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EDON MONTPELIER PIONEER WEST UNITY FAYETTE STRYKER WAUSEON


(USPS 168-440) - Volume 6 Edition 4

YOUR LOCAL WEEKLY HOMETOWN NEWS SOURCE

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Fayette Review Building Donated For Dr. Clarence M. Butch Bell Jr., Its More
To Bean Creek History Center
Resetting & Retargeting Than Retirement
By: Timothy Kays
THE VILLAGE REPORTER

PHOTO BY MONICA SMITH, STAFF

PRESERVATION Once housing the Fayette Review, which served as Fayettes


local newspaper for several years, this building will soon be housing the Been Creek
Valley History Centers museum.
By: Chelsie Firestone

THE VILLAGE REPORTER

Fayette has never stopped looking


forward but it has also never forgotten
the importance of the past. The residents
there have always known what it seems
so many have forgotten You cannot
move forward if you have no idea where
you started from; securing the future
rests hand in hand in preserving the
past.
Fayette
Mayor
Ruth
Marlatt
addressed a full house and opened
the January 27 meeting of the Bean
Creek Valley History Center, explaining
the good that will come from the Gene
Beaverson familys recent donation of
the building, which formerly housed the
Fayette Review, to the Bean Creek Valley
History Center. An empty building
will be filled, the History Center will
have the space to store and showcase
their artifacts, and both residents and
scholars and will have a place to go and
learn about the Bean Creek Valley and,
perhaps, their own history.
The donation was idea of the
Beaverson daughters, Barbara Lester;
Fawn Schaffner; Cindy Mitchell; Chris
Pennington; and Danni Keefer, who
wished to donate the building in memory
of their brother, Mike Beaverson. Those
involved with the Bean Creek Valley
History Center could not be more
thankful for the loving and thoughtful
donation, which both honors a brother
and which gives the Center much
needed room for its growing collection
of artifacts.
The building will serve as a museum
for the Bean Creek Valley History

Center. The use of an old newspaper


building to house a museum is fitting
as both work, albeit in differing ways, to
archive and preserve the past.
The Bean Creek Valley History
Center was formerly under the umbrella
of the Fayette Opera House. While the
two entities are still very much tied
together and working together, they are
now separate entities as the Bean Creek
Valley History Center has incorporated.
The mission statement of the Bean
Creek Valley History Center reads The
corporation is organized exclusively for
charitable and educational purposes
and to encourage and facilitate the
gathering and sharing of information,
to attend workshops, do genealogical
research thus expanding the knowledge
of the history of the Bean Creek Valley
Region.
As such, the Center is seeking
donations of artifacts to help tell the
story of the Bean Creek Valley. Artifacts
for archival or display that are related
to the Bean Creek Region, which runs
from Devils Lake to just north of
the turnpike, are appreciated as the
Center works to continuously build
its collection. The Center is especially
interested in artifacts related to the Yost
family, who owned and operated the
Fayette Review for several years.
Anyone wishing to become a member
of the Been Creek Valley History Center
is encouraged to send correspondence
to the Been Creek Valley History Center,
Inc., 118 W. Main Street, PO Box 27,
Fayette, Ohio 43521. Membership
dues are $25 for an individual and
$40 for a family. Those seeking more
information on the Center
or the Bean Creek Valley
Region can also contact
the incorporators of the
center: Colleen Rufenact,
President (419.388.3518);
Ruth
Marlatt,
Vice
President (419.237.3061);
Lucy Molitierno, Secretary
(419.237.2830):
Julie
Miller,
Treasurer
(419.445.9743), and Tom
Spiess (419.237.2683).

When it comes to the question of who


is the most beloved physician in Williams
County, everyone will have an opinion,
and those opinions will, more than likely
be diverse. One name however, will be
a frequent flyer near or at the top of
the list: the one they call, ButchDr.
Clarence Bell. As a supposedly objective
and unbiased member of the media (a
rarity these days), I can be honest with
you that in the aforementioned category,
my opinion would indeed be biased.
For almost the last quarter century,
Dr. Bell has been the man tasked with
keeping me on the visitors list at the
local cemetery, and off the residents
list. Those of you who know me and
my adventures know that is, at best, a
difficult undertaking.
Undertakings like that are nothing
new for the Detroit native and member
of the North Central Class of 1970. Why
would a Motor City man find himself in
an area that is far from being urban? Its
all about family and family influences.
I grew up in Detroit, and moved to
Pioneer in 1966 when I was a freshman
in high school, he said. My uncle was
a veterinarian in Pioneer, Gene Sellers.
We would come down to visit him, and
thats how we first discovered Pioneer.
Both of my grandparents, maternal and
paternal, were rural people and lived on
farms. I spent a lot of time on the farms

PHOTO BY TIMOTHY KAYS, STAFF

REFOCUSED RETIREMENT Dr.


Clarence Bell remains dedicated to
serving those in need of compassion
and care.
in the summer, so it wasnt as much
culture shock as it sounds. It WAS
culture shock in terms of reality. Where
I went to junior highthere were two
CONTINUED TO PAGE 7

Williams County Spelling Bee


Spells Winner K-A-Y-L-E-E
By: Angi Walkup

THE VILLAGE REPORTER

Tough
words
like
appurtenances
and
loquacious kept the
audience at the Williams
County
Spelling
Bee
held in the Montpelier
auditeria in S-U-S-P-E-NS-E on Tuesday evening.
Kaylee McCaskey, a 6th
grader, from North Central
beat out Montpeliers
8th grader Bailey Ward.
Baileys
unfortunate
demise occurred when
she misspelled easel.
Kaylee had to spell her
next word in the round
correctly: goatee AND
spell the winning word
correctly: average.
Kaylee did just that
and won the opportunity
to compete in the next
round at IPFW in Fort
Wayne, Indiana on March
7th at 10 am.

SPELLING BEE CHAMPS ... Kaylee McCaskey (left)


and Bailey Ward (right) show off their first and second
place trophies. Congrats!
Kaylee and Bailey were
the last two students
standing
beating
out
students from Bryan,
Edon,
Edgerton,
Millcreek-West
Unity,
Stryker, St Marys and St.
Patrick schools.

Kaylee
follows
in
the footsteps of 2014
Williams County Spelling
Bee winner and fellow
North Central student
Trystan Yoder.
Angi may be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

"The Village Reporter"

Your Hometown News Source

Chelsie can be reached at


chelsie@thevillagereporter.com

PHOTOS BY ANGI WALKUP, STAFF

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Bee display their participation certificates after the event.

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Area Obituaries & Death Notices


Neil Twining (1929 - 2015)

Lucile M. Kosier (1923 - 2015)

Neil Frank Twining,


Lucile
M.
(Blain)
85, of Nettle Lake, Ohio
Kosier, 91, passed away
and formerly of Sylvania,
on the 25th of January,
Ohio, passed away on
2015 at Fulton County
January 24, 2015 in the
Medical Center, Wauseon,
lake house he built at
Ohio. She was born on
Nettle Lake with his loving
3rd of December, 1923
family by his side. He was
in Adrian, Michigan to
born on May 16, 1929 in
Arthur J. and Mary M.
Toledo, Ohio to Earl and
(Bryan) Blain.
Edith (Ahlfors) Twining.
Lucile (Lucy) grew up
Neil
graduated
from
in Adrian, Michigan and
Ottawa Hills High School
has lived in Wauseon for
in 1947 and attended The
over 70 years. She worked
University of Toledo. On
at Essex Wire for 30 years
September 28, 1963 he
and then retired after 17
married Loretta Clabaugh at Hope Lutheran Church years with Perfection Finishers. She was a member
in Toledo and she survives.
of the VFW Post 7424, Wauseon. In retirement Lucy
Neil was the owner and operator of the Twining enjoyed gardening, shopping for bargains, and caring
Company, formerly the Mobile Industrial Cleaners for her dog Suzey.
in Sylvania, Ohio from 1967-1990. He continued
Lucile was preceded in death by her husband of
to work for the company throughout his retirement 37 years, Wayne (Bud) E. Kosier, parents Arthur and
passionately designing and fabricating outdoor Mary Blain, brother and sister-in-law, Lester F. and
furniture for golf courses until 2005 when he moved Corrine Lowe and five siblings.
to Nettle Lake. Prior to the start of his company, Neil
Lucile is survived by her niece Cheryl (Ralph) Morton
worked for a time at Champion Spark Plug Company of Indooroopilly, Queensland, Australia, nephew Craig
in Toledo, where his father was Chief Engineer for the (Patricia) Lowe of Grove City, Ohio and niece Cynthia
Indy 500 races.
(Scott) Killy, Whitehouse, Ohio; special friends Martha
Neil had a great love for golf and had achieved a Servoss and family, Ruth Ann Tanner, Kyra Killy and
handicap of 6 as well as 3 hole-in-ones. He was a her beloved companion, Suzey.
member at Whiteford Valley Golf Club in Ottawa Lake,
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial
Michigan where he loved golfing with the Dirty Dozen. donations be made to Greater Lakes Caring Hospice.
Throughout his retirement he enjoyed playing Online condolences may be offered to the family at
in scrambles at Hidden Valley Golf Club in Angola, www.grisierfh.com
Indiana. Neil was a member of Hope Lutheran Church
in Toledo for over 40 years.
Neil is survived by his wife, Loretta Twining,
Allan D. Lichtenwald,
son, Mark (Melissa) Twining all of Nettle Lake, OH;
67, of Archbold, OH,
granddaughter, Jennifer Twining of Toledo and one
died Saturday, January
grandchild on the way; 4 nieces, Marsha (Gary) Welsh
24, 2015, at his home
of Clearwater, FL, Andi (Tom) ONeill of St. Pete, FL,
surrounded
by
the
Tina Moffat of Toledo and Laura Crary of Ojai, CA. He
comforts and love of his
is preceded in death by his parents and three siblings,
family, following a lengthy
Earl Twining Jr., Eleanor MacTaggart and Adele
battle
with
declining
Twining.
health. He was born June
A memorial service will be held on Friday January
3, 1947, in Morenci, MI,
30, 2015 at Hope Lutheran Church, 2201 Secor Rd,
to the late Douglas Leo
Toledo, OH at 11:00 am with Pastor Kevin Mackey to
and Irene Louise (Kutzley)
officiate. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to
Lichtenwald. Al married
the Thompson Funeral Home, Montpelier, Ohio. Online
his loving wife Ella Marie
condolences can be made at thethompsonfuneralhome.
Opdycke on June 30,
com
1967, and she survives.
Al was a 1965 graduate
of Gorham Fayette High
James
Marshall
School, and a life-long
Cramer, age 69, of Delta, resident of the area. He proudly served his country
passed away January as a member of the Army Reserve from 1966 1972.
27, 2015 at Whitehouse He farmed for 27 years, and later worked as a union
Country
Manor
after bricklayer for SA Storrs in Sylvania, OH, where he
a
courageous
battle retired in 2005. In retirement he was known as the
with T-cell lymphoma, greeter at E & S Auto & Tire in Archbold.
attributed to exposure of
Al enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren
Agent Orange. James was and adopted neighborhood grandchildren. He made
born in Columbus, OH frequent trips to the casino, and enjoyed camping,
on November 5, 1945, to where he was a skilled fire-stoker. In his younger
Paul and Evelyn (Arend) years, he enjoyed deer hunting and fishing.
Cramer.
Surviving in addition to his wife of 47 years, Ella,
After graduation from are their three children, Lisa (Rusty) Collins of Bryan,
Swanton High School, OH, Gwen (Scott) Caston of Fort Brag, NC, and Eric
Jim enlisted in the United (Stacy) Lichtenwald of Archbold; two brothers, David
States
Marine
Corps (Becky) Lichtenwald, and Ronald (Melody) Lichtenwald
and proudly served his both of Fayette; three sisters, Kathy Amos, Karen
country, doing two tours (Curtis) Bentley, and Vicki Lichtenwald all of Fayette;
of duty in the Viet Nam war. Jim was a truck driver nine grandchildren, Kylee, Alex, Sydney, Savanna,
his entire life driving for Beroske Farms and ONeill Sophie, Audrey, Alijah, Trinity, and Brea; his motherFarms. His greatest love was being outdoors fishing in-law, Hutoka Opdycke of Fayette; and numerous
and hunting.
nieces, nephews, and in-laws.
Jim is survived by his loving son, James (Robin)
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death
Cramer; grandson, Paul Cramer; sisters, Nancy by a brother-in-law, Bill Amos; and his father-in-law,
Cramer, Patricia (Gary) Rhoades; brothers, Bill and Floyd Opdycke.
Paul (Debbie) Cramer, nephew, Todd; niece, Ashley
Those planning an expression of sympathy may
(Ryan) Potts and their children Tanner and Cameron.
consider memorial contributions in honor of Al to the
Friends and family are invited to a gathering of Family Life Center. Friends can share memories and
remembrance for Jim from 2:00 - 4:00 PM on Saturday, condolences with the Lichtenwald family online at
January 31, 2015 at the Delta American Legion, 5939 www.eaglefuneralhomes.com
St Hwy 109, Delta, Ohio 43515; where Military Honors
will be provided by the Fulton County Honor Guard at
2:15 PM.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made
Betty Lou Sette, 79,
to the Fulton County Honor Guard, P.O Box 205,
of
Bryan and formerly
Wauseon, Ohio 43567 or Natures Nursery, P.O Box
of Camden, Michigan
2395, Whitehouse, Ohio 43571 in Jims memory.
passed away Saturday,
Arrangements have been entrusted to Barnes Funeral
January 24, 2015 at
Chapel, 5825 St. Hwy. 109 in Delta. Online condolences
Evergreen Manor Nursing
may be sent to the family through our website at www.
Home in Montpelier. She
barnesfuneralchapel.com.
was born on August 5,
1935 in Wright Township,
Hillsdale
County,
Michigan to Lewis and
Sylvia (Hephner) Dopp.
Betty graduated from
Waldron High School in
1953. On September 16, 1961 she married Alfred
Sette, Jr. and he preceded her in death on November
20, 2014.
Betty was a member of First Church of Amboy.
She was a homemaker. She enjoyed bowling in
Hillsdale. While Jr. still drove truck for Kustom Fit
of Ohio, Betty joined him on his travels.
Betty is survived by three daughters, Diane (Jack)
Resor of Montpelier, Deborah (John) Clements
Jr., of Pioneer and Gaylene (Jon) Swartz of Lyons,
Ohio; one son, Scott Sette of Hudson, Indiana, six
grandchildren, four great grandchildren; and two
sisters, Edith Stuck and Virginia Maxson both of
Pittsford, Michigan.
She was preceded in death by her parents,
husband Jr., five brothers and two sisters.
Donations may be made to First Church of
Amboy or the American Lung Association. Online
condolences can be left for the family at www.
thethompsonfuneralhome.com

Allan D. Lichtenwald (1947 - 2015)

James M. Cramer (1945 - 2015)

V E T E R A N

V E T E R A N

Betty L. Sette (1935 - 2015)

Jerry L. Gee (1939 - 2015)


Jerry L. Gee, Sr., age
75, of Wauseon passed
away January 23,2015 at
the Fulton County Health
Center. Prior to his retirement he had been employed
by Kuntz Construction.
Mr. Gee was born on February 5, 1939 in Fulton
County, the son of the late Lawrence and Lucille Gee.
He married the former Marilyn Dickman on December
22, 1962 and she survives. He was a member of the
Emmaus Lutheran Church of Wauseon. He was a U.S.
Army veteran.
Besides his wife, he is survived by son Jerry Gee, Jr.
and daughter Josette (Robert Temple, Jr.) McCowan
both of Wauseon; grandson Kaleb (Susie Campbell)
Leahy; Great-grandson James Leahy and Greatgrandaughter Adalyn Leahy.
The family requests that memorial contributions
be made to a charity of the donors choice. Online
condolences may be made to the family at www.
grisierFH.com. The Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in
Wauseon has been entrusted with arrangements.

V E T E R A N

Mildred E. Beaverson (1917 - 2015)


Mildred E. Beaverson,
97 years, of West Unity,
passed
away
Friday,
January 30, 2015 in her
home with her family by
her side. Mildred was
born
September
20,
1917 in East Liberty,
Ohio, the daughter of
the late Pearl and Daisy
(Benton) Patrick. Mildred
was raised by Pearl and
Alice Weller from a young
age. She was a 1935
graduate of Fayette High
School, where she was a cheerleader. She married
Rollin Dutch Beaverson on August 21, 1937 in
Angola, Indiana, and he preceded her in death on
August 26, 2003. Millie was a devoted wife, mother,
and grandmother and assisted her husband in
operating the family farm. She enjoyed fishing and
going camping.
Surviving are her two sons, Larry (Linda)
Beaverson of Traverse City, Michigan and Jerry
(Jan) Beaverson of Pewee Valley, Kentucky; nine
grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 11 greatgreat-grandchildren; one brother, George Patrick
of Berne, Indiana and her caretaker, Joyce Yoder
of West Unity. She was preceded in death by her
husband, Dutch, one son, Philip Ronnie Beaverson,
two brothers, Morris and Sam Patrick and one sister,
Thelma Herring.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested
memorial contributions be made to Community
Health Professionals Hospice, 127 Blakeslee Avenue,
Bryan, Ohio 43506. Condolences may be sent to the
family or the online guest book may be signed at
www.oberlinturnbull.com
ADDITIONAL OBITUARY ON PAGE 15

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH, 2015

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

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

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EDON POLICE
Warning, Speed (2)
Citizen Assist
Family Dispute
Medic Run
Warning, Headlight
Citizen Assist
Parking Complaint
Citation, Speed (2)
Citizen Assist
Alarm Drop
Wellbeing Check
Citizen Assist
Citation, Speed
Warning, Speed

FAYETTE POLICE
No reports received at time of press.
MONTPELIER POLICE
No reports received at time of press.
PIONEER POLICE
No reports received at time of press.
STRYKER POLICE
No reports received at time of press.
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WEST UNITY POLICE


19) Breaking & Entering
19) Speed/Warning
20) Medical Emergency
20) Unruly Juvenile
20) Wellbeing Check
21) Lock Out
21) Parking Violation
21) Theft
21) Agency Assist (2)
22) Lock Out (2)
22) Drug Complaint
23) Medical Emergency
23) Telephone Harassment
23) Theft
23) Wellbeing Check
23) Agency Assist
24) Citizen Assist
24) Speed/Citation
24) Agency Assist
25) Wellbeing Check

(Jan 26) 212 Jefferson St, Open Door


(Jan 26) 950 E Oak St, Run Away or
Unruly
(Jan 26) 887 Burr Rd, Alarm Drop
(Jan 26) 722 Fairway Dr, Narcotics
(Jan 26) 1265 N Shoop Ave, Accident
(Property Damage)
(Jan 26) 940 E Leggett St, Alarm
Drop
(Jan 26) 840 W Elm St, Civil Matter
(Jan 26) 1489 N Shoop Ave, Alarm
Drop
(Jan 27) 840 W Elm St Unit 700,
Assault
(Jan 27) 700-B S Shoop Ave, Accident
(Property Damage)
(Jan 27) 123 S Fulton St, Alarm Drop
(Jan 27) 320 Sycamore St, Alarm
Drop
(Jan 27) 390 Joanna Dr, Welfare
Check
(Jan 28) 555 W Linfoot St, Accident
(Property Damage)
(Jan 28) 840 Parkview, Assault
(Jan 28) 230 Clinton St, Telephone
Harassment
(Jan 28) 135 N Maplewood St, Suspicious Activity
(Jan 29) 940 E Leggett St, Alarm
Drop
(Jan 29) 843 Wood St, Welfare Check
(Jan 29) 625 N Shoop Ave, Welfare
Check
(Jan 29) 225 E Linfoot St, Alarm Frop
(Jan 29) 604 S Shoop Ave, Unit 200,
Menacing
(Jan 29) 940 E Oak St, Larceny
WILLIAMS COUNTY SHERIFFS
OFFICE
The Williams County Sheriffs Office and the Multi Area Narcotics Unit
executed a search warrant at 02107
US 20, Edon OH. This resulted in the
arrest of Joseph L. Green, age 55, for
Illegal Assembly of Chemicals to Manufacture Methamphetamine, a felony.
He was taken to CCNO, additional
charges are pending.
WILLIAMS COUNTY CRIMINAL
David L. Jones, Stryker, OH, Disorderly Conduct Jail: 30 days, with 24
suspended. Fine: $250. Costs: $215.
Not allowed to contact victim, Dustin
Jones.
Randy Maag, West Unity, OH, Disorderly Conduct Fine: $75. Costs:
$85.
James Maag, West Unity, OH, Disorderly Conduct Fine: $75. Costs:
$85.

WILLIAMS COUNTY TRAFFIC


David
L. Jones, Stryker, OH, OpWAUSEON POLICE
erating
Under
a Suspended License
(Jan 22) 731 Fairway Dr Unit 1, Iden
Fine:
$300.
Costs:
$115.
tity Theft
Joseph
C.
Boggs,
West Unity,
(Jan 22) 425 Cole St Unit 404,
OH,
Fictitious
Registration
Waive
Larceny
Amount:
$250.
(Jan 23) 300-B S Shoop Ave, Welfare
Steven L. Northrup, Edon, OH,
Check
A.C.D.A.
- Waive Amount: $155.
(Jan 23) 824 N Shoop Ave, Larceny
Deborah
L. Fugate, Montpelier, OH,
(Jan 23) 421 Potter St, Wire Down
Open
Container
Waive Amount:
(Jan 23) 810 N Shoop Ave, Larceny
$175.
A.C.D.A.
Waive Amount:
(Jan 23) 309 Barbara Dr, Telephone
$150.
Seatbelt

Waive
Amount: $70.
Harassment
Joseph
F.
Moran
Jr.,
Montpelier,
(Jan 24) 612 Burr Rd, Suspicious
OH,
Improper
Registration
Waive
Vehicle
Amount:
$125.
Expired
Plates

(Jan 24) 206 E Leggett St, Loud Noise


Waive
Amount:
$125.
(Jan 24) 206 E Leggett St, Accident
Donald L. Headley Sr., Montpelier,
(Property Damage)
OH,
Seatbelt Fine: $20. Costs: $40.
(Jan 24) 245 E Willow St, Investigate
Scott
L. Stuckey, West Unity, OH,
Complaint
Seatbelt
Fine: $30. Costs: $40.
(Jan 24) 425 E Park St, 911 Hang Up
Gary
L.
Gallagher, Montpelier, OH,
Contact In Person
70/55 Speed Fine: $46. Costs: $79.
(Jan 24) 303 E Walnut St, Drunk
Norman E. Dickman Jr., Fayette,
With Gun
OH,
Seatbelt Waive Amount: $70.
(Jan 25) 725 S Shoop Ave, Animal Call
Brandon
S. John, West Unity, OH,
(Jan 25) 448 Marshall St, Suspicious
A.C.D.A.
Fine:
$50. Costs: $79.
Person
Amber
D.
Osborn,
Pioneer, OH,
(Jan 25) 1088 Barney Oldfield Fr,
40/25
Speed

Fine:
$40.
Costs: $85.
Welfare Check
Mark
A.
Phillips,
Montpelier,
OH,
(Jan 25) 1489 N Shoop Ave, Alarm
Improper
Registration

Waive
Drop
Amount: $125.
(Jan 25) 232 E Elm St, Hit-Skip
Ryle J. Smith, Edon, OH, 68/55
(Jan 25) 485 E Airport Hwy, Accident
Speed
Waive Amount: $125. Fine:
(Property Damage)
$46.
Costs:
$82.50.
(Jan 25) 1100-B Apache Dr, Dog at
Jackie
L.
Litwiller, Fayette, OH,
Large
Tag/Sticker
Violation

Waive
(Jan 25) 485 E Airport Hwy, Larceny
Amount:
$125.
(Jan 25) 725 S Shoop Ave, Narcotics
Mark A. Harrington, Stryker, OH,
(Jan 26) 730 Pine St, Run Away or
69/55
Speed Waive Amount: $125.
Unruly
Amalia
E. Hernandez Izaguirre,
(Jan 26) 485 E Airport Hwy, Larceny

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH, 2015

Wauseon, OH, 71/55 Speed Waive


Amount: $125. Fine: $46.
Chase W. Flory, Stryker, OH, Seatbelt Fine: $30. Costs: $40.
Bruce W. Deardroff, Pioneer, OH,
66/55 Speed Waive Amount: $125.
Heather L. Hageman, Montpelier,
OH, 67/55 Speed Fine: $40. Costs:
$79.
Kattie M. Lee, Stryker, OH, Failure
to Control Fine: $71. Costs: $79.
Jack W. New, Fayette, OH, Violation of Lane/Line Waive Amount:
$150.
Brooke M. Hammond, Edon, OH,
Failure to Control Fine: $65. Costs:
$85.
Tina K. Bavin, West Unity, OH,
72/55 Speed Waive Amount: $125.
Jessica E. McDaniel, Pioneer, OH,
Seatbelt Waive Amount: $70.

A.C.D.A. - Fine: $102. Costs: $88.


Constance J. Nofziger, Wauseon, OH,
Assured Clear D Waiver Amount:
$190.
Debra L. Grzymkowski, Montpelier, OH, Failure to Control Waiver
Amount: $190.
Jason M. Dietrich, Wauseon, OH,
Failure to Control Waiver Amount:
$190.
Kevin L. Putnam, Fayette, OH, 44/25
Speed Waiver Amount: $165.
Jade E. Pontious, Wauseon, OH,
Physical Control Fine: $500. Costs:
$80.
Santisouk Champada, Montpelier,
OH, 82/70 Speed Waiver Amount:
$117.
Nathan E. Goodman, Wauseon, OH,
40/25 Speed Waiver Amount: $127.
Seatbelt - $73.
Tiffany L. Law, Wauseon, OH, ExMarietta M. Irvin, Montpelier, OH, pired Registration Fine: $37. Costs:
Stop Sign Waive Amount: $150.
$80.
Lindsay A. Newell, Pioneer, OH, ExHeidi L. Betz, Wauseon, OH, Stop
pired Plates Waive Amount: $125.
Sign Fine: $37. Costs: $80.
Gwen S. Kellogg, Montpelier, OH,
36/25 Speed Waive Amount: $125.
FULTON COUNTY CRIMINAL
Melony L. Odonley, Montpelier, OH,
James D. Wilson, Wauseon, OH,
Traffic Light Fine: $40. Costs: $85. Theft Jail: 45 days. Fine: $250.
Costs: $78.
WILLIAMS COUNTY
Derek Allen, Montpelier, OH, Drug
DISSOLUTIONS GRANTED
Paraphernalia Fine: $50. Costs: $78.
Tobey Davis, of Bryan, OH, and John Possession of Marijuana Fine: $50.
B. Davis, of Pioneer, OH.
Costs: $54.
Megan L. Lerma, Fayette, OH, Theft
FULTON COUNTY
Fine: $250. Costs: $78.
SHERIFFS OFFICE
Michael W. Heath, Wauseon, OH,
Sheriff Roy Miller reports that on Underage Alcohol Consumption Fine:
January 27, 2015, the Fulton County $100. Costs: $70.
Sheriffs Office received a call of suspicious activity on US 20A (Airport High- FULTON COUNTY COMMON PLEAS
way) near County Road 5. Deputies
A Delta, Ohio woman was sentenced
were given a description of the vehicle on January 23, 2015, in the Fulton
which was located in a business drive County Common Pleas Court. Crystal
east of Delta, Swancreek Township. Wright, age 55, previously pled guilty
During a joint investigation, Deputies to Misuse of Credit Cards. According
and Delta Police Officers found the to Fulton County Prosecutor Scott A.
suspects vehicle was reported stolen Haselman, on or about May 12, 2014
out of Montpelier. Five suspects were to June 14, 2014, Ms. Wright used
then arrested on various charges and the credit card of an elderly person
warrants as follows: Schuylar Winkler, to make unauthorized purchases.
age 21, of Defiance, arrested on a Pa- Judge James E. Barber sentenced
role Violation; Kylie Cranson, age 19, of Ms. Wright to two years of commuBryan, arrested on Possession of Drug nity control. He ordered Ms. Wright to
Instruments; Misty Lane, age 28, of serve 10 days in CCNO, pay prosecuEdgerton, arrested on an out-of-county tion costs and counsel fees, pay reswarrant; Tristen Reynolds, age 22, of titution of $637.05, not consume or
West Unity, arrested for Possession of possess alcoholic beverages or illegal
Drug Instruments; and James Black, drugs, not enter bars or taverns, comage 18, of Bryan, arrested for break- plete 20 hours of community service,
ing and entering. The arrests led to the and have no contact with the victim
Multi Area Narcotics Unit being called or the victims family. Failure to abide
and the discovery of an active meth lab by these conditions could result in Ms.
at 424 Rulf Street, Defiance. The Multi Wright serving 10 months in prison.
Area Narcotics Unit dismantled multiple meth labs at the residence. The
FULTON COUNTY
M.A.N. Unit was assisted at the scene
CRIME STOPPERS
by Defiance Police Department and
The Fulton County Crime Stopper
Defiance City Fire Department. More Program would like your help in solvchanges are likely after the prosecu- ing the following crimes:
tor reviews the case. Mugshot photos
Authorities are investigating a clusof the individuals are available at the ter of break-ins and thefts in the are
Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio of County Road 5-2 and Rainbow Drive,
website: ccnoregionaljail.org
Delta. Between December 17 and 18,
2014, an unattached garage was broken in to on County Road 5-2. Tools,
FULTON COUNTY TRAFFIC
Jobe G. Reynolds, Fayette, OH, OVI/ a Botsch drill and baseball bag were
First Offense Jail: 1 year. Fine: $500. taken, totaling $320. A vehicle breakin was reported on Rainbow Drive. A
Costs: $88.
Jeffrey J. Jasso, Wauseon, OH, wallet and DVD player were stolen. On
Physical Control Fine: $500. Costs: December 18, a vehicle parked on Rainbow Drive was entered and a purse
$88.
Daniel A. Oberhaus, Wauseon, OH, was taken containing cash and bank
OVI/First Offense Fine: $575. Costs: cards.
Authorities are also investigating
$88.
a
theft at Archbold Equipment, 4982
Mark A. Schang, Wauseon, OH, ExSH
66, Archbold. Between Friday, Depired Plates Fine: $37. Costs: $88.
cember
26 and Sunday, December 28,
Eli M. Wright, Wauseon, OH, Follow2014,
a
2014
Bobcat was driven off the
ing Close Waiver Amount: $125.
front
lot.
The
Bobcat
is Model T750IT4,
Dexter L. Aeschliman, Wauseon, OH,
serial
#ATF613771,
and
is valued at
Seatbelt Waiver Amount: $81.
$79,000.
Andres Rocha III, Wauseon, OH,
If you have any information conOVI/First Offense Jail: 20 days. Fine:
cerning these crimes that could lead
$800. Costs: $88.
to the arrest and incarceration of the
Taylor M. Merillat, Fayette, OH,
person(s) involved, please contact the
D.U.S. - Fine: $200. Costs: $88.
Fulton County Crime Stopper Hotline.
Edwardo Navarro, Wauseon, OH,
Anyone with information about these
Failure to Yield Fine: $37. Costs: $88.
or any other felony will be eligible for
Ashley E. Kerr, Stryker, OH, 83/70
a reward of up to $1,000 cash. Call
Speed Waiver Amount: $125.
is confidential and anonymous. The
Julian
Molina,
Wauseon,
OH,
number to call day or night is 1-800A.C.D.A. - Fine: $102. Costs: $88.
255-1122, toll free.
Preston W. Lantz, Wauseon, OH,

THE VILLAGE REPORTER - YOUR HOMETOWN NEWS SOURCE - 3

Montpelier Business Searched During


Williams County Sheriff Announces
Illegal Gambling Investigation
Year-End Statistics & 2015 Budget

MORE POLICE & FIRE NEWS

Williams County Sheriffs Office Year


Statistics 2014:
Reports Handled - 4,490, up by 439
Municipal Court Traffic Cases
OVI - 30
Regular Traffic - 257
Misdemeanor Criminal Cases - 154
Common Pleas Court
Felony Charges - 173
Papers Served - 608
Prisoner Transports - 255
Extraditions - 19
MAN Unit Drug Cases
130 Cases Involving 111 People
Search Warrants - 10
Probation/Permission Searches - 23
Meth Labs/Meth Dump Sites - 58
Arrests - 75
Involving 154 Charges as Follows:
Cocaine/Crack Cocaine - F/5th Degree
-6
Heroin - F/5th Degree - 20
Marijuana - F/5th Degree - 3;
Misdemeanors - 3
Paraphernalia - Misdemeanors - 2
Methamphetamine - F/3rd Degree - 2;
F/4th Degree - 3; F/5th Degree - 42
Assembly Chemicals to Manufacture
Methamphetamine F/3rd Degree - 22
Manufacture Methamphetamine F/2nd Degree - 14
School/Children Present - F/1st Degree
-9
Prescription Drugs - F/2nd Degree - 1;
F/3rd Degree - 2; F/5th Degree - 6;
Misdemeanor - 1
Corrupting Another With Drugs - F/2nd
Degree - 1
Endanger Children - F/3rd Degree - 2
Illegal Conveyance of Drugs into
Detention Facility - F/3rd Degree - 2
Operate Vehicle with Hidden
Compartment to Transport Drugs F/2nd Degree - 1
Tampering with Evidence - F/3rd
Degree - 1
Abusing Harmful Intoxicants Misdemeanor - 1
Juveniles - Delinquent
Tampering with Evidence - 1
Prescription Drugs - 1
Williams County Sheriffs Office
Budget/Reports/Employees from
1998 to Present:
1998 - Budget: $1,101,731.69; Reports:
5,110; Employees: 26
1999 - Budget: $1,144,252.04; Reports:
4,744; Employees: 25
2000 - Budget: $1,174,510.04; Reports:
5,333; Employees: 25
2001 - Budget: $1,398,585.40 Reports:
5,220; Employees: 25

2002 - Budget: $1,298,290.54; Reports:


5,317; Employees: 26
2003 - Budget: $1,387,516.54; Reports:
5,550; Employees: 25
2004 - Budget: $1,388,035.00; Reports:
5,535; Employees: 25
2005 - Budget: $1,393,267.00; Reports:
5,515; Employees: 25
2006 - Budget: $1,459,107.00; Reports:
5,291; Employees: 27
2007 - Budget: $1,492,820.00; Reports:
5,126; Employees: 28
2008 - Budget: $1,546,056.00; Reports:
4,881; Employees: 27
2009 - Budget: $1,492,843.00; Reports:
3,434; Employees: 20 - Layoff 8
2010 - Budget: $1,298,178.31; Reports:
3,779; Employees: 20
2011 - Budget: $1,255,311.54; Reports:
4,090; Employees: 19
2012 - Budget: $1,155,503.48; Reports:
4,049; Employees: 18
2013 - Budget: $1,155,503.48; Reports:
4,051; Employees: 17
2014 - Budget: $1,076,484.96; Reports:
4,490; Employees: 17
Counties By Comparable Numbers:
Williams
16 total clerks & bailiff; Wages $745,834.00; Population - 38,000;
Dollars Per Person - $19.62
Defiance
18 Deputies, 3 clerks; Wages 0
$1,149,183.00; Population - 39,000;
Dollars Per Person - $29.47
Henry
13 Officers, 1 admin, has dispatch;
Wages - $955,000.00; Population 28,000; Dollars Per Person - $34.00
Fulton
18 road - C/D - 2 Clerks; Wages $1,075,000.00; Population - 42,000;
Dollars Per Person - $25.60
Van Wert
16 Road - CD - 1 Admin Ast., Has
Dispatch; Wages - $828,000.00;
Population - 29,000; Dollars Per Person
- $28.55
Wyandot
14 road, 1 admin ast., has dispatch;
Wages - $876,000.00; Population 25,000; Dollars Per Person; $35.00
Putnam
14 Officers, 1 C/D, 1 Captain, 3-Clerks,
has dispatch; Wages - $956,000;
Population - 35,000; Dollars Per Person
- $27.30
Paulding
11 Officers, 1 admin; Wages - $575,000;
Population - 19,500; Dollars Per Person
- $29.49
These numbers are comparing Road
officers and clerks; it is not counting
Dispatch or Jail.

U.S. Marshals Arrest Sex Offender


Wanted In Ohio For Rape
The San Diego Fugitive
Task
Force
(SDFTF)
coordinated by the United
States Marshals Service
in
collaboration
with
the
Williams
County
Ohio
Sheriffs
Office,
and the Imperial County
Sheriffs Office, arrested
a registered sex offender
who was wanted out
of
Williams
County,
Ohio for the rape of his
mentally
handicapped
stepdaughter.
Ricky
Rothenbuhler
was
arrested Thursday in Slab
City, an unregulated
campsite located in the
desert of southeastern
California.
Rothenbuhler
had
been on the run since
October,
after
being
indicted for Rape of a
Minor and for failure to
notify the authorities of
his change of address.
Immediately after learning
of the indictment, he fled
Ohio and travelled to
California, settling into
the drifter haven of Slab
City, where he attempted
to remain anonymous.
The
Adam
Walsh
Child
Protection
and
Safety Act, passed in
July 2006, designates the
US Marshals Service as
the lead federal agency
to track and arrest noncompliant sex offenders

nationwide.
Soon
after
his
disappearance from Ohio,
the
Williams
County
Sheriffs Office passed
along information they
had developed to the
US Marshals San Diego
Fugitive
Task
Force,
who immediately began
assisting them with the
case. After an intensive
joint investigation, the
SDFTF, in conjunction
with
the
Imperial
County Sheriffs Office,
began closing in on
Rothenbuhler, who was
eventually cornered as
he attempted to hide in
Slab City. Task Force
Officers
approached
Rothenbuhler
and
apprehended him without
incident on Thursday
at approximately 12:00
PM. At the time of his
arrest,
Rothenbuhler
had significantly altered
his appearance by losing
weight and dying his hair.
Ricky
Rothenbuhler
was booked into the
Imperial County Jail and
will be arraigned tomorrow
in magistrate court in El
Centro, California. He
will then be transferred
to Ohio, where he will
face the Williams County
Common Pleas Court.
The San Diego Fugitive
Task Force is a division

of the Pacific Southwest


Regional Fugitive Task
Force (PSWRFTF) and is
comprised of 16 federal,
state, and local agencies
and is part of a network of
US Marshals Task Forces
across
the
country.
The San Diego Fugitive
Task Force arrests more
than 2,300 dangerous
criminals every year. The
PSWRFTF is one of seven
congressionally
funded
fugitive task forces all
across the country.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

Cut Rate Tobacco Shop on Whittaker


Way in Montpelier was one of three area
businesses that the Ohio Investigative
Unit and local polices officers executed
search warrants for on Thursday,
January 29.
The searches were part of an
illegal gambling investigation. Other
businesses searched include a second
Cut Rate Tobacco Shop in Bryan and a
Petro 2 Truck Stop on American Road in
Napoleon.
Officers seized eight slot machines,
a quarter push machine, records, and
money associated with gambling during
their searches on the Cut Rate Tobacco
Shops in Bryan and Montpelier.
The Petro 2 Truck Stop has been
issued citation against its liquor permit
for seven counts each of acquire,
possess, control, or operate a gambling
device, game of chance for profit, or
scheme of chance; operating a gambling
house; and recklessly permitting public
gaming.
Criminal charges will be presented
to prosecutors for each location. A
subsequent administrative case against
Petro 2 will be presented to the Ohio
Liquor Control Commission after the
criminal charges are complete.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

PHOTO BY SARAH YEAKEY, STAFF

SEARCHED ... The storefront of the Cut


Rate Tobacco Shop in Montpelier. The
shop was searched January 29 as part
of an illegal gambling investigation.

D.A.R.E. Program Gives Students


Powerful Decision-Making Skills
By: Helen Elkins

THE VILLAGE REPORTER

If knowledge is power,
then the graduates of
the
D.A.R.E.
program
will have what it takes to
tackle future challenges.
Revamped for the fast
paced,
ever
changing
digital
age,
D.A.R.E.
provides
more
than
just drug and violence
awareness.
They seek to equip
students with knowledge
about
bullying,
good
citizenship and helping
one another, nonverbal
communication
and
listening, peer pressure,
responsible
decision
making,
dealing
with
stresses,
basic
communication
skills,
internet safety, over-thecounter and prescription
medication, and distracted
FULL OF SUPPORT Williams County Sheriff Steve
driving.
Schools all over the Towns shows his support for the D.A.R.E. Program
country are continually and Deputy McCord.
being confronted with
Funding for the D.A.R.E. officer
constant changes in society, and what
position currently comes from the
children face today is very different from
general fund, with some monies being
what they faced even 20 years ago.
reimbursed from grants given by the
The D.A.R.E. program has been Attorney Generals Office and the
updated and is relevant to what our ADAMS Board.
students face in their everyday lives,
Sheriff Steven M. Towns brought
said Deputy Sheriff Paul McCord, back the D.A.R.E. program and believes
second-year Officer for the program.
it is an essential part of our students
Not only is he the D.A.R.E. Officer, education and growth.
Deputy McCord is also a trained and
During his campaign for office, Sheriff
certified School Resource Officer and an Towns said that if there were no other
ALICE instructor.
way to provide for the D.A.R.E. program,
School safety has become an he would attempt to find private funding.
important issue and a priority and is He is very committed to supporting the
being addressed by the School Resource schools in any way he can.
Officer and ALICE training. While
Private contributions do currently
Deputy McCord is in the schools for come in to help with the budget, but
D.A.R.E. classes, he can identify possible there is still a need for more support
problems and improve the security of to guarantee the D.A.R.E. program
the schools.
continues.
Should a problem arise, quick and
For more information on growing
critical thinking is important for student trends in the community and to keep
safety. The ALICE program teaches the current on the program, visit the
students to think critically, he said.
Williams County D.A.R.E. Facebook
Not only does Deputy McCord page. They also provide essential tools
work with the 5th graders in the for helping parents.
D.A.R.E. program, but he has plenty of
Donations to help fund the program
opportunities to interact and positively can be made to the Williams County
influence many students during the Sheriffs
Department.
For
more
school day.
information about contributing, visit
It is my goal to make sure our the Williams County Sheriffs Office
students are prepared to face whatever website at williamscosheriff.com or their
arises, said Deputy McCord. Critical Facebook page.
thinking is something that will be useful
Helen may be reached at
for the rest of their lives, he added.
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

PHOTOS BY HELEN ELKINS, STAFF

LEARNING IS FUN Students listen to words of wisdom from Deputy McCord


about what their future holds and how they can face challenges life throws at them.

4 - THE VILLAGE REPORTER - YOUR HOMETOWN NEWS SOURCE

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH, 2015

Edon 8th Graders Travel To


Former Edon Teacher
Dan Thiel: Scholar & Friend Four County To Explore Options

PHOTO BY JOHN WINRIGHT, STAFF

FORMER TEACHER ... Dan Thiel,


former teacher at Edon Northest Local
Schools, inspires many.
By: John Winright

THE VILLAGE REPORTER


Not to give up under any circumstances
should be the motto of our life: we shall
try again and again, and we are bound to
succeed. There will be obstacles, but we
have to defy them. So do not give up, do
not give up! Continue, continue! The goal
is ahead of you. If you do not give up, you
are bound to reach your destined goal.
Sri Chinmoy, The Jewels of Happiness:
Inspiration and Wisdom to Guide Your
Life-Journey
On Tuesday of this past week I took off
on a drive to Northwest Ohio, heading for
Blakeslee tor my first On the Road Again
type report. It was a beautiful cold crisp
winter day. The skies were a clear baby
blue with a bright sun and the ground was
covered with a fresh sparkling of white
snow.
As I traveled across the countryside
many memories came to mind. Once I
came to my destination, which was a
farmhouse a couple of miles north and
east of Blakeslee, I was ready for my first
interview with Dan Thiel.
Dan and I have known each other
for many years, and I have always been
impressed by what he has accomplished in
his life through many challenges that were
presented to him as a person.
Dan was born on June 23, 1944 in
Garrett, Indiana to Louis and Esther (Hug)
Thiel and was raised in rural Blakeslee,
Ohio on a 74 acre farm which is where
he presently lives. He would eventually
become one of 12 children, six boys and
six girls that his parents had.
Back in those days life was much
simpler and easy going than what it is
now. Most mothers didnt work and folks

lived off the land and the full time job that
the father held.
As Dan said, they always had food on
the table and a roof over their head. Even
though they were a large family, they made
ends meet. His parents sacrificed daily and
their entire life for each of their children.
As the school years started for Dan, he
attended kindergarten at Edon Northwest
in Edon, Ohio. When he entered the
first grade it was at the former Blakeslee
Catholic Parochial School and he went
there until he graduated with the eighth
grade class of 1958. There were ten
students in that class, five boys and five
girls.
The following year he would return
to Edon Northwest as a Freshman.
Throughout high school Dan would excel at
academics and football. He loved attending
school and being around all of his fellow
students. This was a great time in his life
and gave him many special memories.
Following his graduation in 1962, Dan
entered college at Bowling Green State
University where he was on the Freshman
Football team. He attended there until
June of 1964.
That is when a tremendous change and
challenge came upon the life of this young
country boy from a large family.
Dan was the statistician for a Semi Pro
baseball team from Blakeslee that summer
and during a game in June he became ill.
He went home and went to bed then later
in the evening his parents took him to a
hospital.
It was found that he developed an
abscess on his lower spine that tragically
left him paralyzed from the waist down.
He now was facing the greatest challenge
of his life. The first part of that challenge
was just to survive and the second part
was overcoming pity and depression and
making the decision to move on with his
life. The support of his family and friends
throughout this ordeal was a key factor in
his recovery. Especially his parents!
Dan never forgot his fathers advice
and encouragement as a youth to go to
and complete college. He had started the
journey before this tragedy, now he had to
make a decision to continue on.
One of the first things he did during
the recovery process was to wheel his way
out to his 1957 Ford with a determination
and desire to move on with life. He had to
teach himself to drive again with limited
mobility. He had to get in the car and store
his wheelchair behind the seat. Although
his mother was scared to see him take off
down the road by himself in the initial trip,
everything worked out and Dan taught
himself to commute from place to place.
Because Bowling Green University did
not have handicap access in 1967 Dan
enrolled at the University of Toledo and
graduated from there in 1970 with a BS
in Education (Dual Major in Mathematics
and Comprehensive Social Studies). He
also has an MS in Guidance.

CONTINUED ON PAGE 15

Edon High School Hosts


Academic All-Star Honors Dinner
Together with their parents, current
National Honor Society members at Edon
High School were recognized during the
Fourth Annual Academic All-Star Honors
Dinner held Tuesday, January 20, 2015
at the Edon Schools Auditeria. Board of
Education members and administrators
joined the honored guests for a delicious
sit-down lasagna meal prepared by
Cafeteria Manager Bobbi Brown and
served by high school teaching staff; once
again, a luscious dessert was especially
prepared for the occasion by Louise Dick.
After thanking everyone for attending
this special evening, NHS Chapter
Advisor Mark Blue first congratulated
each members parents on the continued
support given them before going on
to acknowledge students not only for
their academic performances but also
for achievements exemplifying the NHS
attributes of leadership, scholarship,
service and character as well.
Edon High School
2015 National Honor Society
Members and Parents
Landon Bloir
Son of Jason and Tricia Bloir
Kaitlin Chrisman
Daughter of Greg and Tammy Chrisman
Breanna Davis
Daughter of Sarah Willitzer
Alexia Ewers
Daughter of Ed and Kristen Ewers
Tyler Frantom
Son of Jim and Heather Frantom
Kaela Gearhart
Daughter of Andy and Kerri Gearhart

Autumn Joice
Daughter of Chris and Pam Joice
Emily Kaylor
Granddaughter of Sam and Barb Steffes
Alex Kiess
Daughter of Andy and Carey Kiess
Alex Kirkingburg
Son of Lindy and Sharla Kirkingburg
Andrew LaDuke
Son of David and Sue LaDuke
Kyle Long
Son of Steve and Terri Long
Colten Lyman
Son of Chad and Shannon Lyman
Karlin Munger
Daughter of Kathy and Troy Dwyer
James Peckham
Son of Mike and Annette Peckham
Phillip Richmond
Son of Hope and the late Gene
Richmond
Kaden Sapp
Son of Kyle and Stacy Sapp
Tyler Seaman
Son of Rick and Cindy Seaman
Kaitlyn Sonneberger
Daughter of Carl and Jan Sonneberger
New members will be formally
inducted into the Edon Chapter of
the National Honor Society during an
impressive candlelight ceremony planned
for Monday, February 2, 2015 at the
school. Featured speaker for the event
will be Jonathan Curtis, EHS Class of
1999 and West Point graduate.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH, 2015

PHOTO PROVIDED

CAREER GUIDANCE ... Edon Middle School 8th graders participated in Exploring
Careers Hands On for 8th Graders (ECHO for 8th Graders) held at Four County
Career Center. Career Explorers from the Career Center guided the students through
several careers that were of interest to the 8th graders as they are looking forward
to planning for their future. Shown with Edon 8th graders (LEFT TO RIGHT) Shelby
Moran and Jonathan Fifer are Career Explorers Alex Weirauch, Law Enforcement
& Security Tactics (Stryker); and Marissa Smith, Veterinarian Assistant (Edgerton).
ECHO for 8th Graders is made available to all 8th graders in the four county area.

CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS


Edon Northwest Spelling Bee Champion Victoria Green was incorrectly identified
as being the daughter or Ron and Debra Green in our January 21 edition. Victoria
is the daughter of Paul and Debra Green. We sincerely regret the error.

WHAT WE READ YEARS AGO - THE EDON COMMERCIAL

1965 Edon High School FFA

FFA ... Seated: Steve Best, Jim Brigle, Stuart Livensparger, Steven Smith, Larry
Bowles, Alan Hake. Top: Craig Hanenkratt, Dwight Kohl, Bill Nester, Richard
Trausch, Larry Allomong, Barney Maugherman, Don Wherle, Kenneth Trausch,
Jerry Robison, Rodney Gilbert, Lonny Bowles, Melvin Swank, Marvin Mason,
Rodney Bauer, Bob Prine, Scott Dick, Fred Fikel, Neil Kohl, Mr. Etzler.
EDON COMMERCIAL
80 YEARS AGO
FEBRUARY 1935
School news reported by Dayton
Young for the sophomores - We had
tests Monday in English, Biology, and
History. The Biology test was about
Posture and the Human Body.
One of our classmates, Donald
Mettler in person, skated behind a car
going 55 miles an hour on a glare of
ice. Suddenly, he hit a spot of sand
and was thrown, but fortunately
wasnt hurt.
70 YEARS AGO
FEBRUARY 1945
Drifted roads caused another suspension of school Tuesday. In the
wind-driven snow with visibility bad
one school bus bumped into another
bus ahead. Mail carriers had plenty
of trouble making their rounds. Burl
Knapp got stuck in a drift at the Lester
Bordner farm northeast of town until
midnight after a number of farmers
helped shovel the road.
A demonstration on the mending
of clothing will be given by Miss Bilderback, home demonstration agent
at the home of Mrs. Maier Friday.
Mrs. Ted Smith returned Thursday
to her home in Elizabeth City N.C.
after a month visit with her parents
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Siebenaler and
other relatives.
Hi Eaton and the Kline boys have
put in a repair shop in the Nold building, formerly occupied by R.T. Athy.
Misses Gloria Merrifield, Dottie
Herman, and Nora Lee Beltz attended
the wedding of Miss Imogene Davis
and Raymond Stark at the Catholic Church in Edgerton Saturday.
The girls were invited to the wedding
breakfast after the ceremony.
60 YEARS AGO
FEBRUARY 1955
Pvt. Roger P. Osborn, son of Paul
Osborn, Edon, has completed eight
weeks of Army Basic Combat Training at Fort Knox. He is on a short

leave. Mrs. Osborn is the former


Marilyn Maybee, daughter of Oren
Maybee.
Hazen Rockey and Raymond
Friskney were named directors of
the Williams County Dairy Service
unit at a banquet held for 425 people at the Montpelier High School.
50 YEARS AGO
FEBRUARY 1965
The Martha Society of the Edon
Church of Christ met Thursday at the
church.
Marlee Burkholder, Arlene Hake,
Carolyn Van De Voorde and Louise
Cole presented a musical program of
old time songs and leg the group in
singing.
40 YEARS AGO
FEBRUARY 1975
Flossie Moor, sister of Carlton
Newman, was the guest of honor at
the Elliot Manor in Angola, IN, where
a birthday party was given her by her
children for her 80th birthday. Nearly
200 guests attended.
20 YEARS AGO
FEBRUARY 1995
The weekends snowstorm wreaked
havoc on area motorists. The State
Patrol and Williams County Sheriffs
Department reported a total of 21 accidents in Williams County last Saturday and Sunday.
Neil and Denise Bowling of rural
Edon would like to announce the birth
of their son, Reid Robert, on January
20. He weighed 7lbs 5 3/4 oz.
10 YEARS AGO
FEBRUARY 2005
The Williams County Public Librarys Edon Branch will say goodbye to a beloved employee this week,
as Sue Semen is retiring after 16
years of service.
The Ohio State University has issued its honor roll for the autumn
quarter. Local student, Jason Tingley,
of Edon, was one named to the honor
roll list.

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North Central Honors Outstanding North Central Schools Announce


Students For The Second 9 Weeks Pre-K & Kindergarten Screening

Requirements For 2015

PHOTOS PROVIDED

SUBJECT AWARD WINNERS ... Students in grades 4-6 at North Central Elementary
School were recognized as subject award winners for the second nine weeks.
Honorees are first row Tessa Lopez, Quin Burt, Isabelle Burnett, Makinzy King,
Rea Beck; second row Colton Hicks, Riley Brown, Lauren Balser, Lily Wilson, Colin
Patten; third row Brenna White, Brandon Baker, Abbie Green, Khegunn Flint,
Connor Ledford.

North
Central
Schools
prekindergarten
and
kindergarten
registration for the upcoming 2015-2016
school year is a call-in procedure. If your
child will be five years old on or before
September 30, 2015, and you intend
to enroll them in pre-kindergarten or
kindergarten, please call 419-737-2293
between February 2 and February 28,
between the hours of 7:45 AM and 2:45
PM to register your child and make an
appointment for the Pre-Kindergarten/
Kindergarten Clinic. Your child is
required by State Law to be screened
at the clinic before they can enter
school in August. You will be asked
to give your childs name, birth date,
social security number, parents name
and address, telephone number, and
preschool information (if applicable).
Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten
Clinic will be held Thursday, April 9 and
Friday, April 10 at the Pioneer United
Methodist Church, 706 Baubice St.
Scheduled times both days are 8:00
and 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM. You will
need to bring the following information
to the clinic appointment: childs birth
certificate, immunization record, proof
of residence, and custody document
(if applicable). These are all state
requirements for school enrollment.
Parents are also required to attend the
clinic with their child.
The screening staff will include a
nurse, speech and hearing therapist,
elementary consultant, kindergarten
teachers, physical education teacher,

guidance counselor, and principal.


Prospective students will be participating
in the state mandated kindergarten
screening as part of the assessment.
We ask that everyone intending to
send their child to pre-kindergarten
or kindergarten call in to register and
make an appointment. We base how
many sections of pre-kindergarten and
kindergarten we will have for the school
year from the number of students
we receive at this screening. At the
conclusion of the screening, parents will
be provided with information regarding
their child, and given the opportunity to
discuss the results of the screening with
the school personnel.
Those who do not attend the April
clinic may have to wait until after school
starts next year to have their child go
through the screening. It is much easier
for everyone involved if parents register
and bring their child to the April Clinic.
North Central also intends to once
again house a preschool unit which
will be operated by the Northwest
Ohio Educational Service Center. The
preschool is for students ages 3-5.
Please contact the Northwest Ohio
Educational Service Center at 567-4444800 for more information regarding the
preschool.
If you have any questions regarding
pre-kindergarten and/or kindergarten
screening clinic, please contact the
elementary office at 419-737-2293.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

Pioneer Library Holds Clue Playoff


Along With After School Gaming
GOOD CITIZENS ... North Central Elementary School honored Good Citizens for
the second nine weeks in grades 1-3. Award winners are first row Addyson Turner,
Jennifer Ruvalcaba, Allison Patten, Zoey Bowen; second row Hailey Hulbert, Paige
Oxender, Gwen Oxender.

EAGLE AWARD WINNERS ... North Central Elementary School Eagle Award
Winners for the second nine weeks in grades 4-6 are first row Sean Michael,
Makayla Meyers, Ashlee Joslin Burger, Madison Brown, Jacob Wildrick, Lacie Beck;
teachers in the second row are Amanda Blohm, Barb Waldron, Corey Kreinbrink,
PHOTO PROVIDED
Angie Beauregard, Sally Knapp, Tanya Wiles, Sara Traxler, Mary Smith, Lisa Blue,
CLUE
PLAYOFFS
...
The
Pioneer
Library
recently
held
a
CLUE
playoff.
Pictured
and Hannah Dymarkowski.
are finalists Martha Marmolejo and Coltan Willson with library assistant Taylor
Bunting officiating. The Pioneer Library regularly holds After-School Gaming on
Fridays from 3:00-5:00 pm for all school-age children. Light snacks are provided.
Come play the PS3, Wii, PS2, and board games.

Pioneers Henry Earns Spot


On Wittenberg Deans List
SPRINGFIELD, OH -- Abbie Henry, class of 2015 from Pioneer, OH, maintained
at least a 3.5 grade point average during the fall 2014 semester and earned a spot
on the Wittenberg University Deans List.

INFORMATION PROVIDED

REFLECTIONS FROM PIONEERS PAST

2007 North Central JV Girls Basketball

JV GIRLS BASKETBALL ... Front: Lyndsey Darrow, Brittney Dummitt,


Lynzie Litzenberg, Alyssa Millsaps, Katey-Ann Martinez. Back: Coach
Fidler, Bridgette Davis, Marissa Howard, Natalie Stahl, Megan Fee, Megan Henry, Coach Becker.

6 - THE VILLAGE REPORTER - YOUR HOMETOWN NEWS SOURCE

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH, 2015

Montpelier Village Council CONTINUED FROM THE FRONT PAGE


For Dr. Clarence M. Butch Bell Jr. ...
Sends The Golf Cart Issue
To The Safety Committee
By: Timothy Kays
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
The issue of golf carts on the streets
of Montpelier took another step toward
resolution at the January 26 meeting of
the Montpelier Village Council.
Village Law Director, Mr. Chris
Walker, reminded Council of his
previously
disclosed
his
findings
referring to the use of golf carts as
mobility devices under the Americans
with Disabilities Act (ADA). The
repeating key words in each instance
were 'reasonable accommodations', and
it is at that point that the Councilors
again took up the discussion.
Discussion again centered around
the safety of those who would be using
golf carts in areas common sense
would deem to be hazardousthe
Platt Street Bridge, and the section of
East Main Street where the speed limit
increases to 50 MPH. Another question
pondered was the major arteriesare
they safe enough? If golf cart travel
would be banned on Main and Platt
Streets entirely, would crossing these
streets be permissible? The answer
was an affirmative, but because of the
complexity of the issue, the subject
was sent to the Safety Committee for
their consideration, and the drafting of
the preliminary ordinance defining the
rules and regulations pertaining to golf
cart operation within Montpelier Village
limits.
Councilor
Dan
Clum
reported
on copies of an article that he had
distributed to his fellow Councilors prior
to the meeting. The article spoke about
a potential power shortage looming in
the future for the State of Michigan.
Mr. Clum applauded the honesty of
the utility in admitting the potential
shortfall to its customers, and hoped
that if the same situation was to befall
AMP, that they would do the same for
Montpelier. "I would hope that AMP
would do the same if they foresee things
on the horizon," he said, adding, "I would
hope that they would give us a heads-up
on it, and I would hope that they would
say that, 'the reason being we don't
.FR

have sufficient power is because of the


lack of coal power generation." Mayor
Steve Yagelski concurred with the point,
noting that, "It was a good article."
Chris Kannel gave an update on the
restoration and refurbishment of the
National Bank Building. "To be totally
honest, I had hoped to be finished by
now," he said. "Anybody who has done
a renovation project It always takes
longer than you expected." Mr. Kannel
requested a two-month extension, to
which Council did not object. Mayor
Yagelski inquired about the large
dumpster, to which Mr. Kannel replied
that it would be removed. The Mayor
inquired about the vintage pinnacle
sign that read 'National Bank', to which
Mr., Kannel replied that considering its
condition, he was amazed that it was
still attached to the top of the building.
A replica of the sign will be reset atop
the building, while part of the original
will be displayed in the lobby, and the
other part donated to the Williams
County Historical Society.
Council approved the 2015 Cruise-In
dates as June 9 and 23; July 14 and 28,
and August 11 and 25, with the location
again being on Empire Street.
Council heard the second reading of
Resolution 1106, authorizing entrance
into an agreement with MetaLink
Technologies, and under suspended
rules of reading, approved Resolution
1107, amending appropriations in
an annual 'housekeeping' measure..
Council heard the first reading of
Ordinance 21081, amending the Village
parking regulations during a declared
snow emergency.
Under the new
regulation, upon the issuance of a snow
emergency, all cars must be removed
from street parking or else be towed.
The Montpelier Police Department will
make every effort to advise the owners
of said vehicles prior to their removal.
Council adjourned into executive
session for the discussion of personnel,
and with no action following, adjourned
upon returning to regular session.
Timothy Kays can be reached at
tim@thevillagereporter.com

REFLECTIONS OF THE PAST


1977 Montpelier Wrestling Team

WRESTLING ... Row 1: Barry Choate, Denny Denvers, Todd Whetro, Chris
Stahler. Row 2: Steve Ewers, Greg Snyder, Steven Martinich, Greg Lee,
Dave Penrod. Row 3: Coach Dave Redd, Rick Humbarger, Ron Moore, Kevin
Thomas, Mike Hebbelthwaite, Malcom Elson, Doug Faber.

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

Dr. Roger L. Saneholtz &


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

Comprehensive eye exams


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

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

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH, 2015

junior highs in that town. My class had computer, more, and more, and more.
1,200 kids at the one that I went toI This potentially takes away from the
graduated with 55 at North Central.
patient-physician interaction, which is
The familial influences carried forward very sad. Its coming Its here, and
to the next step, that being career I dont see it going away. Its not so
selection; this time including the family much Obamacare, but thats certainly
physician. Once again, it was his uncle contributing to it. This was well underway
that provided a positive direction. For a before he got into office. There is some
long time, I wanted to go into veterinary good in it. There truly is some good in
medicine, but at the time, they were terms of the final product of the computer,
still doing large animal practice, and which I thought was good. He also noted
stripping down to my tee shirt at ten that with computer interconnectivity,
degrees below zero in a field didnt really local, regional, and national tracking of
turn me on. I ended up starting in the trends and geographic concentrations of
College of Pharmacy at the University of diseases like diabetes, hypertension, and
Toledo, with the very strong possibility of emphysema is possible, which should
switching to medicine at some point. My prevent anyone falling through the cracks.
family doctor, Doctor Lenin Rivera, was
Retirement affords Dr. Bell more time
really encouraging me to go into medicine, with Montgomery, Michigan native Ellen,
so if it werent for him, I wouldnt be a his wife of almost 42 years. Dr. Bell
doctor today. He not only encouraged me, can also enjoy the extra time working
he helped me financially Thats how I with his son, Adam, who is currently
ended up going into medicine.
in Chicago after finishing his Masters
With big practices and big hospitals in Degree at Northwestern University. Adam
big cities now available, what brought Dr. is an accomplished musician who plays
Bell back to Williams County to hang his the accordion, but his true passion is
shingle? It was pretty much 100 percent the trombone, and his goal is to land a
from the get-go of medical school that I professional orchestral seat with the
wanted to practice in a rural community. trombone. What exactly is that work
With Dr. Riveras encouragement and mentioned earlier? Maybe that was a
financial assistance, it ultimately led to poor choice of words on my part, as Dr.
me being converted over to a program Bell explained, Next week, we will be
at the medical school called Preferred taking him to an audition in Jacksonville,
Placement. Montpelier became involved Florida for the Jacksonville Symphony. He
at that point, loaning me money to go to has another audition on February 17 in
school with the supposition that I would Detroit, and two in March. One will be in
return to this community, which was very Tampa Bay - St. Petersburg, and the other
much where I wanted to come anyway. It in Cincinnati. The post he is auditioning
was a win-win.
for in Detroit is second chair trombone in
Dr. Bell arrived back in Montpelier in the DSOa world-class position.
1980 and founded what we know today
He may have hung up his stethoscope
as the Family Medical Center. Dr. Robert at the clinic, but Dr. Bell is still keeping
Kanney, who was two years behind Dr. busy, and doing so in a way that carried
Bell in the same residency program, forward his love for those he cares for.
answered the call from Dr. Bell to come to He is working on a part-time basis at
Montpelier where, in just two years time, the CHWC-Montpelier facility. I am
he had become completely overwhelmed the Medical Director of the Swing Bed
with new patients. Dr. Kanney had not Unit, he said. Those are patients who
been there long before the realization have been in the hospital with medical
came that they were still a physician problems, common ones being pneumonia
short. At that point, Dr. Bell explained, or congestive heart failure, and just arent
we called Dr. (Carl Nicholas) Walz, strong enough or well enough to go home.
who was still teaching in the program This is a facility where they can come,
at Toledo where we all trained at, and and we provide medical care, physical
asked if he had any good residents that therapy, occupational therapy, speech
would be interested. His comment was, therapy and social services, to build them
What about me? We said, Ohthat up physically, as well as emotionally and
would be wonderful! So then the practice asset-wise to help them get back to their
became Bell, Kanney and Walz. With homes. Its a bridge between the acute
the retirement of Dr. Bell, and Dr, Walz hospital and going home. The goal of
moving on to take the VP/CMO position the unit is to keep these patients out of
at CHWC Bryan, all that remains from the a nursing home. It is a little more care
triumvirate foundation is Dr. Kanney. A intensive, but if there is one commodity
practice like this is not depleted though, that Dr. Bell has proven to have a surplus
as Family Medical Center is currently a in over the years, it is care.
practice consisting of four family doctors,
In parting, Dr. Bell said, I am
two nurse practitioners, with a fifth very grateful for the practice that this
physician joining the practice in the fall community allowed me to establish.
of 2015.
Of his former patients, he added, The
Anyone that has seen Dr. Bell, Kanney, privilege of taking care of them for over
or Walz will more than attest to the 34 years was one that I will cherish and
fact that there is a completely different remember, always. I do miss them very
atmosphere at the Family Medical Center, much, but Im definitely at a phase in life
profoundly different than in any other that Im ready to slow down. Hence, thats
facility in the area. That is no accident. where I am at today.
In fact, its by design. I think thats due
Hes retired, but thats the only thing
to a couple of reasons, Dr. Bell explained about Clarence M. Bell Jr., MD that has
with his trademark smile. Number one - changed. The atmosphere of outgoing
the physicians that we recruitedwe were Christian love that he spreads around
very specific. We had some prerequisites him has not diminished. His enthusiasm
on what personality would fit with us. has yet to be overshadowed, and the
And then, we have the advantage of being beaming smile that for decades has been
smaller. We are much smaller than the his personal and professional calling card
Bryan office, and I think that really lends has not dimmed in the least.
itself to a different atmosphere, just by
Where others retire and run away,
sheer size. The right personality for the Dr. Bell has retired and retargeted all of
right place, according to Dr. Bell, means, his aforementioned attributes to an even
The ability to be comfortable with your more deserving sector of the population.
physician as a person, as well as a health Although their circumstances may not be
care provider is very important. Thats a the brightest, considering who it is that
huge reason that weve been as selective is in their corner, these are indeed some
as weve been, and will continue to be. Im very fortunate folks.
no longer a part of the Montpelier Medical
Timothy Kays can be reached at
Center since Ive retired, but I still feel a
tim@thevillagereporter.com
great deal of pride in the
Montpelier Medical Center,
and want to continue to
thrive the way it has.
Dr. Bell was never one to
walk into your examining
room and go straight to
Montpelier Music Boosters
work without a beaming
greeting and either a
Invite you to
handshake or a hug and
sometimes both. If he ever
tried to hide his love for his
patients, he did a lousy job
Sunday, February 8 2015 @ 3:00 pm
of it, as every former patient
of his with whom I have
In the Montpelier Schools Auditeria
spoken agrees. Physicians
like Dr. Bell are, at best, a
$5 Admission Per Person
rarity, and he believes that

he understands why. The


Elegant Chocolate Dessert Buffet
system that we now exist in

is so very, very different,


he said. It is forcing
Live Music provided by Montpelier Students
doctors into a different
(Solo and Ensemble participants, Locomotion, Jazz Band)
pattern. The computer

is being mandated on us
by the government. We
Auction of Special Gift Baskets
must document on the

A Valentines Chocolate Soiree

THE VILLAGE REPORTER - YOUR HOMETOWN NEWS SOURCE - 7

Montpeliers Ohio Secretary Of State


Montpeliers CK Technologies Hosts Jon Husted: A Man With Small
PeopleWorks To Provide Support Town Roots & Small Town Values

MORE MONTPELIER AREA NEWS

For Those With Special Needs

PHOTO PROVIDED

ABILITY NOT DISABILITY ... People living with special needs, whether physical
or mental, are qualified to do a great many things, despite public perception that
is sometimes harshly to the contrary. PeopleWorks, a state-certified habilitation
center focused on engaging in genuine relationships and training others to work
through relational and social issues faced by those with special needs, recently
aided CK Technologies in performing some organizational tasks. A statement from
PeopleWorks read: PeopleWorks would like to thank CK Technologies for giving us
this opportunity to be part of their team and for helping introduce our availability
to others. Were excited about the possibility of finding new ways to participate in
our community and are willing to perform a variety of tasks. Pictured, kneeling,
left to right: Andrew Dietz, Amanda Zettel, Kathryn Keech. Middle row, left to right:
Bruce Arps (VP of Business Services, CK Technologies), Sara Hartman (COO of
PeopleWorks), Nicole Starr, George Bittinger, Jeremiah Brace, Aimee Thorpe (CK
Technologies), Carrie Arnold (HR manager, CK Technologies). Back row, left to
right: Lisa Wonderly, Maria Pieper, Aaron Goings, Benjamin Murray (PeopleWorks
Staff), Roger Klima, Vincent Kline-Parker (CK Technologies).

Montpelier High School


Students Performing Well
The
following
Montpelier High School
students have achieved
a high enough GPA to
make the honor roll:
12th Grade Honor Roll
Jacob Dewire
Keisha Goodnight
Mikaela Gulick
Hunter Knepper
Jared Lyons
Alex Matzinger
Nathaniel McCord
Keisha Miller
Jared Sargent
Kayla Schlosser
Hunter Shaull
Jared Shoup
Emily Sito
Taylor Snider
Corey Whalen
Ciara White
Cody Williams
Malorie Yagelski
12 Grade All As
Christy Duchene
Ashley Fritsch
Marisa Hillard
Sidney Houk
Jacob Leung
Hunter McKelvey
Breanna Stein
11th Grade Honor Roll
Wyatt Beck
Cody Bolen
Keaton Byers
Austin Cook
Jessica Earle
Regan Fleitz
Mason Gauden
Savannah Graham
Abigail Gruver
Logan Hutchinson
Andrew Luke
Gunnar Matson
Britneigh Newland
Caitlin Rawlins
Dallas Royer
Robert Ruppert
Mikayla Schilt
Brandon Scott
Nolan Stratton
Lane Strubberg
Haley Suffel
Collin Turner
Aaryian Ward
11th Grade All As
Paishence Bacon
Jordan Birdsall
Hannah Blake
Mackenzie Cupp
Madaline Eitniear
Kendra Garland
Quentin Hamilton
Clayton O Neal
Audrey Pirtle
Madalyn Richmond
Samuel James
Che Hung Sae Wang
Hope Scholma
Troy David
Madison Summers
Dalton Surbey
10th Grade Honor Roll
Katelyn Belknap
Sydney Belknap

Nicklas Buehrer
Corrina Cluckey
Bryce Cooley
Hanna Davis
Paige Deetz
Devin Dockery
Jacob Earle
Morgan Eriksen
Larissa Friedel
Caleb Haines
Sherman Hildebrandt
Isaac Hutchinson
LesLee Keller
Meili Leung
Zachary Mason
Landri McKelvey
Austin Miller
Caitlyn Nixon
Brianne Oxenham
Abigail Patrick
McKenna Quaderer
Shawn Ramey
Jessica Reader
Jared Rediger
Misheala Robertson
Colin Rockey
Alexander Sandoval
Kristina Short
Megan Steele
Alyssa Stoy
Andrea Vankham
Faith Wells
10th Grade All As
Michael Blake
CJ Roth
9th Grade Honor Roll
Gage Alexander
Bradey Clair
Noah Conklin
Evan Friend
Colten Gulick
Tonya Halferty
Peyton Houk
Nathan Hutchinson
Hailey Layman
Mary McCoy
Aubree Moss
Mindy Otto
Kaylea Peffley
Jordan Ramey
Elaine Schaffter
Joy Scholma
Katelyn Scott
Tiarra Tibbetts
Kolden Uribes
Jaden VanTong
Haley Wilson
9th Grade All As
Jacqueline Carlson
Summer Moon
Kathryn Taylor
8th Grade Honor Roll
Kaitlyn Alpaugh
Dakota Barker
Shaelyn Belknap
Dakota Benner
Hanna Bumb
Brookelyn Dye
Amadeus Eldringhoff
Seth Ellis
Colton Friedel
Taryn Gallant
Kalie Gibler
Tamrik Hall
Alizya House
Wendy Li
Alivia Maas

Steven McClanie
Trinity Nichols
Cameron Null
Tyler Rupp
Christopher
Schermerhorn
Jozee Sentle
Marlena Sheely
Aaron Stoy
Rheanna Stoy
Maya Taylor
Brooke Ward
Harlea Williams
8th Grade All As
Blake Bumb
Lauren Cooley
Gabriella Jenise
Kimberly Engels
Elizabeth Fritsch
Lydia Grime
Alexis Marihugh
Brock O Neal
Bailey Ward
Collin Waterson
7th Grade Honor Roll
Allison Altaffer
Grace Beck
Rowen Beck
William Belknap
Trinity Bennett
Keiylee Bentley
Ryan Bowers
Chandler Byers
Emma Clair
Meaghan Creamer
Brayden Custer
Nichole Davis
Erica Deetz
Joseph Deitemeyer
Cole Dewire
Grayson Dubois
Alexandra Echler
Kaylee Fleagle
Mason Foote
Grace Good
Jerid Haas
Tristen Halferty
Sarah Higbie
Adrianna Konoff
Alison Lamontagne
Vito Li
Matthew Mason
Alexander McCord
Ariannah Merillat
Brinn Miller
Dylan Mohr
Makenzie Nemire
Rylie Osmun
Torrance Otto
Austin Peffley
Jonathan Rediger
Halie Rose
Kiah Sanders
Jose Sandoval
Roman Sommer
Clayton Ray
Chayton Ussery
Alexander Vankham
Abigayil Viers
Ashtyn Wiyrick
McKenzie Ybarra
7th Grade All As
Jaret Dye
Braden Saneholtz
Kamryn Schlosser
Brittney Vonalt

PHOTO PROVIDED

SMALL TOWN GUY ... Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted with his wife, Tina, kids
Katie, Kylie, and Alex.
By: Tammy Allison
THE VILLAGE REPORTER

The rural Northwest Ohio life is


more than corn fields and small towns,
it is one built on wholesome values and
a sense of close-knit community that
molds and shapes a young persons
life.
For Ohio Secretary of State Jon
Husted who was recently sworn in for
his second term, his small town roots
can be traced back to the Northwest
Ohio town of Montpelier. Husted, the
son of Jim and Judy Husted, grew up
outside of Montpelier on County Road
J doing what many typical kids did. He
hunted and fished. He spent summers
playing Little League baseball on the
Lions team and swimming at the city
pool. He played football, basketball,
and baseball. He experienced football
successes in the NWOAL league both
his junior and senior years in high
school. I was playing sports all the
time, he recalls.
After graduating from Montpelier
High School, Husted journeyed to the
University of Dayton to play college
football. His one dream in life following
high school graduation was to earn a
National Championship college football
title. By the age of twenty-one, he had
accomplished this dream as well as
receiving the All-American Defensive
Back honors. He graduated with his
Bachelors and Masters degrees from
the University of Dayton.
From there, he served as the Vice
President of Business and Economic
Development at the Dayton Area
Chamber of Commerce before being
elected in 2000 as a member of the
Ohio House of Representatives. Four
years later, his colleagues elected him
to the position of Speaker of the Ohio
House, making him one of the youngest
ever to lead the body.

His success in Ohio government


continued, but Jon Husted never
anticipated he would find himself as
the Ohio Secretary of State. He credits
his small town values of hard work,
personal responsibility, faith, and
determination to the success he has
experienced. The further I go, the
more I appreciate where I came from.
I still draw on my small town roots,
Husted affirms.
Husted believes what sets a small
town apart from the city is that in a
small town, you dont have the option
to be anonymous. This helps to hold a
person to a degree of accountability.
Small towns generally encompass a set
of values and a safe community. His
favorite songs have references to his
small town connections. The song The
Only Way I Know by Jason Aldean
was played as he walked onto the stage
when he won re-election as Secretary
of State.
Husted returns to his hometown of
Montpelier to visit as often as he is able
to visit family and friends, speak with
citizens, and give back to the school he
graduated from. Recently, he spoke at a
spring sports assembly. I told the kids
that the great thing about America is
that you can be anything. You have to
believe but you have to work. If I can do
it, anyone can. You have to want it, to
fight for it, to work, to make sacrifices,
but you can achieve it.
Secretary Husted and his wife
Tina are the parents of three children
Alex, Katie, and Kylie whom are being
raised with the same small town values
and virtues he guides his life by. He
is honored and humbled that every
year, his largest winning percentage
is in Williams County. I know the
connection is personal. Im very proud
of Northwest Ohio.
Tammy may be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

Set Sail On The Titanic For Tea


At The Montpelier Library
The friends of the Montpelier
Public Library will be holding their
3rd annual tea on February 24th.
This years theme is Tea on the
Titanic. Costumed stewardesses will
help to give you a memorable social
experience as they explain how the
passengers in the various classes
would have enjoyed their tea. From
the fine silver and gentle music of the
first class to the relaxed gathering of
the third class passengers, you will
enjoy spending time with friends and
learn how the ill-fated Titanic was
the beginning of a new and modern
approach of serving all classes that
would travel on ocean liners in the
future.
The
tea
will
include
tea,
sandwiches, scones, and a variety of
pastries. Tea hats are encouraged but
not required. Passengers are asked
to bring their favorite tea cup. There
will be two seatings for the tea, one
at 2:00pm and the second at 6:00pm.
To purchase your boarding pass or
make reservations please call the

Montpelier Public Library at 419485-3287.


INFORMATION PROVIDED

Montpelier Music Boosters To


Host Valentines Chocolate Soiree
The Montpelier Music Boosters will be hosting a Valentines Chocolate
Soiree on Sunday, February 8, 2015 in the Montpelier School Auditeria at
3:00 PM. Guests will enjoy an elegant chocolate dessert buffet, live music
provided by the Montpelier students, and an auction of special gift baskets.
Admission is $5 per person.

INFORMATION PROVIDED

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INFORMATION PROVIDED

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH, 2015

Hilltop Junior High Students Teach Seniors About Energy Efficiency


WEST UNITY - Students from Abbie
Smiths science classes at Hilltop Junior
High School recently shared their energy
efficiency expertise at the West Unity
Senior Center.
The students have been participating
in the Be E3 Smart program, sponsored
by North Western Electric Cooperative,
throughout the school year. This
program, designed by the Ohio Energy
Project, uses practical science- and
math-based lessons to teach students
about how to cut down on energy use
and save their families money on electric
and heating bills.
Each student discussed a different
energy topic and each senior was given
a kit containing several valuable tools to
help them save money on their energy
bills.
The seniors were very welcoming

and listened well, said Abbie Smith.


They asked lots of questions, too. The
students were very excited to share
what they have learned with the group.
They did a great job demonstrating
the materials. We hope it makes a big
difference in the seniors households.
Through its sponsorship of Be
E3 Smart, North Western Electric
Cooperative provides energy efficiency
lessons, tools and resources to students
at both Hilltop Junior High School and
Fairview Junior High School.
North Western is always focused on
the future, said Darin Thorp, manager
of North Western. We want to play a part
in teaching our areas young people how
to use energy wisely, and to understand
the value of the electricity that powers
their homes and their classrooms.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

ANNUAL

Bundles of Joy Tab


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

PHOTO PROVIDED

EFFICIENT ENERGY ... Teacher Abbie Smith and students Ben Wieland, Alexia
Long, Brianna Bell, Ethan Eberly, Kali Collins, Taylor Huber, and Kayleen Jennings
(pictured left to right) recently shared their energy efficiency knowledge with
seniors at West Unity Senior Center. The students participate in Be E3 Smart, an
educational program sponsored by North Western Electric Cooperative.

WHAT WE READ YEARS AGO

Hilltop 1989 Varsity Volleyball

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WEST UNITY REPORTER


130 YEARS AGO
FEBRUARY 1885
Matilda Gray has sold her property
to John Gray.
There will be an oyster supper at
the Union Grange hall, east of town.
Joseph Thursh has the delinquent
tax list for Brady Township.
Bertha Kissell, six year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. Kissell, died
Jan. 19 of diphtheria.
Byron Stires and Joseph Ely start
for Kansas nest Monday.
Sleighing is good.
120 YEARS AGO
FEBRUARY 1895
A.J. Cain returned home last evening after a trip of two weeks to Chicago. The object of his visit was to attend
the meetings of Dr. John Alexander,
the apostle of Divine Healing which
has caused such a stir in Chicago.
Adam and John Drum started for
Jonesville, Mich. Tuesday.
Charles L. Arnold returned from
Cleveland Saturday and reports a
pleasant trip. He bought a find line of
clothing for the spring trade.
100 YEARS AGO
FEBRUARY 1915
Arthur Miller and family have
moved into the E. A. Langley property
on W. Jackson St.
G.R. Shaffer of Kunkle has purchased property in Bryan and will
move there.
Sherman Cook of West Unity,
Charles Partee, and James Christy of
Evansport, were in Toledo on Wednesday, making the trip in Mr. Cooks new
Studebaker auto. Mr. Partee said that
they made the trip in the shortest time
he ever brought a new car from Toledo.
Frank Suter and wife are moving
on his farm.
90 YEARS AGO
FEBRUARY 1925
Olin Zigler was taken to the Wabash Hospital at Peru, Ind. last week
for an operation for appendicitis.
Dr. H.L. Prouty was called to He-

bron, Ill. Monday on account of the


death of his father, who passed away
Saturday morning.
The Speed Demons are meeting and
winning over all comers.
80 YEARS AGO
FEBRUARY 1935
Three young Montpelier girls were
killed early Saturday morning near
West Jefferson, when the car in which
they were riding crashed into a truck.
There were nine in the auto. The dead
are: Frances Houser, 17; Jeanette
Fleming, 16; and Sue Dwyer, 16.
John Sturgeon died at his home
on Elmira on Friday morning. He had
been in the hardware business there
for 32 years.
Dorothy Peters returned to Bowling
Green University, Monday afternoon
after a few days vacation with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.A. Peters.
70 YEARS AGO
FEBRUARY 1945
Three West Unity Citizens have
been taken by death during the past
few days. They are Miss Emma Randels, age 85; Rufus Harris, age 72; and
Jacob Magner, age 84.
Mrs. Ora Colon, who has operated
the Mary Ellen Beauty Shop here has
sold her equipment to Mrs. Roy Moore
of Hicksville, who has moved the shop
there.
Rev. F.L. Trubee was in Columbus,
Monday and Tuesday attending the
Pastors Convention.
60 YEARS AGO
FEBRUARY 1955
A Stryker man and his wife were
killed when their car struck a Wabash
Railroad freight train at the South
Main Street crossing in West Unity.
Mrs. Gertrude Kissell received word
that she had a new great granddaughter, Rebecca, born Saturday to Mr. and
Mrs. Hugh Mitchell of East Meadow,
Mass.
Mr. and Mrs. Wave Meller have sold
their lunch room in West Unity to M.F.
Lash. The business has been closed for
the past three weeks for remodeling.

Hometown:
Family Movie Night

Grandparents Name:
Hometown:
Phone:

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH, 2015

Friday, February 13th at 6 p.m.

Solid Rock Community Church


Inspired by the Song of Solomon. Its a music-driven
romantic drama about the things we all pursue..love
and meaning. Perfect for any couple, singles who are
dating, or families with older students. It is rated PG-13.

102 Egly Dr., West Unity, OH, 43570


419-924-2882

No admission fee. Snacks are available for a donation.

THE VILLAGE REPORTER - YOUR HOMETOWN NEWS SOURCE - 9

Board Of Strykers Quadco Commends Executive Director

PHOTO PROVIDED

2015 OFFICERS ... Members of the QRC Administrative Board retained their
officers for 2015. Seated from left to right are President Barb Heer of Stryker, Vice
President Jean Lightle-Jackman of Defiance and Secretary Gary Burr. Standing
behind them are board members Tootie Bockelman of Napoleon, Ruth Ann Osborne
of Bryan, Barbara Grant of Sherwood and out-going board member Herb Gurwell
of Delta. Tom Eggers of Ridgeville Corners, who also completed his terms of service,
was not able to be present.
The members of the Administrative
Board of Quadco Rehabilitation Center
(QRC) gave Executive Director Bruce
Abell high marks after considering his
evaluation at their regular meeting on
Tuesday (Jan. 27).
Board President Barb Heer told Mr.
Abell, Bruce, we would like to commend

you for the fantastic job that you do.


We thought your rating was
excellent, added Vice President Jean
Lightle-Jackman.
Mrs. Heer said the board was looking
forward to his continued leadership at
the center in the years to come.
Mr. Abell presented a certificate

Strykers Planson Farms Named


Red Gold Master Grower For 8th Time

of recognition to board member Herb


Gurwell of Delta, who along with Tom
Eggers of Ridgeville Corners, completed
three terms of service. Mr. Abell thanked
them for the years of service they
have given to the board and said he
appreciated their involvement with the
board.
Mr. Gurwell told Mr. Abell and
the board members, Its been a nice
experience. I enjoyed it.
Mr. Gurwell and Mr. Eggers have
served on the board since 2006. Mr.
Eggers was not able to be present for the
meeting.
The board members held their
reorganizational meeting prior to the
regular board meeting. They voted to
retain their officers for the new year.
Barb Heer of Stryker will continue to
serve as president during this year, Jean
Lightle-Jackman of Defiance will serve at
vice president and Gary Burr of Bryan
will be the secretary.
They affirmed the board EEO and
affirmative action policy, accepted
the review of the mission statement,
accessibility plan and board by-laws.
They agreed to continue to meet on
the fourth Thursday of the month at
noon for their regular meeting, except for
December when no meeting is held.
Mr. Abell noted that cardboard pallet
production continues to be strong. He
said he expected the center would have
to address the purchase of equipment to
assist production, just as was done with
the wooden pallet production years ago.
He suggested the topic be included
in the boards annual planning session
for the year. The board decided to hold
the session during next months board
meeting.
Sharon von Seggern, manager

for QRCs Northwest Employment


Services, said they are serving an
increased number of people through
the Employment First program. She
said aside from people they are serving
in job development, more people are
involved in their programs that include
creating resumes, doing a job search,
community-based assessments and
career exploration.
Altenloh, Brinck & Company in Bryan
included all of the QRC crew members in
a Christmas party last month according
to Program Manager Shannon Zellers.
She said they enjoyed pizza that came
from Mama DeLucas Pizza Now! and
each person received a gift of a fleece
vest.
She also reported that the HOPE
Services Rhythm Band from Henry
County gave a holiday performance at
the QRC Stryker building in December,
and the staff at Northwest Products
put on a spaghetti luncheon during the
month.
Bill Priest, Director of Marketing, said
the annual QRC Christmas party at the
Defiance Knights of Columbus hall was
a big event last month. They presented
awards during the first part of the day,
served a luncheon and then had a dance
in the afternoon.
He said collections of canned and dry
goods were made again this year, as they
have for a good number of years, and a
hat and mitten tree was also placed in
the hall for clothing donations by people
attending the party. All of the items
collected were given to the PATH Center
in Defiance to assist with the people they
serve.
The next meeting of the QRC joint
Administrative and Non-Profit boards
will be on February 24.

WHAT WE READ YEARS AGO

Stryker 1950 Majorettes

PHOTO PROVIDED

MASTER GROWERS ... L to R): Ryan Westerfeld, Agriculture Coordinator, Steve


Planson, Wade Planson, and Steve Smith, Director of Agriculture.
ELWOOD,
Ind.

Planson Farms of Stryker,


OH was honored as a
Red Gold Master Grower
at Red Golds recent
Growers Banquet held
in Indianapolis, IN in
conjunction with Purdue

Universitys Horticulture
Congress. Steve and Wade
received
their
eighth
Master Grower Award
and were presented with
a Red Gold plaque.
The Master Grower
Award is given away

13abc All Stars vs.


Stryker Staff/Alumni
Basketball Game

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


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

Athletic Booster
50/50 Drawing

Admission: $3.00/person

Lunch Proceeds for Stryker School Supplies Game Proceeds to Athletic Department

Stop in at One Faber Dr., Bryan, OH 43506


or go to www.wcymca.org for registration form

each year to recipients


who have distinguished
themselves from others
by
delivering
quality
production, and exhibiting
professionalism
and
industry leadership. All
growers for Red Gold
have had training on good
production
practices,
employee
safety,
and
human resources. As
tomato growers for Red
Gold, the Plansons have
excelled in stewardship
and sustainable practices
on
their
farm
and
participate in the Red
Gold IPM (Integrated Pest
Management)
program.
This years production
from
Planson
Farms
accounted for nearly 13
million cans of Red Gold
whole, diced, stewed,
and
specialty
tomato
products.
Red
Gold
is the leading tomato
processor in the Midwest
and specializes in high
quality tomato products
for markets in all 48
continental states and
many foreign countries.
Brian
and
Jason
Cates from Marion, IN
were recognized as Red
Golds Grower of the Year
by receiving the coveted
E. A. Reichart Quality
Achievement
Award.
The Reichart family was
pleased to present the
award to the Brian and
Jason Cates before the
group of nearly 200,
consisting of growers
and their families and
Red Gold employees in
attendance.

MAJORETTES ... Donna Stambaugh, Jeannie Rudolph, Ruth Francis, Dolores


Parker, Joanne Warner, Esther Grimes, Mary Lou Parker, Rosemary North, Lynn
Hyatt.

STRYKER ADVANCE
110 YEARS AGO
FEBRUARY 1905
The safe at the treasurers office
in Wauseon was blown open by the
use of Nitroglycerine and $10,750
was taken.
O.H. Downey has sold the Butler
Herald to W.O. Kanan of Clyde.
Dr. C.G. Swan is getting his office over Stubbs drug store ready for
use.
Rev. O. Shreves of Montpelier
was struck in the face by a pool
room operator there. In a revival, Rev. talked very harshly of the
place.
The splitting open of a log directly through the center is not the
least remarkable part of the accident which happened Monday at
Mignins Crossing. The log fell from
a load being driven by Earl Hamet,
who had but time to loosen three
tugs when No. 19, the fast noon
train struck the sled, smashing it
and splitting the log from end to
end. No one was injured.
100 YEARS AGO
FEBRUARY 1915
The sixth annual session of the
Farmers Institute was open with
C.H. Clark, president, presiding.
G.D.
Wiederkehr and Elmer
Lantz have purchased a lot on N.
Defiance St. and will build in the
spring.
137 weary willies have slept in
the Bryan jail since the first of the
year.

90 YEARS AGO
FEBRUARY 1925
Miss Helen Weckman Fuller of
Newark became the bride of J. Hobart Miller of Detroit on Jan. 20,
1925.
Evangelist O.C. Ruthledge will
hold a series of meetings at the U.B.
Church starting Sunday.
The T and I just started to use
one man cars.
80 YEARS AGO
FEBRUARY 1935
The Senior Class will present
Hobgoblin House on Feb. 5.
Miss Agnes Frey became the
bride of Lloyd Schmucker on Feb. 8.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs.
Lowell Allison on Jan. 27.
Mrs. Geraldine Churchman, 29,
died on Jan. 23.
70 YEARS AGO
FEBRUARY 1945
First Lt. Clair H. Lehman has
been awarded the Distinguished
Flying Cross.
Five Stryker bows leave for service: Robert Short, Vernon Sloan,
Donald Gentit, Marlin Nafziger, and
Walter Kemp.
A group of young people helped
Vivienne Nichols celebrate her 18th
birthday at the home of her parents.
60 YEARS AGO
FEBRUARY 1955
Sandra Sue is the name chosen
for the daughter born to Mr. and
Mrs. Gaylord Haughn on Jan. 10.
A son was born Jan. 15 to Mr.
and Mrs. Edmund Huffman in
Archbold.

INFORMATION PROVIDED

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH, 2015

FA
Fayettes 4-H Camp Palmer
Seeks Name For New Pool

The Camp Palmer staff and board are


very thankful to the many supporters
and donors that have given to our pool
project. The new pool is scheduled to
open May 2015. Currently $300,000
of the $495,000 of the needed funds
for project has been raised. 4-H Camp
Palmer, Inc. serves youth from eleven
counties in northwest Ohio and many
groups from across the state, Michigan
and Indiana.
The 4-H Camp Palmer board has
announced that they desire a company or
family to provide a donation of $200,000
to the pool project. This would allow the
company or family the opportunity to
name the pool. It would allow additional
public recognition for decades and allow

Local Performers Take The Stage At


Fayettes Bean Creek Coffee House

the camp to fully fund the pool project


without debt.
PHOTOS PROVIDED
Thousands of area youth are looking
forward to this new pool facility, which MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT ... John Huffman and Collen Reufenact perform Randy
replaces the original camp pool built in Traviss He Walked on Water.
1957. The grand opening and ribbon
cutting ceremony is planned to take
place on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 3:00
p.m.
If your company or family would like
to donate for the naming opportunity,
please call 419-237-2247 or email
4hcamppalmer@gmail.com.
4-H
Camp Palmer is a non-profit 501c3
organization. Additional donations and
purchasing dedicated bricks are also
welcomed to support this project.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

REFLECTIONS FROM FAYETTES PAST

1914 FAYETTE STUDENT COUNCIL

SING IT ... West Unitys Aubrey Calvin performs Imagine.

STUDENT COUNCIL ... President Earl Pifer; Seniors Earl Pifer, Wilfrid Hibbert; Juniors Amie C. Crane, Nellie G. Russell; Sophomores Margery Pricket, Flossie Gleason; Freshmen Vivian Rising, Mabel Caulkins.

By: Timothy Kays


THE VILLAGE REPORTER
The Fayette Village Council convened
on January 28 for their first regular
session meeting of 2015.
In keeping with the annual tradition
for the first meeting of the new year,
Fayette Mayor gave her State of the
Village Address on this evening. Mayor
Marlatt gave a positive and optimistic
speech, beginning with praise for the
passage of the 2015 appropriations
in, a timely fashion. If memory
serves me correctly, this is the first
appropriations passed in December
in nearly a decade. She made note of
the remarkable accomplishments of
Fayette citizen leadership, saying,
during this great recession, Fayette has
expanded its employment base, replaced
warehouse space with manufacturing
space, developed a logistics system
that supports transporting materials
and products, and has no vacant
manufacturing space available.
Village Administrator Steve Blue
reported that there were three water
main breaks during the month, with
approximately 18,000 gallons lost in
each of the three. He reported that the
construction on the sewer separation
project in completed, and that even
with the addition of several pieces to the
project, it came in significantly under
estimate, and under budget.
Village codification updates through
Walter Drane are now complete. the
printed pages have arrived, and a CD
containing the .pdf files will arrive soon.
It was recommended that the Village

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH, 2015

use the CD to publish the information


themselves, as soon as the website is
functional.
Huntington Bank has published their
ad and pricing for the bank buildings
downtown. The main office and the
drive-through together are being offered
at $189,000.
Council heard the first reading
of Ordinance 2015-1, adopting the
aforementioned
2014
replacement
pages to the codified ordinances.
Council also heard the first reading
of Ordinance 2015-2 dealing with the
regulations referencing responsibility to
clear sidewalks. In essence, all business
and home owners are responsible for
the removal of, snow, ice, dirt, leaves,
animal waste or any other debris from
public sidewalks within 24 hours of said
deposit, adjacent to their respective
buildings.
In
legislative
activity,
Council
approved an agreement for a countywide Emergency Management Agency,
and approved the purchase of a Phase
III water meter for $25,100.20. Council
authorized Police Chief Jason Simon
to apply for a grant for solar powered
lighted school zone signs from Latrobe
Specialty Metals. Council agreed to
reject a proposal for a regional fire and
EMS district, and agreed to a closing of
the Village Office on Presidents Day,
February 16, for an office work day.
In final activity, council approved the
purchase of a Ford F-350 truck from
Brondes Ford for the price of $36,086.
Timothy Kays can be reached at
tim@thevillagereporter.com

ONE OF A KIND MUSIC ... Rebecca Lovelass performing her original piece Precious
One, which was written for her daughter.
By: Chelsie Firestone
THE VILLAGE REPORTER

John Huffman and Colleen Rufenacht


(Fayette), who performed together. Both
song and poetry readings were included
during the event.
The next Bean Creek Opera House
event is scheduled for February 10 and
the public is invited to both attend and
perform. Those interested in performing
or in learning more about upcoming
events at the Fayette Opera House can
visit
http://www.operahouse-fayette.
org for more information.

Serving Fayette and the Bean Creek


Valley as a center for building and
enriching the community through the
arts and education.
That quote, taken from the front of
the Fayette Opera Houses brochure,
provides just a brief statement explaining
the mission of the Opera House, which
holds several events each year that our
pointed toward meeting that goal.
Chelsie can be reached at
Included in these events is the Bean
chelsie@thevillagereporter.com
Creek House open-mic night. Held in the
Opera House, the night
opens up the opportunity
for local talent to both
hone and showcase their
crafts in front of the
intimidate audience that
Dental Innovations
coffee houses are known
for providing.
The
events
provide
both
entertainment
and education as area
mentor also encourage
their students, helping
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Family Diner Now Open To Serve Your Family In Wauseon


who is a wonderful cook. Jennifer
learned a great deal about cooking from
her as she cooks from the heart, not a
recipe. It is that feeling she wants to
offer to the Wauseon and surrounding
communities.
A
place
to
enjoy
comfortable, home cooked meals.
Jennifer says she is very thankful to
PHOTO BY MONICA SMITH, STAFF

Jennifer Crossfield says a diner is a


neighborhood gathering place and thats
what she is striving to bring Wauseon
with the opening of Family Diner.
Growing up her family frequented
small Mom and Pop diners and she
says she always enjoyed the comfortable
and relaxing environment. You could
come as you were and stay as long as
you liked without feeling rushed as you

sometimes do in big city restaurants.


Jennifer got her first job as a
waitress at John Webers when she was
sixteen and fell in love with meeting
new people and building relationships
with customers. She feels its where her
heart is and when the opportunity arose
for her family to own a small town diner
of their own, it was a dream come true.
Sit down meals were one of the best
parts of her day growing up and she
says she was spoiled by her mother

REFLECTIONS OF THE PAST


1941 Wauseon Football

Monica may be reached at


monica@thevillagereporter.com

Wauseon Chamber Of Commerce


Announces Updates For 2015

NOW OPEN ... Front Row: Neil Toeppe-Chamber Executive Director, Leigh Ann Yungmann-Tri-State Medical, Jessica Schultz-Whalen Realty, Kathy Huner-Mayor of
Wauseon, Jennifer Crossfied-owner of Family Diner, Lorrie Crossfield-owners mother,
Jaymi Crossfield- owners sister, Gloria Gunn-F&M State Bank. Back Row: Cabe Cordy
In January 2014, the County
-Cordy Insurance Agency, Marc MathenyA.K.A. Design, Gloria KuntzPassion 4 FashCommissioners
were faced with the
ion, Jaymi Crossfield-owners father. Not pictured: Jessica Crossfield-owners sister.

By: Monica Smith


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friends and family who helped her get up


and running or offered a helping hand
this past year. She states it truly IS a
Family Diner and they look forward to
seeing you at 224 North Fulton Street,
Wauseon.

resignation of the Director of Economic


Development. They took this opportunity
to examine the best practices and
best
area
economic
development
organizations. Their analysis strongly
suggested that economic development
efforts should be led by the private sector
rather than the public sector. They then
reached out to the private sector to
test viability. Within a very short time,
over 60 businesses had signed up and
committed their financial and personal
support.
Matt Gilroy was hired as the new
Economic
Development
Executive
Director; eight standing committees
were formed and are quite active.
Currently there are several retention and

attraction projects that are in process.


Most notably NatureFresh announced
its intent to locate in Fulton County
and invest $200M and bring 300 jobs to
the area. NatureFresh intends to break
ground this spring in property located
on the north side of Airport Highway
across from NorthStar. Neil Toeppe,
Wauseon Chamber Executive Director,
sits on the Executive Committee of this
organization.
The Chamber Annual Dinner was
held this past December and the
Citizen of the Year, Don Matthews,
was announced, along with Don Hayati
receiving the I Love Wauseon Award.
Wendell and Cora Wood were recognized
with the Public Service Award, and the
Boy Scout Troop 208 received the Extra
Mile Award.

Search For The Perfect Valentine


At The Wauseon Public Library
WAUSEONSearch for the perfect
valentine on Valentine Movie Day at the
Wauseon Public Library on Saturday,
February 14 from 10:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
The Valentine Movie Day is free and
is open to everyone, both the young
and the young at heart. The library will

provide popcorn to go along with the


movie day.
If you have any questions about or
would like additional information on
the Valentine Movie Day, please call the
Wauseon Public Library at 419-3356626 or email amy.murphy@oplin.org.

Spring Story Time Resumes In


February At The Wauseon Library
FOOTBALL ... Charles VonSEggern, Floyd Schwab, Robert Bloomer, Hal Miley, Ray
Schlmeyer, Victor Coon, Floyd Croninger, Hugene Buttermore, Maynard Figy, Glen
Shaw, Miller Hallauer, Ruchard Meier, Wayne Snyder, Victor Keller, Clifford Rashley,
Robert Weber, John Omler, Bill Abbs, Captain, Ned Robinson, Harold Aeschliman,
John Nash, Coach Alloway, Robert Johnston, Joe Willey, Junior Goodwin, Frederick
Flory, Coach Stewart.

WAUSEONHerald in spring time


with your preschoolers at the Wauseon
Public Librarys Spring Story Times on
Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. through April
28. The story times are free and are
open to children three and over.
Join Childrens Librarian Rachel
Dominique for spring stories, songs,
activities, and crafts, invited Library

Director Amy Murphy. Not only will


they have a good time, but they will also
be working on early literacy skills to
help them get ready for school.
For more information or to register
for the Spring Story Times, please email
the Wauseon Public Library at amy.
murphy@oplin.org or call the Childrens
Department at 419-335-6626.

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Williams County Fair Reverse Raffle 5:00 PM

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH

Wauseon Boy Scout Troop 8 Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser at Christ United


Methodist Church - 11:30 AM
Montpelier Track Side Modelers open house & garage sale 1 PM - 5 PM
Montpelier Music Departments Valentines Chocolate Soiree - 3 PM

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH

JH Girls Basketball BBC Championship at Pettisville - 5 PM


JH Boys Basketball BBC Championship at Fayette - 5 PM
Wauseon Board of Education Meeting - 5:30 PM
Stryker Village Council Meeting - 6 PM
Montpelier Village Council Meeting - 6 PM
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West Unity Village Council Meeting - 7:30 PM
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MORE FAYETTE AREA NEWS

Fayette High School Announces Second Nine Weeks Honor Roll

The following Fayette


High School students
have achieved a 4.0 grade
point average:
Seniors
Ceairia Keller
Michaela Maginn
Dylan Stannard
Juniors
Ellen Baker
Michaela Bates
Tristen Bates
Jorden Douglass
Mackalyn Figgins
Taylor Griffiths
Adriana Hylander
Emilie Keiser
Hannah Machacek
Garett Reinking
Justin Salkowski
Grant Schaffner
Jerad Seiler
Kaela Seiler
Jessie Wheeler
Sophomores

Gavin Liechty
Mason Maginn
Ethein Malchow
8th Grade
Dakota Blosser
Trey Keefer
Ray Kope
Damon Lichtenwald
Clayton Pheils
7th Grade
Addisyn Bentley
Jillian Figgins
Zoee Keiser
Montgomery Maginn
The following Fayette
High School students
have achieved a 3.0-3.99
grade point average:
Seniors
Katelyn Bates
Koby Biddix
Michael Brubaker
Wade Burkholder
Leah Bussing
Ryan Gilmore

Adrianna Hibbard
Kamrin Hunter
Paige Keefer
Justice Reyes
Taylor West
Justin White
Juniors
Alec Bost
Casen Burkholder
Hayley Burkholder
Alexis Fruchey
Jonah Perdue
Kamren Randall
Baiylee Ruger
Joel Smith
Sophomores
Paige Aschemeier
Kaleb Bates
Paige Blad
Derric Blosser
Devin Blosser
Kaelyn Borton
Jennifer Brehm
Kaitlin Brubaker
Tharyn Colegrove
Bryce Conklin

Kelsey Fruchey
Jennaya Hibbard
Alexander Jaramillo
Dallas Ludeman
Blythe Requena
McKenzee Schaffner
Cole Stuckey
Jason Stuckey
Freshmen
Maxwell Baker
Alexus Ball
Byrona Bowditch
Grace Eberly
Audrianna Flores Hunter
Griffiths Asia Laguio
Trinity Leady
Aubrey Lemley
Alyssa Lichtenwald
Austin Locke
Kenneth Ludeman
Trevor McClain
Caitlin McIntosh
Arrianna Molina
Sarah Pilbeam
Caleb Sager
Karrsen Schaffner

Jade Shoemaker
Jordan Simon
Bailee Smith
Jaryd White
Dustin Wilxon

Brett Merillat
Jacob Myers
Christian Plummer
McKenna Shade
Madalynn Wilson

8th Grade
Roman Dominique
Kendra Ellis
Sara Fields
Austin Garza
Madison Kusmierz
Matison Lucas
Porter Maginn
Dakota Rashley
Braiden Requena
Colt Roesti
Brady Ruger
Rhys Ruger
Levi Seiler
Tessa Shaffer

The following Fayette


Four County student
has achieved a 4.0 grade
point average:

7th Grade
Jose Aguilar
Noah Bingman
Noah Brinegar
Caden Colegrove
Nathaniel McVay

Senior Mark Maginn


The following Fayette
Four County students
have achieved a 3.0-3.99
grade point average:
Seniors
Bailey Borton
Danial Michael
Rachel Smith
Juniors
Monique Felix
Brynne Riegsecker
Gavin Rufenacht
Rylee Ruger
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Pipelines are the safest mode to transport natural gas, according to federal statistics,
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The Rover project will generate more than $100 million in direct payments to landowners,
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The

HUNGER

BANQUET

an event to remember

The Hunger Banquet is an educational dining event designed to


spread the understanding of people in the community about issues
related to hunger, food insecurity and poverty in Northwest Ohio.
presented by Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission

Tuesday, March 24, 2015


6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Williams County
Veterans Memorial Hall

875 E. Main Street Montpelier, OH 43543


Tickets:
$
10 Adults $5 Students/Children
Meal and beverage provided.

Diners will experience distinct socio-economic classes


throughout the evening. They may find themselves in
line at the soup-kitchen, being served a 5 - course
gourmet meal, or somewhere in between.
Throughout the evening real-life stories will illustrate
choices and events that can change lives in an instant.
This will truly be an event to remember!
Tickets may be purchased
online at
www.nocac.org
through PAYPAL
($10 adults / $5 students)

Mail your check


payable to:

NOCAC Hunger Banquet


933 E. Second Street
Defiance, OH 43512

Order Your Tickets Soon!


Deadline for Tickets is Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 5

MORE GENERAL AREA NEWS

Fulton County OSU Extension To


Host February Young Farmer Series
Are you a next generation farmer/
farm family who has recently started
farming or will be joining the family
farming operation in the near future?
Are you interested in discussing some
of the most recent farm management
concerns with others in the same
situation? Consider attending the
February Young Farmer Series being
held in the conference room at the
Robert Fulton Agriculture Center, 8770
St. Rt. 108, Wauseon. This series will
be begin February 2 and continue on
Monday evenings, February 9, 16 & 23.
Programs generally run from 6:30 pm to

9:00 pm with a light meal. A nominal fee


of $10 per night per couple is requested
to cover costs.
To see this years Young Farmer
Series agenda, go to fulton.osu.edu. You
may pick and choose whatever sessions
you are interested in attending. For
questions related to the series or topic
suggestions, contact Eric Richer at
richer.5@osu.edu or 419-337-9210.
REGISTRATION IS REQUESTED to
wyse.1@osu.edu or by calling 419-3379210 ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE CLASS
so that meal counts can be made.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

Northwest State Community


College Seeks Nominations For
2015 Distinguished Alumni Award
ARCHBOLD, OHIO Northwest
State Community College is accepting
nominations for the 2015 Distinguished
Alumni Award. This award is the most
notable recognition presented by the
NSCC Alumni Association. Developed in
1998, the Distinguished Alumni Award
honors alumni who have achieved
recognized prominence in their careers
and made significant contributions
to their communities and the lives of
others.
Northwest State has more than
9,200 alumni, and eighty-five percent
continue to live and work in the sixcounty area, said Robbin Wilcox,
director
of
development.
These
graduates are making a positive impact
throughout northwest Ohio, and we
want to hear those stories.
To be eligible, at least three years
must have elapsed since the nominee
graduated from NSCC with an associate

Former Edon Teacher Dan

PHOTO PROVIDED

FOOTBALL PLAYER ... Dan Thiel at 14 years of age as


a Freshman at Edon High School.

degree. All who are nominated will receive


a letter announcing their nomination
and a form requesting additional
information. After all documentation
has been received, the NSCC Alumni
Association will form a committee that
will select the winners for 2015.
The
Distinguished
Alumni
Award goes beyond recognizing the
accomplishments of NSCC alumni.
These award winners demonstrate, to
both current and potential students,
what can be achieved through education
and hard work, said Wilcox.
Nomination forms are available online,
and more information can be found in the
alumni section at NorthwestState.edu.
To submit a nomination, contact Robbin
Wilcox at 419.267.1460 or rwilcox@
NorthwestState.edu. Nominations are
due by March 3.

One of his biggest


influences
throughout
his life was a teacher at
Edon High School by the
name of Claire Hackett. Mr
Hackett taught Physics and
Chemistry. This man was
very influential on Dans life
and the direction he chose
to take.
Upon graduation from
college, Dan got his first
handicap accessible vehicle.
He also was hired at
Edon Northwest Schools,
by Superintendant G. Kent
Adams to teach Mathematics
at the high school.
Thus, the beginning of a
successful career and life of
dedication in this field.
Dan worked for the
INFORMATION PROVIDED
school system for 34 years
from 1970 until 2004 and
had a tremendous impact
on hundreds of students
lives.
One of his favorite
pieces of advice is Making
mistakes is a part of growing
up; not learning from your
mistakes is refusing to grow
up
Mr. Thiel said that the
Hospital, Montpelier Hospital, and the biggest and best compliment
Bryan Hospital. She worked at Hillside he ever receives is when
Country Living and Evergreen Manor former students tell him
Nursing Home as well as a private care they wouldnt be where
nurse. She also worked for Drs. Hahn, they are today, if it wasnt
Shepherd, Dilworth and Rivera. She was for the influence he had on
a Lamaze instructor in both Bryan and their lives.
An example of Dans
Montpelier for many years. Dortha was a
impact
on a students life
member of the West Unity Presbyterian
is
shared
here by Kyle
Church. She enjoyed camping and
Douglas. This was written
traveling in her free time.
a few years back but says it
Surviving is her husband, Jack, of
all:
West Unity; two sons, Allan (Marcia)
Math. The very word can
Stoner, of
Waldport, Oregon, Dale instill frustration and fear
(Marilyn) Stoner, of Stryker, Ohio and unlike any other subject in
one daughter, Beryl (Eric) Bartkus, of any high school student.
Ada, Michigan; five grandchildren, Mary Anyone well versed in the
McCall Schenthal, Matthew Stoner, study of this daunting
Eric (Laura) Stoner, Erin Bartkus and science can remember,
Amy Bartkus; two great-grandchildren, probably with more disgust
Gabriel Stoner and Scarlett Stoner. She than respect, long hours
spent at home pouring
was preceded in death by her parents.
Those planning an expression over complicated notes
of sympathy are asked to consider and unbelievably difficult
memorial contributions be made to problems in order to earn
Community
Health
Professionals that elusive A. It take
Inpatient Hospice, 6817 State Route 66 a special kind of teacher
that fosters the kind of
North, Defiance, Ohio 43512.
understanding of what the
Condolences may be sent to the
common high school student
family or the online guest book may be
endures, to teach such a
signed at www.oberlinturnbull.com
daunting subject with the

ADDITIONAL

Obituaries

Dortha A. Stoner (1930 - 2015)


Dortha
Ann Stoner,
84 years, of
West Unity,
p a s s e d
a w a y
Monday
January
26, 2015, at
Community
H e a l t h

Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center,


Defiance, with her family by her side.
Dortha was born June 15, 1930 in
Knox County, Ohio, to the late Leland
and Ruth (Robbins) Pinkerton. She
was a 1948 graduate of Findlay High
School and continued her education at
Flower Hospital School of Nursing where
she graduated in 1951 as a Registered
Nurse. Dortha married Jack B. Stoner
on December 10, 1950 in Findlay,
Ohio, and he survives. Dortha enjoyed
working as a nurse and considered it to
be her hobby. She had worked at several
area hospitals, including, Wauseon

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type of zealous enthusiasm


and demand for doing it
right as the one I have been
very lucky to know during
my high school career. No
one teacher has been able
to open up the secrets and
beauty of mathematics for
me as Dan Thiel.
It
still
seems
like
yesterday when I was
sitting there in my first day
of geometry. I was very
nervous, as I had heard of
the notorious Mr. Thiel and
his no-nonsense approach
to learning. Though many
of the more outlandish
stories
were
merely
rumors, Mr. Thiel did not
disappoint in delivering a
healthy dose of math in
the roughest way possible.
His
rigorous
teaching
methods stimulated even
the laziest of minds, as his
forced-learning approach
to teaching math, helped
many lost students to
grasp somewhat of an idea
on what they were doing.
After learning the ropes
of geometry and gaining
an understanding, even a
love of math, I looked back
at the end of the year and
realized what an impact he
had made. Mr. Thiel had
taken a student, unaware
of what his future might
hold and that carried less
than fond feelings for math
and completely turned him
around, instilling in him the
guidance and drive needed
to actively pursue his goals
and previously unknown
future. No other teacher
before him had driven me
to the point where I actively
pursued what I now know to
be my future goals, because
no other teacher had
shown me the beauty and
complexity of math.
And now here I am a
college-bound senior who
eagerly waits for the future.
Thanks to Mr. Thiel and his
dedication to his teaching
and his students, I was
instilled with the potential
to take the gift that I
received from him and make
something of myself with it.
Without a doubt, Mr. Thiel
has had the greatest impact
on my life. I will always be
thankful for the guidance,
advice, and direction he
gave me.
Also
some
thoughts
from Mr. G. Kent Adams
are as follows. I hired Dan
in 1970 to head up our
Mathematics
Department
at Edon Northwest Schools.
Mr. Thiel was a very
strict teacher and strong
disciplinarian. He could
get the students to go way
beyond their capabilities,
whether they were the
high achievers or the low
achievers. Several students
went on to college and their
mathematic skills were way
ahead of where they needed
to be thus allowing them
to achieve levels in their
first year of college without
having to actually take the
class, just an examination.
Dan
always
taught
and lead by example and
his impact is still felt in
many peoples lives. I feel
he still has a lot to offer
his community in some
capacity.
As I looked around Dans
home, I couldnt help but be
amazed at the technology
that is available today for
handicapped folks. I also
thought about how it had
not always been that way for

Dan and what a phenomenal


process it was for him to
contribute so much in his
life to others through all
the obstacles that he had to
overcome.
Some special things
about Dan that he shared.
His idol growing up
was Mr. Claire Hackett
who taught Chemistry and
Physics at Edon.
G. Kent Adams was the
most influential individual
in helping to lead and direct
his career of teaching.
The thing that makes
him laugh the most are
people. One thing folks dont
know or realize about Dan,
is that he is a very emotional
person.
A piece of advice that
he would give to anyone
following his path? Never
give up, but be realistic
about what you can do.
Dont set your goals too
high.
He has been honored
with the Jerry Luce
citizenship award that is
presented annually to an
outstanding citizen in Edon,
Ohio for their contributions.
Dan considers it an
honor to see his Students
achievements
and
accomplishments.
His
hobbies
are,
Facebook, the Cleveland
Browns
and
Cleveland
Indians, and Notre Dame
University.
Facebook has been very
special to him as he has
been able to stay in constant
touch with his former
students all over the world
and to follow their lives and
successes.
As far as political and
social issues Dan says,
My father classified us
as Roosevelt Liberals and
I have maintained that
position all of my life with
total respect for John F.
Kennedy
and
Barrack
Obama. I really believe in
helping and supporting
the needy through various
social programs.
His favorite books are
anything that is a Historical
Novel.
His favorite movie is The
Godfather and his favorite
poet is Robert Frost.
As far as music goes Dan
likes the Beatles, Eagles,
Fleetwood Mac and when
the mood drives him in
another direction, The Glen
Miller Orchestra or Big
Band Music.
His favorite food is his
moms meatloaf, which he
still has the recipe for.
And his best vacation
was going to Colorado
Springs, Colorado for his
nephews graduation from
the Air Force Academy.
As I was getting ready
to leave, I had one last
question for Dan. So, have
you had any thoughts that
you would like to share
about never being married
or having a family of your
own? His reply, Yes, this
is something that I have
thought about a lot over the
years. And, it is something
that at times has weighed
heavily on my mind. The
bottom line as I have thought
about it though is this. The
school was my bride and
my students were and are
my family. Dan also says
that all of his nieces and
nephews are very close to
him and an important part
of his life.
What a living example of
overcoming obstacles and
having a lifetime impact
upon many lives.
Throughout the whole
interview I was rewarded
with that beautiful smile,
joyous
personality
and
humble
demeanor
of
Mr. Thiel. This mans life
and
accomplishments
are a beautiful example
for anyone who is facing
difficult times or obstacles
in their life. Never give up.
As I was leaving this
farmhouse in Northwest
Ohio, I felt very blessed and
thought about who will be
next on this journalistic
venture that I will be able to
visit. There are so many folks
that have a story to share. I
am eagerly looking forward
to my next assignment!
Thank you Mr. Dan
Thiel.
John may be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

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MORE GENERAL AREA NEWS

Williams County Genealogical Society Meets For January


The Williams County Genealogical
Society held their meeting on Monday,
January 12, 2015. One new member
joined the society. Many ways of
organizing
family
material
was
discussed. Using folders with family
names on the front is very useful
to separate several families. This
information can be broken down into
many different categories within the

folder. A digital book of military history


of relatives is very useful. Also, a digital
book of your own life will provide critical
information for future generations.
Our next meeting will be held
on Monday, February 9, 2015. Our
speaker will be President Pat Goebel.
She will present her findings on
Where Did I Find This?..... Citing
Your Sources. Pat has resourced this

subject and come up with her program


to assist you with reasons, ways and
methods to cite the material you find
for your family information. Youre
not sure what citing is.....Citing is
recording where you found each piece
of family information to verify it.
The purpose of the WCGS is
preservation of county records and
family research. Monthly meetings are

held on the second Monday of each


month, excluding July and August,
at 6:30pm, in the conference room of
the West Annex of the Bryan Public
Library. The public is invited to attend
all meetings.
For further information concerning
the WCGS, visit the Website at www.
wcgs-ogs.com or write to the WCGS,
P.O. Box 293, Bryan, Ohio 43506.

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SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUSINESSES IN WILLIAMS & FULTON COUNTIES


ATTORNEY
THOMAS S.
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419-237-2661

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Cleaning
Residential, Commercial,
Industrial

Years of Experience
Reasonable Rates
Emergency
Service
Available
Sink/Tub
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FINANCE

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Are your
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to
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earning what
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should?
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Richard CC Wright
Wright
Financial
Advisor
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Street
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Financial
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Financial Advisor
419-636-5644
.

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126 East Maple Street
Bryan, OH 43506
419-636-5644
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Member SIPC

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AUTO

AUTO

Body Shop

1422 Whitaker Way


Montpelier, OH 43543
Phone (419) 485-3242
Fax # (419) 485-9612

Owner,

nixon
construction

419-212-4356

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Little Lights
Daycare & Preschool

Monday - Friday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm

State Licensed
Christian Based Curriculum
Daycare / Preschool

Vaughn Entenman

Email: Vaughn@entenmansflooring.net

DAYCARE/PRESCHOOL

6 weeks to
12 years old

419.485.4046
Montpelier

FEATURED BUSINESS OF THE WEEK

14226 US HWY. 20-A


Montpelier, OH

419-485-5029
FARMING / FEED

TRI-COUNTY REPAIR

CORNER OF ST. RT. 127 & 20 FAYETTE, OH


419-237-2546 1-800-872-3220

Tri-State
Trucking
opened in 1978 and
recently changed the
name to Tri-County Repair. The business is
owned by Dewey Kunkle
and is located at 21751
St. Rt. 20 in Fayette.
Dewey and wife, Ivy,
are lifelong residents in
Fayette and have been
active in the community
through various groups and organizations along with strong support to Fayette
athletics through their children.
The staff of three full-time employees is here to provide you with the best service possible.
They service trucks and trailers, as well as, complete federal inspections for
them. They make all kinds of hydraulic hoses & fittings, sell Lucas Product and
1/8 thru 1/2 plastic bedliners. Road services is also available.
Tri-County Repair is open Monday thru Friday 7:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m. and
Saturday 7:00 a.m. till Noon.

Energy USA, LLC

3268 St. Rt. 191, Stryker, OH 43557


heartlandenergyusa@live.com

419.682.1111
Scotts Cell 419.553.0248
Daves Cell 419.789.0082

HEATING

HOME HEALTH

Ruby Carpenter RN,

HEATING
DRAIN CLEANING
COOLING ELECTRICAL
PLUMBING
DUCT CLEANING
24 Hour Service

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Administrator

Allcaring Home
Health Services
322 Clinton St. Suite 201
Defiance, OH 43512

LAWN

B&G
Outdoor Power
Equipment LTD

Phone 419-782-8200
Fax 419-782-8266

Full line of service & parts

Phone Toll Free 1-877-782-8250


E-Mail: allcaring@embarqmail.com

Gravely - Ariens - Echo


Dolmar - Snapper

Owners: Bob & Beth Tejkl

419-553-7503

slattman3377@roadrunner.com
www.mrbreezyscreeningsolutions.com
facebook.com/mrbreezys

CONSTRUCTION

338 E. Hull St., Edgerton, Ohio 43517

millerbodyshop@hotmail.com

Heartland

John Slattman

Custom Tile Work


Flooring & Showers
Hardwood, Laminate & Carpet
Roofing, Siding & Windows
Doors & Decks
Whole Room Remodels
Electrical/Plumbing

Kenny Prince Kenny Nester


AUTO, TRUCK & BUS REPAIR

Mr. Breezysolutions

Layaway Plans

Custom Flooring and


Complete Home Renovations

Expert Collision And


Frame Repair

HEATING

We Specialize in Sales,
Installation & Repair of:
Garage Doors & Openers
Lifestyle Garage Screens
Window Screens
Custom Screen Frames
Porch & Patio Screening
Entry Doors, Patio Doors
Storm Doors & Windows We Offer Full

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& More, INC.

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1-800-455-KERN
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09629 US 127
West Unity, Ohio

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH, 2015

MORE GENERAL AREA NEWS

Four County BPA Chapter Members


Qualify For State Competition 2015

Four County Career Center


Hosts Career Open House

PHOTOS PROVIDED

PHOTO PROVIDED

HEADED TO STATE ... Sixteen Four County Career Center Business Professionals
of America (BPA) Chapter members recently placed in the top three among the
several hundred area students and have qualified for state BPA skill competition.
Contest winners from Williams County are (LEFT TO RIGHT) Jennifer Westrick
(Hilltop) SQL Database fundamentals; Danielle Henry (Hilltop) Economic Research
Individual; Cody Zuver (Hilltop) Computer Security; and Lucas Brown (North
Central) Systems Administration Using Cisco. BPA members from all parts of Ohio
will be in Columbus March 12 & 13 to compete for awards and the right to advance
to national skill and leadership contests. Four County Career Center BPA Advisors
are Mary Jo Beilharz, Matt Geiger, Tina Short, and Mike Yeager.

CAREER CHOICES ... Four County Career Center hosted a Career Night Open
House Monday evening with the Career Centers labs and classrooms open to the
public. Instructors and counselors were available to answer questions and acquaint
visitors with career and technical programs and college credit options. Shown
talking about the Health Careers program at the Career Center is (RIGHT) instructor
Donna Badenhop with (LEFT) Kailah Sowles and (CENTER) Lisa Holsopple, both
from West Unity. The Career Center offers 32 career and technical programs to high
school juniors and seniors from 22 high schools in Defiance, Fulton, Henry, and
Williams counties. For more information about applying for the 2015-2016 school
year, sophomores are encouraged to contact their associate school Guidance Office,
call the Four County Career Center Student Services Office at 1-800-589-3334,
Ext. 2701; or apply on-line at the Career Center website at www.fourcounty.net

IRS Reduces Amount Of Printed Tax


Forms Available At Local Libraries
The IRS has reduced the amount
of printed tax forms and publications
available to public libraries nationwide.
As a result, all branches of Williams
County Public Library, located in Bryan,
Edgerton, Edon, Pioneer, Stryker and
West Unity, along with the Montpelier
Public Library have a limited amount of
printed tax materials available for our
patrons. Available tax forms include
the 1040 forms: 1040, 1040A, and
1040EZ. No other forms or instruction
booklets have been provided to your

local libraries.
If needed, you may order tax forms
directly from the IRS online at http://
www.irs.gov/orderforms or by phone at
1-800-829-3676. Also, please remember
library staff can assist you in locating
tax materials. We cannot, however,
provide you with tax advice. For more
information, contact Williams County
Public Library at 419-636-6734 or the
Montpelier Public Library at 419-4853287.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

GATHERING INFORMATION ... Shown here talking about the Pre-Engineering


program at the Career Center is (LEFT TO RIGHT) instructor Tim Armitage with
Jody Landel, Tammie Landel, and Josh Landel, all from Edon.

SHOP @ HOME .... SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS


NEWS

REALTOR

REALTOR

STAFFING

STAFFING

STORAGE

Peoplelink
Staffing Solutions
Village of Edgerton
324 N. Michigan Street
Edgerton OH 43517

THE VILLAGE REPORTER

Kevin Gray
Real Estate Broker

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

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

TIRES

Garden Tractor &


Snow Blower
Tire Chains in Stock

m.e.Millertire
17386 State Highway 2
Wauseon OH 43567
419-335-7010
www.millertire.com

WATER

Unity Water
Conditioning
Serving Northwest Ohio

115 S. Liberty St.


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

800-886-5585

Applications
accepted 1-4 pm on
Wednesdays
Call 260-927-1842
For questions

You may also


apply online at
www.peoplelinkstaffing.com
and select
AUBURN branch
E.O.E.

50+ IMMEDIATE
POSITIONS AVAILABLE!
Pro Resources Staffing is hiring for
several companies in the
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POSITIONS INCLUDE:
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Welders Liquid Industrial Painters
Part Time Sorting Work 12 Hour Shifts
Please call or stop in to one of our offices today!

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FEATURED BUSINESS OF THE WEEK


UNITY WATER CONDITIONING - PEGGY BALTOSSER
115 S. LIBERTY ST. WEST UNITY, OH
419-924-5585 UNITYWATER@FRONTIER.COM
Peggy Baltosser has been with Kinetico
Unity Water Conditioning over 20 years
starting out as a secretary and moving up
to the office manager position in 1995.
Peggy also does in-home sales. She has
made a lot of new friends and this continues to grow as past Kinetico owners refer
their family and friends.
Unity Water Conditioning carries a full
line of Kinetico products, non electric on
demand water softeners and drinking water systems and the new line of electric
water softeners.
Kinetico products are made in OHIO
and shipped to other parts of USA.
Peggy also does in home sales, free water testing, and free quotes for
new applications and upgrades. Kinetico services what they sell - Kinetico
has one of the best warranties! Call Peggy today at 1-800-886-5585.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH, 2015

TRAINING

Northwestern Ohio
Driver Training
School, Inc.

Competitive prices, Local


Owners & Instructors.

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

www.nwdriverstrainingsch.com

WELDING

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The Village Reporter

CHURCH & SPIRITUAL NEWS

Devotional Thought / Fellowship of Christian Athletes


BY: REX STUMP - WHAT DO YOU THINK?!

Retweet
if
you
think Seattle will win
the Super Bowl Favorite if you think
New England will win
the Super Bowl!
Did Coach Belichick cheat or not?
Is
Coach
Mike
Krzyzewski one of
the greatest college
coaches ever?
Who do you think
will be the number
one NFL draft pick
this year?
Every day a coach, a team, or a player is put
under the microscope of investigation for their skill
and character. Every day they are judged by their
performance in competition and their life outside of
competition. Every day people will weigh in their
opinion about their coach, team, or players. You
can retweet or favorite on Twitter to help conduct an opinion driven poll.
You can go-online
and share you opinion for others to read. You can
post on Facebook how you feel about someone, and
maybe even share an article that backs up your
opinion.
You can call into a local radio station
and share on the air how you feel about a team or
coach. Everyone has an opinion!
But does that opinion really matter in the end?
Really, so you think your team is the best. What
does that mean in relation to eternity? You think
a coach stinks or is a hero? What does that mean
in eternity?
In the book of John, chapter 7 you can watch
Jesus deal with all sorts of people and witness just
as many various reactions. Some people called
Jesus a good man while others called him a
fraud (verse 12). There were those who claimed
Jesus was demon possessed (verse 20), the Mes-

siah (verse 26), and yet others who said He was a


Prophet predicted by Moses (verse 40). Their opinion varied, and their reactions wide-ranged. Who
is this Jesus? If you read in chapter six, there was
a split decision about Jesus by some disciples and
they left due to their disbelief in Jesus Christ being the Son of God, our Messiah and Savior. Jesus
then asked Simon Peter, Are you going to leave?
In other words, who do you believe me to be? Do
you believe that Jesus Christ is Lord? Even Jesus asked His disciples face to face what do you
think? Simon Peter replied to Jesus question,
We believe, and we know you are the Holy One of
God. His belief shaped his actions. Their belief
determined their lifestyle. Their belief determined
their eternal destiny!
Paul wrote, Therefore, God elevated him to the
place of highest honor and gave him the name
above all other names, that at the name of Jesus
every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and
under the earth, and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
(Philippians 2:9-10) God gave Jesus the name
above all names! At His nameHis nameEVERY
knee should bow. No matter where you are, His
powerful and almighty name should be sending us
to our knees in reverence or fear!
So I ask you today, have you made up your
mind about who Jesus is? What do you think?
Understand that whatever you decide has eternal
consequences. Is Jesus truly is Lord, the Son of
God, Messiah, and Savior? If so, then remember
that our beliefs determine our actions and how we
live reflects our beliefs.
Again, I ask the question Have you made up
your mind about Jesus? Your opinion matters
and I pray that your opinion is based upon the solid truths of Gods Word! Check out more at www.
morethanwinning.org
For more reading, check out: Acts 2:29-40 and
Romans 1:3-5!

Wauseons West Clinton Mennonite Church


Hosting Prom Trend Event
featured. Free samples will also be available to take
home that day. Every item is available for donation
only. Nothing will be priced. All proceeds will go
towards the Dow Family Childrens Home in Kenya.
This is the third year of the event, and it continues to
grow every year. In the first year, 12 girls attended with
about 25 girls the second year. Lori King, coordinator
of the event, wants the word to spread about the event.
She states, It is so neat to see a young woman being
blessed by a dress, shoes or jewelry.
The church is also accepting donations of dresses,
shoes, jewelry, purses, or wraps. For donations, please
contact Lori King at 419-445-1285 or 419-822-7379.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

The West Clinton Mennonite Church on the corner


of County Road 18 and County Road C, Wauseon,
will hold a Beauty Comes From the Heart Prom
Trend 2015 event on Friday, February 27 from 3:307:00 p.m. and Saturday, February, 28th from 10:00
a.m.-4:00 p.m. The free event will include over 100
prom dresses, shoes, jewelry, wraps, and purses. In
addition, prom-related activities and demonstrations
such as hair style, make-up, and nail ideas will be
Robert C. Chrismer

Registered Representative

SIGMA FINANCIAL
CORPORATION
Securities Broker/Dealer Member FINRA/SIPC

111 Chase St., PO Box 3600


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

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

132 S. Fulton Street


Wauseon, OH
419-335-5011

Winning The Battle


For A Generation
WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU WERE TO
FINE $1,000 BILL IN A BORROWED BOOK?
In my first year @ Bible
College I learned a lot of
new things, some that Ive
carried with me the rest of
my life. One of those new
things I learned was the
Supremacy of Scripture,
that the Bible in the final
authority for the believer
in faith and practice.
However, many in our day
have lost the allure, the
permeating power and presence of scripture in daily
living.
Imagine with me that you borrowed a book form
the library to read and having opened it to read you
found a $1000 bill, what would you do? Perhaps the
illustration below will remind us all our tremendous
need for a something more valuable than keepsakes
or monetary treasure.
You might be surprised what you can find in an
old used book. Used and rare booksellers discover
countless objects inside books as they sort and
catalog books for resale. According to the huge
online bookseller AbeBooks.com, theyve found a
host of strange and exciting objects in used books,
including forty $1,000 bills, a Mickey Mantle rookie
baseball card, a marriage certificate from 1879, a
babys tooth, a diamond ring, social security cards,
credit card receipts, shopping lists, business cards,
postcards, a World War II US ration book (with
stamps remaining), World War II discharge papers, a
pair of scissors, a valid drivers license, a cockroach
(dead), and a strip of bacon.
Adam Tobin, owner of Unnameable Books in
Brooklyn, New York, has created a display inside
his bookstore dedicated to objects discovered in
books. The most valuable item discovered by Adam
is a letter written by CS Lewis, author of the Narnia
series. Tobin said,
Its a motley assortment. Weve been doing it
for about two years since opening the store. The
display quickly took over the back wall and now its
spreading to other places, and theres a backlog of
stuff that we havent put up yet. There are postcards,
shopping lists, and concert tickets but my favorites
are the cryptic notes. They are often deeply personal
and can be very moving.
None of these interesting objects can compare to
what can be discovered in Gods Word. Within that
Book a person can find hope, guidance, purpose for
living, peace, heaven, and eternal riches.
David Finch, Elk Grove, California; source:
Abebooks.com, Things Found in Books (Last
accessed January 9, 2015)
The scriptures claim a unique place in our lives
by their own testimony, Isaiah 55:11 (NKJV)
11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My
mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall
accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the
thing for which I sent it.
Rick Jones previously served on the staff of Defiance Area Youth
for Christ for 36 years, first as a ministry coordinator and later as
Executive Director. Rick is currently a pastor of an area local church.

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

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


Wednesday Evening - 7:00 p.m.

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH, 2015

MORE GENERAL AREA NEWS

Williams Soil & Water Conservation


District Reorganizes For 2015
At the January board meeting the
Williams Soil and Water Conservation
District Board of Supervisors reorganized
for 2015. All positions stayed the same.
Chairman Bob Short
Vice Chairman J. B. Orendorff
Fiscal Agent - Jon Hake
Secretary Scott C. Oberlin
Member Jim Herman
The Williams SWCDs regular board
meetings are held the second Monday
of each month starting at 7:00 p.m.,
except for September and October which
will be held Wednesday, September 9, at

7:00 p.m., and Tuesday, October 13, at


7:00 p.m. The meetings are held in the
Williams County Agricultural Services
Meeting Room, 1120 West High Street,
Bryan. All meetings are open to the
public. Anyone wishing to be notified of
Special Meetings or changes in dates,
time, or location of Regular Meetings
should phone the Williams SWCD office
at 419-636-9395 Ext 3. If someone is
interested in attending, please call the
office ahead of time to check for any
schedule changes and to be placed on
the agenda.

INFORMATION PROVIDED

Williams & Fulton Counties Both


See Slight Rise In Unemployment
By: Chelsie Firestone
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
Both Williams and Fulton Counties
saw a slight rise in their number of
unemployed between November and
December. In that time frame Fulton
County moved 4.4% of 5.1% while
Williams County saw a slight increase
from 4.0% to 4.1%.
Of Ohios 88
counties, 68 saw a similar increase in
their number of employed while 9 others
saw decreasing numbers. The remainder
remained unchanged. With so many
counties seeing increasing numbers,
Williams County saw improved on the
state ranking chart despite its increase.
The county moved from 60th to 63rd.
Fulton County, however, took a fall,
moving from 49th on the chart to 34th.
Despite the increase in county
numbers, the State of Ohio saw a
decrease from 5.0% to 4.8% over
the same time frame. Likewise, U.S.
unemployment dropped from 5.8%
to 5.6%. The number of unemployed
throughout the state was down 9000,
from 287,000 to 278,000 over the course
of the month.
Statewide, unemployment ranged
from a low of 2.6% in Mercer County
to 10.0% in Monroe County. Counties
in Ohio with the lowest rates include
Mercer (2.6%), Holmes (2.9%), Auglaize
(3.1%), Delaware (3.1%), and Hancock
(3.4%).
Counties with the highest
rates included Monroe (10.0%), Ottawa
(8.4%), Meigs (8.1%), Huron (7.9%),

Morgan (7.9%), Pike (7.6%), and Scioto


(7.2%).
Throughout the state, job growth was
seen in leisure and hospitality (+7100),
professional and business services
(+3800), educational and health services
(+2500),
manufacturing
(+1500),
construction (+1400), and federal
government (+300). Losses were seen
in trade, transportation, and utilities
(-6200); other services (-1900); financial
activities (-1200); state government
(-1000), information (-700), and local
government (-500). No change was seen
in mining and logging.
Ohioans wishing to learn more
about unemployment benefits or who
are in search of a job can visit www.
ohiomeansjobs.com. The information in
this article and the monthly statistical
analysis it is based upon are also
available at http://jfs.ohio.gov/ocomm.
Chelsie can be reached at
chelsie@thevillagereporter.com

USDA Accepting Applications for


Conservation Stewardship Program
COLUMBUS, Jan. 27, 2015 The U.S.
Department of Agriculture will make
$100 million available this year through
the Conservation Stewardship Program
(CSP). Applications are accepted all year;
however, interested farmers and forest
landowners should submit applications
by February 27, 2015, to ensure
consideration for this years funding
(applications received after that date will
be considered for future funding). The
USDA Natural Resources Conservation
Service (NRCS) administers CSP and may
enroll up to 7.7 million acres this year.
CSP provides an incentive for farmers
and private forest managers who already
practice conservation on their land to
achieve even higher levels of stewardship,
said Terry Cosby, Ohios NRCS State
Conservationist. By addressing multiple
resource concerns, such as soil erosion,
air, and water quality, landowners
maintain or increase the productivity of
their operations on a more sustainable
landscape.
Cosby said CSP producers are
conservation leaders, showing how
science
based
conservation
and
technological advancements can improve
the environment and farming operations
at the same time. For example, Joe
Celuch, a farmer in Ohios Appalachian
foothills, fenced cattle out of ponds and
streams, installed diversions to slow down
and re-route surface water runoff, and
developed a rotational grazing system to
provide better forage cover in his pastures.
This stewardship of natural resources,
incentivized through CSP, helps to not
only benefit his cattle, but also leads to
cleaner water and healthier soil.
The 2014 Farm Bill expanded CSPs

conservation activity list that offers


participants more options to meet
their conservation needs and protect
the natural resources on their land.
These conservation activities, called
enhancements, include cover crops,
intensive rotational grazing, and wildlife
friendly fencing.
Farmers and forest landowners
interested in submitting applications for
CSP should make an appointment with
the local NRCS conservationist to complete
a resource inventory of their land to
determine the conservation performance
for existing and new conservation
activities. This information will be used
to establish program eligibility, rank
applications, and calculate payments.
Landowners may also use a CSP selfscreening checklist to determine if the
program is suitable for their operation.
The checklist highlights basic information
about CSP eligibility requirements,
stewardship threshold requirements, and
payment types.
Applications for CSP submitted by
entities, such as farmers applying as a
corporation, must have a DUNS (Data
Universal Numbering System) number
and an active SAM (System for Award
Management) registration status when
applying, a process that may take several
weeks. Applications cannot be processed
without this information. Information on
obtaining a DUNS number and registering
with SAM is posted at www.nrcs.usda.
gov/programs/farmbill.
For more on technical and financial
assistance available through conservation
programs,
visit
www.nrcs.usda.gov/
GetStarted or a local USDA service center.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

German Lutheran Heritage Will


Meet To Discuss Dutch & Amish
Larry Kruse will be giving a Powerpoint
presentation on the Pennsylvania
Dutch, the Plain and the Fancy. He will
discuss the Dutch people, their origin,
and the difference between the Plain and
Fancy. The majority of the presentation
will be on the Amish people, the why of
their beliefs, their practices. Larry has
collected much information the Amish
in Ohio and Pennsylvania. If you enjoy
visiting the Amish area, you will enjoy
the presentation to give you a deeper

understanding of the Amish and their


ways.
The program will be held at the
Lutheran Social Services building at
2:00 pm on February 8, 2015 across
from Four County Career Center, 5
miles south of Archbold on Ohio Route
#66. Coffee cake and drinks will be
served. You do not need to be a member
of German Lutheran Heritage to attend.
This meeting is open to the public.
Guests are always welcome.

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Help Wanted

Allcaring Home Health Services is wanting to hire two lead


Home Health Aids in Bryan and the surrounding area.
Please apply at: 424 East Second Street, Defiance
Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or
130 South Lynn Street, Bryan, OH,
Monday thru Friday 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
HELP WANTED - MEAL DELIVERY DRIVER - The Fulton

County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications


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

Help Wanted

For Rent

MACHINIST NEEDED

FOR RENT - Country 4 bedroom home for rent - Pioneer.

Qualified candidate will have a


minimum of one year experience
with Bridgeport Mills. We offer paid
vacation, paid holidays, and insurance.
Send resume to or apply in person
between 9 am and 4 pm at

KP Precision Tool & Machine Co.

HOME HEALTH AIDES

230 Westfield Dr., Archbold, OH 43502


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ANTIQUES - Fort Defiance Antiques - 402 Clinton Street,


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

Legals
LEGALS - The Village of Stryker Financial Report has

MAUMEE VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION


is accepting applications for
DEPUTY DIRECTOR
and HOUSING REHABILITATION SPECIALIST

LEGALS - The Village of Blakeslee Financial Report has

been completed and mailed to the State Auditor. Copies


are on file at the Clerks Office- 200 Defiance St. for inspection. This annual report is for fiscal year 2014.

been completed and mailed to the State Auditor. Copies are


on file at the Clerks Office- 227 Washington St. for inspection. This annual report is for fiscal year 2014.

Storage

HOUSING REHABILITATION SPECIALIST position will implement federally funded housing rehabilitation projects. Job duties
include inspections, development of work specifications, contract
management and invoice approvals. Must have or be willing to
obtain Lead Risk Assessor/Abatement Contractor licenses in the
State of Ohio. Must be proficient in Word and Excel.

STORAGE - West Unity Storage Units for Rent. Month To


Month Rates - Call 419/924-5007. 10x20 $49 10x10 $38.

For detailed job descriptions and application information


refer to www.mvpo.org

WANTED TO BUY - Junk cars & trucks, dead or alive,


top dollar $ paid. 419-708-1615, 419-335-1358.

Application online or pick-up at:

Community Health Professionals

Antiques

PO Box 519 604 North Park Street


Fayette, Ohio 43521

The DEPUTY DIRECTOR position will be responsible for all


aspects of Economic Development and will assist with
Transportation Planning.

Caring, dependable individuals needed to assist with


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

No pets. $650 per month and utilities. $1000 deposit. 419485-3944.

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