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Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Wauseon Council Votes To Bring Edon Village Council Organizes For


2015; Re-Elects Chuck Bidwell President
EMS Operations In House
By: Lucinda Held-Faulhaber

THE VILLAGE REPORTER

PHOTO BY SHAR DIMICK, STAFF

BETTER COMMUNITY SERVICE ... According to Fire Chief Sluder, Wauseon hopes
to have EMS services and operations up and running by early spring.
By: Shar Dimick
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
Wauseon City Council unanimously
approved the Finance Committees
recommendation
to
bring
EMS
operations in-house and took the first
steps to do so at the January 19 council
meeting.
Councilor Jon Schamp of the Finance
Committee said that they reviewed the
proposal to bring medical transportation
operations in-house, which would
include the purchase an ambulance
along with monitoring and resuscitation
equipment at an estimated cost of
$234,500 on January 8. Schamp said
that while the initial capital expenditure
to get the operations up and running is
high, there is also a potential revenue
stream.
In his report to the Finance
Committee, Fire Chief Rick Sluder
stated, If we transport with our own
ambulance, we get to bill the patient,
if we use the county ambulance, the
county gets to bill. There are 300-500
runs that the county doesnt take and if
we he had an ambulance we could have
taken the patients and billed for it.
Schamp said Once its up and
running within a twelve month period
of time we should be able to recoup the
entire capital expenditure. Therefore,
the Finance Committee saw no reason
not to give Chief Sluder the go ahead
to proceed with this proposal. Schamp
further explained that when projecting
the time to recoup the capital outlay he
took the high end on expenses and the
low end on revenue.
Three additional resolutions on
the agenda related to bringing EMS
operations in-house in the event the
council approved the recommendation
of the finance committee. That being the
case Council unanimously approved:
Resolution 2015-3 to authorize the

mayor to enter into an EMS Medical


Director
agreement
with
Premier
Physician Services, Inc. declared as an
emergency and effective immediately.
Sluder said that they need a medical
director to sign off on paperwork for
licensure.
First reading of Resolution 20154 to authorize the mayor to enter
into a client services agreement with
Medicount Management, Inc. for EMS
billing services.
First reading of Resolution 2015-2
to amend the 2014 Annual Appropriate
Ordinance to authorize the director of
finance to increase or decrease certain
line account appropriations within
the Capital Projects and Economic
Development Fund
Council
already
approved
the
proposal for EMS staffing at the January
5 council meeting.
In other business, Council approved:
The third reading of Ordinance
2014-18 to increase the mayors annual
compensation rate from $12,000 to
$14,000 per year starting January
1, 2016 passed on a vote of 5-1 with
Councilor Shane Chamberlin voting
against.
The second reading of Ordinance
2014-17 to include meeting attendance
in the council members salary to be
set at $5945 for council member and
$6445 for president of council beginning
January 1, 2016 passed on a vote of 5-1
with Chamberlin voting against.
First reading of an ordinance to
amend Section 139 of the Codified
Ordinances of Wauseon regarding Fire
Department rules, regulations and
membership.
First readings of resolutions to
authorize the mayor to advertise for bids
for the water reclamation plant screw
pump replacement project, the elevated
water
tank
aeration/
mixing equipment and
electrical
improvements
and for the PID No. 92612,
FUL SR2D 0.00 Linfoot St.
project.
The
Finance
C o m m i t t e e
recommendation
to
proceed with the purchase
of a new computer server/
software upgrade and
website redesign.

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Councilor
Chuck
Bidwell was re-elected
president of Edon Village
Council when convening
for their first meeting of
2015 on Monday, January
19 in Village Chambers.
Mayor Darlene Burkhardt
called
the
evening
regular session to order
with Councilors Roxana
Nester, Lee Lawrence,
Duane Thiel, Richard
Chapin, Gale Horn, Fiscal
Officer
Heidi
Bidwell,
Solicitor Tom Thompson,
Village
Administrator
Randy Mahlman, Police
Chief Tom Szymczak and
two guests in attendance.
In organizing for the
upcoming year, Council
approved
maintaining
the third Monday of each
month at 7:00 p.m. as
the date and time for
regular monthly meetings
and agreed to serve on
the
following
Village
PHOTO BY LUCINDA HELD-FAULHABER, STAFF
Committees:
EDON VILLAGE COUNCIL PRESIDENT Chuck
Finance
~
Chuck Bidwell was re-elected Edon Village Council president
Bidwell, Richard Chapin, during its first regular monthly session of the year held
Roxana Nester
Monday, January 19, 2015. He, along with Councilors
Safety
~
Chuck Roxana Nester, Duane Thiel, Richard Chapin, Gale
Bidwell, Duane Thiel, Horn and Lee Lawrence, looks forward to another
Gale Horn
successful year of dedicated service to the residents
Street ~ Duane Thiel, of Edon.
Gale Horn, Lee Lawrence
Park ~ Lee Lawrence
With Council geared up and ready to
(term expires December 31, 2016), face the challenges and opportunities of
Duane Thiel (term expires December 31, the new year, Mayor Burkhardt went on
2017)
to deliver her 2014 State of the Village
Cemetery ~ Roxana Nester (term of Edon Address before proceeding with
expires December 31, 2016)
the remaining agenda items.
Planning Commission ~ Dick Chapin
Lucinda Held-Faulhaber
(appointed last month; term expires
may be reached at
December 31, 2020)
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

Woolace Elected President


Of Stryker School Board
By: T.J. Hug
THE VILLAGE REPORTER

The Stryker Local Board of Education


will be guided by Ben Woolace in 2015.
The only nominee put up by his
peers, Woolace was elected President of
the Board during its 2015 organizational
meeting. Four members
of the board, including
Jason
Leupp,
Tracey
Wyse,
Chris
DeGroff,
and Sharon vonSeggern,
supported the motion,
while Woolace himself
abstained from voting.
President Pro-Tempore
going into the meeting,
Wyse was chosen to serve
as Vice-President.
There were several
other roles assigned at the
meeting as well. DeGroff
was appointed as the
boards Legislative Liaison.
Leupp vonSeggern were
placed on a committee
Shar may be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com charged with monitoring

curriculum, technology, and policy


pertaining to the school. Finally,
Woolace and Wyse will make up the
boards Finance Committee.
The board selected a pair of law firms
to retain as legal counsel. Ennis, Roberts,
and Fischer, as well as Newcomer, ...
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Obituaries

Winifred J. Patterson (1928 - 2015)


Winifred Janet Winnie
Patterson, age 86, of Delta,
passed away Saturday
afternoon, January 17,
2015 at Swanton Health
Care with her family at her
side. Winnie was born in
Metamora, OH on January
23, 1928. She was one
of four children born to
Alfred Gunn and Clara
(Wright) Gunn. Winnie
graduated from Metamora
High School in 1946. She
later
married
Eugene
Gene Patterson on August 28, 1948 and shared 58
years together until his passing in 2008.
Winnie is survived by her daughters, Jenny (Gary)
Baker of Montpelier, Nancy (Russ) Dailey of Florida,
Lora Lehman; son, Mark (Cindy) Patterson all of Delta;
also, Winnie has 10 grandchildren, Kevin Baker, Erica
(Baker) Jenkins, Tricia (Dailey) Seifert, Allison (Dailey)
Gibson, Mandy, Michelle and Ray Patterson, Sean,
Kayla and Connor Lehman; 8 great grandchildren;
Caleb, Asher and Jonah and Elijah Gibson, Natalie and
Vanessa Baker, Kamden Lehman and Ryan Jenkins.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by
her brother, Lowell Gunn and sisters, Wilma Enyart
and Alva Mohr.
Winnie enjoyed canning and freezing, cooking, pie
baking, and gardening. She was active in the Aetna
Grange and a member of the Delta United Methodist
Church; where she participated in the ladies aid and
church youth groups. Winnie was musically gifted and
played the violin with the orchestra; where she met her
husband Gene who played the saxophone.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the
Delta United Methodist Church, 101 Northwood Dr.,
Delta, Ohio 43515 or Gentiva Hospice, 1745 Indianwood
Circle, Suite 200, Maumee, Ohio 43537 in her memory.

Mary Louise Bennett (1926 - 2015)


Mary Louise (Moore,
Roth) Bennett was born
August 22, 1926 to Harold
and Cora Moore in Delta,
OH. Mary Lou passed
away peacefully in her
sleep in Temecula, CA on
January 16, 2015. Mary
Lou graduated from A.I.
High School in Delta,
OH. She was married to
Morris Edwin Roth, of
Fayette, OH on September
1, 1944. Morris passed
away October 24, 1978.
Mary Lou and Morris operated The Roth Sawmill in
Fayette, OH during the 50s and 60s, where they also
raised their three children: Barbara Chastney of Palm
Desert, CA; Brenda Franks of Stryker, OH and Randy
Roth of Temecula, CA. Mary Lou drove school bus for
Zone School and was also the head cafeteria cook during
the 60s and 70s.
In 1978 Mary Lou moved to California where she
enjoyed playing golf almost every day and recorded 3
Hole-in-ones! Mary Lou was the Club Champion at the
Rancho Bernardo Inn in 2009. In 1986 Mary Lou met
and married Ellery Bennett in Sunnyvale, CA. He died
in 2000.
In addition to her 3 children and one step child
(Duane Bennett of Walnut Creek, CA), she is survived by
8 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; and 5 greatgreat grandchildren, and sister Ruby Ewald of Sylvania,
OH.
When sunny skies turn to grey and life no longer
exists.
We wonder how we can cope through all of this.
No words can make the hurt go away. No matter how
you try.
In hearts we will hold the memories of times gone by.
Mom, you will be missed!

Kenneth Brown (1928 - 2015)


Kenneth
Budd
Brown, age 86, of Delta,
peacefully passed away
with his family by his
side at Swanton Valley
Care Center on early
Friday morning January
23, 2015. He was born in
Toledo on April 21, 1928 to
the late Kenneth G. Brown
and Laura (Pierce) Brown.
On February 5, 1949 he
married Geraldine Krieger
and she survives.
Budd served in the
U.S Navy during the
end of WWII. He was a
truck driver for American
Freight for over 26 years until his retirement. He
enjoyed working on odd jobs around the house and
was known as a fix-it-man by friends and family.
Budd was a member of the Church on Strayer Road in
Maumee and Delta American Legion Post #373.
Along with his wife of almost 66 years, Geraldine,
Budd is survived by his daughter, Debra Brown of
Liberty Center; son, Keith (Ruth) Brown of Delta;
brothers, Clifford (Mary Jane) Brown and David Brown;
grandchildren, Michelle, Mindy, Benjamin, Clifford,
Monte and Timothy and loving great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death
by his son, Douglas E. Brown in 2013; brother, Robert
Brown and sisters, Donna Ballin, Barbara Smith,
Patricia Altman and Kitti Widener.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the
Church on Strayer Road, 3000 Stayer Rd., Maumee
Ohio 43537 or the Delta American Legion, 5939 St
Hwy 109, Delta, Ohio 43515 in Budds memory.
Online condolences may be sent to the family through
our website at www.barnesfuneralchapel.com.

V E T E R A N

GENERAL AREA NEWS

Food Pantry Traffic Takes An


Uptick In The Last Quarter Of 2014

PHOTOS BY TIMOTHY KAYS, STAFF

EXPLAINING THEIR PROGRAM ... Craig and Paula Peffley of the Montpelier Helping Hands Food Pantry detail the
program they have in place for senior citizens.

By: Timothy Kays


THE VILLAGE REPORTER

The use of area food pantries has seen an increase


over the last three-plus months, it was reported at
the quarterly United Way of Williams County Hunger
Summit Meeting of January 22.
John Widmer of See and Do of Montpelier reported
on the activity at his outlet, saying, Seniors weve
seen an increase. Not really all that big, but there
has been an increase. New clients theres been a
big increase. Weve averaged about ten a month new.
Over the last three months; October, November and
December, weve had an increase of 416 people.
The numbers do not lie; the economy is still fragile,
and families are still hurting in our area. The figures
related by Cheryl Sanders of Open Hands - Caring
Hearts in Bryan are stunning. As she stated, For
2014, we did see a good sized increase. We served
7,041 families, representing 20,108 family members.
Were very busy.
What is responsible for the uptick in numbers,
especially for the last three months of 2014? That
is an answer that seemed to be out of the grasp of
everyone on the panel.
Helping Hands of Montpelier reported that they
too saw an increase of about 20 more families a
month in 2014, about half of which are new and
have never been to a food pantry. They average
about 170 to 200 boxes a month for senior citizens,
which comes out to about 5,000 to 6,000 pounds of
food per month. Its increased a little, said Paula
Peffley of Helping Hands. What we have is Edgerton,
Pioneer, West Unity, Montpelier, and Bryan Senior
Centers that come and pick up for so many. This is
just commodities, not anything to do with our open
pantry. The senior box is pre-boxed, and we pick
them up at Seagate. The box always has two cereals,
two juices, a canned meat, canned vegetables and
fruit, and theres always a grainbeans, spaghetti,
rice, or something like that.
The need has obviously not subsided in our area,
but an opportunity for everyone in the county to help
meet that need and make a difference is just around
the corner.
Last year, the first annual Feeding Williams County
packaging event took place at the Bryan Middle
School, and was a huge success. Last year, teams
from all over Williams County packaged thousands of
six-serving macaroni and cheese dinners with added
soy protein that were distributed amongst the county
food pantries. This year, the same bill of fare will be
packaged, along with packages of red beans and rice.
The event will again take place at the Bryan Middle
School, and is scheduled for March 7. Once again,
volunteers are needed to staff the packaging stations,
with twelve people needed to staff each station. There
will be two shifts of operation, from 10:00 a.m. until
noon, and from noon until 2:00 p.m. The target this
year is between 70,000 and 75,000 meals packaged,
so the need for volunteers is profound. If you are
interested in volunteering, or if you would like to
volunteer a team, contact the United Way of Williams
County at 419-636-8603 for more information.
A new program established by the United Way has
already seen an explosive startthe We Care Cabinet.
Gina Elick reported that the We Care Cabinet has
already emptied out their stores of personal care
supplies to the food banks with which they work.
The United Way has committed more funding to the
effort. Yesterday, we had just a few items left, said
Mr. Widmer. Were almost out of everything at this
point and time. Weve got maybe a few underarm
deodorants for men, and thats about it. Obviously
its popular, said Ms. Sanders, especially the
shampoo and toilet paper.
The door always remains open for donations of any
kind to the We Care Cabinet, as well as to the local
food pantries in each community. If you are capable
of donating and would like to find out what is needed
and where, contact the United Way of Williams County
at 419-636-8603. The people you are helping are your
friends and neighbors in need. Helping them through
the tough times will pay dividends in the future when
they pass through the economic storm, when they
can also contribute to the cause until the need for a
Hunger Summit becomes a distant memory.

THERES BEEN A BIG INCREASE ... John Widmer of


the Montpelier See and Do Club talks about the increase
in traffic at his food pantry.

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28TH, 2015

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

WILLIAMS & FULTON COUNTY AREA LOCAL POLICE, EMS &FIRE REPORTS
Contact In Person
(Jan 21) 215 N Fulton St, Vandalism
(Jan 21) 324 E Chestnut St, Threats/
Harassment
(Jan 21) 422 Ottokee St, Welfare
Check
(Jan 21) 1005 Old Orchard Dr, 911
Hang Up Contact In Person
(Jan 22) 1497 N Shoop Ave, Suspicious Vehicle

STRYKER POLICE
(Jan 15) Sex Offense
(Jan 16) Warrant Service
(Jan 16) Traffic Citation - Speed
(Jan 17) Attempted Burglary
(Jan 17) Traffic Warning - Stop Sign
(Jan 17) Medic Assist
(Jan 18) Traffic Warning - Headlights
Required
(Jan 18) Traffic Warning - Stop Sign
(Jan 19) Traffic Warning - Stop Sign
& Speed
(Jan 20) Medic Assist
(Jan 22) Traffic Warning - Speed
(Jan 22) Traffic Warning - Stop Sign
MONTPELIER POLICE
A 15 year old Montpelier female was
arrested on Jan. 19 on a probation
violation. She was taken to juvenile
probation.
Donald L. Pursel Jr., age 48, Montpelier OH, was arrested on Jan. 20 for
menacing.
WEST UNITY POLICE
(Jan 12) Agency Assist
(Jan 13) Agency Assist
(Jan 14) Parking Problem
(Jan 14) Domestic Violence/Disorderly Conduct
(Jan 15) Alarm
(Jan 15) Traffic Crass
(Jan 15) Parking Violation/Warning
(2)
(Jan 15) Registration/Warning
(Jan 15) Assured clear distance
ahead/Citation
(Jan 16) Unruly Juvenile
(Jan 16) Medical Emergency
(Jan 16) Citizen Assist
(Jan 16) Equipment Violation/Warning
(Jan 16) Animal Abuse
(Jan 18) Agency Assist

WAUSEON FIRE DEPARTMENT


(Jan 1) 138 E Elm ST, Ill Subject
(Jan 2) 1119 N Shoop Ave, Ill Subject
(Jan 2) 811 E Linfoot St, Injured
Subject
(Jan 3) 244 Maple St, Injured Subject
(Jan 3) 104 Ash St Lyons, House Fire
(Jan 3) SH 108 & Ohio Turnpike, Injury Accident
(Jan 3) 405 W Main St Delta, Ill
Subject
(Jan 4) 210 W Oak St, Ill Subject
(Jan 4) 12240 Co Rd F, Ill Subject
(Jan 4) 725 S Shoop Ave, Transfer
from FCHC
(Jan 4) 1190 N Shoop Ave, Difficulty
Breathing
(Jan 5) 137 Beech St, Fire
(Jan 5) 415 Cole St #2, Ill Subject
(Jan 5) 302 W Oak St, Ill Subject
(Jan 5) 10085 St Hwy 108, Injury
Accident
(Jan 6) 721 S Shoop Ave, Ill Subject
(Jan 6) 555 W Linfoot St, Accidental
Alarm Line Cut
(Jan 6) Co Rd 24 & St Rt 2, Commercial Accident
(Jan 6) 840 W Elm St #1006, Seizures
(Jan 7) 840 W Elm St #1006, Seizures
(Jan 7) 442 Dame St Pettisville, Ill
Subject
(Jan 7) 43 MM Ohio Turnpike, Vehicle Fire
(Jan 7) 320 Sycamore St, Ill Subject
(Jan 7) 14900 Co Rd H #58, Ill
Subject
(Jan 7) 2103 Co Rd 15, House Fire
(Jan 8) 1120 N Shoop Ave, Ill Subject
(Jan 8) 118 E Hickory St, Ill Subject
(Jan 8) 325 S Maplewood St, Alarm
Malfunction
(Jan 8) 1354 N Shoop Ave, Injured
Subject
(Jan 8) 725 S Shoop Ave, Alarm Malfunction
(Jan 8) 8484 Co Rd D, Unresponsive
(Jan 8) 41 MM Ohio Turnpike, Injury
Accident
(Jan 8) 16556 Co Rd AC, Ill Subject
(Jan 9) 14900 Co Rd H #36, Difficulty
Breathing
(Jan 9) 805 Hemlock St, Fall

$130.
Brandon S. John, West Unity, OH,
A.C.D.A. - Waive Amount: $150.
Wendy K. Sullivan, Stryker, OH,
70/55 Speed Fine: $46. Costs: $79.
Teanna R. Seams, Montpelier, OH,
Expired Plates Waive Amount:
$130.
Chase A. Mercer, Montpelier, OH,
Failure to Control Fine: $65. Costs:
$85.
Joseph F. Moran Jr., Montpelier,
OH, Improper Registration Waive
Amount: $125.
Justin A. Wheeler, West Unity, OH,
66/55 Speed Fine: $46. Costs: $79.
Benjamin M. Kessler, Fayette, OH,
Failure to Control Waive Amount:
$150. Fine: $71. Costs: $82.50.
Ricki L Roberts, Alvordton, OH,
66/55 Speed Fine: $46. Costs: $79.
Rickey L. Hicks, Montpelier, OH,
Expired Plates Fine: $40. Costs:
$85.
Chasity R. Zuber, Montpelier, OH,
Seatbelt Fine: $30. Costs: $40.
Carl R. Adkins, Pioneer, OH, Failure to Control Fine: $71. Costs:
$79.
Tyler E. Hochstetler, Edon, OH,
Failure to Control Waive Amount:
$150. Fine: $71. Costs: $82.50.
Sarah A. Meyer, Stryker, OH,
67/55 Speed Waive Amount: $125.
Fine: $46. Costs: $82.50.
Joshua A. Taylor, Pioneer, OH,
Failure to Control Waive Amount:
$155.
WILLIAMS COUNTY
DISSOLUTUIONS GRANTED
Matthew Perez, Bryan, OH, and Kier
Perez, Bryan, OH, married on October
29, 2011.

FULTON COUNTY TRAFFIC


Dallas M. Colin, West Unity, OH,
A.C.D.A. - Fine: $102. Costs: $88.
Seatbelt Fine: $30. Costs: $51.
Maria J. Fonseca, Stryker, OH, Child
Restraint Waiver Amount: $96.
Nichole M. Boger, Wauseon, OH,
69/55 Speed Fine: $37. Costs: $88.
Dustin R. Jones, Stryker, OH, No
Valid Operators License Fine: $100.
Costs: $88.
Cory W. McGuire, Wauseon, OH,
Helmet/Glasses Fine: $150. Costs:
$64.
Jeffrey S. Christian, Fayette, OH,
Failure to Yield Fine: $102. Costs:
WAUSEON POLICE
$88.
(Jan 15) 441 W Elm St, 911 Hang Up
Sheryl L. Grauman, Wauseon, OH,
Contact In Person
Marked Lanes Fine: $37. Costs: $80.
(Jan 15) 840 W Elm St Unit 708,
Nichole M. Hammontree, Wauseon,
Trespassing/Restraining Order
WILLIAMS COUNTY CRIMINAL
OH, 81/70 Speed Fine: $37. Costs:
(Jan 16) 239 McKinley St, Juveniles
Cynthia Cook, Alvordton, OH, Pass- $80.
(Jan 16) 403 Chestnut St, Fire
ing
Bad Check Jail: 30 days susJames T. Wilhoit, Pioneer, OH,
(Jan 16) 1285 N Shoo Ave Unit 17,
pended.
Fine: $100. Costs: $167. 78/70 Speed Fine: $37. Costs: $80.
Animal Call
Passing Bad Check 30 days sus(Jan 16) 485 E Airport Hwy, Harasspended. Fine: $100. Costs: $129.
FULTON COUNTY CRIMINAL
ment
Passing Bad Check Jail: 30 days
June A. Schultz, Wauseon, OH,
(Jan 16) 428 Clover LN, Civil Matter
suspended. Fine: $100. Costs: $129. Passing Bad Check Jail: 25 days.
(Jan 16) Lawrence Ave, Juveniles
Christian M. Wendorf, Montpelier, Fine: $100. Costs: $78.
(Jan 17) 100-B Birch St, Narcotics
OH,
Criminal Damage Jail: 90 days
Joshua D. Liechty, Fayette, OH,
(Jan 17) 1060 N Shoop Ave, Suspisuspended.
Fine: $250. Costs: $215. Theft Jail: 67 days. Fine: $100.
cious Vehicle
Amber Massey, West Unity, OH, Costs: $78.
(Jan 17) 230 Clinton St, Narcotics
Theft
Jail: 30 days suspended. Fine:
Jasmine D. Houser, Wauseon, OH,
(Jan 17) 709 Wauseon Senior Village,
$250. Costs: $45. Theft Jail: 30 Theft Jail: 3 days.
Fine: $100.
Larceny/Scam
days suspended. Fine: $250. Costs: Costs: $78.
(Jan 18) 840 W Elm St Unit 707,
$215.
Kyle M. Romanczuk, Wauseon, OH,
Larceny
Lori A. Wilson, Montpelier, OH, Al- Alcohol Underage Fine: $100. Costs:
(Jan 18) 722 Fairway Dr Unit 208,
lowing a Juvenile to Hunt Fine: $78.
Loud Noise
$100. Costs: $79.
Cody C. Pontious, Wauseon, OH,
(Jan 18) 147 N Elmwood St, TresAudey A. Green, Montpelier, OH, Assured Clear D Waiver Amount:
passing
Prohibitions Fine: $500. Costs: $190.
(Jan 18) 831 W Linfoot St, Alarm
$105.
Drop
George J. Buldas, Montpelier, OH,
FULTON COUNTY DIVORCES
(Jan 18) 800-B N Shoop Ave, Accident
Criminal
Mischief Jail: 60 days susGRANTED
(Property Damage)
pended. Fine: $300. Costs: $169.
Heather Entenmann, of Pioneer,
(Jan 18) 244 Darlene Dr, Investigate
OH, and Jon Entenmann, of SwanComplaint
WILLIAMS COUNTY TRAFFIC
ton, OH.
(Jan 18) 420 Cole St, Open Door
Derek J. Gobel, Stryker, OH, Ex(Jan 18) 230 Clinton St, Lost/Found/
pired Plates Waive Amount: $125.
FULTON COUNTY COMMON PLEAS
Recovered
Mark A. Phillips, Montpelier, OH,
A Toledo woman was sentenced on
(Jan 18) 725 S Shoop Ave, Rape
Improper Registration Waive January 20, 2015, in the Fulton Coun(Jan 19) 485 E Airport Hwy, Lost/
Amount: $125.
ty Common Pleas Court according to
Found/Recovered
Ashley M. Ames, Montpelier, OH, county prosecutor Scott A. Haselman.
(Jan 19) 840 Elm St Unit 805, Civil
Expired Plates Fine: $35. Costs: Rebecca Yarberry, 21, of 808 Pine
Matter
$79.
Valley Lane, previously pleaded guilty
(Jan 20) 15165 State Hwy 2, Funeral
Eugene Prater, West Unity, OH, to an amended charge of Attempted
Escort
Stop Light Fine: $46. Costs: $79.
Failure to Stop After an Accident. On
(Jan 20) 940 E Oak St, 911 Hang Up
Kathy S. Wildrick, Montpelier, OH, April 9, 2014, she was involved in an
Contact In Person
Expired Plates Waive Amount: accident or collision which resulted
(Jan 20) 840 Parkview, 911 Hang Up

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28TH, 2015

in the death of a pedestrian. Judge


James E. Barber sentenced Ms. Yarberry to 2 years of community control and ordered her to pay prosecution costs, pay a $1,000 fine, have no
contact with the victims family other than writing a 200-word letter of
apology, stay out of bars/taverns, not
possess or consume alcohol, abide by
an 11:00 pm to 6:00 am curfew, have
her drivers license suspended for 3
years with privileges, be assessed 6
points on her license, report to CCNO
on January 30 to begin serving 30
days in jail with work release, and after resolving any civil proceeding she
must present a 10 minute speech to
the Swanton Village Council concerning the installation of sidewalks at
the scene of the accident. Failure to
comply could result in Ms. Yarberry
spending 17 months in prison.
A Swanton, Ohio man was sentenced on January 20, 2015, in the
Fulton County Common Pleas Court.
Anthony E. Chapman, age 24, previously pled guilty to Trafficking in Marihuana. According to Fulton County
Prosecutor Scott A. Haselman, on or
about August 23, 2013, Mr. Chapman sold or offered to sell Marihuana.
Judge James. E Barber sentenced Mr.
Chapman to two years of community
control. To ordered Mr. Chapman to
serve 25 days in CCNO, pay prosecution costs and counsel fees, pay restitution of $240 to the MAN Unit, pay
a fine of $500, successfully complete
drug/alcohol counseling if treatment is recommended, and abide by
an 11:00 PM to 6:00 AM curfew. His
drivers license was suspended for six
months, with occupational driving
privileges. Failure to abide by these
conditions could result in Mr. Chapman serving 12 months in prison.
Several individuals were sentenced
on January 21, 2015, in the Fulton
County Common Pleas Court according to county prosecutor Scott A.
Haselman.
Richard Mosher, 35, of Spruce St,
Wauseon, previously pled guilty to
Domestic Violence and Misuse of
Credit Cards. On March 21, 2014,
he had an altercation with a family
member. Then, from July 28, 2014
to September 18, 2014, he misused
a credit card belonging to a family
member, incurring unauthorized
transactions totalling $1,384.25.
Judge James E. Barber sentenced
Mr. Mosher to prison for 17 months
and ordered him to make restitution.
Jared Dominique, 19, of 21633
Co. Rd. V, Archbold, previously
pled guilty to Trafficking in L.S.D.
On March 4, 2014, he sold L.S.D. in
Pettisville. Judge Barber sentenced
Mr. Dominique to 4 years of community control and ordered him to
pay prosecution costs, pay a mandatory fine of $5,000, make restitution of $500 to the Multi Area
Narcotics Task Force, successfully
complete drug/alcohol counseling,
stay out of bars/taverns and not
possess or consume alcohol or illegal drugs, abide by an 11:00 PM
to 6:00 AM curfew, have his drivers license suspended for 6 months
with privileges, and spend 30 days
in CCNO with work release. Failure
to comply could result in Mr. Dominique serving 18 months in prison.
Andrew Koder, 23, of 12561 Waterville-Swanton Rd, Whitehouse, OH,
pled guilty to Trafficking in Marihuana. On July 26, 2013, he sold
marihuana near Delta. Judge Barber
sentence Mr. Koder to 2 years of community control and ordered him to
pay prosecution costs, make restitution of $100 to the Multi Area Narcotics Task Force, successfully complete drug/alcohol counseling, stay
out of bars/taverns and not possess
or consume alcohol or illegal drugs,
seek and maintain employment, and
have his drivers license suspended
for 6 months with privileges. Failure
to comply could result in Mr. Koder
serving 11 months in prison.

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Williams County Residents


Show Support For D.A.R.E.

The Village Reporter Announces


Christmas Coloring Winners
This years coloring contest was a hard one for judges to choose winners as a number
of entries were received, each having its own special flare!
The Village Reporter would like to thank participants in this years coloring contest.
Those chosen as winners are:

Ashlin Rodriguez - Edon

APPRECIATED CONTRIBUTION Sheriff Steve Towns expresses his gratitude as


he accepts a donation from Williams County residents Ruth and Roger Ford.

INCREDIBLE GRATITUDE Special Deputy Scott Davis, representing the Williams


County Sheriffs Office Special Deputies organization, presents a check to Sheriff
Steve Towns in support of the D.A.R.E.
forward include Judy Karnes; Ruth
and Roger Ford; and Special Deputy
Scott Davis, representing the Williams
County Sheriffs Office Special Deputies
organization. Look for more information
on the Williams County D.A.R.E.
program coming soon in an upcoming
edition of The Village Reporter.

Game Plan For Super Bowl Sunday:


Are You Drinking Or Driving?
Designate A Sober Driver
It is countdown time to Super Bowl
#49. Go Team! And by team, Williams
County Safe Communities means the
Designated Sober Drivers Team, the ones
who make a difference by never driving
drunk. Safe Communities reminds
everyone that Fans Dont Let Fans Drive
Drunk. Before the party, choose your
teams MVP a sober designated driver.
The Super Bowl is Americas most
watched national sporting event. Thats
why the National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration (NHTSA) and
the Williams County Safe Community
Coalition are urging football fans to
choose sides now: drinking OR driving.
If you plan on drinking on Super Bowl
Sunday, designate a sober driver to get
you home safely.
The Super Bowl represents the
number one at-home party event of the
year. Believe it or not, its even bigger
than New Years Eve. Being on the
Designated Sober Drivers Team does
make a difference. On New Years Eve
just last month, 40 potential impaired
drivers were kept off our county roads
and given safe rides home through the
annual Safe Ride Home designated driver
program. Safe Communities commends
Grace Community Church and the

combined efforts of WBNO-WQCT Radio


Station and the Safe Communities
Coalition for being a MVP during their
annual Safe Ride Home program. Join
the team. Be a sober designated driver.
According to data from NHTSA, in
2012 there were 10,322 people killed
in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes
in the United States31 percent of all
crash fatalities in the nation. A driver
is considered alcohol-impaired with a
blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08
or higher, the legal limit in all states.
This February 1, dont become a tragic
Super Bowl stat.
Drunk
driving
is
completely
preventable, said Peg Buda, Safe
Communities Coordinator. All it takes
is a little planning. We want fans to
remember that its a choice. Drink or
drive--but never do both.
For those who plan to drink, leave
your keys at home. Designate a sober
driver, whether its a friend or relative.
For those who plan to drive, refrain
from drinking alcohol. Instead, enjoy
the game with food and non-alcoholic
drinks. Being a sober, designated driver
is a key role on Super Bowl Sunday. As
a MVP designated driver, you might just
save a life.

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Kinsley Martin - Pioneer

Discover Handmade This


Winter At Sauder Village

PHOTOS PROVIDED

GENEROUS DONATION Sheriff Steve Towns expresses his gratitude as he accepts


a donation from Judy Karnes, a Williams County resident and retired educator.

The
Williams
County
Sheriffs
Department and Sheriff Steve Towns
have recently seen a steady stream of
support for the D.A.R.E. program as
Williams County residents have stepped
forward to offer both moral support and
cash donations to aid the program. Just
some of the residents who have stepped

Ernie Lempfert - Pioneer

Archbold, OH Again
this winter a special
craft program will allow
guests
to
Discover
Handmade at Sauder
Village. From February
through
mid-April
craftsmen will present
free demonstrations on
Saturdays from 11:00
a.m. 3:00 p.m. in the
Sauder Village Welcome
Center.
If you miss watching
our
spinner,
weaver,
basket maker or other
craftsmen at work, youre
sure to enjoy our Discover
Handmade
program
planned this winter,
shared
Kim
Krieger,
PR/Media
Relations
Specialist.
We
look
forward to having guests
join us for these free
demonstrations and some
great shopping as well!
Craft demonstrations
will vary each week
throughout the winter.
The
demonstrations
planned
in
February
include bobbin lace and
tatting on February 7
and
woodcarving
on
February 14. Later in
the month guests can
watch
rug
hooking
on February 21 and
weaving on a floor loom
on February 28. March
craft
demonstrations
include Native twining
and
finger
weaving,
spinning, knitting and
broom making. Early in
April guests can learn
more
about
spinning
and basket making. A
complete schedule
of
programs is posted online
at www.saudervillage.org.
Free Craft Saturdays
are also planned this
winter at Sauder Village.
Throughout
February
and March there will
be special How To
projects demonstrated at
Laubers General Store.
The demonstrations will
be
available
between
11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Demonstrations on the
schedule include velvet
art on February 7, green
cleaning on February 14,
habitat mat on February
21, and playhouse mat on
February 28. March Craft
Saturday programs will
feature green cleaning,
tea time tasting, play
house reusable sticker
fun
and
American
Girl Bitty Baby Fun. A
schedule of all Craft
Saturday programs is
available online as well.
Were pleased to have
a unique slate of free craft
demonstrations planned
again this winter, Krieger
shared. The tea tasting
and
green
cleaning
programs
are
geared
toward our adult guests
while the other activities
are short craft activities
appropriate for children.
The kits or items used in
the short demonstrations
are available for sale for
guests to try at home.
While
the
Historic
Village may be closed
for
the
winter,
the

Shops at Sauder Village


offer unique shopping
opportunities year round!
Throughout the winter
the Gift Shop and Threads
of Tradition Quilt Shop
are open Monday through
Saturday
from
10:00
a.m. 5:00 p.m. Laubers
General Store is open
Monday through Friday
by request (stop by the
Gift Shop) and Saturday
from 10:00 a.m. 5:00
p.m. While at Sauder
Village guests may also
want to visit the Sauder
Store and Outlet, enjoy a

delicious meal at the Barn


Restaurant and pick-up
some sweet treats from
the Doughbox Bakery.
Many great packages are
also available throughout
the winter at the Sauder
Heritage Inn.
For more information
about
special
events
planned at Sauder Village
call 800.590.9755, visit
www.saudervillage.org,
like us on Facebook or
follow us on Twitter @
SauderVillage.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

Williams County Humane Society


Scout
Scout is a long time resident of the shelter. He
loves his kennel and his
own space, so he would
do best in a home without small children. He
would like nothing more
than to find a comfortable place to call home.

Kibbles
Kibbles is a super sweet
girl with beautiful markings and a great temperament. She is already fixed
and was found feline
leukemia free. She gets
along well with other cats
and would love to meet
you!

For more information, call or visit the Williams County


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

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28TH, 2015

Edon Village Council Holds First Meeting Of The New Year

PHOTO BY LUCINDA HELD-FAULHABER, STAFF

EDON VILLAGE COUNCIL Dick Chapin, Chuck Bidwell, Gale Horn (hidden),
Mayor Darlene Burkhardt (partially hidden), Village Administrator Randy Mahlman,
Fiscal Officer Heidi Bidwell, Roxana Nester, Lee Lawrence and Duane Thiel
(clockwise from left) discuss Mr. Mahlmans proposed plans for village equipment
during their January 2015 meeting.
By: Lucinda Held-Faulhaber
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
After organizing for 2015, Edon Village
Council continued with their regular
session, addressing a straightforward
agenda which also included updates
and plans put forward by new Village
Administrator Randy Mahlman.
We are working at getting organized
and efficient, began Mahlman when
informing Council on Village matters hes
attended to during his first eleven days on
the job. Were getting there!
Subsequently, he went on to report
Street Superintendent Jim Brigles last day
would now be March 2, 2015. Jims service
[to the Village] is greatly appreciated
he shared. He also noted two Village
maintenance worker positions would be

advertised shortly (part-time workers will


no longer be needed); presented Cost
of Wages comparative data for previous
and current Village positions along with
salary costs (modifications and additions
show a six hundred eighty-eight dollar
budget increase) and told that lab testing,
including those previously contracted out,
would now be done in-house, saving the
Village over four thousand dollars.
Additionally that evening, Administrator
Mahlman proposed to Council plans
for: eliminating and replacing Village
equipment (i.e. a new truck for use
by Village departments, adding a V
snowplow in the future, doing away with
the sweeper, jet-vac truck); entering into
mutual services agreements with other
communities (e.g. cleaning catch basins);
centrally locating equipment, supplies,

WHAT WE READ YEARS AGO - THE EDON COMMERCIAL

1965 Edon Speech Club

tools, etc. near Village Hall for easy access


and safety measures; routinely cleaning
storm sewers and getting back on-track
with pumping residential septic tanks.
In other action taken, Council:
Accepted Andres ONeil & Lowes
$12,862 quote to continue providing
liability and property insurance for the
Village (up approximately fifty-six dollars
from last years premium); they will serve
as agents to HCC Public Risk/Ohio.
Voted to suspend the required threereading rule to pass Ordinance 10-14
Adopting Amendments to the text of
the Village of Edon Zoning Ordinance
regarding Temporary Accessory Structures
on its second reading (4-2 vote). The
revised Ordinance (Part 11 Chapter
1175) requires residents to obtain a permit
for temporary accessory structures; no
permits will be required for party tents.
Approved the Planning Commissions
recommendation to grant a variance to
Edon Farmers Co-Op regarding height
and set-back requirements for future
construction; previous construction on
Railroad Street was completed before
zoning regulations were in place.
Approved the creation of two fulltime Village public works/maintenance
positions; Administrator Mahlman will
bring employee recommendations to
Council for approval.
Accepted a one hundred dollar
donation from Edon BSA Troop 74 in
appreciation of the Villages assistance
during their 2014 Haunted Forest event;
funds have been designated for Park
Board projects.
Authorized
Solicitor
Thompson
to prepare a resolution to increase
height requirements (dimensions to be
determined) for M1/Light Industrial and
M2/Heavy Industrial zoned districts.
Heard Chief Tom Szymczaks detailed
monthly Service Log and Vehicle Report
for December as well as the Police
Departments Year End Report. Included
were 2014 Logged Events: (1,830 calls
for service, 266 complaints, 95 citations,
279 warnings, 3 accidents, 19 alarms, 12
arrests, 167 assists and 726 follow-ups);
2014 Operational Data: (20,625 total
mileage/two vehicles; 2,105 gallons of

fuel ~ $6,996.15; maintenance ~ $814.46


(combined total cost ~ $7,810.61); average
per mile cost to fuel/service two vehicles ~
$2.64, up just nine cents from the previous
year) and 2014 Municipal Court Revenue
($5,675 from fines and fees). In addition to
commending his force on their supportive
efforts in helping to reduce departmental
costs, he also noted hed participated in
the schools annual Officer Phil program;
met with Interim Superintendent John
Granger regarding future A.L.I.C.E.
training and updating the District Safety
Plan; received a new hand-held radar unit
from Ohio Department of Public Safety
for participating in statewide traffic safety
programs (no cost to Village/thousand
dollar value) and discussed the purpose
behind the newly established Satellite
Office at the school with Dr. Granger,
Student Council and their advisor (at this
time, he is periodically on campus three
days per week).
Supported
Mayor
Burkhardts
proclamation of February 1-28, 2015 as
Career and Technical Education Month
in Edon. The declaration urges all citizens
to become familiar with the services and
benefits offered by the career and technical
education programs in the community
and to support and participate in these
programs to enhance their individual
work skills and productivity.
Were
reminded
building
and
demolition permits should be secured
from the Village before undertaking any
project; residents are encouraged to
contact Administrator Mahlman regarding
specific options and fees.
Accepted the Minutes, Financial
Report and bills as presented.
Prior to adjournment, members voted
to enter into Executive Session for the
expressed purpose of discussing possible
property acquisition; no action was
expected to be taken.
In observance of Presidents Day, the
next monthly meeting of Edon Village
Council will be moved to Tuesday,
February 17, 2015 beginning at 7:00 p.m.
in Village Chambers.
Lucinda Held-Faulhaber
May be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

2014 State Of The Village Of Edon

SPEECH CLUB ... Front Row: Doyle Friskney, Mary Ellen Kurtz, Patricia
Siebenaler, Melanie Kaiser, Nancy Herman, Sharon Ladd, Sheryl Ladd. Back
Row: Mrs. Pratt, John Muehlfeld, Carolee VanDeVoorde, Diane Thiel, Sandra
Herman, Pam Lantz, Nancy Knight, Mary Lou Snyder, David Thiel, Amy Friskney.
EDON COMMERCIAL
60 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1935
The Citizens and First National
Banks of Bryan, Edgerton State, Edon
State, Farmers State of Stryker, and
West Unity Banking Co. started the
plan of limiting the free items to customers. An account must be kept at
$50 or better, or $.50 paid, if checks
are issued, one check being permitted
for each $10 above the $50. There is
a charge of $.03 for items above those
in the schedule. These charges do not
apply to savings accounts.
Mr. and Mrs. Blenn Peck and son,
Emerson, attended a family dinner at
the home of Irvin Last Sunday.
70 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1945
Mail carrier Burl Knapp got stuck
in the snow drift Tuesday at the Lester Bordner farm north of Edon and
did not get his mail car to town until
farmers helped shovel out the road.
There has been about eight weeks
of snow and the number if times it
snowed has been lost track of.
Donald R. Mullen of Detroit, a
former Montpelier resident, has purchased the Willux Company of Edon
and it will be moved to Montpelier the
latter part of February.
60 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1955
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Walz and Mr.
and Mrs. Lewis Burkhardt returned
home Saturday after three and a
half weeks visiting friends in California and enroute.
50 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1965
Mr. and Mrs. George Joice recently
celebrated their golden wedding anniversary with a dinner at Halls of
Angola. Guests were Mr. and Mrs.
James Mann, Denny and Rozzy, Mrs.
Edward Luce, Jerry and Mickie. The
occasion was planned by Mrs. Mann

and Mrs. Luce, Mr. and Mrs. Joices


daughters.
40 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1975
The Edon Lions Club held their
annual father-son banquet Monday.
Thirty-five members enjoyed a fine
meal. Entertainment for the evening
was Jerry Weaver, The Wizard of
Magic, of Edgerton, who presented a
program of magic.
20 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1995
Esther D. Shoup, of Edon, died
Wednesday, Dec. 28, 1994, in Denton, Texas, following a brief illness.
Williams County has been awarded
Federal Funds under the emergency
food and shelter National Board Program. Williams County has been chosen to receive $7,086 to supplement
emergency food and shelter programs
in the area.
Edon was delighted when Cheryl
Hinton Thoenen won the Publishers
Clearing House Sweepstakes. The rural Edon woman was presented with
a $10,000 check, just like on TV, and
could hardly believe her luck.
10 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 2005
Burton DuWayne Cunningham,
80, of Jefferson Township, rural
Montpelier, died Monday evening,
Jan. 3, 2005, at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers-Bryan, following a lingering illness.
The 2005 WBNO/WQCT Blizzard
Sell-A-Thon is coming and this years
beneficiary is the Williams County
Habitat for Humanity.
Williams County property owners
will soon be receiving their real estate
tax bill in the mail for the first half of
the tax year 2004.
Mr. Dennis Jones will be speaking at the Full Gospel Business Mens
Breakfast Meeting at 7am on January
15, 2005.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28TH, 2015

Members of Council, Employees, and


Residents of the Village,
At the beginning of 2014, the Village
was faced with the closing of the DMI/
Chassix Plant. All the contacts to the
corporate offices were to no avail. By
March 31 production had ended, the
plant officially closed and was vacated
by June 30. Having been aware of this
happening, all Village Departments
endured budget cuts for the year. With
the cooperation of all employees and no
costly unexpected expenses, the Village
maintained daily operations.
Following are some highlights of the
past year:
Replaced brakes on the backhoe
Purchased 3.407 acres of land from
the Yoder Estate; it joins Village property
at the Wastewater Treatment Plant
Approved a Farm Lease Agreement
with Larry Meyers for 1.8 tillable acreage
of above property
Removed stop signs on Railroad
Street as requested by The Edon
Farmers Co-Op
Contracted for one year with
Williams County and Everbridge Mass
Communications for the Citizen ALERT
Notification System
Hired Dennis Bell, Bell Engineering,
as the Village Zoning Inspector,
replacing Jim Lonabarger
Installed lattice covering the fence
around the Wastewater Treatment Plant
Made repairs and maintenance at
the Wastewater Treatment Plant and
Water Plant
Board of Public Affairs accepted
the resignation, effective November
28, 2014, of Chris Decker, Water and
Wastewater Superintendent
Received notification from Jim
Brigle, Street Superintendent, of his
retirement effective April 1, 2015
The Zoning Inspector issued 15
permits for a total of $469.00 creating
a total of $283,440.00 in Land
Improvements Costs.
The Police Department continues to
work diligently in keeping our Village
and the surrounding area a safe place
to reside. Police Chief Szymczak will
continue working closely with interim
Superintendent John Granger and staff
at the school to protect the children
and maintain a safe environment for
everyone.
I consider the most exciting
achievement
of
2014
was
the
establishment of the position of Village
Administrator.
There
were
many
deciding factors involved and many

PHOTO BY LUCINDA HELD-FAULHABER, STAFF

LOOKING FORWARD TO 2015 ... Village


Of Edon Mayor Darlene J. Burkhardt
anticipates a good year.
hours were spent weighing the pros and
cons and being certain the budget would
support the position. Does the Village
continue to struggle or move forward
into the 21st Century. All Council
members saw the need to move forward,
therefore Council created the position
of Village Administrator. Council then
approved the Mayors recommendation
to hire Randy Mahlman as Village
Administrator beginning January 5,
2015. Due to the hiring of the Village
Administrator, the Board of Public Affairs
was abolished on January 5, 2015. The
Village Administrator will serve as the
Zoning Inspector, hire and work with
village employees and work closely with
the Financial Officer. Randy also holds
the necessary licenses to operate both
the Water and Wastewater Plants; he
will be a working Administrator.
The Village of Edon is very fortunate
to have hired Randy Mahlman, bringing
to the Village a wealth of knowledge and
expertise. Welcome to Edon, Randy.
There will continue to be many
challenges and opportunities for the
Village of Edon in 2015. We, as the
governing body, and all employees
of the Village of Edon will continue to
cautiously manage the future of our
community.
Finally to all of you that have
contributed your time to the Village this
past year - THANK YOU!!!!
~Mayor Darlene Burkhardt

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Problem Based Learning A Success At North Central

PHOTOS BY T.J. HUG

AND YOURE SURE THIS WILL WORK? ... From left to right: Veronica Finch, Jacob
Hopkins, Nathan Traxler, Trent Sakos, Macayla Wildrick, and Kaleb Faler are split into
two separate groups as they attempt to use their filters to purify the dirty water.

By: T.J. Hug


THE VILLAGE REPORTER
Water.
Its the source of all life on Earth.
Going through a single day without it
is unfathomable for many people. Even
those with elite survival skills would
struggle to survive after a mere four

days in the absence of the essential


substance.
So what would happen if most of
the planets water suddenly became
contaminated?
Thats the issue the students at
North Central Junior and Senior High
School set out to solve.
A yearly effort for the school, North

Central again held its Problem Based


Learning exercise last week. The point
of Problem Based Learning (PBL) is
to present students with real world
problems, giving them a chance to find
a solution on their own terms. There
is no one correct answer to a situation
assigned for a PBL exercise.
For this years PBL experience,
Principal Tim Rettig chose to address
a recent crisis that hit close to home
and was fresh in the minds of the
students; The Toledo Water Crisis. The
idea was recommended to Rettig while
on a field trip to Stone Labs, an Ohio
State University Lake Research facility
located on Gibralter Island in Lake Erie.
It was the best field trip Ive ever
been on, by far, Rettig reminisced.
It was here that another school
employee suggested that the school
should do something with the lake
for PBL. Before this recommendation,
Rettig was going to have the students
construct bridges. The new idea quickly
overtook that plan.
Students were charged with creating
filters capable of cleaning contaminated
water. They approached the problem in
groups, testing their unique designs in
the schools auditorium.
The results?
Most attempts, particularly those
undertaken by the junior high and high
school underclassmen, did an average
job of filtering the contaminants from
the water. Out of a 20 point scale,
with higher numbers signifying greater
degrees of decontamination, a majority

of these younger groups scored between


an eight and a ten. The most successful
junior class groups all produced a score
of eleven.
But it was the senior class that saw
the most success. Two separate sets
of collaborators created filters which
scored a seventeen on the rubric. The
first group to do so consisted of Reese
Cogswell, Brady Zuver, Alaina Kemarly,
and Jakob Grodi, while the second
was comprised of Samantha HughesVassar, Kirby Miller, Adam Knepper,
Joel VanDyke, and Rachel Shipman.
As a reward for completing the
assignment, the students were allowed
to select teacher to take part in the
Ice Bucket Challenge, which involves
its participants to have a bucket of
ice cold water dumped on their head.
Rettig and Dean of Students Don
Slamka volunteered to take part in the
challenge, while the students selected
science teachers Adam Parrott and Ben
Wright, along with english instructor
Mary Boots and social studies educator
Brady Ruffer. The kids themselves were
the ones to douse their teachers in the
freezing liquid.
An interesting and fun experiment,
North Centrals PBL experience would
have to be considered a rousing success.
Its participants learned much, and they
got to make their teachers suffer a bit,
all in the span of two hours.
Its enough to make someone awfully
thirsty.
T.J. Hug can be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

AND JUST ADD A LITTLE OF THIS ... Brock Zuver (center), a sophomore at North Central, experiments with the contaminated water while his fellow group member, Bryce
Miller (right) looks on. Meanwhile, Macayla Wildrick (left front), Nathan Traxler (back
left), and Kaleb Faler (back right)are also looking for ideas.

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT? ... Front Row: Coleton Beres and Jayla Stannard look
back at the camera as Macie Willson continues to work between them. Back Row: Hayley Culver, Gavin McEwen, Chace Boothman, Hayden Haas, and Luke Pickford focus on
the task at hand. Mostly.

SWEET REVENGE ... Front Row: Science Teacher Ben Wright, English Instructor Mary
Boots, and Social Sudies Educator Brady Ruffer suffer the consequences of standing
out in their students minds as Ashton Keller-Brown (left) and Macie Willson (right)
dump ice cold water on their heads.

REFLECTIONS FROM PIONEERS PAST

2007 North Central Varsity Cheerleaders

CHEERLEADERS ... Front: Elizabeth Dunbar, Carrie Miller. Back: Hannah Seiler, Jessica Bernath, Cassandra Pinnick, Courtnee Rogers.

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28TH, 2015

MORE PIONEER AREA NEWS

North Central Homecoming: The Coronation Of A King & Queen

PHOTOS BY T.J. HUG, STAFF

NORTH CENTRAL 2015 HOMECOMING COURT ... From left to right, Front Row: Aiden Scott (Crown Bearer), Allyson Fenicle (Freshman Attendant), Aleea Lonabarger (Junior
Attendant), Samantha Hughes-Vaasar (Homecoming Queen), Rachel Oxender (Senior Attendant), Makayla Rizor (Sophomore Attendant), Hannah Siekemeyer (2014 Homecoming
Queen), and Maddie Zimmerman (Flower Girl). Back Row: Cody Tomblin (Freshman Escort), Bailey Miller (Junior Attendant), Jordan Bailey (Homecoming King), Noah Strong
(Senior Attendant), David Pinc (Sophomore Attendant), and Clayton Ferguson (2014 Homecoming King).
By: T.J. Hug
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
As the lights went out in the North Central High School Gymnasium, five sets of
Attendants and Escorts waited with their
parents for the appropriate time to approach center court. One by one, they had
their time in the spotlight, literally, before
the respective Attendants and Escorts
united before the packed crowd on hand
to witness the most anticipated portion of
the ceremony.
Soon there would only be four Attendants and four Escorts.
Of the four seniors making up the North
Central Homecoming Court, a king and

queen were to be crowned. Rather than


pair them together and select a couple as
homecoming royalty, one senior Attendant
and one senior Escort had been chosen by
the student body in advance.
The king was announced first, with
Jordan Bailey winning the crown. He was
christened by 2014 North Central Homecoming King Clayton Ferguson. As for the
queen, Samantha Hughes-Vaasar was
crowned by 2014 Homecoming Queen
Hannah Siekemeyer.
Bailey and Hughes-Vaasar met at half
court, and were applauded by the crowd
like royalty.
T.J. Hug may be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

A SMART AND SMARTER FAMILY ... Senior Attendant and soon to be Homecoming CONGRATULATIONS ... After being crowned Homecoming Queen, Smantha HughesKing Jordan Bailey stands at center court with his parents, Jason and Brandi Bailey. Vaasar accepts flowers from Flower Girl Maddie Zimmerman as Homecoming King JorJordan and Jason chose to reenact a scene from the movie Dumb and Dumber as they dan Bailey looks on.
made their walk.

SENIOR ATTENDANT AND FAMILY ... Rachel Oxender


FLOWERS AND A CROWN ... Flower Girl Maddie Zimmer- is introduced as a senior attendant and contender for FRESHMAN ATTENDANT AND ESCORT ... Cody Tomblin,
man is all smiles as she stands next to smirking Crown Homecoming Queen, as her parents, Kevin and Kim Ox- As Freshman Escort, accompanies Freshman Attendant
Bearer Aiden Scott.
Allyson Fenicle during the Homecoming Ceremony.
ender, stand with her.

SOPHOMORE ATTENDANT AND ESCORT ... Makayla REIGNING KING AND QUEEN ... 2014 Homecoming King JUNIOR ATTENDANT AND ESCORT ... Bailey Miller esRizor, sophomore Attendant poses with her escort, David Clayton Ferguson and Queen Hannah Siekemeyer at corts Junior Attendant Aleea Lonabarger at Homecoming.
Pinc.
Homecoming.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28TH, 2015

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Montpelier Guitarist Tears United Way Continues Trivia


Night At Montpelier Moose
Up The Music Scene

PHOTO PROVIDED

READY TO ROCK Always ready to lend


his talents for charities, fundraisers,
or to help out other local musicians,
Shredder puts himself out there for the
asking.
By: Helen Elkins

THE VILLAGE REPORTER

His music style may not be for


everyone, but there is no doubt about
this mans artistic talent.
Shredder Pinstripe (a stage name,
given by his wife, representing his guitar
playing and concert clothing styles)
was born in Peoria, IL on February 20,
1988 and moved to Montpelier seven
years ago.
When asked about the style of music
he prefers, Shredder said, Im into all
kinds of music.
A neoclassical guitarist, Shredder
has always been drawn to 80s style
of rock and metal but plays everything
from jazz to classical, progressive metal
to rockabilly, and Yes, I even play
some country, he added.
About four years ago, after his wife
introduced him to guitarist Michael
Angelo Batio, one of the best in the
business, Shredder began to get serious
about his guitar playing.
He [Batio] saw some potential in
me, Shredder said, and encouraged
me to take my playing more seriously
and pursue an education in music, and
Im working on that now.
Shredder has played all over the
Midwest and a few shows in Nashville
and will be returning there to play this
summer.
I am very proud to be endorsed
by over 30 companies, including five
guitar companies who have signature
models with more to be debuted at
NAMM (National Association of Music
Merchants) this summer, Shredder
.FR

said.
Shredder
has
many
projects
currently in the works, including his
CD, playing guest solos for other people,
and doing clinics and demonstrations.
I was asked to go for the world
record for speed shredding this summer
in Nashville for Summer NAMM, he
explained.
A special guitar is being built for
him by JHL Custom Guitars; it will
be lightweight and have a twisted,
contoured neck for speed.
In addition, he will also debut a new
signature guitar, the Goliath 7, from
Colson Custom Guitars and demo a
guitar made out of Legos.
He is currently working with St.
Jude Childrens Hospital, and one
of the guitar companies, who also
endorses him, has built two guitars to
be auctioned for the project. He is in
the process of having other musician
friends autograph the guitars.
Shredder has been supported, in
his endeavors, by Megadeth, Saliva,
Foghat, Night Ranger, and many
others.
Im also working on a music video
with Rockers Against Bullying, said
Shredder.
Although Shredder does solo work,
his current band is Ratnip. They are a
power rock band taking on the style of
Journey or Foreigner.
Current
members
are:
from
Montpelier, Brian McKibben on drums;
from Stryker, Randy Alan as vocalist;
from Pioneer, Dave Perez on bass
guitar; and Shredder on lead guitar.
Ratnip is working on a show with
Foghat for the Veterans Memorial
fundraiser, writing original songs for
their upcoming CD, and will also be
performing in Nashville this summer.
When asked about his future,
Shredder said, Im 26 now and I see
myself being on stage the rest of my life.
My dream is to play with The TransSiberian Orchestra.
Influenced by every musician he
meets, in some form or another,
from local guys he jams with or great
legends, Shredder said, Everyone has
something to teach if you just take the
time to learn.
Its all about the music and
coming together to share it. It makes
no difference to me about age, color,
religion, or anything; music will bring
us all together, he explained.
Intent on saving a much loved music
venue, Ratnip will be playing a charity
event at The Historic Dawn Theater in
Hillsdale, MI on February 7.
My band and I are always willing to
help with charities, Shredder stated.
He feels the community needs to
stick together and support local bands.
Ratnip would be honored to play the
fair this year and have been asked why
they do not.
Lets show off some local talent
this year and some hometown pride,
Shredder added.
For more information about his
schedule or to book him or the band,
go to shredderpinstripe.com or visit
him on Facebook.
Helen may be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

REFLECTIONS OF THE PAST


1977 Montpelier Newspaper Staff

By T.J. Hug
THE VILLAGE REPORTER

For the second year running, the


United way of Williams County will host
its Trivia Night.
Holding the event at the Montpelier
Moose, which sits at the corner of
State Route 107 and County Road
13, the United Way is seeking to raise
money for the We Care Cabinet charity
organization. With a goal of providing
toiletries to families in need, We Care
represents very much the same values
as the United Way.
With a maximum of ten people
allowed per table, the buy-in for a seat
and the right to play is one hundred
dollars. There will be five rounds
consisting of ten questions each. Prizes
will be handed out to the top three

places in the competition. Plaques will


be provided by the Bryan Area Chamber
of Commerce.
There are ways to win other than
answering the most questions correctly,
however. Participants are encouraged
to decorate their tables to match their
hobbies, personalities, or even their
business. The table exhibiting the most
team spirit shall be awarded a prize as
well.
Those interested in taking part in
the event should contact the Williams
County United Way. They can be reached
at 419-636-8603. For those who prefer
email, they can also be contacted at
cyoder@unitedwaywc.org
The Trivia Night will take place on
March 13, at 6:30 P.M.
T.J. Hug can be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28TH, 2015

West Unity Postmaster Pleads Guilty To


Misappropriation Of Nearly $10K
Former West Unity postmaster
Virginia McMillen pled guilty to one
count of Misappropriation of Postal
Funds in the Northern District of Oio
Federal Court on Thursday, January 22.
The charges which McMillen pled
guilty to were the result of the embezzlement of $9967.
McMillen had been suspended from
her duties as postmaster in October
2014 after an unannounced audit of the
post offices financial records. A subsequent investigation conducted by the
Inspector General determined the dollar
NEWSPAPER ARCHIVE PHOTO
amount of funds taken.
A new postmaster for West Unity has yet to be appointed but the USPS states
that residents should see no disruption in their services.
McMillens sentencing is scheduled for June 1.

Hilltop Elementary Awards


Good Students In January

INFORMATION PROVIDED

Schaefers Journey At Hilltop


Comes To A New Chapter

PHOTO BY T.J. HUG, STAFF

FOR ME? ... Deb Schaefer holds a special


craft made for her by her young students.
By: T.J. Hug
THE VILLAGE REPORTER

Deb Schaefer is well traveled.


After all, there was a time when the
Music Teacher wandered the halls of the old
Hilltop school building, moving from room
to room because there wasnt enough...
well, room. Enrollment was on the rise
within the Millcreek-West Unity district,
and available classrooms had become
scarce. There was one area that Schaefer
was able to call her office, however.
The locker room.
The Paulding native routinely taught
music classes from within the confines
of a locker room. That wasnt the worst
part, though. There was a particular stall
situated in the room that emitted a less
than pleasant odor.
You had to pour water down the
toilet to keep it from smelling, Schaefer
remembered.
Even when the district erected the
structure in which they currently reside,
Scheafer still had to play the role of nomad.
Within the first four years in the building,
her room was moved on five different
occasions.
She started by teaching her kids on
the stage in the Commons section of the
school, with partitions being raised to
separate the classroom from the cafeteria.
Lighting became an issue, and eventually
she was able to teach in an actual room.
Schaefer made a few more room changes
before finally settling in at the huge double
classroom in which she will continue to
teach until the end of the year.
Then, after thirty years as an educator,
Schaefer will retire.
Getting off to a bit of a late start due to
staying at home with her own two children
until they reached preschool, the veteran
teacher began her career within the Hilltop
School system. The first few years had their
anxieties, meeting new kids. In her first
year, a couple of fifth graders thought they
could scare her out of the job early on.
They challenge you,
Schaefer
commented on the happening. I was
thirty-two years old with two kids. There
was nothing they could do to me.
Now, thirty years later, after spending
twenty-two of those years instructing

high school students, Schaefer is back to


teaching at the elementary level. How have
children changed after all that time?
I dont know if the kids are any
different, Pondered Schaefer. Theyre
more open.
While some teachers may consider
such openness disrespectful, Schaefer
loves that kids feel more free to speak their
minds. In her opinion, it makes for a better
relationship between instructors and their
students.
In thirty years of educating students,
Schaefer has seen a good many of her
former pupils grow up before her very eyes.
She has gone on to teach the children of
her former students, not to mention a fair
amount of her fellow school employees,
including Athletic Director Tony Gerig and
even her own daughter, Angie Dunson.
The matriarch currently teaches her own
granddaughter and Dunsons daughter,
kindergarten student Addisyn Riley.
From her time at Bowling Green
State University, where she obtained a
Bachelors Degree in Music Education, to
the current day, Schaefers passion has
been instructing students in the ways of
music. Unlike math or english, music is a
very fluid subject, according to Schaefer.
Music is something that you can do
all your life. Its moving and changing. Its
static.
Never has this been more true than
in the modern age. New tools have made
teaching more interactive and fun in recent
times. One such tool stands above the rest
for Schaefer.
Learning from the internet has been
amazing, Schaefer proclaimed. Weve
really opened up a whole new world of
music.
From providing new means of research
to looking up musical scenes on Youtube,
the internet has been a large part of what
Schaefer does in the classroom these
last few years. It has made commonplace
what used to be a rare occurrence when
resources were limited.
But, while technology is an instrument
of education, its the children that are
the most important part of the process.
Whether it be in class, during a program,
or singing The National Anthem prior to
volleyball matches, Schaefer has always
attempted to place kids in the spotlight.
The kids are the stars, Schaefer stated.
I like to put them out there.
And its the kids that Schaefer will miss
the most. In fact, shes already thinking
about how the kids continue to grow after
she has left.
Ive got some good singers, and I hope
they keep at it.
Schaefer isnt too worried about the
kids, though. Shell still see them in the
community, and she knows the school will
find a suitable replacement to take over
for her. Meanwhile, shes accomplished
everything she had set out to do when she
chose music education as her profession.
Maybe thats why Im ready, Schaefer
mused on her retirement. Ive done what I
wanted to do.
That can only mean one thing. Its time
to move toward the next destination.
T.J. Hug can be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

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.

102 Egly Dr., West Unity, OH, 43570


419-924-2882

No admission fee. Snacks are available for a donation.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28TH, 2015

PHOTO PROVIDED

GOOD STUDENTS ... Pictured Left to Right are: Row 1 Shealyn Martin, Kacy
Connolly, Alex Horton, Alora Siegel, Landon Stuckey. Row 2 Halle Jones, Brooklyn
Kuszmaul, Drake Massey, Carson Crossgrove, Caiden Hartzell, Isaac Disney. Row 3
Tori Bauer, Evan Schoonover, Arleigh VanArsdalen, Jaden Rising, Jaydin Verdin,
Olivia Engel. Not pictured: Rebekka Netcher.

WHAT WE READ YEARS AGO

Hilltop 1989 FFA Officers

FFA OFFICERS ... Matt Cox, Treas.; Curt Crossgrove, Sentinet; Eric Woolace,
Pres; Jackie Schaffner, Reporter; Kevin Schaffner, V.P.; Evan Woolace, Student
Advisor; Chuck Eisel, Secretary.
WEST UNITY REPORTER
130 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1885
With the burning of Mr. J.W. Grisiers dwelling, $67 in postage stamps,
$60 in money, and $200 in books were
burned, which will be a total loss as
they were not covered by insurance.
Married at the residence of the
brides brother, Jan. 7, Mr. John Hudson of Millcreek and Mary Downer of
West Unity.
Albert Hayes, formerly of West
Unity, who has been at Battle Creek,
Mich. the past year, died Monday.
C.P. Siple has moved to Montpelier,
where he has rented a farm.
120 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1895
Fred Bever, who has been working
for Mr. Cliffton the past year, is now
spending the winter at home with his
parents.
W.M. Fyke feels kind of free this
winter. He is out of school for the
first time since he was six. He was in
school as a pupil until old enough to
teach and since that time has been a
school teacher every winter.
The council allowed a bill of $4.00
to E. Kissell for feeding and lodging
tramps last month.
100 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1915
J.W. Magner and Will Sayers have
purchased the lots south of A.J.
Hoovers store and will build an implement store and garage.
Homer Imes and family moved yesterday to a farm near Pioneer.
Samuel Eberly died at his home in
Pioneer, January 12.
Earl and Floyd Hamet of Leatherwood went Monday to Bloomdale,
Wood Co. to visit relatives.
90 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1925
The county officers of the Klu Klux
Klan were installed at Kunkle, Jan.

15, with the Great Titan of Ohio being


present as installing officer.
Kunkle now has a new blacksmith,
Mr. Vine.
Emogene Hendershot, of Angola,
Ind. visited her sister, Miss Mildred
Thomas, several days last week.
80 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1935
W.W. Combs celebrated his 93rd
birthday last Wednesday.
Paul Short is employed in the Democratic state headquarters, Columbus.
720 vendors have registered in
Wms. Co. and have purchased $4000
in sales stamps to start off with.
Edgar Brown passed away at his
home in Toledo on Monday night.
Mr. and Mrs. H.P. Beach were in
Toledo Friday to hear The Chimes of
Normandy given at Toledo University.
70 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1945
The Bryan Handle Factory is now
employing ten German War prisoners.
They were procured through the government and their contract is for 90
days.
Miss Kathryn Zuver slipped on the
ice and broke her right ankle on Tuesday noon at Bryan, near the Aro factory where she was employed.
On Sunday afternoon, Jan. 21 Miss
Winona Kunkle, a teacher in Pike
Township schools became the bride of
Mr. Creighton Showers of Chicago, Ill.
60 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1955
A bridal shower was held Sunday
afternoon in honor of Miss Claudine
Bowers at the home of Mrs. Wayne
Bowers.
Funeral services were held on
Wednesday afternoon for Mrs. Ortha
Beucler, 58, of near Alvordton, who
died Sunday afternoon at Cameron
Hospital where she had been a patient
for a day.

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WHAT WE READ YEARS AGO

CONTINUED FROM THE FRONT PAGE

Stryker 1972 Track Team Woolace Elected President

TRACK TEAM ... Bottom Row: Warren, Jolly, Lloyd, Preston, Rummel, Hammersmith. Top Row: Brown Wyse, Gillespie, Jaggers

STRYKER ADVANCE
110 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1905
Springfield Township school
board consists of J.W. Witt, pres;
O. Woodward, Julian Juillard, S.D.
Swayer, and J.A. Ehrmin, with J.A.
Leavy, clerk.
Tuesday morning was the coldest of the winter, 5 below zero.
John Schmidt, who served in
the Cuban War, has been granted
a pension of $6 a month with back
pay from the time of application two
years ago.
Charles Renaul bought the J.C.
Schaffer farm at public sale, the
price being$66.25 per acre for the
71 acres.
Fulton County has 31 saloons.
Mrs. Christian Graber, 64, died
on Jan. 2 1905.
Earl L. Meyers, 17, passed away
Jan. 8.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Coulon on Jan 13.
80 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1935
Announcement has been made
of the marriage of Lorene Borton
and Harold Wise on Oct. 6, 1934.
A daughter was born to Mr. and
Mrs. J.O. Brown on Jan. 19.
Mrs. Ruth Martin Shaffer , 42,
died on Dec. 29.
70 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1945
Drifted roads forced the closing

of schools Tuesday and Wednesday.


Supt. C.D. Fox has signed a
5-year contract as head of Steubenville Schools.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Leonard
Becker of Defiance on Jan. 11, a
son.

Shaffer, Spangler, and Breininger


will be representing the district in any
legal matters for the next year.
Upon
adjournment
of
the
organizational meeting, the board went
forward with their monthly regular
meeting.
Three donations were accepted by the
board. An anonymous gift amounting
to five hundred and fifty dollars will
be split evenly between the schools
Academic and Athletic Funds. The
Stryker Alumni Association donated
one thousand dollars in order to fund a
project currently in development. A two
hundred dollar donation by the Williams
County Dairy Association will be put
towards a Consumer Economics class.
School Principal Dave Schultz, in his
report to the board, announced that a
change in the Third Grade Reading State
Testing will require all students at that
level to repeat OAA testing in the Spring.
He also informed the board that Art and
Spanish Club trip to the Detroit Art
Institute will take place on February 11.

Also, there will be no school on February


13, as it is the Williams County Waiver
Day. Nor will school be held on February
16, in observance of Presidents Day.
Kathrine McHugh was approved by
the board to take a position with the
school. The new employee will serve
as an Educational Tutor. McHugh will
receive one hundred dollars per each
day of service as payment for her work.
Superintendent Nate Johnson, in
his own report to the board, recognized
the board as part of the Ohio School
Board Associations Board Recognition
Month. He also made it known that the
district will attempt to renew its 21st
Century Grant, which would allow after
school learning programs to continue at
Stryker.
The board adjourned the meeting
without entering into Executive Session.
They will next meet in regular session
on Monday, February 23, at 5:00 P.M.
T.J. Hug can be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

Stryker Elementary Students Receive


High Grades In Second Quarter

60 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1955
Fred Altman, 72 of West Unity
died at his home.
William Cox celebrated his 83rd
birthday.
Mr. and Mrs. Clair Rumbaugh
celebrated their 25 anniversary.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Eicher
announce the engagement f their
daughter Mary Lou to Charles E.
Frost.

The following Stryker


Elementary
School
students have achieved
high enough grades to
make the honor roll for
the 2nd quarter. (* denotes all As):

40 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 1965
Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Bruns are
announcing the engagement of
their daughter Rosalie to Mr. Dennis Souers of Alliance, Ohio.
Mr. and Mrs. James Leupp of Leupp Bros. left for Mexico to see the
unveiling of M.F.s new tractor line.
Pvt. William Wieland was a driver
of one of the ambulances at the Inaugural parade.
Kathy Towers was named Betty
Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow.
School board officers elected:
Marvin Rupp, pres.; John Robinson
V. Pres.; Kenneth Oberlin, clerk; Dr.
Brown, Richard Bernath, and Ralph
Heer.

4th Grade
Logan Carroll
Jessie Currier
Olivia Elling
Matthew Froelich
Leah Heeres
Kaleb Huffman
Caiton Kimmel *
Ashlee Lyons *
Abbie Meyer
Maddyson Miehls
Kaitlyn Myers *
Jeffrie Pace *
Jaydin Rethmel
Emma Rohrs *
Kaitlynn St John *
Mateo Villanueva
Nicholas Vollmar
Emmalyn Westrick *
Alexia Wickerham
Sage Woolace *

5th Grade
Tristan Atkinson
Mallori Blevins
Brianna Breier
Karina Guthrie
Abigail Meyer
Marissa Myers *
Bailey Short
6th Grade
Addison Campbell
Spencer Clingaman *
Ariane Dangler

Gabriella Dickinson
Isaiha Freeman
Madison Hall
Kaitlyn LaBo *
Caitlyn Lyons *
Kinsey Myers *
Emma Rodeheaver *
Ryan Ruffer *
Morgan Rupp *
Olivia Whitlock
Payton Woolace
INFORMATION PROVIDED

13abc All Stars vs.


Stryker Staff/Alumni
Basketball Game

Saturday, February 14, 2015 3:00 p.m.


Local Churches
Potato & Nacho Bar
12:30 2:30 pm
Free will donation

Athletic Booster
50/50 Drawing

Admission: $3.00/person

Lunch Proceeds for Stryker School Supplies Game Proceeds to Athletic Department

THE VILLAGE REPORTER

WEEKLY COMMUNITY CALENDAR


JANUARY 30TH - FEBRUARY 5TH, 2015

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Northwestern Ohio with
clean, dependable natural
gas since 1914
Determined to become a
world class supplier with
first-rate Associates

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America Group
1-800-331-7396

FUNERAL
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636-3525

Lucas products sold here

H & W
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419.298.2341

SATURDAY, JANUARY 31ST


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141 N. Michigan St.


Downtown Edgerton

www.kannelinsurance.com

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST


No Events Submitted by Time of Press
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2ND
Wauseon City Council Meeting - 5:30 PM
West Unity Chamber of Commerce Meeting - 7:00 PM
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3RD
No Events Submitted by Time of Press
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH
Montpelier Park Board Meeting - 7:00 PM

SUBMIT YOUR
COMMUNITY
EVENT BY
EMAILING
US AT:

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

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25051 US Rt. 20A


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

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH


Montpelier School Board Meeting - 5:00 PM

Auto - Home - Business


Commercial - Farm - RV
Flood - Health/Life

419-485-4281

Authorized Nucor Builder

West Unity, Ohio

298-2329

FRIDAY, JANUARY 30TH


Hot Tea Sampling Day at Wauseon Public Library - 10:30 AM

FAXING
(877) 778-9425

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28TH, 2015

MORE STRYKER AREA NEWS

Stryker Homecoming 2015: A Day To Remember

PHOTOS BY T.J. HUG, STAFF

STRYKER HOMECOMING COURT 2015 ... From left to right, Front Row: Christie Huston (2014 Queen), Austin Grisier (Homecoming King), Naomi Diaz (Homecoming Queen), and
Ross Planson (2014 King). Middle Row: Colin Anders (Freshman Escort), Madie Myers (Freshman Attendant), Miranda Maynard (Sophomore Attendant), and Hayden Clingaman
(Sophomore Escort). Back Row: Jacob Allen (Junior Escort), Audra Rupp (Junior Attendant), Gabrielle Paxton (Senior Attendant), and Cody Michael (Senior Escort).
By: T.J. Hug
THE VILLAGE REPORTER

her own Escort, Hayden Clingaman. Then


Audra Rupp walked down the path, with
Jacob Allen serving as her Escort. Senior
The crowd fell silent as their attention
Attendant Gabrielle Paxton, with Senior
was called to the star shaped display at
Escort Cody Michael.
the entryway into the Stryker High School
Finally, Homecoming Queen Naomi
Gym. Slowly, the schools Homecoming AtDiaz walked to center court, accompanied
tendants and their escorts made their way
by her king, Austin Grisier. It was there
out onto the runway.
that they were both crowned, making them
First came Freshman Attendant Madi
the official Homecoming King and Queen
Myers, along with her Escort Colin Anof 2015.
ders. They were followed by Sophomore
T.J. Hug can be reached at
Attendant Miranda Maynard, along with
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

ALL HAIL THE KING AND QUEEN ... Fresh from being crowned, Stryker Homecoming
THE FLOWER AND THE CROWN ... The Flower Girl and Crown Bearer for Strykers Queen Naomi Diaz stands with her King, Austin Grisier, simply taking in the moment
2015 Homecoming Ceremony study the crowd as they wait to be told they can move before heading with her Court to their special seating area to watch the Panthers take
again.
on the Locomotives of Montpelier during the Homecoming Game.

SOPHOMORE ATTENDANT AND ESCORT ... Miranda Maynard, Sophomore Attendant,


walks down the runway arm-in-arm with Sophomore Escort Hayden Clingaman.

SENIOR ATTENDANT AND ESCORT ... Senior Attendant Gabrielle Paxton locks arms
with her Senior Escort Cody Michael just before the start of the Homecoming Game.

JUNIOR ATTENDANT AND ESCORT ... Audra Rupp, Ju- FRESHMAN ATTENDANT AND ESCORT ... Freshman At- REIGNING KING AND QUEEN ... Strykers 2014 Homenior Attendant is escorted by Jacob Allen.
tendant Madie Myers stands by her Escort Colin Anders. coming King Ross Planson and Queen Christie Huston.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28TH, 2015

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FA

Fayette High School Celebrates Homecoming On January 24th

PHOTO BY TIMOTHY KAYS, STAFF

THE 2014-15 FAYETTE HOMECOMING COURT ... Front - Freshman Escort Hunter Griffiths and Attendant Asia Laguio, and Sophomore Attendant Haley Perdue and Escort
Bryce Conklin. Middle - Crown Bearer Garrett Costin, and Flower Girl Laynee Sanford. Back - Junior Escort Garrett Reinking and Attendant Alexis Fruchey; Queen Paige Keefer
and King Dylan Stannard, and Senior Attendant Liz Maginn and Escort Jared Wagner.

REFLECTIONS FROM FAYETTES PAST

1914 FAYETTE BASEBALL

By: Timothy Kays


THE VILLAGE REPORTER
Homecoming in the halls of the Fayette
School is always a special event, and the
Homecoming Night celebration of January
24 lived up to every aspect of the time-honored tradition. This year, though, new energy and old equipment added to the event,
adding a touch of extra glamour and class.
As the Homecoming Court was about to
be introduced, the lights were dimmed in
the gymnasium. The new Principal of the
Fayette School, Mr. Jon Molter, fired up a
mid-20th century vintage spotlight that he
had rescued from the district scrap heap,
and from his perch high in the northeast
seating area, he followed each couple as
they were introduced, and made their
entrances from the junior high gym. The
resulting show looked like a production
straight out of the golden days of Hollywood.
The evening continued on the upswing,
with perhaps the only disappointed faction
present being the visitors from Holgate.
The hometown boys successfully defended
their home hardwood, defeating the visit-

BASEBALL ... Whaley, Wirick, Hibbert, Fork, Hubbard, Caulkins, Hause,


Pierce, Bricker, Hawkins.

Fayette Library
To Host
Valentine
Card Making
Class

Have you ever wanted


to learn how to make
those fancy Valentine
Cards? Well now you
can! Join Anna Geis
on Saturday, January
31 from 10:30 a.m. to
11:30 a.m. at the Fayette
Library to learn how to
make these beautiful
cards.
The class costs $5.00
to make 2 cards and a
decorative gift box. We
have samples of the
cards and the gift box
on display at the Adult
Circulation desk so you
can see what you will be
making.
Please call the library
or stop in at the Adult
Circulation desk to sign
up for this class.

ing Tigers in both the JV and Varsity basketball contests, the full details of both
games to be found in the adjoining pages
of the Hometown Huddle.
After the Varsity victory, the junior high
gymnasium was the site of the traditional
Homecoming dance, which was well attended. Although the dance has always
been intended to be entertaining for the
students attending, it appeared that Mr.
Molter and Mr. Ryan Eberly were having
just as much fun as the kidsand the kids
reciprocated the positive energy.
Kids and school officials having a great
time, at the same timein the same place.
It is not a movie script from the Hallmark
Channel, but it is indeed something that
outside of decades-old memories, is no
longer easily found. Such is not the case in
Eagle Country, however. The small-town
values that form the very foundation upon
which America was constructed are still
alive and well in Fayette, and Homecoming
Night there will always be a beacon that illuminates the true meaning of community.
Timothy Kays can be reached at
tim@thevillagereporter.com

Is Weight Loss
Surgery Right For
You?
How to turn a losing battle
into simply, losing.

An Introduction to Weight Loss Surgery:


Sleeve Gastrectomy
Saturday, January 31st at 10:00 A.M .
Fulton County Health Center
Ground Floor Beck Meeting Room B
Cost: Free

Arumkumar Baskara MD
General Surgeon

View our photos for


free at
thevillagereporter.com
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Learn more about this exciting new weight


loss surgery option now being offered at
Fulton County Health Center. Join Bariatric and
General Surgeon Arumkumar Baskara, MD as
he presents an overview of weight loss surgery
options and our Weight Solutions program. You
will also learn how bariatric surgery can treat
chronic health conditions related to obesity
such as:
Type 2 Diabetes
Sleep Apnea

High Cholesterol
Hypertension

To register for this free seminar, call our Weight


Solutions program at 419-337-7373.

725 S. Shoop Ave Wauseon


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28TH, 2015

MORE FAYETTE AREA NEWS

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 12

Fayette High School Celebrates Homecoming On January 24th

PHOTOS BY TIMOTHY KAYS, STAFF

SENIORS IN THE HOUSE! ... Senior Attendant Liz Maginn, and Escort Scott Wagner
step onto the dance floor.

STYLIN! ... Junior Attendant Alexis Fruchey and Escort Garrett Reinking make their
entrance at the dance.

CORONATION COMPLETE ... Queen Paige Keefer and King Dylan Stannard pose for
pictures at the end of the ceremonies.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28TH, 2015


GOT ROYALTY? ... Queen Paige Keefer and King Dylan Stannard arrive at the dance.

THE VILLAGE REPORTER - YOUR HOMETOWN NEWS SOURCE - 13

Reighard Park To Be Future Wauseon City Pool Location


By: Shar Dimick
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
In a unanimous vote Wauseon City
Council approved the first reading of a
measure establishing that if a new pool
is built that it will be located in Reighard
Park at their January 19 meeting.
Resolution 2015-01 replaced a motion
approved April 23, 2012 that would have
placed the pool at Dorothy B. Biddle
Park instead. At that time the council
vote was a 3-3 tie with former Mayor
Doug Shaw casting the tie-breaking vote
in favor of Dorothy B. Biddle Park.
The new resolution concurs with
the results of a survey that Council
authorized in September 2014 that went
out in the water bills of approximately
3000 citizens and available on the City
website until October 31. The results
of that survey overwhelmingly showed

that citizens preferred Reighard Park


(541) to Dorothy B. Biddle Park (159)
for the location of a new pool. Reighard
Park was location of the original 70year old pool that closed in 2009 due
to deteriorating conditions. The old
pool house still stands at that location,
which an Astro Pool representative told
Council at a previous meeting would
make construction at Reighard Park
cheaper.
The survey also polled whether
citizens were still interested in the
construction of a new pool that has an
estimated cost of at least $1 million. In
response, residents do indeed support
building a new community pool with
655 in favor to 70 against. 90 residents
said theyd use a new pool daily while
289 said theyd use it weekly and 127
would use it monthly. When it came
to funding the building of a new pool,

Wauseon Boy Scouts Hosting


Pancake & Sausage Breakfast
Wauseon Boy Scout Troop 8 will be
hosting a pancake and sausage breakfast
fundraiser on Sunday, February 8,
2015 at the Christ United Methodist
Church. Church service begins at
10:15 AM, followed by the breakfast

from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM. The Christ


United Methodist Church is located at
215 North Fulton Street in Wauseon.
Proceeds from the meal support Troop 8
and helps scouts attend summer camp.

PHOTO BY SHAR DIMICK, STAFF

COMING SOON ... The Pool House at Wauseons Reighard Park, chosen site of a
new public pool. The original pool at this location was closed in 2009.
644 respondents indicated that the pool
should be financed through private
donations, 591 by federal or state grants,
555 by user fees and 329 by tax revenue.
Councilor
Shane
Chamberlin
reported at the meeting on behalf of the
Park Board that the majority of the Park

INFORMATION PROVIDED

REFLECTIONS OF THE PAST


1941 Wauseon Hi-Y

Board members still strongly feel the pool


should be built at Biddle Park despite
the survey results and the Building and
Grounds committee recommendation for
the Reighard Park location.
Shar may be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

Homemade Valentine Make & Take


Snack Day At Wauseon Library
WAUSEONKick off the Valentine
season at the Wauseon Public Library!
Make your sweetheart a homemade
valentine snack at the library on
February 2 from 3-7:30 p.m. This
Valentine Make & Take Snack Day is free
and open to everyone, both the young
and the young at heart. All supplies will
be provided by the library.

Were looking forward to seeing you


make a special valentine snack. Its a
sweet project, which all ages will enjoy
making and sharing, explained Library
Director Amy Murphy.
For more information, email the
Wauseon Public Library at amy.
murphy@oplin.org or call the Childrens
Department at 419-335-6626.

Enjoy Hot Tea Sampling Day


At The Wauseon Public Library
HI-Y ... Dale Weber, Robert Nofziger, Donald Rice, Hugene Buttermore, Donald
Osborne, Wayne Lucas, Ray Schlmeyer, Ortha Whitcomb, Charles Reed, Howard
Barnes, Kenneth Robinson, Victor Coon, Ozero Goodwin, Harold Aeschliman, Joe
Stopher Treasurer, Eugene Sindle, Robert Whitmer, Donald Earlywine, Robert Wolfe,
Frederick Flory, Ned Robinson Secretary, Lowell Leitner, Jack Hendrickson, Harold Williams, John Olmer President, Darrel Biddle, Stanley Shaffer, William Reynolds, Mr. Flamm. Not pictured: William Heise Vice-President; William Turnbull, Jack
Marks, Lavern Moll.

Fulton County Health Center


presents an informative event
designed especially for heart
care and treatment

An Evening of

WAUSEONJanuary
is National Hot Tea Month.
The
Wauseon
Public
Library will be celebrating
Hot Tea Month with a
Sampling Day on Friday,
January 30, beginning at
10:30 a.m. and running
throughout
the
day.
Come on in and get out of
the cold, and try a variety
of teas!
The Hot Tea Sampling
Day is free and is open
to everyone. The library
will provide hot water and
a variety of teas to try,
sample, and hopefully,
enjoy! In addition to the
sampling,
the
library
will also have books
on display, so you can
learn more about tea, its

history, and its healing


effects.
For more information
on National Hot Tea
Month or the librarys Hot
Tea Sampling Day, please

call the Wauseon Public


Library at 419-335-6626
or email amy.murphy@
oplin.org.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

Take an Evening for Your Heart!


Tuesday, Feb. 10
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Fulton County Health Center


Ground Floor, Beck Meeting Room

Cost: Program including dinner is free

Mohammed Alo, DO

Our heart is an amazing organ. Did you know that our heart pumps an average of 72
times a minute, 103,000 times a day, and 37,343,000 a year. On average, our heart
will pump more than 48 million gallons of blood in a lifetime.
Join Mohammed Alo, DO, Cardiologist at Toledo Cardiology Consultants; Rajendra
Kattar, MD, ProMedica Physicians Cardiology; Munier Nazzal, MD, Vascular
Surgeon; Jodi Tinkel, MD, Assistant Professor of Cardiology at UTMC as they take
your questions about heart and vascular health. FCHC staff will provide free blood
pressure checks, plus will have on display, information regarding various heart
disease tests and general heart health. A tour of the Heart and Vascular Center will be
available at the end of the program.
Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. An evening meal will be provided at 5:30 p.m., followed
by the Heart Matters program beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Pre-registration is REQUIRED. Limited seating

Merrill Kane & Co


Rajendra Kattar, MD

Cordially invites you to our office at

140 N. Fulton St. Wauseon


419-335-4511
Munier Nazzal, MD

select option 4 before Tuesday, Feb. 4th to make your


reservation.
Jodi Tinkel, MD

Completing the circle of care

(across from Sullivans)

Now thru April 15


to e-file your income taxes in
a professional and timely manner.

available for this program. Please call 419 330-2735 and

FULTON COUNTY
HEALTH CENTER

CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT

Dont be duped by the seasonal preparers.


We have been here for 35 years, not only
are we competitive, but we are fun.

725 S. Shoop Avenue Wauseon, Ohio 43567

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28TH, 2015

MORE WAUSEON AREA NEWS

Wauseon Public Library Hosts Teddy Bear Picnic


By: T.J. Hug
THE VILLAGE REPORTER

A library hardly seems the ideal place


to hold a picnic.
Yet, the Wauseon Public Library
dispelled that notion, hosting its first
Teddy Bear Picnic on January 22nd.
Organized by Childrens Librarian
Rachel Dominique, the event brought
together area children, as well as their
favorite stuffed animals. The kids, with
their parents, of course, made their way
to the librarys third floor, where they

were treated to lunch and a series of


stories focusing on various types of food.
Unfortunately, some freezing rain in
nearby areas caused some families to
stay home. But those who did attend
were treated to a good time and a
memorable experience. Perhaps the first
of many, as Dominique hopes to host
more Teddy Bear Picnics throughout the
Summer.
And, as everyone knows, Summer is
the perfect time to hold a picnic.
T.J. Hug van be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

CHICKEN AND SALSA ... Rachel Dominique, Childrens Librarian at the Wauseon Public Library, reads a book about salsa, and chickens apparently, to the kids.

PHOTOS BY T.J. HUG, STAFF

MOMMY, TEDDY, AND ME ... Sitting on her mommys lap, a little girl holds her teddy
bear tight as she eats a cookie and takes in a good story. Good food and smiles were
shared with all in attendance at the Teddy Bear Picnic held at the Wauseon Public Library.

SO CUDDLY ... A little girl holds her stuffed tiger close as she listens to a story.

Call a Local Tax


Professional for
Knowledgeable
& Reliable Service

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28TH, 2015

THE VILLAGE REPORTER - YOUR HOMETOWN NEWS SOURCE - 15

MORE GENERAL AREA NEWS

Compassion Medical Clinic: Still There & Still Cares


By: Helen Elkins
THE VILLAGE REPORTER

Meeting the needs of the community


through Christ.
Faith-based Compassion Medical
Clinic, located at 614 E. Edgerton St.
in Bryan, is a free clinic where the
uninsured and under insured members
of the community can obtain medical
attention.
Started as a vision of Pastor Mike
Kellys, the clinics current CEO and
retired pastor of Grace Community
Church, it became a way for the church
and medical community to share
Christs love with the needy.
After attending an annual conference
at OAFC (Ohio Association of Free
Clinics), Kelly presented his vision to
the church and the dream began to take
shape.
While searching for a site for the clinic,
they were given the current building
and a large sum of money to renovate it.
They continue to run completely funded
through donations from local churches,
organizations, and individuals.
Established in 2006, the clinic
opened its doors and aided their first
patient on June 1, 2007 and are still
seeing patients today. Local healthcare
providers donate their time and expertise
to provide this care.
The clinics board of directors is made
up of a diverse group of people coming
from various backgrounds with a broad
range of professional jobs, giving them a
greater advantage on how to run it.
Dr. Sharrock, the clinics first Medical
Director, helped start the clinic and has
been with them from beginning. He will
continue to donate his time and talent
in any way he can.
The clinic is staffed with 8 providers
(6 physicians, 1 nurse practitioner, and
1 physicians assistant) and several
volunteers who serve as nurses, certified

medical assistants, translators, greeters,


counselors, and prayer partners.
While they have many volunteers,
they are always looking for more. They
could also use help, from groups or
churches, with providing meals for the
volunteers on days they are at the clinic.
Many do not have time to eat between
working their jobs and volunteering at
the clinic.
Compassion provides an invaluable
service to the public: free office
visits for medical care, non-narcotic
prescriptions (at cost or less) which
can be filled at the onsite pharmacy,
prescription assistance for those on
long-term medications, referrals to
Parkview Physicians Group, as well as
chiropractic care.
However, some procedures cannot be
completed at the clinic. All of the x-rays
and special studies are done at the
hospital, which has been very gracious
with their time and facility.
With Dr. Steven Bumb as the new
Medical Director, Compassion Medical
Clinic hopes to continue what theyre
doing and improve on it wherever
possible.
They want the community to know
they are still here and willing to help
anyone who qualifies. This includes
those who have enrolled in and pay for
ACA (Affordable Care Act) plans but still
cannot afford routine care.
Diane Ullom, Clinical Executive
Director, said, Whats going on here is
definitely Gods work. There have been
times we werent sure the clinic could
keep going and then a check would
come in at just the right time.
When asked what keeps her working
at the clinic, Ullom added, I still love
what I do.
Hours of operation are on a monthly
basis and appointments are preferred.
Family practice takes patients the first
and last Monday and 2nd, 3rd, and 4th

PHOTOS BY HELEN ELKINS, STAFF

CLINIC HELPS THE NEEDY Compassion Medical Clinic of Williams County, a


free clinic ministering Christs love to the whole man, is located at 614 E. Edgerton
St. in Bryan.
Thursday from 6-9pm. Chiropractic care
All who qualify are welcomed
opens on the 1st Tuesday of the month. with open arms and a loving smile.
For more information about eligibility, Compassion Medical Clinic aims to heal
volunteering or donating, please call the body, soul, and spirit.
419-630-0313. Those needing to make
Helen may be reached at
an appointment can call 419-551-716.
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

MORE MONTPELIER AREA NEWS

Proceeds From Montpeliers


St. Pauls United Methodist
Church Dinner Auction Donated

PHOTO PROVIDED

GENEROSITY ... St. Pauls United Methodist Church was pleased to be able to
donate the funds raised from their annual Dinner auction held in November. A
total of $5300 was donated to St. Pauls Mission and Outreach Society, Montpelier
Ministerial Association, Community Pregnancy Center, and Compassion Medical
Clinic of Williams County. Pictured are, from left, Marcy Ruble, Dinner Auction
HARD AT WORK Clinical Executive Director Diane Ullom working hard in the Co-Chair Rep.; Armeda Sawmiller, St. Pauls Missions Chairperson; Rev. Richard
Blank, Montpelier Ministerial Association President; and Joy Chase, Executive
clinics nurses station. Her compassion is never ending.
Director of Development of CPC Womens Health Resource, who is receiving a check
from Ann Fritsch, Co-Chair of the Dinner Auction.

MORE WEST UNITY AREA NEWS

Hilltop High School


Stryker
High
School
Students
Students Perform Well
Achieve Honor Roll Status
During Second Nine Weeks
MORE STRYKER AREA NEWS

The following Hilltop


High School students
have achieved a B average
or above for the (*Denotes
all As):
SENIORS
*Justin Ashenfelter
Hannah Carothers
Autumn Jermeay
Adreyn Yates
FOUR-COUNTY
SENIORS
*Samantha Burdine
*Shayla Coffman
*Destiny Denton
*Andrea Zavala
Lacy Brenneman
Kelby Grime
Danielle Henry
Jessica Suboski
Cody Zuver
JUNIORS
*Danny Ackley
*Marlee Carroll
*Cierra Grant
*Malorie Heer
*Veronica Roth
*Baylee Schmitt
*Haleigh Westfall
Layni Allport
Julia Dunson
Mikayla Eberly
Levi Grant
Samantha Hanover
Macey Kunkle
Josiah Law
Victoria Masters
RyLee McCain
Madeline McKinney
Allie Schmitt
Joseph Shilling
Kaylista Underwood
Isaac VanArsdalen

FOUR-COUNTY
JUNIORS
*Kenley Brown
*Bailey Funkhouser
*Jennifer Westrick
Nate Dorsey
Kristina Eitniear
Brandi Hager
Caitlin Meade
Jared Morris
John Pearly
Andrew White
Mackenzie Wilson
SOPHOMORES
*Ariana Brown
*Logan Fleming
*Katie Foster
*Shelby Kuney
*Sydni Rivera
*Abby Schaper
*Makalie Swisher
Zoey Abner
Austin Batt
Nicole Burrows
Leah Carothers
Ethan Dunson
Kamry Gray
Cassidy Hallock
Felicity Jackson
Jaclyn Lovejoy
Tim Maneval
Caiden Miller
Sage Repp
Quinn Smith
Marisa Yates
FRESHMAN
*Landrey Brown
*Ben Routhier
*Joel Sauber
*Austin Schaffner
Jordan Bell
Jack Blaisdell
Kara Brown

Andrew Denton
Brian Gallup
Teryn Ganster
Chase Masters
Larissa Merillat
Molly Roesch
Johnnie Roth
Ethan Schoonover
Sam Shilling
Tyler Suboski
Michel Tule
Brooke Wheeler
Chase Williams
Aubrey Wyse
Shanti Wyse
8TH GRADE
*Nash Kuney
Zoi Bauer
Riley Burdine
Christian McKinney
Kiahna Repp
Haylee Sexton
Morgyn Siegel
Madisyn Underwood
7TH GRADE
*Brianna Bell
*Katie Geis
*Kayleen Jennings
*Morgan Norden
Hayden Brown
Blake Funkhouser
Haley Geis
Zakkary Horton
Isaac McKinney
Blue Repp
Kendall Roth
Emmi Ryan
Madelyn Schaper
Daniel Shilling
Katelynn Smith
Hailey Strup
Benjamin Wieland
INFORMATION PROVIDED

The following Stryker


High School students
have
achieved
high
enough grades to make
the honor roll for the 2nd
quarter. ( - denotes Four
County Students; * -All
As):
7th Grade
Kalista Blevins
Makenzie Cadwell
Dallis Clauson
EmilyAnne Cox
Eryn Currier
Abigail Grice
Anna Heeres
Arik Huffman
Noah Huffman
Jaelina Mitchell *
Sean Shindledecker
Courtney Stewart
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Farm Service Agency (FSA) Meeting At NWSCC

Wauseon, OH The USDA Farm


Service Agency (FSA) and the Ohio State
University Extension (OSUE) will hold
2 meetings in 1 day to help farmers
understand the options with the new
Federal Farm Program. The meetings
will be held from 3 to 5pm and 7 to 9pm
in the George Voinovich Auditorium
on the campus of Northwest State
Community College (NWSCC) south of
Archbold Ohio on Thursday January

29, 2015. No reservations are required.


Farmers and landowners will be
faced with a few decisions that will carry
through 2018. There is an opportunity
to update yields or reallocate base acres
by the February 27, 2015 deadline.
Then a program option can be elected
at the same time but no later than the
March 31, 2015 election deadline. And
finally, later after election, the farm
must be enrolled in the program by the

June 1, 2015 deadline in order to fully


participate.
Presenters will go over the USDA
legislation better known as the Farm Bill.
The program options will be discussed
and some suggestions given to aid with
the decisions. The Federal program
is designed to manage economic risk
through protection options. The options
are titled the Price Loss Coverage (PLC),
the County Agricultural Risk Coverage

(ARC-CO), or the Individual Agricultural


Risk Coverage (ARC-IC).
The meetings are open to all
producers in the Tri-State area. For
further details contact may be made
at the Fulton-Western Lucas Area FSA
County Office at 419-335-6061 or 800877-4691. Attendees should park on the
west end of campus and enter through
door E-42 with the auditorium on the
immediate left after entry.

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MORE GENERAL AREA NEWS

Announces February Events

The Fulton County Senior Center


has a variety of events planned for
local senior citizens to keep them
warm and busy through the cold
month of February. A new book club
will meet on Thursday, February 5 and
19 in the afternoon at the Wauseon
center. For the first meeting, plans are
to discuss what books participants
would like to read. Learn more about
heart health on February 9 at 11:00
a.m. at the Wauseon senior center
site. Guest speaker is Jamin Torres
of Fulton County Health Center.
On February 13 at 1:00 p.m. in the
Wauseon site gym, a Valentine tea
will be held. Pettisville High Schools
Noteworthy choral group will provide
music. Refreshments will be provided.
Bring your sweetheart or just your
sweet tooth for this special event!
Registration is required. Call Sherry
Fry at 419-337-9299 by Friday,
February 6 to sign up.
On Wednesday, February 18, join
the Fulton County Senior Center for
a basketball day trip to watch the
Toledo Lady Rockets take on the
Northern Illinois Lady Huskies. Game
time is 11:00 a.m. The trip costs $15
and needs to be paid in advance.
Bring money for lunch. Sign up by
February 11. Transportation will leave
the Wauseon site at 9:00 a.m.
On Thursday, February 19, Cheryl
Witt, Information & Referral Specialist,
will take appointments from 10 to
noon at the Swanton Library. Get
help understanding insurance bills,
Medicare, completing applications,
and more. On Tuesday, February 24,
Cheryl will be at the Evergreen Library
in Metamora from 10 to noon. On
Thursday, February 26, Cheryl will be
in the Wyse Commons Library on the
Fairlawn campus, Archbold, from 10

to noon. Please make an appointment


in advance with Cheryl for any of
these dates by calling 419-337-9299.
Cheryls services are offered at no cost
to seniors in partnership with Wyse
Commons and the local libraries.
On Friday, February 20, students
at Four County Career Center will host
senior citizens from 9:15 a.m. to 2:45
p.m. Seven thirty-minute activities will
be offered throughout the day. Soup
and sandwich lunch will be available
for $3.00. Choose from the following
30-minute activities: a manicure for
the ladies and a woodworking project
for the men; a flower or plant activity;
safety demos for seniors; creating
winter ornaments; basic health checks;
cupcake decorating; and Bingo. Career
Center Student Ambassadors and
Tour Guides will be happy to assist
and guide participants through the
building. Please contact Sherry Fry at
419-337-9299 to register by February
6. Transportation suggested donation
is $2.00. Transportation leaves the
Wauseon site at 8:30 a.m.
Tax season is here. The Northwest
Ohio Community Action Commission
(NOCAC) offers assistance with tax
preparation. Call 419-784-2150 ext.
1100. Free tax help at the Detwiler
Building in Wauseon on Wednesdays
now until April 15 from 8a.m. to 4p.m.
By appointment only.
Mark the date: Marilyn Ward of the
Alzheimers Association will host a
three-part class starting Wednesday,
March 11 at 11:00 am at the Wauseon
site. Watch for more information in
the March Buzz. For more information
about programs at each of the Fulton
county sites, please call the Wauseon
site at 419-337-9299.
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Cosmetology Salon will be hosting
2015 Spa Days March 16-20. Patrons
are invited to indulge themselves and
enjoy the day with complete makeovers along with a light breakfast and
healthy luncheon prepared by the
Chef Training students at the Career
Center.
During their visit, patrons will enjoy

a therapy facial, spa pedicure with


warm wax treatment, OPI manicure
with warm wax treatment, and Paul
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water rinse and style.
Call 1-800-589-3334, Ext. 2234
for more information and to make
reservations for a day of relaxation.
Deadline for registrations is February
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NAMI Meeting To Touch


On Family Violence & Its
Impact On Mental Health
Beth Gerken, executive director
of the Center for Child and Family
Advocacy in Napoleon, will present
a program on family violence and
its impact on mental health at the
Tuesday, Feb. 3 meeting of NAMI Four
County.
The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at
the Four County ADAMhs Board
office, T-761 State Route 66, south
of Archbold and across from Four
County Career Center and is open to
the public.
The Center for Child and Family
Advocacy
provides
counseling
and other services for victims and
perpetrators of child sexual abuse and
domestic violence. The agency also
operates a domestic violence shelter.
Gerken will explain the services
that her agency provides as well as
address the relationship between
family violence, bullying, and mental
health.
Following Gerkens presentation,
the chapter will hold a short meeting
to hold officer elections and discuss
several items of business.

NAMI Four County is an affiliate of


the National Alliance on Mental Illness,
the nations largest organization of
family members and friends of persons
living with a mental illness, as well as
those who have a mental illness. The
group meets the first Tuesday of the
month, usually at the Four County
ADAMhs Board office.
NAMI also offers free mental health
family education classes for persons
who have a loved one with any type
of mental illness. The next class,
Family to Family, begins Thursday,
February 5. The 12-week class goes
from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and will be held
at the Sherwood State Bank, 400 W.
Third St., Defiance. To register or for
more information about the class,
please call Gary or Barb Arnos, the
instructors, at 419-636-0148.
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CHURCH & SPIRITUAL NEWS

Devotional Thought / Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Winning The Battle


For A Generation
IS YOUR LIFE ONE THAT HAS
BEEN PRODUCTIVE?

BY: REX STUMP - WHAT ARE THE CHANCES?!

After all the major


college football bowl
games were over,
there were a few unknown bowls, such as
the Lockheed Martin
Armed Forces Bowl
to be played. Thats
a mouthful!
This
cool outdoor weather
game
featured
Houston and Pittsburgh. Im not sure
how many watched
this game, after an
incredible day of major bowl games and incredible finishes, but I know
many heard about the game afterwards, why?
Pittsburgh had a commanding lead 31-6 with
10:49 left in the 4th quarter. Down 25 points, what
are the odds of coming back in 10 minutes to win
the game? Las Vegas gave the odds around 1%!
Flashback to a scene in the Dumb and Dumber
movie
Lloyd: What are the chances of a guy like you
and a girl like me... ending up together?
Mary: Well, thats pretty difficult to say.
Lloyd: Hit me with it! Ive come a long way to see
you, Mary. The least you can do is level with me.
What are my chances?
Mary: Not good.
Lloyd: You mean, not good like one out of a hundred?
Mary: Id say more like one out of a million.
[pause]
Lloyd: So youre telling me theres a chance!
(If youve seen the movie, youre laughing with
me right now. If not.keep on reading)
With a 1% chance to comeback Houston scored
a touchdown with an impressive power-punch run.
Score 31-13 Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh gets the ball, moves down the field
and kicks a field goal, increasing to their lead 34-

13. The odds dont look good for Houston.


But Houston got the ball, drove down the field
and scored a touchdown making it 34-20. Down
two touchdowns with just a few minutes left, you
have no choice but to on-side kick the ball. They
did and recovered the kick! Thats a big accomplishment, but you still have to score two more
touchdowns. Your chances are improving, but not
much.
Houston drives and scores! 34-27, unbelievable!
The momentum is swinging, players are believing,
and there is excitement brewing. Right? Wait, you
have to on-side kick it AGAIN! What are the odds
of recovering two on-side kicks in a row? According
to Football Analysis there is a 21% chance of the
kicking team recovering an on-side kick. So what
are the odds of recovering two consecutive onside
kicks? Much less than 21%! But Youre telling
me theres a chance! And with a small chance,
they recovered the second on-side kick and scored
again! The score is now 34-33 and Houston will
either kick the extra point with a minute left in the
game to tie the score or go for two points and try to
win it in regulation.
The coaches decided earlier in practice that
if they got to this situation they would go for two
points. And they did. With a 1% chance of coming
back, they did it! The chances were slimmer than
slim, and they did it! The coach said in the postgame interview, It was impossible. But we did the
impossible! (Sounds like an oxymoron) Congratulations Houston on the biggest comeback in college
football bowl history!
There are many lessons to learn from this game,
but lets simply say this never give up! Choose
to be positive when negative surrounds you. Seek
opportunities when obstacles slow you down. Lean
on the probabilities instead of the problems. Remember what the angel told Mary, With God all
things are possible. If God wants it done, it will be!
Just stay faithful and never give up!
For more reading, check out: 2 Corinthians 4:12, Luke 18:27, and Matthew 19:25-26.

MORE GENERAL AREA NEWS

Shattered Soul: An Angel Parents


Journey Coming In October

Author Kristina Gehring, of Bryan, OH, is scheduled


to release a new book about her life after SIDS.
Kristina chronicles the journey her life took after the
unexpected death of her youngest son to SIDS. This
book is a powerful and dramatic look at what happens
to a family after SIDS strikes.
Kristina Gehring is an Angel Parent, having lost
her youngest child at the age of 5 months to SIDS.
After this, life changed for her, and this book is about
the highs and lows as well as everything in between.
Through her journey Angel Parents will see that they
are not alone in their journey. Even the uniqueness of
their struggle is something they can share with other
Angel Parents to understand that they are not alone.
Shattered Soul will also help anyone who is not an
Angel Parent to understand the struggles that Angel
Parents go through and how they can help.
Kristina currently has a Kickstarter campaign to
assist with the funding of the publishing of her book.
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If you would like more information on the campaign,


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For more information, contact Kristina directly at
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The Scriptures teach


us that as iron sharpens
iron so one man sharpens
another. In other words,
having someone who can
speak truth into your life,
even when it hurts, is a
good thing. For example:
In Paths to Power, A.W.
Tozer writes, There are
two kinds of ground: fallow
ground and ground that
has been broken up by the plow.
The fallow field is smug, contented, protected
from the shock of the plow and the agitation of
the harrow. Such a field, as it lies year after year,
becomes a familiar landmark to the crow and the
blue jaySafe and undisturbed, it sprawls lazily in
the sunshine, the picture of sleepy contentment
fruit it can never know because it is afraid of the
plow and the harrow.
Directly opposite to this, the cultivated field
has yielded itself to the adventure of living. The
protecting fence has opened to admit the plow, and
the plow has come as plows always come, practical,
cruel, business-like and in a hurry. Peace has been
shattered by the shouting farmer and the rattle of
machinery. The fieldhas been upset, turned over,
bruised and broken; but its rewards come after its
labors. The seed shoots up into the daylight, its
miracle of life, curious, exploring the new world
above it. Natures wonders follow the plow. There are
two kinds of lives alsothe fallow and the plowed.
As you think about your life, who is speaking into
your life? As you evaluate your life, have you been,
are you being and will you be productive? Were just
a few weeks into the New Year and theres time to
change; theres time to resolve to make 2012 a year
of growth in our lives.
Rick Jones previously served on the staff of Defiance Area Youth
for Christ for 36 years, first as a ministry coordinator and later as
Executive Director. Rick is currently a pastor of an area local church.

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14226 US Hwy 20-A Montpelier 419-485-5029

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


Wednesday Evening - 7:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28TH, 2015

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MORE GENERAL AREA NEWS

American Red Cross Calls For Blood Donors


As Unique As The Patients They Help

In honor of Black History Month


this February, and in the spirit
of Dr. Charles Drew, an AfricanAmerican surgeon who was the first
medical director of the American Red
Cross and a modern blood-banking
pioneer, eligible donors as diverse
as the patients who need their blood
donations are encouraged to give
blood to ensure a sufficient blood
supply.
Blood from a donor with a
similar ethnic background as that
of the patient is less likely to cause
complications, particularly for those
patients whose chronic conditions
require repeated transfusions. Sickle
cell disease is one such chronic

condition affecting as many as


100,000 people in the United States.
Prior to transfusion, blood type
and Rh factor are matched between
donated blood and the patient in
need. In some cases, additional red
cell markers in donated blood must
be matched, as well. These markers
are best found in blood from donors
of a similar ethnicity.
With seasonal flu and inclement
winter weather preventing many
regular donors from giving, the Red
Cross urges healthy, eligible donors
to make an appointment to donate
blood in the coming days and weeks.
All blood types are currently needed to
help maintain a diverse and sufficient

blood supply, especially types O


negative, A negative and B negative.
To learn more about donating blood
and to schedule an appointment,
download the Red Cross Blood Donor
App, visit redcrossblood.org or call
1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Upcoming blood donation
opportunities in Williams County:
Friday, Feb. 6 from 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.,
Pioneer Community Center, 100
North Elm St. in Pioneer.
Thursday, Feb. 12 from 11 a.m. - 5
p.m., Knights of Columbus Bryan,
1216 Buffalo Rd. in Bryan.
How to donate blood
Simply download the American

Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit


redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED
CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an
appointment or for more information.
All blood types are needed to ensure
a reliable supply for patients. A blood
donor card or drivers license or
two other forms of identification are
required at check-in. Individuals who
are 17 years of age (16 with parental
consent in some states), weigh at
least 110 pounds and are in generally
good health may be eligible to donate
blood. High school students and other
donors 18 years of age and younger
also have to meet certain height and
weight requirements.

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Help Wanted

Help Wanted

For Rent
FOR RENT - Blakeslee: 2-bedroom, 1 baths, garage,
stove, refrigerator, A/C, W/D hookup. No pets. $400/mo
Call 419-769-6132.

HELP WANTED - Call Center Positions - If your call center closed or you have call center experience & looking for
work, we have opportunities for you. Apply at Job1USA.
com JC#633.

FOR RENT - Edon: 2-bedroom, garage stove, refrigerator, A/C, W/D hookup. No pets. $400/mo Call 419769-6132.

HELP WANTED - The Board of County Commissioners,


Fulton County, Ohio is accepting applications for the position of Contracted Housekeeper for the County Senior
Center. This contract position should have prior housekeeping experience. The housekeeping service available
through the Senior Center is designed to assist seniors
to remain independent for as long as possible. Services
include light housekeeping, laundry, etc. Submit Applications and resumes by Feb 20, 2015 to: Sheri Rychener, Director, Fulton County Senior Center, 240 Clinton
Street, Wauseon, Ohio 43567, Attention: County Administrator.

Antiques
ANTIQUES - Fort Defiance Antiques - 402 Clinton Street,
downtown Defiance. 419-782-6003. Monday-Saturday
10-5.

Real Estate & Auction

HELP WANTED - MEAL DELIVERY DRIVER - The Fulton

County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications


for the position of part time Regular Meal Delivery Driver.
This person will report to the Fulton County Senior Center in Wauseon daily to perform delivery duties as per assigned route, Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to completion of assigned route and duties, approximately 3 hours/
day. The starting wage will be $8.10 per hour. All interested
candidates should send applications to the Fulton County
Senior Center; 240 Clinton St; Wauseon, OH 43567. EEO
Employer

Public Auction

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


53.36 acres of Farmland!
Auction Site:
Office at the

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

West Unity, Ohio,


north of downtown

NOW HIRING!
Openings in Archbold, Napoleon
and Ridgeville Corners!
Positions include Mig Welders,
Production & Press Operators.

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.

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


or email resume to applywauseon@job1usa.com

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.

Applied with Job1USA in the past?


Call 419-335-6350 to update your info!

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

HOME HEALTH AIDES

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

Caring, dependable individuals needed to assist with


home care needs for elderly & disabled in
Fulton County. Part-time, flexible hours, great for
students or working around other commitments.
CNA/STNA a plus, not required. Training available.
Application online or pick-up at:

Community Health Professionals


230 Westfield Dr., Archbold, OH 43502
www.ComHealthPro.org

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

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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.

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