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Area Obituaries & Death Notices


Illega M. Walker (1928 - 2014)

Mildred Robinson (1939 - 2014)

Mildred
Millie
Illega M. Walker, 86,
Robinson,
75,
died
of
Montpelier
passed
Tuesday
morning,
away peacefully Saturday,
December 16, 2014, at
December
13,
2014
the home of her daughter,
at Community Health
surrounded by the love
Professionals
Inpatient
and comforts of her family.
Hospice in Defiance, Ohio.
She was born December
Illega was born August
15, 1939, in Campton,
25, 1928 in rural Pioneer,
KY, to the late Trulan and
Ohio, the daughter of
Josie (Hatton) Harris. She
James Earl and Vergi
married Claude Buddy
Ruth (Pippin) King. Illega
Robinson on October 21,
attended
the
Pioneer
1966, in Alvordton, OH,
schools thru her junior
and he preceded her in
year. She attended the
Montpelier School her senior year and graduated with death on February 25, 2006.
Millie grew up in Kentucky, and graduated from
the class of 1946.
She was a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church Wolf County High School. She settled in Fayette
in Montpelier and Women of the Moose in Montpelier. in 1962, and worked over 30 years at ConAgra in
Illega married C. Earl Walker July 5, 1947 in Paulding, Archbold, OH, until her retirement. Millie enjoyed
Ohio and he survives. Illegas employment included, flowers, gardening, and watching birds. She also was
The Oppenheim Novelty Company in Pionner, Krusells fond of cooking, and was well-known for her famous
Diner, Kroger Company, Cottage Inn Restaurant, biscuits and gravy. Millie deeply loved her family and
Kaufman-Paramont Theaters, Louden Department grandchildren, and her beloved canine companion,
Store and was a charter employee of Manco/Beam Daisy.
Surviving Millie are two sons, Stanley Taulbee of
Stream (Philips Magnavox) all in Montpelier, until
retirement in 1990. She loved being a homemaker, Waldron, MI, and Tony (Angel) Robinson of Wauseon,
bowling, bridge, cooking, crocheting, camping, living at OH; her daughter, Sandra (Eric) Saaf of Fayette;
Hamilton Lake while observing her grandkids become two brothers, Stanley Wilford (Rachel) Harris of KY,
proficient water skiers, and especially watching their and Wendell (Jenny) Harris of KY; two sisters, Betty
performances with the Hamilton Lake Show Ski Team Amerine of KY, and Shirley Smith of Wauseon; nine
of that period. She enjoyed her swimming pool and grandchildren, Melissa (Joel) Valentine, Doug Froelich,
parades, hosting family get-togethers for birthdays, Tori, Tara, and Damon Lichtenwald, Kyleigh, Payton,
holidays, corn roasts and fish frys, her 3 grandchildren and Jensyn Robinson; a great-grandson, Chase
Valentine; several nieces and nephews; and her special
and 3 great-grandchildren.
Surviving is her husband Earl of Montpelier; caregiver, Beth Baum of Fayette.
In addition to her parents and husband, Millie was
daughter Denise Brown of Montpelier; daughter-in-law
Jeanine Walker of Hamilton Lake, Indiana; brother- preceded in death by three brothers, Ernest, Derb, and
in-law Dale Walker of Bryan, Ohio; 3 grandchildren, Joe Harris.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial
John Henricks of Wauseon, Ohio (Velvet Henricks
of Montpelier); Christopher (Kathy) Walker of Bryan, contributions in honor of Millie to the GorhamOhio and Sabrina (Brad) Fox of Edgewater, Maryland; Fayette Fire Department. Friends can share memories
3 great grandchildren, Noelle and Raya Henricks of and condolences with the family online at www.
Montpelier and Bowen Walker of Bryan; sister Dottie eaglefuneralhomes.com
Tyler of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; 1 niece and 4 nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, son
Dennis Walker of Hamilton Lake, Indiana (Show Ski
Team Driver), son-in-law Tommy Brown of Montpelier,
brother-in-law Tom Tyler of Ft. Wayne, Indiana,
sister Ruby and husband (Lowell) Douglas of Adrian,
Michigan, brother Lloyd King of Pioneer, brother and
sister-in-law Olen and Anita Walker of Bryan and their
3 sons, Robert of Pioneer, John of Napoleon and Steve
of Bryan.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to St. Johns
Lutheran Church, Communtiy Health Professionals
Inpatient Hospice Center, Defiance or Donors choice.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.
thethompsonfuneralhome.com

Ronald L. Wray (1945 - 2014)


Ronald Ron L. Wray, 69, of Pioneer passed away
Sunday afternoon at home. He was born on August
12, 1945 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana to Evelyth Lyle and
Helen Louise (Converse) Wray. Ron graduated from
North Central High School in 1963. He married Judy
K. Coats on May 9, 1998 in Kunkle, Ohio and she
survives.
Ron retired from BDJ Industries in West Unity after
15 years as the plant manager; he also worked for
Custom Fit in Pioneer as a supervisor in the sewing
department. He had recently worked for Meyers
Brothers Trucking in Pioneer as an expediting driver.
Ron rarely missed his daily breakfast at Spokes Corner
Restaurant.
He is survived by his wife Judy; two sons, Shane
Wray of Bryan and Jonathan Wray of Pioneer; one
daughter, Heather Gruver of Edgerton; one step
daughter Stephenie Brodock of Pioneer; two step sons,
Michael (Jewelene) Cannon of Oakman, Alabama and
Kirby (Judy) Cannon of Kunkle; five grandchildren,
Rachel, Caitlyn and Adam Gruver, Kurt Peterson and
Loni Brodock; and four great grandchildren.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents.
Donations can be made to Prevent Blindness or the
American Heart Association. Online condolences may
be left for the family at www.thethompsonfuneralhome.
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Gary Lynn Swalley (1953 - 2014)
Gary Lynn Swalley, age 61, of rural Stryker, passed
away peacefully Sunday, December 14, 2014 in his
home following a battle with cancer. He was born
August 10, 1953 in Wauseon, Ohio to the late Gilbert
and Ruth (Fackler) Swalley. Gary lived in Marion,
Indiana until recently moving in with his sister Cindy
Rising. Gary was a US Navy veteran stationed in
Mississippi from 1975-1980.
Gary is survived by his sister, Cindy (Larry) Rising,
Stryker, Ohio. Brothers, James Swalley, West Unity,
Ohio, Terry (Judy) Swalley, San Antonio, Texas,
Gilbert (Nancy) Swalley, Bryan, Ohio. Sister-in-law,
June Swalley, Stryker, Ohio. Aunts and Uncle, John
(Nancy) Fackler, Hudson, MI, Polly Fackler, Hamler,
Ohio. Many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He is also survived by his favorite pet dog, Zorro,
who was his loyal companion for many years.
Gary is preceded in death by his parents, a brother,
LeRoy Swalley, great-nephew, Sebastian McConnell,
and numerous aunts and uncles.
Garys funeral services will be private with interment
in Archbold Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to CHP
Hospice or the Angel Foundation.
Arrangements entrusted to Grisier Funeral Home,
Stryker, Ohio.

Ezra L. Kohli (1925 - 2014)


Ezra L. Kohli, age 90,
of Wauseon, passed away
on Friday afternoon, December 19, 2014 at Fulton
Manor in Wauseon. Ezra
was born on September 4,
1924 to the late Abraham
E. Kohli and Nellie (McMillan) Kohli. He was a graduate of Lyons High School
in 1942. On November
4, 1944 he was united in
marriage to June E. Eberly
and they shared 60 years
together before her passing in 2005.
Ezra served in the bottled milk business from 1942
1960. During those years he served milk routes and
worked for Evaporated Milk, Andrews Dairy, Nofzinger
Dairy Farm, and Sterling Creamery. In later years he
worked as a fertilizer salesman for Aldo Soil Service,
Landmark; serving as General Manager from 1971
-1978, and Agri Enterprises before retiring. He attended the First Baptist Church in Wauseon for over 48
years. In addition to his parents and wife, June, Ezra
was preceded in death by his daughter-in-law, Roberta
Kohli in 2012 and his sister, Fern Wyse.
Ezra is survived by his loving children, David L.
(Phyllis) Kohli of Circleville, OH, Gary A. (Andrea) Kohli
of Oak Harbor, Ellen S. (Michael) Johnson of Rochester,
MI, Denver A. (Marj) Kohli of Delta, Ezra Lee (Melanie)
Kohli Jr. of Winesburg, OH, Jim L. (Sanya) Kohli of Jeffersonville, OH and Beth A. (Darrel) Brown of Wauseon;
fifteen grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren.
Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 PM on Friday, December 26, 2014 at Barnes Funeral Chapel, 5825 St. Hwy.
109 in Delta. A funeral service for Ezra will be held
at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 27, 2014 at the
First Baptist Church, 854 S. Shoop Ave., Wauseon, Oh
43567; where friends will be received one hour prior to
the service from 10:00-11:00 AM. Pastor John Shirley
officiating. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in Delta.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the
First Baptist Church in Ezras memory. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at
www.barnesfuneralchapel.com

Denver Miller (1922 - 2014)

Mary Ellen Short (1921 - 2014)

Mary Ellen Short, 93, of Alvordton, OH, died


Denver Miller January
16, 1922 December early Monday morning, December 15, 2014, at CHP
15, 2014. A long and Inpatient Hospice in Defiance, OH. She was born
invigorating life ended March 13, 1921, in Montgomery, IN, to the late Joseph
peacefully for Denver at and Fannie (Liechty) Miller. She married Benjamin
Hillside County Living Short on November 12, 1949, in Fort Wayne, IN, and
at the age of 92. Denver he preceded her in death on October 18, 1989.
Mary worked as a nurses aide for several years
was born at home to the
at
St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN, and also
proud parents of Charles
at
Eckrich
in Fort Wayne. She enjoyed quilting and
and Rena Miller in
making
homemade
noodles. Mary was a member of
Montpelier.
the
Alvordton
United
Brethren Church.
There
were
six
Surviving
Mary
are
four sons, Cleo (Deb) Short of
brothers and one sister
who have all preceded Livonia, MI, Winfred Fritz Short of Alvordton, Curt
him in death: Raymond, Kenneth, Everett, Keith, (Jan) Short of Pioneer, OH, and Berdon Bob (Peg)
Short of Alvordton; two daughters, Joan (Dick) Myers
Lisle, Charles, and Gladys Porter.
Denver married his wife Margaret in August, 1942. of West Unity, OH, and Yvonne (Dave) Montague of
They enjoyed many good years together, married for Pioneer; a brother, Ray (Loretta) Miller of Midlothian,
72 years. They loved cheering on whatever activities TX; four sisters, Alta (Elmer) Swartzentruber of
their kids were involved with. They had four children Montgomery, IN, Clara Knepp of Oden, IN, Mildred
Yoder of Sarasota, FL, and Opal (Joe) Swartzentruber
they were very proud of. Chuck and his wife Betsy
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Connecticut; Susan Anderson living in Colorado and
great grandchild on-the-way.
Nancy, who preceded Denver in death. They also
In addition to her husband and parents, she was
loved dearly their grandchildren, Sean, Derek, and
preceded in death by two sisters, Vera Wagler and
Kevin Anderson all in Colorado, Tory Todaro, Molly
Rosie Yoder; and a brother, Amos Miller.
Lee, Alexa McGerry, Chris Miller all in California and
Arrangements are being handled by the Eagle
Kyle Miller in Connecticut. Five great grandchildren Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette.
were also a part of Denvers special life.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial
Denver worked for the Body Works which became contributions in honor of Mary to CHP Hospice or the
White Motors for over 30 years, where he became Alvordton United Brethren Church. Friends can share
plant superintendent. He then joined his brother memories and condolences with the family online at
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Richard W. Lewis, 75, of West Unity passed away
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(Dec 3) Traffic Detail
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(Dec 10) Warning; Ordinance Violation
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(Dec 10) Warning; No Headlights
(Dec 11) Juvenile Complaint
(Dec 11) Citizen Assist (2)
(Dec 11) Warning; Trespassing
(Dec 11) Agency Assist
(Dec 12) Citizen Assist
(Dec 12) Warning; Assured Clear Distance Ahead
(Dec 12) Warning; No Operators License On Person
(Dec 12) Warning; Illegal U-Turn
(Dec 12) Equipment Violation
(Dec 13) Citizen Assist
(Dec 13) Citation; Speed
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(Dec 5) Traffic Citation - Left of Center
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(Dec 5) Criminal Mischief
(Dec 5) Agency Assist - K-9 Use
(Dec 6) Juvenile Problem
(Dec 6) Medic Assist
(Dec 6) Alarm - Commercial
(Dec 6) Traffic Warning - Use of signals
(Dec 6) Fraud/Scam
(Dec 6) Agency Assist
(Dec 7) Medic Assist
(Dec 8) Medic Assist
(Dec 8) Traffic Warning - Stop Sign
(Dec 8) Traffic Warning - Stop Sign
(Dec 8) Agency Assist
(Dec 9) Traffic Citation - Stop Sign &
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(Dec 9) Warrant Service - Adult Arrest
(Dec 10) Theft - Adult Arrest
(Dec 11) Citizen Assist
(Dec 11) Fraud/Scam
(Dec 12) Traffic Warning - Stop Sign
(Dec 12) Open Door - Residential
(Dec 12) Traffic Warning - Stop Sign
(Dec 13) Traffic Warning - Equipment
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(Dec 13) Traffic Warning - Use of Signals
(Dec 13) Traffic Warning - Left of Center
(Dec 13) Agency Assist
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(Dec 11) 1375 N Shoop Ave, Accident
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(Dec 11) 1375 N Shoop Ave, Accident
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(Dec 11) 625 N Shoop Ave, Drunk
(Dec 11) 1285 N Shoop Ave APT 118,
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(Dec 12) 1075 N Shoop Ave APT 4,
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(Dec 12) 1135 N Shoop Ave, Accident
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(Dec 12) 224 N Fulton St, Accident
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(Dec 12) 485 E Airport HWY, Larceny
(Dec 12) 1180 N Shoop Ave, Alarm
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(Dec 13) 445 E Airport HWY, Accident
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(Dec 13) 126 N Fulton St, Investigate
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(Dec 13) 339 N Brunell St, Stolen Car
(Dec 13) 840 Parkview, Alarm Drop
(Dec 13) E Linfoot St @ N Shoop Ave,
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(Dec 14) 141 N Fulton St, Animal Call
(Dec 14) 840 W Elm St, Narcotics
(Dec 14) 729 Parkside Dr, Larceny
(Dec 15) 485 E Airport HWY, Suspicious Activity
(Dec 15) 308 Indian Rd, Animal Call
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(Dec 16) 00 E Oak St, Vandalism
(Dec 16) 1170 N Shoop Ave Unit 65,
911 Hang Up Contact in Person
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(Dec 17) 1151 N Ottokee St, Alarm
Drop
(Dec 17) 470 E Airport HWY, Alarm
Drop
(Dec 17) 715 W Linfoot St, Alarm Drop
(Dec 17) 1180 N Shoop Ave, Alarm
Drop
(Dec 17) 810 N Shoop Ave, Investigate
Complaint
(Dec 17) 248 N Fulton St, Hit-Skip
(Dec 17) 230 Clinton St, Larceny
(Dec 17) 1050 N Shoop Ave, Vandalism
(Dec 17) 840 Parkview, Hit-Skip
(Dec 18) 840 W Elm St Unit 902, Trespassing
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(Dec 2) 407 E Lutz Rd Archbold, Full
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(Dec 3) 221 Greco Dr, Alarm Malfunction
(Dec 3) 217 Enterprise Ave, Ill Subject
(Dec 3) 1375 N Shoop Ave, Vehicle
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(Dec 3) 247 Madison St, Difficulty
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(Dec 4) 721 S Shoop Ave, Ill Subject
(Dec 5) 415 Cole St #23, Alarm Malfunction
(Dec 5) 450 W Main St #19 Delta, Fire
(Dec 5) 123 N Fulton St, Injured
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(Dec 6) 450 Eldredge, Unresponsive
(Dec 7) 8758 Co Rd 17, Ill Subject
(Dec 7) 134 N Shoop Ave, Ill Subject
(Dec 7) 108 Fairview Lyons, Ill Subject
(Dec 7) 614 Douglas Drive, Lift Assist
(Dec 8) 7826 St Rt 108, Ill Subject
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Alisha T. Douglass, of Camden, MI,
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married on August 28, 2004.
Amy H. Sellers, of Montpelier, OH,
and Timothy G. Sellers, of Montpelier,
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Kayla M. Harris, Montpelier, OH,
No Plate Light Fine: $35. Costs: $40.
Joseph Bardot, Stryker, OH, Driving Under a Suspended License
Fine: $500. Costs: $125.10.
Ashley S. Spieth, Montpelier, OH,
66/55 Speed Waive Amount: $130.
Stephanie L. Downing, Pioneer, OH,
68/55 Speed Waive Amount: $125.
Fine: $46. Costs: $79.
Savannah J. Doster, Montpelier,
OH, 65/55 Speed Waive Amount:
$125. Fine: $46. Costs: $82.50.
Crystal M. Imm, Montpelier, OH,
Seatbelt Waive Amount: $70.
Britany M. Wright, Montpelier,
OH, Improper Registration Waive
Amount: $130.
Jack L. Riley, Stryker, OH, Seatbelt
Waive Amount: $75.
Cory D. Hulbert, Pioneer, OH, Failure to Control Fine: $50. Costs:
$40.
David G. Perez, Stryker, OH, Following Close Waive Amount: $155.
Trent J. Burnham, West Unity, OH,
Seatbelt Waive Amount: $75.
Randy R. Nerenberg, Montpelier,
OH, 52/35 Speed Waive Amount:
$130.
Joseph L. Rowing, Stryker, OH,
Seatbelt Fine: $30. Costs: $40.
Tyecyn W. Towns, West Unity, OH,
67/55 Speed Fine: $46. Costs: $79.
Tag/Sticker Violation Fine: $85.
Costs: $40.
Brittany N. Theis, Fayette, OH,
41/25 Speed Waive Amount: $130.
Brian H. Brown, Montpelier, OH,
52/35 Speed Fine: $46. Costs: $79.
Emily M. Bryner, Pioneer, OH, Expired Plates Fine: $46. Costs: $79.
Delmas D. Stewart Jr., Fayette, OH,
Seatbelt Waive Amount: $75.
Kasey N. Harrison, West Unity, OH,
Expired Plates Waive Amount: $130.
Eric J. Jacob, West Unity, OH, Improper Backing Fine: $50. Costs:
$40. Driving Under a Suspended License Fine: $250. Costs: $85.
Tonya R. King, Montpelier, OH,
70/55 Speed Waive Amount: $125.
Fine: $46. Costs: $82.50.
Matthew L. Randolph, Stryker, OH,
71/55 Speed Waive Amount: $125.
Alexis D. Mitchell, Pioneer, OH,
47/35 Speed Waive Amount: $130.
Lana J. Hulbert, Montpelier, OH,
58/35 Speed Waive Amount: $150.
Fine: $71. Costs: $82.50.
Nellie J. Kirkendall, Edon, OH,
42/25 Speed Waive Amount: $130.
Zachary A. Schaffner, Fayette, OH,
Failure to Control Waive Amount:
$150. Seatbelt Waive Amount: $70.
Justin D. Bauer, West Unity,
OH, Registration Violation Waive
Amount: $125.
Melissa M. Turner, Montpelier, OH,
OVI/Refusal Jail: 20 days, with 17
suspended. Fine: $650. Costs: $84.

WILLIAMS COUNTY CRIMINAL


Spencer M. Tuckerman, West Unity,
OH, Assault Jail: 180 days, with 170
suspended. Fine: $350. Costs: $100.
Wesley Penrod, Pioneer, OH, Violate
TPO Jail: 180 days suspended. Fine:
$300. Costs: $242.
Robert Obrien, Montpelier, OH, Pass
Bad Check Jail: 30 days suspended.
Fine: $100. Costs: $175.
Tracy L. Schmucker, Montpelier,
OH, Assault Jail: 180 days, with 170
suspended. Fine: $300. Costs: $220.
Criminal Damages Jail: 30 days suspended. Fine: $250. Costs: $45.
Gerald S. Waterston, Montpelier,
OH, Theft Jail: 90 days suspended.
Fine: $250. Costs: $210.
Michael L. Patrias Jr., Edon, OH,
Pass Bad Check Jail: 30 days suspended. Fine: $100. Costs: $114. Pass
Bad Check Jail: 30 days suspended.
Fine: $100. Costs: $193.
Jennifer Nickols, Edon, OH, Pass
Bad Check Jail: 30 days suspended.
Fine: $100. Costs: $119.
Joseph F. Moran Jr., Montpelier,
FULTON COUNTY TRAFFIC
OH, Criminal Damages Jail: 30 days
Eric Colter, Wauseon, OH, OVI Jail:
suspended. Fine: $200. Costs: $210. 60 days. Fine: $625. Costs: $88.
Lori A. Wilson, Montpelier, OH, Allow Juvenile Hunt Waive Amount:
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Why Do We Do What We Do?: The Origins Of Modern Day Christmas Traditions


By: Timothy Kays

THE VILLAGE REPORTER

Just like with most traditions, the traditions of


Christmas including everything from Christmas
trees to candy canes to
Santa Claus are the result of the merging of many
other traditions from various lands and cultures.
As cultures are blended
together they often borrow practices and traditions from one another to
form new traditions with
new symbolic meanings.
Sometimes the origin of a
tradition is easy enough
to verify; other times traditions are based on folklore
and legends that, while the
stories of which seem to
be duplicated across lands
far and wide, contain facts
that cannot be verified.
Many traditions practiced over the modern day
Christmas season are actually based on the traditions and observances of
the pagan religions that
predated Christianity in
ancient Rome. As Rome
converted to Christianity
under the rule of Constantine, the traditions of the
past religions were not simply wiped away. Instead
those traditions were incorporated by Christians, who
blended them with their
own beliefs and traditions.
Still, not all of our favorite traditions are based
solely in religion. Commercialism has also played its
own role as you will see
as we give a very broad
overview of the origins of
Christmas.

The Origins of Christmas


- an Abbreviated History
In their militaristic society, ancient Romans constantly sought kingdoms
and cultures to conquer.
Rather than obliterating
the customs and cultures
of the vanquished, however, they frequently incorporated traditions of the kingdoms and cultures which
they conquered. In 63 BCE,
the armies of Rome came
south through Asia Minor
and Syria to occupy and
rule Judea under its first
client king, Herod I. Rome
was already in place when
in the town of Bethlehem,
Jesus Christ was born
and began his ministry on
earth.
Even with Herod hearing of the coming King of
the Jews and seeking to
destroy Him in His infancy,
he could not quash what
became Christianity. Early
Christians in Rome found
the ancient festival of Saturnalia to be particularly
unsavory. The festival of
Saturn, the Roman god of
sowing, was a 12-day long
affair of drunken revelry,
where gifts were given every day of the feast. In its
stead, the ancient Christians of Rome, at great
personal risk, defied the
state religion, and instead
honored Christ at that time
with a pious and reverent
observation.
The Romans did their
best to destroy the growing movement of Christianity. Last ditch efforts
of the polytheistic pagans
failed when the Emperor
Constantine converted to
Christianity, and the resulting Edict of Milan of
313 AD ended the violence
against Christians, making
the Roman Empire Christian. In 529 AD, the Emperor Justinian officially
declared Christmas to be
a civic holiday of the Empire, to follow one day after
the closing of Saturnalia
on December 24. The date
of December 25 was given
because no one knew the
exact date of the birth of
Christ and because the
earlier Christians had kept
an early form of the holiday as a rebuttal against
Saturnalia. Finally Christmas had arrived, and as
the polytheistic paganism
of the day faded over time,
the Christian celebration of
Christ not only remained,
but grew right along with
the faith over the centuries

that followed. Some traditions of Saturnalia carried


over into the Christian observation, the most popular of which (ask any kid on
Christmas morning) is the
giving and receiving of gifts.

The Origins of the


Christmas Tree
The worship of trees of
great longevity (like an evergreen) is a pagan practice steeped in millennia
of superstition. The Druids
are most famous for this
practice. The Donars Oak
was worshipped by pagan
Germanic tribes until the
arrival of Saint Boniface
early in the eighth century.
He converted many of the
pagans to Christianity by
felling the tree in around
724 AD, and in its stead offering an evergreen, noting
that the triangular shape
of the tree should remind
them of the Holy Trinity,
and that the top always
points to heaven.
With the spread of
Christianity, many of these
pagan traditions vanished
into the mists of history as
the pagans who kept these
ancient traditions became
converts to Christ. Legend
says that Martin Luther,
one of the most powerful
proponents of what became
known as the Protestant
Reformation, is the founder
of what we today see as the
Christmas tree.
According to the legend,
Luther was walking home
one clear and crisp winters
night in around 1500. As he
walked through a grove of
evergreen trees, he noticed
the beauty of the moonlight
as it played upon and refracted through the snow
in their branches. Moved
by the sight, he brought
home an evergreen tree to
share the story with his
children, and he decorated
the tree with candles to
honor the birth of Christ
by attempting to recapture

the beauty of nature that


he experienced on that cold
winter night.
The Lutheran tradition
expanded outward from
Germany, but there were
still those whose minds remained closed to the concept. One of these groups
was the Puritans. Christmas in its entirety was
banned in New England by
the Puritans until they were
overwhelmed by the growing influx of immigrants
from Europe. Despite winning over the populous,
the Christmas tree concept
was very slow to catch on
in America. The biggest influx of Christmas tree proponents came, ironically,
during the Revolutionary
War, courtesy of the Germanic Hessian armies that
fought alongside the British. After the war was over,
many of these same Germanic people stayed on in
the new nation. Their traditions came with them, and
the first states to widely accept Christmas trees were
the areas in which they
settledPennsylvania and
Ohio.
Even with the GermanAmerican population introducing the Christmas tree
to early American culture,
it was still an uphill battle
to universal acceptance.
According to the Christmas Tree Farm Network,
the battle carried on well
into the late nineteenth
century. As the Network
said, as late as 1851, a
Cleveland minister nearly
lost his job because he allowed a tree in his church.
Schools in Boston stayed
open on Christmas Day
through 1870, and sometimes expelled students
who stayed home. I dare
you to try to get that past
the kids of today!
The movement, like
the faith that proclaimed
it a part of their tradition,
would not be suppressed,
however. By 1900, one
in five American families
had a Christmas tree, and
by 1920 the custom was
nearly universal. Today,
we have gone from candles
to LED light strings, and
in some cases from fresh
trees, to trees fresh from
the factory where they were
assembled using recycled
soda bottles. However you
want it, you can get it
and theyre ALL Christmas
trees.

Candy Cane

resembling a shepherds
staff to remind the children
of the shepherds that were
visited by angels on the eve
of the birth of Christ.
The story of the candy
cane is one of the stories
of Christmas traditions origins that has stood the test
of time despite having no
verifiable factual support.
It does seem unlikely that
a stick of peppermint flavored sugar could be used
to keep children attentive
but, then again, the effects
of sugar wouldnt have
been widely known almost
350 years ago when the
What, I ask you, is candy cane was born.
more traditional of Christmas than that all-familiar
holiday confection known
as the candy cane? Think
about ithave you ever
known of a special, advertised or not, on candy canes
on or around the Fourth of
July? It doesnt happen.
The candy cane is not only
steeped in Christmas tradition, it was and remains
one of the most popular
Christmas tree decorations
of all time. Where did it
come from, though?
According to folklore,
the candy cane is of GerThe Origins of
manic origin from the late
Santa Claus
seventeenth century. In
As long as there have
1670, according to the tale,
the choirmaster of the Ca- been winter festivals, there
thedral of Cologne was in has always been, in every
need of something to quiet culture, a legendary huchildren during the Christ- man figure to go along with
mastime reenactment of the festival. The fat dude in
the nativity. He sought the the red suit that we know
assistance of a local con- today as Santa Claus, or in
fectioner, who presented England as Father Christhis idea a stick of pep- mas, carries millennia of ...
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traditions under his oversized belt. Coming down


the chimney? That came
from Norse tradition. The
red suit is also of Norse
mythology, although several other ancient cultures claim it as well - and
many even have him bedecked in green. The first
appearance of the name
Santa in history comes
from the southern shores
of ancient Asia Minor, and
is the translation of the
name of an ancient Babylonian King. So, whats
the bottom line on this
rotund denizen of Christmas tradition, and while
were at it, whats up with
that private herd of flying
reindeer?
The most prominent
reminder that we have of
both comes from the 1823
poem of Clement C. Moore,
entitled, A Visit from St.
Nicholas. Over time, the
verbiage of the original
poem has changed, as well
as the title, which is more
commonly known today
as, Twas the Night Before
Christmas. Who was this
Saint Nicholas that came
to visit on Christmas
Eve? Saint Nicholas did
in fact exist, although not
in the form described in
the Moore poem, and was
known for winning pagan
converts to Christ by his
Christ-like giving of self
and personal property.
Many are the legends
associated with Nicholas,
who was born in what
was Greek Asia Minor in
the port city of Patara in
around 270 AD. A staunch
and stalwart Christian
from birth, he was orphaned at a young age
and raised by his uncle,
also named Nicholas, who
was the Bishop of Patara.
It was his uncle that eventually ordained him into
the priesthood. He was

one of the early bishops


to answer the call of Emperor Constantine to attend the first ecumenical
conference of the church,
what was to later become
known as the Council of
Nicaea in 325 AD. Saint
Nicholas was one of the
bishops who signed what
became one of the most famous Christian doctrines
that emanated from that
conference the Nicene
Creed.
He was well known as a
man of great acts of charity, which is one of the
trademarks of his sainthood. He had a reputation for secret gift-giving,
such as putting coins in
the shoes of those who
left them out for him, a
practice celebrated on
his December 6 feast
day. There are several accounts of the story of the
poor man and his three
daughters, but each one
comes back to the actions
of Nicholas. In what is
considered to be his most
famous exploit, there once
was a poor man that had
three daughters. The man
could not afford a proper
dowry for them, which in
that day meant that they
would remain unmarried.
Being unmarried was a
dishonorable thing for
young ladies of the day, as
it was assumed that with
no provider, they were
probably prostitutes.
Upon hearing the story
of the plight of these three
girls, Nicholas decided to
intervene, but being too
modest to help the family
in public, he went to the
house three times under
the cover of night, and
threw three purses filled
with gold coins, one for
each daughter, through
the window opening into
the house. One account
of this story carries a vari-

ant that rings of a familiar


Christmas theme.
In order to avoid detection, on his third trip
to the house, Nicholas
switched to Plan-B. Rather
than throwing the bag of
coins through a window,
he went a completely different route by dropping
itdown the chimney.
Hold onit gets even better. It just so happens, according to the variant on
the story, that earlier that
evening, this last daughter of the poor man, had
- wait for it - washed her
stockings. Her stockings
were hanging in the fireplace when one of them
caught the bag of gold
that became her dowry.
Nothis was not a variant that came about because of the Moore poem
excerpt that read, The
stockings were hung by
the chimney with care, in
hopes that St. Nicholas
soon would be there,
that entry exists because
of the variant.
Nicholas was so well
known as a generous
giver, he was called Saint
Nicholas even while he
was alive. According to
tradition, as he rode his
sleigh through the streets,
children would line up
and cry out his name,
Sant Ni Chlas, which
was translated in Europe
as Santa Claus. The name
and legend of Jolly old
Saint Nick carried on for
centuries, and was eventually brought to America
with the European settlers. Others, however,
had a different version,
especially the Lutheran
Germans of the Reformation era.
In trying to discourage
the reverence of a Catholic saint, Luther instead
offered an annual tradition called Christkindl, or
Christ Child. As part of
the Christmas celebration,
many Protestants changed
the gift bringer from Saint
Nicholas to the Christ
Child, and the date of giving gifts changed from
December 6 to Christmas
Eve. A gift-bringer familiar
to children in Central Europe, the Christkindl bears
practically no resemblance
to the infant of the Bethlehem manger for which

we are all familiar. The


Christkindl was eventually
adopted in Catholic areas
during the 19th century,
while it began to be gradually replaced by the secularized version of Saint
Nicholas that we know as
Santa Claus. Some early
German-American settlers
in America retained the
tradition of Christkindl.
Those who were not of
Germanic descent could
not form the word with the
same flair, hence it came
out with a different sound
that resulted in a completely different name
Chris Kringle.
Okay, what about all
that flying reindeer stuff.
For the answer to that
we need to return to that
most famous of poems
surrounding Christmastime.
The
first
predominant appearance of flying
reindeer is found in the
1823 poem of Clement C.
Moore. A Visit from St.
Nicholas has indeed been
changed over the years,
and even its authorship
has been challenged, but
one thing has remained
the same it is by far
one of the most endearing
tomes of Christmas in history.
The reference to reindeer is one of the areas
that has changed over
time. The original listed
the names, using Germanic
vernacular,
as
Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid,
Dunder, and Blixem
the latter two being German for Thunder and
Lightning. Over time the
names were changed to
the more English-friendly
Donder and Blitzen. Later,
Donder bacame further
simplified as Donner.
What of Rudolph? Well,
this is where commercialism came into play. Rudolph didnt come onto
the scene for another century. He was the feature
of a Christmas book that
was published in 1939
to be given to children by
the Montgomery-Ward department store chain. Rudolph hit his stride in the
annual Christmas stopmotion animation favorite from the Rankin-Bass
Studios in 1964.

Of all the traditions


that this holiday season
has had, one thing has
remained
unchanged
throughout the millenia. From its earliest origins, that in which we
know as Christmas is
the ideal time for family togetherness. Whether
you go over the river and
through the woods to
grandmothers house, or
you board a 747 and fly
out, the real Christmas is
all about family unity in a

spirit of love, caring, and


giving in the spirit of the
One for whom the holiday
was named, Jesus Christ.
The history lessons are
interesting, the Christmas
nostalgia can be fascinating, but nothing tops the
reason for the season.
May
His
blessings
abound as you and yours
gather to honor Him this
Christmas season!
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6 - THE VILLAGE REPORTER - YOUR HOMETOWN NEWS SOURCE

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24TH, 2014

Edon Village Administrator Hired


By: Lucinda Held-Faulhaber
THE VILLAGE REPORTER

three-reading rule to pass Ordinance


11-14 relieving the Village Administrator
from the requirement of residing within
Hiring an administrator topped the
the Village; Mr. Mahlman presently lives
busy year-end agenda taken up by
in West Unity.
Edon Village Council during its regular
In other business brought forward,
monthly session held Monday, December
members:
15, 2014 in Village Chambers. Mayor
Were reminded Village Offices would
Darlene Burkhardt called the evening
be closed Thursday, December 25 and
meeting to order with Councilors
Friday, December 26 for Christmas
Roxana Nester, Lee Lawrence, Duane
and Thursday, January 1 and Friday,
Thiel, Richard Chapin, Chuck Bidwell,
January 2 for the New Years Holiday.
Gale Horn, Fiscal Officer Heidi Bidwell,
Conducted a Public Hearing at
Solicitor Tom Thompson, and two guests
6:30 p.m. to discuss proposed Zoning
in attendance.
Ordinance Amendments; with no one
Following an extended Executive
present, Council proceeded without
Session called for the expressed
reservation and later passed the first
purpose of discussing potential hiring
reading of Ordinance 10-14 Zoning
of personnel, Council returned to open
Amendments to Temporary Accessory
session and unanimously approved
Structures. The revised Planning and
Mayor Burkhardts appointment of
Zoning Ordinance (Part 11 Chapter
Randy Mahlman as Administrator for
1175) will now require residents to
the Village of Edon.
obtain a permit for temporary accessory
As outlined in the Ohio Revised Code,
structures; no permits will be required
Edons new Village Administrator will
for party tents.
work under the broad policy guidance
Voted to suspend the three-reading
of the Mayor and Council, reporting to
rule and pass Ordinance 07-14 giving
them directly. The working, hands-on
a two percent wage increase to the
administrator will also provide leadership
Village Fiscal Officer; Councilor Bidwell
and direction in developing short and
abstained from voting.
long range plans and programs; carry out
Voted to suspend the three-reading
the duties of Village Zoning Inspector;
rule and pass Ordinance 08-14 giving a
serve as Operator of Record of the Village
two percent wage increase to employees.
Water and Wastewater Systems and ~
Additionally, Council voted to modify the
excepting the Police Department and
Police Departments clothing allowance;
Fiscal Officer ~ manage and supervise
it will be removed, budgeted separately
all departments of the Village including
and spent at the Chiefs discretion.
the street department and board of
Voted to suspend the threepublic affairs, as prescribed by law.
reading rule and pass Ordinance 09Consequently, with the establishment
14 Temporary Appropriations for 2015.
of the administrators position, Edons
Amounts set included: General Fund
current Board of Public Affairs will be
($75,000); Street Fund ($8,000); State
eliminated with office terms for each
Highway ($300); Capital Improvement
member ~ Andy Ledyard, Warren Henry,
Fund ($30,000); Water Fund ($30,000);
Chip Hulbert ~ concluding December
Sanitation Fund ($10,000); Sewer Fund
31, 2014 as well.
($75,000).
Mr. Mahlman brings to the inaugural
Accepted
the
Representation
position at Edon seven years of
Agreement with Bish, Butler &
managerial experience having previously
Thompson, LTD to retain the services
served as administrator for the Village
of Tom Thompson as Village Solicitor
of West Unity; most recently, hes been
during 2015 at the hourly rate of $110
employed by Fulton County Water/
(basic legal services); this remains
Wastewater District as a Water Sewer
unchanged from previous years.
Technician II. Mr. Mahlmans tenure
Heard Police Chief Tom Szymczaks
as Edon Village Administrator begins
detailed Service Log and Vehicle Report
January 5, 2015 at a starting salary of
for November. In addition to completing
$43,000.
its annual range qualifications, the
Additionally, Council suspended the
department will be participating in
Lights for Lives, a
cooperative enforcement
campaign
focused
on
officers
activating
overhead
lights
and
stopping as many vehicles
as possible ~ to save as
many lives as possible
~ during this holiday
season. He also noted
the Department is in the
419-272-2712 419-272-2755
process of establishing a
Satellite Office at Edon

Merry Christmas!

Northwest Local Schools. Designed with


no set officer (just an officer presence) or
time frame/daily schedule, police officers
can be dispatched from the facility (just
like the office) when necessary.
Learned Len Johnson will remain as
Edon Northwest Local School Districts
Park Board representative from 20152019.
Supported
Mayor
Burkhardts
appointment of Richard Chapin (Council
Representative)
and
Lamar
Kline
(Member At-Large) to the Village Zoning
Commission for terms commencing
January 1, 2015 through December
31, 2020; they replace Chuck Bidwell
and Tom Szymczak, respectively, whose
terms expire December 31, 2014.
Was informed of resident concerns

1985 Edon Homecoming Queen & Court

HOMECOMING QUEEN & COURT ... Junior Attendant Dawn Hug, Sophomore
Attendant Heidi Hug, Queen Kerri Hug, Senior Attendant Vickie Bloir, Freshman
Attendant, Michelle Phillips.
EDON COMMERCIAL
70 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1944
Your inquiring reporter Helen Kepler asked the students Will the basketball team with the tournament this
year? Responses were: Delores Goebel - If they dont it is because they
dont keep their training rules, especially sleep; Maxine Bruot - Yah; Bob
Metz, Why, I dont know; Norma Entenmann - My mind is on the blink.
Bingo Saturday night, come and
enjoy the evening at the American Legion Hall. Twenty games for $25.
60 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1954
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Duffley and
family of Dayton, OH, called at the
home of Arlene Siebenaler, and in
the Cyril Siebenaler home on Friday, on their way to Mishawaka to
the home of Dr. and Mrs. R. N. McDonald.
Tom Foster and Jack Stevens
left Tuesday, Nov. 30, for Cleveland
where they will be inducted into the
Army.
Farm Bureau board of directors
elected Ralph Culler, Bryan Route
3, as president for 1955 at a meeting Wednesday at the Smith Hotel in
Montpelier.

40 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1974
Mr. and Mrs. Don Whitney and Mr.
and Mrs. Lloyd Young spent 10 days
in Florida. They visited Mr. and Mrs.

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Lucinda Held-Faulhaber
May be reached at
pubisher@thevillagereporter.com

WHAT WE READ YEARS AGO - THE EDON COMMERCIAL

50 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1964
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Fiser marked
their 60th wedding anniversary on
December 23rd. Mrs. Fiser was Edna
Willoughby of Edon. They were married in Angola, Ind.

www.edonstatebank.com
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since 1893
Edon
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regarding the Christmas Light Display at


Walz Park; some lights are not working
while others remain continuously lit.
After speaking with Edon Area Chamber
of Commerce President Jim Whitman,
Mayor Burkhardt inquired if the Park
Board could do something to assist
them; Councilors Lawrence and Thiel,
Councils representatives to the Board,
will look into the matter.
Accepted the Minutes, Financial
Report and Bills as presented.
The next regular monthly meeting
of the Edon Village Council will be held
Monday, January 19, 2015 beginning at
7:00 p.m. in Village Chambers.

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Tom Towers and family of Brandon


and Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Rockey of
Valrico and Mr. and Mrs. John Luderman of Bonita Springs. They returned
home Saturday evening.
30 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1984
The Edon High School gym served
as the battleground for another exciting clash between the classic rivals,
the 2-1 Edon Bombers and the 2-1
Edgerton Bulldogs. In this particular
war, Edgerton prevailed by nipping
the Big Blue 60-57.
On November 16, the 1984 Quiz
Bowl team journeyed to Antwerp for
their first meet. At 10 oclock, the
team played Edgerton and triumphed
with a score of 15 to 11.
Mr. and Mrs. Omer Keller will be
tuned to their TV sets on December
21 when their granddaughter will be
the grand prize winner on The Price
Is Right on CBS.
20 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1994
Fifteen FFA students from Edon
traveled to Kansas City, Mo. for the
FFA National Convention Nov. 7-12.
10 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 2004
Williams County Sheriffs Deputy Shaun Fulk has been recognized
twice in the October 2004 Hot Sheet
News, a monthly newsletter reporting Ohios Habitual DUI Offenders,
that is published by the Ohio Department of Public Safety.
Alvin J. Zielke, 83, of Edon, died
Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004 at his home.
On December 16, 2004 at approximately 1:08 PM, the Farmers and
Merchants State Bank in downtown
Montpelier was robbed.

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Best wishes this Holiday Season!


THE VILLAGE REPORTER - YOUR HOMETOWN NEWS SOURCE - 7

MORE EDON AREA NEWS

Edon Public Library Welcomes Santa


During Journey Back to North Pole
By: Lucinda Held-Faulhaber
THE VILLAGE REPORTER

PHOTOS BY LUCINDA HELD-FAULHABER, STAFF

DELICIOUS! Rylan Green enjoys her chocolate chip cookie while she and
Grandma Jodi Parsons await Santas arrival to the annual Edon Public Library
Christmas Open House held December 16, 2014.

TELL THE ELVES HI! Mylee Spillman shares her Christmas Wish List with Santa.

With his reindeer


resting
comfortably
midst
mild
temperatures and light
rains falling outside
Edon Public Library,
Santa
Claus
was
busy inside warmly
greeting guests of all
ages during last weeks
quick-flying visit to
the community. The
Jolly Old Elf was able
to work the Tuesday,
December 16 evening
stopover into the hectic
schedule arranged for
him while away from
the North Pole.
Excited
children,
along with their families,
eagerly awaited his
arrival as a sextet of
flutists ~ Christa Perry,
Jim Gallehue, Nancy
Gallehue, Sue LaDuke,
Joyce Gendron and
Jennifer
Kustec
~
serenaded them with
a
musical
program
of
time-honored
Christmas carols and
well-known
holiday
classics. After one-onone visits with Santa
(and whispering their
wishes into his ear),
children with candy
canes in tow, hurried
over to the special craft
area to make beautiful
Santa picture frames,
snowman smores, snow
globe and gingerbread
ornaments or made
their way to the delicious
treats provided for the
occasion by Friends
of the Edon Public
Library.
As his visit drew to
a close, Santa gathered
up each childs list
(filled with promises for
goodies on Christmas
Eve ~ and treats for
his reindeer as well!)
before hopping into
his big, shiny sleigh
for the return trip
home, anxious to begin
revising
his
Master
Christmas List before
the big December 24th
delivery date.
Lucinda Held-Faulhaber
May be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

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Kustec, Band Director at Montpelier Exempted Village Schools (clockwise from left) provided lovely Sounds of
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8 - THE VILLAGE REPORTER - YOUR HOMETOWN NEWS SOURCE

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24TH, 2014

Santa Pays A Visit To


North Central School
Pioneer American Legion Board Set For New Year

PHOTO BY T.J. HUG, STAFF

BEFORE THE MEETING STARTS ... Members of the North Central School Board discuss various topics minutes before their December meeting begins.

PHOTOS BY SHAR DIMICK, STAFF

REINDEER GAMES ... Santa, Mrs. Claus, an elf and even two reindeer brought
Christmas cheer to the Pioneer American Legion Post 307 on Sunday, December 16.
For the donation of a non-perishable food item, children and their parents enjoyed
a free meal and visited with Santa afterwards. The food donations benefitted the
Montpelier Helping Hands Food Pantry. Here, Kallie Kindinger and Alain Duvendack
visit with Santas reindeer. With temperatures in the mid-50s, the reindeer look
like they are missing the cold, cold North Pole.

By: T.J. Hug


THE VILLAGE REPORTER
The North Central Board of Education
went about organizing itself for the
coming new year, as well as settling
a few financial matters, during their
December Regular meeting.
Elementary Principal Paul Johnson
was first to address the board. He
announced that a meeting with parents
is currently being organized to discuss
some issues they are having with
common core mathematics. A professor
from Bowling Green State University,
who has explained such issues before,
has been consulted, and will be in
attendance at the meeting to speak with
the concerned guardians.
Two employments were met with
board approval at the meeting. They
hired Joe House to fill an opening within
their band program. He was named
the bands new Section Leader. A new
substitute custodian was also awarded
a contract. Stacy Turner will be filling
that role for the district.
During the treasurers report, the
board approved a measure to allow the
him to pay the previous years amount
of collection on a bond levy from the
Permanent Improvement Fund. The
bond levy has been in effect since
1992. By enacting this legislation, the
board also requested that the Williams
County Auditor not collect on the levy.
Treasurer Eric Smeltzer is expected to
pay the amount, totaling $75,000, in
October of 2015.

Another policy change motioned


by board members will give students
transferring out of the district a potential
refund on their student fund balances.
Any child moving to a new district who
happens to have a balance of or over one
dollar will see that money given back to
them upon their exit from the school.
An organizational meeting was
scheduled by the board for Tuesday,
January 13, 2015, and will take place
at 6:30 P.M. in the Elementary Music
Room. At this meeting, they will elect
board officers for the new year. These
officers will include President, Vice
President, and Legislative Liaison. The
January Regular board meeting will
immediately follow this special session.
In his report to the board, North
Central Superintendent Ken Boyer
updated those in attendance about the
project to build the districts new high
school facility. Finalized schematics for
the building are available for viewing
in his office. These plans have been
submitted to the state, who is covering
half the cost. More intimate details on
the project, as well as the fate of the
old classrooms and equipment, will be
decided some time after the first of the
year.
The board concluded the meeting
by entering into Executive Session to
discuss employee discipline. No action
was expected.
T.J. Hug can be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

REFLECTIONS FROM PIONEERS PAST

1988 North Central Mens Ensemble


Korbin Mercer sits on Santas lap and tells him of his Christmas wishes.

Pioneer Resident Proud As Brother


Graduates From Basic Training
Air Force Airman 1st Class Jonathon
J. Krukowski graduated from basic
military training at Joint Base San
Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive,
eight-week program that included
training in military discipline and
studies, Air Force core values, physical
fitness, and basic warfare principles
and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training

earn four credits toward an associate


in applied science degree through the
Community College of the Air Force.
Krukowski is the son of Carol A. Reid
and step-son of Joeseph E. Reid, Sr. of
Defiance, Ohio., brother of Christopher
P. Krukowski, Jared K. Knapp of Bryan,
Ohio, and Elizabeth M. Krukowski of
Pioneer, Ohio.
He is a 2009 graduate of Bryan High
School, Bryan, Ohio.

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THE VILLAGE REPORTER - YOUR HOMETOWN NEWS SOURCE - 9

Montpeliers Jon Gilmour Dissects Real Meaning Of Vacationing


By: T.J. Hug
THE VILLAGE REPORTER

Family vacations are a bit of a misnomer.


Vacationing, meant to provide a break from the
stresses of life, being combined with traveling with
ones family just seems like marrying two ideas that
cancel each other out. After all, few things create
more stress than attempting to prepare the kids for
a long trek, and one of those few things is actually
going on the journey itself.
Between the constant bathroom breaks,
forgetting to bring along a childs favorite toy, and
the clich, but realistically constant renditions of
Are we there yet? its really a wonder that families
make it anywhere at all. And then the arguments
and petty issues that arise once the destination is
reached? Who in their right mind would consider
that a vacation?
This is the thought process that went into a board
game created by Montpeliers own Jon Gilmour. A
Co-creator the board game Dead of Winter, making
board games is more than a hobby for Gilmour. Dead
of Winter has already sold ten-thousand copies,
another thirty-thousand are currently on order. The
game is an international success as well, with its
text translated into six different languages.
This new board game will not sell a single copy,
however. Thats because the game is offered as a
free print and play. That means all one needs to gain
access to the game is a printer, some paper, and
some dice. Those interested can obtain the necessary
components for it by searching the website www.
boardgamegeek.com.
And the name of the game one would be searching
for is Family Trip. With a logo that has the word
Vacation following family, only to be crossed out
and replaced with Trip, the game makes its point

from the very start.


Motivated by hearing his wife, Jamies, family just
prior to celebrating their Christmas, complaining
about how family vacations arent really vacations
at all, Jon then put together a rough version of the
game as a last minute Christmas gift. Hes revamped
it since then, mostly having the copyrighted artwork
replaced with original pieces put together by several
artists.
The object of the game is to simply to earn
the most points in seven rounds. This is done by
creating memorable experiences for the family while
meeting the needs of the children. Failing to do so
will but will put players on The Crying Track, where
they can lose points.
Every aspect of the players journey is determined
by rolls of the dice. Four Kid Dice determine what
the children want on any given turn. Then Parent
Dice are rolled, giving one the means to handle the
obstacles handed them by the children. This second
set of dice can be rolled as much as the player
wishes within each turn, provided they dont land
with a ZZZ facing upward. If this occurs, this die is
locked,and will be unavailable for further rolls until
the next turn.
Some of the issues raised by the children include
potty breaks, sleeping, shopping sprees, attractions,
and entertainment. Players can combat these with
cash, travel, and photographs.
There are also two kinds of cards associated
with the game, Travel Cards and Action Cards.
Travel Cards can be purchased with cash and
add to the players Victory Points (more on those
below). Action Cards, much like they sound, allow
players to perform certain abilities when used at the
appropriate times.
At the conclusion of the seventh round, the
player with the most Victory Points (VP) wins the

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REFLECTIONS OF THE PAST


1949 Montpelier Varsity Cheerleaders

game. Whoever traveled the furthest on the Distance


Traveled Track, which is also just like it sounds, will
earn ten VP. Second place gains five VP, while third
place is awarded two VP. Fourth Place receives no
points. Destination Cards are each worth one VP.
Each spot a player has moved on The Crying Track
takes one VP away from their total.
If there is a tie, the player with the least distance
traveled on The Crying Track wins. On the occasion
where that does not determine a winner, the player
owning the most Destination Cards is declared the
victor. And if there is still a tie after that...
...revel in the fact that you both had an awesome
vacation, and give each other high fives! Gilmore
states in the rules.
An interesting concept, to be sure, Family Trip
makes light of the horrors of family travel. Perhaps,
instead of going on a vacation, families should just
stay home and play this game.
It would sure be a lot less stressful.
T.J. Hug can be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

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10 - THE VILLAGE REPORTER - YOUR HOMETOWN NEWS SOURCE

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24TH, 2014

Hilltop Announces Local


WHAT WE READ YEARS AGO
Hilltop 1972 Majorettes
Spelling Bee Winners

MAJORETTES ... Judy Pierson, Debbie Pierson, Paula Ashenfelter, Sandy


Hutchison.

PHOTO PROVIDED

GREAT SPELLERS ... Millcreek-West Unity Schools held their Local Spelling Bee
on Thursday, Dec. 11; winner of our local contest and advancing to the County
competition will be 7th grader Brianna Bell; 8th grader Riley Burdine was the
runner-up. Brianna is a repeat winner as she won the local competition last year
while in the 6th grade.

WEST UNITY REPORTER


120 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1894
Dr. W. M Denman was in Chicago
the first of the week purchasing holiday goods.
John Prickett left for his home in
Forest Grove, Oregon last Saturday after a six week visit here.
The ladies of the M.E. Church
served a public dinner at noon on
Thanksgiving day, making a profit of
$50.
110 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1904
Anna Steyer Zigler died at her home
at age 38.
Married on December 5 were Miss
Bertha Wofford and Mr. Edward White.
Mrs. Phoebe Grimes,75, died near
her home at Stryker.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Swisher,
a daughter on December 1.
T.W. McKim returned on Monday
from a fishing trip to Clear Lake.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Shilling are the
parents of a daughter, born Nov. 30.
E. C. Orton is in Toledo serving on
the U.S. Grand Jury.
Mrs. David Holtzberg died unexpectedly at her home here on Thursday evening.
100 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1914
E.C. Orton left yesterday to visit his
daughters for several months at Winfield, Kansas.
Elizabeth Borton Pancoast died at
her farm on October 29 at age 58.
The saw mill belonging to L.D. DeGroff and son Charles, was burned at
Lockport, Wednesday night.
Arthur Jones was home from
O.S.U. for Thanksgiving.
90 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1924
Mrs. Carl Crim passed away after
several months of illness.
Prof. Brown and family moved here
from Metamora last week and are lo-

cated in the Maneval property south of


town, recently vacated by Chas. Eding
and gamily.
Miss Mary Hutchison, who is teaching near Oak Harbor, visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Hutchison,
from last Wednesday until Sunday.
70 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1944
The junior class is set to put on
The Hutchinsons------Bless Them.
Vic Laser and Herb Knapp were two
lucky hunters as they snagged two
very fine deer.
High water caused by a Sunday
rain washed out the new dam at Harrison Lake.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ely,
Friday, Dec. 1, a son, Michael William.
60 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1954
Santa will be coming to West Unity
early for all the good boys and girls on
December 23.
Letters to Santa hold the same
theme as friends of Carolyn Patten ask
Saint Nick to bless her with presents
and good health as she is sick with polio.
50 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1964
The Cadet Band of Hilltop High
School has received an invitation to
march in the Christmas Parade at Toledo.
A.W. Bruns, who celebrated his
94th birthday on Nov. 13, was West
Unitys oldest voter.
John Leu attended the Buisness
Mens Banquet at Goshen College.
40 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1974
Members of the local troops ofScouts made 125 Thanksgiving favors
and gave them to the residents of the K
and E nursing home in West Unity and
the Hillside Nursing Home.
Ronnie Schelling is serving in Vietnam.

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THE VILLAGE REPORTER - YOUR HOMETOWN NEWS SOURCE - 11

Stryker Local Board Of Education Hears


Positive OAA & Quiz Bowl Results
By: Timothy Kays

THE VILLAGE REPORTER

The Stryker Local


Board
of
Education
convened in regular
session on the evening
of December 15.
Principal
David
Schultz reported on
the test results for the
third
grade
reading
tests as part of the Ohio
Academic Assessment
evaluations that were

administered
earlier
in the fall. According
to Mr. Schultz, 83
percent of the Stryker
third grade students
achieved a score of 400
(proficient), or higher.
Of the six students that
did not reach the staterequired
proficiency
mark, two scored over
394, meaning that they
will not have to take
the OAA test, while the
other four will take the

PARCC
(Partnership
for
Assessment
of
Readiness for College
and Careers) assessment
in the spring of 2015.
The PARCC assessment
is designed to allow
parents and educators
to see how children are
progressing in school,
and target areas in detail
that that are in need of
improvement.
Mr. Schultz reported
that the Stryker High

WHAT WE READ YEARS AGO

1970 Homecoming Queen & Court

HOMECOMING QUEEN AND COURT ... Queen Neva Crass, Donna Stuckey, Rita
Stewart, Peggy Leichty, Cathy Van Nortwick.

STRYKER ADVANCE
110 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1904
Charley Planson is bookkeeper at
West Unity Mfg. Co. under the new
ownership of L.P. Charpiot.
The Rebekahs elected N.G., Ida
Chappuis; V.G. Lucy Rumsey; Sec.
Mollie Meyers; Treas. Eliza Stubbs.
George Gansmiller purchased the
Lucy Felton property for $475.
Maggie Bancroft became the bride
of Manley Burss at Evart, Mich., on
December 4, 1904.

tended the hot cake and sausage supper at the Legion hall December 4.
The Stryker Waterworks project
gets a Federal O. K. A loan and grant of
$58,000 was awarded Stryker for the
construction of a waterworks project.
70 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1944
Pfc. Hubert Alexander was wounded in France on Nov. 18.
Mrs. Catherine Thiel was pleasantly
surprised by her family Tuesday evening on her 79th birthday.
Miss Elsie Haddix of Edon became
the bride of Glen Stambaugh on November 18, 1944 at Corpus Christi,
Texas.
T/5 Russel Poset of Evansport was
killed in action in France on November
16.

100 YEARS AGO


DECEMBER 1914
Mrs. Mary Ellen Carkeran died at
age 90.
Mrs. Louise Charpiot died at age 72
on December 10.
Miss Cora Edith Murbach became
the bride of John Huff in November.
Born November 25, a daughter to
Mr. and Mrs. Alein Fitzcharles of West
Tiffin.
Mrs. Nancy J. Stires, 84, died at
Evansport on November 17, 1914.

60 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1954
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. William Batt.
Robert Besancon is attending the
Mid-Century Outlook Conference this
week at Bob Jones University.
Mrs. Joseph Roth, 56, died at the
Wauseon Hospital after burns suffered
from doing baking at her home.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Farber observed
their 50th Golden Wedding Anniversary quietly at their home here Wednesday, December 1st.

90 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1924
G.W. Dimke received a broken leg
and other injuries when he was struck
by an automobile in Toledo Wednesday
evening.
Mrs. Catherine Carpenter, 85, died
at her home here on December 2, 1924.
Nora Gentit was elected M. E. C. of
the Pythian Sister.

40 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1974
Mrs. David Sander of Ravenna received a bachelor of science from Kent
State.

80 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1934
About 35 members and visitors at-

School Quiz Bowl team


of Maygen Wray, Kaelyn
Currier, Trevin Rhoades,
Zach
Tingley,
Katie
Yoder, and Gabrielle
Paxton placed second in
the November 21 2014
County Quiz Bowl. He
congratulated them and
Coach Barb Yoder on
their success.
Other items from the
report of Mr. Schultz
noted
that
Winter
Break for students runs
from December 19 to
January 5, 2015. The
Stryker Spelling Bee
for grades 5 through 8
will take place at 9:00
a.m. on January 7, and
Guidance
Counselor
Mike Donovan will host
a FAFSA Financial Aid
Workshop on January
12.
In financial matters,
the Board was informed
that November closed
with a General Fund
cash
balance
of
$2,590,897.95.
The
Board approved a $600
donation from Darren
Pash DBA Great Midwest
Sports to the Athletic
Fund, and a $100
donation to the Stryker
Band from the Williams
County Ag Society.
The Board approved
the
continued
membership for 2015 in
the Ohio School Board
Association
for
the
amount of $2.797, the
Section 125 Insurance
Plan administered by
AFLAB, and the transfer
of $22,887.50 from the
Permanent Improvement
Fund, to the 0.5 Mill
Maintenance Fund. The
Board entered into a
three year contract with
Sammy L. Stamm and
Company to compile
the modified cash basis
annual reports for fiscal
years 2015, 2016 and
2017 for the sum of
$2,200 per annum.
The Board entered
a five year agreement
with the Farmers and
Merchants State Bank
for the handling of active
funds for the District,
with the Farmers and
Merchants State Bank.
Huntington
Bank,
Waterford Bank and
StarOhio
designated
for handling of interim
funds, dependent upon
the best rate at the time.
The Board approved the
payment of $201,115 in
principal and interest
due for the Series A Bond
issue, and $99,640 for
the Series B Bond issue,
both of which come due

on January 15, 2015.


In personnel moves,
the
Board
awarded
contracts for the 201415 school year to Kari
Oberlin for Junior High
Track, and Natasha
Pegorch as a softball
assistant. The Board
also approved Alicia
Thiel as a long-term
maternity
substitute
instructor,
pending
proper documentation
and background checks.
Board
President
Tracy Wyse was named
President Pro Tempore
for the January 2015
organizational meeting,
which will take place
on January 8 at 5:00
p.m. The regular session
will follow immediately

afterwards.
D i s t r i c t
Superintendent
Nate
Johnson gave an update
on the continuing work
on the press box at the
softball field. The roof is
now being finished, and
the project is advancing
without
interference
from the weather.
The Board retired
into executive session
to discuss discipline of
personnel. No action was
taken upon their return
to regular session, and a
motion for adjournment
was approved without
dissent.
Timothy Kays
can be reached at
tim@thevillagereporter.com

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24TH, 2014

FA
Fayettes 4-H Camp Palmer Pool Joy Bells At The Fayette Opera House:
Being Built By Expert Welder
An In-Cred-I-Bell! Experience!

PHOTO PROVIDED

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of Fayette County has


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this project for about 5
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Chuck
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working for Patterson
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says he first developed
an interest in welding
through FFA on the job
training in high school.

He estimates that he has


completed over 10,000
welds on the Camp
Palmer pool. Chuck says
this project is going great
and ahead of schedule
He says Patterson pools
offers the best stainless
steel pool construction in
the nation.
The Camp Palmer
board and staff were
particularly interested in
this type of construction
as a result of making
expensive concrete wall
repairs in recent years
on the former pool. A
number of other staff
from plumbers, concrete
workers,
painters
and fence makers will
come together to finish
the project, before a
projected May 30, 2015
grand opening.
Staff & the board
are very thankful to the
many supporters and
donors to this project.
Anyone interested in
financial support of 4-H
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should contact the camp
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$495,000 of the needed
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REFLECTIONS FROM FAYETTES PAST

1935 FAYETTE LYRE CLUB

LYRE CLUB ... President Doris Gamble, Vice President Jeanette Acker, Secretary Pauline Ford, Treasurer Margaret Lester, Ross Russell, Ramon Culbertson, Marcelle Smith, Gladys Shipman, Wilma Nash, Iva Del Roberts.

PHOTO BY ANGI WALKUP, STAFF

CHRISTMAS BELLS ARE RINGING ... Kristine Stout, hand bell soloist delights the
crowd at Fayette Opera House with a variety of Christmas songs, hymns, and even
an original arrangement.
By: Angi Walkup
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
Kristine Stout sure does know her
bells. Listening to her concert on Friday
evening at the Fayette Opera House
was an experience! The hand bells are
a unique sound to hear as a hand bell
choir, but to hear them played by a hand
bell soloist is unlike anything seen or
heard; Stout brings joyful sounds and
humor to each and every performance!
Kristine started her career nearly 20
years ago after purchasing her hand
bells in 1995. She and husband Kirt
travel all over the United States playing
a concert here and there. Together
they opened a theatre in Indiana and
played for 7 seasons before closing in
2009. Being her full time job, she does

approximately 50-70 shows per year.


Behind Kristine in her shows is a
full orchestra: brass, strings, woods,
etc. BUT, she is alone on her stage.
She programs a digital keyboard to her
specifications and sounds and it allows
her to perform a full concert with rich
sounds of various instruments at her
desire.
Kristine gathered inspiration from her
mother, who was also a piano teacher
as Kristine also is, and her father, who
loved hearing her play.
Kristine loves to share her passion
and can be contacted for a variety
of venues. Visit her website at www.
joybelltheater.com or check her out on
YouTube. You wont be disappointed!
Angi may be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

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THE VILLAGE REPORTER - YOUR HOMETOWN NEWS SOURCE - 13

Wauseon Councilors Debate Amendment


To Change Vicious Dog Definition
By: Shar Dimick

THE VILLAGE REPORTER

Is a dog inherently vicious based solely on its


breed? That is the question Wauseon City council must decide when
it votes January 5 on
the third reading of an
amendment that would
change the citys definition of a vicious dog.
At the December 15
council meeting, councilors heard from various citizens in favor of
Ordinance 2014-15 that
would remove the breedspecific language from
the vicious dog definition
in Section 505-01(a)(2)
and replace it with the
definition set forth in the
State of Ohios Revised
Code 955.11.
Wauseon pet owner,
April Petz, spoke to the
council as the only pit
bull owner in Wauseon
that registers her dog as
required by the current
ordinance. Petz said that

she feels discriminated


against because her pit
bull has a sweet temperament, but is still considered vicious even
though she is not and
has never shown aggression.
Petz said that removing the language requiring all pit bull owners
to register their dogs
with the police, pay an
extra fee and have additional insurance, isnt
going to hold anybody
less accountable if their
dog is vicious. Advocates
want dogs to be judged
by their behavior not on
their breed alone.
During a committee
of the whole meeting December 11, Fulton County Dog Warden, Brian
Banister told council he
was not anti-pit bull and
that not all pit bulls are
bad, but that their bites
are more severe. At that
meeting Banister said
that he would like to

see the law changed so


that all aggressive dogs
are deemed vicious. He
agreed to work with
Wauseon Police Chief
Torbet on the proposed
language. Banister was
not at the December 15
meeting.
Councilor Martin Estrada, who is on the
Safety and Code Committee that recommended removing the specific
breed language, said at
the December 11 meeting that the problem with
keeping the pit-bull language is that without an
expensive DNA test there
is no true way to identify
a pit bull. Estrada said
that visual identification
doesnt hold up in court
and the cost of trying to
enforce the code in court
would exceed any fines
levied.
President
Heather
Kost moved to table
the vote on the second
reading of the language

REFLECTIONS OF THE PAST


1973 Wauseon FCA

change in order to research the issue further.


In a 3 to 3 tie on tabling
the issue, Mayor Kathy
Huner voted in favor
of proceeding with the
second reading of the
proposed
amendment.
Huner said that there
was still two weeks until
the third and final reading. During that time,
new language could be
drafted.
The second reading
passed December 15 by
a 3-2 vote, with Kost and
Councilor Rich Frey voting against it and Councilor Jeff Stiriz abstaining.
Law Director Tom
McWatters said that if
new language regarding vicious dogs is presented at the January 5
council meeting, councilors would first have
to amend Ordinance
2014-15 with that new
language and then vote
on passage of the ordinance as amended. Incidentally, McWatters said
that second reading of
the ordinance that council passed on December
15 was the original ordinance as drafted, which
inadvertently
omitted
the proposed new language. He said that
Council must amend the
ordinance on third reading regardless if they
want any change to the
codified ordinance.

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24TH, 2014

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CHURCH & SPIRITUAL NEWS

Devotional Thought / Fellowship of Christian Athletes


BY: REX STUMP - DONT FEED ON TRASH!
A wise person is
hungry for knowledge,
while the fool feeds
on trash. Proverbs
15:14
Im not sure if
I can truly define
the complete difference between wisdom
and foolishness, but
thanks to Gods Word
I have a good idea. His
Words are foundational truth and the starting point for how we
should live and make
decisions. In Proverbs
15:14, Im reminded that a wise person is hungry for
knowledge! They want to learn! They are intrigued
and they are seeking answers. Meanwhile, the foolish
feed on trash! Thats gross! Who would feed on trash?
Only a fool would feast on trash. The fool is one who
is too lazy to cook their own meal, and they will just
depend on the scraps, leftovers, and take from those
who are already doing the cooking.
This past year in the National Football League I
was intrigued by two stories. I dont want to be judgmental, but I did have to wonder if these two professionals were being wise and hungry or were they

being foolish and lazy? If you listen to NFL news Im


sure you heard the story about the New York Jets
quarterback Geno Smith missing a positional team
meeting the day before a big game against the San
Diego Chargers. Supposedly Geno got the time confused due to the time change from New York to San
Diego. He arrived 5-10 minutes after the meetings
ended because he was at the movies! Im not perfect and Im not picking sides, but if you know the
start time of the team meeting and the start time for
the movie...do you really have an excuse? If you are
the starting quarterback, shouldnt you be hungry for
knowledge to learn how to defeat your opponent instead of feeding on a movie (which today most of them
are garbage). Recently it was questioned why Cleveland Browns backup quarterback Johnny Manziel
was not starting. A sports editor shared that maybe
the coaching staff didnt consider him as a possible
starter, because Johnny wasnt taking it serious.
When his opportunity came to show that he wanted
to start, where was he found? In the film room? Nope.
Despite the fact that Tuesday was an off day, the
hope was that Johnny, potentially preparing for his
first NFL start, would be readying himself for Week
14 against the Indianapolis Colts. Instead he decided
to hang out with friends at a NBA Cavs basketball
game. If you really want to start, shouldnt you be
hungry enough to want to be in the film room, studying your opponent, working on your skills, or something else?
Again, I dont want to be critical of these athletes,
as Im not perfect either. There are days when I want
to unwind from work and get away. I get it. But again,
wise men are hungry!
In Matthew 2:1-12 we can get an example of what
it means to be wise, as we read about the story of the
Wise Men visiting Jesus. What made them wise?
They were hungry! They were hungry enough to seek
Jesus, a King they had studied. They were hungry
enough to seek information, including asking King
Herod (the opposition) for help. They were hungry
enough to worship Him once they found him.
When is the last time you were hungry to learn?
When is the last time you were hungry enough to
seek answers? When is the last time you were hungry
to be obedient to Gods calling in your life?
Id like to say that when you are hungry for knowledge, for Gods truth, and for His presence - you will
be filled. Hebrews 11:6, And it is impossible to please
God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him
must believe that God exists and that he rewards
those who sincerely seek him. Dont be satisfied with
scraps and leftovers. Dont dig in the trash.
By the way, when you become hungry and seek
God, your life will change. Consider the story of the
Wise Men who found Jesus. Immediately after worshipping Jesus they were warned in a dream to take
another path home. In the same way our life will follow a different path from the time we surrender it to
Jesus Christ, Gods Son!
Stay hungry! Wise men still seek Him today! For
more reading check out Proverbs 10:21, Proverbs
14:15; Proverbs 12:15, and Matthew 6:33.

SUNDAY DEC 21

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WHAT IS THE NUMBER ONE


THING KIDS WANT IN LIFE?
When I was
growing
up,
in
my
early
teens, I loved
sports, baseball,
basketball,
I
just
couldnt
get enough of
it. Eventually, I
settle on giving
my energy to
basketball,
I
wanted
more
than anything to
be a professional
basketball
player.
What
was it that filled
me to be driven
to
practice
two and half
hours a day, practicing perfecting my jump shot,
free throws and dribbling? I read an article from
PreachingToday.com this week that addressed the
question of the drive to become famous.
The drive to become famous is becoming a
high value for many people in our culture. Thats
the conclusion of two social observers. In a recent
(2014) speech, New York Times columnist David
Brooks says, Fame used to be of low value. Now
fame is the second-most desired thing in young
people. They did a study [and asked], would you
rather be president of Harvard or Justin Biebers
personal assistant, [or another] celebritys personal
assistant? And of course by three to one people
would rather be [a celebritys] personal assistant.
Brian Robbins, whose company creates YouTube
channels for teens and tweens, told The New Yorker,
When you speak to kids, the number one thing
they want is to be famous. They dont even know
what for.
Why do kids want to be famous, to be or do
something to be remembered? Perhaps one answer
lies within the scriptures which reveal to us that
Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NIV) 11 He has also set eternity
in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what
God has done from beginning to end.
Originally, before the fall of mankind in the
Garden of Eden, we were all created to experience
immortality, however, tragically all too many
now attempt to fill that void with something that
will substitute for eternity, like being famous or
remembered for something good or evil that weve
done. When we turn from sin and follow Jesus
Christ we experience the promise of life eternal; now
that is something live for and to die for.
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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WILLIAMS & FULTON COUNTY AREA LOCAL POLICE, EMS &FIRE REPORTS

Melissa A. Garza-Vielma, Wauseon,


OH, Expired Registration Fine: $25.
Costs: $88. Marked Lanes Fine:
$25. Costs: $64.
Chad S. Phillips, West Unity, OH,
Tail Lights Waive Amount: $125.
Matthew R. Bingham, Wauseon,
OH, Assured Clear D Fine: $102.
Costs: $88.
Jeffrey A. Oestreich, Wauseon, OH,
Seatbelt Fine: $30. Costs: $51.
Amy L. Fisher, Wauseon, OH,
66/55 Speed Waive Amount: $125.
Cynthia M. Siller, Wauseon, OH,
72/55 Speed Fine: $47. Costs: $88.
David P. Tressler III, Wauseon, OH,
No Operators License for Over Six
Months Fine: $100.
Jessica L. Johnson, Wauseon, OH,
OVI/Under the Influence Fine:
$375.
Brittney M. Seiler, Wauseon, OH,
Failure to Control Waiver Amount:
$182.
Richard A. Anderson, Fayette, OH,
Seatbelt Waiver Amount: $73.
Zachariah D. Spadafore, Wauseon,
OH, 80/55 Speed Waiver Amount:
$182.
Rose Chapa, Wauseon, OH, No
Front Plate Fine: $37. Costs: $80.
Dustin J. Lucas, Wauseon, OH,
Stop Sign Fine: $37. Costs: $80.
Tre M. Henricks, Wauseon, OH,
Failure to Control Fine: $102.
Costs: $80.
Brian J. Crayton, Wauseon, OH,
Petty Theft - $250.
Ryan T. Gainor, Wauseon, OH,
Criminal Damage Fine: $250

Theft Jail: 10 days. Fine: $250.


Costs: $78.
Michael N. Walker, Wauseon, OH,
Domestic Violence Fine: $250.
Costs: $78.
Gregory J. Goldsmith, Wauseon,
OH, Disorderly Conduct Jail: 30
days. Fine: $75. Costs: $78.
Ricky B. Oldham Jr., Wauseon,
OH, Disorderly Conduct Fine: $500.
Costs: $78.
Dustin M. Zeigler, Wauseon, OH,
No Dog License Fine: $25. Costs:
$78. Confine Dog Fine: $25 Costs:
$54.
FULTON COUNTY
DISSOLUTIONS GRANTED
Rosa Printke, of Wauseon, OH, and
David Printke, of Wauseon, OH.
Marguerite A. Bacon, of Wauseon,
OH, and Omar Orellana, of Wauson,
OH.
FULTON COUNTY
DIVORCES GRANTED
Cristy Cavazos, of Fayette, OH, and
Jose Cavazos Jr.

FULTON COUNTY
SHERIFFS OFFICE
Sheriff Roy Miller reports that
Donald McLeod, age 49, of Archbold,
Ohio, was charged with one count of
Theft for allegedly stealing a Christmas Cheer container from a rural
Wauseon business. McLeod is currently incarcerated at CCNO. Various tips from the public came into
the Sheriffs Office which helped
to lead law enforcement officers to
FULTON COUNTY CRIMINAL
McLeod. The investigation continBenjamin C. Romero, Wauseon, ues with the possibility of additional
OH, Public Indecency Jail: 30 days. charges being filed.
Fine: $500. Costs: $78.
Justin R. Travis, Wauseon, OH,
FULTON COUNTY COMMON

PLEAS
A Wauseon man was sentenced on
December 16, 2014, in the Fulton
County Common Pleas Court according to county prosecutor Scott A.
Haselman. Felipe Garcia, Jr., 30, of
722 Fairway Dr., Apt. 102, previously plead guilty to Gross Sexual Imposition and Trespass in a Habitation
When a Person is Present or Likely
to be Present. On August 1, 2014,
during the early morning hours, he
forced sexual contact with a young
woman and later in that morning he
trespassed in the residence of a tenant at Fairway Drive, who was home
at the time. Judge James E. Barber
sentenced Mr. Garcia to prison for
17 months.
On December 15, 2014, the Fulton
County Grand Jury considered indictments charging individuals with
Fulton County crimes, according the
Fulton County Prosecuting Attorney
Scott A. Haselman.
Angela M. Spadafore, age 37, of
Wauseon, OH, was indicted on one
count of Theft in Office. On or about
the month of May 2013 to October
20, 2014, she allegedly stole cash
valued at $1,000 or more but less
than $7,500 from a school.
Esta L. Beltran, age 27, of Swanton, OH, was indicted on one count
of Felonious Assault and one count
of Domestic Violence. On or about
November 28, 2014, she allegedly
caused or attempted to cause physical harm to a family or household
member by means of a deadly weapon.
Marcello Perez, age 44, of Fort
Worth, TX, was indicted on two
counts of Nonsupport of Dependents. On or about May 24, 2009
to May 22, 2010, he allegedly failed

to pay child support totaling $1,300.


Gregory A. Weber, age 50, of Toledo, OH, was indicted on one count
of Trafficking in Cocaine. On or
about December 6, 2014, he allegedly sold or offered to sell cocaine in
an amount equal to or greater than
27 grams but less than 100 grams.
FULTON COUNTY
CRIME STOPPERS
The Fulton County Crime Stopper
Program would like your help in solving the following crimes:
Authorities are investigating a
break-in at 3014 County Road E,
Swanton. On November 30, 2014, the
owner reported that an unattached
garage had been entered and appliances were stolen. Taken was an
Electrolux stainless steel electric
range, Serial #NF41826348, an Electrolux stainless steel french door refrigerator, serial #4A32614216, a
Frigidaire white top load washer, serial #4C24106824, Frigidaire white
gas dryer, serial #4D24005199; a
Frigidaire black dishwasher, serial
#TH43172126, a Frigidaire stainless
steel microwave, serial #9G43000951
and a Broan Kitchen stove hood vent,
model #273003. Also taken were a circular saw, sawzall and a drill. Total
value of the missing items is $7,769.
If you have any information concerning these crimes that could lead
to the arrest and incarceration of
the person(s) involved, please contact the Fulton County Crime Stopper Hotline. Anyone with information about these or any other felony
will be eligible for a reward of up to
$1,000 cash. Call is confidential and
anonymous. The number to call day
or night is 1-800-255-1122, toll free.

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111 Chase St. Stryker, OH

419-682-1231

rchrismer@sigmarep.com

Help Wanted

HELP WANTED - TRW Automotive is a tier one supplier to HELP WANTED - Wauseon, Fayette & Pettisville AthFord. 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. Qualifications: Journeymans
card, Maintenance certificate, or Associates degree. Must
have the ability to lift up to 50 lbs., available to work all
shifts and work overtime. TRW offers an excellent benefit
Driver
package, 401K and attendance bonus. Must successfully
pass substance screenings along with a criminal background check. High School diploma or GED is required.
Applications are being accepted at TRW,705 N. Fayette
Street, 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or at any NW Ohio Means
Jobs Centers or email your resume to keri.luderman@
trw.com. An Equal Opportunity Employer.

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letics - 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
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transportation. Please send resumes and/or letters of
interest to publisher@thevillagereporter.com.

HELP WANTED - Full and Part Time Positions: Local


Class-A CDL Drivers Wanted. Dry Bulk Operation-No
tanker endorsement needed. Home every night. Must
have at least 3 years experience. Benefits after 90 days.
Clean driving record required. Bring license, social security card and current DOT medical card with you to
complete a DOT application on site between the hours
of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday thru Friday. 210 Taylor
Parkway, Archbold, OH (in the industrial park). DOT drug
screen- background/ MVR checks.

Legals
LEGAL - On December 16, 2014, the Council of the Vil-

lage of Pioneer, Ohio passed the following legislation:


Ordinance No. 18-2014: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING
THE APPROPRIATIONS FOR 2014 AND DECLARING AN
EMERGENCY. This Ordinance allows the Village to reallocate the existing line item balances in the General Fund
during the fiscal year 2014 for municipal purposes and
declares an emergency. All provisions of this Ordinance
go into full force and effect immediately.
Ordinance No. 19-2014: AN ORDINANCE REQUESTING PERMANENT APPROPRIATIONS FOR 2015 AND
DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. The purpose of this Ordinance is to establish permanent appropriations for the
Village of Pioneer for the year 2015. All provisions of this
Ordinance go into full force and effect immediately.
The complete text of the above legislation can be obtained or viewed at the office of the Village Fiscal Officer, at 409 South State Street, Pioneer, Ohio 43554. This
summary was prepared or reviewed and approved by
Thomas A. Thompson, Village Solicitor for the Village of
Pioneer, Ohio.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24TH, 2014