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Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Granger Prepared To Serve West Unity Village Council Names


Edon Northwest Local Schools Kevin Gray 2015 Council President
school for four years when
discussions with his wife,
whom he married while at
Hardin-Houston, brought
about another life altering
decision.
We decided that, if
I was going to get my
Doctorates Degree, that
I should do it before we
have kids, Dr. Granger
recalled.
Setting out to do just
that, Granger enrolled
at Miami University in
Oxford. Two years later,
in 1989, he obtained his
Ph.D in Administration
and Personnel Studies.
Shortly afterward, Dr.
Granger
accepted
the
Superintendent position
for
Edgerton
Local
Schools.
That's when he met
Kent Adams.
Adams was in the
later portion of his thirty
run
as
Edon's
PHOTO BY T.J. HUG, STAFF year
Superintendent.
As
FIRST DAY ON THE JOB ... Dr. John Granger sits at
an
unwritten
rule,
new
his desk as he begins his first day as Edon's Interim
superintendents
were
Superintendent while school is in session.
taken under the wing of
a veteran to the position.
By: T.J. Hug
Granger quickly became
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Adams understudy. Years later, when
The son of a superintendent, it Granger became interested in the Edon
seemed to be manifest destiny that Superintendent job himself, his first call
Dr. John Granger would end up in the would be to Adams.
Four years into his tenure as
same line of work, though few could
have predicted how prolific his career as Edgerton's Superintendent, Granger
an administrator would be. Of course, filled a vacancy as the Superintendent
before his father was a superintendent, of the Williams County Schools Service
he was a farmer, which led to the rural Center. During his time with the service
lifestyle having a profound impact on center, a new state law mandated that
centers serving less than 8,000 students
him.
It should come as no surprise then had to merge with neighboring counties.
that Granger was immediately attracted Williams combined with Defiance,
to the Superintendent opening at Edon Fulton, and Henry Counties to create
the Northwest Ohio Educational Service
Local Schools.
Dr. Granger has followed a long Center, located in Archbold. Granger
and diverse academic career path. was chosen as the organization's first
Graduating with a Bachelor's Degree Superintendent.
As both his wife's and his own
in
Elementary
Education
from
Wright State University in 1979, he parents began to get older, Dr. Granger
immediately found work teaching sixth found an opening closer to their families
graders at Celina City Schools. Three in Mercer County in 1997. The job was
years into the position, Granger made yet another superintendent position,
a realization about his long term goals. this one in the Anna School Distict.
I figured out that I wanted to be a Anna provided some unique challenges
principal.
for Granger, namely the erecting of a
In order to meet this desire, Granger new school building.
returned to Wright State, earning his
For nine years Granger worked at
Master's Degree in Administration Anna Local Schools. Then, in 2006,
and Supervision in 1983. Again, he he moved on to Anthony Wayne Local
quickly put his skills to use, serving Schools, where he once again ran the
as Elementary Principal at Hardin- district as Superintendent. He was
Houston Local Schools in Houston, there for four years before retiring in
Ohio. He had been working at the 2010.
Starting in 1995, Dr.
Granger had served as
an Adjunct Professor in
Education Administration
at Bowling Green State
University.
After
his
retirement
in
2010,
he acted as a Visiting
Assistant Professor in
Educational Training and
Leadership Studies at The
University of Toledo for
one year. Then it was ...

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By: Chelsie Firestone


THE VILLAGE REPORTER
The January 8 meeting of the West
Unity Village Council marked the start of
the annual re-organization of its members,
primarily the naming of the President for
the remainder of the year. Nominations
were made for both Kevin Gray and Dave
Short, with Short being absent from the
meeting. The counting of the silent votes
made after nominations closed saw Gray
being named the Council President for
2015. Mayor Peggy Bernath noted that
subsequent changes in committees will be
made available by the February meeting.
While Village Administrator Ric Beals
was also absent from the meeting, Mayor
Bernath did read from the report that
Beals had submitted, informing Council
that all paperwork has been completed
to give Roger Short ownership of the lot
behind town hall. Bealss report also
indicated that Village employees are
continuing tree removal and have recently
repaired a water main between South
Main and South Liberty.
Bealss report also noted that the salt
and plow trucks have recently starting
going out for their first times of the year
and that all equipment is in good shape
and ready to take on the winter.
Additionally, Mayor Bernath noted in
her report that Beals will be graduating
the Tree Academy on January 15. Council
gave their congratulations on his efforts.
Additionally, Bernath noted that
January 9 was Law Enforcement

PHOTO PROVIDED

NEW PRESIDENT Kevin Gray will be


serving as the West Unity Village Council
President for 2015.
Appreciation Day and, as such, she
expressed her gratitude towards Police
Chief J.R. Jones and the West Unity
Village Police Department as a whole for
the work that they do in the community
and to keep the Village safe.
The next meeting of the West Unity
Village Council will be held on February
12 at 7:30 PM in council chambers.
Chelsie can be reached at
chelsie@thevillagereporter.com

Shopko To Vacate Montpelier


By: T.J. Hug
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
After rumors had been circulating
for some time throughout Montpelier,
word came down from the corporate
office last Monday.
The local Shopko store will be closing
its doors in a few months.
With stores situated in twenty-one
states, the Shopko brand has been
a mostly a successful one. The three
billion dollar retail company came to
call Montpelier one of its homes when
it purchased smaller chain empire
Pamida in 1999. It wasn't until 2012,
however, that Shopko chose to put their
name in front of former Pamida stores.
This is when Shopko officially came to
Montpelier.
So why is the Hometown Store
leaving the Montpelier community?
The store is closing due to
deteriorating sales, claimed Michelle
Hansen, Shopko Foundation Media
Manager. It wasn't performing up to
our standards.
April 4 has been pegged as the store's
last day of operation. However, those
attempting to use the Shopko pharmacy
will find the apothecary already shut
down. Registered customers shouldn't
be surprised by this development,
though, as they should have been
informed by the company in advance,
according to Hansen.
All
pharmacy
records
are
transferring and patients will be
notified.
It still remains unclear as to why the
pharmacy has ceased functioning so

much earlier than the rest of the store.


Those who routinely used the Shopko
service will find that their records have
been transferred to Rings Pharmacy in
downtown Montpelier.
Some have speculated that the
closing of the Montpelier Shopko is the
product of a company wide failing, which
in turn has led to many stores being
shut down. Despite the neighboring
Archbold facility also closing its doors,
this is not the case. In fact, the Green
Bay based business is quite healthy
overall. So much so that the chain will
be expanding in 2015.
We are on track to open new
Hometown Stores this year, Hansen
announced.
There may be as many as fifteen new
stores erected or installed by Shopko in
the near future. The decision to close
the Montpelier branch was made based
strictly upon facts relating to local
sales.
As for the current employees of the
Montpelier retail store, Shopko will
do what it can to make this time less
difficult.
We make every effort to transfer
employees to other locations and
provide severance packages (to those
leaving). State Hansen.
The corporate Media Manger was
unable to confirm or deny the awarding
of severance pay to outgoing employees.
By the time this edition reaches
print, the liquidation process should be
well underway at Shopko.
T.J. Hug can be reached at
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Area Obituaries & Death Notices


Allen B. Hootman (1944 - 2014)

Clark W. Olson (1923 - 2014)

William B. Nicely (1938 - 2014)

Allen B. Hootman, age


70, of Evansport, passed
away Sunday evening,
December 21, 2014 at
Defiance Area Inpatient
Hospice. Prior to his
retirement he worked as
a carpenter and also as
a machine operator at
Napoleon Products and
Scranton Machine.
Allen was born in
Hicksville,
Ohio
on
November 6, 1944, the
son of Walter and Mary
(Patterson) Hootman. On
December 1, 1978 he
married Arlene Gasser,
and she survives. He was
a member of the Evansport United Methodist Church.
He enjoyed golfing, reading and fishing. He was an
Army Veteran of the Viet Nam War.
Surviving are his wife, Arlene, children, Rex
(Karie) Hootman, Stephen (Joyce) Hootman, Misti
(Josef) Rodriquez, Craig Starry, Christine (Alan)
Carnahan, and Linda Shipman. Also surviving are 19
grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers,
Roger and Jerald Hootman and sister, Juanita Roush.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters,
Carma Scott, Margaret Hootman and Mary Essley, and
brother, Robert Hootman.
The family requests that memorial contributions
be given to the Evansport United Methodist Church
Building Fund or Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice. The
Grisier Funeral Home in Stryker has been entrusted
with arrangements. Online condolences may be offered
to the family at www.grisierfh.com

Clark W. Olson, age 91,


of Wauseon, passed away
peacefully at his home
surrounded by his loving
family Christmas evening,
December 25, 2014. He
was born on July 25,
1923 in Soldier, Iowa to
the late Oscar C. Olson
and Hannah (Tanberg)
Olson. Clark attended
Soldier School in Iowa.
On December 18, 1952 he
married Agnes Hamman
and shared 62 years
together.
Clark was a farmer in
Iowa prior to moving to
Ohio in 1962. Clark was a
WWII Veteran having served with the U.S Army. Before
retiring he worked at Dana Corporation. Clark and
Agnes spent 13 years in Arizona enjoying retirement in
the sunshine until returning to Ohio in 2010. He was
a member of the Delta American Legion and Trinity
Lutheran Church in delta. Clark enjoyed the outdoors
and woodworking, but most of all he enjoyed spending
time with his family and making memories.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death
by his brother, Wilbur Olson; and sisters, Doris
Jackson and Lavonne Olson. Clark is survived by his
wife Agnes; daughter, Kalli (Keith) Hintz of Delta; son,
Jon (Carolyn) Olson of Houston, TX; grandchildren,
Olivia Olson, Amanda (Andy) Oehlers, Andria (Andrew)
Philpot and Adam Clark Hintz and great grandchildren,
Ayden, Anderson, Zachary and Clark.
A private memorial service was held at Trinity
Lutheran Church in Delta. Pastor Eric Markovich
officiated. Interment will be at Winameg Cemetery near
Delta.
In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to
Library for the Blind, 325 Superior Ave, N.E, Cleveland,
OH 44114 or Trinity Lutheran Church, 410 Taylor St.,
Delta, Ohio 43515 in Clarks memory. Arrangements
have been entrusted with Barnes Funeral Chapel,
5825 St. Hwy. 109 in Delta. Online condolences may
be sent to the family through our website at www.
barnesfuneralchapel.com

William B. Nicely, age


76, of Wauseon, peacefully
passed away with his
family by his side at
Fulton Manor in Wauseon
on January 4, 2015. He
was born in Liberty Center
on November 27, 1938 to
the late Homer Nicely and
Bettie (Johnson) Nicely.
Bill
graduated
from
Fulton Union High School
near Delta. On August 28,
1970 he married Midori
Towatari and she survives.
Bill served in the U.S
Navy during both the
Korean and Vietnam War
eras. Bill retired from the
Navy in 1977 after 20 years as an Aviation Supply
Chief; after which for 32 years he served as Director of
Materials Management for the Fulton County Health
Center. Bill enjoyed playing chess, poker, golfing,
gardening, woodworking, reading and most of all
spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Along with his wife of 44 years, Midori, he is
survived by his son, Ken (Debbie) Nicely of Geneva,
IL; daughter, Debbie Nicely of Dublin, OH; brother,
Derald D. (Grace) Nicely of Delta; sister, Karen (Bob)
Schuller of Pioneer; grandchildren, Evan, Kyle, Nathan
and Kaitlyn Nicely and loving nieces and nephews. In
addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by
his brother, Larry Nicely in 2006.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made
to the American Cancer Society, P.O Box 22718,
Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or Gentiva Hospice
1745 Indianwood Circle, Suite 200, Maumee, Ohio
43537 in Bills memory. Online condolences may
be sent to the family through our website at www.
barnesfuneralchapel.com

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Wayne D. Donaghue (1943 - 2015)


Wayne D. Donaghue,
age 71, of Swanton, passed
away peacefully at home
in his sleep Thursday
morning,
January
1,
2015. He was born in
Douglas, Oklahoma on
October 10, 1943 to the
late Rev. D.W. Donaghue
and
Helen
(Higbee)
Donaghue. Wayne was a
1961 graduate of Newark
High School in Newark,
OH. On August 20, 1966
he married Connie Meeks
and she survives.
Wayne was a Vietnam
War Veteran having served
as a Chaplains Assistant
with the U.S Army stationed in Korea. He attended The
Ohio State University, Simpson College and played
baseball for Huntington University graduating in
1966 with a degree in education. Wayne was a school
teacher and basketball coach in Newark at Lincoln
Junior High School and Central (Kennedy) Junior High
School. He later was employed by Aetna Insurance
for 10 years, Majestic Fireplace Co., Olan Mills and
Sauder Woodworking before retiring. Wayne was a
lifelong Buckeye fan and collector of H.O. scale trains.
Other hobbies included woodworking, photography
and videography.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Connie;
daughter, Mieke (Lyle) Patrick; sisters, Betty (David)
Stout of West Des Moines, Iowa, Carolyn (R. Stewart)
Beck of Newark, OH, and Sharon (James) Bartoe of
Buckeye Lake, OH; grandchildren, Annika, Evelyn and
Drew Patrick and many loving nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the
family. Online condolences may be sent to the family
through our website at www.barnesfuneralchapel.com

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Louis W. Harding (1939 - 2014)


Louis
Lou
W.
Harding, 75, of Pioneer,
and formerly of Norwalk,
passed away unexpectedly
December 26, 2014 as the
result of a motor vehicle
accident. He was born
on September 4, 1939 in
Norwalk, Ohio to William
Alonzo and Mary Loretta
(Logan)
Harding.
Lou
proudly served his country
in the United States Navy.
On August 9, 1996 he
married Shirley R. Young
and she survives.
After his time in the
Navy Lou worked for General Telephone Company for
many years. He also worked as a deputy for the Huron
County and Williams County Sheriffs departments.
While in Norwalk he was also an EMT. He later became
a Police Officer in Pioneer and West Unity. Lou was
a member of the American Legion in West Unity, the
Montpelier Moose, the Bryan Eagles, Grand Council
Royal & Select Masons of Ohio Wauseon Council 68,
the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Ohio
Wauseon Chapter 111 and The Grand Lodge of F. &
A.M. of Ohio Roby Lodge Number 0534 in Monroeville.
Lou was a great story teller and he loved spending time
with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife Shirley; three daughters,
Cheryl (Don) Broadwater of Montpelier, Jill DeWilde of
Bryan and Chris (Ryan) Brightbill of Pioneer; two sons,
Brent (Paula) Campagna of Washington Courthouse,
Ohio and Michael (Joelle) Liedtke of Kent, Ohio;
six granddaughters, eight grandsons and six great
grandchildren.
Lou was preceded in death by his parents.
Donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation
or to the Williams County Humane Society. Online
condolences can be left for the family at www.
thethompsonfuneralhome.com

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Virginia L. Nofziger (1922 - 2014)


Virginia L. Nofziger, age
92, of Pettisville, passed
away Monday, December
22, 2014 at Glenn Park
of Defiance. Prior to her
retirement she worked
for the former United
Telephone Company in
Archbold and Wauseon.
Virginia was born in
Wauseon on May 15,
1922, the daughter of
the late Aaron and the
late Jennie (Aeschliman)
Smith. On May 31, 1941
she married Howard E. Nofziger, and he preceded her in
death in 1996. Virginia was a member of the Archbold
Evangelical Church. She loved spending time with her
children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Surviving are her four children, a daughter,
Sharon (James) Haskell of Traverse City, MI and their
daughter, Sue (Steve) Merriman and children, Troy,
Trisha and Traci; their daughter, Lori (Charles) Fedewa
and children, Nicholas and Alissa; and their son,
Michael (Jennifer) Haskell and children, Lauren and
Claire; a son, John (Janice) Nofziger, and his daughter,
Tara Nofziger; a son, David (Susan) Nofziger, and their
children, Angel (Michael) Klump and Emily (Mikey)
Skoglund and daughter, Autumn; and a son, Philip
(Robin) Nofziger, and their daughter, Sara (David) Reid,
and children, Mia and Calvin; and their son, Mark
(Adelle) Nofziger, and children, Owen and Molly; and
their son, Alex Nofziger. She was preceded in death by
four brothers and two sisters.
The family requests that memorial contributions be
given to the Archbold Evangelical Church.

Jan L. Brown (1945 - 2014)


Jan L. Brown, 69, of
Cooney, lost her long,
hard fought battle with
cancer
early
Monday
morning.
She
passed
away peacefully at home
surrounded by the people
who loved her most. She
was born on September 5,
1945 in Wauseon, Ohio
to James L. and Marvel
L. (Miller) Strohl, Sr. Jan
graduated from Montpelier
High School in 1963.
Jan worked at Sauders Manufacturing in Archbold
for 10 years, doing the drafting and cost estimating of
projects. For most of her life she painted and decorated
homes. While she lived in Montana she owned and
operated All about Blinds and was also a UPS delivery
driver for about 7 years.
She is survived by two sons, Nathan (Robin) Brown of
West Unity and Douglas (Kristal) Brown of Montpelier;
one daughter, Norene Brown of Big Timber, Montana;
eleven grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren;
three brothers, Jim Strohl, Jr., of Cooney, Ohio, Lyle
(Denise) Moore of Bloomfield, Iowa, and Michael (Carol)
Moore of Stryker; four sisters, LuCinda Spieth of
Richmond, Virginia, Sue (Dale) Foor of Cody, Wyoming,
Dr. Karen (Peter) Clark of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
and Terri (David) Waid of Ocala, Florida.
Jan was preceded in death by her parents.
Donations may be made to CHP- Hospice. Online
condolences can be left for the family at www.
thethompsonfuneralhome.com

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James Bigley (1967 - 2014)


James Raymond Chubb Bigley, Jr., age 47,
of Pioneer, Ohio passed away suddenly Sunday,
December 28, 2014 in CHP Hospital and Wellness
Center, Montpelier, Ohio. He was born January 20,
1967 in Toledo, Ohio to James R. Bigley, Sr. and
Nancy (Najero) Bigley. He was a master guitar player
and enjoyed music. James was a truck driver with R-K
Campf Transport, Salem, Ohio.
Survivors, Father, James R.(Sharon) Bigley, Sr.
Wauseon, Ohio. Mother, Nancy (Joe) Delia, Montpelier,
Ohio. Children, Breyanna, Brysen, Allexsus Lexie,
Skylar James, James Raymond, III. Brother, Timothy
(Alana) Bigley, Toledo, Ohio. Sister, Lynn (Kenneth)
McVay, Pioneer, Ohio. Step-sister, Lisa (James)
Ledyard, Wauseon, Ohio. Step-brother, David Mattin,
Wauseon, Ohio. Also surviving are many nieces and
nephews.
Arrangements entrusted to Edgar-Grisier Funeral
Home, Wauseon, Ohio.
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Jane E. Bell-Beeker (1937 - 2014)
Jane E. Bell-Beeker,
77, of Pioneer passed away
early Saturday morning
at Hillside Country Living
in rural Bryan. She was
born on June 26, 1937 in
Branch County Michigan
to Clark Carydon and
Helen
Louise
(Keith)
Sellers. Jane graduated
from the Buckeye School
of Nursing in Archbold.
On February 22, 1992
she married Ronald W.
Beeker in Pioneer and he

survives.
Jane was a member of the First Lutheran Church
in Bryan. She retired as an LPN from Hillside Country
Living; prior to Hillside Country Living she was a
Home Health nurse for the Williams County Health
Department, a nurse at Hillsdale County Care facility
and Williams County General Hospital where she was
also an aide before becoming an LPN.
She is survived by her husband Ron; four sons, Dr.
Clarence Butch (Ellen) Bell of Bryan, Denny (Marti)
Bell of Bryan, Don Bell (Beth Bakucz) of Fayette and
Kenny (Theresa) Bell of Van Buren, Arkansas; one
step son Alan (Julie) Beeker of Hillsdale, Michigan;
one step daughter Amy (Dave) Pease of St. Claire
Shores, Michigan; six grandchildren, seven great
grandchildren, five step grandchildren and three
step great grandchildren; two sisters Joann (Bernie)
Gipe of Jackson, Michigan and Evelyn Sis Haines
of Camden, Michigan; one brother Dr. Gene (Marcia)
Sellers of Hillsdale, Michigan; one step brother Dallas
(Rita) Sellers of Cambria, Michigan; and one step sister
Norene (John) Trott.
Jane was preceded in death by her parents.
Donations may be made to the First Lutheran
Church in Bryan. Condolences can be left for the
family at www.thethompsonfuneralhome.com

Timothy J. Cinadr (1965 - 2015)


Timothy
Tim
J.
Cinadr, 49, of Bryan
passed away suddenly
Sunday,
January
4,
2015,
at
Community
Health
and
Wellness
Centers in Bryan. Tim
was born on May 11,
1965 in Cleveland, Ohio
to James J. and Jean A.
(Sokol) Cinadr. Tim was
a Boy Scout and Eagle
Scout who graduated
from Revere High School
in Richfield, Ohio in 1983.
He graduated from the University of Akron where he
received his Bachelors Degree in Political Science and
an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice in 1987. On
December 30, 1989 he married his best friend and the
love of his life, Lisa M. Best.
Faith and family played an important role in Tims
life. He wanted the best for his family even if that meant
sacrifices for himself. Tim never wanted recognition or
praise for what he gave, just the knowledge that he
did everything in his power to make life the best it
could be for his wife and children. He loved to watch
his children grow in their faith and be involved in their
school extra curricula. Many fond loving memories
were made on their camping and family trips that they
took throughout the years. Being born in Cleveland,
he was naturally a Cleveland Browns fan and an Ohio
State Buckeye through and through. Tim shared his
fathers passion for collecting and working on classic
cars and had great love for the family dogs Chloe and
Maia.
Tim was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church
in Bryan, acting as a collection counter and supporter
of his family in their various ministries. Tim and his
family also attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church in
Montpelier. He was a State Farm Insurance Agent and
was the owner of Tim Cinadr Insurance Agency Inc.
in Montpelier since 1997. Prior to becoming an agent,
Tim worked as a claims representative for State Farm
Insurance. Prior to State Farm Insurance, Tim was
an operations supervisor and security officer at Sea
World in San Antonio, TX and a security officer at Sea
World in Aurora, OH.
Tim was a past member of the Montpelier Rotary
Club acting as President in 2002-2003 and was a Paul
Harris Fellow. Tim also maintained membership in the
Montpelier Chamber of Commerce.
Tim is survived by his wife Lisa; daughters, Erin
E. and Lauryn N. Cinadr; son Ryan L. Cinadr; his
parents James and Jean Cinadr of Richfield, OH; two
sisters, Barbara (John) Young of Valparaiso, IN and
Wendy (Daniel) Stumbaugh of Richfield, OH; fatherin-law and mother-in-law Louis R. and Lucy C. Best
of Sagamore Hills, OH. Tim is survived by several
brothers and sisters-in-law and was a loving uncle to
fifteen nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death
by infant brother Robert Cinadr and grandparents,
James and Lillian Cinadr and Clare and James Sokol.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations
be made to St. Patrick Catholic School in Bryan, Ohio.
Online condolences can be left for the family at www.
thethompsonfuneralhome.com

Mariano Gomez (1948 - 2014)


Mariano Butch Gomez, age 66, of rural
Wauseon, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday
evening December 25, 2014.
Butch was born in Texas on January 22, 1948,
the son of Francisco and Cleofas Gomez. Surviving
is his wife, Barbara (Frame) and his brothers
and sisters; Rogelio (Rose) Gomez of Archbold,
Richardo Gomez of Wauseon, Noelia Gomez of
Wauseon, Mary (Richard) Serrato of Weston,
Lydia (James) Anthers of Maryland, Olga Salinas
of Defiance, Robert (Karen) Gomez of Nashville,
TN, Rosendo (Karen) Gomez of Wauseon and Rosie
Yant of Wauseon. He was preceded in death by his
parents and two brothers, Reynaldo and Frank
Gomez.

Beverly A. Upell (1933 - 2014)


Beverly A. Upell, age
81, of Liberty Center,
peacefully passed away
at home early Saturday
morning, December 20,
2014,
surrounded
by
her loving family.
She
was born in Wauseon on
July 22, 1933 to the late
George Andrews and Doris
(Davidson) Andrews. On
February 9, 1952 she
married Kenneth Upell
and shared 62 years
together.
Beverly was a homemaker, devoted wife, loving
mother and grandmother. She was a member of
Colton United Methodist Church, Colton Women
Society and Rebecka Lodge of Liberty Center. Beverly
was an accomplished and gifted in the art of ceramics.
She often received top honors and competitions and
later became an instructor and judge for various fairs.
Along with her husband, Ken; she is survived by her
children, Dennis (Betty) Upell of Liberty Center, Denise
(Barry) Vollmar of Napoleon, Deann (Gale) Shumaker
of Liberty Center, Doug (Ruth) Upell of Liberty Center
and Danette (Nathan) Hesson of Liberty Center; sisters,
Barb Denny of Paulding and Linda (Dave) Armstrong
of Wauseon; grandchildren, Brock Upell, Kylie Perry,
Jodi Upell, Amy Torres, Matt and Kurt Vollmar, Katti
Leinter, Wes Shumaker, Ellen Bockelman, Jared,
Jason, Trevor and Hunter Upell; Andrew and Alex
Hesson; 12 great grandchildren and loving nieces and
nephews.
In addition to her parents, Beverly was preceded in
death by her brother, George Gary Andrews; and her
sister, Bonnie Seiler.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing a show of sympathy
are asked to make contributions to St. Paul Lutheran
Church, 1075 Glenwood Ave, Napoleon, Ohio 43545
or the Make a Wish Foundation, 1745 Indian Wood
Circle, Suite 130, Maumee, Ohio 43537 in her memory.
Online condolences may be sent to through our website
at www.barnesfuneralchapel.com

Harriett A. Williams (1931 - 2014)


Harriett A. Williams,
83, formerly of Montpelier
passed
away
Friday,
December 19, at Lutheran
Home
of
Mercy
in
Napoleon, Ohio. She was
born on August 30, 1931
near Archbold, Ohio to
Francis and Opal (Rhodes)
Borton.
In 1991, after 36 years,
Harriett
retired
from
Robinair Manufacturing
Company as a supervisor.
She was a member and
past President of the Montpelier Eagles Auxiliary.
Harriett is survived by two brothers, Francis Borton
Jr. of Ney, Ohio and James Borton of Pioneer; two
sisters Dollene (Floyd) Rohrs of Antwerp, Ohio and
Doris Brennen of Cincinnati, Ohio; and nine nieces
and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one
brother Kenneth Borton; two sisters-in-law, Mildred
and Eleanor Borton; and one brother-in-law Robert
Brennen.
Donations may be made to Northwest Ohio
Alzheimers Association or Williams County Humane
Society. Online condolences can be left for the family
at www.thethompsonfuneralhome.com

Calvin Stambaugh (1924 - 2015)

V E T E R A N

Calvin
Rex
Stambaugh,
90,
of
Montpelier passed away
early Saturday morning
at his home. He was
born on September 12,
1924 in Kunkle, Ohio
to Waldo L. and Lefa G.
(Kunkle) Stambaugh. Rex
graduated from Kunkle
High School in 1942. Rex
proudly served his country
in the United States Army
as a field medic during
World War II. On July 28,
1946 he married Doris K.
Hepker in Angola, Indiana

and she survives.


In 1986 Rex retired from the Water Service Department
for the Norfolk and Southern Railroad, after 40 years.
He was a lifetime member of the Bryan VFW and the
Pioneer American Legion, he was also a member of the
Montpelier Moose and Montpelier Eagles.
Rex is survived by his wife Doris; two sons David R.
(Cathy) Stambaugh of Williams Center, Ohio and Cal
(Jeannie) Stambaugh of Edon; one daughter Nance
Steinke of Montpelier; four grandchildren, Staci (Wesley)
Dye of Montpelier, Heather (Ryan) Smith of Bryan,
Shane (Amanda) Stambaugh of Hugo, Minnesota and
Christina Stambaugh of Edon; ten great grandchildren;
one brother Lorin Pete (Thelma) Stambaugh of Tucson,
Arizona; and one sister Patricia (Robert) Poucher of
Chesterland, Ohio.
Rex was preceded in death by his parents, one sister
Manette Hurd, one son-in-law Ed Steinke and one
brother Richard Stambaugh.
Donations may be made to CHP - Hospice. Online
condolences can be left for the family at www.
thethompsonfuneralhome.com

Dorothy E. Hibbard (1917 - 2014)


Dorothy E. Hibbard, 97, of Fayette, died Wednesday
morning, December 31, 2014, at Fulton Manor in
Wauseon. She was born June 3, 1917, in Lenawee
County, MI, to the late Emanuel and Wynona (DeLine)
Shaffer. She married Eldo G. Hibbard on November 15,
1937, in Bryan, OH, and he preceded her in death on
December 27, 1985.
Dorothy lived the majority of her life in Fayette,
where she worked at the former Fayette Tubular and
Fayette Super Valu store. She was a member of the
WRC, Home Extension Club, and the Fayette Christian
Church-Disciples.
Surviving are two sons, Nelson Hibbard of Fayette,
and Gary (Linda) Hibbard of Knoxville, TN; ten
grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; three
great-great grandchildren; and a son-in-law, Terry
Fredrick of Fayette.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was
preceded in death by a son, Darrell Hibbard; a daughter,
Rhonda Fredrick; four sisters, Delphia, Delilah, Donelda,
and Doreen; two brothers, Dorman and Emanuel; and a
daughter-in-law, Linda Hibbard.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial
contributions in honor of Dorothy to the Gorham-Fayette
Fire Department or the Fayette Athletic Boosters.
Friends can share memories and condolences with
the Hibbard family online at www.eaglefuneralhomes.
com

Peggy A. Siler (1953 - 2014)

Peggy A. Siler, age 61,


of Wauseon, passed away
unexpectedly on Sunday
morning, December 28,
2014, in her home.
Peggy was born in
Swanton on March 24,
Ellen M. Wynne, 55, a
1953, the daughter of
lifelong resident of Pioneer
Robert and Edna (Brown)
passed away Monday,
Ackerman. On October
December 29th at her
24, 1972 she married
home. She was born on
Richard Siler, and he
November 20, 1959 in
survives.
Bryan to Dale and Joan
Also
surviving
are
(Kemarly) Morr. Ellen
children, Richard Lee
graduated from North
(Susanne) Siler, Jr. of Wauseon, Carol Hartman of
Central High School in
Wauseon; grandchildren, Brittany Lynn Siler, Bret
1978. On May 8, 1993 she
Siler, Briana Siler, Chelsea Marie Hartman and Cody
married Tom E. Wynne
Jay Hartman; great-grandchildren, Mariah Holmes and
and he survives.
James Prinkte. She is also survived by her brothers,
Ellen worked as a legal Kenny Ackerman of Wauseon and Duane Ackerman
assistant at Gallagher & of Liberty Center, and her sisters, Barb Stevens of
Yosick Attorneys at Law in Bryan for 34 years. She Morenci,.
loved to travel, quilting, sewing and gardening.
She was preceded in death by her parents and
She is survived by her husband Tom, parents brother, Robert Ackerman, Jr., and sisters, Wilma
Dale and Joan Morr of Pioneer; daughter Andrea Belcher and Betty Tipping.
(Neil) Duncan of Westland, Michigan; two sons, Adam
Online condolences may be offered to the family at
(Kristin Bachman) Ridgway of Defiance and J. Thomas www.griseirfh.com. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in
Wynne of Pioneer; five grandchildren, Kaetlyn, Colben, Wauseon has been entrusted with arrangements.
Alex, Bentleigh and Ellie; and one brother Steve (Julie)
Morr of Pioneer.
Donations may be made to CHP- Hospice. Online
condolences can be left for the family at www.
thethompsonfuneralhome.com

Ellen M. Wynne (1959 - 2014)

ADDITIONAL OBITUARIES ON PAGE 5

Co-Ed VollEyball
January 18th to March 8th
Tournament Dates: March 15th and 22nd
Game Times: Sundays @ 4:45pm, 6:15pm and 7:45pm
Registration Deadline: January 14th
Volleyball League Fees: $100.00
Coed Teams of 6 (3 males and 3 females)
Rally Scoring - Best 3 of 5

Williams County Family YMCA


One Faber Drive, Bryan
419-636-6185

For more information visit: www.wymca.org

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2015

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

WILLIAMS & FULTON COUNTY AREA LOCAL POLICE, EMS &FIRE REPORTS
(Jan 4) Unauthorized Use of Motor
Vehicle
(Jan 4) Trespassing
(Jan 4) Menacing
(Jan 4) Telephone Harassment
(Jan 4) Theft
(Jan 4) Turn Signal (Warning)

EDON POLICE
(Dec 28) Citizen Assist
(Dec 28) Suspicious Vehicle Complaint
(Dec 29) Warning; Speed (2)
(Dec 30) Agency Assist
(Dec 30) Warning; Speed
(Jan 2) Warning; Barking Dog
(Jan 2) Citizen Assist
(Jan 3) Citizen Assist
STRYKER POLICE
(Dec 26) Traffic Warning - Stop Sign
(Dec 26) Medic Assist
(Dec 26) Wellbeing Check
(Dec 26) 911 Hang Up
(Dec 27) Traffic Warning - Stop Sign
(Dec 27) Wellbeing Check
(Dec 28) Traffic Citation - Driving
Under Suspension, Marked Lanes, No
Headlights
(Dec 28) Telephone Harassment
(Dec 28) Traffic Warning - Headlights
Required
(Dec 30) Telephone Harassment
(Dec 30) Theft
(Dec 31) Medic Assist
(Jan 1) Traffic Warning - Speed
MONTPELIER POLICE
On Dec. 17, 2014 at 4:15 pm, a 12
year old Montpelier male was arrested
for theft and a 13 year old Montpelier
male for complicity. He was released to
a parent.
On Dec. 20, 2014 at 10:35 am Danialle
J. Swan 402 N. Pleasant St. Montpelier, OH age 23, was arrested for theft.
On Jan. 2, 2015 at 10:52 pm Nathan
Dalton 719 S. Harrison St. Montpelier
age 45, was arrested on a warrant out
of Bryan Municipal Court for failure to
appear. he was taken to CCNO.
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16) Menacing
16) Equipment Violation (Warn17)
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Suspicious Activity
Truck off route (Warning)
Trespassing
Medical Emergency
Equipment Violation (Warn-

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19) Traffic Complaint
21) Park Hours (Warning)
21) Theft
22) Medical Emergency
23) Speed(Warning) (2)
24) Agency Assist
24) Found Property
25) Assist Medic (2)
25) Agency Assist
25) Crash
25) Expired Plates (Citation) (2)
25) Speed (Warning)
26) Agency Assist
26) Power Outage
26) Criminal Damage
26) Traffic Offense
27) Domestic Dispute (2)
27) Traffic Offense
27) Left of Center (Warning) (2)
28) Assist Medic
29) Dog at Large
29) Telephone Harassment
30) Domestic Dispute
30) Medical Emergency
30) Agency Assist
31) Medical Emergency
31) Speed (Warning) (2)
31) Stop Sign (Warning)
2) Disorderly Conduct
2) Funeral Escort
2) Agency Assist
3) Traffic Accident
3) Parking Violation (Warning)

Escort
(Dec 27) 1190 N Shoop Ave Unit 10,
Alarm Drop
(Dec 27) 315 E Chestnut St., Investigate Complaint
(Dec 27) 1335 N Shoop Ave, Open
Door
(Dec 27) 230 Clinton St., Civil Matter
WAUSEON POLICE
(Dec 27) S Shoop Ave @ E Superior,
(Dec 18) 840 W Elm St. Unit 1104,
Accident (Property Damage)
Juveniles
(Dec 28) 330 E Leggett St., DOA
(Dec 18) 227 Wabash St., Animal Call (Dec 28) 1462 N Shoop Ave., Animal
(Dec 18) 1120 N Shoop Ave. Unit 48,
Call
Suspicious Activity
(Dec 29) 560 W Linfoot St., Alarm
(Dec 18) 129 Courthouse Plaza, LarDrop
ceny
(Dec 29) 1489 N Shoop Ave., Fire
(Dec 19) 804 N Fulton St., Investigate (Dec 29) 828 N Shoop Ave., Children
Complaint
in Vehicle
(Dec 19) 950 E Oak St., Telephone
(Dec 29) 133 S Fulton St., Criminal
Harassment
Mischief
(Dec 19) 1170 N Shoop Ave., Illegal
(Dec 29) 940 E Oak St., Alarm Drop
Dumping
(Dec 29) 722 Fairway Dr. Unit 208,
(Dec 19) 485 E Airport HWY, Larceny
Larceny
(Dec 19) E Airport HWY@ N Ottokee,
(Dec 30) 716 S Shoop Ave., Accident
Debris/Item in Roadway
(Injury)
(Dec 19) 485 E Airport HWY, 911
(Dec 30) 245 E Willow St., Animal Call
Hang up Contact in Person
(Dec 30) 230 Clinton St., Animal Call
(Dec 20) 840 W Elm St. Unit 208,
(Dec 30) 840 W Elm St. Unit 203, 911
Welfare Check
Hang up Contact in Person
(Dec 20) 225 E Linfoot St., Alarm
(Dec 30) 840 Parkview , Alarm Drop
Drop
(Dec 30) 840 W Elm St. Unit 700, In(Dec 20) 482 E Airport HWY, Accident toxicated Subject
(Property Damage)
(Dec 31) 650 Lawrence Ave., Narcotics
(Dec 20) 655 E Linfoot St., Animal
(Dec 31) N Shoop Ave @ Airport HWY,
Call
Disabled Vehicle
(Dec 20) 665 E Linfoot St., Animal
(Dec 31) 485 E Airport HWY , AcciCall
dent (Property Damage)
(Dec 20) 1495 N Shoop Ave., Investi(Dec 31) Shoop Ave. @ Elm St., Anigate Complaint
mal Call
(Dec 20) 810 N Shoop Ave., Disabled
(Dec 31) 1400-B N Shoop Ave , InvesVehicle
tigate Complaint
(Dec 20) 1375 N Shoop Ave., 911
(Dec 31)1250 N Shoop Ave., Alarm
Hang Up Contact in Person
(Dec 31) 840 Elm St. Unit 1404, Hit(Dec 20) 840 Parkview, Alarm Drop/
Skip
Boiler Room Motion
(Dec 31)127 Linfoot St. Unit B, Do(Dec 21) 600 Wood St., Suspicious
mestic Trouble
Vehicle
(Dec 31)1115 N Ottokee St., Open
(Dec 21) 250 E Linfoot St. Unit 1, AsDoor
sault
(Dec 31)327 Barbara Dr., Unruly Ju(Dec 21) 1285 N Shoop Ave. Unit 32,
venile/Missing
Hit-Skip
(Dec 31)250 E Linfoot St., Loud Music
(Dec 21) 840 W Elm St., Domestic
(Jan 1)1000 N Glenwood Ave., DisViolence
abled Vehicle
(Dec 21) 225 E Linfoot St., Alarm
(Jan 1)1497 N Shoop Ave., Accident
Drop
(Property Damage)
(Dec 21) 630 Third St., Vandalism
(Jan 1)810 N Shoop Ave., Larceny
(Dec 22) 1317 N Cornell Ln, Accident
(Jan 1) E Oak St, Suspicious Vehicle
(Property Damage)
(Jan 2) 410 Clover Ln, Animal Call
(Dec 22) 100-B Commercial St., De(Jan 2) 136 W Chestnut St, Found
bris/Item in Roadway
Drivers License
(Dec 22) E Airport HWY @ N Shoop
(Jan 3) 722 Fairway Dr Unit 208,
Ave, Accident (Injury)
Loud Noise
(Dec 22) 485 E Airport HWY, Larceny
(Jan 3) E Oak St @ Marshall St,
(Dec 23) 1462 N Shoop Ave., Alarm
Drunk
Drop
(Jan 3) 435 N Shoop Ave, Disabled
(Dec 23) 100-B N Franklin St., JuveVehicle
niles
(Jan 3) 940 E Leggett St, Disabled
(Dec 23) 1285 N Shoop Ave. Unit 2,
Vehicle
Stove Fire
(Jan 3) Commercial St @ S Brunell St,
(Dec 23) 725 S Shoop Ave., Civil Mat- Accident (Property Damage)
ter
(Jan 3) 400-B Ottokee St, Disabled
(Dec 23) 230 Clinton St., Domestic
Vehicle
Trouble
(Jan 3) 303 W Leggett St, Animal Call
(Dec 23) 133 S Fulton St. Unit 3, 911
(Jan 3) 1285 N Shoop Ave Unit 12,
Hang up
Domestic Trouble
(Dec 23) 725 S Shoop Ave., Assault
(Jan 3) 1120 N Shoop Ave Unit 40,
(Dec 23) 210 E Chestnut St., HarassNeighbor Trouble
ment
(Jan 3)363 W Elm St Unit 1, Hit-Skip
(Dec 23) 1285 N Shoop Ave. Unit 32,
(Jan 4) 224 Madison St, Suspicious
Loud Music
Vehicle
(Dec 23) 14514 County Road C, Sus(Jan 4) 425 Cole St Apt 405, Welfare
picious Vehicle
Check
(Dec 24) 309 Eastwood, Animal Call
(Jan 4) 500-B W Oak St, Vandalism
(Dec 24)1200 N Shoop Ave., Larceny
(Jan 5) 635 Enterprise Ave, Investi(Dec 24) W Linfoot St. @ Krieger St.,
gate Complaint
Disabled Vehicle
(Jan 5) 327 Barbara Dr, Domestic
(Dec 24) 407 N Fulton St., Domestic
(Jan 5) 137 Beech St, Structure Fire
Trouble
(Jan 5) 1005 N Shoop Ave, Civil Mat(Dec 25) 1285 N Shoop Ave. Unit 31,
ter
Loud Noise
(Jan 5) N Shoop Ave @ Airport Hwy,
(Dec 25) 845 E Leggett St.. Wire Broke Accident (Property Damage)
on Pole
(Jan 5) 725 S Shoop Ave, Threats/Ha(Dec 25) 810 N Shoop Ave., Vandalrassment
ism
(Jan 5) 327 Barbara Dr, Domestic
(Dec 25) 850 W Elm St., Suspicious
Trouble
Vehicle
(Jan 5) Ottokee St @ Wabash St, 911
(Dec 26) N. Shoop Ave. @ E. Linfoot,
Hang Up Contact In Person
Accident (Property Damage)
(Jan 5)319 Joanna Dr, Animal Call
(Dec 26) 100-B N Fulton St., Juve(Jan 5) 540 W Linfoot St, Illegal
niles
Dumping
(Dec 26) 230 Clinton St., Animal Call
(Jan 5) Division St @ Superior St, Wa(Dec 26) 845 E Leggett St., Suspicious ter Main Break
Vehicle
(Jan 5) 840 W Elm St Unit 1208,
(Dec 27) 123 N Fulton St., Fight
Trespassing/Unwanted
(Dec 27) 854 S Shoop Ave., Funeral
(Jan 6) 132 W Leggett St, Run Away

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or Unruly
(Jan 6) N Shoop Ave @ E Linfoot, Disabled Vehicle
(Jan 6) S Shoop Ave @ E Leggett St,
Disabled Vehicle
(Jan 6) 211 Mulberry St, Run Away or
Unruly
(Jan 6) 555 W Linfoot St, Fire Alarm
(Jan 6) 419 Cherry St, Missing Person
(Jan 7) 151 S Fulton St, Investigate
Complaint
(Jan 7) 123 S Fulton St, Alarm Drop
(Jan 7) 1445 N Shoop Ave, Disturbance
(Jan 7) 840 W Elm St 700 Building,
Domestic Trouble
(Jan 8) 1462 N Shoop Ave, Help With
Flat Tire
(Jan 8) 219 Hickory St, Investigate
Complaint
(Jan 8) 1170 N Shoop Ave Unit 9,
Vandalism
(Jan 8) 840 W Elm St Unit 1306, Welfare Check

WAUSEON FIRE DEPARTMENT
No reports received by time of press.
WILLIAMS COUNTY CRIMINAL
Alexander L. Maag, Montpelier, OH,
Drug Paraphernalia Waive Amount:
$280.
Daniel D. Austin, Edon, OH, Possession Waive Amount: $180. Drug
Paraphernalia Waive Amount: $280.
Morgan R. Chamberlain, Montpelier,
OH, Open Container Waive Amount:
$175.
WILLIAMS COUNTY TRAFFIC
Joshua A. Smith, Fayette, OH,
Seatbelt Waive Amount: $75.
Dexter L. Engel, Pioneer, OH, 71/55
Speed Fine: $100. Costs: $85.
Tia M. Day, West Unity, OH, Failure to Control Waive Amount: $150.
Dana D. Reese, Montpelier, OH,
Stop Sign Fine: $65. Costs: $85.
Steven M. Winkler Jr., Pioneer, OH,
Seatbelt Waive Amount: $70. Fine:
$30. Costs: $43.50.
Larry R. Sullivan, Stryker, OH,
Stop Light Fine: $46. Costs: $79.
Holden L. Stipe, West Unity, OH,
Registration
Violation

Waive
Amount: $130.
Tori L. Parmer, West Unity, OH,
Registration Violation Fine: $40.
Costs: $85.
Alexander L. Maag, Montpelier, OH,
Turn Signals Waive Amount: $150.
Morgan R. Chamberlain, Montpelier, OH, Failure to Control Fine:
$65. Costs: $85.
FULTON COUNTY TRAFFIC
Charles L. Wyse, Wauseon, OH, OVI/
Second Offense Jail: 30 days. Fine:
$850. Costs: $88.
Isaias E. Gracia, Wauseon, OH, Traffic Device Fine: $102. Costs: $88.
Thomas R. Buckenmeyer, Wauseon,
OH, Failure to Yield Fine: $37. Costs:
$88.
Marlene F. Stuckey, West Unity, OH,
Seatbelt Fine: $30. Costs: $51.
Michael Christman, Wauseon, OH,
Failure to Yield Fine: $37. Costs: $88.
Diane M. Brehm, West Unity, OH,
Seatbelt Fine: $30. Costs: $51.
Jason L. Drain, Wauseon, OH, 68/55
Speed Waiver Amount: $125.
Kaylynn E. Harris, Wauseon, OH,
67/55 Speed Waiver Amount: $117.
Abby L. Mouch, Wauseon, OH, Seatbelt Fine: $30. Costs: $43.
Donald L. Glenn Jr., Wauseon, OH,
74/55 Speed Fine: $77. Costs: $80.
Kimberly K. Beck, Wauseon, OH,
67/55 Speed Fine: $37. Costs: $80.
Juan Gonzalez, Fayette, OH, Seatbelt Waiver Amount: $73.
Crissy A. Hill, Wauseon, OH, 67/55
Speed Fine: $37. Costs: $80.
FULTON COUNTY CRIMINAL
John A. Gleckler, Wauseon, OH,
Theft Jail 10 days. Fine: $100.
Costs: $78.
Debra R. Wamer, Wauseon, OH, Domestic Violence Fine: $250. Costs:
$78.
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2015

~ CONTINUATION OF
AREA OBITUARIES ~
Berneda P. Beck (1922 - 2014)
Berneda P. Beck, age 92, of Archbold, passed away
Friday morning, December 26, 2014 at Fairlawn Haven
Nursing Home in Archbold, where she had resided the
past several years. Prior to her retirement she had
worked as a seamstress for the former Archbold Dry
Goods Store.
Berneda was born in Archbold on April 24, 1922,
the daughter of Edwin and Wilma (Short) Short. On
May 7, 1942 she married Donald V. Beck, and he
preceded her in death in 2000. She was a member
of Lockport Mennonite Church. Berneda enjoyed oil
painting, cooking and baking, but most of all, she
enjoyed spending time with her family.
Surviving is her son, Rex Beck of Archbold,
daughter, Dianne M. Roth of Archbold; two grandsons,
Brent (Lisa) Roth of Pettisville and Nathan (Holly) Roth
of Huntsville, AL; one granddaughter, Danielle (Jeff)
Wyse of Archbold; and great-grandchildren, Dustin
Roth, Hannah Roth, Aaron Wyse, Samantha Wyse,
and Kelsi Roth. She is also survived by her brotherin-law, Herbert Beck and sister-in-law, Irene Beck of
Laguna Woods, CA. She was preceded in death by
her husband, Donald V., parents, and sister, Mabel
Burkholder.
The family requests that memorial contributions be
given to Lockport Mennonite Church or the charity of
the donors choice. Online condolences may be offered
to the family at www.grisierfh.com.

Linda M. Minturn (1954 - 2015)


Linda M. Minturn, 60, of Morenci, Michigan passed
away on Sunday, January 4, 2015, at her home. She
was born November 17, 1954, in Wauseon, Ohio the
daughter of Virgil and Virginia (Cady) Sands. She
married Edward Minturn on June 13, 2002, and he
survives.
Linda was employed at Kamco Industries in West
Unity, Ohio for over 25 years and graduated from
Hilltop High School in West Unity in 1972. She enjoyed
camping and dearly loved her family.
Surviving Linda besides her husband, Edward of
Morenci, Michigan are three sons, Rick (Nikki) Zuver
of Van Wert, Ohio, Eric (Erin) Minturn of Naploeon,
Ohio and D.J. (Erica) Shaffer of Delta, Ohio; one sister,
Ilah (Dennis) Dossett of Montpelier, Ohio; one brother,
Wayne (Sharon) Sands of West Unity, Ohion; a niece,
Leslie (Mike) Minturn of Morenci, Michigan; nephew,
Matt Salkowski of Fayette, Ohio and other nieces and
nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents,
one sister, Diana Hunter and grand daughter, Mary
Shaffer.
At Lindas request cremation has taken place. A
Celebration of Life will take place at the Morenci
American Legion Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 1:00
p.m. The family would like to express a special thanks
to the care from Hospice of Lenawee. Local funeral
arrangements were entrusted to Eagle Funeral HomeCharles Fink Chapel in Morenci. Family and friends
can view this obituary and send condolences at
eaglefuneralhomes.com

Jack E. Benson (1945 - 2014)


Jack E. Benson, age
69, of Bryan, passed away
on Sunday, December 28,
2014 at the Defiance Area
Inpatient Hospice Center.
Prior to his retirement he
had been a transportation
specialist in Arizona.
Jack was born in
Toledo, Ohio on April 8,
1945, the son of Donald
E. and Dorothy (Klutz)
Benson. He was an Army
Veteran of the Viet Nam
War.
Surviving
are
his
children, Michael (Lanee)
Benson of Bryan, Jeanenne
(Wes) Short of Stryker; grandchildren, Colton, Caylin,
Derrick (Allison), Tyson (Hannah), Heather, Wyatt,
Madison and Bailey, and great-grandson, Gunnar. He
is also survived by his brother, Donald E. Benson of
Georgia and sister, Judi Tuckerman of Delta. He was
preceded in death by his parents.
The family requests that memorial contributions
be given to Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice. Online
condolences may be offered to the family at www.
grisierfh.com

V E T E R A N

Williams County Genealogical Society


Holds Christmas Party Festivities
The Williams County Genealogical Society gathered
for their annual Christmas party on December 8, 2014.
A delicious buffet of festive food was enjoyed by all,
while a lot of talking and laughter was going on.
The purpose of the WCGS is preservation of county
records and family research. Monthly meetings are held
on the second Monday of each month, excluding July
and August, at 6:30pm, in the conference room of the
West Annex of the Bryan Public Library. The public is
invited to attend all meetings.
For further information concerning the WCGS, visit
the Website at www.wcgs-ogs.com or write to the WCGS,
P.O. Box 293. Bryan, Ohio 43506.

MORE POLICE & FIRE AREA NEWS


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4

WILLIAMS & FULTON COUNTY AREA LOCAL POLICE, EMS &FIRE REPORTS
Angela Hall, Wauseon, OH, No
Dog License Fine: $25. Costs:
$78.
Ricky B. Oldham Jr., Wauseon,
OH, Disorderly Conduct Fine:
$500. Costs: $78.
Dustin M. Zeigler, Wauseon,
OH, Confine Dog Fine: $25.
Costs: $54.
Zachary C. Schlosser, Wauseon,
OH, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Fine: $150. Costs: $70.
FULTON COUNTY
SHERIFFS OFFICE
Sheriff Roy E Miller announces that the Fulton County Sheriffs Office conducted three High
Visibility Blitzes throughout the
month of December. Deputies
who worked these blitzes made
78 traffic stops and issued 14
citations. The citations issued
were for 11 speed violations, a
stop sign violation, driving under
suspension, and a driving left of
center violation. Deputies also
issued 69 warnings to motorists.
The High Visibility Blitzes are
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 for extra
patrol to enforce traffic laws that
will increase the safety of motorists on the roadway in areas that
are prone to a higher number of
serious and fatal crashes.
Sheriff Roy E Miller announces

that the Fulton County Sheriffs


Office will be conducting three
High Visibility Traffic Blitzes
in January. The first rant from
January 1st through the 2nd.
The others will run January 7th
through the 17th and January
21st through the 31st. Deputies
will be working various hours
and locations throughout Fulton
County. The Sheriffs Office will
be looking for seatbelt, speed,
distracted driving, and impaired
driving violations. Sheriff Miller
and his deputies are dedicated to
protecting the citizens of Fulton
County and the motorists who
travel its highways. These Blitzes
are being funded from a grant
that was awarded to the Fulton
County Sheriffs Office from the
Ohio Department of Public Safety. The grant pays for extra patrol
to enforce traffic laws that will increase safety of motorists on the
roadways in areas that are prone
to a higher number of serious
and fatal crashes.
FULTON COUNTY
COMMON PLEAS
An Archbold man was sentenced on December 29, 2014, in
the Fulton County Common Pleas
Court according to county prosecutor Scott A. Haselman. Scott D.
Burris II, 24, of Northpoint Drive,
previously pled guilty to Complicity to Commit Robbery. On May
30, 2014, he aided another in
committing a robbery at the Continental Drive Thru in Wauseon.
Judge James E. Barber sen-

tenced Mr. Burris to prison for


4 years for his involvement and
ordered him to make restitution
of $929.74 to the victim.
An Archbold man was sentenced on January 7, 2015, in
the Fulton County Common
Pleas Court according to county
prosecutor Scott A. Haselman.
Kyle D. Stipp, 24, of 21742 Co.
Rd. H, previously pled guilty to
Aggrivated Robbery. On May 30,
2014, he robbed the Continental
Drive Thru in Wauseon at gunpoint. Judge James E. Barber
sentenced Mr. Stipp to prison for
6 years for his involvement and
ordered him to pay restitution of
$929.74 to the victim.
A Wauseon woman was sentenced on January 8, 2015, in
the Fulton County Common Pleas
Court according to county prosecutor Scott A. Haselman. Brittany
Mull, 20, of 223 E. Leggett, pled
guilty to Possession of Heroin. On
October 24, 2014, she had heroin
in her possession. Judge James
E. Barber sentenced Ms. Mull to
3 years of community control and
ordered her to pay prosecution
costs, make restitution of $40.00
to the Fulton County Sheriffs
Office, obtain her GED within
1 year, seek and maintain employment, successfully complete
the New Beginnings Program at
CCNO, and have her drivers license suspended for 6 months
with privileges. Failure to comply
could result in Ms. Mull spending 11 months in prison.

MORE GENERAL AREA NEWS

American Red Cross Seeking More


Blood Donors In The New Year

The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood


donors to start a lifesaving habit by becoming a
regular blood donor this year, starting with National
Blood Donor Month in January.
January is a challenging time for blood donations.
Inclement weather can result in blood drive
cancellations, and cold and flu season may cause
some donors to be unable to make or keep blood
donation appointments. National Blood Donor Month,
celebrated in January since 1970, raises awareness of
the need for blood during the winter and throughout
the year, while honoring those who roll up a sleeve to
help patients in need.
Donors of all blood types are needed, especially
those with O negative, A negative and B negative.
Type O negative is the universal blood type and can
be transfused to patients with any blood type. Types
A and B negative can be transfused to Rh positive or
negative patients.
To learn more about donating blood and to schedule
an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor
App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS
(1-800-733-2767).
Upcoming blood donation opportunities in your area:
1/17/2015: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Wesley United
Methodist Church, 903 Center St. in Bryan.
1/22/2015: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Edon Northwest School,
802 West Indiana St. in Edon.
1/27/2015: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Ck Tech, 1701 Magda
Dr. in Montpelier.
1/28/2015: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., North Central High
School, 400 Baubice St. in Pioneer.
1/30/2015: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Montpelier High
School, 1015 E. Brown Rd. in Montpelier.

or for more information. All blood types are needed


to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood
donor card or drivers license or two other forms of
identification are required at check-in. Individuals
who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in
some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in
generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.
High school students and other donors 18 years of
age and younger also have to meet certain height and
weight requirements.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

Williams County Humane Society


Brutus
Brutus is a spunky boy
with a lot of energy. He
is around 1 year old and
believed to be a boxer
mix, despite his smaller
size. His adoption fee is
$160.00 with approved
application. Stop by and
see him!

Mrs. Claus
Mrs. Claus is a young,
short haired girl who is
very social and friendly.
She gets along well with
other animals and would
make a loving companion
for anyone.

How to donate blood:


Simply download the American Red Cross Blood
Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED
CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment

Serena
Serena is a high-energy
pit bull who was brought
to the shelter after being
bred only for her puppies.
She loves attention and
is very friendly towards
humans, although she
doesnt seem to like other
animals.

Martha May
Martha is a young, short
haired girl with beautiful markings. She loves
attention and gets along
well with other cats. Her
adoption fee is $70.00
with approved application.

For more information, call or visit the Williams County


Humane Society at 09464 County Road 13, Bryan, Ohio
43506, (419) 636-2200. The cost of adoption also includes
the pets spay or neuter, disease testing, updating of shots,
flea and parasite treatments.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2015

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Edon Senior Center Helps CONTINUED FROM THE FRONT PAGE


Celebrate January Birthdays Granger Prepared To Serve ...

PHOTO BY LUCINDA HELD-FAULHABER, STAFF

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Celebrating birthdays at Edon Senior Center on Thursday,


January 8, 2015 were Madalyn Briner and her father, Homer McCrea; hosting this
months special event was Edon Senior Center staff. Site Manager Peggy McClaine
would like to remind everyone that next months birthdays and anniversaries will
be celebrated at the Center on Thursday, February 12, 2015.

2015 Williams County Adult


Agricultural Education Classes
Now Underway At Edon High School
Its that time of year
again and the annual
Williams County Adult
Agricultural
Education
Classes are now underway
at Edon Northwest Local
Schools.
Hosted by Edons FFA
Chapter
and
Advisor
Hannah Crossen, the
2015
Series
opened
Monday, January 12
with John Radabaugh,
Executive
Director/
Williams County Farms
Service Agency, as guest
speaker.
(A
complete
listing
of
interesting
and educational topics
covered throughout the
series is outlined below.)
Free and open to the
public, guests can attend
any or all of the Monday
classes
as
schedules
permit.
Meetings take place
in the Edon High School
agriculture
classroom
beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Event parking is available
in the lot located on the
west side of the school

closest to the large


overhead door; you may
enter in the doors nearby.
Light refreshments ~
courtesy of Edon FFA
Alumni ~ will be provided
after each gathering.
2015 Adult Agricultural
Education
Topics and Speakers
January 19
Fertilizer Plant Addition
Art Herman
Edon Farmers Co-op
January 26
Chemical
Recertification
Flo Chirra
OSU Extension
Williams County
February 2
Ohio Farm Bureau
Updates
Roy Norman
Organization Director
Williams County Farm
Bureau
February 9
NO CLASS
Williams County Dairy

Banquet
February 16
National Woodcarving
Champion
Dr. James Spencer, Jr.
Hudson, MI
February 23
Grain Marketing
Rick Dunbar
Edon Farmers Co-op
March 2
"Ohio Department of
Natural Resources"
Division of Wildlife
Tom Kochert
Williams County
ODNR Wildlife Officer

He plans to speak with people living


within the entire seventy-eight square
mile span of the district, including
those living in Cooney, Columbia, and
Blakeslee. Not only that, he also plans
to seek out those who disagree with the
school's stance on such matters and
speak with them as well. While this task
may not be the easiest to undertake, it
is doable according to Granger.
It's possible. The new Edon
Superintendent said. It just takes
effort.
Granger also notes that there are a
lot more positives in the Edon School
District than the obstacles that have
been receiving attention as of late.
As far as his stay in Edon, Granger
currently has a seven month contract
with the school. He's not opposed to
staying beyond those terms, though.
I'm open to staying longer,
proclaimed Granger. I'm going to serve
at the will of the board.
Whether the board decides to keep
him for a longer term, or begin a search
for a permanent superintendent,
Granger is ready to help the board
do what's best for the district. He has
offered his services in finding a new
head administrator whenever the board
wishes to begin looking, which would
save the district a good bit of money.
He'd be just fine sticking around for a
while, however.
I don't have anything big planned,
Granger admitted.
He doesn't mind the title of Interim
Superintendent in the least.
After all, all superintendents are
interim, joked Granger.
No matter how long his tenure at
Edon lasts, it seems the school will be
in good hands for a long while.
T.J. Hug can be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

WHAT WE READ YEARS AGO - THE EDON COMMERCIAL

1985 Edon Boys Track Team

March 9
Demolition & Recycling
Scott Oberlin
Oberlin Farms
Bryan
For
additional
information or to have
questions
answered,
please contact Hannah
Crossen
at
Edon
Northwest Local Schools
(419-272-3213).

Your Friendly
Neighborhood Bank

You deserve friendly, knowledgeable, available


bankers who will happily answer all your questions.
Introduce yourself to banking the way it ought to be.

www.edonstatebank.com
419-272-2521 Serving the community 419-272-2792
since 1893
Edon
Blakeslee
24 Hour ATM

back to Bowling Green, where he took


on the role of Coordinator for the
Superintendent
Cohort
Leadership
Academy until 2013. Basically, Granger
taught prospective students how to be
superintendents. He also gained plenty
of experience organizing and assisting
in district searches for superintendents.
So why would Dr. Granger step out
of retirement to take on the role of
Superintendent at Edon Local Schools?
I wasn't begged to take this position.
Granger informed. I wanted it.
From his time at Edgerton, Dr.
Granger had gotten to know several
people living within the Edon School
District. He also owns a bit of farm land
just south of Blakeslee. Not only that,
but Granger is looking forward to a
return to a smaller, rural school district.
I'm a lot more comfortable in a rural
school than a city one. Granger stated.
It's nice that I can leave my office, look
left and see kindergarteners, and then
look right and see high schoolers.
Upon hearing about the opening,
and speaking to Adams about the
goings on of the district, Granger then
spoke with exiting Superintendent Ed
Ewers. From that conversation, Ewers
gave him the phone number of Brad
McCrea, President of the Edon Board of
Education at the time. Dr. Granger was
interviewed, and offered the job.
Aware of the issues that currently
need resolving at Edon, Granger doesn't
intend to shy away from them in the
least.
I'm not looking at this as a retirement
job. I'm not looking at this as a parttime job. Dr. Granger made clear. I'll
approach this like all of my other jobs.
In fact, he has some ideas on how to
get said issues resolved. Each of those
potential resolutions revolves around
communication. And not just with those
living within the Edon city limits, either.

TRACK TEAM ... Row 1: Jim Steffes, Mike Trausch, Doug Dulle, Damon Kemarly,
Jim Purdy, Tim Guy, Jeff Schaffer. Row 2: Jeff Mills, Tom Matthews, Brian
McKibben, Phil Edwards, Scott Kellogg, Lee Wilson, Jody Landel, Robert Boles.
Row 3: Rich Schieber, Doug Humphrey, Merrill Frame, Dave Robinson, Frank
Parrish, Tom Eich. Row 4: Assistant Coach Mark Blue, Coach Jim Wyse.
EDON COMMERCIAL
70 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1945
Mr. and Mrs. Loren Aldrich were
dinner guests on Christmas Day of
Mr. and Mrs. Dillon Dangler and family near Hamilton.
Mrs. Max Andres of Bowling Green
is home for the holiday vacation to
visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.P.
Young.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Light and
children spend Christmas Day with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.V. Light
near Montpelier. Mrs. John Kindler of
Waco, Texas came last week to spend
the winter with Mrs. Kermit Lautzenhiser and father John Lautzenhiser
and wife.
60 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1955
Dr. B.D. Bichacoff, Edons new
doctor, announces that she will
open her office during the first week
in January. She graduated from the
John Hopkins Medical School in
Baltimore, Maryland.
Mr. and Mrs. Stankey Doty and
daughter Debbie were guests on
Christmas Day of her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Amos Frederick near Defiance.
Mrs. Florence Bauer had for guests
Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Rockey
and two sons, Mr. and Mrs. Orville
Rockey and baby, Mrs. Zella Rockey
and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Doolittle
and daughters Marlene and Sandra
Lee of Butler.

6 - THE VILLAGE REPORTER - YOUR HOMETOWN NEWS SOURCE

50 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1965
Player of the week is John Brigle.
Its difficult to pick one player, however Johns defensive play against
Wyman of North Central did turn the
game to Edons favor. Wyman scored
17 points but he usually scores more
than 30 to 40. John sort of gave extra
attention to Mr. Wyman and contributed greatly to the result.
Harold Kurtz recently built a bike
especially for Mike Corcoran of Montpelier. Mike is a student at the State
School for the Blind in Columbus.
Mr. and Mrs. William Walz have
returned home after a two week vacation in Florida. They visited Mr. and
Mrs. James Baxter at North Naples,
Florida.
40 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1975
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Walz, Edon,
are the parents of an 8 lb. 2 oz. boy,
Khristipher Gene, born on December
25 at Williams County General Hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Richardson of
Toledo, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Duvendak, Jr. and daughters, Mr. and Mrs.
Franklin Dean and family visited during the last week with Mr. and Mrs.
Luther Roths of Nettle Lake.
Mr. and Mrs. Duane Taylor were
guests of their daughter and son-inlaw, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Hartsock
and children for Christmas dinner.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Taylor were guests
also.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2015

Edon Junior High Choir


Students Of The Month Named Performs National Anthem
At Edon Northwest Local Schools

MORE EDON AREA NEWS

PHOTO PROVIDED

PUBLIC PERFORMANCE Edons Junior High Choir, under the direction of Mrs.
Cathy Frastaci and Miss Christa Perry, performed The National Anthem during
the Toledo Walleyes 6th Annual School Appreciation Day held December 16 at
the Huntington Center. The sixty-member choir enjoyed an exciting professional
hockey game after singing, even though hometown favorite Toledo lost to Greenville,
South Carolina in overtime.

PHOTOS PROVIDED

EDON HIGH SCHOOL NOVEMBER


STUDENT OF THE MONTH Edon
Northwest Local Schools is proud to
announce senior Kaitlin Chrisman
as Edon High School Student of the
Month for November 2014. "Kaitlin is an
incredibly helpful student. She is always
willing to go the extra mile for others
no matter the cost, shared Mrs. Hilary
Staten in her nomination of Kaitlin.
Kaitlin never questions the task; she
does it with respect and excitement,
every time. Furthermore, she knows
what needs to be done and just does it
without needing an explanation. Kaitlin
is a great role model for all students
in her willingness to sacrifice her time
to help others, especially me. I really
appreciate all that she does!" Kaitlin
is the daughter of Greg and Tammy
Chrisman.

EDON HIGH SCHOOL DECEMBER


STUDENT OF THE MONTH Edon
Northwest Local Schools is proud to
announce senior Nathan Engel as Edon
High School Student of the Month for
December 2014. "I have seen many
changes in Nathan's attitude and work
ethic this school year, noted Mrs.
Hilary Staten in nominating Nathan.
Nathan has a good attitude and is
actively engaged in class. In robotics, he
is the first to volunteer his time to help
others, especially when the junior high
students need assistance. I'm proud of
the improvements Nathan has made."
Nathan is the son of William Engel.

ANNUAL

Bundles of Joy Tab


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Only
$
5.00
(Fraction of the cost
of other tabs
with photos nearly
twice the size.)

EDON JUNIOR HIGH NOVEMBER


STUDENT OF THE MONTH Edon
Northwest Local Schools is proud to
name eighth-grader Reagan Gallehue
as Edon Junior High Student of the
Month for November 2014. "Reagan
is top in her class, noted Mr. Carl
Sonneberger. Reagan is a very good
student that writes beautifully." Reagan
is the daughter of Chandra Gallehue
and John Gallehue.

EDON JUNIOR HIGH DECEMBER


STUDENT OF THE MONTH Edon
Northwest Local Schools is proud to
name eighth-grader Shannon Speicher
as Edon Junior High Student of the
Month for December 2014. "Shannon
is always willing to lend a helping hand
to other students and demonstrates
leadership through his actions, shared
Miss Hannah Crossen. He listens
intently and isn't afraid to ask questions
to make sure he understands." Shannon
is the son of Chad and Barbara Speicher.

Edon Northwest Local Schools is


proud to announce the selection of
Reagan Gallehue, Kaitlin Chrisman,
Shannon Speicher and Nathan Engel as
November and December 2014 Students
of the Month.
Nominated by teachers, the grades
7-12
student-recognition
program
honors recipients for their classroom

accomplishments and behavior, peer


relations, extracurricular involvement
and overall good and respectful attitude.
In addition to having his or her
picture displayed in the main school
hallway, Reagan, Kaitlin, Shannon and
Nathan were awarded a special Student
of the Month Certificate, pin and ten
dollar gift card to Slatterys Marathon.

Meet Local Author Barbara Fogel


At The Edon Branch Library
Meet local author Barbara Fogel on
Monday, January 26th at 6:00 pm at the
Edon Branch Library. Mrs. Fogel will be
promoting her historical book Rooted in
the Corner: the People of Cooney Ohio.
According to her bio, written by
Shirley Smith, Barbara was born and
raised in Camden, MI but became a
buckeye thirty-eight years ago, when she
married Michael Fogel and moved to a
farm near tiny Cooney, OH. She quickly
became a local with her children active

in Williams County 4-H and teaching for


Edon Northwest Schools at Edon and
Cooney. Cooney stole Mrs. Fogels heart
and she became intrigued by its people,
traditions, and the progression of
change that unfolded as the community
developed. Barbara conducted much of
her research by interviewing longtime
residents. Feeling a part of the Cooney
area and its past made this book a labor
of love. Mrs. Fogel continues to reside
near Cooney, Ohio with her husband
and
beloved
Morgan
horses while working on
other historical pieces.
Barbara will share
her story of her love for
Cooney, as well as signing
and selling copies of her
book at the program.
The
Edon
Branch
Library is located at 105
S. Michigan Street. For
more information, please
contact library manager
Cyndi Jewell at 419-2722839.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2015

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North Central Student Joins FCCLA Accident South Of Holiday City


Members In FCCC Leadership Role
Claims Life Of Local Man

(JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP) - Louis


Harding was killed on the morning of
December 26 in a crash on State Route
15 just north of State Route 107 in
Williams County which involved a pair
of Pioneer residents.
The Ohio Highway Patrol says the
accident happened at about 8:10am
when a northbound 2006 Chevrolet
Silverado pick-up truck driven by
19-year-old Joshua Taylor went out of
control and into the opposite lane of
traffic.

FCCLA ... Executive Officers of the over 100 member Four County Career
Center Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Chapter
include (FRONT - LEFT TO RIGHT) Naomi Diaz (Stryker) Interior Design; Becca
Addington (Archbold) Early Childhood Education; Dylan Shaw (Fairview)
Hospitality Services; (BACK - LEFT TO RIGHT) Alyssa Ramos (Pettisville)
Chef Training; Tabitha Holifield (Fairview) Interior Design; Cathy Crivello
(North Central) Early Childhood Education: and Jordan Vaughn (Hicksville)
Hospitality Services. Among the chapter projects this year are fund raising and
assisting with local community projects, participation in regional, state, and
national FCCLA leadership and skill competitions, and sponsorship of student
assemblies. Membership in the organization is limited to family and consumer
science students. FCCLA Advisors include Susan Myers, Early Childhood
Education instructor; Lisa Hall, Interior Design instructor, Pete Herold, Chef
Training instructor; and Doug Tyas, Hospitality Services instructor.

It then collided with a southbound


2002 Cadillac Deville driven by 75-yearold Louis Harding.
The pickup came to rest on its
passenger side following the impact.
Harding was pronounced dead at the
scene. Troopers say he was not wearing
a seatbelt.
Taylor was not injured and Troopers
say he was buckled in.
It's not known if the black ice that
was reported on area roads that morning
was a factor in the accident.

REFLECTIONS FROM PIONEERS PAST

1988 North Central Golf Team

MORE GENERAL NEWS

Local Students Make The Deans


List At The University Of Akron
AKRON, OH - Congratulations to
over 3,600 students who studied hard
and made the Deans List in fall 2014!
Local students include: Sydney Stoll
of Edon, Andrew Hanson of Wauseon,
David Hench of Wauseon, and Elena

Stamm of Wauseon.
To be eligible for the Deans List the
students maintained a GPA of 3.5-3.99
and were enrolled in 12 or more credit
hours.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

GOLF ... Row 1: Brad Sito, Jason Schroeder, Tim Wilder (captain), Sam
Petit (captain), Joel Boothman (captain). Row 2: Coach Bill Peiffer, Brian
Balser, Jamie Bexten, Travis Downing, Jim Clark, Cal Coy, Aaron Eidenier. Row 3: Homer Hendricks, Shane Salisbury, Jay Williams.

THE VILLAGE REPORTER

WEEKLY COMMUNITY CALENDAR


JANUARY 16TH - JANUARY 22ND, 2015

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 16TH

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 17TH

13 ABC VS Edon Northwest School Staff All Star Basketball Game - 5:00 PM
Styker Basketball Homecoming Ceremony 5:30 PM

Construction 419-272-2712
Supply Center 419-272-2755

SUNDAY, JANUARY 18TH

Co-Ed Volleyball Leagues start at Williams County YMCA


Pride of Williams County Pageant - 6:00 PM

MONDAY, JANUARY 19TH

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY


Hilltop School Board Meeting - 6:00 PM
Stryker School Board Meeting - 6:30 PM
Edon Village Council Meeting - 7:00 PM
Fayette School Board Meeting - 7:00 PM

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Archbold, OH 43502
Toll Free:
(800) 392-9616
Office:
(419) 445-6957

TUESDAY, JANUARY 20TH

North Central School Board Meeting - 6:30 PM


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Montpelier Chamber Renovates


Building, Operations For 2015

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REFLECTIONS OF THE PAST


1949 Montpelier Student Council

PHOTO BT: T.J.HUG, STAFF

PAYING CLOSE ATTENTION ... Members of the Montpelier Chamber of Commerce board
of directors listen while being updated on goings on in the community.

By: T.J. Hug


THE VILLAGE REPORTER

A good many things


were discussed at the first
regular board meeting of
the year for the Montpelier
Chamber of Commerce.
February
26
was
selected as the day the
chamber will hold its
annual banquet.
Board members spoke
briefly on the coming
shut down of Montpelier's
Shopko.
Those who
have
been
receiving
prescriptions through the
store's pharmacy can now
contact Rings Pharmacy.

Kellie Gray reported


that the Coon Hunters,
who have taken part in
the Williams County Fair
in the past, will now begin
appearing at the Stueben
County Fair instead. This
information was relayed
to her by George Steffes
of the organization. While
no reason was given for
the Hunters leaving, there
have been issues between
them and the Fair Board
previously.
But a majority of the
conversations
on
the
morning
consisted
of
renovations being made
to the chamber's building

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and the future outlook


of
the
organization.
Jeanette Hull, President of
the Montpelier Chamber
of Commerce, vows to
alter the direction of the
organization a bit in 2015.
We're going to be
doing things differently.
To
begin
with,
Executive Director Susan
Gearhart will be meeting
with Vicky Hawke, a
member of the Northern
Ohio Association of the
Chambers of Commerce.
Hawke will work with
Gearhart to discover ways
to promote membership
sponsorship.
Gathering members is
great, but it doesn't serve
a purpose unless there is
a clear plan in place for
the group. So what is it
that the chamber is trying
to accomplish?
We are not event
planners, Hull stated
clearly.
We're
for
economic development in
this community.
Of course, that doesn't
mean the chamber will
cease to organize any
event. After all, Bean
Days is a major part of
the group's activities.
However, the board plans
to run the Montpelier
Chamber more like a
business in 2015 and
beyond.
Another goal of the
chamber is to continue
renovating their building.
The
interior
of
the
structure
has
been
cleared of much junk,
giving the space a cleaner
look already. Application
for a grant which would
allow for the chamber to
fix several minor issues
with the building has
been put on hold until
WEDCO can select a new
coordinator.
How
the
chamber
handles the tenants of
the building has also
undergone
a
renewal
process. They were forced
to evict one tenant, who
left the room in poor
condition. Another tenant
has recently put his
utilities in his own name,
something the chamber
has hoped for all of its
tenants to do. The process
of
transferring
more
utilities into the names of
those living in the space is
currently underway.
It seems the Montpelier
Chamber
emphasized
change in its New Year's
resolution for 2015. The
question is, will these
changes pay off for the
chamber.
I think we're heading
in the right direction.
Hull proclaimed.
The
chamber
will
hold its next meeting on
February 13, at 8:00 A.M.
Board pictures will take
place at that session.
T.J. Hug can be
reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

STUDENT COUNCIL ... Sitting: Helen Rittenhouse, Virginia Powser, Fran


Carr, Edith Spencer, Fred Bauer, Larry Yagelski, Jim Burtnett, Vonda
Lightbody. Standing: Kenny Cox, Roger Robison, Richard Barnhart, Lyle
Storrer, Donald Steinke, Wayne Brown, Connie Fireovid, Barbara Mullins.

Montpelier Village Council Revisits The


Issue Of Golf Carts On Village Streets
By: Timothy Kays
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
Members of the Montpelier Village
Council convened in regular session on
the evening of December 22.
Prior to the opening prayer offered
by Pastor Dave Tilly of the Montpelier
Presbyterian Church, Montpelier Mayor
Steve Yagelski asked the cooperation of
all in attendance in a moment of silence
in honor and remembrance of the two
New York City police officers who were
recently murdered in the line of duty.
"I'd like to take a moment of silencefor
the assassination of two of New York's
finest. Not only that, but also all the law
officers who are under the scrutiny of
the public. What people do not realize is
that they protect uswhether we're in a
good part of town, or the worst part. It's
the evil out there that's destroying the
world and destroying our nation. We,
as a community, and as human beings,
need to put a stop to it. Let's have a moment of silence for the officers and their
families at this time of year."
Pastor Richard Blank of the First
United Methodist Church, along with
Helena Morris of Zion Lutheran and Pastor Tilley presented to Council a photo
of the progress being made on the Storrer Park Shelter House, along with the
thanks of the Montpelier Area Ministerial Association for their cooperation in
the project.
Mayor Yagelski welcomed five members of Boy Scout Troop 1125, Noah
Conklin, Tyler Rupp, Stephen Cluckey,
Tyler McIntosh and Isaac Miller, who
were in attendance as a part of working
on their citizenship in the community
badges. After the members of the troop
introduced themselves, each Councilor
and Village Officer seated at the tables
in the front introduced themselves to the
Boy Scouts.
Village Supervisor of Administrative
Services, Mr. Kurt Roan, reported that
the Sewer Project is progressing, with
Phase A being completed.
Mayor Yagelski asked for a motion
to approve Councilor Dan
Willis as Council President
for 2015. Counselor Dan
Clum, the current President of Council, offered
the motion, which was
seconded by Councilor
Laura Gray, and approved
without dissent by Council. Council also moved to
approve Mr. Doug Summers as the council Representative to the Montpe-

lier Park Board.


Council approved the 2015 representation agreement for legal services for
the firm of Richards and Walker, LLC,
and approved the resignation of Kelly
Cahoon from the Montpelier fire Department.
Council moved to approve allowing
Village Director of Finance, Ms. Kelly
Hephner, to revise the Industrial Rules
and Regulations for the Village. Ms.
Hephner reported that there would need
to be some significant time allotted to
the project, but offered up a preliminary
motion to set the project into motion.
Read into record as a motion by Councilor Clum, the motion read,
In order to promote economic development, protect industrial land owners
and developers, and yet be fiscally responsible to the citizens of the Village of
Montpelier, the Director of Finance shall
establish utility deposit amounts and
shut off procedures to hold the tenants of
the industrial facility financially responsible for all utility usage charges. Deposits shall be a minimum of two times the
estimated average monthly bill, and can
be paid in 12 monthly installments, with
the first installment due at the time of account establishment. If an owner/developer chooses to maintain the account in
their name or, in writing, waive the deposit or shut off procedures, only then
shall they be deemed responsible for the
charges on the account. If a company has
established an exceptional credit history
with the Village of Montpelier, the Director of Finance, with the consent of the Village Manager, may waive the utility deposit. If the Village waives a deposit, the
owner/developer will not be responsible
for any charges on that account until the
account is reestablished in the owner/developer's name. The Village of Montpelier
will contact the owner/developer prior
to reestablishing the account, as long as
the owner/developer keeps the Utility Office informed with the owner/developer's
contact information.
CONTINUED ON PAGE 12

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Montpelier Senior Center Celebrates


Little Loco Leaders Shine Bright January Birthdays & Anniversaries

MORE MONTPELIER AREA NEWS

At Montpelier Elementary

PHOTO BY LUCINDA HELD-FAULHABER, STAFF

PHOTOS PROVIDED

KINDER KLUB AND KINDERGARTEN ... Front Row (left to right): Addison Buehler, SPECIAL DAY Celebrating January Birthdays and Anniversaries at Montpelier
Owen Sommer, Kaitlynn Sines, and Dakota Dunson. Back Row (left to right): Senior Center on Thursday, January 8, 2015 were, seated ~ Hella and Albert
Sleesman (60th Wedding Anniversary) and standing, from left ~ Beverly Laughlin,
Janessa Humbarger, Carson Nixon. Katelin Shadbolt was absent.
Dorothy Briner, Jim Martin, Vi Pressler, and Steve Irvin; hosting this months
celebration was Evergreen Manor. Site Manager Jewel Head would like to remind
everyone that next months birthdays and anniversaries will be celebrated at the
Center on Thursday, February 12, 2015.

Annual Williams County Dairy


Banquet To Be Held In Montpelier

1ST GRADE ... Front Row (left to right): Bria Friend, Kharleigh Kitchen, and Aaliyah
Jordan. Back Row (left to right): Carter Waterston, Darius Ross, and Taevian Saxton.

For
an
enjoyable
evening with a bountiful
meal prepared by Auntie
Vs Catering complete
with an array of dairy
products and entertaining
program, plan to attend
the
annual
Williams
County Dairy Banquet
on Monday, February
9, 2015 at 7:00 pm at
the Veterans Memorial
Building,
located
on
the
Williams
County
Fairgrounds, Montpelier
OH.
The
program
will
feature recognition of local
dairy families and those
who have supported the
Williams County Dairy
Association throughout
the
year,
especially
those volunteering in the
milkshake stand at the
county fair.
A performance by Rod
Snow, ventriloquist from
Niles, MI will entertain
those in attendance. Rod
brings over 20 years of
full-time experience as
a ventriloquist who has
traveled to many states.
Tickets for the banquet
are available from: Robert
Andres, Roger Geiselman,
and OSU Extension office,
Bryan; John Armbruster
and Sharon Kissinger,
Edon; Junior Hobeck,

Bob
Koerner,
Bruce
Krill, Allen Radabaugh,
Anthony
Radabaugh,
Joe Radabaugh, John
Radabaugh,
and
Bill
Wolfrum,
Edgerton;
Larry Cooley, and David
Jaessing,
Montpelier;
Dave
Bistline,
West
Unity, and Gary Stuckey,
Stryker. Tickets should be

purchased by February
2nd.
Contact
John
Radabaugh,
President,
Williams
County
Dairy
Association
at
419.636.2057
or
419.298.3146,
or
Linda
Ott,
Executive
Secretary-Treasurer,
at
419.485.5146.

MORE GENERAL AREA NEWS


2ND GRADE ... Front Row (left to right): Passion Stoner, Lilly Killion, Jarron
Dohner, Victoria Sandoval-Koch, and Joel Saneholtz. Back Row (left to right): Gary
Robinson, Kelsi Bumb, Jenna Clinger, Shelby Lockwood, and Isabella Thomas.

BUCKET FILLERS ... Front Row (left to right): Leon Ayers, Gunnar Smith, Zilee
Miller, Anna Lam, Jimmie Hager, and Isaac Musser. Back Row (left to right): Dottie
Austin, Harley McCoy, Jada Uribes, Macy Miller, and Zachary Pettit.
Montpeliers elementary school held
its monthly Little Loco Leaders assembly
for the month of December on Thursday,
December 18th, 2014. The word of the
month was Benevolence and specific
students were recognized by their
teachers for showing acts of benevolence
throughout the month. Students were
taught by our guidance counselor,
Miss. Anderson that students who show
benevolence have a desire to do good

for others, have a general goodwill, and


have the desire to be charitable!
In addition, many students showed
acts of benevolence throughout the
month and were given the opportunity
to drop their name in a bucket as a
bucket filler to have a chance to be
drawn out randomly at the assembly as
well. These students were given awards
that the school purchased to be given
away with holiday theme in mind!

Nature Fresh Farms To Build


Greenhouse Facility Near Delta
Leamington, ON (Jan. 5, 2015) Growing fresh vegetables in the midwest is about to take a major turn
in a new direction as Nature Fresh
Farms has announced a large-scale
investment in northwest Ohio. The
company plans to begin construction
on a 175-acre greenhouse facility in
Delta, Ohio in the spring of 2015.
This is an exciting time for Nature
Fresh Farms as we expand out
operations to include a U.S. growing
facility. This development will allow us
to better serve our Ohio customers with
locally grown produce year-round and
continue to grow our U.S. operations.
stated Peter Quiring, President.
Contingent upon acceptable levels of
incentives from the State of Ohio and
other government authorities as well
as utility rates agreeable to Nature
Fresh, the company would be poised
to ship its first case of vegetables in
December 2015. The greenhouse
project will be completed in several
phases over the next seven years with
a total investment approaching $200M
by the year 2022.
Nature Fresh Farms intention to
open its first U.S. production facility
in Delta is great news for northwest
Ohio, commented Aaron Pitta, JobsOhio Managing Director. We look
forward to working closely with the
Nature Fresh Farms team and out local
partners as the company establishes
operations in the United States, said
Pitts.

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Nature Fresh Farms has partnered


with Jobs-Ohio, the Regional Growth
Partnership, the Fulton County
Economic Development Corporation,
York Township and the Village of
Delta after an extensive search for the
optimal site for this expansion project.
The Delta, Ohio site was selected due
to its easy access to current and future
customers as well as proximity to
the companys headquarters. Nature
Fresh Farms is also exploring an
agreement with Northstar/Bluescope
Steel to utilize carbon dioxide and
waste heat from their operations.
This innovative and environmentally
beneficial partnership will be one of
the first of its kind anywhere in the
United States.
The proposed investment by Nature
Fresh Farms is an exciting project for
the York Township, the Village of Delta,
and surrounding communities, stated
Matt Gilroy, Executive Director of the
Fulton County Economic Development
Corporation. The company plans to
employ more than 300 people by the
last phase of the project and its payroll
at the Fulton County location will
be nearly $12 million annually. We
welcome Nature Fresh Farms to Fulton
County and will work diligently to meet
the companys needs to complete his
project successfully, said Gilroy.
To learn more about Nature Fresh
Farms, visit www.naturefresh.ca
INFORMATION PROVIDED

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2014

Hilltop School Counselor Tours


Four County Career Center

PHOTO PROVIDED

FOUR COUNTY CAREER CENTER ... A Member School Counselors Tour was
held recently at the Career Center arranged by the Career Centers Guidance
Department. The Hilltop school counselor toured the career and technical labs
and saw in-lab demonstrations by the students from Hilltop who attend the Career
Center. Shown in the Law Enforcement & Security Tactics lab are (LEFT TO RIGHT)
Hilltop students Samantha Burdine, Law Enforcement & Security Tactics; Shayla
Coffman, Sports Fitness & Exercise Science; Counselor Amber Metzger; and Brady
Williams, Law Enforcement & Security Tactics.

West Unity Seniors Celebrating


January Birthdays Together

PHOTO BY T.J. HUG, STAFF

JANUARY BIRTHDAYS ... Celebrating birthdays in West Unity during the first
month of 2015 are: First row, from left to right: Ruth Smekhurst, who turns 72,
and Helen Wheeler, ascending to 81. Second row: Betty Renard.

Miss West Unity Queens


Continued To Give Community
Support During The Holidays

WHAT WE READ YEARS AGO

Hilltop 1972 Homecoming Queen & Court

QUEEN & COURT ... Sophomore Attendant, Tina Dixon; Junior Attendant,
Jody Baker; Queen, Roxie Clifton; Senior Attendant Amy Bly; Freshman Attendant, Marie Prouty.
WEST UNITY REPORTER
130 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1885
The Fayette Normal is growing.
Tuition, board, and room is $28 for a
term.
Married, Mr. Marion Beatty and
Miss Jessie Ronk, on Dec 24.
You can now pay your taxes to E.C.
Orton.
120 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1895
The death of Frank Smith, 79, of
Pleasant St., left but a few of the earliest settlers in that neighborhood.
May and Peppard put up 75 loads
of ice last week, six to seven inches
thick.
The deep snow and storm Sunday
kept the majority indoors. Attendance
at the M.E. church was 46 and 73 at
the Presbyterian.
Barber Bly reports a real live boarder, a boy, has come to their home.
110 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1905
Fire destroyed the store of R.M.
Kirkpatrick at Primrose.
Robert Pouchers name is the only
one from the Co. that appears among
the winners of a cash prize in the presidential voting contest.
H. Poast has sold his Kunkle elevator to Wm. Arnold of West Unity.
Charles Apt will be in charge.
Burr Ford and Garfield Warren
attended the Teachers Institute at
Stryker.
100 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1915
Married on Thursday, Miss Urilla
McKarns to Mr. Burl Rigg by Reverend
Laughbaum.
Married were Mr. Jacob Drum and
Miss Grace Detwiler on Jan. 6th.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Rowe Newcomb, Jan. 15, a son, Leon Raynor.

90 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1925
William T. Orton left the first week
for Columbus where he is in attendance at the session of the General Assembly.
Married Mr. Ralph DeGroff and
Miss Willobelle Oberlin at Bryan on
Dec. 31.
H.C. Bistline and family moved to
their new home on Wednesday.
80 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1935
Waldo Miller and family have moved
to Montpelier where Mr. Miller will be
in charge of the Montpelier Hatchery.
Earl Short of Archbold will manage the
West Unity Hatchery.
Louis Stainthrope of Montpelier has
been recommended as the new member of the County Election Board to
fill the vacancy caused by the death of
Guy Kneppler.
The attendance at the West Unity
Farmers Institute was 2,437. It was
the biggest and best ever.
70 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1945
Olen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Will Wasnich, left Sunday for service in the
Merchant Marines.
Lt. and Mrs. Paul Short announced
the birth of a son, in Detroit, George
Riefel, born Dec 21.
Lt. Lewis Bly left for Camp Buckingham, Fla., after spending two weeks
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd
Bly.
60 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1955
Born to Pvt. and Mrs. Harvey Ashenfelter on Jan. 8, a daughter, Paula
Susann.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Alan Pifer on
Jan. 9, a son.
Deaths noted: Fred Altman, 72;
Mrs. Grace Waller on Jan. 11; and
Charles Chamberlain on Tuesday.

West Unity Village Council


Approves 2015 Budget
By: Chelsie Firestone
THE VILLAGE REPORTER

PHOTO PROVIDED

GIVING BACK ... The Miss West Unity Queens, in an effort to continue to give back
to the community, once again sponsored a family this Christmas Season. The girls
bought gifts and food for a deserving family in West Unity and wrapped them up for
a Christmas surprise. Shown with the items are Little Miss West Unity 2014 Ella
Calvin, Junior Miss West Unity 2014 Madisyn Underwood, and Miss West Unity
2013 Kaylista Underwood.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2015

Members of the West Unity Village


Council held a special meeting on
Tuesday, December 30, with 2 of the
2015 permanent annual appropriations
ordinance being passed during the
meeting. The $1,748,705 budget,
up from $1,612,606 in 2014, owes a
good portion of its overall increase of
$136,000 to an additional $53,000
being allotted to reduce debt.
There was some discussion prior
to passage as Councilman Don Leu
questioned why there were no line
entries for street lights or a generator.
Leu had expected to see $30,000 allotted
for street lights and an additional
$10,000 allotted for a generator.
Village Administrator Ric Beals
explained that the funds were included
in the capital project budget amount
and that no separate line entries
were needed as there are more than
sufficient funds to cover such a project.
Council Randy Mahlman further
explained that council would have to
vote on any project prior to monies in
the account being used. Mayor Peggy
Bernath further explained that, while
necessary estimates for the street light
and generator projects might take place
in 2015, it was most probable that no

such project would begin until budget


year 2016 as other projects were
likely to take precedence due to those
projects abilities to increase available
grant monies.
The 2015 fund appropriations, with
the corresponding 2014 appropriations
in parentheses, are: General, $538,828
($534,482); Water, $271,535 ($262,973);
Sewer, $256,402 ($239,3260); Debt,
$249,279 ($196,029); Capital Projects,
$175,000 ($165,000); Streets, $109,449
($119,245); MLVT, $29,046 ($26,336);
Parks, $27,963 ($26,963); Kissell Fund,
$10,300 ($10,400); State Highway,
$6618 ($8351); Water Deposit, $4000
($4500); DUI, $600 ($600); Kissell
CD, $200 ($400); Permissive Tax, $0
($18,000).
Council also passed an ordinance
and a resolution during the meeting
that, together, add a requirement fro
a supervisor to have a commercial
applicator license for the spraying
of weeds and mosquitoes. Only the
supervisor is required to carry such a
license.
The next regular meeting of the West
Unity Village Council will be held on
Thursday, February 12 at 7:30 PM in
Council Chambers.
Chelsie can be reached at
chelsie@thevillagereporter.com

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Stryker School Counselor Tours Coloring Contest Being Held


Four County Career Center
At Stryker Branch Library
The Stryker Branch Library is inviting
area children, preschool thru 4th grade,
to enter this years coloring contest!
The theme will be Franklin the Turtle
and there will be three age groups:
Preschool-Kindergarten, 1st-2nd Grade,
and 3rd-4thGrade. Winners will be
drawn from each group! You can pick up
your picture to color anytime during the

week of January 19th through 23rd at


the library front desk. All entries must
be turned in by Friday, January 23rd at
5:00 pm. Please join in the fun!
The Stryker Branch Library is located
at 304 S. Defiance Street. For more
information, contact branch manager
Connie Aeschliman at 419-682-5081.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

WHAT WE READ YEARS AGO

Stryker 1972 Boys Basketball


PHOTO PROVIDED

COUNSELOR TOUR ... Four County Career Center recently held a Member School
Counselors Tour at the Career Center arranged by the Career Center's Guidance
Department. The Stryker school counselor toured the career and technical labs
and saw in-lab demonstrations by the students from Stryker who attend the Career
Center. Shown in the Law Enforcement & Security Tactics lab are (LEFT TO RIGHT)
Alex Weirauch, Law Enforcement & Security Tactics (Napoleon); Counselor Mike
Donovan; James Perry, Law Enforcement & Security Tactics (Napoleon); and Erin
Betz, Health Careers (Pettisville).

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9

Montpelier Village Council Revisits ...

village Law Director, Mr. Chris Walker,


reported on his research into the recently
broached subject of the allowance of golf
carts upon Village streets as 'mobility devices' under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In his research into the
matter, he said that he had contacted the
Department of Justice ADA Enforcement
Section for their input, whereupon they
said that a municipal entity does not have
to allow golf carts on sections of roadway
with 50 MPH speed limits. Reasonable accommodations, however, do have to be
made for areas where golf cart operations
can be made safely.
Mr. Walker's research only turned
up one Federal Court case involving golf
cart operation on municipal streets, that
coming from Oklahoma. The judge sent
it back to the municipality for further
negotiations between the parties, which
proved to be futile. Coming back before
the judge, he determined that given the
choice between any road at any time or
total prohibition, he opted on the side of
safety, which meant total prohibition. A
statement from the Ohio Attorney General
dated 2008 noted that no municipality is
required to grant full access to golf carts
under the ADA, but reasonable accommodations should be sought after.
"It's clear that we have to make some
reasonable accommodation," Mr. Walker

concluded, "but it's certainly not 'you


can drive a golf cart anywhere you want,
at any time you want.' We aren't going to
take action tonight, but we need to think
about certain roads or streets that would
be appropriate, certain accommodations,
or certain times. We have to take in our
discussions, in any legislation that we
prepare, and state what our findings are
insofar as certain roads and certain times.
That's up to Council. At this point, it's just
something for us to think about." Council
briefly discussed two perceived obstacles
to the implementation of any planthe
Main Street and Platt Street bridges.
Council approved Then and Now Certificates as a result of the unexpected shut
down of the computers during the renovation process.
Council approved Resolution 1103
amending appropriations for 2014 in an
end-of-year adjustment, and approved Ordinance 2180 referencing Codification of
Village Ordinances.
Prior to adjourning into executive session for the purpose of discussion of acquisition of property, Ms. Hephner gave the
income tax report, which noted receipts of
$1,749,384.01 through November 2014,
compared to $1,656,219.68 during the
same period in 2013.

Timothy Kays can be reached at


tim@thevillagereporter.com

BOYS BASKETBALL ... Coach Young, E. Ruffer, Bernath, J. Ruffer, Rupp, Jaggers, Preston, Fleagle, Anderson, Juillard, Stuckey, Miller, Coack Kline. Managers: Nofziger, Bailey.

STRYKER ADVANCE
110 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1905
Bertha M. Scott became the bride
of William C. Rex on Dec. 22, 1904.
Bridgewater township has a
school district where there are 19
boys and one lone girl enrolled. Miss
Florence Bancroft is the teacher.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Will Ufer,
Dec. 30, 1904, a daughter.
The village council reorganized.
New members J.L. Sloan, A.F.
Schaffer, W.A. Clark and C.J. Mallory being sworn into office, Mignin
and Charpiot being hold overs. Mr.
Sloan was elected president of the
council.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Kimble, Dec. 31, 1904, a daughter.
Valentine Huffman has sold
4300 pounds of extracted honey
this season from 50 stands of bees.
Some of his swarms produced more
than 100 pounds each in 7 days.
100 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1915
L.C. Betts of Pulaski and Lillian
Mandley on Archbold were married
on Dec. 21.
The Sylvester Oberlin barn
northwest of Stryker was destroyed
by fire.
90 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1925
Nightwatch Henry Mignerey is
confined to his bed by injuries received to his hip and shoulder by a
fall on the ice. Ray Kimberly is acting as nightwatch until he recovers.
Eatha Towers was installed as
Noble Grand of the Rebekah Lodge.
80 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1935
Miss Evelyn Short became the
bride of Harold Stuckey on Jan. 3
1935.
Miss Kathryn Beck became the
bride of Verl Rotsel at Fort Wayne
on Nov. 5 1934.

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Born to Mr. and Mrs. Harvey


King on January 5, twin girls.
70 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1945
Wilfred Johnson was among
those graduating from the Fire Controlman training at Great Lakes.
Capt. C. F. Lehman, who has
served 18 months in the ChinaIndia theatre as a pilot, is home on
furlough.
T-5 Richard Henning of Camp
Campbell, Ky. and Miss Helen
Annker of Wauseon were wed on
Jan. 12.
60 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1955
Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Mignerey received the first prize in the outside
home decorating contest which was
sponsored jointly by the Community Club and Garden Club.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Sullivan announced the engagement of their
daughter Shirley Ann to Curtis
Franklin Mock of Bryan.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Luty are
spending a few weeks in Texas and
Phoenix, Arizona.
A group of friends attended a
party honoring the eleventh birthday of Lynn Lehman.
40 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1965
Harry (Butch) Osborn Jr. received the God and Country Award.
This was the first God and Country Badge ever awarded a Stryker
Scout.
An ordinance was established to
set salaried for the village employees. Mayor $500 per year; Clerk
$700; Treasurer $150; Police $2.00
per hour; Water Maintenance $2.25
and Council $5.00 per meeting.
A thank-you note appeared in
the paper from Jim and Mabel Mignerey expressing thanks to friends
for their 45 years of patronage to
their store, The Hub Market.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2015

Stryker Homecoming Queen & Court 2015

PHOTO BY T.J. HUG, STAFF

THE QUEEN AND HER COURT ... Front Row: Senior Attendant Gabrielle Paxton, Junior Attendant Audra Rupp, Homecoming Queen Naomi Diaz, Sophomore Attendant Miranda Maynard, and Freshman Attendant Madison Myers Back Row: Senior Escort Cody Michael, Junior Escort Jacob Allen, Homecoming King Austin Grisier, Sophomore
Escort Hayden Clingaman, and Freshman Attendant Colin Anders.
By: T.J. Hug
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
As Stryker's Homecoming game against Montpelier
draws near, Homecoming Queen Naomi Diaz and her
court get closer and closer to their big day. The members
of the court are quite diverse in nature, and collectively
represent every corner of Stryker High School.
Freshmen Attendant Maddie Myers, the daughter of
Jared and Renee Myers, has a keen interest in Astronomy, a subject that has grabbed her attention since the
age of five. In fact, if she could, Myers would gladly study
the subject in school. It would be difficult to fit it into
her schedule, however, as between being an active member of Spanish Club, rehearsing school plays, Quiz Bowl
practices, and Band not to mention her participation in
Basketball, Volleyball, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and even mission trips with her church, the first
year high school student keeps fairly busy. Upon graduation, Myers plans to attend The Ohio State University
and move to Chicago, where she hopes to get married
and have three or four children once achieving financial
stability.
Colin Anders, a fellow freshman, will be escorting Myers for the Homecoming Ceremony. His parents are Jeff
and Annette Anders.
The Daughter of Kim Maynard, the late Heather Maynard, and Becky Fenstermaker, Sophomore Attendant
Miranda Maynard enjoys hanging out with her friends
with the intention of creating "crazy" memories with
them. One such memory involved Maynard wrestling
with three of her closest friends in one of their houses.
Being taken down to the floor in one instance proved to
be trouble, as she had braces at the time, which just
so happened to get caught in the carpeting. One of her
friends had to yank her head until she came free. Having survived the ordeal, Maynard went onto take part in
both Volleyball and Softball during her time at Stryker.
After graduating, she plans to go to college on her way to
becoming a physical therapist.
Maynard will be escorted by Hayden Clingaman, the
son of Jamie and Dawn Clingaman. The Sophomore
Class President, if limited to just three words, would describe himself as athletic, humorous, and handsome.
Perhaps this is why he would choose Dwayne Johnson
if he could take the place of a celebrity. Well, either that
or because Johnson "looks like a boss in all his movies."
Taking part in Golf, Basketball, Archery Club, and the

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Boy Scouts, Clingaman's claim of athleticism appears to


be legit as well. When he leaves high school, the avid
hunter hopes to become an officer in the Department of
Natural Resources.
Junior Attendant Audra Rupp, who was brought into
this world by Dallas and Michelle Rupp, is also quite active at Stryker. She takes part in several sports, including
Volleyball, Basketball, and Track, and is a member of the
Fellowship of Christian Athletes as well. Rupp even finds
the time to perform in school plays and musicals. That
busy schedule may well be the reason why she would
advocate for Nap Class if given the chance by school administrators.
"I could catch up on sleep, and probably everyone
would benefit from it," Rupp mused.
The junior is undecided in her plans after high school.
However, she does hope to get married and start a family, preferably in a warmer climate than Northwest Ohio
can provide.
Junior Jacob Allen will serve as Rupp's escort for the
evening. Allen is the son of Susan Bryant.
Gabrielle Paxton, the daughter of Heidi and Craig
Paxton, will take on the role of Senior Attendant for the
event. A strong runner, Paxton is on the Lady Panther
Cross Country and Track teams. In need of protein due
to her constant movement, her favorite food is beef jerky.
Paxton is currently focused on graduating from Stryker,
and is content to let her future come as it may.
Classmate Cody Hall, son to Quinn and Nancy will be
Paxton's escort for the Homecoming festivities. If given
the choice, Hall would become a cheetah over any other
member of the animal kingdom.
"So I could run everywhere and wouldn't need gas
money," proclaimed Hall.
That speed might also come in handy on the court,
as he plays Basketball, also taking part in Golf. His love
of basketball goes so far that the senior would buy an
NBA team if he were a millionaire, though he would give
assistance to the poor as well. Beyond high school, Hall
intends to start a family, earn lucrative employment, and
purchase a Lamborghini.
The King of Homecoming, Austin Grisier was born to
Mike and the late Fonda Grisier. If he had the chance,
Grisier would adopt teleportation as a superpower, which
would allow him to get up for work ten minutes before
needing to be there, yet still be on time. It's also likely
that he would go to Paris, a desire the senior has long
wanted to fulfill. In particular, Grisier would like to see

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the Eiffel Tower. His goals


after graduation, besides
Paris, include going to work
for Woolace Electric. Grisier
also plans on having a family with two kids "and that's
it."
Queen Naomi is the
daughter of Elisabith and
Michael Diaz. Among her
hobbies, Diaz loves watching
Netflix, though she is also
active in the school's FCCLA
program, Student Council,
Book Club, Art Club, and
Cheerleading. Cheerleading
seems to fit her personality,
as Diaz describes herself as
lively, peppy, and driven.
Much like her King, Queen
Naomi would prefer the
ability to teleport as well,
which would allow her to go
anywhere she wanted. She
would probably use that
power to go to Chicago, as
the senior plans on attending The Art School of Chicago after graduating. Her
long term goal is to become
a fashion designer.
The queen and her court
will be present among the
student body for which they
stand at 5:30 PM on Saturday January 17, as the Panthers take on the Locomotives from Montpelier.

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Local Young Ladies Compete For Titles


In The Pride Of Williams County Pageant 2015
The Fifth Annual
Pride
of
Williams
County Pageant will
be held on Sunday,
January 18 at the
Art and Education
Building in Bryan. A
total of 22 reigning
Queens from Bryan,
Edgerton,
Edon,
Montpelier,
Pioneer,
Stryker,
and
West
Unity will be vying for
the titles of Miss, Teen
Miss, Junior Miss and
Little Miss Williams
County. Doors open at
5:30 with the pageant
beginning
at
6:00.
Tickets will be available
at the door for $5 each.
Extra change can also
buy a Peoples Choice
Award.

Miss Bryan, Mykenzi Lynn


Greenler, is the 16 year old
daughter of Jeff and Vicki
Greenler. She is an active
10th grader, participating in Varsity Soccer and
Track.

Miss Pioneer, Kirby Jeanne


Miller, is the 18 year old
daughter of Tina and David
Frankart and Randy and
Brittney Miller. She is active in 4-H, National FFA,
and SOAR.

Miss Stryker, ShiAnna Marie Whitman, is the 17 year


old daughter of Scott Whitman and Michelle Semer.
She is active in Fellowship of Christian Athletes,
Church Youth Group, and
Track.

Miss Edgerton, Hanna Marie Herman, is the 18 year


old daughter of Tony and
Jennifer Herman. She is active in Chloes Caring Crew,
Student Council, and FFA.

Miss Montpelier, Stacie


Devon Moor, is the 15 year
old daughter of Michael and
Dena Moor. She is active
in Basketball, Track, and
Choir.

Miss Edon, Crista Lynne


Wortkoetter, is the 16 year
old daughter of Marvin and
Danyel Wortkoetter. She is
active in Cheerleading and
FFA.

Junior Miss West Unity,


Madisyn Ray-Lee Underwood, is the 13 year old
daughter of Mishelle Hall
and Troy Underwood. She
is active in horseback riding, Volleyball, and Basketball.

Teen Miss Edgerton, Zara


Jean Marie McNalley, is
the 13 year old daughter of
John and Chandra McNalley. She is active in Basketball, Hunting, and Camping.

Teen Miss Montpelier, Katelynn Nicole Moor, is the 14


year old daughter of Michael and Dena Moor. She
is active in Cheerleading,
Choir, and Basketball.

Teen Miss Edon, Melody


Joanna Nofziger, is the 13
year old daughter of Lance
and Lynne Nofziger. She is
active in the Youth Praise
Team, Playing Flute, and
Sports.

Teen Miss Pioneer, Shailynn Elaine Sue Bohner,


is the 13 year old daughter
of Joe and Yolanda Bohner
and Kara Ward. She is active in Softball, Basketball,
and Volleyball.

Junior Miss Edgerton, Taylor Makenna Smith, is the 9


year old daughter of Brent
and Heather Smith. She
enjoys playing basketball,
dance, and camping.

Junior Miss Edon, Kerrin


Lenay Towers, is the 11
year old daughter of Ryan
and Emily Towers. She enjoys playing volleyball, basketball, and softball.

Junior Miss Montpelier,


Jade Marjorie Scott, is the
10 year old daughter of
Jami and AJ Green and
Jeremy and Loni Scott. She
Enjoys go-kart racing, playing softball, and archery.

Junior Miss Pioneer, Baylee


Marie Joice, is the 10 year
old daughter of Greg and
Nonnie Joice. She enjoys
AWANA, playing softball,
and reading.

Little Miss West Unity, Ella


Grace Calvin, is the 11 year
old daughter of Tim and
Linda Calvin. She enjoys
Girl Scouts, 4-H, and playing piano.

Junior Miss Bryan, Gabriella Marie Choe Bany, is the


12 year old daughter of BJ
and Dawn Bany. She enjoys writing and illustrating
stories, bowling, and her
anti-bullying club.

Little Miss Bryan, Hailey


Teresa Johnson, is the 7
year old daughter of Brad
and Heather Johnson. She
enjoys Girl Scouts, going
to races with her Dad, and
cooking with her Mom.

Little
Miss
Montpelier,
Karis Ann Wheeler, is the
9 year old daughter of Alex
and Leslieann Wheeler. She
enjoys dance, playing softball, and soccer.

Little Miss Pioneer, Katelyn


Paige Balser, is the 8 year
old daughter of Brian and
Kennifer Balser. She enjoys
singing and voice lessons,
cheerleading and playing
piano.

Little Miss Edgerton, Jewel


Anne Cheek, is the 8 year
old daughter of Scott and
Jessica Cheek. She enjoys
softball, cheerleading, and
singing and rapping.

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Little Miss Edon, Hayleigh


Nicole Angeli, is the 8 year
old daughter of Nicole Angeli. She enjoys Girl Scouts,
gardening, and watching
Da Bears play football.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2015

FA
Fayette Normal Memorial Fayette Village Council
Library January News Hears Updates On Grocery
Store & Bank Vacancies

After school program continues for


grades Kindergarten and First grade on
Tuesdays and grades Second through
Fifth on Thursdays from 3:00-3:45 p.m.
The schedule is as follows: January 6 &
8movie, January 13 & 15Show Your
Hobby, January 20 & 22craft, and
January 27 & 29Play Day.
Story Time is for children ages 2 to 5
not yet in Kindergarten. Children ages 2
and 3 are required to have an adult stay
with them for the entire session. Story
Time meets every Monday from 6:30 p.m.
to 7:00 p.m. Each night includes a story
and a craft.
Family Fun Night will be on Friday,
January 16, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. and will
feature BINGO! There will be prizes to win
and food to eat. Please call the library
or stop in at the Childrens circulation
desk to sign up for the program. Please
remember an adult must stay with the
children during the entire program.
The Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. Book
Discussion Group will meet Thursday,
January 22, 2015. The book that will be
discussed is Orphan Train by Christina
Baker Kline.
Between 1854 and 1929, so-called
orphan trains ran regularly from the
cities of the East Coast to the farmlands
of the Midwest, carrying thousands of
abandoned children whose fates would be

determined by pure luck. Vivian Daly was


one such child, sent by rail from New York
City to an uncertain future a world away.
Later in life Vivian returns east to lead a
quiet, peaceful existence with trunks full
of her past hidden in her attic. Seventeenyear-old Molly Ayer is doing community
service to stay out of juvenile hall by
helping Vivian clean out her attic. But as
Molly helps
Vivian sort through her possessions,
she discovers she and Vivian arent as
different as they appear. Molly has spent
her youth in and out of foster homes
being raised by strangers, and she too has
unanswered questions about the past.
Since service to the patrons of this
community is the primary goal of the
Fayette Library, we will remain open if at
all possible during periods of inclement
weather. If road conditions prevent our
staff from getting to work safely, or if
there is a Level 3 Snow Emergency in
effect for Fulton County, we may have to
close the Library. If we do decide to close
we will notify the Archbold Radio Station
96.1 (WMTR), Channel 13, and Channel
11 of Toledo. All fines will be forgiven for
the day of closure.
Start the New Year off with a good
bookcome visit your Fayette Normal
Memorial Library!

By: Timothy Kays


THE VILLAGE REPORTER

Members of the Fayette Village


Council convened in regular session on
the evening of December 23 at Village
Hall in Fayette.
Mayor
Ruth
Marlatt
updated
Council on the progress of bringing new
proprietors to the grocery store, as well
as bringing a new banking franchise to
Fayette. "We have had some activity in
regards to interest in the grocery store,"
she said, "but it comes and goes, and
somehow, we're still out there. Right
now, I don't know where we are. Most of
the people are calling Jeff Kaiser to deal
with him, because he is the owner of the
building. We pass things on to him, and
try to call him once a week to update
each other to see if there is anything
going on."
"With regard to the bank," she
continued, "there is interest. We had
a meeting with a gentleman whose
bank had a yearly meeting on their
progress, and where they want to go.
They have decided to go to the next step,
which means that we have to turn in
information to them. They want to know
some of the people that are involved with
INFORMATION PROVIDED the Chamber, the business people, and
the industrial people. We are compiling
a list of those things for them, and we
will find out where we go from there. I
don't think that will be finished before
the first of the year." "It's a very positive
direction, though," interjected Village
Administrator, Steve Blue, adding,
"They intend to come here, if they can
make it happen."
Mayor Marlatt also put forth a
proposal that Council would review
the Rules of Council, and do away with
the Committee of the Whole meeting,
returning instead to the bi-weekly
Council meeting format. "I do not feel that
we are accomplishing what we intended
to accomplish by the Committee of the
Whole," she said.
Mr. Blue reported that the final loan
amount of $1,416,000 reflects the fact
that the Sewer Separation Project has
come in $220,000 below the originally
budgeted amount. Final figure amounts
will be available in early January of
2015.
Mr. Blue also reported on the
TRACK TEAM ... Front Row: Richard Thompson, William Stewart, Eldo Hibwater and sewer estimations for Crabard, Wayne DLmater. Middle Row: Coach Reed, Ross Ford, Emery Pierce,
Z-Art, noting a potentially significant
Leo DeWulf, Charles Gors. Back Row: Gaylord Hochstettler, Dane Caulkins,
discrepancy in an estimation for their
Ramon Culbertson.
next bill. Based upon figures provided
by the company, the Finance committee
recommended an estimated usage
of 50,000 gallons. Councilor Scott
MORE GENERAL AREA NEWS
Wagner ran the numbers through, and
discovered what appeared to be a major
discrepancy in the reported amount
from the company, and
what a revised estimation
should actually be.
"We're billing them
15,000 gallons a quarter,"
Mr. Wagner said. "They
told Steve that they use
By: Chelsie Firestone
1,000 gallons a day. They
THE VILLAGE
work 22 days a month, so
REPORTER

REFLECTIONS FROM FAYETTES PAST

1935 FAYETTE TRACK TEAM

Fulton County Sees Slight Increase


In Unemployment, Williams County
Numbers Continue To Improve

Fulton
County
saw a slight increase
in
its
unemployment
percentage from October
(4.2%)
to
November
(4.4%). Williams County,
however, continued to
see improvement in its
unemployment numbers
moving from 4.2% to 4.0%
in the same time span. With
unemployment numbers
improving in 43 of Ohios
88 counties, both counties
numbers are typical of
that seen throughout much of the state.
Fulton County saw little movement in
its position on the state ranking system
moving from 49th in October to 48th in
November. Williams Countys position did
improve from 54th to 60th.
Statewide,
the
unemployment
percentage fell from 5.3% in October to
5.0% in November and is down from the
7.2% mark of one year ago. The number
of unemployed throughout the state has
fallen 18,000, from 305,000 to 287,000,
in the last month and 130,000 in the last
12 months.
Statewide, unemployment ranged
from a low of 2.7% in Mercer County to a
high of 9.3% in Monroe County. Counties
in Ohio with the lowest rates included
Mercer (2.7%), Holmes (3.0%), Auglaize
(3.1%), Delaware (3.3%), Hancock (3.3%),
and Putnam (3.5%). Counties with the
highest rates included Monroe (9.5%),

Ottawa (7.3%), and Meigs (7.2%).


Throughout the state, job growth was
seen in leisure and hospitality (+6100);
manufacturing (+4400); professional and
business services (+4100); other services
(+3500); trade, transportation, and utilities
(+2100); federal government (+1300);
financial activities (+400); and mining
and logging (+300). Loss was seen in state
government (-2300), education and health
services (-1000), local government (-500),
and construction (-500). No change was
seen in information services.
Ohioans wishing to learn more
about unemployment benefits or who
are in search of a job can visit www.
ohiomeansjobs.com. The information in
this article and the monthly statistical
analysis it is based upon are also available
at http://jfs.ohio.gov/ocomm.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2015

Chelsie can be reached at


chelsie@thevillagereporter.com

that's 22,000 gallons a month. 66,000


gallons was a more reasonable amount
to bill them, so we decided to go a little
low at 50,000. Well, we've since found
out that the numbers off their new water
meter has them using 16,470 gallons
in five daysthat's 3,200 gallons a
day. If you multiply that 3,200 gallons
a day, times the 22 days that they say
that they work, that's 72,000 gallons a
month. We're billing them for 15,000 for
three months."
Mr. Wagner reflected on the 72,000
gallon calculation and said that the
three month total would be 217,000
gallons per quarter, a far cry from the
15,000 that is currently being billed.
"We were billing them at 15,000 per
three months at $531.00," Mr. Wagner
said. "If we were to bill them at what they
suggested, we would be billing them
$1,500.00 every three months. Actually,
they should be paying $2,500.00 every
three months. If that's how much they've
been using since they started, we've lost
$6,000 in water in nine months. If we
don't do something now and bill them
accordingly, we're going to be down
$8,000 potentially in our water fund.
I don't think it's fair to the public, the
businesses, and homeowners that have
to pay their water bills and not get a
break, and we're just letting them pump
water into the ground that we pay to
treat." After further discussion on the
matter, Council agreed to a proposal of
a billing based upon 200,000 gallons for
the upcoming quarter.
Council
approved
Ordinance
2014-20, setting appropriations for
2015, and under suspended rules of
reading approved Ordinance 2014-21
referencing animal prohibitions within
village limits. The revised version of the
measure restricts animal ownership to
'companion' animals such as dogs and
cats.
Under suspended rules, council
approved Ordinance 2014-22 for
supplemental year-end appropriations.
Continuing under suspended rules,
Council approved Ordinance 201423 granting Archbold Refuse Service
the privilege to continue providing its
services within the village. Finally,
Council suspended the rules of reading
and adopted Ordinance 2014-24,
establishing wages, salaries and benefits
for village employees for 2015.
Council moved to continue their
arrangement with the law firm of Bish,
Butler and Thompson for legal services,
and moved to approve a contract with
Hylant Administrative Services for
insurance coverage.
Timothy Kays can be reached at
tim@thevillagereporter.com

Fulton County Sportsmen's Club


C.R. 14 - 1 mile North of Wal-Mart in Wauseon

Annual Coon Supper


Friday, January 16, 2015
Serving from 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
On the Menu:

Coon, Beef, Venison, Meatloaf, Chili


& Other Game

Tickets at
the door
$20

The Coon Supper includes two main


drawing tickets, door prize ticket, your
beverage of choice and
all you care to eat and drink.

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Celebrate National Hug Day At Wauseon Councilors Continue To


The Wauseon Public Library Debate Definition Of Vicious Dog
WAUSEONCelebrate National Hug
Day at the Wauseon Public Library on
January 21 from 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
The library will be celebrating National
Hug Day with Hersheys Hug candies,
hot chocolate and irresistible cookbooks.
National Hug Day is free and open to
everyone.

According to Gina Hayes, Make a list


of important things to do today. At the
top of your list, put 'eat chocolate.' Now,
you'll get at least one thing done today.
For more information on National
Hug Day, please contact the Wauseon
Public Library by email at amy.murphy@
oplin.org or call 419-335-6626.

Teddy Bear Picnic At Wauseon


Library On January 20
WAUSEONDue to the extreme cold
weather, the Wauseon Public Library
was forced to reschedule its Teddy
Bear Picnic to Tuesday, January 20 at
11:30 a.m. in the librarys second floor
meeting room.
Bring your favorite doll or teddy bear
and a sack lunch, and plan on enjoying
yourself at the librarys 2015 Teddy
Bear Picnic. Childrens Librarian Rachel
Dominique will have teddy bear stories,
games, and activities.

So if youve always wondered who


has a teddy bear at home or another
stuffed animal, well, this is your chance
to find out! pointed out Library Director
Amy Murphy. Well all be bringing our
teddy bears and stuffed animals to work
that day, and we hope that youll bring
PHOTO BY SHAR DIMICK, STAFF
your teddy bear to the library too.
ADDRESSING THE ISSUE ... Thomas McWatters explains to the council why the
For more information on the Teddy vicious dog measure failed.
Bear Picnic, please contact the Wauseon
Public Library by email at amy.murphy@
word it different? What other thing can
By: Shar Dimick
oplin.org or call 419-335-6626.
you do besides say a vicious dog is a
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
vicious dog period according to the
After the January 5 Wauseon City
Council meeting, the ordinance requiring state code and we are no longer going to
pit bull owners to register their dogs as discriminate against any certain breed?
Mayor Kathy Huner said in response,
vicious remains unchanged.
We
are not confused on what vicious
Thomas McWatters III, Law Director
dog
is and on how you can identify
explained, We incorrectly indicated
what
a vicious dog is or how to identify
during the meeting that that was
sufficient for passage. Upon further what breed a dog is. Weve heard all the
review, reflection and looking at the information. She continued to explain
contact. They also have the opportunity code and the charter, we determined why council is revisiting the issue,
to receive a Wauseon Exempted Village that this was not sufficient to pass on What we are trying to do is for the best
Schools High School Diploma, provided second reading. The second reading, interest of the safety and health and the
welfare of all our citizens in Wauseon,
they meet the graduation requirements. therefore, failed.
Ohio.
Because
the
original
ordinance
In addition, with satisfactory academic
Councilor
Shane
Chamberlin
remains
in
place
pit
bull
owners
are
progress, Wauseon Virtual Academy
reminded
council,
The
Safety
and Code
still
required
to
register
with
the
city,
pay
Students can participate in co-curricular
[committee]
originally
recommended
a
and extra-curricular programs with their the $25 administrative fee, show proof
removal, not an addition. When asked
of
insurance,
and
adhere
to
additional
peers. WVA offers the benefits of online
after the meeting, he further clarified
schooling and flexibility with the benefits fencing and muzzling rules.
that in regard to concern of always
April
Petz,
Wauseon
resident
and
the
of public school.
needing to revisit the issue, [it] would
owner
of
one
of
two
pit
bulls
currently
The Wauseon Virtual Academy
registered, told council that she will not be resolved simply by referring to State
offers a full schedule of coursework
register her dog this year. She said, Im code. As the State code changes, the
of instructional resources through
registered through the county with my City's would as well (essentially) and
Pearson. These on-line resources include
tags how Im supposed to, and thats all City officials would not spend any time
Connections for elementary - middle
the further that well go.
in meetings effecting those perceived
school aged students and GradPoint
However, despite the failed measure, changes in the future.
for middle school to high school aged the discussion regarding the vicious
Police Chief Keith Torbet said when
students.
dog definition continues. McWatters asked following the meeting, What I
Currently, 22 students are enrolled said, The thought was to use the time
would like to do is to stiffen up the dog
full-time in WVA. There are 31 between the second and third readings
classifications based on aggressiveness,
students who are finishing graduation for folks to sit down and discuss the
not breed. In regards to who I would
requirements or taking credit recovery issue, this in essence really provides like to have work on this with me is
courses through WVA using GradPoint. a little bit more breathing room to do obviously the dog warden, as well as
In addition, 106 Wauseon High School that since there is no longer an official Tasha Grieser, who spoke in December
students are enrolled in ACT Preparation ordinance before council.
in regards to the law. I think we could
Courses through the Wauseon Virtual
Resident Rick Griffin asked council, come up with some classifications that
Academy.
I dont understand what other language would better protect the citizens from
The school district has plans for the they are trying to add to it. They say were aggressive dogs.
Virtual Academy to expand its programs. going to come up with some different
Shar may be reached at
Starting in the 2015-2016 school year, language to add to the state code. Do
publisher@thevillagereporter.com
Wauseon High School students (that are you want to add the same law and just
not full-time Wauseon Virtual Academy
Students) that receive WHS guidance
counselor approval may enroll in one
WVA on-line elective course. These
courses are electives that
are not currently offered
at Wauseon High School.
Students must be making
satisfactory
progress
toward
graduation
requirements
to
be
approved by their guidance
counselor.
The Wauseon Virtual
Academy
was
made
possible by an Ohio
Department of Education
Straight A Grant in 2014.
Without
these
startup grant funds for
laptops, educational and
instructional
licensing,
and WVA furniture, the
district would not have
been able to implement
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Technology is interwoven into society
in many different ways, and the public
educational system has also benefited
from using technology to educate
students. The Wauseon School district
implemented the Wauseon Virtual
Academy (WVA) to offer students another
avenue of learning. The Wauseon Virtual
Academy provides an on-line educational
setting for students in this community.
The Wauseon Virtual Academy is part
of the Northwest Ohio Virtual Academy,
a 16 member consortium of schools in
Northwest Ohio.
At Wauseon, the district recognizes
that students learn using different
methods. The district desires to provide
a public school option for students
that wish to have a full time on-line
educational experience or prepare for the
future by taking an exploratory class that
is not currently offered on campus, in
the self-paced educational environment.
With the implementation of a 1 to 1
program in Grades 6-12 and additional
Chromebooks in the elementary and
primary buildings, Wauseon Schools
have seen a drastic change in the
interactive nature of their teaching and
learning for their traditional school
settings.
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Virtual Academy, as compared to other
online options including for-profit online
schools, is that students have a Wauseon
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Wauseon Council Approves Four


Full-Time Fire Department Positions

Wauseon Band Members


Accepted Into Honor Bands
The
Wauseon
Band
Program
accepted many students into various
honor bands over the past month:
BGSU HS New Music Reading Clinic
Honor Band
3 WHS Students were selected
including: Bailey Hardy (Trombone),
Sean Baker (Tuba) and Karli Callahan
(Bassoon) have all been accepted.
They will perform with musicians from
around the state. The clinic begins on
Jan 22 & concludes with a performance
in BGSUs Kobacker Hall on Saturday
January 24.

at the Stranahan Theater on Feb 15.


Concert begins @ 2:30 & is free to the
public. Students accepted include:
Jadon Meeker (Alto Sax), Bailey Roof
(Clarinet), Marah Patterson (Clarinet),
Tiffany Villaruz (Clarinet), Michael
Cheezan
(Euphonium),
Samantha
Aeschliman (French Horn), Kelcy
Blanchong (French Horn), Mac Kearney
(Oboe), Lucas Schang (Trombone),
Kodi Albright (Trombone), Jozef Shema
(Trombone), James Allan (Trumpet) and
Tristan Uribes (Tuba).
All Fulton County HS Honor Band
17 WHS Band Students were
accepted. The group is made of the best
band musicians from Fulton County.
Wauseon HS is hosting the event this
year with rehearsals on Friday Jan 23
& Saturday Jan 24. Concert is at 2pm
on Sunday January 25 in the WHS
Auditorium. Students accepted include:
Brooke Hardy (flute), Audra Schmunk
(flute), Sophia Stockham (oboe), Lance
Jutze (clarinet), Michelle Whitmer
(clarinet), Lukas Dominique (contra
bass), David Williams (alto sax), Andrew
Kohls (trumpet), Eli Becker (trumpet),
Ashlyn
Boyers
(horn),
Samantha
Stockham (horn), Taylor Wilcoxon
(horn), Elizabeth McCollough (horn),
Bradley Sickmiller (horn), Paige Moden
(trombone), Zach Spadafore (tuba),
Brandon Bernath (perc).

OMEA District 1 HS Honor Band


PHOTO BY SHAR DIMICK, STAFF
6 WHS Students were accepted
CREATING NEW JOBS ... Councilors Heather Kost, Martin Estrada, and Jon
into the OMEA District 1 HS Honor
Schamp discuss the Fire/EMS staffing proposal.
Band. These students were selected via
recorded audition. The band is made
he has voted no on a motion. However,
By: Shar Dimick
up of the best musicians from Fulton,
he went on to explain that he voted no
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Henry, Williams, Defiance, Wood &
because the majority of the decision
Wauseon City Council unanimously
Lucas counties. Students will perform
makers are appointed and he believes
approved the motion to move forward
in the Stranahan Theater on February
pay decisions should be made by elected
with Fire Chief Rick Sluders Fire and
15 @ 7pm. Concert is free and open to
officials as opposed to appointed officials.
EMS staffing proposal as recommend by
the public! Students selected include:
Kost reiterated that she wanted
the Personnel Committee at the January
Brooke Hardy (Flute), Lance Jutze
to make sure councilors had all the
5 meeting.
(Clarinet), Ashlyn Boyers (French Horn),
information they needed because they
Council President Heather Kost gave
Bailey Hardy (Trombone), Paige Moden
never sat down as a group to discuss
the council an overview of Sluders
(Trombone) and Sean Baker (Tuba).
it. She said that she thought it was a
proposal as presented to the Personnel
fair increase and council needs to keep
OMEA District 1 JH Honor Band
committee. She said that the proposal
comparisons to other municipalities
13 WMS Students were accepted into
includes making the two assistant
in mind when looking at the different the OMEA District 1 JH Honor Band.
fire chiefs full-time and adding four
positions.
These students were also accepted via
additional full-time line staff. Kost said,
Finally, council:
recorded audition and will perform
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In recent years weve doubled basically
Approved the third reading of the
our runs for fire and EMS. She also
Solid Waste Management Plan.
stated that in addition to increased runs
Approved the motion before to
the number of volunteer firefighter is
accept the JAG grant that will be used
down.
to purchase Narcan for opiate overdoses.
Council
already
approved
to
Approved a motion to accept the
discontinue Lifestar as the primary
appointments to various boards and
employer for EMS services in 2015. Kost
commissions: Michael Christman, Zoning
said that the county increased EMS
WAUSEONIn remembrance of Martin Luther King, Jr., the Wauseon Public
Board of Appeals; Jeff Stiriz and Jon
funding to $488,000 from $358,800 so
Library
will be closed on Monday, January 19 for the holiday. The library will
Schamp, Charter Review Commission;
that money would be used to pay for the
reopen
at
its regular time of 10:00 a.m. on January 20.
Heather Kost and Rick Frey, Community
increased staff, but would still require an
Reinvestment Area Housing Council;
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additional $50,000.
Jon Schamp, Tax Incentive Review
Law Director Thomas McWatters III
Council; Rick Frey and Jeff Lako, Tree
said that approving the proposal is only
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Commission; Bev Meridew and Martin
the first step in the process and that they
Estrada, Pride Wauseon Preservation
will work with Clemans & Nelson to draft
and Design Review Board; and, Rebecca
job descriptions and compensations
Martinez and Doug Vollmer, Planning
scales. Once drafted council would need
Cmomission.
to approve them before new personnel
Tabled the second reading of
can be hired. After the meeting Sluder
Ordinance 2014-17, which pertains to
said that Lifestar is on a day-to-day
the pay scale for council on McWatters
contract and that we would continue
recommendation. He said that it had
to use them for EMS services until
come to his attention recently that
something new is in place.
compensation for committee meetings
Councilor Jon Schamp of the
is not pensionable. Other cities such
Finance Committee said that they are
as Archbold addressed that issue by
in the process of review the proposal
eliminating the committee meeting
to purchase/lease an ambulance and
amount and transferring that to the
a heart monitor at an estimated cost of
base salary. Council should have an
$225,000. He said they are determining
amendment in place by the next council
whether the benefit/revenue from
meeting. However, they would need a
billing patients directly for EMS services
special meeting to hear the third reading
outweighs the cost. A recommendation
in order to have new ordinance in place
will be brought to council at later date.
by the state deadline of March 1, 2015.
In other council business, a second
Councilor Rick Frey reported that
reading of an amendment to increase the
the memorial trees were planted for
mayors annual compensation rate from
Dorothy and Paul Lind at Reighard Park,
$12,000 to $14,000 per year starting
Ray Cole at Homecoming Park, and Don
in 2016 passed on a vote of 4-2 with
Mathews at Biddle Park.
Councilors Martin Estrada and Shane
Dennis Richardson, Director of
Chamberlin voting against. Kost asked
Public Service, reported that he received
for clarification on Chamberlins and
contracts from Toledo Edison to extend
Estradas votes as she wanted to make
three phase power to the Shoop Ave. water
sure they had the information they
tower and is working on our final packet
needed. Estrada stated he didnt think
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to certify the Linfoot St. project to ODOT
the percentage increase compared to
so that it can be bid. Richardson said SCHOOL BOARD 2015 ... Serving on the districts Board of Education for 2015 are
councils was quite right. Kost said that
that the work on Linfoot St. is expected (Front - Left To Right): Connie Nicely, Cindra Keeler, Carol Kleck, Chris Oberlin,
the Mayor of Archbold makes $15,500
to begin late fall 2015 with underground Nona Liechty. (Back - Left To Right): Tim Meister, Larry Fruth, Dennis Vetter, Larry
and is only part-time and has an
work and a final completion date in late Martin, Ron Crawford, Brian Baker. Absent from the photo is Kenneth Esterline.
administrator.
spring/early summer of 2016.
Chamberlin asked if they were going
Ohio
Governor
John
Kasich her 19th year as a Defiance City School
Shar may be reached at
to berated for how they voted and said
publisher@thevillagereporter.com
proclaimed the month of January board member and her 18th year on
he never has been asked on council why
2015 as School Board Recognition the Career Center board; Nona Liechty,
Month in our state. As citizens who starting her 5th year as a Northwest
serve students and represent their Ohio Educational Service Center board
communities, individual school board member and her 5th year on the Career
members face complex and demanding Center board; Marcia Bruns, starting
challenges. Ohioans should recognize her 6th year as a Napoleon City School
the vital contributions of these men board member and her first year on the
and women and focus attention on the Career Center board; Tim Meister, Career
crucial role these elected public officials Center Superintendent; Larry Fruth,
play in the education of our students.
starting his 11th year as a Wauseon
School Board members contribute Exempted Village board member and
hundreds and hundreds of hours each his 11th year on the Career Center
year leading their districts. Whether board; Dennis Vetter, starting his 6th
crafting policies, hiring top-notch year as a Hicksville Exempted Village
administrators, listening to staff and board member and his 2nd year on
student
concerns,
or
recognizing the Career Center board; Larry Martin,
outstanding programs, board members starting his 19th year as a Montpelier
always keep their eyes on the prize of Exempted Village board member and
student achievement.
his 5th year on the Career Center board;
Four County Career Center is joining Ron Crawford, starting his 11th year as
with other districts throughout the state a Northwest Ohio Educational Service
to recognize the important contributions Center board member and his first
school board members make to their year on the Career Center board; and
communities. The Career Center is Brian Baker, starting his 20th year as
appreciative of their school board a Northwest Ohio Educational Service
members who assure that the school is Center board member and his 9th year
providing the best career and technical on the Career Center board; Kenneth
education possible for the students.
Esterline, starting his 33rd year as a
Serving on the districts Board of Northwest Ohio Educational Service
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BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS ... Celebrating January birthdays at the Fulton County
Career Center Treasurer; Cindra Keeler, on the Career Center board.
Senior Center, Wauseon Ohio are: left to right: Larry Dickson, Opal Taylor, Marjorie
starting her 7th year as a Bryan City
The Board of Education elected Larry
Olmstead.
Schools board member and her 7th year Martin as President and Dennis Vetter
on the Career Center board; Carol Kleck, as Vice-President for 2015. Four County
starting her 25th year as a Northwest Career Center serves twenty-two school
Ohio Educational Service Center board districts in Defiance, Fulton, Henry and
In our December 31 edition, the Wauseon Officer of the Year was incorrectly member and her 18th year on the Career Williams counties.
identified. The officers name is Kevin Chittenden. We sincerely apologize for the Center board; Chris Oberlin, starting
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December Offers A Brief Respite, But


The Legacy Of 2014 Weather Is Dubious
By: Timothy Kays
THE VILLAGE REPORTER

After a very cold and relatively


snowy November, December 2014 was
a drastically different month with above
normal temperatures and snowfall that
was well below normal. Despite the
pleasantries of the month, it was not
enough to offset the final numbers on
the year, which was one of the coldest
on record.
According to the National Weather
Service Forecast Office in North Webster,
Indiana (KIWX), December began with
slightly below normal temperatures, and
ended with temperatures much below
normal. Sandwiched in the middle,
most of the days were warmer than
normal. Only ten days had an average
temperature below normal, and the
coldest of those was on the last day of the
month, where it was 11 degrees below
normal. Between the December 4 and
30, only four days were below normal.
There were seven days in December in
which the average daily temperature was
greater than ten degrees above normal.
The warmest day was the 23rd with a
high of 56 and a low of 39 for an average
temperature of 48 degrees. The coldest
day was the 31st with a high of 20, a
low of 10 and an average temperature of
15. Following on the heels of a cold and
snowy November, and with the memories
of a miserable winter of 2013-14 still in
the rearview mirror, December of 2014
turned out to be an aberration.
According to KIWX, the weather
throughout the area was very tranquil
and relatively mild, especially compared
to the month prior. Only a handful of
weather systems brought precipitation
to the Fort Wayne area. A near miss
winter storm put down 0.63 inches of
precipitation on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th.
With cold air lacking and warm moisture
from the Pacific and Gulf of Mexico

streaming into the area, the precipitation


fell as mainly rain, with only a few wet
snowflakes falling on the back side as
this system departed. Another storm
system passing through the Ohio valley
brought 0.44 inches of precipitation on
the 15th through 17th.
With the lack of cold air and
precipitation producing weather systems,
it is no surprise that the month ended as
one of the least snowiest Decembers on
record in Fort Wayne. What is a surprise
is that this followed a November that had
more snow and was the 25th snowiest
November on record with 4.2 inches.
Ironically, the KFWA observation station
at Fort Wayne International Airport
measured more snowfall in December
than South Bend, which is famous for
its lake effect snowfall. This has only
occurred twelve times since 1912.
Breaking
down
the
numbers,
KIWX reported, The average monthly
temperature was 32.6 degrees which was
3.5 degrees above normal. This ranked as
the 29th warmest December dating back
to 1912. There were just six days with a
high temperature of 32 degrees or colder.
The warmest temperature was 56 on the
23rd and the coldest was 10 on the 31st.
Precipitation for the month was 1.72
inches...1.05 inches below normal. This
ranked as the 32nd driest December on
record since 1912. Measurable snow fell
on just four days with the greatest being
0.2 inches on both the 27th and 30th.
This ranked as the fifth least snowiest
December on record since 1912.
Overall, 2014 was a cold and wet with
record snowfall in the area. Has anybody
forgotten the winter of 2013-14? Do I
need to refresh the memory of anyone?
Uh-huhI didnt think so. The numbers
from KIWX and KFWA will bring back
some memories, many of which Id
just as soon forget. Those numbers tell
another story though. You and I, in the

process of getting through one of the


most miserable winters in almost two
generationswe saw history being made
with each relentless snowfall.
The average temperature for the year
2014 was 47.5, which was three degrees
below normal. This ranked as the second
coldest year on record. The coldest
year ever recorded was 1917, with an
average temperature of 46.5 degrees.
No, the barbaric winter of 1982 didnt
cut it, nor did the winter that brought
us the Blizzard of 78. Nope2014 was
the second coldest winter on record, and
we made it through. Complaining oh so
vociferously, but we still made it!
We added a new term to our daily
vernacular in 2014Polar Vortex. It
was that major annoyance that made
multiple cameo appearances in our
area that contributed to the cold. The
most infuriating of these occurred in,
of all improbable months, July of 2014.
The month of July saw the Polar Vortex
skirt our areanot once, but TWICE!
The result of these incursions included
temperatures in the 40s (Remember,
were talking JULY. You know
fireworks, picnics, time on the beach?).
July of 2014 was the second coldest on
record.
While were at it, lets take a gander at
the mirthful months that made the final
average temperatures of 2014 so cold.
Starting in Januarythe tenth coldest
on record. Februarythe fifth coldest
on record. Marchthe sixth coldest
on record. The aforementioned July,
and Novemberthe 6th coldest. Any
questions?
There was 42.84 inches of precipitation
in 2014, which was 4.5 inches above
normal, and great news for the farmers.
This ranked as the tenth wettest year
on record, and we had some mighty fine

crops to show for it. The other shoe to


fall in the precipitation arena is of the
frozen variety, and we all fondly (or
not) remember that seemingly endless
debacle.
Snowfall for the calendar year was
68.6 inches, a huge 35.1 inches above
normal. This ranked as the snowiest
calendar year on record...exceeding the
previous record set in 1982 by 7 inches.
This is especially impressive, considering
the fact that December of 2014 only
accounted for 0.6 inches of that total.
We shivered. We shoveled. We
survived.
Looking into the ever-changing and
often bewildering crystal ball of the
Climate Prediction Center, it appears
that someone may need to pay a
visit to the Upper Midwest and our
area. Precipitation for the month is
scheduled to be normal for our area, and
temperatures areummm. How do I say
this?
While our fannies are freezing in
yet another reemergence of the Polar
Vortex, the CPC is calling for normal
temperatures for our area (24.9 degree
average) in January, as well as other
areas where the wind chill factors are
currently in the minus-40 vicinity. Im
sure this will come as welcome news
to the other normal temperature folks
along the Alabama and Florida Gulf
Coast, where the Polar Vortex freezing
line extended over 50 miles out into the
Gulf.
Is it just me, or has it become normal
for the term normal to be anything
but normal, and more abnormal than
normal? While you decipher and debate
that painful postulation, Im going for an
aspirin.
Timothy Kays can be reached at
tim@thevillagereporter.com

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Devotional Thought / Fellowship of Christian Athletes


BY: REX STUMP - START THE NEW YEAR BEING POSITIVE!
This means that anyone who belongs to
Christ has become a
new person. The old
life is gone; a new
life has begun! 2
Corinthians 5:17
I was watching
a
NCAA
Basketball game recently
and was alarmed by
something I saw. The
stadium was filled
with a crowd ready
to see their ranked
team bring home
another victory. The whistle blew, the ball was
tossed in the air, and the two teams began their
competition. However, the visiting team came out
quick and took a strong lead to the game. The
home team trailed into the second half and finally began to show some hope for a comeback. It
was at this time, with three minutes left in the
game, the home crowd finally made some noise
when their team showed a little life. This place
was packed and yet quiet, until their ranked team
made some good plays. In spite of a valiant effort,
the home team lost. And the fans quietly left the
stadium with the same intensity they displayed
during the game.
As I watched most of the game, I felt like I was
watching a bunch of Fickle Christians and that
is what alarmed me! What do I mean?
Fickle Christians live with no sense of urgency.
As Gods children we belong to the ranked team
and we are victorious over darkness. Yet, we
cant expect just to walk into opposition thinking,
We are the ranked home team, we are supposed
to win. We must still live with an urgency to win
and not underestimate our opponent.
Fickle Christians sit back and expect others
to get the job done. It appeared that the crowd
was not going to participate unless they liked how
the team was going to perform. It reminded me
of how the church can act at times, the majority
sits and watches a few lead, and refuses to cheer
or help unless they see something good. The only

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time they make noise is when they dont like what


they see. Regardless of what we see taking place
around us, we must engage in helping, serving, or
cheering on those who are!
Fickle Christians complain instead of cheering.
It is so easy to complain and whine about things
that dont go our way. Blame it on the refs. Blame
it on the coach. Blame someone! Instead of blaming or complaining, lets use words of encouragement. Instead of pointing out the negative, can we
offer encouragement and something positive?
With a sense of urgency, lets help, lets engage
in serving, lets cheer on others as they too serve.
Heres a simple exercise to start and end the day.
In the morning pray something like this; God,
thank for this new day! Help me to be alert to living in a positive manner. Give me opportunity to
serve and encourage others.
In the evening before you go to bed complete
the following statements:
I am thankful for __________.
Today I accomplished____________.
Lets not be caught with having a fickle, complacent, and indecisive attitude this New Year. We
are new in Jesus Christ and therefore we live with
Jesus Christ working through us!
For more reading check out Philippians 2:14,
Colossians 3:1-17 and Romans 13:11-14.

St. Johns Lutheran Church


To Welcome Pastor M. Riak
On January 19th
St. Johns Lutheran Church is pleased to announce that they will be welcoming Pastor Matthew
M. Riak on January 19 at 6:00 PM.
Pastor Riak was born in the war zone of South
Sudan and became aware of Jesus as his savior
when he was seven years old. These two factors
have shaped who Pastor Riak is and the nature of
his ministry today. His strong personal relationship
with Christ has brought him to the place where his
only desire is to allow Christ to work through him in
whatever way is fitting.
The public is welcome to come show their support to Pastor Riak as he shares his experiences
and the Women of the Church will be hosting a
carry in meal for the guest speaker. The Women
of the Church will be providing the main dish and
rolls and encourages others to bring a passing dish
to share with their guests and visitors.
A sign up sheet has been started that so the
Women of the Church can have an idea of how
many visitors they will need to prepare for. Those
interested in attending are encouraged to contact
the Women of the Church by e-mailing bev_nwfcu@
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Winning The Battle


For A Generation
HOW CAN YOU RESPOND TO
GREAT FEAR?
The leader of
his country was
overwhelmed
with what he
saw,
180,000
enemy soldiers
had
encircled
his city, the
capital of the
nation.
There
were
repeated
o m i n o u s
threats from the
leaders of the
enemy troops,
their
chants
could be heard
throughout
the city, the
pounding of their feet, the thundering sound of the
horses all indicated the inevitable end of the Kings
leadership, the fall of his country. What should
he do? How could the King address the fear of his
people?
History tells us that the King went into the
religious symbol of his countrys strength, the
temple, there he prayed and later composed a psalm
that would forever be a refuge for those facing the
noise of defeat. Tucked away in the middle of his
comforting composition we read these words, Be
Still and know that I am God, Psalm 46:10.
Being still before God in the midst of a trial, a
challenge or even in the valley of the shadow of
death is not an easy thing to do. However, the right
response to fear is faith, a faith that waits in stillness
before a an Omniscient (all knowing), Omnipotent
(all powerful) God.
Regarding the discipline of silence I read about
John Cage was an eccentric and experimental
musical composer. One of his most famous
experimental compositions was a piece called 433
For performances, the pianist would come on stage,
sit down at the piano, open the score, and then
start a stopwatch that ran for four minutes and 33
seconds. The composition was 4 minutes and 33
seconds of silence. All that could be discerned was
the ambient noise in the hall. I suppose we could
debate the artistic merit of the piece, but perhaps
there is a deeper lesson. We all could benefit from
some quietor silenttime before God.
What are you facing this year, this month, this
week, today that might cause you to be afraid?
How can you respond to great fear? Has the noise
of defeat, the prospect ruin, or even death drowned
out the presence of God? I would beg you to hear
again the words of the great King, Hezekiah, writing
out of the noise of total oblivion, Be still and know
that I am God..
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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MORE GENERAL AREA NEWS

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Williams County Library Board

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A FOND FAREWELL ... Nancy Gallehue recently retired from the Williams County
Public Library Board of Trustees, after serving as a member for 17 years. The library
and Board presented Mrs. Gallehue with a special gift to show appreciation for her
years of service. Pictured is: WCPL Director Jeff Yahraus, Nancy Gallehue, and
WCPL Board President Cheryl Casebere.

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Offered In Defiance
A free mental health education
class for family members and friends
of persons with a mental illness will be
offered next month by NAMI (National
Alliance on Mental Illness) Four County.
The class, called Family to Family,
begins Thursday, February 5 starting
at 6 p.m. in Defiance at the Sherwood
State Bank community room, 400 W.
Third St.
Family to Family is a 12-week class
that meets for 2 hours with each class
covering a different topic, including:
learning about the symptoms and facts
of major depression, bipolar disorder,
schizophrenia, panic disorder and
obsessive compulsive disorder, and
understanding each diagnosis as well as
the treatment of each illness.
Other topics covered include dealing
with difficult periods that a person
suffering from a mental illness goes
through, including relapse; an up-todate medication review; a problem-

solving workshop; developing strategies


on how to better communicate with
the mentally ill loved one; making sure
family membes and friends take care of
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will be the fifth class that they have
taught.
Family to Family is now listed in
SAMHSAs national registry of evidencebased programs and practices.
Participants will receive a notebook
full of information on each topic covered
during the class.
Although the classes are free,
registration is required. To register or
get more detailed information about
the Family to Family class, please call
Gary or Barb Arnos at 419/636-0148
evenings or weekends.

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Kim Grime
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WEST UNITY VILLAGE - ORDINANCE 2014-12
2014 REVISED PERMANENT ANNUAL
APPROPRIATIONS ORDINANCE (VILLAGE)
(REVISED CODE SEC. 5705.38).
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Att: Kim Grime, Fiscal Officer
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WEST UNITY VILLAGE - ORDINANCE 2014-13
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 121.01
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107
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1908-2015

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12 Months
Same As Cash

Now thru Jan. 31, 2015

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with $500 Purchase

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NO Interest Until 2016*

203 N. Defiance St., Archbold, Ohio 419-446-2551


205 Main St., Bryan, Ohio 419-636-1121

www.ruppfurniture.com
*With approved credit. Minimum purchase $500. Maximum purchase $8,000. Special financing
available for qualified customers. See store for details. **Except special orders.

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