You are on page 1of 24

$100

Reporter

www.thevillagereporter.com

E d o n M o n t p E l i E r p i o n E E r W E s t U n i t y Fay E t t E s t ry k E r W a U s E o n
(USPS 168-440) - Volume 5 Edition 44

YOUR LOCAL WEEKLY HOMETOWN NEWS SOURCE

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Boy Falls Through Ice At Artesian Of Pioneer: Fifty Years &


Pioneer's Camp Frontier Three Generations Of Excellence
Saturday morning at 11:09, the Williams County Sheriff's Office was contacted in reference to a 14 year old male
who had fallen through the ice at Camp
Frontier Boy Scout Reservation located at
07-371 County Road R Pioneer, OH. Camp
Frontier is located in the extreme northwest corner of Williams County.
The boy was with a family member and
friends who had rented a cabin at Camp
Frontier for the weekend. One of the group
contacted the Williams County Communications Agency to advise that the boy had
gone under the water and that they had
attempted to throw a rope and were attempting to locate a boat. The Pioneer Fire
Department along with a Williams Coun-

ty Sheriff's Office deputy arrived and attempted to locate the boy. Williams County
EMS, Kunkle Fire Water Rescue, and the
Sheriff's Office Dive Team were contacted
for assistance. A Promedica helicopter was
summoned as well.
The boy was found and removed from
the water at 11:43. Life saving measures
were initiated and continued to and at
Community Hospitals Williams CountyMontpelier where he was pronounced dead
at 13:45 by County Coroner Dr. Kevin
Park.
Victim: Daniel "DJ" Spaulding, 14 years
old, Oregon, OH.
Mother: Doris Spaulding, Oregon, OH.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

Montpelier Village Council Approves


Budget For 2015; Makes Arrangements
For Village Hall Renovations
By: Timothy Kays
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
Members of the Montpelier Village
Council convened in regular session on
the evening of November 21.
In comments of the Council, Mayor
Steve Yagelski, looking ahead at
the inevitable outcome of the winter
weather ahead, stated that snow
removal downtown is the responsibility
of the property or business owners.
He thanked the property and business
owners who do their part in cleaning
their sidewalks. Councilor Dan Clum
noted that the Olde Tyme Holiday
Gathering festivities of November 22
were nice and the weather cooperated.
Village Manager, Ms. Pam Lucas,
presented the 2015 Council Meeting
Schedule
for
approval.
Council
approved the measure, maintaining
regular session meetings on the second
and fourth Mondays of the month at
6:00 p.m.
Ms. Lucas presented an application
for a new liquor license for the Shopko
Store. It was noted that Chief of Police
Dan McGee did not have any objections
to this permit. Council approved the
petition without dissent.
Ms. Lucas then presented Ordinance
2177 to amend the sewer rates for
the third and final reading. The rates
proposed would be increased in a
two-step process, first on January 1,
2015, and again on July 1, 2015. Ms.
Lucas did a survey of the sewer rates
in Williams County and feels that the
village is in line with other communities
in the county. Council approved the
measure without dissent.
Ms. Lucas presented Ordinance 2178
for its third and final reading. Ms. Lucas

noted that attached to the ordinance


were all the riders and schedules that
would be affected, and that the current,
proposed and difference in rates are
highlighted on the schedules. Ms. Lucas
and Councilor Clum again noted that
this is not really an increase, rather
that $0.03 of the power cost adjustment
is being rolled into the rate. Council
gave their unanimous approval to the
measure.
Ms. Lucas presented Ordinance
2179, amending the Enterprise Zone
Agreement for Moore Industries. The
original Enterprise Zone Agreement was
approved on March 31, 2014. Since that
time, Moore Industries has expressed
a desire to expand another 12,000
square feet, which will result in 6-8
permanent jobs. Councilor Clum stated
that it is the idea of the State that the
village amend the one in place, rather
than making another agreement. Under
suspended rules of reading and read by
title only, the amended Enterprise Zone
Agreement was adopted by Council.
Ms. Lucas presented Resolution 1102
pertaining to the appropriations for 2015.
The Finance Committee and Council
both reviewed the 2015 proposed budget.
Director of Finance, Ms. Kelly Hephner,
stated that she would like to suspend the
rules of reading and pass the resolution.
The proposed village budget of a little
over $15,658,931 reflects a reduction
of $2,306,141 from the 2014 budget of
$17,965,072, but it was noted that the
figure contained the costs of substantial
capital improvement projects such
as the Sewer Separation and Airport
Substation Projects. Under suspended
rules of reading, Council approved the
proposed 2015 appropriations.
Ms. Hephner stated that due to
renovations being made at
Village Hall, the computer
server was to be shut down
at noon on Wednesday,
November 26, and the
phone
service
would
be down until Monday,
December 1. Because
of
the
renovations,
the utility office would
close
at
noon
on
November 26, and would

"The Village Reporter"

Your Hometown News Source

CONTINUED ON PAGE 15

PHOTOS PROVIDED

CONGRATULATIONS, MR. KIDSTON ... Rod Eckley, Pioneer Council President,


presents Artesian of Pioneer Chief Executive Officer Ed Kidston with a plaque to
honor the family companys fifty years in the community.
By: T.J. Hug
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
In any business, the most successful
ones, at least, its not enough to simply
give a customer what they want.
No, those who stand out in any
industry are the ones who are able to
look ahead; to anticipate what their
customers will want in the future. Doing
so requires vision and drive, however.
Making business decisions strictly
based on the bottom line will lead to
mediocrity at best.
Thats why Artesian of Pioneer doesnt
do business that way.
Artesian was started fifty years ago by
aspiring entrepreneurs Bruce and Clara
Kidston, who moved to the Williams

County area from Detroit. Their first


venture into the world of business
ownership came in 1959, in the form
of a drive-in movie theatre located in
Montpelier. It didnt take long to realize
that revenue would run stagnant during
the colder months of the year.
It was in 1964 that the couple set
out on their second attempt at industry,
though this time with significantly
better results. Bruce had a background
in water dating back to his days in
Detroit, which prompted them to build a
company around that experience.
Artesian of Pioneer began as a humble
water softening company, serving the
Williams County area.
CONTINUED ON PAGE 8

Fulton County United Way


Almost To $320,000 Goal
United Way of Fulton
County has an ambitious
goal to raise $320,000
to help support programs
provided through 23 local
non-profit organizations.
Last
year,
programs
provided through United
Way of Fulton County
impacted 16,000 right
here in Fulton County!
We believe that together
we can achieve this goal,
but we need your help!
Thousands have already
contributed and to
those, we thank you. We
have reached nearly 80%
of our goal, and with your
help we can get to the
much needed 100% level.
Donations are kept
local to provide valuable
programs and services for
Fulton County residents,
keeping our community
a great place to live, work
and raise a family.
We hope that you
will join us in our efforts
to build a stronger and healthier
community.
Thank you for your generous
consideration. Contributions can be
mailed to 604 S. Shoop Ave, Suite 122,

Wauseon, OH 43567.
For inquiries: Please contact Gina
Saaf, Executive Director, 419-337-9606
or 419-583-6103.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

12 Pre-Owned Vehicles
Under $10,000
Bryan Ford
ADVANTAGE
Factory Trained
Technicians
Extended Service Hours
Quality Ford Certified
Used Cars & Trucks
Service Loaners For
Our Valued Customers

920 N. Main Street, Bryan, OH


419-636-1156
or 1-877-636-1156
SEE OUR ENTIRE INVENTORY 24/7 AT WWW.BRYANFORD.COM

Phil Hagelberger, Bob Stanton, Tom Phillips, Behshad Kowssarie, Chip Wood

Funeral & Estate Guide


SERVING FULTON AND WILLIAMS COUNTIES

Monuments
Grass Markers
Mausoleums
Memorials & More

1398 N. Shoop Ave.


Wauseon, Ohio 43567
Business: (419) 335-5400
Cell: (419) 335-5200
bmeridewdelphos@aol.com

Estate planning can make people uncomfortable but 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.

www.delphosgraniteworks.com

FUNERAL SERVICE

- geesey
Thompson

Funeral
Home

Montpelier - Pioneer, Ohio

Our Family Serving


Your Family

Community
Confidence


Friendly
Service
Since
1875

114 E. Hull St.

Edgerton
298-2329

204 W. Indiana St.


Edon
272-2421

860 W. Mulberry St.


Bryan
636-3525

412 W. Main St.


Fayette, OH

419-485-3128

419-737-2323

419-485-3131

121 SOUTH UNION STREET


BRYAN, OH 43506
419-636-1053
5351 CR 424
ANTWERP, OH 45813
419-258-5151

C
fs

419-237-2564

www.eaglefuneralhomes.com

FINANCIAL
GUIDE

Chrismer
F i n a n c i a l

S e r v i c e s

Life Insurance Payroll Quarterly Reports


W2 Preparation Tax Returns

Bob Chrismer
111 Chase St. Stryker, OH

419-682-1231

rchrismer@sigmarep.com

The smart way to save . . .

3.5 x 2.5 | Maximum Font Size: 30 pt

Securities offered through Sigma Financial Corporation - Member FINRA/SIPC

x 2.5 | Maximum Font Size: 30 pt


3.5 x 2.5 | Maximum Font Size:3.5
30 pt
3.5 x 2.5 | Maximum
Font Size:
pt
Call
For
a 30
FREE
Quote!
| Maximum
Font
3.5 3.5
x 2.5x| 2.5
Maximum
Font Size:
30 ptSize:
3.5 x30
2.5pt
| Maximum Font Size: 30 pt

Safe. Sound. Secure. annuities from


Auto-Owners Insurance.
Call or visit us

KANNEL
SUPERIOR
AGENCY
AGENCY
NAME

Have IRA questions? Lets


Have
401(k)
questions?
Lets
Have
IRA
Lets
talk.
Have
IRA
questions?
Lets
Have
IRAquestions?
questions?
Lets
Have
401(k)
questions? Lets
Have
401(k)
questions?
Lets
talk.
talk.
talk.
talk.
talk.
talk.

Montpelier,
OH 555-555-5555
(419) 485-4281
Town Name
www.kannelinsurance.com
website

Melissa R Stockman
Financial Advisor

MelissaRRStockman
Stockman
Melissa
126
East Maple
Street
Melissa
R Stockman
Financial Advisor
Financial
Advisor
Bryan,
OH 43506
Richard
C Wright
Financial
126 East Maple Street Advisor
.

419-636-5644
.
Financial
126Bryan,
East OH
Maple
Street Advisor
43506
126
East Maple Street
www.edwardjones.com
.
419-636-5644
Bryan,
OH 43506
126
Bryan,
OHMaple
43506Street
www.edwardjones.com
419-636-5644 East
Bryan, OH 43506
419-636-5644
www.edwardjones.com
419-636-5644
www.edwardjones.com
www.edwardjones.com

RichardCC Wright
Wright
Richard
FinancialAdvisor
Advisor
Financial
.
.

126 East Maple Street

126Bryan,
EastOH
Maple
43506Street
Bryan,
OH 43506
419-636-5644
419-636-5644
www.edwardjones.com
www.edwardjones.com

Member SIPC

Member SIPC

Member SIPC
Member SIPC
Member SIPC

Member SIPC

Member SIPC

REAL ESTATE
GUIDE
19180 State Rte 15
Pioneer, OH. 43554
Office: 419-459-4538
Home: 419-737-2460
Cell: 419-212-3448

2 - THE VILLAGE REPORTER - YOUR HOMETOWN NEWS SOURCE

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3RD, 2014

T H E

V I L L A G E

R E P O R T E R

Area Obituaries & Death Notices


Alfred I. Sette Jr. (1930 - 2014)

Margaret A. Trowbridge (1934 - 2014)

Tommy D. Hayes (1943 - 2014)

Alfred I. Al Sette Jr.,


84, of Bryan and formerly
of rural Camden Michigan,
passed away Thursday
morning at Fountain Park
Inn and Villas in Bryan.
He was born on June 7,
1930 in Cleveland, Ohio to
Alfred C. and Ann (Tielke)
Sette, Sr. He attended
Pioneer High School and
on September 16, 1961 he
married Betty L. Dopp in
Angola, Indiana.
Jr., as he was known
by many, worked for the railroad for a short time
before starting work as a mechanic at Coys Sohio
Service Station in Pioneer, Ohio for 22 years. He also
worked as a machinist at Powers & Sons in Montpelier
for 5 years and from 1978-1988 he worked as a
maintenance worker and truck driver for Kustom Fit
of Ohio in Pioneer until his retirement. He was also a
life-long farmer who had a love for John Deere tractors.
Jr. was a long time member of the First Amboy
Baptist Church in Hillsdale County, Michigan.
Jr. is survived by his wife of 53 years, Betty Sette
of Bryan, three daughters, Diane (Jack) Resor of
Montpelier, Deborah (John) Clements Jr., of Pioneer
and Gaylene (Jon) Swartz of Lyons, Ohio; one son,
Scott Sette of Hudson, Indiana, six grandchildren, four
great grandchildren and one sister, Margaret Fackler
of Pioneer.
He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife
Carolyn Sette in 1961, and a half sister, Joyce Horn.
Donations may be made in Jr.s memory to the
First Amboy Baptist Church or The American Heart
Association. Condolences can be made online at
thethompsonfuneralhome.com

Margaret A. Trowbridge,
age 80, of Wauseon,
passed
away
Friday
afternoon November 21,
2014 at Swanton Valley
Care Center. She was
born in Port Huron, MI on
May 8, 1934 to the late
Hugh Ross and Margaret
(Harlton) Ross. Margaret
was a graduate of Delta
High School. On January
25, 1953 she married
Terry Trowbridge.
Before
retiring,
Margaret served as an
executive secretary for the Williston Company in Delta.
Margaret was a member of the Delta United Methodist
Church, Toledo Bridge Center, CCL, the Fulton County
Saddle Club and an active 4H advisor. She enjoyed
gardening, playing bridge, and most of all spending
time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Margaret is survived by her husband of 61 years,
Terry Trowbridge; children, Paula (Brian) Dick of
Wauseon, Terry Ann Smout of Wauseon, Martha
(Kevin) McKillip of Delta and Meta (Rick) Navarro of
Delta; twin sister, Marion Austin of Wauseon; sister,
Virginia Ptuyac of Phoenix, AZ; brother, Don (Mary
Lynn) Ross of Batavia, IL; 11 grandchildren and 23
great grandchildren.
In honoring Margarets wishes there will be no
public services. Arrangements are entrusted with
Barnes Funeral Chapel, 5825 St Hwy 109 in Delta.
Those wishing a show of sympathy are asked to
consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River
Rd, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 or Swanton Valley Care
Center, 401 W. Airport Hwy, Swanton, Ohio 43558 in her
memory. Online condolences may be sent to the family
through our website at www.barnesfuneralchapel.com

Tommy D. Hayes, age


70, of Wauseon, passed
away at 9:40 PM Friday
night, November 21, 2014
at the Fulton County
Health Center in Wauseon.
He was born in Wauseon
on December 2, 1943 to
the late Charles Hayes
and Fern (Eicher) Hayes.
Tommy was a graduate of
Chesterfield High School.
He was a Veteran having
served with the U.S Army.
Tommy was a lifelong
electrician and a former
partner of OK Electric in
Wauseon. He was a proud
member of the Wauseon
American Legion #265 and
the Wauseon VFW #2474.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death
by his infant brother, Jack Hayes. Tommy is survived
by his children, Claudia (Chris) Romero, Jasen (Robyn)
Hayes, Rick (Lori) Sievert, Melissa (Gordon) Hildreth
and Kristin Hayes; brothers, Darrel (Carol) Hayes and
Jerry (Maryann) Hayes; 12 grandchildren and 4 great
grandchildren.
Online condolences may be sent to the family through
our website at www.barnesfuneralchapel.com

Steven E. Goldsmith (1949 - 2014)


Steven E. Goldsmith,
65, of Wauseon, was
welcomed into the loving
embrace of his Lord
and Savior on Tuesday,
November 25, 2014. He
was born July 21, 1949,
in Wauseon, the son
of Ernest and Carolyn
(Phillips) Goldsmith. He
was the devoted husband
of
Diane
(Andrews)
Goldsmith for 42 years.
Steve was the loving
father of Trisha (Lorin)
Motta of Rochester, MA, Janelle (Ryan) Gill of Johnson
City, TN, and Angela (Thomas) Rowe of Whitehouse,
OH. He was the grandfather of Noah Motta, Elijah
Motta, Sophia Gill and Alana Rowe. He was the stepgrandfather to Eli Gill and Casey Gill, and Alyssa
Shelley of Spring Lake, NC.
Steve graduated from Swanton High School in
1968, with technical training in Mechanics from
Penta Career Center. He attended Fort Wayne Bible
College and then went into the Ohio National Guard.
He was foreman and feed salesman at Anderson
Feed Company. In August of 1979 Steve started his
own business, Goldsmith Wheelhorse. Additional
businesses he owned and operated were the Wauseon
Union 76 Service Station, Super Muffler, and Delta
Auto Wrecking. In addition to running his business,
he worked at Sauder Woodworking as a maintenance
man. He sold real estate and was an auctioneer until
the time of his passing.
Steve loved working on and repairing vehicles
and he would go the extra mile for his customers, no
matter how late or early he had to work to get the
job done. He loved music and would often volunteer
his time playing guitar and singing at local nursing
homes. He also volunteered his time, and would go to
the Cherry Street Mission, and give sermons and was
a bell ringer for the Salvation Army. He always gave of
his time and energy to help those who were in need,
and could always be found with a smile on his face.
Steve was truly a man of God and took every
opportunity to share the good news of Jesus Christ,
and what God was doing in his life. He could take any
situation and turn it into a lesson from the Word of
God. Steve also enjoyed spending time in his garden
planting vegetables and preserving the bounty. He
also enjoyed the beauty and task of planting flowers
yearly. Steve was a jack of many trades, including, but
not limited to electrical, woodworking, mechanical,
construction, and often starting new projects.
Because he was always busy working, helping or
serving others, Steve used mowing the lawn as his
time to think.
Steve was preceded in death by his father, Ernest
D. Goldsmith.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions be given to Cherry Street Mission or
the Salvation Army. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in
Wauseon has been entrusted with arrangements.

Flora J. Linn (1929 - 2014)


On
Wednesday,
November 26, 2014 Flora
Jane Linn passed away
peacefully at her sons
home in Fishers, Indiana
after a brief illness. Jane
enjoyed outings with her
friends, playing Bingo and
visiting with her children,
grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Jane was
a resident of Delta for
nearly 60 years and was
a member of the Delta
United Methodist Church,
Fraternal Order of Eagles and Order of the Eastern
Star.
Jane was born in South Bend, Indiana on August
23, 1929 to the late Carl and Cleo (Kronk) Blosser.
She was married to Edwin A. Howell from 1948 until
his death in 1978. During that time, Jane and Edwin
were blessed with two sons, Terry (Marsha) Howell of
Fishers, Indiana and Michael (Vicky) Howell of Goshen,
Indiana. Other survivors include grandchildren Sara
(Brad) Fleury, Danielle (Romio) Valdez, Nicholas
(Karl Barr) Howell and Ashley (Kyle) Winslow; greatgrandchildren Kendal Fleury, Mya Valdez and Jordan
Valdez.
After Edwins passing Jane married Max A. Linn and
he preceded her in death in 2011. In addition to her
two sons, Terry and Michael Howell, Jane is survived
by her stepchildren, Joyce (John Noe) Wootton and
Judy Suto, stepson-in-law Merril Spiess, and many
step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death
by her brothers, Donald, Dale, Maynard, Wayne
and Richard Blosser; sister, Freda Roush; and
stepdaughter, Sue Spiess.
Those wishing an expression of sympathy are asked
to consider contributions to the Delta United Methodist
Church or the Open Door, 104 Monroe St., Delta Ohio
43515 in Janes memory. Online condolences may
be sent to the family through our website at www.
barnesfuneralchapel.com

V E T E R A N

Marcille Kay Whiteman (1950 - 2014)


Marcille Kay Marcy
Whiteman, age 64, of
Archbold, passed away
on Thursday, November
27, 2014 at Defiance
Area Ianpatient Hospice.
Marcy has worked as an
administrative assistant for
Fielitz Cabinet Company,
Sauder Woodworking and
Arrow Tru-Line, all of
Archbold.
Marcy was born in
Wauseon on September
21, 1950, the daughter of
Harold and Velma (Short)
Beck. On June 12, 1971 she married Bruce Whiteman,
and he survives. Marcy was a member of Zion Mennonite
Church in Archbold. She had served as chairperson
for the Fairlawn Haven Auxiliary. More than anything,
Marcy enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
Surviving are her husband, Bruce; son, Mike (Katie)
Whiteman of Archbold; daughter, Beth (Andrew) Hall of
Houston, Texas; grandchildren, Silas, Lydia, Elizabeth,
Gwen, Gabriel, McKinzie, and Sydney. Also surviving
are her brothers, Bruce (Janis) Beck of Haines City,
Florida, and Lynn (Bonnez) Beck of Stryker. She was
preceded in death by her parents.
The family requests that memorial contributions be
given to Zion Mennonite Church Women or Community
Health Professional Hospice. Online condolences may
be offered to the family at www.grisierfh.com. Grisier
Funeral Home in Archbold has been entrusted with
arrangements.

Reporter

www.thevillagereporter.com

YOUR HOMETOWN NEWS SOURCE FOR THE COMMUNITIES OF


EDON MONTPELIER PIONEER WEST UNITY STRYKER FAYETTE WAUSEON
& SURROUNDING AREAS IN WILLIAMS & FULTON COUNTY, OHIO

NORTHWEST OHIO COVERAGE AREAS

REGULATION & POLICY:


* The Village Reporter holds the right to refuse service and/or determine information posted within our publication.
* Order a subscription via a few mouse clicks at www.thevillagereporter.com or by calling our Main Office at (419) 485-4851.
* All subscription and advertisement sales are final, refunds are not
issued.
* Newspapers are mailed concurrently and cannot be held. Please submit change of mailing address to the Main Office Address.
* Letters to the editor are welcomed. Publications of letters to the editor
are left to the discretion of the publisher/editor with respect given to
opinion, yet protection given to the subject. Letters must be limited to
a word count of 500.
* It is the goal of The Village Reporter to present news in a fair and
balanced format. The Village Reporter makes every effort to stay neutral in political and other debatable issues. It is the desire of the company to print facts and allow our readers to process information, drawing their own opinions.
* Newspaper counter sales are available throughout Williams and Fulton Counties in Northwest Ohio.
* Newspaper deadline for submitting news releases, sports statistics
and advertisements stands at the Friday prior to publication by 5:00
p.m.
* The Village Reporter publishes 49 editions per year with two non
print weeks during the summer and one non print week around the
holidays.

115 Broad Street, Montpelier, Ohio

Open: Mon. - Fri. (9 a.m. - 5 p.m).; Sat. (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

Phone: (419) 485-4851 / Fax: (877) 778-9425


Email: publisher@thevillagereporter.com
Website: www.thevillagereporter.com

Postmaster, please send address corrections to:

THE VILLAGE REPORTER


115 Broad Street, Montpelier, Ohio 43543

Periodical Mail Postage Paid At Bryan, OH 43506

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3RD, 2014

THE VILLAGE REPORTER - YOUR HOMETOWN NEWS SOURCE - 3

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

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

EDON P.D.
No reports received at time of
press.
STRYKER P.D.
No reports received at time of
press.
PIONEER P.D.
No reports received at time of
press.
WEST UNITY P.D.
(Nov 17) OVI (Citation)
(Nov 17) No Operators License
(Citation)
(Nov 17) No Plates (Citation)
(Nov 17) Child Endangering
(Nov 17) Medical Emergency
(Nov 17) Theft
(Nov 18) Agency Assist
(Nov 18) Found Property
(Nov 18) B & E
(Nov 19) Keep the Peace
(Nov 19) Agency Assist
(Nov 19) Property Crash
(Nov 19) Agency Assist
(Nov 19) Medical Emergency
(Nov 20) Speed (Warning)
(Nov 20) Red Light (Warning)
(Nov 20) Agency Assist
(Nov 21) Theft
(Nov 21) Agency Assist
(Nov 21) Agency Assist
(Nov 22) Turn Signal (Warning)
(Nov 22) Medical Emergency
(Nov 22) Agency Assist
(Nov 23) Left of Center (Warning)
(Nov 23) Well Being Check
MONTPELIER P.D.
No reports received at time of
press.
FAYETTE P.D.
No reports received at time of
press.
WAUSEON POLICE
(Nov 20) 1000-B Old Orchard
Dr, Animal Call
(Nov 20) Wabash St, Juveniles
(Nov 20) 507 Fulton St, Funeral Escort
(Nov 20) 1120 N Shoop Ave
Unit 28, Unruly Juvenile
(Nov 20) 1496 N Shoop Ave,
Disabled Vehicle
(Nov 21) 210 S Fulton St, Civil
Matter
(Nov
21)
840
Parkview,
Threats/Harassment
(Nov 21) 211 S Fulton St, 911
Hang Up Contact In Person
(Nov 21) E Linfoot St @ N
Shoop Ave, 911 Hang Up Contact In Person
(Nov 21) 227 Wabash St, 911
Hang Up Contact In Person
(Nov 21) 425 Cole St Unit 207,

Missing Juvenile
(Nov 21) 327 Barbara Dr,
Threats/Harassment
(Nov 21) 1151 N Ottokee St,
Alarm Drop
(Nov 21) 412 E Chestnut St,
Civil Matter
(Nov 22) 112 Depot St, Drunk
(Nov 22) 230 Clinton St, Run
Away or Unruly
(Nov 22) 840 W Elm St Unit
1007, 911 Hang Up Contact In
Person
(Nov 22) 1285 N Shoop Ave,
Possible Fight
(Nov 22) 225 E Linfoot St,
Alarm Drop
(Nov 22) 1285 N Shoop Ave
Unit 37, Welfare Check
(Nov 22) 501 W Chestnut Ct,
Investigate Complaint
(Nov 23) 840 W Elm St, Suspicious Vehicle
(Nov 23) 721 S Shoop Ave,
Alarm Drop
(Nov 23) 485 W Airport Hwy,
Lost/Found/Recovered
(Nov 23) 119 N Fulton St,
Alarm Drop
(Nov 23) 700 Wauseon Senior
Village, Blinking Doorbell
(Nov 24) 108 @ Co Rd D, Assist
With Disabled Semi
(Nov 24) 1105 N Shoop Ave, Investigate Complaint
(Nov 24) 810 N Shoop Ave, Investigate Complaint
(Nov 24) 117 Lincoln St, Larceny
(Nov 24) 400-B N Shoop Ave,
Debris/Item in Roadway
(Nov 24) Cole St @ N Shoop
Ave, Low Hanging Wires
(Nov 24) 485 E Airport Hwy,
Criminal Mischief
(Nov 24) 400-B W Chestnut St,
Solicitors
(Nov 24) 204 W Chestnut St,
Suspicious Activity
(Nov 24) 234 Depot St, Criminal Mischief
(Nov 25) 225 E Linfoot St,
Alarm Drop
(Nov 25) 1120 N Shoop Ave
Unit 13, Run Away or Unruly
(Nov 25) 134 W Superior St,
Investigate Complaint
(Nov 25) 1285 N Shoop Ave
Unit 37, Suicidal
(Nov 25) 400-B N Brunell St,
Suspicious Activity
(Nov 25) 230 Clinton St, Lost/
Found/Recovered
(Nov 25) 713 Third St, Threats/
Harassment
(Nov 25) 840 W Elm St Unit
704, Loud Noise
(Nov 26) 1130 Old Orchard Dr,
Investigate Complaint
(Nov 26) 227 W Elm St, 911
Hang Up Contact In Person
(Nov 26) 339 S Shoop Ave, Disabled Vehicle
(Nov 26) 844 S Shoop Ave,
Burglary
(Nov 26) 151 S Fulton ST, Larceny

Subject
(Nov 8) 701 Burr Rd, Lift Assist
(Nov 9) 14900 Co Rd H #42,
Lift Assist
(Nov 10) 495 S Shoop Ave, Ill
Subject
(Nov 10) 704 Fairway LN, Ill
Subject
(Nov 10) 1285 N Shoop Ave
#114, Ill Subject
(Nov 11) 221 Greco Drive, Ill
Subject
(Nov 11) 15851 Co Rd H, Lift
Assist
(Nov 11) 415 Cole St #17,
Alarm Malfunction
(Nov 11) 415 Cole St #23,
Alarm Malfunction
(Nov 12) 1378 N Shoop Ave, Injury Accident
(Nov 13) 450 W Main Street,
Assist W/Full Arrest
(Nov 14) 300 W Chestnut St,
Fire
(Nov 14) 260 Chestnut St, Ill
Subject
(Nov 14) 1285 N Shoop Ave
#40, Fall
(Nov 14) 485 E Airport Hwy, Ill
Subject
(Nov 15) 415 Cole St #18,
Alarm Malfunction
(Nov 15) 411 Cherry St, Seizures
(Nov 16) 33 MM Ohio Turnpike,
Seizures
(Nov 16) 320 S Franklin St, Injured Subject
(Nov 17) 415 Cole St #27, Lift
Assist
(Nov 17) 7856 SH 108, Difficulty Breathing
(Nov 17) 805 Leggett St, Alarm
Malfunction
(Nov 17)721 S Shoop Ave,
Chest Pain
(Nov 17) 429 Cedar St, Carbon
Monoxide Detector
(Nov 17) SH 108 & Co Rd K, Injury Accident
(Nov 17) 216 Mulberry St, Carbon Monoxide Detector
(Nov 18) 130 Oakwood St, Ill
Subject
(Nov 18) Co Rd AC B/T CR 15
& 16, Injury Accident
(Nov 18) 725 S Shoop Ave,
Alarm Malfunction
(Nov 19) 4960 Co Rd 18, Lift
Assist

WILLIAMS COUNTY
CRIMINAL
John Hageman, Bryan, OH,
Taking Raccoon Illegally
Fine: $46. Costs: $84.
Bobby L. Taylor, Montpelier,
OH, Artificial Light Fine:
$50.
Costs: $79. Taking
Raccoon Illegally Fine: $50.
Costs: $79.
Billy J. Taylor, Montpelier,
OH, Artificial Light Fine:
$50. Costs: $79. Taking Raccoon Illegally Fine: $50.
Costs: $40.
Scott R. Sisko, Bryan, OH,
Disorderly Conduct Waive
WAUSEON FIRE
Amount: $175.
DEPARTMENT
Sidney E. Ladd, Bryan, OH,
(Nov 6) 710 Hemlock St, Fire
(Nov 8) 415 Cole St #23, Alarm Possession Waive Amount:
$175.
Malfunction
Daniel N. Gardner, Bryan,
(Nov 8) 291 Commercial St,
OH, Disorderly Conduct
Fire
(Nov 8) 704 Fairway LN, Ill Fine: $200. Costs: $79.

WILLIAMS COUNTY
TRAFFIC
Nathan T. Vance, Montpelier, OH, Seatbelt Waive
Amount: $70.
Tatiana Lee, Bryan, OH,
50/35 Speed Fine: $40.
Costs: $85.
Brandon S. Fisher, Bryan,
OH, 70/55 Speed Waive
Amount: $130.
Brandon L. Haines, Montpelier, OH, Anti-Noise Fine:
$71. Costs: $79.
Steven L. Krauss, Montpelier, OH, 49/25 Speed Waive
Amount: $155.
Donald J. Hallett, Bryan,
OH, Left of Center Waive
Amount: $150.
Barbara S. Heer, Stryker,
OH, 50/35 Speed Fine: $46.
Costs: $79.
Michael S. Decker, Pioneer,
OH, Expired Plates Fine:
$46. Costs: $79.
Taylor N. Rodriguez, Bryan,
OH, 38/25 Speed Fine: $46.
Costs: $79.
Christian R. Gilbert, Alvordton, OH, Seatbelt Waive
Amount: $75.
Bradley R. Stanfield, Bryan, OH, 38/25 Fine: $40.
Costs: $85
Tommy Thongpasouk, Bryan, OH, 45/35 Speed Fine:
$40. Costs: $85.
Alexander L. Maag, Montpelier, OH, Failure to Control
Fine: $50. Costs: $79.
Brian A. Burk, Montpelier,
OH, Operating Under a Suspended License Jail: 30
days suspended. Fine: $300.
Costs: $114.
FULTON COUNTY
TRAFFIC
Timothy E. Muir, Delta, OH,
D.U.S. - Total Owed: $626.
Bryce S. Miller, Fayette, OH,
No Operators License Costs:
$64. Fictitious Plates Costs:
$64. Expired Plates Costs:
$64.
Nathan L. Whitehead, Archbold, OH, OVI Fine: $525.
Costs: $88.
Matthew G. Stump, Wauseon,
OH, OVI/First Offense Fine:
$575. Costs: $88.
Steven M. Lalik, Fayette, OH,
Failure to Obey Police Fine:
$37. Costs: $88.
Cherokee B. Duncan, Archbold, OH, Marked Lanes
Fine: $75. Costs: $64.
Dennis D. Stevens, Swanton,
OH, Reckless Operation Fine:
$150. Costs: $88.
Tiffany Hensley, Wauseon,
OH, Tail Lights Fine: $50.
Costs: $64.
Beth D. Tucker, Archbold,
OH, D.U.S. - Fine: $150.
Costs: $88.
Estela Melendez, Wauseon,
OH, 29/20 Speed Fine: $15.
Costs: $88.
Pablo Perez, Archbold, OH,
Lanes of Travel Waiver
Amount: $101.
Rebbeca Durbin, Wauseon,
OH, Traffic Device Fine: $37.
Costs: $88.

Autumn R. Hardin, Wauseon,


OH, Seatbelt Fine: $30.
Costs: $51.
Breanne M. Craddock, Archbold, OH, Seatbelt Fine: $30.
Costs: $51.
Rebbeca D. Short, Archbold,
OH, 71/55 Speed Fine: $47.
Costs: $88.
Adelina G. Grime, Archbold,
OH, 69/55 Speed Fine: $37.
Costs: $88.
Michael B. Webb, Stryker,
OH, Improper Lane Change
Fine: $37. Costs: $88.
Devin Goodman, Wauseon,
OH, Failure to Control Fine:
$102. Costs: $88.
Ruth E. Giffen-Matthews,
Wauseon, OH, 69/55 Speed
Fine: $37. Costs: $88.
Joyce A. Fallon, Fayette, OH,
80/55 Speed Waiver Amt: $238.
FULTON COUNTY
CRIMINAL
Nathan
L.
Whitehead,
Wauseon, OH, Public Indecency Costs: $78.
Rodney J. Bunce II, Archbold, OH, Menacing Fine:
$100. Costs: $78.
Chase
A.
Rodriguez,
Wauseon, OH, Discharging
a Firearm Fine: $50. Costs:
$78.
Brooke M. Kelley, Fayette,
OH, No Dog License Fine:
$25. Costs: $78.
Virginia
I.
Konwinski,
Wauseon, OH, Theft Fine:
$25. Costs: $54.
Israel A. Perez, Archbold, OH,
Drug Paraphernalia Fine:
$100. Costs: $78. Marijuana
Fine: $75. Costs: $75. Costs:
$54.
Logan Gambo, Fayette, OH,
No Dog License Fine: $25.
Costs: $78.
Catrina L. Wright, Archbold,
OH, No Dog License
Earl L. Hartman, Wauseon,
OH, Disturbing the Peace
Fine: $75. Costs: $54.
FULTON COUNTY
SHERIFFS OFFICE
Sheriff Roy E. Miller announces that the Fulton
County Sheriffs Office will be
conducting a High Visibility
Traffic Blitz throughout the entire month of December. Deputies will be working various
hours and locations throughout Fulton County. The Sheriffs Office will be looking for
seatbelt, speed, distracted
driving, and impaired driving
violations. Sheriff Miller and
his deputies are dedicated to
protecting the citizens of Fulton County and the motorists
who travel its highways. This
Blitz is being funded from a
grant that was awarded to the
Fulton County Sheriffs Office
from the Ohio Department of
Public Safety. The grant pays
for extra patrol to enforce
traffic laws that will increase
the safety of motorists on the
roadways in areas that are
prone to a higher number of
serious and fatal crashes.

~ CONTINUATION OF AREA OBITUARIES & DEATH NOTICES ~


Diane K. Miller (1929 - 2014)

Hazel C. Huston (1920 - 2014)

Robin J. Looney (1960 - 2014)

Diane K. Miller, 85,


of
Montpelier
passed
away Monday evening at
Hillside Country Living in
rural Bryan. She was born
on September 19, 1929
in Montpelier to Clifford
F. and Gladys E. (Kreiger)
Hilkert. Diane graduated
from
Montpelier
High
School in 1947.
Diane retired in 1991
as the Head Bank Teller
for Key Bank, formerly
Farmers and Merchants
State Savings Bank after 43 years. She attended St.
Pauls United Methodist Church in Montpelier. Diane
loved to garden and spend time with her family.
Diane is survived by two daughters, Chris M.
Businger of West Unity and Lori (Richard) Burcham
of Montpelier; two grandchildren, Brooke (Chuck)
Tuscano of Savannah, Georgia and Dan (Jui) Burcham
of Singapore; one great grandchild Charlie Tuscano;
and one brother Max (Carol) Hilkert of Ormond Beach,
Florida.
Diane was preceded in death by her parents and
one brother, C. Kay Hilkert, in 1987.
Donations may be made to the Hillside Garden
Fund. Online condolences can be left for the family at
www.thethompsonfuneralhome.com

Hazel C. Huston, 94, of Montpelier passed away


November 23rd at Evergreen Manor Nursing Home
in Montpelier. She was born on October 17, 1920 in
Bridgewater Township, Ohio to Edmond and Carrie
Mae (Hawley) Huston.
Hazel was preceded in death by her parents; six
sisters, Mary, Thelma, Dorothy, Blanche, Eva and
Betty; and four brothers, Mahlon, Woody, Jim, and Ted.
Donations may be made to the Evergreen Manor
Nursing Home Activity Fund. Online condolences can be
left for the family at www thethompsonfuneralhome.com

Robin Jane Looney,


age 54, of rural Wauseon,
passed
away
Tuesday
morning,
November
25, 2014 in her home.
Robin had been an office
assistant at B & W Supply
in Lyons.
Robin was born in
Wauseon on January 9,
1960, the daughter of
Michael L. and Susan
J. (Leupp) Nofzinger. On
November 27, 1998 she
married Ben Looney, and
he survives. She was a
member of the Gathering at the Garage in Wauseon.
Surviving besides her husband, Ben, are two sons,
Nick (Janelle) Reynolds of Delta, Greg (Abby) Reynolds
of Perrysburg; two step-daughters, Amber (Nnamdi)
Obianwu of Atlanta, GA, Angela Keezer of Liberty
Center, OH; 11 grandchildren; his parents, Michael and
Susan Nofzinger of Delta; three brothers, Scott (Shonda)
Nofzinger of Colorado Springs, CO, Jeff (Hyejin) of
Olympia, WA, Phil (Gina) Nofzinger of Parker Heights,
TX; and sister, Colleen (Gary) Leu of Delta.
The family requests that memorial contributions be
given to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in
Zion, Illinois or Food for the Hungry. Online condolences
may be offered to the family at www grisierfh.com EdgarGrisier Funeral Home in Wauseon has been entrusted
with arrangements.

Pet Pictures With Santa


(Kids - Mom & Dads too)

Northwest Ohio Dog Trainers Open House


NODT Building, East Main, Montpelier, OH (Across from Fairground)

Bake
Sale

Sat., Dec. 6 - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

TESTING AVAILABLE: $10 PER TEST PER DOG


AKC Canine Good Citizen (and CGC Advanced)
Therapy Dogs International
Christmas Microchipping Available

Gifts
Available

x 6
Two 4
r
Prints fo
00
4.
$

All proceeds go to A.R.F., Inc. FED I/D #34-1911286


419-459-4836 for info

VIEW THOUSANDS OF PHOTOS


ONLINE FOR FREE AT
WWW.THEVILLAGEREPORTER.COM

4 - THE VILLAGE REPORTER - YOUR HOMETOWN NEWS SOURCE

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3RD, 2014

Edon Northwest Local Schools


1996 Edon High School Pep Band Name Students Of The Month
WHAT WE READ YEARS AGO - THE EDON COMMERCIAL

Edon Northwest Local Schools is


proud to announce the selection of
Orion Dargitz, Justin Estep, Faith
Livensparger, and Caleb Mason as
September and October 2014 Students
of the Month.
Nominated by teachers, the grades
7-12
student-recognition
program
honors recipients for their classroom

accomplishments and behavior, peer


relations, extracurricular involvement,
and overall good and respectful attitude.
In addition to having their picture
displayed in the main school hallway,
Faith, Caleb, Orion, and Justin were
awarded a special Student of the Month
Certificate, pin, and ten dollar gift card
to Slatterys Marathon.

PEP BAND ... Row 1: Wendy Walker, Courtny Wyrick, Kierstin McLain, Allison
Bowling, Jamie Allomong, Karen Mason, Amber Tingley, Cheryl Champion,
Johnna Seaman, Jackie Golbery. Row 2: Becky Garber, Nikki Johnson, Aubrey
Snyder, Casey Walz, Emily Dickinson, Allison Hinton, Beth Kohl, Kylene Mason,
Heather Dargitz, Eighmey Redner. Row 3: Sandy Taylor, Michelle Straw, Lindsey
Hays, Jamie Brumbaugh, Amanda Curtis, Chandra Best, Stacey Muelhfeld, Erica
Mohre, Tasha Mohre, T.J. Muehlfeld. Row 4: Aaron Muelhfeld, Mike Whitman,
Bryce Thiel, Shelby Rockey, Shanna Herman, Barbi Davis, Mike Green, Brian
Liszcz, Jarred Hooser. Row 5: Rachael Skiles, Jamie Skiles, Trudy Muelhfeld,
Tracy Runyan, Ryan Dick, Honathan Curtis, Chad Wherle, Aaron Beck, Steve
Jacobs. Row 6: Selena Thiel, Bert Kissinger, Scott Brigle, John Hurd, Blaine
Prince, Nick Disbro, Bob Bolger.
EDON COMMERCIAL
70 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1944
A.E. Winzenreid and family moved
Monday from East Sparta, Ohio,
into the parsonage of the Christian
Church. Mr. Winzenreid is the new
minister. The church has been without a regular minister since Sept. 1
when Mr. Hannaman and family left
for Idaho.
Harold Knapp has resigned as a
teacher in the school at Cooney in order to give more attention to his hardware business in Camden.
60 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1954
Pvt. and Mrs. Richard Colbart of
Hicksville, formerly of Edon, were
dinner guests Thursday of Mr. and
Mrs. Ross Price of Cooney. Pvt. Colbart left Firday for Aberdeen Proving
Grounds in Maryland after spending
an eleven day furlough at home.
Mr. and Mrs. Ora Stayner are the
parents of a daughter, Gail Lin, born
December 2 at Elmhurst Hospital in
Angola.
50 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1964
Mr. and Mrs. John Kline observed
their 58th wedding anniversary last
Sunday, A carry-in dinner was enjoyed by the Klines and their family.
Steve Dreffer, member of the Ohio
State Football team, recently presented an autographed football to Max
Knapp. The ball bore the autographs
of the OSU team and coach Woody
Hayes.
40 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1974
Miss Beth Gearhart was the guest
of honor at a birthday party held in
the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.

Kim Gearhart and Kristin, on Saturday evening. Gathering to help Beth


celebrate were Mr. and Mrs. Hazen
Rockey and Bill, Mr. and Mrs. Gene
Gearhart and Andy, A.E. Winzenreid, Mike Gerhart, Sherry Hurd, Dale
Gearhard and Jackie Hurd.
30 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1984
Mrs. Pauline M. Case, age 69,
of Archbold, passed away Monday
morning, November 26, at the Fulton
County Health Center in Wauseon
where she had been admitted a couple hours earlier.
The Edon Lady Bombers traveled
to Pettisville Monday night, hoping to
even their record 1-1. Unfortunately,
the host Blackbirds used a fourth
quarter rally to pull out a squeaker
33-32 in their opener.
20 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1994
PTC Enterprises, located on CR K
just north of Edon on the former site
of Edon Iron and Metal, is expanding
its facility after just two months of operation. The plastics company began
producing parts for the automotive
industry on Oct. 31.
On November 28, a fire destroyed
the mobile home of Charles and Tammy Parsons of rural Edon. The trailers contents, valued at $30,000, were
also lost.

PHOTOS PROVIDED

EDON HIGH SCHOOL OCTOBER


STUDENT OF THE MONTH Edon
Northwest Local Schools is proud to
announce senior Caleb Mason as Edon
High School Student of the Month for
October 2014. Caleb has been my chief
recycler since the start of school, noted
Mrs. Hilary Staten in her nomination of
Caleb. He willingly collects the cardboard
for our collection on a daily basis. He
has taken on this responsibility on his
own and this is a great accomplishment
being that Caleb used to be one of my
biggest anti-recyclers with the just
burn it attitude. I appreciate his efforts
and contributions to our school-wide
recycling program. Caleb is the son of
Cathy Horn and Perry Mason.

EDON HIGH SCHOOL SEPTEMBER


STUDENT OF THE MONTH Edon
Northwest Local Schools is proud to
announce junior Orion Dargitz as Edon
High School Student of the Month for
September 2014. Orion is an ideal
student. He is always prepared for class,
and is an active participator, said Mrs.
Lisa Heslop in her nomination of Orion.
As my student aide, I know that any
task I give him to do will be done swiftly
and correctly. Orion is also the president
of Spanish Club, and he is always a huge
help in planning all of our activities ~ and
with all of his other duties. Orion always
has a positive attitude in class and he is
a quiet leader amongst his peers. These
reasons and many others are why I feel
Orion is deserving of student of the
month. Orion is the son of Tim Dargitz.

10 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 2004
Florence Township firefighters celebrated the season with their annual
Feather Party last week. Firemen estimated this to be the 50th celebration.
Donald J. Miller, 80. of Edon, died
Monday, Nov. 22, 2004, at Harborside Healthcare Northwestern OhioBryan.

Edon Senior Center Celebrates


Birthdays & Anniversaries
For The Month Of November

EDON
JUNIOR
HIGH
OCTOBER
STUDENT OF THE MONTH Edon
Northwest Local Schools is proud to
name eighth-grader Faith Livensparger
as Edon Junior High Student of the
Month for October 2014. I have Faith
in Intro to Spanish this year, and I was
her basketball coach last year, shared
Mrs. Lisa Heslop. Faith is the kind
of girl that gives 110% all of the time.
She always asks for clarification if she
is ever confused on anything, and has
a thirst for knowledge. Faith is a great
participator, and always has a positive
attitude in class. Faith is the daughter
of Lisa and Steve Livensparger.

EDON JUNIOR HIGH SEPTEMBER


STUDENT OF THE MONTH Edon
Northwest Local Schools is proud to
name seventh-grader Justin Estep as
Edon Junior High Student of the Month
for September 2014. Justin is a strong
leader by his example in my class,
shared Mrs. Cathy Frastaci. I am
impressed by his positive attitude and
effort. Justin is the son of Travis Estep.

Come See Santa At The


Edon Library Open House
PHOTO BY LUCINDA HELD-FAULHABER, STAFF

CONGRATULATIONS Celebrating birthdays and anniversaries at Edon Senior


Center on Thursday, November 13, 2014 were seated, from left, Bonnie Chapin,
John Toner, Mary Fry and standing, from left, George and Lucy Michel (15th
Wedding Anniversary and Georges Birthday), Lucy and Bob Bauer (61st Wedding
Anniversary and Bobs birthday). Columbia Church of Christ hosted this months
special event. Site Manager Peggy McClaine would like to remind everyone that next
months birthdays and anniversaries will be celebrated at the Center on Thursday,
December 11.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2014

Santa Claus is coming to the library!


On Tuesday, December 16th jolly old
Saint Nick will be making a special
appearance at the Edon Librarys
Christmas Open House, which runs
from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. Children will have
the opportunity to visit and share their
Christmas wishes with Santa. They can
also take part in the fun crafts, door
prizes, live music, and refreshments

that the Open House offers. Parents are


encouraged to bring cameras to this
event. Everyone is invited to enjoy an
evening filled with holiday cheer.
This program is free to the public.
The Edon Library is located at 105 S.
Michigan Street. For more information,
please contact library manager Cyndi
Jewell at 419-272-2839.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

THE VILLAGE REPORTER - YOUR HOMETOWN NEWS SOURCE - 5

Brought to your by your


community supporters at ...
Best
wishes
thisEdon
Holiday
Season!
Good
Luck
Bombers!

Edons

Festival
of Lights
Sunday, December 7th
at Walz Park

edon

pizza
100 E. INDIANA ST., EDON
419-272-2452

The community event includes


Christmas Caroling by Edon
Northwest Junior High and
Three locations
to serve you...
High School Choirs at 4:00 p.m.,
Tree Lighting Ceremony and, of
course, a special visit from Santa
114 E. Hull St.
Edgerton
beginning with his arrival at
419-298-2329
3:00 p.m. and continuing
until his departure.
204 W. Indiana St.
Edon
419-272-2421

860 W. Mulberry St.


Bryan
419-636-3525

Entenmans Flooring & More, INC.


Custom Flooring and Complete Home Renovations

Happy Holidays!

Krill Funeral Service


Commitment to service is our number one priority

For the

Welcoming everyone
to Festival
Lights
onesout
you
leave ofbehind...
& kicking off the
Christmas Season

*Complete funeral services


*In-house cremation options
*Pre-arranged funeral planning
*Video tributes

FUNERAL SERVICE
204 W. Since
Indiana1875
St. ~ 860
W. Mulberry
Friendly Service
Family
OwnedSt.
& Operated
Edon

272-2421

Custom Tile Work Flooring & Showers


Hardwood, Laminate & Carpet Doors & Decks
Roofing, Siding & Windows Whole Room Remodels
Electrical/Plumbing

Bryan

636-3525

114 E. Hull St. Edgerton

298-2329

FREE ESTIMATES & FULLY INSURED


338 E. Hull St., Edgerton, Ohio 43517

419-212-4356

entenmansflooringandmore.com

Happy Holidays from the employees at:

Commercial Industrial Residential


Pre-Engineered Farm Custom Design
06559 St. Rt. 34
Edon, OH 43518
6 -THE VILLAGE REPORTER - YOUR HOMETOWN NEWS SOURCE

Phone: 419-636-3173
Fax: 419-636-3174
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3RD, 2014

Edon Community Enjoys Fire


Edon Northwest Local Schools Departments Annual Feather Party
Celebrate Thanksgiving 2014

MORE EDON AREA NEWS

PHOTOS BY LUCINDA HELD-FAULHABER, STAFF

CHORAL SELECTION The Edon High School Choir, directed by Mrs. Cathy
Frastaci, offered a beautiful acapella selection during the schools 2014 Thanksgiving
Assembly.

PHOTOS BY LUCINDA HELD-FAULHABER, STAFF

CHRISTMAS FOR KIDS CAMPAIGN For twenty years, Mix 98.1-WDFM staff
and U.S. Marine Corps League members have traveled across Williams, Fulton,
Henry, Defiance and Paulding Counties collecting Christmas toys for local children.
And now for the eleventh year, Florence Township Fire Department has once
again teamed up with Mix 98.1 to host the Christmas for Kids Campaign during
its annual Feather Party. On hand November 25 to accept Zoe Maier (center),
Carter Luce and Sydney Luces donations were Rick Small, Clear Channel/Mix
98.1 Director of Operations (left) and Ray Dailey, Retired U.S. Marine and Marine
Corps League representative (right). Toys collected during the 2014 Feather Party
were donated to Edon Area Ministerial Association for its A Caring Christmas
outreach ministry; monetary donations will be shared by communities throughout
Williams County. With everyones help, Mix 98.1 hopes once more to brighten the
Christmases of all area children.
THANKS As a token of appreciation for participating in the 2014 Thanksgiving
Assembly, Edon Area Ministerial Association members were presented gifts on
behalf of the school community. Shown following the service were, from left, Caleb
Mason, Edon Student Council News Reporter; David Miller, Pastor of Edon United
Methodist Church; Larry Wilson, St. Peter Lutheran Church and Kyle Long, Edon
Student Council President.
Students,
teachers,
staff
and
administrators at Edon Northwest Local
Schools celebrated their many blessings
during
the
annual
Thanksgiving
Assembly held Wednesday, November
26, 2014 in the high school gymnasium.
Grades 7-12 Principal Anthony Stevens
and Grades KK-6 Principal Michelle
Molargik coordinated the afternoons
long-established event.
Featured throughout this years
assembly were the Edon High School
Choir, under the direction of Mrs.

Cathy Frastaci; David Miller, pastor of


Edon United Methodist Church; Larry
Wilson of St. Peter Lutheran Church
and winners of the elementary schools
Thanksgiving Essay Contest.
With the sounding of the final bell,
students were dismissed to begin their
highly anticipated Thanksgiving Break.
Classes at Edon Northwest Local
Schools were set to resume Monday,
December 1.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

TRADITION Sure as the Edon Community celebrates Thanksgiving the fourth


Thursday of November, theres no doubt theyll also be found gathering the Tuesday
beforehand for Florence Township Fire Departments annual Feather Party. As
expected, the downtown Fire Hall was packed with guests for the November 25,
2014 event which featured a delicious hot soup and sandwich meal (free-will
offering) and Bingo. Specialty games this year included playing for the chance to
win one of eight turkeys donated by FTFD or half-the-pot taken in.

MORE GENERAL NEWS

MORE POLICE NEWS

Northwest Ohio Law Enforcement Fulton County Senior Center


Working Together To Save Lives Announces December Highlights
NW OHIO- Beginning at 6 AM on
Thursday November 20, 2014 state,
county, and municipal law enforcement
throughout Northwest Ohio conducted
a 48 hour traffic enforcement effort
aimed at saving lives. This effort,
known as Lights for Lives began
last year as an annual event to show
solidarity in the law enforcement
community as it pertains to traffic
safety. This year again, Lights for
Lives was a successful operation that
showed what can be accomplished by
law enforcement working cooperatively
in a multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional
effort. In the spirit of cooperation, the
Ohio State Highway Patrol, Findlay
District and over 30 law enforcement
agencies in Northwest Ohio from the
following counties: Williams, Fulton,
Lucas,
Defiance,
Henry,
Wood,
Putnam, Paulding, Hancock, Van
Wert, Allen, and Hardin Counties
participated.
Lights for Lives was a multiagency,
multi-jurisdictional,
cooperative enforcement campaign
focused on officers activating their
overhead LIGHTS and stopping as
many vehicles as possible to save as

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3RD, 2014

Many exciting events are planned for


Fulton county seniors this December
at the area Senior Center sites. Get
into the Christmas spirit on Sunday,
December 7 at 3:00 pm with Bean Creek
Christmas, featuring the Pure Energy
Cloggers, plus local entertainers and
emcee Steve Snider. This is a donation
only event at the Fayette Opera House.
Christmas at the Fayette Opera House
continues on Saturday, December 13,
at 7:30 pm with Joy Bell, a celebration
of favorite Christmas songs by Kristine
Stout, hand bell musician. Tickets and
transportation, $10. Senior ticket only,
$8. Non seniors, $12. Please call Sherry
Fry at 419-337-9299 if you would like
transportation from the Wauseon site for
this concert.
On Tuesday, December 9, Cheryl Witt,
Information and Referral Specialist, will
be at the Evergreen Library in Metamora
from 10 to noon. Thursday, December 18
Cheryl will be at the the Wyse Commons
Library on the Fairlawn campus,
Archbold, from 10 to 2. Call Cheryl for
an appointment. Cheryls services at
Fairlawn are offered at no cost to seniors
in partnership with Wyse Commons
The Wauseon Lions Club donated
a MagniSight Explorer low optic reader
INFORMATION PROVIDED to the Wauseon site. Place a book,

many LIVES as possible. It began on


November 20th at 6AM and lasted
until November 22nd at 6AM.
During the 48-hour operation
officers reported stopping 1,641
vehicles and issued 730 citations. 89
Safety Belt citations were issued, while
40 impaired drivers were removed from
Ohios roadways. (OSHP Troopers,
Allen County Sheriffs deputies, and
Lima Police conducted a cooperative
OVI Checkpoint.) 11 Felony and 39
misdemeanor criminal arrests, as
well as 12 drug arrests were made
during the operation. Of the citations
issued, 394 of them were for speed
violations. Agencies reported handling
84 property damage crashes and 21
injury crashes.
On behalf of all law enforcement
who participated in Lights for Lives,
we would like to remind motorists
to always buckle up, throughout
this holiday season, as it is the one
thing most likely to save their life.
Additionally, they must remember
to plan ahead and never operate a
vehicle when impaired by drugs and/
or alcohol.

magazine, newspaper or other document


on the MagniSight tray and an enlarged
image is shown on a screen. This is a
wonderful tool for seniors who struggle
with poor eyesight. Stop by for a
demonstration
Upcoming
Christmas
musical
entertainment and special events
include the following: on December 12,
the Evergreen High School will perform
at the Wauseon site. On December
15, a Christmas Tea will be held at
the Archbold and Swanton sites. On
December 19, Santa and Mrs. Claus will
visit theWauseon site. After Christmas,
enjoy some intergenerational time with
grandchildren: December 29bring
your grandchildren to bingo, Swanton,
Archbold, and Wauseon sites and
December 30bring your grandchildren
to bingo Delta and Fayette.
Looking ahead to next year, a painting
class will be presented by Creative
Hearts in January. A local florist will
provide lessons for flower arranging
for a minimal cost several times in
2015. Also, we are gathering names of
seniors interested in a line dance class
beginning in the Spring. Please call the
Wauseon site for additional information
at 419-337-9299.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

THE VILLAGE REPORTER - YOUR HOMETOWN NEWS SOURCE - 7

North Central Class Of 2015


Artesian Of Pioneer: Fifty Years ... Travels To Fort Wayne To Watch
Blue Man Group Perform

CONTINUED FRO M THE FRONT PAGE

A FAMILY AFFAIR ... The executive staff poses for a picture in commemoration of
Artesians fifty years of service. Front Row: Joseph Burt, Anna Burt. Second row:
Briggs Fiser, Jodi Fiser V.P holding Gia Fiser, Quintyn Burt, McCrea Kidston VP
holding Ziva Kidston. Back Row: Josh Fiser VP, Michael Kidston VP, Ed Kidston,
CEO, Owner holding Emmi Burt, Ann Kidston Owner, Kati Burt VP, Ryan Burt VP.
Basically, we were a lot like Culligan,
Ed Kidston, current Chief Executive Officer
of Artesian, recalled.
Graduating from Tri-State University,
better known as Trine today, in 1981, Ed
immediately immersed himself in the family
business. It was his idea to expand the
business, with a special focus placed on
serving municipalities. This strategy led to
Artesian building water systems for several
small towns,
Today, the company has serviced
hundreds of municipalities.
When Ed, who bought out the shares of
his three brothers, Bob, Bill, and John, was
in his twenties, he set a goal for himself.
His aim was to build at least one water
treatment plant in each of Ohios eightyeight counties. Since then, that has not
only happened, but Artesian has done so
much more.
Weve
expanded
our
footprint
dramatically, Kidston stated
Doing business mostly east of the
Mississippi River, Artesian has recently
taken a client further west, expanding
its reach even further. The company has
representative firms in fifteen different
states, including Ohio, Indiana, Michigan,
Pennsylvania, Illinois, Wisconsin, West
Virginia, Kentucky, New York, Missouri,
Kansas, Iowa, Georgia, and both North and
South Dakota.
While there is a tendency for Artesians
clients to be small towns with populations
of 20,000 people or less, the water firm
isnt afraid to hunt bigger game, so to
speak. Recently, the city of South Bend,
Indiana examined its options for providing
the cleanest water for its 100,000 or so
residents, testing filters from all over the
world.
They chose the M.A.R.I.S. Media filter, a
product unique to Artesian.
M.A.R.I.S. was so named due to the fact
that it will efficiently remove manganese,
arsenic, radon, iron, and sulfur from water
supplies. Its merely one of many innovative
ideas pursued by Artesian of Pioneer.
Weve always thought outside of the
box, claimed Kidston.
Indeed, Artesian is one of the very few
companies offering the service of recycling
water to its clients.
Rates have quadrupled, Kidston said
of water and sewage prices, and (they) will
quadruple again in the next ten years.
Which is exactly why Artesian has moved
into the water recycling field. They can take
water that would normally by dumped with
sewage, treat it, and sell back the water at a
higher quality for a reduced cause.

One business who is receiving this


service through Artesian will be saving $1.5
million a year in sewage costs. Currently,
theyve entered into a contract with a large
steel company, which has plants scattered
throughout the globe, to investigate the
implications recycling water may have
on the business. If all plants are treated,
early projections predict that the procedure
could save them between twenty and thirty
million dollars a year.
Kidston attributes the success of
Artesian to the family-oriented style in
which the firm is run.
Were now into our third generation,
announced Kidston.
His son, Michael, is the Vice-President
of Artesian. The younger Kidston has been
instrumental in expanding the reach of the
business since taking on that role.
Im really, really proud of him, Ed
gushed.
With a family mentality, Artesian
focuses less on quota numbers, and more
on customer satisfaction. Kidston takes
great pride in the way his company handles
itself.
Not only is Pioneer on the front of the
building, Kidston stated, but the Kidston
reputation is there, too.
That Pioneer on the building is important
to him as well, though.
Were Pioneer people, Kidston said.
Frankly, I wouldnt want to live anywhere
else.
Seeing as how hes also a second
generation mayor of the village, its hard to
argue with either of those statements. Both
Bruce and Ed have run Pioneer for at least
fifteen years apiece.
The Kidston family involvement in
the community is not limited to the men,
however. Of his two daughters, Jodi Fizer
is not only a Vice President of the company
as well, but, along with her husband John,
owns Wynns restaurant at the Ramada
Inn of Holiday City as well. Kidstons other
daughter, Kati Burt, is a nurse in Toledo in
addition to her own Vice Presidential duties,
but her husband Ryan is also a vital part of
the Artesian team as a Vice President.
Kidston has supreme confidence in both
his son and son-in-law as to how they will
take care of the company.
Theres not a doubt in my mind that
Michael and Ryan will take Artesian to a
whole other level.
Theyd better. The last generation has
set the bar pretty high.
T.J. Hug can be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

Christmas Craft Day Coming


To The Pioneer Public Library
On Tuesday, December 9th the Pioneer
Library will be putting on a Christmas
Craft Day. Parents and students are
invited to stop in to the library any time
between 3:00 and 5:00 pm to paint
Christmas ornaments and meet Lily
the Library Lioness. As you work on

your crafts, you can enjoy listening to


Christmas music.
This program is free to the public. The
Pioneer Library is located at 106 Baubice
Street. For more information, contact
library manager Rose King at 419-7372833.

PHOTO PROVIDED

AT THE THEATRE ... The North Central Class of 2015 has earned enough funds
during their Junior year of fundraising to go on several trips throughout their
senior year. The first trip they choose was on Sept. 27, 2014 to an OSU vs U
Of Cinncinnati Football game at the Shoe! The next trip was on Nov 14, 2015 to
the Fort Wayne Embassy to see the Blue Man Group! All NC Seniors have the
opportunity to go if they choose! The seniors will have 2 more trips scheduled for
the spring.

Pioneers Hunter Forry Headed To


Atlanta For National 4-H Congress
A local 4-Her, Hunter
Forry, son of Jason and
Misty Forry, was selected to
attend the National 4-H Congress, which is being held
from November 28 through
December 2 in Atlanta, Georgia. Delegates to this national
event were selected earlier in
the year based on their documented 4-H and community
achievements.
The purpose of the National 4-H Congress is to
reward
each
delegates
achievements; provide new
and educational and cultural
experiences; provide a forum
for interaction and exchange
of ideas among youth and
adults; and encourage leaders of business, government,
education, and public affairs
to share in the development
of youth. This year the theme
of the congress is Passport
to Excellence.
More than 1,000 youth
are expected to attend the
National 4-H Congress in Atlanta. Only 28 youth in Ohio
were selected to attend out of
more than 500 interested applicants.

INFORMATION & PHOTO PROVIDED

REFLECTIONS FROM PIONEERS PAST

1998 North Central Track Team

50% OFF 2nd pair eyeglasses


ordered the same day.
Treatment and Management
of Ocular diseases.

Dr. Roger L. Saneholtz &


Dr. Jason R. Kunsman
306 W. Main St.
Montpelier, OH 43543
419-485-4257

Comprehensive eye exams


done with the latest
technology.
Providing eye care to the
Tri-State area since 1977.
Located in Downtown
Montpelier.

Accepting Most Insurance including VSP, EyeMed, Blue Cross, Blue Shield,
Medical Mutual and most major medical plans.

8 - THE VILLAGE REPORTER - YOUR HOMETOWN NEWS SOURCE

TRACK TEAM ... Front: Valerie Bish, Mindy Mueleman, Jessica Apt, Megan Lamberson, Sarah Mangold, Michelle Walz. Middle: Erin Doster,
Lindsay Fackler, Amanda Logan, Amy Logan, Matt JoHantgen, Eric Pitts,
Willy Sobczak, Wes Taylor, Pros Keu, Nick Stuckey. Back: Coach Bill Peiffer, Jon Dunbar, Jared Stewart, Dustin Meyers, Jeremy Dennison, Melissa Fackler, Buddy Moreland, Chris Fidler, Jon Willson, Josh Moore,
Brian Bistline, James Wheeler.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3RD, 2014

Montpelier Chamber Welcomes New November Birthdays Celebrated


Executive Director Susan Gearhart
At Montpelier Senior Center

We are pleased to
announce that Susan
Gearhart has accepted
the position as the
Executive Director for the
Montpelier Chamber of
Commerce.
She
brings
with
her
many
years
of
administrative
experience, as well as a
great desire to continue
the positive mission of
the Montpelier Chamber.
Susan and her family
are lifetime residents of
Montpelier, where she and
her husband Dale, raised
their two daughters that
are now teachers within
our Montpelier Schools.

She is also a very proud


grandmother of their 5
beautiful grandchildren.
Susan is an active
member of St. Johns
Lutheran
Church
in
Montpelier, as well.
She is very proud of
Montpelier and excited to
represent the Chamber,
as well as work with
our
members
and
community.
Susan
will
start
training
with
Terry
Buntain on Dec 8th, and
will officially take over the
role on Dec 18th.
Please
help
the
Chamber
Board
in
welcoming Susan in her

Susan Gearhart
new role as Montpeliers
Chamber of Commerce
Executive Director.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

Montpeliers Opdyke Park Gets A


New Bridge Thanks To Local Scout

PHOTO BY LUCINDA HELD-FAULHABER, STAFF

SPECIAL DAY Celebrating November Birthdays at Montpelier Senior Center on


Thursday, November 13, 2014 were, from left, Floyd Peterson, Marsha Snyder, and
Albert Sleesman; hosting the celebration was Montpelier Library. Site Manager
Jewel Head would like to remind everyone that next months birthdays and
anniversaries will be celebrated at the Center on Thursday, December 11.
.FR

REFLECTIONS OF THE PAST


1958 Montpelier Baseball

BASEBALL ... Row 1: Terry Whetro, Danny Wilson, Dave Dreffer, Roger
Hephner, Barry Lung, Bob Bidwell, Paul Byall. Row 2: Harold Burch, John
Dancer, David Van Mason, Martin Hodson, Bob Brandt, Sam Boszor. Row
3: Mr. Raymond, Jack Byall, Steve Dreffer, Bill Stevens, Keith McKelvey,
Jerry Messner. Row 4: Jerry Rhodeback.

PHOTO PROVIDED

BRAND NEW BRIDGE ... On Saturday, a crew of volunteers removed the old bridge
deck at Montpeliers Opdyke Park. Beau Rupp and members of troop 1125 in
Montpelier installed a new, stronger Oak deck. Beau chose to do this as his Eagle
Scout project and arranged with the help of county engineer Todd Roth to design
a stronger, safer bridge that would once again allow safety crews to reach the barn
in the park that is often used for concerts, weddings, and family get-togethers.
Donations from the Williams County FOP, Ladds Logging, Hallett Aviation, and
the Hillside Aeromodelers, the Eagles and the Moose were used to help fund the
project. Assisting Saturday were Jim Rupp and Scoutmaster Russell Luke, Volkan
Alemdar, Noah Conklin, Jared Rediger, and Tyler Rupp of troop 1125.

Montpelier Resident Bags Big Buck

PHOTO PROVIDED

DEER-Y ME ... Dan Stuckey, of Montpelier, recently took this nice 8 pointer in
Williams County.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3RD, 2014

Montpelier High School Senior


Goes Far With Imagination
Montpelier, Ohio
Art has the potential to
transport us to places
we have never been.
Jake Dewire, a senior at
Montpelier High School,
has never been to Paris
he admits he probably
never will. But Jake was
inspired by his girlfriend,
Megan
Steele.
Jake
explains: She made me
want to be able to capture
the city of Paris within
my hands and give it to
her. He seems to have
succeeded

Jakess
dramatic drawing of the
Eiffel Tower framed by a
heart (which is formed
by two hands) seems to
transport the viewer to the
far-off City of Love.
Jake is the son of Craig
and Gerry Dewire. He is
busy with many activities
in school: football, track,
archery, student council,
PHOTO PROVIDED
National Honor Society,
FEATURED ARTIST ... Jake Dewire presents his
and Senior Class Vice
drawing to Chris Kannel.
President. He stays busy
out of school with church
(St. Johns Lutheran in
the months of December and January.
Montpelier), hunting, snowmobiling,
The office is located at 301 West Main
and spending time with family, friends
Street, at the heart of historic downtown
and Megan. After high school he plans to
Montpelier. For more information,
attend Bowling Green State University
contact Chris Kannel at 419-485-4281
and study architectural design. When
or chris@kannelinsurance.com
asked what he likes about art, Jake
INFORMATION PROVIDED
says: I enjoy being able to express
myself and my feelings
through my artwork. I
also enjoy being able to
create images in my head,
using my imagination,
to develop views that I
may never witness in my
lifetime.
Kannel
Superior
Agency, Inc. is proud to
feature Jakes work in
their office and invites
the public to stop in and
see his drawing during

THE VILLAGE REPORTER - YOUR HOMETOWN NEWS SOURCE - 9

MORE MONTPELIER AREA NEWS

Montpelier Elementary Holds Little Loco Readers Assembly

PHOTOS PROVIDED

KINDERGARTEN ... Front Row (left to right)Jimmie Hager, Quintyn Smith, Emme
Miller, and Olivia Thompson. Back Row (left to right)Gavyn Bass, Henna Vela,
and Kymara Speelman.

SECOND GRADE ... Front Row (left to right)Annabelle Knapp, Macy Miller,
Olivia Sefanelli, Kaity Baldwin, and Nevaeh Barcia. Back Row (left to right)Jared
Stanley, Parker Sabin, Braelyn Weitzel, and Alexis Wyse.

BUCKET FILLERS ... Front Row (left to right)Landen Dilley, Liberty Wilson,
Abraham Lee, Blade Logan, and Carter Endicott. Back Row (left to right)Olivia
Thompson, Wesley Barron, Lyla Mahan, Sabrina Wiyrick, and Alexis Wyse.

FIRST GRADE ... Front Row (left to right)Erica Pettit, Katelyn Musser, and Isaac
Musser. Back Row (left to right)Griffin Cooley, Alex Geren, and Joel Dohner.

Three Montpelier Students Head


To Columbus To Play In Capital
University Honors Concert Band

Montpeliers elementary school held


its monthly Little Loco Leaders assembly
for November on Friday, November
21st, 2014. The word of the month was
Optimism and specific students were
recognized by their teachers for showing
acts of optimism throughout the month.
Students were taught by our guidance
counselor, Miss Anderson, that saying
I think I can instead of I cant is what it
means to be optimistic. Miss Anderson
stressed to students that thinking
positively, talking positively, and feeling
positive is the way to go! In addition,
many students showed acts of optimism
throughout the month and were given
the opportunity to drop their name in
a bucket as a bucket filler to have a
chance to be drawn out randomly at the
assembly as well. These students were
given awards that were donated to the
school by local business (Taco Bell and
McDonalds).
INFORMATION PROVIDED

TURN AROUND WINNER ...


Skyler Ortega.

PHOTOS PROVIDED

HONORS CONCERT BAND ... Three Montpelier High School band students were
selected to perform with the Capital University Honors Concert Band in Columbus
November 14-15, 2014. Audrey Pirtle and Meili Leung play the clarinet and Ivan
Moor plays the trumpet. They rehearsed all day on the 14th and presented a concert
the afternoon of the 15th in Mees Hall at Capital University. The band, comprised
of top musicians from schools all over Ohio, was conducted by Dr. Jeff Gershman
and Dr. James Swearingen of Capital University.

PROUD TO PLAY ... The three Montpelier students who performed with the Capital
University Honors Concert Band in Columbus are (L to R) Ivan Moor (Junior),
Audrey Pirtle (Junior) and Meili Leung (Sophomore), with Montpelier Band Director
Jennifer Kustec.

10 -THE VILLAGE REPORTER - YOUR HOMETOWN NEWS SOURCE

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3RD, 2014

Santa Claus Will Soon Visit


The West Unity Library
Santa Claus is coming tothe
West Unity library! Stop by after
the parade on Saturday, December
6th between 10:00 and 11:30 a.m.
and get your picture taken with jolly
old Saint Nick. Kids are invited to
make a Christmas craft, decorate
a gingerbread cookie, and receive

Hilltop Juniors Attend Northwest


Ohio STEM Forum In Toledo

a special treat. This program is in


partnership with the West Unity
Chamber of Commerce and is free to
children.
The West Unity Library is located
at 109 S. High Street. For more
information, contact library manager
Ruth Meyer at 419-924-5237.

West Unity Chamber Offeres


Job Fair To Build Area Businesses

PHOTO PROVIDED

ENCOURAGEMENT FOR THE FUTURE ... Johnathan Holifield, former player


for the Cincinnati Bengals and closing speaker at the STEM forum, discussing
inclusive competitiveness with Hilltop High School juniors Victoria Masters and
Macey Kunkle.
Hilltop juniors Victoria Masters
and Macey Kunkle along with their
science
teacher,
Cristin
Hagans,
attended the Northwest Ohio STEM
(science, technology, engineering, math)
Commercialization and Entrepreneurship
Forum held at the University of Toledo
on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. The days
PHOTOS BY HELEN ELKINS, STAFF activities included several key note
CLEANING UP YOUR ACT From left, Charles VanderHorst I and Robert Smallwood speakers and presentations related to
the Believe in Ohio program sponsored
offered job seekers opportunity with ADW Inc. Janitorial Services.
by The Ohio Academy of Science and
the Ohio Board of Regents. The goal of
the program is to introduce and excite
students to pursue STEM careers in Ohio

to help develop new products, services,


and jobs in Ohios innovation economy
of the future.
The program blends STEM and
business education along with an
emphasis in the arts. Students heard
from UT professor Dr. Isabel Escobar on
her research in membrane separation
techniques for drinking water treatment
and former UT engineering graduate,
Connor Kress, CEO of the local Toledo
company, Hephaestus Limited, who
designs and manufactures firefighting
CONTINUED ON PAGE 15

WHAT WE READ YEARS AGO


HILLTOP 1998 JR & SR PLAY

JOB SEEKERS WELCOME Cody Coch benefited from the job fair and got help
filling out an application from Abby Guilford-Ryan (left) and Mary Leatherman from
Elwood Staffing.
By: Helen Elkins
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
West
Unity
Area
Chamber of Commerce
considered its job fair a
success.
Joining forces with
Elwood
Staffing,
the
Chamber of Commerce
(COC) held its first job
fair to promote economic
and social development
in order to help local
businesses grow.
Alan
Bennett,
President of the COC,

felt that the freezing


temperatures kept a lot
of people from coming
out and even caused a
few businesses to cancel,
but as a trial run, the
Chamber of Commerce
considered this day a
success.
If we found one
person a job today, weve
accomplished what we
wanted, Alan said.
They are definitely
planning to make this a
yearly event. Alan also

See Santa in West Unity


Sponsored by the West Unity Chamber of Commerce

Saturday, December 6
Santa arriving in the Parade that starts at 9:15 am,
with the Brady Township Firefighters.
He will be at the West Unity Library from
9:30 am to 11:30 am for photos.
Friends of the Library will also have a craft for the children.

A Country Christmas

West Unity Omnibus Club


th

26 Annual
Christmas Housewalk

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6
No tickets needed for the Craft Show

Tickets for the House Walk are available at


the Holly Jolly Christmas Shoppe or at the
Kissell Building day of event for Only $6

stated that he would like


the Chamber to consider
holding two job fairs a
year, one each in fall and
spring.
Holding
a
job
fair
gives
Williams
County
a
no-stringsattached
opportunity
to link employers with
individuals
seeking
employment. It is free
to set up a booth and
available to any business
in the area.
With
over
550
associates,
Kamco,
the
largest
employer
in
Williams
County,
according to Ohio Means
Jobs, had a booth set
up and was looking to
expand even more. Proud
to be a part of West Unitys
working
community,
Michelle
Baker
and
Karen Beck, from human
resources, said they were
always looking to hire.
Frequently in need
of 2nd shift operators in
molding and assembly,
Karen
and
Michelle
encouraged
anyone
seeking
employment
with a thriving company
to come in and apply or
take advantage of the
convenience of applying
online.
All
businesses
represented on Tuesday
were Starbucks, Three D
Transport Inc., Kamco,
Ohio Means Jobs, ADW
Inc., and Elwood Staffing.
Alan hopes that, with
more advertising and
possible
sponsorships,
the
Chamber
of
Commerce will be able
to expand the job fair
next year and reach more
people in need.
Helen may be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3RD, 2014

JUNIOR & SENIOR CLASS PLAY ... Row 1: Kim Sattison, Neil Richer, Dave Carpenter, Greg Gable, Jory Morr, Melissa Sauder. Row 2: Michelle Beck, Laura
Mahan, Trinal Burnham, Lorraine Oxender, Crystal Stier, Chris Sauder, Sarah
Wyse, Liz Wheeler. Row 3: Shane Taraschle, Matt Kaullen, Joy Mercer, Ami
Dawson, Julie King, Kelly Borton, Carrie Norrick, Amber McCabe. Row 4: Dusty
Rising, Justin Cromwell, Ryan Patten, Andrew Heisey, Ryan Grimes, Jill Chupp, Tyler Stuckey.
WEST UNITY REPORTER
130 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1884
Smith Webb, one of Brady Townships best citizens, died last evening.
D.M. Burns and family moved to
Bryan last week.
The marriage of Byron Stires of this
place and Miss Belle Goller of Bryan
took place on October 31.
Wheat is worth over a dollar a
bushel.

Miller of Leatherwood who was 76.

120 YEARS AGO


DECEMBER 1894
Jacob S. Hartman shot and killed a
red fox last Wednesday.
E.A. and Charles Wisner have rented the Swisher Building which they
will use as their woodworking shop.
Epworth League was organized last
week at the M.E. Church with May
White as president.

80 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1934
Miss Elizabeth Dean passed away
on November 22 at age 64.
The fishing season is over and our
champion fisherman is N.H. Miller.
The marriage of Miss Helen Orewiler and and Mr. Robert Shillin was
solemnized on November 27.

110 YEARS AGO


DECEMBER 1904
James E. Stahl of Primose and Miss
Vic Reno of Waldron were married on
November 4.
B.J. Snyder has bought Peter
Traxlers dray in Montpelier and will
move there next week.
Lewis Hutchinson is now employed
in Charpiots Hardware.
100 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1914
S.S. Wineland has the frame up for
his new house on West Church St.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Shatter have
purchased the farm of George W. Pancoast.
All were startled Sunday by the
news of the sudden death of Wm. C.

90 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1924
Melvin Snyder left for his home at
Winnett, Mont., after attending his fathers funeral here.
Warren G. Harding was elected as
president on November 2.
Last Thursday evening the Farnaham block in Edgerton was destroyed
by fire.

70 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1944
Funeral services were held for Mrs.
Eunice Baum, who died at her home.
The Three Score and Ten party was
attended by 74 people.
Miss Jane Smith of West Unity H.S.
won the Prince of Peace declamation
contest for Williams County.
Rev. Franklin Trubee has accepted
a call to the West Unity and Kunkle
Presbyterian churches.
60 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1954
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Willard Miller
on October 30, a daughter.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Rex Fisher of
Dayton, a daughter.
A daughter was born to Mr. and
Mrs. Marion Newcomb.

THE VILLAGE REPORTER - YOUR HOMETOWN NEWS SOURCE - 11

Harry Hooyenga Shares


Efforts Of Eliminating Polio
With The Stryker Rotary

PHOTO PROVIDED

Harry Hooyenga visited the Stryker Rotary club giving greetings from district 6600.
He also presented a program on Rotary efforts to eliminate Polio. In 1985 when
Rotary took on this project there were 1,000 new cases of polio reported each
and every day around the world. This year 250 cases have been reported for the
entire year to date. The task is close to being complete but some areas of the world
are more difficult to work. The original goal was very lofty; to totally eradicate
the disease in 20 years. Many skeptics said it was impossible, and while much
progress was made in the first twenty years the goal was not met. Rotary did not
abandon the idea and continues the fight. Polio is preventable with immunization
that can be administered at a very low cost. Today the largest obstacle to providing
the immunization is in Pakistan. Many recent cases of polio reported outside of
Pakistan can be traced back to Pakistan. Harry told of the most recent efforts
to gain financial support as well as volunteers to assist with administering the
drugs in other countries. District 6600 raised enough money in 2013 to immunize
750,000 children and is asking that all clubs pledge at least $1,000 toward the
effort this year. This would equate to $25 for each Rotarian. Harry, pictured on the
right, spoke as a guest of Stryker Rotary member Pastor Dane Meuschke.

Stryker Rotary Welcomes


Guest Speaker Beth Rettig
To November Meeting

WHAT WE READ YEARS AGO

1970 Stryker Biology Club

BIOLOGY CLUB ... Front Row: Bruns, Graber. Second Row: Zigler, Mr. Graber,
Auby. Third Row: Brown, Meeker, Ruffer, Perkins, Buehrer, Glick. Fourth Row:
Van Nortwick, Wyse, Haye, Zimmerman, Garber.

STRYKER ADVANCE
110 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1904
Stryker Cemetery has been undergoing some extensive repairs this fall.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mignerey on December 7, a son.
James Rosendaul and wife lost one
of their twin girls to typhoid fever.
Mrs. C. Garber met with a painful
accident Monday when she broke two
bones in her wrist.
100 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1914
Mrs. Lydia Fraser of Oil Center, Calif., thanks 72 Stryker friends for cards
sent to her recent birthday shower.
Solomon Johnson, and his brother
Simon, left for Australia.
90 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1924
Miss Viviene Goll won the individual honors with a mark of 372.7 out of
a possible 400 in a interrogatory scholarship contest.
Mark Thomas, who was visiting at
the Ed Manning home, died suddenly.
80 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1934
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Bays of Tula,
N.Y., visited C.B. Cramer and family
recently.
A.T. Cann is quite ill after a stroke
of paralysis.
70 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1944
John T. Goll is employed by the Ericson Co. in the Bahamas where he
will assist in making a topographical

PHOTO PROVIDED

SPECIAL GUEST ... Beth Rettig, the Stryker Treasurer, spoke to the Stryker Rotary
club at their regular meeting. Beth started in the position in October of 2013 but
has previous experience doing similar work in West Unity, Alvordton, and Blakeslee.
She has two sons and resides in West Jefferson. She is also involved in scouting
in Montpelier and enjoys working with young people. She is a 1991 graduate of
West Unity High School, and a 2006 graduate of Kent State University. Beth went
on to get her masters in 2011 and is currently working toward her Treasures
license. She said her office hours are from 8:30 to 4:30 weekdays. Beth said the
General Fund in Stryker is low and the council continues to look for ways to curtail
spending. She also stated this is a similar situation with many of the small villages
in the area. Beth, pictured on the right, spoke as a guest of Stryker Rotary member
Ruth Wieland.

Strykers Jaclyn Horn


Joins Omicron Delta Kappa
At Ashland University
Jaclyn Horn of Stryker,
OH, is a member of
Omicron Delta Kappa.
Horn is majoring in
political science. She is
the daughter of Jay and
Jodi Horn of Stryker. Horn

is a 2011 graduate of
Waynesfield High School.
Omicron
Delta
Kappa is a national
leadership society that
recognizes
individuals
who consistently achieve

Breakfast & Toy Auction


NEW
SUPPLIER

Stryker American Legion Post 60


DOWNTOWN STRYKER

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6TH, 2014


Breakfast - 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Annual Christmas Toy Auction
Doors open at 5:00, Auction at 6:00 p.m.

high
standards
of
excellence
throughout
the
five
celebrated
phases of campus life
(arts, athletics, media,
scholarship and service).
The organization serves
to bring people together to
build and sustain a strong
leadership
community.
Any junior or senior in the
top 35% of their class is
contacted at the end of the
fall semester and invited
to apply. The membership
applications are reviewed
by the current officers and
those individuals select
the new members.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

12 - THE VILLAGE REPORTER - YOUR HOMETOWN NEWS SOURCE

survey of the island of Inauga.


Lucky deer hunters in Pennsylvania are Ed Britenriker, Stuart Hyatt
and Bob Towers.
A daughter was born to Mr. and
Mrs. John Rohe on November 16.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Harris were
married 50 years on December 3.
60 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1954
Olen Kellenmeyer grew 15.47 acres
of tomatoes to become the champion
tomato grower of Williams Co.
Miss Donna Elanie Carlin became
the bride of Robert Olin on November
12.
Mr. and Mrs. Sylvia Kryling have
sold their home to Mr. and Mrs. Lindy
DeGroff and expect to moved to their
new home in Bellevue.
50 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1964
Stryker Farmers Exchange has
completed a building program-a display building and a new warehouse.
Sharon Sullivan was the winner of
the the finals of the Prince of Peace
speaking contest.
40 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1974
Services were held for Mrs. Susan
Minarik, 90, who died at her home on
Friday.
R.J. Walker celebrated his first
birthday at his grandparents home in
Galion, Ohio.
Mr. and Mrs. Earles Schmucker announced the arrival of a son.

Strykers Quadco To Add Space


For Cardboard Pallet Production
Quadco
is
leasing
additional warehouse space
in Archbold in order to meet
an ever-increasing demand
for the cardboard pallets
they produce.
At the Tuesday (Nov.
25) regular meeting of the
Quadco
Administrative
and Non-Profit boards,
Executive Director Bruce
Abell said that the center
would be leasing space
in a warehouse near
their Northwest Products
division to be able to store
cardboard pallets the center
is producing.
I think its the only way
we can handle the increase
in cardboard pallets sales
for next year, Mr. Abell
told the board members,
and they agreed. Program
Director
Philip
Zuver
concurred in his report that
the center continues seeing
an increase in the sales of
cardboard pallets. He said
he expected to see sales
ramp up after the first of
the year.
Mr. Abell reported that
the annual Christmas party
will be held on Dec. 11 at the
Knights of Columbus Hall in
Defiance. The day will start
with an annual awards day
in the morning, followed by
lunch, and the party with a

dance in the afternoon.


The board members
approved the budget for
2015, and reviewed the
3-year goals of the center.
Mr. Abell listed each goal
and mentioned how each is
mainly tied to a department.
He said the objectives
change each year, but
they are largely based on
providing quality services
in
a
customer-focused
manner.
Board
membership
was reviewed. It was noted
that three board members,
Tom Eggers of Ridgeville
Corners, Herb Gurwell of
Delta and Jean LightleJackman of Defiance, will
complete 3 three-year terms
on the board when the board
reconvenes in January.
Both Mr. Eggers and Mr.
Gurwell have expressed that
they have enjoyed serving

on the board, but will not


be seeking to continue into
another term.
A letter explaining why
the center is discontinuing
The Ride was distributed.
Mr. Abell said the letter
details a history of the
service and why the center
cannot continue offering
the
individual
public
transportation service in
Williams County after the
end of the year. He said the
center would also not be
reapplying for any grants
for the service.
The next joint board
meeting will be the annual
organizational meeting at
11:30 a.m. on Tuesday,
January 27, 2015. The
regular business meeting
will follow at noon in the
Stryker main conference
room.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3RD, 2014

MORE STRYKER AREA NEWS

2014 Christmas For Kids


Assembly In Stryker Puts
The Fun In Fundraising

Stryker Rotary Gifts Elementary


Students With Needed Dictionaries

PHOTO PROVIDED

PHOTOS BY TIMOTHY KAYS, STAFF

ROOKIE MISTAKE ... Mrs. Kathleen King takes the pie from the hand of an overly trusting Cale Frey and pulls a return to sender maneuver.

PROVIDING LEARNING MATERIALS ... The Stryker Rotary Club presented the 3rd
grade class in Stryker elementary School with dictionaries as they have done for a
number of years. Third graders in the front row from left to right are: Gavin Labo,
Emmalee Fulk, Laura Leupp, Mattias Cheeseman, and Brenden Wright. Stryker
Rotarians in the back row from left to right are: Ruth Wieland, President Rev. Dane
Meuschke, and Superintendent Nate Johnson.

Stryker Boys Play Their


Own Sunday Football

PHOTO PROVIDED

SUNDAY GAME ... Stryker School may not have a football team, but these boys have
fun every Sunday afternoon playing the game! Joe Chiow, Max Wonders, Jackson
Wonders, Thomas Bost, Jeffrey Neville, Reece Hall, and Chase Glock.
BAM! ... Kobe Schrock goes all out in plastering Mr. Dave Schultz.

By: Timothy Kays

THE VILLAGE REPORTER

When the members


of the Stryker Student
Council undertook the
task of organizing the
annual Christmas for
Kids fundraiser at the
Stryker School this year,
few could have imagined
the mess it would create.
Yes, the fundraiser did
create a small disaster
area in the gymnasium,
but with Rick Small of
Mix 98.1 on hand to
personally stir the pot,
the size of the mess was
dwarfed by the amount of
fun had by everyone on
handand that too was
small compared to the
amount of money raised
by Stryker for the annual
event.
It started small with
competitions
between
faculty members to see
who could raise the most
money, with a whipped GREAT SPORT FOR A GREAT CAUSE ... Mr. Dave Schulcream pie in the face on tz shows the effects of his fundraising efforts.
the line. When the event
expanded outside the
school, a grand total of $5,633.64 was
teachers though, the dollars began to roll
raised for Christmas for Kids.
in. For a small donation of $5.00 to the
Broadcasting live from the event,
Stryker Christmas for Kids fundraiser,
Rick Small of Mix 98.1 eventually found
Principal Dave Schultz would avail
himself in the middle of it all, as another
himself to being hit in the face with a
auction drew a $100 bid to give him a
whipped cream piehence the source
gigantic application of cholesterol and
of the mess. Although it started small,
carbohydrate cosmetics.
on November 20, Mr. Schultz paid the
Small town America may not have
price for his popularity as he was on
the amenities of the big cities, but you
the receiving end of almost 40 whipped
would be hard pressed to find the sense
cream pies during the Christmas for
of community bonding that was put on
Kids assembly in the Stryker High
display in Stryker, Ohio on this day.
School gymnasium. Further proof was
Everyone from the young to the notadded when Rick Ruffer outbid Bruce
so-young came away with a lifetime of
Brown in an auction for the right to
memories, all in the course of helping
fire the first shot. The cost of moving
build memories for underprivileged
up in the pecking order did not come
children.
cheaply, as that first pie cost Mr. Ruffer
Timothy Kays can be reached at
$200, but for a very good cause. Overall,
tim@thevillagereporter.com
between the community at large and the

Stryker Rotary Welcomes Guest


Business Owner Mark Ledyard

PHOTO PROVIDED

SPECIAL GUEST ... Mark Ledyard has been in business for himself now for just
over one year. His business, MLD Remodeling, is located in Stryker, Ohio and Mark
said he has been busy with his new business venture. Mark moved to Stryker nine
years ago and purchased a house on the corner of Curtis and King Streets. Mark
worked for a local contractor and totally remodeled the house over a several year
period of time. Mark was encouraged by several local people to start his business
when they had seen his work. He began the business thinking he would limit the
projects he took on, but has become more comfortable working on larger projects.
He is willing to take on any type of remodeling job, and he is especially fond of
working on projects involving woodworking. Mark was invited to speak to the club
by Stryker Rotary member Larry Soles. Mark, on the right, is pictured with Stryker
Rotary President Rev. Dane Meuschke.

If we
meet by
accident
Dont Forget

Hit A
Deer, Win
A Turkey

You
should
call

We have 50 courtesy Cars

at no cost to you when we repair you vehicle

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3RD, 2014

THE VILLAGE REPORTER - YOUR HOMETOWN NEWS SOURCE - 13

FA
Ebie Duo Give Tremendous
Performance At Fayette Opera House

LETTER TO THE EDITOR:


Dear Editor:
Fayettes Open Banking Forum,
sponsored by the Fayette Chamber,
attracted a standing room only crowd
at the Opera House this past week. It
bore witness to the fact that this regional
crossroad remains an economically
vital and socially committed community
where business takes place on a daily
basis.
The purpose of the meeting was to
update and inform those interested in
local efforts to replace our bank. The
opening comments reflected the reality
that our economy has remained vibrant
throughout the recent recession. That
is a direct result of hard work and
cooperation of those who live and work
in the Fayette area. The forum also
provided the opportunity for citizens to
meet potential community partners.
Opening comments described the

economic condition of the Fayette area;


our industrial park is near capacity, over
eighty new jobs have been created within
the past six months with many more
in the immediate future. A significant
construction project is underway that
has created numerous jobs and will add
to the property tax base. As a result,
Fayette finds itself in a position that
most communities would desire.
The dialog that ensued reflected the
thoughts of many area residents and
their interest in Fayettes business
community.
The Chamber would like to thank
the local newspapers for help spreading
the word. While we appreciate internet
technology, we elected to use newspaper
ads, articles, handbills and flyers for this
event. From the size of the turnout, that
investment in local papers paid off.

~Tom Spiess

PHOTOS BY T.J. HUG, STAFF

A SPOUSAL DUET ... Brian and Laura Ebie perform together at the historic Fayette Opera House. Brian works the Mason and Hamlin while Laura plays her flute.

REFLECTIONS FROM FAYETTES PAST

1948 FAYETTE NEWSPAPER STAFF

BRAVO! ... Brian Ebie applauds Laura for her rendition of Bless This House, a
song she sang with an old fashioned, power house opera voice.
By: T.J. Hug

THE VILLAGE REPORTER

The historic Fayette


Opera Houses Ginnivan
Auditorium played host
to a dynamic concert on
Sunday, as the husband
and wife combination of
the Ebies came to town
as part of the Glasgow
Reed Organ Series.
The Glasgow Reed
Organ Series, named
after Don Glasgow, a
man who became one
of the worlds leading
experts on reed organ
restoration by taking
on a project to fill his
time during retirement.
The organ he set out to
restore was to be quite
a challenge, however, as
it took him three years
to pump new life into
an 1890s Mason and
Hamlin three keyboard
reed organ, which just
happened to belong to
the Fayette Opera House.
That
very
Mason
and
Hamlin
was
featured
prominently
in the performance of
Brian Ebie at Sunday
afternoons
concert.

Working an intricate
series of pedals in
addition to the three
levels of keys, Ebie
intricately manipulated
the complex machine as
he played iconic hymns
during his tribute to
Thanksgiving.
Ebie wasnt alone
throughout the show,
though. For a majority
of the time, his wife
Laura accompanied him
on her flute, creating a
beautifully harmonious
sound which echoed off
the walls of the Opera
House. She also played
a duet with him on a
different organ, and sang
a gorgeous rendition
of Bless This House
in a traditional opera
performance,
varying
between
degrees
of
softness and power.
In total, the two artists
played twelve songs, with
an intermission taking
place in the middle. The
theme of the concert was
Songs of Thanksgiving.
Some of the more familiar
pieces played include
Now Thank We All Our

Dental Innovations

USE EM OR LOSE EM! 2015 is just around


Dental
Innovations
the corner! We want to remind you to take advantage of

any unused dental insurance benefits. If you have funds


set aside in a flexible spending account (FSA) or healthcare saving account (HSA), now is the time to schedule
treatment so your co-payment amounts can be applied to
this years deductions. Call us today to schedule your appointment. We find that the holiday season is always our
busy time and we are certain it is a very busy time for
Use emyou
or
Lose
2015 is just around the
too. Beat
the endem!
of year rush
and get in early. Were
corner! We want to remind you to take advantage of any unused dental
readyIf to
help
youfunds
smileset
healthier
in spending
2015!
insurance benefits.
you
have
aside &
in happier
a flexible
account (FSA) or healthcare saving account (HSA), now is the time
to schedule treatment so your co-payment amounts can be applied
to this years deductions. Call us today to schedule your appointment.
We find that the holiday season
is always our busy time and
we are certain it is a very busy
time
you too.
thePlease
end
May notfor
be combined
with anyBeat
other offer.
Cleaning, Exam & X-rays
of mention
yearthisrush
in early.
ad whenand
makingget
appointment
and
In the absence of gum disease.
InNew
the absence
of gum disease. New patients only.
We're
to of
help
smile
present ready
coupon at time
service.you
Non-Insured
patients only. Expires 10-31-14
Expires 12/31/14
healthierOnly.
& happier
in 2015!
Expires 12/31/14
WVR67
WVR67

Exam, Cleaning & X -Rays

59

$ 59

20 OFF
Any Dental Service

ADPAK

www.dentalinnovationsdds.com
Dr.
Dr. C.
C. Keith
Keith Fuqua
Fuqua

Dr.
Dr.Adnan
AdnanAhmed
Ahmed

Grand Rapids
419-832-9101

119419-533-5050
East St. Liberty Center

24163
FrontSt.,
St.,
24163 Front
Grand Rapids

419-832-9101

119 East St.Bilen


Dr.Liberty
Sheridan
Center

419-533-5050

Dr.
Dr. Bradley
Bradley Stanciu
Stanciu
2444
2444S.S.Detroit
Detroit Ave
Ave
Maumee

Maumee
419-893-8431

419-893-8431

God and Tis the Gift


to be Simple. Brian
masterfully
handled
three separate organs
over the course of his
routine.
Both
Ebies,
husband and wife, have
exceptionally
strong
backgrounds in music.
Brian holds both a
bachelors and a masters
degree in education and
music performance from
The University of Akron.
He has played world
premieres of organ works
at the American Guild of
Organists
Convention
and
played
recitals
nationally. A personal
highlight
for
him,
however, was having
the privilege of playing
the 206-rank AeolianSkinner
pipe
organ
located at the Mormon
Tabernacle in Salt Lake
City, Utah.
Laura studied flute
performance
while
attending both Brigham
Young
University
and The University of
Arizona. She plays the
flute
professionally,
and even has her own
teaching studio.
Oh, and both of them
are vice-presidents of the
respective companies for
which they work; Brian at
Hamrick Manufacturing
and Laura at MEDIC
International, a nonprofit organization.
After the concert, a
reception was held in the
lobby. Apple Cider and
cookies were served. The
Opera House expressed a
need for more volunteers
so that this tradition
could continue.
The Opera House will
host its next concert
on December 7, at 3:00
P.M. with the program A
Bean Creek Christmas.

NEWSPAPER STAFF ... First Row: Doris Beaverson, Martha Treat, Eileen
Johnson, Virginia Borton, Madeline Fitzpatrick, Breta Johnson, Nedra Bacon. Second Row: Pat Smith, Eileen Stemen, Lynn Kinsley, Bill Nihart, Dick
Seeley, Howard ODonnell, Pat Ely, Roger Goble, Dorothy Williams, Advisor
Mrs. Valentine.

Ohio Unemployment Rates


Continue To Go Down

By: Chelsie Firestone


THE VILLAGE REPORTER

Both Williams and Fulton


County once again saw improved unemployment rates
that moved each county
from 4.7% in August to 4.2%
in September. The identical
unemployment ratings move
Williams and Fulton Counties from 49th and 50th to
53rd and 54th in the state
ranking system, which rates
counties with the lowest
rates highest.
This improvement of
unemployment ratings is
echoed both state and nation wide with the U.S. rate
at 5.8%, down from 5.9% in
August and 7.2% one year
ago. Similarly, Ohios unemployment, at 5.3%, is down
from 5.6% in August and
7.4% 12 one year ago. Unemployment rates fell in 84
of Ohios 88 counties.
Statewide,
unemployment ranged from a low of
2.7% in Mercer County to
a high of 9.5% in Monroe
County. Counties in Ohio
with the lowest rates included Mercer (2.7%), Holmes (2.9%), Auglaize (3.2%),
Delaware (3.3%), Hancock
(3.4%), and Putnam (3.5%).
Counties with the highest rates included Monroe
(9.5%), Jackson (7.1%), and
Meigs (7.0%)
Throughout the state,
job growth was seen in leisure and hospitality (+9600),
professional and business
services (+1800), education and health services
(+1100), financial activities
(+1100), mining and logging (+100), and information
(+100). Losses were seen in
state government (-4500);
construction (-2800); local
government (-2500); manufacturing (-1200); trade,
transportation, and utiliT.J. Hug can be reached at
ties (-700); other services
publisher@thevillagereporter.com
(-600); and federal govern-

14 - THE VILLAGE REPORTER - YOUR HOMETOWN NEWS SOURCE

ment (-400). With the growth


the number of unemployed
for the month was 305,000,
down from 319,000 in August and 424,000 one year
ago.
Ohioans wishing to learn
more about unemployment
benefits or who are in search

of a job can visit www.ohiomeansjobs.com. The information in this article and the
monthly statistical analysis
it is based upon are also
available at http://jfs.ohio.
gov/ocomm
Chelsie can be reached at
chelsie@thevillagereporter.com

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3RD, 2014

MORE WEST UNITY AREA NEWS

MORE MONTPELIER AREA NEWS

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 11

CONTINUED FROM THE FRONT PAGE

Hilltop Juniors Attend Northwest Montpelier Village Council Approves


Budget For 2015; Makes Arrangements
Ohio STEM Forum In Toledo
drones. Kirk Kern, director for the
Entrepreneurial Leadership program at
Bowling Green State University, spoke
on BGSUs version of Shark Tank,
called The Hatch, in which college
students pitch their business plans to
alumni investors. Dr. Eugene Sanders
led a session on the importance of STEM

education in preparing to be competitive


in the 21st century global economy.
Masters and Kunkle are currently
researching their own independent
science topics for presentation at the
Hilltop Science Fair to be held on Feb.
14, 2015.

For Village Hall Renovations

reopen in a temporary location on the


second floor on December 1. Renovations
are expected to be complete, and the
utility office is expected to reopen
again on the first floor on December 8.
Residents may call the 419-485-3121
INFORMATION PROVIDED
with any questions.
Ms. Lucas stated that the shelter
house at Storrer Park is coming along
nicely, and that the volunteers are doing
a tremendous job with the building.
Mayor Yagelski asked Ms. Hephner
to speak regarding House Bill 5, which
is still looming. The opposition to the
measure notes that a component of
the legislation would give the State
the authority to assume regulation
and collection authority of the income
taxes of all Ohio municipalities, thereby
expanding the central government, and
giving it unprecedented financial powers
over municipalities.
Ms. Hephner said this legislation is
still imminent in Columbus, and a lot
of big names are pushing the issue. If

it passes as presented, she said, the


legislation with have a huge negative
impact on the village finances, causing
a loss of around $200,000 in revenue,
an amount which is the equivalent
to the cost of the fire department. Ms.
Hephner stated that the State has
already cut the local government funds
approximately $200,000. The State
expects the local governments to make
up these funds with local tax increases.
The House narrowly passed the Bill over
to the Senate, where it is currently being
debated in the Senate Ways and Means
Committee. Mayor Yagelski and Ms.
Hephner urged all residents to contact
their State Senators and tell them to
vote against the measure.
Mayor Yagelski thanked everyone
involved with the budget for their hard
work, after which, with no further
business to address, the members of
Council voted to adjourn for the evening.
Timothy Kays can be reached at
tim@thevillagereporter.com

Eat Healthy When Dining Out


Trying to lose weight or
alter your diet? Many people are in the same boat.
Though its easy to control your diet when eating
at home, men and women
hoping to shed a few extra
pounds may need to take
a more careful approach
when dining out.
The following tips can
help men and women eat
healthy.
Dont skip meals.
Skipping meals, especially
breakfast, in anticipation
of eating larger meals later
on is a recipe for disaster.
Have a pre-meal before dining out. Dont attend gatherings on an
empty stomach. Snack on
fruits or vegetables before
heading out the door.
Drink lots of water.
Sipping on a glass of cold
water when dining out can
keep you feeling full while
preventing the dehydration that comes from eating too many high-sugar,
high-salt goodies.
Practice portion control. Its nice to dig in to
your favorite treats. However, indulging at the dinner table can lead to weight
gain. Many people find
that they can still enjoy
their favorite foods without
gaining weight as long as
they eat smaller portions.
Use smaller plates.
The bigger the plate you

are eating from, the more


food you are likely to eat.
Use smaller plates at the
buffet line so you arent
piling too much food on
your plate.
Give your body time
to realize how much you
have eaten. The stomach
needs about 20 minutes to

tell the brain that its feeling full.


Order the right sides.
When choosing side dishes, opt for healthy, lowcalorie and high-fiber vegetables. Healthy sides will
make you feel full without
packing on the pounds.

DAILY FOOD
& DRINK
SPECIALS
Monday - Thursday & Weekend Specials
445 Airport Hwy., Wauseon

419-335-1110

Two Pepperonis, Old World and


Classic with Marcos Special
Italian Seasoning
We
Deliver

419-335-1555

419-445-1555

DEFIANCE
Second & Clinton

NAPOLEON
1402 N. Scott St.

BRYAN
1228 S. Main

419-485-1444

419-784-1555

419-636-7171

PAULDING
Paulding Place

FINDLAY
360 S. Blanchard

419-422-2992

Order Online at marcos.com

$5 Lunch Specials and


Daily Dinner Specials
TACO TUESDAY
$1 each Hard or Soft Shell

We Make It All...Better

THURSDAY
BBQ Day - 59 Wings

(419) 335-0790

141 N. FULTON ST. WAUSEON, OH

ecialist
p
S
r
e
e
B
t
f
a
r
D

FRIDAY
All-You-Can Eat Fish

Our Gift Certificates


Make The Perfect Gift!

Sunday Brunch
SERVED 10 AM - 2 PM

$2 OFF Sunday Brunch


1 coupon per customer

pecials
Great Food S

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3RD, 2014

ARCHBOLD
1923 S. Defiance

419-592-1777
419-399-3999

Grasshopper Gift Certificates - Always A Tasteful Gift

sullivanswauseon.com

15

$ 99

WAUSEON
563 N. Shoop Ave.

517-263-9965

Check Our Our Website For Details

Must present coupon.


One coupon per customer.
Expires November 15, 2014

MONTPELIER
1428 Whitaker Way

116 S. Winter St., Adrian, MI

Friday - All You Can Eat Cod


Saturday - Prime Rib Special

Large Pepperoni Magnifico


& order of
Cheezybread

Defiance 319 E. 2nd St.


419-785-4212
Bryan 125 East South St.
419-630-0555

FREE

Crazy Bread
with $10 purchase

RESTAURANT
Ramada Conference Center
13508 St. Rt. 15 Montpelier, OH 43543

419-485-5555

Visit us on FB at Wynns Restaurant and Lounge

THE VILLAGE REPORTER - YOUR HOMETOWN NEWS SOURCE - 15

Animal Care
Did you know ... Pets & Winter

Much like their many


of their human counterparts, pets do not always
relish winter. Animals can
experience arthritis pain

or fatigue when the cold


sets in. Shorter periods of
daylight also may make
them less active and likely
to sleep for longer periods

NORTHWEST OHIO DOG TRAINERS


St. Rt. 107
Montpelier, Ohio 43543

Agility, Obedience & Special Puppy


Classes Every Week!
For Class Details Call 419-459-4836

of time. In an effort to stay


warm, some pets get creative. Cats can unintentionally put themselves
in danger just to chase a
chill away. The American
Animal Hospital Association says cats will curl up
against almost anything,
including car engines, to
stay warm. Cats caught
in moving engine parts
can be seriously hurt or
killed. Before you turn
your engine on, check
beneath the car or make
a lot of noise by honking
the horn or rapping on the
hood. Also, if you have exposed radiators in a home
or apartment, construct a
cover to prevent cats and
dogs from climbing on the
exposed coils. The hot water pumping through radiators can cause burns.
Cats and dogs also may
get too close to fireplaces,
so use a protective screen
to keep them away from
hot embers. Pets also can
knock over portable heaters in an attempt to get
warm. Look for models
that automatically shut off
if they fall over to reduce
your risk of fire.

Day
Daycare
Care &
& Preschool
Preschool
Finding The Right Preschool

PRESCHOOL PREPARES CHILDREN


FOR KINDERGARTEN
NEW Location
for families in the
Montpelier School
District
We are opening a
classroom for Head Start
Preschool and Ohio
Department of Education
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 childs 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. So it behooves parents to begin their
search for a preschool as early as possible.
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 facilitys

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 in the days
activities.
Dont 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.

EDUCATION BEGINS WITH PRESCHOOL

EARLY CHILDHOOD
EDUCATION
PRESCHOOL PROGRAM

Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission


Head Start

*FREE PRESCHOOL*
Available to children ages 3 to 5 years old
who meet income guidelines.

4 Star Step Up to
Quality Rated

Prepares children for kindergarten success Qualified and Degreed staff


Provides healthy meals & snacks Children with special needs welcome
Children must be 3 by the kindergarten cut-off date

Now accepting applications for


children 3 & 4 years of age

For more information on how to enroll your child,


Call 1-800-686-2964,
ext 1140
Call (419) 784-5136
or call a site in your county listed below

Comprehensive school readiness program


Qualified, Bachelor Degreed Teacher
Sign your child up today for school success!

Head Start is funded by the Dept. of Health and Human Services/ACF:Head Start.
The grant amount is 80% of the program cost used for this project.

To obtain more enrollment information:


Call our Central Office at
419-784-5136 ext. 1140
Visit our website www.nocac.org
Send email to ccoy@nocac.org

Williams County
419-636-8862

APPLY
NOW

Fulton County
419-337-9141

NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS

It is no secret...

Newspaper
Advertising
Works.
Reporter
115 Broad Street Montpelier, OH 43543

CALL

419-485-4851 or CONTACT:

Jamie Gilmour

jamie@thevillagereporter.com

16 - THE VILLAGE REPORTER - YOUR HOMETOWN NEWS SOURCE

Chelsie Firestone

chelsie@thevillagereporter.com

Monica Smith

monica@thevillagereporter.com

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3RD, 2014

Fulton County Fairgrounds Host Antique Tractor Pulls


By: T.J. Hug
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
Competition drives everything in this
world.
Throughout the course of human
history, people have always striven to
be the best at what they do, regardless
of what it is. In modern times, this
urge has taken a barrage of forms, with
naturally born competitors looking for
any vehicle to exhibit their need to prove
themselves.
And sometimes that vehicle is a
tractor.
Anyone who happened to be in
Wauseon on Friday may have caught a
glimpse of the Thanksgiving International
Antique Tractor Pulls. Such a contest
would serve as a true display of just

how great the desire for victory is within


some people.
Spangler Arena, of the Fulton County
Fair Grounds, played host to the event.
Competitors, both male and female,
flocked to the structure, coming from
various parts of Ohio, Indiana, Michigan,
and Pennsylvania to take part in the
tractor pulls.
They all had to wait a bit before they
could do so, however.
Originally intended to begin at 9:00
A.M., organizers for the pulls delayed
activities for the first hour. The reasoning
behind this was to make adjustments
to the order in which each challenger
would act, as well as allowing for more of
them to register. By 10:00 A.M., the first
tractor was given the go ahead to pull.
Starting with 3,750 pounds of

weight, the antique machines took


turns hauling the sled up and down
the muddy straightaway within the
building. By the end of the competition,
weight classes beyond six-thousand
pounds held several tractor owners
ready to do battle against one another.
With speeds ranging between three
and five miles per hour, there were
definitive limitations put on the drivers.
Violation of these limitations resulted in
immediate disqualification.
A crowd of spectators slowly built
throughout the day, with several people
flowing in and out of Spangler Arena
during the ten hour or so span in which
the tractor pulls occurred. There were a

few vendors on hand to offer them their


wares, such as warm shirts. Also, the
concession stand sold great tasting food
straight from the grill all day long.
By the end of the day, only the
elite few drivers could call themselves
champions. Many competed throughout
the day, but most had to settle for
something other than first place. But,
as the tractor pulls move on to a new
location, most of the participants in
Fridays action will follow, almost
nomadically. This shouldnt surprise
anyone, though.
Competition is doing all the driving.
T.J. Hug can be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

PHOTOS BY T.J. HUG, STAFF

ENTRANTS HERE, PLEASE ... Members of the Maumee Valley Pullers registered
competitors for the tractor pulls. From left to right; Steve Mull (President), Lenny
NEXT! ... After having her tractor attached to the sled, Heather MacKenzie begins
Dayss, and Blanca Dayss.
her run as she drives her tractor onward.

REFLECTIONS OF THE PAST


1941 Wauseon Basketball

MORE POWER ... An entrant into the tractor pulls is nearing the end of his run, as
the front tires of his vehicle begin to raise off the ground.
BASKETBALL ... Row 1: Coach Stewart, Robert Reichert, Paul Radloff, Bill Abbs,
William Reynolds, Darrel Biddle, Robert Johnston, Coach Alloway. Row 2: Jack Hendrickson, Donald Keefer, Captain; Edward Lind, Neill Krauss, Fredrick Flory, Charles
Miller, Stanley Shaffer. Row 3: Dean Snyder, Harold Williams, Bill Jeise, Warren
Smith, Bill Figy, Harold Aeschliman, Herbert Masales. Row 4: Robert Nofziger, Victor
Coon, Jack Marks, Wayne Snyder, Dennis Aeschliman, Floyd Schwab, Victor Keller.

Reindeer Ornament Make & Take


Craft Day At Wauseon Library
WAUSEONKick off the holiday
season with a Make & Take Reindeer
Ornament Craft Day on Saturday,
December 6 from 10:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
at the Wauseon Public Library. The
Make & Take Craft Day is free and open
to everyone, both the young and the

young at heart. All craft supplies will be


provided by the library.
For more information on the Reindeer
Ornament Make & Take Craft Day,
email the Wauseon Public Library at
amy.murphy@oplin.org or call 419-3356626.

Wauseon Public Library Hosting


Polar Express Breakfast
WEIGHING IN AT ... A competitor at the International Thanksiving Antique Tractor
Pulls has his vehicle weighed prior to the beginning of the event.

BLACK SWAMP ARTS COUNCIL


presents

An Evening of Expression
A professional show and sale of area artists work.
Jewelry, paintings, pottery, glass, woodworking, fiber arts,
photography, scarves, creative gift ideas and more.

December 8th 4 - 8:30


at The Blue, Archbold, OH

Free and open to the public

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3RD, 2014

WAUSEONCelebrate
Christmas
at the Wauseon Public Librarys Polar
Express
Breakfast
on
Saturday,
December 13 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. The
breakfast, with Christmas activities
and the Polar Express movie, is free
and open to everyone. To plan for all of
our Christmas guests, pre-registration
is required for this event. Everyone

attending needs to register including


parents and children.
Come celebrate Christmas with the
Polar Express movie, breakfast, and
Christmas crafts and activities, invited
Director Amy Murphy
For more information or to register
for the Polar Express Breakfast, please
email the Wauseon Public.

Wauseon Public Library Holding


Regular Monthly Board Meeting
WAUSEONThe Wauseon Public
Librarys Board of Trustees will hold
its regular monthly board meeting on

Tuesday, December 9 at 6:00 p.m. in


the librarys second floor board room.
The public is always welcome.

THE VILLAGE REPORTER - YOUR HOMETOWN NEWS SOURCE - 17

MORE GENERAL AREA NEWS

MORE WAUSEON AREA NEWS

Williams County Genealogical Society


Wauseon Sons Of The American
Discusses Ways To Collect Family Information Legion Hosting Breakfast Buffet
The Wauseon Sons of the American
Legion will be hosting an all-you-can-eat
breakfast buffet on Saturday, December
6th, from 7:30 to 11:30 AM. There will
be pancakes, French toast, eggs made
to order, potatoes, biscuits and gravy,
sausage, bacon, and toast. Coffee, milk,

and orange juice will also be available.


The cost is $7.75 for adults, $4.50 for
kids ages 9-12, and kids 8 and under
are free with a paid adult. The American
Legion post 265 is located at 1105 N.
Shoop Ave, Wauseon.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

Author Sterling King To Host Book


Signing At Wauseon Public Library
WAUSEONFulton County railroad
author Sterling King will host a book
signing of his historic The Toledo and
Indiana Railway book at the Wauseon
Public Library on Thursday, December
4 from 1-5:00 p.m. in the librarys
Reading Room. He will have copies of
his book for purchase and signing.
According to the books forward,
PHOTO PROVIDED The purpose of this publication is
FINDING INFORMATION ... Pam Lash (left) helps Lynda Ufer (right) find information.
to preserve forever the history of the
Toledo & Indiana RailwayThe T & I
The Williams County Genealogi- formation but what looks like the right has been glossed over several times but
cal Society held their lock-in workshop person may not be. Keep searching and the purpose in these pages is to make
on November 15, 2014. It was entitled compare information gathered to see if it
Searching for Your Roots.
fits in like pieces of a puzzle. Handouts
President Pat Goebel greeted every- of information covered were provided.
one and thanked them for coming out in
Pam Lash gave tours of the library and
the cold weather.
different resources available for their reVice President Mary Alice Roth pre- search. While guests did research, she
sented many different ways and places helped with different problems they were
to collect your family information. She having finding information.
There were nineteen guests in attencautioned how all names, birth and
death dates, marriage records, court re- dance plus board members that assisted
cords, church records and areas lived in guests with their searching. Three new
should be compared to make sure the members were gained and others very
person considered to be your relative is interested in attending our upcoming
the correct one. She also discussed how meetings.
Our next meeting will be held Monthe computer is very useful to find inday, December 8, 2014 at
6:30pm. Bring your favorite festive dish to share
and enjoy mingling with
genealogy friends. Plates,
John & Betty Tucker
table service and coffee
will be provided.
invite your family to
The purpose of the
WCGS is preservation of
county records and family research.
Monthly
meetings are held on the
second Monday of each
from 7 - 8:30 p.m.
month, excluding Jul;y
and August, at 6:30pm, in
All members of the family will enjoy
the conference room of the
the lights & decorations, shopping
West Annex of the Bryan
as well as cookies & hot chocolate.
Public Library. The pubAn unexpected guest may also
lic is invited to attend all
meetings.
make an appearance.
For further information
concerning the WCGS,
visit the Website at www.
wcgs-ogs.com or write to
6806 U.S. Hwy 127 Bryan, Ohio 43506 (Village of Pulaski)
the WCGS, P.O. Box 293,
(419) 636-2413
Bryan, Ohio 43506.
Open Wed. - Sat. 10-5

you feel as though you were there,


back in the 1903-1939 period when the
interurban was in operation. Ferreting
out the history of the T & I has been a
40 year avocation. Interviewing former
employees of the railroad, regular
riders, and newspaper publishers was
an enormous task.
For more information on Sterling
Kings book signing, please email
the Wauseon Public Library at amy.
murphy@oplin.org or call the library at
419-335-6626.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

Come See Santa


Saturday, December 6

Pulaski Country Mercantile

INFORMATION PROVIDED

THE VILLAGE REPORTER

WEEKLY COMMUNITY CALENDAR


DECEMBER 6TH - DECEMBER 11TH, 2014
Authorized Nucor Builder

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6TH

Sons of American Legion Breakfast - Wauseon American Legion 7:30 AM


Santa Clause at West Unity Library - 9:30 AM
Santa Clause at Pulaski Country Mercantile - 7:00 PM

Auto - Home - Business


Commercial - Farm - RV
Flood - Health/Life

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7TH

A Bean Creek Christmas - Fayette Opera House - 3:00 PM


Santa Clause at Walz Park (Edon) - 3:00 PM
Joy Bells - Fayette Opera House - 7:30 PM

The Cremation Center

419-485-4281

www.kannelinsurance.com

MONDAY, DECEMBER 8TH

Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home


219 S. Fulton Street
Wauseon, OH 43567
419-335-6031

Fred & Dawn Stockburger


Owners

Grisier Funeral Home


501 Main Street
Delta, OH 43515
419-822-3121
Grisier Funeral Home
303 Stryker Street
Archbold, OH 43502
419-445-3551
Grisier Funeral Home
204 W. Curtis Street
Stryker, OH 43557
419-682-2341

419-237-2583

Wauseon Board of Education Meeting - 5:30 PM


Montpelier Village Council Meeting - 6:00 PM
Pioneer Village Council Meeting - 7:00 PM
Edon Grades 1-4 Christmas Concert - 7:00 PM

206 S. Ohio Street


PO BOX 237
Fayette, Ohio

Cfs Chrismer
Fi n a n c i a l

Serv i c e s

Life Insurance Payroll Quarterly Reports


W2 Preparation Tax Returns

Bob Chrismer
111 Chase St. Stryker, OH

419-682-1231

rchrismer@sigmarep.com
Securities offered through Sigma Financial Corporation - Member FINRA/SIPC

Call For a FREE Quote!

Our Family Serving


Your Family

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9TH

Open Mon.-Fri. 7:30 - 4:30

Wauseon Public Library Board Meeting - 6:00 PM


Edon Board of Public Affairs Meeting - 6:30 PM
Edon School Board Meeting - 7:00 PM

www.eaglefuneralhomes.com
Fayette, OH

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10TH

SUBMIT YOUR
COMMUNITY
EVENT BY
EMAILING
US AT:

No Events Submitted by Time of Press

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11TH

Montpelier School Board Meeting - 5:00 PM


West Unity Village Council Meeting - 7:30 PM

COMMUNITY CALENDAR THOUGHT - "A community that doesn't communicate with its
Hometown Newspaper is a community left unaware." Submit your community calendar request to publisher@thevillagereporter.com. A 501(C)(3) non-profit organization may post their
event for free, with encouragement to support your hometown paper with an additional advertisement. For-profit Organizations must place an advertisement and their event will then
be posted here free of charge.

18 - THE VILLAGE REPORTER - YOUR HOMETOWN NEWS SOURCE

FAXING
(877) 778-9425

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3RD, 2014

MORE WAUSEON AREA NEWS

Wauseon High School Presents CLUE: The Play


By: Shar Dimick
THE VILLAGE REPORTER

CLUE, the classic whodunit? board


game, came to the Wauseon High School
auditorium stage November 20, 22 and 23
under the direction of Adam Baird.
Baird, who also teaches Spanish at the
high school, said that 50 students in the
cast and technical crew have been working
hard and rehearsing since September 5 to
bring the iconic Colonel Mustard (Anthony
Howard), Mrs. White (Clarissa Johnson),
Miss Scarlet (Breanna Demaline), Professor Plum (Lacotus Spiess-Ebersole), Mr.
Green (Austin Brown) and Mrs. Peacock
(Lela Slattman) to life for their comedic fall
performance.
Over the course of a dark and stormy
evening six dinner guests learn that they
all have one thing in common; they are
all being blackmailed by Mr. Boddy (Dean
Torres). Wadsworth (Cole Stiriz), the butler, also a victim of blackmail, brought the

guests together to confront Mr. Boddy.


In an attempt to thwart Wadsworth,
Mr. Boddy distributes six deadly weapons
hes brought in a suitcase. Unfortunately
for him, Mr. Boddys plan backfires and he
ends up the first (or second?) of six people murdered in the various rooms of the
mansion. Together with the Yvette (Julie
Kahrs), the maid and the six guests, Wadsworth slowly, bit by bit, clue by clue pieces together the mystery and makes an accusation to unmask the murderer among
them. Was it Colonel Mustard? Or maybe
Mrs. Peacock? Perhaps Professor Plum?
Each of the three performances revealed a
different ending.
CLUE: The Play is the stage adaptation
of Jonathan Lynns cult movie classic. The
movie is the film adaptation of the popular Parker Bros. board game that features
six suspects, six deadly weapons, and nine
mysterious rooms.
Shar may be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

PHOTOS BY SHAR DIMICK, STAFF

MAIN CAST MEMBERS ... Front L to R: Julie Kahrs (10th grade), Breanna Demaline
(11th grade), Clarissa Johnson (11th grade), and Lela Stattman (11th grade). Back L to
R: Lacotus Spiess-Ebersole (11th grade), Austin Brown (12th grade), Anthony Howard
(12th grade), and Cole Stiriz (12th grade).

A WONDERFUL EVENING AHEAD ... The guests congregate in the library as they await
dinner.

A DELICIOUS MEAL ... In the dining room, the guests enjoy a bowl of soup as they try
to figure out why theyve been invited and if theyve met before.

WHATS GOING ON HERE? ... Back in the study, Mr. Boddy smokes a cigar while Wadsworth explains how hes been
blackmailing them all.

ENOUGH! ... Colonel Mustard gets a little heated at Wadsworths accusations. With violent tendencies, could he
be the murderer?

WHO COULD BE DOING THIS? ... The two bodies hang out on the couch while the
guests bicker among themselves.

WAS IT YOU? ... Professor Plum gets into an altercation with Colonel Mustard.

THIS IS GETTING OUT OF HAND ... Is that another body neatly laid out in the study?
Miss Scarlett and Mrs. Peacock dont seem too concerned.

ORDER YOUR COPY OF THESE FULL COLOR PHOTOS AT


WWW.THEVILLAGEREPORTER.COM
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3RD, 2014

AND YET ANOTHER ... Oh nonow the cook is dead, but where did Mr. Boddys
body go?

THE VILLAGE REPORTER - YOUR HOMETOWN NEWS SOURCE - 19

MORE WAUSEON AREA NEWS

Christmas Comes To Wauseon Early With Parade


By: T.J. Hug
THE VILLAGE REPORTER

Christmas comes but once a year.


Except for the residents of Wauseon,
that is.
Ever since the Wauseon Downtown Association took over the citys annual holiday parade, the people of Wauseon have
been treated to a dazzling display of floats,
fire engines, and friendly mascots heralding the coming of Christmas. This year
was no different, as Saturday night saw
the streets of Wauseon alight with holiday
spirit as the parade swept through downtown.
The festivities began with the Honor
Guard, as they marched at ahead of the
barrage of activity behind them. Newly
minted Wauseon Mayor Kathy Huner followed close behind, eager to greet the

people now placed under her leadership.


What came after her was a sea of lights,
of both the Christmas and the emergency
variety.
Several fire trucks and ambulances
cruised along, filling the cool night sky
with the wailing of sirens and the red tint
of rotating lights. Multiple area businesses also entered floats into the parade, with
creative themes such as the nativity scene
and Christmas caroling reminding patrons
just what they holidays are all about. Also,
celebrities such as Dora the Explorer, Ronald MacDonald, and Jolley Old Saint Nicholas himself made special appearances as
well. Throughout the evening, children
were able to fill their bags with candy, as
many of those riding the floats werent
stingy in distributing sugary goodness to
the youth of the crowd.
Wauseons downtown scene came alive

for that half hour. The Wauseon Down- fill of it then.


town Association excels at organizing
Because the parade comes but once a
events for that very purpose. This particu- year.
lar event is different, however. There was
T.J. Hug can be reached at
a different kind of joy roaming about on
publisher@thevillagereporter.com
Saturday. Hopefully the people got their

HERE COMES SANTA CLAUSE ... Saint Nicholas made a special appearance at the
Wauseon Christmas Parade on Saturday night. After riding in the parade itself, Mr.
Kringle took the time to meet the children of Wauseon as well.

SEASONS GREETINGS FROM YOUR MAYOR ... Newly appointed Mayor of Wauseon
Kathy Huner waves to the crowds as she makes her way through the parade route.

AND ONE LARGE REINDEER ... This sizable truck, though fully capable of handling
eight tiny reindeer, instead elected to carry a single gigantic one.

FA LA LA LA LA ... Carolers ride in a covered wagon, decked out in Christmas joy, as


they are being pulled down Fulton Street for the annual Wauseon Christmas Parade on
Saturday.

RIDICULOUSLY CUTE ... Several kids, dressed as presents, marched in the parade.
This serves as a reminder of what really matters at Christmas time.

BANKING ON HOLIDAY CHEER ... The local branch of Farmers and Merchants Bank
entered this antique vehicle into the parade.

HEY, ITS RONALD! ... Ronald MacDonald stopped by to celebrate the coming holidays
with the Wauseon community. Here he waves from atop a fire truck.

SCHOOL AND HOLIDAY SPIRIT ... This plow, expressing support for the Wauseon Indians sports teams, made its way across downtown at the towns holiday parade.

ORDER YOUR COPY OF THESE FULL COLOR PHOTOS AT


WWW.THEVILLAGEREPORTER.COM

A WARM WELCOME ... The Wauseon High School Marching Band were among the first of many entrants in the parade. Playing holiday music, they marched through the town,
led by the above banner, which served as a kind greeting to those in attendance.

20 - THE VILLAGE REPORTER - YOUR HOMETOWN NEWS SOURCE

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3RD, 2014

The Village Reporter


The Village Reporter

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUSINESSES IN WILLIAMS & FULTON COUNTIES


SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUSINESSES IN WILLIAMS & FULTON COUNTIES
ATTORNEY

AUTO

AUTO

419-237-2661
866-99LAWPRO
www.molitierno.com

Your Full Service


Truck & Tractor Store
1201 Wohlert St., Angola, IN 46703

260-665-5396 800-654-4715
www.angoladavesdiesel.com

1422 Whitaker Way


Montpelier, OH 43543
Phone (419) 485-3242
Fax # (419) 485-9612

Little Lights

Brown Drain
Cleaning

MIDNIGHT
FANTASY

14226 US HWY. 20-A


Montpelier, OH

419-485-5029
FINANCE

Are your
savings
Are
your
earning what
savings
they should?
earning
what
they
should?
Richard
Richard CC Wright
Wright

Vaughn Entenman

419-212-4356

Email: Vaughn@entenmansflooring.net

FREE ESTIMATES & FULLY INSURED


entenmansflooringandmore.com

FARMING / FEED

YOUR TRI-STATE RIDE

419-737-1324

RIDE IN STYLE!
CUSTOM TRANSPORATION

Sink/Tub
Septic Drainage

Mark Brown

419-212-4756

419-737-1324
419-408-0929

midnightfantasypartytour@gmail.com

Find us on Facebook

FEATURED BUSINESS OF THE WEEK

ENTENMANS FLOORING & MORE, INC.


338 E. HULL ST. EDGERTON, OHIO

Member SIPC

FUNERAL HOME

Owned by Vaughn
and Vanessa Entenman,
Entenmans
Flooring & More, Inc.
specializes in a variety
of flooring, - including
vinyl, laminate, custom tile, hardwood,
and carpet, - as well
as showers, roofing,
siding, widows, doors,
decks, and additions.
Entenmans takes
great pride in their
work and total customer satisfaction. They believe that every customer is unique and place great emphasis on working closely with customers to provide a personal, custom touch to
each home renovation.
Located at 338 E. Hull Street in Edgerton, Ohio and open Monday through Friday
8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (evenings by appointment), anyone looking for customer focused
home renovation should call Entenmans Floor & More at 419-212-4356 - where customer satisfaction is always the top priority.
HEATING

HEATING

Heartland

Energy USA, LLC

3268 St. Rt. 191, Stryker, OH 43557


heartlandenergyusa@live.com

419.682.1111
Scotts Cell 419.553.0248
Daves Cell 419.789.0082

Ruby Carpenter RN,

HEATING
DRAIN CLEANING
COOLING ELECTRICAL
PLUMBING
DUCT CLEANING
24 Hour Service

Owners: Bob & Beth Tejkl


www.heartlandenergyusa.net

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3RD, 2014

HOME HEALTH

1-800-455-KERN
1-419-822-3888

Administrator

Allcaring Home
Health Services
322 Clinton St. Suite 201
Defiance, OH 43512

Phone 419-782-8200
Fax 419-782-8266
Phone Toll Free 1-877-782-8250
E-Mail: allcaring@embarqmail.com

FLOORING

Carpet

Mart

7300 State Route 108,


Wauseon, OH

Just South Of The Fairgrounds

419-212-4356

Member SIPC

419.485.4046
Montpelier

WEDDINGS
PARTIES
PROMS
EVENTS

Emergency
Service
Available

Melissa
RCStockman
126 East Maple
Street
Richard
Wright
Bryan, OH 43506
Financial
Advisor
Financial
Advisor
419-636-5644
126
East Maple Street
www.edwardjones.com
Bryan, OH 43506
419-636-5644
www.edwardjones.com

construction

Years of Experience

Financial
Advisor
Financial Advisor
.

nixon

PARTY TOURS

Residential, Commercial,
Industrial
Reasonable Rates

State Licensed
Christian Based Curriculum
Daycare / Preschool

CONSTRUCTION

338 E. Hull St., Edgerton, Ohio 43517

millerbodyshop@hotmail.com

ENTERTAINMENT

6 weeks to
12 years old

Custom Tile Work


Flooring & Showers
Hardwood, Laminate & Carpet
Roofing, Siding & Windows
Doors & Decks
Whole Room Remodels
Electrical/Plumbing

Kenny Prince Kenny Nester


AUTO, TRUCK & BUS REPAIR

DRAIN CLEANING

Monday - Friday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm

Custom Flooring and


Complete Home Renovations

Expert Collision And


Frame Repair

DAYCARE/PRESCHOOL

Daycare & Preschool

Entenmans Flooring
& More, INC.

Body Shop

Thomas Molitierno
& Diane Molitierno,
Attorneys
Serving both Ohio
& Michigan clients

104 E. Main St. Fayette, Ohio

CONSTRUCTION

Miller

THOMAS S.
MOLITIERNO

Bankruptcy
Personal Injury
Criminal Wills
Probate Real Estate

AUTO

INSURANCE

419.335.0993

www.freefloorz.com
Lowest Prices
Period.
GARAGE DOORS

Mr. Breezysolutions
Screening S

We Specialize in Sales,
Installation & Repair of:
Garage Doors & Openers
Lifestyle Garage Screens
Window Screens
Custom Screen Frames
Porch & Patio Screening
Entry Doors, Patio Doors
Storm Doors & Windows We Offer Full

Layaway Plans

John Slattman
Owner,

Bryan, Ohio

419-553-7503

slattman3377@roadrunner.com
www.mrbreezyscreeningsolutions.com
facebook.com/mrbreezys

INSURANCE

Free Information
on Annuities
Call
866-660-9228
If you are not satisfied with
your returns on CD's
call this number to receive free
information.
Courtesy of Robert Chrismer,
Registered Representative
of Sigma Financial Corporation
Member FINRA/SIPC

111 Chase Street


Stryker, Ohio 43557

THE VILLAGE REPORTER - YOUR HOMETOWN NEWS SOURCE - 21

MORE GENERAL AREA NEWS

Ohios Young Hunters Harvest More Than


6,400 Deer During Youth Gun Season

COLUMBUS, OH Ohios young hunters checked


6,453 white-tailed deer during the two-day youth
gun season, Nov. 22-23, according to the Ohio
Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). This
season provided youth hunters with their first
opportunity to pursue deer with specific straightwalled cartridge rifles and young hunters, taking
advantage of these rifles, harvested 378 deer over
the weekend.
The Ohio counties that reported the most checked
deer during the 2014 youth gun season were:
Coshocton (282), Tuscarawas (220), Holmes (218),
Knox (207), Guernsey (191), Muskingum (187),
Licking (168), Ashtabula (167), Carroll (145) and
Meigs (143). Coshocton was also the top county in
2013. Last year youth hunters checked 6,640 deer.
Youth hunters could pursue deer with a legal
shotgun, muzzleloader, handgun or specific
straight-walled cartridge rifle and were required to
be accompanied by a non-hunting adult during the
two-day season. The youth deer-gun season is one of
four special youth-only hunting seasons designed to
offer a safe and early hunting experience for young
hunters. Youth hunting seasons are also set aside
for small game, wild turkey and waterfowl.
Youth hunters can commemorate their hunt with
a First Harvest certificate, available at wildohio.gov.
Participants can upload a photo and type in their
information to personalize the certificate. Hunters

can also share photos by clicking on the Photo


Gallery tab online.
Ohio offers many more opportunities for hunters
of all ages to pursue deer. The deer-gun season is
Monday, Dec. 1, through Sunday, Dec. 7. Deermuzzleloader season is Friday, Jan. 2, through
Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. Deer-archery season is open
now through Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. Find complete
details in the 2014-2015 Ohio Hunting and Trapping
Regulations at wildohio.gov.
ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and
protection of our natural resources for the benefit of
all. Visit the ODNR website at ohiodnr.gov.
A list of all white-tailed deer checked by youth
hunters using a shotgun, muzzleloader, handgun
or straight-walled cartridge rifle during the 2014
youth deer-gun hunting season is shown below. The
first number following the countys name shows the
harvest numbers for 2014, and the 2013 numbers
are in parentheses.
Adams: 103 (148); Allen: 32 (35); Ashland: 127
(122); Ashtabula: 167 (112); Athens: 104 (127);
Auglaize: 43 (40); Belmont: 135 (165); Brown: 98
(91); Butler: 31 (28); Carroll: 145 (161); Champaign:
64 (49); Clark: 23 (18); Clermont: 68 (66); Clinton:
31 (37); Columbiana: 121 (120); Coshocton: 282
(248); Crawford: 56 (37); Cuyahoga: 0 (1); Darke: 39
(23); Defiance: 66 (76); Delaware: 30 (49); Erie: 19
(19); Fairfield: 68 (69); Fayette: 10 (20); Franklin: 13

(7); Fulton: 24 (34); Gallia: 92 (112); Geauga: 46 (38);


Greene: 25 (9); Guernsey: 191 (182); Hamilton: 18
(23); Hancock: 42 (46); Hardin: 47 (44); Harrison: 127
(165); Henry: 26 (32); Highland: 114 (114); Hocking:
71 (127); Holmes: 218 (196); Huron: 96 (85); Jackson:
99 (97); Jefferson: 107 (156); Knox: 207 (189); Lake:
8 (8); Lawrence: 75 (95); Licking: 168 (189); Logan:
76 (79); Lorain: 55 (49); Lucas: 4 (11); Madison: 17
(25); Mahoning: 63 (62); Marion: 31 (23); Medina: 40
(42); Meigs: 143 (110); Mercer: 32 (31); Miami: 35
(23); Monroe: 96 (90); Montgomery: 14 (13); Morgan:
103 (118); Morrow: 55 (56); Muskingum: 187 (212);
Noble: 78 (105); Ottawa: 14 (10); Paulding: 42 (43);
Perry: 83 (101); Pickaway: 23 (28); Pike: 60 (83);
Portage: 40 (31); Preble: 39 (36); Putnam: 51 (37);
Richland: 112 (110); Ross: 120 (136); Sandusky:
30 (28); Scioto: 71 (116); Seneca: 78 (57); Shelby:
65 (57); Stark: 72 (81); Summit: 10 (11); Trumbull:
81 (72); Tuscarawas: 220 (220); Union: 38 (29);
Van Wert: 30 (29); Vinton: 75 (98); Warren: 26 (26);
Washington: 141 (140); Wayne: 77 (57); Williams: 47
(66); Wood: 38 (30); Wyandot: 65 (50). Total: 6,453
(6,640).
For more information, contact John Windau,
ODNR Division of Wildlife 419-429-8359 or Matt
Eiselstein, ODNR Office of Communications 614265-6860.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

SHOP @ HOME .... SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS


LAWN

B&G
Outdoor Power
Equipment LTD
Full line of service & parts
Gravely - Ariens - Echo
Dolmar - Snapper

09629 US 127
West Unity, Ohio

419-924-5210
REALTOR

MEATS

NEWS

PETS

THE VILLAGE REPORTER

Weve Been in
Business for
20 Years &
Look Forward
to 20 More

PRINTING

REALTOR

WE MAKE IT WORTH THE DRIVE!

AREAS LARGEST

SELECTION OF

COME VISIT US

FOR YOUR

FRESH HOLIDAY
MEATS MEATS
08127 STATE ROUTE 66

DEFIANCE, OH 43512

419-782-7831
HOURS
MON-FRI
7am-5pm
SATURDAY
7am-12noon

Hours: M-F 9:00 - 7:00


Sat. 9:00 - 5:00 / Sun. 1:00 - 5:00

FEATURED BUSINESS OF THE WEEK

TRI-COUNTY REPAIR

Kevin Gray
Real Estate Broker

Cell: 419-553-9563
Office: 419-636-5500

kgray@wilsonauctionltd.net
825 N. Main St. Bryan, OH 43506
WilsonAuctionLtd.com
www.bryanohiohomes.com

RETAIL

A Fresh Cut Florist Mennonite Pantry


Fashion Finesse Boutique Pennycrest Gifts
Tastefully Done Gourmet Foods
Personalized Laser Engraving Kameleon Jewelry

At the Shops at Pennycrest,


we work TOGETHER to
offer you MORE choices to
BETTER serve you.
Mention SUMMER SALE
and RECEIVE 20% OFF
your entire purchase

(good through 8-31-2014 - exclusions apply)

Summer Hours: M-F 9-5 Sat 9-1


220 N. Defiance St. Archbold, Ohio
419-446-9473

STAFFING

CORNER OF ST. RT. 127 & 20 FAYETTE, OH


419-237-2546 1-800-872-3220

Tri-State
Trucking
opened in 1978 and
recently changed the
name to Tri-County Repair. The business is
owned by Dewey Kunkle
and is located at 21751
St. Rt. 20 in Fayette.
Dewey and wife, Ivy,
are lifelong residents in
Fayette and have been
active in the community
through various groups and organizations along with strong support to Fayette
athletics through their children.
The staff of three full-time employees is here to provide you with the best service possible.
They service trucks and trailers, as well as, complete federal inspections for
them. They make all kinds of hydraulic hoses & fittings, sell Lucas Product and
1/8 thru 1/2 plastic bedliners. Road services is also available.
Tri-County Repair is open Monday thru Friday 7:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m. and
Saturday 7:00 a.m. till Noon.
STORAGE

TIRES

TRAINING

WATER

Northwestern Ohio
Driver Training
School, Inc.

Unity Water
Conditioning

50+ IMMEDIATE
POSITIONS AVAILABLE!
Pro Resources Staffing is hiring for
several companies in the
Steuben and Dekalb county areas.

POSITIONS INCLUDE:
General Labor Forklift Operators
Welders Liquid Industrial Painters
Part Time Sorting Work 12 Hour Shifts
Please call or stop in to one of our offices today!

652 N. Grandstaff Dr. Auburn, IN 46706

260-927-1030

300 W Maumee Street Angola, IN 46703

260-624-2225

Garden Tractor &


Snow Blower
Tire Chains in Stock

m.e.Millertire
17386 State Highway 2
Wauseon OH 43567
419-335-7010
www.millertire.com

22 - THE VILLAGE REPORTER - YOUR HOMETOWN NEWS SOURCE

Competitive prices, Local


Owners & Instructors.

LOCATIONS IN:
Bryan: 419-636-9092
Stryker: 419-682-4741
Wauseon: 419-337-6580

STAFFING

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

Applications
accepted 1-4 pm on
Wednesdays
Call 260-927-1842
For questions
You may also
apply online at
www.peoplelinkstaffing.com
and select
AUBURN branch
E.O.E.

WELDING

Serving Northwest Ohio


115 S. Liberty St.
West Unity, OH 43570
Cell: (419) 553-0298
unitywater@frontier.com
www.kinetico.com
Peg Baltosser
Water Problems? I can help you.
Call me for an appointment.

800-886-5585

www.nwdriverstrainingsch.com

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3RD, 2014

The Village Reporter

CHURCH & SPIRITUAL NEWS

Devotional Thought / Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Winning The Battle


For A Generation

WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF 90 PEOPLE


SHOWED UP FOR LUNCH?

I grew up in a family
of 10, with seven of our
ten family members
being male. As you
that takes a lot of heat, because you want to see kids
can
imagine,
with
excel in their skills. Your profession is 2nd in divorce
seven men to feed for
rate and sometimes you are not appreciated. Thank
every meal, my mother
you for coaching our students and allowing our staff
had her hands full.
and volunteers to weekly encourage you at Team Times.
She always did her
Leadership Team - Many dont know you, but our
best to provide enough
staff does. You hold our staff accountable and you help
food, especially during
us make the big decisions. You give up a few Saturdays
the
holidays,
and
out of the year, serve at our events, and support our
Thanksgiving was no
staff. Thank you.
different. Ive always
Volunteers for FCA banquets & events. You know
who you are! You do all the odds and ends for FCA
wondered what my
events. Thank you!
mother would have
Prayer Warriors... thank you. This is a spiritual
done if she had 90
battle. If you arent on your knees praying for us, we uninvited guests show up for Thanksgiving? What
will fail. We need your faithful prayers for strength, if 90 people showed up unexpectedly at your house
peace, joy, and love as we face our spiritual opponent expecting lunch? Thats what happened when
daily!
Gov. William Bradford declared a day of public
Supportive Parents, thank you for driving your Thanksgiving in Plymouth Colony. Pastor and
kids to FCA events before school, volunteering, and
author David Jeremiah writes in his November 24,
baking goodies!
2007 Turning Point Devotional the following
Staff - My peers, my brothers and sisters in Christ.
Suddenly 90 Indians showed up to celebrate
Thank you. Without you, I am a lone ranger and I
with
them, and the Pilgrims almost panicked when
will burnout. Im inspired by your obedience to Jesus
they
realized how many they had to feed. To make
Christ, your love for God, and your faithfulness to servmatters worse, the Indians showed up a day early!
ing in FCA. Thank you.
As it turned out, the Indians, too, had been
Together, as a team, we are the Fellowship of Chrispreparing for the feast. They brought five dressed
tian Athletes. Thank you.
I praise God for all of you! Most importantly I thank deer and more than a dozen wild turkeys. The
God for sending His Son Jesus Christ. He frees me from Indian women went to work, showing the Pilgrim
my sin, and cleanses me from my messy life. He called wives how to make hoecakes and corn pudding.
me to serve and share the Good News. Thank you for Between meals, the Pilgrims and Indians competed
giving me an awesome job! I get to see lives impacted in games, including races and wrestling. All in all,
for eternity! Again, thank you God! And to all of you... the celebration lasted three days, but the highlight
again, thank you for your support and prayers for the was when William Brewster stood and offered a
ministry of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
solemn prayer of thanksgiving to God who had
For more reading check out Isaiah 12:4, Psalm 28:7, protected them by His providence and provided for
and Psalm 107:1-2.
their needs.
Food, sports and thanksgivingit all goes back
a long way. Lets not forget the thanksgiving part!
In scripture, Thanksgiving is not just a one day
phenomena, but it is an attitude and an action that
Ordway (Senior Class is part of our daily worship of God; 1 Thessalonians
Representative) and back 5:18 (KJV), 18 In everything give thanks: for this
row: Kaylie Brown (Junior is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

BY: REX STUMP - THANK YOU!

The Buckeye Border FCA staff would like to simply say Thank You and may God bless each and
every one of you this special season.
Ever since I first heard of your strong faith in the
Lord Jesus and your love for Gods people everywhere,
I have not stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you
constantly. Ephesians1:15-16
This is a great time of the year to be reminded to
give thanks for all things. We should not only thank the
Lord our God for meeting our needs of food and shelter,
but also for friends and family that encourage us with
their words, their knowledge, and their testimony of
Gods faithfulness. It is during the times when we are
not seeing things clearly that we can be inspired and
refocused by the faith of others and show thanks to
God for their example. The Buckeye Border FCA office
would like to take this moment and thank God for all
who have clearly inspired and invested in the ministry
of FCA.
Home Team Donors - There are quite a few of you
who give monthly to our office. Your monthly giving
gives us peace and confidence in making plans to minister. There are some of you who give annually, thank
you. Your gift comes in those moments when we wonder if we are going to get through the month. And then
we praise God for those unexpected donors. On occasion we are praying for our daily bread and a check
comes in the mail that we didnt expect. Whether it is a
monthly, annual, unexpected gift, or simply a one time
donation-we thank God for your generosity and obedience to His calling.
Huddle Leaders - You are the point people who
heard God saying this school is your mission field!
Thank you for taking point and helping lead your school
campus FCA Huddle! Keep loving those students with
the love of God!
Coaches - Thank you for choosing a tough position

MORE EDON AREA NEWS

Edon Student Council Food Drive Benefits EAMA Outreach Ministry

PHOTO BY LUCINDA HELD-FAULHABER, STAFF

the two thousand four


items collected by Edon
Northwest Local Schools!
Student Council Class
Representatives and eager
volunteers ~ front: Caleb
Mason
(Senior
Class
Representative); first row:
Alexis Mitchell (Senior
Class
Representative);
Garrett
Skiles,
Michael Hayes, Travis

Siebenaler
(Freshman
Class
Representative);
Connor Skiles, Jarrett
Trausch; middle row:
Kaela Gearhart (Junior
Class
Representative);
Jim Peckham (Junior
Class
Representative);
Andrew LaDuke, Kailee
Mitchell
(Freshman
Class
Representative);
JJ
Braun,
Kenny

Hallett, Hallett
& Nagel

Rick Jones previously served on the staff of Defiance


Area Youth for Christ for 36 years, first as a ministry
coordinator and later as Executive Director. Rick is
currently a pastor of an area local church.

SUNDAY DEC 21

11 1 3 5
AM

CHRISTMASSERVICES

2014 CANNED FOOD


DRIVE During the
month
of
November,
Edon Student Council
sponsored its annual
Canned Food Drive to
benefit the Edon Area
Ministerial
Association
Food Pantry. Throughout
the
November
10-21
event, students in Grades
KK-12 engaged in a
friendly competition to see
which class could gather
the most items before
Thanksgiving
Break.
Organizers were pleased
to announce Miss Denyse
Johnson and Mrs. Deb
Genslers
third-graders
had garnered this years
honors with a classroom
donation of four hundred
sixty-seven canned goods
~ nearly one-fourth of

Class
Representative);
Larry Wilson, Edon Area
Ministerial Association;
Pastor
David
Miller,
Edon Area Ministerial
Association; Kyle Long
(President/Senior
Class
Representative);
Michael Ater, Samantha
Trausch
(Sophomore
Class
Representative)
~ pause before loading
over fifty boxes filled with
non-perishable
goods
into vehicles headed for
Edon United Methodist
Church.
Serving
as
Student Council Advisor
for 2014-2015 is Miss
Amanda Reiter; also not
pictured
are
Council
members
Hannah
Kaylor
(Sophomore
Class
Representative);
Riley Manahan, Tessa
Steinke (Eighth Grade
Representatives)
and
Alea
Brandt,
Aidan
Muehlfeld (Seventh Grade
Representatives).

PM

PM

PM

MONDAY DEC 22

5:30 7:30
PM

PM

TUESDAY DEC 23

5:30 7:30
13 57
PM

PM

WEDNESDAY DEC 24

PM
PM
PM
Break away from the blur of
the holiday season and come celebrate Christmas with us.

PERRYSBURG
WEST TOLEDO
WHITEHOUSE

PM

SOUTH TOLEDO
FINDLAY
iCAMPUS

SATURDAYS

SUNDAYS

5:15 7 9 10:45 12:30


PM

PM

AM

AM

PM

If you cant join us in person, watch live online at CedarCreek.tv

BRITSCH, INC
ROLLIN BRITSCH
Vice-President

Attorneys At Law

247 N. Brunell St.


P.O. Box 391
Wauseon, Ohio 43567

TIMOTHY W. HALLETT
ERIC K. NAGEL

(419) 335-8871
1-800-466-1628
Cell: (419) 466-3577
Email: rol_britsch@britschinc.com

132 S. Fulton Street


Wauseon, OH
419-335-5011

CHURCH DIRECTORY LISTING & SPIRITUAL NEWS SPONSORED IN PART BY:

Farmers
Edge

BUCKEYE

Fountain City
Christian School

Veterinary Hospital

Providing
Academic Excellence,
Christian Dedication,
Community Involvement,
International Commitment,
Spiritual Formation

03422 SR 49 North, Edgerton


419-298-2339

For information call


419-636-2333

1432 Whitaker Way, Montpelier


419-485-5668

120 S. Beech St. * PO Box 150 * Bryan

C -Store
-n-More

419-298-2385

River of Life
Worship Center
Pastor Homer Miller
14226 US Hwy 20-A Montpelier 419-485-5029

Sunday: Praise & Worship - 9:30 a.m.


Wednesday Evening - 7:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3RD, 2014

THE VILLAGE REPORTER - YOUR HOMETOWN NEWS SOURCE - 23

Four County Career Center Board


Local Four County Students Help Of Education Meets For November

MORE GENERAL AREA NEWS

Collect Food For Thanksgiving

PHOTO PROVIDED

COLLECTING FOOD ... Four County Career Center students united in a schoolwide effort and collected 1,383 pounds of non-perishable food items for the annual
Neighbors In Need campaign sponsored by 105.7 The Bull and Chief Supermarkets.
All career & technical programs at the Career Center participated in the Packing
the Pirate Ship campaign and filled a pirate ship with the non-perishable items.
Through their involvement, the students hope that families in northwest Ohio will
have a happier Thanksgiving and Christmas. Shown above following the 105.7
The Bull live remote broadcast with Josh Busch, Program Director, are (LEFT TO
RIGHT) Kaitlyn Campbell, Law Enforcement & Security Tactics (Bryan); MaKenzy
Huffman-Bowers, Fire & Rescue (Bryan); Brent Roughton, Clear Channel Marketing
Specialist; Bryan Garlock, Welding Fabrication (Stryker); Abigail Brink, Fire &
Rescue (Montpelier); Caitlin Meade, Computer Networking & Repair (Hilltop); and
Busch. Skills USA Leadership Council and advisors, Bill Parsley, Social Studies
instructor; and Krista Whetro, Cosmetology instructor; coordinated the event.

The November Meeting of the


Four County Career Center Board
of Education was held on Thursday,
November 20, 2014 at 7:00 PM in the
Multipurpose Room at Four County
Career Center. During the course of
the meeting, the following business was
conducted:
As part of the Treasurers Report, the
Board approved:
October Meeting Minutes, the
November Special Meeting minutes,
as well as financial statements and
investments for the month of October as
presented.
To approve advances from the
General Fund to the Uniform Supplies
Fund, Fifth Quarter Grant Fund and
the Title IIA Grant Fund, to be returned
when additional funds are received.
To approve the GAAP financial
statements and report for the year
ending June 30, 2014.
To approve an increase in the Cafe
change fund from $60.00 to $100.00.
To approve the update Section 125
Flexible Benefit Plan as presented.
As part of the Superintendents
Report, the board accepted and/or
approved the following items:
To approve Kyle Zartman and Mike
Meyer as Internal Substitutes for the
2014-15 school year.
To approve Substitute Instructors
for the 2014-15 school year as presented.
To move Nola Rosebrock to the

Bachelor 150 column on the salary


schedule effective second semester of
the 2014-15 school year (January 5,
2015).
To approve FMLA for Lynn Oberhaus
effective October 27, 2014.
To approve board policies as
presented.
To accept donations from Sauder
Manufacturing, Walmart, The Henry
Family, Rupp Seeds, Tonya Fisher, and
the Bryan Academic Booster Club.
To authorize advertising for bids for
the interior renovation project.
To authorize advertising for bids
for an 84 passenger Special Needs
Accessible School Bus.
To approve the hiring of Connie
Nicely, School Treasurer, effective
January 1, 2015.
To approve the hiring of Krissy
Cheslock, Special Education Supervisor,
effective January 1, 2015.
Under Board Committee Reports,
the Board received updates from:
Directors
Legislative Liaison
Upcoming
meetings
involving
members of the Four County Career
Center Board of Education, include the
Records Committee Meeting at 6:30
PM and the regular December Board
Meeting at 7:00 PM, both on December
18, 2014 in the Multipurpose Room at
Four County Career Center.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

THE VILLAGE REPORTER


SERVING WILLIAMS & FULTON COUNTIES AND BEYOND
FULTON
WILLIAMS

GET YOUR AD SEEN IN THE VILLAGE REPORTER! YOUR AD WILL BE VIEWED BY


THOUSANDS OF SUBSCRIBERS AND READERS IN WILLIAMS & FULTON COUNTIES, AS
WELL AS VIEWED ONLINE ON OUR WEBSITE! TO PLACE YOUR CLASSIFIED AD 24 HOURS
A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK, VISIT US ONLINE AT WWW.THEVILLAGEREPORTER.COM. YOU
MAY ALSO CALL OUR MAIN OFFICE AT (419) 485-4851. PLEASE NOTE THAT CLASSIFIED
ADVERTISEMENT (PREPAID ONLY) IS DUE THE FRIDAY BEFORE PUBLICATION AT 5PM.

$8 FOR 1-20 WORDS, $10 FOR 20-40 WORDS; +$2 FOR EACH 20-WORD BLOCK

Storage

Wanted

STORAGE - West Unity


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

WANTED TO BUY - Junk


cars & trucks, dead or
alive, top dollar $ paid.
419-708-1615, 419-3351358.

Now hiring Full and


Part Time Drivers
based in

Real Estate/Auctions

Real Estate & Auction

FARM LAND AUCTION

PUBLIC AUCTION

SATURDAY DEC. 13TH 2014 @ 10:00 AM

SATURDAY DEC. 6TH 2014 @ 10:00 AM

57 ACRE NORTHWEST TWP. WILLIAM COUNTY

4 BEDROOM HOME, ANTIQUES, HOUSEHOLD & COLLECTIBLES


LOCATION: 16759 Co. Rd. M Pioneer, Ohio

Help
HolidayWanted
City, OH
HOME DAILY!!!

Earn up to
Now Hiring
Full Time
2nd Shift
$62,000
/ Year
Drivers
and PartBenefits
Time Drivers
* Excellent
Based in Holiday
City,401K
OH - HOME DAILY!!!
and
Earn up to $62,000
/ Year
CDL-A,
1 $0.51/mile
yr. T/T & $10 Stop
* Excellent Benefits and 401K
experience
CDL-A, 1 yr. T/T experience
800-879-7826
800-879-7826
www.ruan.com/jobs
www.ruan.com/jobs
Driver

Dedicated to Diversity EOE


HELP WANTED - Wauseon, Fayette & Pettisville Athletics Do you enjoy photography and have workable writing skills?
Join our newspaper coverage team exposing Wauseon, Pettisville & Fayette hometown news and athletics - prior experience not necessary (we train). Candidates should possess
their own SLR digital camera, have high speed internet and
reliable transportation. Please send resumes and/or letters
of interest to publisher@thevillagereporter.com.
HELP WANTED - Drivers: Local Holiday City, OH. Home
Daily Openings! Top Pay, 60k plus/yr! Full Comprehensive Benefits Pkg! Werner Enterprises: 1-855-850-9707.

Antiques
ANTIQUES - FORT DEFIANCE ANTIQUES - 402 Clinton
Street, Downtown Defiance. 419-782-6003, Monday-Saturday 10-5, Sunday 12-5.

For Sale
FOR SALE - Do you love history? Do you love FAYETTE?
1916 Fayette Tattler (Yearbook), good condition. $20.
419-630-4305.

Place Your Classified


Advertisement Today!

www.thevillagereporter.com

AUCTION CONDUCTED ON LOCATION:


3272 COUNTY ROAD S EDON, OH 43518
JUST WEST OF ST. RT. 49, ON THE SOUTH SIDE.
57 acres with 51.6 tillable consisting primarily of Gilford fine sandy
loam, Kibbie sandy loam, Oshtemo Loamy sand and sandy loam. 4.3
acres wooded on the south end offering good hunting areas. The farm
has good drainage with 2 ditches that has recently had heavy culverts
installed making good access to the entire farm. Road frontage on
County Road S giving ample areas for addition of building or home
sites if desired. Be sure to look this farm over and be prepared to bid
your price for a peace of earth that has a lot to offer. TERMS: 10%
down day of auction, balance at closing. Purchaser will have the right
to delay closing to no later than January 15th if desired.

OWNERS: ANDREW & TIMOTHY WAPPES

WILSON AUCTION & REALTY CO., LTD.


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

www.WilsonAuctionLtd.com

Services
C
fs

Chrismer
F i n a n c i a l

THIS SPACIOUS RURAL HOME WITH 1.55 ACRES


SELLS FIRST, BE ON TIME.
First time ever offered for sale, 2 story, 4 Bedroom Country home.
With very peaceful rural location this home has plenty of elbow
room. Home has been well taken care of and ready for your own
personal touches. Selling in an affordable price range this will make
someone the home of their dreams. TAXES: $ $1,229.64/yr prorated at closing. TERMS: 10% down day of sale balance due at
closing.
Antiques & Collectibles: 4 Drawer Oak Dresser w/ Mirror; 5
Drawer Chest of Drawers; Iron Bed Double; Soap Stone Food
Warmer; (2) Dolls; Wooden Primitive Trunk; (4) Matching Kitchen
Chairs; Painted Commode; Wire Egg Baskets; Primitive Tools;
Barn Lantern; Tin Lunch Pail w/ Lid; Small Wicker Hamper; Large
Wicker Hamper; 8 Setting Priscilla China; Hat Pins & Holders;
Singer Sewing Machine; Snow Buddy Figurines; Household: 3 Pc
Bedroom Suite Full Size, Dresser w/ Mirror & 4 Drawer Dresser;
5 Drawer Chest of Drawers; Older Crib; Twin Bed; Longaberger
Baskets; Table & Floor Lamps; Small Kitchen Appliances; Blender,
Mixer, Pie Pans; Linens; 9 Drawer Kneehole Desk; Kitchen Table &
5 Chairs; Crock Pot; Alum Step Ladder; Assorted Lawn & Garden;
Canning Jars; Sauder 5 Cabinet; Sauder Wardrobe; Kenmore Mini
Fridge; GE Electric Range; Maytag Washer; Maytag Dryer, Electric; Tupperware; Admiral 17 CuFt Upright Freezer; (2) Curio Cabinets; Stereo Cabinets; Rocker; (2) Queen Box Springs; Telephone
Stand; (2) TV Stands; Wood 40 Extension Ladder Glassware
& China: RS Prussia Hand Painted China; Antique Hall Autumn
Leaf Dish Collection; CRM & Sugar Unmarked; Bavaria; Large RS
Prussia Bowl; (Iron) Bone China; Souvenir Pieces; Milk Glass; Salt
Cellars; Fostoria; Misc Pressed Glass Pieces; Silesia Bowl; Terms:
Cash, Check w/ Bank Letter, Visa or M/C.
BLANCHE M. BAVIN, TRUST

WILSON AUCTION & REALTY CO., LTD.

S e r v i c e s

Life Insurance Payroll Quarterly Reports


W2 Preparation Tax Returns

Bob Chrismer

825 N. Main St. Bryan, OH 43506


419-636-5500
Toll Free: 866-870-5500

111 Chase St. Stryker, OH

419-682-1231

rchrismer@sigmarep.com
Securities offered through Sigma Financial Corporation - Member FINRA/SIPC

Call For a FREE Quote!

24 - THE VILLAGE REPORTER - YOUR HOMETOWN NEWS SOURCE

Auctioneers: Wayne M. Wilson CAI, Brent J. Wilson CAI


Fred Nott, William H. Retcher, Bart Westfall,
Justin VanAlstine, Dave Dempsey

www.WilsonAuctionLtd.com

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3RD, 2014