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Holiday City Gas Station Robbed

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Annual Wreaths Across America


Ceremony To Be Held In West Unity

PHOTO BY CASEY CHURCH, STAFF

ROBBERY ... At approximately 9:25 am on December 7, 2014, the Williams


County Sheriff's Office received a report of an armed robbery at the Holiday
City Stop and Go (Sunoco) on SR-15 in Holiday City. The armed male suspect
entered the business and demanded cash from the cashier before fleeing the
area. The incident remains under investigation by the Williams County Sheriff's
Office. Those with information on this crime are asked to contact the Williams
County Sheriff's Office.

EAGLE Volunteer Program


Thanks Volunteers With
Holiday Party In Pioneer

PHOTOS BY HELEN ELKINS, STAFF

VOLUNTEERS OF ALL AGES Enjoying the Christmas Party were some of the
adult volunteers, from left: April McMillen, Superintendent Ken Boyer, Dave Moore,
Nan Mitchell, Bonnie Eckley, and Donna Keiser.
By: Helen Elkins

THE VILLAGE REPORTER

Friday, December 5,
was a day full of Christmas
cheer as the EAGLE
Volunteer
Coordinator,
Angie Lashaway, threw a
thank you holiday party
for the volunteers.
Teachers supplied the
food and Angie put the
party together to give back
and show appreciation
for all the hard work and

dedication the volunteers


display throughout the
year.
The EAGLE Volunteer
Program partners junior
high and high school
students, as well as
adults,
with
young
students
who
need
additional help in the
classroom.
Giving them a party
is just one way Angie
can say thank you to the

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volunteers for making the


program so successful.
The gratitude is not
one-sided. Julia Rhinard,
a senior at North Central,
and volunteer since her
freshman
year,
said,
Mrs.
Lashaway
has
always been dedicated
to the program. She sees
the special connection
between the tutors and
students, and we can
all see the growth in the
children.
And Angie throws an
awesome party for us out
of the goodness of her
heart, Julia added.
When
asked
why
she gives up her time,
first-year volunteer Nan
Mitchell, with tears in
her eyes, offered, I just
want to help. I know there
are kids who need it. Im
retired, with time on my
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INFORMATION & PHOTO PROVIDED

WREATH PLACING ... Placing the wreath were WWII veteran Feron Betts of Bryan, Vietnam veteran Bob Funnell of West Unity American Legion Post 669, and Doris Kingerski
of the Ladies Auxiliary of Post 669.
Sunday December 7th at 12:48 pm
EST - the exact moment the attack started on Pearl Harbor 73 years ago.
A Military Tribute wreath containing
flags for all branches of the service and
the American and POW/MIA flag was
placed at the Williams County Veterans
Memorial below the US flag to honor all
that perished that day. The wreath is also
to remember all who have served and
honor those serving now in our nation's
military. Placing the wreath were WWII
veteran Feron Betts of Bryan Vietnam,
veteran Bob Funnell of West Unity American Legion post 669, and Doris Kingerski
of the Ladies Auxiliary of post 669. Also
in attendance were Noe and Debbie Hernandez of Ossian, In and Mike Frybarger

of West Unity.
The annual Wreaths Across America
ceremony will take place at Floral Grove
Cemetery east of West Unity on Co. Rd.
K Saturday, December 13th starting at
10:30 am with the ceremonial wreaths being placed at 12:00 sharp to coincide with
the ceremonies taking place at over 1000
locations nationwide. Everyone is invited
to attend the event with hopes of other
communities starting their own at their
local cemeteries. I believe it was Calvin
Coolidge that said..."A nation that forgets
it's defenders will itself be forgotten".
The event page can be found on facebook
at
https://www.facebook.com/
events/737156483009751/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming.

Fulton County Drug Summit


Targets A Stunning Demand
By: Timothy Kays
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
One does not need to watch the 6:30
news to find out that we are experiencing
tough times. Unemployment numbers
are dressed up to look impressive, but
with the amount of capable people not
participating in the workforce at an alltime high since World War II, the spin
on shrinking unemployment still comes
off as the proverbial pig wearing lipstick.
There's just no jobs to be foundnobody
is hiring, right? Wrong! Not only is that
not the case in Fulton County, it is
nearly a 180-degree opposite. There are
openings at several levels all over that
are not being filled.
How can this be the case in a day
and age where jobs are supposedly in
demand and scarce? The Fulton County
Drug Summit at Founders Hall on
December 2 had the answer, and it was
an answer that nobody was prepared
to hear. According to the Honorable
Jeffrey L. Robinson, the presiding Judge
over the Fulton County Western District
Court, employers have had plenty of
applications coming in for their vacant
positions. People are not being hired
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PHOTO BY TIMOTHY KAYS, STAFF

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Obituaries
Travis W. Cordy (1984 - 2014)

Travis William Cordy, age 30, of Fayette - Thursday


November 30, 2014. He worked as a machine operator
at many area factories.
Travis was born on May 30, 1984 the son of Melvin
and the late Virginia (Mauter) Cordy. His hobbies
included attending outdoor concerts, coon chasing,
and going to flea markets. Surviving are his father,
Melvin Cordy of Fayette; sister, Erica (Brandon) Ford
of Adrian, MI and Aunts; Carol, Joan, Patricia, Mary
and Phyllis. His mother Virgina preceded him in death
in 1988.
A burial service is being planned for the spring at
the Fayette Cemetery. Funeral arrangements have
been entrusted to the Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in
Wauseon.

Doris A. Morr (1922 - 2014)


Doris A. (Mullholand)
Morr, age 92, of Delta, went
to her heavenly reward
Wednesday,
December
3, 2014. She was born in
Neapolis, OH, on February
9, 1922, to the late Charles
S. and Estella (Rearick)
Mullholand. On December
20, 1941, Doris was united
in marriage to Gerald Morr
and he preceded her in
death on May 9, 2006.
Doris was a loving wife,
mother, grandmother, and
great-grandmother. All who came to know her knew of
her love for them and called her their special lady. Before
retiring, Doris worked for a grocery store, the Page and
Cox Egg Plant, and the Globe-Weis Manufacturing Co.
all in Wauseon.
Doris was an active member of the Delta United
Methodist Church, the Delta American Legion Auxiliary
Post #373, the Irish Hills Antique Automobile Club,
and Fulton Grange #217. Doris enjoyed driving her
1969 Cadillac convertible, watching her grandchildren
participate in their various sporting activities, traveling
and spending 18 winters in Florida. Doris and her
husband traveled throughout the 48 continental United
States, Hawaii, and England.
Doris is survived by her sons, Roger (Diane) of Delta
and Brian (Ann) of Arlington, TX; grandchildren, Greg
(Amy) Morr, Steve (Meggan) Morr, Jennifer (Michael)
Mullholand, Lara Morr and Michelle (Kent) Krabill;
and eight great-grandchildren, Mitchell and Mason
Mullholand, Kenedie and Kamryn Morr, Riley and Alana
Morr, and Caedmon and Rosalind Krabill; brother-inlaw, Marion Morr and sisters-in-law, Jean Mullholand
and Vada Morr.
Doris was preceded in death by her parents and
brothers, Franklin and Charles, and infant sister
Martha; and sister-in-law Helen Mullholand.
Those wishing, may make contributions to the Delta
United Methodist Church or the American Legion
Auxiliary Post #373, 5939 St Hwy 109, Delta, Ohio
43515. The family would like to thank the staff at Fulton
Manor in Wauseon for the love and compassionate care
they showed our mother, Doris, over the last five years.

GENERAL AREA NEWS

Ohios Deer-Gun Season Opens With


More Than 17,500 Deer Harvested
COLUMBUS, OH - Hunters checked 17,512 whitetailed deer on Monday, Dec. 1, the opening day of
Ohios deer-gun hunting season, according to the Ohio
Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).
New for the 2014 deer hunting season, rifles using
specified straight-walled cartridges can be used. Gun
hunters took advantage of the new opportunity on
Monday, checking in 1,805 deer with straight-walled
cartridge rifles.
Counties reporting the highest numbers of deer
checked in on Monday include: Coshocton (793),
Tuscarawas (667), Muskingum (652), Ashtabula (586),
Knox (573), Guernsey (512), Licking (501), Holmes
(477), Harrison (455) and Carroll (451). Last year
hunters checked 22,619 deer on the first day of deergun season.
Ohios deer-gun season remains open through
Sunday, Dec. 7. Find more information about deer
hunting in the Ohio 2014-2015 Hunting and Trapping
Regulations or at wildohio.gov. An updated deer
harvest report is posted online each Wednesday.
Hunting is the best and most effective management
tool for maintaining Ohios healthy deer population.
During the 2013-2014 hunting season, Ohio hunters
checked 191,459 deer. Ohio ranks fifth nationally
in resident hunters and 11th in the number of jobs
associated with hunting-related industries. Hunting
has a more than $853 million economic impact in
Ohio through the sale of equipment, fuel, food, lodging
and more, according to the National Shooting Sports
Foundations Hunting in America: An Economic Force
for Conservation publication.
The ODNR Division of Wildlife remains committed
to properly managing Ohios deer populations through
a combination of regulatory and programmatic
changes. The goal of Ohios Deer Management Program
is to provide a deer population that maximizes
recreational opportunities, while minimizing conflicts
with landowners and motorists. This ensures that
Ohios deer herd is maintained at a level that is both
acceptable to most, and biologically sound.
Until recently, the populations in nearly all of
Ohios counties were above their target numbers.
In the last few years, through increased harvests,
dramatic strides have been made in many counties
to bring those populations closer toward their goal.
Once a countys deer population is near goal, harvest
regulations are adjusted to maintain the population.
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 hunters
during opening day of the 2014 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: 219 (375); Allen: 98 (77); Ashland: 353
(318); Ashtabula: 586 (880); Athens: 305 (529);
Auglaize: 77 (99); Belmont: 329 (530); Brown: 183
(262); Butler: 38 (92); Carroll: 451 (698); Champaign:
103 (137); Clark: 39 (56); Clermont: 131 (160); Clinton:

INFORMATION PROVIDED

Williams County Library


Branches Announce
Holiday Closures
The Williams County Public Library, with branches
in Bryan, Edgerton, Edon, Pioneer, Stryker and West
Unity, will be closed on Wednesday, December 24, and
Thursday, December 25 for the Christmas holiday. All
branches will also close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday,
December 31 and will be closed all day Thursday,
January 1 in celebration of the New Year. We wish
everyone all the best for the holiday season!
INFORMATION PROVIDED

Candy
Cane 5K
December 20th, 2014 8:00 AM
Entry fees: Day of Race: $20

All proceeds from this race benefit the People


Helping People YMCA Scholarship fund.
All runners electronically timed.
Medals awarded to age group winners.

Williams County Family YMCA

One Faber Drive, Bryan


419-636-6185
For more information visit: www.wymca.org

All racers registered by Dec. 7 will be guaranteed a T-shirt.


All others are subject to the quantity available on race day.
All registrations must be received by 7:30 am on race day.

Williams County Humane Society

Marilynne M. Hill (1931 - 2014)


Marilynne M. Hill, age 83, of Delta, passed away
Monday, December 1, 2014 at Northcrest Nursing Home
in Napoleon. She had worked at the former Wauseon
Wire Factory.
Marilynne was born in Toledo, Ohio on June 6,
1931, the daughter of James and Joy (Woodward)
Old. On September 11, 1948 she married Lynn Hill,
and he preceded her in death in 2003. Surviving are
two sons, Russell Hill and Wesley Hill; two daughters,
Dianne (Terry) Mohr and Brenda (Dewey) Wachtmann;
six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and
brother, Tommy Old. She was preceded in death by her
husband; one son, Boyd Hill; and her parents.
The family requests that memorial contributions
be given to the charity of the donors choice. Online
condolences may be offered to the family at www.
grisierfh.com

51 (68); Columbiana: 372 (584); Coshocton: 793 (940);


Crawford: 161 (140); Cuyahoga: 4 (2); Darke: 53 (44);
Defiance: 280 (269); Delaware: 119 (100); Erie: 45
(43); Fairfield: 186 (228); Fayette: 25 (24); Franklin: 19
(25); Fulton: 125 (127); Gallia: 282 (382); Geauga: 124
(153); Greene: 57 (66); Guernsey: 512 (742); Hamilton:
29 (42); Hancock: 127 (89); Hardin: 141 (142);
Harrison: 455 (738); Henry: 98 (112); Highland: 230
(294); Hocking: 284 (382); Holmes: 477 (521); Huron:
296 (338); Jackson: 222 (325); Jefferson: 303 (448);
Knox: 573 (645); Lake: 35 (30); Lawrence: 142 (276);
Licking: 501 (572); Logan: 183 (186); Lorain: 174 (157);
Lucas: 17 (27); Madison: 28 (26); Mahoning: 157 (227);
Marion: 83 (76); Medina: 139 (146); Meigs: 251 (435);
Mercer: 57 (72); Miami: 66 (53); Monroe: 203 (364);
Montgomery: 24 (34); Morgan: 272 (387); Morrow:
184 (176); Muskingum: 652 (831); Noble: 234 (402);
Ottawa: 17 (25); Paulding: 151 (158); Perry: 326 (419);
Pickaway: 78 (102); Pike: 140 (198); Portage: 104 (150);
Preble: 46 (73); Putnam: 85 (72); Richland: 337 (314);
Ross: 227 (307); Sandusky: 61 (60); Scioto: 113 (264);
Seneca: 205 (199); Shelby: 98 (111); Stark: 183 (243);
Summit: 18 (23); Trumbull: 331 (482); Tuscarawas:
667 (853); Union: 77 (82); Van Wert: 69 (42); Vinton:
248 (397); Warren: 66 (78); Washington: 350 (497);
Wayne: 170 (190); Williams: 286 (340); Wood: 95 (59);
Wyandot: 207 (178). Total: 17,512 (22,619).

Reporter

Daisy
Daisy is becoming a long
time resident here at
the shelter. She is very
friendly and loves attention. She is already
spayed and up to date
on all of her annual vaccinations.

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10TH, 2014

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

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

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EDON P.D.
Citizen Assist (2)
Agency Assist
Warning, Littering
Alarm Call
Verbal Dispute
Citizen Assist (3)
Agency Assist (2)
Warning, Speed
Warning , Red Light
Warning, Speed
Agency Assist
Warning, Head Light
Warning, Speed

STRYKER P.D.
(Nov 21) Traffic Warning - Rail
Crossing Violation
(Nov 21) Dog at Large
(Nov 21) Drug Complaint
(Nov 22) Traffic Warning - Rail
Crossing Violation
(Nov 22) Traffic Warning Headlights Required
(Nov 22) Harassment
(Nov 23) Agency Assist
(Nov 24) Traffic Citation - Driving Under Suspension
(Nov 24) Neighborhood Dispute
(Nov 24) Disorderly Conduct
(Nov 25) Theft - Juvenile Arrest
(Nov 25) Juvenile Problem Juvenile Arrest
(Nov 25) Traffic Warning Headlights Required
(Nov 26) Traffic Warning - Stop
Sign
(Nov 26) Criminal Trespass
(Nov 26) Traffic Warning - Stop
Sign
(Nov 26) Traffic Warning - Stop
Sign
(Nov 26) Traffic Warning - Stop
Sign
(Nov 27) Residential Fire
(Nov 27) Traffic Warning - Stop
Sign
(Nov 28) Medic Assist
(Nov 28) Dog at Large
(Nov 28) Traffic Citation - Stop
Sign
(Nov 28) Theft
PIONEER P.D.
No reports received at time of
press.
WEST UNITY P.D.
(Nov 24) Criminal Damaging
(Nov 24) Soliciting Without
Permit
(Nov 24) Domestic Dispute
(Nov 24) Wellbeing Check
(Nov 25) Telephone Harassment
(Nov 25) Lock Out
(Nov 26) Parking Problem
(Nov 26) Lock Out
(Nov 26) Suspicious Vehicle
(Nov 26) Speed/Warning
(Nov 28) Alarm
(Nov 30) Juvenile Complaint
(Nov 30) Traffic Hazard
(Nov 30) Agency Assist
(Nov 30) Speed/Warning
(Dec 1) Agency Assist
(Dec 1) Suspicious Person
(Dec 3) Animal Problem
(Dec 4) Ordinance Violation
(Dec 4) Medical Emergency
(Dec 5) Well Being Check
(Dec 5) Found Property
(Dec 5) Trespassing
(Dec 5) Disorderly
(Dec 5) Telephone Harassment
(Dec 5) Traffic Offense
(Dec 5) Lock Out
(Dec 5) Drug Complaint
(Dec 6) Animal Problem
(Dec 6) Citizen Dispute
(Dec 6) Lock Out
MONTPELIER P.D.
No reports received at time of
press.
FAYETTE P.D.
No reports received at time of
press.
WAUSEON POLICE
(Nov 27) 261 Commercial St,
Found Bike
(Nov 27) 318 E Elm St, 911
Hang Up Contact In Person
(Nov 27) 604 E Chestnut St,
Investigate Complaint
(Nov 28) 500-B E Linfoot St,
Disabled Vehicle
(Nov 28) 310 N Brunell St, Lar-

ceny
(Nov 28) Cedar St @ E Oak St,
Accident (Property Damage)
(Nov 28) 317 N Fulton St, Accident (Property Damage)
(Nov 28) 151 S Fulton St, Larceny
(Nov 28) 1496 N Shoop Ave,
Accident (Property Damage)
(Nov 28) 840 W Elm St Unit
702, Telephone Harassment
(Nov 29) 112 S Fulton St,
Alarm Drop
(Nov 29) 327 Barbara Dr, 911
Hang Up Contact In Person
(Nov 29) 1496 N Shoop Ave,
Junk/Abandoned Vehicle
(Nov 29) 485 E Airport Hwy,
Larceny
(Nov 29) 840 W Elm St Unit
601, Juveniles
(Nov 29) 300-B Eastwood,
Loud Booms
(Nov 30) 1290 N Shoop Ave
Unit 10, Burglary
(Nov 30) 781 Fairway Dr, Suspicious Vehicle
(Nov 30) 1495 N Shoop Ave,
Found Bike
(Nov 30) 229 N Oakwood St,
Trespassing
(Nov 30) 725 S Shoop Ave,
Identity Theft Credit Card
(Nov 30) 1489 N Shoop Ave,
Accident (Property Damage)
(Nov 30) 218- 1/2 W Willow St,
Unruly Juveniles
(Nov 30) 1000-B Arrowhead
Trail, Dogs at Large
(Nov 30) 713 Third St, Welfare
Check
(Dec 1) 824 N Shoop Ave, Larceny
(Dec 1) 308 Depot St, Threats/
Harassment
(Dec 1) 1265 N Shoop Ave, Larceny
(Dec 1) 810 N Shoop Ave, Suspicious Person
(Dec 2) 840 Parkview, Larceny
(Dec 2) Ottokee St @ Airport
Hwy, Accident (Property Damage)
(Dec 2) 744 Fairway Dr, Unit
28, Investigate Complaint
(Dec 2) 1285 N Shoop Ave Unit
37. Suicidal Threats
(Dec 3) 720 N Shoop Ave, Suspicious Vehicle
(Dec 3) 720 N Shoop Ave, Vandalism
(Dec 3) 1375 N Shoop Ave, Vehicle Fire
(Dec 3) 625 Ottokee St, Bad
Check - Forgery
(Dec 3) W Willow @ Zenobia St,
Accident (Property Damage)
(Dec 3) 515 Parkview, Suspicious Person
(Dec 3) E Linfoot St @ Glenwood, Disabled Vehicle
(Dec 3) 1130 Royal Bounty Ln,
Dog at Large
(Dec 3) 485 E Airport Hwy,
Larceny
(Dec 3) 812 Wood St, Dog at
Large
(Dec 4) 256 Jefferson St, 911
Hang Up Contact In Person
WAUSEON FIRE
DEPARTMENT
(Nov 19) 5735 Co Rd 15-1, Injured Subject
(Nov 19) 721 S Shoop Ave, Ill
Subject
(Nov 19) 415 Cole St #23, Ill
Subject
(Nov 20) 495 S Shoop Ave, Ill
Subject
(Nov 20) 7856 SH 108, Difficulty Breathing
(Nov 21) 4960 Co Rd 18, Ill
Subject
(Nov 22) 14900 Co Rd H, Difficulty Breathing
(Nov 22) 4957 SH 66, Ill Subject
(Nov 22) 7400 SH 108, Injured
Subject
(Nov 22) 729 Parkside Dr, Ill
Subject
(Nov 22) 302 W Oak St, Ill Subject
(Nov 23) 14900 Co Rd H #3,
Difficulty Breathing
(Nov 23) 13402 Co Rd C, Ill
Subject
(Nov 23) 614 Douglas Drive, Ill
Subject
(Nov 23) 1496 S Shoop Ave,
Alarm Malfunction
(Nov 24) 7800 St Rt 109, Injured Subject
(Nov 24) 221 Hill Ave Tedrow,
High Angle Rescue
(Nov 24) 700 E Oak St, Tree
Fell on Wires
(Nov 24) 614 Douglas Drive, Ill
Subject
(Nov 25) 515 Ottokee St, Ill
Subject
(Nov 25) 1285 N Shoop Ave
#37, Ill Subject
(Nov 25) 256 W Chestnut St, Ill

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10TH, 2014

Subject
(Nov 25) 555 W Linfoot St,
Possible Heart Attack
(Nov 26) 415 Cole St #40, Diabetic
(Nov 26) 713 Third St, Ill Subject
(Nov 26) 14900 Co Rd H #47,
Assist With Smoke Detector
(Nov 26) 303 W Leggett St, Possible Heart Attach
(Nov 28) 10456 Co Rd 19, Possible CVA
(Nov 28) 400 Enterprise Ave,
Ill Subject
(Nov 28) 134 Lincoln St, Ill
Subject
(Nov 29) 11101 Co Rd J, Possible Heart Attack
(Nov 29) 1033 N Ottokee St, Ill
Subject
(Nov 29) 16900 Co Rd K, Injury
Accident
(Nov 30) 104 Rosewood St
Archbold, Ill Subject
(Nov 30) 415 Cole St #11, Ill
Subject
(Nov 30) 713 Third St, Possible
Drug Overdose
WILLIAMS COUNTY
CRIMINAL
Codie R. Haskell, West Unity, OH, Criminal Trespassing
Jail: 30 days suspended. Fine:
$150. Costs: $90. Disorderly
Conduct Fine: $100. Costs:
$40.
Kirsten M. Helms, Pioneer,
OH, Possession Fine: $150.
Costs: $40.
Travis L. Crandal, Edon, OH,
Disorderly Conduct Fine:
$250. Costs: $100.
Tyler M. Hatchett, Bryan,
OH, Possession Fine: $150.
Costs: $93.01.
Bethany J. Eichler, West
Unity, OH, Domestic Violence
Jail: 180 days suspended.
Fine: $300. Costs: $315.
Tia M. Day, West Unity, OH,
Theft Jail: 30 days suspended. Fine: $250. Costs: $210.
Scott R. Sisko, Bryan, OH,
Disorderly Conduct Waive
Amount: $175. Fine: $96.
Costs: $82.50.
Kiel Thatcher, Stryker, OH,
Drug Paraphernalia Fine:
$150. Costs: $85.
James R. Black, Bryan, OH,
Criminal Trespassing Waive
Amount: $3,050.
Tiffany McVicker, Montpelier, OH, Passing Bad Checks
Waive Amount: $10,550.
WILLIAMS COUNTY
TRAFFIC
Devin E. Ickes, Montpelier,
OH, No Operators License
Fine: $300. Costs: $175.
Stop Sign Fine: $35. Costs:
$40. Turn Signal Waive
Amount: $150.
Jerry H. Webster, Montpelier, OH, 64/55 Speed Waive
Amount: $125.
Crystal L. Pearce, Bryan,
OH, F.R.A. Suspension Jail:
30 days. Fine: $250. Costs:
$95.
Matthew W. Shaffer, Bryan,
OH, Assault Jail: 180 days,
with 170 suspended. Fine:
$350. Costs: $327.28.
Trinity L. Lee, Bryan, OH,
No Headlights Fine: $35.
Costs: $30. No Operators License Fine: $200. Costs:
$79. OVI/Low Breath Jail:
20 days, with 17 suspended.
Fine: $650. Costs: $45.
Derek J. Hartsock, Bryan,
OH, OVI/Breath High Jail:
20 days, with 14 suspended.
Fine: $650. Costs: $84.
Paul R. Hamman, Bryan,
OH, Tag/Sticker Violation
Fine: $39. Costs: $36.
Terry L. Carver, Pioneer,
OH, Seatbelt Fine: $30.
Costs: $40.
Ann M. Aeschliman, Stryker, OH, 67/55 Speed Fine:
$46. Costs: $79.
Matthew T. Trodden, Montpelier, OH, 73/55 Speed
Fine: $46. Costs: $82.50.
Timothy R. Stull, Bryan,
OH, 80/55 Speed Fine: $71.
Costs: $79.
Collin M. Stamm, West Unity, OH, 67/55 Speed Fine:
$46. Costs: $79
Alyssa J. Foor, Bryan, OH,
73/55 Speed Fine: $46.
Costs: $82.50.
Gerald F. Siebeneck, Montpelier, OH, Failure to Control
Fine: $71. Costs: $79.
Amy S. Lloyd, Stryker, OH,
70/55 Speed Waive Amount:
$125.

Tristen J. Slicker, Bryan, OH, Failure to Control


Waive Amount: $150. Fine:
$71. Costs: $82.50.
Silvester A. Tepox, Pioneer, OH, Failure to Control
Waive Amount: $150. Fine:
$71. Costs: $82.50.
Robert A. Shaffer, Bryan,
OH, Stop Sign Fine: $71.
Costs: $79.
Kendra A. Fisher, Bryan,
OH, Tag/Sticker Violation
Fine: $46. Costs: $79.
Morgan N. Rockey, Montpelier, OH, Failure to Control
Fine: $71. Costs: $79.
Mason S. Gransmiller, Bryan, OH, Red Light Waive
Amount: $130.
Lisa M. Davis, Edon, OH,
67/55 Speed Waive Amount:
$130.
Colton
D.
Mendenhall,
Montpelier, OH, Failure to
Control Waive Amount:
$150. Fine: $71. Costs: $79.
Joshua A. Brandt, Bryan,
OH, Failure to Control Fine:
$71. Costs: $79.
Alexis M. Dunson, West
Unity, OH, 66/55 Speed
Waive Amount: $130.
Michelle L. Molargik, Auburn, IN, 67/55 Speed
Waive Amount: $125. Fine:
$46. Costs: $82.50.
Donna N. Lloyd, Stryker,
OH, 65/55 Speed Waive
Amount: $130.
Clayton J. Grim, Bryan, OH,
Failure to Control Fine: $71.
Costs: $79.
Sherri L. Bentley, Pioneer, OH, Failure to Control
Waive Amount: $150. Fine:
$71. Costs: $79.
Marie L. Walters, Montpelier, OH, 67/55 Speed Fine:
$46. Costs: $79.
Kalley M. Schaefer, Fayette,
OH, 68/55 Speed Waive
Amount: $125. Fine: $46.
Costs: $82.50.
Peter J. Herold, Bryan, OH,
Seatbelt Waive Amount:
$75.
Tessa Newsome, Pioneer,
OH, Lanes of Travel Fine:
$46. Costs: $79.
Elizabeth B. Shook, West
Unity, OH, Seatbelt Waive
Amount: $70.
Travis M. Nye, Montpelier,
OH, Failure to Yield Waive
Amount: $150. Fine: $71.
Costs: $82.50.
Donna C. Briskey, Alvordton, OH, 68/55 Speed
Waive Amount: $125. Fine:
$46. Costs: $82.50.
Gregory J. Oberlin, Bryan,
OH, 35/25 Speed Waive
Amount: $125.
John H. Vanover, Montpelier, OH, Seatbelt Fine: $30.
Costs: $40.
John A. Parsons Jr., Bryan,
OH, 70/55 Speed Fine: $46.
Costs: $79.
Corey J. Mercer, Bryan,
OH, 66/55 Speed Waive
Amount: $125. Fine: $46.
Costs: $82.50.
Jason J. Pace, Kunkle, OH,
73/55 Speed Fine: $40.
Costs: $85.
Albert C. Noel, Bryan, OH,
Stop Sign Fine: $65. Costs:
$85.
Christine M. Mullins, Stryker, OH, 38/25 Speed Waive
Amount: $130.
Joseph C. Boggs, West Unity, OH, Fictitious Registration Waive Amount: $250.
Jason R. Barlow, Bryan,
OH, 71/55 Speed Waive
Amount: $130.
Miranda N. Archer, Montpelier, OH, Expired Plates
Waive Amount: $125. Fine:
$46. Costs: $82.50.
Ashley L. Penrod, Montpelier, OH, Expired Plates
Waive Amount: $125. Traffic
Light Waive Amount: $125.
Matthew
L.
Randolph,
Stryker, OH, 66/55 Speed
Fine: $40. Costs: $79.
Derek E. Miller, West Unity,
OH, OVI/Breath (Low) Jail:
20 days, with 17 suspended.
Fine: $650. Costs: $90.
FULTON COUNTY
TRAFFIC
Brock Piercefield, Wauseon,
OH, Weaving/Lanes Fine:
$35. Costs: $64.
Eli
Todd
M.
Phillips,
Wauseon, OH, Failure to Control Fine: $95. Costs:: $88.
Christopher A. Litwiller, Fayette, OH, OVI/Second Offense

Jail: 3 days.
Fine: $400.
Costs: $88.
Jeremiah
W.
Hampton,
Wauseon, OH, Reckless Operation Fine: $150. Costs: $88.
Alexander Hites, Wauseon,
OH, Failure to Control Fine:
$102. Costs: $88.
Nathan A. Cox, Wauseon,
OH, 47/35 Speed Fine: $37.
Costs: $88.
Victor Rodriguez, Wauseon,
OH, OVI Jail: 7 days. Fine:
$500. Costs: $88.
Kyle J. Martin, Wauseon,
OH, Failure to Control Fine:
$102. Costs: $88.
Lacey M. Alverez, Fayette,
OH, 70/55 Speed Waiver
Amount: $135.
Ezequis H. Perez, Wauseon,
OH, 79/55 Speed Fine: $100.
Costs: $88.
James L. Davis Jr., Fayette,
OH, Failure to Control Fine:
$102. Costs: $88.
Debra K. Fisher, Wauseon,
OH, Improper Backing Waiver Amount: $190.
Holly K. Rupp, Fayette, OH,
Failure to Control Fine: $102.
Costs: $88.
Diane
Gante,
Wauseon,
OH, Tinted Windows Waiver
Amount: $117.
Matthew
P.
Lehrich,
Wauseon, OH, Seatbelt Fine:
$30. Costs: $43.
FULTON COUNTY
CRIMINAL
Ava R. Ferguson, Wauseon,
OH, Theft Fine: $200. Costs:
$78.
Amber N. Cavazos, Wauseon,
OH, Passing Bad Check Fine:
$100. Costs: $78.
Jonathen A. Brown, West
Unity, OH, Drug Paraphernalia Jail: 4 days. Fine: $100.
Costs: $78.
Victor
D.
Rodriguez,
Wauseon, OH, Criminal Damage Jail: 7 days. Fine: $150.
Costs: $78.
FULTON COUNTY
SHERIFFS OFFICE
Sheriff Roy E. Miller announces that the Fulton
County Sheriffs Office conducted a High Visibility Blitz
designated Thanksgiving Blitz,
which started on Nov. 21 and
went through Nov. 30. Deputies who worked this Blitz
made 55 traffic stops and issued 16 citations. The citations were for 7 speed violations, 3 stop sign violations, 3
for driving under suspension,
a marked lane violation, a rear
license plate light violation,
and one for impaired driving.
Deputies also issued 49 warnings to motorists. The High
Visibility Blitz is paid from a
grant that the Sheriffs Office
has received from the Ohio
Department of Public Safety.
Sheriff Miller and his deputies
are dedicated to protecting the
citizens of Fulton County and
the motorists who travel its
highways. This grant allows
extra patrol to enforce the
traffic laws that will increase
the safety of motorists on the
roadway in the areas that are
prone to a higher number of
serious and fatal crashes.
FULTON COUNTY
COMMON PLEAS
An Archbold woman was
sentenced on November 25,
2014, in the Fulton County
Common Pleas Court according to county prosecutor Scott
A. Haselman. Veronica Zambora, 31, of 600 Park Street,
Lot 29, pled guilty to Theft.
Between September 26, 2012
and February 28, 2013, she
received benefits from the Futon County Department of Job
and Family Services to which
she was not entitled. Judge
James E. Barber sentenced
Ms. Zambora to 5 years of
community control and ordered her to pay prosecution
costs and attorney fees, make
restitution of $5,000 to JFS,
stay out of bars/taverns, not
possess or consume alcohol,
seek and maintain employment, be disqualified for 12
months from receiving food
stamps, and serve 2 days in
CCNO, with credit for 2 days
served. Failure to comply
could result in Ms. Zambora
spending 11 months in prison.
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Edon Northwest Local Board Of


Education Meets In Special Session
Edon Northwest Local Board of
Education met in Special Session
Wednesday,
December
3,
2014
beginning at 4:45 p.m. in the Edon
Schools Media Center.
Held in Executive Session for the
expressed purpose to interview potential

Interim Superintendents, no action


was expected to be taken following the
meeting.
Board members were slated to meet
in regular session Tuesday, December
9, 2014 beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the
Media Center.

Community Sing-Along Planned


At Edon High School Winter Concert
Edon High School will host its 2014
Winter Concert on Monday, December
15 beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Schools
Auditeria. Set to perform during the
annual event will be the Concert Band,
directed by Miss Christa Perry and
Choir, under the direction of Mrs. Cathy
Frastaci.
This years concert will also feature
a special community Hallelujah Chorus
Sing-along.
Everyone
~
parents,
grandparents,
alumni,
community

members ~ is welcome to join the holiday


cheer and sing along! Those who would
like to be part of this exciting inaugural
undertaking should come to the band
room at 6:30 p.m. to receive the music
and rehearse before the concert gets
started; the evening should conclude
before 8:00 p.m.
For additional information or to have
any questions answered, feel free to
contact Mrs. Frastaci at 419-272-3213
during regular school hours.

WHAT WE READ YEARS AGO - THE EDON COMMERCIAL

1996 Edon Varsity Volleyball

Edon Schools Announce High School


& Middle School Honor Rolls
The following Edon
High School students
have received a GPA of
3.5 or above for the first
9 weeks:
SENIORS
Kaitlin Chrisman
Brendan Fifer
Autumn Joice
Emily Kaylor
Alexandra Kiess
Alex Kirkingburg
Kyle Long
Chelsea Mocherman
Karlin Munger
Nicole Newell
Phillip Richmond
Kaden Sapp
Desirae Williams
JUNIORS
Landon Bloir
Orion Dargitz
Breanna Davis
Alexia Ewers
Tyler Frantom
Kaela Gearhart
Brenda Harrington
Morgan Hiller
Shane Kohl
Andrew LaDuke
Colten Lyman
James Peckham
Hayden Runyan
Tyler Seaman
Kaitlyn Sonneberger
Trey Walz
SOPHOMORES
Jared Best
Katie Church
Hannah Kaylor
Alyssa Maier
Shaylee Manahan
Paige Schaffter
Karissa Sonneberger
Samantha Trausch
Eliza Zulch

VARSITY VOLLEYVALL ... Row 1: Stacy Hug, Michelle Straw, Kristin Peugeot,
Michelle Gilbert, Shelby Rockey, Jamie Gallehue. Row 2: Tiffani Pease, Sheryl
Cunningham, Jamie Walton, Shanna Herman, Brandy Best. Missing from photo
is Coach Don Walton.
EDON COMMERCIAL
70 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1944
The mixed chorus of FlorenceEdon High School will present the
Christmas cantata Prince of Peace
Wednesday evening. Solo parts will be
taken by Charlett Hassett, Rosemary
Dewire, Martha Zeigler, Joan Moon,
Imogene Kuttler, Marjorie Hake and
Maurice Frappier.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Friskney
announce the birth of a daughter,
Sandra June, on December 14th.
Mrs. Dayton Young and son of Angola came recently to spend the winter with Mr. & Mrs. Harve Young.
60 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1954
AJ Young was feted on his birthday last Monday by employees of the
Edon Farmers Co-Op, the Columbia
Co-Op and the Blakeslee Co-Op. Mr.
Young was presented with a billfold
by the group.
A good deal of Florence Township
land has been leased recently to
A.R. Thompson of Mattoon, Ill., for
the purpose of drilling for gas and
oil. Leases were granted on 48 farms
in Williams County, 26 of them in
Florence Township.
Roger Osborn left Tuesday for
Cleveland where he will be inducted
in the Army. His wife and son will
live with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Oren E. Maybee near Montgomery,
Mich. while he is in the military service.
Two Columbia people broke their
ankles last week. Jerry Crawford,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Crawford,
jumped off a wagon and broke a bone
in his ankle. Mrs. Lucy Hassett fell in
the yard and broke both bones in her
ankle.
50 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1964
Stan Kaiser, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Don Kaiser earned a starting position of the Ohio Northern University
basketball squad and scored well last
week in their opening game against

Bluffton College.
40 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1974
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Skiles entertained Mr. and Mrs. Howard Skiles
and Susan, Mr. and Mrs. Elwood
Faulhaber, Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Skiles,
Andy and Lisa, Mr. and Mrs. Kenny
Fikel and Kenny, Mrs. Gladys Skiles,
Mrs. Alice Skiles, Mrs. Alma Fox, Tim
and Tina Skiles at a birthday party
Wednesday evening honoring Howard
Skiles and Mrs. Gladys Skiles.

FRESHMEN
Logan Bloir
Jacklyn Dargitz
Cort Eicher
Kathryn Ewers
Hanna Fogel
Emily Fox
Sara Frantom
Sara Hiller
Cameron Lord
Shalyn Mason
Logan Matthews
Kailee Mitchell
Olivia Radabaugh
Travis Siebenaler
Alexus Sponseller
Dru Walkowski

The following Edon


High School students
have received a GPA
between 3.0 and 3.49 for
the first 9 weeks:
SENIORS
Coy Dunkle
Zane Eicher
JP Michael Hayes
Alexis Mitchell
Garrett Trausch
Karlee Trausch
Cassidy Wilson
JUNIORS
Kaylie Brown
Kaden Dulle
Meghan Dunkle
Graeden Rupp
Preston Thiel
Crista Wortkoetter
SOPHOMORES
Alyson Bergdall
Clorisa Fritz
Selena Heckman
Jordan Julian
Preston Klingler
Austin Krontz
Josh Landel
Sarah Lemmon
Christian Shonk
Jordan Winebernner
FRESHMEN
Justin Braun
Lindsey Goebel
Courtney Hoffman
Lucas Joice
Austen Riter
Grant Sims
Conner Wilson
The following Edon
High School Four County
students have made the
honor roll for the first 9
weeks:
SENIORS
Savanna Altaffer
Kenneth Fish
Houser, Dylon
Ambrosia Howard
Gadjeal Howard
Taya Mason
Julian Ridgway
Floyd Young
JUNIORS
Joseph Fox
Charles Howard
Kala Kimball
Jaimie Moon
The

following

Edon

Middle School students


have received a GPA of
3.5 or above for the first
9 weeks:
8TH GRADE
Kyle Apger
Wendy Braun
Reagan Gallehue
Naomi Hickman
Faith Livensparger
Jacob Long
Riley Manahan
Zoe Neubig
Ethan Phipps
Tessa Steinke
Chloe Thiel
JoLynn Winebernner
7TH GRADE
Riley Bloir
Alea Brandt
Jacob Dulle
Alexandra Jacoby
Zoe Maier
Brooklyn Morris
Aidan Muehlfeld
Melody Nofziger
Claire Radabaugh
Tatum Schaffter
Connor Skiles
Nicholas Wiedmer
Shane Zulch
The following Edon
Middle School students
have received a GPA
between 3.0 and 3.49 for
the first 9 weeks:
8TH GRADE
Schylar Bergman
Jacob Clark
Jonathan Fifer
Tammie Julian
Tamara Mills
Payton Pease
Jordan Runyan
Garrett Rupp
7TH GRADE
Jennifer Cook
Justin Estep
Arianna Howard
Kayla Kurtz
Makenzie Ledford
Dylan Mason
Mardeena Merritt
Isaac Miller
Chase Reed
Kelby Sapp
Cameron Siebenaler
Lynn Stover
Taylor Trausch
Tyler Trevino

Tired of being treated


like just another
account number?

30 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1984
Village council approved the installation of two street lights at its regular
monthly meeting Tuesday evening.
One will be in the Chamber of Commerce right-of-way and the other at
the intersection of Ohio 49 and Sandy
Hill road.
Army Pvt. Charles L. Parsons Jr.,
son of Jo A. Armbruster of Rural
Route 2, Edon, Ohio, and Charles L.
Parsons Sr. of Rural Route 5, Bryan,
Ohio, has completed one station unit
training (OSUT) at the U.S. Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Ga.

Get the personalized


attention you deserve.

20 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1994
Enjoying the fruits of their labor,
Four County Vocational Schools
Early Childhood Education Nursery
School recently spent a morning at
Bryans new Imagination Station.
10 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 2004
Dee Heller has been promoted to
assistance vice president by the National Bank of Montpelier and has
been appointed Branch Manager of
their West Unity banking office.
Sophomore Adam Becker bagged
25 points for the EHS varsity boys
last Thursday in their 61-44 win over
Hilltop.
Walter D. Bennett, 71, of rural
Montpelier, died Wednesday, Dec.
8, 2004, shortly after admittance to
Community Hospitals and Wellness
Centers-Montpelier.

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MORE EDON AREA NEWS

Santa Visits Edon

Edon Student Joins Classmates


At Career Exploration Day

PHOTOS BY T.J. HUG, STAFF

ROYAL AMBASSADORS FOR EDON ... From left to right: Edon Queens Teen Miss Melody Nofziber, Junior Miss Kerrin Towers, LIttle Miss Hayleigh Angeli, and Miss Crista
Wortkoetter welcome Kris Kringle himself to their humble village.

PHOTO PROVIDED

CAREER EXPLORATION ... On Thursday and Friday, Four County Career Center
hosted the annual Career Exploration Day for over 1,800 sophomores from the
22 member schools in Defiance, Fulton, Henry, and Williams counties. Each
sophomore visited two career and technical programs and heard presentations
about the programs from Career Center junior and senior students and instructors.
The Career Exploration Day is an opportunity for sophomores to learn more about
the programs to make decisions about attending the Career Center during their
junior and seniors years of high school. Students can register to attend the Career
Center at www.fourcounty.net. Open House for parents and students will be held
on Monday, January 12, 2015 from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Shown in the Sports Fitness
& Exercise Science lab are (LEFT TO RIGHT) Edon sophomore Hannah Kaylor with
Career Center student Karlie Boylan (Bryan).

MORE POLICE NEWS


CONTINUED FROM THE PAGE 3

LOCAL POLICE, EMS & FIRE REPORTS

A FAMILY HOLIDAY ... Santa poses with an entire family, with cousins included, for
a picture during his brief stop in Edons Walz Park. The baby had to be held by her
mother, as she wasnt quite ready to trust the man in the red suit just yet.

Ryan Gomez, 30, of 722 Fairway Dr


#312, Wauseon, pled guilty to Felonious Assault. On February 13, 2013,
he caused serious physical harm
to another. Henry County Common
Pleas Court Judge John Collier, Judge
by Assignment, sentenced Mr. Gomez
to prison for 4 years.
A Delta, Ohio woman was sentenced
on November 26, 2014, in the Fulton
County Common Pleas Court. Mary
Green, age 43, previously pled guilty
to Theft. According to Fulton County
Prosecutor Scott A. Haselman, on or
about August 22, 2011, Mr. Green
stole unemployment benefits. Judge
James E. Barber sentenced Ms. Green
to three years of community control.
He ordered Ms. Green to served two
days in CCNO, pay prosecution costs
and counsel fees, and pay restitution
of $12,836 to the Ohio Dept. of Job
and Family Services. Failure to abide

by these conditions could result in


Ms. Green serving seven months in
prison.
A Delta, Ohio man was sentenced
on December 2, 2014, in the Fulton
County Common Pleas Court. Keith D.
Cook, II, age 24, previously pled guilty
to Identity Fraud. According to Fulton
County Prosecutor Scott A. Haselman,
on or about June 20, 2014, Mr. Cook
used the personal identifying information of another with the intent to hold
himself out to be that other person.
The value of the credit of property involved in the violation was $1,000
or more but less than $7,500. Judge
James E. Barber sentenced Mr. Cook
to serve 15 months in prison. The
court ordered that Mr. Cook pay any
fees, all prosecution costs, and courtappointed counsel fees, and make restitution payable through the Fulton
County Clerk of Court.

Two Sex Offenders Apprehended


In Bryan After Short Chase
JUST AS GOOD AS COOKIES ... An unsure little boy, after approaching slowly with the
help of his mother, hands Santa Claus a candy cane. Though he made the peace offering, the child is still determined not to come any closer.

DEAR SANTA ... Some children brought their letters to Santa when they went to see
Jolly Old Saint Nicholas in Walz Park on Sunday. In this letter, Corbin Chrisman asks
Santa for a snowman.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10TH, 2014

In a joint effort, the U.S. Marshals


Service, Williams County Sheriffs Office,
Defiance County Sheriffs Office, Bryan
Police Department, and the Paulding
County Sheriffs Office were able to
capture two wanted sex offenders found
to be living and working in Bryan.
Michael Vanscoder and David Bidlack
were found to be working at the Golden
Bear Marathon located on the southwest
corner of South Main Street and Wilson
Street in Bryan. The Marshals Service,
along with a Defiance County deputy,
located a vehicle associated with the
two men and learned that Bidlack and
Vanscoder were working inside the
business. Bidlack realized that the
Marshals Service was outside of the
building and ran out the rear.
Vanscoder, who was wanted on a
parole violation for failing to register his
address as a convicted sex offender out
of Lucas County Ohio, was apprehended
without incident. He was transported
to the Williams County Sheriffs Office
where he was held while the hunt for
Bidlack continued.
K-9 units from the Williams County
Sheriffs Office and the Bryan Police
tracked Bidlack east from South Main

Street on Perry Street. Meanwhile,


Bidlack was being tracked via his cell
phone use. An extensive search of the
area south of Johnson Controls near
Tomco Plastics caused Titan Tire and
Tomco Plastics to initiate lockdown
measures. Finally, an alert off duty
Bryan Police dispatcher reported that
Bidlack may be walking on East Wilson
Street near County Road 16 east of
Bryan. Police units arrived and were
able to apprehend Bidlack.
Bidlack faces felony and misdemeanor
charges in Richland, Knox, Defiance,
and Williams Counties, as well he has
pending parole violation charges. Both
Bidlack and Vanscoder were transported
to the Corrections Center of Northwest
Ohio by the Williams County Sheriffs
Office.
This is one of several collaborative
efforts involving Defiance, Williams,
and Paulding Counties referencing sex
offenders. Defiance County summoned
the aid of the Marshals Service who
provided manpower and cell phone
tracking. Failing to register a current
address as a convicted sex offender can
result in felony charges equal to the
original sex offense.

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North Central Students


Gain Important Real
World Experience

Officer Phil Scheduled To Stop


By North Central Elementary

The Officer Phil Program is delighted


to present their 2014-2015 programs
to North Central Elementary School.
With the Pioneer Police Departments
participation, the Officer Phil Program
will emphasize some important topics.
Since the program is adapted for
elementary grade students, the lessons
will be taught in a fun, entertaining way.
Much to the childrens enjoyment, one
of Officer Phils Pals, Turbo the Turtle,
will be there to help teach the lessons.
The program begins with an
introduction of the Pioneer Police
Officers in attendance. It is important
for the children to know that officers
are friendly, approachable, and work
to keep them safe every day. They are
always around to help the children if
they need it.
The childrens attention will easily
be attained starting with the first magic
trick. This trick gets the children focused
and reinforces some important program
rules: no talking, paying attention,
laughing, learning and having fun.
Once the Edu-tainer has their
attention, the children are asked to
recall some safety rules that they use at
home, at school, or out and about. The
PHOTOS PROVIDED
COLLEGE LOANS ... Mickey Zeedyk and Tyson Moss (From the State Bank & Trust) Edu-tainer shares his ideas regarding
bus safety, car safety, and internet
talking to Jordan Reeves and Brady Zuver about college loan payment options.
safety. Each idea is represented by a
light which is tossed into a magic bag.
The children volunteer to toss up
some of their ideas and the Edu-tainer
magically catches them and places them
into the bag as well. With the last toss
all the bright ideas light up the bag.
The children love this visual as they can
see their safety rules being shared with
the audience.
Stranger Awareness is covered each
year and this years lesson is illustrated
by blending four different colored
scarves together. For this illustration,
each scarf represents a safety rule to
remember when dealing with strangers.
Blue=Dont Go: Strangers can be in
person or online. If you dont know
them, dont go with them. Red=Run: If
a stranger wants you to go with them,
run away and get to a safe place with
other grownups as fast as you can.
Yellow=Yell: While you run away, yell
stranger or stranger danger. If
others see you, that will help scare the
stranger away. Green=Tell: As soon as
you are safe, tell a grownup you know
what happened. When the scarves are
HOUSING ... Dawn Cogswell (realtor) talking with Rachel Oxender, Brooke Schofield,
put together, they are magically blended
and Abby Auch about housing plans and options.
to form one scarf just as these rules will
all come together to form one rule that
will keep you safe if a stranger bothers
you: DONT GO, RUN, YELL, and TELL
a grownup what happened.
This year the Officer Phil Program will
also talk about the value of respect. As

the Edu-tainer pulls rabbits from a hat,


the children are reminded that, like the
rabbits, they are all different. They do
not all act the same, dress the same, or
look the same. But even though they are
all different, they can still work together
to help each other be the best they can
be. The Edu-tainer will emphasize that
they should treat others the way they
want to be treated and show respect
for their peers, families, teachers,
the police, and most important, show
respect for themselves.
As mentioned earlier, Officer Phils
Special Pal this year is Turbo the
Turtle. Turbo will be welcomed with
great enthusiasm. He will talk to the
children about making healthy choices
such as eating right, drinking plenty of
water, exercising, and getting enough
rest. Turbo loves to skateboard so he
reinforces the importance of wearing
a helmet, too. Last, Turbo will address
the issue of bullying. Since Turbo acts
different, he understands the importance
of accepting each others differences. He
wants the children to know that if they
are being bullied or know someone who
is being bullied that it is okay to talk to a
grownup they know about the situation
or how they feel, like a teacher, a family
member, or even a police officer. The
police officers are always there to help
keep them safe.
The final review of all the safety
lessons learned will happen at the
end of the program when the children
participate in a trivia game. The children
will be divided into two teams. They
will be given different scenarios and
asked to think about the lessons they
learned during the assembly. Together
the children will have lots of fun
coming up with the right answers. The
program will close with Turbo saying
goodbye to the students and thanking
everyone in attendance that made this
safety assembly possible including
the officers and teachers. The Pioneer
Police Department and The Officer Phil
Program also would like to thank all of
the businesses in the community who
participate in the program.
As a post assembly activity for a
job well done, teachers, parents and
children will be encouraged to go to
the website officerphil.com and request
additional materials. There are some
supplemental materials and other fun
things that will reinforce the lessons
taught in the program and in the
activity books the children receive after
the program. If you would like more
information about having the Officer
Phil Program visit your local schools
please contact Creative Safety Products
by email at customerservice@officerphil.
com or by phone at 1-888-825-7445.

North Central Schools


Announce Public Meeting
The North Central Local School
District will have a public meeting on
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 7:30
pm in the cafeteria. There will be a
presentation of the drawings of the
new Junior High/High School building
and would like to receive input from

the community. The architects from


Garmann/Miller will be in attendance
to assist in the presentation.
We
encourage anyone with interest in the
building project to attend.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

REFLECTIONS FROM PIONEERS PAST

1998 North Central Varsity Softball


SHOPPING HABITS ... Bob Fetter (from the ESC Office) and Ken Boyer (North
Central Superintendent) talking with Jordan Bailey and Adam Knepper about
various shopping habits.
North Central recently held an
activity called Real Money Real World
for the freshmen and seniors. This
activity, coordinated with Kim Herman
at the Ohio State Extension Office, was
an interactive, hands-on experience that
provided the North Central students the
opportunity to make simulated lifestyle
and budget choices similar to those
adults face on a daily basis.
The activity began in the classroom,
with the students choosing a career,
salary,
withholdings
and
payroll
deductions,
and
checking
and
savings accounts. The actual day

of the simulation, with the help of


many adult volunteers, the students
spent their familys net salary on
needs and wants related to: housing,
transportation, insurance, utilities,
food, clothing, entertainment, child care,
communications, contributions, credit,
and chance. Throughout the activity,
students kept track of their finances in
a checkbook register, deducting each
expense from the checkbook balance.
For most students, this experience
was an eye-opener into their future as
adults!
INFORMATION PROVIDED

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VARSITY SOFTBALL ... Front: Tanya Stuckey, Erika Gearhart, Shelley


Scantlen, Jodi Kidston, Jamie Heminger. Back: Kristi Lashaway, Kara
Martin, Hollie Cramer, Joni Houk, Amanda Lanius.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10TH, 2014

Montpelier Hospital Auxiliary Lighting The Way To Christmas


By: T.J. Hug
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
The First Presbyterian Church of
Montpelier played host to a beautiful
ceremony Sunday afternoon.
The Montpelier Hospital Auxiliary
organized a program to honor and
remember those who have died in
the past year, an annual Christmas
tradition. Auxiliary President Joyce
Schelling greeted those in attendance
during her introduction, then turned
over the speaking duties to Master of
Ceremonies Bill Priest.
Priest introduced Reverend Dee
Custar, who read the invocation.
Then, Phil Ennen, President and
Chief Executive Officer of Community
Hospitals
and
Wellness
Centers
addressed the crowd.
This ceremony reminds me of why
I do this, Ennen stated in a heartfelt
speech.
Music was provided by House of
Prayer attendees Doug and Ranae

Heeres, and Levi and Erica (Heeres)


Suffel. With the aid of a keyboard and
guitar, the Heeres family touched the
souls of everyone within earshot with
their soft, moving renditions of several
songs.
David Tilly, Reverend of the First
Presbyterian Church, then spoke to the
people. His message was a powerful
one, encouraging people to express their
grief over the loss of a loved one with
others.
Keeping things inside leads to the
three Cs. Tilly informed. Cardiac,
Cancer, and Colon.
Afterward, Priest and Custar read the
names of all who were being honored
at the ceremony. They were followed
by another appearance by the Heeres
family, who again performed for the
crowd. Custar then returned to the
podium to give the benediction.
Refreshments were served at the
conclusion of the program.
T.J. Hug can be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

PHOTOS BY T.J. HUG, STAFF

YOUR M.C. FOR THE AFTERNOON ... Bill Priest, who served as Master of Ceremonies
for the Lighting the Way to Christmas Program, addresses those in attendance.

PREACH ON, REVEREND! ... David Tilly, Reverend of The First Presbyterian Church in
Montpelier, spreads his message of sharing the burden of grief with others at the Lighting the Way to Christmas Memorial Service.
ITS GOING TO BE OKAY ... Tilly comforts a member of the crowd, encouraging everyone
else to do the same. He reminded those in attendance that even Christ needed help
carrying the cross.
.FR

REFLECTIONS OF THE PAST


1958 Montpelier Senior Queen & Court

MEET THE HEERES ... From left to right: Ranae Heeres, Doug Heeres, Erica Suffel, and
Levi Suffel sing touching, hymn-like songs in the spirit of Sundays ceremony.

The Olde Tyme Holiday Gathering


Committee would like to thank the many
who helped support and sponsor this years event.
Merry Christmas!
Athena Study Club
Bald Mountain Tactical, LLC.
Bill Priest
Brass Ensemble
Chase Brass & Copper, LLC
The County Line
Cool Beanz, LLC.
Crowes Barber Shop
CK Technologies
Don Schlosser and
Montpelier Custodial Staff
Eckenrode Auto Repair
Edon Farmers Co-op
Miss Edon Contestants
Fackler Monument Co.
F & M State Bank
First Federal Bank
Gearigs All-Star Insurance
House of Prayer
Jamison Grime
Jays Heating and Cooling
Jeff and Melanie Lehman
Kannel Insurance Agency
Leader Enterprise
Maxton Motors

McDonald Ranch & Kennels


John & Cindy
McDonalds
Montpelier Area Foundation
Miss Montpelier Contestants
Montpelier Area Chamber
of Commerce
Montpelier Church of Christ
Montpelier Civic League
Montpelier Ex. Village
Schools
Montpelier Eagles
Montpelier Fire
Fighters Assoc.
Montpelier Moose Lodge #312
Montpelier Police Department
Montpelier Public Library
Montpelier Rotary
Montpelier Trackside
Modelers Club
Peltcs Lumber Company
Pioneer Area Lions Club
Miss Pioneer Contestants
Pops Pizza Shop
Rockeys Barber Shop
Teams and Tractors
Strong Real Estate Solutions
St. Johns Lutheran Church

Next years event will be on November 21, 2015

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10TH, 2014

St. Paul United


Methodist Church
St Pauls United Methodist
Church Mens Group
Thompson-Geesey
Funeral Home
Two Brothers Market
Tristate Vision Center
Village of Montpelier
Montpelier Park and
Recreation Department
Montpelier Fire Department
Montpelier Street
Department
Montpelier Electric
Department
The Ohio Gas Company
The Village Reporter
Watson Eagle Creek Farm
Watson Well Drilling Inc.
WBNO
Miss Williams County
Contestants
Williams County
Agricultural Society
Winzeler Stamping Co.

SENIOR QUEEN & COURT ... Seated: Queen Judy Yater. Standing (L to R):
Arvilla Thompson, Nancy Woolf, Sue Hill, Shirley Parson.

Montpelier Native To Receive


Bachelors Degree In Pittsburgh
B R A D F O R D ,
PA
(12/03/2014)
Christopher
Mitchell
of Montpelier, Ohio, is
expected to graduate this
month from the University
of Pittsburgh at Bradford
with a Bachelor of Science
in psychology.
Mitchell is one of 73
students who will be
honored at a reception
for December graduates
at 2:30 p.m. Sunday,
Dec. 7, in the Mukaiyama
University
Room
in

the
Frame-Westerberg
Commons on campus.
The public is welcome to

attend.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

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Community Gives To Christmas For Kids At Hilltop

PHOTO PROVIDED

HELPING HANDS ... Hilltop students collected toys and donations for this years Christmas for Kids Drive for the opportunity to give to kids in need.
By: Mikayla Eberly
Hilltop School
This year, the Christmas For Kids
Drive at Hilltop School on Tuesday,
November 25th, is even bigger than last
year. The thing about this event is that
it grows larger every year. This is their
seventh year, first starting in 2008.

The cadets collected over $1200 just


in money donations. They also collected
seven big boxes of food items for the food
pantry in West Unity, six boxes of toys,
along with seven trash bags of toys, and
a few wooden handmade toys from the
FFA. Some of the popular toys donaAted
were board games, hot wheels, Barbies,

West Unity Chamber Addresses


Light Agenda At Regular Meeting

and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.


Each year, certain grades have a
competition to see which class can
collect the most, usually for a prize of
some sort. This year, the sophomores
appear to have collected the most.
Congratulations!
After everything is collected and
accounted for, all the toys are shipped
to The Bryan Moose in Bryan. Families
can go there and shop for what they

might want for Christmas. All the money


that it makes is then used to buy other
things such as baby toys.
Lastly, the cadets would like to
thank Rick Small for taking part in
this wonderful event and everyone who
donated and helped to make this event
possible and so successful for all the
less fortunate families who are in need
of holiday cheer. It wouldnt have been
possible without all of you.

WHAT WE READ YEARS AGO


HILLTOP 1998 GOLF TEAM

PHOTO PROVIDED

2015 DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS ... (Left to right in the photo) Al Bennett, Pres.,
Larry Long, Dan Woodring Gen. Mgr., Martha Heer, Kathy Merillat, V. Pres., (back)
Cheryl Boldman, Dena Filip, Marilyn Royal, Lindsey Smith, (front) Ann Spicer,
Secretary, Jane Schmucker, Bobbie Jo Repp, and Anissa Meyers. (not pictured
Pat Burkholder, Treasurer).
On Monday December 2nd, 2014 the
West Unity Area Chamber of Commerce
Board Meeting was called to order and
pledge of Allegiance was followed by roll
call finding all 15 Directors present, 1
absent and 1 guest.
The Board heard from Assistant Chief
Eisel with the Brady Township Fire
Department about a unique equipment
need. Eisel demonstrated a two-way
radio headset used by the firemen who
operate the pumper during fire calls.
The headset cost $438 and the Fire
Department was looking for donations
to cover the cost of a second one since
they currently only have one that was
purchased with pancake breakfast
fundraiser money. The Board asked
questions and after discussion, it was

moved and seconded to donate $219.00


or half the cost of the equipment needs.
After hearing from the guests, the
Board continued with regular session
approving the minutes of November
5th, 2013 and approving the December
2014 Treasurers Report. The Santa
Committee provided an update detailing
the Santa Parade and Visit held
December 6th. Old Business and New
Business was next. The Board covered
updates to insurance, reviewed By
Laws, approved the 2015 schedule and
accepted, with regret, the resignation of
Katie Baltosser effective December 31.
A motion to suspend the rules and
enter into elections was made and
seconded. Nominations for the 2015
Officers was Alan Bennett, President;
Kathy
Merillat,
Vice
President; Dan Woodring,
General Manager; Pat
Burkholder,
Treasurer;
and Ann Spicer, Secretary.
Nominations
were
accepted and the vote was
unanimous.
In closing, committee
assignments
will
be
handed out during the
January meeting and
the Board thanked Terri
Lebowsky
and
Katie
Baltosser for their hard
work these past years on
the Chamber. Meeting
43570
adjourned
at
8:22PM
with the next meeting
scheduled for January
5th, 2015 at 7 pm in
the Library Conference
Room.

A Smoky Mountain
Christmas Musical

Sunday, December 14th


6 p.m.

Solid Rock Community Church


102 Egly Dr., West Unity, OH,
419-924-2882

Join us for refreshments after the


performance in the lobby.
No admission fee

INFORMATION PROVIDED

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GOLF TEAM ... (L to R) Shane Short, Justin Cromwell, Tim Tanner, Todd Kerr,
Eric Brenner, Tim Kerr, Tom Kerr, Nathan Loetz, Nick Brenner, Brad Gallant.
WEST UNITY REPORTER
130 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1884
Henry Clay, who is putting in some
time in the Michigan woods, writes
home that he killed eight deer in one
week.
The bridge across Tiffin River at
Evansport is complete.
C.O. Hart is teaching the Kniffin
School southeast of Stryker.
120 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1894
Fidler and Kissell shipped 10,000
pounds of dressed poultry (turkey and
ducks) to New York for Thanksgiving.
Married on November 27 were Mr.
Samuel Flowers and Mrs. Mary Ainsley.
Hon. M.M. Boothman will return to
Washington this week to be in readiness for Congress, which reconvenes
the first Monday of December.
110 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1904
Willard Stoner, 30, died on board
the U.S. Army Transport Meade en
route home from the Philippines.
Mr. and Mrs. Geroge Robinson are
happy over the arrival of a daughter.
Mrs. Anna Murdock died at the
home of her mother at age 22.
The West Unity Mfg. Co. is pushing
along rapidly the finishing off of the
rooms for the K of P Lodge above L.B.
Kents store.
100 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1914
As of November 16, Kunkle now
has electric lights.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Elmer T. Young on November 17.

Married November 23, Mr. Arthur


Greek and Miss Jennie D. Maneval.
90 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1924
The Commercial Bank of Edgerton
was robbed early Tuesday morning.
The night watchman was wounded after discovering the men in the act.
Rev. and Mrs. R.W. Wurna have returned from a visit in Shelby Co. and
were accompanied by her mother, who
will spend the winter here.
80 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1934
Gordon Doughten was kidnapped
while driving in Toledo by a man who
asked for a ride and then placed a revolver to Doughtens head and forced
him to drive to Chicago. He also stole
$80 and thanked him for the ride.
Charles Geesey and family moved
to West Unity last week.
70 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1944
Miss Juanita Brown of Defiance
and Mr. Paul Nowak were united in
marriage on December 2.
Miss Frances Batterson and Mr. Elmer Hughes were united in marriage
on November 5.
60 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1954
A daughter was born to Mr. and
Mrs. Paul Starr of Montpelier on November 25.
The community, along with northwestern Ohio and other eastern states,
go its first taste of real winter weather
in a storm and blizzard that started
early Saturday and ended late Sunday.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10TH, 2014

MORE WEST UNITY AREA NEWS

West Unity American Legion Auxiliary


Packs Christmas Boxes For Servicemen

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT

Connor Grayson Church

PHOTO PROVIDED

Landon Church (right) would like to announce


the arrival of his little brother, Connor Grayson
Church.
Connor was born on November 23rd, weighing
9 pounds, 2.6 ounces and measuring 21 inches
in length.
The proud parents are Forrest and Casey
Church of Kunkle, Ohio.
Proud grandparents are Randy and Carol
Church of West Unity, Ohio and Rodney and Currine Laukhuf of Montpelier, Ohio.

READY TO SEND SOME CHEER ... Pictured with their packed Christmas boxes are: Front: Doris Kingerski,
Sharon Marvin, Lina Bovin, Martha Smelthurst, Debra Mahan, Georgia Dill, Vickie Nofziger. Back: Natashia
Ramos, Amy Short, Terri Lebowsky, Mary Hausch.
The American Legion Post 669 Auxiliary had their
annual November 2014 meeting packing Servicemen
Christmas boxes. We had thirteen total this year as
follows: James C. Tackett, Zachary Handy, Aaron
Grime, Allen Herman, Rick Layman, Kent Holsopple,
Branden Martinez, Joshua Chester, Stacey Pelland II,
Zachary Stotz, Dalton Trisel, Michael and Tyler Harris.
The Auxiliary would like to thank the following for
their donations to help with the Servicemen boxes as
follows: The American Legion Auxiliary, The Village

Reporter, West Unity Village, Unity Main Stop, Unity


Mini Mart, Klinger Pharmacy, F & M Bank, The State
Bank, Petes Posey Patch, DDS Cromwell, Knead for
Therapy, Kamco, Ameritrade Realty, Willie & Kim
Grime, Unity Water Conditioning, Kings Sleep Shop,
Wyse Guys Pizza, A & J Door, Siegel Excavating,
Headley Refrigeration, Unity Plumbing & Heating,
Millers Country Kitchen, Jacobys Ann Hollingshead,
Dick & Shirley Nofziger, and Paul Heisey.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

C.B.S Study Club Holds December Meeting


Beverly and Frank Perkins were hosts for the
December 3, 2014 Christmas meeting of the C.B.S.
Study Club.
Sixteen members and guests enjoyed the delicious
lunch catered by MoJos of West Unity..
Members enjoyed singing several Christmas carols
and some of the members read information about the
holidays.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10TH, 2014

A gift exchange and holiday greetings were enjoyed.


Many items were donated to the pantry of See and
Do in Montpelier.
The next meeting will be in March with Betty Rutledge,
of Bryan, as hostess.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

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MORE WEST UNITY AREA NEWS

Hilltop Student Joins Classmates


At Career Exploration Day

West Unity Abounded


With Christmas Cheer

PHOTO PROVIDED

CAREER EXPLORATION ... On Thursday and Friday, Four County Career Center
hosted the annual Career Exploration Day for over 1,800 sophomores from the
22 member schools in Defiance, Fulton, Henry, and Williams counties. Each
sophomore visited two career and technical programs and heard presentations
about the programs from Career Center junior and senior students and instructors.
The Career Exploration Day is an opportunity for sophomores to learn more about
the programs to make decisions about attending the Career Center during their
junior and seniors years of high school. Students can register to attend the Career
Center at www.fourcounty.net. Open House for parents and students will be held
on Monday, January 12, 2015 from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Shown in the Floriculture
lab are (LEFT TO RIGHT) Career Center student Brandi Hager (Hilltop) with Bryan
sophomores Sydni Wensle and Delaney Zuver.

PHOTOS BY HELEN ELKINS, STAFF

COMING TO TOWN The children flocked around Santa and Mrs. Claus as they
arrived at the library on a Brady Township fire truck.

MORE PIONEER AREA NEWS


CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE

EAGLE Volunteer Program


Thanks Volunteers With ...
retired, with time on my
hands, so I knew I could
be of service.
So many of the
students and adults
have a soft spot for the
little ones. Junior high
student Macie Willson
said
she
volunteers
because I like helping
little kids, and I like
seeing the smiles on
their little faces when
they see us helping and
having fun.
When asked why he
became a volunteer,
Derrick Kemarly, also
a junior high student,
said, It sounded fun and
I get to help my cousin.
Willingness to give,
and give back, has made
the EAGLE Volunteer
PARTY PLANNER EXTRAORDINAIRE Angie Program a huge success
Lashaway, EAGLE Volunteer Coordinator, gave back for so many people.
to all of the volunteers by organizing a Christmas Party
for them to show her appreciation for all their hard
work and dedication.

ALL EXCITED TO SEE SANTA Chamber of Commerce and Friends of the Library
welcomed Mr. and Mrs. Claus and Rose the elf, from left: Ruth Meyer, Dan Woodring,
and Alan Bennett.
By: Helen Elkins
THE VILLAGE REPORTER

West Unity was alive with excitement


for children and adults as the Chamber
of Commerce and Friends of the Library
welcomed Santa and the Omnibus Club
hosted their annual Holiday Craft Show
and House Walk in the Kissell Building.
As Mr. and Mrs. Claus made their
entrance on the towns fire trucks,
children excitedly gathered around to
get a picture with the Claus family.
Once inside the library, there was
plenty to see and do. Not only were
there pictures available with Santa for
a small donation, but the library had
gift bags, crafts, coloring, and cookie
decorating for the children.
Helen may be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com
The second Saturday of each
December, the West Unity branch of
the WCPL welcomes Santa, Omnibus

Club hosts a Holiday Craft Show and


House Walk at the Kissell building, and
local businesses downtown participate
in the yearly festivities.
For the adults with shopping on
their minds, there were many local
businesses who had merchandise
on display at the craft show. Ruth
Grimm, President of Omnibus Club,
felt that there was a great turnout this
year and a good variety of businesses
participated.
President of the Chamber of
Commerce Alan Bennett was pleased
with the attendance in town. Bringing
people in builds up local business
and boosts holiday spirits. What a
wonderful gift to give the community
during the Christmas Season.
Helen may be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

Montpelier Office - 310 Lincoln Ave.


Every Thursday
2nd Thursday

10:30 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 - 4:30 pm

10:30 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 - 6:30 pm

Bryan Office - 1399 E. High St.


Every Tuesday
1:00 - 4:30 pm

CALL FOR APPOINTMENT

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2014

Santa Stops By Stryker Library

WHAT WE READ YEARS AGO

1970 Stryker High School FFA

PHOTOS BY T.J. HUG, STAFF

LOOK WHAT WE MADE! ... Children who came to see Santa stayed to take part in a fun
craft, making kaleidoscopes at the Stryker Public Library Open House.

FFA ... Front Row: VanNortwick, Buehrer, Hamrick, Opdycke, Wyse, Planson. Second Row: Aeschliman, Hancock, Coulon, Barnum, Huffman. Third Row: Mr. Roberts, Wonders, Beck, Quimby, Meyers, Short, Allgire.

STRYKER ADVANCE
110 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1904
Longs Drug Store of Bryan is displaying a half page ad in the Advance
this week.
Fred Louys Sr. is serving on the
U.S. Grand Jury in Toledo.
Miss Katie Swank became the bride
of Harmon Annette on November 29.
Our streets again present an old
time appearance when there were
more teams in town Saturday than the
past months.
A meeting of the Williams Co.
Teachers was held in Stryker.
Seventeen men past 80 years old,
voted in this Gorham Township.

AND WHAT DO YOU WANT FOR CHRISTMAS? ... Santa and Mrs. Claus listen as a little
boy sheepishly tells them what he wants for Christmas. He cant be blamed for his shyness, though. After all, its not everyday one gets to meet a celebrity.

100 YEARS AGO


DECEMBER 1914
Bowling Green has been selected by
the Commissioners as the site of the
New Normal, with Wauseon not coming in the final reckoning.
The senior class is composed of four
boys and three girls.
Ira Besancon, C.F. Bartley, A.R. DeGroff of Toledo spent Sunday with Iras
parents.
Miss Marjory Jones of Clyde and
George Mignin were married November
7.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cramer on December 2.
Frederick Besancon and Anna Sullivan were wed.
Williams County has a population
of 25,198.
90 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1924
S.A. Justice of Toledo spent the
past several days with old friends in
Stryker.
Mrs. Drum, who was called here
by the death of her father, retuned to
Sound Beach, N.Y.
Edward Harris and family are new

THE FRIENDLIEST LIONS YOULL EVER MEET ... Larry and Lilly Lion also decided to
stop by the Stryker Public Library for its open house. The couple were eager to greet
children as soon as they set foot in the building.

By: T.J. Hug


THE VILLAGE REPORTER
Taking time from his busy schedule
and workshop duties, Kris Kringle
decided to pay the Stryker Library a visit
for the venues open house.
Always eager to please the children,
Santa Claus resumed his traditional
fare of allowing them to sit upon his
lap and express their holiday wants
and wishes. Mrs. Claus sat by his side,
making conversation with kid and adult
alike during the warm festivities of the
open house. Most of the young ones in
attendance loved seeing Saint Nicholas
up close, though there were a few
smaller ones a tad bit unsure of the jolly
red stranger with the white beard.
But Santa wasnt the only one to make
an appearance at the library. Larry and
Lilly Lion were also on hand, greeting

children as they walked through the


doors. They also took photos with kids
to commemorate the open house.
Old holiday hymns bounced gently
from the library walls as they were
performed live at the event. The meeting
room was used to shape crafts for
the occasion. Kids colored pictures of
Santa Claus, which were then wrapped
around a kaleidoscope. Sugar cookies
and punch were also made available for
those on the scene.
Patrons were also treated to the
warm smiles and gleeful attitudes of
the library staff as they enthusiastically
wandered about, eager to help anyone
who needed it.
It seems Santas Helpers arent
limited to just elves.

residents of Stryker.
One of the northern Michigan deer
hunters, Henry Mignerey, secured a
200 lb. buck.
80 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1934
Alice Stofer was elected Worthy Matorn of OES.
Miss Inez Landel became the bride
of Clarence Beucler on December 8.
70 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1944
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Laurence
Murbach of Angola, a daughter.
Miss Virginia Sinkey became the
bride of Burdette Russelll on November 16.
Twenty ladies of the Lutheran
Church surprised Mrs. Mary Luty for
her 80th birthday.
60 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1954
Dr. A.G. Groll is ill at his home.
Mrs. Zelma Rickard, 58, died on
December 4.
A group of friends surprised Mrs.
John Shaw on her birthday.
50 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1964
Gerald L. DeGroff, 47, died suddenly.
The new Pine Grove Mennonite
Church will be dedicated on Sunday.
40 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1974
Mr. Donald Spiess of Quadco Inc.,
recently completed a five-week course
in workshop supervision.
Mr. Ted Zigler has been named a
member of the freshman basketball
squad at the University of Toledo.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs.
Newlin C. Clark last week.

Stryker Student Joins Classmates


At Career Exploration Day

T.J. Hug can be reached at


publisher@thevillagereporter.com

Stryker Third Graders


Excel On Reading Test
By: T.J. Hug
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
The results are in.
Third graders at Stryker Local School
received their grades on the Fall OAA
Reading Test. And parents of students in
the district had to be pleased with what
they saw. The state average on the test
was 405, or a proficient rating. Among
Stryker third graders, however, 427, or
an accelerated rating, was considered
normal.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10TH, 2014

Forty-three percent of the districts


third graders were awarded an
Advanced score. Twenty-nine percent
were considered Accelerated by the test.
Another eleven percent were found to
be Proficient, while the next fourteen
percent were still ruled to have Basic
reading skills. Only three percent of
Strykers third graders were found to be
Limited.
T.J Hug may be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

PHOTO PROVIDED

CAREER EXPLORATION ... On Thursday and Friday, Four County Career Center
hosted the annual Career Exploration Day for over 1,800 sophomores from the
22 member schools in Defiance, Fulton, Henry, and Williams counties. Each
sophomore visited two career and technical programs and heard presentations
about the programs from Career Center junior and senior students and instructors.
The Career Exploration Day is an opportunity for sophomores to learn more about
the programs to make decisions about attending the Career Center during their
junior and seniors years of high school. Students can register to attend the Career
Center at www.fourcounty.net. Open House for parents and students will be held
on Monday, January 12, 2015 from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Shown in the Interior Design
lab are (LEFT TO RIGHT) Career Center student Naomi Diaz (Stryker) with Fairview
sophomore Caity Karnes.

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GENERAL AREA NEWS

Williams County Residents Enjoy


Wreath-Making Fun For The Holidays

FA

REFLECTIONS FROM FAYETTES PAST

1948 FAYETTE BASEBALL TEAM

PHOTOS BY HELEN ELKINS, STAFF

GOING PRO Many who showed up were veterans of the craft classes and brought
a wide array of materials to work with.

BASEBALL ... Front Row: Robert Ziegler, Rex Wallace, Donald Sly, Larry
Wilson, Roger Goble, Paul Stambaugh, John Adair - Manager. Back Row:
Rodney Esterline, Bud Walker, Dick Seeley, Dick Bates, Mr. Glinka - Coach,
Von Smith, Dick Corkle, Jim Bacon, Dick Borton.

Four County Students Help To


Collect Toys & Money For Charity

TEACHER AND STUDENT Although Sharon Kissinger (right) had been to classes
before, she still got a few pointers from Angie Girdham, who taught the wreathmaking class.
By: Helen Elkins

THE VILLAGE REPORTER

On
Thursday,
December 4, Williams
County Master Gardeners
held a wreath-making
class in the Gillette
Building at the Williams
County Fairgrounds. A
yearly tradition, offered
to the general public for
a small fee to cover costs,
this years class was a
huge hit, with over 20
people in attendance.
While most events are
members only, they try
to hold a few classes
each year available to the
public.
Taught
by
Angie
Girdham, of Hillsdale,
Michigan, with the help
of her mother Becky
Goebel from Edgerton,
the class was attended
by
first-timers
and
seasoned veterans who
learned how to make
Christmas wreaths from
scratch. While the frame,
wire, and pine branches
were supplied, everyone
brought their own extras
to give their individual
wreaths
a
touch
of
personality.
Regina
Partee,
Volunteer
Coordinator
for the Williams County
Master Gardeners, said
they like to change up
the projects every once

PHOTO PROVIDED

ALL FOR CHARITY ... Four County Career Center students united in a school-wide
effort and raised over $2,200 and collected toys for the annual Christmas for Kids
campaign sponsored by Mix 98.1-WDFM and the U.S. Marine Corps. Students, led
by the Student Council, raised money through this years theme Cant WEIGHT
for Christmas. All career and technical clubs at the Career Center participated and
through their involvement will bring a happier Christmas to children in Defiance,
Fulton, Henry, Paulding, and Williams counties. The Interior Design students
raised an addition $198 for Tianas Wish which sends toys to cancer patients at
Toledo Hospital. Standing with some of the donated items are (LEFT TO RIGHT)
Angela Ballard, Student Council Advisor; Bill Zimmerman, Retired U.S. Marine;
James Perry, Law Enforcement & Security Tactics (Stryker); Ray Dailey, Retired
U.S. Marine; Samantha Burdine, Law Enforcement & Security Tactics (Hilltop);
Rick Small, Clear Channels Director of Operations; Doug Williams, Carpentry
(North Central); and Brent Roughton, Clear Channel Account Executive.

4-H Advisors Honored For


Dedicated Service With Banquet

DILIGENTLY WORKING Having a blast at the Gillette


Building, first time attendee and wreath-maker Shirley
Fry happily worked on her holiday wreath.
in a while to give the
attendees something new
to try. Some years they
do centerpieces or other
holiday
projects;
this
year they wanted to make
wreaths.
The December class

Immunizations by
Appointment Only
Appointments Available
Every Friday 8:30 am - 12:00 Noon
1st & 3rd Thursday 2-6 pm

is just one of the many


events the Gardeners
offer. By becoming a
certified member, private
garden tours, advanced
horticulture lectures, and
hands-on workshops are
available.
For those wanting to
become Master Gardeners,
the
OSU
Extension
Williams County will be
offering classes at 1425 E.
High St, Bryan, starting
January 22 and running
through the middle of
April. Reservations are
currently being accepted
for the 2015 class.
What
really
sets
the Master Gardeners
apart from other home
gardeners is their special
training in horticulture
they
receive
from
Ohio State University
Extension.
For more information,
contact
the
Williams
County office at 419636-5608
or
Florian
Chirra, OSU Extension
Educator, Agriculture at
chirra.1@osu.edu. More
information is available by
visiting http://williams.
osu.edu/.
Helen may be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

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Each year the Fulton County 4-H


Program recognizes the volunteers/
advisors of the program for their
contributions and years of service to
4-H. Special recognition is awarded for
those individuals who exemplify the
qualities and support of the program or
have gone above and beyond. Wed like
to share with you those honored this
year.
2014 Friend of 4-H is Sarah Goll
Sarah Goll was a 4-H advisor in
Equine. She has donated funds for
different 4-H endeavors, her time and
facilities to give riding lessons and
general care instructions to youth
involved with horse projects. For the
past 8-19 years, Mrs. Goll has taken
photos at numerous 4-H events. She
makes sure the youth and their families
have a nice memory of their successes
with the horse project for little or no
cost.
2014 Outstanding 4-H Alumni are
James & Julia Gorrell
Jim and Julie Gorrell have been
advisers of the Noahs Ark 4-H club for
the past 18 years. Their club currently
has 21 members, all taking a variety of
projects ranging from chickens, pigs,
book projects to all sorts of goat projects.
Jims and Julies commitment to our
4-H program goes well beyond their club
dedication. They have continued each
year as the ringmasters for county fair,
organizing and ensuring each child gets
into the ring on time and in the correct
category. In the past, Jim and Julie
have also donated many hours of their
time for many years helping to tattoo
market goats on tag in day at the goat
skillathon.
In addition to these 4-H duties,
Jim and Julie Gorrell have also hosted
trail excursions with area pack goat
enthusiasts for the past three years.
Their excursions have taken them to
Bellefontaine, Julies brothers farm
and this past year to 4-H Camp Palmer

where 14 people and 10 goats enjoyed a


great trail excursion.
Their impact on youth goes well
beyond just those areas. Each year
this couple generously gives their time
to any 4-H member, teaching them
about goats, care and showing goats at
the fair. For many years Jim and Julie
have also hosted an annual potluck at
the fair bringing together many goat
families from their own club as well as
others to enjoy a meal together at the
fair, their enjoyment of goats, and also
to try a little goat meat!!
Jim and Julie are excellent examples
of what it means to lead with your
head, heart, hands and health for the
betterment of our clubs and community.
Advisors Recognized for their years
of service:
5 Years of Service: Thomas Baker,
Mandy Eberly, Vicky Loeffler, Dianne
Miller, James Pennington, and Teresa
Roehrig.
10 Years of Service: Tricia Fahrer, A.J.
Genter, Denise Heban, Tara Henricks,
Charles Hoffmann, Brian Keefer, Brooke
Longnecker, Beverly Noe, and Joan
Rubel.
15 Years of Service: Janna Ballmer,
Audrey Burkholder, Scott Burkholder,
Bill Copeland, Julie Double, Troy Double,
Amy C. Miller, Kathleen Orndorff, Kim
Ronau, Dawn Stockburger, and Fred
Stockburger.
20 Years of Service: Jenny Herr, Ann
Kirkum, and Doug Ronau
25 Years of Service: Richard
Lumbrezer and Winona Minkowski
30 Years of Service: Cindy Harris and
Terry Henricks
38 Years of Service: Joyce Nofziger
40 Years of Service: Paula Jean
Savage and Joyce Schwyn
41 Years of Service: Joe Miller
43 Years of Service: Bonnie Cicora
48 Years of Service: Jim Savage
60 Years of Service: Arlene Stoup
INFORMATION PROVIDED

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10TH, 2014

MORE GENERAL AREA NEWS

Holiday Train Runs Through


Fulton & Williams Counties

PHOTO BY FORREST R. CHURCH, STAFF


NEXT STOP, HOLIDAY CHEER! ... Canadian Pacifics Holiday Train travels across the norther
parts of North America, bringing with it live entertainment and the true meaning of Christmas.
Here it can be seen traveling through Williams and Fulton Counties (photo taken in Alvordton).

By: T.J. Hug


THE VILLAGE REPORTER
With Christmas fast approaching, the
Holiday Train is again running across
North America.
Canadian Pacifics Holiday Train is
easily identifiable as it is adorned with
Christmas lights. It is also greeted by
large crowds wherever it stops. And with
good reason.
The train embodies the meaning of
Christmas.
Each year, the Holiday Train sets out
on a fund raising mission; to get people
to donate to their local food banks.
This trend began in 1999 and has been
steady ever since. The train carries
various musical performers, who play at
each stop on a box car converted into a
stage. The show is free, but patrons are
encouraged to donate to their local food

bank. This year, country music star Kira


Isabella and Odd Music spent time on the
train.
The Holiday Train program, since its
inception, has raised nearly $9.5 million
and 3.3 million pounds of food. Every
donation, cash or non-perishable food
item, has stayed within the community in
which it was donated.
Those who happened to be around
the tracks running through Fayette,
Alvordton, Kunkle, Holiday City, and
Montpelier may have caught a glimpse
of the bright, joyous train on December
2. It passed through Fulton and Williams
Counties on its way to its next stop.
Though it didnt stop, it still serves as
a reminder of what the Holidays are all
about.
T.J. Hug can be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

November 2014: Forget About


That Forecast Warming Trend
By: Timothy Kays
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
For those completely oblivious to
the fact, or impervious to the cold, the
Climatology Report for November 2014
from the National Weather Forecast
Office in North Webster, Indiana, spells
it all out in their first sentence It was
a cold November with above normal
snowfall in the Fort Wayne area. Citing
information gathered at the KFWA
observation station at Fort Wayne
International Airport, the KIWX report
continued by saying, while lake effect
snow was responsible for most of the
snow over north central and northwest
Indiana, system snow was responsible
for most of the accumulations in Fort
Wayne, with one system dropping over
three inches of snow at the airport. The
tail end of a few lake effect snow bands
did reach Fort Wayne during the month,
but accumulations from those were
light. Despite the cold and snow, there
were brief periods of warmth during
the month...including the first week
with temperatures in the 60s and the
last two days when highs reached the
50s and 60s. Those variances did little
to bring the average temperatures up
to the November normal highs of 49.9
degrees.
The average monthly temperature
for November was 34.8 degrees, which
was 6.6 degrees below normal, the
report continued. This ranked as the
sixth coldest November on record in
the Fort Wayne area dating back to
1912. The highest temperature during
the month was 64 on the third and
the coldest was 9 on the 18th and
21st. The middle of the month saw a
stretch of very cold temperatures with
the first Arctic blast of the season.
Why? The remnants of super typhoon
Nuri moved out of the Pacific Ocean
and into the Bering Sea by the second
week of November. This storm system
then helped push an Arctic cold front
into the United States which brought
subfreezing temperatures to every state
by the middle of the month. Locally,
temperatures plunged to record levels,
with average temperatures between 10
and 27 degrees below normal for eleven
straight days between the 12th and
22nd. The coldest day was the 18th with
a high of only 17 and a low of 9. The
average temperature on this day was
just 13, a whopping 27 degrees below
normal. The high of 17 also set a record
for the coldest high temperature on this
date, breaking the old record of 24 set
in 1903. The low temperature of 9 also
set a record, breaking the old record
of 10 set in 1959. In addition, the low
temperature of 9 on the 21st also set a
new record low, breaking the old record
of 11 in 1964. Perhaps we should not put
too much emphasis on the downside of
our local shivering. Areas from Colorado
to Montana, where the cold is common,
saw records falling that were set back in
the 1870s.
Tuesday morning, November 18,
America as a whole awoke to the coldest
it has been in November since 1976 - 38
years ago, said Florida State University
Climatologist, Dr. Ryan Maue, in a
report from that date. He added, The

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10TH, 2014

CONUS spatially average temperature


plummeted overnight to only 19.4F
typical of mid-winter, not November
18th! An astounding 226 million
Americans will experience at or below
freezing temperatures on Tuesday as
well.
Continuing his report from November
18, Dr. Maue said, More than 85 percent
of the surface area of the Lower-48
reached or fell below freezing Tuesday
morning. All 50 states saw at or below
freezing temperatures on Tuesday.
Record lows from Idaho to Nebraska,
Iowa south to Texas, and east through
the Great Lakesthe eastern 2/3 of
the U.S. will shatter decades-long, and
in some cases, century-long records.
Temperatures east of the Rockies will
be 20-40F below climate normals.
Comparing his notes with the report
of KIWX, Dr. Maue was spot on in his
prognostication.
If you will recall the past two months, I
have reported that the Climate Prediction
Center (CPC) had called for a heating
trend that was to begin in November,
and bring above normal temperatures
to the area through the early part of the
Summer of 2015. Oopsmissed again.
On the frigid morning of November
18, Dr. Maue reported, Compared to
normal, temperatures over the past
several days have dropped off a cliff to 10C below climate normal - more
anomalous than even during the polar
vortex of early January. November is
shaping up to be a colder-than-normal
month by a lot. Brisk northwesterly
winds in the Great Lakes will cause
heavy lake effect snow which will be
measured in feet from Michigan to New
York state. Monday, almost half of the
Lower 48 was blanketed in snow. If you
were to ask the people of the Buffalo,
New York area, who dealt with between
six to eight feet of snow as a result of
the system, theyd probably side with
Dr. Maue before the CPC.
Precipitation for November was 3.05
inches, just a smattering of 0.04 inches
below normal. This ranked as only the
34th wettest November on record. About
one half of this precipitation occurred
on just one day, November 23rd, when
1.56 inches of rain fell. This was a daily
record for that date. The entire rain
event produced 2.20 inches over three
days.
Despite the precipitation being near
normal, snowfall for November was
above normal. There was 4.2 inches of
snow recorded, which was 2.4 inches
above normal. This ranked as the 25th
snowiest November dating back to
1912. December 1950 was the snowiest
with 14.1 inches. Weather observers
reported 3.4 inches on the 16th, a
single day snowfall record for that date
which was induced by the advancing
frigid air that arrived on the 18th. This
ranked as the 12th greatest single day
snowfall for November, with the greatest
being 6.2 inches on the 29th in 1942.
Although not expected to be as great
an accumulation as it was to the north
and west, people in our area were still
shoveling an average of one to two
inches of just a trace or light snowfall.
CONTINUED ON PAGE 18

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Wauseon Chamber Presents Citizen Of The Year Awards


By: Shar Dimick
THE VILLAGE REPORTER

The
Wauseon
Chamber
of
Commerce presented the Citizen of
the Year and three other community
recognition awards at their annual
banquet December 3.

Jeff Rupp, Commissioner Elect,


presented the Citizen of the Year
award to the late Don Mathews. Rupp
said, One of the things I remember
about Don was his enthusiasm. Rupp
recounted a memory he had of that
enthusiasm. He said back in 2008

PHOTOS BY SHAR DIMICK, STAFF

CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARD ... Jeff Rupp (presenter), Sue Mathews and Tasha Sellers (accepting the award on behalf of the late Don Mathews), and Tim Sepsey.

I LOVE WAUSEON AWARD ... Don Hayati was the I Love Wauseon Recipient. Pictured
above are (left to right): Tim Sepsey, Chamber President; Richard Shemak, who accepted
the award on behalf of Don Hayati (who was ill); and Neil Toeppe, Wauseon Chamber
Executive Director.

Mathews was chairman of the Home


Coming Parade. He had a conversation
with Mathews where Mathews said he
wanted to make the parade bigger and
better than it had been in a long while.
Mathews worked to bring military
vehicles, more marching bands and
floats to the parade, and even a World
War II bomber plan. Mathews made it
all happen (except the bomber plane
which had a technical malfunction).
Rupp went on to read a
commendation from the General
Assembly of the State of Ohio, the
Ohio Senate honoring the late Don
Mathews for exemplary achievement
on receiving the Citizen of the
Year Award. Don Mathews was a
remarkable man combining civic
concern and commitment with selfless
initiative to become a dynamic leader
in the community. Mathews owned
and operated Mathews Painting
in Wauseon for over 40 years and
served nine years on City Council.
He advocated for the Imagination
Kingdom and helped reinstate the
Wauseon Independence Day fireworks.
Mathews served on many boards
including president of the INTV board.
Through his unfaltering dedication to
excellence he certainly distinguished
himself as a conscientious and
responsible Ohioan and we applaud
his tremendous efforts.
Neil
Toeppe,
the
Chambers
Executive Director presented the I
Love Wauseon award on behalf of
Becky Coopshaw (who was ill) to Don
Hayati (who was also ill). Coopshaw
wrote why Hayati deserved the I Love
Wauseon award. Hayati started in
the automotive business 1986 as a
sales person and in 2000 purchased
Wagner Motors and renamed it Dons
Automotive Group. She went on to
write that in 2009 Dons Automotive
Group was named the number one
Cadillac store in Ohio and received
several GM Mark of Excellence Awards.
Hayati is a member of the Knights of
Columbus, Wauseon Rotary, National
Auto Dealers Association, Ohio Auto
Dealers Association, and served as
the Wauseon Chamber of Commerce
President in 2007. He donated $10,000
to Saras Garden and is a platinum
partner. Hayati has volunteered many
hours coaching soccer and softball.
Coopshaw summed Hayatis generosity
up writing, Don has made a large

impact in our community. Dons love


for children and the importance for
providing a great community for them
is evident through his donations and
giving freely of his time.
Sue Derringer presented the Public
Service Award to Wendell and Cora
Wood. In her presentation she said,
Wendell and Cora Wood are two very
special people. Ive known them for
many years and I have witnessed their
generosity with their time, talent, and
treasure. Derringer said that Wendell
is currently the co-chairman of the
Wauseon Cruise Night Committee and
is the president-elect of the Exchange
Club of Wauseon (having served two
times as president previously). She
noted that Cora, Wendell, and family
established and shared the successful
Wauseon Family Fest and Chili
Cook-off for several years. The funds
raised from this event were donated
back to worthy causes such as the
Wauseon Christmas Parade. She said
that Cora has volunteered with Girls
Christian Fellowship. They owned
Wood Trucking, Inc. for 37 years and
the business closed this year. They
still own and operate a Trailer Leasing
and Rental Business. Both have
donated to many worthy causes such
as sponsoring a Dominican Republic
student, donating to Imagination
Kingdom,
Women
and
Family
Services, Christmas Cheer, the Clear
Lake Playground, and several others.
Toeppe presented the Extra Mile
Award to Boy Scout Troop 8. Toeppe
read a letter from the individual who
nominated the Scouts (he was unable
to read the signature so is unsure
of who wrote the letter.) The letters
author wrote, These very deserving
young men definitely go the extra
mile with every one of their actions.
The letter continued with examples
of how the Scouts passed out free
water to people at Super Cruise on
90 degree plus days, volunteered to
adorn veterans graves with flags, and
served at community dinners. The
most memorable action the author
recounted was of one of the scouts
(Cory Johnson) holding an umbrella
over his and his wifes heads and
walking them to their car during
unexpected downpour during a Cruise
Night.
Shar may be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

EXTRA MILE AWARD RECIPIENTS BOY SCOUT TROOP 8 ... L to R: Luke Borsos, Levi
Perkins, Justin Freestone, Andon Raker, Conner Johnson, and Cory Johnson pictured
with Chamber President Tim Sepsey.

REFLECTIONS OF THE PAST


1941 Wauseon Cheerleaders

YEARS OF SERVICE ... Tim Sepsey and Neil Toppe. Sepsey received a plaque in
recognition of his two years of service as Chamber President.

CHEERLEADERS ... Patsy Funkhouser, Marjorie LaBarr, Charles Reed, Clarice Zimmerman.

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PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD ... Sue Derringer (presenter), Wendell and Cora Wood (recipients), and Tim Sepsey

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10TH, 2014

Celebrate The Christmas Season


Wauseon City Councilors
With A Christmas Movie Marathon
Discuss Amendment To Change At The Wauseon Public Library

MORE WAUSEON AREA NEWS

Vicious Dog Definition

WAUSEONCelebrate the Christmas


Season with a Christmas Movie
Marathon at the Wauseon Public Library
on Thursday, December 18 from 3-6:00
p.m. The Christmas Movie Marathon is
free and is open to everyone.
Celebrate the Christmas Season
with some of your favorite Christmas
movie characters, invited Director
Amy Manager. Well enjoy movies with
Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the

PHOTO BY SHAR DIMICK, STAFF

GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS ... Mayor Huner thanked all the participants that
made this years holiday parade a success at the December 1 Council Meeting.
By: Shar Dimick
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
President of Wauseon City Council,
Heather Kost, brought up concerns on
changing the wording of Section 505.01(a)
(2) of the Codified Ordinance to eliminate
breed-specific wording from the definition
of a vicious dog at the December 1 council
meeting.
While the first reading Ordinance 201415 that would amend the definition of a
vicious dog to match that of the State of
Ohios Revised Code 955.11 ultimately
passed 4-1-1, Kosts said I personally
would like to have the other side of the
story before I vote on this issue, because
we havent heard from someone from the
police department and the dog warden.
She abstained from the vote and Richard
Frey was the only dissenting vote.
Kost said that her concerns stemmed
from talking to the dog warden and to a
couple people from veterinarians offices.
She also stated that the dog warden has
some concerns and that she also received
an e-mail from a person who indicated the
state might be changing its wording to be
a little more stringent again at the state
level because of some of the things theyve
seen. Kost suggested tabling the issue for
now, but wasnt opposed to going forward
with voting on the first reading if the others
wanted to do so.
In response to Kosts concerns, Estrada
said the Safety and Code [committee] did
hear from what we feel are pretty important
people in the city being the Chief of Police
and the City Law Director.
The council passed the Safety
committees recommendation to remove
breed-specific language from the vicious
dog ordinance 5-1 at the November 17
meeting. At that meeting, Chief Torbert
stated that Wauseon doesnt have a dog
issue at the moment.
Its not necessarily that we shouldnt
pass it. Its just that I think I dont want
to jump into something and then have to
change it again next year, Kost said.
Estrada said that the committee
contacted other cities in Ohio and Lima

is the only decent-sized city that hasnt


changed its wording to match the states.
Kost said that she wasnt concerned
whether or not other cities had converted
to the new language or not, but whether
theyve had any issues since converting.
Councilor Shane Chamberlin said that
he didnt have any problems with anyone
addressing council with concerns, but that
it shouldnt hold up the legislation. There
will be two more readings of the proposed
change before the final vote. Mayor Huner
said that hopefully before the second
reading they could hear the dog wardens
concerns.
In other council business, the following
items were approved:
The recommendation to enter an
agreement for services from Clemans
& Nelson for performance evaluations,
classification
plan
and
position
descriptions, and compensation plan
services on retainer
Resolution of the authorization for the
mayor to enter into an agreement with
Public Entities Pool for casualty, liability,
fire and property damage insurance
effective immediately.
Resolutions to extended previous
contract agreements until the end of 2015
for indigent defense services in county court
with the Fulton County Commissioners,
city-county dog services with the Board of
Commissioners of Fulton County and with
Fulton County for bail bondsman services
for Fulton County Court, Western District
all effective in 30 days.
Second reading of the resolution to
revise the City of Wauseon Investment
policy.
First reading of the approval of the
Solid Waste Management Plan update.
Motion to reappoint Shane Chamberlin
and Rick Frey to the Volunteer Fire Fighters
Dependents board for the term 1/1/2015
to 21/31/2015
Motion to accept the resignation of
Ron Grime from the Planning Commission
for his unexpired term to 12/31/2016.
Shar may be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

Red-Nosed Reindeer, as well as Alvin


and the Chipmunks and other cartoon
characters.
If you have any questions about or
would like additional information on
the Christmas Movie Marathon, please
email the Wauseon Public Library at
amy.murphy@oplin.org or call 419-3356626.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

Solve The Mystery At The Wauseon


Public Librarys Book Discussion
WAUSEONSolve the mystery on
Tuesday, December 16 at 6:30 p.m. The
Mystery Book Discussion Group will be
discussing The Gingerbread BumpOff by Livia Washburn in the Wauseon
Public Librarys main floor Reading
Room. The book discussion is free and
is open to everyone.
According to the book jacket, "As
Christmas approaches in Weatherford,
Texas, Phyllis Newsom is decorating her
house in preparation for the Jingle Bell
Tour. The last thing she expects is that
one of her ceramic gingerbread men will
be used to commit murder...When her
friend Georgia Hallerbee asks Phyllis to
have her house featured in the annual
Christmas Jingle Bell Tour of Homes,
Phyllis is equally flattered and flustered.
She already has a bridal shower on
Christmas Eve and a wedding on New

Years Eve to prepare for, and shes been


baking gingerbread cookies like theyre
going out of style. But like her tasty
treats, she rises to the occasion. Before
the tour can even get under way, Phyllis
hears a crash on her front porch and
makes a gruesome discovery. Someone
has broken a decorative gingerbread
man over Georgias head. Santas
naughty list just got longerand with
the police baffled, its up to Phyllis to
catch a half-baked killer.
The library has ordered copies of
the book, so each group member may
have one. Please stop by the library,
and pick up your copy today. For more
information on the book discussion
groups, call the Wauseon Public Library
at 419-335-6626 or email amy.murphy@
oplin.org.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

Fulton County Seniors Honored


During Their Birth Month

PHOTO PROVIDED

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS ... Those celebrating December birthdays at the Fulton


County Senior Center, Wauseon Ohio are: left to right: Norma Wagner, Sanford
Eash, Arlene Eicher, Karen Moden, and Marian Haack.

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Fulton County Drug Summit Targets A Stunning Demand

into those positions, simply because they cannot


pass the drug screen.
Stop for a second, let that sink in, and join
the ranks of the stunned. The desire for addictive
chemicals is in the process of trumping the desire for
good paying jobs in Fulton County.
What has happened to our society that has allowed
for such a thing? This was the big subject of this
meeting, coordinated by Fulton County Prosecuting
Attorney, Mr. Scott Haselman. With law enforcement
doing what they can to curtail the supply of illicit
drugs coming into the county, he said that it is
up to the citizens to pitch in and do the same on
the demand side. The goal of the summit was twopronged in nature, he told the audience made up of
community leaders, business leaders, public school
staff members, emergency services personnel, and
concerned citizens. "One is to increase community
awareness of the nature and extent of the problem,"
he said. "Two is to give you, your organizations, and
the community, some idea of what you can do to
help address the issue in your sphere of influence."
Mr. Haselman said that a common misconception
it that the drug problem does not exist outside of
the big cities, or that it is in, "the other part of
the county; not mine." He said that the problem is
actually a societal issue, requiring a full societal
involvement to address. People have asked him
where these drugs can be found, and he said that his
best reply is where CAN'T they be found. He showed
a series of images that reflected how widespread the
problem is. Cocaine from Fayette. Crack cocaine,
marijuana, and heroin from Wauseon. A portable
one-pot meth lab in a backpack from Archbold.
Heroin from Delta. Heroin from Lyons. A large and
sophisticated marijuana growing operation in a
house in Metamora. You name it, and you'll find it
everywhereincluding in the schools. Mr. Haselman
then presented a series of facts and figures that were
disconcerting at best, and outright alarming at the
worst.
A survey taken by the Ohio Substance Abuse
Monitoring Network revealed startling information
about drug availability in the area. In a sampling of
active and recovering drug users in the 17 counties
surrounding Toledo, the question was to rate the
ease of availability of drugs on a scale of 1 to 10, with
10 being the easiest. The survey, which included
Fulton County, came back with numbers that are
gut wrenching
Flake Cocaine - 8 to 10

Crack - 10
Heroin - 10
Prescription Opioids - 10
Sedative Hypnotics (Barbiturates) - 10
Marijuana - 10
Methamphetamine - 1 to 10 with higher numbers
in rural areas
Ecstasy - 7 to 10
The numbers presented to the now stone silent
audience by Mr. Haselman did not have a silver
lining to their dark cloud.
Four to five percent of all Fulton County youth,
ages 12 to 18, reported that someone had offered
or sold them illegal drugs on school property in the
last 12 months. The average age for onset of alcohol
consumption in Fulton County is between 12.8
and 13.1 years of age. 58 percent of Fulton County
high school students have consumed alcohol, with
22 percent having done so in the last 30 days. 69
percent of Fulton County youth who have consumed
alcohol in the last 30 days, did so in binge drinking.
That number increased to 81 percent for the age 17
and over group.
In Fulton County, 10 percent of high school kids
have smoked pot in the last 30 days. Of the polled
Fulton County youth, 7 percent have admitted to
using inhalants, and 5 percent have admitted the
use of synthetics such as K2, Spice and Bath Salts. 3
percent have abused over-the-counter medications,
and 2 percent have abused cough syrupthe same
amount that have also used cocaine and ecstasy,
respectively.
A huge problem is the misuse of prescription
drugs, especially opiates. These drugs are also
amongst the most frequently misunderstood. In a
survey of Fulton County children from under the
age of 13 to 17, each age group saw smoking a pack
of cigarettes as more dangerous than the misuse of
prescription drugs. This is a horribly erroneous point
of view, as prescription opiates are the gateway for
a cheaper, quicker, but more lethal optionheroin.
The leading cause of accidental death in the
State of Ohio is not automobile accidents, it is drug
overdoses, and has been since 2007. Studies have
shown though, that if a parent or a respected adult
speaks regularly with a child about the dangers of
illicit drugs, that child is 50 percent less likely to try
drugs. It is there that a major chink in the armor
is exposed though as 48 percent of Fulton County
youth report that their parents had not spoken to

them about the dangers of drugs in at least a year.


19 percent said that it had been more than a year
since their parents had talked about drugs with
them. Hold on to your hats29 percent said that
their parents have never discussed the issue with
them. Never. That's almost a third of Fulton County
youth being sent into a world rife with jackals, armed
with no knowledge, no imparted wisdom for defense,
and no clue whatsoever as to what may be awaiting
them.
Dr. Teymour Sepahbodi of Recovery Services
of Northwest Ohio came to the podium to speak
of the effects of drugs on the brain, including the
interaction between neurotransmitters and the
uptake mechanisms of the neurons that are damaged
in the addiction process.
A video was shown of Brent Hardy, a recovering
drug addict, after which the Program Director of the
Fulton County Health Department HC3 Program,
Beth Thomas, came to the podium to address the
needs for changes in the current downward trend, and
offering insights as to how to address and engage in
prevention strategies with others. Although the drug
issue seems to go from negative factoid to negative
factoid, she suggested addressing the issue from a
position of positive high ground, thereby reframing
the conversation.
Deacon Dzierzawski of Epiphany Community
Services spoke on the integration of social systems,
and how one system can influence another.
Information is just a start, but the understanding
process in the war on drugs will be a slow one,
composed of lots of little learning opportunities.
Knowledge is gained through an understanding
of the chemical, it's effect, it's cost, it's mode of
employment, and more.
Finally, Teresa Eicher, the Clinical Director of
Recovery Services of Northwest Ohio, came to the
podium to discuss treatment options made available
through the affiliated and non-affiliated agencies of
the Four County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction
and Mental Health Services (ADAMhs).
There is real hope and real help available for those
struggling with dependency issues in Fulton County.
There is a society awaiting with gainful, good paying
employment, all that is needed is a clean drug screen,
and a desire to move forward.
A call to ADAMhs at 419-267-3355 could be the
call that not only changes a life, but also saves a life.
Timothy Kays can be reached at
tim@thevillagereporter.com

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children enrolled in Head Start as well.
They take pride in what they do and are very honored that
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summer school-age program. In the summer, they take the school-agers to the pool,
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Devotional Thought / Fellowship of Christian Athletes


BY: REX STUMP - 20 SECONDS OF INSANE COURAGE!

It wasnt too long


ago I watched a movie called, We Bought
A Zoo. Based on a
true story, Matt Damon plays the role
of a British writer,
Benjamin Mee, who
rescues a failing
zoo while coming to
terms with his life as
a single father. Im not sure why, but sometimes
there are moments or lines from movies that you
just cant forget and seem to relate to things in my
life. In this movie Matt Damon says, Sometimes all
you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Isnt
that true!?!
Think about it! What great risks have you taken
in life? How long did you think about it? Pray about
it? Sometimes I linger in thought and prayer and
that is good. Other times I fear making the wrong
choice or Im just plain lazy and avoid doing things.
Thats not good.
Yet to accomplish great things in life, sometimes
all it takes is 20 seconds of insane courage to step
out in faith and do something!
How long did it take for Peter to step out of the
boat and walk on water to Jesus?

MORE GENERAL AREA NEWS


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 13

November 2014: Forget


About That Forecast
Warming Trend

Williams County recorded


their first two Level I Snow
Advisories during the
latter half of the month.
Insofar as the warming
trend that the CPC had
been calling for, you can
color it gone. Not only
did it never materialize,
the entire long-range
matrix has been radically
rearranged. The outlook
for
December
2014,
released on November
20, is now showing
normal temperatures and
normal precipitation for
the month ahead, with
a trend toward lower
precipitation. The long
range call is for a 40
percent chance of below
normal
precipitation
through May of 2015,

along
with
normal
temperatures. For those
who would prefer to flee
the cold by heading south,
you may be in for a shock
if the CPC is correct. The
call is for a downward
trend in temperatures
to begin in December,
with Texas, Louisiana,
Mississippi,
Alabama,
Georgia
and
Florida
all to see a 40 percent
probability
of
below
normal temperatures.
Polar bears drowning
in the steamy Arctic,
and sunbathers wearing
parkas on the Gulf Coast.
Yupsounds like winter
to me. Lets see how this
shakes out.

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& Nagel

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How long did it take for the woman with a bleeding disorder to reach out and touch the robe of Jesus?
How long did it take David to throw down his armor and run towards Goliath?
It doesnt take long for your life to change. One
moment, one decision and suddenly you can be
moving in a different direction. That can be bad.
But it also can be good! Do we refuse to act because
we are lazy or fearful? Author Mark Batterson said,
If you let fear dictate your decision, you will live
defensively, reactively, cautiously. Living by faith is
playing offense with your life. Thats the difference
between holding out on God and going all out for
God.
Its time to go all out for God! Its time to set
some God-sized goals! Stop pointing out the problems and become part of the solution. It starts with
one step of faith and 20 seconds of insane courage!
I often challenge teams to set goals. Write them
down. Goals are dreams with a bulls-eye on them!
Get up, get on the offense and take 20 seconds of
insane courage!
Share your testimony. Pray for a friend. Lead
your FCA Huddle or youth group Bible Study. Volunteer to pray. Share your faith. Stand up and
walk away when things get vulgar or disrespectful.
Burn the sinful bridges and blaze new trails for God!
Say an encouraging word to the person working the
cash register! Do it!
Quit holding out - quit holding back - 20 seconds
of insane courage for God! Go for it!
For more reading check out Philippians 3:14,
Deuteronomy 31:6, and Joshua 1:9

St. Pauls United Methodist Church &


First United Methodist Church Host
Childrens Christmas Program
St. Pauls United Methodist Church will be having a Childrens Christmas Play entitled Mystery of
the Manger on Sunday Dec. 14th during the worship service at 10:30 a.m. This will be a combined
service with St. Pauls UMC and the First UMC of
Montpelier, with both churches children and other
community children being involved in the play.
For more information contact St. Pauls United
Methodist Church.

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at Carol Anns Cafe
in Archbold
All are Welcome.

www.cmausa.org

SUNDAY DEC 21

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CHRISTMASSERVICES

A lazy person
is as bad as someone who destroys
things. Proverbs
18:9

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MONDAY DEC 22

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TUESDAY DEC 23

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR WORK?


On a number
of occasions Ive
had someone out
of curiosity ask
me, What do you
do for a living?
Sometimes
I
answered, I am
a minister, other
times I responded,
I help people who
are lost. One of
the joys Ive found
in my work is to
remember that I
am here to make
a difference. What
about you? How
would you describe
your work?
A
team
of
researchers from the University of Michigan and
Yale studied how people in unglamorous jobs
coped with their often devalued work. When
the researchers tried to think of supposedly
unrewarding jobs to study, they chose hospital
janitors. But what they learned from their studies
took them completely by surprise.
When the researchers interviewed the cleaning
staff of a major hospital in the Midwest, they
discovered that a certain subset of housekeepers
didnt see themselves as part of the janitorial staff at
all. They saw themselves as part of the professional
staff, as part of the healing team. And that changed
everything. These people would get to know the
patients and their families and would offer support
in small but important ways: a box of Kleenex here,
a glass of water there, or a word of encouragement.
One housekeeper reported rearranging pictures on
the walls of comatose patients, with the hope that a
change of scenery might have some positive effect.
The researchers coined a term for what these
special housekeepers brought to their jobjob
crafting. Job crafting means that people take their
existing job expectationsor job descriptions
and expand them to suit their desire to make a
difference. Job crafters are those who do whats
expected (because its required) and then find a way
to add something new to their work. Something that
delights. Something that benefits both the giver
and the receiver. One of the lead researchers put it
this way: People who job-craft dont just reshape
their jobs to make life better for themselves, but to
serve others in some beneficial way.
With respect to our lifes work we are to remember
who it is we work for, our Lord Jesus. The Apostle
Paul put it this wayColossians 3:23 (NIV), 23
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as
working for the Lord, not for men
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.

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ROLLIN BRITSCH
Vice-President
247 N. Brunell St.
P.O. Box 391
Wauseon, Ohio 43567
(419) 335-8871
1-800-466-1628
Cell: (419) 466-3577
Email: rol_britsch@britschinc.com

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WEDNESDAY DEC 24

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

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MORE GENERAL AREA NEWS

Conservation Project Underway At Sauder Village

PHOTO PROVIDED

Archbold, OH Working in partnership with the Fulton


County Soil and Water Conservation District, a major
conservation project is currently underway at Sauder
Village. The conservation project includes installing
grassed waterways, cover crops, windbreaks, subsurface
drainage, filter strips, gully control structures, a riparian
forest buffer, and a rare oak savanna including a diversity
of native grasses, trees and 16 different wildflowers.
The Conservation Project at Sauder Village aims to
enhance water quality, soil quality, wildlife habitat, and
natural resource education, shared Pete Carr, Project
Manager. The project will focus on the water quality
resource concern - addressing watershed issues and
resource concerns pertaining to flooding, soil erosion,
sedimentation, wind erosion and nutrient runoff.
The conservation practices included in this project
are funded through the U.S. Department of Agricultures
Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS). State
Conservationist, Terry Cosby, aided in this effort to secure
funding through the Environmental Quality Incentives
Program (EQIP). EQIP is a voluntary conservation program
that provides landowners with cost-share assistance and
technical assistance to implement conservation practices
on working agricultural land.
We were pleased this Conservation Project could be
funded through the Environmental Quality Incentives
Program, shared Debbie Sauder David, President & CEO
of Sauder Village. We appreciate the opportunity to work
with the Fulton County Soil and Water Conservation

District to develop this unique conservation area at


Sauder Village.
As part of this Conservation Project, two grassed
waterways and one filter strip will be installed at Sauder
Village to help increase soil savings, prevent runoff and
improve water quality. A riparian forest buffer will also be
planted. The buffer and the 4-row windbreak will provide
environmental, economic, engineering, aesthetic and
wildlife benefits to Sauder Village. The trees will offer a
pleasing view while also serving as a windbreak.
Another highlight of this conservation project is the
establishment of a 10-acre Oak Savanna including native
grasses, trees and a variety of wildflowers. Oak Savannas
are rare and unique ecosystems where dry environmental
conditions result in sparse tree growth. The objective is
to restore both sparse oak stands and the diversity of
plants - creating a habitat suitable for use by a variety of
wildlife such as deer, turkeys, songbirds and the Karner
Blue Butterflies. The Oak Savanna will be planted with
several oak tree varieties including burr, white, black and
pin Oak and will be seeded with various grass species.
It will contain many native flowers including black-eyed
Susan, blazing star, purple coneflower, wild blue lupin
and many others.
Oak Savannas only exist in three Ohio counties
Fulton, Lucas and Henry, through the Conservation
Reserve Program (CRP), Pete Carr shared. Numerous
wildlife species thrive in this globally rare ecosystem and
establishing a ten-acre Oak Savanna at Sauder Village
will help to preserve and enhance these unique regions.
Staff and volunteers from the Fulton County Soil
and Water office have started planting many trees south
and east of the Campground. Already this fall they have
planted a four-row windbreak with about 1600 total trees!
Each row is 3,785 feet long. The windbreak includes one
row of white pine, one row of Norway/blue spruce mix,
one row of Douglas fir and one row of American cranberry
bush. They also planted the riparian forest buffer which
consists of one row of pin oak and one row with a mix
of black cherry, American elm, bitternut hickory, sweet
gum, tulip, poplar, red oak, sugar maple and red maple.
Natural resource education and awareness will also
be an integral part of this conservation project. Walking
paths, trails and educational signage will be installed
allowing visitors to view the rare oak savanna habitat and
the plant and animal species it has to offer.
Work on the conservation project at Sauder Village will
continue early this winter as weather conditions allow
with the project completion slated for Spring of 2015. For
more information about Sauder Village, Ohios largest
living-history destination, call 800.590.9755 or visit
www.saudervillage.org<http://www.saudervillage.org/>

MORE WAUSEON AREA NEWS

Wauseon Student Joins


Classmates At Career
Exploration Day

PHOTO PROVIDED

CAREER EXPLORATION ... On Thursday and Friday,


Four County Career Center hosted the annual Career
Exploration Day for over 1,800 sophomores from the
22 member schools in Defiance, Fulton, Henry, and
Williams counties. Each sophomore visited two career
and technical programs and heard presentations about
the programs from Career Center junior and senior
students and instructors. The Career Exploration Day
is an opportunity for sophomores to learn more about
the programs to make decisions about attending the
Career Center during their junior and seniors years
of high school. Students can register to attend the
Career Center at www.fourcounty.net. Open House for
parents and students will be held on Monday, January
12, 2015 from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Shown in the Software
Design & Web Development lab are (LEFT TO RIGHT)
Career Center student Jakob Waidelich (Pettisville)
INFORMATION PROVIDED with Wauseon sophomore Koelton Fenton.

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Storage Units for Rent.
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Help Wanted
HELP WANTED - DIRECT SUPPORT STAFF - FILLING
HOME OF MERCY - Filling Homes is a non-profit organization for individuals with developmntal disabilities. We
are seeking individuals to fill positions in Fulton, Henry
and Williams Counties. Caring and compassionate employees are needed to provide assistance to our residents
in various levels of care in group and individualized settings. Training is provided, experience preferred but not
necessary. High school diploma or GED, a good driving
record and a valid drivers license is necessary. If interested, please apply in person Mon.-Fri., 9:00 a.m.-4:00
p.m. or complete an application on line at www.fillinghome.org.
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
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Street, Downtown Defiance. 419-782-6003, Monday-Saturday 10-5, Sunday 12-5.

Help Wanted
TRW Automotive is a tier one supplier to Ford. We
are looking for highly motivated people to work in our
Fayette, Ohio Manufacturing Facility. TRW Automotive is hiring DIRECT, FULL-TIME, CNC Operators. Starting pay
is $13.00 up to $14.70 an hour. Prior manufacturing experience is a plus. We also have Maintenance A Technicians (Electrical, Electronic and Mechanical) openings.
Starting pay is $21.50 with the opportunity to make $26.55 an
hour. Interested applicants must have a Journeymans card,
Maintenance certificate, or Associates degree. Minimum 2
years work experience in skilled trades or multi-craft trade.
Industrial robotic experience is a plus. Must have the ability
to lift up to 50 lbs., available to work all shifts and work overtime. TRW offers an excellent benefit package, 401K and attendance bonus. Must successfully pass substance screenings along with a criminal background check. High School
diplomaDriver
or GED is required.
Applications
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at
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and

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Real Estate & Auction


ABSOLUTE AUCTION

Monday December 15, @ 5 pm


Location: 200 Lincoln Street, Pioneer, OH. 43554

Offering this older 2,040 sq ft church with sanctuary, 19 pews, 2


bathrooms, full basement, and mobile class/office space setting on
a 147 x 324 lot. Includes a foyer with bell & tower and vinyl siding.
The property has been in ministry use until October. There are some
repairs needed, but offers many possibilities and opportunities. The
property is being sold at absolute auction to the highest bidder, with no reserve, regardless of price! Contact Shane Sumner
419-212-3448 for info.
TERMS: 10% down sale day, balance in 30 days when Attorneys
Certificate of Title and possession will be given. Being sold in its asis condition, with absolutely no warranties implied or expressed.

LAKE VIEW CHURCH

4616 E. Territorial Road, Camden, MI. 49232


Auctioneers: Col Steinke & Shane Sumner

COL. STEINKE REALTY, AUCTION & APPRAISAL SERVICE


Nettle Creek Overlook 06-112 Rd. R, Montpelier, Ohio 43543
Office: 419-459-4280 Residence: 419-459-4436 Fax: 419-459-4281
Email: testeinke@msn.com
Visit our web site: www.colsteinkerealty.com

Services
Cfs Chrismer

For Sale

Dedicated to Diversity EOE

FOR SALE - Do you love history? Do you love FAYETTE?


1916 Fayette Tattler (Yearbook), good condition. $20.
419-630-4305.

Events

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