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VANDALIA —There has been a steady stream of good economic development news in Vandalia over the past two years, and that continued on Thursday as GO2 Technologies held an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony at their new facililty on Falls Creek Drive. GO2 Technologies is a company that specializes in engineering solutions and integrated technology and

relocated from Dayton. State Representative Mike Henne (R. - Clayton) and representatives from the Governor, State Treasurer, the City of Vandalia, and the Vandalia-Butler Chamber of Commerce were on hand for the ceremony as were many of the company’s suppliers. Scott Schoessow, Partner/Owner at GO2 is looking forward to the opportunities the Photo by Darrell Wacker new location provides. GO2 Technologies held an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday at their new facility on See GO2 on page 8

Falls Creek Drive in Vandalia.

Board of Education candidates (left to right) Brian Boyd, Mike Broyles, Bob Cupp, Scott Hadder, George Moorman, Bruce Sucher, and Barbara Temple gathered to debate issues facing the schools in a candidate forum.

Voting information Election Day Tuesday, November 5. Voters in Vandalia and Butler Township will cast ballots for:

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Vandalia City Council Vandalia-Butler Board of Education Vandalia Butler City Schools levy

Stark differences emerge as school board candidates debate issues DARRELL WACKER Drummer Editor

Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. To find polling locations, voters can visit the website of the Montgomery County Board of Elections website at or by calling (937) 225-5656. Vandalia Senior Center November Activities November calendar of events for the Vandalia Senior Center located at 21 Tionda Drive South, Vandalia. Membership in the Senior Center is available to residents and non-residents for a nominal fee. For more information about any of the events listed here or membership information, contact Senior Center Coordinator Kelly Lundqvist at 8981232.

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BUTLER TWP. - Stark differences on a wide range of issues emerged last week as the seven candidates for the VandaliaButler Board of Education debated issues facing the school district. Close to 200 people listened intently for almost

two hours as moderator Will Roberts posed questions the the seven candidates running to fill three seats: Brian Boyd, Mike Broyles, Bob Cupp, Scott Hadder, George Moorman, Bruce Sucher, and Barbara Temple. Not surprisingly, the clearest difference of the night came when asked how they would be vot-

ing on the school district’s 6.99 mil, five year term levy that is also on the ballot. Broyles, Moorman, and Temple, who are running as a three-candidate slate, all said they would be voting no while Boyd, Cupp, Hadder, and Sucher indicated that they would be voting yes. “Consistently, no, I can-

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VANDALIA - Using one of their final opportunities to provide information about the upcoming levy, Vandalia-Butler Superintendent Brad Neavin and other district officials hosted an open house and community coffee event at Morton Middle School on Thursday, Oct. 24. Neavin, who has conducted approximately 60 coffees in area homes and businesses since July, invited the public and conducted a tour of the

facility for the first time this fall. “We have been organizing coffees throughout the community really since July, you know since I came on board, we’ve been just doing these coffees,” Neavin said. “And our consultant said that we ought to do at least one community coffee where people can come to the schools. One of the concerns that I had heard out there from the smaller coffees is we never had a formal tour of this building. So we decided to go ahead and kind of combine that.

“So we did a tour of the building at 6 o’clock and then had this open for whoever wanted to come out. So we notified folks via the website and one call out to parents and in the paper.” The tour, which began in the gymnasium, also included the locker rooms, media center, the music room and several classrooms among other others. Those taking the tour were also given short speeches regarding the new features at the school. Immediately following See LEVY on page 8

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“How much money the schools get does not lead to good information. I think good management can turn this around.” Temple said “There are people in this community who cannot afford more taxes. I think we can look at this and turn it around. I do not support this particular levy.” See DEBATE on page 8

Neavin leads tour of Morton, answers levy questions

Members of the community were invited to tour Morton Middle School last week prior to a community gathering with Superintendent Bradley Neavin.


not support this particular levy,” said Broyles. “There is not really a plan for this levy that I can accept. This will be used to continue to do the same things we have done the past three years.” Moorman agreed and said he did not like the question. “No (I do not support the levy),” Moorman said.

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Charlene Molnar (center) of Vandalia received 2013 Purple Promise Award From FedEx Express. She is pictured with (left) President/CEO David Bronczek and Executive Vice President/COO Michael Ducker.

Molnar receives award from FedEx

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – FedEx Express, the express transportation unit of FedEx Corp., has awarded one of its highest honors to 24 employees including Vandalia’s Charlene Molnar, who went above and beyond to serve their communities and customers. Molnar was recognized for driving to the airport at 1 a.m. on a Saturday morning to deliver a critical donor-matched tissue shipment that had been delayed due to severe weather. Every year, FedEx Express recognizes its employees around the world who demonstrate outstanding service and community responsibility. In the U.S./ Canada/Latin American region this year, more than

100 FedEx Express employees were nominated. The winners will be recognized at a special ceremony in Memphis on Oct. 17. “It is an honor to recognize our employees’ heroism, professionalism and dedication to their communities and customers,” said David J. Bronczek, president and CEO, FedEx Express. “These honorees are truly everyday FedEx heroes who never cease to amaze us with the things they do for our customers, our communities and for each other.” FedEx Express employs more than 150,000 worldwide; in almost 40 years, only 710 employees have received these prestigious company awards.

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Morton students tapped for Honor Society VANDALIA — The Morton Middle School Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society was chartered to Morton Middle School in 1991. To be selected, each student must possess a cumulative GPA of 3.3 and strongly demonstrate qualities in the areas of leadership, scholarship, character, and service both in and out of school. Congratulations to the following eighth graders who were tapped on Monday, October 21, and will be inducted into Morton’s National Junior Honor Society on November 4 at 7 p.m.: Lyndsey Achs, Jenna Al-Bezreh, Emily Allen, Allison Baker, Alyssa Belcher, Alexis Brown, Emma Childers, Katelyn Clark, Farrah Cole, Grace

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Cope, Lauren Davis, Sarah Droesch, Clara Fiori,, Branden Fisher, Brianna Fourman, Amanda French, Taylor Gingrich, Anna Gregory, Jonathan Hansford, Rebecca Helke, Katie Henry, Rachel Horn, Marissa Hutcheson, Kaitlyn Jackson, Parker Jensen, Alex Kapis, Courtney Kessler, Lindsey Kessler, Willow Knight, Abby Landis, Troy Luken, Stephanie Marcum, Chloe Marstellar, Anna Beth Neely, Pooja Patel, Blaine Payton, Jessica Sacks, Hannah Shafer, Nolan Shelton, Leland Skapik, Sutton Skapik, Camryn Snapp, Keagan Sommer, Victoria Theobald, Aaron Photo courtesy VBCSD Ticknor, Madelyn Vance, Hannah Webb, Kyle Wertz, Morton Middle School students selected for the National Junior Honor Society were recently recognized. They will be inducted in early November. and Lindsay Woodruff.

Human Race Theatre to perform Fiddler on the Roof daughters want to break with the old ways and choose their own husbands, Tevye must decide which he loves more – his family’s happiness or his long-held beliefs. Filled with timeless songs and wonderful dance numbers, this Broadway hit is a heartwarming tale for young and old. “Fiddler on the Roof is a show I’ve wanted to do for the longest time,� says Producing Artistic

show when performing it on a much larger, proscenium stage with rows and rows of unnamed characters and a full orchestra filling the space.� The plan is to use the 212-seat Loft Theatre’s strength—its intimacy—to bring the tale of Tevye and his daughters into the spotlight. “We’ll still use Jerome Robbins’ original Broadway choreography, we’ll incorporate every area of The Loft stage and house that we

can. It’s the same script, with all the same beloved songs (as well as the lesserknown ones). But we are going to strip away a lot of the extraneous overtones,� he explains. “Gone are the anonymous villagers. Instead, we center on Tevye’s family and the few characters who directly impact their world. And our orchestra is a 4-member klezmer band who appear onstage and interact with the rest of the cast.�

(Left to right) Ashley Campana as Chava, Christine Zavakos as Tzeitel, and Charity Farrell as Hodel.


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Typically performed with a cast that includes two dozen main actors plus numerous extras who serve as various villagers and Russians, Fiddler on the Roof was created as a large-scale production with a score written for over twenty musicians. “But at its core,� says Moore, “Fiddler is a story about a family and the close circle of people that surround them. And that’s what I want to focus on. It’s easy to lose that aspect of the


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Director Kevin Moore, who is helming the production and still fondly recalls his days performing in a Kenley Players production with William Conrad (Cannon) as “Tevye� in the early 1980s. “What is inherent in that larger-than-life role­ —the emotional journey of changing your traditions for the love of your children—will be so potent and revealing in the closeness of The Loft, I can’t wait for our audience to have that experience.�


DAYTON — The Human Race Theatre Company continues its tradition of producing endearing musicals with the Joseph Stein/Jerry Bock/Sheldon Harnick classic, Fiddler on the Roof, the second production in its 27th season. Welcome to the village of Anatevka, where tradition is everything. But change is sweeping across the land and into poor dairyman Tevye’s house. When his

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Pictured (left to right) are Charity Farrell as Hodel, Drew Pulver as Tevye, Rachel Coloff as Golde, Christine Zavakos as Tzeitel, and Ashley Campana as Chava.

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Butler marching band, color guard headed to state championships VANDALIA — Butler High School Marching Band and Color Guard will compete in the MSBA Championships this Saturday, November 2, at Kings in Deerfield, OH. The Band will take the field at 3:15 p.m. Based on their competition performances in October, the Band and Color Guard are set to make this year another record breaker for the long history of Aviator performers. According to band director Kurt Westfall, “We will make a strong case for finals this year.” At the Lebanon competition on October 12th, they performed the entire show and captured top AAA Class trophies for Best Auxiliary, Best Visual Performance, Best Music Performance, and Best General Effect. Out of the 14 bands competing, Butler took 5th Place overall and was in the top three overall in Visual score. Their top score for the night was 70.0, just slightly below last season’s 70.7 top score. At the Mason Competition on October 19, the Band and

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The Butler marching band and color guard will compete in the MSBA Championships this Saturday.

Guard were able to beat last season’s score, earning a 71.6—the 3rd highest Mid States score in Aviator history. The competition at Mason was intense, and Butler came in 7th place in their

class. “The Mason competition was a good reality check for our students and staff,” stated Westfall. During the two week prep for Championships, the Band and

Guard have been reviewing films and practicing day and night. They also took time to perform for the 65th Annual Vandalia Lions Club Halloween Parade on Oct 28.

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VANDALIA — Good food and fun were menu items on September 30 when Morton and Smith Middle Schools participated in McTeacher Night at both local McDonald’s locations. Morton teachers and administrators staffed the McDonald’s located off National Road while Smith teachers and administrators staffed the McDonald’s at Little York Commons. The fun competition between the two middle schools raises funds for student programs and grade-level incentives. Students and families enjoyed having their orders taken by their favorite teachers, even at the drive thru. Morton sales surPhotos courtesy VBCSD passed $3,300, and Smith sales totaled $2,750. Al Herzog, owner Smith Middle School teacher Terri Morton takes an order. and operator of both McDonald’s locations, was so impressed by the night’s event that he donated back to both schools more than the corporate program designates. Smith received a check for $300, and Morton received a check for $400. Events like these build community as teachers and staff interact with students, parents and area residents outside of the classroom. Fundraising events, like McTeacher Night, are also important for raising funds for classroom and student activities. Learn more about upcoming fundraising events on the district’s Morton teachers Mrs. Pulliam, Mrs. Dukes, ad Mrs. Mann work webpage at the counter. our_schools/promos.html.

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Vote Yes on Issue 39

The yard signs say it all - the Vandalia Butler Schools are at a turning point - and because of that, we believe voters should vote yes on Issue 39, the Vandalia-Butler school levy. The arguments are the same as before, but even more urgent now after three failed levy requests. Unstable state funding, coupled with declining property tax revenues during the recession, have taken their toll. To their credit, the Vandalia-Butler Board of Education came back with a different proposal this time around. While the millage is the same - 5.99 mils, the Board opted to set a five-year term on the levy. The hope is that in that five years revenue streams will

stabilize and much needed reform in school funding across Ohio will take place. Meanwhile, new Superintendent Bradley Neavin has asked for what he calls “breathing room.” Breathing room to stop the drain of teacher and staff cuts that have made headlines the past two years, and breathing room to enable him to take a look at the district’s operations in an attempt to find new efficiencies that will save funds. One of those changes has already garnered positive results - the outsourcing of transportation services. While unpopular when it was first announced, the savings realized in that contract with First Student has allowed the

Boyd, Broyles, and Sucher deserve voter support for Board of Education

district to expand transportation to students they weren’t busing at the beginning of the year. That expansion came as a direct result of Mr. Neavin and the Board making a tough decision that they knew wouldn’t be popular. More of those decisions are coming in the future. The only difference is whether the district will be making those decisions in crisis mode due to lack of funding or as smart decisions because voters have provided the time - and new revenue - to make sound decisions with planning and due diligence. We realize that most people don’t want to pay more taxes - that is certainly a reasonable position to take in today’s economy. We also realize that many in

the community have been critical of the Board of Education and the previous administration of Superintendent Christy Donnelly - fairly or not. This newspaper has certainly had its disagreements with the Board at times and yet one thing is certain. The decision to support the levy isn’t about those issues. It’s about the community, its kids, and its legacy left to future generations. Vandalia-Butler has always been known for excellent schools and tremendous community pride. Voters have an opportunity to continue that tradition on November 5, and we urge a Yes vote on Issue 39.

Voters should stay the course in Vandalia, Butler Township races

As the editorial above One of the constant states, the Vandalia-Butler comments I have heard City School District is at over the past two years a turning point - and not is that there is a lack of just because that is the trust between the Board slogan chosen by the levy of Education, school committee. administrators, and the The district really is community. at a turning point, and No one can pinpoint has been for the past exact reasons for year. this, but the fact it Failed levies, is brought up over teacher and staff and over again valilayoffs, school closdates the concern. ings and redistrictTo be honest, ing, and a change in I’ve had moments Superintendents has like that myself. seen the district go Just a couple of through significant Darrell months ago I wrote turmoil over the past a column saying I Wacker two years. thought the Board I have been consis- Drummer was tone deaf when tent in my support Editor it was considering for a school levy. The extending Treasurer school funding model in Dan Schall’s contract an Ohio, is, frankly, insane extra year just months and needs to change. Until after laying off teachers it does, the district needs and months before asking breathing room to find its voters to approve a levy. way forward in an era of I stand by that column. increasing state and fedAnd that’s why I am eral mandates, increasing endorsing Mike Broyles, costs of doing business, Brian Boyd, and Bruce and flat revenue streams. Sucher for the VandaliaWith that said, I believe Butler Board of Education. the Board of Education I believe those three needs a breath of fresh air individuals bring new and as well. fresh perspectives to the Seven candidates are Board, and they are cerrunning to fill three spots. tainly needed. Two of the seven are Mr. Broyles can repreincumbents which means sent the voice of those that regardless of who is anti-levy voters who elected, there will be at were shut out of the least one new member Superintendent interview seated in January. committee and at the I believe there needs to same time bring business be more than that, and experience and a different here’s why. perspective to the Board.

Mr. Broyles and I don’t always agree on school issues - in fact, we seldom agree - but I have always found him to be willing to listen to other points of views. The lone incumbent I am endorsing, Mr. Boyd, gets the benefit of the doubt because he is the new guy on the block appointed less than a year ago to fill the term of Bill Hibner. Mr. Boyd deserves a term of his own to make his voice heard on the Board. His academic and professional background make him exceptionally suited for the Board of Education. He also has young children in the district - and that carries a lot of weight for me. Finally, Mr. Sucher is perhaps the most qualified “outside voice” running. His years of experience in the Vandalia Police Department and then as Vandalia City Manager uniquely qualify him for the position. As City Manager, one has to have the pulse of the community, and its my hope that Mr. Sucher could bring a little people and political savvy to the Board for those times when it considers difficult issues. Mr. Sucher’s tenure as City Manager is widely seen as very positive and his name - and opinions carry a lot of weight in the community.

Letter to the Editor

Voices of Faith: Reformation is still ongoing

Thank you to all who supported the Senior Center Bazaar

To the community, Senior Center Members and businesses of Vandalia and surrounding areas: I would like to personally say thank you for your support in this year’s 2013 Annual Bazaar at the Vandalia Senior Center. With your support the center was able to bring in a significant amount that has surpassed the previous years Bazaars. It truly was a blessing to see how the Senior Center members all come together, work together and strive to help out with this fund raising function. If you were not a part of this elite group of “seasoned” citizens, perhaps next year will be yours to witness the magnitude of enthusiasm that is spread out throughout the center. To the community, thank you for coming out to support this event. Your presence brought out the spirit and youth of the members working in various areas. To the businesses, I have so many to say thank you to and they are listed in alphabetical order below: Ace, Do-It-Best – Budd Zupp; Bob Evans – Scott; Brookdale Senior Living/ Sterling House – Tambi and Mark Spirk; Brookhaven – Poetry Potts; Brunks – Jack Brunk; Bunkers – Leeann Kreusch; Butler Township Fire Department – Mike Blakesly; Charlies Imports – Rodney Vangas; City of Vandalia – Tami Daniels and Julie Trick; Cracker Barrel – Home office; Crossroads Rehab and Nursing – Marilee Padgett and Mark Schertzinger; Cypress Pointe – April Zwick; The Dollar Tree – Lisa and Daniel; Elements IV – Tara

Hucke; FirstLight – Carrie Shapiro; For Pets Sake – Terri Tucker; Frickers – Matt Johnson, Tom Kinne; Friendship Village – Pam Hall & Gina Havender; Girl Scout Troop 30696 & 32530 – Dana Kragick; Goodyear – Fred; Hair Therapist – Stacy; Hairy Situations – Cathy Terry; Haven Behavioral Senior Care – Rebekah Sherman; Hocks – Wayne Duhon; Hooters – Justin; Jacks Lawn Edging – Jack Greer; Jans Flowers – Paula; Ken’s Pharmacy – Matt Farst; Krogers – Marc; Lexington Nail & Spa – Leah and Kelly; Monnin Fruit Farm – Glenn Monnin; Ralph’s Auto – Ruby and Darren Hildegran; Sam’s Club – Kelly; Sandis’ Clothes Encounters – Sandi; Skyline – Jewels Knepper; Subway – Joe Harris; Vandalia Fire Department – Kim Hannahan; Vandalia Recreation Center – Elaine Kaylor; Vandalia Senior Center Book Club – Jeanne Woolery; Vandalia Senior Center Floral Club – Ginny Gantt, Helen Clark, Joan Denman; Vandalia Senior Center Bazaar workers; Vandalia Senior Super Sewers – Frieda Schmidt and Crew; Warehouse 4 – Todd. Your help through your generous donations made this event tops and gives hope that you would be excited to help out again next year. A simple thank you seems so small for everything you helped us out with, we so much appreciated everything you did not just for the Bazaar, but throughout the year. Thank you, Kelly Lundqvist Vandalia Senior Center Coordinator

Well, its almost here. Just a few more days until October 31st. Are you getting excited? Are you making special plans? Like you, I’m really looking forward to … Reformation Day! Yes I know there is another “holiday” that likes to horn in, but it cannot hold a candle to Reformation Day. Reformation Day commemorates October 31, 1517, when Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses, or points of discussion, on the castle church door in Wittenburg, Germany. As an Augustinian monk and professor of theology he wanted to discuss what he had discovered in the Bible with other church leaders in the Medieval Catholic church. The discussion never happened, at least not the way Luther was thinking

There is an old saying that says if some- believe that Mike Blakesly, Candice Farst, thing isn’t broke, then don’t fix it. That and Dave Lewis are good choices for saying applies equally to the slate of can- Vandalia City Council. didates running for Vandalia City Council The choices are a little more stark and Butler Township Trustee. for Township Trustee. Incumbents Mike Simply put, things are going well in both Lang and Martin Russell have supported communities and making a change for issues that some voters in the Township change’s sake doesn’t make sense to me. don’t like, namely the Joint Economic The four candidates for Vandalia City Development Zones (JEDZ) and the new Council are all worthy, articulate Township Administration Building. candidates. They should be applaudOpponents Joe Flanagan and Ellie ed for stepping up and running for Lewis have been critical of Lang and an office that takes a significant Russell for their so-called spendamount of their time for little pay. I ing sprees while in office. However, believe all want to serve for the best at last week’s candidate forum, of reasons - to lead Vandalia to be a Flanagan came across as angry great place to live and work. about everything while Lewis gave The incumbents, Mike Blakesly, Darrell answers that were at times incomCandice Farst, and Dave Lewis, have Wacker prehensible. The fifth candidate in succeeded at this. By all measures Drummer the race, Nick Brusky, was articuthe city is growing. The economic Editor late, but lost me when he endorsed development successes over the past a “volunteer police posse” as a way two years have been impressive and to make neighborhoods safer. there’s no reason to think that momentum Lang and Russell stressed professionalwill stall. The city has had a balanced ism and respecting the office during the budget and has emerged from the depths forum, and with the exception of Mr. of the recession on solid footing. Brusky, there was a clear line for me in The challenger, Kent Zimmerman, has that regards between the other four. admirably decided to run because, in his Butler Township is moving in the right words, voters deserve a choice on elec- direction. The passage of the JEDZ, which tion day. He is right - voters do deserve a all five candidates said they voted for at last choice, and they have one - there are four week’s forum, has allowed the Township candidates running for three positions. Mr. to hire three new police officers which will Zimmerman appears to have all one could surely help the crime issues on Miller Lane. ask for in a public servant - ideas, passion, Just last month, Progressive Insurance and the ability to articulate that to voters. opened an office on Dixie Drive bring In my opinion, the rationale for the good paying jobs to the Township. Other decision is simple: Is there a reason to development is in the works. make a change? Are there problems not If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it. Vote for being addressed? Mike Lang and Martin Russell for Butler If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it. As such, I Township Trustee.

it would, instead some- lible Word of God. It is one took those 95 Theses, our ultimate authority in printed them on the newly all things, especially in invented Gutenburg regards to salvation. press, and disThe second tributed copies emphasis can be all over Germany. summed up by sayThe Protestant ing that the only Reformation was way to be in a right under way. Soon relationship with everyone was talkGod is through faith ing about Luther’s in Jesus Christ. We ideas, and things must place our full MAC were never to be confidence in His the same again. WILLIAMS perfect life and sacThese ideas ulti- Two Rivers rificial death for sinmately spread all Community ful people. No one over Europe, were Church can ever be right the catalyst for the with God based on settlement of the United their own works. No a sinStates, and have had a gle person is good enough worldwide impact. to measure up to God’s What were these radi- standards. Salvation is by cal ideas that came out grace—it is completely of the Reformation? The undeserved. first one was called “Sola These are definitely radiScriptura.” It means that cal ideas. More specifically only the Bible is the suf- they are Biblical truth. The ficient, certain and infal- challenge that we have is

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to hold firm to these truths because they are not popular among many people. But if we hold firm to the truth God will honor it. I enjoy watching the “Luther” movie (the 2003 version) around Reformation Day. It is such a challenge to me. The last frame of the movie contains this paragraph; “Luther’s influence extended into economics, politics, education and music, and his translation of the Bible became a foundation stone of the German language. Today, over 540 million people worship in churches inspired by his reformation.” I think it is worth our time to remember Reformation Day—and to remember that there is much more reforming that needs to be done. God help us.


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October 5 Rene L. Wagner, 40, was arrested for physical control of a vehicle while intoxicated after being found near Kenbrook Drive and Dunnigan Drive. She was released to a sober family member. Casey D. Holsopple, 25. was arrested for OVI after a traffic stop on E. National Road for failure to yield. He was released to a sober friend. Norman L. Blount, 44, was arrested after indictment in the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court for rape, and multiple other counts. He was transported to the Montgomery County Jail. October 6 While on patrol, an officer checked the registration of a vehicle and found that the driver had a suspended license. Tracey Tedrick was cited for driving while suspended, and for failure to reinstate his operator’s license. October 7 A resident on Van Lake Drive reported that his wallet was stolen out of the center console of a rental car. The investigation continues. A back pack was found at an address on Cassel Hills Court that contained possible stolen items. The investigation continues. A resident on Colebrook Drive reported that a 1980 Pontiac Grand Prix had been stolen. The investigation continues. A resident on Mountair Drive reported that a 1990 full-sixe pick up truck was stolen. The investigation continues. Officers were dispatched to an address on Timberlake Drive on the report of domestic violence. Upon arrival, officers were notified that one of the parties was a mental health patient off medications. The subject voluntarily opted to be admitted to the hospital. No further action was necessary. October 8 A juvenile was charged with being an unruly juvenile after her mother reported she was throwing things in the home and refused to comply with instructions. She was transported to Children’s

Hospital after saying she wanted to kill herself. The case will be referred to Montgomery County Juvenile Court. A resident on Whitehorn Drive reported a vehicle was parked in front of her house and partially blocking the driveway. Officers discovered the vehicle and been entered into LEADS as stolen out of Harrison Township. The vehicle was towed. October 9 A pickup truck was stolen from Neal’s Landscaping on Locust Hill Drive. The investigation continues. Tabatha L. Carroll, 30, was arrested on a misdemeanor warrant out of the Montgomery County Juvenile Court for failure to appear for a child support hearing. She was transported to the Montgomery County Jail. October 10 A juvenile was cited for domestic violence after hitting his mother and then pulling her hair. The complaint was forwarded to the Montgomery County Juvenile Court and the juvenile released to his mother. Officers received a report from a resident on Eastview Avenue on the report of a fraudulent insurance policy being taken out in the subject’s name without permission. The investigation continues. An elderly person was loading her walker into her car in a parking lot on Little York Road when an unknown male took her purse off the driver’s side of the vehicle and fled. The investigation continues. Derek L. Singleton, 23, was arrested after escaping from a van belonging to the Montgomery County Developmental Center. After he was detained, officers discovered a warrant out of Champaign County for theft and resisting arrest. He was subsequently arrested on the warrant and released to the Developmental Center under Rule 4 at the request of Champaign County. October 11 Teresa A. Roy, 47, was arrested for violating a protection order after it was reported that she followed the subject of the order after dropping children off at school. She was transported to the Montgomery County Jail.

Butler Township BUTLER TWP. — The following police activity report was received from the Butler Township Police Department. All subjects are innocent until found guilty in a court of law. OFFENSE REPORTS: 10/21 994 Antioch School Rd. Theft (political signs), (13-064137) 10/23 United Dairy Farmers, Theft (cash), (13-064649) – Closed by Arrest 10/24 Monroe Federal Bank, Forgery, (13064819) 10/24 America’s Best Value Inn, Theft (wallet), (13-064834) 10/24 Hooters, Theft (copper from heating unit), (13-064851) 10/24 1315 Old Springfield, Theft (from vehicles), (13-064880) 10/25 Courtyard Inn North, Theft & Criminal Damage (from Vehicle), (13-065023) 10/25 Cracker Barrel, Theft (wallet), (13065144) 10/25 Walmart, Theft (wallet), (13-065152) 10/25 560 Kepler Rd, Breaking & Entering, (13-065160) 10/26 2769 Cricket Woods Dr, Theft (Play

Station/Phone), (13065218) 10/26 Walmart, Theft (cell phone), (13065288) 10/26 Drury Inn, Theft (cell phone), (13065289) 10/26 United Dairy Farmers, Theft (candy), (13-065354) – Closed by Arrest 10/26 Hampton Inn, Aggravated Burglary, (13-065414) 10/27 2661 Little York Rd, OMVI, (13-065464) – Closed by Arrest 10/27 Peters Rd & Stonequarry Rd, OMVI, (13-065628) – Closed by Arrest WARRANTS: 10/23 7130 Miller Lane, Warrant Arrest for Passing Bad Checks, (13-064601) – Closed by Arrest 10/23 Walmart, Warrant Arrest for Attempt Theft & Probation Violation, (13-064699) – Closed by Arrest 10/24 7227 York Center, Warrant Arrest for None Support, (13064828) – Closed by Arrest 10/25 Walmart, Warrant Arrest for Driving Under Suspension, (13065101) – Closed by Arrest

SHOPLIFTERS: 10/23 Sam’s Club, Theft valued at $748, (13064685) 10/24 Walmart, Theft valued at $45.61, (13064870) – Closed by Arrest 10/25 Walmart, Theft valued at $19.97, (13065101) – Closed by Arrest CRASH REPORTS: 10/23 Little York Rd @ Lambert Ave, Two Car Crash, Unit 1 cited for Assured Clear Distance, (13-064657) 10/24 Frederick Pike @ National Rd, One Car crash, No citation issued, (13-064920) 10/27 2661 Little York, One car crash, Unit 1 cited for Failure to Control, (13-065464) 10/27 Little York @ Meeker Rd, One car crash, No citation issued, (13-065498)

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Rotarian Ken Morris (left) hosted historian Jim Charters (right) at the Rotary Club of Vandalia on Thursday, Charters spoke about Carillon Historical Park, an outdoor museum complex consisting of 30 exhibit buildings on a 65-acre site. The park showcases Dayton’s rich heritage of creativity, invention and milestones in innovation that changed the nation and the world. The park is home to Deeds Carillon, the 1905 Wright Flyer III, the John W. Berry, Sr. Wright Brothers Aviation Center and the Heritage Center of Dayton Manufacturing And Entrepreneurship. Some of the buildings are the Newcome Tavern (1797), Locust Grove School, No. 12 (1896), Deed’s Barn and the Great 1913 Flood Exhibit Building. Carillon Historical Park is located at 1000 Carillon Blvd. in Dayton. For more information, visit www.dayton

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VANDALIA — The following police reports were received from the Vandalia Division of Police. All subjects are innocent until found guilty in a court of law.

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Lions Club hears first hand account of Holocaust Butler seniors Mr Henry Guggenheimer (center) of Butler Township, spoke at the October 24 dinner meeting of the Vandalia Lions Club. He was born in Stuttgart Germany in 1928, and was five years old when Hitler came to power in 1933 and soon began his persecution of the Jewish population: Jewish authored book-burning; loss of citizenship; denial of public schools, libraries, movies, and automobiles. In 1938 all Jewish men had to change their middle name to “Israel” and women to “Sarah” - also in 1938 the Synagogues were burned. Jewish children were harassed and bullied by the other German children. He pointed out, however, that all Germans weren’t that bad. A German soldier who lived in their neighborhood told his mother that they should leave Germany ASAP - things would get worse. Henry’s father died in 1935, so his mother arranged for their escape through Poland, Russia, Manchuria, Japan, and then to the United States where they met their sponsor in Pennsylvania. This was in 1940 and Henry had just turned 12 years old. This was really a rocky start in life for a child. About half of the Jewish population of Germany managed to get out, but those who didn’t suffered the Holocaust Mr Guggenheimer served in the U.S. Army in Korea and is an active member of the Jewish War Veterans Association. He is pictured with Lions Club Program Chairman Brian Addis (left) and Lions Club President Bob Smith.

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VANDALIA — This election day, Butler High School students could be checking your voter registration or assisting you at the voter machines. Nearly 45 Butler High school students will serve as poll workers through the Youth at the Booth program. Youth at the Booth gives high school seniors a chance to experience the democratic process first-hand by placing high school seniors as poll workers. “We talk about it and really encourage the kids because it is a way for them to get involved civically,” said Butler government teacher Kathy Baker. “We also push voter registration. It is one more way for them to learn about the election process and to become more informed voters.”

This is Butler High School’s seventh year participating. Participants must be 17 or older, meaning some poll workers will not even be old enough to vote. Students who are 18 will need to vote absentee or early. “The program requires a real commitment from the student.” Baker said, noting the shift runs from 5:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. “Students may be missing a practice or need to take off work to participate.” To prepare for Election Day, the students underwent two hours of training that included how to set up and fix the voter machines. “In every sense, they are employees of the Board of Elections,” expressed Tom Young, Butler government teacher.

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legislation. “I have sponsored this bill because I am passionate about improving the safety of Ohio’s teen drivers, and am pleased that parents support this effort.” Survey Methodology The survey interviewed parents in Ohio households containing at least one 16- or 17-year-old who has obtained either probationary or full license. Households were randomly selected using an approach known as stratified sampling. This was designed to ensure that all regions of the state, from the most urban to the most rural, were appropriately represented. Stratification is a statistical sampling technique used to ensure that certain segments of a population are not inadvertently over- or underrepresented. The use of stratified sampling ensures that enough interviews are obtained from each subgroup of interest to reliably and accurately represent the views of all members of the group. More information on Ohio’s current GDL system, along with evidence-based tools to guide families through the learning-to-drive process can be found on AAA’s Keys2Drive website. As North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 54 million members with travel-, insurance-, financial-, and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. AAA clubs can be found online at AAA. com.

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Vandalia Senior Center November Activities VANDALIA — Below is the November calendar of events for the Vandalia Senior Center located at 21 Tionda Drive South, Vandalia. Membership in the Senior Center is available to residents and nonresidents for a nominal fee. For more information about any of the events listed here or membership information, contact Senior Center Coordinator Kelly Lundqvist at 898-1232. POTLUCK The monthly potluck is Friday, November 1 at 6 p.m. Please sign up to help out in the kitchen. Bring your own plate, plastic ware, and a dish to share. BINGO Bingo is back with fun and prizes galore. Be here on Thursday, November 7 at 1 p.m. with refreshments provided by Brookdale Senior Living. Bingo is also on Friday, November 29 at 1 p.m. with refreshments by FirstLight Home Care. SECOND FRIDAY BREAKFAST The next breakfast is Friday, November 8 at 9 a.m. Cost is $2. After December, we will be looking for new coordinators of this event. See Kelly, Faye, Nita, or Joe if interested. VETERAN’S BREAKFAST There will be a Veteran’s Breakfast on Monday, November 11 at 9 a.m. Veterans and their spouses are invited, as well as those whose deceased spouse was a veteran. Please sign up on bulletin board. AAA KEEP THE KEYS The AAA Keep the Keys program will be Monday, November 11 at 12:30 p.m. This program is geared to educate and work with seniors to ensure they can keep their driving skills sharp and keep their independence as long as possible. QUESTIONS ABOUT VETERAN’S BENEFITS? Have you ever wondered whether you are eligible for VA benefits?


What are the benefits and how do I get them? Now is your time to find out. A representative from the Montgomery County Veteran Service Commission will be here on Thursday, November 14 from 1-3 p.m. to talk to you individually about what benefits are out there, whether you qualify and if you do how to get them. Stop by and talk to Lisa Lewber. THANKSGIVING POTLUCK A Thanksgiving potluck will be held Friday, November 15 at 6 p.m. Come enjoy the potluck and enjoy turkey for $1. Please sign up with Kelly and don’t forget your traditional dish to share. WELLNESS CLINIC Join us Monday, November 18 for a wellness clinic provided by the Montgomery County Public Health Department. They will provide free blood pressure and blood sugar readings from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. LUNCH AND LEARN Lunch and Learn will be Tuesday, November 19 at noon. The program this month is Understanding Your Laboratory Testing brought to us by Brookhaven. DAYTON ARCHITECTURE PRESENTATION Witness a presentation of significant architecture in the Dayton area on Wednesday, November 20 at 1 p.m. History and interesting information will be shared for all to enjoy. MOVIE DAY Movie Day is Friday, November 22 at 1 p.m. The movie will be The Sapphires, a musical and comedy based on a true story. Bring your own snacks! SINGLE SENIORS NETWORK The Single Seniors Network will meet for dinner at Red Lobster on Monday, November 25 at 5:30 p.m. NOVEMBER BIRTHDAY PARTY We will be celebrating those with

October birthdays on Wednesday, November 27 at 1 p.m. A big thank you to Friendship Village for sponsoring this event. POT LUCK SUGGESTION BOX We have a box located under the birthday pictures to put in suggestions for pot lucks. We are curious, what is it you like, what you don’t like, what would you like more of, what would you like less of. If you’ve not been to our pot lucks, what would bring you out to fellowship with us? COLLECT STAMPS, Box Tops and POP TOPS Please save your canceled stamps for Phylis Hale and Pop/beverage tops for Ronald McDonald House. HAVE A TALENT THAT CAN HELP SOMEONE? Do you have a hidden talent? Such as a seamstress? Stained glass? Repairman? Gardener? If you do, and are willing to share or help others, please see Kelly as she starts a list of people with hidden talents. ARTS & CRAFTS Super Sewers meets every other Tuesday at 9:30 am. This group makes quilts, lap robes, baby quilts and walk bags to donate to Children’s Medical Center, Hospice of Dayton and nursing homes. A wide variety of their items (quilts, casserole carriers, cloth children’s book, etc) are also sold at the Annual Bazaar. Happy Hookers meets every other Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. This crocheting and knitting group makes hats, scarves and lap robes for the VA Center, St. Vincent Homeless and other local organizations that assist the needy. Floral Group meets most Tuesdays at 9:00 am. This group creates beautiful silk floral arrangements, seasonal decorations and memorials. Items are displayed and sold year round with a special Christmas display at the Annual Bazaar.

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LEVY From page 1 Immediately following the tour, guests attended the community coffee session, which provided updates on the transportation change as well as information on Issue 39, which is a 6.99 mill, five year operating levy that will be on the ballot on Nov. 5. “Give people updates as to what’s happening in the district overall,” Neavin said about the primary purpose of the event. “You know there was some big changes made, the transportation change was a huge one, so we wanted to make sure we got that information out to folks. And I’ve been talking a lot about that in the coffees. And then tell people what the 6.99 mills means and why the board landed on that number.” The levy, which will collect $3,893, 851 annually for the next five years if passed, is being placed on the ballot in order to help the district balance its budget for the next five years. According to Neavin, passage of the levy will

ASPHALT, CURBS & CATCH BASINS PROJECT, TO TAKE PLACE AT THE JUSTICE CENTER, RECREATION CENTER AND CASSEL HILLS GOLF COURSE PARKING Vandalia Drummer News AREAS REQUESTED BY THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT, TO VANDALIA BLACKTOP & SEALCOATING, INC. IN THE AMOUNT OF $102,884 AS THE LOWEST AND BEST BID The resolution, which bears the foregoing title, was adopted on Monday, October 21, 2013 by the /Council ofCreditors the City Legal Notices Notices To of Vandalia. A copy of this resolution is available for inspection at the office of the clerk of council, City of Vandalia, Ohio. This resolution awards the bid for parking lot asphalt, curbs & catch basins project, to take place at the Justice Center, Recreation Center and Cassel Hills Golf Course parking areas requested by the Parks and Recreation Department, to Vandalia Blacktop & Sealcoating, Inc. in the amount of $102,884 as the lowest and best bid. Robert L. Anderson Clerk of Council PUB: October 31, 2013 40515921

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Vandalia-Butler City Schools Superintendent Bradley Neavin gave a presentation on the upcoming school levy and the district’s finances last week at Morton Middle School.

provide the district with the necessary funding in order to keep their college-prep classes, extracurricular activities and teachers. If the levy fails, the district will need to make further cuts, including decreasing the number of student programs and staff members along with the removal of after-school activities and state minimums for education. Neavin also discussed numerous steps that the district has taken in order to be operation-

ally efficient, including contracting with First Student for transportation services, which district officials believe will save the district $1.4 million in costs over the next year. Additionally, the district has saved $162,792 to date by sharing financial services with ValleyView Local Schools. Other cost saving steps include energy efficient features, which have resulted in a $16,000 per month savings on utility costs and $235,000 in rebates from

Dayton Power and Light. The district has also cut 117 positions over the past six years and saved $7,061,536 as a result. “The biggest thing I wanted to stress to folks is get the information,” Neavin said. “You know, make sure they’re informed and ask questions and that our doors are open for them to ask those questions. And I think it went well, I feel good about it.” Area voters can verify their poll location at the Montgomery County website

DEBATE From page 1 On the other side of the issue were Boyd, Cupp, Hadder, and Sucher. “I do support the levy because we have done our due diligence,” said Cupp, a two-term incumbent. “Without it we have a chance to go into fiscal emergency. That is not crying wolf. I totally support it because I can back it up with facts.” Hadder agreed saying “I absolutely support the levy. I don’t want to pay more taxes, but I see it as an investment in the community. My grandpa always told me to vote for police, fire, and schools and I live in Vandalia by choice and don’t want to lose our excellent school district.” Sucher was less emphatic and said that whatever resources voters give the Board to work with, they would get the job done. “I have great respect for the voters,” said Sucher. “When people make decisions about where to live, they often decide based on the school district. We need a strong school district. We certainly need to make changes, but that doesn’t mean we can’t support the levy.” Boyd, an incumbent appointed to the board due to a vacancy, noted teacher cuts that have already been made in his decision to support the levy. “We have made significant cuts to employees, we have asked employees to make more contributions on their health care, and we have been creative. I will be voting for it.” When asked what their first goal would be, with or without the levy, responses varied significantly. “The first order would be to reevaluate everything we have done,” said Cupp. “We have held things together with band-aids and finally had to start layoffs. We need to blow up the (school funding) system in Columbus and start over. Devaluation in proper-

ty alone cost us $5 million - blame that on Wall Street, not the school board.” Sucher said that regardless of whether the levy passes or not, the same things need to occur. “Things are not going to get better from Columbus, and people are still struggling locally,” he said. “We need to take a sharp, critical eye at everything.” Temple and Hadder said communication with the community and building trust were priorities. “We need to rebuild trust between the Board and the community,” said Temple. “We need to look at everything and see what enhances student education and bring people together and examine the budget.” Boyd said that “there needs to be a strong connection between the schools and the community. I think Superintendent (Bradley) Neavin has done a great job. If the levy fails we will have some tough decisions to make and tough conversations to have. If it passes we can look to be more creative in alternative revenues.” Broyles said that if the levy passes there would be $200,000 put toward “student first” initiatives but he did not give specifics. On teacher salaries, a divide was also apparent. Broyles, who has advocated for an across the board salary cut on social media sites, said that while teacher salaries are currently frozen, they are still above market rate. “I have studied compensation packages and compared them to other districts locally,” said Broyles. “Many (teachers) are making what is more than competitive with other districts. We need to have a compensation package that the community can afford with health care that is competitive with industry in our area.” Cupp countered that he also had done comparisons.

“With quality comes cost,” said Cupp. “I don’t want a minimum wage teacher teaching our kids. I want only the best teachers in our schools.” Sucher, while acknowledging he is not familiar with compensation and benefit packages, expressed concern about the salary freeze that is now in its third year. “I’m not familiar with total compensation packages, but I know they have been frozen for a couple of years,” said Sucher. “I know a couple of teachers didn’t come back due to being able to make more money elsewhere. That makes me worry about our competitiveness and ability to attract good teachers.” When it comes to the recent decision to outsource transportation, most of the reviews were positive but some concerns were expressed about the process. Moorman said the decision was “a step in the right direction. We will have to look and see what the real savings are.” Temple charged that the bid process was not competitive. “Where were the other competitive bids?” she asked. “Two of the three companies who wanted to put in bids were denied that opportunity. If they (First Student) want to raise our rates in five years we are at their mercy.” Cupp said that “it has been a good decision thus far. They have come in under budget in the first quarter and have actually increased services.” Hadder noted that while he had initial concerns, he talked to Neavin. “I talked to Mr. Neavin about why there weren’t three bids and he said only one complied,” said Hadder. “I support what has happened and it seems like it has worked out well.” Voters will have the final say on the candidates on Tuesday.

GO2 From page 1 “This facility is going to benefit GO2 and our partners in many ways,” said Schoessow. “We now have the space for our machining capabilities, and have nearly doubled the manufacturing and office areas. Vandalia is a great place for GO2 to enhance opportunities with suppliers, vendors and partners. Look for more exciting announcements from us in the near future.” GO2 Technologies, an Engineering Solutions Provider (ESP), specializes in Custom Machine Building for both robotic and non-robotic applications. They are a turnkey provider and their resources include highly skilled engineers, manufacturing personnel and machinists. GO2 Technologies services include Engineering, PLC/HMI Programming, Panel Design/ Layout/Build, Vision Inspection and Guidance Systems, Automation, Machining, Test Equipment and Fixturing, New

and Used Robotic Arms and Service, and System Maintenance Programs including Service and Repair, Equipment Retrofits and Upgrades. “Partnerships with our suppliers and vendors is extremely important to our type of business,” said Schoessow. “We are proud to have partnerships with Mitsubishi, Motoman, C&E Sales, Voelker Controls, Triad Technologies, Rockwell Automation, Becker Electric and Robeck Fluid Power to name a few. We are also members of DRMA - Dayton Region Manufacturers Association.” An example of the innovation that keeps GO2 at the top of their field is explained by GO2 Owner/Partner Kent Walker: “The University of Dayton Research Institute and the Air Force Research Laboratory at WrightPatterson Air Force Base were in need of a solution to a very labor intensive process for manually pipetting three different materi-

als – alane, titanium isopropoxide, and oleic acid – inside a glovebox. GO2 was approached to develop an automated method that would robotically dispense, mix, sonicate and verify the highly accurate process. We integrated a Cavro® Air Displacement Pipettor, which could handle the corrosive liquids within the specified volumes, with a Mitsubishi vertical articulating robotic arm. Additionally, GO2 developed a custom airtight chamber to house the entire system that could be purged with nitrogen. This new integrated system runs a batch of 56 vials in roughly 20 minutes. It is highly accurate and solved repeatability and quality issues the manual process was prone to.” GO2 Technologies is always looking for new talent, and actively recruits skilled mechanical and electrical engineers, machine operators, designers, CAD operators and assembly specialists.

Vandalia CITY OF VANDALIA MONTGOMERY COUNTY, OHIO RESOLUTION 13-R-49 A RESOLUTION APPOINTING REPRESENTATIVES TO THE BUTLER TOWNSHIP MILLER LANE BUSINESS DISTRICT JEDZ BOARD AND THE BUTLER TOWNSHIP MILLER LANE HOTEL DISTRICT JEDZ BOARD The resolution, which bears the foregoing title, was adopted on Monday, October 21, 2013 by the Council of the City of Vandalia. A copy of this resolution is available for inspection at the office of the clerk of council, City of Vandalia, Ohio. This resolution appoints representatives to the Butler Township Miller Lane Business District JEDZ Board and the Butler Township Miller Lane Hotel District JEDZ Board. Robert L. Anderson Clerk of Council PUB: October 31, 2013 40515913 Vandalia CITY OF VANDALIA MONTGOMERY COUNTY, OHIO RESOLUTION 13-R-50 A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING A SUMMER MEETING SCHEDULE FOR THE MONTHS OF JUNE, JULY, AND AUGUST 2014 The resolution, which bears the foregoing title, was adopted on Monday, October 21, 2013 by the Council of the City of Vandalia. A copy of this resolution is available for inspection at the office of the clerk of council, City of Vandalia, Ohio. This resolution establishes a summer meeting schedule for the months of June, July, and August 2014. Robert L. Anderson Clerk of Council PUB: October 31, 2013 40515918 Vandalia CITY OF VANDALIA MONTGOMERY COUNTY, OHIO RESOLUTION 13-R-51 A RESOLUTION AWARDING THE BID FOR PARKING LOT ASPHALT, CURBS & CATCH BASINS PROJECT, TO TAKE PLACE AT THE JUSTICE CENTER, RECREATION CENTER AND CASSEL HILLS GOLF COURSE PARKING AREAS REQUESTED BY THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT, TO VANDALIA BLACKTOP & SEALCOATING, INC. IN THE AMOUNT OF $102,884 AS THE LOWEST AND BEST BID The resolution, which bears the foregoing title, was adopted on Monday, October 21, 2013 by the Council of the City of Vandalia. A copy of this resolution is available for inspection at the office of the Houses clerk of council, City of Vandalia, Ohio. This resolution awards the bid for parking lot asphalt, curbs & catch basins project, to take place at the Justice Center, Recreation Center and Cassel Hills Golf Course parking areas requested by the Parks and Recreation Department, to Vandalia Blacktop & Sealcoating, Inc. in the amount of $102,884 as the lowest and best bid. Robert L. Anderson Clerk of Council PUB: October 31, 2013 40515921

Vandalia CITY OF VANDALIA MONTGOMERY COUNTY, OHIO RESOLUTION 13-R-52 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH BUTLER TOWNSHIP, OHIO REGARDING THE BUTLER TOWNSHIP WATER MAIN EXTENSION PROJECT The resolution, which bears the foregoing title, was adopted on Monday, October 21, 2013 by the Council of the City of Vandalia. A copy of this resolution is available for inspection at the office of the clerk of council, City of Vandalia, Ohio. This resolution authorizes the city manager to enter into an agreement with Butler Township, Ohio regarding the Butler Township Water Main Extension Project. Robert L. Anderson Clerk of Council PUB: October 31, 2013 40515925 Huber Heights LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held on November 12, 2013, on or after 7:00 p.m. in the meeting room of City Hall, 6131 Taylorsville Road, Huber Heights, Ohio by the Planning Commission for Zoning Case 13-46. The applicant is HURLEY STEWART, LLC on behalf of Dollar General, LLC. The applicant is requesting approval to Rezone from A (Agriculture) to PC (Planned Commercial) in order to redevelop property located at 6655 Brandt Pike (ZC 13-46). The application is on file at the Huber Heights Planning Department office located at City Hall, 6131 Taylorsville Road, Huber Heights, Ohio and may be examined between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to this request. Terry Walton, Chair For Sale Commission Planning City of Huber Heights PUB: October 31, 2013 40515845


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Aviators capitalize on Piqua mistakes, roll 31-14 Butler will face Trotwood on Friday for GWOC North crown, playoff spot ROB KISER PIQUA — The Piqua and Vandalia-Butler football teams came into Friday night’s game as two of the best in the GWOC North at taking care of the football. While that trend continued for the Aviators Friday night, it did not for the Indians — and the result was a 31-14 Vandalia win that sets the Aviators up for a showdown with TrotwooodMadison for the GWOC title next Friday night. Piqua turned the ball over four times — including its first three possessions — while Vandalia’s only turnover was a harmless interception in the final seconds of the first half. The result was a 19-0 Aviators lead at halftime and Vandalia maintained a double-digit lead the rest of the way. “The turnovers were big,” Piqua football coach Bill Nees said. “You can’t do that.” As a result — ironically — the only punt in the first half was by Vandalia. The Aviators got the ball first and went right down field — 70 yards in 10 plays —with Michael Hutchinson running it in from five yards out and Mark Verdes kicking the PAT, the only one Butler would make all night. Piqua moved the ball down to the Aviators 23 when on fourth-and-four, Vandalia’s

Butler’s Michael Hutchinson, 20, looks for running room as Michael Simones, 5, leads the way.

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Senior Ryan Lawler, 3, makes a pass reception against Piqua’s Jacob Teague at Alexander Stadium/Purk Field in Piqua last Friday.

Tyson Williams sacked Dan Monnin for a 10-yard loss, giving Vandalia the ball. Vandalia went the 67 yards in eight plays, with Layton Flatt running the ball in from three yards out to make it 13-0 on the first play of the second quarter. Four plays later, Butler intercepted a deflected pass on its own 16. The 84-yard drive took just six plays. Chandler Craine, who completed his first nine passes of the game, had an 18-yard pass to Cameron Glover and 42-yard pass to Clint Taynor, before

Alex Peters ran it in from 12 yards out to make it 19-0. Piqua was driving late in the first half when a fumble was recovered by Vandalia at its own 13-yard line. Following an Aviator punt, the two teams traded interceptions in the final two minutes of the half. Jordan Muhlenkamp intercepted for Vandalia and Jacob Teague did the same for Piqua with five seconds left in the half. Trent Yeomans provided some life for the Piqua offense in the second half — rush-

ing for two touchdowns and recording his fifth straight 200yard plus game, going over 1,600 yards rushing for the season. Yeomans had scoring runs of 45 and 16 yards and finished with 216 yards on 31 carries. “Trent (Yeomans) had some nice runs,” Nees said. “But, I thought we struggled on both sides of the line tonight.” Piqua did play better defense in the second half and had just one turnover — a fumble — but the damage was done. Hutchinson had an eight-yard run to put Butler up 25-0 and added a two-yard TD run in the fourth quarter for the final margin.

Hutchinson finished with 133 yards on 30 carries, while Craine was 13 of 18 for 191 yards. He spread the ball to seven different receivers. Clint Taynor had two catches for 51 yards, Micahel Proffitt had three catches for 47 yards and Cameron Glover had three catches for 46 yards. While Butler plays Trotwood Friday, the Indians will travel south for the annual “Troy” game. “It will be a big week for us,” Nees said. And make for a quick ‘turnover” from what took place Friday. Piqua Daily Call /Civitas media

Butler soccer season ends with heartbreaking loss ANDREW WILSON Contributing writer

CENTERVILLE — Despite taking a two goal lead with 31 minutes remaining in the second half, the Butler boy’s soccer team found themselves on the wrong end of the game’s biggest momentum shift as Tecumseh’s Lance Storck and Ryan Greenberg netted two goals in one minute and 35 seconds to tie the game with 24 minutes left. After the Aviators failed to capitalize on two scoring opportunities near the end of the contest, the Arrows scored their third unanswered goal with 1:40 remaining in overtime as striker Bradley Thomas beat a Butler defender, found himself open in the goal box and fired past the right post. With the sudden death goal, the Aviators suffered a 4-3 loss to the Arrows at

Centerville High School on Tuesday. “Honestly, just some mental breakdowns,” Butler coach Steve Doring said about the difference in the latter part of the second half and in overtime. “You know, stuff that we’ve taken care of all year, just kind of, you know, slipped through our fingers today. Unfortunately, you can’t blame one specific instance, you know we just got a little complacent in the back and they finished a couple good chances away.” The contest marked the second time in the past six years that Butler has fallen to Tecumseh in the postseason, as the Aviators fell to the Arrows by a score of 2-1 in 2008. Additionally, it was the fourth consecutive time that a contest between the Aviators and Arrows was decided by a single goal. Butler jumped on top at

Senior striker and captain Nate Norris fights for a loose ball.

the eight minute mark as senior striker Nate Norris sent a pass to junior striker Michael Drees, who fired to the right of Tecumseh goalkeeper Landon Smith. The goal was Drees’ 19th of the season. The Arrows answered with 15:05 remaining as sweeper Tyler Adams found himself open in the right side of the goal box and launched a shot that snuck inside the left post. Butler answered right before halftime as sophomore striker Andrew Eifert received a pass in front of the goal and quickly fired to the right of Smith. With 31 minutes remaining in the second half, the Aviators Photos by Andrew Wilson increased their lead to 3-1 as sophomore mid- Senior striker and captain Nate Norris fights for a loose ball. fielder Zach Burgmeier dribbled down the left attack, attack and we sideline, cut toward the did. Scoring three goals goal line, slotted it back in a playoff game typito the penalty kick mark cally should get it done. and passed to senior mid- Unfortunately tonight, it fielder Nick Smith, who just wasn’t enough.” fired past the left post. After the game, Norris, The Aviators, who out Smith and senior midshot the Arrows five to fielder and captain Jacob four in the second half, Larger reflected on their appeared to have a com- Butler soccer careers. fortable 3-1 lead, but “Just the hard work Storck fired past Butler from my guys,” said goalkeeper Ryan Grant Norris. “They’re so fun to with 24:37 remaining play with, couldn’t have to cut the Aviators’ lead had a better year, couldn’t in half. Less than two have had a better career. minutes later, the Arrows I love every single one sent a corner kick from of those guys I play with, the left and Greenberg what a great school to found himself open in the play soccer for, I’m so penalty box and fired to proud.” the right of Grant to tie Smith also looked back the game. on his career. “I think we just took “Three time GWOC Sophomore striker Andrew Eifert dribbles downfield. our chances the first time North champs, last year we played,” Doring said. coming back and beat“It was just a very fun part about sports, fun “We were on the back ing Sidney (and) playing time,” said Larger. “I per- times with friends and foot early, they scored with these great guys,” sonally didn’t do it for (it) keeps me going.” early and we never dug Smith said. “They really going to college for socButler ends its seaout of the hole. Tonight, made it a great senior cer or anything, I did it for making great friend- son with a 13-4-2 overall I think we came out year.” ships. And that’s the best record. Larger also reflected. with the intent to attack,

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Bryant, Brumfield race to State ANDREW WILSON Contributing writer

Photos by Andrew Wilson

Freshman Emma Bryant and Senior Jake Brumfield qualified to the State Cross Country Meet this coming Saturday at National Trail Raceway in Hebron.

TROY - A steady wind and temperatures in the low 40s had little affect on Butler senior Jake Brumfield and freshman Emma Bryant, as both finished in eighth place at the regional cross country tournament at Troy High School on Saturday. With the finishes, Brumfield and Bryant each qualified for the state tournament next weekend. “Our goal all season was to get Jake and Emma to the state championships and get them on the podium,” said Butler coach Andy White. “We accomplished the first step by getting Jake and Emma qualified for the state meet. Now it is on to Columbus to see if they can place in the top 16 and get on the podium.” Brumfield, who finished the regional race with a time of 15:47.97, will be making his third consecutive trip to the state meet. Brumfield will look to improve up on his prior finishes at the race, which include an eighth place finish in his sophomore season and a 10th place finish last season. “It feels awesome,” said Brumfield. “Every year it’s always something special, you never take for granted, so it’s pretty special, pretty special moment.” Bryant, the lone representative of the Lady Aviators, finished the regional race with a time of 18:42.32, a mere three tenths of a second behind the seventh place finisher, Lakota East’s Abbie VanFossen. “It’s a really great accomplishment,” said Bryant about qualifying for the tournament as a freshman. “My mom was a runner and she pushed me to be a runner, and it just feels really, really great.” The Aviators, who qualified for the regional tournament as a team, finished in 11th place overall with a team time of 1:24:42.91. “The boys team came up a little short of placing in the top 10,” said White. “We have had a good season and I think we surprised people on how well we ran this year. We came together as a team and had a successful year. Our seniors did a great job this year. Jake Brumfield, Nic Seibert, and Orien Belcher offered great leadership. They worked hard and competed well. They have been a successful group over their careers and they will be difficult to replace. I would like to congratulate Nic Seibert who ran a personal best time on his last race of his career. That was awesome.” Seibert finished in 47th place with a time of 16:52.95 and Belcher came in 69th place with a time of 17:12.68. Junior Nate Sink finished in 72nd place with a time of 17:17.99, and several runners later, junior Joey Hoffman placed 78th at a time of 17:24.32. Junior Michael Rogers finished in 117th place with a time of 18:36.87 and junior Ryan Brittan placed 120th with a

time of 18:48.54. After the race, Seibert and Belcher looked back on their Butler cross country careers. “Wishing I would’ve been more serious (my) freshman year,” Seibert said of his reflections. “I kind of wasn’t completely into the program my freshman year so I didn’t do everything I could have. So that’s the only thing I wish I would’ve changed.”

Belcher also reflected. “I wish I had trained a little harder and run more in the offseason,” Belcher said. “And I wish I would’ve pushed myself harder in races I needed to.” Brumfield and Bryant will run at the National Trial Raceway in Hebron on Saturday, Nov. 2. The division one girl’s race will begin at 12:30 p.m. and the division one boy’s race will take place at 3 p.m.



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65th Annual Lions Club Halloween Parade

Photos by Darrell Wacker

The 65th edition of the Vandalia Lions Club Halloween Parade took place Monday night at the Vandalia Sports Complex. Marchers were led from the concession stand to the Recreation Center gymnasium by fire and police vehicles and the Butler High School Marching Band. Check out more pictures on page 13



• If you want a candidate with 8 years VB Board Experience ...... • If you want a candidate with experience in state funding and is familiar with how the system works ...... • If you want a candidate that has lived in the District his entire life, father Earl graduating in 1935, sister Debbie graduating in 1970 and myself in 1972 …………………… • If you want a candidate that has been President and Vice President of the present Board along with 8 years on MVCTC Board as well ……. • If you want a candidate that with others saved the District millions of dollars in the school construction ……….. • If you want a candidate that is a person of faith who truly cares about your children and their future ………….. • If you want a person who has had proven experience verses candidates who have no Board experience ……… • If you want a candidate who has 38 years experience in the management of multi million business concerns, both owning and working for, managing profit and loss, along with the managing of hundreds of employees ………. • If you want a candidate who is the holder of 2 Undergraduate Degree’s, 1 Masters Degree with 1 in Education …….




Richard “Mike”








Vandalia-Butler School Board Paid for by the: “Committee to Re-Elect Robert E. Cupp for Vandalia-Butler Board of Education,” Andrew T. Heck, Treasurer 827 Foxfire Trail, Vandalia, Ohio 45377



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Larry Taylor wants to know:

If we don't take care of the kids – who will?

Four caring generations of the Taylor Family have been proud to call the Vandalia area home.

That’s why we’re supporting Issue 39 “My family and I are asking you to join us in supporting the upcoming levy. Both of my children graduated from Butler,” says Larry. “Our experience at Butler schools was wonderful. We owe them so much.” Larry expresses, “Due to the economic downturn and the struggles to pass previous levies, many gifted and talented teachers have been put in a bad position, with classrooms swelling to as many as 35 students. When I first heard that we had laid off 71 teachers over the past several years, it was one of the saddest days of my life. Please join me and my family in turning the tide in our wonderful community.”

For the kids.

For our community. Issue 39 makes sense. Please support our levy.

Paid for by Citizens for Education, Greg Toman, Treasurer, 10881 Kley Rd., Vandalia, OH 45377

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Planned to build $6-8 Million 43,000 sf police & administration building in Singing Ridge.

Purchased & renovated an 11,000 sf police & administration building off N Dixie Drive for $2.5 Million.

Wrote & approved golden parachutes for department heads.

Eliminated golden parachutes for department heads.

Spent $14,736 on cell phones in 2009

Spent under $1900 on cell phones in 2013

Mishandled fire fighter discipline and firings resulting in the loss of 2 lawsuits and $500,000 in legal fees and back pay.

Successfully negotiated 3 employee labor union contracts with first ever healthcare & pension contributions.

Spent over $10,875 on travel in 2009.

Spent $0 on travel in 2013.

Sued over public record compliance & lost, costing the township over $10,000.

Complied with public record laws, established public records commission, instituted transparency, & trained employees.

Wanted to demolish the Rodeway Inn.

Did demolish the Rodeway Inn: $150,000 grant from the state, $77,000 from township, & $24,000 from owners.


My Opponents


Re-Elect Mike Lang Trustee

Election Day is November 5th



for Trustee

Tested Leadership Proven Results! As the campaign for Butler Township Trustee goes to voters Tuesday, November 5th, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your support. I also want to demonstrate a clear distinction between my campaign and my opponents. I am eager to earn your vote and continue the success seen over the last four years. As Trustee, I worked with the Board to . . . Reduce the General Fund Budget by 23%, all Funds by 16% Turn $750,000 of overages in the Fire Department into two consecutive years of $500,000 savings Retire $1.4 million dollars of Miller Lane debt 14 years ahead of schedule Refinance interest rate on remaining Miller Lane debt from 5% to 2.3% Implement a 3-phased strategy to reduce healthcare expenses: 1) brokered own insurance 2) first-ever employee contributions and 3) HSA plans

On November 5th

Build a new Administration and Police Building 70% less than was planned by previous leadership and with no general fund monies Stop draining the General Fund to subsidize the police department through the JEDZ Resolve costly litigation with zero lawsuits filed against the Township in four years

I am proud of these distinctions and the success seen within Butler Township the last four years. I look forward to serving the community again and believe I have Tested Leadership, Proven Results!

Paid for by the Committee to Elect Michael Lang, Matt Heidenreich, Treasurer 3200 Little York Rd, Dayton, OH 45414 40516069

Paid for by the Committee to Elect Martin Russell Trustee, Harold Slusser, Treasurer, 7541Glenhurst Drive, Dayton, Ohio 45414


Represent the Township in meetings and within the community with respect, humility and professionalism

L OCAL Dayton Ronald McDonald House receives donation 14 Thursday, October 31, 2013

DAYTON — The Ronald McDonald House of Dayton has received a $60,000 donation from Southwest Airlines as one of eight Houses to benefit from the 28th annual LUV Classic golf tournament. This fundraising golf tournament was held on October 11, 2013 at Bear Creek Golf Club in Dallas, TX. “Southwest Airlines’ generosity will make a difference in the lives of so many families at our Ronald McDonald House. We are honored to be selected as recipients of the LUV Classic tournament,” said Rita Cyr, CEO, RMHC of The Miami Valley Region. The annual Dallas LUV Classic golf tournament originated as a fundraiser for a popular Dallas club owner, Joe Miller, who was battling cancer. Contributed photo When Miller donated excess funds to The Ronald McDonald House received a donation of $60,000 the Dallas Ronald McDonald House, Southwest Airlines followed his lead. from Southwest Airlines.

Proceeds from the tournament now are donated to select Ronald McDonald Houses across Southwest’s system. Over its 28 year history, more than $13 million has been donated to Ronald McDonald Houses all across America. Ronald McDonald House of Dayton provides a temporary home-away-fromhome for families of critically ill, hospitalized children. RMH of Dayton is a private, nonprofit organization. Each chapter of Ronald McDonald House Charities is autonomous, with its own Board of Trustees, responsible for the governance of the organization. For more information visit or follow us on Twitter (@RMHCDayton), Facebook (@RMHC Dayton) or Pinterest (http:// for updates on family stories, events, most needed items, and everyday life at The House.

A new perspecTive for Vandalia CiTy Council

KenT L. Zimmerman PLATFORM U Bring a new perspective to City Council discussions

CREDENTIALS U College Professor Sinclair Community College – 32 years

U Maintain current spending levels if (and when) revenues increase

U Former Vandalia-Butler School Board Member – 4 years

U Incentivize City employees by offering them choices in their benefit packages

U Certified (BBB) Better Business Bureau arbitrator – 14 years U Board of Trustees member for Manchester University – 5 years U Fulbright Scholar to India U 2011 “Innovator of the Year” by the League for Innovation

Paid for by the Committee to Elect Kent Zimmerman, Julianne Zimmerman, Treasurer, 401 Poplar Grove, Vandalia, OH 45377

ElecT KenT L. Zimmerman



U Keep Vandalia vibrant by bringing quality jobs that lead to careers

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Mike Klingler and Cathy McGrail of The McGrail Team.

The McGrail Team awarded OAR President’s Sales Club VA N DA LI A — REALTORS® Cathy McGrail and Mike Klingler of The McGrail Team with Keller Williams Home Town Realty, have been awarded the “President’s Sales Club” Award of Distinction designation from the Ohio Association of REALTORS® (OAR). Both Cathy & Mike are members of the Dayton Area Board of Realtors, Ohio Association of Realtors and National Association of Realtors. Cathy is an Englewood City Council member, Northmont Rotarian, a member of the Northmont Chamber of Commerce and a member of St. Paul’s Parish Council. OAR officially awarded 1,982 of its members statewide the “President’s Sales Club” designations in four recognition levels for outstanding sales performance in the real estate industry. Honorees were recognized at a President’s Sales Club Dinner during OAR’s 103rd annual convention in Columbus, OH. All OAR members in good standing were eligible for the award. The Ohio Association of Realtors, with more than 26,000 members, is the largestprofessional trade association in Ohio. The McGrail Team can be reached at www., on FaceBook or by calling them at 937-264-4311.




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