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Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

West Unity Area Chamber Of Wauseon Welcomes New Mayor


Commerce Honors Lewis D.
Kathy Huner As Shaw Retires
Hilkert As Citizen Of The Year
By: Shar Dimick

THE VILLAGE REPORTER

PHOTO BY CHELSIE FIRESTONE, STAFF

CITIZEN OF THE YEAR Lewis D. Hilkert was recently named West Unitys 2014
Citizen of the Year by the West Unity Area Chamber of Commerce. Pictured is
Hilkert receiving the honor from West Unity Area Chamber of Commerce President
Alan Bennett.
By: Chelsie Firestone
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
Honored by the West Unity Area
Chamber of Commerce during their
annual banquet held on Wednesday,
November 5 was Lewis D. Hilkert.
Known to most in the Williams County
area as Lew, Hilkert was born and raised
in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania and is the
youngest child of the late Raymond L.
and Helen M. Hilkert. Lew is a 1968
graduate from Lewisburg Area High
School in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.
Additionally, Lew graduated from the
Ohio School of Banking in 1977, the
Ohio School of Consumer Credit in
1979, the Ohio School of Commercial
Credit in 1981, and the Graduate School
of Banking in Madison, Wisconsin in
1997.
After completing his basic training
in the U.S. Army National Guard,
Lew worked in the retail management
program for J.J. Newberry Company
and was transferred to Bryan as a
store manager in 1973. Lew eventually
accepted a position with the Farmers and
Merchants State Bank in 1974. Lews
involvement in West Unity first occurred
in 1981 when he was promoted to Office
Manager of the West Unity branch. Lew
continues his work with Bank today as
a Commercial Development Officer.
Additionally, Lew was appointed
Williams County Commissioner in 2007
and is currently serving his second
elected term.
Lew married his high school
sweetheart, Gayle, in 1970 and they

have four children: Wendy (Mike) Davis


of Tampa, Florida; Tammy (Tyson) Stoll
of Toledo, Ohio; Lindsay (fianc Aaron
Rock) Hilkert of Eatontown, New Jersey;
and Tyson (Nikki) Hilkert of Pataskala,
Ohio. Lew and Gayles grandchildren
are Drew Davis (fianc Marin Willis),
Clay Delaney Davis, Ava Stoll, Elly Stoll,
and soon to arrive Bella Hilkert.
Lew has served three terms for a total
of nine years on the Board of Directors
for the West Unity Chamber, including
as a past president. He and Gayle attend
New Hope Community Church. Lew has
also been very active in his involvement
over the years with the Hilltop Athletic
Boosters, the Milcreek-West Unity
School Finance Committee, and the
Unity Tractor Club.
Currently Lew serves on the West
Unity Area Foundation as President,
County North Foundation, Williams
County
Economic
Development
Corporation, Williams County Revolving
Loan Fund, Williams County Republican
Central Committee, Northwest Ohio
Community Action Commission, and the
Northwest Ohio Area Office of Aging. He
is also the chairman of Maumee Valley
Guidance Center and Secretary of the
County Employee Benefit Consortium
of Ohio. When he does have spare time,
Lew enjoys hunting; spending time at
the lake; and, most of all, spending time
with his wife and family.
In his acceptance, Hilkert expressed
that he was both honored and humbled
by the honor as well as that he would
like to share it with the community as
a whole. Expressing his
sincere gratitude to all of
those that had mentored
and supported him in the
past, Lew also expressed
his hope that he and
others would continue
to mentor and support
others so that West Unity
can continue to grow. He
also expressed his love
and pride in his family
and noted that, while his

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After three years as


mayor and ten years on
council,
Mayor
Doug
Shaw
adjourned
the
November 3rd, Wauseon
City
Council
meeting
and
officially
retired.
Immediately
following
the meeting, Thomas A.
McWatters III, City Law
Director, swore former
Council Member, Kathy
Huner, in as the new
mayor.
President of Council,
Heather Kost, presented
Mayor Shaw a plaque in
recognition of his years
of service to the City of
Wauseon.
Kost
said,
Sometimes I think that
people dont recognize
PHOTO BY SHAR DIMICK, STAFF
how much extra time
it takes to address the A WARM WELCOME ... Retiring Mayor Doug Shaw
different issues that come congratulates new Mayor Kathy Huner as she assumes
forth from citizens. Its her new duties.
really a great thing to be
overall its been a good deal. Wauseons
able to serve, but its also
pretty time consuming. So I really want a great place and I hope to see it go
to make sure we recognize Mayor Shaw forward.
The Citys really gone a long way. Its
and thank him for all the time that hes
spent devoting his time to the City of got a long ways to go, but were in good
hands. I wish everybody the very best,
Wauseon.
Mayor Shaw said, Its truly been a he continued.
In other Council business:
pleasure serving. Ive been in Wauseon
Council accepted Kathy Huners
all my life. I didnt do this for personal
gain. I did it for personal gain for the resignation as council member effective
City. All you guys, its been a great time November, 3 for her unexpired term
as the years went past. Its been fun. through December 31, 2017. Huner had
Theres been high points, low points, but
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Edons Prince Raises Over


$6,000 For Boy With Leukemia
By T.J. Hug

THE VILLAGE REPORTER

It had been a rough


week for Gavin Leiba.
The seventeen month
old had been lethargic.
His doctors were debating
whether or not to give the
Orlando youth a blood
transfusion. Such are
the struggles that come
with Acute Lymphoblastic
Leukemia trea t m e n t ,
particularly in someone
so young.
Then came Saturday.
Suddenly, Gavin
seemed a bit more awake,
more aware. He appeared
to be excited. Its almost
as though he knew.
That
particular
Saturday just so happened
to be the day of the North
American
Powerlifting
Championships, held in
Melbourne, Florida. Gavin
would be attending the
event, with his parents
and brother of course.
The Leiba Family had one
competitor in particular
for whom they were
cheering.
CONTINUED ON PAGE 7

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surpassed anything he could have imagined when he
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Area Obituaries & Death Notices


Esther F. Fox (1914 - 2014)

Donald F. Zuver (1931 - 2014)

Cynthia D. Tipping (1956 - 2014)

Esther F. Fox of Van Wert, Ohio, passed away on


November 1, 2014 at her residence. She was born
January 15, 1914 near Montpelier, Ohio, to Emerson
and Ida (Ricketts) Haines. On June 2, 1935 she married
Harmon J. Fox and he preceded her in death in 1998.
Esther was a retired 5th grade teacher at Union
Township School of Van Wert, Ohio in the Crestview
School District. She was an avid quilter and loved
sewing. Her biggest influence on others was sharing
her Christian faith. Esther was a member of Pleasant
Chapel United Methodist Church since 1948. She
served on many committees for the church and taught
Sunday School for more than 60 years.
Esther is survived by children Danny G. (Karen
Knudson) Fox, Ithaca, New York; David L. (Carol) Fox,
Lake Wales, FL; Gloria B. (Larry) Wendel, Van Wert, OH;
Jeanne F. (Jim) Rosendahl, Washington Court House,
OH; 13 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, Esther was preceded
in death by one son, Harmon D. Fox, brother Clarence
Haines, and sisters Lelah Herriman and Zelma Agnew.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial
donations be made to the Van Wert County Foundation
and Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice
Center. Online condolences may be expressed at www.
alspachgearhart.com

Donald F. Zuver, age


83, of Archbold, passed
away Monday morning,
November 3, 2014 at
Defiance Area Inpatient
Hospice. Don had worked
and retired from the
former Napoleon Lynx in
Archbold. He had also
worked for Bil-Jax, Pauls
Friendly Service, Archbold
Truck
Lines,
Miller
Brothers
Construction,
and
Howard
Snyder
Trucking
Don was born in West Unity, Ohio on July 11, 1931,
the son of Jacob and Mary (Rutledge) Zuver. On August
12, 1950 he married Pauline Louise Yedica, and she
preceded him in death in 2012. He was member of the
Archbold Evangelical Church and a retired lieutenant of
the Archbold Fire Department with 25 years of service
Surviving are children; Michael (Kimberly) Zuver,
Jerry (Denise) Zuver, Doug (Dawn) Zuver, Randy
(Cathy) Zuver, JoAnn (Peter) Cousino, Jane Zuver Jodi
(Carl) Short, Tracy (Lisa) Zuver; 14 grandchildren; and
nine great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his
brother, LeRoy Zuver of Texas; and two sisters, Della
Leupp of Florida and Dorothy Semer of Montpelier.
He was preceded by his wife, Pauline; his parents;
grandson, Travis Cousino; brother, Robert Zuver; and
three sisters, Kathryn, Norma, and Audrey
The family requests that memorial contributions
be given to the Archbold Fire Department, Hospice
of Williams and Fulton Counties or the Archbold
Evangelical Church. Online condolences may be offered
to the family at www.grisierfh.com

Cynthia D. Tipping,
age 58, of Swanton, was
reunited with her family in
Heaven Saturday morning,
November 1, 2014 at
St. Lukes Hospital in
Maumee. She was born in
Adrian, MI on October 12,
1956 one of eight children
to the late Robert S. Cole
Sr. and Willo (Smith)
Cole, who survives. Cindy
graduated from Swanton
High School. On November
14, 1998 she married
Joseph Tipping and he survives.
Cindy was recently employed as a scheduler for
Loving Families Home Health Care. She was a member
of Calvary Baptist Church in Delta. Cindy was a master
of many talents; some of the ones that stood out the
most were cooking, baking, decorating, gardening,
crafts, painting, singing, piano playing; but most of all
she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death
by her siblings, Claudia Jean, Kent Eugene, Kevin
Lynn and Robert S. Cole II and nephews, Tracy and
Michael Cole.
Cindy is survived by her husband Joe; children,
Vernon (Pamela) Pinson III, Jeffery (Emily) Pinson,
Brian Herrin, Christopher Herrin and Laura (Shawn)
Houze; brothers, Doug (Ruth Ann) Cole, Fred (Kim)
Cole and Scott (Sheila) Cole; grandchildren, Victoria,
Darren, Veronica, Caitlyn, Cole, Kylie and Logan
Pinson and Sharla Houze; and along with other loving
nieces and nephews, special niece April Baumgartner.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing a show of sympathy
are asked to make contributions to the family. Online
condolences may be sent to through our website at
www.barnesfuneralchapel.com

Bernadine M. Overmyer (1928 - 2014)


Bernadine
M.
Overmyer, age 86, of
Delta, peacefully passed
away
early
Saturday
morning, November 1,
2014 at Swanton Health
Care with her loving family
by her side. She was born
in Swanton on April 28,
1928 to the late Ralph
Krieger Sr. and Margaret
(Britegam)
Krieger.
Bernadine graduated from
the former Fulton School
in Ai. Later she married
Ronald Overmyer on December 10, 1948 and he
preceded her in death.
Bernadine started driving school bus in 1957
for Fulton Township School, now Evergreen Public
Schools, and continued for over 30 years before
retiring. Her fondest hobby was tending to the family
farm near Delta.
Along with her parents and husband, Bernadine was
preceded in death by her brother, Ralph Krieger Jr. She
is survived by her children, Carl (Claudia) Overmyer of
Wauseon, Dennis (Deborah) Overmyer of Dublin, OH
and Shirley (David) Willson of Delta; grandchildren,
Jennifer (Brian) Harchar, Nathan (Rachel) Overmyer,
Thomas (Theresa) Willson, Alan Overmyer and Alyssa
Overmyer and great grandchildren, Madison, Gavin,
Alexander, Samantha and Thomas J.
Those wishing a show of sympathy are asked to
make contributions to the Fulton County Fair in her
memory. Online condolences may be sent to through
our website at www.barnesfuneralchapel.com

Eilene Sickmiller (1922 - 2014)


Eilene Lillian (Maier)
Sickmiller
was
born
August 28, 1922 on the
Alex Haines farm west of
Montpelier to Clinton and
Edith (Haines) Maier and
peacefully went to her
heavenly home on Nov 2,
2014 in Leo, Indiana just
outside of Fort Wayne.
She was a member of the
graduating Class of 1940
of Montpelier High School
and
attended
many
of the reunions in recent years. In February 1944
Eilene graduated from the Fort Wayne International
Business College, completing the Secretarial Course
and excelled in shorthand and typing.
Eilene married Richard James Jim Sickmiller
of West Unity, Ohio on Aug 16, 1946 in Cincinnati,
Ohio. In 2006 they celebrated their 60th wedding
anniversary at First Lutheran Church in Bryan, Ohio
where they were life-long members. Eilene was a
fifth-generation Lutheran, serving a term as church
Financial Secretary and President of the Womens
Group. For sixty years she and Jim lived in Bryan,
Ohio and worked together in the cost department at
the ARO Corporation for over 35 years. They were
blessed a son, Richard J. Rick and a daughter,
Ronda.
Eilene was preceded in death by her parents, her
sister Pauline Brannan, and her husband, Jim, in
2006. Those left with hearts full of treasured thoughts
and memories of Eilene are her son Rick (MaLisa)
Sickmiller of Friendswood, Texas and her daughter,
Ronda (Dave) Roose of Fort Wayne, Indiana; also,
grandchildren Jennifer (Tracy) Chrestman of Byhalia,
Mississippi, Amanda (Derek) Hogan of New Braunfels,
Texas, and Kenneth Eyster of Auburn, Indiana, and
seven great-grandchildren Emmalee Grace Owen and
MaKenna Faith Hogan, Elisa Jane and Tracie Lynne
Chrestman, Kayla Marie, Alexa Jane, and Ethan
James Eyster.
Charitable donations may be made in Eilenes
name to the First Lutheran Church of Bryan, Ohio.
The staff of Thompson-Geesey Funeral Home
considers it a privilege and an honor to care for the
family and friends of Eilene L. Sickmiller. Online
condolences may be left for the family at www.
thethompsonfuneralhome.com

Violet Bible (1918 - 2014)


Violet
Genevieve
Brubaker
Bible,
96,
of
Montpelier,
Ohio,
passed away peacefully
on
Thursday,
October
30, 2014 at the Oaks in
Shreveport, LA. Violet, a
beloved wife, mother and
grandmother was born in
Bridgewater
Township,
Williams County, Ohio,
June
28,
1918,
the
daughter of Vera and
Ellsworth
Brubaker.
She was a 1936 honor
graduate of Montpelier High School, and a 1940
graduate of Bowling Green State University where she
later completed graduate studies in Library Science.
Mrs. Bible was a Latin and English teacher. In 1961 she
took the position of School Librarian in Montpelier High
School, from which she retired in 1978 after serving the
school system for 30 years.
Violet was very active and lived independently for
over 95 years. She was a life-long member of St. Pauls
United Methodist Church in Montpelier, Ohio. Violet
was Secretary of the Northwest Ohio Antique club and
Historian for the Retired Teachers Association and the
National Retired Teachers Association. She belonged to
Friends of the Library, and was active in the Williams
County Historical Society. In May, 2014 she suffered a
stroke and then moved to the Oaks in Shreveport to be
near family.
Mrs. Bible was preceded in death by her husband
of 50 years, Chester Adam Bible and by her elder son
Chadwick Adam Bible. She is survived by her son,
Douglas Spencer Bible and wife Linda of Shreveport,
Louisiana, and three grandchildren, Kristen Bible and
Adam Bible of Raleigh, NC, and Travis Bible of Santa
Monica, CA.
Preferred memorials are to St. Pauls United Methodist
Church, Montpelier, Ohio. Online condolences may be
left for the family at www.thethompsonfuneralhome.com.
To all who knew her, Violet was a special lady and
will be missed.

Robert D. Dion (1943 - 2014)


Robert D. Dion, age 70,
of Wauseon, passed away
unexpectedly in his home
on Thursday, November 6, 2014. Prior to his retirement
he had been a supervisor for the former Illinois Bell.
Robert was born in Chicago, Illinois on November
24, 1943, the son of Leon N. and Genevieve M. (Klaus)
Dion. He married Judith Salapath and she preceded
him in death. He later married Claudette (Rupp) Snyder,
and she preceded him in death in 2013. He was an Air
Force Veteran of the Viet Nam War. He was a member
of St. James Lutheran Church, near Archbold. He was
also a member of the VFW Post 7424 in Wauseon.
Surviving is his sister, Joan G. Tubay of Epharta,
PA and brother, Frederick L. Dion of Crestwood, IL. He
was preceded in death by his wives, both parents, and
infant brother, Kenneth R. Dion.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at
www.grisierfh.com

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Brian D. Frank (1957 - 2014)


Brian D. Frank, age 57,
of Pensacola Beach, FL
and formerly of Delta, OH,
passed away unexpectedly
early Thursday morning,
November 6, 2014 at his
home in Pensacola.
Brian was born in
Wauseon, OH on March
27, 1957 one of three
children to the late Richard
L. Frank and Geraldine
(Bernath) Frank. Brian
was a 1975 graduate of
V E T E R A N Delta High School. He
served in the U.S. Air
Force and was stationed
in the Netherlands where he served on security patrol.
Brian was a member of the Delta Eagles. Some of his
fondest hobbies included golfing, billiards, darts and
socializing with his friends while supporting his OSU
Buckeyes. Brian was often referred to as The Bologna
Man; from which he earned the name delivering
varieties of food items to the local Pensacola homeless
shelters. He is survived by his sister, Lynn Frank of
Delta and brother, Richard Frank of Delta.
A memorial service celebrating Brians life will
be announced at a later time. Interment will be at
Greenlawn Cemetery in Delta, also at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing a show of
sympathy are asked to make a contribution to the
Delta Outreach or the Open Door, both at 104 Monroe
St., Delta, Ohio 43515 in his memory. Arrangements
have been entrusted to Barnes Funeral Chapel,
5825 St Hwy 109 in Delta. Online condolences may
be sent to the family through our website at www.
barnesfuneralchapel.com

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

EDON P.D.
(Oct. 27) Warning, speed
(Oct. 27) Warning, speed
(Oct. 27) Citation, speed
(Oct. 27) Agency assist
(Oct. 27) Suspicious vehicle
complaint
(Oct. 28) 911 hang up
(Oct. 29) Warning, speed
(Oct. 29) Agency assist
(Oct. 29) Warning, expired registration
(Oct. 30) Agency assist
(Oct. 30) Warning, speed
(Oct. 31) Juvenile complaint
(Oct. 31) Citizen assist
(Oct. 31) Wires down complaint
(Oct. 31) Removed debris from
roadway
(Nov. 1) Citizen assist
(Nov. 1) Detail at park
(Nov. 1) Warning, speed
STRYKER P.D.
(Oct 31) Disorderly Conduct
(Oct 31) Traffic Warning Speed
(Oct 31) Criminal Trespass
(Oct 31) Theft
(Oct 31) Domestic Dispute
(Oct 31) Disorderly Conduct Adult Arrest
(Nov 1) Traffic Hazard
(Nov 1) Agency Assist
(Nov 2) Keep the Peace
(Nov 2) Traffic Complaint
(Nov 3) Missing Person
(Nov 3) Keep the Peace
(Nov 4) K-9 Use
(Nov 4) Disabled Vehicle
(Nov 4) Citizen Assist
(Nov 4) Traffic Warning - Weaving
(Nov 5) Menacing
(Nov 6) Domestic Violence,
Criminal Damaging, Aggravated Menacing (2) Adult Arrests.
PIONEER P.D.
No reports received at time of
press.
WEST UNITY P.D.
(Oct 27) Medical Emergency
(Oct 27) Traffic Crash / Private Property
(Oct 27) Speed / Warning
(Oct 28) Well Being Check
(Oct 28) Equipment / Warning
(Oct 29) Suspicious
(Oct 29) Medical Emergency
(Oct 29) Speed / Warning (2)
(Oct 30) Found Property (2)
(Oct 30) Agency Assist (2)
(Oct 30) Speed/Warning
(Oct 31) Lock Out
(Oct 31) Speed / Warning
(Oct 31) Equipment /Warning
(Nov 1) Medical Emergency
(Nov 1) Theft
(Nov 1) Alarm
(Nov 1) Illegal Burning
(Nov 1) Lock Out
(Nov 2) Lock Out
(Nov 2) Found Property
(Nov 2) Criminal Damaging
(Nov 2) Speed / Warning
MONTPELIER P.D.
No reports received at time
of press.
FAYETTE P.D.
No reports received at time of
press.

WAUSEON POLICE
(Oct 30) 200-B E Superior St,
Non-Injury Accident
(Oct 30) 604 S Shoop Ave,
Non-Injury Crash
(Oct 30) 840 W Elm St Unit
702, Investigate Complaint
(Oct 30) 300-B W Elm St, Fire
(Oct 30) 237 E Walnut St, Animal Call
(Oct 30) 840 W Elm St, Rape
(Oct 30) 200-B W Elm St, Juveniles
(Oct 30) 840 W Elm St Unit
505, Suspicious Activity
(Oct 31) 123 N Fulton St, Fight
(Oct 31) 1170 N Shoop Ave,
Loud Noise
(Oct 31) 804 N Fulton St, Suspicious Activity
(Oct 31) 425 Cole St Unit 108,
Man With Gun
(Oct 31) 1497 N Shoop Ave,
Suspicious Vehicle
(Oct 31) 1000-B N Shoop Ave,
Accident (Property Damage)
(Oct 31) 826 N Shoop Ave, Investigate Complaint
(Oct 31) 1105 N Shoop Ave,
Accident (Injury Complaint)
(Oct 31) 211 S Fulton St, Disorderly Conduct
(Nov 1) 100-B Depot St, Juveniles
(Nov 1) 1170 N Shoop Ave Unit
64, Loud Noise
(Nov 1) N Shoop Ave @ E Linfoot St, Disabled Vehicle
(Nov 1) 840 W Elm St Unit 702,
Investigate Complaint
(Nov 1) 620 Spruce St, Welfare
Check
(Nov 1) 620 Spruce St, Theft
(Nov 1) 877 E Linfoot St, Animal Call
(Nov 1) 840 Elm St Unit 702,
Trespassing
(Nov 1) 700-B Fairway Dr,
Loud Noise
(Nov 1) 510 W Elm St, Juveniles
(Nov 2) Clinton St @ W Elm St,
Suspicious Vehicle
(Nov 2) 840 W Elm St, Suicidal
Threats
(Nov 2) 606 S Shoop Ave, Investigate Complaint
(Nov 2) 205 S Shoop Ave, 911
Hang Up Contact In Person
(Nov 2) W Leggett St, Someone
Burning Tires
(Nov 2) 840 W Elm St Unit
1404, 911 Hang Up Contact In
Person
(Nov 3) 100-B S Shoop Ave,
Disabled Vehicle
(Nov 3) 200-B N Shoop Ave,
Disabled Vehicle
(Nov 3) 825 Ottokee St, Lost/
Found/Recovered
(Nov 3) 229 Commercial St, Investigate Complaint
(Nov 3) 840 W Elm St Unit
1203, Telephone Harassment
(Nov 3) 550 W Linfoot St, Investigate Complaint
(Nov 3) 230 Clinton St, Missing Person
(Nov 3) 715 N Fulton St, Run
Away or Unruly
(Nov 4) N Ottokee St @ Barney
Oldfield, Juveniles
(Nov 4) 1462 N Shoop Ave, Accident (Property Damage)
(Nov 4) 1285 N Shoop Ave Unit
11, 911 Hang Up Contact In
Person
(Nov 4) 774 Fairway Dr, Suicidal Threats
(Nov 5) 1250 N Shoop Ave,
Alarm Drop
(Nov 5) 828 N Shoop Ave,
Alarm Drop
(Nov 5) 1052 N Shoop Ave,
Alarm Drop
(Nov 5) 225 E Linfoot St, Alarm
Drop
(Nov 5) 1207 N Shoop Ave,
Alarm Drop
(Nov 5) 940 E Oak St, Alarm
Drop
(Nov 5) 701 Burr Rd Unit 38,

Neighborhood Trouble
(Nov 5) 650 Lawrence Ave Unit
3, Loud Noise
(Nov 5) 340 W Leggett St,
Alarm Drop
(Nov 5) 950 E Oak St, Larceny
(Nov 6) 1170 N Shoop Ave Unit
2, Welfare Check
(Nov 6) 415 E Linfoot St, Suspicious Person
(Nov 6) 225 E Linfoot St, Alarm
Drop
(Nov 6) 725 Harvest Ln, Alarm
Drop
(Nov 6) 1150 N Shoop Ave,
Disabled Vehicle
(Nov 6) 415 Cole St Unit 36,
Welfare Check
WAUSEON FIRE
DEPARTMENT
(Oct 17) Fulton & Walnut St,
Injury Accident
(Oct 17) 2575 US 20 Alt Archbold, House Fire
(Oct 17) 485 E Airport Hwy,
Injured Subject
(Oct 17) 400 Block of W Elm
St, Injury Accident
(Oct 18) Rt 66 B/T Co Rd F &
20A, Injury Accident
(Oct 18) 15926 US 20 Alt, Ill
Subject
(Oct 18) 14707 Co Rd J, Fall
(Oct 19) 205 W Morenci St,
Fall
(Oct 19) 301 Enterprise Ave, Ill
Subject
(Oct 19) 7856 St Rt 108, Ill
Subject
(Oct 19) 48 MM Post Ohio
Turnpike, Injury Accident
(Oct 20) 15926 US 20A, Ill
Subject
(Oct 20) 725 S Shoop Ave,
Alarm Malfunction
(Oct 20) 138 E Elm St, Ill Subject
(Oct 20) 485 E Airport Hwy,
Injured Subject
(Oct 21) 1285 N Shoop Ave
#37, Ill Subject
(Oct 21) 448 Dwight Ave, Unresponsive
(Oct 22) 303 W Leggett St, Ill
Subject
(Oct 22) 750 E Linfoot St, Ill
Subject
(Oct 22) 485 E Airport Hwy, Ill
Subject
(Oct 22) 430 Dwight Ave, Unresponsive
(Oct 23) 7856 St Rt 108 #45,
Fall
(Oct 23) 2067 Co Rd 13, Unresponsive
(Oct 23) Co Rd EF & Co Rd 16,
Injury Accident
(Oct 23) 1285 N Shoop Ave
#90, Fire
(Oct 23) 312 Cherry St, Ill
Subject
(Oct 23) 14900 Co Rd H, Lift
Assist
(Oct 25) 415 Cole St #14, Ill
Subject
(Oct 25) 242 Monroe St, Ill
Subject
(Oct 25) 229 Monroe St, Injured Subject
(Oct 26) 1105 N Shoop Ave, No
Transport
(Oct 26) 405 Fernwood Ave
Delta, Injured Subject
(Oct 26) 1265 N Shoop Ave, Injury Accident
(Oct 26) 11797 Co Rd K, Unresponsive
(Oct 26) 555 W Linfoot St, Seizures
(Oct 27) 18581 Co Rd 18, Field
Fire
(Oct 27) 4995 Co Rd 16, Leaf
Fire
(Oct 28) 312 Cherry St, Ill
Subject
(Oct 28) 221 Greco Dr, Ill Subject
(Oct 28) 238 N Franklin St, Ill
Subject
(Oct 28) 415 Cole St, Lift Assist

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH, 2014

(Oct 29) 732 Wauseon Senior


Kyle J. Shirey, Bryan, OH,
Village, Ill Subject
Reckless Op Fine: $75.
Costs: $79.
WILLIAMS COUNTY
Rubin Romero, Bryan, OH,
CRIMINAL
No Operators License Fine:
Zachary M. Witham, Bryan, $200. Costs: $85.
OH, Theft Jail: 180 days susAnthony W. Sheline, Edon,
pended. Fine: $250. Costs: OH, OVI/Under the Influence
$45.
Jail: 20 days, with 17 susAndrea K. Kohlbeck, Mont- pended. Fine: $650. Costs:
pelier, OH, Domestic Violence $90. No Tail Lights Fine:
Jail: 180 days suspended. $35. Costs: $40.
Fine: $500. Costs: $210.
Jacob A. Blanton, Bryan,
Laura S. Allen, Pioneer, OH, OH, Operating Under a SusDistribution of Cigarettes pended License Jail: 180
Fine: $200. Costs: $79.
days, with 170 suspendRena M. Garber, West Uni- ed. Fine: $500. Costs: $84.
ty, OH, Passing Bad Checks Expired Plates Fine: $35.
Jail: 30 days suspended. Fine: Costs: $40.
$100. Costs: $84.
Devin M. Peffley, Montpelier,
David C. Zaleski, Bryan, OH, OH, Stop Sign Fine: $65.
Disorderly Conduct Fine: Costs: $85.
$150. Costs: $79.
Trinity L. Lee, Bryan, OH,
Kelly J. Mitchell, Bryan, OH, No Operators License Fine:
Disorderly Conduct Fine: $200. Costs: $79. No head$150. Costs: $79.
lights Fine: $35. Costs: $40.
Julie Austin, Montpelier, OH,
WILLIAMS COUNTY
Passing Bad Checks Jail: 30
SHERIFFS OFFICE
days suspended. Fine: $100.
(Nov. 8) 7:08 a.m. - WilCosts: $167.
liams County Sheriffs Office
was contacted referencing
WILLIAMS COUNTY
and occupied vehicle in the
TRAFFIC
Kimberly M. Gillett, Bryan, ditch along US20 N/S beOH, No Operator License tween County Road 13 and
Fine: $200. Costs: $79. Ap- County Road Q in Madison
proaching a Safety Vehicle Township. The vehicle/driver
was believed to have been inFine: $50. Costs: $40.
Colt S. Clark, Montpelier, volved in a crash hours earOH, 66/55 Speed Fine: lier. Through the investigation, it was found the driver,
$291. Costs: $84.
Shaleena F Nicolen, Pioneer, Cody Richardson, age 25, of
OH, 69/55 Speed Fine: $46. Hamilton, Indiana, had been
operating his 1996 Chevrolet
Costs: $82.50.
Matthew
L.
Randolph, S-10 pickup around 3:30 a.m.
Stryker, OH, 66/55 Speed when he traveled off the roadway and struck a culvert, disFine: $40. Costs: $79.
Christa L. Burns, Bryan, abling the vehicle with minor
OH, 70/55 Speed Fine: $46. damage. Mr. Richardson stated that he had been injured
Costs: $79.
Cynthia D. Hoffman, Bryan, as a result of the crash and
OH, Stop Sign Fine: $71. remained in the vehicle until
discovered. Mr. Richardson
Costs: $79.
Leslie A. Wheeler, Montpe- was transported to the Montlier, OH, 68/55 Speed Fine: pelier ER for further evaluation and treatment by the Wil$46. Costs: $79.
Jakob L. Walker, Bryan, OH, liams County EMS. Alcohol
Failure to Reinstate Fine: was believed to be a factor in
this crash. Charges are pend$350. Costs: $79.
Kristan L. Happ, Montpelier, ing as the incident remains
OH, 67/55 Speed Fine: $46. under investigation. Assisting
at the scene were the Pioneer
Costs: $79.
Chasity L. Lee, Montpelier, and Kunkle Fire Departments,
OH, Expired Plates Fine: First Responders, and the Pioneer Police Department.
$46. Costs: $79.
Kenneth A. Canfield, Bryan,
WILLIAMS COUNTY
OH, Driving Under a SusDISSOLUTIONS
GRANTED
pended License Fine: $500.
Adam
Ridgway,
Defiance,
Costs: $84.
Steven J. Blue, Fayette, OH, OH and Rebekah Ridgway,
Seatbelt Fine: $30. Costs: Bryan, OH.
$48.50.
WILLIAMS COUNTY
Irvin L. Derks, Bryan, OH,
DIVORCES GRANTED
67/55 Speed Fine: $46.
Terry Stahler, Montpelier,
Costs: $79.
OH
and Sandra Stahler, Del
Walter S. McKelvey, Montpelier, OH, 71/55 Speed Rio, Tennessee, married on
December 22, 1979.
Fine: $46. Costs: $82.50.
Melissa Bell, Bryan, OH and
James L. Gibson, Pioneer,
OH, Seatbelt Fine: $20. Brandon Bell, Stryker, OH,
married on August 3, 2009.
Costs: $40.
Taylor D. Collins, West UniFULTON COUNTY
ty, OH, 67/55 Speed Fine:
TRAFFIC
$46. Costs: $87.50.
Robert Geiner Jr., Wauseon,
Preston S. Downs, Bryan,
OH, 67/55 Speed Fine: $46. OH, OVI/First Offense Total
Owed: $776.
Costs: $79.
Carl F. Garza, Wauseon, OH,
Travis S. Walters, Stryker,
D.U.S.
Total Owed: $462.
OH, 65/55 Speed Fine: $46.
Edwin
Andrews, Wauseon,
Costs: $79.
Kirsten M. Helms, Pioneer, OH, D.U.S. Fine: $200.
OH, Stop Sign Fine: $35. Costs: $88. Expired Plates
Fine: $50. Costs: $64.
Costs: $85.
Joshua
J.
Demoulin,
Ryan H. Palmer, Bryan, OH,
Wauseon,
OH,
OVI/First
OfNo Operators License Fine:
fense

Fine:
$575.
Costs:
$88.
$200. Costs: $79.
Selena K. Lomas, Wauseon,
Terrion D. Blakely, West
Fine: $37.
Unity, OH, 40/25 Speed OH, A.C.D.A. Costs: $88.
Fine: $40. Costs: $79.
Jennifer L. Disbro, Edon,
CONTINUED TO PAGE 4
OH, ATV on Highway Fine:
$71. Costs: $79.

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WILLIAMS & FULTON COUNTY AREA LOCAL POLICE, EMS &FIRE REPORTS
David L. Ingmire, Wauseon,
OH, Brake Equipment Fine:
$75. Costs: $88.
Jason A. Heller, Wauseon,
OH, No Valid Operators License Fine: $200. Costs:
$88.
Juanita Alvarado, Wauseon,
OH, Registration Waiver
Amount: $125.
Justin H. Hite, Wauseon,
OH, 68/55 Speed - Costs: $88.
Alexander
J.
Hofner,
Wauseon, OH, F.R.A. Suspension - Fine: $250. Costs:
$88. 70/55 Speed - Fine: $47.
Costs: $64.
David P. Mattin, Wauseon,
OH, D.U.S./F.R.A. - Fine:
$200. Costs: $88.
Keith
E.
McCullough,
Wauseon, OH, 60/35 Speed Waiver Amount: $238.
Robert
J.
Geiner
Jr.,
Wauseon, OH, 73/55 Speed Waiver Amount: $135.
Craig
J.
Ackerman,
Wauseon, OH, Failure to Yield
- Fine: $102. Costs: $88.
Alec B. Hylander, Fayette,
OH, Failure to Yield - Fine:
$102. Costs: $88.
Carrie L. King, West Unity,
OH, 70/55 Speed - Fine: $47.
Costs: $88.
April M. Brehm, Fayette,
OH, 68/55 Speed - Waiver
Amount: $125.
Kenzie R. Stickley, Wauseon,
OH, 70/55 Speed - Fine: $47.
Costs: $88.
Carl R. Adkins, Pioneer,
OH, 80/70 Speed - Fine: $37.
Costs: $88.
Sara M. Donnelly, Wauseon,
OH, 81/70 Speed - Waiver
Amount: $117.
Judd L. Smith, Wauseon,
OH, 69/55 Speed - Fine: $37.
Costs: $80.
Jennifer
L.
Leininger,
Wauseon, OH, 68/55 Speed Fine: $37. Costs: $80.
Nathanael C. Betz, Wauseon,
OH, 67/55 Speed - Fine: $37.

Costs: $80.
11 months in prison.
Steve J. Vasvery, Wauseon,
An Ionia, Michigan man
OH, Slow Vehicle Signs - Fine: pled guilty and was sentenced
$37. Costs: $80.
on November 3, 2014, in the
Fulton County Common Pleas
FULTON COUNTY
Court. Jon B. Swabb, 47, was
CRIMINAL
convicted of Assault. AccordLindsay Miller, Wauseon, ing to Fulton County ProsecuOH, No Dog License Fine: tor Scott A. Haselman, on or
$25. Costs: $54.
about August 31, 2014, Mr.
James M. Tye, Wauseon, Swabb caused or attempted
OH, Disorderly Conduct Jail: to cause physical harm to a
3 days. Fine: $100. Costs: peace officer while in the per$78.
formance of his official duties.
Brandi M. Lyons, Wauseon, Judge James E. Barber senOH, Disorderly Conduct tenced Mr. Swabb to serve 12
Fine: $100. Costs: $78.
months in prison. The Court
Joy A. Curry, Wauseon, ordered that Mr. Swabb pay
OH, Confine Dog Fine: $25. all prosecution costs, courtCosts: $78.
appointed counsel costs, and
Brooke M. Kelly, Fayette, any fees.
OH, No Dog License Fine:
A Ney, Ohio man was sen$25. Costs: $78. Confine Dog tenced on November 4, 2014,
Fine: $25. Costs: $54.
in the Fulton County Common
Pleas Court according to FulFULTON COUNTY
ton County Prosecutor Scott
COMMON PLEAS
A. Haselman. Juan Montez,
A Liberty Center woman Jr., 19, of 3441 Glenburg Rd,
was sentenced on November Ney, Ohio, pled guilty to Forg3, 2014, in the Fulton County ery. On September 2, 2014, he
Common Pleas Court accord- was passing counterfeit moning to county prosecutor Scott ey at the fairgrounds. Judge
A. Haselman. Chelsea Harper, James E. Barber sentenced
20, of 8465 County Road S, Mr. Montez to 2 years of compled guilty to Permitting Drug munity control and ordered
Abuse. On July 26, 2013, she him to pay prosecution costs,
allowed her vehicle to be used stay out of bars/taverns exin a felony drug abuse offense. cept for employment purposes,
Judge James E. Barber sen- seek and maintain employtenced Ms. Harper to 2 years ment, write an apology letter
of community control and to the victim within 30 days,
ordered her to pay prosecu- successfully complete drug/
tion costs, make restitution of alcohol treatment, and serve 7
$100.00 to the Multi Area Nar- days in CCNO with credit for
cotics Drug Task Force, forfeit 7 days served. Failure to comher 1997 Ford Taurus, serve ply could result in Mr. Montez
3 days in CCNO with credit for spending 11 months in prison.
1 day served, have her drivA Montpelier, Ohio man
ers license suspended for 6 was sentenced on November
months with privileges, obtain 4, 2014, in the Fulton County
her GED, seek and maintain Common Pleas Court accordemployment, and successfully ing to Fulton County Prosecucomplete drug/alcohol treat- tor Scott A. Haselman. George
ment. Failure to comply could Bail, II, 35, of 171 Modoc Tr.
result in Ms. Harper spending Montpelier, Ohio, pled guilty

to Possession of Cocaine. On
May 21, 2014, during the investigation of a traffic crash,
cocaine was found in Mr.
Bails possession. Judge Barber sentenced Mr. Bail to 2
years of community control
and ordered him to serve 21
days in CCNO with credit for
21 days served, successfully
complete drug/alcohol treatment, seek and maintain employment, stay out of bars/
taverns, not possess or consume illegal drugs, obtain a
valid operators license, and
have his drivers license suspended for 6 months with
privileges, once valid. Failure
to comply could result in Mr.
Bail spending 11 months in
prison.
A Delta, Ohio man was sentenced on November 4, 2014,
in the Fulton County Common Pleas Court according
to Fulton County Prosecutor
Scott A. Haselman. Lemuel
McCullough, 48, of W. Main
St., Lot 19, Delta, Ohio, pled
guilty to domestic violence.
On August, 27, 2014, he was
involved in an altercation with
a family or household member. Judge Barber sentence
Mr. McCullough to 2 years of
community control and ordered that he serve 8 days in
CCNO with credit for 8 days
served, successfully complete
drug/alcohol treatment, successfully complete a batters
treatment program, seek and
maintain employment, stay
out of bars/taverns, not possess or consume alcohol or
illegal substances, obtain his
GED, and obtain a valid drivers license. Failure to comply could result in Mr. McCullough spending 12 months
in prison.
A Wauseon, Ohio woman
pled guilty and was sentenced
on November 6, 2014, in the

Citizens Tour Newly Remodeled


Fulton County Sheriffs Office

Fulton
County
Common
Pleas Court. Erica J. Gomez
pled guilty to Possession of
Heroin. According to Fulton
County Prosecutor Scott A.
Haselman, on or about August 6, 2014, Ms. Gomez possessed heroin. Judge James
E. Barber sentenced Ms. Gomez to three years of community control. He ordered Ms.
Gomez to serve one day in
CCNO, pay prosecution costs
and counsel fees, and successfully complete the inpatient drug treatment program
at Serenity Haven in Fayette,
Ohio. Her drivers license was
suspended for six months,
with occupational driving
privileges. Failure to abide
by these conditions could result in Ms. Gomez serving 11
months in prison.
A Wauseon man was sentenced on November 6, 2014,
in the Fulton County Common Pleas Court according
to county prosecutor Scott
A. Haselman. Christopher
McMahon, 38, of 705 Cherry
St, pled no contest and was
found guilty of Attempted
Trespass in a Habitation
When a Person is Present or
Likely to be Present. From
February 27, 2014 to July 7,
2014, he attempted to trespass in a residence located
at 639 Cherry St in Wauseon.
Judge James E. Barber sentenced Mr. McMahon to 2
years of community control
and ordered him to serve 78
days in CCNO with credit for
78 days served., have no contact with the victim, seek and
maintain employment, stay
out of bars/taverns, and not
possess or consume alcohol
or illegal substances. Failure to comply could result in
Mr. McMahon spending 11
months in prison.

Williams County
Police Uncover Meth
Lab Near Montpelier

PHOTOS BY SHAR DIMICK, STAFF

COMMUNICATION CENTER ... Richard Kilgour, 911 Coordinator explains how the workstations work.
By: Shar Dimick

THE VILLAGE REPORTER

From
learning
about
the
Intoxilyzer 8000 to viewing
the
state-of-the-art
9-1-1
communication center, citizens
enjoyed a sneak peek into the
inner-workings of the Fulton
County Sherriffs Office.
Thursday evening, November 6,
Sheriff Roy Miller hosted an open
house. He said that citizens should
be very proud of their sheriffs
office, its facilities, and advanced
technologies. Most citizens never
see the inside of his office and
he encouraged them to take this
opportunity to stop in, take a tour,
and meet staff.
Throughout the evening groups
of eight to ten citizens did just that
as the visited different areas of the
Sheriffs office.
In road patrol, Sergeant Trejo
explained how they use a hightech board to monitor rooms in the
office as well as the court house,
track incoming calls, and send
deputies where they need to be.
He said that they have 19 full-time
deputies that patrol the 407 square
miles of Fulton County, averaging
125 miles a shift and 32,000 miles
a year keeping Fulton County safe.
Trejo also said that deputies
receive 40 hours of specialized
training each year to keep current

on new technologies. For example,


one deputy recently completed
computer
forensics
training,
another attended crash school to
become a Reconstructionist, and
a third just completed a six-week
training course with his three-yearold K9 partner, Maggie.
Deputy Simon, said that Maggie,
who also greeted citizens on the
tour, knew German commands,
but that she knew the Czech
commands of his last K9 partner
(who retired last December after
ten years of service). The trainers
told him it would be easier to teach
Maggie Czech than the other way
around. He said she picked the
new commands up quickly and
now knows three languages! She
is trained in handler protection,
article searches, tracking, building
searches and narcotics detection.
The last stop on the tour was
the 9-1-1 communications center.
Richard Kilgour, 911 Coordinator
said that the state-of-the-art
equipment is funded through the
911 levy. He said that they have
two dispatchers working 24/7 and
can have up to three dispatchers
during busy times (such as during
last winters snow emergencies).
He said that dispatchers take
in 19,000 types of calls and are
busiest around 7:00 PM. In the
future, Kilgour said that people will

be able to text in a 911 emergency.


Additionally, Lt. Max Nafziger
said that so far this year theyve
received 17,872 law enforcement
and emergency medical service
calls of which deputies responding
to 4,477 with an average response
time of 13:27 minutes.

PHOTOS PROVIDED

STAND BY ... Montpelier firefighters stand ready in


case of an explosion.

Shar may be reached at


publisher@thevillagereporter.com

SAFETY FIRST ... Containers using chemicals used to


make meth were handled cautiously.
On Wednesday November 5, 2014, a Williams
County Sheriffs Office deputy, who is assigned to
the Multi Area Drug Task Force, was attempting to
locate some wanted persons in reference to warrants.
While searching for the wanted persons information
was obtained about a house on CR N-30 west of CR
10 near Montpelier. The deputy went to the house
and recognized an odor that is associated with the
manufacture of methamphetamine.
At that time a search warrant was obtained. The
search and investigation revealed an active large
meth production operation and the location of eleven
individuals in the house. Four of those individuals
were arrested and transported to CCNO on active
warrants. All of the individuals found in the house are
facing charges as the investigation continues.
Representatives from the M.A.N. Unit, Williams
County Sheriffs Office, Montpelier Fire Department,
Montpelier Police Department, County Prosecutors
Office as well as EMS Director Jim Hicks all assisted
CANINE UNIT ... Deputy Simon is at the scene.
INFORMATION PROVIDED
pictured here with Maggie.

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH, 2014

Additional
Obituaries &
Death Notices
Thad Grapengeter (1975 - 2014)
Thad
Grapengeter,
age 39, of Stryker passed
away unexpectedly Monday November 3, 2014.
Thad was born in Davenport, Iowa on April 29,
1975, the son of Valerie
(Guthmiller)
and
Calvin Grapengeter. On August 13, 2011 he married
Buffi Chiow in Defiance,
Ohio. He loved sports,
drawing, fishing with his
wife and friends, playing
cards, camping and sitting
around campfires with family and friends. Thad and
Buffi enjoyed watching all events for all seven of their
kids. They were seen at sports events, school functions, any activity involving their children. Thad has
always enjoyed being around family and friends. He
always had a special place in his heart for his children
and grandson.
He is survived by his wife Buffi and parents; Valerie
(Jim) Coday of Davenport, Iowa, Calvin Grapentgeter
of Springfield, IL, sons; Justin, Chance and Kristian
Grapengeter of West Unity, Joey Chiow of Stryker,
Jacob Couts of Wauseon, daughters, Jessica Chiow
of Stryker, Jackie Couts of Wauseon, brother; Adam
(Stephanie) Grapengeter of Bluffton, IN, step-brothers;
Jimmy (Mindy) Pecoraro, Travis (Tenaya) Guinn and
Sean Pecoraro all of Davenport, Iowa, sister; Christy
(Josh) Monroe of Davenport, Iowa and Susan Holly
of Rhode Island. Also surviving is grandson; Oakley
Grapengeter of Bryan, OH, paternal grandparents;
Ruth (Charlie) Brown and many aunts, uncles and
cousins. Special friends Paul and Kim Swalley and
Thomas Adams of Stryker and many others who called
him Uncle Thad also survive. Preceding him in death
were his maternal grandparents; Gus and Alicia Guthmiller, Paternal grandfather Harry Grapentgeter, Sr.
and nephew Sebastian McConnell.
Arrangements are pending at the Grisier Funeral
Home in Stryker.

Lawrence Spiess (1920 - 2014)


Lawrence
LYLE
Spiess, age 94, of Liberty
Center
passed
away
peacefully at Defiance
Inpatient Hospice early
Wednesday
morning
November 5, 2014.
Lyle is survived by his
wife of 72 years, Hilda
(Saul) Spiess, daughter
Connie and son-in-law,
Denny Cahill of Dublin,
OH,
granddaughters
Julie Cahill and Erin
(Tony) Kneflin and a
great grandson, Graeme
Michael Kneflin.
Lyle was a life-long
resident of Liberty Center, Ohio. Born on May 25th,
1920, he was preceded in death by his parents
Lawrence and Esther Spiess and daughter, Beth Ann
Andrews.
After serving in the Army Air Corp in the Pacific
Theatre during World War II, Mr. Spiess began his
career with The Ohio State University as the Fulton
County Cooperative Extension Agent in 1947. In that
position, he was instrumental in establishing 4-H Camp
Palmer as a youth and adult retreat in Fayette, Ohio.
He continued to be a major contributor throughout his
life to 4-H Camp Palmer and the entrance is dedicated
to Mr. Spiess and his deceased daughter, Beth Ann. He
retired from The Ohio State University Extension Service
in 1976 after 30 years of service. During his tenure,
he created the 100 Bushel Corn Club, worked with
the Cattlemens Association and was actively involved
with the Fulton County Fair. In 1984, Mr. Spiess was
inducted into the Fulton County Agricultural Hall of
Fame. He was deemed an OSU Instructor Emeritus
at his retirement. Mr. Spiess was known far and wide
for his OSU clothing and was an AVID Buckeye fan.
He and his family attended the 1976 Rose Bowl game
in Pasadena, California. Mr. Spiess was a member of
the Liberty Center United Methodist Church. He was a
Free Mason and a member of the Order of the Scottish
Rite, F&AM. He and his wife Hilda enjoyed over 40
years of retirement by traveling the United States with
friends in their RV and wintering in Florida. Mr. Spiess
enjoyed gardening and outdoor activities. He was an
avid books-on-tape reader of historical novels.
The family would also like to thank caregivers,
Jo Murrey, Lisa Wolpert, Amanda Chandler, Kelsey
Bare, Rebecca Woodring, Shannon Baumbarger and
Ruby Prater for their at-home support and assistance.
Thanks, too, to the Community Health Professionals
Hospice for their caring ways.
For those who would like to keep Lyles memory alive,
and in lieu of flowers, donations (OSU Fund # 302345)
can be sent in his name to 4-H Camp Palmer, c/o Mr.
Bill Goodson, 26450 County Road MN, Fayette, Ohio
43521. Online condolences may be sent to through our
website at www.barnesfuneralchapel.com

V E T E R A N

ADDITIONAL POLICE NEWS

Williams & Fulton Counties See Increase In Thefts:

In Tough Times, You Need To Protect Yourself By Being Tough On Crime


By: Timothy Kays
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
Times are tough. I know that information can
hardly qualify as news, but tough times can bring
about desperate times for some. That desperation
can sometimes force people into criminal acts of theft.
Both Williams and Fulton Counties have seen upticks
in thefts, and they are not of the Robin Hood variety
These people are looking for quick turnover items to
fence for ill-gotten cash. What can you do to prevent
yourself from becoming a statistic? Plenty, say your
local law enforcement offices.
Sheriff Steve Towns of Williams County said, Short
of having an alarm system, you dont have too many
ways to monitor yourself 24/7 and even alarm systems can occasionally be compromised. Theres of
course also having a neighbor check in, and deadbolts; every deterrent helps. Security lights are helpful. Motion lights are helpful.
Some modern technology helps, he said. Nowadays, youve got the internet, where you can put up
the camera systems, and when youre not at home,
you can check your smartphone and see your house.
Some of that stuff is not super-expensive. Theres
even one alarm where you dont have to pay a serviceit rings back to your cell phone. Security lights
are helpful. Motion lights are helpful.
Document your valuables, Sheriff Towns continued. Serial numbers are always a big help to us. Take
photographs of your valuables. Another area that he
mentioned was putting your valuables on display.
Sure, we always like showing off that prized piece, but
is it necessary to show where it is kept? Do a diligent
job to make sure that they are in some place where
nobody knows. So many of our cases, well over half of
our break-ins, are done by someone who knows who
you are. They know your routine. They either know
where you keep your stuff, or theyve got a pretty darn
good idea as to where you keep your stuff. Most of
our break-ins arent people getting in, ransacking the
place and tearing everything all to heckthey know
what theyre looking for. They go in and get it. Dont
let people know where you keep your valuables.
Sheriff Towns suggests breaking up the monotony
and keeping it fresh. If youre retired, he said,
dont keep the exact same routine all the time. People
will know when youre gone, when youre coming, and
going. If you have a set routine, it leaves you vulnerable to anybody that figures that out.
A lot of our thefts are drug-related, Sheriff Towns
added. Youve got a family member or somebody they
know with a drug problem. A high percentage know
whose house theyre getting into, and a high percentage that we are dealing with, are people trying to get
money for drugs. The home invasion is very rare for

us, but if they know the people and the routine, they
can get by with that.
Sheriff Roy Miller of Fulton County says, If youre
going away from your home for a period of time, have
your mail held, and let your newspaper carrier know
so that you dont have five or more papers lying in
your driveway. They drive by, look, and say, Thats
nice. Another thing Sheriff Miller pointed out is becoming epidemic is modern society. With todays social media, he said, people want to post all their
vacation photos online. You dont have to tell them
youre on vacation they now know that youre on
vacation. People mean well, but they dont think of
the potential criminal side of it. If you are going away
for a while, ask someone that you trust to house sit.
If you have a neighbor close by, ask them to keep an
eye on your house, and maybe park their car in your
driveway.
Another thing that we talk about, he said,
are things that block the line of sight from the house.
Hedges, fences and things like that. If there are prowlers, it makes it easy for them to hide in the bushes
and things like that. Obviously you need to lock your
doors and windows. The biggest thing that we find a
lot of though, is even though the doors and windows
are locked, things that are left around the outside of
the house are used to gain entry. They could break
a window with a baseball bat that they found in the
backyard. Tools that you leave for them means that
they dont have to bring their own. We just had a
burglarythe house was very secure with deadbolts.
They couldnt get in if they tried, so they just walked
around the front, picked up a rock from a rock garden, and knocked a window out. Face itif they want
in, theyll get in. The harder you make it for them
though, the better.
Security systems and security lights are also recommended by Sheriff Miller, especially around the
back of the property. We find that a lot. Find a pole or
a building to mount a night light on, and that would
be awesome. Another thing is putting electric timers
on the lights in your housethey still make those
things. We also like to see deadbolt locks installed.
I know it takes extra time to put them in, but if you
do install them, make sure that they go all the way
through to the studnot just the door frame.
If you should see or suspect that someone may
be casing a neighbors house, get a description of the
person, the vehicle, and the license plate number,
and call your local law enforcement agency. When
neighbors watch out for each other, malefactors have
no choice but to sound the retreat.
Timothy Kays can be reached at
tim@thevillagereporter.com.

GENERAL AREA NEWS

Williams & Fulton Counties


Prove Generous With Levies
By T.J. Hug
THE VILLAGE REPORTER

Williams County voters passed three separate levies


to keep vital parts of the community at large up and
running.
Each levy will operate for five years, and consists of
one-mill. One levy will be used to address the current
expenses of the Williams County General Health
District. Another shall fund the Williams County
Public Library. The third and final levy is to generate
revenue for Williams County Senior Citizens Services.
The Edon Northwest School District also received
some good news on election night. A Permanent
Improvement levy for the school passed with nearly
seventy percent approval from Edon residents. Said
levy is a renewal, rather than a new tax, and will last
for five years at 3 mills. According to Superintendent
Ed Ewers, the funds will go toward renovating the
buildings parking lot, purchasing new buses, and
improving playground safety.
There were four township levies on their respective
ballots in Fulton County as well. York Township passed
a half-mill renovation levy for their Fire Department.
Chesterfield Township approved two levies on election
day. They passes a one-mill renovation levy for their
Fire Department, and a two-mill renovation levy for
roads in the area. Dover Township also voted in favor
of a one-mill renovation for their Fire Department as
well.
Brian Davis, running for Williams County
Commissioner, Deborah Nester, a candidate for County
Auditor, and Steven Bird, Probate and Juvenile Court
Judge, all won their respective positions, with each
running unopposed. Each of the three still earned
between seven and eight thousand votes anyway.
In Fulton County, Jeffrey Rupp took the open seat
for County Commissioner. The role of County Auditor
will be filled by Brett Kolb. Char Lee won the vote for
County Treasurer. The Court of Common Pleas will be
presided over by Michael Bumb after his victory for the
position.
Mike DeWine took down David Peppers by just over
5,000 votes for the job of Ohio Attorney General. In the
State Auditor race David Yost won over John Carney
by a 4,100 vote margin. Incumbent John Husted
maintained his position as Ohios Secretary of State,
beating Nina Turner by more than 5,000 votes. Josh
Mandel will continue to serve as Ohios Treasurer,
as he defeated Connie Pillich by over 3,000 votes.
Meanwhile, Robert McColley will represent the eightyfirst district, earning a 3,500 vote victory over John
Lymanstall for the state representative position.
Sharon Kennedy and Judi French both kept their
seats on the Ohio Supreme Court as well.
Ohioans decided to reelect Republican Governor
John Kasich, who won a commanding victory with

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH, 2014

nearly sixty-four percent of the vote. This reflected a


national trend which saw the Grand Old Party not only
maintain its lead on the governorships of the country,
but gain two more as well, totally 31 states run by the
right.
Bob Latta retained his seat as representative for
Ohios Fifth District, defeating opponent Robert Fry by
over 4,500 votes.
In fact, the Republican Party earned several decisive
victories in national elections. The GOP will now enjoy
control of both The House of Representatives and The
Senate. Expanding on their advantage in The House,
Republicans gained eleven seats, bringing their
number to 244, compared to the Democrats 184. In
The Senate, the party of Lincoln took seven new seats
to seize control with 52 versus the 46 seats held by our
countrys oldest political party.
Alaska and Oregon now count themselves amongst
those states allowing the recreational use of marijuana.
This doubles the number of states to legalize cannabis,
joining Colorado and Washington State. Washington
D.C. voters passed a measure that makes possession
of marijuana legal, but not the sale of said substance.
In Florida, the medical use of marijuana is still illegal,
at least for now. Despite Amendment 2 earning fiftyeight percent of the vote, the legislation failed to meet
the sixty percent it needed to pass.
Four states elected to raise their minimum wage,
including the aforementioned Alaska. Joining The
Last Frontier in this push to increase wages were
Arkansas, Nebraska, and South Dakota. Alaskan
workers will enjoy a $9.75 minimum wage by 2016,
while Nebraskans will see an increase to $9 in that
same span. In South Dakota, the change to $8.50 will
take place in 2015, while Arkansas will make the same
jump in 2017.
Also of note nationally, Berkeley, California became
the first city in the United States to enact a tax on soda
pop and other sugary beverages.

T.J. Hug can be reached at


publisher@thevillagereporter.com

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Edon Theta Kappa Holds Annual


Baskets, Bags, & Bling Bingo

WHAT WE READ YEARS AGO - THE EDON COMMERCIAL

1993 Football Cheerleaders

FOOTBALL CHEERLEADERS ... Row 1: Amy Muehlfeld, Brandi Hake, Kelly


McDonald, Lyn Muehlfeld, Mendy Phillips, Summer Aldrich. Row 2: Sara Davis,
Carla Hays, Betsy Whitman, Barbie Davis, Kristin Peugeot, Lynette Jaessing.
PHOTO PROVIDED

BINGO WINNERS ... Edons Theta Kappa, a chapter of national sorority Psi Iota
Xi, hosted its annual Baskets, Bags and Bling Bingo Sunday, Nov. 2 at the Edon
Community Building. Winners took home Lonabarger Baskets, Coach Purses, 31
Bags, Premier Designs jewelry, and other fabulous prizes. The event raised more
than $4,300, and all proceeds will go back to the community through scholarships,
donations, events and other projects. Pictured are a few of the days winners: front
row, from left, Beth Dye, Allison Herman, Sharon Meyer, Emmie Hug, Brenda
English and Mary Mohre; and back row, Caitlin Bohner, Tricia Bloir, Janie March,
Melinda Resor, Karrie Turner, Sue Manley, Bonnie Phillips, Vicki Hake and Abby
Mohre.

Edon Northwest Local


Schools Honors October Bomber
Courtesy Club Members

EDON COMMERCIAL
70 YEARS AGO
NOVEMBER 1944
Miss Marlee Buck is employed in a
bakery in Toledo.
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Gayer moved
this week into the Imhof house vacated by W.P. Young and family a few
weeks ago.
60 YEARS AGO
NOVEMBER 1954
Fosters Cash Store, owned and
operated in Edon for 35 years by the
J.D. Foster family, was sold Monday to John B. Campbell of Detroit,
Michigan. The store was started by
John D. Foster Sr. in March 1919.
A baby girl, Monica Sue, was born
Tuesday, November 9 at Fort Campbell, KY. The little miss weighed 7
pounds 4 ounces and was born on
the birthday of her maternal grandmother, Mrs. William Hutchinson of
Kunkle.
50 YEARS AGO
NOVEMBER 1964
A 1/C Robert Scott and Mrs. Scott
were guests of honor at a wedding
shower held Sunday afternoon at the
Parish House. Host and hostess were
Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Scott and Mrs.
and Mrs. Lyle Manges and Scotty.
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Fenstermaker
and family were recent visitors of her
grandmother, Mrs. Mary Keppler in
honor of their son Dennis second
birthday.

PHOTO BY LUCINDA HELD-FAULHABER, STAFF

BOMBER COURTESY CLUB Students at Edon Northwest Elementary School


honored as Bomber Courtesy Club members for October 2014 included, front row,
from left: Lily McBride, Kyla Rummel, Ashton Rice, Lila Rice, Riley Hay; middle row:
Eli Snyder, Carter Steinke, Peyton Trausch, Joey Boyer, Christian Owens, Caleb
Derico and back row: Eian Casebere, Caden Nester, Alexis Dulle, Adam Derico
and Natalie Spackman. Not pictured ~ Hayden Price, Kase Knecht. Each student
received a special certificate from Principal Michelle Molargik and coupons good for
cookie and ice cream treats at Edon Schools Cafeteria.

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40 YEARS AGO
NOVEMBER 1974
Mrs. Rolene Border and Mrs. Audrey Austin returned home Monday
after a trip to Hawaii and California.
On their return to the mainland they
spent a week with Mr. and Mrs. Tom
Shotke (Linda Kiess). Mr. and Mrs.
Vern Kiess also visited the Shotkes at
Alhambra, California while they were
there.
Rev. Jack Stutler spent last week
conducting a series of Evangelistic services at the United Methodist

Church in Nelsonville, Ohio, were his


brother, Wendall is pastor. He also
visited his brothers and sisters.
30 YEARS AGO
NOVEMBER 1984
Mrs. Phyllis E. Disbro, 70, of RR
2, Edon, Northwest Township, passed
away Sunday morning shortly after
admittance to Cameron Memorial
Hospital, Angola.
Mark A. Hug, a 1975 graduate of
Edon High School, has been named
a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries
(F.S.A.)
On Tuesday, November 6, five seventh graders from the Edon Middle
School spend the day in Columbus
participating in the Young Experimental Scientist Program at the Center of Science and Industry.
20 YEARS AGO
NOVEMBER 1994
The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) today announced it has
eased guidelines on the temporary
storage of corn by licensed elevators
due to ideal harvest conditions.
The Bomber defense continues to
sparkle, while their offense is now
showing the awesome power everyone
knew they had as they manhandled
their opponents from the north, 39-6.
Assistant Fire Chief David Mohre
reported that the Florence Township
Department reported to a car fire at
the Buddy Stantz residence on Saturday, Oct. 29. The engine compartment of Stantzs 1981 Cadillac Coupe
DeVille caught fire for undetermined
reasons, destroying the vehicle.
10 YEARS AGO
NOVEMBER 2004
Jeffery and Joleena Mills wish to
announce the birth of their daughter,
Tehya Lea Mills, born October 26th.
In keeping with a long standing
tradition, local residents along with
members of the Edon Chamber of
Commerce showed up early Saturday
morning to begin the process of putting up the towns Christmas decorations.

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MONTHLY GET-TOGETHER Edon Area Ministerial Association extends an open


invitation for area residents and families to join them at their monthly complimentary
Community Meal taking place Tuesday, November 18, 2014 in Cooney. Make plans
now to stop by Northwest Community Center (located at County Road P-50 and
State Route 49) between 5:00-7:00 p.m. for an evening filled with plenty of fun, food
and fellowship for all to enjoy! Octobers hosts from St. Joseph Catholic Church ~
Angela Brigle, Lyle Brigle, Clete Radabaugh, Cathy Horn, Mary Lou Radabaugh,
Alexis Breier, along with Angie ODonnell, Karli Munger and Karol Livensparger
(busy tending to additional meal preparations) ~ look forward to seeing you there!

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MORE EDON AREA NEWS

Edon Area Chamber Of


Commerce Sets Workdays For
Hometown Festival Of Lights

Four County Career Center Gives


Edon School Principal A Tour

PHOTO PROVIDED

FOUR COUNTY TOUR ... Four County Career Center held a Member School Principal
Tour at the Career Center arranged by Career & Technical Director, Rick Bachman.
Edon High School Principal, Anthony Stevens, and Guidance Counselor, Amanda
Reiter, toured the career and technical labs and saw in-lab demonstrations by the
students from Edon who attend the Career Center. Shown in the Early Childhood
Education lab are (LEFT TO RIGHT) Taya Mason (Medical Office Technology);
Principal Stevens; Ambrosia Howard (Early Childhood Education); and Counselor
Reiter.
PHOTO BY LUCINDA HELD-FAULHABER, STAFF

WORKDAYS SET Edon Area Chamber of Commerce cordially invites volunteers


from the community to join them as they prepare for Santas visit to Walz Park
Depot Sunday, December 7 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Hometown Festival of Lights 2014
work sessions are now underway and will continue each Sunday in November until
all displays are ready for the big event; start time is 1:00 p.m. If you enjoyed last
years beautiful Christmas displays, why not stop by and offer Chamber members
some of your time to ensure the lights will continue to shine brightly! Putting
displays in place, changing bulbs, etc. requires many, many hands and ablebodied people in attendance. Kaitlyn Sonneberger, Haley Jacoby, Alex Jacoby
and Breanna Davis would like to remind everyone your assistance would greatly
be appreciated in keeping this wonderful tradition part of our community. For
additional information or to have questions answered, please feel free to contact
Chamber President Jim Whitman.

Annual Cross Country Mini


Bombers Pumpkin Run
Held At Edons Walz Park

CONTINUED FROM THE FRONT PAGE

Edons Prince Raises Over $6,000

complete stranger to the


Leibas just a few months
ago, was now their favorite
athlete in the world. An
avid weight lifter during
his days growing up in
Edon, the Orlando man
had picked the sport back
up after feeling he had
gotten out of shape, and,
after dropping his weight,
he was looking to get into
competitive lifting as well.
That wasnt enough
for
Prince,
though.
Something was missing.
He
decided
that
he
wanted to use his lifting
to help someone, looking
to associate with various
charities. Eventually, he
decided to start his own,
and soon afterward was
told of Gavins story by a
friend. From there, Reps 4
Remission was born.
And, after three months
of intense, brutal training,
Prince stood ready to lift
at the North American
Championships.
For
three
months
thats all there was in
my life. Recalled Prince.
I couldnt have done it
without my wife.
Princes wife, Courtney,
helped him train when
she could. She also
helped to set up the Reps
4 Remission website, as
well as countless other
methods of support.
The goal of Reps 4
Remission was to collect
one-hundred
pledges,
with those wishing to do
so able to contribute a
set financial amount per
pound, starting with a
penny. Those who wished
to simply donate were
encouraged to do so as
well, and the website
offered shirts for sale with
all proceeds going to the
Leibas.
Pledges
were
slow

to come in at first, as
Prince
struggled
to
bring his cause to the
attention of the Orlando
area. Local media didnt
seem as though they
wanted to cover the story.
Prince tried everything
to generate interest in
the Leibas plight.
He
even sent some Reps 4
Remission wristbands to
a couple of celebrities.
Thats when things
picked up a bit.
As
his
daughter
Brooklynn was a fan
of the San Francisco
Forty-Niners, Prince sent
a few bracelets to the
teams quarterback Colin
Kaepernick. They received
a picture of Kaepernick
and a few of his teammates
wearing the bands, which
the
quarterback
also
posted on his Twitter
account.
There was another big
name who took the cause
to heart.
Things
started
happening when Larry
the Cable Guy came on
board, Prince claimed.
The comedian also
posted a picture of himself
wearing the wristband
on Twitter as well, with
said picture garnering
more than 30,000 likes.
Aside from bring Reps
4 Remission that level
of attention. Larry also
donated $1,500 to Princes
charity.
By the time people
stopped pledging, Prince
had collected well over
his goal of one-hundred
contributors.
Seventyeight individuals pledged,
while
other
pledges
coming from organizations
and their members were
almost too numerous to
count.
So
when
Prince

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stepped up to the squat


bar to begin his run at the
Championships, he knew
there was a lot riding on
how he performed. Would
his training pay off?
In a word, yes.
Prince met his goal
weight by lifting 1250
pounds total at the meet.
That number was divinely
inspired, according to
Prince.
For some reason, God
told me to pick 1250.
That would become
more and more apparent
as the meet went on.
Prince
pushed
up
450 pounds in his best
squat. He followed that
up with a personal record
of 300 pounds on the
bench. Then, after never
dead lifting more than
480 pounds in his life,
Prince brought up 500
pounds to reach his goal,
screaming triumphantly
while doing so. Everyone
in the building erupted
with applause.
Princes feats earned
him second place in his
weight division, and the
fifth highest total overall.
When it was all said and
done, the Prince family
had raised over $6,000
for the Leibas. Not only
that, but the attention
they brought to the Leibas
has encouraged other
acts of charity. The First
Oviedo Methodist Church
Ladies Group in Orlando
is planning to put on a
Christmas for the Leibas
this year. Also, the Denise
Flaherty Foundation, a
major east coast cancer
charity, will be hosting a
golf tournament, dinner,
and auction on December
8 for the family.
Reps 4 Remission will
stay active, with people
still being able to donate
to the Leibas if they wish
at www.reps4remission.
com. Prince also plans
to collect pledges when
he competes at the North
American Championships
next year.
Hopefully Gavin will
have a better week going
into the meet.
T.J. Hug can be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

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STARTING LINE Terry Whitney, Edon Cross Country Coach and event organizer,
makes sure his assistants and young runners are ready for the Seventh Annual
Pumpkin Run to get underway.

2014 TOP RUNNERS Taking top honors for their age groups in the Seventh
Annual Edon Mini-Bombers Cross Country Pumpkin Run were, from left, front
row: Jenna Dulle (Fourth Grade), Garrett Skiles (Fourth Grade), Tresten Burlew
(Third Grade), Alyssa Adams (Third Grade), Natalie Wofford (Second Grade), Max
Radabaugh (Second Grade), Amanda Schwartz (First Grade) and back row: Cassius
Hulbert (Fifth Grade), Trey Whitney (Sixth Grade). Not pictured ~ Christian Owens
(First Grade).
Anticipation resonated
across the crowd of
parents,
grandparents
and
friends
gathered
for the Seventh Annual
Edon
Pumpkin
Run
held Tuesday, October
21, 2014 at Walz Park.
Organized
by
Cross
Country Coach Terry
Whitney (with additional
support from Edon Cross
Country Teams and Edon
Athletic Boosters), the
event is similar to other
Mini-Bomber
programs
offered at Edon Northwest
Local Schools. Intended
to encourage students to
learn about the sport of
running and to become
more physically fit and
active, organizers simply
hoped everyone just had
fun!
Students in grades
one through six endured
a
cold
and
windy
fall
afternoon
while
completing the quartermile or half-mile winding
course.
Future
Edon
runners participating in
this years event included:
First and Second Grade
Runners
Blake Baker
Eian Casebere

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH, 2014

Travis Entenman
Brianna Fitch
Devin Hoffman
Justin Horne
Cohen Hulbert
Zayne Oberlin
Zian Oberlin
Christian Owens
Max Radabaugh
Kally Randall
Amanda Schwartz
Miranda Schwartz
Carter Steinke
Natalie Wofford
Third and Fourth Grade
Runners
Alyssa Adams
Tresten Burlew
Jenna Dulle
Cameron Entenman
Reece Furniss
Katrionna Grimes
Courtney Heinze
Brianna Herr
Joslyn Horne
Alexzander Kurtz
Emma Miller
Anastasha Owens
Ashton Rice
Kendall Sheline
Garrett Skiles
Jade Wiley
Mallory Wofford
Fifth and Six Grade
Runners
Gage Eicher
Cassius Hulbert
Trey Whitney

During the Awards


Ceremony, each entrant
received a special orange
Edon Pumpkin Run
participation
ribbon,
pumpkin and pumpkin
donut. Plaques were also
presented to the top male
and female runner for
each grade.
2014 Pumpkin Run
Individual Winners
First Grade
Amanda Schwartz
Christian Owens
Second Grade
Natalie Wofford
Max Radabaugh
Third Grade
Alyssa Adams
Tresten Burlew
Fourth Grade
Jenna Dulle
Garrett Skiles
Fifth Grade*
Cassius Hulbert
Sixth Grade*
Trey Whitney
*(No female entrants)
Coach Whitney was
pleased with the success
of this years event and
looks forward to another
great race in 2015.
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North Central Elementary Recognizes Good Students

PHOTOS PROVIDED

EAGLE AWARD WINNERS ... Eagle Awards were presented for the first nine weeks
at North Central Elementary School. Award winners and their teachers are: first
row Brenna White, teacher Sally Knapp, Lauren Balser, Makinzy King, Zachary
Tomblin, Lilly Martin; second row, teachers Corey Kreinbrink, Angie Beauregard,
Tanya Wiles, Barb Waldron, Mary Smith, Sara Traxler, and Amanda Blohm. Missing
from the photo is Michelle Sierra.

GOOD CITIZEN AWARD WINNERS ... North Central Elementary School honored
Good Citizens for the first nine weeks. Award winners are: first row Eric Sanchez,
Kaiden King, Carlos Cadena Ramirez, Krimson Carnicom; second row Griffin
Cogswell, Zoe Guillemette, and Gage Kidston.

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GOOD SUBJECT AWARD WINNERS ... North Central Elementary presented subject
awards to fourth through sixth graders for the first nine weeks. Award winners
are: first row Erica Knapp, Quin Burt, Alisha Singer, Kinsley Martin, Vanessa
Ernsberger; second row Jessie Lonabarger, Kadden Reeser, Baylee Joice, Kassidy
Faler, Colton Hicks; third row Jazmine Hendricks, Gabe Wilson, Aleegan Kelly,
Luke Zuver, and Ivonne Sanchez.

VARSITY VOLLEYBALL ... Front: Jacie Lamberson, Jackie Coy, Melissa


Lantz, Sara Schroeder. Back: Andrea Barta, Tina Bingman, Beth Siebeneck, Stacie Bailey.

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH, 2014

The Village Of Montpelier


Receives Special Recognition
Columbus Village
Manager Pam Lucas and
the Montpelier Electric
System were honored
for achievements during
the past year at the 2014
AMP/OMEA
Annual
Conference.
Lucas
was
the
recipient
of
the
prestigious AMP 7 Hats
Award,
recognizing
her
outstanding
accomplishments
in
utility management and
service to her community
and public power. Lucas
has spent her entire
career in public power,
including with the City
of Bowling Green, 14
years with the City of
Bryan and now with
Montpelier. She started
with the village in 2002
as the supervisor of
administrative services
and then was named
PHOTOS PROVIDED
village
manager
in
AWARDED
... Village of Montpelier Electric
December 2004. She is
Superintendent Kevin Mercer (left) is pictured with
a tireless advocate of AMP Inc. President/CEO Marc Gerken accepting the
public power, active with award.
AMP, OMEA and APPA.
She has served on the
AMP Board since taking
over as village manager
and currently serves
as
Board
Secretary
and
chair
of
both
the
Nominating
and
Personnel committees.
Pams knowledge and
experience are recognized
by
her
colleagues
and beneficial to the
organization. Montpelier
Mayor Steve Yagelski
was enthusiastic in his
endorsement of Pams
nomination, recognizing
her commitment to the
village, and the active
role she plays in the
community.
Initiated
in
1966
to
recognize
utility
managers who serve
smaller
communities,
the 7 Hats Award is given
annually in communities
of less than 2,500 electric
meters. Award winners
show skill in seven AWARD ... Pam Lucas was the recipient of the
areas:
planning
and prestigious AMP 7 Hats Award, recognizing her
design, administration, outstanding accomplishments in utility management
public relations, field and service to her community and public power.
supervision, accounting,
personnel or employee
AMP member communities.
direction, and community leadership.
Montpelier
Municipal
Electric
Lucas was also re-elected Secretary System received an AMP System
of the AMP Board of Trustees, one of Improvement Honorable Mention for
four officer positions on the Board. the LED lights and cameras project.
In addition, she was re-elected The project involved the installation
chair of the Ohio Municipal Electric of LED flashing and traffic lights and
Generation Agency (OMEGA) JV4 cameras at several intersections in
Board of Participants, Chair of the the village.
Municipal Energy Services Agency
Montpeliers
commitment
to
(MESA), Vice Chair of the OMEGA JV6 safety was recognized with an AMP
Board of Participants and Secretary/ Safety Award for no time loss due
Treasurer of the OMEGA JV2 Board to a reportable accident in the
of Participants. OMEGA JV2 Board transmission/distribution system.
oversees
operation
of
gas-fired
The annual American Municipal
distributed generation units located Power/Ohio
Municipal
Electric
throughout the state; the OMEGA Association conference was held in
JV4 Board oversees operation of the Columbus October 27-30 and was
transmission line connecting Williams attended by nearly 425 municipal
County public power communities; the officials and industry representatives,
OMEGA JV6 Board oversees operation with speakers from various national
of the AMP Wind Farm, located in Wood organizations.
County, Ohio; and MESA provides
INFORMATION PROVIDED
technical assistance to participating

50% OFF 2nd pair eyeglasses


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

Dr. Roger L. Saneholtz &


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

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REFLECTIONS OF THE PAST


1958 Montpelier M Club

M CLUB ... Row 1: J. Irwin, J. Zulch, J. Humbarger, J. Rhodeback, D.


Steinke-cheerleader, J. Hendricks-cheerleader, D. Dreffer, L. Shoup, D.
Wilson, R. Hephner. Row 2: Mr. Dreher-advisor, G. Pignataro, R. Brandt,
R. Calvin, L. Mercer, D. Byall, D. Page, G. Stevens, Mr. Raymond-advisor.
Row 3: W. Stevens, P. Byall, L. Kasper, R. Bidwell, K. Lynn, N. Hicks, M.
Zigler, L. Eriksen. Row 4: T. Whetro, G. Kasper, W. McKelvey, S. Boszor, B.
Lung, P. Briner, R. Miller.

Montpelier Veterans Enjoy


Special Dinner In Their Honor

PHOTOS BY T.J. HUG, STAFF

AND THEN SHE SAID ... Four veterans, three of them accompanied by their wives,
sit and chat during social hour of the Veterans Dinner held at the Veterans Memorial Building.

CHOW TIME! ... A crowd gathers at the buffet table as dinner is served, helping
themselves to such delectable options as chicken, Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, bread, and various salad assortments. Kims Catering provided
the food options for the Saturday evening event.

NOT HALF BAD ... Guests at the Veterans Dinner enjoy their meals back at their
table. Throughout the evening, servers would wander about the room, ensuring
those eating had plenty of water, as well as giving them an opportunity to clear
their tables of trash.

Comprehensive eye exams


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

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

FILLING THE ROOM ... As dinner time looms closer and closer, more guests began
to file into the room. By the time the line for the buffet table began to form, the
house was packed.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH, 2014

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Montpelier Elementary Students Learn Compassion


At October Little Loco Leaders Assembly

BUCKET FILLERS ... (left to right): Abe Lee, Johnahan Fritsch, Isabella Thomas,
Luke Musser, Preston Dean, Trayson Godfrey, Dawson Moore.

PHOTOS PROVIDED

FIRST GRADE ... Front Row (left to right): Abe Lee, Audrey Shadbolt, Sway Smith,
Johnathan Fritsch. Back Row (left to right): Harley McCoy, Jaxon Stahler, Caroline
Dick.

KINDER KLUB ... (left to right): Carter Witte, Mya Taylor, Kason Perez, Lilly Mahan,
and Akira Saxton.

TURN AROUND WINNERS ... (left to right): Carter Waterston and Gunner Smith.
Montpeliers elementary school held
its
monthly Little Loco Leaders assembly
SECOND GRADE ... Front Row (left to right): Dreyden Endicott, Raegan Leazier,
for
October on October 30th, 2014. The
Jada Uribes, Emma Uyttenhove, Avery Thompson. Back Row (left to right): Anna
word of the month was Compassion
Spencer, Ryder Brown, Marie Hager, Nevaya Black.
and specific students were recognized
by their teachers for showing acts of
Compassion throughout the month.
Students were taught by our guidance
counselor,
Miss.
Anderson,
that
compassion is caring about other people
and their feelings. Miss Anderson does
this by spending time and providing a

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drawn out randomly at the assembly as
well. These students were given awards
that were donated to the school by local
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Williams County Historical Society


Montpelier Daddies &
Daughters Dazzled At Dance Holds Annual Dinner To Thank
Preservers Of Local History

PHOTOS BY HELEN ELKINS, STAFF

AND THE AWARD GOES TO Historical Society Secretary Rich Resor receives the
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE Dancing, snacking, and even coloring! There was Volunteer of the Year award from Executive Director Pam Schroeder. They honor a
something for every girl, and her escort, to enjoy at the Daddy/Daughter Dance volunteer each year as a thank you for all the hard work.
Saturday night.
PHOTOS BY HELEN ELKINS, STAFF

MEMBERS OF THE PACK Those available for the photo were, seated from left,
Jack Resor, Vice President, Velvet Henricks, Treasurer, Roger Thorp, President,
Pam Schroeder, Executive Director, Rich Resor, Secretary, and trustees Sherry
PACKED DANCE FLOOR There was no shortage of dancers at the Montpelier Bauer, Nancy Freeman, Charlene Williams, Nina Fackler, Joanne Bandeen, and
School last weekend. Where there was music, there was motion. Get down, ladies Don Allison.
and gentlemen!
By: Helen Elkins
THE VILLAGE REPORTER

MAY I HAVE THIS DANCE? ... A proud daddy takes his eager daughter out to the dance
floor as the two share a happy moment at the Montpelier Daddy-Daughter Dance, creating a memory that will surely put a small on the young girls face for years to come.

On Thursday evening, November 6,


2014, the Williams County Historical
Society held their annual dinner at the
fairground museum.
Napoleon, Ohio native Michael
McMaster, author and guest speaker,
regaled patrons with stories from World
War I and the Loyalty Trials held in
Henry County around the turn of the
century.
Each year, the Society hosts a dinner,
open to the community, to thank those
who support the preservation of local
history. They also recap the years events
to provide the public more information
about what they do as a group.
From January to October, regular
monthly board meetings are held on
the first Wednesday of each month, at
7:30 pm, in the museum. These, too, are
open to the public for anyone interested
in Williams County history or wanting
to know more about Historical Society
events.
The
Historical
Societys
main
business hours are 1 4 pm, Monday
through Thursday, from May to October,
but out-of-season appointments, for
touring the museum, can be made by
calling the office.
The museum has 5 galleries, with

something fresh and exciting always


being displayed. Items are being changed
out on a regular basis, so people can see
something different on return tours.
Pam Schroeder, executive director,
said, Everything we get into the
museum is donated or loaned by those
who have a connection to Williams
County. Exhibition donations or loans
are always welcomed.
The museum is not the only sight to
see in Williams County. The Historical
Society offers tours of Nettle Lake
Indian Mounds, Quaker Meeting House,
Stryker Depot, among others in the
surrounding area.
For a small yearly fee, which helps
preserve Williams County history,
membership provides free entrance into
the museum and group tours.
The majority of the Historical Society
is made up of volunteers, and volunteers
are always needed.
For more information on donating,
becoming a member, volunteering for
events, or arranging tours, please contact
the office at 419-485-8200, or visit their
website at williamscountyhistory.org.
Make
a
difference
to
future
generations by preserving the past.
Keep history alive.
Helen may be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

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PRINCESS FOR A NIGHT Who wouldnt feel like a princess? Putting on their
fancy clothes and being taken out on a date put smiles on the faces of these little
girls!
By: Helen Elkins
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
There was a buzz of activity Saturday
night at Montpelier Schools annual
Daddy/Daughter Dance.
Girls played Cinderella as their
escorts became Prince Charming for the
evening. Daddies and daughters bonded
by sharing some quality time together.
Many of the young ladies boogied
out on the dance floor while the men
observed the fun from a safe distance,

but there were those who kept up with


their overactive dates.
During the slow songs, however, very
few sat on the sidelines. The dance floor
was crowded with twirling little girls and
proud men making dreams come true.
Montpelier School holds a dance
each fall for the school-age girls and
their fathers, or any other father figure,
who might like to share a memory.
Helen may be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH, 2014

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West Unity Chamber Bright Star


West Unity Citizen Of The Year ... Award Given To Terri Lebowsky

CONTINUED FROM THE FRONT PAGE

children have all grown up and moved


to various parts of the country, that
they have all found success in their life.
Lew shared his belief that his childrens
success throughout high school, college,
and into their adult life has been due to
the firm foundation that they received
from the partnership shared between
the West Unity Community and the

Millcreek-West Unity school system.


Lews contributions and service to
the West Unity area and the county as
a whole are sincerely appreciated and
his efforts to serve and better the world
around him are as such that is hoped
others will learn from and emulate.
Chelsie can be reached at
chelsie@thevillagereporter.com

Kinetico Recognized As
West Unity Area Chamber Of
Commerce Member Of The Year

PHOTO BY CHELSIE FIRESTONE, STAFF

PHOTO BY CHELSIE FIRESTONE, STAFF

MEMBER OF THE YEAR Kinetico - Unity Water Conditioning was honored as


the 2014 West Unity Area Chamber of Commerce Member of the Year. Pictured
are, from left, Chamber of Commerce Vice President Terri Lebowsky, Kinetico Unity Water Conditioning Owner Terry Rupp, Chamber of Commerce President
Alan Bennett, and Chamber of Commerce General Manager Dan Woodring.
By: Chelsie Firestone
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
Kinetico Unity Water Conditioning
was honored as the 2014 West Unity
Area Chamber of Commerce during
Chambers annual banquet held on
November 5. Kinetico - Unity Water
Conditioning, originally started by John
Woolace in 1954 and later sold to the
father and son team of Ralph and Terry
Rupp in 1978, has been a well known
and well respected West Unity business
for decades.
Terry Rupp, now the sole proprietor
of the business, operates two locations,
one in West Unity and one in Wauseon.
Currently
Rupp
employees
nine
dedicated professionals who work to
provide the best in water services to all
of Northwest Ohio, Southern Michigan,
and parts of Northeast Indiana. Whether
youre looking for filter systems, or

saltless systems for your commercial


location or home, the Kinetico - Unity
Water Conditioning team is there to
meet your needs.
As well as having established
themselves as a thriving and successful
business, Kinetico - Unity Water
Conditioning has also been a member
of the Chamber since the chambers
inception and has always been on-hand
to offer both their assistance and bottled
water during local festivities.
Kinetico - Unity Water Conditioning
would like to thank both their dedicated
and hard working employees as well as
their customers, whom have provided
them the necessary support to find their
current success and who will be the
driving force that will hopefully lead to
several more decades of the businesss
success.
Chelsie Firestone can be reached at
chelsie@thevillagereporter.com

West Unity Lions Club Receives


West Unity Area Chamber Of
Commerce Merit Award

PHOTO BY CHELSIE FIRESTONE, STAFF

2014 MERIT AWARD The West Unity Lions Club recently received the 2014 West
Unity Area Chamber of Commerce Merit Award. Pictured are, from left, Chamber of
Commerce Vice President Terri Lebowsky, Lions Club Member Bob Neilsen, Lions
Club Member and Chamber Board Member Ann Spicer, Lions Club Member Gerry
Landon, Lions Club Member Teresa Watson, Lions Club Member Phyllis Bogart,
and Chamber of Commerce President Alan Bennett.
By: Chelsie Firestone
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
Receiving the Chamber Merit Award
from the West Unity Area Chamber of
Commerce during their annual banquet
on November 5 was the West Unity
Lions Club. The West Unity Lions Club
was started in 1948 as a branch of Lions
Club International, the worlds largest
service club. Currently, the West Unity
branch has a Board of twelve members.
The main objective of the Club is
to assist in any way possible to meet
the various needs of the community.
The West Unity branch has worked
closely with residents, both locally and
internationally, to provided fitted eye

glasses to those in need. Additionally,


the local Lions Club donates to the FFA,
Science Fair, Academic Boosters, Post
Prom, Elementary Reading programs,
and, most recently, the Hilltop Band.
They have also assisted with various
needs in the local food pantry, Williams
County Public Library, Williams County
Sheriffs Office, and several scholarships
for Millcreek-West Unity Schools
students.
The Lions Club meets on the second
and fourth Monday of each month at the
West Unity Methodist Church and are
always looking for new members to join
their efforts in assisting the community.
Chelsie Firestone can be reached at
chelsie@thevillagereporter.com

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SPECIAL RECOGNITION ... Being recognized for her continued commitment to


the West Unity Area Chamber of Commerce, Terri Lebowsky recently received the
Bright Star Award from the Northern Ohio Area Chamber of Commerce. Terri, who
is perhaps best known for running Petes Posey Patch, has served on the board a
total of four different terms totaling ten years, with her most recent term lasting
three years, which included two years of Terri serving as Vice President. She has
been a vital part of the board as providing a sounding board for ideas and in the
countless hours of volunteer time she has dedicated to helping the Chamber team
with coordinating events. This dedication to the Chamber was most likely inherited
by Terris parents, who also served on the Chamber. Pictured with Terri are Alan
Bennett (Chamber President) and Vicky Hawk (Executive Director, Northern Ohio
Area Chambers). As Terri has decided not renew her position with the Chamber
for another term, it was noted that she will be truly missed by all and that the
Chamber is sincerely appreciative of her contributions.

WHAT WE READ YEARS AGO

1992 Hilltop Student Council

STUDENT COUNCIL ... Front: Shay Pursel, Casey Creamer, Cathy Royal, Tammy Hilkert. Middle: Chris Richer, Hollie Borton, Jay Joseph, Shea Walkup.
Back: Dave Tworek, Jon Bernath, Greg Weber, Doug Brown.
WEST UNITY REPORTER
130 YEARS AGO
NOVEMBER 1884
Married at the brides residence in
Franklin Township, Miss Anna L. Randels and Mr. Valous P. Andre.
Mrs. Margaret Rolland died October 13 at the home of her son.
Joshne Conaway has moved to a
farm in Franklin Township.
120 YEARS AGO
NOVEMBER 1894
Frank Stoner is home on a visit
from Bowling Green where he is employed in a candy kitchen.
Major Skinner has been laid up
with rheumatism in his right knee.
Farmers have commenced husking
corn.
E.C. Orton, G.H. Mohr, L.B. Kent,
W.G. Elliott, J.N. Runnion, Miss Minie
Orton and Mrs. Treat Orton were in
Chicago last week attending the exposition.
110 YEARS AGO
NOVEMBER 1904
The following teachers have been
hired for the winter term by Brady
Township: E.E. Mallory, Bertha Crum,
Celia Juillard, Peal Cline, H.C. Miller,
Haidee Gross, Miss Barber and B.E.
Woodworth.
Adam Drum, 73, passed away on
October 7.
W.E. Stipe and Co. have shipped 20
carloads of potatoes so far this season.
100 YEARS AGO
NOVEMBER 1914
Born to Mr. and Mrs. D.C. Bentley
of Binghamton, N.Y., a daughter.
Married on October 15 were Mr.
Perry Robinson and Miss Hazel Gamber.
A daughter was born to Mr. and
Mrs. James Gunn on October 15.
Married October 11 at Dumont,
N.J., George Adam Arnold and Miss
Maye Russell, both of West Unity.

90 YEARS AGO
NOVEMBER 1924
Henry Snyder died at the home of
his son, Will, on Sunday.
The Alvordton Bank was robbed
by bandits for $4,000 in addition to
bonds and other papers taken.
Maurice Stipe spent the latter part
of the week in Columbus.
80 YEARS AGO
NOVEMBER 1934
A daughter was born to Mr. and
Mrs. Harry A. Peters on October 22.
Ervin A. Warner died at the age of
37 on October 15.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Warren
of Fostoria on October 8, a daughter.
R.T. Snideker has returned to his
home in Kansas City after visiting his
sisters. It has been 45 years since he
left West Unity.
Mrs. Alma Bingham and mother,
were at Wauseon visiting their aunt,
Mrs. Nellie Arnold, who is 90 years
old.
70 YEARS AGO
NOVEMBER 1944
Mrs. Clara JoHangten announces
the marriage of her daughter, Belva,
to Mr. Paul Starr on September 27.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Altman and
Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Koch left for a
weeks trip through the Smoky Mountains and will visit Mr. and Mrs. Willard Altman at Blacksburg, Va., and
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cliffton and family in Nashville.
60 YEARS AGO
NOVEMBER 1954
Mrs. Alta Sutton of Fayette and Mr.
Clayton Shaffer were united in marriage September 30 at the Chapel in
the Garden at Angola, Ind.
Born October 22 to Mr. and Mrs.
Miles Strasbaugh, a daughter.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Speck of Bowling Green are the parents of a daughter as of October 21.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH, 2014

West Unity Chamber Of


Hilltop National Honor Society Septuples Commerce Celebrates Success
Its Number At Induction Ceremony
Year & Gives Honors During
Annual Awards Banquet

MORE WEST UNITY AREA NEWS

PHOTO BY T.J. HUG, STAFF

WELCOME TO THE FOLD ... The thirty new inductees to the Hilltop Chapter of the National Honor Society pose after their induction ceremony on Thursday night. Pictured
above are (front row, left to right): Madeleine Routhier, Baylee Schmitt, Jessica Suboski, Kaylista Underwood, Isaac VanArsdalen,. Haleigh Westfall, Jennifer Westrick, Andrea Zavala. Middle row: Cierra Grant, Samantha Hanover, Malorie Heer, Jenna Kempf,
PHOTO BY CHELSIE FIRESTONE, STAFF
Macey Kunkle, Vitoria Masters, Madeline McKinney, Bryant Miller, Veronica Roth. Back
row: Danny Ackley, Justin Ashenfelter, Kenley Brown, Hannah Carothers, Marlee Car- BOARD The 2014 West Unity Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is
comprised of, from left (front); Cheryl Boldman; Katie Baltosser, Teasurer; Kathy
roll, Karissa Crisenbery, Bailey Funkhouser, Lauren Garrett.

By: T.J. Hug


THE VILLAGE REPORTER
According to Mahatma Gandhi, there
are seven deadly sins which plague this
world.
Wealth without work.
Pleasure without conscience.
Science without humanity.
Knowledge without character.
Politics without principle.
Commerce without morality.
Worship without sacrifice.
He was not the only one to see
such problems within the human
condition, however. The National Honor
Society (NHS), a national organization
of high school juniors and seniors,
distinguished by their moral standings
as well as their academic performances,
lives by a set of values that seem to
counter these troubling issues.
Scholarship, character, leadership,
service; these are the characteristics
that guide members of the NHS.
And it was the task of the five
incumbent members of the Hilltop
Chapter of the NHS to impart these
ideals upon those joining their number
at the schools Induction Ceremony
Thursday night. Such a task should
never be taken lightly, even if just a
single person were to come into the
fold, given the nature and gravity of the
four characteristics. The Hilltop NHS
wasnt bringing in just a single member,
however.
They were inducting thirty new
members.
Chosen by a panel of five Hilltop
School Staff members, who themselves
were appointed by the returning five
NHS members, the new members
were selected based on the criteria of
maintaining at least a 3.5 Grade Point
Average. The inductees also had to pass
a majority vote by the selection council
as well.
With the Commons Area of the
Hilltop School Building wrapped in
complete darkness, save for a bit of light
permeating through from the adjoining
hallway, the ambience for the ceremony
was a soft and humble one. Before
the students joining the NHS were
announced, several speakers took to
the podium. Superintendent Larry Long
was amongst them.
I thank each and every one of you
for the leadership and direction youve
given your children, Long addressed
the parents in the crowd, before turning

Merrilat; Ann Spicer; (back) Larry Long; Martha Heer, Secretary; Dan Woodring,
his attention to the inductees. This General Manager; Marilyn Royal; Terry Lebowsky, Vice President; Pat Burkholder,
honor is something you will have, and and Alan Bennett, President.
hopefully cherish, for the rest of your
lives.
By: Chelsie Firestone
County Idol. Grant sings under the
The five members of the NHS then
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
name of Sidewider Entertainment. For
took their turns lighting five different
98 residents, business owners, his performance at the banquet, Grant
candles, each representing a certain
aspect of the Society.
village officials, and other supporters performed selections that included a
NHS President Erik Stipe was the filled the Kissell Building for the 2014 little something for everyone, including
first to act, lighting a candle sitting on a West Unity Area Chamber of Commerce Pretty Woman and God Bless the
table in the middle of the stage.
Annual Banquet held on Wednesday, U.S.A..
In
recapping
2014,
Chamber
I am the spirit of the torch, Stipe November 5 to both celebrate the
President
Alan
Bennett
pointed
out the
spoke for the flame. I represent the successes of the Chamber through
Chambers
success
during
the
2014
National Honor Society.
2014 as well as to help recognize the
Business
and
Industry
Show,
the
rise
Adrian Yates went next, using the honorees of the night.
in
Chamber
members
from
48
in
2013
initial flame to light a candle representing
Board member Kathy Merillat
character.
welcomed those in attendance and to 62 in 2014, and the successes of the
Character is achieved, not received, West Unity Mayor Peg Bernath gave the towns festivals over the year.
Junes Gathering in Unity, a joint
informed Yates, also noting that evenings invocation.
effort
between the Chamber and the
character is the final goal of education.
Honored as Citizen of the Year
Unity
Tractor Club, and was a well
That seems to deny the premise was Lewis Hilkert, who after receiving
attended
event. Life Flight joined into
of knowledge without character quite his award gave a short speech, both
the
festivities
with both a fly over and
definitively.
acknowledging the community ties of
Lighting a candle in the name of West Unity and encouraging others a landing at the park that provided for
scholarship, Jalen Towers took his turn to support and mentor others in the public tours. Promedica also joined
after Yates.
same way that he was supported and into the festivities by taking part in the
I am the preparation for brighter mentored in his youth. Also honored annual parade. The annual Chicken
service to mankind.
that evening were Kinetico Unity Dinner saw the chamber selling 400
Towers words stand directly in
Water Conditioning as 2014 Member of halves of BBQ chicken for the first time
contradiction with the idea of science
the Year; The Lions Club as the Merit in six years.
without humanity.
The 127 breakfast held at the West
Award Recipient; and Vice President
Jami Burdine lit the leadership
Unity
United Methodist Church, which
Terri Lebowsky, who received the
candle.
coincides
with the annual 127 Garage
Bright Star Award from the Northern
Leadership is thinking and acting
Sale
also
saw
improvement in being able
Ohio Area Chambers. Please see the
for many.
to
cover
costs
for the year. The annual
full articles on each of the honorees for
Such a task would most certainly
Fall
Fest,
reorganized
in 2010 and
eliminate the very notions of politics more information.
coupled
with
Relay
for
Life
Chili CookAlso recognized were Terri Lebowski
without principle and commerce without
Off
and
the
Brady
Township
Firemens
morality, as these are the motivations of and Dave Cline, who will be leaving Breakfast, also found much success.
the Board after this term. Chamber
one who thinks only of himself.
The silent auction saw more donations
Finally, Shayla Coffman gave light to President Alan Bennett spoke on behalf and raised more revenue than in
of the rest of the Board, thanking
the service candle.
previous years and the Festival enjoyed
Service is given, not only to our both for the time and energy that its best attendance in four years, which
each have invested into the Board
friends, but to our foes.
may be at least partially attributed to
Service in and of itself goes against and community. Additionally, Dan being held two weeks earlier in the year
the premise of wealth without work, but Woodring was recognized and thanked than in previous years.
giving it to foes as well as friends, that for his decision to return to the Board.
Upcoming projects and events
While those who will soon be
is most certainly putting conscience
of
the West Unity Area Chamber of
leaving the Board were recognized for
before pleasure.
Commerce
include Santas arrival on
And as each new inductee was tapped their contributions, so too were those
December
6
and a mural to be done by
by a current member of the NHS, walked whom have recently decided to begin
the
Millcreek-West
Unity Schools Art
up to the stage, and had their own volunteering their time, talents, and
Department
at
Friendship
Park. Eagle
candles lit, they took on a responsibility energy. New Board members for 2015
Scouts
will
also
soon
be
attending
a
that puts sacrifice miles ahead of any include Lindsey Smith, Dena Filip,
Board
meeting
to
present
projects
as
Jane Schmucker, and Bobby Jo Repp.
worship they would receive.
Attendees of the banquet were well as two quotes for the materials
With an astounding thirty new
members added to the Hilltop NHS treated to a meal, catered by Mo-Jos, to build benches. In addition, West
ranks, Gandhi would surely be proud of comprised of baked chicken, roast beef, Unity will once again participate in the
the commitment so many Hilltop youths roasted red potatoes, California blend Wreaths Across America project, which
have made.
vegetables, green beans, and a seven- helps to lay wreathes on the graves of
layer salad. Cake was also provided for Veterans.
T.J. Hug can be reached at
Closing remarks by given by
dessert by Chamber Secretary Martha
publisher@thevillagereporter.com
Board
member and Milcreek-West
Heer. Those in attendance were also
Unity
Schools
Superintendent Larry
treated to a musical performance by
Long,
who
thanked
everyone for their
local favorite Alan Grant.
continued
support
of
all of that which
Grant, who also performed for
serves
to
build
a
community
its
the West Unity Fall Festival, is a Ney
schools,
residents,
businesses,
and
native who started his music career
officials.
at the age of 17. He has performed
Chelsie can be reached at
with a number of local singing groups
chelsie@thevillagereporter.com
and was a top contender in Williams

Hilltop High School Principal


Tours Four County Career Center

Hilltop High School Honors


October Students Of The Month

PHOTO PROVIDED

FACILITY TOUR ... Four County Career Center held a Member School Principal
Tour at the Career Center arranged by Career & Technical Director, Rick Bachman.
Hilltop High School Principal, Steven Riley, toured the career and technical labs
and saw in-lab demonstrations by the students from Hilltop who attend the Career
Center. Shown in the Law Enforcement & Security Tactics lab are (LEFT TO
RIGHT) Lacy Brenneman (Graphic Arts); Principal Riley; and Sam Burdine (Law
Enforcement & Security Tactics).

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH, 2014

PHOTO PROVIDED

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH ... Row One Left to Right: Maddi Underwood, Ariana
Brown, Joel Sauber, Quinn Smith, Chase Williams, Isiaa Athy, and Caiden Miller.
Row Two Left to Right: Randy Vickery, Hazen Buchanan, Landrey Brown, Blake
Funkhouser, Kayleen Jennings, Morgan Norden, Veronica Roth, Hannah Carothers,
and Katie Foster.

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Stryker Presents: Charlie & The Chocolate


Factory; A Golden Ticket To Fun
By: T.J. Hug
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
As the lights in the school auditorium
at Stryker dimmed, audience members
found each of their seats to be a golden
ticket of sorts. As the lights dimmed, and
the curtains rose, the crowd was treated to
a free tour of Willy Wonkas magical chocolate factory from the comfort that can only
be felt on their side of the fourth wall.
They werent alone on this trip, however. The holders of five tangible golden tickets, Mike Teavee, Violet Bearuragarde, Augustus Gloop, Veruca Salt, and, of course,
Charlie Bucket wandered about the rooms
of the factory with their respective guardians, led by the zany and mysterious Mr.
Wonka himself.
From the opening scene to the final curtain call, the Stryker Drama Clubs production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
never failed to charm those in attendance.
Mixing bright and colorful set pieces with
enthusiastic, imaginative acting, the play
successfully creates a fun and believable
atmosphere. This allowed for the audience to see some of the more grandiose
wonders of the factory that the stage crew
simply couldnt recreate with the limited
resources available to a high school drama
club.
A spirited performance by Sterling
Wisniewski as Willy Wonka served as the
lynch pin of the show. His every interaction with his cast mates was playful in na-

ture, grounding the production in good-natured humor. In particular, the ignorantly


nonchalant manner in which Wisniewski
casually explains the potentially horrific
fates of those children who fell victim to
their own temptations within his factorys
walls to their parents takes scenes that
should disgust audiences and transforms
them into some of the most delightful moments of the play.
Also standing out amongst a wide array
of talented actors was Sierrah Whitman.
Playing the part of spoiled daddys girl
Veruca Salt, Whitman thrived in her first
appearance on the stage. Somewhere between the thick snobbish accent she emulated and her big mannerisms throughout
the show, even while standing in the background of a scene, Whitman really sells the
character quite well.
In her brief time on stage, freshman
Madi Myers shined as well, playing the
mother of Augustus Gloop, the heavy-set
little boy who falls into the chocolate river.
Chasing Isaiha Freeman, the sixth grader who took on the role of Augustus, all
over the stage, fussing and fawning over
him, Myers commanded the attention of
the audience when given the opportunity.
Besides, her scene chasing Wisniewski all
over the stage was more than a little funny.
The Oompa Loompas were played by
students in grades two through six, and
would march down the aisles at the end
of each scene. Ascending to the stage, they

WHAT WE READ YEARS AGO

1948 Stryker Baseball

BASEBALL ... Kneeling: Terry Hendricks, James Short, Byrl Short, Jim Nofziger,
Gerald Grieser, Eugene Frank. Standing: Dale Partee, Herbert Culbertson, Robert
Hancock, Cloice Barnum, Shas. Frost, Skip Annette, Gene Thiel, Coach Rudd,
LaMar Short.

STRYKER ADVANCE
110 YEARS AGO
NOVEMBER 1904
Schoolmates of Edna Gamber gave
her a surprise party for her birthday.
Miss Ella Gamber has recovered
from a long illness.
H.T. and C.R. Betts have bought
the Joseph Swank farm.
100 YEARS AGO
NOVEMBER 1914
Invitations have been received here
announcing the approaching marriage
of Miss Carrie Bancroft and L.H. Judson in Los Angeles on November 2.
Miss Emma Short and Mr. Albert
Nofziger were married October 19.
A little girl was born to Mr. and Mrs.
George Moog.
Mrs. George Pancost died Sunday
at her home after a short illness.
Fred Dominique and Joe Augustine
laid in freezing water after their buggy
flipped when their horses were scared
by a train. They were treated and are
recovering nicely.
90 YEARS AGO
NOVEMBER 1924
A horse barn on the J.D. Rumsey
farm in the west part of town and occupied by Steve Sullivan was destroyed
by fire.
George Wieland and family are expected to move to Mercedes, Texas,
this week.
Joe Clark was installed as Master of
Springfield Grange.
E.P. Charpiot, Joe Collins and Myron Howard to spend the winter.
80 YEARS AGO
NOVEMBER 1934
Republicans win in Williams County. From Stryker, C.F. Shook was
elected as County Commissioner.
The Stryker High School Band under the direction of Walter Buehrer will
broadcast over WOWO Ft. Wayne.

would sing the Oompa Loompa song, followed by an individual member of the
group reciting a poem on the fate of the
ticket holder who fell just before.
Directors Beth Morr and Tiffany Korzan
steered this production in a light-hearted,
comical direction, reminiscent of the 1971
movie starring the great Gene Wilder. Almost all of their actors, no matter how
small their role seemed, were always doing

something, contributing to the scene. The


balance between physical comedy and witty dialogue delivery was also impressive,
as none of it seemed contrived.
Overall, those who made it out to the
play were surely happy with what they
saw. After all, just like Charlie, they had
the Chocolate Factory handed to them.
T.J. Hug can be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com


PHOTOS BY T.J. HUG, STAFF
TEAVEE TIME ... Senior Katie Yoder (middle) brings the role of Mike Teavee to life, demanding that Willy Wonka, played by Sterling Wisniewski (left) take him to the nearest
television set. Meanwhile, his mother, taken on by ShiAnna Whitman, tries to control
her rowdy son. Ironically, Yoder doesnt watch much t.v. in real life.

YOURE IN FOR IT NOW, WONKA ... Freshman Madi Myers, playing the role of Mrs.
Gloop, prepares to charge after Wonka after her son Augustus fell into the chocolate
river. She then proceeded to chase him around the stage in one of the most humorous
moments of the performance.

70 YEARS AGO
NOVEMBER 1944
Donald Ziegler was the bronze medal winner of the Prince of Peace contest
at Evansport.
The music department of Stryker
Schools is presenting a Thanksgiving
program on November 20.
Annual oyster supper will be held at
the Legion Hall on November 11.
60 YEARS AGO
NOVEMBER 1954
Mrs. Charles Bernath is recovering
from severe burns caused by an accident while making homemade soap.
The lovely spring weather we have
been having until the blizzard last Saturday, brought out the blossoms on a
forsythia bush at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. John Juillard.
Ura Aschliman, 57, lost four fingers
on his right hand when it was caught
in a corn picker he was operating.
Lausche was elected Gov. of Ohio.
Miss Janis Stamm became the
bride of Donald E. Beck.
Wanda Morganthaler is attending a
four day conference of Family Services
Association of America in New York.

AND I WANT THAT, TOO ... In her portrayal of Veruca Salt, Sierrah Whitman used
prominent gestures and a well executed accent to bring the role to life. Here the selfish
girl is looking around Wonkas Invention Room, letting her parents know of the many,
many things she wants that are within sight.

50 YEARS AGO
NOVEMBER 1964
Mary Lou Stuckey was crowned
queen of the Carnival.
Prizes of $25, $15 and $10 will be
awarded to the residents whose homes
are selected for their Christmas decorations.
40 YEARS AGO
NOVEMBER 1974
The Stryker cross-country team advance to the regional tournament by
taking second place at districts.
John Walker of Galion scored a
hole-in-one at the Galion Country
Club on the fourth hole.

JUST HAND IT OVER, ALREADY ... Violet Bearurgarde, A.K.A. Megan Graber, snatches
experimental gum from Willy Wonka, despite its never being tested. Ultra competitive
and energetic, Graber had the most physical role to play in the entire production.

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ADDITIONAL COVERAGE ON PAGE 15

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH, 2014

MORE STRYKER AREA NEWS

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 14

Stryker Presents: Charlie & The Chocolate Factory ...

WELCOME TO THE CHOCOLATE ROOM ... Augustus Gloop, a role given to sixth grader
Isaiha Freeman, finds himself in heaven as the Wonka takes his guests into the chocolate room. Little does the gluttonous boy know that this will be his last stop on the tour,
as he is mere minutes away from falling into the chocolate river.

Stryker Principal Tours Four


County Career & Tech Labs

OOMPA LOOMPA ... Students from grades two through six play the part of Willy Wonkas friendly, yet satirical helpers, the Oompa Loompas. At the conclusion of each act,
the Oompas would enter the auditorium from behind the audience, march on stage, and
sing the Oompa Loompa song. Then, as many as four of them would recite poetic stories
that would detail the fates of the naughty children on the tour.

PHOTO PROVIDED

CAREER AND TECH LABS ... Four County Career Center held a Member School
Principal Tour at the Career Center arranged by Career & Technical Director, Rick
Bachman. Stryker High School Principal, David Schultz, toured the career and
technical labs and saw in-lab demonstrations by the students from Stryker who
attend the Career Center. Shown in the Welding Fabrication lab are (LEFT TO AND THE WINNER IS ... After the show, Wisniewski and an Oompa Loompa helped
RIGHT) Bryan Garlock (Welding Fabrication); Principal Schultz; Joshua Smith decide the winner of a drawing for Willy Wonka candy to be awarded. She kept looking
into the hat, however, and he had to cover her eyes to keep things fair.
(Welding Fabrication); and Alex Weirauch (Law Enforcement & Security Tactics).

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Give Thanks By Giving


Blood Through The Red
Cross This Holiday Season
The American Red Cross asks eligible
donors to make an appointment to give
blood to help ensure sufficient blood
supplies are available for patients this
holiday season.
Blood donations often decline during
the holidays when donors get busy
with travel and family gatherings, but
the need for blood remains steady.
Someone in the U.S. needs blood every
two seconds.
Eligible donors with all types
are needed, especially those with 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).
As extra encouragement to donate
blood during the busiest time of
November for many people, presenting
blood donors from Nov. 26 through Nov.
30 will receive a limited-edition Red
Cross pot holder stuffed with unique
celebrity chef recipes, while supplies
last. Thanksgiving recipes are courtesy

of Mario Batali, Rocco DiSpirito, Alex


Guarnaschelli and Mike Isabella.
Upcoming blood donation opportunity
in Williams County:
11/25/2014: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Ck
Tech, 1701 Magda Dr. in Montpelier
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.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

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FA
Out With The Old Pool & In With
The New At Fayettes Camp Palmer

REFLECTIONS FROM FAYETTES PAST

1982 FAYETTE VARSITY VOLLEYBALL

VARSITY VOLLEYBALL ... (L to R): Front: Kathy Bacon, Christy Borton, Kelly Borton, Gay Mattin, Jill Goble. Back: Coach Gibbs, Angie Carter, Chris
Mayo, Gretchen Wilson, Nancy Schaffner, Georgia Guerrero.

Fayette Library Geared Up For November


PHOTOS PROVIDED

HEAVY DUTY ... An excavator works to remove the remaining concrete from the old
pool. This concrete will be reused at the camp.

FLAT AS A PANCAKE ... A worker smooths out the recently poured concrete where
the new pool will be.
In
September
Oberlin
Farms
Demolition & Recycling of Williams
County removed 4-H Camp Palmer pool.
Currently the concrete of the former pool
is being recycled into 500 tons of stone
that will be reused on roads throughout
camp. The Camp staff & board are very
thankful for the excellent work of Oberlin
and their $9500 in service donation.
In October Patterson Pool Company
of Columbus, Ohio began their work
on the construction of the new pool.
Pool footers were poured, steel work
completed and on November 3 the
concrete floor was poured. Work will
continue until the pool is completed
before the summer 2015 swimming
season.
Thanks
to
many
individuals,
commodity
groups,
4-H
clubs,

foundations, grants and corporate


support over $285,000 of the $495,000
of the needed funds for the pool project
have been raised. We are seeking
continued donations for this project.
4-H Camp Palmer, Inc. serving eleven
counties in northwest Ohio is a nonprofit 501 3.
One of our current programs to
support the pool project is our brick
fundraiser. Individuals or companies
can still purchase an 8 by 8 dedicated
brick. These will be added to our flag
pole patio by June of 2015. For more
information on ways to support 4-H
Camp Palmer pool project or order your
memorial brick please call 419-2372247 or email 4hcamppalmer@gmail.
com

By: T.J. Hug


THE VILLAGE REPORTER
There are a good many goings on at
the Fayette Library this month.
Wendy Adams is the newest member
of the librarys staff. Currently living in
Fayette, Adams and her family have long
frequented the librarys aisles. Along
with her husband, Nick, she has three
children; Cassi, Emma, and Jacob. Fayette residents are encouraged to stop by
and welcome her to her new position.
The library offers an after school
program for kindergartners through
fifth graders. Those kindergartners are
paired with first graders to meet on Tuesdays, while second through fifth graders
meet on Thursdays. On November 18
and 20, those in the program will work
on crafts. There will be no session the
following week, though, as Thanksgiving
falls on Thursday.
Children too young for kindergarten
are not to be overlooked by the library,
either. Every Monday, from 6:30 P.M.
to 7:00 P.M., story time takes place for
kids five years old or younger. On November 17, What Is Thanksgiving will be
read, with the kids working on a turkey
as a craft. November 24 will not have
a story time, as, again, it is the week of
Thanksgiving.
With an ever expanding catalog of

Seniors
Koby Biddix
Michael Brubaker
Ryan Gilmore
Ceairia Keller
Michaela Maginn
Justice Reyes
Dylan Stannard
Juniors
Ellen Baker
Michaela Bates
Jorden Douglass
Suriah Felix
Machalyn Figgins
Adriana Hylander
Emilie Keiser
Hannah Machacek
Garett Reinking
Justin Salkowski
Grant Schaffner
Jerad Seiler
Kaela Seiler
Jessie Wheeler
Sophomores
Gavin Liechty
Ethein Malchow
Jason Stuckey
Freshmen
Maxwell Baker
8th Grade
Trey Keefer
Damon Lichtenwald
Clayton Pheils
Dakota Rashley
Bradyn Ruger
& Levi Seiler
7th Grade

Addisyn Bentley
Caden Colegrove
Jillian Figgins
Zoee Keiser
Montgomery Maginn
Nathaniel McVay

Fayette, Ohio- Noted organist Brian Ebie will make


his second appearance on
stage at Fayettes Historic
Opera House when he appears in concert on Sunday, November 16th for a
3:00 p.m. performance.
Ebie has comprehensive experience in business,
education, organ maintenance and restoration as
well as being an accomINFORMATION PROVIDED
plished live performer.

The Following Fayette


High School Students have
achieved a 3.0 to 3.99 GPA:
Seniors
Katelyn Bates
Wade Burkholder
Leah Bussing
Rebecca Cameron
Adrianna Hibbard
Kamrin Hunter
Paige Keefer
Miranda Minzey
Juniors
Tristen Bates
Alec Bost
Nicholas Brown
Casen Burkholder
Hayley Burkholder,
Alexis Fruchey
Taylor Griffiths
Jonah Perdue
Karmen Randall
Baiylee Ruger
Grace Runyon
Jacob Shaffer
Joel Smith
Bailey Starasinich
Sophomores
Paige Aschemeier
Kaleb Bates
Paige Blad
Derric Blosser
Devin Blosser
Kaelyn Borton
Jennifer Brehm

Kaitlin Brubaker
Abbagail Burnat
Tharyn Colegrove,
Bryce Conklin
Kelsey Fruchey
Jennaya Hibbard
Alexander Jaramillo
Austin Lopez
Mason Maginn
Zachary Ordway
Haley Perdue
Blythe Requena
McKenzee Schaffner
Cole Stuckey
Freshmen
Alexus Ball
Grace Eberly
Hunter Griffiths
Asia Laguio
Trinity Leady
Audrey Lemley
Caitlin McIntosh
Arrianna Molina
Caleb Sager
Jade Shoemaker
Jordan Simon
Bailee Smith
Jaryd White
Dustin Wilson
8th Grade
Dylan Anderson
Dakota Blosser
Brandon Cox
Dawson Curtis
Roman Dominique
Kendra Ellis
Sara Fields
Austin Garza
Ray Kope
Madison Kusmierz
Jermaine Livingston
Matison Lucas

T.J. Hug can be reached at


publisher@thevillagereporter.com.

Ebie Duo Returns To Fayette Opera House

Fayette Students Achieve High Enough Grades


For The First Nine Weeks To Make Honor Roll
The following Fayette
High School students have
achieved a 4.0 GPA:

both books and DVDs, the library gives


its patrons a wide variety of imaginative
entertainment options. Four new DVDs
will be available for checkout on November 18, including Frozen Sing-A-Long,
22 Jump Street, And So It Goes, and If
I stay. A week later, on November 25,
The Giver, The Expendables 3, The November Man, and What If will be in stock
as well.
As for new books, James Pattersons
Hope To Die will come to the library on
November 17, while the following day
will see The Cinderella Murder by Mary
Higgins Clark, The Job by Janet Evanovich, The Mistletoe Promise by Richard
Paul Evans, and Captivated By You by
Sylvia Day. On November 25, Betrayed,
a book by Lisa Scottoline, will also be on
the shelves.
The Thursdays @ 7 Book Discussion
Group will meet on November 20 at the
library. There, members of the club will
analyze The Invention of WIngs by Sue
Monk Kidd.
The library will be open from 10:00
A.M. to 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday, November 26, and closed on Thanksgiving
Day. It will resume normal business
hours on Friday, November 28.

Porter Maginn
Braiden Requena
Brylee Riegsecker
Colt Roesti
Mataya Rufenacht
Rhys Ruger
Tessa Shaffer
7th Grade
Jose Augilar
Noah Bingman
Noah Brinegar
Tanner Lemley
Taylor Locke
Brett Merillat
Jacob Myers
Christian Plummer
McKenna Shade
Jaxsen Wentz
Madalynn Wilson
The
following
County
students
achieved a 4.0 GPA:

Four
have

Dr. Ebie holds numerous degrees from Kent


State and the University of
Akron and is an Adjunct
Professor at the University
of Akron teaching classes in
Organ, Piano, Music Theory, Graduate Music History,
Music Appreciation, Music
Education, Tests and Measurements, and Research
Methods.
He is a published author
in several major educational journals and frequent
invited speaker at various
civic organizations.
In addition, he manages
the Brian Ebie Pipe Organ
Service and is the district
manager for the Levson Organ Company and as a result works on pipe organs

An Open Public Meeting to Discuss


Community Banking Options
Tuesday, November 18th
6:00-7:00 p.m.
At the
Fayette Opera House

The
following
Four
County
students
have
achieved a 3.0 to 3.99 GPA:

Juniors
Junior Brehm
Devyn Double
Monique Felix
Brynne Riegsecker
Gavin Rufenacht
Gavin Yorks

INFORMATION PROVIDED

Fayette Banking Forum

Senior, Mark Maginn


Junior, Rylee Ruger

Seniors
Charles Canfield
Paige Lantz
Danial Michael
Rachael Smith

and provides tuning, maintenance, repair, and restoration services to a number


of churches in the Northeast Ohio area.
With his wife, Laura,
he regularly performs solo
organ recitals and organ/
flute duet concerts at venues throughout the United
States.
Ebies skill and performance presence has made
him one of the nations
most respected organists.
Sundays concert marks
their first encore at the Fayette Opera House.
Tickets will be available
at the door.
As always, a reception
will follow the concert.

(Doors Open at 5:30 p.m.)


Sponsored by the Fayette Chamber
The discussions will center on efforts by the community that address the
recent announcement by Huntington Banks of the closure of a number of
their branch centers throughout rural Ohio, including its two Fayette locations.
Presenters will outline the history of community banking, the current banking
landscape, present trends and potential options. In addition to presenting
information and data, participants will be encouraged to share thoughts and
perspectives.

INFORMATION PROVIDED

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THE FORUM IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH, 2014

Wauseon Native Earns Second


Wauseon Welcomes New Mayor Place At Vocal Competition

CONTINUED FROM THE FRONT PAGE

to resign in order to be sworn


in as the new mayor following the
adjournment of the council meeting.
Council passed three resolutions
on first reading that extended
previous contract agreements until
the end of 2015 for indigent defense
services in county court with the
Fulton County Commissioners, citycounty dog services with the Board of
Commissioners of Fulton County and
with Fulton County for bail bondsman
services for Fulton County Court,
Western District.
Council passed a motion to
accept the Finance Committees
recommendation to approve the
Wauseon City Investment Policy.
Jamie Giguere, Head of Finance, said
that the policy hadnt been updated
since 1995.
Rick Sluder, Fire Chief, said that
he will be calling a meeting with
the Finance Committee to discuss
personnel and funding issues regarding
the EMS contract with county that
the commissioners voted on as the
proposal was significantly less than
what was proposed. He also said that
the Feather Party is November 15 and

Wauseon Fire Department website


is being redesigned. Finally, he said
that the new Fire Safety Dog Marshall
would arrive November 4 and will
live at the fire station. He is a elevenmonth old yellow lab that has his basic
obedience training and just started his
search and rescue training. A local dog
trainer is donating the training.
Dennis Richardson, Director of
Public Service, said he continues to
work on the Linfoot St. project. He
said that they reached a compromise
and by reducing the sidewalks by two
feet from 8 feet to 6 feet, they were able
to minimize the number of utility poles
that need to be moved. There will not
be a turn lane. He also said that they
have hired Jeff Newlove as the new
public works foreman. Finally, the
public works department has started
leaf collection. He asked that citizens
place their leaves on the edge of the
roadway, but not in the road way as
they can clog up the sewers. There
will be no brush pick up until all the
leaves are collected.
Shar may be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

HESSTON, Kan.
Hesston College voice
students
competed
among
the
best
collegiate vocalists in
a four-state region at
the annual National
Association of Teachers
of Singing (NATS) West
Central Region Vocal
Competition Oct. 24 to
25 in Denver. Thirteen
students
represented
Hesston College during
the weekend competition
with five advancing to
at least the semifinal
round and three placing.
Taylor Zehr, graduate
of Wauseon High School,
earned second place
in the Freshman and
Sophomore
Womens
Musical
Theatre
Division.
The
NATS
Vocal
Competition
pits
students against one
another based on their
age level and gender

in either classical or
musical theatre. Kansas,
Nebraska, Colorado and
Wyoming compete with

students from colleges


and universities of all
sizes.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

Wauseon High School Art 4


Fulton County Habitat
Wins ODOTs Paint A Plow For Humanity Joins National
Giving Tuesday Movement

PHOTO BY TAMMY ALLISON, STAFF

A PAINTED PLOW ... The Wauseon High School Art 4 students sit on top of the plow
that they painted. Their hard work won them $250 and 50 pizzas for a party.
By: Tammy Allison
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
The Wauseon High School Art 4
Students have taken preparing for the
wintery weather ahead to a new level.
Seven senior art students, under the
direction of their teacher Michael Colon,
recently were recognized as winners in
the Ohio Department of Transportation
(ODOT) Paint a Plow competition.
The statewide program was developed
by ODOT to raise community awareness
of ice and snow safety and to promote
awareness of ODOTs ice and snow
operations. Sixteen area high schools
from the ODOTs eight-county District 2
region participated in the contest. The
contest required students to paint a
snow and ice safety themed mural on a
snow plow.
The Wauseon students chose to
showcase a Simpsons TV themed

design that also features Wauseon


school spirit.
On
Monday,
October
27,
representatives from ODOT, American
Public Works Association (APWA), and
Marcos Pizza were present to award the
prize to the Wauseon High School Art 4
students who were one of two schools
to win. The prize included $250 and 50
pizzas for a pizza party.
In an email announcement to
the schools, Dennis Boyle, Program
Administrator 3 of the Highway
Management, stated All of the final
plow designs where fantastic! Each of
the schools did a great job and are to be
congratulated on the work submitted.
The plow is presently on display by
the Wauseon School and will be placed
on ODOT trucks later in the season.
Tammy may be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

REFLECTIONS OF THE PAST


1967 Wauseon Wrestling Team

Fulton County, Ohio November


4, 2014 Habitat for Humanity of
Fulton County, Ohio has joined
#GivingTuesday, a first of its kind
effort that will harness the collective
power of a unique blend of partners
charities, families, businesses and
individualsto transform how people
think about, talk about and participate
in the giving season. Coinciding
with the Thanksgiving Holiday and
the kickoff of the holiday shopping
season, #GivingTuesday will inspire
people to take collaborative action
to improve their local communities,
give back in better, smarter ways to
the charities and causes they support
and help create a better world.
Taking place December 2, 2014
the Tuesday after Thanksgiving
#GivingTuesday will harness the
power of social media to create a
national moment around the holidays
dedicated to giving, similar to how
Black Friday and Cyber Monday
have become days that are, today,
synonymous with holiday shopping.
Habitat of Fulton County will
coincide the #GivingTuesday initiative
with its annual contribution campaign
to raise funds to build a decent, safe,
affordable home for a local family in
need. We hope to begin this project in
spring of 2015. Donors will be added
to the Square Foot Club - every $50
donated builds one square foot of this
home; approximately 1350 square
feet total is needed to complete this
project. 561 square feet have been
raised to date, leaving an additional
789 square feet needed to reach the
current goal.
Seeing an opportunity to channel
the generous spirit of the holiday
season to inspire action around
charitable giving, a group of friends
and partners, led by the 92nd Street
Y (92Y), came together to find ways
to promote and celebrate the great
American tradition of giving. Thought

leaders in philanthropy, social media


and grassroots organizing joined
with 92Y to explore what is working
in modern philanthropy and how to
expand these innovations throughout
the philanthropic sector. The concept
gained steam, and with the help of
the United Nations Foundation and
other founding partners, more than
10,000 organizations have joined
the movement and are providing
creative ways people can embrace
#GivingTuesday and collaborate in
their giving efforts to create more
meaningful results.
#GivingTuesday is a counter
narrative to Black Friday and Cyber
Monday because it reminds us that
the spirit of the holiday giving season
should be about community and
not just consumerism, said Kathy
Calvin, CEO of the UN Foundation.
The most meaningful gift we can give
our children, loved ones, friends and
neighbors is the commitment to work
together to help build a better world.
Pledges and donations can be
made by individuals, groups, families,
workplace teams, corporations and
groups
representing
faith-based
organizations. All donations are
tax-deductible. Those interested in
joining #GivingTuesday for Habitat
for Humanity of Fulton County,
Ohio can visit www.habitatfco.org,
www.facebook.com/habitatfco, mail
donations to: PO Box 333, Delta, Ohio
43515 or contact our office: 419-3357000 or director@habitatfco.org for
more information. Donations and
pledges to volunteer are both needed
and can be part of #GivingTuesday.
#GivingTuesday is meant to inspire
people to take collaborative action to
improve their local communities, give
back in better, smarter ways to the
charities and causes they celebrate
and help create a better world.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

Wauseon Downtown Association


Seeking Prince & Princess For
Christmas Parade 2014

WRESTLING TEAM ... Standing: M. Ziegler, T. Ziegler, K. Newcomb, J. Dehnbostel, T.


Dominique, C. Fauver, C. Watkins. Kneeling: W. Fauver, D. Kohli, D. Forbes, R. Figy,
G. Fausey, J. Miller. Not present: M. Wanner.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH, 2014

The Wauseon Downtown Association


is looking for a Christmas Parade Prince
and Princess. Do you have a child
who has dreamed of being a prince or
princess for the day? If you have, then
pick up a Prince/Princess form at the
Wauseon Public Library. The contest
form is simple. Just tell us why your
child or grandchild wants to be the
Christmas Parade Prince or Princess.
The children need to be old enough to
ride on the float themselves but young
enough to still enjoy it, so preferably

kindergarten to third grade students.


The contest forms may be picked up
at the Wauseon Public Library or at the
Leggett Street Primary School office,
and are due back to the library before
November 20th.
The Wauseon Downtown Association
Annual Christmas Parade will be on
Saturday, November 29 at 7p.m. For
more information write to P.O Box
3, Wauseon, Oh 43567, email us at:
wauseondowntown@gmail.com or check
out our web site.

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Expanding The Academic Muddy Mud Hen Scheduled


To Make Appearance At
Season; Would It Work?
Wauseon Christmas Parade

By: T.J. Hug

THE VILLAGE REPORTER

How I spent my
Summer Vacation.
The
perfect
essay
question.
Virtually
everyone has had to fill
a blank sheet of paper
with the intimate details
of their time away from
school at one time or
another. And many a
teacher have filled their
first day back with
students discussing the
various activities or trips
the latter took on over
the Summer.
This might not always
be the case, though,
if State Senator Eric
Kearney has anything to
say about it.
Kearney, a Democrat
from Cincinnati, has
proposed
legislation
that would tack on an
additional forty days to
both public and charter
schools throughout the
state of Ohio. Why would
he do this?
My
goal
is
to
make
Ohio
students
competitive in the global
market place. Kearney
said in a public statement.
In the worlds leading
economies, students go
to school substantially
longer than students in
Ohio.
Kearney
goes
on
to site students from
poorer families, and the
disadvantages they face
in terms of academic
activities
outside
of
school, as further reason
this change is necessary.
Is it practical, though?
Its very easy to say
you want things a certain
way, said Larry Long,
Superintendent of the
Millcreek-West
Unity
School District, but I
dont think theyve looked
at everything.
In
particular,
Long emphasized the
family activities all too
commonly
associated
with summer, such as
vacations or farming.
Cramming vacations into
a single month may not
be possible for many, as
those parents who work
throughout the Summer
would all be requesting
the same period of time
off from their jobs. Entire
industries would simply
have to cease functioning
for a month, and many of
them arent going to do
that.
In rural communities
like those in Williams
and Fulton Counties,
the summer season is
a crucial time of year.
Fathers and mothers rely
on their children to carry
some of the workload,
preparing the younger
generations to take over
the farm one day. That
tradition, as well as the
money earned during
this time, would be
greatly diminished under
this proposal.
I think its a bigger
factor than the school
district, Long claimed of
the family issues.
There would be some
issues with the districts,
however.
I cant imagine any
of our employees would
be willing to work those
amount of days for the
same pay, Long pointed
out.
And with the state
of Ohio funding public

The Wauseon Downtown Association


is pleased to announce the local 5/3
bank has graciously offered to sponsor
Muddy Mud Hen for our Annual
Christmas Parade, Saturday, November
29. New this year, you and your family
may enjoy a winter ride in a surrey for
minimal fee after the parade. There

is still time to get your entries in.


Contact us through our web site, www.
wauseondowntown.org or email us at:
wauseondowntown@gmail.com or mail
your entry to P.O. Box 3, Wauseon, OH
43567.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

Wauseon Chamber Of Commerce


Announces Upcoming Annual Dinner

HILLTOP SUPERINTENDENT LARRY LONG

schools, especially those


in rural areas, less and
less, it doesnt seem like
a massive stretch that
the burden of paying
increased
wages
for
school employees would
be put back onto local
taxpayers.
Then there are other
issues such as when
building
maintenance
and
cleaning
would
take place. Custodial
staff typically take the
whole summer to give
their schools and buses
a good once over. When
would they be able to do
that if students occupied
the building almost year
round? And what about
those buildings that dont
have air conditioning
installed?
Not to mention that,
with all the state requires
of teachers, many of
them need to complete
further coursework at
universities during the
summer. There would
also be the question of
when they would be able
to do that under the
proposed plan.
Tourism would also be
a consideration. Summer
hotspots such as Cedar
Point and Kings Island
higher a decent amount
of high school kids during
their busy season.
I would think they
would be against this,
proclaimed Stryker Local
Schools Superintendent
Nate Johnson.
Actually, Johnson has
a few concerns of his own
regarding the extra days
legislation.
Perhaps
the
most
prominent
of
these
would be in regard to
state testing. With the
current system, students
end their testing with
around a week to go
before summer vacation
begins. This gives the
students a well deserved
break for their hard
work prepping for and
taking the standardized
tests. Adding days to the
school year could take
that break away if testing
dates arent moved.
Extending after that
date would be a disservice
to the students, Johnson
stated.
Johnson
also
expressed his frustration
that legislators are the
ones pushing these kinds

of decisions. The Ohio


Department of Education
was
to
orchestrate
policies in this realm,
but are currently being
dictated to by said
legislators. The biggest
issue with this model
is that it is difficult to
believe a congressman
can encourage these
choices without having
an intimate knowledge
of what goes on in the
classroom.
It would be nice if the
legislators actually talked
to us, Johnson offered.
(If theyd) work with us
instead of directing us.
Overall, there seem to
be a plethora of variables
at play with this new
proposal, with many
of them not even fully
understood as of yet. As
this bill is still in the early
stages of the process,
legislators may want to
iron out the plan before
passing it.
In theory, I think it
may have some benefits,
stated
Long,
but,
in
practicality,
there
are some issues and
concerns that need to be
addressed.
As for what the future
holds for area schools,
Johnson isnt incredibly
worried.
No
matter
what
has been thrown at us,
schools
have
always
evolved.
How that evolution
would look is anybodys
guess. In fact, that would
make for a great essay
question.
T.J. Hug can be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

If we
meet by
accident
Dont Forget

Hit A
Deer, Win
A Turkey

The 2014 Wauseon Chamber of


Commerce will be holding its annual
dinner on Wednesday, December 3rd, at
the VFW Post 7424 on Ottokee Street at
6 PM.
This
year
the
chamber
will
be
recognizing
Don
Mathews
(posthumously) as the Citizen of the
Year. They will also be recognizing
Don Hayati with the I Love Wauseon
Award. Wendell and Cora Wood will
be recognized with the Public Service
Award and Boy Scout Troop 8 will be
receiving the Extra Mile Award.
These individuals and organizations

have consistently and over time


demonstrated their commitment to
improving the lives of others for the
benefit of the Wauseon community.
The chamber invites the community
to attend their annual recognition dinner
to honor the recipients contributions.
To reserve your spot at the dinner call
the chamber at 419-335-9966.
For more information, or if you have
questions, please contact Neil Toeppe,
Executive Director, Wauseon Chamber
of Commerce at 419-335-9966 or 419466-9347.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

From Dirt Roads To Railroads


Local Author Details The Unique
Development Of Wauseon
Native
Americans
settled the land that is now
known as Wauseon many
years before the first white
settlers arrived. Arcadia
Publishing released a
new pictorial history book
by local author Robert
Krumm on November
10. Wauseon uses over
200 vintage images to
detail the lives of the first
residents, the role of the
railroads, special events,
and the businesses and
industries
that
have
shaped Wauseon.
Wauseon became a
prosperous town in part
because it had three
railroads passing through
it.
These
railroads
connected Wauseon to
the rest of the country and
brought settlers, cargo
and mail. However, when
the first train stopped in
Wauseon, there were only
15 residents. The book
contains many images
of rail life like the first
trains, a wreck, and the
Barnum & Bailey Circus
train.
Wauseon
highlights
some of the major fires
that have occurred in
Wauseon.
Some
may
remember
the
1960
explosion of the junior
high school. In 2002,
the
historic
Arcade
building, which had been
transitioned
to
small
offices and apartments,
erupted
in
flames.

Additionally, in 2007,
another major fire rocked
the town, destroying Doc
Holidays Restaurant and
adjacent buildings.
Robert
Krumm
preserves the images of
the past so that the history
can be remembered in the
future. His book is being
released during the towns
160th anniversary.
Highlights of Wauseon
include:
Images of Wauseons
first dirt streets with
information about how
they were maintained.
Images
from
Wauseons
first
homecoming in 1934, and
the many homecomings
that followed.
Images of industries

like
the
flashlight
factory and the Malleable
Iron Works plant.
Available
at
area
bookstores, independent
retailers,
and
online
retailers,
or
through
Arcadia Publishing at
(888)-313-2665 or online.
Arcadia Publishing is
the leading publisher of
local and regional history
in the United States. Our
mission is to make history
accessible and meaningful
through the publication
of books on the heritage
of Americas people and
places.
Discover more
than 8,500 small towns
and downtowns athttp://
www.arcadiapublishing.
com.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

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Wauseon Middle School Students Achieve


Honor Roll Status For The First Nine Weeks
The following students
have obtained a 3.0 grade
point average or above
(*Denotes a 4.0 grade point
average):
6TH GRADE
Caylee Adkins
Payton Albright
Benjamin Allan
Ian Arps
Elizabeth Baker
Jaden Banister
Nicolas Barone
Jackson Bauer
Noah Becker*
Tyson Britsch
Jettie Burget*
Josie Callan
Cameron Cantu
Gentry Carter
Caden Case
Maddux Chamberlin
Ayden Cheney
Kaitlynn Christenson
Ava Conti
Jacob Couts
Kolton DeGroff
Uzziah DeLaCruz
Easton Delgado*
Darren Dong*
Brayden Everly
Caden Gallardo
Mykah Garrison
Elicia Garza
Kamron Goolsby
Dylan Grahn
Jacob Hageman
Noah Harman
Alexis Haury*
Carter Hite
Jordan Holthues
Zander Kesler
Ethan Kessler
Samantha Klawitter
Hunter Knapp
Samantha Knauer
Gabe Kuszmaul
Cooper Lane
Audrey Leininger
Katie Lynch
Iziah Maya
Matthew McDaniel
Lexe McQuillin
Mackenzie Menningen
Natasha Miller
Damon Molina
Hunter Nofziger*
Kenneth Nye
Hayley Orzechowski
Eleanor Oyer
Emily Parker*
Connar Penrod*
Andrew Perez
Levi Perkins
Leanne Pownall*
Ian Pratt
Chelsie Raabe
Jaxon Radabaugh*
Joshua Richer
Logan Richer
Victoria Rios
Maysyn Rodriguez
Serenity Rogers*
Quinlynn Rohda
Lance Rupp*
Noah Sauber*
Gabriel Schmucker*
Jac Schroeder*
Kamdyn Shaffer
John Shema
Chaney Sigg
Haylee Smith
Rachael Smith
Loren Starkweather
Lexus Stipp

Kiara Stutzman
Cody Tanner
Luvena Taylor
Nolan Thourot
Zachary Vajen
Braden Vernot*
Juan Villarreal
Jayden Walther
Trevor Wensink*
Lucas Wheeler
Layton Willson*
Mariah Wittenmyer
Haleigh Wurst
7TH GRADE
Samantha Aeschliman*
Branden Arredondo
Spencer Bailey
Kelcy Blanchong*
Wyatt Blosser
Megan Carroll*
Macey Coronado
John Eckman
Victoria Fahringer
Harlee Floss
Jessica French*
Laurel Garbers
Daisy Giguere
Zevin Gleckler*
Ethan Glover
Jameson Gray
Katelyn Guanci
Shawn Hanson
Rylee Hull
J.T. Hutchinson*
Faith Jasso
Jade Johnson
Cole Karcsak
Owen King
Alizia Kudlica
Jordan Lange*
Grace Leininger
Madisyn Lindley
Gavin Lotozynski
Brandon Martinez
Brandon Michael
Marin Miller*
Kennedy Nation
Mercedez Osley
Marah Patterson*
Andrew Pile
Christian Powers-Whiting
Elena Pratt
Garrett Puehler
Alyssa Ramos
Skylar Reckner
Jebediah Reeves
Catherine Richer
Maria Rocha
Maggie Roelfsema*
Bailey Roof*
Delanie Roush
Briley Rupp
Sierra Rupp
Alicia Rutledge
Silas Sanchez
Trenton Sauber
Callie Schnitkey
Brooke Schuette
Holden Serres*
Katelyn Shadbolt
Kyle Silveous
Paige Smith
Chase Soltis
Wes Spadafore
Ashtyn Stiriz
Logan Tester
Noah Tester*
Damian Veith
Tiffany Villaruz
Levi Waldron*
Amanda Wendt
Troy Whitmer
Sydney Zirkle*
8TH GRADE
Kodi Albright

James Allan
Zemam Altahery
Trent Armstrong*
Makenna Ashbaugh
Tristan Barajas
Jacob Barone*
Madison Baugh*
Monica Betz
Brady Blaylock
Danielle Bryan*
Caden Burget
Christian Cantu
Maggie Carder
Zachary Carroll
Michael Cheezan
Aliza Dauterman
Ashtyn Falor
Nolan Flint
Sam Frank*
Justin Freestone
Kelsey Garcia*
Alex Gray*
Kennedy Grime*
Kyrin Grime*
Aaron Harris
Ashley Hitchcock
Emily Hoeffel
Genesis Hoot
Caleb Juan*
Mackayla Kearney
Sierra Killy*
Jordyn Kinnersley
Anna Koenig
Levi Krasula*
Rachel Lee
Stanley Legenza
Juan Loera
Madison Lulfs
Caleb Macklin
Matthew Manson
Marissa Martinez
Jadon Meeker
Dylan Michael
Lindsay Miller
Austin Molina*
Jaelyn Myers
Kalyn Nofziger*
Christina Norman*
Brianna ONeill
Eric Parker
Samantha Petz
Lindsay Renfer
Jillian Reynolds*
Brandon Rhodes
Benjamin Richer
Hannah Richer
Maya Nikol Riley
Gavin Ritter*
Victoria Rocha
Brianna Ruby
Cecilia Saldivar
Kaylei Satkowski
Lexi Sauber
Lucas Schang
Jaiden Shellenberger
Alisa Shelt*
Jozef Shema
Jozlyn Smallman
Paige Smith
Zebadiah Smith
Aubrey Starkweather
Alexis Suarez
Mya Suarez
Anias Thompson
Isaac Thourot
Morgan Todd
Xavier Torres*
Madison Trejo*
Tristan Uribes
Canidate Vickery*
Nykaiya Villaruz
Michael Waite*
Julie Waldron
Levi Whitman
Amber Wolpert*
Raven Yarnell

Wauseon FFA Competes


In State Soils Contest
On October 11th the Wauseon FFA competed in the State Soils contest, in Newark,
Ohio. FFA members that made it to state were Mac Warncke, Sam Richer, Conner
Johnson, and Elliot Bingham. Placing 14th in state was Mac Warncke, followed by
Sam Richer in 18th and Conner Johnson placing 80th. Giving a great effort was
Elliot Bingham who placed in 166th place. The Wauseon FFA placed 7th overall as
a team and have made WHS proud! Congrats to every team member this year, hope
to see you next year.
Joshua Collins, Wauseon FFA Chapter Reporter

Adrienne Schmucker Of
Wauseon Travels To China
For Study-Service Term
GOSHEN,
IN
Adrienne
Schmucker
of Wauseon, OH, is
participating
in
the
Goshen (Ind.) College
Study-Service
Term

(SST) in China during the


fall semester. Adrienne,
a junior Theater major
at Goshen College, is
spending
13
weeks
studying, serving and

living with host families


in
China.
Adrienne
attends West Clinton
Mennonite Church.
SST is a 13-week
program thats divided
into two distinct parts.
During the first half of
the journey, students
dive headfirst into the
local culture, usually
in the countrys capital
city, with intensive study
and language instruction
alongside other Goshen
College students. For the
second leg of the journey,
students begin work on a
volunteer service project,
often in a more remote
part of the country.

4th Quarter Fulton County


Traffic Fatalities Reviewed By
Safe Communities Coalition
Wauseon, OH The Fulton County
Safe Communities Task Force met on
Thursday, October 16th to review traffic
related fatalities in the county from
June 30, 2014 through September 30,
2014. One accident with three fatalities
was reviewed and recommendations

were given to try to help prevent future


accidents. For more information about
the Fulton County Safe Communities
Task Force please contact Rachel
Kinsman or Karen Pennington at 419337-0915.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

Wauseon Elementary Students


Shine On The First Honor
Roll Of The School Year
The following students
have achieved high enough
grades in the first nine
week period to make the
honor roll (** indicates all
As):
Third Grade
Andrews, Derek
Andrews, Magdalene
Bailey, Emily**
Barajas, Dominic
Barnes, Jolie
Burt, Kacy**
Cheezan, Nicholas
Cheney, Wynn**
Clymer, Kaden**
Crossgrove, Allena
Ehrsam, Kaylin
Felzer, Elijah
Garcia, Autumn
Goings, Aiden
Green, Xander
Hageman, Ella**
Hallett, Aariyah
Hays, Brianna
Henricks, Emme
Hite, Joanne**
Holcomb, Emily
Irwin, Chance
Kovar, Austin
Lange, Jared
Langenderfer, Jamison
Leininger, Dane
Leininger, Garrett**
Lilly, Daniel
Martin, Ian
Milliman, Kaden
Moser, Alivia
Nagel, Bailey
Neifer, Kainoa
Nofziger, Lincoln
Oneill, Carter
Pack, Danica
Parsons, Trey
Patterson, Logan
Pauley, Reece
Poling, Desiree
Poorman, Logan
Reber, Alexis
Richer, Carrie**
Ringler, Susan
Robinson, Shawn**
Rodriguez, Mariana
Rupp, Teagan**
Shellenberger, Issiac**
Shema, Maria
Siefker, Zorah
Smith, Carson
Smitley, Jaythen
Spieles, Ann**
Steffel, Madelyn
Stein, Nicole
Taylor, Zander
Tester, Levi**
Thourot, Landen**
Torres, Benicio
Villareal, Aresa
Wagler, Alex
Wagner, Alayna
Waldron, Kylie
Wenger, Carson**
Wyse, Tate**
Fourth Grade
Aeschliman, Austin
Albright, Ella

Armstrong, Jude**
Balent, Ethan
Barajas, Jazmine
Borton, Ethan**
Bourn, Isaiah
Callan, Jackson
Calvin, Grace
Carder, Megan
Carr, Danielle**
Carr, Rachel
Case, Addyson
Colon, Jillian
Coronado, Avery
Delgado, Eli
Dixon, Ezra
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Foote, Kya
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Gerig, Macy**
Gerken, Calaway
Gleckler, Jackson
Gleckler, Lyric
Goodman, Dawson
Gype, Ben
Hall, Jadyn
Hartsock, Keaton
Hays, Katie
Henricks, Layne
Hines, Landon
Hoot, Jayme
Kessler, Zaidan
Kuntz, Natalie
Leatherman, Jack
Leininger, Alden
Little, Kage
Marks, Ryan**
Meraz, Ashton
Nation, Reece
Panico, Kane
Ramos, Jayde**
Reeder, Beau
Rhoades, Grace**
Roblero, Yasmin
Rotroff, Lukas
Roush, Drue
Sanchez, Samaria
Siefker, Zeb
Siefker, Zeph**
Smith, Issac
Smith, Samuel**
Soltis, Clay
Spiess, Jacob
Strezinski, Oskar
Torres, Zaden**
Twigg, Collin**
Valvano, Brynn
Vasvery, Rylee
Vielma, Aciano
Walbolt, Isabelle
Wensink, Macey
Yackee, Madyson**
Zuniga, Chloe
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Allison, Jay-R**
Ballard, Austin
Bauer, Evan**
Brown, Garrett**
Burt, Carson**
Carroll, Kadence**
Cheezan, Anthony
Chester, Nicholas**
Chittum, Braden
Daley, Brayden
Demoulin, Kaylyn

Duden, Maggie**
Dulaney, Tucker
Eberle, Andrew**
Ehrsam, Benjamin
Estep, Cameron**
Fisher, Jadyn
Freshour, Alyssa
Fruchey, Ian
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Louy, Kendra
Maness, Jadelyn
Manz, Ava
Martinez, John
Mccarley, Emma
Mcginnis, Myley
Mckean, Tucker
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Morr, Riley
Mullins, Selena
Nagel, Connor**
Nofziger, Carter
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Pelok, Autumn**
Poorman, Kaylee
Powers, Krue
Ramirez, Isaac
Richer, Jane
Richer, Nathan
Riley, Braelyn**
Ringler, Noelle
Ritter, Mason
Robinson, Zach**
Roderick, Mckenna
Rodriguez, Ellie
Rufenacht, Amber
Santiago, Chase
Satkowski, Kara
Shehorn, Kyle
Siler, Kylie
Snyder, Jayden
Stein, Samantha
Stevens, Cam
Stricklen, Alyssa
Stump, Bryson
Stump, Clay**
Tester, Jonas**
Tester, Luke**
Twigg, Connor
Waldron, Logan**
Wasnich, Hunter
Wilkie, Janelle
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Four County Preschool Students


Go Trick-Or-Treating In School

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TRICK OR TREAT ... Preschool children from the Four County Career Center Day
Care Center went trick-or-treating through the school on Halloween gathering
candy and goodies from the staff at the Career Center. Shown above, the trick-ortreaters include (FRONT - LEFT TO RIGHT) Aubree Vandock (Wauseon); Jordan
Geiger (Defiance); Lucy Mendoza (Wauseon); Monroe Barton (Napoleon); (BACK LEFT TO RIGHT) James Geiger (Defiance); Blake Vandenberghe (Archbold); Parker
Niese (Defiance); Graham Hammon (Defiance); Carter Hammon (Defiance); Luke
INFORMATION PROVIDED Meienburg (Defiance); Mason Bachman (Napoleon); Kellen Hurst (Napoleon); and
Meyta Hieber (Deshler).

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Fulton County Senior Center Announces Fun Upcoming Events

The Fulton County Senior Center


has a variety of upcoming events
planned at all of its sites in Wauseon,
Fayette, Swanton, Archbold, and Delta.
Join them on Wednesday, November
19 for a day trip to see the Toledo
Walleye face off at 10:30 a.m. against
the Fort Wayne Komets. This is a
Senior Appreciation Day at Huntington
Center. In 2013, over 1,800 seniors
and caregivers from northwest Ohio
attended. Transportation will leave
from the Wauseon site at 8:45 am.
Cost for this trip is $15. Please pay
in advance. Bring money to eat lunch
at the rink. The last day to sign up is
November 12.
The Fayette Opera House is excited
to announce two events in December.
On Sunday, December 7, enjoy a
performance by local talent at 3 pm.
On Saturday, December 13, enjoy Joy
Bell, a hand bells Christmas program
at 7:30pm. Transportation available if
needed. Reserve a spot by Wednesday,
November 26 by calling Sherry Fry at
419-337-9299. Price is $15 per concert.
Interested in line dancing? Contact
Sherry Fry at 419-337-9299. Several
seniors have expressed an interest in

this low-impact, highly entertaining


form of exercise. Youre invited to join
in! Cowboy boots not required. No
experience necessary. Improve your
coordination and stamina and express
your interest today. Once a group is
formed, line dancers would meet on a
weekday afternoon in the Wauseon site
gym.
Try a one-time, one-hour, FREE
water exercise class on Tues. Nov. 18
from 1:30 to 2:30 pm at Elm Street
Rehab. Water temperature will be
87 degrees. Try arthritis-improving
exercises as well as moves with a pool
noodle. Sign up with Sherry Fry at
419-337-9299.
Assistant Director Cheryl Witt will
meet with seniors at several Fulton
County locations during November.
Witt offers assistance with Medicare
questions
including
Medicare
Open Enrollment, insurance billing
questions, Social Security sign up and
questions, referrals to other agencies
for help, fraud call communication,
business
call
help,
prescription
assistance and OPERS enrollment.
Appointments must be made in advance
with Cheryl by calling 419-337-9299.

Locations include: Thursday, Nov. 6


Swanton Library, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.,
Thursday, Nov. 13 Fayette Opera
House, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday,
Nov. 18 Memorial Hall, Delta, 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m., and Tuesday, November 25
10 a.m. to 2p.m at the Evergreen
Community Library, Metamora.
Winter weather is upon us. In the

case of a Level 2 or 3 snow emergency,


seniors may expect a phone call from
the automated phone system, One Call
Now. In addition, for those receiving
home-delivered meals, please make
arrangements with a family member
or neighbor to keep your driveway and
sidewalk free of snow and ice.
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& Wellness At Health Fair
ARCHBOLD, OHIO Northwest State
Community College nursing students
are hosting a Health Fair on Thursday,
November 13. In addition to health tips,
the fair will feature a flu shot clinic
courtesy of the Fulton County Health
Department. The entire event will run
from 9:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., with flu
shots beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Flu vaccines, both injectable and
mist, will be available for $40 or $55
for a high-dose vaccine for those 65
and older. This years vaccine offers
additional protection, including two B
strains and two A strains of influenza.

Nursing students will offer free


blood pressure screenings, skin cancer
derma scan screenings, information on
cardiovascular health and more, said
Deb Mignin, NSCC nursing faculty.
With cold and flu season approaching,
now is a great time to stop by for a flu
shot and tips on how to stay healthy
this fall and winter.
The Health Fair will be held in the
Atrium at NSCC. It is free and open
to the public. For more information,
visit
NorthwestState.edu
or
call
419.267.5511.
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7 Fast Ways To Go Green Today

Individuals may not be able to reverse global climate change on their own, nor
can one person working alone prevent a species of animal from becoming extinct.
But collective efforts in which communities make concerted efforts to protect the
planet have the potential to bring about significant change.
Such efforts need not even be extensive. When widely adopted, the following
ways to go green can benefit the environment in myriad ways, and each is rather
easy to adopt.
1. Sort the trash. A substantial amount of household waste can be recycled,
but too frequently people throw out things in haste. Cans, bottles, aluminum foil,
paper bags, plastic bags, and plastic containers can be recycled or put to use in
other ways. When you examine things that end up in the garbage, you may find
that such items have utility elsewhere. Take a few minutes to analyze if something
can be reused before tossing it out.
2. Carpool to school or work. Carpooling greatly reduces wear and tear on vehicles and can reduce the need for costly repairs while saving fuel. Tufts University
professor William Moomaw, co-author of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on
Climate Change report, calculated that if American commuters would carpool for
just one day per week, they could significantly reduce Americas carbon emissions
by 2050. Carpooling to school and work also cuts down on the number of vehicles
on the road during times of gridlock, reducing the propensity for accidents and
traffic jams.
3. Buy local products. Purchasing locally grown foods or products produced

nearby reduces the need to transport those products while cutting back on packaging as well. Visit farmers markets on the weekend to stock up on items used for
meals during the week. This will greatly lower your energy footprint, and you wont
have to spend much time traveling for your meals.
4. Turn off a few lights. There is no need to have every room in the house illuminated, especially when those rooms are unoccupied. Consciously turn off the
lights, televisions, radios, and other electronics after you leave a room to cut down
on energy usage.
5. Plant native greenery. Trees, shrubs and other plants improve air quality
while providing a home to wildlife. Plants produce oxygen and store carbon, helping
to control greenhouse gases and keep the atmosphere cooler. Plant more trees or
other plants around the house, which helps the environment and adds some aesthetic appeal to your property. Choose native plants that will thrive in your climate.
6. Turn down the thermostat on your water heater. A standard water heater is
set to 140 F, but many people do not need water that hot. Turn it down a few degrees, and youll save energy and reduce the risk of scalding.
7. Fix plumbing leaks. Leaky toilets can waste a substantial amount of water,
some as much as 200 gallons per day. Fixing leaky toilets as well as any faucets
around the house can help conserve energy and save money on your monthly water
bill.
Going green doesnt involve a large investment of time or money. A variety of
small changes can be effective when a good number of people do their part.

Getting Kids To Go Green


Eco-friendly lifestyles arent just
for adults. Encouraging kids to go
green at a young age can set them
up for a lifetime of making decisions
with the environment in mind. The
following are just a few ways parents
can impart a sense of responsibility
to the environment on their youngsters.
Lead by example. Many kids try
to mimic their parents behaviors,
and moms and dads can take advantage of that by making sure kids
see them as they recycle, conserve
water or make other eco-conscious
choices.
Encourage eco-friendly hobbies. Todays youngsters have a host
of technology at their disposal, and
parents know full well that such access can be both good and bad. While
technology can enhance learning in
the classroom and beyond, gaming
systems and other electronic devices

have made it easy for kids to forgo


outdoor activities in favor of more
sedentary hobbies. Gaming systems
use a substantial amount of energy.
Parents who encourage more ecofriendly activities, such as reading
or playing outside, can get the best
of both worlds.
Ride bicycles more often. Reducing fuel consumption is one of the
most effective ways to reduce your
carbon footprint. Many kids love to
ride their bikes, and they might like
it even more if they understand the
positive impact that such a hobby is
having on their planet.
Teach kids to reuse products.
Reusing products is a great way to
cut back on waste. Items that would
once be tossed into the trash after
serving their purpose can be repurposed. Kids can get in on the
act, too. Gifts can be wrapped in
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October 2014 Was Colder & Dryer Than


Normal, With A Late Hors DOeuvre Of Snow
By: Timothy Kays
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
The recently released October climatology
breakdown from the National Weather Service in
North Webster, Indiana (KIWX) was not long on
surprises. The average monthly temperature was just
slightly cooler than normal in the Fort Wayne area,
and precipitation was near normal, the report said.
As with many October months, the report continued,
temperatures fluctuated significantly with highs
ranging from the middle 40s to the lower 80s, and low
temperatures ranging from the middle 50s to lower
30s. The month ended with light snow showers falling
on Halloween.
The average monthly temperature at Fort Wayne
was 51.8 degrees, which was just 0.8 degrees below
normal and ranked as the 33rd coolest October on
record dating back to 1912. The highest temperature
was 82 on the second, and the coldest temperature
was 30 on the 23rd. The daily average temperature
was below normal on 18 days and only one day, the
fourth, had an average temperature of more than 10
degrees below normal. There were three days with
an average daily temperature of ten or more degrees
above normal. The warmest day with respect to
average temperature departure was October 13th with
an average temperature 13 degrees above normal.
Precipitation for the month was 2.78 inches, which
was just 0.06 inches below normal. This ranked as
the 40th wettest October on record. Measurable
precipitation fell on 14 days and only 2 days had more

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Erma
Erma is a 1-2 year old
pit bull/boxer mix. She
knows how to sit and
shake on command. She
also enjoys playing fetch
and tug-of-war. She has
a lot of energy and would
do well in a home with
an active family.

than a half inch of precipitation...the 3rd and 14th.


October ended with a strong cold front blasting
through the region, followed by a winter mainstay, an
Alberta Clipper. Temperatures fell from the 40s into
the 30s in the afternoon on Halloween, and as the
winds changed from the southwest to out of the north
as the clipper passed, the winds that gusted as high
as 40 miles per hour made the falling temperatures
profoundly noticeable.
For those of us who girded up with cameras and
walked the sidelines of the local football games on
October 31, the weather started lousy, then went
downhillfast. Rain showers turned to snow showers
with some locations receiving their first measurable
snowfall of the season. Our area received generally
around a tenth of an inch of new snow, with grassy
areas retaining the coverage until sunrise on November
1, when the snow quickly vanished. We live in the Rust
Belt. Snow is a fact of life herebut that doesnt mean
that I have to welcome it with open arms and a happy
dance. Especially since it seems like just last month
that we finally stowed away our snow shovels.
The Climate Prediction Center is calling for a 33
percent chance of above normal temperatures for
November, with a 33 percent chance of lower than
normal precipitation. Their prognostication of above
normal temperatures for the area through July 2015
remains in place, with the potential of a deepening dry
cycle running through May of 2015.

Boots
Boots is a wonderful cat
who is very friendly and
outgoing. He gets along
well with other cats. He is
neutered and up to date
on vaccinations. Boots
would make a great addition to any family.

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 is $160 for dogs and $35 or 2 for $50
through August 31st for cats and includes the pets
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the appraisal and auction fields Kevin has a very extensive knowledge that
covers a broad area of the business.
A member of the National Association of Realtors, Ohio Association of
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Working with one of the largest real estate firms in NW Ohio my goal is
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH, 2014

The Village Reporter

CHURCH & SPIRITUAL NEWS

Devotional Thought / Fellowship of Christian Athletes


BY: REX STUMP - INCH BY INCH!

There are some people who seem to be blessed


with gifted lives and 100% success and joy. Then
there are others who experience daily pain, and
wonder if they will ever get through it. In between
the two, you find many who ride the rollercoaster of
both joy and pain. What about you? Have you ever
experienced a long season? Win a few, lose a few...
mostly lose a few. Maybe you have been praying for
something for a long time, and it seems that the answer is taking its time to arrive. Slower than what
you want. Why must we wait so long for good news?
I used to coach my players with this saying, Inch
by inch, life is a cinch. Yard by yard life is hard! I
wanted them to know that sometimes victory takes
time and effort. Instead of biting off too much at one
time or trying to do more than we are capable of take it in small bites. Overcoming a big deficit will
take some chipping away and perseverance. One
stage at a time, one action at a time...allow time for
things to progress.
When life is tough - that is how I coach, that is
what I preach.
In Mark 8:22-26 we find this story; When they
arrived at Bethsaida, some people brought a blind
man to Jesus, and they begged him to touch the
man and heal him. Jesus took the blind man by
the hand and led him out of the village. Then, spitting on the mans eyes, he laid his hands on him
and asked, Can you see anything now? The man
looked around. Yes, he said, I see people, but
I cant see them very clearly. They look like trees
walking around. Then Jesus placed his hands on
the mans eyes again, and his eyes were opened.
His sight was completely restored, and he could see
everything clearly. Jesus sent him away, saying,
Dont go back into the village on your way home.
We read story after story of Jesus instantaneously healing people, sometimes he did it without
even being present! And then we have this story of

a delayed healing. We know this miracle was not too


tough for Jesus. He didnt need extra time or power.
He just chose to heal this man in stages. Maybe he
wanted to show his disciples that sometimes healing comes in stages. We live in an instantaneous,
fast-paced, and get-it-now world. Instantaneous
is what we expect not only from the fast food place
but from Jesus too.
However, sometimes healing comes in stages.
We know that spiritual truths come in stages. What
we learned as a kid, sometimes doesnt make sense
or stick until we grow a little older. As time passes,
things become more clear and insightful.
The good news is that in the end the man is
healed completely.
You may be in a multi-stage of healing right now.
You may be waiting patiently for God to heal the
hurt, either emotional or physical. Maybe you have
asked for healing, you have sought help, and you
wonder...today Lord? Hang in there. He knows
the season you are going through and the kind of
day you are having. He hears our prayers and he
heals - sometimes instantaneously and sometimes
in stages.
Again, let me repeat this - Hang in there. He
knows, He loves you, and He heals. Sometimes immediately, sometimes in stages. Regardless at some
point and time - completely.
For more reading check out Romans 12:12,
James 5:7-8, Psalm 147:2-4, and 2 Peter 3:9
One final thing - after he was healed, he was told
not to back into the village on the way home. Thats
sort of weird, huh? But heres the deal. Once God
heals you, dont go back to where you were. Once
you are spiritually changed and you see the light,
dont go back to dark situations. You are different!
Walk in a new way of living for Him! Dont go back
to the old stuff.

MORE GENERAL AREA NEWS

Williams County Department Of Aging Announces


Upcoming Events For November & December
The Williams County Department of Aging has a
variety of upcoming events to be held in November
and December. The Thanksgiving Dinner will be
held on Thursday, November 20th at the Veterans
Memorial Building in Montpelier. Tickets are
required for the dinner, and they can be purchased
at any of the 7 sites. Tickets are $6.00. The meal
will be served at 11:30 that day and will include
traditional Thanksgiving meal of turkey, dressing,
mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, cranberry salad,
pumpkin pie, and rolls. Tickets sell quickly so
plan to purchase your tickets soon! The individual
centers will also be closed on this day.
The centers will be closed for the following

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holidays: Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday


after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas.
Doors open at 9:30 a.m. with music by DJs Bill and
Carol Brigle. North Central High School students
will entertain and help serve. Door prizes will also
be awarded. Tickets are available at all 7 sites.
Thursday, December 11 at 11:00 a.m. the
Maumee Senior Center Singers will be at the Bryan
Center for Birthday and Anniversary day to sing
Christmas carols. That same evening there will
be an evening meal at the Bryan Senior Center
followed by the Toledo Symphony Concert at 7 p.m.
at St. Patricks Catholic Church for ticket holders.
For tickets for the symphony orchestra, inquire at
any of the 7 centers or call the department office at
419-633-4317 for more information.
The Williams County Department of Aging will
be taking holiday orders for homemade cookies.
Selection choices include chocolate chip, sugar,
macadamia nut, snicker doodle, ginger, oatmeal
raisin, peanut butter, and raspberry filled. Orders
can be placed beginning November 24- December
23. Order forms are available at all 7 Senior Center
sites.
The Williams County Department of Aging
consists of seven Senior Center sites in the county.
The Bryan, Montpelier, and West Unity sites are
open Mondays-Fridays while the Stryker, Edon,
Edgerton, and Pioneer sites are open MondaysThursdays. Each site offers meals, activities such
as bingo, crafts, Euchre tournaments, community
speakers, and exercise as well as opportunities for
special events and outings and great fellowship
with other seniors! Each site has its own calendar
of daily programming with special activities planned
for the holiday season. Consider joining one of them
this month!

PM

Winning The Battle


For A Generation

HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN TO SAY THANK YOU?


One cold Christmas Eve some 30 years ago the
Lord laid upon my heart one of my uncles, a kind
and generous man who had done many things to
benefit our family when I was very young. To the
best of my knowledge, no one had ever thanked
him, at least I know that I had forgotten to say
thank-you.
That night I wrote my uncle a long letter,
specifically thanking him for the many ways
he had helped our family. Writing that letter of
gratitude transformed me and opened doors in my
relationship to my uncle. Gordon MacDonald tells
a story about saying thank-you of a husband and
wife team who are three-day-a-week volunteers at
Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
MacDonald writes The wife works at the
information desk at the main entrance. Her
mission: To welcome and provide information for
people entering the hospital for the first time.
Her husband oversees a reception area for
families and friends of cancer patients who are
in surgery. His mission: To ensure that they are
comfortable and cared for until the surgeon comes
to tell them what has happened in the OR. When
Gordon MacDonald asked them, Why do you do
this? You could be snorkeling in Florida they said:
Because we are aggressively appreciated. Mass
General practices a culture of appreciation. You
can hardly go 15 minutes during the day without
someone on the MGH staff stopping you (from
hospital president to the cleaning staff) and saying
thanks and something like We couldnt do what
we do without you. Were made to feel like an
important part of a world-class medical team.
Weve never felt so completely valued in any other
organization.
Are you telling me, MacDonald replied, that
you receive more appreciation at the hospital than
you got when you once poured yourself into work at
our church? They answered slowly, firmly, maybe
even sadly: Theres no comparison.
We are only a few weeks away from Thanksgiving
but we are reminded in scripture to give thanks for
all things, all the time 1 Chronicles 16:8 (KJV),
8 Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon his name,
make known his deeds among the people.
While there is still time, tell someone thankyou, call them, write them, email them, text them,
Facebook them, whatever it takes, thank them.
Rick Jones, was former Executive Director of
Defiance Area Youth for Christ and serves
as a pastor of an area local church.

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& Nagel
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Public Notice

HELP WANTED - PART-TIME 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 assigned per route, Monday through Friday, approximately 3-5 hours/day. This person might be asked
to transport seniors to one of our nutrition sites and to
assist the site manager. The starting wage will be $8.00
per hour. All interested candidates should send applications to the Fulton County Senior Center by November 14
or visit www.fultoncountyoh.com for more information.
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PUBLIC NOTICE - The Montpelier Exempted Village


School District Board of Education hereby gives public
notice in accordance with Section 3307.353 of the Ohio
Revised Code that Vicki Martinich, who is currently employed by the Board of Education as Dean of Students,
will be retired and seeking re-employment with the Montpelier Exempted Village School District in the same position following her retirement. The Board of Eduction will
hold a public meeting on the issue of re-employing the
above-named person at the meeting to be held on February 10, 2015 at 4:45 p.m. in the choir room at the Montpelier High School located at 1015 East Brown Road,
Montpelier, Ohio 43543.

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West Unity Area


Chamber of Commerce

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Tuesday November 18, 2014


8:30 am to noon
at

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509 North Main, West Unity, Ohio


Featuring over a dozen Williams County
companies. There will be representatives
from the Plastic Injection Molding Industry,
Trucking Companies,
Automotive Companies,
and Staffing Services.
A little something for everyone.
DIRECT SUPPORT STAFF - FILLING HOME OF MERCY

Filling Homes is a non-profit organization for individuals with


developmental disabilities. We are seeking individuals to fill positions in Fulton, Henry and Williams Counties. Caring and compassionate employees are needed to provide assistance to our
residents in various levels of care in group and individual settings.
Training is provided, experience preferred but not necessary.
High school diploma or GED, a good driving record and a valid
drivers license is necessary. If interested, please apply in person
Mon - Fri., 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. or complete an application on line
at www.filling home.org.

HIRING NOW!
in Williams & Fulton Counties

Production
Assemblers
Robotic Welders
Press Operators
Machinists
General Labor

Prior experience required for some, but not all openings.


$9.00 - $12.00 p/hr. Apply online with our Bryan (job
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Location: North of Montpelier, OH on Rt. 7576. Note: St Joe
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and online bidding! Terms: 10% buyer premium on items $2500
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10x10 Dredge, SN:2001-11-30, Cat C12 Diesel, Rotary Cutter
Head, 45 Ladder, TruFlow 30 Pump, Approx. 8500 hrs. 1000
of 10 Pipe & Floats. Dewatering Wheel, ~20 Dia 400 Tons / Hr
Screens & Screws: Svedalia 6x20 Triple Deck Screen; 6x16
Single Deck; Kolberg 5x15 Screen; (2) Kolberg 5044 44x30
Sand Screws; Protech 54x30 Sand Screw; Eagle 36x30 Twin
Log Washer. 05 Rice Lake 100t Computer Truck Scale. Conveyors: 30x120 Radial Stacker, Power Drive; 30x95 Radial
Stacker; 36x90 Radial Stacker; 30x85 Radial Stacker; (3)
30x60 Radial Stackers; 36x200 Transfer; 36x125 Tunnel;
36x120 Transfer; (2) 30x75, (2) 30x60 & (7) other 36, 30 &
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Water Wagon; Komatsu D65P-6 LGP Dozer; ASV SR70 &
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Equipment & More.

Robert G. Frey, Auctioneer


Archbold, OH 43502 419-445-3739
www.freyandsons.net

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH, 2014