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WEEKLY NORTHWEST OHIO - WILLIAMS COUNTY / FULTON COUNTY AREA NEWS (USPS 168-440) - VOLUME 11 EDITION 33

AUGUST 14TH, 2019 - (NEW EDITION EVERY WEDNESDAY)

Inside This Week's Edition End Of An Era For Stryker's Pine Grove Mennonite Church •••• 2019 Defiance County Fair Events Schedule •••• Fulton County Commissioners Meet For Light Agenda •••• Gorham-Fayette Fire Department Announces New Chief •••• Mark Null Remembered By West Unity Village Council •••• Young Leaders Share Networking Experiences With Stryker Rotary •••• Delta Man Charged With Federal Sex Crime •••• Edgerton Village Council Hails Homecoming A Success •••• Wauseon City Council: Positions Filled; Those Serving Honored •••• Bryan City Council Hears The Retirement Notices Of Bryan Police Chief & Sergeant •••• Northwest Ohio Pays Its Respects To Fallen Warrior, Army PFC. Brandon Kreischer •••• Alvordton Hosts 11th Annual Plow Days •••• Wauseon Chamber Of Commerce Golf Outing Benefits Students •••• Swanton Swears In Future Fire Chief •••• Metamora's Park O Rama Turns 55 •••• Area Fire Department Receives Grain Rescue Training •••• Stryker Heritage Days Events Schedule •••• Pioneer Native Serves Aboard One Of Navy's Most Versatile Combat Warships •••• Delta Village Council Listens To Festival Golf Cart Concerns •••• Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague Reopens Application Period For The Ohio Ag-Link Program

Nonprofit Organization Spearheads Beautification Of Wauseon By: Rebecca Miller THE VILLAGE REPORTER The Wauseon Home and Business Beautification Gold Medal Achievement Awards were issued for Terry Johnson, Scott Tanier, Douglas Roloff, Corey and Stephanie Abrigo, Shawn Holmes, Leona Huner, Sarah Rupp, Dixie Baldwin and Continental Plaza at the first Annual Wauseon Beautification Award Ceremony. The ceremony was held on Saturday, August 3 at 11 a.m. at the South Park Gazebo and those who were able to come were given their certificates by Mayor Kathy Huner. This summer, a non profit group calling themselves the Wauseon Beautification Team or WBT, sent out an invitation to all businesses and residents in the city to participate in making their yards beautiful. The deadline to join was July 26 and participants were encouraged to “Freshen up the outside or their home and/or busi-

ness” and be rewarded for their efforts. The yards or businesses would be judged on the following criteria: no weeds, curb appeal, mulch / gravel, stones / pavers, lawn, plants / flowers, water features, well kept bushes, creativity / design / utilization and trees. At the award ceremony, it was explained that since the number of participants for this first year was not as many as they had expected, it had been changed from a competition to a recognition of all who worked hard to beautify their yards. They hope that next year it will at least double in number and they can make it a competition with prizes. The members of WBT were the judges and took the time to go around and look over every yard that had been signed up. Members include President Kayla Baker, Vice President Victor Cales and his wife Shelly, Rebecca Cales, Robin Weber, Jazzi CONTINUED ON PAGE A4

Spencer Durham’s Rural Pioneer Backyard Baseball League Is A Real Life Field Of Dreams

PHOTO BY TIMOTHY KAYS, STAFF

A FIELD OF DREAMS ... Baseball in its purest form, fun and without organizational entanglements, is being played every summer in a quiet corner of rural Williams County. By: Timothy Kays THE VILLAGE REPORTER

PHOTO BY REBECCA MILLER, STAFF

SPRUCING UP THE CITY ... Following the presentation of award certificates, participants and club members joined together for a historic picture. Hopefully, years from now, others will look at it and remember the original members and first Award Ceremony. From left to right, kneeling are Kayla Baker and Bekah Cales, and behind them are Leona Huner, Sarah Rupp, Scott and Debbie Tanier and Corey and Stephanie Abrigo. Next row includes Terry and Terri Johnson, Mayor Kathy Huner with Victor Cales behind her, Jazzi Weber, Robyn Weber and Shelly Cales.

Peters Family Eyecare Celebrates New Location In Bryan

PHOTO BY TABBY DUNBAR, STAFF

LOOK WHO’S NEW … Peters Family Eyecare celebrated their new location with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, August 12th. Front row: Dan Yahraus (BACC executive director), Drew Peters (son), Taylor Peters (daughter), Randy Peters (owner), Nelly (owner’s dog), Stephanie Perry (licensed optician), Shawna Heller (optometric assistant), Alexandria Parnham (optometric assistant), Erin Armitase (billing coordinator), Rob Vogelsong (Waterford Bank), Carrie Schlade (Bryan Mayor). Back row: Rick Thormeier (Chamber President), Matt Davis (executive director at WEDCO), Diane Peters (wife), Carrie Girrell (front desk), Andrea Granger (front desk), Trish Bacon (manager), Heather Cox (optometric assistant).

Back in the schooldays of yore, there was always that cool kid that had something special...something nobody else had. Maybe it was a brand new bike, or something along that line. Spencer Durham of rural Pioneer was one of those cool kids. He had an entire baseball field. Yes, you read that correctly. Spencer, a member of the Montpelier Class of 2013, has a straight out of ‘Field of Dreams’ baseball field on County Road 10.50. Every year, he has his friends come up for a short season of what he refers to as ‘Backyard Baseball,’ something as All-American as a hot dog, and almost like a living Norman Rockwell painting. “To be honest,” he said, “...it’s hard to pinpoint how it came to fruition. I think I was in seventh or eighth grade, and that’s about the time I really, really got into baseball. It might have been even sixth grade when we first had the conversation between me and my dad. It wasn’t a serious thing; it was kind of a joking, ‘Hey, what we should do is baseball...we should build a baseball field.’ For some background, my dad’s a farmer.” “We own land, and we own the land around our house out here in the middle of nowhere Pioneer, Ohio. It just started as ‘Hey, it would be kinda cool if we built a baseball field.’ It’s just one of those things that floated by him, and it kind of stuck. It stayed in the idea phase; we were thinking about it for a couple of years, and it got to the point where I wasn’t sure if we’d ever even do it.” “We actually moved the location of the field about three times. The first time, home plate was going to be in front of our house. And then it was going to be behind the house out by the road. And we eventually settled on a plate being behind the house up near the house. I think I was going to be a freshman in high school. That summer is when I think we finished it.” “I think this is our fourth year doing it,” Spencer added. “It started as just kind of a tournament a few years ago. Once I got my friends to get out here and see the baseball field that I have, they got interested. Four years ago, we threw together a tournament real quick. I got a group of people to come out. For the last three years, we’ve done it.” “This year, we’ve had to change things up. I’ve had a lot of people drop out of the tournament this year; just people not available. What we’re doing this weekend is anyone who’s coming, we’re going to draft a couple teams. We’re going to do some sort of seven game series over this weekend, and call it a season. At one point, I thought we were going to have maybe three or four teams for this summer, and then I had a group drop out literally three days ago. We’re just going to try to just do teams of whoever is still available and who can come out today. This weekend, we’re just going to play some games.” “What’s really cool about this,” Spencer continued, “... the backyard baseball that we play, is that by we didn’t do this in high school. I can count on one hand the number ... CONTINUED ON PAGE C3

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Northwest Ohio Pays Respect To Fallen Warrior, Army Pfc. Brandon Kreischer

By: Timothy Kays THE VILLAGE REPORTER There's something truly unique about an American heart that beats to a rhythm of patriotism. Of course there is national pride to be found in every country around the world, but the spirit of real American patriotism carries intangibles found nowhere else. It cannot easily be hidden. United States Army Private First Class Brandon Kreischer had that spirit from an early age, and it showed. Pfc. Kreischer was a member of the Bryan High School Class of 2018, where he was active in everything from choir and the Lightshine Singers, to the Golden Bears' football, wrestling and track programs. He had all the characteristics of being the typical 'All-American kid next door', but when you look at his entry in his Senior Memory Book, you see it clearly... that spirit of real American patriotism. "Throughout my life," Brandon wrote, "...I have had one huge goal. That one was to enlist in the Army as an infantryman, and I achieved that goal on April 25, 2017. It was without a doubt the proudest day of my life..." For someone so young, his words rung of a steeled depth of character. "...I am very proud to be an American," he continued. "I believe that whatever cause America believes in, I have an obligation to believe in, because I am a patriot. If I die in the combat zone for America, I do not call it a tragedy, I call it a glory." On July 29, 2019, United States Army Private First Class Brandon Jay Kreischer, 20, of Stryker, Ohio, and Specialist Michael Isaiah Nance, 24, of Chicago, Illinois lost their lives in Tarin Kowt, Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan, about 100 miles north of Kandahar, as a result of wounds sustained in a combat related incident. Both soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and were engaged in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel, which commenced on January 1, 2015. Amongst the survivors of Pfc. Kreischer are his wife of six months, Grace Aubrey Kreischer, and his unborn son Callum, who is expected to arrive this December. "I will tell you that the incident is under investigation," said Lt. Col. Mike Burns, Public Affairs Director of the 82nd Airborne Division, "...and the DOD (Department of Defense) has released very few details. So everything you see open source is purely speculation. Those details about what happened will be released by the Army when it is appropriate. The investigations do take time; unfortunately, I do not have a sense of or know when more info will be released publically." The deaths of Pfc. Kreischer and Spc. Nance bring the total killed in action in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel to 55. On the afternoon of August 8, the body of Pfc. Kreischer returned to Northwest Ohio, and his escort home to Williams County was accompanied by a procession whose size boggles the imagination. Departing from the Toledo Jet Center on the West Airport Service Road, this honor transfer consisted of local elected officials, law enforcement officers and emergency service personnel, along with approximately 200 motorcyclists from the Ohio Patriot Guard, the American Legion Riders of West Unity Post #669, the RAW Rid-

ers, the Black Sheep, the Eagle Riders, the Nozzlemen and others. Kim Oxender of Pioneer, who with her husband Kevin rode as representatives of the Legion Riders, said, "It was an honor for Kevin and I. We were there to honor Brandon and his service. We were there for his parents; we know what they are going through. It's good for the heart knowing you're not alone. Their son died a military HERO." The route from Toledo was detoured by construction on US 20-A between Delta and Burlington, but from that point forward it was a clear shot back into Williams County, turning south on US 127 in West Unity. The procession followed 127 to State Route 15 on the north side of Bryan, where they turned south, following Main Street to High Street, where they turned west, passing under a large American flag suspended by units of the Bryan and Defiance Fire Departments. As the motorcade passed through the three counties, they were greeted by thousands of silent spectators along flag-lined streets, holding flags and signs in respect of Pfc. Kreischer and his family. Local emergency services personnel shut down north-south intersections with their respective vehicles, then stepped outside to stand at attention and present arms with a salute as the motorcade went by. The spectacle of the procession was stirring, but in the open countryside, it was nothing short of awe-inspiring. At 5:37 PM, units from the Archbold Fire Department moved into position to shut down the intersections of State Route 66 North and Fulton County Road 24 at 20-A. At 5:44, the first units of the motorcade passed by, followed by 16 motorcyclists carrying American flags, the POW-MIA banner, and the red, white and blue banner of the 82nd Airborne Division. The hearse bearing the body of Pfc. Kreischer followed shortly afterward followed by a unit from the Defiance Police Department, two limousines carrying the family of Pfc. Kreischer, several emergency service providers, a unit of the Pioneer Police Department, and remainder the motorcycles and vehicles. At highway speed, the motorcade took nearly five minutes to pass. In the words of Pfc. Kreischer, it was indeed, "...a glory." ***

On the morning of August 10, services were held in the Bryan High School gymnasium for United States Army Private First Class Brandon Jay Kreischer, where he was fondly remembered by friends, classmates and those with which he proudly served. The gymnasium was filled to near capacity for the service, presided over by Pastor Brock Rohrer. Those chosen to speak at the service included Private First Class Zac Harrow, former Army Recruiting Officer and current Defiance police officer Michael Taylor, Noah Rohrer, Bryce Gambler, Zac Nobis, Nicholas Richer, and teachers Ben Lupo, Veronica Arthur, and Amy Johnson. They spoke of a young family man whose heart gravitated towards the needs of others. They spoke of a resolute young man who set out to achieve a goal of joining the United States Army, and let nothing stand in the way of reaching that goal. There were tears of sorrow intermingled with tears borne of laughter in the stories recalling this fallen hero of the 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. While the stories and recollections were as diverse as those who offered them up,

one thing remained a constant amongst all of them, the patriotism of Brandon Kreischer. Fighting back tears, Pfc. Harrow said, "His love for his country was unmatched." Mr. Taylor described Kreischer as, "A 20-year old man who was wise beyond his years." Two of Kreischer's favorite quotes, Taylor said, were, "It's better to fight for something, than live for nothing," and, "Lead me, follow me, or get the hell out of my way." Recalling his relationship with Pfc. Kreischer, Taylor said, "Brandon asked me before he for left basic training what it was like to be an airborne trooper. I told him it would be the hardest thing that he'd ever do. He said he'd never have a problem. I listened to a lot of kids say that, and I'd never believe them. When Brandon said it, he said it with such confidence and pride, I knew that this kid was something special." "You never know when you first meet someone the positive impact they'll have on you," Taylor said. "Brandon was one of those people who had a positive impact on you, whether you wanted him to or not. He would take the lead, show what was right, and lead by example." Noah Rohrer, the son of Pastor Rohrer, was friends with Kreischer since they were both in the fifth grade. At the Rohrer house, Brandon and Noah shared a love of superhero comic books, "...and we watched all the Marvel movies. We were always together...we were like brothers. We were so close. We had spontaneous wrestling matches; we were in choir together." He recalled a time when he, Brandon and another friend were walking down the hall in school after lunch. "One of the things I'd do was I'd jab him in the ribs," he said. "He went to smack me in the chest, but there was that little guy in front of me, and I'm a bit bigger. So he was aiming for my chest, but he (the other friend) got hit right in the cheek. He had a sucker in his mouth, and it flew out in the hallway. That was just so funny." Noah referred to James 1:27, where it says, "Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world." He asked the community to support Brandon's family, saying "After all this is done, don't forget his wife, don't forget his son, and don't forget his family. Please honor his sacrifice." Pastor Rohrer remembered Brandon as someone who appreciated Superman because of his qualities, including, "... strength in the face of extreme hardship, sacrifice in the name of helping others, and humility when there is an opportunity for fanfare. These qualities...served as a testament to what kind of man Brandon wanted to be when he was young, and what kind of man he was as a soldier." Pastor Rohrer read excerpts from memories of Brandon's classmates, including one from Aubrey Nihart, where she recalled a memory from seventh grade. "In seventh grade," Pastor Rohrer read, "...we sat on the bus together. One morning I was on the verge of tears because I had gotten grounded, and I'd never been grounded before. Brandon' sat there the entire 15 minute bus ride, trying to make me laugh and cheer me up. First he started showing me his favorite YouTube videos. Eventually, he looked out and saw the purple nail polish in my book bag, and he looked at me and said, 'If it'll make you feel better, you can paint my nails.' So I did, and he spent the whole day at school wearing

purple nail polish. I remember cheering up, only because I thought it was so funny. He even let me take a picture of him." Pastor Rohrer continued, "One thing that sticks out to me about Brandon was his patriotism. Brandon made the decision to join the Army, and nothing was going to stand in the way of achieving that. 5 a.m. workouts, long runs...those were all commonplace for Brandon. In Brandon's mind, countless hours of hard work, blood, sweat and tears were a small price to pay for his country. Brandon gave the ultimate sacrifice. Knowing him like I did, I don't think that he want to be remembered as a victim. I think Brandon would want to be remembered as a young man that gave his life for something that he believed in. Brandon literally gave it all for his country. I look forward to the day when his son can hear the stories of his father. How his dad loved and served, and how genuine he was as a person. How dad loved to laugh, and be active in sport and in song, and how his dad laid down his life for the people most dear to him. One day...one day friends, please tell Callum that his dad was a hero and a patriot." With the closing of the memorial service, members of the United States Army 82nd Airborne Honor Guard came forward to escort the casket carrying Pfc. Kreischer to the hearse that would carry him to his final resting place in the Evansport Cemetery where motorcyclists of the Ohio Patriot Guard stood guard over the private interment. Those who bore witness to the ceremonies in the gymnasium were moved by the event. Kevin Motter, the Commander of Montpelier Post #109 of the American Legion, said, "The way the community has come together to pay respect to this young man is very moving and touching, and I'm sure the family appreciates what has been done on their behalf. This young man touched many lives in this community, and his wife also. They are a part of our community. They're a part of our family. You know, there are many different villages and a city in our county, but they're are a citizen of all of them, and part of that family. We will always be here to give them whatever assistance or encouragement and love that we can as being part of that veteran community, and a member of our community at large." Michael Frybarger of the West Unity Junior Wyse Post #669 of the American Legion said, "We came here to pay respect to a warrior from our home. It's a sad day. His dream was to join the Army, and he was quoted as saying if he was killed it was a glory not a tragedy. Everybody's here to pay their respects. This is a sad day when it when it comes to the local community. Keep all of our soldiers in our prayers." Ben Lupo, who worked with Brandon Kreischer as the director of the choir and the Light Shine Singers, said, "It's just wonderful to see the community come together more than once, and out in a big way to support his family and to support his sacrifice. There aren't words to be honest. Nothing I can come up with to say seems to fully communicate how I feel." A wise person once said, "It's okay to cry. It shows you've got love." By that standard, the outpouring of love for Private First Class Brandon Jay Kreischer was just as genuine and as strong as his love for America. Timothy can be reached at tim@thevillagereporter.com

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Obituaries & Death Notices Izetta Badertscher (1928 - 2019)

Brandon Kreischer (1999 - 2019)

Izetta (Ernsthausen) Taylor Badertscher, age 90, of Findlay, Ohio passed away on August 5, 2019 at Birchaven Village, Findlay. Izetta was born in Edcouch, Texas on December 15, 1928 to the late Ernest & Helen (Dierksheide) Ernsthausen. A homemaker all her life, Izetta spent many years as a seamstress for the Delta Public Schools and provided daycare for local families. No one was a stranger to Izetta, with her constant smile and endless optimism. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Tom (Debi) Taylor of Delta; Deborah Pavlica of Henderson, NV; Agnes Frederick of Phoenix, AZ ; Ann (Rick) Merigold of Laguna Beach, CA; Mayme Jackson of Lakeside, AZ; grandchildren, Haley (Lawrence) Stephenson; Caitlyn (Max) Pavel; Preston, London & Colton Pavlica; Karlee, Conor & Riley Frederick; Scarlet & Raquel Jackson; two great grandsons; stepson, James (Georgia) Badertscher and stepdaughters, Rosemary (Milan) Larson and Marjorie Badertscher; sisters, Leona (George) Douglas and Rebekah (John) Ver Beek. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Samuel Aaron Taylor; second husband, Milton Badertscher; brothers, Robert, Orville & Delbert Ernsthausen; sisters, Lois and Viola Ernstausen and stepson Malcolm (Brenda) Badertscher. A funeral service was held on August 10th at Barnes Funeral Chapel in Delta. Burial followed at Winameg Cemetery, Delta. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Birchaven Village, 15100 Birchaven Lane, Findlay, Ohio 43840. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.barnesfuneralchapel.com.

PFC Brandon Jay Kreischer died on Monday, July 29, 2019, during combat operations conducted in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Brandon was a 2018 graduate of Bryan High School, Bryan, Ohio, where he participated in choir, Light Shine Singers, wrestling, football and track. He was an avid weight lifter and enjoyed working out, going to movies, music, reading and Wednesday night youth group at Bryan First Church of Christ. He achieved his lifelong goal of joining the Army on April 25, 2017. He did his basic training as an infantryman and later airborne school at Fort Benning, Georgia, becoming a paratrooper assigned to the 82nd Airborne stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, prior to his deployment. Brandon is survived by his wife, Grace Aubrey Kreischer, whom he married on January 28, 2019, in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and his unborn son, Callum, expected in December. Also surviving are his parents, Brianne (Jason) Barlow, of Stryker; his siblings, Sage (Mercedez) Saladin-Barlow, of Edgerton, Ohio, and Rylan Garza, of Bryan; his grandparents, Carrie Cook, of Bryan, Jim and Lisa Esterline, of Montpelier, Ohio, Cindy Krass, of Stryker, and Mike and Wanda Barlow, of New Haven, Indiana; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, including a special aunt and uncle, Angie and Ray Pelland, of Stryker; and his beloved harnessed cat, Gunther. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bill and Sharon Staniski and John Kreischer, Jr. Funeral services were held on August 10th in the Bryan High School gymnasium with Pastor Brock Rohrer officiating. Private interment followed in Evansport Cemetery with grave side military rites conducted by the United States Army 82nd Airborne Honor Guard. Memorials are requested to Brandon Kreischer Memorial to benefit Grace and Callum Kreischer, established at F & M Bank. Deposits may be made at any F & M Bank branch or mailed to P.O. Box 216, Archbold, OH 43502.

(Seamstress For Delta Public Schools)

Shirley Patten (1942 - 2019) (1959 Graduate Of Bryan High School)

Shirley Mae Patten, 77 years, of Bryan, passed away Thursday, August 8, 2019, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center, Defiance. Shirley was born July 27, 1942, in Wauseon, Ohio, the daughter of the late John and Leona (Mansfield) Smith, Sr. She was a 1959 graduate of Bryan High School. She married Orville D. Patten on November 9, 1959, and he preceded her in death on April 28, 2010. Shirley was employed by Allied Moulded Products, retiring in 2004. She had also worked at Arrow Tru-Line for many years. Shirley enjoyed fishing, camping, dancing, gardening and spending time with her family. She was a member of the Bryan Eagles Aerie 2233. Surviving are her children, Susan K. Patten of Bryan, Debra R. Patten of Bryan, James D. (Cheryl) Patten of Bryan, Kevin E. (Lorinda) Patten of Edon and John C. (Jane) Patten of Bryan; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Norma A. Smith of Lake Florence, Florida, Helen I. Wilson of Adrian, Michigan, and Sharon M. Lauffer of Adrian, Michigan; one brother, Dennis (Deb) Smith of Montpelier. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Orville; one infant son, Richard Patten and one brother, John Smith, Jr. Funeral services for Shirley were held on August 12th at Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home in Bryan with Pastor Peter Paige officiating. Interment followed in Shiffler Cemetery, Bryan. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association – Toledo Division, 4331 Keystone Drive, Suite D., Maumee, Ohio 43537. Condolences may be shared at www.oberlinturnbull.com

(2018 Graduate Of Bryan High School)

Cathy DeHass

(Worked With NW Ohio Educational Center) Cathy A DeHass of Wauseon OH went home on Aug 6th. Cathy was born to the late Frederick and Marjorie (Royal) Stoner in Montpelier, OH. Cathy received her Bachelor of Science degree from Bowling Green State University in 1981. Cathy dedicated her career to working in the field of Special Education until she retired in 2008. She worked for the Williams County Board of Developmental Disabilities for 7 years before receiving her degree. She taught school for HOPE School for 8 years. During this time she established a Supported Employment Program. She spent 2 years working for Fulton County in the Supported Living Program. Her last 20 years she worked for the NW Ohio Educational Service Center in the classroom with special needs students and as a work study coordinator throughout Fulton County. She was blessed to have a career she loved. Cathy enjoyed Bible study with friends, reading, estate sale Saturdays, volunteering at the Fulton Country Humane Society loving on the cats. Most importantly she loved spending time making memories with her grandchildren and her family. She is survived by her daughter Jane Forsythe; daughter in law Cathy (Ken) DeHass; Grandson Joe (Alicia) DeHass; Great Grandchildren Kenneth, Ryan, Kyle and Alexis DeHass; her brother Ron (Donna) Stoner; sister Bonnie Cooper and her sister by choice Deb (Don) Scalf. Nieces and nephews Allen (Gillian) Stoner, Mark Stoner, Jennifer (Travis) Varner, Connie Miller, Michael Miller, Josh Cantrell, Jason Cantrell, Kyle Stoner, Amie (Mike) Davis, Donnie (Mindy)Scalf. She was guardian to her niece Heather Stoner and had a special bond of love with her. She was proceeded in death by her parents, her husband Delbert DeHass, brother Fred Stoner, son Ken DeHass, and son in law Louis Forsythe. A celebration of life was held at Crossroads Chapel with Wes Hoffmire officiating on August 12th. Arrangements were entrusted to Barnes Funeral Chapel, Delta. Cathy request that in leu of flowers contribution can be made to Fulton County Humane Society or Community Health Professional/ Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center.

Irene Meyer (1930 - 2019) (Attended Pettisville High School)

Irene L. Meyer, 89, died peacefully Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, at Goshen Hospital in Indiana with family at her side. She was born March 4, 1930, in Archbold to the late Solomon and Clara (Roth) Beck. On Oct. 29, 1950, she married Paul L. Meyer in Archbold, and he preceded her in death. A homemaker, Irene was an active member of both Inlet Mennonite and East Goshen Mennonite churches. She attended Pettisville High School. Survivors include four children, Karen (David) Riegsecker of Greencastle, Pa., Linda (Melvin) Meyer-Esh of Philadelphia, Pa., Joyce (Fred) Driver, of Goshen, Ind., and Timothy (Carol) Meyer of Columbus, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Doris (Roger) Short of Archbold and Richard (Twila) Beck, of Hicksville, Ohio. She was also preceded in death by siblings Beulah Armstrong, Betty Richer, Ilva Bontrager, and Edwin Beck. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, at East Goshen Mennonite Church, 17861 State Road 4 in Goshen. A private burial will be held at a later date in Pettisville Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, 1909 S. Main St., Goshen, Ind.

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Williams County ~ Fulton County Area

Obituaries (Continued) Roger Clausen (1944 - 2019)

(Resided In Delta; Oak Shade Racing Enthusiast) Roger D. Clausen, age 74, of Delta, passed away unexpectedly at his farm Sunday, August 4, 2019. He was born in Morenci, MI on September 25, 1944 to the late Delmer Clausen and Rita (Erford) Clausen. Roger married Darlene Filiere and together were blessed with three sons, Dale, Steven and Wade Clausen. He later married Doris “Janie” Montague and she preceded him in death on June 30, 1986. Roger served over 20 years as a Union Laborer with the Lathrop Company before retiring. He had a passion for attending auctions and was an Oak Shade Racing enthusiast every weekend with his friends. Along with his parents and wife, Janie Clausen, he was preceded in death by his brothers; Ron and Alan Clausen and sister, Janet Gilbert. Roger is survived by his sons, Dale (Lama) Clausen of Delta, Steven (Angie) Clausen of Wauseon and Wade (Sharie) Clausen of Wauseon; brothers, Larry (Cathy) Clausen of Wauseon and Gene (Sue) Clausen of Delta; grandchildren, Stephanie, Andrew, Conner, Beau, GiGi, Alina and Zoe Clausen. A funeral service celebrating Roger’s life was held on August 9th at Lyons Christian Church. Public interment preceded the service at Lyons Cemetery. Those wishing a show of sympathy are asked to consider contributions to the American Cancer Society, 740 Commerce Dr., Suite B, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 or Lyons Christian Church in Roger’s memory. Online condolences may be sent to the family through the website www. barnesfuneralchapel.com.

Robert Lehman (1941 - 2019)

(Member Of St. Mary Catholic Church In Edgerton)

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Robert V. Lehman, age 78, of Edgerton, Ohio, passed away early on Saturday, August 10, 2019, in his home after an extended illness. A 1961 graduate of Edgerton High School, Mr. Lehman was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in Vietnam from 1967-1968. He was employed by The Aro Corporation and later at Nucor Fasteners as maintenance supervisor, retiring with fourteen years

of service. His memberships included St. Mary Catholic Church in Edgerton, Knights of Columbus Council #1494, American Legion, John D. Smith Post #10, and the NRA. He was also a member of the Williams County Conservation League and was an avid trap shooter. Robert V. Lehman was born on August 4, 1941, in Edgerton, Ohio, the son of Vincent O. and Elizabeth M. (Free) Lehman. He married Irene M. Muehlfeld on May 5, 1962, in Blakeslee, Ohio, and she survives. Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Bradley (Linda) Lehman, of Onsted, Michigan, and his children, Devin, Malena and Julia; a daughter, Jennifer Lehman, of Edgerton, and her children, Andrew and Cheyenne; one sister, Pat (Bill) Suffel, of Edgerton; and one brother, Tom (Toni) Lehman, of New Haven, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his parents. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at 11:00 A.M. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Edgerton, with Fr. Daniel Borgelt officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Edgerton, with grave side military rites conducted by John D. Smith Post #10 and the United States Army Honor Guard. Memorials are requested to Williams County Conservation Club or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Cherie Schenck

(Born & Raised In Wauseon) Cherie Elaine Schenck, of Wauseon, Ohio, died Sunday, August 4, 2019. She was 77. Committal will be private. Cherie was born and raised in Wauseon, later attending West Suburban Hospital School of Nursing, near Chicago, graduating in 1963. She then moved to New York City, where she worked at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, eventually taking a position with Passaic General in New Jersey. She moved with her husband and children to Middlesex in 1973. Always a working mother, she finished her career at Children’s Specialized Hospital in Mountainside, New Jersey, where she worked from 1991 to 2004. An adventurous traveler, she made trips to China, most of Western Europe, and across America. In retirement, she spent her winters in the Tampa Bay, Florida area. Cherie was a devoted mother, grandmother, and friend who will be deeply missed. She is predeceased by her parents, Frank Everett Burkholder and Winifred Mae Burkholder; sister Beverly Virginia Ehrsman, and the father of her children, William Howard Schenck. She is survived by her three sons, William H. Schenck, and his wife, Shannon and their children, Evelina and William, of Allentown, Pennsylvania, Darren, and his wife, Michelle of Los Angeles, and Garrick of Asheville, North Carolina; her sisters, Joan Carolyn Vance of Wauseon, Ohio, and Rose Ann Rittenhouse of Wauseon, Ohio. The Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon is handling arrangements. Online condolences to the family may be offered at www.GrisierFH.com.

Joseph “Joe” Bohner (1984 - 2019) John "Hoser" Beltz (1964 - 2019) (Montpelier Graduate & Coach)

Joseph “Joe” C. Bohner, 34, of Montpelier passed away Friday at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers in Montpelier. He was born on October 16, 1984 in Bryan to Joseph R. and Debra “Deb” E. (Lockhart) Bohner. Joe graduated from Montpelier High School in 2003. On May 5, 2010 he married Yolanda “Yolee” S. Molina at Navarre Beach, Florida and she sur-

vives. Joe graduated from Northwest State Community College in 2018 with duel degrees in Industrial Technology and Magnetronics. He also received certifications for Programmable Controllers, Industrial Maintenance, Millwright Certificate and Industrial Electrical. Joe worked at Chase Brass and Copper in Holiday City as a maintenance man for 15 years. He was a special deputy on the Sheriff’s Reserve, he graduated from the Police Academy at Northwest State Community College in 2008. Joe was the pitcher in the 2003 State Final Four playoffs for Montpelier High School baseball team. He was a very competitive person and had a great love for coaching, especially football and baseball. Joe loved his family and was very caring, he enjoyed watching his children participate in various sporting events. He enjoyed golfing, industrial league softball, hunting and fishing. His family and good friends were so proud of him and loved him more than he will ever know. We will miss him until we meet again. He is survived by his wife Yolee of Montpelier; children Shailynn E.S. Bohner, Nathan D. Rummel and Boe G. Bohner all of Montpelier; parents Joseph and Deb Bohner of Montpelier; sister Amanda J. Schmidt of Montpelier; paternal grandmother Rose M. Beckwith of Edgerton and paternal grandfather Joseph P. Bohner of Holgate; maternal grandparents Terry and Virginia Lockhart of Montpelier; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Joe was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather Jack Beckwith, mother-in-law Paula S. Ray, and maternal grandmother-in-law Karen Fackler. Services were held on August 9th at the Thompson Funeral Home in Montpelier with Shawn Eitniear officiating. Interment followed at Riverside Cemetery in Montpelier. Memorial contributions may be given to the family. Condolences can be left at www.thethompsonfuneralhome.com.

Ramona Torres (1930 - 2019) (Resident Of Pettisville For 50 Years)

Ramona Torres, age 89, of Pettisville, passed away in her home on August 8, 2019. Ramona was born May 4, 1930 in Adjuntas, Puerto Rico to Victorio and Gavina Sierra. She was married to Pedro M. Torres on June 24, 1950, and was a resident of Pettisville for 50 years, and a member of Templo Christiano Assembly of God Church in Archbold, Ohio. She served her church as a Deconess for over 40 years. She will be remembered for her love and kindness towards everyone she met, and will be missed for her delicious meals that she loved to cook. She is survived by her 9 children: Gilbert (Ann) Torres of Wauseon, Luz M. Torres of Puerto Rico, Pedro (Juana) Torres of Delta, Jesse (Lydia) Torres of Archbold, Isabele (Polo) Perez of Pettisville, José (Neydi) Torres of Napoleon, Fabian (Wendy) Torres of Wauseon, Edgardo Torres of Toledo, and Rigoberto (Tamra) Torres of Wauseon. She is also survived by 26 grandchildren, 21 greatgrandchildren, 1 brother, Segundo Sierra and 1 sister, Braulia Sierra, both of Puerto Rico. Ramona was preceded in death by her husband, a son, Pablo, and 2 grandsons. Services were held on August 13th at the Templo Christiano Assembly of God Church in Archbold with Pastor Misael Rodriguez officiating. Interment will follow in the Pettisville Cemetery. Short Funeral Home in Archbold has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Shane Hall (1984 - 2019)

(Montpelier Resident; Born In Bryan) Shane Edwin Hall, age 34, of Montpelier, passed away on Thursday, August 8, 2019, in Henry County, Ohio, as the result of injuries sustained from an accident. Shane worked as a machinist for BDJ Techmation for several years. Shane was born in Bryan, Ohio, the son of Kenneth Hall and Karen (Bonar) Schmidt. Shane was a gearhead and loved working on cars. He also enjoyed hunting but especially loved fishing with his daughter, Kensie Hall. Surviving is his fiancé, Ashley Manon of McClure; father, Kenneth Hall of Evansport; mother, Karen Schmidt of Bryan; his “extra” parents, Rex and Shelly Niswander of McClure; adoring daughter, Kensie Hall; son, Evan and daughter Kloie-Ann; sister, Shannon (Justin) Vold of Napoleon; special brothers, Josh Mathias, Mark Phillips and Michael Cargle (to name a few); and niece and nephew, Sadie and Sam Vold. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Edwin and Vivian Hall and Jane and Ken Price. Visitation for Shane will be held from 12:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. on Saturday, August 17, 2019, at the Grisier Funeral Home in Stryker. Funeral services will be private. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to a Trust Fund for Kensie. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.grisierfh.com. Grisier Funeral Home in Stryker has been entrusted with arrangements.

(Served In United States Marine Corps)

John R. “Hoser” Beltz, 55 years, of Sherwood, passed away unexpectedly, Thursday, August 8, 2019 in the emergency room of Community Memorial Hospital, Hicksville. John was born on April 11, 1964 in Bryan, Ohio, the son of Byron R. and Mary E. (Speaker) Beltz. He was a 1982 graduate of Fairview High School. John immediately enlisted in the United States Marine Corps., where he faithfully served our country for six years, stationed in Okinawa, Japan for a period of time. John was currently employed at Northwest Molded Plastics for the past two years. Prior to this he had worked at Hasch Body Shop as an auto body repairman. He worked in the maintenance department at Good Samaritan School in Defiance as well as Four County Career Center in Archbold. He was a member of the Defiance Amvets Post 1991. He attended the Mark Center United Methodist Church. John enjoyed attending NHRA Drag Races and to tinker on cars. He loved his children and grandchildren and had a wonderful sense of humor. John was an individual who looked at how he would help others and would give a hand whenever available. Surviving are his three children, Cassandra “Cassey” Beltz of Paulding, Zachery Beltz of Bryan and Travis (Ashley) Beltz of Stryker; eight grandchildren, Emily, Carmen, Mariah, Kyleigh, Levi, MaKaila, Paizlee and Emberlei with another due in January 2020; his mother, Mary Beltz of Sherwood; one sister, Linda (Charles) Ball of Sherwood; one brother, Byron C. “Butch” Beltz of Sherwood; his fiancée, Jeannette Notestine of Bryan. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Byron on February 26, 2019, and his sister-in-law, Sarah Beltz. Funeral services for John were held on August 13th with Pastor Kevin Doseck officiating. Interment followed in Riverside Cemetery, Defiance with Military Graveside Rites accorded by the Defiance VFW Post 3360. The family has requested that those planning an expression of sympathy to consider memorial contributions be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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Nonprofit Organization Spearheads Beautification Of Wauseon ...

Weber, Brody Weber, Chris and Woody Bowers, Dean Torres and Christine Etsel. Saturday had perfect hot weather for an outdoor presentation and everyone gathered in the shade on camping chairs, while the mayor, President and VP sat in the Gazebo. Kayla Baker welcomed everyone and explained that the group got started when a grant was awarded a few years ago, to the city to improve the ambiance. Since then they have planted flowers and bushes throughout the city and by the train tracks.” “They are “considering taking the job of painting the light poles as the fire department could use a break,” she said. It is all purely volunteer and doesn’t cost the city anything as the flowers and pavers they purchased were paid for by the grant. The group hopes that the community will want to come together and do the little things that would give the city a facelift. “It makes us feel more like a community,” Baker said. Every other Monday after city council meeting, the WBT meets at Oasis church on Enterprise. They are continually trying to come up with new ways to give back and want Wauseon residents to know that everyone is welcome. Mayor Huner shared with the group, with a chuckle, that the baskets which they put downtown are not for trash so they have planted flowers in them to make that clear. “We want people coming through to see what a lovely town we are, a great place to live, a peaceful town. They remember the star and that is an icon for Wauseon. We used to go for Sunday drives, and notice all the beauty. We want our town to always look like a Sunday afternoon drive.” She said they hope to extend this to Shoop Avenue as well. She commended WBT, saying it is awesome, all volunteer, full of ideas and people who actually step up and do the work. She added, “They pluck weeds as it is needed, Brody waters the flowers and prays for the city at the same time as he does it. We would love to have more people join up and make it grow. Each person has a strength and it is great to have each one work with their strength. All the flowers were purchased by donation. The city has not had to pay any money. We hope to get to the murals, too!” She expressed a desire to get the chamber, rotary and other civic groups involved and over the years it will really bloom. She also shared that during the years Jerry Matheny, the mayor of Wauseon then, would stop by her yard and tell her he appreciated how pretty they kept their yard, and that filled her with pride. Now she is the one being thrilled to see better curb appeal around town. She finished by thanking everyone for coming and for the effort that they put into their yards. V.P. Cales clarified that for those who think they don’t have time, “you can plug in as often or as seldom as you can! Come to a meeting every now and then, pull a weed downtown when you see it, but don’t let the inability to get extremely involved keep you from doing it at all.” The group can be seen on FaceBook at Wauseon Beautification Team. Rebecca can be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com

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Wednesday, August 14th, 2019


Williams County ~ Fulton County Area

POLICE, EMT, FIRE, TRAFFIC & COURT NEWS WEST UNITY POLICE JULY 29 •Animal Problem •Theft •Medical Emergency •Telephone Harassment JULY 30 •Animal Problem JULY 31 •Ordinance Violation •Failure to Yield/Warning •Speed/Warning AUGUST 1 •Private Property Crash •Medical Emergency •Escort •Disorderly Conduct AUGUST 2 •Soliciting Without Permit •Private Property Crash •Drug Complaint •Medical Emergency •Noise Complaint AUGUST 3 •Wanted Person/Arrest •Theft •Drug Complaint (2) •Found Property •Agency Assist AUGUST 4 •Agency Assist •Keep The Peace •Domestic Violence WAUSEON POLICE JULY 31 •1000 N. Glenwood Ave., Investigate Complaint •260 E. Linfoot St., 911 Hang Up. Contact In Person •421 Marshall St., Solicitor •127 N. Franklin St., Civil Matter •E. Oak St.@N. Fulton St., Animal Call •1090 N. Shoop Ave., Alarm Drop •560 W. Linfoot St., Accidental Overdose •1090 N. Shoop Ave., Alarm Drop AUGUST 1 •550 W. Linfoot St., Larceny •443 Ottokee St., Welfare Check •N. Shoop Ave @ Airport Hwy., Accident-injury AUGUST 2 •Glenwood St., 911 Hang Up Contact In Person •700-B Third St., Narcotics •N. Shoop Ave@E. Linfoot St., Disabled Vehicle •S. Brunell St. @ Norfolk, Investigate Complaint •485 E. Airport Hwy., Larceny •1495 N. Shoop Ave, Larceny •737 Fairway Ln., 911 Hang Up Contact In Person AUGUST 3 •435 N. Shoop Ave., Debris / Item in Roadway •N. Shoop Ave@Airport Hwy., Debris / Item in Roadway •240 W. Willow St., Animal Call •230 Clinton St., Investigate Complaint •N. Shoop Ave @ Airport Hwy., Accident (Property Damage) •844 S. Shoop Ave., 911 Hang Up Contact In Person •E. Airport Hwy @ N. Shoop Ave., Accident (Property Damage) •435 Mattera Dr., Fireworks

•248 N. Fulton St., Accident (Property Damage) AUGUST 4 •418 N. Franklin St., Suspicious Person •135 W. Linfoot St., Investigate Complaint •Enterprise Ave @ W. Elm St., Debris / Item in Roadway •Fairway Ln@Parkside Dr., Suspicious Vehicle •1445 N. Shoop Ave., Suspicious Vehicle •601 W. Elm St., Debris / Item in Roadway •245 Grant St., Trespassing •1369 N. Shoop Ave., Investigate Complaint •Lawrence Ave@Leggett St., Suspicious Vehicle AUGUST 5 •1462 N. Shoop Ave., Alarm Drop •840 W. Elm St Unit 1408, Threats/Harassment •706 Wauseon Senior Villas, Welfare Check •760 E. Linfoot St., Threats / Harassment •1130 N. Shoop Ave., Investigate Complaint •502 N. Fulton St., Vandalism •E. Oak St., Animal Call •130 N. Maplewood St., Fight •425 Enterprise Ave., Open Door AUGUST 6 •230 Clinton St., Telephone Harassment •230 Clinton St., Telephone Harassment •441 Marshall St., Welfare check •132 E. Oak St., 911 Hang Up Contact In Person •415 Cole St. Unit 21, Investigate Complaint WILLIAMS COUNTY CRIMINAL •Espinoza, Adam C (Bryan, OH) Obstruction of official business. Fine: $300. Costs: $204. Jail time: 60 days with 60 days suspended. No future violations for 5 years, 50 hours community service, no violent or threatening contact with Bryan Fire Department for 5 years, shall not burn items within Bryan City limits for 5 years. Disorderly conduct. Fine: $75. Costs: $40. No violent or threatening contact with Bryan Fire Department for 5 years. •Fonseca, David (Stryker, OH) Failure to file taxes. Fine: $200 with $200 suspended. Costs: $120. Jail time: 30 days with 30 days suspended. Must file taxes within 30 days and setup payment agreement •Franklin, Hunter M (West Unity, OH) Underage consumption. Fine: $100. Costs: $85. •Johnson, Kathleen R (Bryan, OH) Theft. Fine: $200. Costs: $84. Jail time: 180 days with 175 days suspended. No future violations within next 5 years, not to return to Walmart for the next 5 years. •Johnson, Kathleen R (Bryan, OH) Theft. Fine: $200. Costs: $84. Jail time: 180 days with 175 days suspended. No future violations within next 5 years, not to return to Walmart for the next 5 years. •Johnson, Kathleen R (Bry-

an, OH) Theft. Fine: $200. Costs: $84. Jail time: 180 days with 175 days suspended. No future violations within next 5 years, not to return to Walmart for the next 5 years. •Johnson, Kathleen R (Bryan, OH) Theft. Fine: $200. Costs: $84. Jail time: 180 days with 175 days suspended. No future violations within next 5 years, not to return to Walmart for the next 5 years. •Johnson, Kathleen R (Bryan, OH) Theft. Fine: $200. Costs: $84. Jail time: 180 days with 175 days suspended. No future violations within next 5 years, not to return to Walmart for the next 5 years. •Medaugh, Angela N (Bryan, OH) Drug paraphernalia. Fine: $150. Costs: $79. Possession. Fine: $150. Costs: $40. •Merillat, Daniel G (Alvordton, OH) Disorderly conduct. Fine: $150. Costs: $152.90. Jail time: 30 days with 30 days suspended. Shall not drive or be on County Road 16 in Williams County, no contact in any form with the victim. •Miler, Audrey M (Bryan, OH) Receiving stolen property. Fine: $250. Costs: $94. 180 days with 173 days suspended. No future violations within next 3 years. •Pearson, James A (Bryan, OH) Domestic violence. Fine: $350. Costs: $360. 180 days with 166 days suspended. No future violations for 5 years, no contact with victim for 5 years, complete Hands Down program, shall not possess or consume alcohol for 5 years, shall follow all recommendations of probation department. •Pflager, Kirk S (Montpelier, OH) Drug paraphernalia. Fine: $150. Costs: $136.65. Possession. Fine: $150. Costs: $40. •Roush, Clinton J (Bryan, OH) Drug paraphernalia. Physical control. Fine: $250. Costs: $90. Jail time: 30 days with 30 days suspended. No future violations within next 2 years. •Roush, Clinton J (Bryan, OH) Violation of restriction. Physical control. Fine: $300. Costs: $90. Jail time: 30 days with 30 days suspended. No future violations within next 2 years. •Stiltner, Colton M (Bryan, OH) Violation of protection order. Physical control. Fine: $250. Costs: $84. Jail time: 180 days with 170 days suspended. No future violations within next 5 years, no contact with victim for 5 years. •Stuller, Evan (Bryan, OH) Assault. Fine: $150. Costs: $84. Jail time: 30 days with 30 days suspended. No future violations within next 1 year, no contact with victim. •Stuller, Evan (Bryan, OH) Assault. Fine: $150. Costs: $84. Jail time: 180 days with 180 days suspended. No future violations within next 2 years, no contact with victim. WILLIAMS COUNTY TRAFFIC •Ackley, Don D (Alvordton, OH) Seat belt. Fine: $30. Costs: $40. •Baer, Denny (West Unity, OH) Assured clear distance

ahead. Fine: $71. Costs: $79. •Bowers, Timothy J (Bryan, OH) Stop sign. Fine: $71. Costs: $79. •Browning, Naomi L (Defiance, OH) Speed. Fine: $46. Costs: $79. •Burggrave, Cole R (Edgerton, OH) Speed. Fine: $46. Costs: $79. •Downs, Preston S (Edgerton, OH) Driving under suspension. Fine: $300. Costs: $85. Operator’s license suspended until 8/22/2019. •Dunbar, Kandy J (Pioneer, OH) Left of center. Fine: $71. Costs: $79. •Farrell, Katelyn M (Bryan, OH) Speed. Fine: $46. Costs: $79. •Grant-Gubbins, Alaina M (Defiance, OH) Seat belt. Fine: $30. Costs: $40. •Harrington, Jessica M (Bryan, OH) Speed. Fine: $46. Costs: $79. •Hildebrandt, Sherman A (Montpelier, OH) Physical control. Fine: $650. Costs: $90. Jail time: 20 days with 17 days suspended. Complete 1st Timers Retreat within 90 days, no future violations within the next 2 years. •Hoffelder, Abby M (Edgerton, OH) Seat belt. Fine: $30. Costs: $40. •Kilgallon, Kristin (Bryan, OH) Speed. Fine: $40. Costs: $85. •Lee, Benjamin F (Montpelier, OH) Speed. Fine: $46. Costs: $79. •Martinez, Vicente J (Bryan, OH) No drivers license. Fine: $250. Costs: $79. Turn in private driveway. Fine: $50. Costs: $40. •Patel, Ushabahen B (Bryan OH) Expired plates. Fine: $46. Costs: $79. •Ricker, Michael D (Defiance, OH) Failure to control. Fine: $71. Costs: $79. •Rowlison, Christopher I (Edgerton, OH) Speed. Fine: $46. Costs: $79. •Sagnimeni, Logan M (Montpelier, OH) Seat belt. Fine: $30. Costs: $40. •Sauls, Ashley N (Montpelier, OH) Driving under suspension. Fine: $400. Costs: $90. Jail time: 90 days with 90 days suspended. Operator’s license suspended until 10/20019, no future violations within next 2 years. Follow to close. Fine: $35. Costs: $40. •Smith, Reno D (Bryan, OH) Expired plates. Fine: $46. Costs: $79. •Storrer, Tiffany M (Defiance, OH) Speed. Fine: $46. Costs: $79. •Surfus, Michael W (Edon, OH) Speed. Fine: $65. Costs: $85. •Swietzer, Karin M (Archbold, OH) Speed. Fine: $46. Costs: $79. •Thiel, Nancy J (Edgerton, OH) Failure to stop after accident. Fine: $200. Costs: $85. •Waggoner, Jacqueline S (Montpelier, OH) Speed. Fine: $46. Costs: $79. •Weaver, Tiffany M (Alvordton, OH) Speed. Fine: $46. Costs: $79. •Wynne, John (Bryan, OH) Speed. Fine: $46. Costs: $79. •Zimmer, Tonya (Defiance, OH) Speed. Fine: $46. Costs:

$79. FULTON COUNTY TRAFFIC Avila Martinez, Ricarda (Wauseon, OH) No valid operator’s license. Fine: $50. Costs: $93. $950 fine and 500 hours community service. No violations of law for 1 year. •Cerda, Joshua M (Fayette, OH) Speed. Fine: $77. Costs: $85. Cook, Aaron J (Bryan, OH) Speed. Fine: $47. Costs: $93. Clingaman, Jason L (Wauseon, OH) Assured clear distance. Fine: $102. Costs: $93. •Eash, Theary A (Pettisville, OH) Speed. Fine: $37. Costs: $85. •Hardee, Dustin W (Fayette, OH) Speed. Fine: $37. Costs: $93. •Holly, Linda L (Delta, OH) Speed. Fine: $47. Costs: $85. •Kutzli, Ethan J (Wauseon, OH) Failure to yield. Fine: $102. Cost: $93. •Martinez, Danielle R (Wauseon, OH) Marked lanes. Fine: $102. Cost: $85. •Middleton, Joshua R (Swanton, OH) Speed. Fine: $77. Costs: $85. •Neuenschwander, Elizabeth (Wauseon, OH) Failure to yield. Fine: $102. Cost: $93. •Richardson, Sarah M (Defiance, OH) Speed. Fine: $37. Costs: $85. •Rice, Roger A (Wauseon, OH) Failure to yield. Fine: $102. Cost: $85. •Reyes, Cirilo J II (Wauseon, OH) Speed. Fine: $37. Costs: $85. Red taillights. Fine: $37 with $25 suspended. Costs: $85. •Shelley, Tamara (Swanton, OH) Failure to yield right of way. Fine: $102. Costs: $85. •Stasa, Ayrika L (Swanton, OH) Speed. Fine: $47. Costs: $85. •Witt, Gabriel R (Wauseon, OH) Speed. Fine: $37. Costs: $85. •Wright, Marissa N (Bryan, OH) Plate light. Fine: $37. Costs: $85. FULTON COUNTY CIVIL Fulton County Health Center vs Baird, Heather L (Delta, OH) Judgement amount: $2,939.64. Fulton County Health Center vs Burkett, Lawrence R Jr & Sandra S (Delta, OH) Judgement amount: $400.00. Fulton County Health Center vs Cheney, Ty M (Delta, OH) Judgement amount: $2,868.00. Fulton County Health Center vs Dunbar, Roy & Shiela M (Swanton, OH) Judgement amount: $248.00. Fulton County Health Center vs Francis, Mark A & Denise L (Swanton, OH) Judgement amount: $2,562.78. Fulton County Health Center vs Goddard, David & Michelle (Delta, OH) Judgement amount: $164.85. Fulton County Health Center vs Harris, Ronald W Jr & Rhea R (Delta, OH) Judgement amount: $5,108.90. Fulton County Health Center vs Hess, Tony J (Delta, OH) Judgement amount: $650.45. CONTINUED ON PAGE A6

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POLICE, EMS, FIRE & COURT NEWS Fulton County Health Center vs Hodge, Roxanne L (Swanton, OH) Judgement amount: $300.00. Fulton County Health Center vs Schell, Kalua (Wauseon, OH) Judgement amount: $287.97. FULTON COUNTY CRIME STOPPERS The Fulton County Crime Stopper Program would like your help in solving the following crimes: Authorities are investigating a theft that occurred at 2725 County Road E, Swanton. On or about July 20, 2019, suspect(s) stole the following from a construction site: A Werner 32 ft. orange fiberglass ladder, a Werner 28 ft. orange fiberglass

ladder, both ladders have BBR written on the side of them, a 25th anniversary turquoise 10ft, 6in. Tapco aluminum siding brake and stand, three boxes of 4" dutch lap Georgia-Pacific 50ft. pewter vinyl siding, model no. 708555 and a 24" Builders Edge Aluminum coil trim. The total value of this loss is $3,600. If you have any information concerning these crimes that could lead to the arrest and incarceration of the person(s) involved, please contact the Fulton County Crime Stopper Hotline. Anyone with information about these or any other felony will be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 cash. Calls are confidential and anonymous. The number to call day or night is 1-800-255-1122, toll free.

Delta Man Charged With Federal Sex Crimes

By: Jeremy Scott THE VILLAGE REPORTER A Delta man is facing federal sex crime charges involving minors according to an affidavit filed Thursday. Kyle Brackman is being charged by the U.S. Federal Attorney for sexual exploitation of a minor, child pornography, and

coercion. The affidavit states that Brackman was sending sexually explicit messages to a 15-year-old girl residing in Iowa. Brackman also asked the girl to send him nude images of herself. The alleged incident happened in November and December of 2017 when Brackman was 23. The principal from the girl’s school in Nashua Iowa contacted the police after discovering messages via Google Hangout. Brackman sent images of his penis, and in return the juvenile sent a nude video of herself. The information was turned over to the Fulton County Sheriff’s office in May of 2018, but no action was taken until July 28th, 2019 when Brackman was arrested in Waterville for allegedly making sexually explicit gestures and comments towards 10 and 13-year-old girls. Jeremy can be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com

Swanton Swears In Future Fire Chief

Gorham-Fayette Fire Department Announces New Chief The Gorham Township Trustees are proud to announce Anthony Bernal as the new Gorham – Fayette Fire Chief. Bernal is a graduate of Northwood High School in Northwood, Ohio, and a graduate of Columbia Southern University in Orange Beach, Ala., with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Science. He retired from the United States Army in 2014 with more than 20 years of service and is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He and his wife of 17 years, Jennifer, have two daughters who attend Delta-Pike-York Local Schools. They reside in Swancreek Township where Bernal is a member of the Swancreek Zoning Board. He served as a volunteer firefighter for Apple Creek Volunteer Fire Department for approximately four years and then moved to

Northwest Ohio where he was hired as a part-time employee and then a fulltime lieutenant of Swanton Fire Department. Bernal currently hold certification in Emergency Medical Technician – Basic, Firefighter Two, Fire

Inspector and Fire Instructor through the Ohio Department of Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic certification in April 2020. Chief Bernal looks forward to serving the community and local residents.

Ohio State Patrol Promotes School Bus Safety

This month, thousands of Ohio school children will be heading back to school. For many of these students their day starts and ends by riding a school bus. The safety of the students riding to and from school and to school-sanctioned events is top priority. From 2016 through 2018, 3,962 traffic crashes involved school buses in Ohio. During this time, four fatal crashes occurred killing four and injuring 1,268. None of those killed were on a school bus. “All Ohioans can help make this school year a safe one,” said Governor Mike DeWine. “School bus safety involves a commitment from motorists, parents, and children.” “Safety on the roadway is a shared responsibility by school bus drivers and motorists,” said Lt. Angel Burgos, com-

mander of the Bowling Green Post. “Motorists should always exercise caution while children are boarding and exiting school buses.” As the buses return to the roadways, the Patrol has a few reminders: Motorists are required to stop at least 10 feet in front of or behind a school bus when flashing lights and an extended arm are displayed and cannot resume driving until the school bus begins moving. The Patrol also reminds motorists to plan ahead and allow extra time for school bus stops. School buses are also required to be inspected twice a year to ensure the bus is operating properly. Every bus used to transport students is inspected before the beginning of the school year and once randomly during the year. From 2016 through 2018, the Patrol performed 121,876 inspections.

Ohio State Patrol Investigating Two Vehicle Crash Near Lyons That Claims Life Of Fayette Woman PHOTO BY BILL O’CONNELL, STAFF

NEW HIRE ... Recently appointed Deputy Fire Chief, Anthony Schaffer, was sworn into office Friday morning by Swanton Mayor Ann Roth and officially began his duties on Monday, August 11. Mr. Schaffer will serve in this capacity for approximately four months and will assume the role of Fire Chief effective December 1, 2019. In the interim, he will work with current Fire Chief Mike Wolever to become acquainted with the Swanton Fire Department and its policies and procedures. Shown above Swanton Mayor Ann Roth swears in Anthony “Tony” Schaffer.

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9:00 am to 4:00 pm Williams County Highway Garage 12953 County Road G., Bryan

ROYALTON TOWNSHIP – The Ohio State Highway Patrol Toledo Post is currently investigating a two vehicle serious injury traffic crash that occurred Friday evening at approximately 5:58 P.M. on US 20 and County Road 10-3 in Fulton County. A 2008 Pontiac G6 operated by Jazalynn Ackerman, age 19, of Holgate, was westbound on US 20. A 2016 Yamaha motorcycle operated by Randy Hardee Jr., age 32, of Fayette, was eastbound on US 20 when Ackerman failed to yield as it was making a left turn onto County Road 103. After impact both occupants from the motorcycle were ejected, and came to rest

in the roadway. Mr. Hardee and his passenger Taylor Bentley, age 27, of Fayette, suffered serious injuries and were transported to St. Vincent’s Hospital by medical helicopter where Ms. Bentley died as a result of those injuries. Ms. Bentley was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, helmet use for Mr. Hardee is unknown at this time. Ms. Ackerman suffered minor injuries, and was transported to Fulton County Hospital. Ms. Ackerman was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash. The crash remains under investigation. Alcohol / drug use is not suspected in the crash.

Identity Of Defiance County John Doe Sought Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Defiance County Sheriff Douglas Engel are seeking assistance to identify a man who was found deceased on May 24, 2019. The male was located in the Maumee River in Defiance County, and may have entered the water between Indiana and the recovery site. “If you think you have information related to this case, please call law enforcement – your piece of information may solve the puzzle of identifying this man,” Yost said. “His loved ones deserve answers.” “We are asking for the public’s assistance in order to bring closure for his family,” Engel said.

The man is believed to be between 25 and 30 years of age, about 5’4” to 5’6” tall and weighs approximately 153 pounds. He has a tattoo on his right shoulder with the word “Gemini,” and colored stars. A second tattoo with the word “Music” is on the right side of his ribs. Anyone with information is asked to call Defiance County Sheriff’s Detective Vandemark at (410) 784-1155 or the Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation at 855-BCI-OHIO (855-2246446).

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Wauseon Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing Benefits Students By: Bill O'Connell THE VILLAGE REPORTER

at Wauseon High School. A few years ago, the Board of For several decades, the the WCC decided to expand Wauseon Chamber of Com- the role of their executive dimerce (WCC) has held a golf rector from a part-time to a outing with much of the full-time position and hired proceeds going for scholar- retired local businessman ships for graduating seniors Bill Drummer. The Board’s

very wise decision immediately paid dividends. At the time of Bill’s arrival, the golf outing was attracting 12 to 14 teams and giving our two to three $1000 scholarships. In each of the past three years, however, the outing, held annually at Ironwood Golf Club, has hosted more than 30 teams and now gives out five to six $1000 scholarships to deserving WHS students. “We’ve had over 30 (teams) the last three years and we have 50 hole-sponsors and 17 major sponsors this year,” explained Bill. “We gave away six scholarships last year and this year we’re giving away five.” The funds raised at this year’s outing will go towards scholarships for WHS students in the class of 2020.

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WILLIAMS COUNTY - FULTON COUNTY AREA COMMUNITY CALENDAR AUGUST 16TH, 2019 - AUGUST 22ND, 2019 FRIDAY, AUGUST 16TH •Williams County United Way Glow Run SATURDAY, AUGUST 17TH •Swanton Corn Festival •Stryker Heritage Days •Dean Shrider Memorial Ride & Vendor Event Stryker Fire Hall •Mick Frisbie Memorial 5K Run/Walk •Moore Industries "20 Moore" Community Event •The Farmhouse - Metamora - Festival SUNDAY, AUGUST 18TH •Harrison Lake Gospel Drive In featuring The Galbraith Clan 6:00 PM

MONDAY, AUGUST 19TH •Williams County Commissioners 9:00 AM •Fulton County Commissioners 9:00 AM •Archbold Village Council 7:00 PM •Bryan City Council 7:00 PM •Bryan School Board 7:00 PM •Delta Village Council 7:00 PM •Edgerton School Board 6:00 PM •Edon Village Council 7:00 PM •Metamora Village Council 8:00 PM •Wauseon City Council 5:00 PM

TUESDAY, AUGUST 20TH •Fulton County Commissioners 9:00 AM •Wauseon Cruise Night •Williams County Health Department Celebrates 100 Years Of Service WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21ST •Bridgewater Township Meeting 8:00 PM •Delta School Board 6:30 PM •Swanton School Board 6:30 PM THURSDAY, AUGUST 22ND •Fulton County Commissioners 9:00 AM

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Edgerton Village Council Alvordton Hosts 11th Annual Plow Days Hails Homecoming A Success

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ASSET DISCUSSION ... Tom Borck and Sid Hoover from Poggemeyer Design group spoke with Edgerton Village Council regarding the Village’s Asset Management Plan. By: Jeremy Scott THE VILLAGE REPORTER Edgerton Village Council met on August 5th in regular session. The meeting opened with a discussion from Tom Borck and Sid Hoover of Poggemeyer Design Group to talk about the Village’s Asset Management Plan and General Plan. Asset Management Plan’s are used to recognize assets that the city has as well as maintenance that is needed for such capital investments. These plans are needed in order to apply for many of the available state grants for the village. Immediately afterward, the council went into executive session to discuss personnel, and upon returning they passed updated job descriptions for the Village Clerk and Administrative Assis-

tant. The Board then approved the advertisement of a new Administrative Assistant following the resignation of Shawn Clifton. Also, during the meeting, the second reading of a village resolution to authorize Zachary Dohner, Village Administrator, to prepare and submit an application to participate in the Ohio Public Works Commission State Capital Improvement and/or Local Transportation Improvement Program(s). The Council passed an emergency ordinance to adjust the salaries and wages for Village employees. Reported during the meeting, officials stated that the Edgerton Homecoming was well attended, and the Truck Pulls had an attendance of 1,550 with 107 pullers. Electric crews have been working throughout the Village removing limbs that pose threats to power lines. The Village is looking into the possibility of donating some land that they own on Oak St to Habitat for Humanity to build a house for a deserving family. The Village is looking into the legality of donating the land. The Council also commended long time Firefighter James Bowsher as he retired from the force after serving as a volunteer for 13 years. Also, during the meeting, Councilman Chuck Wallace asked about the possibility of using land at the end of Ash Street as a launch for kayaks and canoes. The Administration will look into the possibility of doing so. Mr. Wallace also asked to have maintenance staff at Miller Park look at the aerator system in the pond as algae growth has been seen in the pond. The next meeting of the Edgerton Village Council will be Monday August 19 at 7:00pm.

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PLOW DAYS ... The 11th annual Alvordton Plow Days brought over 50 tractors and plow equipment to an empty 150-acre field west of Alvordton owned by Kunkle Family Farms. The beautiful sunny Saturday morning brought men and their toys “to play in the dirt” from all over the Northwest Ohio, also including eastern Ohio and a few southern states. 23 tractors were registered for the event, with many more than just showed up to join in the fun. “There are a lot tractor shows for people to show their tractors but that don’t show them working, and this gives them the chance to show them working and actually use them,” says Don Kunkle. The plow days is also a fundraiser that sells t-shirts and a chicken BBQ to benefit the Alvordton Fire Department. Over 1,200 pounds of chicken were cooked for the event and sold at the fire department.

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Delta Village Council Listens To Festival Golf Cart Concerns

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GOLF CART RULES ... Golf carts were utilized at the Chicken Festival in several capacities. By: Bill O’Connell THE VILLAGE REPORTER Delta resident Gene Neville, a long-time volunteer for the annual Chicken Festival, addressed the Village Council on his concerns about how the rules and regulations regarding the use of golf carts during the festival are administered. Mr. Neville, along with his family, perform several tasks during the festival that require the use of a golf cart and occasionally will need to drive on some of the surrounding roadways and sidewalks which violates local ordinances. His belief is that an exemption should be made during festival week to allow volunteers to efficiently do their jobs. Mr. Neville also contends that certain individuals are allowed to use golf carts during the festival, creating a double standard, while others are counseled against the practice by local law enforcement officials. “I think, in order to make it fair, you need to address (having) a window of opportunity for like a week where we can use a golf cart at the festival to do our business, community business,” he recommended. Mayor Dan Miller explained that the issue was discussed in length last year and a decision was made to keep the carts off the roadways and sidewalks because too many people were taking advantage of their use and creating a safety issue.

Law Director Kevin Heban also informed Mr. Neville that the Ohio Revised Code does allow the Village to use carts in areas not open to the general public. The issue was tabled and everyone agreed to address it again during the first Council meeting in September. In Water Department news, a new superintendent, Dave Daniel, has been hired for the water plant. Mr. Daniel began his career with Delta in 2015 then went to work for Toledo after obtaining his Class II certification. With an opportunity to elevate himself to a management position, he has returned to Delta. The Village is still required to have a Class III Operator 20 hours a week and has hired retired Swanton water system employee to fill that role until Mr. Daniel has the service time required to obtain his Class III certification. Village Administrator Brad Peebles reported that Cameroon Breeding has been assisting Wastewater Superintendent Brandon Fetzer at the wastewater plant. They are making great strides in addressing the grounds and buildings at the plant. In the matter of a week they have also spent significant time inspecting and servicing the pumping stations. The first reading of Ordinance #19-11, establishing salaries and wages for employees of the Village of Delta was approved.

This legislation addresses the compensation of four new employees as well as two employees who have assumed several new responsibilities because of unexpected turnover at the water treatment operation. Due to the efforts of Charles Bucher and Craig Miller, the water plant was able to maintain operations through the difficult times. Mr. Bucher was given a $1.00 per hour raise and Mr. Miller was given a $0.75 per hour raise. Ordinance #19-12, authorizing the execution of an agreement for Zoning Compliance individual was also approved. This legislation authorizes the execution of an agreement with Jamie VanAlstine to serve as a zoning compliance officer. Ms. VanAlstine, who serves in this capacity in the Villages of Metamora and Lyons has agreed this should not require more than 15 hours per month and he will be paid $15.00 per hour. Bill can be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com

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Fulton County Commissioners Meet For Light Agenda On August 8th By: Timothy Kays THE VILLAGE REPORTER Members of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners convened for a brief business session on the morning of August 8. In old business, the Commissioners authorized the payment of bills with the passage of Resolution 2019-656. In matters of new business, the adoption of Resolution 2019-657 allowed for the increase and transfer of appropriations. Resolution 2019-658 was passed, approving personnel action on behalf of Fulton County Job and Family Services. Finally, the Commissioners ratified Resolution 2019-651, approve purchase orders and travel requests. Following adjournment, the Commissioners departed for their first viewing of

Ditch #2138, petitioned by McClain. Timothy can be reached at tim@thevillagereporter.com

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APPROVAL ... Fulton County Commissioner Jon Rupp puts his signature of approval on Resolution 2019-658.

Bryan City Council Hears The Retirement Notices Of Bryan Police Chief & Sergeant

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CHANGING OF THE GUARD ... Bryan Mayor Carrie Schlade nominates Captain Chris Chapa as interim Chief of Police in the wake of the resignation of Chief Mike Willis. By: Timothy Kays THE VILLAGE REPORTER At their August 5 meeting, Bryan City Council opened the meeting with a moment of silence in honor of Army Private First Class Brandon Kreischer, a member of the Bryan High School Class of 2018 who was killed in action in Afghanistan on July 29. Later, Bryan Police Captain Chris Chapa read the letters of retirement of two dedicated law enforcement officers who together served The Fountain City for a combined 62 years, Sergeant Clifford Weigel and Chief Mike Willis. “This letter is to inform you of my intention to retire from the Bryan Police Department, effective as of October 18, 2019, read the letter from Sgt. Weigel. “I would like to thank the City of Bryan for giving me the opportunity to serve our community as a police officer. It has been an honor and a privilege to work for your police department.” “I would also like to thank many others, and various cities departments that have assisted me throughout the years in performing my duties. Without such dedicated people, I would not have been able to accomplish many of the tasks assigned to me. The city of Bryan is a progressive community with a lot to offer the general public. We are fortunate to live and work in an area that is safe, and has many opportunities to improve the quality of life. Thank you once again, and best wishes in the future.” “This letter is to inform you of my retirement from my Bryan Police Department,” read the letter of Chief Willis. “After almost 35 years of law enforcement, the last 28 years serving Bryan, I have decided to retire. My last day of service to the city will be August 9, 2019, with my retirement date being August 10, 2019.” Mayor Carrie Schlade nominated Cap-

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tain Chapa to serve as the interim Chief of Police. “Seems logical to me,” said Councilor John Betts, whose motion to approve the selection was unanimously approved. Each of the Councilors expressed their appreciation to both retiring officers. “I want to thank Chief Willis and Sgt. Weigel for their service in helping to keep the citizens of Bryan safe for the number of years that they’ve been on board,” said Councilor Richard Hupe. In other actions, Council approved the sale of a lot in the Bryan Industrial Park, the first in many years. “This lot is just south of Culligan, on the east side of the Industrial Park,” said City Engineer, Brian Wieland. “It would be the first lot there. Schlacter Enterprises is going to move a two businesses in there.” Councilor Betts asked if was standard practice that language offering a full refund should development fall through was included in the contract. Mr. Wieland replied, “Well, we don’t want to have five lots tied up, sold, but nobody building on them.” “The purpose is to build a building, create some tax, create some electric and water and sewer revenue. So we really don’t want to just let them all go for sale and not be filled. So this puts a little pressure on them to make sure things get completed, or at least started or in the process. And it still gives us a little control there as well.” Mr. Betts replied, “I’m just not used to that language...I can get used to it. As long as it makes logical sense, which in this case, it does. Councilor Judy Yahraus asked, “How many lots of left out there?” “There will be one lot south of this, and I’ll say two and a half across the street. We carved out a small lot for Fastenal out there. So there’s probably 14 acres across the street, and another five south of here... so just shy of 20.’ “And then we do have one lot down south cross from Johnson Supply that hasn’t had much interest in it, but right next to our electric generation lot that we saved for substations and whatnot out there. So I guess we do have another lot also, but it’s not as desirable because it’s towards the back of the Park, but it will sell. Council approved the hires of Zak Merschdorf and William Douglass as volunteer firefighters. Are we getting back to closer to our numbers now,” inquired Councilor Yahraus. “Oh, no,” replied Bryan Fire Chief Bruce Siders. “This will bring the volunteer staff up to 16.” Council retired into executive session for the discussion of Compensation of personnel, the acquisition of property, and imminent litigation. No actions were taken upon returning to regular session. Timothy can be reached at tim@thevillagereporter.com

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On August 8, in West Unity, the daughters of Mark Null were presented with a reminder on how their father impacted the community. “Your father would always like to sit in on council meetings, so one day we got him his own name plate”, Mayor Peggy Bernath said to his 2 girls as she presented them with a photo, name plate of their father Mark, along with a certificate for free ice cream. Mark Null was a rapper who recently was taken in a car accident. After the presentation, council discussed the possibility of a food truck ordinance. Recently a food truck vendor had called to see if there were any guidelines to operating in the village. Even though other cities have more food truck traffic, council decided to wait and see how things progress before taking steps of adding an ordinance. An ordinance to amend the sewer rates was passed, along with one to amend water rates. No change in billing would take place, since the rate of sewer would rise and the rate of water would decrease. Making the change cancel each other out. The change was made to show an increase

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REMEBERING FORMER COUNCILMAN ... Kendal Null (Center) and Kree Null (right) stand before the mayor as they are presented with a photo and name placement of their father Mark.

in revenue, in order to receive funding from the Water Supply Revolving Loan Account. Also discussed were the planning of Halloween Trick-O-Treat times. The Village decided on

Saturday, 26th from 6pm to 7:30pm, just before Halloween. The next regular meeting will take place on September 12th, Thursday at 7:30pm. Ric can be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com

Wauseon Fire Wins Grain Rescue Tube; Area Departments Receive Training By: Rebecca Miller THE VILLAGE REPORTER Fire trucks from Wauseon, Delta and Morenci could be seen pulling into the Fulton County Fairgrounds early Saturday morning on August 10, 2019. Fire fighters were gathering for a very special training conducted by Dan Neenan of National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS), out of Iowa. Neenan had traveled the distance because Wauseon Fire Department is one of 34 departments in the nation, four of those in Ohio, to have won a Grain Bin Rescue Tube. Each year Nationwide Insurance awards a number of bins to agricultural areas across the country in an effort to save lives. This year seventeen states were included and the four chosen in Ohio are Greenville Township Emergency Services in Apple Creek, Hartford Fire Department in Croton, Wauseon Fire Department in Wauseon and Barlow Volunteer Fire Department in Vincent. In a letter announcing the award to Wauseon, Bethany Eippert from Corporate Communications for Nationwide stated, “Rural fire fighters are often the first and only line of defense when someone becomes helplessly trapped in grain. Unfortunately, many fire departments lack the specialized rescue techniques and equipment necessary for a successful grain bin rescue.” An article from Columbus, Ohio, pointed out, “Nationwide created the Nominate Your Fire Department Contest, in conjunction with Grain Bin Safety Week, an advocacy program to educate those entering grain bins to implement safe entry procedures and address the lack of specialized resources available to rural fire departments, who are responding to bin entrapments. This year’s campaign brings the totals to nearly 3,000 nominations and awards

of grain rescue tubes and hands-on rescue training to 111 fire departments across 26 states including Ohio since starting the program in 2014.” Promptly at 8 a.m. training began in the fairgrounds Fire Barn, with Wauseon Fire Chief Rick Sluder welcoming those who had come. Neenan shared some great life saving information at the start of the day, which every person who might ever find themselves climbing into a grain bin should know. Due to the fact that there is air in the grain, proven by the knowledge that rats who have tiny nostrils can survive in there, it does not need to mean an automatic death sentence if someone finds themselves sinking. Neenan said it takes only 30 seconds for someone to be completely engulfed, but if during those seconds they quickly put their ball cap or winter hat down over their face, they can survive for many hours while waiting for rescue. The reason for death is that grain can get lodged in the nose, causing the person to open their mouth to breath, which sucks in more grain, with death occurring in four to six minutes. Neenan said that with their being no minimum age for who can enter a confined space, for farms with ten or fewer working throughout the year, it is a great danger. Having this tube will allow Wauseon and surrounding departments a greater likelihood of rescue from such life threatening situations on area farms. Knowing it is here lends a greater sense of safety, and the training that came with it helps those who attended to have another tool in their belts. Congratulations to Wauseon Fire Department for being chosen by Nationwide to receive this life saving tool. Rebecca can be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com

NEW STAFF ... The Career Center is welcoming three new staff members for the 20192020 school year. Josh Montgomery (left) is the new Career Based Intervention instructor at the Career Center. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Middle Grades Education and a Master’s Degree in Special Education Intervention Specialist both from Ashland University. Josh has been in education for the past 12 years teaching at New London Local Schools, Bryan City Schools, and Sidney City Schools. He lives in Bryan with his wife, Erin and their two children. The new English position is being held by Taryn Conklin. Taryn holds an Associate’s Degree in Individualized Studies from Northwest State Community College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Bowling Green State University and this is her first year in education. She lives in Holgate. Dave DeLano is the new PHOTO BY REBECCA MILLER, STAFF Dean of Students at the Career Center. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the Defiance College. Dave was a probation officer at Defiance Municipal Court and VALUABLE TRAINING ... Prior to the training, Gerald Grain, a Wauseon company who has spent 4 years in education at Vantage Career Center. He lives in Ayersville with his also had representatives present, had filled a demo grain bin and brought it to the fairgrounds for use during the day. wife, Kari and their two sons.

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LIBRARY NEWS

Tail Waggin’ Tutors At Stryker Branch Library The Stryker Branch Library would like to invite area children to make an appointment to reserve their time to come and read to a visiting therapy dog. “Tail Waggin’ Tutors” will be held at the library on the third Thursday of each month, starting on September 19th. Following sessions will be held on the Thursdays of October 17th, November 21st, and December 19th. From 3:15 to 4:00 pm, children in preschool through 6th grade will be able to read in 15 minute intervals to a licensed therapy dog. This will be by appointment only and appointments must be made by a parent or guardian. According to the Therapy Dog International website, “The main objective of this program is to provide a relaxed and ‘dog-friendly’ atmosphere, which allows students to practice the skill of reading.” This program creates excitement about reading and is a great opportunity for children to build confidence and improve their reading skills. “Tail Waggin’ Tutors” enables children to read aloud in an environment where they do not feel self-conscious and at the same time, can enjoy the company of the therapy dogs. The participating dogs have their certificates from Therapy Dog International and are trained to be calm and gentle. More information about “Tail Waggin’ Tutors” can be found at the TDI website: http://www.tdi-dog.org/OurPrograms.aspx?Page=Libraries The Stryker Branch Library is located at 304 South Defiance Street. For more information on “Tail Waggin’ Tutors”, or to set up an appointment, please contact 419-6825081.

Stryker Branch Library Fall Children’s Programs Stryker Branch Library weekly fall programs for children are set to begin on Tuesday, August 27th. The fall schedule will contain weekly programs, such as the “Panther Kidz,” which is for children in grades Kindergarten through 2nd grade, and will be held on Tuesdays from 3:15 to 4:00 pm. On Wednesdays, toddlers through 6th grade can meet for the “Read-To-Me” program which goes from 3:15 to 4:00 pm. “Panther Paws” is a toddler story hour, for children ages 2 through Preschool, and is held on Thursdays from 11:00-11:30 am. The library will also hold “Panther Pals” for children in 3rd and 4th grade, on Mondays from 3:15 to 4:00 pm, but the weekly program will not start until Monday, September 16th. Monthly fall programs at Stryker Branch Library will start in September. “Afterschool Gaming” will be held on the first Friday of each month, starting on September 6th. This program is for 5th and 6th graders, and will run from 3:15 to 4:00 pm. 5th and 6th graders are also invited to attend the “Purrfect Panthers Club” on the 2nd Thursday of each month, from 3:15 to 4:00 pm. The first meeting will take place on September 12th. On the 3rd Thursday of each month, children have the opportunity to read one-on-one to a therapy dog, from 3:15 to 4:00 pm, at “Tail Waggin’ Tutors”. The first session will be on September 19th, and children must be registered to attend by a parent/guardian. Kindergarten through 6th grade kids are welcome to come and be creative at the “Lego/K’Nex Club”, on the 4th Thursday of each month, starting on September 26th. The Stryker Branch Library is located at 304 S. Defiance Street. To learn more about the fall children’s programs, please contact 419-682-5081.

Pioneer Branch Library ODNR Monarch Butterfly Program Learn about monarch butterflies with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, on Tuesday, September 17th at the Pioneer Branch Library! Starting at 3:00 pm, Lauren Broddrick, a naturalist from Maumee Bay State Park, will hold an educational program on the library lawn focused on the monarch butterfly and its habitat. The event will conclude with a butterfly release! This is a FREE program open to all ages. The Pioneer Branch Library is located at 106 Baubice Street. For more information, please contact 419-737-2833.

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July Duplicate Bridge Results At Bryan Community Center

7-3-19: 1st - Wally Snyder and Harold Johnston; 2nd - Ann Quiglely and Dorothy Beasley; 3rd Dennie Rohrs and Carolyn Hickman 7-10-19: 1st - Wally Snyder and Dennie Rohrs; 2nd - Jim Strohl and Carolyn Hickman; 3rd - Tim Oberlin and Harold Johnston; 4th - Sally Priest and Brenda Humbert; 5th Dorothy Beasley and Ronnie Snow 7-17-19: 1st - Paul Baldwin and Dennie Rohrs;

2nd - Jim Strohl and Sally Priest; 3rd - Wally Snyder and Harold Johnston 7-24-19: 1st - Dennie Rohrs and Wally Snyder; 2nd - Brenda Humbert and Sally Priest; 3rd - Carolyn

Hickman and Tim Oberlin 7-31-19: 1st Place - Ann Quigley and Sally Priest; 2nd - Harold Johnston and Wally Snyder; 3rd - Dennie Rohrs and Carolyn Hickman

August Birthday Celebration At Edgerton Senior Center

Bryan Senior Center Announces Regular Euchre Party Results The Bryan Senior Center hosted its regular euchre party on August 6, 2019. There were 17 players here. The winners for the day were: 1st place went to: Cletus Noll with a 225. 2nd place went to: Gary Okuley with a 224. The winners of the door prizes were: Karen Armstrong, LaVerne Wirth, Jan Beatty and Geri Cliffton.

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BIRTHDAYS ... Front Row: Irene Rohrs and Jane Bowsher. Back Row: Laverne Goebel, and Bob Bowsher.

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T-Shirt Iron-On Transfer Fun At Pioneer Branch Library The Pioneer Branch Library will be holding a crafty family event on Saturday, September 21st. From 10:00 to 11:15 am, take part in t-shirt iron-on transfer fun! Bring your own clean unprinted t-shirt and select a transfer to iron on your shirt, provided by the library. You will be using a hot iron supervised by library staff. This program is FREE to attend. The Pioneer Branch Library is located at 106 Baubice Street. For more information, please contact 419-737-2833.

Chalk Couture At Edon Branch Library The Edon Branch Library is inviting adults to attend a “Chalk Couture” class on Monday, September 23rd, which will start at 6:00 pm. Enjoy a relaxing night at the library creating a large personalized sign to take home! Chalk Couture is the new and easy way to express your creativity! Instructed by Samantha Filip, attendants will be able to design and make their own pictures using the Chalk Couture method, which uses vinyl transfers, along with non-toxic water soluble pastes, to create beautiful custom works of art. Cost to attend is $20.00, and you must register to attend by Friday, September 20th, as the class is limited to 12 participants. The Edon Branch Library is located at 105 S. Michigan Street. For more information, please call 419-272-2839.

Chalk Couture At Pioneer Branch Library The Pioneer Branch Library is inviting teens and adults to attend a “Chalk Couture” class on Monday, September 30th, which will run from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Chalk Couture is the new and easy way to express your creativity! Instructed by Samantha Filip, attendants will be able to design and make their own pictures using the Chalk Couture method, which uses vinyl transfers, along with non-toxic water soluble pastes, to create beautiful custom works of art. Cost to attend is $5.00, which will hold your reservation, as the class is limited to 12 participants. You must make your reservation by Wednesday, September 25th. The Pioneer Branch Library is located at 106 Baubice Street. For more information, please call 419-737-2833.

Adult Coloring Class At Stryker Branch Library Attend an Adult Coloring Class at the Stryker Branch Library on Tuesday, August 20th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Pictures and coloring utensils will be provided, but attendees are welcome to bring their own. Refreshments will be served. Come and relax at the library while coloring! The Stryker Branch Library is located at 304 South Defiance Street. For more information, please contact 419-682-5081.

Chalk Couture At West Unity Branch Library The West Unity Branch Library is inviting adults to attend a “Chalk Couture” class on Thursday, September 26th, which will run from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Enjoy a relaxing night at the library creating a large personalized sign to take home! Chalk Couture is the new and easy way to express your creativity! Instructed by Samantha Filip, attendants will be able to design and make their own pictures using the Chalk Couture method, which uses vinyl transfers, along with non-toxic water soluble pastes, to create beautiful custom works of art. Cost to attend is $20.00, and you must register to attend by Thursday, September 19th, as the class is limited to 15 participants. The West Unity Branch Library is located at 109 S. High Street. For more information, please call 419-924-5237.

Coffee & Crafts To Start In September At Bryan Main Library The Bryan Main Library invites adults to wake up every other Wednesday morning and head over to the library for Coffee & Crafts! The bi-weekly program will start on Wednesday, September 4th and will run through Wednesday, April 29th. From 10:00 to 11:00 am, enjoy a cup of delicious coffee while making a fun, creative craft in the Carnegie Room. Coffee & Crafts is FREE to attend with all crafting supplies and refreshments provided by the Bryan Main Library, which is located at 107 E. High Street. For more information, please call 833-633-READ x 221.

Williams County Public Library Holiday Closing The Williams County Public Library, with branches in Bryan, Edgerton, Edon, Pioneer, Stryker and West Unity, will be closed on Monday, September 2nd in observance of the Labor Day Holiday.

CELEBRATIONS ... Bryan Senior Center celebrated Birthday’s and Anniversaries for the month of August on August 8th, 2019. Sitting from left to right: Verna Shaw, Joyce Woodard, Lyman Newcomer and Denton Jack. Standing from left to right: Bev Harrington, Frank Woodard and Donna Jack.

A Celebration Of Creativity – Rug Hooking Week To Be Held August 14th-17th At Sauder Village Archbold, OH – Recognized as one of the top rug hooking events in the country, the 23rd Annual Sauder Village Rug Hooking Event is expected to once again be a spectacular celebration of this traditional craft. With amazing displays of hooked rugs, workshops, lectures, vendors and many special exhibits, Rug Hooking Week is expected to draw thousands of rug hookers from across the United States and Canada to Sauder Village from August 14-17. “Our annual Rug Hooking Week celebrates the rich tradition of rug hooking while showcasing the fine craftsmanship of rug hookers from around the world,” shared Kim Krieger, Media Relations. “In addition to the museum-quality exhibit in Founder’s Hall, guests can also enjoy a vendor market, creative demonstrators and workshops – all set near the charming setting of Historic Sauder Village.” For four days starting Wednesday, August 14 through Saturday, August 17, hundreds of rug hookers from across North America and overseas will be contributing their pieces for this museumquality exhibit in Founder’s Hall. Again this year the exhibit will offer a new and exciting display of colors, patterns, sizes and designs featuring hundreds of rugs in a number of categories including original designs, people and places, animals, geometric designs, florals, and mixed media. The exhibit is an amazing celebration of the creativity and hard work each rug represents. The 2019 feature exhibit is all about dimension and will feature the works of many outstanding artists who will share their collections of hooked and textile art in fashion, furniture and sculpture. The show will also include a number of special exhibits including “Antique Hooked Rugs”, “Fascinators & Hats,” “Dimension – From Our Hands,” and “North American Oriental Rugs.” There will also be a Virtual Exhibit featuring the Australian Rug Makers Guild and a variety of Group Exhibits featuring rug hookers from across the country. Again this year the “Celebration Exhibit” will feature the award-winning work from this year’s international competition sponsored by Rug Hooking Magazine. This

breathtaking display will feature some of the best rugs in the country as well as internationally. Every year the Sauder Village Rug Hooking event draws thousands of savvy rug hookers from across the country to see the exhibit and participate in a variety of workshops offered by accomplished teachers. The show also provides guests the opportunity to purchase supplies, kits, and tools directly from respected vendors specializing in rug hooking materials. Each day of the exhibit there will be working demonstrators to watch and avid rug hookers available to share first-hand information about this traditional craft. There are a variety of rug hooking classes offered throughout the week including a gallery walk and many other handson workshops. For more details visit the Sauder Village website at www.saudervillage.org or call 800.590.9755 to check class availability. To round out the Annual Rug Hooking event, guests will want to include a visit to the adjacent Historic Village. It is in the Historic Village that many skilled craftsmen work at making baskets, pottery, tin, wooden buckets, glass marbles and more. The Historic Village is also the place where the lifestyle of the early settlers is showcased by a friendly, costumed staff in shops and homes built more than a century ago. There is a “Show-Only” admission to the Rug Hooking Exhibit of just $12.00 or for only $18.00 the adult admission includes the entire Historic Village. The admission rate is $12.00 for students ages 6-16 and children 5 and under are always free with family. Sauder Village members receive free admission to the Historic Village for an entire year. Senior, Military and AAA discounts are also available. Historic Village hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday afternoon noon–4:00 p.m. The Historic Village is closed Mondays, except holidays. For more information phone 1-800-590-9755, visit www. saudervillage.org, like Sauder Village on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

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Y T N U O C DEFIANCE AUGUST 17-24, 2019 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 18 7:00 AM Gates Open 8:30 AM Devotional Service - Show Arena 9:00 AM Horseshoe Pitching Contest $10.00 Entry 11:00 AM Exotic Petting Zoo & Pig Races 4 Shows daily 1:00 PM Straw Loading Contest - Infield 1:00 PM Rides Open 2:00 PM Magic With Ell - Senior Citizens Pavilion 2:00 PM Marc Dobson One Man Band - 3 shows daily 2:00 PM Kids' Pedal Pull. Show Arena 4:30 PM Magic With Ell - Senior Citizens Pavilion 7:00 PM Rodeo - Free Grandstand 7:30 PM Magic with Eli - Senior Citizens Pavilion 11:00 PM Midway Closes

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AUGUST 17-24, 2019 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS... continued

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21 Continued 12:00 PM Second Floral Judging 1:00 PM Bingo. . . Senior Citizens Pavilion 1:30 PM Mr. Puppet 3 shows daily 2:00 PM Marc Dobson One Man Band - 3 shows daily 2-3:30 PM Sundown Band - Senior Citizens Pavilion 4:00 PM Veteran Dinner - Veterans & family - Senior Citizens Pavilion 7:30 PM NW Ohio Premier Market Lamb Pull-in - Strausbaugh Arena 7:00 PM Xtreme Cheer Challenge. FREE.Grandstand Sponsored by Clemens Welding & JLC Transportation 7:00 PM Mutton Bustin - Show Arena 9:00 PM Youth Bam Dance . Strausbaugh Arena 11:00 PM Midway Closes THURSDAY, AUGUST 22 (KIDS' DAY) Kids Day Sponsored by: Wes Moats Ford, Midwest Comm FCU, United Edge Realty, Blackbeards Waterpark, Darren Bok 8:00 AM Gates Open 9:00 AM Open Class Swine Show - Show Arena 10:00 AM Open Class Fun Goat Show - Strausbaugh Arena 10:00 AM Exotic Petting Zoo I Pig Races 10:00 AM Science Activities. 10-2 PM Clowns, Balloons, Face Painting. 11:00 AM Mr. Puppet 4 shows daily. 1:00 PM Rides Open 1-3:00 PM Kids' Crafts. Multipurpose Bldg 2:00 PM Marc Dobson One Man Band - 3 shows daily 4:45 PM Kid's Raffle Drawing - under Grandstand 5:00 PM Feeder Calf Sale - Show Arena 6:00 PM Junior Fair Sweepstakes Contest - Show Arena 6:30 PM Harness Racing. FREE Grandstand 7:00 PM FREE Snow Cones - Sheriff's Office 11:00 PM Midway Closes

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24 11:00 AM Gates Open 6:00 AM Jr. Fair Project Release (still) 10:00 AM Garden Tractor Pull (Weigh-In @ 9 AM) - Grandstand 10:00 AM BEST In NW 4-H Club ADGA Show 12:00 PM Exotic Petting Zoo & Pig Races 1:00 PM Rides Open 6 :00 PM Demolition Derby - $15 Infield, $10 Grandstand 11:00 PM Midway Closes

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23 11:00 AM Gates Open 9:00 AM Junior Fair Livestock Sale - Show Arena 12:00 PM Exotic Petting Zoo & Pig Races 4:00 PM Rides Open 7:00 PM Truck Pulls. $10 Infield FREE Grandstand 7-10 PM Sr. Fair Entries, Merchants and Ag Hall Exhibits Released 11:00 PM Midway Closes

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Stryker Heritage Days Saturday August 17, 2019 Recognizing Service To Our Community 150 years - Baptist Church • 100 years - American Legion • 70 years - Stryker Rotary

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How To Help Kids Learn To Love Reading Calm First-Day-Of-School Jitters Reading is a passion for many people. But even avid readers may not know just how far back their love of reading stretches. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children who find pleasure in reading have the potential to become lifelong readers. In addition, studies have shown that reading to children can help kids become familiar with sounds, words and language, helping them in their earliest stages of cognitive development. So adults who love books might be able to trace their passion for page-turners to those times their mothers and fathers read aloud to them as youngsters. Parents who want to their children to learn to love reading can rely on various techniques to accomplish that goal. •Make reading a routine. Routine is a necessity for parents, helping children learn when it’s time to eat, play and go to sleep, among other things. Parents can include reading to their children as part of their daily routines. As noted, doing so will promote language skills and cognitive development while also acclimating children to books and providing valuable time for them to bond with their parents. •Create a distraction-free reading environment. When reading to children, parents can create an environment with little to no distractions. This allows kids to focus on their parents’ voices as well as the story they’re being told. Parents can turn off the television and the radio when reading to their kids. In addition, moms and dads should leave smartphones or tablets in another room so they aren't distracted by alerts or tempted to check for incoming messages or emails. •Read aloud together. Some children may shy away from reading if they struggle in their initial efforts to read. That does not mean kids won’t ultimately enjoy reading, it just means a little more effort may be required on parents’

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The first day of school can be an exciting time, especially for children who have never before attended school. But even youngsters excited about the first day may also experience some jitters. Such nerves are normal, and parents can help kids calm those jitters in various ways. •Talk about the first day as it approaches. A child’s first day of school is a milestone, and parents may do various things to commemorate the occasion. The excitement leading up to the first day can spark kids’ enthusiasm, but it also may lead to some anxiety about the unknown. Explain why the first day is so special, encouraging youngsters to share their feelings. •Let kids choose their own clothes. Parents may be tempted to buy special outfits for their children for the first day of school. But kids who are jittery about their first day may calm down if allowed

part to help kids overcome any issues they have. Reading aloud to children can help little ones learn how to become good readers, as they will learn how to pronounce words and form sentences. Kids who know how to read can be encouraged to read to their parents, which can instill self-esteem. If kids struggle with certain words or sentences when reading aloud, parents can read those words and/or sentences aloud to them and ask them to repeat the phrases back. •Let kids pick their own books. When reading to youngsters, whether they’re babies, toddlers or already in school, parents can let sons and daughters choose their own books. Children might be especially enthusiastic about reading if they’re allowed to choose their own books and stories. Reading can benefit children from the earliest stages of their lives all the way through adulthood. Parents can take various steps to foster a love of reading in their children.

to choose their own attire for the big day. •Get a head start on your morning routine. As summer winds down, begin acclimating children to the morning routine they can expect when the school year begins. One to two weeks before the first day of school, start waking children up when they will need to be up for school. Kids who are accustomed to the morning routine may be more calm on their first day of school. •Attend school orientation events and plan some play dates in advance of the first day. Seeing familiar faces might make kids forget all about their jitters when they arrive at school on the first day. •Start the day off on the right foot. The night before the first day of school, make sure kids’ outfits are clean, their supplies are packed and ready to go and their lunch is made.

7 Ways To Make Mornings Less Hectic Many families find the rush is on to make it to school and work on time each morning. Making mornings less hectic involves a few different strategies can easily be incorporated into routines. •Wake up slightly earlier. Getting up earlier than normal, even if it’s just 15 to 20 minutes before you’re accustomed to getting out of bed, can help reduce morning stress. •Get some work done the night before. Prepare lunches, lay your clothes at night. This saves time and takes a couple more things off your morning to-do list. •Ease back into a routine. As a new school year

dawns or a long vacation comes to an end, begin going to bed earlier and start waking up earlier as well. •Prep backpacks in the evening. Look through folders, sign paperwork, check assignments, and do whatever is you need to do the night before to save your family from having to scramble in the morning. •Opt for school lunch a few times. Let kids purchase school lunch on those days to give yourself a day off from lunch detail. •Have quick breakfast

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Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

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Ohio Officials Team Up July US Jobs Report Shows Solid Gains Amid Trade Frictions For Bipartisan Gun Reform Push

WORK UNDERWAY ... In this July 2, 2019, file photo a construction worker walks atop a building as a crane lifts a load over head in Miami. On Friday, Aug. 2, the U.S. government issues the July jobs report. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File) By Josh Boak AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers slowed their hiring in July but still added a solid 164,000 jobs to an economy that appears poised to extend its decade-long expansion. The unemployment rate remained at 3.7% for a second straight month, the government said Friday. Average hourly earnings rose 3.2% from a year ago, up from a 3% year-over-year gain in June. Though the pace of hiring has slowed this year, one reason is that a growing share of Americans already have jobs. Unemployment is near a half-century low. The overall U.S. economy remains on firm footing, and last month the expansion became the longest on record. “This report is a sigh of relief,” said Daniel Zhao, a senior economist for the jobs site Glassdoor. “It had good solid numbers and was largely in line with expectations.” Still, the economy has faced some tumult as President Donald Trump has escalated his trade conflict with China. On Thursday, Trump announced plans to impose tariffs on an additional $300 billion of Chinese imports beginning in September. That move could slow U.S. economic growth if the tariffs remain in effect indefinitely, especially if Beijing retaliates as expected. U.S. consumers will likely feel the pain. Trump’s earlier tariffs had been designed to minimize the impact on ordinary Americans by focusing on industrial goods. But the new tariffs will hit a vast range of consumer products. The Federal Reserve has acted to try to sustain the expansion in part because some of the benefits are only now reaching America’s lower-income communities. The Fed on Wednesday cut its benchmark interest rate for the first time in a decade to try to counter the impact of Trump’s trade wars, stubbornly low inflation and global weakness. As Trump’s trade conflicts escalate, the economy and the job market could weaken. Recession fears could increase. But for now, hiring appears solid. “We’re really at a sweet spot despite all the negatives swirling around us,” said Robert Frick, corporate economist at Navy Federal Credit Union. Frick said the slowdown in monthly job gains was organic given the size of past gains and the length of expansion. Nevertheless, the trade frictions have been weighing on global financial markets. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down nearly 300 points in late-morning trading. “The sometimes backward -looking nature” of the jobs data make it less relevant for the financial markets given the possibil-

ity of additional tariffs against China that could raise prices for U.S. consumers, said Rick Rieder, BlackRock’s chief investment officer of global fixed income. In Friday’s employment report for July, the government revised down its estimate of job growth for May and June by a combined 41,000. Over the past six months, the economy has added jobs at a monthly average of roughly 141,000. That is down from a monthly average of 236,000 during the same period last year. One clear positive is that wage gains have been strongest for poorer workers. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell told reporters Wednesday that one reason to cut rates was to sustain the longest expansion in U.S. history because people living in distressed communities finally “are now getting opportunities to add new and better chapters to their lives.” Lower-wage industries reported that average hourly earnings in those sectors jumped 4.6% from a year ago, considerably above the 2.5% pay gain for higher-wage industries, according to an analysis of the jobs report by Martha Gimbel, research director at the jobs site Indeed. In July, several industry sectors posted solid gains. Health care added a robust 30,400 jobs. Restaurants and bars added 15,400 jobs. Local governments contributed 14,000 jobs, primarily in education. The finance and insurance industry added 13,900. The manufacturing sector, though, has been struggling with declines in output. Manufacturers posted healthy gains of 16,000 jobs in July, though most of the growth was in the transportation sector that could soon be hit by auto plant layoffs. Other areas showed some signs of weakness. Construction companies added just 4,000 workers. The transportation and warehousing sector added just 300 jobs. Retailers shed 3,600. Though it is growing consistently, the economy does appear to be sliding into a slower phase. The gross domestic product — the total output of goods and services produced in the United States — grew at a decent if unspectacular 2.1% annual rate in the April-June quarter, down from a 3.1% pace in the January-March period. Consumer spending increased at a 4.3% annual rate and helped propel much of the growth. But business capital investment declined for the first time in three years, a likely sign that Trump’s aggressive use of tariffs against China and other countries has slowed corporations’ expansion plans. Home sales have fallen as high prices have kept many people out despite the benefits of low mortgage rates and job gains. Sales of existing homes have tumbled 2.2% over the past 12 months, according to the National Association of Realtors. Factories have also been coping with a slowdown. In part, that’s because the global economy has weakened and the president’s tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of goods — and threats to add more — have disrupted supply chains. The Fed said this month that manufacturing output has improved just 0.4% from a year ago after having declined over the past six months. There are signs, though, that consumers are optimistic. The Conference Board’s index of consumer confidence last month reached its best reading since November. A higher percentage of Americans anticipate pay raises in the next six months. AP Economics Writer Martin Crutsinger contributed to this report.

GUN REFORM ... Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine delivers a statement with Lt. Gov. Jon Husted, left, and First Lady Fran DeWine, right, following the Dayton Mass Shooting on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019 at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. Facing pressure to take action after the latest mass shooting in the U.S., DeWine urged the GOP-led state Legislature Tuesday to pass laws requiring background checks for nearly all gun sales and allowing courts to restrict firearms access for people perceived as threats. (Joshua A. Bickel /The Columbus Dispatch via AP) By: DAN SEWELL and JOHN SEEWER ASSOCIATED PRESS CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio’s Republican governor and Dayton’s Democratic mayor pledged Thursday they will work together in a bipartisan push for gun reforms as the city focuses on recovering from the nation’s latest mass shooting. Mike DeWine and Nan Whaley announced their legislative plan while visiting the downtown entertainment district where a gunman killed nine people and injured dozens more early Sunday. They also publicly discussed a mental health initiative. Whaley says she’s pleased with how the Dayton community is coming together in a nonpartisan way in wake of the tragedy. She’s urging people to donate to the victim recovery fund, lobby their legislators for gun control measures and spend money in the Oregon district. “My focus is getting something done around gun control so this terrible tragic incident in Dayton may not have to happen in other places,” Whaley said. DeWine announced a package of proposals on background checks earlier this week. He said both Republicans and Democrats should be able to support the changes. “I think we’re going to set a good example for other states,” DeWine said. “We’re going to do some things that actually matter and that will save lives.” No new information was released Thursday on the investigations into 24-year-old Connor Betts, who was killed by police less than 30 seconds into his rampage that also left 37 people injured. The FBI and police are probing Betts’ background and relationships to try to understand why he attacked the popular nightlife area, armed with an assault-style gun and dressed in body armor. They have said Betts was interested in “violent ideology” and fixated on mass shootings. Jeremy Ganger, a bouncer at Ned Peppers in the Oregon District, recounted

how he was determined to die before he allowed the gunman to get into the bar. “Our patrons are more important than one active shooter, so I was going to try to stand my ground the best I could,” Ganger told ABC News . Authorities have said hundreds more people may have died had Betts gotten into the bar during the shooting. Video shows Ganger holding the front door open and waving in or pulling people inside Ned Peppers as Betts got closer. He told them to “get inside, get down!” He says he was “grabbing them as fast as I could. As best I could.” He could see the gunman staring at him as he advanced just before police opened fire. “He knew he wasn’t coming out,” Ganger said. “You could tell he knew what he was doing. I don’t know why, but he was there to hurt us.” Ganger got a piece of shrapnel in his leg. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visited Wednesday with staff and patients at Miami Valley Hospital, where three people remained hospitalized in stable condition. A fourth wounded person remained in fair condition Thursday in Kettering Medical Center. There were protests against Trump , a Republican, in Dayton and in El Paso, Texas, where a gunman killed 22 people hours before the Ohio shooting over the weekend. In Dayton, people chanted “Do something!” — a phrase that’s become a rallying cry for political action on mass shootings. Meanwhile, Ganger, the bouncer, said he has had trouble sleeping, but is heartened by all the well-wishes and seeing his coworkers. He will be back on the job when he can be. “If I don’t go back to work, he (the gunman) wins,” he said. “He took something away from all of us if we don’t go back. He’s not gonna beat me.”

Stryker Rotary Hears About 100 Year Celebration For The Stryker Legion Post

CELEBRATION ... Rick Wityk, Stryker Legion Post Commander, spoke to the Stryker Rotary at their regular meeting on Tuesday evening. Rick told the club that the post has been working for a year to plan the event that is scheduled for Saturday August 10th. The Post was established on August 12th, 1919 and this is a major milestone that they wanted to celebrate. During the last 100 years they have found three documented locations for the Post. They began operations in the upstairs of a shoe store on Main Street in Stryker. This building is the current home of the Grisier Funeral Home. The next location was in a residence that was located on the south side of the railroad tracks. This residence was moved to another location in Stryker near the river. The lot for this residence is the current home of the Subway restaurant. Their current location on Main Street was purchased in 1975. They began meeting in the second floor until sufficient funds were available to remodel the street level of the building. Saturday, August 10th they will have the building open to the general public from 9AM until 2PM with historical displays including uniforms, weapons, medals, as well as photographs and other military memorabilia. They are also planning to have refreshments available. The post has an additional celebration event scheduled at 4:30PM that is for members and invited special guests. Congressmen Latta is expected to be in attendance for this portion of the day’s events. Rick also told the club that the Archbold Buckeye will be publishing a four-page article this week documenting events from the Stryker Post. Rick also told the club of the work the Post has been doing in the Stryker Schools to assist with education of community children concerning the Legion, and honoring the flag. Pictured on the right is Rick Wityk along with Stryker Rotary member Fred Grisier.

SEEKING STRICTER GUN LAWS ... Dayton, Ohio, Mayor Nan Whaley speaks to members of the media Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, outside Ned Peppers bar in the Oregon District after a mass shooting that occurred early Sunday morning in Dayton. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Toledo Man Accused In Plotting Foiled Terror Attack Pleads Guilty TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man accused of plotting with his girlfriend to obtain guns and explosives for a foiled domestic terror attack has pleaded guilty in federal court. Twenty-three-year-old Vincent Armstrong, of Toledo, pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge related to conspiring to transport or receive an explosive with intent to cause harm. The Blade newspaper reports he faces up to 20 years in prison. His sentencing

isn’t scheduled. Armstrong’s defense attorney declined to comment on Friday. Prosecutors say Armstrong and his girlfriend talked about taking part in violent attacks on public places, visited the site of the Columbine High School massacre, and had bomb-making materials and weapons in their home. They were arrested in December. Authorities allege Armstrong’s girlfriend drove the plans. She has pleaded not guilty.

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Ohio Lost 43% Of Newspaper Positions Filled; Those Serving Honored Journalists Since 2012 WAUSEON CITY COUNCIL

PHOTO BY REBECCA MILLER, STAFF

NEW POSITIONS ... Following the August 5, 2019 Wauseon City Council, the three men who were honored posed for their first picture in their new positions. From left to right is incoming Police Chief Kevin Chittenden, outgoing Chief/incoming Director of Public Service, Keith Torbet and retiring Director of Public Service, Dennis Richardson. By: Rebecca Miller THE VILLAGE REPORTER The retirement of Wauseon Director of Public Service, and retirement of the Wauseon Chief of Police to step into said position, as well as the swearing in of the new Chief of Police, made for an eventful City Council meeting on August 5, 2019. Fifteen to twenty family members, friends and police officers were in attendance to support those taking the new steps, as well as Ann Spencer, a representative from the Ohio Attorney General’s office. Spencer took a few moments during the meeting to congratulate outgoing Chief Keith Torbet and to read a proclamation from the Attorney General, commending him for his service to the community in the position of Chief of Police. Torbet swore in his replacement, Kevin Chittenden, and placed his new pin on his uniform. Police Chief Chittenden shook hands with all of the council members, Mayor Kathy Huner and staff before sitting down and accepting the table plaque stating his new position. Mayor Huner also thanked outgoing Police Chief Torbet for all he has done and expressed her gratefulness that he is stepping into the position being vacated by Dennis Richardson’s retirement. She encouraged Chittenden as he takes over the police department. All had a chuckle when Torbet went to the closet to change out of his uniform jacket into his suit coat before accepting comments from the mayor. She shared a few stories, commending him for one of his last acts as Chief, when he saved someone’s life during 2019 Wauseon Homecoming. Following her comments, she asked him to raise his right hand and take the oath of office as he moved into the position of Director of Public Service. Huner chose next to give a public thank you to Dennis Richardson who she said has helped her immensely, beyond his job description, and done extremely well by the community of Wauseon. She asked him to keep his phone close by in retirement and shook his hand as the rest in the room applauded. Council heard finance Committee report from Council member Steve Schneider who presented them with a motion to accept the Finance Committee recommendation to authorize half of the cost of the purchase of the Indian Hill Trail sign in the amount of $4230 from the Capital Fund. Council voted to approve the recommendation with the knowledge that the other half will be covered by the Rotary. Fire Chief Rick Sluder reported that July was a quiet month but the new and updated contracts with the township are finished and ready for the Law Department to clear them. The training for the new Grain Bin which Nationwide Insurance has awarded the Wauseon fire Department is scheduled for Saturday, August 10. Police Chief Kevin Chittenden gave his first report to council., stating that the school resource officer just completed ALICE instructor training (Alert-Lockdown-

Inform-Counter-Evacuate) so now the city has it’s own ALICE instructor. He went on to inform council that the department is currently taking Assistant Chief applications, with the deadline of August 9. Torbett shared that he has been spending time training with Richardson and is looking forward to the challenges. Richardson gave his last report which was quite lengthy including: 18 applications for a maintenance worker position have been received and he was looking forward to the interviews; pool toys that were ordered earlier in the year are on their way and should be in and installed soon; shopping for awning for snack shack is still in limbo at present; Hill Paving has finished sealing and striping the parking lots; Leggett St. sidewalk should begin on August 7; ODOT paving of St. Rt. 108 from Shoop and Elm south to the county line should begin soon; storm sewer is repaired; street salt bids were done and they chose Morton salt at $83.06 a ton, just slightly higher than 2018 He also commented that the resolution to be voted on concerning bridge inspection services, will not involve any cost to the city. As he finished his report, Council member Shane Chamberlin thanked him for all the advice that he has given to them over the years, both as a group and individually when they needed clarifications and advice. In her report, Jamie Giguere, Director of finance, told council that the income for the city is average and that everything looks good from the month of July. The auditors were coming the next day and she wanted them to know. Tom McWatters III, Director of Law, explained that the resolution concerning the job description of the Assistant Chief of Police, was only because they found a typographical error and needed to correct it. The job description stays the same. It was supposed to say Un-classified and had said that the job was classified. He called retiring Dennis Richardson a “professional extraordinaire” and congratulated him on his retirement. Resolution 2019-16: A resolution authorizing the mayor to enter into an agreement with ODOT for Bridge Inspection Services and declaring an emergency as well as Resolution 2019-17: A resolution amending the City’s job description description and classification for the assistant Police Chief and declaring an emergency, were both passed by council. Mayor Huner reported to council that the Wauseon Beautification Team had held a pleasant award ceremony on Saturday morning, August 5 and filled them in on the desire to beautify Wauseon even more. Council then voted to set Trick or Treat for October 31, 6-7:30 p.m.. which is a Thursday evening. Council was also informed that Train Track, LLC is being awarded a license to serve liquor on its premises only until 1 a.m. Bills were approved and Council adjourned at 5:31 p.m. Rebecca can be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com

In six short years, Ohio’s newspaper journalists declined by 43%, according to Policy Matters Ohio. In 2012, Ohio had 2,870 newsroom staffers to monitor city council meetings, photograph high school games and design the front page. In 2018, there were 1,640 newspaper reporters, editors, photographers and designers. Since 2004, all Ohio’s newspaper industry jobs – which include office clerks, truck drivers and people who work in circulation – fell by 58%. “We need skilled professionals working as journalists to keep Ohioans informed about our communities,” said Caitlin Johnson, Policy Matters Communications Director. “Fewer and fewer people are doing these essential jobs. And they aren’t making much money despite often being expected to have a college degree and own a car.” The typical salary for a reporter in Ohio is just over $32,000 a year – about $5,000 below state median salary, Policy Matters found. Newspaper job losses are driven by a drumbeat of closures, mergers and consolidations. In 2018, Ohio had 32% fewer newspapers than it did in 2004, according to researchers at University of North Carolina. Newspapers struggle to adapt to the digital age. They’ve lost print ad revenue to websites like Craigslist and haven’t been able to siphon enough digital ad revenue from powerhouses like Google and Facebook. Since 2014, 30% of Ohio’s papers have changed ownership. In 2018, five of the nation’s largest newspaper chains –GateHouse, Gannett, Adams, AIM and Ogden – owned nearly 120 papers in Ohio, ac-

cording to UNC. GateHouse owns 50 papers in Ohio, including the Akron Beacon Journal and Columbus Dispatch. It wants to buy Gannett, which owns 11 Ohio papers including the Cincinnati Enquirer. If that merger goes through, GateHouse will have papers in more than onequarter of Ohio counties. Independently owned newspapers, like the Youngstown Vindicator, struggle to compete. The Vindicator will close at the end of August, making Youngstown the largest U.S. city without a newspaper. When newspapers close, communities lose part of the fabric that weaves them together. Research shows civic engagement drops and local government can become less efficient. “Local news benefits everyone and shouldn’t be left to the whims of market forces,” said Policy Matters Research Director Zach Schiller. “Ohio’s newspaper crisis demands public policy intervention. Lawmakers should act before it’s too late.” State policymakers can support local news by boosting support for public broadcasting by $5 million a year, Schiller said. They can follow New Jersey’s lead by investing in local journalism through collaboration with educational institutions and community organizations. Policy Matters also called for Congress to approve legislation allowing traditional media enterprises to become nonprofits, with appropriate safeguards. Congress should tax multi-billion-dollar online platforms like Facebook and Google and use the money to create an endowment for independent journalism.

Red Cross Blood Drive In Memory Of Pioneer's Heminger Scheduled

PIONEER, Ohio (Aug. 7, 2019) — The community is invited to give blood in memory of Jerry Heminger at a special American Red Cross blood drive Friday, Aug. 16 from 12 to 6 p.m. at the Pioneer Area Chamber of Commerce in Pioneer. Those who come to give blood at this blood drive will receive a $5 Amazon.com gift card by email after their donation. Jerry was a prominent local businessman in his community and a member of the Chamber of Commerce. He received hundreds of blood transfusions following a diagnosis of myelodysplastic syndrome, a group of cancers related to leukemia that primarily affects the cells inside the bone marrow. While these transfusions helped prolong Jerry’s life another five years after diagnosis, he passed away in 2011. This will be the seventh blood drive Jerry’s family has hosted in his name. The first six drives resulted in a total of 203 blood donations to help patients.

This year the family hopes to add 30 more donations made in his name. “My dad was the most generous person I have ever had the honor to know,” said Karen Ackerman, Jerry’s daughter. “He was always there to help others. I would love to see our community as a whole come out to support this very important cause.” “There are so many reasons why someone may need blood that we don’t even realize,” said Stephanie Burris, donor recruitment account manager for the Red Cross. “We take for granted that blood will be there at the hospital when we need it, but it can only come from generous volunteer donors. Giving blood in Jerry’s name is a wonderful way to remember him and potentially help others.” This blood drive comes as the Red Cross faces an emergency blood shortage. Blood donors are needed now to help avoid delays in lifesaving medical care for patients this summer. Right now, blood products are being distributed to hospitals faster than donations are coming in. More donations are immediately needed to help replenish the blood supply. Every two seconds in the United States blood is needed to respond to patient emergencies, including accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer

or sickle cell disease. The Red Cross must collect more than 13,000 blood and platelet donations every day for the patients at about 2,500 hospitals nationwide, including 80 hospitals in Indiana. Blood Drive in Memory of Jerry Heminger; Friday, Aug. 16, 2019 from 12 to 6 p.m. at the Pioneer Area Chamber of Commerce, 100 N. Elm St., Pioneer, OH 43554 How to donate blood: Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, from a computer or mobile device. To get started and learn more, visit RedCrossBlood.org/ RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site. About the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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Metamora’s Park O Rama Turns 55

By: Bill O’Connell THE VILLAGE REPORTER

If you build it, they will come. If you keep improving what you have built, they will come more often and probably bring friends. This may be a simplistic way of looking at it, but for the past 55 years, the residents of Metamora have been doing exactly that with their local park and it becomes more impressive and attractive every year, funded mainly by proceeds from the annual festival called “Park O Rama.” “Every year we keep im-

proving what people did in the past,” said Metamora Mayor Ken Wysong, describing some of the upgrades made from last year. “We changed the volleyball courts from one to two. Our five acres (on the west side) is for big soccer tournaments. We put walking paths all the way through the park so if anybody needs assistance or they are in a wheel chair they can get through the park.” Metamora Park also features two modern-style pavilions, one with restroom facilities and both able to serve food with a

large covered seating area with picnic tables. “We put down an asphalt walking trail that connects everything together,” added Metamora Councilman John Pupos. This year’s Park O Rama started early with an 8:00 a.m. 5K run and a bicycle swap meet followed by a noon parade that traveled through the middle of town and on into the park. A dedication ceremony was then held for longtime supporters and contributors of the park followed by the serving of delicious chicken dinners. There were a variety of children’s games, a volleyball tournament, a soccer tournament, an old-fashioned base ball game and, of course, live music to finish off the evening. Two years ago, Metamora added a line item to their budget for additional park funds for major projects. “Its very minor,” said Mayor Wysong. “That allows us to go out for grants. Without that you can’t go out for grant money.” Metamora Park is very spacious and has great facilities. It will be very interesting to see what they come up with for their next improvement.

PHOTOS BY BILL O'CONNELL, STAFF

Bill can be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com

SWANTON l a v i t s e Corn F Harvest Moon Saturday, August 17th, 2019

Grand Marshals: Gary & Gail Phipps • Grand Parade -- 10:30 AM Main St & Brookside Dr to Dodge to Munson

Saturday Events Schedule Parking near Memorial Park - $2.00

Beer Garden Headline Entertainment at Upper Ball Diamond Renegade Lemonade 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM, $5 Cover

7:00 AM -10:00 AM Trinity UMC Breakfast 9:00 AM - Volleyball Competition 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Pharaoh's Car Show 10:30 AM - Corn Festival Parade 11:30 AM - Chicken BBQ - Until Sold Out 4:00 PM - Duck Race in Ai Creek

UPPER BEER GARDEN 4:30 PM - Corn Hole Tournament (ll and Over) Registration at 4:00 8:00 PM - Renegade Lemonade

ALL-DAY EVENTS Amusement Rides and Games Food Booths * Craft Vendors* Merchant Booths Lower Beer Garden - Horseshoe Pit Area 11 Noon - 8:00 PM

ENTERTAINMENT - STAGE I 11:00-1:00 PM - Slim 1:00-3:00 PM - Ragtime Rick and the Chefs of Dixieland 3:00-5:00 PM - Johnny Rodriguez 5:00-6:00 PM - Pattrick's Magic 6:00-8:00 PM - Bob Wurst

ENTERTAINMENT - STAGE II 11:00 Noon - 1:00 PM Swanton Rec & High School Cheerleaders ** Battle of the Bands ** 1:00 PM - Shifferly Road Band 1:40 PM - Rukus 4:10 PM - Rock Tonic Toledo 6:00 PM - Stirred Not Shaken ** Additionally ** 1:00 PM - Corn eating contest 3:40 PM - Swanton trivia game 5:10 PM - Yard Games

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Looking Back At What We Read Years Ago WHAT WE READ YEARS AGO WITHIN THE NEWSPAPER PUBLICATIONS THAT BECAME "THE VILLAGE REPORTER" A Historical Look At Newspaper Archives From The Publications That Merged & Expanded Coverage Territory Over The Years To Become "The Village Reporter" WEST UNITY EAGLE WEST UNITY CHIEF WEST UNITY REPORTER ESTABLISHED 1878-1890 The West Unity Eagle was established in March 1878. By 1887, its name was changed to the Chief. In 1890, its name was changed to the West Unity Reporter. In 1976 The West Unity Reporter Merged With The Stryker Advance To Become The Advance Reporter. In 2010 The Advance Reporter merged with The Edon Commercial to become The Village Reporter. 140 YEARS AGO AUGUST 1879 A horticultural fair is to be held at J. J. Rudisill’s grove on Saturday, Sept. 6. There will be an excursion from Fayette to Put-In–Bay and Lakeside Saturday. The round trip fare is $2.25. H.G. Gump is making four cases of boots for J. J. Snyder of Bryan. Dr. F.O. Hart had sent to him through the mail, by an unknown friend, a large snake about five feet long. The snake wasn’t dangerous though, for it was deader than a mackerel. 130 YEARS AGO AUGUST 1889 When asked concerning the little stranger that lately took up residence with him, E.W. Starr answered as did the old Indian chief, “She boy ‘gain”. J.W. Pettit is remodeling his house. T.C. Chandler is on the sick list. Harmon Bohner is working in Hudson, Michigan. 120 YEARS AGO AUGUST 1899 Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show was at Toledo Monday and 564 tickets were sold here for the trip at $1 each. Fred Eaton left Monday for Gibsonburg where there is an opening for an expert jeweler. Wm. Grindle, J.S. Allen and Geo. P. Elliot have gone to Northern Michigan to look over a site to move the mill of Grindle & Co. Tobias Stipe moved into his new house yesterday. L.B. Kent has an elegant new buggy, fitted with rubber tires. 110 YEARS AGO AUGUST 1909 Lucille and Bessie Opdycke and Marcel Snow left Thursday to spend a week at Niagara Falls. Mrs. Catherine Rolland’s barn was struck by lightning, Saturday night and burned with most of the contents in it. Guy Allen and Dale Zigler spent last week at Niagara Falls, going by water from Detroit, Michigan to Buffalo. Born to Rev. and Mrs. O.L. Curl, Monday, August 16th, 1909, an eight pound son Otto Leroy. 100 YEARS AGO AUGUST 1919 The West Unity Boy Scouts are camping at Round Lake, near Geneva, Mich. There are 21 in the group. Ed White was killed Saturday a.m. at his home, northeast of Fayette, by a horse falling on him and crushing him. The accident occurred when a storm came up while he was hauling oats. A stoke of lightning, frightening the team, one horse plunging and falling on him as he was trying to quiet them. He was born in West Unity and spent most of his life here. 90 YEARS AGO AUGUST 1929 Married at Bryan, Saturday, August 17, Mr. Charles L. Walton and Miss Doris Starr. Teachers in the West Unity School, the coming year include:

Misses Florence Fauver, Breva Miller, Minnie Berno, Mary Hutchison, Anna Graber and Helen Geesey, Grades 1-6. High School: Miss Florence Foust, Mrs. Theresa Vannorsdall, Miss Thelma Gardner, Mrs. Ethel Kellog, D.R. Rich, and H.C. Vannorsdall. Paul Jones of Los Angeles, California, came Friday for a few days visit with his mother, Mrs. Margaret Jones and brother, W.C. Jones and family. 80 YEARS AGO AUGUST 1939 Wesley Ellis has purchased the H.G. Orewiler garage building on W. Jackson Street and will take possession as soon as the building has been remodeled. Chas. Critchfield has entered a 6 lb., 1 oz. bass in the local fishing contest. The whopper was hooked at Strawberry Lake last week. Chester Pilbeam, 63, mayor of Pioneer for the past seven years, died at his home there on Sunday. The Bryan Horse show will be held there Aug. 16 to 19. 70 YEARS AGO AUGUST 1949 Alvordton Village Council has raised the mayor’s salary to $50 a year. Robert Shilling threshed nine acres of wheat last week which yielded 46 bushels to the acre. Miss Margaret Borton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Olin Borton of RFD1, West Unity, a recent graduate of the medical Secretarial Department of the Elkhart Business University, is now employed at Mercy Hospital, Toledo, Ohio. Miss Carol Opdycke, daughter of Mrs. Vera Opdycke, accompanied a group of Girl Scouts from Bryan to O.C. Kimball Camp at Long Lake, Reading, Mich., where they spent last week. 60 YEARS AGO AUGUST 1959 The 6:00 a.m. prayer meeting on Saturday, August 8th will be held in the home of Art Shambarger. Come and start the weekend off with prayer. A 1958 Dodge coupe was destroyed by fire on Saturday morning on the Ohio Turnpike near the Indian Meadows Plaza. Ted Maneval of West Unity will be awarded the highest degree in the FFA, the American Farmer Degree, at the National FFA convention in Kansas City, Mo., on October 13, 1959.

and children spent the week at Lakeside. 80 YEARS AGO AUGUST 1939 Born to Mr. and Mrs. Milton Werder, a son named Devonn Edwin. Mrs. Rebecca Wissler of Tiffin Township, 79, died. 70 YEARS AGO AUGUST 1949 Mrs. Paul Ruffer entertained at supper Friday evening, July 29 at the Wieland-Ruffer home, honoring the 85th birthday of her father, G.B. Wieland. 60 YEARS AGO AUGUST 1959 Following are a list of nominees for the coming election, November 3. Mayor: R.D. Rex, Dem., James Bernath, Rep. Clerk of Treasurer and Trustee Clerk: Nancy Wheeler, Dem., Pearl Simmons, Rep. Treasurer: Dick Garber, Dem., Kathryn McCord, Rep. School Board, Kenneth Juillard, Dr. G.C. Williams, Dem., Dr. David Brown, John Robinson, Rep. Board of Public Affairs: Cloyce Hunt, Cletus Walker, Kenneth Trotter, Dem. Robert Bloom, Ernest Gentit, Ronald Robinson, Rep. 50 YEARS AGO AUGUST 1969 Joe D. Rupp, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Rupp, R. 1, Stryker, has been enrolled as a freshman at Taylor University. THE ADVANCE REPORTER ESTABLISHED 1976 Formerly - Stryker Advance & West Unity Reporter, the two newspapers were merged by Regis Spielvogel, Publisher in 1976. 40 YEARS AGO AUGUST 1979 David L. Sigler has been named project manager for Ferro Corporation’s new Stryker, Ohio thermoplastic colors and compounds facility. 30 YEARS AGO AUGUST 1989 Former Stryker Depot is renamed the Erie Sauder Community Building because he “did not want this building torn down!” and gave it to the village after purchasing it, believing that they would find a use for it.

50 YEARS AGO AUGUST 1969 Mrs. Kathryn Roose, 43, passed away unexpectedly Sunday after suffering an apparent heart attack.

20 YEARS AGO AUGUST 1999 Abraham Wyse, 22, of rural

Stryker, is listed as improving Tuesday at the Medical College of Ohio Hospital, after his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck on July 26 on County Road E. Kamco in West Unity will begin excavation work in early August for a 20,000 square foot warehouse addition, according to Joe Tubbs, Kamco vice president. THE EDON INDEPENDENT / THE EDON COMMERCIAL ESTABLISHED 1895-1906 The Edon Independent was established in 1895 ceasing publication in 1906. A few months later in 1906 The Edon Commercial was established. In 2010 The Edon Commercial was merged with The Advance Reporter to become The Village Reporter. 70 YEARS AGO AUGUST 1949 Four young people from Edon were among the 21 who accompanied Rev. Howard Dunlap to Camp at Greenfield last week. Those attending from here were Marilyn Kinnison, Keith Jullen, Wayne Starr and Jimmie Newman. Miss Dorothy Friskney became the bride of Roger Hake Friday evening at 8:00 p.m. in the candelight service at the church in Columbia. Miss Dana Friskney, Leslie Hake attended the bride, Hollis Hake, Tommie Friskney and Leslie Hake attended the groom. 60 YEARS AGO AUGUST 1959 Mr. & Mrs Joe McLain have purchased the May Shephard property located in the south and east part of town. Mr. & Mrs Ronald Reas of Anderson, Indiana visited the parents or Mr. & Mrs. Earnest Reas and her mother Mrs. Bea Ingram from Wednesday until Friday. They were en route home after a vacation trip to Chicago, Fulton, Ill. and into Wisconsin and Michigan. 50 YEARS AGO AUGUST 1969 Mrs. Orville Thomas and Mrs. Dale Crawford attended the Green Thumb Garden Club last week with Mrs. Gerald Waterson near Cooney. James Romich of Nevada, Ohio has been hired by the Edon Board of Education as football coach and Jr. High Math teacher.

40 YEARS AGO AUGUST 1979 Paul J. Phillips received an associate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dayton. Paul is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Robert Phillip of Blackslee. THE WAUSEON REPORTER ESTABLISHED 2011 The Wauseon Reporter was started by Forrest R. Church in 2011 after the community and business leaders requested news coverage in the greater Wauseon area similar to what The Village Reporter was providing west of Wauseon. Despite strong subscription support, advertisement revenue did not support the paper on its own and in August of 2013 the paper merged with The Village Reporter to allow news coverage continuation for the Wauseon area. 6 YEARS AGO JULY 2013 According to the National Weather Service Forecast Office in North Webster, Indiana, the month of July began and ended with a string of below normal temperatures, with the string at the end of the month being a record. THE VILLAGE REPORTER ESTABLISHED 2010 In 2010, Forrest R. Church, Publisher, merged The Advance Reporter with The Edon Commercial to become The Village Reporter. In 2013 The Wauseon Reporter would merge with The Village Reporter. The newspaper eventually expanded coverage to all the communities of Williams & Fulton Counties in Northwest Ohio to become today's format of The Village Reporter. 5 YEARS AGO JULY 2014 August 10, 2014 marked the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War and the Williams County Veterans Service Organization, headed by Director Mary Oliver, hosted a weekend of grand “Welcome Home” celebrations and memorial activities at the Veterans Memorial Building on the Williams County Fairgrounds in Montpelier. Ten girls from the Pioneer area visited Candy Land while competing for one of four crowns at the Pride of Pioneer Pageant held at Montpelier's River of Life Worship Center on Saturday, August 9.

100 Years Ago: Stryker's Yackee-Strong Memorial Post 60 American Legion Is Chartered

STRYKER ADVANCE ESTABLISHED 1884 In 1976 The Stryker Advance Merged With The West Unity Reporter to become The Advance Reporter. In 2010 The Advance Reporter merged with The Edon Commercial to become The Village Reporter. 110 YEARS AGO AUGUST 1909 Miss Waive Simmons spent Sunday with Miss Blanche Mills. George Besancon is again dangerously ill at the home of his brother Charles Besancon. F. Louys is advertising Manchester Chambrey, worth 15 cents at 10 cents a yard. At Detroit, July 31, occurred the marriage of Miss Florence Planson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Planson, Wauseon to Hilton S.J. Saunders of Detroit. 90 YEARS AGO AUGUST 1929 Born to Mr. and Mrs. George Baker Aug. 5, 1949 a daughter named Joan. The Baptist church held their annual picnic at the Stuckey grove last Sunday. Rev. D.P. Holt and son Arthur

Williams County History (August 11, 1919, 100 years ago): Yackee-Strong Memorial Post 60 American Legion at Stryker was chartered with 15 members. Legion members first met above the Huffman shoe store. In 1924, the group purchased a residence that was located on the northwest corner of Defiance and Curtis streets, moved it south of the railroad, and remodeled it to serve as their Post home. The Legion met in this building until 1975, when they purchased their current Post home, the former Gurwell Garage and hall. This July 30, 2017 photograph of the Yackee-Strong American Legion Post on the west side of South Defiance Street in Stryker, is from the Kevin Maynard collection.

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End Of An Era For Stryker's Pine Grove Mennonite Church

Pastor’s Ponderings BY: PASTOR STEVE WILMOT, EDGERTON, OHIO You can imagine Pharaoh’s fury. Millions of man-hours of free labor disappeared into the wilderness. His own son, along with the first-born of every family in Egypt, lay dead after God’s final act of convincing the stubborn leader to do what he said. Israel is making their way to freedom when Pharaoh has a change of heart. Breathing vengeance, he sends every chariot and soldier at his disposal after the murderers. Meanwhile, Israel is, according to Scripture, “marching out boldly” (Exodus 14.8). And why not? They had just seen God level Egypt to devastation beyond imagination. Water changed to blood. Frogs and gnats and flies pestering everyone in sight. Livestock hit with a plague that killed them all. A hailstorm that destroyed their flax and barley crop. Then locusts flew in to eat their wheat crops and devour their trees. The nation was brought to its knees. No wonder Israel marched out boldly. With a God like that on their side, who was there to fear? Don’t you just love those times in your life? Those times when God shows up repeatedly to defend you or to provide for you. Everything is falling into place. God is so good. Your faith soars; your worship and thanksgiving soar even higher. You are ready to face any challenge because you’ve seen God do some pretty amazing things in your life. Life is good. And then the Egyptians show up. “As Pharaoh approached, the Israelites looked up, and there were the Egyptians, marching after them. They were terrified” (Exodus 14.10). Well now, that didn’t take long. A new threat appears, and they quickly forgot what God had done for them. They forgot how God had acted on their behalf in such a decisive manner back in Egypt. How easily they forgot. How easily we forget. We can go from bold confidence in God to utter terror at the drop of a hat it seems. Is the God who acted so powerfully for us yesterday suddenly impotent today? Is the God who stood by our side yesterday telling us we’re on our own today? When we slip from faith to fear because we’ve momentarily forgotten God, we need someone to come alongside us and remind us. Enter Moses. “Moses answered the people, ‘Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see

again. The Lord will fight for you; you need only be still’” (Exodus 14.13-14) There it is. Do Not Be Afraid. Throughout the Bible we see time and again that fear arises when faith in God sinks. But when faith in God – that he is who he says he is and that he can do what he says he can do – is dominate, fear disappears. Courage replaces terror. Why should we not be afraid, even when the entire Egyptian army is closing in on us and there’s nowhere to run? “The Lord will fight for you,” is Moses’ answer. Remember? Remember those times God stood by your side and fought for you in the past? He’ll do it again, just like he did for Israel while they were in Egypt. So Do Not Be Afraid. Here’s how God kept his word to Israel on this occasion: “Then the angel of God, who had been traveling in front of Israel’s army, withdrew and went behind them. The pillar of cloud also moved from in front and stood behind them, coming between the armies of Egypt and Israel. Throughout the night the cloud brought darkness to the one side and light to the other side; so neither went near the other all night long. “Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and all that night the LORD drove the sea back with a strong east wind and turned it into dry land. The waters were divided, and the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left. “The Egyptians pursued them, and all Pharaoh’s horses and chariots and horsemen followed them into the sea…And the Egyptians said, ‘Let’s get away from the Israelites! The LORD is fighting for them against Egypt.’ “Then the LORD said to Moses, ‘Stretch out your hand over the sea so that the waters may flow back over the Egyptians and their chariots and horsemen.’ …Not one of them survived. “But the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left. That day the LORD saved Israel from the hands of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians lying dead on the shore” (Exodus 14.19-30). I’m not saying that God will do something as dramatic as that for you, but I can promise you that he will fight for you with the same passion and commitment in whatever it is that is causing you to be afraid. So: Do Not Be Afraid!

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WORSHIP ... Song leaders at Pine Grove Mennonite Church for the closing service, held on June 9, 2019, were from left to right Ruth Ann Yancey, Trudy Partee, Wendy Borton and Earles Schmucker. By Rebecca Miller THE VILLAGE REPORTER Seventy years ago a small band of families from Lockport Mennonite Church, located on 21N in Williams County, stepped up to be the planting group for a new church. Lockport called their new set up “two meeting houses, one ministry,” much like churches nowadays say they are “one church with many campuses.” The year was 1949 and the new group began meeting in a small building which had housed Oak Grove Methodist Episcopal Church, located on the south eastern side of Bryan, on the corner of County Roads C and 20. Today that building still houses a church and is called The Prayer Chapel. The six couples, with their families,

who left Lockport to be the core of the new church, called themselves Oak Grove Church and were pastored by D.Wyse Graber who had resigned from his position at Lockport to take charge of the plant. Others from Lockport ministry who shared the pulpit were Walter Stuckey and Simon Stuckey. According to a writing for the 50th Anniversary of the church, “The couples chosen were: Clint Short’s, Rolland Wyse’s, Harold Wyse’s, Seth Short’s, Charles Graber’s and Lloyd Grieser’s. Alternates were Lloyd Schmucker’s. Other members of the Lockport congregation chose to help out and became a part of the new church.” Two years later, in 1951, (with formal CONTINUED ON PAGE B10

FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES BY: REX STUMP, WAUSEON, OHIO - “GOD IS WORKING THROUGH US"

God is powerful and big! Ephesians 1:18-20 says, “I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called-his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance. I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms." God is big, God is powerful, and God desires to work through us! The same incredible mighty power that raised Jesus from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God's right hand...is in us! Think about it! Our God is the Lion of Judah! Fierce and powerful! When we surrender our lives and place our faith in Him, the Holy Spirit of our God enters us! When children ask Jesus to forgive them, does God give them a mini Holy Spirit? A child-sized Holy Spirit? NO, they get the full version like you and me! Believers are filled with God's almighty powerful Holy Spirit! We have the power to live victorious lives, because God's Holy Spirit lives in us! We have the ability to make great choices, act in obedience, and show God's love

to one another because God's Holy Spirit lives in us! I remember years ago when our church had a puppet ministry. We would tell stories and entertain the children and adults with puppets. How does a puppet work? You have to put your hand into the back of the puppet to operate it. Once I place myself into the puppet, I can bring to life this dead, inanimate object. The puppet moves and acts in a way that you would almost believe it's alive. When God places His living Holy Spirit in us, we are activated for Him! He doesn’t give us His Holy Spirit to fill us so that we can entertain one another. He comes to transform us and give us a plan to help God impact the world. Just like the puppet, when you remove the hand, the puppet is lifeless. Remove the Holy Spirit and we are lifeless for God, easily defeated. Our mighty God, the Lion of Judah, lives in us, and He is not to be entertained or tamed! As a believer in Jesus Christ, we have the Spirit of God living in us! You are more than victorious! You are not alone! Be odd! Stand out for Jesus! Stand up when no one else will stand for what is right! For more reading: Galatians 4:5-7; Galatians 5:24-26; Romans 8:23-27

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Young Leaders Share Networking End Of An Era For Stryker's Pine Grove ... Experiences With Stryker Rotary CONTINUED FROM PAGE B9

CLOSING SERVICE ... The Schmucker brothers from left to right, Earles, Wayne, Arlan and Jerry sang several hymns at the closing service of Pine Grove Mennonite Church on June 9, 2019. dedication held on May 27, 1951) they chose to build the present day brick building on corner of State Route 34 and 20.50 just southwest of Stryker, and renamed the church Pine Grove Mennonite. On November 27, 1960 they held a dedication service for the new addition to the building, on the east side of the church, which included an enlarged sanctuary, a pastor’s study, mother’s room, classroom and kitchen facilities. Over the years, Pine Grove has held an active role in the Stryker area, offering a place where residents could worship together and participate in bettering the community. Many people remember attending Vacation Bible School there in the summers as children. Others recall the years of teaching and assisting in the ministry of VBS. Missions has always played a large part of the life of the church and at one point Pine Grove joined up with Habitat for Humanity to build a home in the Stryker area. Sometime after that, they spearheaded the building of another home on County Road 21/N, inviting Lockport to participate with them. Other activities have included the Mennonite Women’s Sewing, Youth Group, Bi-monthly Services at Hillside Nursing Home and Caroling in the community at Christmas time. Many full time pastors and Interim or Transitional pastors have ministered to those involved at Pine Grove over the years, helping them to grow in their Christian

walk and to minister to those in need around them. The official list of Pastors with I/T meaning Interim/Transitional and P meaning Lead Pastor is: D. Wyse Graber P 1949-1976, Sam Wenger P 1976-1979, Earl Stuckey I/T 1980-1981, Fred Swartzentruber P 1982-1985, Marlin Rupp P 1986-1988, Terry Shue P 1990-1997, James A. Groeneweg I/T 1997-1998, Robert Yates P 1998-2003, Cliff Brubaker I/T 2003-2005, Walter Campbell, Jr. P 2005-2009, Gary and Sandy Stuckey started as Interim and were asked to stay as co-Pastors 2009-2019. Gary and Sandy Stuckey shared in an interview that when they first went to Pine Grove, in 2009, the church members had already been discussing the possibility of disbanding, so they went as interim leaders, to help the church work through the decision. After a short time there, Pine Grove asked them to step up to Lead Pastor so they did in the fall of 2009. During their time there, Gary did most of the preaching while Sandy did much of the planning of services and shared from the pulpit when she had something on her heart that she felt the Lord would have her share. They both spoke lovingly of Pine Grove and said that the process of closing was a long one “of prayer and discernment by all who were still there.” The last service at Pine Grove Mennonite Church was held on June 9, 2019. On the Ohio Conference of Mennonite Churches web-

site, an article by conference minister Dick Barrett gave the details of the closing worship of the church. “On June 9 Pine Grove Mennonite Church, just outside of Stryker, Ohio, held its last worship service. It was a time of both grief and celebration. Many recent and former members shared memories of God’s faithfulness during the congregation’s 70 years of ministry in the community. Pastors Gary and Sandy Stuckey led the service with Gary sharing a Pentecost Sunday message. Gary challenged each of the congregation’s current members to discern where the Holy Spirit may be leading them as the church building closes. Keith Short, an elder from Lockport Mennonite Church, which helped start Pine Grove back in 1949, read a letter of affirmation of Pine Grove’s ministry in the community during its 70year history. Ohio Conference Minister Dick Barrett, who worked with the congregation the past several months as they discerned God’s will in preparing to close, shared from chapter 3 of Ecclesiastes, noting that as painful as endings may be, they are part of God’s plan. A special treat was the impromptu request for a quartet of “the Schmucker Boys,” who grew up in the congregation and were visiting for the final Sunday, to sing a couple of hymns from the past. The service concluded with the congregation singing “To God Be the Glory” and “God Be with You,” as well as a blessing from the pastors.” At present, another church is considering the purchase of the building and property to continue ministry to the community from that site. The Community has been served well by Pine Grove Mennonite Church, and all those who were there to the end are now seeking where the Lord will have them plug in to grow and serve Him as they continue walking out His call.

Mr. Pat McCauley, Public Affairs Liaison for Ohio State Treasurer Robert Sprague, stopped by the Williams County Courthouse on the morning of August 5 to address the Board of Commissioners on the Agricultural Linked Deposit Program, or Ag-LINK. According to the Treasurer’s website, Through Ag-LINK, Ohio farm operators and other agriculture businesses can apply for an interest rate reduction on a new or existing loan or line of credit up to $150,000. When an eligible participant’s application is accepted, the Ohio Treasurer’s office places an investment with the financial institution for one year. In turn, the lender lowers the interest rate on the farmer’s loan according to the rate reduction established annually by the Treasurer’s office. Since the beginning of Ag-LINK, more than 40,000 applications have been approved for over $3 billion in reducedrate financing. Eligible applicants represent a wide variety of businesses within the agriculture community, including but not limited to traditional farming, aquaculture, livestock, orchards, hydroponics, and in this case the businesses that supply or have direct dependencies on agriculture. In order to qualify for the Ag-LINK program the applicants must meet the following criteria: •Must be organized for profit, •Must have headquarters and 51% of operations maintained in Ohio, •Must obtain an operating loan or line of credit from a participating bank or Farm Credit Services lender, •Use the loan for agricultural related purposes, and •Must agree to comply with all program and bank regulations. “I’m just out letting everybody know that Treasurer Sprague, in light of the disastrous weather that the agriculture industry has experienced this spring and summer, has reopened the Ag-LINK program,” Mr. McCauley said. “Normally...ap-

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NETWORKING ... Samuel Schroeder, Megan Puehler, and Emily Moore presented a summary of the experiences shared during the five outings held in Williams County with the Stryker Rotary Club. These three individuals agreed to provide a summary to the sponsoring Rotary Clubs. The three also assisted with the planning of the events and taking a leadership role in additional events going forward. Each event involved a team trivia competition. Some of the teams were formed in advance and others were formed on site. Time is precious to the target group, so the events started on time and lasted only two hours. The first event drew in forty-eight people and went over very well. The last event’s attendance had the highest attendance at sixty-two. Thirteen attended all five events and in total one hundred and seventeen young people attended. Young people, in some cases, traveled a distance from surrounding counties. Gaining feedback was a goal of the group so a four-question survey was taken at the last two events where they collected sixty-three responses. The survey indicated that people in attendance enjoyed and valued the time spent at the events and wanted to see more in the future. The average age of the entire group was twenty-seven years. Each event was held at a different venue in Williams County, and in each case the owner of the establishment was there. Drop Tine hosted the first event, Grand Plaza was second, Cookies on Demand next and finishing with Kora and JJ Winn’s. During each of the events more than half of the young people said it was the first experience at the venue. To aid with organization the group has a Facebook Page “Young Leaders of Williams County”. Two additional events are planned with the first on Thursday, August first, and they are planning a Trivia Night. A larger event will be planned for fall and they have entitled this event “Party in the Park”. They are open to ideas and assistance for future events and can use some additional support from the Rotary Clubs. They are open to community service projects when they can work together as a group. Pictured from left to right are: Samuel Schoeder, Megan Puehler, Emily Moore, and Terry Wieland, Stryker Rotary President.

plications for it are the first two months of the year.” “He has reopened this up until November 15. This will allow farmers, seed companies and implement companies, anybody associated with the agriculture business to be able to apply for loans of up to $150,000, at a reduced rate. Right now it’s about 2%. So if it’s 5%, when I go in, it would be knocked down to 3% for that. It’s just the Treasurer’s way of trying to offer something that could be of assistance to those that have had disastrous seasons this year. So like I said, it’s open through November 15 now.” “The applicant would work with their financial institution to fill out the appropriate forms. I just want to get out the word as much as I can. I’ve been going around to all the different entities in my 23 county area, talking to the commissioners, the auditors, extension, SWCD, USDA, just to let them know that this is available again in the event that you may get questions.” Commissioner Lewis Hilkert inquired, “I would think you have probably also set notifications out to the commercial banks in Ohio in regards to the program?” Mr. McCauley replied, “I found out in my travels here that most of the institutions that participate in the program are already aware of it being reopened. And if someone goes into an institution that does not participate in the program, that institution can call down to Columbus and get signed up for it as well. They’ll walk them through that to help them out so they can offer it as well if they choose to.” “Like you said,” Commissioner Terry Rummel said, “...this is more widespread than just the local farmer. It’s the Ag companies and the implement dealers, and all those. Fuel dealers...this is huge.” Mr. McCauley closed by saying, “We’re just trying to do our best to help out those that need that assistance...that little extra there.” Questions referencing the Ohio AgLINK program can be directed to Mr. McCauley at 614-381-8353. Timothy can be reached at tim@thevillagereporter.com

A Pioneer, Ohio, native and 2008 North Central High School graduate provides key support as part of combat operations aboard USS Tulsa stationed in San Diego, California. Petty Officer 1st Class Richard Sisler is an electronics technician serving aboard the littoral combat ship. A Navy electronics technician is responsible for electronic equipment used to send and receive messages, computer information systems, long range radar, and calibration of test equipment. Sisler credits his success in the Navy to lessons learned growing up in Pioneer. “Probably the biggest lesson is hard work always pays off,” Sisler said. “I come from a town of farmers who work sun up to sun down and if they don’t maintain that hard drive everyday they pay for it at the end of the year.” The ship’s technological benefits allow for swapping mission packages quickly, meaning sailors can support multiple missions, such as surface warfare, mine warfare, or anti-submarine warfare. Designed to defeat threats such as mines, quiet diesel submarines and fast surface craft, littoral combat ships are a bold departure from traditional Navy shipbuilding programs. The LCS sustainment strategy was developed to take into account the unique design and manning of LCS and its associated mission modules. According to Navy officials, the path to becoming an LCS sailor is a long one.

Following an 18-month training pipeline, sailors have to qualify on a simulator that is nearly identical to the ship. This intense and realistic training pipeline allows sailors to execute their roles and responsibilities immediately upon stepping onboard. “Petty Officer Sisler continually demonstrates superior knowledge of communications and navigation equipment when training and leading his Sailors,” said Lt. Matthew Prentice, the ship’s electronics material officer. “He is driven, tenacious, and completely devoted to Tulsa’s mission success. His work ethic is unmatched and his contributions to Combat Systems Department will be long-lasting.” Though there are many ways for sailors to earn distinction in their command, community, and career, Sisler is most proud of being named lead petty officer of a large recruiting station during his time as a recruiter. “All three of my supervisors were advanced to chief petty officers and went off to do their six-month chief initiation,” Sisler said. “So I was all alone and depended on to at least keep the station afloat. Well I don’t do mediocre, so I went for it and met mission requirements two months in a row working very long hours, some days being around 18 hours. I took my large station to become a top three in the entire district. I was awarded a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medal, but what meant the most was the trust and

respect I had earned from my leadership that transformed my career to what it is today.” Sisler is the latest in his family to proudly serve in the military. “My grandfather is a retired senior chief and my primary motivation for joining the Navy,” Sisler said. As a member of one of the U.S. Navy’s most relied upon assets, he provides a critical component of the Navy the nation needs. “Serving in the Navy to me means everything,” Sisler said. “I have family that have served that goes back before World War II. I believe that the discipline and work ethic I have learned from the military helps me in all aspects of my life, the biggest is trying to be the best dad I can to my little girls.”

West Unity’s Mark Pearly Graduates From Basic Training

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GRADUATE ... U.S. Air Force Airman Mark D. Pearly graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Pearly is the son of June E. Pearly, brother of John L. Pearly and grandson of Junior Laughtermilch, all of Bryan, Ohio. He is a 2019 graduate of Hilltop High School, West Unity, Ohio.

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FOR SALE - A Deer Hunter’s Paradise! Beautiful 1400 sqft home situated on 86 mostly wooded acres. 30 x 50 pole barn w/lg. overhead doors with RV plug. 220 amp elec. and full bath. St. Joe River meanders through property. Fronts two roads. Outside woodburner. Quality deer management. Some of the best hunting around including fox, coyote, mink, beaver & turkey. Value packed at $389,900. Call Diana at Faust Real Estate, LLC 517-270-3646.

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Competitive Benefit Package – including access to a FREE clinic! • Competitive Wages – 90 day and annual increases • Gainsharing Program • 401K with company contribution • Tuition Reimbursement • Company Paid Life Insurance • Vacation & Holiday Pay • Shift Premium • Employee Stock Ownership Program So much more – ask for details! Defiance Metal Products is a leading supplier of metal parts & assemblies for companies such as PACCAR, Navistar, Caterpillar, John Deere, JLG lifts and many more valued customers. Applicants must be 18 years of age and be able to pass pre-employment testing. Applications may be completed at 21 Seneca Street or the North 66 Plant (8am – 3pm) or www.defiancemetal.com

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Ohio Gas Company has an opening for a Service Technician in the Swanton area. Good mechanical ability, customer – oriented attitude and computer skills required. Prior HVAC or underground construction experience a plus. HS Diploma/GED and valid driver’s license with clean record required. Must reside in or be willing to relocate within designated service area which includes Swanton, Delta, Whitehouse, Monclova, Metamora & Neapolis. Competitive wage & excellent benefits including generous PTO plan and 401k. Serving Northwest Submitwith resume to Ohio heather_wheeler@ohiogas.com Natural Gas or mail to Ohio Gas Co, Attn: H. Wheeler, Since 1914 PO Box 528, Bryan, OH 43506. 1-800-331-7396

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FOR RENT - Freshly refurbished 2 bedroom duplex with attached garage in West Unity. $530 per month. Security deposit required. No pets. Call 419-630-5193.

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TJ Automation is seeking applicants with a minimum 2 years’ experience in PLC Programming. An ideal candidate would have experience in the following; Electronic controls and wiring; Omron, Allen Bradley, or any other ladder-logic based PLC language; Pneumatic and hydraulic circuits. Required skills for this position are Strong problem solving, Analytical troubleshooting, and Critical thinking. As a privately held organization, TJ Automation offers excellent benefits including paid vacation, Health & life insurance, tuition reimbursement and a Retirement Savings plan with a match.

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Thursday Evening August 22nd @ 6 PM

Saturday September 7th, 2019 10:00 AM

We are offering at auction this country ranch home on 2.67 acres. This three bedroom home sets on a tree covered lot on a quite paved road in Edon School district. Home has an attached garage and a 32 x 24 shop building. The home has electric heat and a wood pellet stove for added efficiency, Home has a newer roof &newer windows. If you can do a little cleaning and updating yourself, and you are looking for country, here is your home! Be ready to buy on auction day. Personal Property: 2005 Chrysler 300, Washer & Dryer, Fridge., 2 Chest freezers, and a few more treasures. Not a lot of personal Property. Terms: $3000 non- refundable deposit at auction, balance due at closing on or about 45 days. SELLER: Sharon K Jackson Estate, John Shaffer Attorney for the estate. Renata Miller & Sonya Jones Executrix Pictures and full details on www.auctionzip.com, search Bert Brown Call Bert Brown Auctioneer, Realtor to set up a showing. 419-212-0851 Mary Stoller Realty & Auction Co. Inc., Mary Stoller Broker 419-636-5656

We are offering this very well maintained 3-bedroom 2-bath ranch home built in 1996, open floor plan, Oak cabinetry, eat in kitchen, master bath, Gas Forced air furnace & Central Air, 2-Car garage, covered back porch. Lot size 75 x 118, Real Estate Taxes $607.27 ½ year. Call Chuck Moore 419-551-6524 to schedule your personal viewing and be prepared to bid & buy on sale day.

13844 Co Road 6.75, Montpelier, Ohio, 43543

Location: 930 Indianola Ave. Montpelier Ohio

“Sells to The Highest Bidder, Regardless of Price!” Terms: $5,000 (non-refundable) down day of sale balance 30 days w/delivery of Deed & title evidence. Earl H. Coutz estate,

Norman W. Coutz & Claudette J. Beck Co-Executors • Ralph Gallagher of Gallagher & Rohrs Ltd. Attorney for estate Williams County Probate Court Case #20191140

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Ric Dye Auctioneer

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Saturday August 31st @ 9:30 AM

Saturday August 17th 2019 9:30 a.m.

200 West Main St. Fayette, Ohio, 43521

Selling at Auction this large stately home in Fayette Ohio. This 3 or 4 bedroom, 2 &1/2 bath home has all of its original oak trim, Open staircase, huge pocket doors, parquet wood floors and tons of history & character. The home has a galley style kitchen, comfortable porches, lots of built in storage, and a huge attic. Lots of room here for your family & your treasures plus a small retail building and detached garage/shop. Home sells at 9:30 AM, then personal property. Call to take a look at this home and be ready to buy on auction day! Terms on Real Estate: $ 3000 non-refundable deposit at auction, balance due on or about 45 days. Household items: Full size canopy bed, Vintage pie safe, Gate leg tables, Hump back trunk, Seth Thomas clock, Vintage Crosley radio, Philco radio, Dry sink, U.S. brewing beer box, Oak Rocker, Drafting table, Crack Shot 26 Rifle, WW II bayonet, crock jugs, Treats Hotel sign, Toledo scales, love seats, Wing back chairs, Gibson washer & dryer, GE & Roper fridges, Flat screen TV, Gas stove, Kitchen wares and small appliances, Vintage glassware and more. From the Shop: Milwaukee Milling machine, Collets & Chucks, Oxygen acetylene torch set, Craftsman metal lathe, Craftsman arc welder, Delta drill press, Craftsman steel band saw, Kennedy tool boxes, Machinist tools, Stewart bench press, Chain fall hoist, C clamps, Drill bits, Tooling, Bench grinder, Craftsman radial arm saw, Delta table saw, Sanders & Grinders, Craftsman push mower & Snow blower, Air compressor, Many more tools, Camping gear & Tents, Folding bicycle and much more. Owner: Bruce W Mitton Pictures and full details on www.auctionzip.com, search Bert Brown Call Bert Brown Auctioneer, Realtor to set up a showing. 419-212-0851 Mary Stoller Realty & Auction Co. Inc., Mary Stoller Broker 419-636-5656

Located: 11137 Co Rd F Bryan Ohio Guns-Trucks-Machinery-Collectables

Guns: Savage model 6, .22 long; Markwell arms .45 cal; Winchester model 370, .410; Marlin model 60, .22 cal semi auto; Winchester model 290, .22cal semi auto; Mossberg Duck Dynasty int’l 702 Plinkster .22 long semi auto; 1943 Mosin-Nagant Russian rifle w/bayonet, m 91/30 7.62 x 54r w/field pack Toy Tractors: Over 120 John Deere, International, Allis Chalmers, Farmall, Case, New Holland & other toy tractors mostly Ertl new in boxes including special additions, FFA limited series, dealer edition & many others. Equipment: Ford 8N W/Loader; 1992 F-150, 2001 Dodge flatbed; other tractors, gooseneck trailers, farm implements, wagons, insulation blower, 318 John Deere garden tractor, log splitter & many other farm machinery equipment. Sawmill & woodworking equipment: Frik lumber edging machine; several table saws, band saws, buzz saws & more Note: visit www.auction zip.com for the entire ad and pictures. We will be running in 2 rings!! Fair Foundation will be serving food. Terms: Cash or good check W/Positive I.D. day of sale Ted Mercer estate Kimberly Mercer Owner

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Auctioneers: Ric Dye, Bob Mercer, Matt Dye & Rick Richmond

FARMLAND AUCTION 87.47 Acres – Edon, Ohio – Northwest Twp.

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 @ 5:00 PM

Real Estate Auction Tuesday, August 20th @ 5:00 PM

Offered in 2 Tracts Farm Location: US 20 – ½ Mile West of St. Rt. 49 on the South side of the road.

FARMLAND AUCTION

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 @ 5:00 PM

162.34 Acres with Approx. 156.2 Acres Tillable In Ohio & Indiana Offered in 3 Tracts via the Wilson Multi-Parcel System Ohio Farm Location: 02407 County Rd. E, Edgerton, OH 43517 Indiana Farm Location: 3 miles North of US 6 on County Rd 79 between County Rd 16 & 12 on the East side of the road

Auction To Be Conducted at: Edon Community Center, 320 Parkway St., Edon, OH 43518

Auction To Be Conducted at: Dekalb County Coon Hunters, Inc.

This farm will be offered in 2 Tracts or Combination of Both. Offers a great location with lots of frontage on St. Rt. 20 and back up to the Ohio Turnpike. Good soil type and mostly tillable.

INDIANA FARM: This 120 Acre farm is located in Dekalb Co. in Troy Twp., Sec. 21 with approx. 115.51 acres tillable with mostly Blount Loam Soils. It has approx. 2,660’ of road frontage, a 15” and 10” tile on the East side of the farm and an 8” tile on the North end of the Farm with good farming and production history. This farm is in East Side School District being offered in 2 tracts as follows: Tract #1: Approx. 60 acres being the North ½ of the farm with approx. 57+/- acres tillable. Taxes: $1,011.26/Yr. Tract #2: Approx. 60 acres being the South ½ of the farm with approx. 58.5+/acres tillable. There is a Natural Gas line that runs on the very Southwest corner of this tract. Taxes: $1,186.36/Yr.

Tr. #1: 40.47 acres mostly all tillable with good production history with an APH of 164 for corn and approx.. 1070’ of US 20 frontage. Taxes: $661.90/yr. Tr. #2: 47 acres with 44.12 acres tillable. Good soil type and production history of APH of 184 for corn and 889’ of frontage on St. Rt. 20. Taxes: 1160.65/yr. These farms are close to commercial development and in a good ag area. Don’t miss this auction. Terms: 10% down day of sale, balance at closing. Taxes prorated to closing. Possession at closing.

– 7141 County Rd. 4a, Hamilton, IN 46742

Location: 406 E. North Street, West Unity, Ohio First time offered for sale in over 60 years. This well cared for, 3 bedroom home ready for your personal touches. Located just a short walk to all of West Unity’s amenities – Downtown, Churches, Parks and more. Selling in an affordable price range. First time home buyers, investors and flippers should all be interested in this offering. Call Bart Westfall 419-5530323 for viewing and info. Terms: 10% down day of auction, balance due at closing. Taxes: $399.43 per ½ year ($186.12 + $213.31 Homestead) The Hornung Family Trust, Owners Jean Gerig & Jane Short Co-Trustees

Sellers: Wappes Farms, LLC and Andrew & Timothy Wappes

Office: 419-636-5500 • Toll Free: 866-870-5500

www.WilsonAuctionLtd.com 825 North Main Street • Bryan, OH 43506

Auctioneers: Wayne M. Wilson CAI, Brent J. Wilson CAI, Fred Nott, Bart Westfall, Phil Stotz, Rich Merillat & Ryan Ruble

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OHIO FARM: Tract #3: This 42 acre farm is located in Williams Co., St. Joseph Twp., Sec. 8 with approx. 40.61 acres tillable with Blount Loam Soils. It has approx. 308’ of road frontage with good farming and production history. Taxes: $1,251.18/Yr. Terms: 10% down day of Sale, balance due at Closing. The Seller to retain the 2019 cash rent and to pay all the 2019 taxes, possession upon harvest of crops Sellers: Esther J. Whitman Estate, Williams Co. OH Probate Case # 20191047, Thomas Whitman, Executor; Thomas Whitman Personal Representative of the Esther J. Whitman Estate in the Dekalb Circuit/Superior Court II, Case No. 17C01-1904-EM-000010; Thomas Whitman Successor Trustee of the Esther J. Whitman Trust; Gary L. Whitman and James M. Whitman, Successor CoTrustees of the Ernest Haze Whitman Trust Williams County Probate Court Case No. 00023589 Ralph Gallagher, Atty. – Gallagher & Rohrs, Ltd.

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Area Golf Teams Start Season With Invitational Titles

NORTH CENTRAL EAGLES … The Eagles started their 2019 campaign with a pair of invitational championships. On August 5th, North Central took first at the Defiance Invitational with a team score of 333 led by Chace Boothman with a round of 74. The Eagles followed that effort by winning their own tournament at Suburban Golf Course by shooting a 330 as they were paced again by Boothman, this time with a 76.

WAUSEON LADY INDIANS … Playing in their first team competition in school history, the Lady Indians won the Lady Loco Golf Invitational hosted by Montpelier at Suburban Golf Course in Bryan. Lexe McQuillin was tournament medalist with a 78 while Halle Frank and Calaway Gerken each shot 94’s to earn All-Tournament honors as Wauseon fired a 373.

PETTISVILLE BLACKBIRDS … Led by Tommy McWatters with a 76 the Blackbirds won the Woodmore Wildcat Invitational on August 7th with a 328. Max Leppelmeier and Caleb Nafziger each carded 81’s and Josh Horning added a 90 to round out the scoring for Pettisville.

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CHACE BOOTHMAN NORTH CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL The male Athlete of the Week is North Central golfer Chace Boothman. The senior led the Eagles to a pair of first-place finishes as a team last week as he tied for third individually with a 74 at the Defiance Invitational on August 5th and then was medalist with a 76 on August 8th at North Central’s own tournament at Suburban Golf Course.

LEXE McQUILLIN WAUSEON HIGH SCHOOL The female Athlete of the Week is Wauseon golfer Lexe McQuillin. Last week in the Lady Loco Invitational, McQuillin was tournament medalist with a round of 78 to lead the Lady Indians to a first-place finish in their first team competition in school history.

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Area Teams Compete In Montpelier Lady Loco Invitational

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Dallas Hewitt Wins BOSS Non-Wing Sprints At Oakshade Raceway By: Scott Hammer WAUSEON, OH – Sprint car racing returned to Oakshade Raceway for the first time in almost 20 years at Oakshade Racway. Twenty-eight Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) non-wing sprints were on hand with Troy, Ohio's Dallas Hewitt picking up the Central Collision Night BOSS 25-lap feature win after leading all but one lap. Tyler Gunn shot out to the lead after starting on the outside of the front row of the Central Collision Night BOSS non-wing sprint feature. He would lead the first lap, but Hewitt took command by lap two. Hewitt proceeded to open up a huge lead over Gunn and the rest of the field, but a red flag for a Ryan Barr flip on lap 15 would wipe that lead out. Barr was uninjured. On the restart, Gunn applied the pressure, getting up alongside Hewitt for the lead. The two drivers battle for several laps, but Hewitt eventually was able to drive away once again and capture the first sprint car checkered flag at Oakshade since 2001. Tyler Gunn settled for a second place finish with BOSS point leader Matt Westfall ending up third. Kory

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Crabtree and Steve Irwin were the rest of the top five finishers. The 25-lap Central Collision Night UMP Late Model ran caution free. Mathew Chapman started on the pole and looked strong at the start. Chapman would lead the first eight laps, but McClure, Ohio's Rusty Schlenk tracked him down and made the pass for the lead on lap nine while working through slower traffic. Schlenk continued to masterfully work through lapped traffic on his way to career late model win number 203 and his third of the year at Oakshade. Chapman would fend off last week's feature winner, Devin Shiels, to finish second. Shiels' third place finish keeps him atop the track championship point standings with Steve Kester just 42 points behind after his fourth place finish. Dusty Moore started fifth and finished fifth. Bob Gregory won last week's UMP Sportsman feature event and earned a pole starting position after winning his heat race earlier in the night. Gregory led the first eight laps of the Central Collision Night UMP Sportsman feature,

Paulding 422; 16. Arlington 428

Wildcat Invitational FINAL RESULTS: 1. Pettisville 328 (Tommy McWatters 76, Max LeppelAugust 5th, 2019 meier 81, Caleb Nafziger 81, Josh Horning 90); T2. Lakota 346; St. Henry Defiance Invitational 346; 4. Old Fort 352; 5. Woodmore 358; FINAL RESULTS: 1. North Central 6. Carey 367; 7. Lincolnview 373; 8. 333 (Chace Boothman 74, Zach Hayes Danbury 381; 9. Hopewell-Loudon 383; 83, Collin Patten 85, Jack Bailey 91); 10. New Riegel 402; 11. Gibsonburg 413; 2. Pettisville 334 (Tommy McWat- 12. North Baltimore 429; 13. Northwood ters 73, Max Leppelmeier 82, Caleb 520 Nafziger 89, Josh Horning 90); 3. Defiance 336; 4. Ottawa-Glandorf 341; August 8th, 2019 5. Kalida 346; 6. Wayne Trace 358; 7. Napoleon 359; 8. Wauseon 360 (Dylan Panther Invitational Grahn 86, Andy Scherer 88, Jaxon FINAL RESULTS: 1. Kalida 316; Radabaugh 92, Luke Wheeler 94); 9. 2. Antwerp 335; 3. Bryan 340 (Case Bryan 365 (Case Hartman 75, Nolan Hartman 70, Nolan Kidston 82, Drew Kidston 89, Drew Dauber 96, Nathan Dauber 91, Nathan Hess 97); 4. Wayne Hess 105); 10. Antwerp 368; 11. Tinora Trace 345; 5. Napoleon 348; 6. Wauseon 371; Defiance B 373; 13. Van Wert 378; 357 (Dylan Grahn 84, Andy Scherer 14. Fairview 379; 15. Paulding 399; 16. 88, Luke Wheeler 89, Ben Gype 96); Celina 424; 17. Ayersville 436; 18. Pat7. Tinora 361; 8. Swanton 362 (Garret rick Henry 449; 19. Archbold 472 (Luke Swank 79, Sam Betz 92, Brady LemRosebrook 84, Drew McCarty 94, Shyons 94, Raymond Schad 97); 9. Montlo Richardson 138, Issac Riegsecker pelier 365 (Hunter Burlew 80, Aiden 156); 20. Holgate 482; 21. Stryker 0 Higbie 90, Ethan Marihugh, Brayden (Spencer Clingaman 82, Max Wonders JoHartgen 101); 10. Delphos Jefferson 115, Devon Weirauch 127) 369; 11. Paulding 373; 12. Fairview 394; 13. Delta 409 (Chase Stickley 84, Cael August 6th, 2019 Chiesa 96, Jayce Helminiak 101, Lane Oyer 128); 14. Archbold 420 (Luke Antwerp 171 Montpelier 184 Rosebrock 91, Kenny Williams 92, Austin Lichty led the Archers with Drew McCarty 97, Issac Riegsecker a 40 as they opened their dual match 140; 15. Holgate 436; 16. Patrick Henry schedule with a win at Suburban Golf 443; Liberty Center 459 Course over Montpelier. Ethan Marihugh paced the Locos with a 44, Jake Clinger Eagle Invitational had a 45, Easten Richmond fired a 47, FINAL RESULTS: 1. North Central “A’ and Aidan Higbie rounded out the scor- 330 (Chace Boothman 76, Colin Patten ing with a 48. 81, Zack Hayes 85, Jack Bailey 88); 2. Fayette 346 (Noah Brinegar 79, Tanner Bryan 165 Wayne Trace 165 Lemley, Owen Lemley 91, Tanner Wag(Wayne Trace wins on 5th man score) ner 91); 3. Edgerton 360 (Noah Landel The Golden Bears were paced by 85, Rocco Green 88, Zach Ivan 92, Esten match medalist Case Hartman with a 36 Kennerk 95); 4. MVCD 363; 5. Evergreen but fell to Wayne Trace as the Raiders 400 (Aaron Miller 89, Garrett Betz 96, won on the 5th man score. Nolan Kidston Connor Bartschy 103, Ethan Schively was next for Bryan with a 41 while Drew 112); 6. Hicksville 400; 7. Ayersville 416; Dauber and Colin Shirkey each carded 8. North Central ‘B’ 426 (Levi Williams 44’s. 98, Landon Patten 102, Jack Zenz 110, Sam Wheeler 116); 9. Emmanuel ChrisOTHER SCORES: tian 426; 10. Hilltop 427 (Avrie Reed 105, Ayersville d. Hilltop 192-203 Ethan Siebenaler 106, Kaleb Gillespie North Central (186) d. Swanton (192) 106, Elijah Kuszmaul 109); 11. Stryker & Otsego (232) 0 (Spencer Clingaman 78, Devon Weirauch 98, Max Wonders 102); 12. Edon 0 August 7th, 2019 (Hayden 93, Thomas 158)

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Kalida Invitational FINAL RESULTS: 1. Elida 317; 2. Kalida 323; 3. Ottawa-Glandorf 326; 4. Lima CC 331; 5. Bryan 341 (Case Hartman 73, Nolan Kidston 84, Nathan Hess 89, Drew Dauber 95); T6. Lima Shawnee 352; Delphos St. John 352; 8. Defiance 357; 9. Allen East 367; 10. Kenton 373; 11. Lima Bath 374; 12. Van Wert 377; T13. Tinora 394; Meadowbrook 394; 15.

August 9th, 2019 Genoa Invitational FINAL RESULTS: 1. Genoa 319; 2. Liberty Benton 334; 3. Pettisville 337 (Tommy McWatters 78, Max Leppelmeier 79, Caleb Nafziger 89, Josh Horning 91); 4. Sandusky Perkins 352; 5. Maumee 430; 6. Emmanuel Christian 438

but Jackson, Michigan's Jerry Signor was hungry for another feature win after picking up his first two sportsman feature win within the past month. Signor and Gregory race side by side a couple laps with Signor taking the lead on lap nine. Signor credited his recent success to former track champion Mike Jessen who gave him some pointers on his sportsman. Jessen would end up finishing third and hangs on to a slim five point advantage over Signor in the track championship point standings. Brandon Gregory started eighth and made a late charge end up finishing second, just ahead of Jessen. Joe Smith and B.J. Gregory were the rest of the top five finishers. The top three in points battled at the front of the Hot Rod Welding & Engineering Central Collision Night Bomber A Main. Terry Rushlow, the bomber point leader, led the entire distance with Jeff Foks Jr. hounding him for the lead late in the race. Rushlow, from Holland, Ohio, held on for the win with Foks settling for second after winning last week's A Main. Adam Noonan finished third and remains third in the points with all three drivers within 12 points of each other. Dan Dippman gained six positions to finish fourth and Justin Gamber climbed seven spots to end up fifth. Saturday's racing program ended

with a first time Hot Rod Welding & Engineering Bomber B Main winnner. Shane Estes out of Waterville, Ohio, started on the pole and held off a heated challenge from John Lonabarger to win his first ever Bomber B Main. Multiple cautions kept the field tight and the race ended in a one-lap shootout after the time limit had expired during the last caution period. Estes used some strategy and restarted very late in the restart zone to try to get the advantage and it worked. Lonabarger had to fight off Dave McMannamy to finish second. Chris Bleikamp finshed fourth behind McMannamy and Cameron Tusing, who is a regular competitor in the Napa of Swanton Compact class, stayed out of trouble and drove his way to a fifth place finish. Oakshade Raceway will host the Oakshade/Attica Late Model Challenge Series finale on Saturday, August 17, as part full racing program that also includes UMP Sportsman, Hot Rod Welding & Engineering Bombers and Napa of Swanton Compacts. Devin Shiels, Casey Noonan, Steve Kester and Dan Wallace are all within three points of each other in the Oakshade/Attica Late Model Challenge Series heading into this weekend's final events at both tracks. Gates open on Saturday at 4pm with hot laps at 6pm and racing at 7pm. Adult general admission is just $14.

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en starters being sophomores, were led wins in singles from Jennessa Johnson, Gabi Bany, and Mackenzie Adams. The August 10th, 2019 teams of Emilee Bassett/Kaitlyn Posey Bryan 5 Fostoria 0 and Haylee Wheeler/Brooke Taylor The Lady Golden Bears opened the picked up wins in doubles action. 2019 season with a shutout victory at OTHER SCORES: Fostoria. Van Wert d. Archbold 5-0 Bryan, who featured five of their sev-

2019 Sports Schedules August 16 - 22

FOOTBALL (Aug 16) Hicksville @ Bryan (Scrimmage) (Aug 16) Montpelier @ Holgate (Scrimmage) (Aug 16) Rossford @ Archbold (Scrimmage) (Aug 17) Delta @ Woodward (Scrimmage) (Aug 17) Edon @ Wayne Trace (Scrimmage) (Aug 17) Elmwood/Hilltop @ Swanton (Scrimmage) (Aug 17) Tinora @ Evergreen (Scrimmage) (Aug 22) Napoleon @ Delta (Scrimmage) VOLLEYBALL (Aug 16) Fairview @ Delta (Scrimmage) (Aug 16) Van Buren @ Swanton (Aug 17) Liberty Center @ Stryker (Aug 17) Maumee @ Wauseon (Aug 19) Fayette @ Delta (Aug 19) Edgerton @ Montpelier (Aug 19) Pettisville @ Holgate (Aug 20) Delta @ Lake (Aug 20) Edon @ North Central (Aug 20) Evergreen @ Maumee (Aug 20) Fayette @ Edgerton (Aug 20) Hicksville @ Swanton (Aug 20) North Central @ Montpelier (Aug 20) Stryker @ Hilltop (Aug 20) Tinora @ Bryan (Aug 21) Swanton @ Gibsonburg (Aug 22) Archbold @ Ayersville (Aug 22) Edgerton @ Hilltop (Aug 22) Emmanuel Christian @ Delta (Aug 22) Fairview @ Bryan (Aug 22) Fayette @ Edon (Aug 22) Pettisville @ Stryker (Aug 22) Wauseon @ Hicksville CROSS COUNTRY (Aug 20) Wauseon @ Hilltop BOYS GOLF (Aug 16) Archbold @ Patrick Henry (Aug 16) Tinora @ Wauseon (Aug 19) Delta/Fayette @ Hilltop (Aug 19) Edgerton @ Montpelier (Aug 19) Evergreen @ Maumee (Aug 19) Wauseon @ HOlgate (Aug 20) Archbold @ Defiance (Aug 20) Fayette @ Pettisville (Aug 20) Lake @ Evergreen (Aug 20) North Central @ Montpelier (Aug 20) Otsego @ Wauseon (Aug 20) Stryker @ Hilltop (Aug 20) Swanton @ Toledo Christian (Aug 22) Bryan @ Wayne Trace

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Edon @ North Central Fairview @ Wauseon Hilltop @ Fayette Swanton @ Elmwood Tinora @ Pettisville

GIRLS GOLF (Aug 19) Edgerton @ Montpelier (Aug 19) Tinora @ Wauseon (Aug 20) Antwerp/Wauseon @ Archbold (Aug 22) Fairview @ Archbold (Aug 22) Montpelier @ Hilltop GIRLS TENNIS (Aug 16) Archbold @ Napoleon Invite (Aug 16) Oak Harbor @ Wauseon (Aug 17) Rossford @ Bryan (Aug 19) Archbold @ Napoleon (Aug 19) Toledo Christian @ Wauseon (Aug 19) Woodward @ Bryan (Aug 20) Bryan @ Bowling Green (Aug 20) Springfield @ Archbold (Aug 20) Wauseon @ Rossford (Aug 22) Ayersville @ Bryan (Aug 22) Edon @ North Central (Aug 22) Rossford @ Archbold (Aug 22) Wauseon @ Maumee BOYS SOCCER (Aug 16) Archbold @ Ottawa Hills (Aug 16) Rossford @ Wauseon (Aug 17) Bluffton @ Pettisville (Aug 17) Paulding @ Bryan (Aug 17) Lake @ Evergreen (Aug 17) Toledo Christian @ Swanton (Aug 20) Bryan @ Wauseon (Aug 20) Liberty Center @ Delta (Aug 20) Pettisville @ Maumee Valley (Aug 20) Swanton @ Evergreen (Aug 22) Bryan @ Van Wert (Aug 22) Evergreen @ Elida (Aug 22) Maumee @ Pettisiville (Aug 22) Swanton @ Waite GIRLS SOCCER (Aug 16) Rossford @ Wauseon (Aug 17) Archbold @ Kalida (Aug 19) Bowling Green @ Evergreen (Aug 19) Swanton @ Ottawa Glandorf (Aug 20) Maumee @ Evergreen (Aug 20) Shawnee @ Bryan (Aug 22) Delta @ Liberty Center (Aug 22) Evergreen @ Swanton (Aug 22) Wauseon @ Bryan

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