Edgerton VFW.
He is survived by three sons, David (Shirley)
Bible of Delta, George (Millie) Bible of West Unity
and Melvin (Ann) Bible of West Unity; six daughters,
Karen Haines of Bryan, Barbara Bible of Royal Oak,
Michigan, Cheryl (Jesse) Powers of Montpelier, Susan
(Mike) Drake of Camden, Michigan, Diane (Steve)
Champion of Montpelier and Teresa (Terry) Rupp of
Montpelier; seventeen grandchildren, and seventeen
great grandchildren.
Wick was preceded in death by his parents, wife
ArLieta (Michael) Bible, brother Paul Bible, sisters
Lois Hawkins, Lucille Franks and Lura Jane Bible.
Donations may be made to Great Lakes
International Draft Show. Online condolences may be
left for the family at www.thethompsonfuneralhome.
com.

Robert L. Tressler Sr, age 75, of Delta, passed away
at St. Luke’s Hospital in Maumee Saturday morning,
September 20, 2014 with is family by his side.
Robert was born in Toledo on July 1, 1939 to the
late Robert Tressler and Maxine (Finch) Tressler. Robert enjoyed woodworking and gardening around his
home in Delta.
Robert was employed by Toledo Edison and served
them for many years until his retirement.
In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in
death by his wife Shirley after 47 years of marriage;
four brothers and one sister.
Robert is survived by his four children; sisters, Ethel
Larson of Florida and Dolores Dilbone of Swanton; five
grandchildren and great grandchildren. There will be
no public services. Arrangements are entrusted with
Barnes Funeral Chapel, 5825 St. Hwy. 109 in Delta.

Rosemary Roth (1929 - 2014)

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Rosemary Roth, age
85, of Wauseon, passed
away Tuesday morning,
September 16, 2014 at
Heartland of Wauseon.
Prior to her retirement
she had worked for the
former Waldeck’s Store,
the former Ben Franklin
Store and Dollar General
in Wauseon.
Rosemary was born
in Wauseon on March
1, 1929, the daughter of
Michael and Herma (Pike)
Figy. On June 17, 1950 she married Delbert Roth,
and he preceded her in death in 1980.
Surviving are her children, Bruce (Roberta) Roth
of Wauseon, Cynthia McNutt of Bowling Green,
Michael Roth of Wauseon, Jennifer (Lewis) Thourot of
Wauseon and Jason (Nicola) Roth of Wauseon. She is
also survived by three grandchildren, Matthew, Stacy
and Katelyn Roth and one great-granddaughter, Karli
Johnson-Roth. She was preceded in death by her
husband, parents, and three brothers, Fred, Maynard
and Howard Figy.
Funeral services will be private. There will be
no visitation. Burial will be in the Wauseon Union
Cemetery. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home has been
entrusted with arrangements.
The family requests that memorial contributions be
given to Heartland Hospice. Online condolences may
be offered to the family atwww.grisierfh.com

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Additional Obituaries & Death Notices
Clarence Mercer (1923 - 2014)

Cathy A. Leininger (1954 - 2014)

Alberta Mae Rush (1930 - 2014)

Clarence Levere ‘Doc’
Mercer peacefully went
home to meet his Lord
on Friday, September 19,
2014, with his loving wife
Phyllis Jean by his side.
Doc was born March 31,
1923 to Ross F. Mercer and
Eliza Caulkins Mercer in
Montpelier, Ohio. Doc married Phyllis Jean on October 14, 1949. Their union
brought forth four children:
Kathleen Mercer (Thomas)
Reed of Toledo, Ohio; Donald Levere (Mary) Mercer of
Wauseon, Ohio; and David Allen (Cherie) Mercer
of Wauseon, Ohio. A son,
Jimmy Lee, preceded his father in death.
Doc graduated in 1942 from Chesterfield School, a
small country school in Fulton County, Ohio. He enlisted
in the Army Air Corp on October 16, 1942, serving for 3
years as an aircraft mechanic on the B-17. Doc worked
for Toledo Edison for 36 years as a Gas Turbine Operator.
Doc enjoyed his family and friends and brought his family
hours of great love. He took joy in going to breakfast with
his good friends. He delighted in playing his violin with
the Sylvania Senior Center band. Doc was fond of gardening, woodworking, inventing, and working on many
projects.
Doc is survived by his brother John (Sharon) Mercer
of Bradenton, Florida. A highlight in Doc’s life was his
grandchildren: Jennifer Creque (Keller) Blackburn of
Athens, Ohio; Brad (Corinne) Mercer of Watertown, New
York; Kira Mercer (Joseph) Church of Round Rock, Texas;
and Kelly Mercer (Mike) Vogelsong of Toledo, Ohio. He
found great joy in his great grandchildren: Keagan; Brendan; Avery; and Peyton Mercer of Watertown, New York.
Ethan Church of Round Rock, Texas; and Breeleigh and
Grayson Vogelsong of Toledo, Ohio. Doc was preceded in
death by two siblings: Doreen Mercer Seadin and LeRoy
Mercer, and two grandsons, Eric Shaneyfelt and Jarrod
Creque. He was a member of Beulah United Methodist
Church of Delta, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to
Beulah United Methodist Church in Doc’s memory. Arrangements are entrusted with Barnes Funeral Chapel
in Delta. Online condolences may be sent to the family
through our website at www.barnesfuneralchapel.com.

Our Loving mother,
Cathy (Morgan) Leininger,
passed away Tuesday,
September 16, 2014, in
her home, surrounded
by her loving family after
her courageous battle
with cancer. Cathy was
born April 11, 1954, and
was a lifelong resident
of Fayette, OH. On July
5, 1975, she married
her loving husband, Lee
Leininger, and together
they created a legacy
known as Cottonwood Vale Farms. In addition to
mastering the art of being a farm wife, Cathy began her
career as a nurse, but grew to love independent sales.
She served as a sales consultant for Home Interiors for
ten years, and Pampered Chef for 20 years.
She loved meeting new people and nurturing the
relationships she established with friends. She was the
one everyone called just to talk. Her heart of gold was
the driving force behind her support for her community
and generosity to others. The love she showed to her
children and grandchildren was unparalleled; her
family meant the world to her. In her 60 years she gave
us a lifetime of love, encouragement, and hospitality.
Though all of her struggles with cancer, she always
persevered. She will be dearly missed by many.
The daughter of the late Wayne and Carol Morgan
is survived by her husband, Lee Leininger; son, Alan
(Laura) Leininger of Fayette; daughter, Kayanne
(Jason) Sharp of Gahanna, OH; grandchildren, AJ and
Morgan Leininger of Fayette; brother, David Morgan of
Fayette; and numerous extended family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made
payable to the family, whose wishes are to establish a
memorial in the community in honor of Cathy.
Friends can share condolences and memories with
the family online at www.eaglefuneralhomes.com

Our
wonderful,
beautiful,
and
beloved
mother
Alberta
Mae
(Griffith) Rush, 84, went to
be with her Lord and Savior
Jesus Christ at 2:40 p.m.
on Tuesday, September 16,
2014 after a lengthy illness
at Heartland Health Care
Center, 5401 Sawyer Dr,
Sarasota, FL.
Mom formerly lived in
Wilcox, PA, Pahrump, NV,
Delta, OH and Lyons, OH.
She attended Delta Church
of Christ where she had so many friends. Due to ill health,
she moved to Sarasota, FL in February, 2012 to live with
her daughter Sandra A. Bittigar & husband Paul.
Our mother was born on Thursday, February 6, 1930
in their home built by her Grandfather, Albert J. Griffith,
on Owens Road, East Toledo, OH (now Northwood) to
Yvonne Irene (Davis) and Jesse Marion Griffith. When
she was 7, her family moved nearby to 4148 Royer
Drive, Northwood, OH to their new home near Cedar
Creek built by her father during the Great Depression.
Her father built many homes, two of which they lived in.
She lived there until she married. She attended Millbury
Elementary School, and graduated from Lake High
School in 1948.
On Friday evening, May 21, 1948, she married Robert
Lee (Bob) Rush of Waynesburg, PA at the Second Baptist
Church, East Toledo, OH with a reception at Lime City
Hall. Bob was a WW II, U.S. Navy veteran who served in
the Pacific on the decorated battleship U.S.S. Washington
(BB-56) as a S2C Gunner’s Mate. Mom and Dad loved
this country and for five years they traveled extensively
in their RV out west and wintered in Pahrump, NV. Dad
always called Mom “Berta” and they were married 56
years when her beloved Bob (79) went to be with the Lord
on October 23, 2004.
She loved the Lord and her family so very much
and was a loving, kind, devoted Christian wife, mother,
grandmother, and homemaker. She worked hard for
her family all her life and never complained. Mom’s real
God-inspired passion was serving others. She had a very
sweet disposition and gave from her heart and made a
positive difference in every life she touched. She was
a selfless giver and never thought of herself first. She
was also a fantastic cook and baker and you never went
hungry in our home. She made sure you ate dessert too
and often brought out many flavors of ice cream. And
you’d dare not say no. Spending time with family and
friends talking and having fun around the dinner table
was a priority, too, and you never ate in front of the TV.
Mom was a gifted singer with a beautiful voice and
she loved to play the piano and organ. She also enjoyed
flowers, gardening, sewing, arts & crafts, ceramics,
travel, gospel and western music and southwestern
art. She loved to play cards and board games and one
of her favorites was Aggravation. She enjoyed winning
and earned the nickname “The Barracuda”. Mom loved
people and she loved to please. Mom wasn’t into style or
fashion, she preferred smiles and compassion. Her work
on earth is done and Heaven with Jesus is her reward.
We love you so very much Mom. You are precious in
God’s sight and you made a huge difference in our lives.
It’s hard to say goodbye for now Mom, but
we will see you again one day!
Mom is survived by her Brother, Edwin D. (Mary
Ellen) Griffith, Perrysburg, OH; Uncle, Donald M.
Griffith, Perrysburg, OH; Four Children: Son, Lee E.
(Sharon) Rush, Peru, IN; Daughter, Connie S. Wayde,
Crossville, TN; Son, Bruce R. (Marchelle) Rush, Peru,
IN; & Daughter, Sandra A. (Paul) Bittigar, Sarasota, FL;
Eight Grandchildren: Tara A. (Eugene) Scott, Bunker
Hill, IN; Stephanie M. (Bryan) Sawyers, Greencastle,
IN; Serenity (Joshua) Schultt, Waterville, OH; Evonne
(Karl) Mullinix, Westminster, MD; Kaylee C. Rush (&
Robert Lawson), Fort Worth, TX; Kalissa (Jonathon)
Hood, Clovis, NM; Joshua R. (Tai) Northrup, San Jose,
CA; Brandi L. (Rob) Runyon, Newport News, VA; Nieces
& Nephews: Carol J. Rush, Northwood, OH; Barry A.
(Marcy) Grimm, Monongahela, PA; Susan (Jeff) Shough,
Powell, OH; Mark (Kathy) Griffith, Cincinnati, OH;
Jean (Rick) Griffith, Dublin, OH; Jay (Jennifer) Griffith,
Luckey, OH; Joann Powell, Marysville, OH; and 16 Great
Grandchildren and several cousins.
Mom was preceded in death by her Parents, Yvonne I.
(Davis) & Jesse M. Griffith, Genoa, OH; Husband, Robert
L. (Bob) Rush, Wilcox, PA & Delta, OH; Infant
Sister, Patricia (Patsy) I. Griffith, East Toledo, OH;
Brother, William J. Ruth) Griffith, Columbus, OH;
Daughter, Sharon L. (David) Baker, Northwood, OH;
Grandson, Daniel L. Rush, Tracy, CA; and Grandson-inlaw, Richard K. Halbrook, Bunker Hill, IN.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to
the Alzheimer’s Association or American Cancer Society.
Online condolences may be sent to the family through
our website at www.barnesfuneralchapel.com.

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Larry R. Partee (1938 - 2014)
Larry R. Partee, age 75,
of Bryan, Ohio, passed away
at 11:42 P.M. on Thursday,
September 18, 2014, at
Community Hospitals and
Wellness Centers in Bryan.
Larry was the owner and
founder of Partee Flooring
in Bryan, where he worked
for almost 40 years prior to
his retirement. Larry could
be best described as a true
craftsman- in all he did. In
his earlier years, he enjoyed
riding ATVs and spending
time in the woods. Larry
was a member of the Bryan Church of the Nazarene.
Larry was born on October 13, 1938, in Defiance
County, Ohio, the son Robert and Mildred (Shough) Partee. He married Priscilla “Pat” Day and she preceded him
in death. He later married Sandra K. (Hummel) Smith and
she survives. Larry is also survived by his son, Jerry (Teresa) Partee, of Bryan; daughters, Cindy (Van) Casebolt, of
Columbus, Ohio, Debbie Hurd, of Perrysburg and Sandy
Higginbothum, of Indianapolis; step sons, Mike and Mark
Smith, both of Flagger Beach, Florida and Bobby Smith,
of Daytona, Florida; 7 grandchildren; a sister, Judy (Paul)
Roth, of Fort Wayne and brothers, Randy (Regina) Partee,
of Stryker and Keith (Susie) Partee, of Cleveland. He was
preceded in death by his parents, first wife, Priscilla “Pat”
Partee and brother, Marlin Partee.
To sign the online register or to send condolences,
please visit www.krillfuneralservice.com

Richard R. Robison (1931 - 2014)
Richard R. Robison,
age 83, of Wauseon,
passed
away
Friday
morning, September 19,
2014 at Fulton Manor
in Wauseon. Prior to his
retirement he had been
an Operating Engineer
with Local 18 in Toledo,
working for Gradel, Inc.
Richard was born in
Fulton County on July
29, 1931, the son of
Bernard L. and Catherine
(Armitage) Robison. On
V E T E R A N April 18, 1953 he married
Roberta J. Kelley, and she
preceded him in death in
2010. He was a member of the First Christian Church
in Wauseon. A Navy Veteran of the Korean War, he
was also a lifetime member of the Wauseon VFW Post
7424, the Wauseon Robinson Gibbs American Legion
Post, and the Napoleon AMVETS Post 1313.
Surviving are his children; Debra (Leslie) Haas
of Delta, Teresa Bell of Norwalk, Joni Yacob of
Norwalk, Tammy (Gary) Cochrane of Wauseon, Steve
“Ollie” (Renee) Robison of Wauseon and Lee “Luke”
(Brenda) Robison of Wauseon. He is also survived
by 17 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. He
was preceded in death by his wife, parents, brother,
Albert Robison and sister, Helen Masales.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers,
memorial contributions be given to Fulton County
Health Center Diabetic Education or Fulton County
Heart Radiothon. Online condolences may be offered
to the family at www.grisierfh.com

Jerry E. Pawlicki (1939 - 2014)

V E T E R A N

Jerry E. Pawlicki, age 75, of Delta, passed away unexpectedly Sunday morning September 21, 2014 at his home. He was born in Holland, OH on May 10, 1939 one of two
children to the late Alfred M. Pawlicki and Dorothy (Stirn) Pawlicki. He graduated from
Macomber High School in 1957.
Jerry was an Army Veteran having served as a demolitionist. On February 17, 1962
he married Gloria Miller and she survives. Jerry drove truck for Abbot Trucking, Midwest Haulers and Suburban Motor Freight before retiring. He also was co-owner of a
slot car shop in Delta from 1968-1969. Jerry enjoyed NASCAR, rebuilding John Deere
Tractors, fishing and was proud of rebuilding a 1980 Camino.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Janet Konwiski
and daughter-in-law, Julie Pawlicki. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Gloria; children, Laurie (Mark) Shumaker of Waterloo, IN, Lynn (Jim) Napolski of Swanton and
Frank Pawlicki of Delta; grandchildren, David (Katie) Birtcher, Jamie and Jason Napolski, Sam, Terri Sue, Andrew, Adam, Aaron and Allison Pawlicki.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing an expression of sympathy are asked to consider
contributions to the Open Door, 104 Monroe St., Delta, Ohio 43515 or a charity of the
donor’s choice in Jerry memory. Online condolences may be sent to the family through
our website atwww.barnesfuneralchapel.com.

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Robert A. Lane (1935 - 2014)
Robert A. Lane, age 79,
of Delta, passed away unexpectedly Friday morning September 19, 2014 at
his farm property in Delta.
He was born in Wauseon
on July 4, 1935 to the late
Earl Lane and Fern (Kesler) Lane. On November
22, 1958 he married Betty
Smith and in 2000, preceded him in death.
Bob was a self-employed
excavator for many years
until retiring. He enjoyed
spending time at his farm and collecting tractors, most of
which John Deere was his favorite.
Bob is survived by his children, Barbara (James) Clair
of Colorado, Roger (Dawn) Lane of Liberty Center and Julie (Don) Reamey of Washington; brother, Richard (Paula)
Lane of Sheridan, MI; sisters, Ann Shafner of Dexter, MI
and Jane (Don) Stiriz of Fayette; grandchildren, Brady
(Melissa) Sheahan, Jordan Reamey, Erin Reamey, Joe
Clair, Andrea Clair and Jeni Clair; and great grandson,
Oliver Sheahan.
Those wishing an expression of sympathy are asked to
consider contributions to the Delta Fire and Rescue, 500
E. Main St., Delta, Ohio 43515 in Bob’s memory. Online
condolences may be sent to the family through our website atwww.barnesfuneralchapel.com.

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KEEPING READERS NOTIFIED OF LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIRE, COURT & CRIME STOPPER ACTIVITIES

WILLIAMS & FULTON COUNTY AREA LOCAL POLICE, EMS & FIRE REPORTS

EDON P.D.
(Sept 7) Citizen assist
(Sept 7) Traffic complaint
(Sept 8) Citizen assist
(Sept 8) Citizen assist
(Sept 8) Citizen assist
(Sept 8) Traffic hazard complaint
(Sept 8) Citation for speed
(Sept 8) Warning, equipment
violations
(Sept. 8) Warning, no operator’s
license on person
(Sept 8) Agency assist
(Sept 10) Citizen assist
(Sept 10) Suspicious person
(Sept 10) Juvenile complaint
(Sept 10) Agency assist
(Sept 10) Suspicious activity
(Sept 11) Criminal mischief
(Sept 11) Citation assist
(Sept 12) Agency assist
(Sept 12) Citizen assist
(Sept 12) Extra patrol
(Sept 12) Equipment violation,
warning
(Sept 12) Extended load violation, warning
(Sept 13) Speed, warning
(Sept 13) Disorderly conduct,
warning
(Sept 13) Disorderly conduct,
warning
STRYKER P.D.
(Sept 12) Traffic Warning - Stop
Sign
(Sept 12) Found Property
(Sept 12) Theft
(Sept 12) Traffic Warning - Stop
Sign
(Sept 13) Alarm - Commercial
(Sept 13) Traffic Citation - Driving Under Suspension
(Sept 14) Loud Noise - Fireworks
(Sept 15) Traffic Warning Speed
(Sept 15) Traffic Citation - Speed
(Sept 15) Agency Assist
(Sept 16) Traffic Warning - Stop
Sign
(Sept 16) Traffic Warning Speed
(Sept 17) Accident - Property
Damage
(Sept 17) Criminal Damaging
(Sept 18) Traffic Warning Speed
(Sept 18) Traffic Warning - Stop
Sign
(Sept 18) Traffic Warning Speed
(Sept 18) Traffic Warning Speed
(Sept 18) Traffic Warning - Tail
Lights Required
(Sept 19) Open Door - Commercial
PIONEER P.D.
No reports received at time of
press.
WEST UNITY P.D.
(Sept 8) Noise Complaint
(Sept 8) Criminal Damaging
(Sept 8) Civil Matter (2)
(Sept 8) Property Check
(Sept 8) Lock Out
(Sept 8) Assist Fire Dept
(Sept 9) Lock Out
(Sept 9) Assist Medic
(Sept 9) Soliciting Without
Permit
(Sept 9) Suspicious Vehicle
(Sept 10) Suspicious Vehicle
(Sept 10) Alarm
(Sept 10) Animal Complaint
(Sept 10) Fraud
(Sept 10) Unruly Juvenile
(Sept 11) Funeral Escort
(Sept 11) Dog at Large
(Sept 11) Alarm
(Sept 11) Theft
(Sept 12) Animal Complaint
(Sept 12) Lock Out
(Sept 13) Peeling/Warning
(Sept 14) Left of Center/Warning
(Sept 14) Marked Lanes/Warning
(Sept 15) Stop Sign/Warning
MONTPELIER P.D.
No reports received at time of
press.

(Sept 11) E Oak St @ Marshall
St, Gas Odor
(Sept 11) 335 Royal Bounty Ln,
Domestic Violence
(Sept 11) 152 S Fulton St, Domestic Violence
(Sept 11) 133 Cedar St, Alarm
Drop
(Sept 11) 230 Clinton St, Mental
(Sept 11) 610 Hemlock, Civil
Matter
(Sept 11) 725 S Shoop Ave, Investigate Complaint
(Sept 12) 435 N Shoop Ave,
Alarm Drop
(Sept 12) N Fulton St @ W Walnut, Investigate Complaint
(Sept 12) 240 W Willow St, Domestic Trouble
(Sept 12) 1489 N Shoop Ave, Accident (Property Damage)
(Sept 12) 504 W Leggett St, Accident (Property Damage)
(Sept 12) W Leggett St, Fight
(Sept 12) 485 E Airport Hwy,
Drunk
(Sept 12) 713 Third St, Welfare
Check
(Sept 12) 421 N Franklin St,
Larceny
(Sept 12) 485 E Airport Hwy,
Suspicious Activity
(Sept 12) 185 Darlene Dr, Suspicious Activity
(Sept 13) 1462 N Shoop Ave,
Alarm Drop
(Sept 13) 200-B McKinley St,
Suspicious Activity
(Sept 13) N Franklin St @ E
Elm St, Juveniles Playing in the
Street
(Sept 13) 485 E Airport Hwy,
Lost Purse
(Sept 13) 1104 Barney Oldfield
Dr, Animal Call
(Sept 13) 1373 N Shoop Ave,
Harassment
(Sept 13) 725 S Shoop Ave, Investigate Complaint
(Sept 13) 824 N Shoop Ave, Littering/Illegal Dumping
(Sept 13) 225 E Linfoot St,
Alarm Drop
(Sept 14) 612 Burr Rd, Vandalism
(Sept 14) 123 Fulton St, Disorderly Conduct
(Sept 14) S Shoop Ave @ E
Leggett, Suspicious Person
(Sept 14) 722 Fairway Dr Unit
104, Domestic Trouble
(Sept 14) 620 Spruce St, 911
Hang Up Contact In Person
(Sept 14) 425 Cole St Unit 207,
911 Hang Up Contact In Person
(Sept 15) 243 Depot St, Unruly
Juvenile
(Sept 15) 229 W Linfoot St, 911
Hang Up Contact In Person
(Sept 15) Dickman Rd @ Ottokee
St, Accident (Property Damage)
(Sept 15) 840 W Elm St Unit
503, Indecent Exposure
(Sept 15) 226 W Chestnut St,
Suicide Attempt
(Sept 15) Cedar St @ E Oak St,
Animal Call
(Sept 15) N Shoop Ave @ Airport
Hwy, Accident - Injury
(Sept 16) 211 S Fulton St, Fraud
(Sept 16) 840 W Elm St Unit
1302, Telephone Harassment
(Sept 16) 123 W Leggett St, Narcotics
(Sept 16) 1497 N Shoop Ave,
Larceny
(Sept 16) 485 E Airport Hwy,
Animal Call
(Sept 16) 840 W Elm St Unit
702, Civil Matter
(Sept 16) 317 N Fulton St, Alarm
Drop
(Sept 16) 435 E Oak St, Lost/
Found/Recovered
(Sept 16) 425 Cole St Unit 404,
Fight
(Sept 17) 840 W Elm St Unit
1401, Child Abuse
(Sept 17) 425 Cole St Unit 202,
Larceny
(Sept 17) 200-B Clinton St, Accident (Property Damage)
(Sept 17) 840 Parkview, Theft of
Wallet
(Sept 17) 211 Greco Dr, Domestic Violence
(Sept 17) 1462 N Shoop Ave, Accident (Property Damage)
(Sept 17) 840 W Elm St Unit
102, Trespassing
(Sept 17) 840 W Elm St Unit
301, Assault
(Sept 18) 861 N Fulton St, Animal Call
(Sept 18) 1120 N Shoop Ave
Unit 13, Missing Person
(Sept 18) 545 N Fulton St, Animal Call

WILLIAMS COUNTY
SHERIFF’S OFFICE
On Wednesday, September
FAYETTE P.D.
17, 2014, at approximately
No reports received at time of
1:22 PM, Jason Bickford, age
press.
37, Toledo, Ohio, was operating a 2003 Freight Liner semiWAUSEON POLICE
tractor pulling a loaded semi
(Sept 11) 248 N Fulton St, Hittrailer traveling west on US-6
Skip
turning south onto SR-2 in
(Sept 11) 1005 N Shoop Ave,
Center Township. While negoLarceny

tiating the left turn, the semi
tractor-trailer overturned causing some of its load to spill. The
vehicle was reportedly around
its maximum legal gross weight
of 80,000 lbs. The driver sustained minor injuries as was
transported to the Bryan Emergency Room by Williams County EMS. The Bryan Fire Department also responded to contain
leaking diesel fuel and hydraulic fluid and to assist with traffic control. The matter remains
under investigation.
WILLIAMS COUNTY
CRIMINAL
Jared M Cline, Jr., Hicksville, Oh, Possession, Fine $150,
Costs $85
Charles E Sheperd, Bryan,
Oh, Float Fishing. Fine $46,
Costs $70
Josh E Sanders, Bryan, Oh,
Fail To Carry. Fine $46, Costs
$79
Kristina M Bauer, Hicksville,
Oh, Theft. Fine $250, Costs
$204. 50 Hours Community
Service
Ryan R Kinzer, Bryan, Oh,
Rec Stolen Prop, Fine $750,
Costs $210, No future violations
within next 3 years. No contact
with victim Dollar General.
Melissa Jimmerson, Bryan,
Oh, Theft, Fine $250, Costs
$247, No future violations within next 5 years.
WILLIAMS COUNTY TRAFFIC
Cory A Hulet, Bryan, Oh, Seat
Belt. Fine $30, Costs $40
Alicia N Shelton, Kokomo, In,
67/55 Speed. Fine $46, Costs
$82.50
Eli J Hammersmith, Stryker, Oh, 48/35 Speed. Fine $46,
Costs $79.00
Jamie P Stein, Bryan, Oh,
65/55 Speed. Fine $46, Costs
$79.00
Michael C Armitage, Edgerton, Oh, 67/55 Speed. Fine $46,
Costs $82.50
Ryan H Thomas, Ney, Oh,
70/55 Speed. Fine $46, Costs
$82.50
Douglas P Hall, West Unity,
Oh, Child Restraint. Fine $21,
Costs $79
Terry J Bowers, Hicksville,
Oh, Seat Belt. Fine $30, Costs
$40
Michael Boyd, Farmer, Oh,
Stop Sign. Fine $71, Costs $79
Justin M Smith, Fayette, Oh,
Fail Control. Fine $71, Costs
$82.50
Amber M Dargartz, Bryan, Oh,
No Operators Licenxe.. Fine $75,
Costs $79
Kylee S Mccague, Hicksville,
Oh, Expired Plates, Fine $46,
Costs $79
Andrea R Avery, Pioneer, Oh,
Failure to Yeild Right of Way.
Fine $71, Costs $82.50
Kendra R Spiess, Delta, Oh,
67/55 Speed. Fine $46, Costs
$82.50
Dennis J Bockelman, Napoleon, Oh, 70/55 Speed. Fine
$46, Costs $79
Jacob D Schmitt, Montpelier,
Oh, 71/55 Speed. Fine $46,
Costs $82.50
Carl J Powers, Bryan, Oh,
67/55 Speed. Fine $46, Costs
$79
Chad M Olds, Continental,
Oh, A. C. D. A. Fine $71, Costs
$79
Joshua J Grimes, Defiance,
Oh, Seat Belt, Fine $30, Costs
$43.50
Richard L Will, Bryan, Oh,
65/55 Speed. Fine $46, Costs
$82.50
Boyer A Gonwick, Hicksville,
Oh, 66/55 Speed, Fine $46,
Costs $79
Brian L Kemf, Stryker, Oh,
67/55 Speed. Fine $46, Costs
$79
Ashley B Martin, Evansport,
Oh, 74/55 Speed. Fine $46,
Costs $79
Verne L Speaker, Jr., Hicksville, Oh, 43/25 Speed. Fine
$40, Costs $85
Allen S Rosas, Bryan, Oh,
42/25 Speed. Fine $46, Costs
$82.50
Theodore Eichels, Groveport,
Oh, 67/55 Speed Fine $46,
Costs $79
David I Short, Napoleon, Oh,
74/55 Speed, Fine $46, Costs
$79
Matthew A Brown, Holgate,
Oh, 68/55 Speed, Fine $46,
Costs $82.50
Johnny R Thrailkill, Montpelier, Oh, Failure to Yeild Right
of Way at Intersection. Fine $71,
Costs $79
Susan J Bennett, Bryan, Oh,
A C D A, Fine $71, Costs $79

Clayton J Grim, Bryan, Oh,
84/55 Speed. Fine $71, Costs
$79
Jeremy W Szczepanski, Archbold, Oh, RR Crossing. Fine
$121, Costs $82.50
Krystal L Beres, Pioneer, Oh,
Exp Operators License/Less 6
mo. Fine $71, Costs $82.50
Krystal L Beres, Pioneer, Oh,
39/25 Speed. Fine $85, Costs
$40
Zeke E Cooley, Bryan, Oh, A C
D A. Fine $65, Costs $85
Derek Goebel, Bryan, Oh,
OVI/Under Influence Fine $650,
Costs $84. No future violations
within next 2 years. 1st timers
retreat program within 90 days.
Vacate ADM license suspension
and fees.
Derek Goebel, Bryan, Oh,
Stop Sign. Fine $25, Costs $40.
FULTON COUNTY
TRAFFIC & CRIMINAL
Devon M Vaughn, Toledo, OH,
69/55 Speed, Fine $37, Costs
$80.
Devon M Vaughn, Toledo, OH,
Possession of Marijuana, Fine
$150, Costs $70.
Aaron D. Markey, Delta, OH,
FRA Susp. Fine $150, Costs
$80.
Justin T. Soules, Delta, OH,
D.U.S.. Fine $150, Costs $70.
Mark P. English, Swanton,
OH, O.V.I. Fine $375, Costs $80.
Brittany S Crow, Swanton,
OH, 69/55 SPEED. Fine $37,
Costs $80.
FULTON COUNTY
COMMON PLEAS
On September 15, 2014, the
Fulton County Grand Jury considered indictments charging
individuals with Fulton County crimes, according to Fulton
County Prosecuting Attorney
Scott A. Haselman. (It should
be noted that an indictment is
merely an accusation and that
all criminal defendants are presumed innocent until and unless
proven guilty.)
Christopher J. McMahon, age
38, of Wauseon, OH, was indicted on one count of Burglary
and one count of Domestic Violence. On or about August 19,
2014, he allegedly trespassed
in an occupied structure with
the purpose to commit a criminal offense and from February
27, 2014 to July 7, 2014, he allegedly caused to attempted to
cause physical harm to a family
or household member, having
previously convicted of Domestic Violence.
Andrew S. Koder, age 23, of
Whitehouse, OH, was indicted
on one count of Trafficking in
Marijuana. On or about July 26,
2013, he allegedly sold or offered to sell marihuana.
Chelsea R. Harper, age 19, of
Liberty Center, OH, was indicted on one count of Trafficking
in Marihuana and one count of
Permitting Drug Abuse. On or
about July 26, 2013, she allegedly sold or offered to sell marijuana and allegedly permitted
her vehicle to be used for the
commission of a felony drug
abuse offense.
Anthony E. Chapman, age 23,
of Swanton, OH, was indicted
on two counts of Trafficking in
Marihuana. On or about August
23, 2013 to October 18, 2013,
he allegedly sold or offered to
sell marijuana in the vicinity of
a juvenile or school. 14CR128.
Jasmine M. Hanf, age 18, of
Delta, OH, was indicted on one
count of Aggravated Trafficking
in Drugs. On or about December 6, 2013, she allegedly sold
or offered to sell a drug in the
vicinity of a school.
Jared C. Dominique, age 18,
of Archbold, OH, was indicted
on two counts of Trafficking
in L.S.D. On or about March
4, 2014, and April 7, 2014, he
allegedly sold or offered to sell
L.S.D. in the vicinity of a school.
Jason D. Tressler, age 22, of
Delta, OH, was indicted on one
count of Theft, two counts of
Vandalism, three counts of Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, and three counts of Criminal
Damaging. On or about July 11,
2014, he allegedly caused physical harm to property owned by
another, allegedly operated a
motor vehicle without the consent of the owner, and allegedly
stole property of another.
Cody T. Culler, age 21, of
Swanton, OH, was indicted on
one count of Theft, two counts
of Vandalism, three counts on
Unauthorized use of a Motor Ve-

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hicle, and three counts of Criminal Damaging. On or about July
11, 2014, he allegedly caused
physical harm to property
owned by another, allegedly operated a vehicle without consent
of the owner, and allegedly stole
property of another.
Jessica A. Sharp, age 24, of
Delta, OH, was indicted on one
count of Selling Dangerous
Drugs at Retail. On or about
July 31, 2013, she allegedly
sold a dangerous drug at retail.
Lemuel S. McCollough, age
48, of Delta, OH, was indicted
on one count of Domestic Violence. On or about August 27,
2014, he allegedly caused or attempted to cause physical harm
to a family or household member, having previously been convicted of Domestic Violence.
Milton J. Spatheld, age 53, of
Delta, OH, was indicted on three
counts of Assault, one count of
Aggravated Menacing, and one
count of Cruelty to Animals. On
or about August 29, 2014, he
allegedly caused or attempted
to cause physical harm to three
individuals, two of whom were
peace officers while in the performance of their official duties.
Jon B. Swabb, age 47, of Ionia,
MI, was indicted on one count
of Assault. On or about August
31, 2014, he allegedly caused
or attempted to cause physical
harm to a peace officer while in
the performance of his official
duties.
Justin L. Buehrer, age 23,
of Delta, OH, was indicted on
one count of Tampering With
Records and one count of Attempted Having Weapons While
Under Disability. On or about
July 25, 2014, he allegedly tampered with records belonging to
a governmental entity and allegedly attempted to acquire a firearm, having been convicted of a
felony drug offense.
Ian C. Ruffer, age 34, of
Wauseon, OH, was indicted on
one count of Possession of Heroin. On or about March 22, 2014,
he allegedly possessed heroin.
Steven A. Smith, age 33, of
Kunkle, OH, was indicted on
one count of Possession of Heroin. On or about September 1,
2014, he allegedly possessed
heroin.
Juan A. Montez, Jr, age 19, of
Ney, OH, was indicted on one
count of Forgery, one count of
Theft, and one count of Tampering With Evidence. On or about
September 2, 2014, he allegedly, with the purpose to defraud,
possessed counterfeit currency,
tampered with evidence, and
stole cash.
Jason L. Duckworth, II, age
18, of Defiance, OH, was indicted on one count of Forgery.
On or about September 2, 2014,
he allegedly, with purpose to
defraud, possessed counterfeit
currency.
Dennard A. Garmon, age 28,
of Toledo, OH, was indicted
on two counts of Trafficking in
Heroin. On or about August 11,
2014, he allegedly sold or offered to sell Heroin.
Calvin Brookins, age 23, of
Dolton, IL, was indicted on 25
counts of Forgery. On or about
March 1, 2013, he allegedly
possessed a credit card knowing
it to have been forged.
Dominique T. Bell, age 23, of
Joliet, IL, was indicted on one
count of Forgery. On or about
March 1, 2013, he allegedly
possessed a credit card knowing
it to have been forged.
Craig C. Drummons, aka
Craig Hights-Drummond, age
23, of Chicago, IL, was indicted
on two counts of Forgery. On
or about March 1, 2013, he allegedly possessed a credit card
knowing it to have been forged.
Kyra Alexander, age 21, of
Hazel Crest, IL, was indicted
on five counts of Forgery. On
or about March 1, 2013, she allegedly possessed a credit card
knowing it to have been forged.
Dean A. Harkins, age 18, of
Swanton, OH, was indicted on
one count of Receiving Stolen
Property. On or about July 26,
2014, he allegedly received a
motor vehicle knowing or having reasonable cause to believe
it was stolen.
Michael A. Miller, age 18, of
Metamora, OH, was indicted on
one count of Unlawful Sexual
Conduct with a Minor. On or
about August 21, 2014, he allegedly engaged in sexual conduct with a person age 13 or
older but under age 16.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2014

Edon Class Of 1947 Meets
WHAT WE READ YEARS AGO - THE EDON COMMERCIAL
For A Reunion & Fellowship 1986 Edon Spilled Ink Staff

PHOTO AND INFORMATION PROVIDED

TOGETHER AGAIN ... The Edon High School Class of 1947 met at Rita’s in Edgerton
on September 13th, 2014 for a class reunion. Those in attendance were (L to R):
Bob Croninger, Elsie (Schaffter) Brown, Carl Holthues, Nattie (Herman) Roberts,
Bill Bauer, Norathy (Friskney) Hake, and Roger Hake.

Edon Bike Shop, Colbart’s, Donates
Bicycle For Tour De Book Raffle

SPILLED INK STAFF ... Front Row: Al Wuebben, Laurie Dewire, Deanne Schooley,
Laryn Alexander, Steph Adams, Jill Chapin. Second Row: Penny Snyder, Jonel
Wilson, Cathy Radabaugh, Lisa Mauerhan, Joe Thirl, Shawn Flegal, Sandi
Gearhart, Josie Deck. Third Row: Dave Shaw, Jim Steffes, Crista Brandt, Jen
Siebenaler, Rod Muehlfeld, Todd Kissinger, Advisor Mark Blue. Fourth Row:
Greg Ankney, Tobi Shartzer, Karen Frame, Lawrence Wistinghausen, Dawn
Hamilton.

EDON COMMERCIAL
70 YEARS AGO
SEPTEMBER 1944
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Meyers and
Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Meyers and
son John Henry Meyers were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. John
Keppler. The dinner marked the
birthday of Mr. Keppler. Evening
guests were Mr. and Mrs. Arthur
Keppler and daughter Vanda Lee.

60 YEARS AGO
SEPTEMBER 1954
Mrs. Lulu Willoughley of Edon
called on her niece, Mrs. Ailene
Mocherman, Kan and Reid, the
baby girls are gaining nicely.
50 YEARS AGO
SEPTEMBER 1964
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Rickets were
guests at a birthday dinner at
the home of Dick Hug and family
honoring Marvin’s birthday.

Edon Village Council Announces
Fall Trash Pick-up Date
By: Lucinda Held-Faulhaber
THE VILLAGE REPORTER

PHOTO PROVIDED

GENEROUS DONATION ... This adult bike, donated by Colbart’s Bicycle Shop in
Edon, Ohio, will be raffled off for the Tour de Book bicycle marathon.
Colbart’s Bicycle Shop, a family run
business located in Edon, Ohio, owned
by John and Valda Colbart, recently
donated an adult bicycle to be raffled off
in the Tour de Book bicycle raffle. The
Tour de Book is a county wide 75 mile
bicycle marathon that visits every library
in Williams County, and is sponsored
by Williams County Public Library,
the Montpelier Public Library, and the
United Way of Williams County. The
marathon will take place on September
27th at the Bryan Main Library. The
bicycle raffle includes a child’s bike and

the donated adult bike. Tickets for the
raffle are $1.00 each or 6 tickets for
$5.00, sold at all branches of WCPL and
the Montpelier Public Library through
September 27th. The raffle winner will
be chosen on September 29th. The
proceeds will benefit all “friends” of
Williams County.
The Williams County Public Library,
Montpelier Library, and the United Way
of Williams County would like to thank
Colbart’s Bicycle Shop for their generous
donation.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

Benefit For Lee Wolfe To Be
Held In Edon September 27-28
for

A benefit will be held
Edon’s Lee Wolfe,

who suffered severe head
trauma in an accident

at work earlier this year.
The benefit will be at
the Bombers Saloon &
Steakhouse at 114 N
Michigan St, Edon, OH,
43518 on September 27th
and 28th.
A dinner of pulled
pork, cheesy potatoes,
macaroni salad, potato
salad, and baked beans
will be served. DJ-JC (Jeff
Clark) will play during the
event.
There will also be a
Silent Auction from 12:00
to 7:00, 50/50 through
the whole day, a cornhole
tournament
at
1:30
(Registration is $10, sign
up 12:00 to 1:00), and a
blind draw.
The Back Up Band will
play from 3-5, a karaoke
contest from 5-8, and The
Double Cross’d Band will
play from 8-12.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

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forward with a low-maintenance
landscaping project at the Cemetery’s
Veterans Memorial Monument and
Flagpole.
•Noted Bell Engineering Limited of
Bryan is set to begin managing Village
Zoning Inspector Services (overseeing
zoning and planning needs) on
October 1.
•Was thanked by Mayor Burkhardt
for the expressions of sympathy on
the loss of her mother.
•Noted the Street Committee
(Councilors
Thiel,
Horn
and
Lawrence) would be meeting shortly
to discuss hiring a new Village Street
Superintendent;
Superintendent
Brigle is set to retire April 1, 2015.
•Scheduled the Village’s annual
Trick or Treat Night for Saturday,
October 25 from 6-7:00 p.m.
•Heard Edon United Methodist
Church is sponsoring a Teen
Canteen following Bomber home
football games; the annual Rainbow
of Wellness, hosted by Williams
County Older Adult Task Force, will
be held Thursday, October 16 at the
Williams County Veterans Building in
Montpelier from 8:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
and ODOT is hosting an informational
meeting September 24 regarding its
2015-2019 Statewide Transportation
Improvement Program (STIP).
•Accepted the Minutes, Financial
Report and Bills as presented.
•Voted to enter into Executive
Session prior to adjournment for
the expressed purpose of discussing
personnel; no action was taken.
Edon Village Council’s next regular
monthly meeting is slated for Monday,
October 20 beginning at 7:00 p.m. in
Village Chambers.

Announcing
the
annual
fall
trash pick-up date was one agenda
item Edon Village Council took
up during its regular session held
Monday, September 15, 2014 in
Council Chambers. Mayor Darlene
Burkhardt called the evening meeting
to order with Councilors Roxana
Nester, Lee Lawrence, Duane Thiel,
Richard Chapin, Chuck Bidwell, Gale
Horn, Fiscal Officer Heidi Bidwell,
and Solicitor Tom Thompson in
attendance.
Each spring and fall, the Village
provides residents a curb side
opportunity to dispose of large nonrecyclable household items at no
additional cost. This year’s Fall
Trash Pick-up date, subsequently
announced by Council, is planned for
Saturday, October 4. Anyone needing
a list of acceptable and unacceptable
items should contact the Village Office
during regular business hours.
In other matters brought forward,
Council:
•Approved amending the Village’s
Planning and Zoning Ordinance (Part
11 – Chapter 1175) to include a twenty
dollar fee for temporary accessory
structures; Solicitor Thompson will
prepare an Ordinance for passage
next month.
•Approved Street Superintendent
Jim Brigle’s request to purchase fifty
tons of salt for the upcoming winter
season at $127.50 per ton.
•Heard Police Chief Szymczak’s
detailed Service Log and Vehicle
Report for August. He additionally
noted Edon Days patrolling had gone
fine and the newly hired officers
Lucinda Held-Faulhaber
were doing well; he also conducted
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accepted Kyle Wheeler’s
resignation from the
Department.
•Learned
from
Street
Superintendent
Invites you to our services:
Our services are Bible centered
Brigle that stop signs
Sunday School: 9:30 am
with an Evangelistic approach,
on
Railroad
Street
Worship Hour: 10:30 am
and a call to decision. Gospel
were
removed
and
Sunday Evening: 7:00 pm
music is Traditional with a blend
a
preliminary
order
of Southern Gospel.
for
Village-named
street signs and posts
Nursery provided For
had
been
compiled
infant to 2 yrs - am
(sign
replacement
is
Jr. Church (1) For
necessary before 2018 to
2-3 year olds - am
comply with new federal
Jr. Church (2) For
regulations).
4-12 year olds - am
•Was informed by
We are located at the corner of
Councilor Nester that
Co. Rd. M-50 & County Rd. 4
Edon Union Cemetery
Edon, OH
Board
was
moving

Bethlehem Christian Union Church

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Edon Native Seeks To Help
Edon Northwest Local Schools’
Baby
With
Leukemia
Report Card Shows Edon

MORE EDON AREA NEWS

Performing Well In Most Areas

PHOTOS PROVIDED

TRAINING ... Justin Prince deadlifts 405 pounds while training for the North American
Championships.

By: Chelsie Firestone
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
The recent release of School District
Report Cards by the Ohio Department
of Education shows that, as a district,
Edon Northwest Local Schools are
performing fairly well in most areas. The
District received above average marks in
all areas except the Progress category,
which they did receive a failing grade
in. The category measures whether or
not each student received a year’s worth
of learning in each subject and was a
problematic portion of the grade card
for many schools throughout the area. It
should be remembered that the present
District Report Cards are still under-going
changes that began last year, when the

old system of rankings such as “Excellent”
or “Improving” were done away with. As
seen in the graphic, more changes are
scheduled to be made, with additional
grades and component grades being
added, over the next couple of years. It
should also be remembered that grades
are now percent driven, which may make
it more difficult for smaller school districts
to earn the high percentages needed
for an A or a B in any given area. More
information on Edon Northwest Local
School District’s report card, as well as
a breakdown on how the elementary and
high schools performed individually, can
be found at http://reportcard.education.
ohio.gov/Pages/default.aspx#.
Chelsie can be reached at
chelsie@thevillagereporter.com

Edon High School Choir
Takes Part In Star-Spangled
Music Day Celebration

PHOTO AND INFORMATION PROVIDED

HAPPY 200TH BIRTHDAY … The Edon High School Choir, under the direction of
Mrs. Cathy Frastaci, joined schools across the country to celebrate Star-Spangled
Music Day by performing our country’s National Anthem. While Sunday, September
14, 2014 marked the 200th Anniversary of The Star-Spangled Banner, Friday,
September 12 was designated Star-Spangled Music Day to commemorate this great
occasion. Inspired at the sight of U.S. soldiers raising those “broad stripes and
bright stars” to celebrate a crucial victory over the British at Fort McHenry, Francis
Scott Key later penned the words that eventually gave new significance to a national
symbol. A project of The Star Spangled Music Foundation (in partnership with the
American Choral Directors Association, America Sings and Resounding Joy), StarSpangled Music Day was set aside to have Americans everywhere, especially K-12
students throughout the United States, sing patriotic songs (including The StarSpangled Banner) and discuss the history and significance of the anthem.

Edon Northwest Teachers
& School Board Yet To
Reach Contract Agreement
The
Edon-Northwest
Teacher
Association (ENTA) and Edon Northwest
Local Board of Education have not yet
reached an agreement on the teacher’s
contract. Teachers have been working
with an expired contract since June,
2014.
Over the last five years, the district
has experienced financial stress due
to a reduction in State funding and
the inability to pass any new operating
levies. The last time the district passed
new money for general operations was
November of 1978. The district has failed
subsequent attempts for a traditional
income tax, an earned income tax, as
well as a levy combining property and
an income tax; the last levy attempt was
in August 2012.
Since fiscal year 2012, the district
has been deficit spending. The current
May 2014 five-year forecast shows a
deficit of over $300,000 in fiscal years
2013, 2014 and 2015. The deficit is
projected to increase to nearly $500,000
in fiscal year 2018 and could leave the
district with a carryover balance of
under $50,000 without an influx of new
money.
The district has worked to trim their
expenses by reducing staff the past

three years through attrition and some
reduction in force. Steps have been
taken to reduce utility cost as well as
general operational cost, but the savings
can’t keep pace with the rising cost of
doing business. All district employees
have been working under a hard wage
freeze since June 2011.
Funding for the district has been
devastated by state and federal
reductions. The district has lost over
$300,000 in Federal stimulus funds,
another $300,000 in State revenue
from
Tangible
Personal
Property
reductions and over $150,000 in lost
interest income. This is on top of the
stagnate State funding formula that
has the district on the “guarantee” due
to declining enrollment and high land
values in the predominately farming
community. The district would need
to enroll approximately fifty-five new
students to have any additional revenue
from the State Foundation.
The Edon Northwest Local School
District employs forty-one highly
qualified teachers and has traditionally
demonstrated high academic success.
The Board of Education is hopeful it will
be able to reach an amicable resolution
in this negotiation process.

By: T.J. Hug

THE VILLAGE REPORTER

Between all the blood work and
trying to recover from the dehydration,
little baby Gavin didn’t get any sleep
that night.
After first realizing Gavin was
bruising in his sleep, after doctors and
nurse practitioners assured the Leiba
family that the purple blood blister rash
spreading across his body was likely
the result of their 10 month old son
coughing too hard, even after finally
being admitted into the ICU from the
Emergency Room, it looked as though
the anxiety of not knowing what was
wrong would at last come to an end.
And they were right, unfortunately.
The diagnosis of Leukemia didn’t
come as a complete surprise, as the
family had been made aware it was a
possibility when examining the results
from earlier blood work. Still, there has
yet to be a case in human history when
such a revelation can be described as
anything softer than a punch in the gut,
even when one knows it’s coming.
One of the Floridian medical
professionals involved in this process,
Registered Nurse Cara Santos, is the
one who told the story to friends and
current Orlando residents Justin and
Courtney Prince over dinner.
Prince, a 2002 graduate of Edon High
School, had quite a journey in his own
right which led him to that moment. A
competitive weight lifter in high school
and into college, he had fallen out of
shape after his career in scholastic
athletics.
The former Bomber football player
had put on some weight intentionally
at Wittenberg University, where he
obtained a degree in Biology, so that he
could play competitive rugby, though
his gains were largely from muscle then.
As he got out of his routine, however, he
slowly started to become less and less
fit.
Prince’s low point came on March 21
of 2013.
“I remember it quite vividly.” He
remarked.
At 5’10” and weighing in at around
230 pounds at the time, Prince had
high blood pressure to the point of
hypertension. Sitting at the table to eat
supper, he had to loosen his belt and
unbutton his size 38 pants just to make
room to breathe.
“That’s when I knew I had to get
healthy.”
Turning
to
his
wife,
the
aforementioned Courtney, whom he met
when attending Wittenberg, Prince told
her he had two options to get back into
shape; go back to playing rugby or take
up competitive weight lifting again. She
initially chose rugby, but the work and
time away from family that choice would
involve convinced her power lifting was
the way to go.
So Prince began training again. As a
Senior Environmental Scientist for the
city of Orlando, his place of work has a
gym on site, which he uses to train on
his lunch hour three days a week. After
work on those three days, as well as on
Saturdays, he trains with his wife for at
least two hours at a time.
“I consider us a team on everything.”
Prince said of his Courtney.
All that teamwork paid off, as he
has dropped from 235 pounds to the
mid 170’s. The results at the lifting
meets came a bit slower than the weight
loss. He gradually improved, however,
reaching new personal records in the
bench, squat, and dead lift at his last
meet.
The judges didn’t count any of them,
though.
Having to settle for official lifts
below his new bests, a frustrated
Prince was more motivated than ever
to lift competitively. His sites were set
on the North American Championship
Powerlifting Meet.
“I was gonna blow everyone out of the
water.” Prince declared.
But then, he found inspiration
from a higher power, experiencing a

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REPS 4 REMISSION ... Baby Gavin in his
Reps 4 Remission t-shirt poses for a picture.

premonition from God whilst training.
“I got the calling to better myself, but
not for myself.”
Prince felt the need to help others,
but didn’t have the financial means to
do so. That’s when he decided to use his
power lifting in a fund raising capacity.
He immediately went about seeking out
non-profit organizations for which to
lift, as he wasn’t sure how to pull off the
charitable act logistically. Yet he could
not find a good fit.
Which takes us back to Cara Santos.
The Princes explained their hopes to
help to their friend Santos. So she asked
the question.
“Would you ever do it for a kid?”
This was the question that set
everything in motion. Justin and
Courtney figured out the logistics issues
with fund raising. Fears of rejection by
the family and questions of whether or
not he was good enough to be doing this
evaporated when Prince met the family
at a Barnes and Noble and saw their
extremely positive reaction to the idea.
Everything just seemed to fit into its
proper place.
“I can tell you this,” Prince said,
“Gavin is a lovable kid.”
That lovable kid has gone through
things no one, child or adult, should
every have to go through. The Leukemia
has stunted his development.
His
weakened immune system from the
lack of red blood cells makes him very
susceptible to disease. He’s dealt with
staff infection. Chemotherapy makes
him lethargic a good portion of the time.
It’s all worth it, though, as he is going
into remission.
Prince is compelled to help. He
started Reps4Remission, designed to
help the Leiba family, people can pledge
money per pound he lifts at the North
American
Championships,
starting
at a penny per pound. They can also
purchase
Reps4Remission
t-shirts.
Both of these methods of contributing,
as well as more information on the Leiba
family and Prince, can be found at www.
reps4remission.com.
By the way, the website, designed
and maintained by Courtney, and the
t-shirts, as well as the $100 worth of
supplements Prince takes each week
all come out of pocket, and will not be
reimbursed by donations. Every cent
donated to the cause will go directly to
the Leiba family.
Not sure what a realistic monetary
goal would be, Prince’s goal is to get
one-hundred people to pledge. At the
time of printing, he has twenty-eight
with under a month to go.
Since taking this mission on, people
have approached Prince about what he’s
doing. They want to tell him what a good
thing he’s trying to do, but he won’t have
any of it.
“I never want anyone to tell me
thanks.” Prince admitted. “We’ve been
more blessed by doing this than we’ve
blessed others.”
Well, that’s just too bad. Because I’m
going to say thank you anyway.
Thank you, Justin. Thank you.
T.J. Hug can be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2014

MORE EDON AREA NEWS

Edon Home Crowd “Tooned” Into Homecoming
By: T.J. Hug
THE VILLAGE REPORTER

the game, the court was introduced to the crowd as they
were assisted out of their vehicles by their senior escorts.
Freshman Attendant Michelle Dargitz was the first to
While the Edon Bomber Football Team took care of
be announced, assisted out of her driver’s car by escort
business on the field, the 2014 Homecoming Royal Court
Kenneth Ordway. Then came Sophomore Attendant Salooked on from their special seating at the south end zone.
mantha Trausch, helped by her escort Brendan Fifer.
Arriving at the field in a parade in their honor prior to
Junior Attendant Kaela Gearhart was next, with escort

PHOTOS BY T.J. HUG, STAFF

HOMECOMING COURT ... The Queen and her court pose for a photo. From left to right: Senior Attendant Kaitlin
Chrisman, Sophomore Attendant Samantha Trausch, Queen Alexandra Kiess, Freshman Attendant Michelle Dargitz,
and Junior Attendant Kaela Gearhart.

Edon Senior Heath Brown looks on fondly as 2013
Homecoming Queen Jessica Mathews embraces new
queen Alexandra Kiess.

Cameron Castillo waiting for her arrival. Kaitlin Chrisman, Senior Attendant, followed, as her escort Jordan
Stuart met her in front of the crowd.
Jessica Matthews, 2013 Homecoming Queen, arrived,
with Flower Girl Rebbeca Waters and Crown Bearer Aricin
Rodriguez accompanying her. Luke Price, her escort, was
there to greet her. Finally, the 2014 Homecoming Queen,
Alexandra Kiess made her appearance. Her escorts, Heath
Brown and Kaden Sapp, each grabbed an arm and accompanied her to the field, where her court awaited.
Queen Alexandra accompanied team captains to the
middle of the field to assist with the coin toss. Before returning to her court, however, she gave each of the captains a good luck kiss, as per Edon tradition.
At halftime, the attendants and queen returned to the
field, this time escorted by their parents. Dargitz was met
by her father, Timothy Dargitz and mother, Laura Pierce.
Trausch, in turn, was joined by Mark and Tina Trausch,
her father and mother. Gearhart was greeted by her parents, Andy and Kerri Gearhart. Chrisman’s parents, Greg
and Tammy Chrisman followed suit.
Queen Kiess was then escorted by her parents, Andy
and Carey Kiess. As is customary, Alexandra addressed
the crowd, speaking of her four years in Edon High School.
Particularly, when talking directly to younger students,
Kiess got a bit teary eyed.
“Those four years really do pass by fast.” She informed
them.
Afterward, the court returned to their seats in the south
end zone and watched their Bombers defeat Danbury.
T.J. Hug may be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com.

Senior Attendant Kaitlin Chrisman and her escort
Jordan Stuart smile for the cameras.
Flower Girl Rebecca Waters admires 2013 Queen Matthews and her escort Luke Price, while Crown Bearer
Aricin Rodriguez is focused on other things.

Junior Attendant Kaela Gearhart is met by her escort,
Cameron Castillo after arriving at the stadium.

Freshman Attendant Michelle Dargitz stands between
her parents, Timothy Dargitz and Laura Pierce.

Queen Alexandra gives her heartfelt speech at halftime of
the Bombers game against Danbury.

Junior Attendant Kaela Gearhart receives
a rose from her mother, Kerri as her father, Andy,
stands by her side.

Queen Alexandra stands with her escorts Heath Brown
(65) and Kaden Sapp (10).
Sophomore Attendant Samantha Trausch with her
parents, Mark and Tina Trausch.

Homecoming Queen Alexandra Kiess stands at midfield
with her parents, Andy and Carey Kiess.

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Junior Attendant Kaitlin Chrisman escorted by her
parents, Greg and Tammy Chrisman.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2014

Sophomore Attendant Samantha Trausch links arms
with her escort, Brendan Fifer.

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Edon Resident John Toner:
Williams County College Night
Serving
From
Within
Hosted By Edon High School

MORE EDON AREA NEWS

By: T.J. Hug

THE VILLAGE REPORTER

PHOTOS BY LUCINDA HELD-FAULHABER, STAFF

IT’S NOT SO SCARY … Edon senior Savanna Altaffer (center) and her mother, Nikki,
enjoy a lighter moment while speaking with St. Francis University representative
Chad Edmonds about their audio production program. Also checking out the
school is Edon senior Ambrosia Howard.

NOT TOO EARLY … North Central freshman Makayla Knapp and her mother, Sally,
have their questions answered by Defiance College representative Jennifer Stark
while attending the 2014 College Fair in Edon.

CINCINNATI BEARCATS … Madison Summers, a junior at Montpelier High School,
pauses with University of Cincinnati representative Jaime Hodges at the College
Fair hosted by Edon Northwest Schools. Madison plans to study biology.
By: Lucinda Held-Faulhaber
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
What
are
your
admission
requirements? How much is room,
board and tuition? Will I get financial
aid? What activities are available on
campus?
Area high school students and their
parents had the chance to have these and
many other questions answered during
the annual Williams County College Fair
held Monday, September 15, 2014 at
Edon Northwest Local Schools. This year,
over forty enthusiastic representatives
from two-year community colleges, fouryear public and private universities,
technical schools and branches of the
armed forces were on hand to talk with
prospective students throughout the
ninety-minute event.
“The goal of the college fair is to
gather together representatives from
educational institutions to meet with
our students and their parents,” shared
Amanda Reiter, Grades 7-12 School
Counselor at Edon Northwest Local
Schools. “It affords everyone a wonderful
opportunity to speak directly with these
college and university representatives
about their programs.”
“Tonight was a good experience for
our kids,” added Montpelier’s Guidance
Counselor Stephanie Friend. “It helped
them to start thinking about their future
and what they’d like to do after school ~
their job plans; their career plans.”
Additionally that evening, College
Fair organizers made available a special

workshop “College Entrance Planning:
Acing the ACT” for participants to also
attend. Presented by Corey Kempe
from Sylvan Learning Center, the
forty-five minute session offered quick
strategies for high school student testtakers regarding the high-stakes test
that influences college admissions and
scholarships.
Over the past ten years, the annual
Family Guidance Night ~ initially
sponsored by the Edon Northwest Local
Strategic Planning/Youth Development
Committee ~ has grown into a wellrespected and highly attended college
fair currently sponsored not only by
Edon Northwest Local Schools, but by
North Central Local, Millcreek-West
Unity Local and Montpelier Exempted
Village School Districts as well. While
this year’s fair was deemed a huge
success ~ approximately two hundred
people came and went at their leisure
~ counselors Diane Veres, Amber
Metzger, Stephanie Friend and Amanda
Reiter look forward to planning another
informative and exciting event for next
fall.
If you were unable to attend the 2014
Williams County College Fair or need
additional information regarding postsecondary educational opportunities,
please don’t hesitate to contact your
school Guidance Counselor; they’re
eager to assist you with your future
plans.
Lucinda Held-Faulhaber
May be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

Admiral Farragut Academy. That’s
where he wanted to go.
As a young Boy Scout, John Toner
recalled reading an advertisement for
the naval preparatory school in “Boy’s
Life Magazine.” This was the first time
he desired to join the Navy.
Years later, in 1950, during his second
year at the University of Michigan,
Toner decided to join the military on the
eve of the Korean War. He still wanted
to continue his education, however, for
several reasons.
“I decided if I was to get in the service,
I wanted to go as an officer.”
Toner was selective with his military
education, turning down an open
appointment to Westpoint in order to
serve as the third alternate appointment
into the Naval Academy. He cited higher
academic standards as the primary
reason for this decision.
Fate intervened and each of the three
people slated ahead of him backed out
or failed to meet the standards of the
Academy, which allowed Toner to accept
the appointment instead in 1951. To this
day, he attributes this turn of events to
one particular source.
“I had a feeling that maybe it was
God’s plan.”
Once arriving at the Academy, Toner
quickly learned that it was not good to
be new, as hazing was quite popular at
the time.
“It was best to keep your mouth
shut,” Toner remembered, “and they
would focus on somebody else.”
During the course of his studies,
his class was sent on several cruises,
in which they would examine different
aspects of the American war machine.
In divided classes, the students traveled
to Norway, Britain, Spain, and France
where they learned about various
combat equipment.
Graduating in 1955, Toner had
a degree in German, and was sworn
in as a second lieutenant. Nine days
later, he wed Marilynn C. Allomong at
the Edon United Methodist Church by
an Army Reserves Chaplain. A month
later, he joined the Marines and made
for Quantico, Virginia for eight months
of basic training. He chose to go into
artillery.
While at Quantico, Toner received
some criticism for spending time off the
base with enlisted men. He wasn’t about
to let that change his ways, though.
“When I’m in uniform, I’ll do whatever
you tell me to.” Toner explained to a
superior officer. “When I’m in civilian
clothes, I’m going to live my life.”
After graduating from artillery
school, Toner was shipped out to Camp
Pendleton, a place he was stationed
for one year. It was here that he first
got into legal proceedings, serving
as defense council for special court
marshal proceedings before three
judge tribunals. He practiced what he
described as “honest law,” arguing not
to win a case, but rather to do what was
in the best interest of his client and the
marine corps. Before leaving the camp,
Toner was placed in the Uniform Code of
Military Justice, and even sat on some
tribunals himself.
In 1957, Toner was sent to Oahu,
Hawaii at Camp H.M. Smith, which was
the headquarters for the Commander In
Chief Pacific, or CINCPAC. At the time,
only the Pentagon had more Generals
and Admirals walking its halls.
While at Camp Smith, Toner was
designated to the first ANGLICO division
ever devised. ANGLICO stands for Air
and Naval Gunfire Liaison Company,
and its purpose, as the name suggests,
is to spot enemy activity and call in
naval gunfire and air strikes to support
ground forces.
A year later, Toner’s unit, which
consisted of 40 men, a mixture of officers
and enlisted men, was airlifted from
Oahu to Taegu, Korea. Their base of
operations in Korea was a Japanese base
constructed between the years of 190545, and it was close to the regiment they
were assigned to support. The structure
lacked common appliances often taken
for granted, and Toner’s unit had to
use old oil barrels for stoves and fuel
to start the fires. Needless to say, they
were covered in soot whenever they got
hungry.
Perhaps the most interesting portion
of Toner’s tour in Korea, however, was
the time he spent with a South Korean
officer with which he was assigned
to work. They were among the most
awkward of companions, and for a very
simple reason.
“He didn’t speak a word of English,”
Toner said of his Korean partner, “and I
didn’t know any Korean. We traveled the
countryside like strangers.”
After returning from Korea, Toner
wished to continue his education
by obtaining a law degree from the
University of Michigan. He had only one
request of the Marines, which they were
not able to grant.
“I only asked that my position

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MARINE ... John Toner in his Marine
Corps Uniform poses for a picture

NAVY ... John Toner in his Naval Uniform
poses for a picture.

PHOTO BY T.J. HUG, STAFF

MAN OF INTERGIRTY ... John Toner poses
for a picture today.

wouldn’t be violated.”
As they would not do so, Toner
resigned, and was honorably discharged
from the Marine Corps, and pursued his
law degree.
Marilynn took a first grade teaching
job in Ann Arbor, which was the couple’s
major source of income while Toner
went back to school.
“She put me through law school.”
Toner said of his wife.
Upon earning his law degree and
passing the bar, Toner accepted a job
with Newcomer, Schaffer, and Geesey.
The Marines renewed their interest in
Toner as well, offering him the rank of
Major after passing the bar. He turned
them down, however, as he’d already
agreed to terms with Newcomer and
Schaffer.
“My word is my bond.”
A year and a half later, Toner became
involved in the Edon State Bank,
where he served as both CEO and inhouse lawyer. During his 47 years of
involvement with the bank, Toner prides
himself on significantly increasing the
number of loans the bank made to
young people, and not discriminating
against anyone, which at one time went
beyond government regulations.
The youth are especially important to
Toner.
“I want them to have a better life.” He
proclaimed. “The future of my country is
in the hands of the young people.”
And the youth are so very
impressionable. Something as simple
as an issue of “Boy’s Life Magazine” can
change the course of their whole life.
T.J. Hug may be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2014

Montpelier Resident Graduates From
National Court Management Program

PHOTO PROVIDED

COURT MANAGEMENT GRAD ... Montpelier resident Trisha Russell was among 39
court employees from around the state to receive special certification.
COLUMBUS – Montpelier resident
Trisha Russell was among 39 court
administrators, clerks, and program
managers from courts throughout Ohio
to graduate from the Court Management
Program (CMP) of the Institute for Court
Management, which is the educational
arm of the National Center for State
Courts (NCSC).
The
2014
Court
Management
Program graduating class represents
court professionals from across Ohio.
Ms. Russell is employed as the Clerk
of Bryan Municipal Court and is a
graduate of Montpelier High School and
Northwest State Community College.
She is the wife of Gary Russell and has
two daughters, Kaitlyn (Travis) Creek
and Alaina Russell.
This is the seventh class of Ohio
students to graduate from the national
program – the only program of its kind in
the United States. The two-phase CMP is
for mid-level court managers interested
in strengthening their management
knowledge, skills, and abilities. The
program, which requires a threeyear commitment, complements the
training needs of courts implementing
the National Association for Court
Management’s
core
competencies.
Completion provides graduates with a
Certified Court Manager credential.
“I commend the graduates for
their three-year commitment and the
investment they have made in their

professional development and in the
future of our courts,” said Chief Justice
Maureen O’Connor. “The mission of
the Court Management Program is
to develop and prepare individuals
to actively contribute to the effective
management of their courts. I have
no doubt these graduates are eager to
implement what they have learned in
their home courts.”
Justice Sharon Kennedy offered
remarks to participants and their
guests, and Sandra Grosko, Clerk of the
Court offered her congratulations and
handed out diplomas during the Sept.
12 graduation ceremony.
The Sept. 12 graduation ceremony
came after a 2 ½-day concluding seminar
hosted at the Ohio Judicial Center.
Titled “Purposes and Responsibilities
of Courts,” the seminar provided a
historical and philosophical review of
the origins and purpose of the judicial
branch of government. Many family
members and judicial officers attended
the program as guests.
During the program, participants
were required to attend two modules of
courses each year. The modules, which
were each 2 ½ days long, covered topics
ranging from managing court financial
resources and fundamental issues of
caseflow management to managing
human
resources
and
managing
technology projects and resources.

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Montpelier,
Ohio
– October 1, 2014 –
It’s a long drive, but
Savannah Graham loves
the beach. Her time in
high school is consumed
with
track,
painting,
singing,
and
student
council but her thoughts
may be somewhere else.
Savannah’s
hobbies
include shopping, having
fun, staying busy and
beaching (a reference to
this year’s Jake Owen
song).
Savannah doesn’t have
specific college plans at
the moment – where she
will attend or what she
would like to study. “I will
cross that bridge when
I get to it” she clarifies.
However, she does have
one detail in mind:
“probably by the ocean…
so I can beach with my
text book” she adds with
a
smile.
Savannah’s
painting shows her love of
the beach – it’s an acrylic
tribute to blue sky, blue
water, palm trees and
sunsets.
Savannah’s
parents
are Katy Green and Jason
& Korina Graham.
Kannel
Superior

PHOTO PROVIDED

PRESERVING THE BEACH IN PAINT ... Savannah
Graham presents her painting to Chris Kannel.
Agency, Inc. is proud to
feature Savannah’s work
in their office and invites
the public to stop in and
see her linocut series
during the months of
October and November.
The office is located at

to update and improve the department’s
service to the community.
According
to
the
Volunteer
Firefighters’ Association, fundraisers
are now more visible than ever before
because the fundraisers are one way that
the department can bring in additional
revenue. Additional funds are necessary
since budget cuts are often passed on
to the fire department. The members of
the Montpelier Firefighters’ Association
would like to thank all area residents for
their continued support.

301 West Main Street,
at the heart of historic
downtown
Montpelier.
For more information,
contact Chris Kannel at
419-485-4281 or chris@
kannelinsurance.com.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

Montpelier’s Helping Hands Food
Pantry Asks For Votes On Facebook

As part of the Wal-Mart “Fight
Hunger. Spark Change.” campaign, The
Toledo Food Bank recently chose one
agency per county to assist the bank
with a voting challenge against 127 other
food banks across the country. The top
50 food banks will receive a portion of
$60,000 in grants made possible by the
campaign.
If the Toledo Food Bank wins the
challenge, they will give a $1500 credit
at the food bank to each of the agencies
that helped pull in votes.
Helping Hands Food Pantry is
honored to be chosen and is asking
INFORMATION PROVIDED everyone with a facebook account to
lend their support. With a $1500 credit,
the food pantry could buy a lot of food to

Montpelier Firefighters’ Association
Firefighters Donation Drive Begins
Montpelier, OH - Like many
firefighters across the state, the
members of Montpelier Firefighters’
Association have to be both firefighters
and fundraisers so their department can
have money to buy new equipment to
meet always-changing safety standards.
For
the
next
several
weeks,
department representatives will be going
door to door asking for a $20 donation.
Each donor will receive a coupon
for a free family portrait taken by a
professional photographer at the fire
station. The money from the donations
will go to purchasing equipment needed

Fun Loving MHS Artist
Has A Love Of The Beach

help those in need close to home.
To show your support and vote for
the Toledo Food Bank and aid Helping
Hands Food Pantry, visit www.walmart.
com/fighthunger. The site will work
with smart phones and tablets and you
will be able to search by organization,
name, city, state, or zip code. Voters
must have an active facebook account
and be at least 13 years of age. Each
voter will be allowed to cast one vote
every day through October 5.
Helping Hands Food Pantry hopes
you’ll participate and lend a hand by not
only voting yourself, but also by sharing
this information with all of your own
facebook friends.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

Montpelier Exempted Village
Schools’ Report Card Shows
District With Average Performance

INFORMATION PROVIDED

REFLECTIONS OF THE PAST
1943 Montpelier French Club

FRENCH CLUB ... Standing: Merriman, Ely, Rothenburger, Allman, Faben,
Roush, Carrott. Seated: Wilson, Powers, Knepper, Eberly.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2014

By: Chelsie Firestone
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
The recent release of School District
Report Cards by the Ohio Department
of Education shows that, as a district,
Montpelier Exempted Village Schools
are giving an average performance in
pretty much all areas. The highest
grade received by the district was a B
in the Performance Index portion of the
Achievement Category, which measures
student performance on the state test.
Ds were received in both Gap Closing and
the Gifted portion under the Progress
Category. Gap Closing measures whether
or not all students are succeeding
regardless of socio-economic status
and is a problematic area for schools
across the state. The Progress category
measures whether or not each student
received a year’s worth of education in
various subjects and was a problematic
area for many schools throughout the

area. It should be remembered that the
present District Report Cards are still
under-going changes that began last
year, when the old system of rankings
such as “Excellent” or “Improving”
were done away with. As seen in the
graphic, more changes are scheduled
to be made, with additional grades and
component grades being added, over
the next couple of years. It should also
be remembered that grades are now
percent driven, which may make it more
difficult for smaller school districts to
earn the high percentages needed for
an A or a B in any given area. More
information on Montpelier Exempted
Village School District’s report card,
as well as a breakdown on how the
elementary and high schools performed
individually, can be found at http://
reportcard.education.ohio.gov/Pages/
default.aspx#.
Chelsie can be reached at
chelsie@thevillagereporter.com

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North Central Gets A Better Education On Bullying
this union is seldom a happy one, and
Mildew tries to fix that situation with
kids. The kids, in turn, have trouble
connecting with their mother, and
Mildew ends up spending her golden
years in a nursing home.
Ironically, the same social structure
that worked for Mildew in high school
also work for her in the nursing home.
So, assisted living facilities throughout
the country are filled with Mildew.
As he tells all of this to children

throughout Ohio, Bisenius says the
greatest joy of his work is discovering
the Mildews in the crowds.
“I can tell who the Mildews are right
away.” Bisenius claims. “They can’t hide
their anger at having their playbook
revealed.”
Bisenius better be careful, though.
After all, he may end up in a nursing
home someday.
T.J. Hug can be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

REFLECTIONS FROM PIONEER’S PAST

1969 North Central Band

PHOTO BY T.J. HUG, STAFF

ANTI-BULLYING LESSON ... Jim Bisenius explains the structure and strategy of a
social bully to a crowd of North Central students at the school’s Bullying Awareness
Day.
By: T.J. Hug
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
“There’s a Mildew epidemic in nursing
homes across the country!”
This according to Jim Bisenius, a
psychologist of twenty-one years.
And no, he’s not talking about
fungus.
Bisenius has spent the last fifteen
years of his career specializing in
bullying and its prevention. He travels
from school to school, typically within
three hours of his West Chester home,
and shares the findings of his research
with their students. North Central was
one such school on September 15, the
school’s Bullying Awareness Day.
“This was a really good bunch of
students.” Bisenius said after his
presentation. “A great audience.”
The psychologist covered a wide
variety of sub-topics in regard to
bullying, such as self-defense against a
physical bully, how to handle a verbal
bully, and the intricate web weaved by
a social bully.
The one thing each of these bullies
have in common is power. They want it
and they take it from their victims. Thus
the key to stopping a bully is to stop
giving him power and to start taking his.
During a skit, Bisenius demonstrated
how to do exactly that when dealing with
a social bully. Inviting a staff member
of North Central to take part, Bisenius
played the role of the targeted victim,
while the teacher was handed cards
with insults written on them. Students
in attendance were asked to raise their
hands when they got bored as the
teacher started to insult Bisenius, who
sat down and refused to acknowledge
the verbal bully.
By the third hateful remark, most of
the hands in the room shot up.
“You see what I did?” Bisenius asked.
“I didn’t let him take my power. But
that’s not enough. Now I’m going to take
his power.”
Bisenius then got up and walked
directly by the “bully,” stressing
the importance of not avoiding the
tormentor upon exiting. The key is for
the victim to show that the bullying has
no effect on them. Whether one begs the
bully to stop or reacts harshly in return,
it only encourages more bullying.
Perhaps the most intriguing portion
of the assembly, however, was when

Bisenius dissected the anatomy of social
bullying. The model he used is more
common with girls, but boys have been
known to follow it on occasion as well.
The scenario begins with a popular
girl, called Linda in Bisenius’ example.
Linda’s best friend, Mildew, so named
for obvious reasons, is the social bully.
Their friends, Taylor, Tanya, Tara, and
Tina like Linda, but fear Mildew, who
uses their fear to control them.
Mildew will use Linda to exclude one
girl at a time, usually once every couple
of weeks. She does this to keep anyone
else from getting too close to Linda, and
thus threatening her hold on the group.
Spreading rumors through the groups
gossips, who all Mildews will have long
since identified, is the primary method
to do this. Not only will Mildew spread a
derogatory rumor about, say, Tina and
Linda’s boyfriend, the bully will drag a
third friend into the lie. Not wanting to
incur Mildew’s wrath, the third friend is
coerced into agreeing.
Once word of the rumor gets back
to Linda, she starts asking her friends.
Hearing back from at least two friends
that the rumor is true, Linda believes it,
and goes to Mildew to vent. Mildew then
suggests that no one in the group talks
to Tina for a week or two. Anyone who
disobeys this order becomes the new
shunned friend as Tina is brought back
into the group.
After years of analysis and speaking
to many Mildews in therapy, Bisenius
has come to the conclusion that two of
the friends building a strong relationship
is the best way to end Mildew’s reign of
terror. Building this friendship in secret
is the key, as Mildew won’t be able to
come between the two friends. Once
strong enough those two friends are
beyond Mildew’s sphere of influence,
as they will always have each other.
Eventually they can become leaders
themselves, freeing the group as a whole
from the manipulative Mildew.
More importantly, Mildew herself
will have to change. She’ll have to stop
trying to control people, and learn to be
a real friend to everyone. This is crucial,
as Mildew, if left unchecked, is set up
for a life of misery after high school.
Once reaching adulthood, Mildew’s
tricks are seen as pathetic by her peers.
She has no friends, and tries to remedy
the loneliness with marriage. Of course,

Pioneer Council Approves Bid
On Road Resurfacing Project
By T.J. Hug
THE VILLAGE REPORTER

The status of Pioneer’s Road
Repavement Project was changed by
the Pioneer Village Council at their
September regular meeting.
Concerning the project, the council
approved a bid by Gerken Asphalt Paving
to take on the task. Gerken placed a bid
of $76,264, well below the estimated
total of $84,000. The council also made
a request of the county engineer for
$20,000 to help fund the same project,
giving the village $25,000 currently
available to spend on its sidewalks and
roads.
The council also gave administrator
Al Fiser the power to purchase a new fire
truck for the Pioneer Fire Department.
The new truck will be constructed from
scratch, becoming available for use in

seven months.
Street signs located on the north
and south sides of Pioneer have been
replaced thanks in part to a $500
donation from Spangler Superior Tool
and Machine.
Trick-or-Treating will take place on
the evening of October 30 this year, as
the council decided that was a more
appropriate time than Halloween night
itself. Mayor Kidston was hoping to
avoid having it over a weekend, as area
parents seem to prefer school nights.
Kids can pursue candy from 5:30-7:00
P.M. on October 30.
The board adjourned the meeting
after roughly twenty minutes in session,
causing Kidston to claim that the council
had set some sort of record. They will
next meet on October 13, at 7:00 P.M.
T.J. Hug may be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

BAND ... Row 1: Sue Robison, Flora Orcutt, Lorrainse Houk, Sue Keough,
Diane Martin. Second Row: Marcia Houk, Pam Oxender, Vicky Keough,
Gary Apt, Denny Bell. Third Row: Sharon Oxender, Kathy Hartman, Dave
Rediger, Terry Oyer, Wanda Douglas. Fourth Row: Julie Fackler, Myra
Gilcher, Nancy Heller, Ron Shepart, Debbie Brown, Mr. Hill, Director.

North Central Board Of Education Hears Update
On Building Project, Receives School Report Card
By: T.J. Hug
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
Members of the North Central Board of
Education were handed their report cards
at their September regular meeting.
Superintendent Ken Boyer did a little
research, and discovered a website which
gives school districts their letter grades in
various areas of education. A collective
grade for each district will not be available until 2016. Each board member was
handed the twenty-three page packet by
Boyer in case they wanted to review the
findings.
The school’s building project, which
involves tearing down and rebuilding the
band room and auditorium, had gotten a
little behind in recent weeks. However,
Boyer announced to the board that things
are back on track.
Elementary Pricipal Paul Jones told
the board of a volunteer program,with everyone from junior high and high school
students to “retired teachers and Grandmas” teaming up to help tutor students in
kindergarten through third grade. Volun-

teers and their charges will work together
in twenty to thirty minute intervals.
Jones also made reference to the Families and Schools Together (FAST) Program.
Said program, running from October 6 to
November 24, is designed to assist parents
in becoming active participants in their
child’s school activities.
The North Central FAA was recognized
as they are to attend the organizations National Convention in Louisville, Kentucky
from October 29 to November 1.
The resignation of Chris Schlosser was
accepted by the board. They also recinded
a suspension of said employee’s contract
upon receiving the resignation.
The board hired Kendra Ely as Sophomore Class Advisor, Angie Lashawy as a
crossing guard, and Rebecca Eustace as a
cafeteria aide substitute at the meeting as
well.
The board then entered Executive Session in order to discuss personnel matters.
No action was taken. They will next meet
in regular session on Tuesday, October 21.
T.J. Hug can be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

Holiday City Council To
Have Clock Repaired Again

PHOTO BY T.J. HUG, STAFF

CLOCK REPAIRS ... The Holiday City Village Council discuss the Holiday City Administrative Building’s clock at September’s regular meeting.

By: T.J. Hug
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
The clock atop the Holiday City administrative building is malfunctioning again.
Already taking care of this issue last
month, the clock is now running slowly
and keeping poor time. At this point, it’s
unclear if the $800 put into the machine
at that point will simply cover any new expenses.
Mayor Shawn Clark announced to the
council that he had been looked at by a
legal team put together by the Ohio Turnpike. This legal council had to determine
whether or not Clark had a conflict of interest, as he’s not only the mayor of Holiday City, but a maintenance worker for the
Turnpike as well. He was found to have no
such conflict.
A then and now purchase order was

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used to pay the city’s electric bill for September. This is because an appropriations
increase approved at last month’s meeting
had lead to the money being available in
the middle of the month.
The council will pay Doug Siegel $2,500
to clean the ditches of Holiday City. This
cleaning will take place on Sunday, September 28.
Holiday City employees may be getting
a raise in the near future. Clark encouraged the board to consider such an idea,
possibly to be approved at next month’s
board meeting.
“It’s time that we maybe should start
thinking about it now.” Clark urged.
The board then adjourned the meeting,
and did not go into Executive Session.
T.J. Hug can be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

ADDITIONAL PIONEER NEWS ON PAGE 18

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2014

West Unity Three Arts Club Makes Donation
The West Unity Three Arts Club held
their first meeting of the year on September 15 at the home of Bobbie Clark.
Thirteen members answered the roll call
“Your favorite activity at the fair”. Responses ranged from the band show, fair
food, to seeing friends.
The speaker for the night was Laura
Rohlf who talked about the history of
4-H. It is over 100 years old, and started out with only a few projects available such as cooking, sewing, and animals. Now there are over 200 projects to
choose from. 4-H is just one component
of the county fair. They work together.
4-H helps to build strong character,
leadership, and responsibility.
Club President, Emily Schlosser,
called the meeting to order. Thank
yous were read from Shirley Taylor for

the flowers and food during her surgery;
Candy Tressler for the memorial for her
mother; Jesse Westfall, a 2014 graduate, who received the Club’s Scholarship
of $500, the West Unity Library for our
donation to their summer reading program; and from Hilltop High School for
our donation to the Academic Banquet
held last spring.
Members brought items to be taken to
the food pantry at the West Unity United
Methodist Church. It was voted on to
give $100 towards the new uniforms for
the Hilltop Marching Band. The Avon
fundraiser will be held in October. It was
decided to have a Pampered Chef Party
in the spring as another fundraiser.
The meeting was then adjourned.
The October meeting will be held at the
home of Joan Rohlf.

Millcreek-West Unity Local School District
Excelling In Graduation Rates; Struggling
In Progress Area Of District Report Card

By: Chelsie Firestone
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
The recent release of School District
Report Cards by the Ohio Department
of Education shows that, as a district,
Millcreek-West Unity Local Schools
are performing well in many areas and
excelling in the Graduation Category,
where the District received an A in
both subcategories. However, the
district did receive a failing grade in
the Progress Category, largely due to
a failing grade in the Students with
Disabilities portion of the category. The
Progress category measures whether
or not students are receiving a year’s
worth of education in various subjects
and has been a problematic area of the
PHOTO PROVIDED report card for schools throughout the
DONATION ... The Three Arts Club donates $100 towards the new Hilltop Marching area. It should be remembered that the
Band uniforms. Pictured from left: Cathie Batt, club secretary, and Sam Maran, present District Report Cards are still
band director.

McMullen Benefit Scheduled For Oct. 4th

By: Timothy Kays

THE VILLAGE REPORTER

Sometimes, surprises
are not just good…they’re
potentially life-saving.
When Ray McMullen
of West Unity recently
went in to his doctor
for an examination, he
was surprised to find a
serious heart blockage
that required him to
immediately get two stints
put in to prevent a heart
attack. That surprise was
a good one… the blockage
was found in time.
While
recuperating
at the hospital though,
he was in for another
surprise
when
an
abdominal mass was
discovered.
Additional
testing brought back the
news that nobody wants
to hear… Ray had colon

cancer.
He is now receiving
daily
radiation
treatments, round the
clock
chemotherapy,
and has been in and out
of the hospital several
times since the tumor
was discovered. There
are more tests to endure
down the road, as well as
major surgery in order
to address the tumor
itself. Not being allowed
to return to work has put
a serious crimp on the
family income, but that
does not stem the tide of
the incoming bills.
With that in mind the
friends and family of Ray
have rallied around him,
and they are hosting a
fundraiser and car show
for him at the Hilltop
School
on
October
4. One of the friends
spearheading the drive
is Steve Heisey of West
Unity. Speaking of his
dear friend of 35 years,
Steve said, “He’s a super
mechanic,
and
loves
to hunt and fish. He’s
a super guy at helping
people in the community.
If somebody has car
problems, call Ray…he’ll
figure it out. A lot of times,
he’ll go to somebody’s
place to fix their car, and
not even charge them if he
doesn’t have to buy parts.

When he got cancer, I
told my wife that we had
to do something. He’s
always been good to help
everybody else. Now he’s
in trouble, so it’s time for
the community to help
him.”
The events of October
4 include the car show
which begins at 10
am, with awards being
presented at 2 pm. A
freewill offering lunch
begins at 11:30, and runs
until the end of the event.
There will be a 50/50
drawing, several items
being raffled, including
three guns: an 870
Remington Wingmaster, a
Henry .22 caliber Golden
Boy, and a 45 caliber
muzzle loader. There will
be kids games and face
painting, and a freewill
offering bake sale.
Donations are still
being accepted for the
event which is open to
the public. For more
information about the
event or to donate, contact
Steve at 419-553-0541, or
Sarah at 419-438-4361.
For details about the car
show, contact Jestin at
419-769-0924.
Mark the day on your
calendar, and join your
neighbors in support of
Ray McMullen!
Timothy Kays
can be reached at
tim@thevillagereporter.com

West Unity
Legion To
Host Flag
Disposal
West
Unity
Legion
post #669 will have a flag
disposal ceremony on
Wednesday, October 1st
at 6:30 P.M. It will take
place behind the legion
hall. If anyone has a flag
to be disposed of, you
may give it to any legion
member. The public is
always invited.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2014

under-going changes that began last
year, when the old system of rankings
such as “Excellent” or “Improving”
were done away with. As seen in the
graphic, more changes are scheduled
to be made, with additional grades and
component grades being added, over
the next couple of years. It should also
be remembered that grades are now
percent driven, which may make it more
difficult for smaller school districts to
earn the high percentages needed for
an A or a B in any given area. More
information on Millcreek-West Unity
Local School District’s report card,
as well as a breakdown on how the
elementary and high schools performed
individually, can be found at http://
reportcard.education.ohio.gov/Pages/
default.aspx#.
Chelsie can be reached at
chelsie@thevillagereporter.com

WHAT WE READ YEARS AGO

1990 Hilltop Varsity Cheerleaders

VARSITY CHEERLEADERS ... Steph Merillat, Angie Ruihley, Tonya Wyse, Erica
Brown, Nikki Turner.
WEST UNITY REPORTER
130 YEARS AGO
SEPTEMBER 1884
Death has taken from our midst
two of our inhabitants, Mrs. Burkholder, 40, and her oldest daughter,
12, both dying of typhoid fever.
The Williams County Teachers Institute will be held here August 30 to
September 3.
At the market, eggs-11 cents,
wheat-90 cents, corn-40 cents, butter-15 cents, feathers-40 cents, wool30-40 cents, bees wax 12-20 cents
and dry apples-3 cents.
120 YEARS AGO
SEPTEMBER 1884
Benjamin Reynolds, 87, died at his
home east of Primose, Monday. He
was one of the oldest settlers of this
section, having lived nearly 50 years
and died on the farm he cleared.
Sherman Robnolt is clerking for
E.C. Ely.
Born to Mr. and Mrs F.J. Coslet on
September 7, a daughter.
Dan Spencer is building a small
dwelling on Catherine Street just
north of Henry Clay’s.
110 YEARS AGO
SEPTEMBER 1904
Mr. Arthur Smith and Miss Clara
Pifer were united in marriage.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ora Shaffer of
Kunkle on August 12, a girl.
100 YEARS AGO
SEPTEMBER 1914
Howard Whetro of Kunkle and Miss
Mae Schultz went to Detroit August 27
and visited Windsor, Canada, and re-

turned Mr. and Mrs. Howard Whetro.
Dr. L.A. Beard of Pioneer has four
cases of infantile paralysis at present
at his practice.
90 YEARS AGO
SEPTEMBER 1924
Carter Kissell is expected home tomorrow from the Great Lakes Training
Station where has been for six years.
Mr. Warren W. Benner of Bryan
and Myrtle Mann married on August
15.
Charles Heacock, who has been
carrier on Rural Route 3 for 16 years,
will retire Friday as he is now in his
70th year. Rowe R. Newcomb will take
his place.
80 YEARS AGO
SEPTEMBER 1934
S.S. Warren of Lincoln, Neb., is visiting his sister and other relatives for
a few weeks en route home from the
National G.A.R. Encampment at Cincinnati.
Daniel Suter of Cleveland, a former
resident of this place, passed away.
70 YEARS AGO
SEPTEMBER 1944
Miss Joan Gier of Edon and Orville
Gunn of West Unity took place August
17.
B.G. Runnels was recently hired by
the Kunkle Board of Education as superintendent of the Kunkle school.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs.
C.S. Miller of Montpelier.
Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Jones left for a
visit with their son Donald and family
at his home in Shorthills, N.J.

ADDITIONAL WEST UNITY NEWS ON PAGE 18

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Queen Autumn Jermeay & Court Reign Over 2014 Hilltop Festivities

PHOTO BY: MONICA SMITH, STAFF

HOMECOMING COURT ... Pictured above are (front row, left to right): Jayden White and Caiden Hartzell. Middle row: Kelby Grime, Autumn Jermeay, Justin
Ashenfelter and Adreyn Yates. Back row: Chase Masters, Johnnie Roth, Ethan Dunson, Sydni Rivera, Trevor Shipman and Malorie Heer.

Students at Hilltop High School
will celebrate Homecoming 2014
during the Cadets showdown
with the Cardinal Stritch this
Friday. Chosen by the student
body to reign as Homecoming
Queen is Autumn Jermeay
and King Justin Ashenfelter.
Her Courtiers, selected by their
respective
classes,
include
Senior Attendant ~ Adreyn Yates;
Junior Attendant ~ Malorie Heer;
Sophomore Attendant ~ Sydni
Rivera, and Freshman Attendant
~ Johnnie Roth. Fulfilling their
duties as escorts for the evening
will be senior Kelby Grime, Junior
Trevor Shipman, Sophomore
Ethan Dunson and Freshman
Chase Masters. Homecoming
Ceremony Assistants this year
are kindergartners Jayden White
and Caiden Hartzell.
HOMECOMING ROYALTY
Queen Autumn Jermeay
Autumn, the daughter of
Keith and Teri Jermeay, has two
siblings, Kayli and Holly. While
at HHS, Autumn has been active

in cheerleading, student council,
and as secretary of the senior
class. She is also involved in
her church youth group. After
graduating in May 2015, she
would like to get a degree to
be a phlebotomist and x-ray
technician.
King Justin Ashenfelter
Justin is the son of Lisa and
Glenn Ashenfelter and has three
older siblings, Jason, Austin and
Nathan. While sporting the red
and white, he enjoys watching
and playing football, sleeping
and getting injured unexpectedly.
After graduating in May, he plans
to attend college and adopt a dog
to be his best friend.
Senior Attendant Adreyn Yates
Adreyn is the daughter of
Laurina and Steve Sauber. She
has one sibling, Savannah Yates.
Her school activities over the past
four years have included softball,
cheerleading, student council,
and senior class president and
vice president. After graduation,
she plans to attend OSU next fall

for zoology to become and animal
nursery worker at a zoo.
Senior Escort Kelby Grime
Kelby is the son of Troy and
Jeri Grime; he has two siblings,
Marley and Kayne Grime. During
high school, Kelby has enjoyed
playing
basketball,
hanging
out with friends, wasting time
watching tv, and sleeping. He
plans to attend college, settle
down and start a family.
Junior Attendant
Malorie Heer
Malorie, the daughter of
Jesse and Melanie Heer, has
one younger sibling, Easton.
Throughout high school, Malorie
favorite past times have included
sleeping, playing guitar and
spending time with her best
friends. She plans to go to college
for nursing.
Junior Escort Trevor Shipman
Trevor is the son of Stan
and Jen Shipman. He has two
siblings, Tyler and Taylor. In his
spare time he enjoys hanging with

friends, eating food, watching the
Lions, and going for late night
runs to Burger King with his
brother. Trevor plans to one day
own his own electrical business.
Sophomore Attendant
Sydni Rivera
The daughter of Lennie and
Janie Rivera, Sydni has two
siblings, Dani and Mackenzi.
Sydni has been involved in
student
council,
volleyball,
basketball, and softball. She
enjoys watching movies with her
friends and going to the lake. Her
future plans are to go to college
to be come a doctor and start a
family.
Sophomore Escort
Ethan Dunson
Ethan is the son of Scott
and Carrie Dunson and has one
sister, Chelsie. Ethan is involved
in Student Council, football,
basketball, baseball, and enjoys
hanging with his friends. He plans
to attend college to become a
mechanical engineer, get married
and have two kids.

Freshman Attendant
Johnnie Roth
Johnnie, the daughter of Angie
and Todd Roth, has two older
siblings, Jennifer and Veronica,
and one younger sibling, Kendall.
During this first year of high
school, Johnnie has enjoyed
playing sports and hanging out
with her friends. She plans to
attend college and become a
marine biologist.
Freshman Chase Masters
The son of Phil and Karen
Masters, Chase has a sister,
Tori.Chase is part of the football,
basketball, and track teams
atHHS. He plans to attend a
four year college and become a
teacher.
Princess
Jayden White
Jayden is the daughter of
Kauwe Abner.
Prince
Caiden Hartzell
Caiden is the son of Amanda
Hartzell.

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Stryker Board Of Education Updates Finances, Makes Part Time Hires
By: T.J. Hug
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
The Stryker Board of Education met in
regular session on Monday, September 9,
and they were busy.
The Stryker graduating Class of 2016
owes their parents a thank you at the very
least. The school accepted a generous
donation of $2,465.45 from said parents,
according to School Treasurer Richelle

Oberlin. The Chief Financial Officer also
announced that the school’s cafeteria fund
will be advanced $15,000 from the general
fund.
The board heard from Dave Schultz,
who gave the principal’s report. He informed them that the first round of STAR
testing, to be taken by kindergartens up
to eighth graders, would be completed on
September 15. The test is specialized in

Stryker Local School District
Excelling In Graduation Rates;
Struggling In Progress & Gap Closing
Areas Of District Report Card

By: Chelsie Firestone
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
The recent release of School District
Report Cards by the Ohio Department
of Education shows that, as a district
Stryker Local Schools are doing well in
the Graduation Rate Category, where the
District received an A and a B. However,
the district did receive a failing grades
in the Overall portion Progress category
as well as the Gap Closing category. The
Gap Closing Category measures whether
or not each student is succeeding
regardless of socio-economic status
and has been a problematic area of the
report card for schools state wide. The
Progress category measures whether
or not students are receiving a year’s
worth of education in various subjects
and has been a problematic area of the
report card for schools throughout the
area. It should be remembered that the

present District Report Cards are still
under-going changes that began last
year, when the old system of rankings
such as “Excellent” or “Improving” were
done away with. As seen in the graphic,
more changes are scheduled to be made,
with additional grades and component
grades being added, over the next couple
of years. It should also be remembered
that grades are now percent driven,
which may make it more difficult for
smaller school districts to earn the high
percentages needed for an A or a B in
any given area. More information on
Stryker Local School District’s report
card, as well as a breakdown on how the
elementary and high schools performed
individually, can be found at http://
reportcard.education.ohio.gov/Pages/
default.aspx#.
Chelsie can be reached at
chelsie@thevillagereporter.com

MORE GENERAL AREA NEWS

Williams County Genealogical Society
Holds First Meeting Of New Year
The Williams County
Genealogical
Society
held the first meeting
of their new year on
Monday,
September
13, 2014. After a short
greeting by President Pat
Goebel, a delicious array
of food was enjoyed by
all.
Each
person
introduced themselves.
We
had
two
new
members
and
two
guests. Then the fun
began!!! Vice President
Mary Alice Roth started
a game of genealogy
word find. I think this
was the quietest the
group has ever been. The
next game tested their
knowledge of genealogy
understanding in many
areas. A handout of
answers, with factual
explanations
of
the
answers, was given out.
We all had a great time.
The next meeting

will be held on Monday,
October 13, 2014. Our
guest speaker will be
Joanne Allison. She will
be telling of her quest
to find her German
heritage,
travels
to
Germany
and
her
recently published book.
You may hear tips on
how to locate your own
German ancestors.
The purpose of the
WCGS is preservation
of county records and
family research. Monthly
meetings are held on the
second Monday of each
month, excluding July
and August, at 6:30pm,
in the conference room
of the West Annex of the
Bryan Public Library.
The public is invited to
attend all meetings.
For
further
information concerning
the WCGS, visit the
Website at www.wcgsogs.com or write to the

WCGS, P.O. Box 293,
Bryan, Ohio 43506.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2014

reading and math. In a related note, the
third grade OAA reading test is to be administered on October 7.
A few new employees were approved
by the board, though they are only hired
on an as needed basis. Morgan Uribes,
Denise Nowak, and Marisa Everitt were
brought in to the school system as educational tutors at a pay rate of $100 per day.
That money will come from the School Improvement Grant.
Melanie Baldwin was awarded a supplemental contract as a mentor by the
board. Beth Lewis and Katie Jimenez also

received such contracts, but for a role in
capacity with the student council.
The State Security Grant was discussed, as it was brought up by Superintendent Nate Johnson. Nothing came of
these discussions, however.
The board adjourned the meeting
without going into Executive Session. It
will host its next regular meeting in the
school’s art room on October 20, at 6:00
P.M.
T.J. Hug can be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

WHAT WE READ YEARS AGO

1969 Stryker Wrestling

WRESTLING ... Front Row: Perez, Hancock, Andres, Knapp, Frank, T. Short, Wiliams, Manager Rupp. Second Row: Haye, Wheeler, Jolly, Heer, J. Short, Radloff,
Graber, Wonders, Planson, Coach Cortese.
STRYKER ADVANCE
120 YEARS AGO
AUGUST 1894
W.B. Greek, former superintendent
of Stryker, was back in town renewing
old acquaintances.
Joseph Clark and Gertrude Ehrmin
were married September 6.
C.W. Mummert of Columbus and
Nora Narden of Stryker were married
September 5.
110 YEARS AGO
AUGUST 1904
Have you noticed our boulevard?
Please keep off the grass.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Gordon moved to
Scott, Mich.
Fred, Will and Albert Racine of Missouri are visiting Mrs. W. B. Kitzmiller
and other relatives.
There are over 100 persons of school
age in this district that are not attending school, 50 of which are between 1621.
100 YEARS AGO
AUGUST 1914
Flo Gates is teaching in the Bryan
Schools this year.
Mabel Betts left for Gary, Ind., Friday to take up her duties as superinten-

dent of the physical culture department
in the Gary public schools.
90 YEARS AGO
AUGUST 1924
Agnes Kryling, 17, died September
16.
Donny U. Murphy, 26, died September 7.
80 YEARS AGO
AUGUST 1934
Rev. L.D. Fauver has been returned
to the Stryker Methodist Church.
Miss Genevieve Aberle left Tuesday
for Dunkirk to take up her duties as supervisor of music in the public schools
there.
Lewis Seigneur, 18, manager of the
Johnson Oil. Com filling station was
held up for $15 by a youth pair of bandits.
70 YEARS AGO
AUGUST 1944
Record breaking crowd at Stryker
Homecoming, but financially the gross
amount was $200 lower than the year
previous.
Richard Heer, Richard Wonders and
John Robinson left Tuesday morning
for the New York World’s Fair.

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Stryker Class Officers & Student Council Announced

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SOPHOMORE STUDENT COUNCIL ... Emily Cadwell, Allison Frisbie.
SENIOR STUDENT COUNCIL ... Left to Right: Madeline Uribes, Zachary Tingley.

JUNIORS ... Top Left to Right: Secretary Megan Graber, Treasurer Melissa
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Wisnewski.

JUNIOR STUDENT COUNCIL ... Left to Right: Brett Johnson, Brittany Breier.

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Stryker’s The Loft Kicks Off Season “Bigger & Better”
By: Chelsie Firestone
THE VILLAGE REPORTER

A red paperclip may not sound like
much. There are more than a few on most
desks and, for the most part, they are simply overlooked and not seen as holding any
real value other than the ability to hold a
few pieces of paper together for a short
time.
But, what approximately 40 junior high
and high school students at The Loft in
Stryker proved just how much potential
just one red paperclip can have when they
took part in a “Bigger and Better” challenge
on Friday, September 19. The event was
modeled after the story of Canada’s Kyle
McDonald who, in a series of 14 trades,
had gone from a single red paperclip to a
two-story house.
Having only two hours to make trades,
the students started with one single paperclip that they used to start a series of
trades in hopes that they would be able to
continuously trade up for something bigger and better than the item they held.
The students came back with a sofabed, a dresser and mirror combination, a
large Santa sleigh, and a multitude of other items that will be put to good use by The
Loft – including a 60” screen television that
was due to arrive on Monday.
Groups participated in the contest under adult supervision and were awarded
in three categories – “The Biggest and the
Best”, “The Funniest”, and “You Could
Have Used Another Trade”. The sofa-bed
and dresser/mirror combination shared

honors in “The Biggest and the Best” category. The oversized Santa sleigh, which
happened to come with four vampire
stakes, won “The Funniest”. Honors for
the “You Could Have Used Another Trade”
category went to the team who was holding with them a tire – because that 60”
screen television they had just traded it for
couldn’t be delivered in time for the cut-off.
But there was one other item at the
end of the trades that stood out. With the
last three teams arriving being given the
chance to make one more trade for unknown items, one team inadvertently traded their inflated Spiderman Frisbee – for a
paperclip. With each team having just one
minute to state their case why their item
was “the Biggest and the Best”, the team
reminded everyone that the paperclip was
great because it symbolized the start of
something, that “Everyone needs a starting point” and because the paperclip had
the potential to eventually turn out to be
almost anything.
Along with the challenge, students also
had the opportunity to mingle with one another, play a wide variety of games found
within The Loft, and listen to a snap chat
provided by Matt Dodd, Youth Pastor at
Stryker First Baptist Church. Dodd spoke
to the students about living their life for
Christ as well as shared with him his firm
belief in what will be The Loft’s verse of the
year. “Don’t let anyone look down on you
because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct,
in love, in faith and in purity” (1 Timothy

AWARD ... Team Rosebrock - Matha Ferguson, Gabby Stuckey, Jaden Shy, Alexis
Brooks and Tiffany Gardner tied for the Biggest N Best Award with their six drawer
dresser and mirror. Way to go team!!!

4:12).
The Loft is open for students grades
7-12 on Mondays and will be providing a
series of events at other times for interested students to partake in as well. Students
from all school districts are welcome. Anyone interested in learning more about The
Loft, whose goal is to connect youth and
families to Christ, should visit their face-

book page at https://www.facebook.com/
theloftoh. Anyone wishing to donate to
The Loft in order to help them realize their
goal and assist them in providing fun-filled
events for area youth can make donations
at Stryker’s Farmers and Merchants State
Bank by speaking to Pat Rosebrock.
Chelsie Firestone can be reached at
chelsie@thevillagereporter.com.

PHOTOS BY CHELSIE FIRESTONE, STAFF

LOFT ... Sporting a few of the 2014 - 2015 New Loft t-shirts are front row: Logan Doriot,
Katelyn Tingley, Sierra WaltersTiffany Garner, Casey Reiniche, Heather Hart, Breanna
Paige Wolfrum Maygen Wray, Shauna Miehls, Second row: Jeffrey Neville, Tristin Sampson, Joseph Chiow, Sean Shindledecker, Izzy Ferguson, Logan Daniel Boetz.

FUNNIEST ITEM ... Way to go Team Frank! This team slid away with the prize for the
"Funniest Item." They not only secured Santa's Sleigh complete with Santa's authentic
signature but it also came with not one but four vampire stakes... the team explained
this made their item a Vampire "Sleigher"!!! Team members are back row Kristi Frank,
Tristan Tristin Sampson, Izzy Ferguson, Reece Hall,, middle row Abby Grice, Logan
Daniel Boetz, Devon McDaniels, front Isaiah Sanchez.

ONE MORE TRADE ... Team Myers on the prize entitled “We just needed one more
trade!” This team scored big for The Loft securing a huge 60” TV. It just needs to be
transported. Way to go team: CJ Hart, Logan Doriot, Kelly Myers, Jeffrey Neville, and
Breanna Elizabeth Doriot

BIG TRADE ... Team Martinez tied for the Biggest N Best Prize. Team member are Katelyn Tingley, Luke Holsopple, Heather Hart, and Rylin Huard.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2014

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FA
Fayette Local School District
Tentatively Performing Well On
School District Report Card

REFLECTIONS FROM FAYETTE’S PAST

1970 FAYETTE CHEERLEADERS

CHEERLEADERS ... Row One: Mindy Graf, Margie Maginn; Row 2: Debbi
Canfield, Nancy Rupp, Jill Schaffner; Row 3: Susan Leupp.
By: Chelsie Firestone
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
The recent release of School District
Report Cards by the Ohio Department
of Education shows that, as a district,
Fayette Local Schools are doing well
in the pretty much every area of the
report card. The School District has
received no grades below a C and earned
A marks in both the overall portion of
the Progress Category as well as the
5 year portion of the Graduation Rate
Category.
However, whether or not
these grades hold remains to be seen
as there is a notation on the grade card
that the Achievement, Gap Closing, and
Progress data may change due to a local
reporting error. Two of these areas, both
Gap Closing and Progress, have shown
to be problematic areas for many other
local schools. It should be remembered

that the present District Report Cards
are still under-going changes that began
last year, when the old system of rankings
such as “Excellent” or “Improving” were
done away with. As seen in the graphic,
more changes are scheduled to be made,
with additional grades and component
grades being added, over the next couple
of years. It should also be remembered
that grades are now percent driven,
which may make it more difficult for
smaller school districts to earn the high
percentages needed for an A or a B in
any given area. More information on
Fayette Local School District’s report
card, as well as a breakdown on how the
elementary and high schools performed
individually, can be found at http://
reportcard.education.ohio.gov/Pages/
default.aspx#.

Fayette Zoning Board Of
Appeals Gives TRW The
Green Light For Expansion

Chelsie can be reached at
chelsie@thevillagereporter.com

Fayette School Prepares Space
For New, Greener Commitment
PHOTO PROVIDED

THE PLANS ... The plot of the current TRW boundaries, as well as the proposed expansion are shown in this diagram.

By: Timothy Kays
THE VILLAGE REPORTER

PHOTO BY TIMOTHY KAYS, STAFF

WATCH THIS SPACE … With the final removal of the wind turbine from the back of
the Fayette School, all that remains are the paved access way and a pile of dirt. This
will soon change as the Fayette Local Board of Education looks to make another
‘green’ commitment to the school. Details to follow in “The Village Reporter” as they
become available. In the meantime… watch this space!

The Fayette Zoning Board of Appeals
convened in a public hearing on August 25
to hear the appeal of TRW in their quest for
a significant expansion of their facilities in
Fayette. Originally denied permission at
an August 5 meeting of the Zoning Board,
TRW brought an application for variances
before the Board of Appeals in an effort to
again secure the permits needed from the
Village.
The original application of August 5
was denied due to a conflict with section
1167.01 of the Codified Ordinances of
Fayette, as it exceeded maximum lot
coverage, and had insufficient setbacks.
The variance request called for reduced
setbacks of between 10’ 6” and 11’ 1”
instead of the current mandate of 40’
along North Gorham Street, 11’ 11”
instead of the aforementioned 40’ along
West Industrial Parkway, 10’ 4” instead
of the mandated 20’ adjacent to parcel
number 19-038308-01.000 owned by
Michael and Wava Kramer, and zero feet
along the western property line adjacent to
the aforementioned Kramer property. An
addition to the variance request included
an allowance to increase property coverage
to 54 percent, as opposed to the mandated
maximum of 40 percent.
Although TRW has made ten additions
to their property since 1950, this proposed
expansion of 69,124 square feet would be
the largest to date, easily exceeding the
45,136 square foot addition in 1996.
The Board heard the statements of all
parties wishing to address the issue. Mr.
Doug Cox of TRW stated that the reason
for the requested expansion was to allow
for increased production in meeting
the wishes of the Ford Motor Company.
Ford has stated a desire that all the
production of specific parts be done in
a single location. Currently, some of the
assemblies supplied to Ford by TRW are
subcontracted for various smaller parts.
By increasing size and production, Mr.
Cox said that not only would they be
able to meet the request of Ford, but they
would also be able to not just remain in
Fayette, but also add 20 or more new jobs
as a result of the increased production.
The key would be the variances, allowing
for maximizing available production floor
space.
While
Mr.
and
Mrs.
Kramer

acknowledged that the expansion would
be good for the Village, they requested
that the setback on the north side of their
Gorham Street property remain at the
ordinance required 20 feet, as their home
would subsequently be boxed in on three
sides by the expansion, and the property
value would suffer significantly.
Mr. Tim Dennis, the owner of
Apartments Fayette at 600 North Gorham
Street, asked several questions of Mr.
Cox, bringing out the fact that in making
this addition, TRW would be making a
substantial investment in Fayette, one
that would require a lengthy stay in the
Village in order to gain a return on their
investment.
Mr. Gerald Purdue, who resides at
613 North Gorham Street, stated that he
lives across the street from the proposed
expansion, and expressed his opinion that
he was in favor of the Board of Appeals’
granting of the variance.
Discussion of a potential remedy for the
plight of the Kramers took place. The idea
that TRW may be interested in purchasing
the Kramer’s property was put forth, but
Mr. Cox indicated that he did not believe
that TRW Corporate would be interested in
the additional purchase.
Village Administrator, Mr. Steve Blue,
then brought forth the problem of drainage
of storm water from the increased roof
area of the proposed expansion. It was
agreed upon that as a part of the variance,
that TRW would share the costs of
construction to extend the storm sewer up
North Gorham Street. It was also agreed
that TRW would, as a condition of the
variance, plant a row of trees adjacent to
the north side of the Kramer property to
screen the view of the building, as well as
cancel some of the noise of the operations
inside the new building.
Board member Mrs. Lucy Moliterno
moved to approve the variance request
with the additional stipulations, with a
second to the motion offered by member
Mrs. Susan Williams. Chairman Burt
Blue called for a vote on the matter, and
with Board member Mrs. Suzette Boesger
voting in the affirmative, the variance
request was passed without dissent, 4-0.
The matter is now back in the court of
TRW Corporate as they determine what
their next move, if any, will be.
Timothy Kays can be reached at
tim@thevillagereporter.com

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Wauseon Class Officers & Wauseon School’s 1:1 Initiative
Student Council Announced Receiving A Positive Response

PHOTOS PROVIDED

SENIORS ... Brooke Hardy-Treasurer, Bailey Hardy-Secretary, Ellie HayatiPresident, Anessa Volkman-Student Council, Aleea Volkman-Student Council,
Motoki Maxted-Vice President. Not pictured: Taylor Vernot-Student Council.

JUNIORS ... Front Row: Miriam Triana-Student Council, Morgan Bzovi-Student
Council, Breanna Demaline-Treasurer, Lela Slattman-Secretary. Back Row: Mason
Creager-Vice President, Ashleigh Allison-Student Council, Ana Marshall-Student
Council, Yestewi Sosa-Student Council, Payton Black-President.

SOPHMORES ... Payton Lovins-Student Council, Timber Kreiner-Treasurer,
Amanda Hammontree-Vice President, Kylee Trucks-Student Council, Shaniah
Matthews-Secretary, Cheyanne Wolpert-President.

The Wauseon Exempted
Village School District
launched a curricular/
technology initiative for
the 2014-2015 school year
with the support of our
Board of Education using
instructional funds from
the Ohio School Facility
Commission
Project
closeout dollars.
The initial feedback has
been positive from both
the staff and students. The
community also responded
well as seen in the high
attendance rates at the Chromebook
distribution sessions prior to the start
of school. One of the Wauseon Middle
School teachers shared, “I am now
wondering how I taught without it”. A
high school teacher stated that he feels
that the ability to share documents,
presentations, and images is very
valuable during the instruction, after
the instruction and even if the student
is absent.
During some of his classroom visits,
Superintendent
Brown appreciated
seeing situations of group and individual
spontaneous learning as it occurred in
the classroom. “I have already seen more
instances of the use of group projects
and presentations than I have ever
seen in our classrooms.” These types
of activities are easily completed when
all the students have the same device,
same applications, same operating
system, and consistent connectivity.
Elementary Principal Theresa Vietmeier
recently reported to the board that the
elementary students could not contain
their reaction when they saw the
Chromebooks. She went on to say, “It
was hard to want to ask them to quiet
down because they were so excited.” The
students have shared their ideas also.
A Wauseon 7th grader stated, “I am
much more organized than I was last
year.” While the high school students
understand that the Chromebooks are
not the only way to provide information
and instructional materials, many have
commented that nearly all of their
teachers are using them to some degree.
Mr.
Curt
Crew,
Technology
Coordinator, and Mrs. Tina Jones,
Curriculum Director, spent last school
year planning for this initiative with the
assistance of the technology transition

team, made up of teachers from
throughout the district. The district is
utilizing Chromebooks based on the
economic nature of the devices and
the “free licensing” operating system.
The district also intends to purchase
digital licenses and utilize free, online
instructional
materials
whenever
possible. The district voluntarily removed
approximately 12 laser printers from the
4 buildings to drastically reduce printer
and paper usage. Mr. Crew was pleased
with the smooth transition to this new
approach to technology implementation
and curriculum integration. He was
glad to see a positive response from the
students and is now looking toward
to the future as Wauseon Schools
looks for new methods to continue the
development of the technology skills of
our students.
Students attending Wauseon High
School and Wauseon Middle School are
provided their own (1:1) Chromebook
Device to use at school and at home
for their studies. As part of this
curriculum/technology
improvement
plan, the district will additionally provide
Chromebooks at a ratio of approximately
1 device to every 2 students in Grades
3-5 (1:2) and approximately 1 device to
every 3 students in Grades K - 2 (1:3).
The elementary school and primary
school devices will be shared by teams of
classrooms and all of those chromebooks
will remain at school. The technology
staff has developed a protocol at the
primary school to significantly reduce
the login times while still utilizing the
internet filters. Community members
are welcome to call the schools or the
district office if they have questions
about this and other topics.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

School District Report Card
Shows Wauseon Exempted
Village School Performing
Above Average In Most Areas

FRESHMEN ... Front Row: Amanda Baker-Student Council, Mac Warncke-Student
Council. Back Row: Owen Newlove-Vice President, Lincoln Schmucker-President,
Conner Hicks-Secretary, Lucas Blanchoug-Treasurer.

Wauseon’s Crossroad Evangelical
Church Hosting First Annual
Habitat Home Run

The
Crossroads
Evangelical Church at 845
E Leggett St, Wauseon,
OH, 43567 will be hosting
the first annual Habitat
Home Run on October 11,
2014 at 9:00 AM.

The purpose of this
event is to help fund the
construction of affordable
homes and the repair of
existing homes for local
families in need of safe,
decent housing. Even with

Sunday, September 28, 2014 • 11:30 - 3:30 PM

Featuring HOME-MADE Foods
Hog Roast • Mexican Cuisine
Noodles/Apple Butter, Sides & Desserts

Games • Big Ticket with Cash Prizes • Continuous BINGO
Crafts • Build & Buy - Fun for all ages!

volunteer labor, donated or
discounted materials and
grants, the funding of our
projects still depends on
donations,
sponsorships
and fundraising events like
this.
Habitat’s current goals
include
completing
a
recycled home project in
Summer 2014, completing
1-3 home preservation
projects in Fall 2014/
Spring 2015 and beginning
a new home construction
in Spring 2015. Your help
is needed! Please join us
on October 11th, 2014 and
help us reach these goals
with Home Run 2014!

By: Chelsie Firestone
THE VILLAGE REPORTER

The recent release of School District
Report Cards by the Ohio Department
of Education shows that, as a district,
Wauseon Exempted Village Schools are
performing above average in almost all
areas of the report card. The District
received an A mark in both portions
of the Graduation Rate Category and
average or above average marks in every
other portion of the report card except
for the Students with Disabilities portion
of the Progress category, which the
District received a failing grade in. The
Progress category measures whether
or not students are obtaining a year’s
worth of education in various subjects
and was a problematic area of the report
card for many districts throughout the
area. It should be remembered that the
INFORMATION PROVIDED present District Report Cards are still

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under-going changes that began last
year, when the old system of rankings
such as “Excellent” or “Improving”
were done away with. As seen in the
graphic, more changes are scheduled
to be made, with additional grades and
component grades being added, over
the next couple of years. It should also
be remembered that grades are now
percent driven, which may make it more
difficult for smaller school districts to
earn the high percentages needed for
an A or a B in any given area. More
information on Wauseon Exempted
Village School District’s report card, as
well as a breakdown on how the primary;
elementary; middle school; and high
school performed individually, can be
found at http://reportcard.education.
ohio.gov/Pages/default.aspx#.
Chelsie can be reached at
chelsie@thevillagereporter.com

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MORE WAUSEON AREA NEWS

Wauseon Council Approves
Assistance With New Wrestling
Building; Prepares To Issue
Surveys Regarding New Pool
By: Chelsie Firestone
THE VILLAGE REPORTER

Members of the Wauseon City
Council unanimously agreed to assist
the Wauseon Athletic Boosters with
the cost of putting in sanitary as well
as sewer and water lines up to the new
wrestling building that the Boosters are
preparing to build behind the school.
The decision came after Councilor Kathy
Huner reported on behalf of the Utility
Committee during the regular meeting
of the Wauseon City Council held on
September 15.
Thus far, Huner explained, the
Boosters
have
been
paying
for
everything through donated funds and
in-kind work. She also explained that
sewer line will need to be bored under
the street and summarized how the
responsibilities of the lines will be split
between the Boosters and the City.
The Boosters will be responsible
for the 2” water meter, RPZ backflow
prevention device, cost associated
with boring the sanitary sewer line
underneath Oak Street, the furnishing
and installing of a 2” water line from
the building to the curb stop, and a 6”
sanitary sewer line from the building.
The City will provide a 2” water tap as
well as furnish and install a 6” sanitary
sewer from the pump station. The city
will also inspect all work and labor.
Upon approving the assistance to the
Boosters, Councilor Huner stated that,
although they were unable to provide
the Boosters with everything they asked
for, that she was glad that the City was
going to be able to do something to give
back to the schools.
Councilor Shane Chamberlin also
reported to Council on behalf of the
Park Board and noted that the Park
Board has received a request for the
placement of a memorial bench in
memory of Don Mathews at Biddle Park.
A preliminary proof of the bench was
sent to the Mathew’s family and the
Board is awaiting approval. Chamberlin
also reported that the new containers
for Biddle Park are in and will be
installed in the spring as well as that the
Rotary Auction proceeds will go towards
completing the diamonds at Biddle Park.
Chamberlin also noted that the
Park Board had asked about the issue
involving the new pool and that he
explained that council will be sending
out a survey to the public to try to
determine whether the public favors
Biddle or Reighard Park as the location
for the new pool.
Council President Heather Kost
further explained that the survey will be
put in the water bills that are sent out at
the end of September as well as posted
on the City’s website. It is estimated that
close to 3000 of the surveys will go in
the water bills. However, because some
renters do not receive such bills from
the City, the survey will also be placed
on the website to ensure that everyone
has the opportunity to vote.
Councilor Chamberlin inquired as
to whether or not it was going to be
possible to keep people from submitting
more than one vote. Kost explained that
the best Council could do was ask that
people only vote one time each and hope

that the residents of Wauseon respect
that. It was later determined, however,
that it might be possible to state only
votes containing a name and address
will be considered.
The surveys will provide important
information regarding the construction
of the pool as construction costs will
be contingent upon what site the pool
is built at.
It has been previously
determined that to build the pool at
Reighard Park would probably provide
a cost savings because the there is an
existing pool house as well parking.
However, it was also noted that Biddle
Park has its own advantages.
In order to help residents in their
voting on where they would like the
pool to be placed, graphics depicting the
layout of the pool at each location will be
provided on the survey.
In
reports
from
the
various
department heads, council:
~Learned
that
David
Wright,
Regional Planning Director, has sent
out letters to downtown businesses
regarding the Downtown Revitalization
Grant. $270,000 will be allocated for the
downtown business owners to upgrade
structures. The remaining $30,000 of
the $300,000 grant has been set aside
for administrative services and ADA
improvements.
~Was reminded by Police Chief Keith
Torbet that Drug Take Back Day will be
September 27 from 10:00 AM to 2:00
PM. There will be drop-off locations at
Rite-Aid and Wal-Mart as well as at the
Police Department.
~Was
informed
that
Code
Administrator Tom Hall had been
contacted by the Health Department
regarding a code violation involving
numerous cats and that Hall has been
working on that as well as two garages
in the back of 444 Cedar Street.
~Heard that Director of Public Service
Dennis Richardson has been working
on the new Dollar General Store for the
storm water design at their new location.
Richardson also informed council that
water painting project is complete
except for some yard restoration.
~Heard a report from Council
President Heather Kost that was given
on behalf of Fire Chief Ric Sluder, who
was absent from the meeting. It was
reported that the Fire Department has
continued to see a rise in calls. The
department, which had been averaging
80-90 calls per month over the last few
months has seen an increase to over
120 calls a month and had responded
to 70 calls already in September at the
time the report was given.
In
legislative
matters
council
approved on second reading, by title,
Resolutions 2014-14 and Resolution
2014-17. Resolution 2014-14 is the
resolution providing a $75,000 grant to
Sara’s Garden to be used towards the
construction of their new playground.
Resolution 2014-17 provides for mutual
aid services between the City of Wauseon
and the Village of Whitehouse.
The next meeting of the Wauseon
City Council will be held at 5:00 PM on
October 6 in Council Chambers.
Chelsie can be reached at
chelsie@thevillagereporter.com

New Multi-Generational Super FUN
& Mystery Book Discussion Groups
At The Wauseon Public Library
WAUSEON— The Wauseon Public
Library is pleased to announce the
formation and first meeting of a new
Multi-Generational Super FUN Book
Discussion
Group
on
Saturday,
September 27 at 12:30 p.m. in the
library’s second floor meeting room.
The library’s Mystery Book Club will
also meet at the end of September
on September 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the
library’s main floor reading room. Both
book discussion groups are free and
open to everyone.
The Multi-Generational Super FUN
Book Discussion Group encourages
upper
elementary
and
middle
school students and their parents
or grandparents to attend and read
together! Special needs students and
their parents or caregivers are especially
welcome. During this first organizational
meeting, the group will get to know each
other and decide on the first couple
of books they plan to read together.
The discussion will be led by Library
Volunteer Brittany Mason.
The Mystery Book Discussion Group
will be discussing “The Forsaken,” a
Quinn Colson novel, by Ace Atkins. The
discussion will be facilitated by Library
Director Amy Murphy.
According to the book’s jacket,

“Thirty-six years ago, a nameless black
man wandered into Jericho, Mississippi,
with nothing but the clothes on his back
and a pair of paratrooper boots. Less
than two days later, he was accused
of rape and murder, hunted down by a
self-appointed posse, and lynched. Now
evidence has surfaced of his innocence,
and county sheriff Quinn Colson sets
out not only to identify the stranger’s
remains, but to charge those responsible
for the lynching. As he starts to uncover
old lies and dirty secrets, though, he runs
up against fierce opposition from those
with the most to lose—and they can play
dirty themselves. Soon Colson will find
himself accused of terrible crimes, and
the worst part is, the accusations just
might stick. As the two investigations
come to a head, it is anybody’s guess
who will prevail—or even come out of it
alive.”
The library has ordered copies of
the book discussion books, so each
group member may have one. Stop
by the library, and pick up your copy
today. For more information on the
book discussion groups, please email
the Wauseon Public Library at amy.
murphy@oplin.org or call 419-3356626.

REFLECTIONS OF THE PAST
1967 Wauseon “W” Section

“W” SECTION ... Row 1: S. Coy, J. Kutzli, D. Augustine, E. Pfost, J. McClarren, C.
Croninger, K. Dorsey. Row 2: C. Goldsmith, C. Cotterman, L. Barnes, R. Walker, L.
Jones, M. Roth, W. Merillat. Row 3: B. Grimm, J. Glanz, C. Grisier, B. Hasselschwert,
N. Paxson, J. Gilleland, C. Huner. Row 4: L. Dinius, C. Coon, P. Fausey, M. Cogan, B.
Pinter, C. Miller, D. Wagner. Row 5: B Nofziger, C. Aeschliman, B. Shepard, P. Price,
V. Bowers.

Wauseon Public Library Special
Board Meeting On September 29
WAUSEON—The Wauseon Public Library’s Board of Trustees will hold a special
board meeting on Monday, September 29 at 3:00 p.m. to discuss building issues in
the library’s second floor meeting room. The public is always welcome.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

MORE PIONEER AREA NEWS

North Central Local School
District Receives High Marks In
Most Areas Of District Report Card

By: Chelsie Firestone
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
The recent release of School District
Report Cards by the Ohio Department of
Education shows that, as a district, North
Central Local Schools are performing
well in many areas. The District
received an A in the Overall portion of
the Progress category as well as in both
areas of the Graduation Rate category.
However, the District did struggle more
with the Gap Closing Category as well as
the Lowest 20% in Achievement portion
of the Progress Category. Gap Closing
measures whether or not each student is
succeeding regardless of socio-economic
status and is a portion of the test that
has seen schools state wide struggling
a bit with.
The Progress Category
measures whether or not students are
receiving a year’s worth of education in
various subjects and is an area of the
report card that was problematic for

many schools throughout the area. It
should be remembered that the present
District Report Cards are still undergoing changes that began last year,
when the old system of rankings such
as “Excellent” or “Improving” were done
away with. As seen in the graphic, more
changes are scheduled to be made,
with additional grades and component
grades being added, over the next couple
of years. It should also be remembered
that grades are now percent driven,
which may make it more difficult for
smaller school districts to earn the high
percentages needed for an A or a B in
any given area. More information on
North Central Local School District’s
report card, as well as a breakdown on
how the elementary and high schools
performed individually, can be found at
http://reportcard.education.ohio.gov/
Pages/default.aspx#.
Chelsie can be reached at
chelsie@thevillagereporter.com

MORE WEST UNITY AREA NEWS

Millcreek-West Unity School
Board Meets New Staff
By: T.J. Hug
THE VILLAGE REPORTER

Four new members of the Hilltop staff
were on hand at the Millcreek-West Unity Board of Education September regular
meeting.
Guidance Counselor Amber Metzger,
Consumer Science Teacher Helen Philips, High School Intervention and Special
Education Teacher Nate Massie, and High
School Math Teacher Sam Boehnlein were
officially introduced to the board by Superintendent Larry Long.
Junior High and High School Principal
Steven Riley announced to the board that
a homework matrix is now available to
parents on the school’s website. This will
allow parents to see what their children
have due in their classes and when they
need to turn it in.
The board accepted the resignations of
Freshmen Volleyball Coach Cristin Hagans
and Seventh Grade Boys basketball coach
William Williams. Hagans had to give up
her position due to lack of numbers on the
Freshmen Team.
Several donations were also accepted by
INFORMATION PROVIDED the board, including school supplies from

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District Seven Association of Chapters
O.E.S., Solid Rock Community Church,
West Unity Presbyterian Church, and Caroline Thompson. A flag was donated by
the American Legion Post 669 as well.
Sarah Rupp saw her salary increase
to the school’s five year salary schedule,
thanks to the board. She was also awarded graduate study reimbursement for taking two courses at Defiance College this
Fall. Those courses were “Reading and
Writing in the Content Area” and “Learning Environments,” and were good for six
semester hours of reimbursement.
A plethora of substitute teachers were
approved by the board. Linnea Arps, Susan Dominique, Emma Evans, Phillip Fogle, Kimberly Goosmen, Phyllis Johnson,
and Sharon Taylor are all now able to fill
in for the regular staff of Hilltop Schools
as needed.
Also approved by the board, Jeremy
Miklovic is the new Seventh Grade Hilltop
Boys Basketball Coach. Phil Williams was
handed the reigns to the Junior Varsity
Boys Basketball Team as well.
T.J. Hug may be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2014

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pets.
Some foods people eat
can be toxic or even lethal
to pets. Avocado, for example, contains persin, which
can cause vomiting and
diarrhea in dogs, according to the Gateway Animal
Hospital. Birds and rodents
are also sensitive to avocado poisoning.
Grapes and raisins are
other seemingly healthy
foods that can be harmful
to pets. The toxin inside of
these fruits is unknown,
but grapes and raisins
can cause kidney failure.
Cyanide is present in the

seeds/pits of plums, pears
and peaches, making these
fruits potentially hazardous as well.
The ASPCA lists coffee, caffeinated products
and chocolate as dangerous for pets as well. These
items contain substances
called
methylxanthines
that, when ingested by
companion animals, can
cause vomiting, panting,
hyperactivity, tremors, and
seizures. Dark chocolate is
more dangerous than milk
chocolate. Baking chocolate is the most toxic kind
of chocolate to dogs.
Foods and products artificially sweetened by xylitol will cause insulin release in many species, and
this can lead to liver failure. Keep pets away from
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cause gastrointestinal irritation and may lead to red
blood cell damage. Cats are
more susceptible than dogs
to these foods, but each
species can be affected
negatively.
Dog owners have frequently offered animal
bones as a treat. However,
these bones may harbor
bacteria that can cause
gastrointestinal illnesses.
Furthermore, bones can
splinter while they are being chewed, potentially
lodging in the esophagus or
intestines of the pet.
The following are some
additional human foods
and beverages that should
not be given to pets:
• alcoholic beverages
• apple seeds
• hops
• macadamia nuts
• moldy foods
• mushrooms
• potato leaves and stems
• salt
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Safe, nurturing environments and stimulating, activities to keep your child happy and engaged

PRESCHOOL PREPARES CHILDREN
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NEW Location
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We are opening a
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Preschool services at
Montpelier Exempted
Village Schools

Northwestern Ohio Community
Action Commission

Parents know that choosing a preschool for their children is a decision not to be taken lightly. Preschools
are often a child’s first extensive experience away from
home, and the right school can help kids make that
transition more smoothly. When looking for a preschool
for their kids, parents may want to employ the following
tips.
• Make preschool a priority. Procrastinating with regard to finding a preschool carries considerable risk.
Many of the best preschools have only a limited number
of spots available, and there may even be a waiting list
for those spots.
• Ask around. Fellow parents make for great resources
as parents look for a preschool for their children. Ask
parents of current preschool children or even older kids
who attended preschool to share their impressions of a

given facility and share their insights as to a facility’s
operations and its pros and cons.
• Take kids along on visits. Though parents typically
have a checklist of things they want to find in a preschool facility, it pays to remember that the kids will
ultimately be the ones spending time at the school. So
take youngsters along when visiting facilities, paying
particular attention to how kids react to each facility
and how well staff members engage your youngster.
• Don’t mistake cost with quality. The cost of preschool can range from affordable to exorbitant. But the
costliest school is not necessarily the best facility, nor
the best fit for your child. While an expensive preschool
may be well worth the investment, parents should still
consider all of their options before making any commitments.

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Steps Involved With Estate Planning

Although inevitable, death is an emotional subject
that’s difficult to discuss. While estate planning can make
people uncomfortable, it is an essential part of securing
assets for future generations and can make a death in the
family easier for loved ones to handle.
Estate planning is an umbrella term that refers to a host
of things that must be done prior to a person’s death, including writing a will and even making funeral arrangements.
When done right, estate planning can prevent family
feuds and ensure that the deceased’s estate stays in the
hands of family rather than being relegated to the government.

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Estate planning should begin early in a person’s life,
especially for young parents. It’s easy to talk about saving
for a home or retirement, but it’s not so simple to discuss
who will care for your children should you die.
THE WILL
A will is an important component of estate planning.
Without clearly and legally spelling out your wishes, there
is no guarantee that those wishes will be honored. It will
be up to a state or province to make potentially life-altering
decisions that can impact your surviving family members,
and the only way to ensure your wishes will be carried out
is to put them into a will.

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In addition to a will, estate planning includes your
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Another aspect of estate planning concerns funeral arrangements. Many people prefer to make their own funeral
and burial plans so that these heart-wrenching decisions
do not fall on the shoulders of grieving family members.

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Williams County Joins The Fight In The 2014 Walk To End Alzheimer’s

PHOTOS BY TIMOTHY KAYS, STAFF

ARE YOU READY? ... One half of the Honorary Co-Chairs of the event, Chris Walker
of the firm of Richards and Walker Ltd.,
motivates the participants.

By: Timothy Kays
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
They call it ‘old-timers’ disease in
jest. Those who have in any way been
touched by Alzheimer’s disease will be
the first to reply that it is nothing to joke
about. Although classified as a form of
dementia, this disease goes far beyond
the pale compared to other forms of
the disease. First it robs its victims of
their memory. As it progresses, it robs
its victims of their dignity, as it robs
them of their personality. Finally, after
also robbing them of their savings
and checking accounts, it robs them
of their lives… and not in any virtual
sense. Alzheimer’s disease kills, plain
and simple. While deaths attributed to
breast cancer, prostate cancer, heart
disease, stroke and HIV infections have
all decreased, a 2000-2010 survey
showed that deaths attributed to

Alzheimer’s disease, compared to the
aforementioned maladies, increased by
68 percent. Without a cure, as the baby
boomer generation ages, that number
will grow.
While it is true that there is currently
no cure for Alzheimer’s, there is ongoing
research into the causes, which may
lead to a cure. This research is far from
free, in fact it can be expensive. That
is where the Alzheimer’s Association
steps in. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is
one of their biggest fundraising drives,
and on the afternoon of September
13, the Northwest Ohio Chapter of the
Alzheimer’s Association held a Walk to
End Alzheimer’s at the Jaycee Pavilion
at Recreation Park in Bryan.
According to Kate Zenone, the
Development and Communications
Coordinator of the Northwest Ohio
Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association,
as of a day prior to the event, $9,844.72
of the goal of $24,000 had been raised.
Doubling as the Walk Coordinator, she
projected up to 300 participants in the
walk, and each one is important. “There
is a lot of research being done, and a
lot of clinical trials,” Ms. Zenone said.
“We have over 700 sites nationwide
that are doing clinical trials that we
help provide funding for. Right now,
we’re still trying to find that cure, but
unfortunately there’s nothing out there
right now that’s slowing the progression
of the disease, preventing it, or curing
it.” With government funding added
onto the fundraising of the Alzheimer’s
Association, Ms. Zenone said that they
hope to have a cure in the next ten
years.
In the meantime, the battle is still
being fought, and some of the greatest
burdens are borne by the caretakers.
In 2013, 15.5 million family members
and friends provided 17.7 billion (that’s
billion…with a ‘b’) hours of unpaid care
to those with Alzheimer’s and other
forms of dementia. The value of that
unpaid care at current ‘market’ rates?

AND THEY’RE OFF! ... The participants begin their walk to end Alzheimer’s.

$220.2 billion dollars.
Almost 60 percent of those caretakers
deal with a high level of stress as they
try to do the right thing. It takes a severe
toll on the caretaker, as more than one
third report signs of depression. As
a result, these caregivers ran up $9.3
billion in health costs themselves, and
all of these figures were recorded in
2013 alone. With the steadily increasing

graying of America, those numbers are
on the rise.
The Northwest Ohio Chapter of
the Alzheimer’s Association provides
information and support services for 24
counties in Northwest Ohio. They can
be contacted at 800-272-3900, or on
the web at www.alz.org/nwohio.
Timothy Kays can be reached at
tim@thevillagereporter.com

FLOWERS UP! ... Event participants raise flowers skyward, bearing different colors
symbolizing various areas of service in the war against Alzheimer’s.

IT’S NOT IN THE RULE BOOK! ... Nobody said that the participants in the walk were
limited to just two legs.

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WEEKLY COMMUNITY CALENDAR
The Cremation Center
Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home
219 S. Fulton Street
Wauseon, OH 43567
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Grisier Funeral Home
501 Main Street
Delta, OH 43515
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Grisier Funeral Home
303 Stryker Street
Archbold, OH 43502
419-445-3551
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204 W. Curtis Street
Stryker, OH 43557
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SEPTEMBER 26TH - OCTOBER 2ND, 2014
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH

•Hilltop Homecoming

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1ST
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH •Flag Disposal Ceremony - West
•Drug Take Back Day. Drop Unity American Legion 6:30 PM

offs taken at (Wauseon) RiteAid, Wal-Mart, Police Department, and (Fayette) Village THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2ND
•Montpelier Athletic Boosters
Office
Walk-a-thon
•Lee Wolfe Benefit
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH
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W2 Preparation • Tax Returns

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Fulton County Habitat For
Humanity Is Recipient Of
Honor Project Funding

PHOTOS PROVIDED

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY ... Executive Director Heidi Kern is one of many
representing organizations who help those in need in the Furniture and Shelter
category of charities. Habitat of Fulton County, Ohio received a $25,000.00 award
which will be used to build a new home in 2015 for a local family.

Habitat for Humanity
of Fulton County, Ohio
is pleased to announce
that our affiliate was
selected as a recipient
of The Honor Project
Trust.
Charitable
organizations
applied
for funding earlier this
year and were notified
of their award status in
August. Through this
first-of-its-kind project,
$6.3 million dollars of
disgorged funds from
a class action lawsuit
were
distributed
to
charitable organizations
throughout every county
in
Ohio.
Executive
Director Heidi Kern and
Construction
Manager
Bob Sauder attended
the check distribution
ceremony and accepted
our affiliate’s portion
of
the
proceeds,
$25,000.00.
The Honor Project
Mission:
The purpose of The
Honor Project Trust is
to identify 501 (c) (3)

charitable organizations
which demonstrate in
their application societal
impact in the State of Ohio
and to distribute Cy Pres
funds to those entities
selected.
The Honor
Project Trust emanates
from litigation pursued
by the Ohio Attorney
General Office (“AGO”)
in a case captioned
State of Ohio, et al. v.
American International
Group, Inc., et al.,
Cuyahoga County Court
of Common Pleas, Case
No. CV 07 633857. Upon
settlement of all claims
with the Defendants,
excess proceeds termed
“disgorged
funds”
remained. The AGO filed
a Notice of disgorged
funds with the court and
requested Judge John
J. Russo, the Presiding
Judge, to acknowledge
his right to distribute the
funds under the Court’s
equitable powers. The
court thereafter ordered
that a portion of the

A SPEECH FOR THE CROWD ... The Honorable
Judge John J. Russo, presiding judge and visionary
of The Honor Project Trust addresses the awarded
organizations during the check distribution ceremony
in Cleveland, Ohio.

disgorged
funds
be
distributed to entities
listed
within
and
consistent with the AGO
Notice.
Judge John J. Russo
thereafter
authorized
The Honor Project Cy
Pres Initiative. Pursuant
to the Court’s Order,
a Trust was created
outlining the processes
and
procedures
to
implement this endeavor.
The Honor Project Trust,
through the Settlement
Administrator, reported
to
Judge
John
J.
Russo
including
recommendations from
its Advisory Board for
funding of charitable
organizations that meet
the criteria created by
the Court’s Orders. 226
Ohio charities received
funding.
Habitat for Humanity
of Fulton County, Ohio
is blessed with the
Honor Project funding
and plans to build a new
home in spring 2015 for
a local family in need of
safe, affordable housing.
This gift will provide
approximately 35% of
the necessary funds to
complete the project.
Thank you, Judge John
J. Russo for the support
of our mission and a
family who will work
hard toward a positive
future in a Habitat home.
This
funding
will
put us 500 square feet
closer to building the
next
Habitat
house!
Each square foot costs
approximately
$50.00.
Please consider adding to
our Square Foot Club, as
The Honor Project Trust
has, and help Habitat
reach its current goal.
More
information
regarding The Honor
Project can be found
at
www.honorproject.
org. More information
about your local Habitat
for Humanity mission
can be found at www.
habitatfco.org
or
by
calling 419-335-7000.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day:
Time To Clean Out The Medicine Cabinet
Wauseon, OH - If you’re 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, September 27 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,
Fayette and Wauseon Police Departments
and Fulton County Sheriff’s Office 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, September 27 from 10
am until 2 pm, locations in Archbold,
Delta, Fayette, Metamora 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
Fayette:
Village Office
125 W Main Street
Metamora:
Fire Station
251 Mill St

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 second—only behind marijuana—
as the Nation’s 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,
Program Director, at 419-337-0915.

Fayette’s Camp Palmer Planning
7th Annual Open House Celebration

PHOTO PROVIDED

FAMILY HAYRIDE ... Hayrides are just one of the many popular activities that will
be offered at the 7th Annual Open House.
Families are invited to a
day of celebration and fun
geared to all ages. The event
will take place Sunday,
October 5- 11 am-3 pm
at 4-H Camp Palmer in
Fulton
county-26450
County Road MN, Fayette,
Ohio 43521. 4-H Camp
is a premier regional 4-H
camp operating since 1946
owned by 4-H members in
11 counties in northwest
Ohio. The counties include:
Allen, Auglaize, Defiance,
Fulton,
Henry,
Lucas,

Paulding, Putnam, Van
Wert, Williams and Wood.
We serve youth and adults
from all over the Ohio
including
Indiana
and
Michigan.
Some of the highlights
(all free events) for this day
include: carnival games,
pumpkin
decorating,
hayrides, canoeing, nature
center
tours,
climbing
up the wall and zip line,
archery,
rifle,
flying
squirrel,
revived
camp
store with great seasonal

Engagement Announcement

sales and more!
Free will offering lunch
will begin at 11:30 am.
Great variety of
Craft
Vendors in the Woodland
Lodge. Currently new pool
is under construction and
will be ready for summer
of 2015! Memorial brick
donors can view their
installed brick in the new
flag pole brick memorial
patio. New bricks can still
be ordered and would be
installed in spring of 2015.
For
additional
information call 419-2372247 or check our website:
www.camppalmer.org
INFORMATION PROVIDED

INFORMATION PROVIDED

State Accredits Fulton County Board
Of Developmental Disabilities
COLUMBUS—The Fulton County
Board of Developmental Disabilities has
been accredited by the State of Ohio for
quality services and supports it provides
to people with disabilities.
An accreditation certificate has
been issued to the Board by the
Ohio Department of Developmental
Disabilities on September 15, 2014.
A comprehensive review of the Board
of DD was conducted earlier this year by
the Ohio Department of Developmental
Disabilities (DODD). The accreditation
review is a very rigorous and thorough
process, spanning approximately six
months. A team of surveyors from
DODD reviewed all areas of Board of
DD operations including personnel
administration, services and support,
and other indicators of the general

efficiency and effectiveness of the Board
of DD in the community it serves.
The results of the review found
that the Fulton County Board of
Developmental Disabilities achieved
substantial compliance with minimum
standards and subsequently obtained a
4-year period of accreditation.
County Boards are given several
months of advance notice to prepare for
the accreditation review, which requires
many staff hours and a great deal of
coordination between programs and
departments.
The administrator and staff of the
Fulton County Board of Developmental
Disabilities are to be commended for
their efforts in achieving this service
accreditation, as recognized by the
state’s review.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2014

Schaffner - Burkholder
Mark and Fawn Schaffner of Fayette are pleased
to announce the engagement and forthcoming
marriage of their daughter, Lindsey Schaffner to
Michael Burkholder, the son of Robert and Jenny
Burkholder of Fayette and Davis and Krys Powers
of Fayette.
Lindsey is a 2005 graduate of Fayette High
School and is currently employed by Kid’s Campus Preschool of Fayette. Michael is a 1995 graduate of Fayette High School and is currently employed by Fulton County Engineers Department.
The wedding is planned for November 2014.

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Local Fairs & Festivals Benefit
From Balloon Appearance

PHOTOS PROVIDED

The Touchstone Energy® hot air
balloon could be seen during the 2014
Montpelier Bean Days Balloon Festival,
floating across the sky or glowing at
dusk at the fairgrounds.
As a result of the balloon’s appearance
at the festival, North Western Electric
Cooperative presented donations in the
amount of $510 to Williams County
Agricultural Society and Defiance
County Fair Foundation. The donations
represent North Western Electric’s
commitment to the communities in
which they serve.
Sponsored by North Western Electric,
the balloon was introduced back in 2000
by Touchstone Energy® as a goodwill
ambassador for Touchstone Energy
Cooperatives across the country. The
brand’s identity and its core values —
integrity, accountability, innovation
and commitment to community — are

promoted through the balloon and
its professional team wherever and
whenever the balloon is flying.
The Touchstone Energy balloon
is designed to provide a highly
visible means of demonstrating good
corporate citizenship at local civic
and philanthropic events. Every day
that the balloon is flown, a monetary
contribution is made to a local charity
on behalf of the sponsoring Touchstone
Energy Cooperatives.
Touchstone Energy Cooperatives are
a national alliance of local, consumerowned electric utilities across the
country committed to providing high
standards of service to customers large
and small. More than 750 Touchstone
Energy Cooperatives in 46 states are
delivering energy and energy solutions
to about 32 million consumer-members
every day.

GENEROUS DONATION ... NWEC CEO Darin Thorp presents a check for $510 to
Eugene Wilson, president of Williams County Agricultural Society.

Edgerton United Methodist Church
To Host “Racing for Recovery” Event
Do you or someone you care about
struggle with addiction? Are you looking
for hope, direction, answers or support?
We invite you to Edgerton United
Methodist Church on Saturday, October
11th, from 10:00 am-4:00 PM to hear
from addict turned Ironman, Todd
Crandell. Lunch will be provided by the
Edgerton UMC.
Mr. Crandell, Professional Counselor
and Licensed Chemical Dependency
Counselor, has dedicated his personal
and professional life to helping substance
abusers rechannel their destructive
behaviors into positive, life-affirming
action. By sharing personal stories

about the perils of substance abuse,
best practices in prevention and how to
lead a holistic lifestyle, Crandell offers
a positive alternative to those struggling
to overcome a life of addiction. His 13year struggle with drugs and alcohol
nearly destroyed his life, devastating
relationships with family and friends
and shattering the promise of a
professional hockey career. However,
through his pursuit of extreme physical
fitness and personal well-being, he
found a productive outlet for his oncenegative energies, transforming himself
into a world-class athlete and champion MUCH APPRECIATED ... Tom Breininger, board chairperson of the Defiance County
Fair Foundation, accepts a check for $510 from Darin Thorp, NWEC CEO.
for sobriety.

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Apple Butter Making Festival: A Fall Favorite At Sauder Village

Archbold, OH – The aroma of apples and spices mixed with the scent of
wood fires and falling leaves marks a change of season and the celebration of
the annual Apple Butter Making festival at Sauder Village in Archbold (OH).
From Wednesday, September 24 through Saturday, Sept. 27 guests will have
plenty of opportunity to enjoy apple-related activities throughout the Historic

Village. The week is sure to delight all of your senses with activities including
apple butter making, cider pressing, apple cooking demonstrations and handson activities.
Produced in the fall as a way to preserve part of the apple crop, apple butter
was historically a community project – bringing families and neighbors together
each fall. Again this year, guests of all ages will gather to celebrate this timehonored fall tradition at Sauder Village. The highlight of the week takes place
in the 1910 Homestead where the delicious apple butter is made. Guests can
enjoy apple schnitzing demonstrations in the homestead cellar and then watch
as gallons of apple cider and bushels of the thinly sliced apples are simmered
over an open fire and stirred until the mixture reduces to form the thick, sweet
spread. Samples of the homemade apple butter will be available for guests to
enjoy.
“Surviving the winter was a year ‘round activity for our ancestors,” shared
Andi Erbskorn, Curator of Education. “Crops were planted, food was harvested,
meat was hunted and all was preserved with an eye towards the long winter
months ahead. That is what our costumed staff focuses on in the fall, especially
during our Apple Butter Making Week.”
Another way to preserve apples was to press them into cider. Throughout
the week the 150-year-old wooden press will be put to use to make apple cider.
There will be many other apple-related activities taking place as well. Guests
can try packing apples in barrels for winter storage and watch apple cooking
demonstrations in some of the historic homes.
Guests can also enjoy a variety of delicious apple treats while visiting Sauder
Village. There will be apple dumplings and apple pie for guests to purchase and
the Sweet Shoppe will be selling caramel apples.
On the final day of the event, Saturday, September 27, pie bakers young and
old will have a chance to show off their talents in the annual Old-Fashioned
Pie Baking contest. Any traditional pie recipe with an “old-fashioned” flair can
be entered and the winners will receive ribbons and prizes. Additional details
and registration forms for the contest and entire event are available online at
www.saudervillage.org
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American Red Cross Seeks
Fayette School Staff Spend A
Blood Donations In Honor
Rewarding Day At Camp Palmer
Of Liver Awareness Month

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PHOTO AND INFORMATION PROVIDED

TEAM BUILDING SKILLS ... On August 19th, 2014 Fayette Local Staff held their
In-Service Day at Camp Palmer with the theme of Team Building. Teachers,
administration, cafeteria, and custodial staff spent the day broken up into mixed
groups from the various departments strengthening their team building skills
through a series of challenging and rewarding activities. With all the changes
affecting education in the state of Ohio, we wanted to step back from the initiatives
and appreciate that by working together we can achieve more and that any task
asked of us is easier by working together.

The American Red Cross encourages
eligible donors to give blood during Liver
Awareness Month this October.
According to the American Liver
Foundation, more than 6,000 liver
transplants are performed each year
in the U.S., making it the second most
common transplant. Liver transplant
patients may require in excess of 30
pints of blood during surgery. Volunteer
donors are the only source of blood for
those in need of transfusions during
surgery.
Donors with all blood types are
currently needed, especially those
with types O negative, A negative and
B negative. All those who attempt to
donate blood during October will be
eligible to win a $5,000 Visa gift card,
courtesy of Suburban Propane.
To make an appointment to donate
blood, eligible donors are encouraged
to download the new Red Cross Blood
Donor App from app stores or text
BLOODAPP to 90999 to receive a
download link, visit redcrossblood.org
or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-7332767). More information on liver disease
and ways to help protect against liver
disease is available at liverfoundation.

org.
Upcoming
blood
donation
opportunities in Williams County:
Friday, October 3, 2014 from 11
a.m. until 5 p.m. at Matsu Ohio, 228 E.
Morrison Street in Edgerton.
Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 11
a.m. until 5 p.m. at Knights of Columbus
Bryan, 1216 Buffalo Road in Bryan.
How to donate blood:
Simply download the American
Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit
redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED
CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an
appointment or for more information.
All blood types are needed to ensure
a reliable supply for patients. A blood
donor card or driver’s license or two
other forms of identification are required
at check-in. Individuals who are 17
years of age (16 with parental consent in
some states), weigh at least 110 pounds
and are in generally good health may
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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2014

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CHURCH & SPIRITUAL NEWS

Devotional Thought / Fellowship of Christian Athletes
BY: REX STUMP - “IT’S MESSY OUT THERE”

If you are trying to
catch the scores of your favorite team or hear something positive in sports,
you may have to search
for it on-line. Recently bad
news and poor choices are
flooding the majority of air
time on sports news like a
tsunami combing a beach!
More specifically, football
headlines have more stories than a Network Soap Opera!
Jameis Winston, Florida State Heisman QB, once
again made headlines for standing up on a table in the
Florida State student union and yelling an obscene
phrase at the top of his lungs. It was just five months
ago that Winston was cited for stealing crab legs from a
local grocery store and six months before that he was the
subject of a sexual assault case. (He’s still at the center
of an unresolved Title IX investigation involving the same
alleged victim.) Most people don’t even know about a BB
gun fight that resulted in thousands of dollars’ worth of
damage to an apartment complex and Winston stealing
soda at a Burger King. MVP...Heisman hero? Will he mature and get better in the professional level? Consider
these professionals in recent news:

Ray McDonald, San Francisco 49er’s, arrested
following domestic incident.

Ray Rice, Baltimore Ravens, suspended indefinitely for domestic violation.

Greg Hardy, Carolina Panthers, was found guilty
of assault and communicating threats.

Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings, indicted on
charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child.

Jonathan Dwyer, Arizona Cardinals, arrested on
charges of domestic violence abuse.

Wes Welker, Denver Broncos, violation of drug
policy (for amphetamine use).
So many poor choices, and we wonder why. What a
mess! Actually, spilt milk and cookie crumbs is a mess.
Our teenagers room...that’s a mess. But what we see in
sports is more than a mess, its evil at its best. We are
seeing a godless culture reflected in sport.
If you are waiting to see the Commissioner of NFL,
Roger Goodell, step in and make a right choice, forget
it. His job is to make the NFL a success in business and
entertainment. He is in charge of football relations, not
righteous decisions. His job is not to make these young
men righteous. For those of us waiting for an institution,

school, government, or a business to stand up and make
the right choice, forget it. You have too high of expectations. You have to be righteous, to make right choices.
When society chooses to remove religious influence, and
the righteousness it produces, we should expect unrighteous actions. As long as we work hard at trying to remove the Christian influence from schools, government,
businesses, sports, family...we should expect evil to prevail.
So what am I saying? Don’t be surprised by the headlines! It’s spiritually messy in the world of sports and we
need a Savior! That is why the ministry of the Fellowship
of Christian Athletes is so important. That is why the
ministry of the local church is so important! Ministries
like FCA, the local church, and others know that the only
one capable of cleaning up this mess is Jesus Christ.
Paul said in Romans 4:5, “But people are counted
as righteous, not because of their work, but because of
their faith in God who forgives sinners.” When we place
our faith in God, through Jesus Christ, we become right
with God and are able to produce a right way of living.
“May you always be filled with the fruit of your salvation,
the righteous character produced in your life by Jesus
Christ, for this will bring much glory and praise to God.”
(Philippians 1:11) It begins with our faith, and then it
is lived out in our homes, in our family, in youth sports,
and continues from there.
Our vision is to see the world impacted for Jesus
Christ through the influence of athletes and coaches.
Our mission is to present to athletes and coaches and
all whom they influence the challenge and adventure of
receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him
in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church.
We want to see young people and coaches compete, giving their all, working hard, having fun and yet still realizing that without Jesus Christ in their life it’s going to
be messy!
Peter said, “But you are not like that, for you are a
chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s
very own possession. As a result, you can show others
the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.” (I Peter 2:9)
Praise God for the coaches, athletes, administrators,
and many volunteers who are striving to show others the
goodness of God. Do me a favor, turn off the news and
social media, go outside, cheer and pray for your local
youth sports and teams. Pray for the volunteers and FCA
staff working with these athletes and coaches.
For more reading, check out; Romans 3:24, Ephesians 4:24, and 2 Timothy 2:22.

Built on Past Traditions St. Capsar’s Church Festival Still Going Strong
September 15th, 2014 (Wauseon, OH) In 1850, St. Caspar’s church began as a small missionary station, visited
by priests on horseback as they made their way through
swamp and forest. The original frame church was built on
the corner of Jefferson & Clinton Streets. Sadly, in 1895,
this wooden structure burnt to the ground. Determined,
parishioners were able to rebuild the church through the
support of the local Wauseon community. Many different
denominations shared in this effort. By September 1896,
a brick edifice, with a tall steeple was erected. This building served as the parish church until it was outgrown in
1960. After years of fundraising, a new church was built
and dedicated in 1965 on 40 acres off of Shoop Avenue,
where it currently stands. At this time, the old church on
Jefferson and Clinton Streets was vacated. However, the
brick from this church was saved by Bill Clark, who created the present apartments on that site with the same
brick.
The unified Christian effort was bonding for all of the
Christian community throughout Wauseon. This was
noted in St. Caspar’s meager beginning, but it continued
as Christianity grew in togetherness through Fr. Paul
Mueller’s personal involvement in the Ministerial Association of Wauseon in 1970. Now, in 2014, Fr. Dave Bruning
is President of this same Ministerial Association, continuing to share Christ with fellow Christians in Wauseon.
The Parish Festival..
Over the years, the parishioners did all they could to
help raise the money needed for these church buildings,
as well as to provide for the services in education and care
of the people in this parish. It is not noted what year the
Parish Festival began; but pictures show us that in the
original basement of the church built on Shoop Ave, the
leaders of the congregation realized they now had space
for a big fund-raising event…a Parish Festival. All persons
were asked to participate. And, indeed they did.
Live turkeys were chanced off, and soon these annual
events became known as “Feather Parties.” Luscious,
home-made food was brought in by every man, woman
and child. Much of this was homegrown and all cooked
to be ready for dinner. All residents in the surrounding

area were invited to join in this event. Yes, it was a great
fundraiser…but even more, a great renewal of bonding
that had started over 150 years ago.
St. Caspar’s Festival, Sept. 28, 2014.
Some things do not change and this parish event is
in process once more. A few years ago, co-chairpersons,
Randi Wudi and Cathy Drummer, suggested that we try
to “go back to the olden days,” and re-create the food provided back then. Under their leadership, this year’s festival will feature:
*homemade noodles...yes, truly from flour and eggs.
*no more feathered birds, but a “hog roast” including
pork with all the fixings including potatoes, fresh vegetables, home-made apple butter to top the fresh bread and
homemade pies will serve the many hungry dinner-goers.
*And, the Spanish cuisine is a great added dimension
to culture blends over the years.
*Games and activities of fun-together is reminiscent
that these EVENTS were for the wholefamily.
*Big tickets for cash money, as well as chances on
many homemade craft items, and Big & Buy specialties,
along with chances on a homemade quilt… still bind it all
together.
COME JOIN US for a tradition of family, faith and fellowship from 11:30am-3:30pm on September 28th, 2014
at St. Caspar’s Catholic Church, 1205 North Shoop Avenue, Wauseon, OH 43567. For more information, contact
419-337-2322.

“Winning The Battle
For A Generation”
“HOW WOULD YOU RESPOND TO THE
SHOCKING DISCOVERY OF FIRE, A
VERY DANGEROUS FIRE?”
I can still remember
when I was six years old
playing the children’s game
of Cowboys and Indians with
my younger brother when I
saw the flames leaping out
of the chimney in my older
sister’s bedroom; I screamed,
fire! Fire! My mother went
into quick action, gathering
together our family in the face
of a fire that would ultimately
burn our home to the ground.
How would you respond to the
shocking discovery of fire, a
very dangerous fire?
You may not believe
it but there are too many
people do not respond with the urgency my mother
did when faced with a fire that very well could destroy
everything, including their lives. I read this week in a
preachingtoday.com article…
“Psychiatrist Dr. Stephen Grosz points to research
that shows we usually don’t respond when a fire alarm
rings. Instead of leaving the building immediately, we
stand around and wait for more clues. But then even
with more information, we still won’t make a move—and
sometimes that proves deadly. For instance, in 1985, 56
people were killed when a fire broke out in the stands
of a soccer match in England. Close examination of
television footage later showed that fans did not react
immediately and continued to watch both the fire and
the game, failing to move towards the exits.
Research has also shown that when we do move,
we follow old habits. We don’t trust emergency exits.
We almost always try to exit a room through the same
door we entered. After a fire in the Beverly Hills Supper
Club in Kentucky left 177 people dead, forensic experts
confirmed that many of the victims sought to pay before
leaving, and so died in a queue.
Grosz concludes:
After 25 years as a psychoanalyst, I can’t say that this
surprises me. We resist change. Committing ourselves
to a small change, even one that is unmistakably in our
best interest, is often more frightening than ignoring a
dangerous situation. We don’t want an exit if we don’t
know exactly where it is going to take us, even—or
perhaps especially—in an emergency…”
The scriptures repeatedly warn the sinner of an all
consuming fire, an eternal judgment that will await
those who fail to turn from their sin to our Savior, the
Lord Jesus Christ… Jude 1:7 (NIV),
7 In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the
surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual
immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of
those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.
After reading this writing of “Winning the Battle
for a Generation,” it is my heart’s desire and prayer
that you’ve responded to the warnings and wooing of
scripture, to escape the coming judgment through faith
in Jesus Christ.
Rick Jones, was former Executive Director of
Defiance Area Youth for Christ and serves
as a pastor of an area local church.

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CORRECTION

Never Let Go Ministries Hosts 4th Annual
Cruise In On October 11, 2014
On October 11, 2014, NEVER LET GO MINISTRIES, will be holding their 4th Annual Cruise In from 10:00am
– 2:00pm downtown Edgerton. This fund raising event is in loving memory of Marjoe Gineman, who lost his life
to an accidental drug overdose in 2010.
All proceeds raised at this event will be used to support this ministry. The purpose of the ministry is to educate and bring about awareness to our communities, especially our youth, of the deadly effects of alcohol and
drug use. Our mission is to encourage our youth to “Never Let Go” of God’s hard or the courage to say no, while
striving to create drug free communities.

In last week’s edition, a story ran on Junior Miss
Montpelier Jade Geren and her work with Tennessee
H.U.G.S. Her name is actually Jade Scott. Geren is
her mother’s last name. Also, in last week’s editon of
“The Hometown Huddle”, photos of Wauseon’s Junior
Varsity (JV) Volleyball Team were mistaken as Varsity
photos, leading to incorrect identification of the players
within the pictures. Reprints of those photos, with correct captions, can be found in this week’s “The Hometown Huddle”.
We sincerely apologize for these errors.

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LEGAL - On September 16, 2014, the Council of the Village of Pioneer, Ohio passed the following legislation:
Ordinance No. 13-2014: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING
THE APPROPRIATIONS FOR 2014 AND DECLARING AN
EMERGENCY. This Ordinance allows the Village to reallocate the existing line item balances in the General Fund
during the fiscal year 2014 for municipal purposes and
declares an emergency. All provisions of this Ordinance
go into full force and effect immediately.
Ordinance No. 14-2014: AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR TO ENTER INTO A
CONTRACT FOR THE PURCHASE OF A PUMPER TRUCK
FOR THE VILLAGE OF PIONEER FIRE DEPARTMENT
AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. This ordinance authorizes the Village Administrator to enter into a contract
with Sutphen Corporation for the purchase of a pumper
truck for use of the Village of Pioneer Fire Department in
the amount of $285,570.74. All provisions of this Ordinance go into full force and effect immediately.
Resolution No. 12-2014: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE VILLAGE OF PIONEER TO EXECUTE ANY
DOCUMENTS NECESSARY TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE
EVERBRIDGE MASS NOTIFICATION SYSTEM AS COORDINATED BY THE WILLIAMS COUNTY BOARD OF
COMMISSIONERS. The purpose of this Resolution is to
authorize and direct the Village Administrator to execute
any documents necessary to subscribe to the Everbridge
mass notification system as coordinated by the Williams
County Board of Commissioners.
The complete text of the above legislation can be obtained or viewed at the office of the Village Fiscal Officer, at 409 South State Street, Pioneer, Ohio 43554. This
summary was prepared or reviewed and approved by
Thomas A. Thompson, Village Solicitor for the Village of
Pioneer, Ohio.

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