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EDON MONTPELIER PIONEER WEST UNITY FAYETTE STRYKER WAUSEON


(USPS 168-440) - Volume 6 Edition 2

YOUR LOCAL WEEKLY HOMETOWN NEWS SOURCE

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Edon School Board Organizes For


Wauseons Lucas Blanchong
2015 With New President Schaffter Achieves Highest Boy Scout Rank
By: Shar Dimick

THE VILLAGE REPORTER

PHOTO BY LUCINDA HELD-FAULHABER, STAFF

EDON SCHOOL BOARD PRESIDENT During its January Organizational Meeting,


members of Edon Northwest Local Board of Education elected Jamie Schaffter and
Aaron Hake to serve as President and Vice President, respectively, throughout 2015.
Congratulating Mrs. Schaffter on her new position is District Superintendent John
Granger.
By: Lucinda Held-Faulhaber
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
Jamie Schaffter was elected President
of Edon Northwest Local Board of
Education during its organizational
meeting held Tuesday, January 13,
2015 at 5:00 p.m. in the Edon Schools
Media Center. Re-elected to the Boards
Vice-President post was Aaron Hake;
both terms are for one year.
Continuing that evening, the Board:
Established the second Tuesday of
each month at 5:30 p.m. as the date and
time for regular monthly meetings (with
the exception of Novembers session on
the third Tuesday and when otherwise
noted).
Authorized Superintendent John
Granger to serve as Purchasing Agent
for the District.
Set Bonds for the Treasurer,
Superintendent and Board President at
$20,000 each.
Maintained the Board Service Fund
at $5,000 (for annual expenses incurred
by members in their official duties i.e.
workshops, in-service or professional
development programs, etc.).
Named
Superintendent
John
Granger as Bargaining Agent for the
Board.
Approved Ennis, Roberts and
Fischer as Legal Counsel.
Maintained Board Compensation at
forty dollars per meeting.
Prior to finalizing 2015 Board
Organization Committee appointments,
members addressed the status of
each committee, assessing its current
effectiveness and function.
I know that over time, some

committees become antiquated and I


think we might have a couple [here],
observed Superintendent John Granger
from recent queries. When [having
board] committees, we need to make
sure they are real and are being used.
As a result of the subsequent
discussion
giving
attention
to
Superintendent Grangers observations
and
recommendations,
members
updated long-established committees,
agreeing to: eliminate its Technology
Committee and Policy Book Committee;
create a new Building/Grounds/
Transportation
Committee;
replace
the former Negotiation Committee
with the Superintendent as Board
Bargaining Agent and designate the
Audit Committee as a Finance Review
Committee. Additionally, Music and Arts
Representative and Academic Council
Representative positions were created;
the OSBA Student Achievement Liaison
position was done away with.
Superintendent Granger and the
Board remain confident these revisions
will better reflect the objectives and
focus of each established committee.
Agreeing to accept Board Organization
Committee appointments were:
Ohio School Boards Association
(OSBA) Legislative Liaison ~
Jamie
Schaffter
Athletic Council Representative ~
Brad McCrea
Music and Arts Representative ~
Jamie Schaffter
Academic Council Representative ~
Dave Wehrle
Park Board Representative ~ Aaron
Hake
Finance Review Committee ~ Brad
McCrea, Dave Wehrle
Building/Grounds/
T r a n s p o r t a t i o n
Committee ~ Dave Haase,
Dave Wehrle
With approval of 2015
organizational
items
and appointments as
presented, the meeting
was adjourned to regular
session.

"The Village Reporter"

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may be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

Lucas Blanchong recently became


Wauseon Troop 8s newest Eagle Scout.
Blanchong is the son of Bill and Tina.
His Eagle Scout service project included
volunteering at First Christian Churchs
Vacation Bible School, Weird Animals.
Blanchong said that he supervised the
middle school helpers, helped with
technology, created ads, set up a website
for participants to register and led a
training session for all the workers. It
was fun, but a lot work! he said.
His Boy Scout career began in Pack
8 as a Tiger scout. When asked why he
wanted to be an Eagle Scout, he said I
wanted to be an Eagle Scout because it
is the highest rank you can achieve in
Scouting. When I first joined Scouts I
always looked up to the higher Scouts
and thought it would be cool to be
an Eagle Scout someday. I just kept
working towards it.
Blanchong, a freshman at Wauseon
High School, also plays soccer year
round in various leagues and is on
the quiz team. In addition, he will be
in the spring musical, Godspell, as a
philosopher.
He will officially be honored for
achieving the rank Eagle Scout at a
ceremony on May 7; however, the Eagle
Scout board of review has approved his
new rank and told him he didnt have

PHOTO BY SHAR DIMICK, STAFF

HIGHEST SCOUT RANK ... Wauseon


Boy Scout Troop 8s newest Eagle Scout,
Lucas Blanchong.

to wait until the ceremony to consider


himself an Eagle Scout.
Shar Dimick may be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

Williams County Humane Society


Dedicated To Kids, Community
By: T.J. Hug

THE VILLAGE REPORTER

Humane:
Having
or
showing
compassion or benevolence.
Such an endearing word touches
upon the pinnacle of what mankind
strives to be. It even has human hidden
plainly in its text.
But does the term apply strictly to
humanity?
Not to everyone, at least. All across
the United States, several independent
Humane
Societies
serve
local
populations, focusing primarily on the
care and adoption of animals, namely
cats and dogs. Williams Countys own
Humane Society, in particular, has
plenty of compassion and benevolence
for both humans and animals.
Established in 1970, on County Road
13 between Montpelier and Bryan, the
Williams County Humane Society spent
its first thirty-five years just educating
area residents on animal care, health,
and safety. It was in 2004
that a capital campaign
was started to renovate
the building, with the
intention of turning it into
a shelter. The society met
their goal, opening to the
public in July of 2005.
One hour after they
began to take animals in,
the society had seen seven
dogs and thirty-eight cats
surrendered. It quickly
became clear that the
organizations new services
were sorely needed in
Williams County.
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R E P O R T E R

Area Obituaries & Death Notices


Eugene M. Stevenson (1930 - 2015)

William R. Guthrie (1942 - 2015)

Ruth E. Etoll (1925 - 2015)

Eugene M. Stevenson,
84, of Montpelier passed
away Wednesday night at
the Community Hospitals
and Wellness Centers in Bryan. He was born on April
10, 1930 in Monroe County, Michigan to Milo and Josey
Emma (Justice) Stevenson. Eugene proudly served his
country in the United States Army. On December 29,
1951 he married Joan V. Palen and she preceded him
in death in July 2005.
In 1995 Eugene retired from Ronfeldt Associates in
Toledo as a shipping clerk. He was a UAW member for
many years. Eugene was a member of the Montpelier
American Legion and the North East Indiana Blue
Grass Association.
He is survived by one daughter Karen (Robert) Wurm
of Montpelier; one son Dennis M. Stevenson of Maumee,
Ohio; one sister Beulah White of Locarsor, Tennessee;
one grandson Cris (Abby) Wurm of Montpelier; and one
great grandson Gavin Wurm.
Eugene was preceded in death by his wife Joan, his
parents and one sister Adeline Schmidt.
Donations may be made to the Montpelier Senior
Center Mobile Meals Service. Condolences can be left
for the family at www.thethompsonfuneralhome.com

William
R.
Bill
Guthrie, age 72, of Stryker,
passed away unexpectedly
on Saturday, January
10, 2015 at the Toledo
Hospital. Prior to his
retirement in 2004 he had
worked as an electrician
for Anderson-Vreeland in
Bryan for 15 years.
Bill
was
born
in
Stryker on November 21,
1942, the son of Frederic
and Margaret (Grubbs)
Guthrie. On November 8,
1986 he married Sharon Ryan, and she survives. He
was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a
member of the Stryker American Legion Post 60 and
a member of the Bryan AMVETS Post 54. He enjoyed
hunting, camping, and hiking. He was also a Ham
Radio Operator and a retired Bingo player.
Surviving is his wife, Sharon; two sons, Tony Russel
(Jill) Guthrie of Pioneer, William Frederic (Linda)
Guthrie of Stryker; step-son, Bobby Bigger of Bryan;
grandchildren, Karina, Kayden, Ashlynn, Katelynn,
Shandy, Robert, and, Enoch. He is also survived by a
sister, Linda (Everett) Cooper of Stryker; uncle, Walt
(Vanice) Guthrie of Stryker; and his pet dog, Skippy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and pet dogs,
Kati Jo and Lady.
The family requests that memorial contributions be
given to the Williams County Humane Society. Online
condolences may be offered to the family at www.
grisierfh.com

Ruth E. Etoll, age 89, of


Coldwater, Michigan, and
formerly of Stryker, Ohio,
passed away Thursday
morning, January 8, 2015
at Maple Lawn Medical
Care Facility in Coldwater.
Ruth was born in
Stryker, Ohio on February
20, 1925, the daughter
of Carlton and Edith
(VanWagner)
Collins.
She was a member of St.
Charles Catholic Church
in Coldwater, MI and
enjoyed attending the Northview Christian Church in
Coldwater, as well. She loved playing Bingo and Bid
Euchre, but her passion was fishing.
She is survived by her children; Mary Jo OBrien
of Lusby, MD, Linda Etoll of Jacksonville, FL,
Patricia (John) Schmidt of Coldwater, MI, Ernest
(Mary Lynn) Etoll of Lake Seneca, Ohio, Ellen (Rich)
Bailey, Christine (Randy) Warner and Alice Hall, all of
Edgerton, Tracy (friend Kevin Lyons) Etoll of Payson,
AZ, Scott (Joanne) Etoll of Coldwater, MI, Eric Etoll of
Defiance, OH, and Julia Etoll and Brian Etoll, both of
Mesa, AZ. She is also survived by 21 grandchildren,
many great-grandchildren and one sister, Gertrude
(Fred) Sanders of Defiance. She was preceded in death
by her husband; one son, Cornell J. Etoll, II; sisters
Elizabeth Young, Norma Fitzenrider and Mary Collins,
and her brother, Robert Collins.
The family requests that memorial contributions be
given to family choice. Online condolences may be
offered to the family at www.grisierfh.com

V E T E R A N

Robert J. Morrison (1929 - 2015)


Robert J. Morrison, 85,
of Fayette, died Sunday
morning, January 11,
2015, at Fairlawn Haven
in Archbold. He was
born December 2, 1929,
in Hillsdale County, MI.
He married Sonja M.
Morrison on April 27,
1968, in Munson, MI, and
she survives.
Robert lived his early
life in Waldron, MI,
and attended Waldron
Schools.
He
proudly
served his country as a
member of the United
States Army from 19501953, serving overseas in
France and Germany. He
worked at the former Fayette Tubular Products for over
25 years before retiring in 1991. Bob enjoyed mowing
lawns in the summertime, and was also a caretaker
at Pleasant View Union Cemetery for several years. He
was a member of the Fayette American Legion-John
Dale Post.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Sonja, of Archbold,
are three sons, Randy Morrison of Fayette, Ronnie
Morrison of Fayette, and Steven Morrison of Pittsford,
MI; a daughter, Diane (Dick) Storehalder of Waldron;
two brothers, Mason (Betty) Morrison of Marion, IN,
and Louis (Sharon) Morrison of Jonesville, MI; three
sisters, Joanne (Ivan) Miller of Fayette, Louise Masters
of Wauseon, OH, and Dorothy Slocum in Reading, MI;
and eight grandchildren.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, a
brother, Paul, and a sister, Marjie.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may
consider memorial contributions to the American
Heart Association.

V E T E R A N

James E. Williams (1941 - 2015)


James E. Williams, age
74, of Swanton, passed
away Wednesday evening
January 14, 2015 at
Fulton Manor in Wauseon
with family members at
his side. He was born in
Dover Twp of Lenawee
County in Michigan on
January 6, 1941 to the late
Palmer Williams and Bessie
(Shepherd) Williams. On
February 25, 1961 he was
united in marriage to Ilah
Jo Irwin who passed away in 2012.
Jim worked in the printing business for over 60 years.
Along with his late wife Jo, he was co-owner of J&J Quality
Printing in Swanton and later Swanton Printing from
2008 to present. Jim was a proud member of the Moms
Diner Club in Swanton. Some of his fondest hobbies
were fishing, camping and taking road trips. Jims great
sense of navigation allowed for visiting numerous towns
and cities while traveling back roads and avoiding major
highways, thus adding to the adventure.
Jim is survived by his children, Connie (Lee) Miller of
Newark, OH, Kathy (Art) Perry of Wauseon, Michael (Sue)
Keller of Toledo and Pat (Ann) Keller of Georgetown, KY;
grandchildren, Karen Horvath, Myra Gamble, Shawna
Figy, Jason Giguere, Dawn Orner, Christy Grondin,
Jenny Clarke, Courtney Keller and Mike Shaw; fifteen
great grandchildren; two brothers and one sister.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by
his daughter, Teresa Richards and grandsons, Brandon
Perry and Steven Richards.
Those wishing a show of sympathy are asked to consider
contributions to the family with a charity to be selected
later. Online condolences may be sent to the family
through our website at www.barnesfuneralchapel.com

Kimberley E. Fogarty (1963 - 2015)


Kimberley
Elaine
Fogarty, age 51, of Delta,
passed away unexpectedly
on Thursday, January
8, 2015, in her home.
Kimberley
was
selfemployed and enjoyed
helping as an adult
caregiver to many in the
area.
Kimberley was born
in Toledo on January 27,
1963, the daughter of
Gay and Helen (Severino)
Hallock. She is survived by
her son, Michael (Jaime)
Fogarty of Wauseon; four beloved granddaughters,
Brailyn, Isabella, Halle and Gianna; and two brothers,
Tim Hallock of Delta and Earl Hallock of Kentucky.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
The family requests that memorial contributions be
given to family choice. Online condolences may be
offered to the family at www.grisierfh.com

Pauline Jane Rupp (1924 - 2015)


Pauline Jane Rupp, Pettisville, died Monday,
January 12, 2015 at the home of her daughter and
son-in-law.
The eldest daughter of Ervin Lantz and Florence
Wells Lantz, she was born in Pettisville, Ohio on June
15, 1924. The family moved to Toledo, where she
attended the city schools, graduating from Libbey High
School in 1942. Near the end of World War II she spent
a few months living and working for the Seabees in
southern California.
Pauline married Delmer D. (Pete) Rupp on November
1, 1946. They established their home in Pettisville. They
were the parents of five children: Jane Rupp, Archbold;
Ann (Ron) Hale; Christine (Brad) Mosier; Barb (Lonnie)
Rufenacht; and Mark (Darla) Rupp, all of Pettisville.
She was a member of Crossroads Evangelical
Church, Wauseon, Pettisville American Legion
Auxiliary, and a long time volunteer at Fulton County
Health Center.
Pauline was preceded in death by her husband,
parents, and two sisters, Donna Richards and
Elizabeth Goldsmith. In addition to her children
and their spouses, ten grandchildren and five great
grandchildren survive.
Memorial gifts may be made to Crossroads
Evangelical Church, Solid Rock International, or
donor's choice. www.ShortFuneralHome.com

Williams County Humane Society

Reporter

Jack
Lucky is a young golden
retriever male. He seems
to like other dogs and
has a fun personality.
He loves treats and toys
and longs for his forever
family.

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Cindy Lou Who
Cindy Lou Who is a wonderful, lazy house cat who
is around 3 years old.
She was brought to the
shelter in rough shape,
but was treated and is
recovering well. Now she
longs for a loving home to
call her own.

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.

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21ST, 2015

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

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

EDON POLICE
(Jan 4) Traffic Control Device Violation - Warning
(Jan 5) Citizen Assist
(Jan 6) Agency Assist (2)
(Jan 7) Citizen Assist (2)
(Jan 7) Agency Assist
(Jan 9) Citizen Assist (2)
STRYKER POLICE
(Jan 2) Traffic Warning - Use of Headlights
(Jan 2) Theft
(Jan 3) Medic Assist
(Jan 4) Medic Assist
(Jan 4) Alarm - Commercial
(Jan 5) Traffic Warning - Speed
(Jan 5) Traffic Stop - Display of Plates
(Jan 5) Theft
(Jan 5) Sex Offense
(Jan 6) Traffic Warning - Speed
(Jan 6) Citizen Assist
(Jan 9) Information Report
(Jan 9) Accident - Private Property
(Jan 9) Blocked Rail Crossing
(Jan 9) Suspicious Person/Vehicle
(Jan 10) Traffic Warning - Headlights
Required
(Jan 11) Traffic Warning - Reckless
Operation, Private Property
(Jan 12) Harassment
(Jan 13) Traffic Warning - Speed
(Jan 13) Citizen Assist
(Jan 14) Warrant Service
MONTPELIER POLICE
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WEST UNITY POLICE


5) 3 Thefts
5) Wellbeing Check
6) Agency Assist
7) Traffic Crash
7) Medical Emergency
7) Agency Assist
7) Speed/Citation
8) Lock-Out
8) Keep the Peace
8) Traffic Crash
8) Agency Assist (3)
8) Fraud
8) Wellbeing Check
9) Agency Assist (2)
9) Lock-Out (2)
9) Fraud
10) Medical Emergency
10) Drug Complaint

WAUSEON POLICE
(Jan 8) 239 Hickory St, Accident
(Property Damage)
(Jan 8) 800-B N Shoop Ave, Debris in
Roadway
(Jan 8) 425 Cole St Unit 404, Domestic Trouble
(Jan 9) 805 Hemlock, Welfare Check
(Jan 9) 1496 N Shoop Ave, Accident
(Property Damage)
(Jan 9) Lawrence Ave @ W Elm St,
Property Accident
(Jan 9) 1495 N Shoop Ave, Alarm
Drop
(Jan 9) E Linfoot St @ N Shoop Ave,
Suspicious Person
(Jan 10) 723 S Shoop Ave, 911 Hang
Up Contact In Person
(Jan 10) 705 Fairway Ln Unit 2, Welfare Check
(Jan 10) 491 E Airport Hwy, Alarm
Drop
(Jan 10) 300 W Chestnut St, Car
Alarm
(Jan 10) 800-B N Shoop Ave, Road
Debris
(Jan 10) 1005 Old Orchard Dr, Narcotics
(Jan 11) 112 Depot St, Fight
(Jan 11) 1133 N Ottokee St, Wire
Down
(Jan 11) 748 Wauseon Senior Village,

911 Hang Up Contact In Person


(Jan 11) 419 Cherry St, Animal Call
(Jan 11) 840 Parkview, Alarm Drop
(Jan 11) 1250 N Shoop Ave, Alarm
Drop
(Jan 11) 225 E Linfoot St, Alarm Drop
(Jan 11) 828 N Shoop Ave, Alarm
Drop
(Jan 11) 485 E Airport Hwy, Lost/
Found/Recovered
(Jan 11) 310 N Brunell St, Threats/
Harassment
(Jan 12) 339 Sycamore St, Threats/
Harassment
(Jan 12) 940 E Oak St, Kitchen Entry
Door
(Jan 12) 1005 Old Orchard Dr, Investigate Complaint
(Jan 12) 485 E Airport Hwy, Accident
(Property Damage)
(Jan 12) 555 W Linfoot St, Accident
(Property Damage)
(Jan 12) 152 S Fulton St, Accident
(Property Damage)
(Jan 12) 444 Marshall St, 911 Hang
Up Contact In Person
(Jan 12) 849 E Elm St Unit 104, Domestic Trouble
(Jan 13) 604 S Shoop Ave Unit 200,
Accident (Property Damage)
(Jan 13) 515 Parkview, Bad CheckForgery
(Jan 13) S Shoop Ave @ E Chestnut,
Disabled Vehicle
(Jan 13) 1165 Apache Dr, Alarm Drop
(Jan 13) 151 S Fulton St, Hit-Skip
(Jan 13) N Shoop Ave @ Parkview,
Disabled Vehicle
(Jan 13) 485 E Airport Hwy, SUspicious Vehicle
(Jan 13) 1480 N Shoop Ave, Alarm
Drop
(Jan 13) 230 Clinton St, Department
Info
(Jan 14) 1058 N Shoop Ave, Accident
(Property Damage)
(Jan 14) 820 Spruce St Unit 8, Domestic Violence
(Jan 14) 1480 N Shoop Ave, Alarm
Drop
WAUSEON FIRE DEPARTMENT
(Dec 12) 302 W Oak St, Ill Subject
(Dec 12) 1285 N Shoop Ave #34, Ill
Subject
(Dec 13) Co Rd M & 14-2, Injured
Subject
(Dec 13) 120 Oakwood St, Ill Subject
(Dec 14) 303 Joanna Dr, Ill Subject
(Dec 14) 240 Willow St, Difficulty
Breathing
(Dec 14) 10085 SH 108, Ill Subject
(Dec 15) 418 E Main St Fayette, Ill
Subject
(Dec 15) 131 Cedar Ct, Ill Subject
(Dec 15) 138 E Elm St, Ill Subject
(Dec 15) 11450 Co Rd 11, Ill Subject
(Dec 15) 378 Joanna Dr, Seizures
(Dec 15) 303 Joanna Dr, Difficulty
Breathing
(Dec 15) 415 Cole St, Diabetic
(Dec 16) 217 Hickory St, Fall
(Dec 16) 7856 SH 108 #60, Ill Subject
(Dec 16) 330 Frances Fr, Injured
Subject
(Dec 16) 204 W Elm St, Ill Subject
(Dec 16) 325 W Maplewood St, Ill
Subject
(Dec 16) 725 S Shoop Ave, Transport
(Dec 16) 415 Cole St #21, Lift Assist
(Dec 17) 925 Doris Dr, Ill Subject
(Dec 18) 940 E Oak St, Ill Subject
(Dec 18) 614 Douglas Dr, Ill Subject
(Dec 18) 606 Northwood St Delta, Ill
Subject
(Dec 18) 555 W Linfoot St, Injured
Subject
(Dec 18) 1285 N Shoop Ave #114, Lift
Assist
(Dec 18) 14190 Co Rd 15-1, Injured
Subject
(Dec 19) 400 E Gamble St, Difficulty
Breathing
(Dec 19) 614 Douglas Fr, Ill Subject
(Dec 19) 555 W Linfoot St, Fall
(Dec 19) 1190 N Shoop Ave, Ill Subject
(Dec 19) Airport Hwy & Ottokee St,
Injury Accident
(Dec 19) 555 W Linfoot St, Ill Subject
(Dec 19) 15152 SH 2, Ill Subject
(Dec 20) 555 W Linfoot St, Injured
Subject
(Dec 21) 724 Ottokee St, Seizures
(Dec 22) 813 E Linfoot St, Ill Subject
(Dec 22) 127 W Linfoot St, Ill Subject

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21ST, 2015

(Dec 22) 8641 Co Rd 18, Ill Subject


(Dec 22) Airport Hwy & Shoop Ave,
Injury Accident
(Dec 22) Co Rd 13 & Airport Hwy, Injury Accident
(Dec 22) 701 Burr Rd #34, Ill Subject
(Dec 23)1285 N Shoop Ave #2, Fire
(Dec 23) 701 E Lutz Road #106, Ill
Subject
(Dec 23) 11539 Co Rd RS, Ill Subject
(Dec 24) 15730 Co Rd H, Injured
Subject
(Dec 24) 1470 Co Rd 13) Difficulty
Breathing
(Dec 25) 415 Cole St #21, Alarm Malfunction
(Dec 25) 3170 Co Rd 12, Ill Subject
(Dec 25) 17608 Co Rd J, Ill Subject
(Dec 26) 1590 Co Rd 25, Ill Subject
(Dec 26) 595 Woodside Dr, Ill Subject
(Dec 26) 425 Cole St #204, Ill Subject
(Dec 26) 1224 St Rt 108, Barn Fire
(Dec 27) 303 W Leggett St, Difficulty
Breathing
(Dec 27) 738 Ottokee St, Seizures
(Dec 27) 475 W Main St, Assault
(Dec 27) 210 W Oak St, Ill Subject
(Dec 28) 1000 Block of St Rt 108, Injury Accident
(Dec 28) 330 E Leggett St, Unresponsive
(Dec 29) 1120 N Shoop Ave, Injured
Subject
(Dec 29) 1489 N Shoop Ave, Fire
(Dec 29) 121 Westfield Dr Archbold, Ill
Subject
(Dec 29) 14720 Co Rd J, Ill Subject
(Dec 30) 716 N Shoop Ave, Injury Accident
(Dec 31) 840 W Elm St, Ill Subject
(Dec 31) 242 Monroe St, Ill Subject
(Dec 31) 1445 N Shoop Ave, Fire
WILLIAMS COUNTY CRIMINAL
Jerred A. Barron, Montpelier, OH,
Criminal Trespassing Dismissed.
Costs: $95. Criminal Damages Jail:
30 days, with 20 suspended. Fine:
$350. Costs: $45.
Jacob D. Payne, West Unity, OH,
Sexual Imposition Waive Amount:
$637.50. Jail: 60 days suspended.
Fine: $300. Costs: $210.
Billy M. Farley, Montpelier, OH,
Theft Jail: 30 days suspended. Fine:
$200. Costs: $135. Vehicle Trespassing Jail: 30 days suspended. Fine:
$200. Costs: $45. Theft Jail: 30 days
suspended. Fine: $200. Costs: $145.
Criminal Damages: Jail: 30 days, with
29 suspended. Fine: $250. Costs: $45.
Vehicle Trespassing Jail: 30 days,
suspended. Fine: $200. Costs: $45.
Vehicle Trespassing Jail: 30 days
suspended. Fine: $200. Costs: $45.
Zachary S. McCague, Pioneer, OH,
Criminal Damages Jail: 90 days,
with 88 suspended. Fine: $350. Costs:
$245.11.
WILLIAMS COUNTY TRAFFIC
Donna N. Lloyd, Stryker, OH, 65/55
Speed Fine: $40. Costs: $86.
Stephan N. Cohn, Stryker, OH,
Driving Under a Suspended License
Fine: $300. Costs: $127.75. License
Suspended from January 14, 2015 to
April 14, 2015.
Jerry H. Webster, Montpelier, OH,
64/55 Speed Waive Amount: $125.
Jessica L. Conrad, Montpelier, OH,
74/55 Speed Waive Amount: $125.
Courtney B. Burke, Stryker, OH,
48/35 Speed Fine: $48. Costs: $79.
Rachelle N. Parker, Edon, OH,
70/55 Speed Waive Amount: $125.
Broedy R. Michael, Montpelier, OH,
Failure to Control Fine: $71. Costs:
$79.
Amalia E. Hernandez Izaguirre,
Wauseon, OH, 73/55 Speed Fine:
$46. Costs: $79.
Austin D. Bennett, Montpelier, OH,
66/55 Speed Waive Amount: $125.
Travis E. Kline, Fayette, OH, 85/55
Speed Fine: $71. Costs: $79.
Erika Lockwood, Edon, OH, Failure
to Control Fine: $50. Costs: $79.
Stephen M. McElfresh, Montpelier,
OH, Tag/Sticker Violation Waive
Amount: $125.
Chasity R. Zuber, Montpelier, OH,
Seatbelt Waive Amount: $70.
Steven L. Northrup, Edon, OH,
A.C.D.A. - Waive Amount: $150.

Gabriel K. Gambler, Montpelier, OH,


Failure to Control - Waive Amount:
$150.
Roger S. Wagner, Fayette, OH, Unsafe for Cond Fine: $65. Costs: $85.
Carma J. Evers, Pioneer, OH, Expired Plates Waive Amount: $125.
Robert A. Taylor, Montpelier, OH,
Improper U-Turn Waive Amount:
$150.
Lindsey M. Taylor, Stryker, OH,
A.C.D.A. - Waive Amount: $150.
Kyle J. Potts, Montpelier, OH, Failure to Yield on Left Turn Fine: $50.
Costs: $85.
Stephanie J. Butler, Montpelier, OH,
Driving Under a Suspended License
Jail: 30 days suspended. Fine: $250.
Costs: $90. License suspended from
January 7, 2015 to February 6, 2015.
Joshua A. Taylor, Pioneer, OH, Failure to Control Waive Amount: $150.
Zachary A. Schaffner, Fayette, OH,
Failure to Control Waive Amount:
$150. Seatbelt Waive Amount: $70.
Tia M. Day, West Unity, OH, Failure to Reinstate License Fine: $300.
Costs: $114. License suspended from
December 12, 2014 to March 8, 2015.
Failure to Control Fine: $50. Costs:
$40.
FULTON COUNTY TRAFFIC
Dawayne A. Gilbert, Stryker, OH,
Red Light Waiver Amount: $125.
Fine: $100. Costs: $64.
Ray D. Kope Jr., Fayette, OH, Physical Control Jail: 3 days. Fine: $200.
Costs: $88.
Mary E. Tule, West Unity, OH, 70/55
Speed Fine: $47. Costs: $88.
Cynthia A. Aschliman, Wauseon, OH,
68/55 Speed Fine: $37. Costs: $88.
Moawiah R. Amireh, Fayette, OH,
70/55 Speed Fine: $47. Costs: $88.
Nelson D. Barnhiser, Fayette, OH,
69/55 Speed Waive Amount: $125.
Clarissa Hartman, Wauseon, OH,
Headlights Waiver Amount: $125.
Angela R. Peluso, Montpelier, OH,
Seatbelt Waiver Amount: $81.
Caitlin L. Rippee, Wauseon, OH, No
License Plate Waiver Amount: $125.
Jalen D. Longoria, Wauseon, OH,
Failure to Control Waiver Amount:
$190.
Andrea C. Hernandez Andrade,
Wauseon, OH, Failure to Control
Waiver Amount: $190.
Timothy J. Burkholder, Wauseon,
OH, Traffic Device Fine: $77. Costs:
$88.
Jennifer M. Whitt, Fayette, OH,
69/55 Speed Fine: $37. Costs: $80.
Russel C. Norris, Wauseon, OH,
Seatbelt Fine: $30. Costs: $43.
Jair A. Ayala Jimenez, Wauseon, OH,
80/66 Speed Waiver Amount: $117.
Misty L. Miller, Wauseon, OH, Failure to Control Fine: $102. Costs: $80.
Jeffrey B. Fall, Wauseon, OH, 68/55
Speed Fine: $37. Costs: $80.
Anthony R. Goldsmith, Wauseon,
OH, Seatbelt Fine: $30. Costs: $51.
Michael J. Heier, Wauseon, OH,
38/25 Speed Fine: $37. Costs: $80.
Steven M. Upperco, Wauseon, OH,
Seatbelt Fine: $30. Costs: $51.
FULTON COUNTY CRIMINAL
Jimmie Carros III, Wauseon, OH,
Theft Jail: 4 days. Fine: $100. Costs:
$78.
Johnny Edwards, Wauseon, OH, Falsification Fine: $200. Costs: $78.
Nicholas J. Roth, Fayette, OH, Unlawful Restraint Fine: $200. Costs:
$78.
Brock J. Biddix, Wauseon. OH, Drug
Paraphernalia Fine: $150. Costs:
$78.
Robert McFarland, Wauseon, OH,
Theft Jail: 3 days. Fine: $100. Costs:
$78.
Jennifer L. Short, Wauseon, OH, No
Dog License Fine: $25. Costs: $78.
Confine Dog Fine: $25. Costs: $54.
Jacob E. Olson, Wauseon, OH, Theft
Jail: 11 days. Fine: $200. Costs: $78.
Allen Derek, Wauseon, OH, Drug
Paraphernalia Fine: $50. Costs: $78.
Possession of Marijuana Fine: $50.
Costs: $54.
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WILLIAMS & FULTON COUNTY AREA LOCAL POLICE, EMS &FIRE REPORTS
FULTON COUNTY
DIVORCES GRANTED
Lynette Fricke, of Wauseon,
OH, and William L. Fricke, of
Grafton, OH.
FULTON COUNTY
COMMON PLEAS
A Wauseon man was sentenced on January 9, 2015, in
the Fulton County Common
Pleas Court according to county prosecutor Scott A. Haselman. John Weber, 55, of Hemlock St, previously pled guilty
to an amended charge of Theft.
Between January 1, 2008, and
December 31, 2011, he stole
currency from the State of Ohio
Department of Taxation by failing to remit sales tax. Visiting
Judge John Collier sentenced
Mr. Weber to 5 years of community control and ordered
him to pay the balance of restitution of $43,031.00 to the
Ohio Department of Taxation.
Failure to comply could result
in Mr. Weber spending 90 days
in CCNO. This case was prosecuted by Assistant Attorney
General Special Prosecutor Melissa Schiffel.
On January 12, 2015, the
Fulton County Grand Jury considered indictments charging
individuals with Fulton County crimes, according to Fulton
County Prosecution Attorney
Scott A. Haselman.
Andrew T. Hatzer, age 34, of
Archbold, OH, was indicted on
one count of Possession of Heroin and one count of Possession
of Hashish. On or about July 9,
2014, he allegedly possessed
heroin and hashish.
Brandon D. Clark, age 23,
of Lyons, OH, was indicted on
one count of Illegal Cultivation
of Marihuana. On or about the
month of May, 2014 to August
15, 2014, he allegedly cultivated marihuana in the amount of
more than 200 grams but less
than 1,000 grams.
Debra K. Makula, age 53, of
Lyons, OH, was indicted on one
count of Illegal Cultivation of
Marihuana. On or about the
month of May 2014, to August
15, 2014, she allegedly cultivated marihuana in the amount of
more than 200 grams but less
than 1,000 grams.
Anthony
Mamuscia,
age
26, of Wauseon, OH, was indicted on one county of Trafficking in Heroin. On or about
May 8, 2014, he allegedly sold
or offered to sell heroin in the
amount of more than one gram
but less than five grams.
Andrew W. Parks, age 25,
Wauseon, OH, was indicted
on three counts of Trafficking
in Heroin. On or about April
8, 2014, to April 16, 2014, he
allegedly sold or offered to sell
heroin, one time allegedly in
the vicinity of a juvenile.
Dylan L. Masales, age 21, of
Whitehouse, OH, was indicted
on two counts of Trafficking in
Heroin and one count of Permitting Drug Abuse. On or about
May 30, 2014 to May 31, 2014,
he allegedly sold or offered to
sell heroin, one time allegedly in the vicinity of a juvenile.
He also allegedly permitted his
vehicle to be used for the commission of a felony drug abuse
offense.
Daniel A. Schaffer, age 34, of
Delta, OH, was indicted on four
counts of Trafficking in Heroin
and two counts of Permitting
Drug Abuse. On or about March
11, 2014 to April 1, 2014, he
allegedly sold or offered to sell
heroin, once allegedly in the vicinity of a juvenile. He also allegedly permitted his vehicle to
be used for the commission of a

felony drug abuse offense.


Donna J. Lucas, age 42, of
Wauseon, OH, was indicted on
one count of Theft, one count of
Theft From an Elderly Person or
Disabled Adult, and five counts
of Forgery. On or about November 12, 2014, to November
25, 2014, she allegedly stole
and then forged blank check
belonging to an elderly person.
The value was allegedly $1,000
or more but less than $7,500.
Leslie A. Polaski, age 26, of
Delta, OH, was indicted on one
count of Aggravated Possession
of Drugs. On or about January 2, 2015, she allegedly possessed oxycodone.
Brenda M. Mendez, age 36, of
Wauseon, OH, was indicted on
one count of Grand Theft and
one count of Tampering with
Records. On or about August
6, 2013 to June 13, 2014, she
allegedly stole food assistance
and medical benefits valued at
$7,500 or more but less than
$150,000. She also allegedly
tampered with records belonging to a governmental entity.
Charlotte E. Stubleski, age
40, of Swanton, OH, was indicted on one count of Grand
Theft and one count of Tampering with Records. On or about
August 18, 2012 to August 27,
2014, she allegedly stole food
assistance benefits valued at
$7,500 or more but less than
$150,000. She also allegedly
tampered with records belonging to a governmental entity.
Michael A. Miller, age 19, of
Metamora, OH, was indicted on
two counts of Corrupting Another With Drugs, one count of
Trafficking in Marihuana, one
count of Sexual Batter, one
count of Rape, two counts of
Contributing to the Unruliness
or Delinquency of a Child, one
count of Criminal Damaging or
Endangering, and one count of
Failure to Appear. On or about
September 9, 2014, to December 29, 2014, he allegedly induced or caused a juvenile at
least two years younger to use
marihuana and he allegedly
sold or offered to sell marihuana. He also allegedly engaged
in sexual conduct with another by purposely compelling
the other person to submit by
force or threat of force, knowing the other persons ability
to appraise the nature of her
own conduct was substantially
impaired. Mr. Miller also allegedly caused substantial risk of
physical harm to an electronic
monitoring device and allegedly
failed to appear for a pre-trial
in the Fulton County Common
Pleas Court on December 29,
2014.
Don D. Ballard, Jr., age 28, of
Wauseon, OH, was indicted on
one count of Theft. On or about
September 27, 2014, to December 23, 2014, he allegedly stole
cash valued at $1,000 or more
but less than $7,500.
Daniel S. Martin, age 51, of
Swanton, OH, was indicted on
one count of Domestic Violence
and one count of Felonious Assault. On or about January 10,
2015, he allegedly caused or attempted to cause serious physical harm to a family or household member.
Steven J. Smith, age 29, or
Whitehouse, OH, was indicted
on two counts of Burglary. On
or about October 5, 2014, he
allegedly trespassed in an occupied structure in Swanton
with purpose to commit a criminal offense.
It should be noted that an indictment is merely an accusation and that all criminal defendants are presumed innocent

until and unless proven guilty.


A Bryan woman was sentenced on January 13, 2015,
in the Fulton County Common
Pleas Court according to county
prosecutor Scott A. Haselman.
Chelsea Sheehy, 22, of South
Myers St, pled guilty to Possession of Heroin. On January
23, 2013, during a traffic stop,
heroin was found in her possession. Judge James E. Barber sentenced Ms. Sheehy to 2
years of community control and
ordered her to pay prosecution
costs, stay out of bars/taverns,
not possess or consume alcohol,
seek and maintain employment,
obtain her GED within one year,
successfully complete drug/
alcohol treatment, have her
drivers license suspended for 6
months with privileges, comply
with the conditions of her New
York parole, and serve 4 days in
CCNO within 60 days. Failure
to comply could result in Ms.
Sheehy spending 11 months in
prison.
Several individuals were sentenced on January 14, 2015,
in the Fulton County Common
Pleas Court according to county
prosecutor Scott A. Haselman.
Stephanie Ruby, 20, of 20378
Co. Rd. C, Archbold, previously pled guilty to Gross Sexual
Imposition. Between April 14,
2014 and May 31, 2014, she
engaged in sexual contact with
a 15 year old. Judge James E.
Barber sentenced Ms. Ruby to
2 years of community control
and ordered her to have no contact with the victim, stay out of
bars/taverns, not possess or
consume alcohol, abide by an
11:00 PM to 6:00 AM curfew,
successfully complete the sex
offender treatment program at
the Center for Child and Family Advocacy, have no unsupervised contact with minors, and
serve 14 days in CCNO. Judge
Barber found Ms. Ruby to be
a Tier 21 sex offender which
requires registration with the
sheriffs office for 15 years with
annual verification. Failure
to comply could result in Ms.
Ruby spending 12 months in
prison.
Mark Merillat, 24, of 13743
St. Rt. 66, Fayette, previously
pled guilty to Theft. Between
June 27 and June 28, 2014,
he stole copper shavings, wire,
and a Hotsy pressure washer
from Sanoh America, located
in Archbold. Judge Barber sentenced Mr. Merillat to 2 years
of community control and ordered him to pay prosecution
costs, make restitution of $200
to Sanoh America, stay out of
bars/taverns, not possess or
consume alcohol, abide by an
11:00 PM to 6:00 AM curfew,
seek and maintain employment,
and report to CCNO on January
26, 2015, to serve 30 days with
work release if eligible. Failure
to comply could result in Mr.
Merillat spending 8 months in
prison.
Luke Merillat, 22, of 7294 Co.
Rd. 25-2, Archbold, previously
pled guilty to Theft. Between
June 27 and June 28, 2014,
he stole copper shavings, wire
and a Hotsy pressure washer
from Sanoh America, located
in Archbold. Judge Barber sentenced Mr. Merillat to 1 year of
community control and ordered
him to make restitution of $200
to Sanoh America, abide by an
11:00 PM to 6:00 AM curfew,
seek and maintain employment,
and report to CCNO on January
26, 2015, to serve 10 days with
work release if eligible. Failure
to comply could result in Mr.
Merillat serving 7 months in
prison.

4th Quarter
Fulton County Traffic
Fatalities Reviewed By Safe
Communities Coalition
[Wauseon, OH] The Fulton County Safe
Communities Task Force met on Thursday, January
15th to review traffic related fatalities in the county
from October 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014.
One accident with one fatality was reviewed and
recommendations were given to try to help prevent
future accidents. Drowsy driving education was
discussed and we want to make sure residents
know how important it is to get proper rest when
planning a trip or just as part of your every day
work responsibilities.
Heres what you can do to prevent a fall-asleep
crash:
Get a good nights sleep before you hit the road.
Youll want to be alert for the drive, so be sure to
get adequate sleep (seven to nine hours) the night
before you go.
Dont be too rushed to arrive at your destination.
Many drivers try to maximize the holiday weekend
by driving at night or without stopping for breaks.
Use the buddy system. Just as you should not
swim alone, avoid driving alone for long distances.
A buddy who remains awake for the journey can
take a turn behind the wheel and help identify the
warning signs of fatigue.
Take a break every 100 miles or 2 hours. Do
something to refresh yourself like getting a snack,
switching drivers, or going for a run.
Take a napfind a safe place to take a 15 to 20
minute nap, if you think you might fall asleep. Be
cautious about excessive drowsiness after waking
up.
Avoid alcohol and medications that cause
drowsiness as a side-effect.
Avoid driving at times when you would normally
be asleep.
Consume caffeine. The equivalent of two cups of
coffee can increase alertness for several hours.
For more information about the Fulton County
Safe Communities Task Force please contact Rachel
Kinsman or Karen Pennington at 419-337-0915.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

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Williams County Humane

time, the society will be housing more than thirty


dogs and hundreds of cats. Those animals arent
simply put in cages and forgotten about, either. In
addition to the care each one receives from both
employees and volunteers, children are allowed to
interact with the cats. They can even take them
into a separate room to pet and cuddle their feline
friends.
Of course, adoption is the long term goal for every
animal taken in by the society. Aside from processing
adoptions during regular hours of operation, the
organization also puts on Adopt-a-thons. During
these events, the Humane Society pushes hard to
get as many animals adopted as possible.
The Williams County organization does more
than simply care for the animals in their charge,
however.
Working for the Stryker, Bryan, and West Unity
areas, the society is also charged with collecting
stray cats reported by the community. The Humane
Society is paid a small fee for this service. After
checking out the feral wanderers to make sure their
health is in order, those cats are also made available
to the public for adoption.
Investigating animal cruelty and neglect is also a
task in which the Williams County Humane Society
assists. The group has two humane officers who
work with both local and state law enforcement to
ensure the humane treatment of pets within the
county. It also cooperates with other government
organizations, such as Job and Family Services, The
Williams County Probation Department, and local
schools and organizations to provide community
service hours.
Of course, the Humane Society still does work to
educate the community on animal related issues.
Every year, it puts on a Paws Camp, with the aim
of helping children learn how to interact with dogs.
Volunteers teach kids how to approach a dog, as
well as how to properly care for one. They also
emphasize the importance of spaying/neutering
and vaccinating dogs.
The overwhelming majority of the societys budget
comes from donations and fund raising. A major
event that both provides the organization with funds
and embodies what theyre all about is the annual
dog wash they hold during Bean Days. Setting up at
Maxton Motors, volunteers clean dogs at reasonable
rates in an effort to fund the groups other activities.
Those wishing to donate, but finding themselves
unable to part with cash, can still help out the
Humane Society. Those who shop at Town and
Country would be helping quite a bit if they turn
their receipts over to the organization. It gets onepercent back on all receipts sent in.
The society also makes money from recycling. It
will accept ink cartridges, toner cartridges, and old
cell phones from members of the community. One
year, the group earned over $1,100 through this
method.
As the Williams County Humane Society receives
no government funding, donations are critical to its
operation. For everything it does in the community,
and all the animals it helps, the society is almost
completely dependent upon the compassion and
benevolence of those it serves.
A bit ironic, really.
T.J. Hug can be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21ST, 2015

Edon Northwest Local Board Of Education Gets New Year Underway

PHOTO BY LUCINDA HELD_FAULHABER, STAFF

NEW HEAD BOMBER BASEBALL COACH EHS Principal Anthony Stevens


congratulates Josh Vandemark on his new position at Edon Northwest Local Schools.
Mr. Vandemarks one-year contract as Head Baseball Coach for 2014-2015 was
approved by the Districts Board of Education during its January regular session.
A 2009 graduate of Hicksville High School, the outstanding Aces pitcher has played
not only at the collegiate level but professionally with independent leagues in New
Mexico and Texas as well (most recently with United League Baseballs Rio Grand
Valley WhiteWings). He currently is completing a degree in Marketing at Madonna
University.
By: Lucinda Held-Faulhaber
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
With the completion of
Organizational
Meeting,

their
Edon

Northwest Local Board of Education


convened for its first regular monthly
session of 2015 in the schools media
center. President Jamie Schaffter

WHAT WE READ YEARS AGO - THE EDON COMMERCIAL

1965 Edon Student Council

called the meeting to order with all


members and approximately sixteen
guests in attendance.
In addition to addressing routine
items that evening, administrators
highlighted their January Reports to
the Board as well:

the school office or visit the website for


further details (registration forms will
also be placed in several community
areas).
Additionally,
after-school
intervention program dates have been
set; all grade 3-6 students are invited
to take advantage of this opportunity.

Superintendent John Granger


Noted faculty and staff were set
to take on the Channel 13abc AllStars in basketball action Saturday,
January 17; all proceeds from the
fund raising event will offset costs for
the gymnasium speaker system.
Shared in the brief time he's
been here, it's been a very rewarding
experience; additionally, he's reviewed
the Board and Teacher's Negotiated
Agreement and has met with various
groups and individuals throughout
the community.
Established
protocol
for
communicating with Board members.

Treasurer William Blakely


Submitted the standard SM2
Report indicating revenues were up
thirty thousand dollars and expenses
up one hundred forty-five thousand
dollars for the same six-month period
as last year. The District is tracking
one hundred fifteen thousand dollars
worse than a year ago; furthermore,
deficit-spending for December 2014
totaled forty thousand dollars.

Grades 7-12 Principal


Anthony Stevens
Provided "Test Mapping" updates
noting both elementary and high
school buildings were prepared for
next month's testing.
Additionally,
the previously used two-hour delay for
OGT testing has been eliminated.
Noted the new speaker system,
installed by Eric Harter over Christmas
break, is fully operational with great
sound quality.
Introduced Athletic Director Scott
Staten who explained athletic trainer
services this year have been donated
by Hicksville Hospital. Stemming from
new concussion protocol, this addition
to the Athletic Department ~ and
nearly thirty thousand dollar savings
to the District ~ is greatly appreciated.
Shared District Vision and Mission
Statement updates (to more accurately
reflect faculty, staff, student and
community goals) are being looked
into; forming a committee to move
forward with the undertaking is the
next projected step.
KK-6 Grade Principal
Michelle Molargik
Congratulated December's Bomber
Courtesy Club members.
Shared "Family Movie Night",
planned by the elementary school
staff, will take place Friday, January
23 from 7-9:00 p.m. The evening's
featured attraction will be Frozen.
Noted Kindergarten Registration
is slated for Thursday, April 9 and
Friday, April 10; parents can contact

STUDENT COUNCIL ... Seated: Mr. Patrick, Janet Smith, Lee Thiel, Gary Long,
Linda Kays, Bonnie Hamilton. Standing: Jane Hurd, Robert Kimpel, Leslie
Rockey, Dennis Mann, James Kolts, Susan Rockey.
EDON COMMERCIAL
60 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1935
Willard DeWire and Montie DeWire
went to Chicago. They went on a one
day hunting trip southwest of there
on the Mississippi river. They were
there in the morning, the law being
such that they cannot hunt after 3
PM. The DeWires brought back nineteen ducks, which were served at
Christmas dinner.
Latest tips from worlds fashion
centers: Cornucopia crowns distinguish the newer hats. Blanket coats
in colorful plaids register for sports
and travel. At night, its chic to throw
a colored chiffon handkerchief about
ones shoulders.
High grade Dentistry - A good set
of teeth, $10; gold crowns 22K $5;
bridgework per tooth, $5; extractions
regular $.50 and fillings $1 and up.
70 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1945
Mrs. Florence Eyster was a dinner
guest Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. Donald
Meyers.
Miss Mary Jean Gladding, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Gladding
and Corp. Walter C. Simmons spoke
their nuptial vows at 5:00 p.m. Sunday, January 14 at the home of the
Gladdings. Carol Sue Gladding and
Lawrence Simmons attended the couple.
Mr. and Mrs. Merwood Rhodes announce the birth of a son, born January 13 at the Cameron Hospital in
Bryan.
60 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1955
A number of senior home economics students at the FlorenceEdon school took a test yesterday
which will be the basis for selection
at the Homemaker of Tomorrow.
Girls competing are: Shirley Head-

ley, Joanne Dick, Phyllis Magin,


June Robbins, Mary Jane Siebenaler, Viola Smith and Clara Varner.
The Edon Blue Bombers really
lived up to their name last Friday
night at West Unity when they broke
a school scoring record for one game
as they thumped the winless Rockets 104-43. Top scorers were Best,
27; Strausbarger, 26.

In other action, the Board:


Commended District KK-6 Grade
teachers, support staff and students
on the accomplishment of receiving
"School of Promise" status for 2014.
Accepted Cash Donations during
December from Box Tops for Education
($527.45 apiece to Elementary and High
School Principal Funds); Anonymous
($250 toward the gymnasium sound
system) and Anonymous through the
Edon Police Department ($500 for
A.L.I.C.E. Training).
Approved the contract with OSBA
(Ohio School Boards Association) for
policy revisions. (Annual action; $675)
Authorized
Superintendent
Granger to enter into College Credit
Plus Agreements with Ohio colleges
and universities.
Approved
the
2014-2015
supplemental contract with Josh
Vandemark as Head Baseball Coach.
Approved 2014-2015 volunteer
contracts with Lisa Heslop and Carl
Sonneberger as Junior High Quiz Bowl
Advisors.
Approved
the
Resolution
To
Proceed with placing a one percent
Earned Income Tax Issue on the May
5, 2015 ballot.
Approved
minutes
from
last
months
special
meeting
on
Wednesday, December 3 and regular
meeting held Tuesday, December 9
as well as December 2014 Financial
Reports.
The Edon Northwest Local Board
of Education will next meet Tuesday,
February 10, 2015 in the Edon Schools
Media Center beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Lucinda Held-Faulhaber
may be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

Leadership For Learning


Edon Northwest Local Board
Of Education Recognized

50 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1965
A police tower was erected this
week on the SW corner of the public square in Edon. The building was
built by Louis Thiel and Rodney Kline.
Visibility to the corporation limits of
the town in all directions is possible
from the tower. Kline, night patrolman in Edon, will start to use the
building this week.
40 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1975
A barn owned by Lawrence Goshorn. Rt. 2, Edon, blew down early
Saturday morning while winds were
gusting over 60 m.p.h. A board from
the barn went through a bedroom
window in the George Doty home,
lodging into a chest at the foot of the
bed where Janet Doty was sleeping.
20 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1995
As GTE announced last January,
long-distance callers must begin using 1+10-digit dialing January 1,
1995.
Marvin and Norma Thiel, Blakeslee,
recently donated a lot on the corner
of N. Church and Elm Streets to Williams County Habitat for Humanity
as a home site for an Edon family.
Delegates from Williams County
Farm Bureau joined nearly 300 officiall delegates at the Ohio Farm Bureau Federations 76th Annual Meeting in Cincinnati Dec. 5, 6, and 7.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21ST, 2015

PHOTO BY LUCINDA HELD-FAULHABER, STAFF

SCHOOL BOARD RECOGNITION MONTH Edon Northwest Local School District


is joining other districts across the State of Ohio in designating January 2015 as
School Board Recognition Month. In his proclamation issued January 1, Governor
John Kasich stated, The service by the members of Ohios city, village, local and
joint vocational boards of education and educational service centers governing
boards is critical to ensuring high quality public education for Ohios schoolchildren.
Through partnership with teachers, school administrators, staff and parents, school
board members provide vital leadership and support for schools, and we thank you
for your service and for the positive difference you make throughout out state.
Receiving Certificates of Appreciation for their dedication and willingness to serve
were Edon Northwest Local Board of Education members, from left, seated: Brad
McCrea (serving since 2008), Aaron Hake (serving since 2014) and standing: Dave
Wehrle (serving since 2014), Jamie Schaffter (serving since 2014) and Dave Haase
(serving since 2008). The Ohio School Boards Association annually celebrates
School Board Recognition Month to build awareness and understanding of the
vital function an elected board of education plays in our society. District residents
are encouraged to publicly and privately thank board members for their dedicated
service to its children.

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MORE EDON AREA NEWS

MORE GENERAL AREA NEWS

First 2015 EAMA Community


Meal Set For January 27 In Edon

Four County Announces


Change In Scheduled Event

Four County Career Center has


rescheduled its Career Night Open
House for the school to Monday,
January 26, 2015 from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
The backup snow date for the Open
House is January 29, 2015. The Career
Center is located on the corner of State
Routes 66 and 34 south of Archbold.
We invite the public to meet Career
Center staff and tour the labs to
see the advanced equipment and
modern facilities in the thirty career

and technical programs available to


high school juniors and seniors from
associate high schools in Defiance,
Fulton, Henry, and Williams counties.
On-line enrollment will be available that
evening for the 2015-2016 school year.
For more information about the
January 26th Career Night Open House
or other school activities, contact the
Career Center at 1-800-589-3334 or
visit our web site at www.fourcounty.net
INFORMATION PROVIDED

Fair Foundation Updated On Coming Events


PHOTO BY LUCINDA HELD-FAULHABER, STAFF

MONTHLY GET-TOGETHER Edon Area Ministerial Association extends an open


invitation to local residents and families to join them Tuesday, January 27, 2015 for
their first monthly Community Meal of the new year. Plan now to stop by Florence
Township Fire Hall in Edon from 5:00-7:00 p.m. to enjoy a fun-filled evening
of delicious food and fellowship with friends. Novembers hosts from Northwest
Township Community Churches ~ Ruth Martin, Bonnie Kaiser, Jan Hauenstein,
Madalyn Briner and Vaneta Hicks ~ hope to see you there!

Edon Elementary School


Names December Bomber
Courtesy Club Members

By T.J. Hug
THE VILLAGE REPORTER

place on January 30, February 27, March


27, April 24, and May 22. These fish frys
will be held in the Thamen Building. The
During their January meeting, the Fair
fundraisers will begin at 5 P.M. and conFoundation was informed of a multitude
tinue until all fish has been sold.
of coming events put together by various
Also during the meeting, the Founcommittees.
dation Board approved the creation of a
A huge two-day garage sale will take
Facebook page in their name. This page
place on February 28, from 9 A.M. to 4
will help to update the people of Williams
P.M., and March 1, from 10 A.M. until 3
County on the goings on of the Fair FounP.M. Three heated buildings packed with
dation.
purchasable goods will have something for
Before adjourning the meeting, the
everyone. March 28 has been pegged as
board scheduled a Special Meeting for
the day of The Maple Syrup Festival. There
January 29, at 7 P.M. This special seswill be a Rib Festival and Tractor Show
sion, also held in the Thamen Building,
running from July 24 to July 26.
will serve as a reorganization meeting.
The Fundraising Committee decreed
that there will be five fish frys put on by
T.J. Hug can be reached at
the Foundation. These events will take
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left, front row: Kaitlyn Reeve, Mia Hawkins, Lillie Collins, Daisii Osborn; middle
row: Parker Kelley, Haley Guy, Collin Sprow, Camryn Hickman, Travis Entenman,
Cohen Hulbert and back row: Summer Lirot, Jayden Craven, Chris Joice, Kerrin
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sixth grader Victoria Green (left), daughter of Ron and Debra Green, as its 20142015 Spelling Bee Champion; eighth grader Jonathan Fifer( right), son of Richard
and Jackie Fifer, was named Runner-Up. The winners will move on to the Williams
County Spelling Bee slated for Tuesday, January 27 at 6:30 p.m. The event, hosted
this year by Montpelier Exempted Village Schools, is open to the public.

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21ST, 2015

Village Of Pioneer On Financial


Holiday City Approves
Upswing After Strong Year
Appropriations For New Year
By: T.J. Hug
THE VILLAGE REPORTER

PHOTO BY T.J. HUG, STAFF

YEAR-IN REVIEW ... Village Officials April McMillen, Ed Kidston, Tom Thompson, and
Al Fiser discuss the year 2014 in Pioneer.

By: T.J. Hug


THE VILLAGE REPORTER
Pioneer is coming off of a strong year
financially, as its Village Council was
informed during their January meeting.
The village collected nearly sixty
thousand dollars more in income tax in
2014 than it did in 2013. Bringing in
$383,852 in the previous year, the town
received $442,823 from the tax in 2014.
Mayor Ed Kidston commented on the
improvement.
It was a good year in Pioneer, as the
numbers show.
Making
those
numbers
more
impressive is that the village only taxes
its peoples income at a rate of one
percent. Only two towns in the state of
Ohio can claim such a low income tax.
Furthermore, village officials do not set
aside special funds for renovations made
to parks and cemeteries amongst other
things, like most towns in the area do.
Such monies are pulled directly from the
General Fund, which is well equipped to
handle such burdens.
Despite so many drains on the
General Fund, Pioneers debt is actually
decreasing. Kidston cited the financial
savvy of both Village Administrator Al
Fiser and Fiscal Officer April McMillen for
this occurrence.
Kudos to Al and April for managing
our money real well. Kidston credited the
village officials.
The task of selecting a Council
President again befell members of the
council, as it does at the start of each year.
Nominations ended rather quickly, as last
years president, Rod Eckley, was the only
person chosen to run for the position. In
a matter of minutes, Eckley began serving
his new term as President of the Council.
The need to replace a radiator for the
villages substation was brought to the
councils attention by Administrator Fiser.
According to his research, the project will
cost roughly sixteen thousand dollars.
The town has until April 1 to complete the
replacement in order to meet compliance
needs.

Fiser was also appointed as one of the


villages WEDCO representatives. North
Central Superintendent Ken Boyer was
given this role as well. Both men served as
WEDCO representatives last year as well.
Police
Chief
Timothy
Livengood
reported to the council that the crime rate
went down in Pioneer over the last year.
Calls to the department lessened by over
forty percent when compared to 2013.
Livengood attributed this to his officers
patrolling the streets of Pioneer more than
in previous years.
Three of those officers, which make
up the entirety of the departments full
time employees, were provided with
new ballistics vests. This vital piece of
equipment can cost between eight hundred
and fifty dollars and one thousand dollars.
However, the department applied for and
received grant money from the State of
Ohio in order to procure the vests.
In his own report to the council, Fire
Chief Denny Fackler announced that
2014 was a busy year for the Pioneer Fire
Department.
Man hours were up, Fackler
conceded. We had more fires to deal
with, unfortunately.
To drive this point home, Fackler
claimed that the department had taken
twenty-two calls since the last council
meeting alone.
Fackler also mentioned that a First
Responder Class was to take place on the
Saturday following the meeting, which
put the class on January 17. Six people
had signed up to attend the course. The
class was funded through the McLaughlin
Memorial Fund.
North Centrals Homecoming Dance
will be held in the villages community
building. This decision was met with
unanimous approval by the council upon
its mentioning by Kidston. The schools
use of the town facility for its Homecoming
Dance is a yearly request.
The meeting adjourned without the
council entering into Executive Session.

The Holiday City Village Council made


a good many preparations for the new
year at Thursdays Regular meeting.
Pam Clark was quickly nominated
and unanimously elected as Council
President, a post she held for the
previous year as well. Mayor Shawn Clark
continued the trend of keeping the status
quo when he asked President Clark and
Council Member Pam Day to rejoin him
on the villages Audit Committee. Village
Administrator Gary Baker was appointed
as a WEDCO Representative for the area
as well.
After
the
Council
completed
organizing its structure, Village Treasurer
Lauri TenEyck-Rupp submitted the
appropriations for 2015 for board
approval. From the towns General Fund,
Rupp set aside eighty-one thousand
dollars for Salaries, fourteen thousand
six hundred dollars for Benefits, and
$774,400 for other General Fund
purposes. Appropriated from the Special
Revenue Funds were seven thousand
dollars for the Street Construction,
Maintenance, and Repair Fund, one
thousand three hundred dollar for the
State Highway Fund, and nine hundred
dollars for the Motor Vehicles License

Tax Fund. Also in Rupps proposed


ordinance, seven million eight hundred
thousand dollars was moved from the
Enterprise Fund to the villages Electric
Fund.
Overall, Rupp plan called for the
appropriation of $8,804,710.92 from
various village funds. The Council
unanimously approved the ordinance.
The council approved some resolutions
as well. They set the termination date
for the villages Blanket Certificates for
December 31, 2015. Another resolution
allowed the council to pay debt fees to
the village of Montpelier concerning
water sewage lines. Also, a transfer of
$51,646.11 was approved by council.
A portion of that money will go toward
making a payment on the Holiday City
Village Hall.
A date has been set for the 2015
Holiday City Wine Fest. Organized by
the Visitors Bureau, the festival began
last year, being held on November 1.
This year, the event will take place on
November 7. Just as it did last year, the
Wine Fest will be hosted at the Holiday
City Ramada Inn.
The council ended the meeting
without going into Executive Session.
T.J. Hug can be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

REFLECTIONS FROM PIONEERS PAST

2007 North Central Varsity Basketball

VARSITY BASKETBALL ... Front: Coty Motter, Austin Harvey, Tommy


Richmond, Jake McLaughlin. Back: Craig Kidston, Aaron Lowmaster,
Scott Zimmer, Blake Uland, Coach Peiffer.

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North Central 2015 Homecoming Court

THE 2015 NORTH CENTRAL HOMECOMING COURT ... Front Row: Freshman Escort Cody Tomblin and Freshman Attendant Allyson Fenicle. Back
Row: Junior Attendant Aleea Lonabargr, Junior Escort Bailey Miller, Senior Escort Jordan Bailey, Senior Attendant Rachel Oxender, Senior Attendant
Samantha Vassar, Senior Escort Noah Strong, Sophomore Escort David Pinc, and Sophomore Attendant Makayla Rizor.
BY: T.J. HUG
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
As the North Central Eagles prepare for their
Homecoming game against Hicksville, there is still
another outcome associated with the event yet to be
decided.
Who will be the Homecoming King and Queen?
It will be one of two senior girls selected as Senior
Attendants contending for Queen, while two Senior
Escorts duke it out for the role of King. Meanwhile,
the rest of the North Central Homecoming Court has
been set.
Freshman Attendant Allyson Fenicle, daughter to
Nikki and Tobi Fenicle, is already quite involved in
high school activities. A three sport athlete, Fenicle plays Volleyball, Basketball, and Track. The
Freshman Class Secretary is also a member of Student Council, the Future Farmers of America, the
S.O.A.R. Program, and 4-H. She would like to extend
her thanks to her classmates for voting her into the
Homecoming Court. Fenicle has yet to decide what
course to take after graduating from North Central.
Serving as Fenicles escort will be fellow freshman
Cody Tomblin, the son of Marci and Don Tomblin. A
strong athlete, Tomblin takes part in both basketball
and track. He also counts himself as a member of
the Future Farmers of America. His plan after high
school is to serve his country by joining the military.
Makayla Rizor, born to Stacy Roth and Sean Rizor,
will be the Courts Sophomore Attendant. A physically active student, Rizor is a member of the Volleyball
team and is also a Cheerleader. Not only that, but she
is a part of the Spanish Club as well. It is Rizors hope
that, after high school, she will go to college with the
intention of becoming a veterinarian.

Rizor will be escorted by David Pinc, the son of


April and Kris McMillen. The sophomore is active in
North Central Athletics, playing both Golf and Baseball. Pinc is also a member of the Future Farmers of
America. However, he doesnt necessarily see farming
in his future, at least not as a full time profession.
His plans after graduation are to attend college and
become a doctor.
Selected as Junior Attendant, Aleea Lonabarger, the daughter of William and Tina Lonabarger, is
one of eight siblings. A versatile person, Lonabarger
is involved in Lady Eagles Athletics, playing on the
schools Volleyball and Basketball teams. Yet she
also participates in Band, Yearbook, and the S.A.D.D.
Program as well. Lonabarger would also like to thank
her class for nominating her to represent them. She
intends to attend college, with the long term goal of
becoming a vet technician, upon graduating.
Bailey Miller, born to James and Nicole Kelly, will
be Lonabargers escort for the evening. The junior
enjoys singing in the school choir. However, it is a
different form of musical performance that is his passion. Miller explains in his own words.
I am currently undefeated and school champion
at freestyle rapping.
Hell have a much tougher time making that claim
in college, as The University of Michigan, where Miller
plans to attend, has a few more people enrolled than
North Central High School.
Senior Attendant Samantha Vassar is the daughter
of Todd and Trisha Vassar. Like most of her family,
Vassar excels at running. Because of this, she is part
of both the North Central Cross Country and Track
teams. Additionally, she is also a cheerleader for the
school. Besides her high school activities, Vassar has

already found employment working at Burger King.


Her plan after graduation is to attend The University
of Toledo.
Noah Strong, the son of Trisha and James Strong,
will serve as a Senior Escort. Strong plays Baseball
for the Eagles. Outside of school, he enjoys the great
outdoors, as he hunts and fishes. Surprisingly, hes
also a shoe enthusiast. Upon receiving his diploma,
Strong intends to go to college in order to earn a degree in Criminal Justice.
Also taking on the role of Senior Attendant is Rachel Oxender, daughter to Keven and Kim Oxender.
Active doesnt begin to describe Oxenders involvement at North Central. Aside from playing Volleyball,
Basketball, and Softball, the senior is also Secretary to
the Student Council, President of the schools branch
of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and a member
of several school centered organizations, such as the
Drama Club, S.W.A.T., S.A.D.D., and S.O.A.R. The
next step for Oxender, after leaving North Central, is
to attend Malone University and major in Nursing.
The second Senior Escort to take part in the Homecoming Festivities is Jordan Bailey, the son of Jason
and Brandie Bailey. A standout athlete, Bailey is a
member of the North Central Basketball and Baseball
teams. He is also a Sentinel in the Future Farmers of
America. Atop of those responsibilities, the senior is
also a part of Student Council, S.W.A.T., and S.O.A.R.
His intentions beyond high school included enrolling
at the University of Northwestern Ohio to major in
Sports Management.
Regardless of who presides over the Court, North
Central will be well represented at Homecoming.
T.J. Hug can be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com.

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21ST, 2015

Montpelier Board Of Education Begins Search For New Treasurer


By: Timothy Kays
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
Prior to their regular session
meeting of January 13, members of
the Montpelier Exempted Village Board
of Education convened in their annual
organizational meeting.
During that meeting, Mr. Larry
Martin was reelected as Board President,
with Darrell Higbie as Vice-President
and Student Achievement Liaison. Cris
Wurm was named Legislative Liaison,
and the firms of Ennis, Roberts and
Fischer Co., L.P.A.; Peck, Shaffer and
Williams, LLP, and Bricker and Eckler,
LLP were approved as legal counsels for
the District.
In items from the Principals Reports,
Elementary Principal Lance Thorp
reported that the administrative team
has been working on a testing schedule
to fit all state issued deadlines, given
the amount of resources that have been
provided. Testing locations selected
must be capable of providing wireless
capabilities, and everything must be
uploaded into the system in advance.
Testing is scheduled to begin on
February 17.
In financial matters, the Board
moved to approve several donations,
including
$2,000.00
from
Chase
Brass to be divided evenly amongst
the wrestling, girls basketball, boys
basketball and archery programs,
$50.00 from Rose Dockery to the
archery program, and $200.00 from the
Williams County Trustees, to be divided
evenly between Locomotion and the
Montpelier Band. The Board accepted

donations of $50.00 from the Williams


County Retired Teachers Association to
be divided evenly between Locomotion
and the Montpelier Jazz Band; $20.00
from Ila Simmons to the Elementary
Principals Fund, and $2,500.00 from
the Montpelier Area Foundation to the
Academic Achievement Fund. Finally,
the Board approved a donation of
$2,800.00 from the Montpelier Music
Boosters to be divided evenly between
the choir and the band.
The Board approved severance pay of
$2,253.21 for Laura Pirtle, and approved
the investment of inactive funds totaling
$55,000.00 with First Federal Bank for
a period of 60 months, at 2.00% APY.
In matters of certified staff, the Board
approved the moves B+15 for the 20142015 school year for David Bauer and
Megan Lamberson, and approved the
graduate hours for Khrysta Coleman and
Fara Neff for the 2014-2015 school year.
The Board moved to add Taylor Gerken,
Garrett Davis and Linda Koch-Kious to
the substitute teacher list for the 20142015 school year, and accepted the
resignation of Colleen Kelley, effective at
the end of the 2014-2015 school year.
In matters pertaining to classified
staff, the Board accepted with regret the
resignation of District Treasurer Abby
Sharp, effective January 30, retaining
her services as the Interim Treasurer
at $27.73 per hour, with a maximum
of 400 hours. The Board agreed to
rescind the Before and After School aide
contract for the 2014-2015 school year
for Cathy Bowman, agreeing to bring
her on as secretary for the 2014-2015

school year at 185 days and 7 hours


per day beginning January 5, 2015. The
Board approved the hire of Dan Hand
as a Junior High wrestling coach for
the 2014-2015 school year, and added
Carol Brown to the substitute list for the
2014-2015 school year.
The Board approved two resolutions,
one of which expanded the hiring
authority of Superintendent Dr. Jamison
Grime, and the other expanding his
and retirement approval authority.
Finally, the Board moved to approve
an agreement with Midwest Regional
Educational Service Center for vision
impaired, orientation and mobility
services for the 2014-2015 school year.

Prior to adjourning into executive


session, Student Achievement Liaison
Darrell Higbie and Dr. Grime came
forward to recognize the scholastic
achievements of the following students
Arleigh Walz Kindergarten
Abraham Lee 1st grade
Jaxon Stahler 1st grade
Jerome Vasquez 2nd grade
Emily Manisaeng 3rd grade
Ethan Adams 4th grade
Trent Thorp 4th grade
Cyrus Elliott 5th grade
Christopher Moor 6th grade
Timothy Kays can be reached at
tim@thevillagereporter.com

Snow Removal Policy Kicks Off


Montpelier Village Council Meeting
By: Timothy Kays
THE VILLAGE REPORTER

The Montpelier Village Council


convened in regular session on the
evening of January 12.
Councilor Dan Clum complimented
the efforts of the village street crews
during the recent bout of winter
weather, saying, "That day that we got
all the ice, they were out there early.
That was a good thing, because on the
weekend, there's a lot of people on the
side streets."
Mayor Steve Yagelski picked up on the
winter theme to remind village residents
about sidewalk snow and ice removal
policies. "Just as a reminder," he said,
"the building owners downtown are
responsible for removing the snownot
the village. Even if there is just a light
scuffingthe owner is responsible."
He added that the village residents are
responsible for clearing the walks in
front of their homes.
Councilor Dan Willis offered his
congratulations to the 2015 Inductees
into the Montpelier High School Athletic
Hall of Fame: Ron Whetro, Hobe Krouse,
Lynn Oberlin, Dave Rose, and Councilor
Delmar Karnes.
Village manager, Ms. Pam Lucas,
offered her congratulations to Rich
Stoy, a member of the water crew, who
successfully completed the intensive
Backflow Prevention Training Course
from the Operator Training Committee
of Ohio.
Council approved a pair of change
orders, both pertaining to Phase IV
of the CSO project. The first change
referenced a switch from a six-inch
lateral hookup to a home, replacing it
with a four-inch line. The cost would
PHOTOS BY HELEN ELKINS, STAFF remain the same. The second change
D.A.R.E. TO SUPPORT D.A.R.E. Officer Paul McCord shared wise words with
the students as his panel of supporters looked on. From left: Elementary Principal .FR
Lance Thorp, Sheriff Towns, Mayor Yagelski, and Lieutenant Higbie from the
Montpelier Police Department.

Montpelier 5th Graders Honored


During D.A.R.E. Graduation

deals with miscellaneous items in the


village right of way, and are covered
by grants. These miscellaneous items
include items like work on water lines,
manholes and catch basins.
Under suspended rules of reading,
Council approved Resolution 1104, the
five-year Joint Solid Waste Management
Plan Update for Defiance, Williams,
Paulding and Fulton Counties. The
update is substantial, and a copy will be
made available at the Village Hall, and
eventually online at montpelieroh.net.
Council again suspended the rules
of reading in approving Resolution
1105. This measure allows Ms. Lucas
to execute short-term energy purchases
through American Municipal Power
(AMP), which gives the village added
flexibility to act on short-term rate
reductions.
Council heard the first reading of
Resolution 1106, referencing changes
being made with broadband services. The
village and Direct Link had an existing
contract which allowed them to place
broadband antennae upon the water
tower. MetaLINK Technologies has since
purchased Direct Link, and would like
to make modifications to the contract,
allowing for more equipment to be
installed, as well as other modifications
in the contractual language.
Village Director of Finance, Ms. Kelly
Hephner reported that the year-end tax
receipts for 2014 totaled $1,865,486.81,
which was an increase of 11.27 percent
over 2013 receipts.
Prior to adjourning, Council met with
Montpelier Chief of Police, Dan McGee,
in an executive session discussion of
personnel. No actions were taken as a
result of the executive session.
Timothy Kays can be reached at
tim@thevillagereporter.com

REFLECTIONS OF THE PAST

1977 Montpelier Prom Queen & Court

SAY CHEESE The entire 5th grade class proudly displayed their certificates for
the guests.
By: Helen Elkins
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
On Friday, January 16, the
Montpelier 5th graders graduated from
the 11-week D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse
Resistance Education) Program.
Deputy Sheriff Paul McCord, the
D.A.R.E. Officer, was joined on stage
by Elementary Principal Lance Thorp,
Sheriff Steve Towns, Mayor Steve
Yagelski, and Lieutenant Darrell Higbie
to show their support to the program
and encourage the students.
It is obvious there is a camaraderie
between the students and their D.A.R.E.
officer. To see them interact is to see
mutual trust, respect, admiration,
and love. Deputy McCords charitable,
humorous character surfaces the
moment he encounters a student.
In his address, Deputy McCord said,
It doesnt stop in the classroom. The
relationships he forms with the students
will last a lifetime.
What the students learned will stay
with them, as well, and they will always
have choices to make. The hope is that

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21ST, 2015

the program gets them thinking critically


at an early age and gives them courage
to make the right decisions.
The children were asked to write
essays about what they learned in the
program. Three students were chosen for
the best essays which, Deputy McCords
said, was a difficult task since so many
were good.
Winners were awarded a medal and
read their essays aloud to the guests.
Although they spoke about the drug
awareness, the students also talked
about school security, bullying, internet
safety, good decision making, listening
and helping others, and so much more.
In conclusion, the teachers passed
out the completion certificates, and
the graduating students received
a handshake and congratulations
from the attending authorities before
collecting their certificates.
D.A.R.E. is a wonderful program and
a way to prepare the children for the
future. As the t-shirt says, Keep calm
and D.A.R.E. on!
Helen Elkins may be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

PROM QUEEN & COURT ... Queen Lynne Reese, Lori Moore, Pam Jones,
Kathy Rice, and Lexie Willibey.

50% OFF 2nd pair eyeglasses


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

Dr. Roger L. Saneholtz &


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

Comprehensive eye exams


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

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

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West Unity Native Makes Presidents West Unity Chamber Of Commerce


List At Youngstown State University
Begins Preparations For 2015

Morgan McCandless of West Unity,


Ohio, has been named to the Presidents
List at Youngstown State University
for the Fall 2014 Semester. Morgan is
majoring in Pre Dental Hygiene.

To be eligible for the Presidents List,


a student must carry a semester grade
point average of 4.0 and take a minimum
of 12 semester hours of credit.

By: Chelsie Firestone


THE VILLAGE REPORTER

The January 5 West Unity Are


Chamber of Commerce Board Meeting
INFORMATION PROVIDED
was called to order at 7:00 PM with all
14 directors as well as three guests in
attendance.
After the reciting of the Pledge
of Allegiance, the Board heard from
Alvordton Fire Fighters and Millcreek
Township Trustees Don Kunkle and bob
Short regarding a needed upgrade to
Levi Barnum
Alex Horton
the Air One truck, which is stationed
*Garrett Girrell
Olivia McKinney
in Alvordton but used by all area fireBailey Moreland
Avrie Reed
fighters during large fires. The unit is
*Natalie Nofziger
Alex Swanyequipped to fill the air tanks for the fireGabby Rodriguez
Richmond
fighters SCBA breathing systems. The
*Madisyn Routt
Matthew Wyse
needed upgrade will cost an estimated
Maggie Ryan
Mrs. Dobbelaere
$20,000 and work is being done to raise
Matayvia Vanzile
6A
funds, with approximately $10,000
Destiny Wilson
Tayler Bleikamp
being raised thus far. The Chamber
Annika Wright
*Kodi Brenner
Board, after asking questions and
Miss Weaver 5A
Emmitt Burdine
discussing the matter, agreed to donate
Tori Bauer
*Jaden Rising
$200 towards the cause.
Wyatt Beltz
*Connor Schlosser
Ed Gigax, President of the Unity
Keely Burdine
*Arleigh
Antique Club, also addressed the
Jamie Chester
VanArsdalen
Board, giving updates about the 2015
Kacy Connolly
Chase Whitman
Gathering Days slated for June 5 and
Andyn Haynes
Mrs. Mercer 6B 6. The list of events to be had during
Jozlyn Jones
Taryn Grant
the Gathering Days is filling fast and
Elijah Kuszmaul
Delanna Law
Gigax, along with Chamber President
*Hunter Leupp
Hannah Riley
Alan Bennett, are nearing being ready
Gabe Matthews
Laurynn Wieland to print the first round of flyers.
Mr. Geis 5B
Kolin Zuver
After hearing from guests, the
*Bryce Buehrer
INFORMATION
Ian Hoffman
PROVIDED

Hilltop Elementary Announces


Honor Roll Students
The
following
Hilltop Elementary
students
have
achieved
high
enough grades to
make the honor
roll for the second
nine week period
(* denotes all As):
Mrs. VanArsdalen
3A
Marissa Bennett
Brian Burrowes
Rylee Johnson
*Joscelyn Layman
Shealyn Martin
Payton Mauk
*Emily Serrano
AJ Wade
Mrs. Rivera 3B
Karmeny Baden
Cade Brenner
*Brian Bruce
Anthony

Eckenrode
*Grant Girrell
Ingrid Hoffman
Blake Jones
Connor Keefer
*Ella Richer
Dylan Siebenaler
*Alora Siegel
*Emma Smith
*Savanah Westfall
*Maggie Wheeler
Tyson Williamson
Mr. Leu 4A
Jayma Bailey
*Jimmy Bell
Jaden Bowers
Tyler Dixon
*Olivia Engel
Aiden Funkhouser
Mia Hancock
*Austyn Miklovic
Ranie Roesch
*Kyla Zuver
Mrs. Tanner 4B

WHAT WE READ YEARS AGO

Board moved into their regular session,


approving the minutes of the December
2 meeting as well as the December
2014 Treasurers Report. The Santa
Committee also provided their report
that 64 children stopped by to visit with
Santa this year.
Additionally, the Board covered
committee assignments for 2015,
addressed a Code of Conduct policy,
had a discussion of transparency, and
accepted volunteers to be administrators
for the Chamber Facebook page.
Added to the 2015 agenda for meetings
will be Goals and Project Planning time
to provide an opportunity to advance
the Chamber and hear from the Board
and membership regarding ideas and
goals for new projects. Lindsey Smith,
director of the meeting, suggested a
family movie night and was encouraged
by the Board to research the topic and
report back at the February meeting.
The 2015 Membership Drive for the
West Unity Area Chamber of Commerce
will be starting in about a week. The
Board encourages everyone to take part
and join the Chamber in 2015.
The next regular meeting of the West
Unity Area Chamber of Commerce will
be held on February 2 at 7:00 PM in the
Library Conference Room.
Chelsie can be reached at
chelsie@thevillagereporter.com

Carothers Continues As President Of


Millcreek-West Unity School Board

Hilltop 1989 Band Officers

PHOTO BY T.J. HUG, STAFF

SECOND TERM ... Sara Carothers (middle) was reelected as President of the Hilltop
School Board.

BAND OFFICERS ... Front: Jay Trisel, Equipment Manager; Monica Bird, Secretary; Brian Wieland, President; Melanie Kunkle, Vice President; Angie Lashaway, Treasurer; Chris Bavin, Equipment Manager. Back: Kellie Hausch, Angie
Bowers, Dana Stewart, Librarians.
WEST UNITY REPORTER
130 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1885
Samuel Baltosser of Leatherwood
is getting out timber for his new dwelling.
Married on Jan. 7, Mr. John Hudson and Mary Downer.
There were 37 people buried in Floral Grove Cemetery during the past
year.
120 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1895
Wm. Spencers horse ran away
while returning from the GAR installation and broke his buggy all to pieces.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. George B.
Bond, Jan. 26, a daughter.
The Contract for building the stage
in the town hall was given to the West
Unity Mfg. Co, who put a force of men
to work on Thursday.
West Unity Markets: wheat, 48
cents; oats, 27 cents; butter, 14 cents;
eggs, 9 cents; lard, 8 cents.
110 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1905
Samuel Bowers and son Fred made
a business trip to Montpelier on Monday.
Dr. H.L. Prouty and wife spent Sunday with Dr. J.H. Johnson and wife at
Wauseon.
Marion Beatty has been re-employed for another year by Baldwin
and Ford at Fayette.
100 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1915
A son, George David, was born to
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Randels, Jan. 18.
Thieves broke into the Cliffton Mill
and stole brass and copper fixtures.
Sheriff Wineland traced them to Hudson and recovered 150 pounds of
metal found in the basement of a junk
dealer.
Work on the new excelsior and

stave mill is progressing as rapidly as


the weather will permit.
90 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1925
Walter Coleman and Hanna Connolly celebrated their 56th anniversary
on Jan. 7, 1869.
Maynard Short, who is attending
Defiance College, was home over the
weekend with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. S. B. Short.
Brady Township Fire Ins. have
elected Dr. W.M. Denman as president, Wm. Felger, sec; F.E. Sayers,
treas.; W.E. Sayers, director.
80 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1935
West Unity businessmen plan to
form a Boosters Club.
A meeting was held by those interested in the Townsend Plan which
would provide $200 a month pension
for all over 60.
George F. Kaiser, 73, passed away
at the home of his son, Linford, on
Sunday evening.
Hiram Simmons, 63, died on
Wednesday at his home west of West
Unity after a brief illness.
70 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1945
West Unity schools were again
closed yesterday because of the high
wind which had drifted shut the county side roads and several main highways.
An announcement is being made of
the marriage of S. Sgt. Leslie Hutchison of West Unity and Miss Rose Jakshe of Durango, Colorado, on Sunday,
January 14 at Pueblo, Colorado.
Someone sneaked into the Vaughn
Shultz garage early Saturday evening
while the family was away for a short
time and stole a tool chest and tools
valued at about $75.

By: T.J. Hug


THE VILLAGE REPORTER
The Millcreek-West Unity Board of
Education declared that it liked the
direction in which it is heading after last
year during their annual organizational
meeting.
Incumbent School Board President
Sarah Carothers was reappointed to
that post by her peers, a strong display
of confidence in her leadership abilities.
Fellow board member Brian Wieland took
on the role of Vice President, also with the
blessing of the rest of the board. The two
executive officers will look to continue
guiding Hilltop down a successful path.
In her report to the board, Elementary
Principal Laura Springer informed them
of the Williams County Spelling Bee,
which will take place on January 27.
The spelling contest will be held in the
Montpelier School Building, and will
involve students from schools throughout
the county. Students in grades five
through eight will compete in the event.
High School Principal Steven Riley,
during his own report, gave the board
advanced notice of the school's science
fair. The event is set to occur on February
14, and will be held in the auxiliary gym
of the Hilltop Facility.

The board accepted a donation from


the Williams County Dairy Association.
The amount of the donated funds totaled
two-hundred dollars. That money will go
toward funding the school's Work and
Family Life Class.
Four substitute employees were met
with board approval. Linnea Arps and
Katie Frey were awarded the title of
Substitute Para Professional. Meanwhile,
Substitute Teacher status was given to
Shannon Swartz. Brittany Meyer earned
the position of Long Term Substitute
Teacher as well.
There was also discussion amongst
the board about setting up a workshop
in which board members would meet
with school administrators and teachers.
During these meetings, the board would
be open to suggestions as to how they
could improve their efforts of governing
the school. No date for the workshop was
set at the meeting.
The board concluded the meeting
without going into Executive Session.
Their next Regular Meeting will take
place on Monday, February 23, at 6:00
P.M. in the school's library.
T.J. Hug an be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

Fitness Programs At West Unity Library


Are you interested in being more
active this year? Do you want to get into
better shape in 2015? If the answer to
these questions is yes, then the West
Unity Branch Library has exactly what
you are looking for! The library will be
starting a new program where patrons
can come and move along with the
staff to beginner fitness DVD's to get in

shape. The program is free to the public


and will be held weekly on Tuesdays at
12:00 pm and Wednesdays at 5:00 pm.
The West Unity Branch Library is
located at 109 S. High Street. For more
information, contact library manager
Ruth Meyer at 419-924-5237.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

Family Movie Night

Friday January 30th at 6 p.m.

Solid Rock Community Church


Based on the true story of the De La Salle football team. Coach
Ladouceur values character over championships and his
message of integrity, humility, and unity stands in stark contrast
to the sports stories that so often make headlines today.

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102 Egly Dr., West Unity, OH, 43570


419-924-2882

No admission fee. Snacks are available for a donation.


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21ST, 2015

Local Arm Wrestlers Recently Comptete


At National Championships

Siblings Celebrate Birthdays


At Stryker Senior Center

PHOTO PROVIDED

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS ... The Stryker Senior Center was pleased to help
Marjorie Brown and Paul Rohrs, sister and brother, both celebrate their January
birthdays this month.
PHOTO PROVIDED

THE HAMMER ABOUT TO FALL Deena Haynes of Stryker readies herself for
another match.
By: Timothy Kays
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
Think about a professional arm
wrestler and what image comes to your
mind? You think of someone like a Chad
Nofziger of West Unity. You think of men
who missed out on their calling to play
in the NFL, right? You think of guys with
arms like oak tree trunks, and biceps
that look like Volkswagen Beetles
sans the tires, doors and lights. The
description of Chad, who makes a living
tossing tires at Titan Tire in Bryan,
pretty much falls into that category. In
your mind, the world of professional
arm wrestling is truly a man's world,
and it is without a doubt, a manly man's
sportright?
If you answered yes, one Ms. Deena
Haynes of Stryker would like to have a
word with you.
In a recently televised interview,
Deena set the facts straight on the
world of professional arm wrestling, and
it's not what you think. Not all the guys
are as big as the entire front four of the
Green Bay Packers, in fact, there are
weight classes for combatants. There
are even divisions for those who are
handicapped, and the all-male mystique
of the sport? Hah! Please! Deena is an
able ambassador of a highly competitive
sport that is not just for the guys, and
she's got a mountain of hardware to
prove it.
Now that you've got a clearer picture
of the sport, you may well be surprised
to know that Stryker, Ohio, is the home
of a professional sports champion in
Deena Haynes. To her credit, she has
eight National titles, as well as state
titles in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana
multiple times. Add to that Deena
placed fourth in both the left AND right
handed competitions in the Master
Class at the XXXI World Arm Wrestling
Championships in Rosolina, Italy in
2009.
In 2014, Deena has taken to the tables

in California, Michigan and Kentucky,


where she placed in the top three in
every location, with the exception of
California. It was at the Hard Rock Caf
in Chicago on August 23 that she began
booking her 2015 schedule with a bang.
Going against tough competition at the
World Arm Wrestling League Chicago
Tournament, Deena placed third in the
right-handed competition, and second
as a southpaw. The high finishes in
both categories punched her ticket for
something bigger and better.
On January 10, Deena Haynes and
Chad Nofziger, along with Quinlan
Mendez of Sherwood, and late qualifier
Joel Hudik of Berkey, hit the pit in The
Big Easy - New Orleans, Louisiana.
They are all qualifiers to take part in the
World Arm Wrestling League National
Championships.
You may be thinking that professional
arm wrestling can't be all that big or
significant. After all, if nobody big is
covering it for a major media market, it's
obviously 'out of sight - out of mind', and
at best, something for the back burner.
ESPN used to think the same thing, but
not anymore.
When Deena, Chad, Quinlan and
Joel stepped into The Pit at the Ernest
N. Morial Convention Center on January
10, they werent alone. ESPN reached
an agreement with the World Arm
Wrestling League to televise the event,
as well as the entire 2015 season series
of the WAL, the largest professional arm
wrestling league in the world.
Deena Haynes and Chad Nofziger
put Williams County, Ohio, onto the big
stage, thanks to their big arms and the
bigger clout of the ESPN Networks, and
the WatchESPN application for tablet
and Smartphone. We at the Village
Reporter wish them, as well as Quinlan
and Joel, all the best in their future
competitions.
Timothy Kays can be reached at
tim@thevillagereporter.com

Bundle Up & Read


At The Stryker Library
The Stryker Library will offering
a new winter reads program from
January 26th through March 27th called
Bundle Up and Read. All area children
are invited to head over to the library
and participate in the fun program by
following these four easy steps.
1. Look for a mitten bundle to check
out. Each bundle contains 10 books on
a related subject and the bundles are at
various reading levels.
2. Remove the mitten from the bundle
and put your name on the back of the

mitten tag.
3. Add your mitten to the library
bulletin board. There is no limit to the
number of mittens you may have.
4. All mittens will be entered into a
drawing for a chance to win a wonderful
winter prize.
The Stryker Library is located at 304
S. Defiance St. For more information
on the Bundle Up and Read program,
please contact library manager Connie
Aeschliman at 419-682-5081.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

Strykers Natalie Graber Named


To Goshen Colleges Deans List
GOSHEN, IN -- Natalie Graber, a
junior Elementary Education major from
Stryker, OH, was recently recognized for
academic excellence on the fall semester
Deans List at Goshen College. Natalie
attends Lockport Mennonite Church.
The Deans List includes students
earning at least a 3.75 GPA, while
completing at least 12 hours of course
work for a letter grade. Only grades from
the designated semester are included in

the Deans List selection process.


Initiated in the fall of 1999, the
Deans List celebrates the achievement
of Goshen College students who have
met high academic standards and
can motivate students preparing for
graduate studies, said Anita Stalter,
Goshens academic dean and vice
president for academic affairs.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21ST, 2015

Two Stryker Natives Earn


Honors At Hesston College
HESSTON, Kan. Hesston (Kan.)
College announced the names of fulltime students whose fall 2014 semester
grades earned them a place on the
Deans List (3.90 to 4.00) and Honor
Roll (3.50 to 3.89).

Students named to the Deans List


include: Jordan Waidelich, sophomore
and Nathan Yoder, sophomore, both of
Stryker.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

WHAT WE READ YEARS AGO

Stryker 1972 Bowling Team

BOWLING TEAM ... Front: Kerr, Coulon, Buehrer, Jolly. Back: Short, Boetz, VanNortwick, Obdycke, Fidler.

STRYKER ADVANCE
110 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1905
Mrs. Chris Graber died at her
home north of town.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Taylor
on Dec. 27, a daughter.
John H. Iferd, 78, of Evansport
died on Dec. 28.
John Sigg and Maggie Lahr were
wed on Dec. 28. Charles Sines and
Alta Sigg on Christmas Day were
wed.
Miss Kate Irene Schaeffer became the bride of Dr. Clarkson P.
Hockett and Dan Kauffman also returned with a bride last week.
Mr. Hurless has secured an option on the rental of the vacant lot
back of the Catholic Church for athletic purposes.
It is probable that the high school
will have a good baseball ground
next season.
The Stryker Board of Education reorganized by electing H. Goll,
pres; C.F. Mignin, Clerk; and Lem
Beucler, treas.
100 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1915
Mrs. Mary Wickey celebrated her
90th birthday New Years Day.
Louis Woodward of Wauseon,
died Friday. He was a farmer and
worked in H.J. Annettes Barber Shop and married Miss Minni
Levine.
90 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1925
A certain editor stated that a
man who squeezes a dollar, never
squeezes his wife. In looking over
our subscription list, it seems that
there are a lot of ladies not getting
due attention.
80 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1935
M.E. Bolles was installed as

Commander of the U.S.W.V


In December sons were born to
Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Bok and Mr. and
Mrs. Carl Carpenter, and a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Sylvia Kryling.
70 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1945
Clarence Vernier resigns as
night-watchman after 11 years of
service to take up his duties i the
same capacity at the Stryker Farmers Exchange.
Community Institute will be held
Feb. 5 and 6.
Mr. and Mrs. F.R. Wiles of Pulaski celebrated their 50th Wedding
Anniversary on Feb. 4.
60 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1955
Mrs. Max Dierks and Kathy will
leave New York on Jan. 13 for Germany where they will join A-2C Max
Dierks.
A daughter was born to Mr. and
Mrs. Albert Hutchins on Jan 8.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Huber are
the parents of a girl.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs.
Herbert Lantz on January 10.
The Hop-Lo Inn will hold their
Grand Opening this weekend.
Miss Cara Belle Stevens became
the bride of Pvt. Robert L. Sobieck
on Jan. 3.
40 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1965
Christmas awards announced
by the Chamber of Commerce for
Christmas lighting: the Robert Dilts
home, followed by Pastor Allan Doctor, and Ervin Bruns home.
Allan C. Doctor was elected president of the Chamber for 1965.
Dick Johnson was elected vice
president of the Defiance College
Chapter, National Conference of
Music Education.

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Pride Of Williams County On Display At Pageant 2015


By: T.J. Hug
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
The Bryan Arts and Education Center served as the
arena for which queens would do battle.
Representing their respective towns, the winners
of each local pageant, held at various points over the
Summer, gathered together to compete for the right to
claim the county crowns. There were four titles up for
grabs at the event; Little Miss Williams County, Junior
Miss Williams County, Teen Miss Williams County,
and, last but not least, Miss Williams County.
Edgerton nearly swept the pageant, with three of the
four winners hailing from the countys southwesternmost village. Little Miss Edgerton, Jewel Anne Cheek,
was crowned 2015s Little Miss Williams County.
Another Edgerton resident, reigning Junior Miss
Edgerton Taylor Makenna Smith, won the title of 2015
Junior Miss Williams County. Breaking the trend of
Edgerton victories was Melody Joanne Nofziger, current
Teen Miss Edon, who took home the 2015 Teen Miss
Williams County crown.
But for the main event, 2015 Miss Williams County,
Hanna Marie Herman, already holding the title of Miss
Edgerton, was declared the winner.
Congratulations to all the members of Williams
Countys 2015 royalty, and a job well done by all of the
contestants.
T.J. Hug can be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

Congratulations Ladies!

PHOTOS BY T.J. HUG, STAFF

WHAT IS YOUR ANSWER Junior Miss Montpelier Jade


Scott (right), who won First Runner Up Junior Miss Williams County, prepares to answer a question she herself
drew, as the 2014 Williams County Queens help with the
process.

MUSICAL TALENT ... For her talent, Miss Montpelier Stacie Moor plays Somewhere
Over the Rainbow on the xylophone.

SMILE ... Little Miss Edon Hayleigh Angeli flashes her


winning smile as she shows off her Winter Wear.

Miss Pioneer Kirby Miller, who was named First Runner Up Miss Williams County, explains how to milk a goat during the talent portion of the competition.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT ... In her Winter Wear, Miss


Stryker Shi Anna Whitman discusses her Community COUNTY ROYALTY ... Teen Miss Edon Melody Nofziger is
MUSIC ... Miss Edon Crista Wortkoetter sings a country Concentration, visiting those in nursing homes, with the crowned 2015 Teen Miss Williams County minutes after
music song during her portion of the talent competition.
she was announced as the winner.
audience.

FINAL CURTAIN CALL All of the competitors, from Little Miss to Miss, return to the stage at the conclusion of the pageant, where the crowd showered them with applause one
last time.

12 - THE VILLAGE REPORTER - YOUR HOMETOWN NEWS SOURCE

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21ST, 2015

FA
Fayette School Board
Organizes For New Year
By: T.J.Hug
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
During their annual organizational
meeting, the Fayette Board of Education
selected its officers and representatives
for the new year.
Kirk Keiser was voted the President of
the school board, which David Brinegar
serving as his Vice President. The role
of Legislative Liaison was given to Amy
Metz-Simon. Keiser and Brinegar took
on the responsibilities of Facilities
Representatives. Brinegar also joined
Fred Stockburger to make up the
board's Audit Committee.
At the conclusion of the organizational
meeting, the board moved into its
Regular Session.
During the Treasurer's report, the
board elected to make a few minor
changes to the school's financial
landscape. Petty cash available to
the Treasurer's office was increased
to one-thousand six-hundred and
seventy dollars. The remaining balance
of the funds allocated to the school's
Wind Turbine Construction Project to
the Maintenance Fund. That money
amounts to $97,243.38.
Fayette Local Schools will turn to
Sammy L. Stamm to organize their
financial statements over the next three
years. The board entered into a three year
contract with Stamm and his company,
charging the firm with preparing fiscal
year end financial statements for fiscal

years, 2015, 2016, and 2017. Stamm


will receive two-thousand one-hundred
dollars per year for this service.
Four staff members were approved
for a leave of absence through the Family
Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Rebecca Short
will be using her FMLA retroactively, as
she left her position on December 3 of
2014 and will be returning on January
22. Both Gene and Ellen Rupp were
given FMLA retroactively as well. Gene
was approved for FMLA beginning on
December 18, 2014 to January 20,
while Ellen was awarded leave from
December 15 of last year to January 9.
Another staff member, Kylie Rufenacht
will miss three months of work, taking
off from January 20 to April 20.
The board also accepted several
donations while in session. Brenda
Maginn offered the school t-shirts,
sweatshirts,
and
fleece
jackets
amounting to a five-hundred dollar
value. Other student clothing needs
will be at least partially covered by
the Christian Women's Ministries, as
the organization donated two-hundred
and fifty dollars to the district for that
purpose. The Fayette Athletic Boosters
gave eight-hundred and ten dollars to
the school's athletic department, which
will allow the Fayette Cheerleaders to
purchase new uniforms.
The board adjourned the meeting
without going into Executive Session.
T.J. Hug can be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

Fayette Lions Club Helping High


School Students Continue Education

PHOTO PROVIDED

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP ... The Fayette Lions Club scholarship committee selects
graduating seniors from the Fayette High School to receive $500 scholarships to
assist them at their chosen college. The students are presented with the checks
after the completion of the first term of college. The 2014 winners were Thomas
Ehman, majoring in Criminal Justice at the University of Toledo, and Jill Stuckey,
in the school of nursing at Anderson University. Both students graduated in the
top four grade ranking and both were very active in community service and school
athletics. Jill is shown receiving her scholarship check from Lions Treasurer, Lowell
Beaverson.

MORE STRYKER AREA NEWS

Stryker Council Hears Concerns


From Local Businesses & Resident
By: Chelsie Firestone
THE VILLAGE REPORTER

REFLECTIONS FROM FAYETTES PAST

1914 FAYETTE TATTLER STAFF

TATTLER STAFF ... Louise Gamber, Amie C. Crane, Mabelle Van Fossen,
Mabel Roe, Lucile Goll, Roscoe Roth, Roy W. Snow, Faye W. Esterline, Pearl
Caulkins, Ralph Griffin, Nellie G. Russell, Wilfrid Hibbert, Margery Prickett.
Edd. Schuster.

The January 12 Stryker Village


Council meeting saw both businesses
and residents addressing council on
various matters.
Among these was Gary Keyes, who
was at the council meeting on behalf
of Toledo Edison. Keyes main purpose
was to address the complaints made
regarding the slow response in the
company restoring power lost during a
fall wind storm. Keyes noted that there
is a priority list and that large users
must be dealt with prior to small users.
He also noted that, once a crew has
been working 16 hours a day, that they
are required by law to stop.
It was explained to Keyes that the
main issue was that the Village was
unaware of how long power would be
down so they did not know what shelter
requirements they needed to make
and for how long. It was noted that,
while Toledo Edison keeps emergency
management services updated, that
messages might not be passed along in a
timely enough manner. It was suggested
that Keyes use the Alert 86 system to
help keep everyone notified. Keyes was
unaware of the system.
Local business owner Larry Soles
also addressed council, questioning
why a common pleas suit is still pending
against him. The suit is related to Soles
having a tenant in a downstairs business
also being used for living purposes in
the downtown business area. Soles
argued that he is in compliance and
council agreed to drop the suit if lawyers
from both sides of the argument agree
as such.
Springfield Township trustee Steve
Planson addressed council regarding
financial assistance for the fire
department. Mayor Dan Hughes noted
that the villages general fund is too
tight to be of assistance. This is due to
the state reduction in local government
funds. However, the village is planning
to extend a water line this year to the fire
hall so that water access will be inside.
This might also lead to a reduction in
the water charge to the fire department.
A
resident,
Erik
Short,
also
addressed council about concerns for
the economic development for both

downtown business and industry. Short


noted that setting up a business was so
difficult to do in Stryker that he did so
in Archbold. Short also questioned the
value of belonging to WEDCO.
Village Administrator Gary St. John
explained that WEDCO is a necessary
tunnel for economic development due to
the funnel of the LEADS program through
the organization. He did, however, also
note that there is nothing that precludes
the village from taking the initiative to
explore economic development.
Minutes from the January 5 Judiciary
Committee meeting were also review by
council. The purpose of the meeting was
to review and consider changes in village
spending due to the impending closing
of the A. Schulman Company. Possible
cuts in the budget may include wage
and fringe budget reductions, work hour
reductions, changes in employee health
insurance, and job position changes.
Other
items
considered
and
addressed by council during the meeting
was:
*A request made by Fiscal Officer
Beth Rediger that legal counsel be
present at each council meeting, as is
the standard in other villages. Council
is considering the request.
*The decision to, after a one year trial,
return to monthly council meetings at
6:00 PM.
*The approval of Terry Wieland to
continue as Council President for 2015.
*The
approval
of
the
police
department to return to a schedule that
includes an additional 40 hours each
month for part time officers.
*The swearing in of James Scheirer, a
new part time police officer.
*Noting that two permits have been
issued for the trucking parking behind
Village Hall.
*The decision that Medic 3 should be
moved from a building behind Village
Hall to the front building that used to be
the fire hall
*An executive session for the purpose
of discussing personal was also held at
the request of the Village Administrator.
*The next meeting of the Stryker
Village Council will be held at 6:00 PM
Monday, February 9.
Chelsie can be reached at
chelsie@thevillagereporter.com

MORE GENERAL AREA NEWS

LETTER TO THE EDITOR


Dear Editor:
Hello, I am Vicki Eidenier, the
daughter of Ernie Eidenier. Your
newspaper did an article on him in the
Veterans section a couple months ago
and I wanted to thank you for the article.
We, his family, and everyone that
personally knows my Dad, knows how
special yet, normal of a guy he is. Your
article allowed others to learn this fact.
I took a copy to him in Florida, over

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21ST, 2015

Christmas, and Mom has reported that


he has enjoyed sharing it with all of
his friends there. Through the article,
I learned things about my Dad and his
time spent in the Army that even I didnt
know.
Thanks again for such a well written
article about the super guy I call Dad.
Vicki Eidenier
Bryan, OH

THE VILLAGE REPORTER - YOUR HOMETOWN NEWS SOURCE - 13

Fayettes 2015
Homecoming Court

PHOTO PROVIDED

THE 2015 FAYETTE HOMECOMING COURT ... Front Row, left to right: Freshman Escort Asia Laguio, Junior Escort Alexis Fruchey, Homecoming
Queen Paige Keefer, Senior Attendant Liz Maginn, and Sophomore Attendant Haley Perdue. Back Row: Freshman Escort Hunter Griffiths, Junior
Escort Garett Reinking, Homecoming King Dylan Stannard, Senior Escort Jared Wagner, and Sophomore Escort Bryce Conklin.
By: T.J. Hug
THE VILLAGE REPORTER

As Homecoming celebrations
take place throughout the country,
its now Fayettes turn to do the
celebrating.
Paige Keefer has been selected
as the schools Homecoming Queen
this year. She will preside over a
Court which represents the spirit
of the school most admirably.
Freshman
Attendant
Asia
Laguio, the daughter of Kim and
father Laguio, is already quite
active in school. She takes part
in Student Council, the Youth
Advisory Council, the Science Club,
and the IGNITE Youth Group. Her
plan upon graduation are to go
to college. When prompted, the
busy freshman claimed the Boston
Celtics as her favorite sports team,
though it seems she cheated off the
answer of her escort.
That would be Freshman Escort
Hunter Griffiths, son to John and
Krys Griffiths, who also cites the
Celtics as his team, coincidentally.
The balanced youth plays both
Basketball and Track, while
also holding membership in the
Science Club and Student Council.
Griffiths intends to attend college
after graduation as well.
Haley Perdue, born to Jay and
Christy Perdue, will serve as the
courts
Sophomore
Attendant.
Perdue counts herself as a member
of both the Future Farmers of
America and F.U.M.Y. in addition

to being a Class Officer. Aside


from her activities, however, the
sophomore enjoys singing very
much, and also likes to take the
time to hang out with friends and
family. Her goal after leaving the
halls of Fayette High School, is to
pursue a degree in teaching, fall in
love, and get married.
Perdues
escort
for
the
Homecoming Festivities will be
fellow sophomore Bryce Conklin,
who is the son of David and Tara
Conklin. An avid runner, Conklin
is part of the schools Cross
Country team. He is also a member
of F.U.M.Y. Its his time running
cross country, both in practice and
during meets, however, that stands
out to him the most thus far in
his young high school career. It is
Conklins hope to attend Michigan
State University after graduation.
The role of Junior Attendant
was awarded to Alexis Fruchey,
the daughter of Corey and Melanie
Fruchey. A member of the Lady
Eagles Basketball team, as well as
the Future Farmers of America, the
Fellowship of Christian Athletes,
4-H, F.U.M.Y., and being a Class
Officer, Fruchey also likes to
Trapshoot and watch Netflix.
Despite the vast number of activities
in which she involves herself, it
was at a cross country meet that
her favorite memory was produced.
After watching a friend wipe out
onto a road while running in the
race, Fruchey had to drag her by

her neck before said friend got


hit by a bus. Fucheys aspirations
after high school include going to
college, getting a job, and starting
a family.
Garett Reinking, son to Dean
and Diane Reinking, will escort
Fruchey to Homecoming. The
junior
participates
in
Cross
Country,
Basketball,
National
Honor Society, Student Council,
and 4-H. He fondly recalls hiding
from Ms. Braggeman, a math
teacher at Fayette, as an April
Fools Day joke just last year. It is
his hope to attend The Ohio State
University upon receiving his high
school diploma.
Liz Maginn, born to Mike and
Traci Maginn, was chosen to be
Senior Attendant. In her last year
at Fayette, Maginn has found
several ways to enjoy her high
school career. During her tenure
at the school, she has taken
part in Cross Country, FCCLA,
the Future Farmers of America,
Tech Team, Pep Band, Choir, and
National Honor Society. With such
a busy schedule, it should come
as no surprise that Maginn lists
sleeping as her favorite pastime.
She intends to go to college to
study International Business after
graduating.
Senior Escort Jared Wagner,
son to Scott Wagner and Jodi
Ordway, will be accompanying
Maginn during the Homecoming
Festivities. Versatile in his high

school experience, Wagner has


been a part of the schools Cross
Country, Basketball, and Baseball
teams, in addition to Quiz Bowl,
Student Council, and F.U.M.Y.
Its his time on the baseball field
that stands out to him the most,
though. Wagner has yet to decide
on his plans after high school.
Dylan Stannard, the son of Eric
and Martha Stannard, has been
crowned as this years Fayette
Homecoming King. The Student
Council President runs Cross
Country and Track for the Eagles,
while also serving as a member of
the National Honor Society and
F.U.M.Y. Stannard is not a picky
eater, as he cites anything my
mom didnt burn as his favorite
food. His plans after high school
include going to college and starting
a family.
Queen Paige is the daughter of
Brian and Danni Keefer. During
her time at Fayette, she has been
involved in Volleyball, Basketball,
4-H, the Future Farmers of America,
and F.U.M.Y. She claims not to
have a favorite subject due to the
fact that she is ... not a morning
person. Upon graduation, Keefer
plans on going to college to study
nursing, getting a job, and finding
her prince charming.
As the Fayette boys takes on
Holgate this coming Saturday, the
Queen and her Court will be there
to support them.
T.J. Hug can be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

Wishing All Eagles A Great Homecoming Celebration


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14 - THE VILLAGE REPORTER - YOUR HOMETOWN NEWS SOURCE

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21ST, 2015

Wauseon Explorers Offers Youth Wauseon Board Of Education Elects


Board President & Vice President
Law Enforcement Training

PHOTOS BY SHAR DIMICK, STAFF

OFFICIAL BUSINESS ... Dameron (Center) administers Oath of Office to Sandra


Griggs and Larry Fruth.
PHOTO BY SHAR DIMICK, STAFF

THE WAUSEON EXPLORERS ... Front Row (L to R): Desirae Walther, Amber Falor,
and Michael Brubaker. Back Row (L to R): Gavin Liechty, Amber Dick, Rebekah
Steele, Morgan Bliss, and Sgt. Conner Hicks.
By: Shar Dimick
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
The Wauseon Police Explorers
program gives youth the opportunity
to learn about and gain hands-on
experience in law enforcement.
Patrolman
Ken
Blankenship
along with the help of his wife, Kerry
Blankenship, and five full-time officers
volunteer to lead the youth in the
exploration of law enforcement.
Blankenship said that the Explorers
pretty much get to do everything we do.
He said that those members that have
a valid drivers license are even able to
drive the police cruisers during mock
training events, such as the ones they
participated in at Owens Community
College and the Water Treatment Plant
last year. Blankenship said that all
members receive CPR certification in
addition to other training opportunities
like the Taser training planned for
next month. In addition to training,
Blankenship said members help out at
various events throughout the year such
as the Christmas Parade, Homecoming
and basketball games.
The Wauseon Explorers program is
open to youth ages 14 (and completed
eighth grade) through 20 and members

dont have to live in Wauseon to join.


Blankenship said they have members
from all over Fulton County and one
member from Williams County.
The group currently has nine active
members, including Conner Hicks, who
was recently elected by his peers to be
sergeant, and new recruit, Rebekah
Steele. When Blankenship asked Steele
why she wanted to be an Explorer, she
said because I want to join the FBI
someday.
Blankenship said that the Explorers
is a good place to start. He said that
both the Wauseon Police Department
and the Archbold Police Department
have full-time officers that started out
in the Wauseon Explorers.
The Wauseon Explorers program is
part of the Law Enforcement Exploring
program that is a division of the Boy
Scout and members can earn badges,
awards and enter competitions just as
the Boy Scouts do. Blankenship said
they provide the youth everything they
need to participate, except shoes.
The next monthly meeting is
scheduled for Monday, February 9
at 7:00 PM at the Wauseon Police
Department.
Shar may be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

Three Wauseon Residents Make The


Deans List At Heidelberg University
A total of 348 students have earned
recognition on the Fall Semester
deans list, according to Provost David
Weininger. Among the local/area
students named to the deans list are the
following: Dominic Frey, a sophomore
majoring in Business Administration

and Integrated Media; Justin Mourguet,


a freshman majoring in Business
Administration and Economics; Marin
Schaffner, a freshman majoring in
Psychology and Athletic Training; all of
Wauseon, OH.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

Wauseons Joseph Spieles Makes


Deans List At University Of Dayton
DAYTON, OH -- Joseph Spieles of
Wauseon made the Deans List for the
2014 fall semester.
To qualify for the Deans List, an
undergraduate degree-seeking student

must have a minimum of a 3.5 GPA


for that semester and must have been
enrolled for 12 or more credits that
semester.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

REFLECTIONS OF THE PAST


1973 Wauseon Golf Team

GOLF TEAM ... Row 1: S. Graf, T. Parke, M. Short, N. Scheid, J. Stevens, K. Wood, F.
Hurst, G. Wilson. Row 2: Coach Frey, B. Houser, K. Demaline, A. Lahman, D. Reed,
M. Zeller, G. Quillet, D. Parke, J. Boyers, C. Fogerty, D. Knierim.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21ST, 2015

SMARTER THAN A FIFTH GRADER ... Fifth grade students are quick to the buzzer
in a game against the board members. Pictured are: L to R: Eva Mennetti, Zach
Robinson, Andrew Eberle, and Grace Kuntz.
By: Shar Dimick
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
At the January 12
organizational
meeting
the Wauseon Board of
Education
re-elected
Sandra
Griggs
as
President
and
Larry
Fruth as Vice President
4-0-1 with Griggs and
Fruth abstaining in their
respective elections.
Treasurer
Karen
Dameron
administered
the Oath of Officers
to Griggs and Fruth.
Each year the Board
holds an organizational
meeting to elect/install
officers
and
approve
annual
resolutions
for both the treasurer
and
superintendent
(Larry Brown). The also
appointed
Fruth
as
the Legislative Liaison,
Miriam Frank as the
Student
Achievement
Liaison and Brown as
Purchasing Agent. In
addition they established
Brown,
Griggs
and
Dameron as the Records
Commission
and
approved the meeting
schedule for the year.
Their regular meetings
in 2015 will be at the
board offices at 5:30 PM
on the second Monday
each month, with the
exceptions
of
March,
June and November. The
May and the November
meetings will be on the
third Monday instead
and they will not meet
in March. Additionally,
they will hold a 12:15PM
meeting
on
fourth
Thursday of each month
school is in session with
the
location
rotation
between the Wauseon
Primary,
Elementary,
Middle and High Schools.
The
regular
meeting
followed
the
organizational meeting,
where they held a public
hearing
for
the
reemployment Dameron as
treasurer following her
retirement effective July
31, 2015. Griggs invited
members of the public to
give their input, however,
no one came forward.

In
other
regular
business board members:
Approved
an
alternative tax budget as
requested by the Fulton
County Auditor, Brett
Kolb that includes the
recently approved fiveyear forecast and debt
service schedule.
Approved $2020 in
donations to the Wauseon
Elementary
School
Food Pantry. $1700 of
which came from Doug
Yoder and North Clinton
Mennonite Church, while
the
remaining
came
from the Wauseon Bus
Drivers, Rebecca and
David Carroll and Julia
and Mark King. They also
approved $2779 from
the Wauseon Athletic
Boosters, $1107.82 from
the
Wauseon
Braves
Baseball
organization
and two clocks/times
(valued at $853.92) to
the Wauseon High School
Athletic Department for
varying purposes.
Approved
new
personnel: Ryan Yackee
(volunteer
varsity
softball assistant coach),
Caitlin Friess (volunteer
JV
softball
assistant
coach), Megan Fields (JV
softball coach), MaryAnn
Reimund
(substitute
bus driver), Samantha
Sherman (WPS 1.5 hour
cook), Tammy Cochrane
(classified substitute) and
Jodee Aeschliman (WES
secretarial assistant).
Accepted
the
resignations of Naomi
Lopez (WHS cook) and
Michelle
Koppenhofer
(WES sweeper).
Approved
Kelsey
Newmans parental leave
from February 2 to April
30.
Reappointed Carolyn
Short to a seven-year
term on the Wauseon
Public Library Board of
Trustees.
Approved the Fiscal
Year 2015 appropriations
and
certificate
of
resources, tax rates and
amounts and then and
now certificates.
Heard reports from
the
various
building

principals
Finally, to finish the
regular meeting before
heading
to
executive
session,
Brown
and
the
board
members
participated
in
an
exciting game of Are You
Smarter than a WES Fifth
Grader? against four
fifth grade elementary
students. WES Principal
Theresa Vietmeier hosted
the game show, that
included real buzzers,
asking six or seven
questions from varying
subjects. Students Eva
Mennetti, Zach Robinson,
Andrew Eberle and Grace
Kuntz eagerly buzzed in
sometimes even before
Vietmeier finished the
question. The students
quick reflexes and correct
answers led them to
victory.
Shar may be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

THE VILLAGE REPORTER - YOUR HOMETOWN NEWS SOURCE - 15

Four County Career Center


Northwest State Community College Board Of Education Meets For
Announces Deans List For Fall 2014
The Month Of January

MORE GENERAL AREA NEWS

The following local


students have made the
Deans List at Northwest
State Community College
for the Fall (students are
listed by order of town of
residence):
Alvordton
Jenna Eidenier
Jordan Hunkapiller
Zoe Koch
Shannon Ross-Yocklin
Edon
Kaitlin Chrisman
Aubrey Gearhart
Sara Millay
Clorinda Muehlfeld
Dakota Parrish
Lorinda Patten
Brian Yoder
Fayette
Genna Biddix
Benjamin Jensen
Luke Laguio
Damiann Mahlman
Josiah Runyon
David Sallows
Amy Shaffer
Montpelier
Christina Adkins
Misty Ankney
Christian Beattie
Patricia Belknap
Michael Borton
Kaylyn Brigle
Kennedy Brigle
Courtney Buchanan
Harry Bunnell
Kirsten Burkhart
Brady Cogswell
Breanna Davis
Kayce DeMara
Kristin Fidler
Grace Hartman
Sidney Houk
Michelle Keller
William Kutz
Hope McKelvey
Cheryl Mesloh
Matthew Meyer
Erica Mocherman
Valerie Moreno
Nicole Newell
Jasin Otto
Patrick Palfalvi

Bethany Polter
Shannon Strauss
Monica Sumner
Richard Word
Michael Wortkoetter
Jessica Zigler

Pioneer
Charity Brandenberger
Paul Briner
Kaitlyn Collins
Jonathan Davis
Theodore Frame
Stryker
Hanna Baltosser
Bart Boersma
Hunter Clingaman
Eric Coopman
Neal Flory
Beverly Hancock
Christina Johnson
Melissa Kinkaid
Bayli Louys
Joel Miller
Heather Montague
Regina Vance
Kyle Wesche
Wauseon
Kristen Benschoter
Clara Bergfeld
Kendra Boger
Kelly Borton
Rebekah Cales
Susan Carattini-Pope
Sydney Chamberlain
Sarah Christiansen
Stephanie Clausen
Kimberly Clingaman
Danielle Coll
Aaron Conrad
Caitlyn Davis
Rebecca Dent-Weiss
Matthew Dominique
Alan Donnett
Lindsay Fager
Alanna Ferreira
Korey Ford
Regan Ford
Rylee Ford
James Fox
Francisca Franklin
Holly French
Wesley Gambler
Kylee Garcia
Amie Gerken
Myra Graffice

Carys Grime
Chelsea Gunther
Caleb Gustwiller
Bailey Hardy
Tyler Herschberger
Josiah Hoops
Melanie Hoot
Victoria Kahrs
Brittany Lane
Elisabeth Lemmon
Cole Lesinski
Patricia Lillich
Kaylyn McDermott
Julie McGuire
Hannah Meller
Luke Meller
Nolan Miller
Shay Miller
Steven Pope
Amanda Reed
Emma Reed
Steve Riegsecker
Adam Ruch
Derek Rupp
Michael Sager
Jesus Sandoval
Pedro Sandoval
David Sauder
Amanda Schroeder
Jeff Smith
Gabriel Valdez
Zoey Weiss
Miriam Wyse
Christopher Zamora
Michael Zamora
West Unity
Emily Armbruster
Colleen Bell
Lydia Brock
Logan Brooker
Hollie Carroll
Laura Castillo
Karissa Crisenbery
Olivia Fish
Lauren Garrett
Melissa Grieser
Jenna Kempf
Jason Marvin
Bryant Miller
Sarah Mocherman
Natalie Short
Erik Stipe
Scott Vershum
Brandon Willis
Devon Zuver

INFORMATION PROVIDED

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Hosts


Delegates From Fulton & Williams
Counties For 96th Annual Meeting

PHOTOS PROVIDED

FULTON COUNTY MEMBERS... Farm Bureau members from Fulton and Williams
Counties served as voting delegates to the 96th annual meeting of Ohio Farm Bureau
Federation (OFBF), held December 10 December 12 in Columbus. Delegates
established the organizations policies on various federal and state issues, working
together to create positions that are right for farmers, consumers and Ohioans.
Annual meeting delegates represent various sizes and types of farms across the
state. Representing Fulton County Farm Bureau were, from left, front row, Dean
Genter, Archbold; Roy Norman, Wauseon(Organization Director); Chris Weaver,
Lyons (State Trustee); back row, Trisha Andre, Wauseon; Randy Walker, Swanton;
Allen Willson, Lyons.

WILLIAMS COUNTY MEMBERS ... Representing Williams County Farm Bureau


were, from left, front row, Scott Maneval, West Unity; Gerold Keppeler, Edgerton;
Chris Weaver, Lyons (State Trustee); back row, Roy Norman, Wauseon(Organization
Director); Marvin Dietsch, Edgerton.

The January Organizational and


Regular Meeting of the Four County
Career Center Board of Education was
held on Thursday, January 8, 2015
at 7:00 PM in the Board Room at Four
County Career Center.
During the organizational meeting,
Larry Martin was elected to serve as
President, while Dennis Vetter was
elected as Vice-President. Also selected
during the meeting was Brian Baker as
the Legislative Liaison.
The board also agreed to hold meeting
of the Four County Career Center Board
of Education on the third Thursday of
each month, as 7:00 PM in the Board
Room for the 2015 calendar year.
During the course of the regular
meeting, the following business was
conducted:
As part of the Treasuers Report, the
Board approved:
December Meeting Minutes, as well
as finanvial statements and investments
for the month of December as presented.
The FY 16 Alternative Tax Budget for

Four County Career Center.


The updated Five-Year Forecast as
presented.
As part of the Superintendents Report,
the board accepted and/or approved the
following items:
The Outcomes Measurement Report
for the Evaluation Venter to satisfy CARF
requirements.
Approve the 2015-16 School Calendar
as presented.
Approve the Archbold Waste Water
Treatment Plant as a job site for the
Industrial Services Program.
Under Board Committee Reports, the
Board received updates from:
Legislative Liaison
Upcoming meetings involving members
of the Four County Career Center Board
of Education include the regular February
Board Meeting on February 19, 2015,
at 7:00 PM in the Board Room at Four
County Career Center.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

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Wauseon Middle School Announces


Second Quarter Honor Roll Students
The following Wauseon
Middle School students
have achieved a 3.0 GPA
or above (* denotes all
As):
6th Grade
Caylee Adkins
Payton Albright
Ben Allan
Ian Arps
Elizabeth Baker*
Evan Banister
Jaden Banister
Nicolas Barone
Jackson Bauer*
Noah Becker*
Tyson Britsch*
Jettie Burget*
Brady Burrow
Josie Callan
Cameron Cantu*
Caden Case
Maddux Chamberlin
Ayden Cheney
Kaitlynn Christenson
Ava Conti
Jacob Couts
Kolton DeGroff
Uzziah DeLaCruz
Easton Delgado*
Evaan Dominique*
Darren Dong*
Brayden Everly
Andrew Figgins
Caden Gallardo
Elicia Garza
Kamron Goolsby
Dylan Grahn*
Jacob Hageman
Noah Harman
Alexis Haury*
Carter Hite
Andrew Hoeffel
Jordan Holthues
Zander Kesler
Ethan Kessler
Samantha Klawitter
Samantha Knauer
Gabriel Kuszmaul
Cooper Lane*
Audrey Leininger
Katie Lynch
Iziah Maya
Matthew McDaniel
Bailey McGuire
Lexe McQuillin
Mackenzie Menningen
Natasha Miller
Damon Molina
Logan Moore
Hunter Nofziger
Kenneth Nye
Hayley Orzechowski
Eleanor Oyer
Emily Parker*
Connar Penrod*
Andrew Perez
Levi Perkins
Leanne Pownall
Ian Pratt
Chelsie Raabe*
Jaxon Radabaugh*
Joshua Richer
Logan Richer
Victoria Rios
Maysyn Rodriguez
Serenity Rogers*
Quinlynn Rohda
Lance Rupp*
Noah Sauber
Gabriel Schmucker*
Jac Schroeder*
John Shema*
Chaney Sigg
Haylee Smith
Loren Starkweather
Kiara Stutzman
Jalen Suarez
Cody Tanner
Luvena Taylor
Brady Thomas
Nolan Thourot

Zachary Vajen
Braden Vernot*
Benicio Vielma*
Juan Villarreal
Trevor Wensink*
Lucas Wheeler
Kayden Widman
Layton Willson
Haleigh Wurst
7th Grade
Samantha Aeschliman*
Branden Arredondo
Spencer Bailey
Logan Blackman
Kelcy Blanchong*
Bralynn Blanton
Wyatt Blosser
Sean Brock
Chance Buehrer
Megan Carroll*
Macey Coronado
Harlee Floss
Jessica French*
Laurel Garbers*
Quintin Gigax
Daisy Giguere
Zevin Gleckler
Ethan Glover
Jameson Gray
Katelyn Guanci
Shawn Hanson
Rylee Hull
J.T. Hutchinson*
Faith Jasso
Jade Johnson
Cole Karcsak
Owen King
Alizia Kudlica
Jordan Lange
Grace Leininger
Madisyn Lindley
Gavin Lotozynski
Shalian McCarley
Brandon Michael*
Marin Miller*
Kennedy Nation
Adriel Nelson
Mercedez Osley
Marah Patterson*
Andrew Pile
Christian Powers-Whiting
Elena Pratt
Garrett Puehler
Andon Raker
Alyssa Ramos
Skylar Reckner
Jebediah Reeves
Catherine Richer
Maria Rocha
Maggie Roelfsema*
Bailey Roof
Delanie Roush*
Briley Rupp
Sierra Rupp
Alicia Rutledge
Callie Schnitkey
Brooke Schuette
Holden Serres*
Katelyn Shadbolt
Paige Smith
Chase Soltis
Juliana Spadafore
Wes Spadafore*
Alyssa Strain
Logan Tester
Noah Tester
McKenna Thierry
Tiffany Villaruz
Levi Waldron
Amanda Wendt
Troy Whitmer
Sydney Zirkle*
8th Grade
Kodi Albright
James Allan
Zemam Altahery
Trent Armstrong*
Makenna Ashbaugh
Tristan Barajas
Jacob Barone*
Madison Baugh
Monica Betz

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Marijanna Brunn
Danielle Bryan*
Caden Burget
Christian Cantu
Maggie Carder
Zach Carroll
Robert Castillo
Michael Cheezan
Jose Cordova
Aliza Dauterman
Olivia Davidson
Garrett Demaline
Jaiden Falke
Ashtyn Falor
Nolan Flint
Sam Frank*
Justin Freestone*
Angela Garbers*
Kelsey Garcia*
Matt Gonzales
Alexandria Gray*
Kennedy Grime*
Kyrin Grime*
Aaron Harris
Ashley Hitchcock
Emily Hoeffel
Genesis Hoot
Caleb Juan
Mackayla Kearney*
Sierra Killy*
Jordyn Kinnersley
Anna Koenig
Levi Krasula*
Rachel Lee
Stanley Legenza
Caleb Leu*
Juan Loera
Madison Lulfs
Caleb Macklin*
Matt Manson
Hunter Mattin
Jadon Meeker
Dylan Michael
Lindsay Miller
Austin Molina*
Jaelyn Myers*
Kalyn Nofziger
Christina Norman*
Brianna ONeill
Eric Parker*
Samantha Petz
Lindsay Renfer
Jillian Reynolds*
Brandon Rhodes
Ben Richer
Hannah Richer*
Maya Nikol Riley
Gavin Ritter
Caleb Rocha
Victoria Rocha*
Cecilia Saldivar
Kaylei Satkowski*
Lexi Sauber*
Lucas Schang*
Jaiden Shellenberger
Alisa Shelt*
Jozef Shema*
Jozlyn Smallman
Paige Smith
Zebadiah Smith*
Catlin Snyder
Aubrey Starkweather
Alexis Suarez*
Mya Suarez
Anias Thompson
Sarina Thompson
Isaac Thourot
Morgan Todd
Mercedes Torres
Xavier Torres*
Madison Trejo*
Tristan Uribes
Zachary VanHoy
Canidate Vickery*
Nykaiya Villaruz
Michael Waite
Julie Waldron*
Levi Whitman
Amber Wolpert*
Raven Yarnell*
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21ST, 2015

WEDCO Selects Economic


Williams County Fair Board
Development Professional As
Provides The Gillette Building For
New Executive Director
A Free Weekend Healthcare Clinic

MORE GENERAL AREA NEWS

PHOTO BY HELEN ELKINS, STAFF

HEALTHCARE CLINIC Guest Joe Schlosser, with the Health Department, put a
proposal before the board to acquire the Gillette Building for a one-weekend-a-year
free Health Clinic for Williams County assembled by The National Guard.
By: Helen Elkins
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
There was much on the agenda
Thursday as the Fair Board held their
first monthly meeting of 2015.
Fair Foundation member Al Bennett
presented a historical report to the board
recounting the Foundations start, the
articles of incorporation, by-laws, and
accomplishments. He proposed they
get back to the success of the past
and continue that success, declaring
the war over between the Board and
Foundation.
The
upcoming
reverse
raffle,
scheduled for Saturday, February 7,
was discussed in detail. Registration
starts at 5pm. Only 300 tickets will
be sold for this event. Please contact a
board member for tickets. Music, food,
and auction items will be provided.
Donated items for the auction will be
accepted, as well.
Board members discussed livestock
and entertainment for this years fair.
An extra day was added for the harness
racing. The Saturday and Sunday bands
will be one each of rock and country.
Fourth Friday fish fry was announced
and will take place each month.
There was some discussion about

work permits, the Gillette Buildings roof


repair, an underground valve repair, and
even Facebook administration issues.
But the big proposal of the evening
was issued by guest Joe Schlosser from
the Health Department. He made a plea
to obtain the Gillette Building for a free
two-day Healthcare Clinic provided by
The National Guard.
The National Guard brings in
everything and does the work; they set
up and tear down, provide personnel,
cover insurance costs, deliver supplies,
and even donate their time to this cause.
Ohio Department of Health provides
vaccinations and picks up any other
cost not covered by the National Guard,
and they will work with local hospital to
provide bloodwork for patients.
The board unanimously voted to
offer the Gillette Building, at no cost, to
the Health Department for the two-day
health clinic scheduled for August 8 and
9. Times of service will be 8am-5pm on
Saturday and 8am-3pm on Sunday.
The Fair Board holds their meetings
on the third Thursday of each month
at 7 pm in the Thaman Building at the
fairgrounds.
Helen Elkins may be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

MORE PIONEER AREA NEWS

North Central School Board Holds


2015 Organizational Meeting

PHOTO BY T.J. HUG, STAFF

COMPARING NOTES ... Members of the North Central School Board sit with Superintendent Ken Boyer discussing matters pertaining to the school.

By: T.J. Hug


THE VILLAGE REPORTER
The North Central Board of Education
met for its yearly organizational meeting
last week.
Craig McKarns was once again
nominated and unanimously voted in as
Board President, with Homer Hendricks
taking on the responsibilities of Vice
President. McKarns will also serve on
the Building and Grounds Committee
along with Jim Fee. Lee Boothman and
Shane Martin were appointed to the
school's Audit Committee. Accepting
the role of Legislative Liaison, as well
as Student Achievement Liaison was
Hendricks.
Elementary Principal Paul Johnson
gave the board an update on North
Central's after school program. Fifty-two
students currently attend the program,
which offers three two-hour sessions a
week from Tuesday to Thursday. Those
taking part in the program are receiving
help with their Math and Reading
homework.
Also according to Johnson, the school
is taking part in the Tincaps Reading
Program. The Fort Wayne Baseball
organization offers area elementary
students the chance to attend one of
their games for free, provided they meet
certain reading requirements. North
Central has been assigned Friday, April
24 for the Tincaps 7:05 P.M. game.

The board approved the employment


of Hannah Dymarkowski. She was hired
to fill the role of High School Track
Assistant.
The retirement of Diane Veres was
also accepted by the board. Serving as
the junior high and high school guidance
counselor will resign from her position
effective June 1. She won't be gone for
very long, however, as the school plans
to rehire her soon afterward.
We will be recommending retire/
rehire for Veres, Superintendent Ken
Boyer proclaimed.
An appropriation regarding a new
grant received by the district was
approved by the board as well. The
Small Rural Schools Achievement Grant
was awarded to North Central, giving the
school an extra $3,267.54. That money
will go toward the after school program
previously mentioned by Principal
Johnson.
Superintendent Boyer gave a brief
update on the school's building project.
Specific details regarding the project are
still being worked out. More information
will likely be available at the March
regular board meeting.
The meeting ended with the board
entering into Executive Session to
discuss salary evaluations. No action
was taken.
T.J. Hug can be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21ST, 2015

At its meeting Thursday morning,


the Williams County Commissioners
approved hiring Matt Davis as the
new Executive Director of the Williams
County
Economic
Development
Corporation (WEDCO). Davis comes to
the position with more than 15 years of
experience in economic development in
both the public and private sectors.
Since 2009, Davis has been the
Director of Community and Economic
Development
for
Maumee
Valley
Planning Organization. In that position,
he has worked closely with officials
in Williams County on economic
development initiatives and projects.
Prior to taking the position at
MVPO, Davis worked as a development
specialist for WD Partners in Dublin,
Ohio, providing client services such
as site evaluation, risk analysis and
planning and zoning consultation.
Davis holds Bachelor of Arts degrees
in urban and regional planning
and in political science from Miami
University, Oxford. He was also
certified as an Economic Development
Finance Professional by the National
Development Council in 2011.
Davis has been assisting parttime at the WEDCO office while the
coordinator position was being filled.
The vacancy was created last November
when Diamond Zimmerman resigned as
WEDCO Coordinator. Davis will begin
his new position full-time on February
2.
We are really pleased that we were
able to hire an economic development
professional for this position, said
WEDCO Executive Board Chairman
Darin Thorp, and since Matt is already
familiar with the economic needs of

the county, he will transition into the


position quickly.
WEDCO was established in 1983 and
functions as the reference and resource
center for business throughout Williams
County. Its mission is to attract new
business to the county as well as assist
with business retention and expansion
efforts.
The WEDCO Executive Director
is a contract employee of Williams
County. WEDCO pays the county for
the services, which covers the position
wages and benefits. WEDCO is funded
by membership dues.
The WEDCO Board consists of
representatives from Bryan, Edgerton,
Edon, Holiday City, Montpelier, Pioneer,
Stryker, West Unity, Williams County,
labor and utilities.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

Changes In Williams County Real


Estate Tax Rates Announced
Williams County property owners
will be receiving their real estate tax bill
in the mail for the first half of tax year
2014. Williams County Auditor, Deb
Nester, would like to remind residents
of two important tax savings programs
available to them:
1) Homestead Exemption Program
This program is offered to (a) senior
citizens age 65 or older, (b) permanently
disabled individuals, or (c) veterans
declared 100% disabled due to service
connected disability. The applicant
must own and occupy their home (or
manufactured home) in Williams County
as their principle place of residence, as
of January 1 of the filing year. Because
of a change in state law, beginning in
calendar year 2014, new applicants are
subject to an income means test with
the maximum total income not to exceed
$30,500 for tax year 2014, payable in
2015, and $31,000 for tax year 2015,
payable in 2016. The income means test
does not apply to applicants filing as a
veteran declared 100% disabled due to
service connected disability. Homestead
Exemption
application
forms
are
available at the County Auditors office,
or on our website at www.co.williams.
oh.us/auditor
2) 2 % Homesite Credit
All home owners are eligible for a 2
% Homesite credit provided that the
home is their primary residence on
levies that were voted into effect prior to
the November 5, 2013, election. Home
owners should carefully review their
real estate tax bills to make certain they
are receiving this credit.
Some rates have changed for tax year
2014 which will affect taxes payable in
calendar year 2015. Listed below are the
changes in tax rates in various taxing
districts:
Central Local School District 2012
Emergency Levy (1.25 mill decrease)
Central Local School District 1999
Bond Levy (0.55 mill decrease)
Edon Northwest Local School

District 2000 Bond Levy (0.25 mill


decrease)
Millcreek-West Unity Local School
District 2014 Emergency Levy (0.10
mill decrease)
Millcreek-West Unity Local School
District 2014 Safety & Security Levy
(0.90 mill increase)
North Central Local School District
1992 Bond Levy (1.00 mill decrease)
North Central Local School District
2014 Bond Levy (1.40 mill increase)
Stryker Local School District 2012
Emergency Levy (0.05 mill decrease)
Brady Township 1993 Fire Bond
Levy (0.10 mill decrease)
Madison Township 1994 Fire Levy
(2.00 mill decrease)
St. Joseph Township 2014 Fire
Levy (1.00 mill increase)
Williams County residents can
research real property tax and
valuations information on the County
Auditors website at www.co.williams.
oh.us/auditor.
Click on Real Estate Search
and follow the directions to research
properties located in Williams County.
Tax
mapping
information,
which
includes aerial photos, is available on
the website as well.
Also, our website provides information
regarding other functions of the County
Auditors office including Building
Permits, Current Agricultural Use
Value Program (C.A.U.V.), dog licenses,
2 % Homesite Program, Homestead
Exemption Program, manufactured
homes taxation, real property taxation,
vendors licenses, tax rates, and weights
and measures inspection. Several forms
relating to these subjects are available
on the website for your convenience.
Anyone with questions regarding
these programs or their real estate tax
bills may contact or visit the County
Auditors office located on the second
floor of the Williams County Courthouse,
phone 419-636-5639. Office hours are
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through
Friday.

Mitten Tree Program Continues


At Williams County Public Library
The Mitten Tree Program held by
Williams County Public Library, with
branches in Bryan, Edgerton, Edon,
Pioneer, Stryker, and West Unity, will
continue to run through January 30th.
The program has already received an
enormous response from community
members with many donations of
scarves, hats, gloves, and mittens given
to WCPL. All items donated to the Mitten
Trees are taken to local charities within
each community that help the needy.
Any patron who brings in an item for
the Mitten Tree to donate to charity will
be given a coupon to pay off up to $1.00 in
overdue fines. The following restrictions
on the Mitten Tree coupons will apply.
These coupons will not be valid toward

the payment of lost or damaged items


or toward the debt collect fee. These
coupons will not be redeemable for
cash, and no change will be given if the
fine being paid is less than the coupon
value amount. The coupons will have an
expiration date of March 31, 2015. For
questions or further information on this
program, please contact Kylee Matthews
at 419-636-6734 ext. 274.
Williams County Public Library
would like to acknowledge those who
have already given. Your enormous
generosity is helping those who are
less fortunate during these cold winter
months. Thank you for helping us help
our community.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

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MORE GENERAL AREA NEWS

Four County Career Center Holding Senior Citizens Day


Four County Career Center is hosting a Senior
Citizens Day at the school on February 20, 2015.
Senior Citizens are invited to join us for a day of
activities and lunch.
The day will last from 9:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
If your group cannot make it for the whole day,
they are welcome to either come in the morning
from 9:15 - 11:50 a.m. (including lunch) or in
the afternoon from 12:15 - 2:45 p.m. (including
lunch).
Soup and sandwich will be available for a

cost of $3.00 per person over the lunch hour.


A total of seven activities will be available for
the seniors to participate in throughout the
day. Each activity will last approximately thirty
minutes. These include a manicure for the ladies
and a woodworking project for the men; a flower
or plant activity; safety demos for senior citizens;
creating winter ornaments; basic health checks;
cupcake decorating; and bingo. The Career Center
Student Ambassadors and Tour Guides will be
available to assist you in the activities and guide

you throughout the building.


Call Janet Knierim at 419-267-2267 to register
or register on the front page of the Career Center
website at www.fourcounty.net. Registrations will
be accepted through February 6, 2015, so sign
up early to ensure your space. Parking will be
available in the west parking lot off State Route
66 and enter the building through the west doors.
Thanks for considering joining us for a day of
activity and fun!
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celebrate on a cold winter day! On
National Pie Day, Friday, January 23,
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pie lovers have access to everything
needed to make this holiday deliciously
memorable! From pie tips and recipes
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Bakery and Barn Restaurant, Sauder
Village is a great place to celebrate the
wholesome goodness of pie!
National Pie Day is a holiday
focused on enjoying Americas favorite
dessert and sharing it with friends
and loved ones, shared Brian Slee,
Doughbox Bakery Manager. Whether
you love apple, peach, pumpkin or
peanut butter, let us help you celebrate
this all American treat by stopping at
the Doughbox Bakery. Were proud to
continue the traditions of our ancestors
by making our pies from scratch. We
break the eggs, blend in the sugar and
flour, just like the home baking of long
ago.
To encourage even more people
to celebrate this special holiday, the
Doughbox Bakery is offering a deal
of $1.00 off pies and free samples
throughout the day, while supplies
last. The Doughbox Bakery will be open
on National Pie day from 7:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m., with the drive-thru window
opening at 6:30 a.m.
The Barn Restaurant will also be
involved in the celebration of National
Pie Day offering $1.00 off a slice of
pie with any meal purchase on Friday,
January 23. The Barn Restaurant will
be open on from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Each year the employees at the
Doughbox Bakery make nearly 19,000
pies. With more than 40 varieties of
pies available, Peanut Butter Cream
continues to be the most popular choice
among local patrons. Dutch Peach and

Cherry are also popular varieties at


this popular, hometown bakery.
Historians trace the origin of pie to
the Greeks who are thought to be the
originators of the pastry shell. The early
pies were predominately meat pies and
the crust of the pie was often referred to
as coffyn. Pies came to America with
the first English settlers with the early
colonists cooking their pies in long
narrow pans. As in the Roman times,
the early American pie crusts often
were not eaten, but simply designed to
hold the filling during baking. Pioneer
women often served pies with every meal
and with food at the heart of gatherings
and celebrations, pie quickly moved
to the forefront of contests at county
fairs, picnics, and other social events.
Through the years, pie has evolved to
become a very traditional dessert and
a unique part of the American culture.
The American Pie Council, founders
of National Pie Day, offers many
unique ideas to celebrate this delicious
day. Make special memories with your
children or grandkids by baking a pie
together (the Doughbox Bakery even
sells homemade pie crust for you to
bake in your own kitchen!) Indulge
your co-workers, neighbors or friends
with a delicious, home-made pie. Why
not share this comfort food with a
hometown hero at your local police
or fire department and let these local
heroes know you appreciate all they do
for your community. Or, throw a pie
party - celebrate with friends or even
make it a fundraiser to raise money for
a favorite charity.
Join the pie celebration on Friday,
January 23 by celebrating National
Pie Day with a sweet treat from the
Doughbox Bakery or Barn Restaurant
at Sauder Village! For more details
visit Sauder Village online at www.
saudervillage.org or call 800.590.9755.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

Williams County Relay For Life


Kicking Off 2015 With Open House

PHOTO PROVIDED

RELAY FOR LIFE ... The American Cancer Society is kicking off the 2015 Williams
County Relay for Life with a Relay Rally Open House January 22nd from 5:006:30p.m., at the Knights of Columbus building, 1216 Buffalo Road, in Bryan.
There will be information about the Relay and how to get involved, refreshments,
entertainment, and door prizes! Please stop by and learn more about the Relay for
Life! The Relay for Life is so much more than simply a walking event or fundraiser!
It is a fun, family friendly event that has something for everybody! Its like a
community festival or county fair all its own! For more information, please call
Kathy Foster at 419-636-3008 or Bill Turner at 419-737-2553.

Ohio State University Announces


Graduates & Honor Roll Students
The following students from your area
have received their degree and graduated
from The Ohio State University:
Rebecca Jo Wicker, Edon, Associate of
Science
Lane J Reese, Montpelier, Bachelor
of Science Construction Systems
Management
Tayler Morgan Varner, Stryker,
Bachelor of Arts
Kira Jean Andre, Wauseon, Associate of
Science
Taylor Lynn Colon, West Unity,
Bachelor of Arts
The following students have made the
honor roll at The Ohio State University
for the fall 2014 semester:
Albert Joseph Brown, Edon OH
Baylee Rose Gearhart, Edon OH
Briana Belle Gearhart, Edon OH

Slayde William Humbert, Fayette OH


Melani Sue Seller, Fayette OH
Abigail Anne Hill, Montpelier OH
Nicholas Andrew Schroeder, Montpelier
OH
Bradley Allen Snyder, Montpelier OH
Nicole Ann Myers, Pioneer OH
Chelsea Hageman, Stryker OH
Torey Alexis Varner, Stryker OH
Jessica Ann Bachman, Wauseon OH
Bailey Erin Creager, Wauseon OH
Alexandria Marie Drummer, Wauseon
OH
Taylor Marie Kruse, Wauseon OH
Jessi Nicole Myers, Wauseon OH
Noah Scott Pennington, Wauseon OH
Christopher Yackee, Wauseon OH
Neil Andrew Baker, West Unity OH
Emily Grace Maneval, West Unity OH
Colin Andrew Stipe, West Unity OH
INFORMATION PROVIDED

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Applications
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Call 260-927-1842
For questions

THE VILLAGE REPORTER

Kevin Gray
Real Estate Broker

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

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

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Garden Tractor &
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17386 State Highway 2
Wauseon OH 43567
419-335-7010
www.millertire.com

WATER

Unity Water
Conditioning
Serving Northwest Ohio

115 S. Liberty St.


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

800-886-5585

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21ST, 2015

Kern Heating, Cooling & Plumbing is owned by


Robert and Beth Tejkl, and has been in business
for over 45 years, with 7 employees.
They offer 24 hour emergency service, 7 days
a week, and you will be dealing directly with the
owner, Bob Tejkl. Kern Heating, Cooling & Plumbing specializes in heating, cooling, plumbing,
electrical, duct layout and design, water heaters,
mobile home repairs, and duct cleaning for both
residential and commercial.
They are personal, professional and reliable individuals. Bob, the owner, has over 25 years of experience in these areas, and their technicians use
state of the art technology to diagnose and repair
existing systems. They pride themselves in having
highly trained and very professional technicians
that will assist you in all of your heating, cooling,
and plumbing needs.
Their office is open Monday Friday from 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m., but their 24 hour service is available by
calling 419-822-3888. Stop in or call them today
for all your heating, cooling, or plumbing needs.

Competitive prices, Local


Owners & Instructors.

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

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The Village Reporter

CHURCH & SPIRITUAL NEWS

Winning The Battle


For A Generation

Devotional Thought / Fellowship of Christian Athletes

IN YOUR LIFE, WHO IS


MOST IMPORTANT?

BY: REX STUMP - BEING POSITIVE - PART 2

I love the Holiday


season, but there was
a time when I didnt
like it so much. You
see there was a time
when our boys were
young and their demands were high!
They were at that
stage in life where
they wanted everything! We would walk
into a store and the
questions began to
flow Daddy, can we
have., can we get,
can we.? The requests were non-stop, and repeatedly we had to tell our boys no! Its such a
negative word, NO! and I dont like being negative. Matter of fact, being negative puts me in a
bad mood.
I recently discovered a mechanism that I wish I
would have discovered many years ago. This invention would have spared me the pain of constantly
saying, No to my children. Its a No Pen! A pen
that I can write with and has the ability to say No!
in multiple voices when I push a button. FUN!
I would have used this pen when we went shopping. I would have used it at restaurants. Matter
of fact Id use it when watching TV and even when I
coach. Just push the button and let another voice
scream no!
The truth iswe tend to scream NO so much
more than YES. As a parent, a coach, and as a
person in charge I have discovered that I use the
word often. I dont want to be negative, so Ill let the
pen talk for meand Ill just smile, right?
I want to be ALL IN when it comes to living out
my faith. To be ALL IN means that I must eliminate
my negative outlook, my negative attitude, my negative words, and my negative reactions and strive

Edon Area Ministerial Association


Announces 2015 Meal Schedule
Edon Area Ministerial Association congregations invite residents and their families to join them in building friendships with others from the community (while
enjoying a complimentary meal as well!) during their
monthly Community Meals. Prepared by friends from
one of the local churches, serving time is 5:00-7:00
p.m. on the scheduled Tuesdays and locations listed
below:
2015 COMMUNITY MEAL SCHEDULE
February 24 ~ Northwest Community Center
March 31 ~ Edon Fire Hall
April 28 ~ Edon Fire Hall
May 26 ~ Edon Fire Hall
June 30 ~ Edon Fire Hall
July 28 ~ Edon Fire Hall
August 25 ~ Edon Fire Hall
September 29 ~ Edon Fire Hall
October 27 ~ Northwest Community Center
November 17 ~ Edon Fire Hall
December ~ No meal planned


For more information, please feel free to contact one
of the following EAMA participating churches: Columbia Church of Christ, Edon Church of Christ, Edon
United Methodist Church, Mount Union Christian
Union Church, Nettle Lake United Brethren Church,
St. Joseph Catholic Church or St. Peters Lutheran
Church.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

Robert C. Chrismer

Registered Representative

SIGMA FINANCIAL
CORPORATION
Securities Broker/Dealer Member FINRA/SIPC

111 Chase St., PO Box 3600


Stryker, Ohio
1-886-660-9228
Fax: 419-682-4213
Home: 419-682-1231
rchrismer@sigmarep.com

Hallett, Hallett
& Nagel
Attorneys At Law
TIMOTHY W. HALLETT
ERIC K. NAGEL

132 S. Fulton Street


Wauseon, OH
419-335-5011

to be more positive! It takes a great deal of effort


to be positive, especially when things arent going
your way! Right?
Paul said in Colossians 3:1, Since you have
been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights
on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the
place of honor at Gods right hand. Paul is directing these words and advice towards those who are
new in Christ, those of who have placed their faith
in Jesus Christ, those who are dedicated and different. Thats me. And if thats you, understand this
truth - we are not like everyone else. Being new,
dedicated (ALL IN) and different means our focus is
different than the rest of the world.
My focus MUST set on higher things. Set your
sights in the original Greek means to seek, to strive
to find, or crave. Its like playing the game of Hide
and Seek where Im striving and seeking to find
something! Im intentional and making effort to
discover something. What is that something? That
which is above, heavenly things, and that which
is related to our Heavenly Father. Our focus, our
seeking should be on that which is high and above
on God! Thats a positive focus!
When my focus is right and positive there is
no room or reason to be negative. When I win the
battle in my heart and mind to be positive, I have
a much better chance to win the battle in living a
positive life in my daily choices. It begins inside a
spiritual transformation. Dont copy the behavior
and customs of this world, but let God transform
you into a new person by changing the way you
think. Then you will learn to know Gods will for
you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. (Romans 12:2)
Im going to make a greater effort to be more positive this year. Im going to strive to set my sights
on the realities of heaven! From the inside-out,
Ill strive to be ALL IN, with a positive focus! How
about you?
For more reading, check out: Galatians 6:14-16;
Hebrews 12:1-3; and Philippians 4:8

Bethlehem Christian Union Church


Invites you to our services:
Sunday School: 9:30 am
Worship Hour: 10:30 am
Sunday Evening: 7:00 pm

Our services are Bible centered


with an Evangelistic approach,
and a call to decision. Gospel
music is Traditional with a blend
of Southern Gospel.

The day after the NCAA


College Football National
Championship
I
was
watching ESPN and a
news conference with Ohio
State
Buckeyes
Coach,
Urban Meyer. One of the
sportswriters asked Meyer
a question about his team,
whether they were more
physical than the Oregon
Ducks. The question posed
to Meyer caused him to
reflect on his offensive line and Meyer turned to his
celebrated quarterback, Cardale Jones, and Meyer
asked him, Cardale, who gets to sit in the First Class
seats on airplane?
Cardale responded, The Offensive Line.
Meyer continued, Cardale, who goes first in the
cafeteria for food?
Quietly but quickly, Cardale spoke, The Offensive
Line.
What a lesson about who goes first, who is most
important.
Regarding the subject of who is more important,
Jesus put it another way Mark 9:33-35 (NASB77),
33And they came to Capernaum; and when He was in
the house, He began to question them, What were you
discussing on the way? 34 But they kept silent, for on
the way they had discussed with one another which of
them was the greatest. 35 And sitting down, He called
the twelve and said to them, If anyone wants to be
first, he shall be last of all, and servant of all.
If the question were put to you, Who is most
important? How would answer?
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.

EAMA Food Pantry Opens


2015 With New Hours
Edon Area Ministerial Association, together with
current overseers David and Carolyn Lickly, wishes to
announce its community Food Pantry, located in the
Edon United Methodist Church at 103 Pleasant Street,
will be open Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
New hours for 2015 are slated to begin February 3.
For additional information or assistance, feel free to
contact any EAMA member.

Nursery provided For


infant to 2 yrs - am
Jr. Church (1) For
2-3 year olds - am
Jr. Church (2) For
4-12 year olds - am
We are located at the corner of
Co. Rd. M-50 & County Rd. 4
Edon, OH

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INFORMATION PROVIDED

ATTENTION!
Does your church have a
special speaker or activity
taking place? Contact us at:
THE VILLAGE REPORTER

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419-485-4851

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

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Christian School

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

03422 SR 49 North, Edgerton


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For information call


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419-298-2385

1432 Whitaker Way, Montpelier


419-485-5668

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

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


Wednesday Evening - 7:00 p.m.

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21ST, 2015

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Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

at Reifel Industries Inc.

NOW HIRING!

2nd Shift Maintenance Electrician


Currently seeking a qualified maintenance electrician to join our team. Primary
job duties will be to provide electrical support to all production related equipment. Successful candidates need to be well rounded in hydraulics, pneumatics, light fabrication, and bearing changes. Qualifications include: must be able
to read and trouble shoot equipment through the use of schematics, must be a
team player with a company oriented mindset. Must be able to work 2nd shift.

Openings in Archbold, Napoleon


and Ridgeville Corners!

$8 FOR 1-20 WORDS, $10 FOR 20-40 WORDS; +$2 FOR EACH 20-WORD BLOCK
Positions include Mig Welders,
Production & Press Operators.

Class A CDL Truck Driver


2nd-3rd shift hours, starting at $15/hr, must have a clean driving record, and
at least 5 years experience. Great benefits, home every day. Expect to work
45-55 hours a week.

Apply online at www.job1usa.com using job code 532


or email resume to applywauseon@job1usa.com
Applied with Job1USA in the past?
Call 419-335-6350 to update your info!

Production Associates
Good, Hardworking people needed on 2nd and 3rd shift for general production positions. Qualifications include excellent attendance, your own reliable
transportation, a High School diploma or GED, and a great work ethic. Starting
Wages are $9.75/hr. with $0.75 raise after 90 days as well as an outstanding
benefits package.

Employment Opportunities

Part-time Accounts Payable/Office Assistant


Qualifications include excellent attendance records, your own reliable transportation, you must have experience with Quickbooks, or similar software, at
least 2 years experience in a accounts payable or administrative position, and
an associates degree in a related field is preferred. Please submit resume
with applicable job history. This position will start out at 25 hours a week with
potential to move to full time in the next year.

HOME HEALTH AIDES


IMMEDIATE HIRING - Part-time, all shifts in
Williams Co. STNA/CNA a plus, not required.
Good work ethic, weekends & all shifts.
References, driver license, auto insurance
and drug testing required. No phone calls please.
Application online or pick-up at:

Community Health Professionals


127 Blakeslee Ave., Bryan, OH 43506
www.ComHealthPro.org

Real Estate & Auction


Public Auction

Sat., January 31 - 9:30 A.M.


53.36 acres of Farmland!

Please apply for all positions at 201 Ohio St., Pioneer OH

The worlds premier manufacturer of


ready-to-assemble furniture is hiring!
Join the team at Sauder Woodworking Co. the
countries leading manufacturer of RTA furniture.
We are seeking full time positions for
maintenance technicians, machine
operators & order pickers.
Professional opportunities are available for
marketing, sales, customer service, IT,
engineering, human resources &
internships available.

Visit our career opportunities section


to find out more & apply!
Please stop in to complete an application
(7:30AM-4:30 PM) or email resume to
jobs@sauder.com

Sauder.com

Auction Site:
Office at the

Kissell Building ,
509 N. Main St.,
(St. Rt. 127)

West Unity, Ohio,


north of downtown

Description: Description: Approx 53.36 acres of farmland


located approx. 1/4 mile east of W. Unity, Ohio in Sec. 9,
Brady Twp., Williams Co., Ohio. This farm has frontage
on the south side of Rt. 20A. Of the total acres, approx.
52 are tillable. Soil types are varied but primarily Lamson,
Arkport, Kibbie and Digby. The farm has been tiled.
Note: Attention farmers and investors!! An opportunity to
acquire some quality farmland with a good location. Mark
your calenders now and plan to attend this auction. Auction held indoors to keep you warm and dry.
Terms: 10% down day of sale with balance due in 30 days
when marketable title will be presented to buyer.
CALL 419-445-3739 FOR BUYERS GUIDE
OWNERS:
Peggy J. Schmucker and Sandra J. Baque
Glen Siegel Farm

Martha Gebers 502 Middle Street Archbold, Ohio 43502

Eq ual O pp o r tu nit y Employe r

Antiques

HELP WANTED - INSPECTORS needed to visually inspect

ANTIQUES - Fort Defiance Antiques - 402 Clinton Street,


downtown Defiance. 419-782-6003. Monday-Saturday
10-5.

auto parts for errors & defects in Wauseon. No experience


required! Must be reliable, hard worker. 2nd & 3rd shifts.
Weekends/OT available. $10-12/hr plus benefits. Apply
today for immediate consideration! HR33@benchmarkusa.com; Fax 419-843-7218 BenchmarkNational.com

Storage

Notice
NOTICE TO DOG OWNERS

2015 DOG TAGS


Will be on sale December 1, 2014, at the following locations:
DATES AVAILABLE
FOR PURCHASE
All Year
12/1/13-1/31/14
All Year
12/1/13-1/31/14
12/1/13-1/31/14
12/1/13-1/31/14
12/1/13-1/31/14
12/1/13-1/31/14
12/1/13-1/31/14
All Year
All Year
12/1/13-1/31/14

VENDOR
Williams County Auditor's Office
Buckeye Veterinary Hospital
Dog Warden, Pam Stark
Edon Farmers Co-Op
Fountain City Veterinary Hospital
Handyman Hardware & Paints
Hometown Hardware
Montpelier Edon Farmers Co-Op
Stryker Farmers Exchange
Town & Country
Williams County Humane Society
Montpelier Do-It-Best Hardware

ADDRESS
Courthouse
03422 St Rt 49
Dog Pound - 09992 County Rd 16
205 S Michigan
1202 S Main Street
111 W Jackson St
119 N State St
11715 County Road 13
114 S West St
1210 E High St
09464 County Rd 13
1450 Whitaker Way

Bryan
Edgerton
Bryan
Edon
Bryan
West Unity
Pioneer
Montpelier
Stryker
Bryan
Bryan
Montpelier

With the passage of HB59, dog tags can be purchased for a term of one year ($16), three years ($48) or permanent ($160) and the .
price of a kennel license is $80.00. 2015 Dog tags are on sale at the above locations or online at www.doglicenses.us/oh/williams
through January 31, 2015, without penalty. All issuing agencies except online purchases, Auditor's office and the Dog Warden will charge
a fee of $.75 per license. 2015 Kennel licenses will ONLY be issued by the Dog Warden's office and all multi-year tags will be issued
at the Auditor's office and Dog Warden's office ONLY. All dogs, three months or older, are required to have a license. (ORC 955.01)
A SIXTEEN DOLLAR ($16.00) PENALTY will be added for each license and an EIGHTY DOLLAR ($80.00) PENALTY will be added for
each kennel license after January 31, 2015.
Please return application below.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Dogs may be registered for a 1 year or 3 year term, or permanently. Complete each line
of the application for your dog(s). In particular, choose your "Term" (1 yr, 3 yr, Permanent - 2015 License Fees
see term codes below) and fill in "Fee Paid" based on the fee structure to the right of this
1 YR
3 YR
Perm
paragraph.
Before Jan 31st. $ 16 $ 48 $ 160
After Jan 31st.
$ 32 $ 48 $ 160
No Refunds Permitted.
Please mail to: Williams County Auditor, One Courthouse Sq, Bryan, OH 43506
Color Codes: BL=Black; WH=White; GR=Gray; BD=Brindle; TA=Tan; BR=Brown; YE=Yellow; RE=Red
APPLICATION for the registration of dog(s) for the year 2015
Sex
Hair
Age
Color
Yrs Mos (M/F) BL WH GR BD TA BR YE RE
(S/M/L)

Owner Information:

Term
(1/3/P)

Fee
Paid

Penalty

Office Use
2015
2017

The undersigned says that the facts indicated above are true.

Name:
Street Address:
Mail Address:
if different (e.g. PO Box)

City:

Breed

State:

Zip Code:

Signature of Applicant:
Date Signed:
Phone #
Email:
Deputy or Agent:

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21ST, 2015

STORAGE - West Unity


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

Robert G. Frey, Auctioneer - Broker


Archbold, OH 43502
419-445-3739 freyandsons.com

Wanted
WANTED TO BUY - Junk cars & trucks, dead or alive,
top dollar $ paid. 419-708-1615, 419-335-1358.

Legals
LEGALS - The Bridgewater Township 2014 Annual Financial Report is complete and is available at the office of the
fiscal officer located at 16495 St Rte 576 Montpelier, Ohio
43543.
Nicki Cogswell Fiscal Officer

Legals
LEGAL - NOTICE OF ORDINANCES LEVYING ASSESSMENTS - On January 12,
2015, the Council of the Village of Pioneer, Ohio adopted Ordinance Nos. 01-2015,
02-2015, 03-2015, 04-2015 and 05-2015, levying special assessments upon benefited
property for the improvement of South Rose Lane by repaving South Rose Lane from
the south edge of the Pioneer Avenue pavement at the intersection of South Rose Lane
with Pioneer Avenue south to the end of South Rose Lane, including the Cul-de-Sac,
a distance of approximately 405 linear feet; North Park Lane by repaving North Park
Lane from the north edge of the Pioneer Avenue pavement at the intersection of North
Park Lane with Pioneer Avenue north to the end of the North Park Lane Right-of-Way
as platted in Pioneer Village Estates Fourth Addition to the Village of Pioneer, a total
distance of approximately 394 linear feet; South Park Lane by repaving South Park Lane
from the south edge of the Pioneer Avenue pavement at the intersection of South Park
Lane with Pioneer Avenue south to the end of South Park Lane, including the Cul-deSac, a distance of approximately 416 linear feet; South Elm Street by repaving South
Elm Street from the southernmost point of the radius at the intersection of South Elm
Street with West Church Street south to the northernmost point of the radius at the
intersection of South Elm Street and West Lynn Street. Thence, from the southernmost
point of the radius at the intersection of South Elm Street and West Lynn Street to
the northernmost point of the radius at the intersection of South Elm Street and West
Mill Street, a total distance of approximately 738 linear feet; and, Tanglewood Lane by
repaving Tanglewood Lane from the south edge of the Pioneer Avenue pavement at the
intersection of Tanglewood Lane with Pioneer Avenue south to the end of Tanglewood
Lane, including the Cul-de-Sac, a distance of approximately 332 linear feet, all within
the Village of Pioneer, Ohio
The Ordinances provide that the assessments against each lot and parcel of land assessed may be paid in cash within thirty (30) days from the date of passage of the Ordinance, and if not paid in cash within such period shall be certified to the County Auditor
for collection in twenty (20) annual installments with interest on unpaid installments at
the rate of three and one half percent (3.5%) per annum. The assessments levied by the
Ordinance are filed in the office of the Fiscal Officer of the Village of Pioneer for inspection and examination by interested persons.
By order of the Council of the Village of Pioneer, Ohio.Village Fiscal

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