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Inside This Week's Edition 2020 "New Year New You" •••• Delta Village Council Fills Vacated Seat To Begin 2020 •••• Young Ladies To Compete For The Title In The Pride Of Williams County Pageant •••• Delta Village Officials Rebut PDY School Board's Revenue Shortfall Reasoning •••• Makenzie Cadwell Named December Student Of The Month At Stryker HS •••• Bryan Council Reorganizes, Moves Forward With Water & Repaving Projects •••• Shane Chamberlin Elected Wauseon City Council President •••• Sentences Handed Down By Williams County Court Of Common Pleas •••• Swanton BOE Thanks Shannon Crow For Eight Years Of Dedicated Service •••• Heather Jones Named President At Millcreek-West Unity Reorganizational Board Meeting •••• Lockport Mennonite Church Hosting Ladies Bible Study •••• Fulton County Clerk Of Courts Releases End Of Year Report For 2019 •••• Dick Long Tabbed To Chair Bryan Board Of Public Affairs For 2020 •••• Four County Career Center Announces Latest Students Of The Month •••• Fayette Village Council Learns Of Availability Of State Bond Funds For Local Projects •••• Bryan School Board 2020 Organizational Meeting Held •••• Fulton County Commissioners Hold Reorganizational Meeting January 9 •••• Metamora Starts The New Year With A New Mayor •••• Wauseon Business Taking Applications For Free Furnace For Family In Need

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Evergreen Quiz Bowl Team Advances To Nationals For 4th Year In A Row

By: Debbie Campbell THE VILLAGE REPORTER For the 4th straight year, the Evergreen Quiz Bowl team has advanced to the National Academic Quiz Bowl Tournament to be held in Chicago, Illinois in April. The Quiz Bowl team is lead by Coach Bill Blanchong, who has been the coach since the start of the 1997-1998 school year. The team is made up of 14 students. 3 seniors, 3 juniors, 4 sophomores and 4 freshmen. All the sophomores and freshman are new to the team this year. To qualify for Nationals the team must place in the top tier of a qualification tournament. This season they qualified at a tournament in October in Hicksville. During the season, the team competes in the NBAL, which is the Northern Buckeye Academic League, that is comprised of 12 teams throughout 4 counties. These counties include Fulton, Henry, Williams and Defiance. They compete in 4 tri-meets plus an end of season tournament in March. In addition to the NBAL, the team also competes in 2 tv shows, BGSU Brain Game and an WNWO Academic Challenge. They

performed well enough during both events to qualify for the quarterfinals. A match is made up of 4 students competing from each team. Subs can be used at the halfway point of the match. Evergreen practices twice a week. During practice, Coach Blanchong keeps tracks of the number of questions each student answers correctly. This helps him decide who will start each match. If students present a strength in a certain category (i.e.: literature, math, science or social studies) this could increase their playing time. Coach Blanchong said in a recent interview, “I appreciate our school board, administration, and staff for the support they offer the team. I appreciate the parents of the quiz team members not only for supporting their students but also for the flexibility with various pick-up times and events. Most of all I appreciate the team members. They consistently show dedication to the team, they make coaching fun and rewarding.” Good luck Coach Blanchong and the Evergreen Quiz Bowl team. Debbie can be reached at

Bryan City School Board Hears From Fifth Grade Ambassadors

Delta's Sharon’s Cinderella Ball Helps Family Fighting Leukemia

By: Debbie Campbell THE VILLAGE REPORTER DELTA, OH – The 5th Annual Sharon’s Cinderella Ball took place Saturday, January 11, at the American Legion Post in Delta. Sharon’s Cinderella Ball was started as a fundraiser for the Sharon K. Bruce Memorial Scholarship. Sharon Bruce was a teacher at Evergreen Local Schools who passed away in December 2014 from leiomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer. This event is held as a tribute and a way to carry on Sharon’s passion of teaching and helping others. Kirsten Mignin, Sharon’s daughter and Sharon’s Cinderella Ball executive director started the Ball in 2015 to raise scholarship money for high school seniors. Originally the scholarship was only opened to seniors from Morenci Area High School, Sharon’s alma mater, and Evergreen High School, where Sharon taught for 33 years. This year, the scholarship was opened to Delta High School seniors in honor of Sharon who spent many hours volunteering in Kirsten’s middle school classroom. Since it started, the Sharon K. Bruce Memorial Scholarship has helped over 25 students. This year, Sharon’s Cinderella Ball also decided to extend its support to a family battling cancer, particularly a family fighting childhood cancer. The family chosen to receive this support is the Johnson Family. Leah Johnson is an 11-year battling leukemia. Leah was diagnosed last June and is currently in her fourth cycle of chemotherapy. The money raised at Sharon’s Cinderella Ball will help the Johnson family with expenses as Leah enters the final phase of her treatment. Leah will be receiving a bone marrow transplant within the next month. Leah’s parents were the guests of honor at the Ball. Andrea Johnson, Leah’s mother, said “Leah’s amazing, I wish that I was half the person that Leah is. She’s got one speed and that’s forward.” Andrea and her husband Jake are humbled by all of the support they are receiving. Andrea said, “It’s incredible that so many people are here from so many different parts of our lives. They’ve all come together, knowing that they’re here to help support our daughter, it’s really something.” If you would like to get updates on either Leah or the Ball please visit their Facebook pages, Leah’s Little Corner and Sharon’s Cinderella Ball. We wish Leah and the Johnson Family all the best as they continue their fight during this difficult time. We would also like to thank Sharon’s Cinderella Ball for all the great work they do. Debbie can reached at


5TH GRADE AMBASSADORS … Members present at the regular January 6, 2020 meeting of the Bryan City School Board meeting are, from left to right in back row, Miley Mason, Joclyn Mojica, Irelyn Fryman, Anvi Patell, Heidi Figgins and teacher Kasey Thormeier. In the front row are Ethan Fryman, Taylor Dominique, Cassidy Deitch, Arella Alyanakian, Mya Parker and Nadia Moore. Not present for the picture are Nole Carpenter, Nolan Sleesman, Zoey Gillett, Elijah Cummins, Josh Sampson, Olivia Walkkup and Piper Hanah. By: Rebecca Miller THE VILLAGE REPORTER Eleven fifth graders proudly stood and read information concerning their group, to the Bryan City School Board at the January regular meeting of the board. The group, called Fifth Grade Ambassadors has 18 members, but the eleven who were able to attend represented well.

Their teacher/leader, Kasey Thormeier, encouraged the students to answer the questions from the Board, following their presentation. After the Student Spotlight, newly elected President Deb Opdycke led the Board into their regular agenda. The board approved Treasurer Kevin Shafer’s report and accepted a $275 donation from CONTINUED ON PAGE A9

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Obituaries & Death Notices David Sauder (1936 - 2020)

(1954 Graduate Of Pettisville High School)

Drew Moseley (1953 - 2020)

(Co-Pastor At Victory Barn Church In Edgerton)

Mildred Taylor (1928 - 2020)

David A Sauder, age 83, of Wauseon, OH, joined the bass section of heaven’s choir Sunday morning, January 5, 2020. He was born March 20, 1936, the oldest son of Floyd and Huldah (Baer) Sauder. A 1954 graduate of Pettisville High School, he served a 1-W term at Hawthorne State Hospital, Cleveland. He married Sharon Nofziger on October 10, 1959, and they celebrated 60 years together in 2019. Dave was a member of West Clinton Mennonite church where he served numerous terms as an MYF sponsor, taught Sunday School, led singing, and also served as church treasurer. He was on the Fairlawn Haven Board, the Federal Land Bank board, and he was a longtime member of Gideon’s International. Dave built silos for Northwest Ohio Silo until 1963, when he fell 52 feet from the top of one. Following months of rehab, he joined Archbold Equipment Company as a partner and sold farm equipment until 1981. He then sold fax machines for Wyse Book & Office Supplies until he retired. Dave was always a singer, using his gifts often to sing at weddings and funerals, both as a soloist or as the bass in a quartet. He also enjoyed singing with the Wauseon Men’s Chorus and in later years with the Zion Mennonite Church choir. In addition to his wife, Dave is survived by three children, Pam (Wes) Graber, Kent (Mary) Sauder, and Anita; six grandchildren, Brett (Ashley) Graber, Seth (Michelle) Graber, and Kyle Graber, Josh, Morgan and Heather Sauder; and three great-grandchildren, Brooklynn, Tyler and Lucy Graber. He is also survived by one brother, Jim (Judy) Sauder of Indianapolis, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Charles, and one sister, Marie. Services were held on Friday, January 10, 2020 at West Clinton Mennonite Church, Wauseon, with Rev. Ryan Harker officiating. The family suggests memorial donations to go for support of Erin Weber and Teo Moreno’s mission ministry in Mexico. Checks should be written to “Ripe for Harvest” with account number 20429. Memorials may also go to Sara’s Garden.

Drew Moseley, age 66 years of Archbold, OH, left for his eternal home in heaven on Monday afternoon, January 6, 2020 from his earthly home following a brief illness. He was born January 22, 1953 in Montgomery, AL, the son of Reginald and Dona Moseley. He married Rosene Miller Short on January 2, 2010 and made his home with her in Archbold. Drew lived in Jasper, AL before moving to Archbold in 2010. He worked as a salesman for many years selling real estate and beauty supplies. Drew’s real love was to be a salesman for Jesus bringing the salvation message of our Lord Jesus Christ to those that would come across his path. In Jasper, he was known as the Waffle House Chaplain where he ate breakfast. He prayed for many there and led many to the Lord Jesus Christ as he shared the gospel message. He also had a jail ministry in Jasper, along with 2 nursing homes where he ministered weekly. After moving to Archbold he was a co-pastor at Victory Barn Church in Edgerton the past 10 years serving alongside of his wife, Rosene. Drew was an elder and associated with teaching and preaching. He was the outreach pastor and led weekly services at 5 nursing homes in the area leading many to the Lord Jesus Christ just before they passed from this life. He had such a love for those that were hurting and needed a touch of God in their lives. He ministered weekly in the jail leading many to the Lord Jesus Christ, mentoring them and teaching them the Word of God. He frequently visited those in the hospital to encourage, comfort and pray for them. Drew had a great love for people and especially for his family. His wife, children and grandchildren, brothers and sister held a special place in his heart as well as many close friends. He brought Godly wisdom and counsel to the table in times of need. Drew enjoyed the beauty of nature. He found peace in the serene waters of Smith Lake and Maumee Bay State Park, as he did so many other special places. He enjoyed fishing, water skiing and riding jet skis. He was delighted in spending time at Oak Mountain State Park & Put-N-Bay where he enjoyed deer, bird and eagle watching. He also loved Alabama Football (Roll Tide!) and man’s best friend, Baby Mo, his black lab. He is survived by his wife, Rosene, his 3 children Heather (Josh) Simmons of Cordova, AL; twin sons Eli (Danielle) Moseley of Oakman, AL and Aaron (WeTona) Moseley of Cordova, AL. Step-children Brian (Teresa) Short of Archbold, Brad (Colleen) Short of Grafton, WI, and Ryan (Cari) Short of Gainesville, VA. Grandchildren, Will Simmons, Sam Moseley, Dawson Moseley, Reid Moseley, Anna Moseley and step-grandchildren Kayla (Bryan) Stine, Karly (Tad) Glibert, Madison Short, Joshua Short, Jessica Short, Jared Short, Jenna Short, Reagan Short and Rylee Short and 1 step-grandchild Savannah Stine. Sister, Cam (Glen) Geise of Laughlin NV; Brother Jack (Suzanne) Morrison of Gatesville, TX and Jay (Roxanne) Moseley of Gainesville, FL; and many nieces and nephews. Drew was preceded in death by his parents, Reginald and Dona Moseley. Services were held on Saturday, January 11 at the Victory Barn Church in Edgerton OH. Burial was held at the Archbold cemetery followed by a meal at the Barn Restaurant for any who wanted to come and celebrate Drew’s life with his family. The family suggests memorials be given to Gideons International.

Mildred P. (Lautzenheiser) Taylor, age 91, of rural Edon, Ohio, passed away at 10:50 P.M. on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at Hillside Country Living near Bryan, Ohio, where she was a resident, after a brief illness. Mrs. Taylor was a 1946 graduate of Edon High School and was a certified glass etcher, retiring from Burns Awards in Bryan. She was a member of Edon United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir for more than fifty years, and was a charter member of the Edon American Legion Auxiliary. Mildred was also a charter member of the former Sweet Adelines Barbershop Chorus, in which she was active for many years. Mildred P. Taylor was born on September 25, 1928, in Edon, Ohio, the daughter of Dwight and Lenore (Allomong) Lautzenheiser. She married Denver G. Taylor on February 16, 1947, in Edon and he preceded her in death on August 27, 2002. Survivors include two nephews, Wesley (Carol) and Lyle (Joyce) Roan; one niece, Bonnie (Mike) Sentel; and her special caregivers, Roger and Diana Hartsock, and David, Becky, Hannah and Michael Ater. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Esther Myers. Services were held on Monday, January 13, 2020, in Edon United Methodist Church with Reverend Doug Widdowson officiating. Memorials are requested to Edon United Methodist Church.

Kathy McBride (1949 - 2020)

(Owner Of Capelli’s Salon From 1996-2005) Kathy M. McBride, 70, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at Mulberry Gardens Memory Care in Munroe Falls, Ohio. Kathy was born on May 16, 1949, in Bryan to the late Allen and Helen (Brown) Whitman. She was a 1967 graduate of Bryan High School. She married Don McBride on Feb. 6, 1971, in Bryan. She was a licensed cosmetologist and worked at Capelli’s Salon in Bryan for 35 years where she became the salon owner from 1996 until 2005. She also worked as a teacher aide for the Bryan Pre-school at the Presbyterian Church. Kathy enjoyed decorating, shopping and working in her flower garden. She treasured the time she could spend with her friends and family, especially her two grandsons. Kathy is survived by her daughter, Mindi (Mike) Papania of Stow, Ohio; two grandsons, Mason and Madox Papania; sister, Karen (Marv) Miller of Fremont, Indiana; one brother-in law, Dave (Cindy) McBride of Bryan; three nephews, Tate (Melissa) Miller of Perrysburg, Ohio, Cory (Marla) Miller of Powell, Ohio, Kip (Christy) McBride of Georgia; and one niece, Kylee (Matt) Uran of Bryan. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. There will be no visitation. A celebration of life will be held at a later date in Bryan. The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff of Mulberry Gardens and Compassionate Care Hospice. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the Williams County Humane Society or to another charity of choice. Arrangements are under the care of Donovan-Bagnoli Funeral Home in Tallmadge, Ohio.

Barbara Ford (1949 - 2020)

(Member Of St. Caspar Church In Wauseon) Barbara E. Ford, Age 70, of Delta, with her loving family by her side, passed away early Tuesday morning, January 7, 2020 at her home. She was born in Wauseon on August 2, 1949 to the late Harlan DeWitt and Bernice (Payne) DeWitt. Upon graduating from Delta High School in 1967, she went on to earn both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Toledo University. On February 17, 1968 she married Michael S. Ford, who survives. For over 35 years Barb taught English with the Toledo Public Schools, before retiring in 2010. A farmer’s daughter, Barb loved flowers, took great pride in her lawn, and brought relentless energy to everything she did. She was a member of St. Caspar Catholic Church in Wauseon and served as a past president of the PikeDelta-York School Board. Although Barb enjoyed various hobbies, her pride and joy was spending quality time with her children and grandchildren. Whenever possible she attended school activities, showing her support and love. Along with her parents, Barb was preceded in death by her infant son David, and brother, Richard DeWitt. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Michael Ford; sons, Stephen (Ludmila) Ford, Jeffrey (Ana) Ford, Michael (Jessica) Ford, Gregory Ford, and Timothy (Meredith) Ford; grandchildren, Ian, Gabriela, Lucas, Victor, Livia, Bruno, Elizabeth, Abigail, Sophia, Eloise, Lucille, Patrick and Frances Ford; and sister, Margaret Lehman. A Celebration of Life was held on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Valleywood Golf Club in Swanton. Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Barnes Funeral Chapel, 5825 St. Rt. 109 in Delta. Private interment will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Delta at a later date. Barb was a lifelong lover of books and reading. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be given to Delta Public Library, 402 Main St. Delta, Ohio 43515 in Barbara’s memory. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at

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Obituaries & Death Notices Darrel Kempf (1942 - 2020)

(Served In Voluntary Service In Hannibal, MO) Darrel K. Kempf, age 77 years, of Pettisville, passed away early Wednesday morning, January 8, 2020, at CHP Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice. He was born January 16, 1942, at Parnell, Iowa, the son of Ervin and Lucille (Kuhns) Kempf. He married Mary Ellen Eash on July 30, 1966 and she preceded him in death on April 17, 2008. He served in voluntary service in Hannibal, MO, and lived in the Fayette area many years before moving to Pettisville in 2008. He worked at LaChoy Food Products, was a self-employed truck driver, and retired from Archbold Equipment in 2010. He enjoyed purchasing, repairing and then donating lawn mowers for Youth for Christ auctions, mowing family and friends lawns and helping others. He was a member of the Inlet Mennonite Church, rural Wauseon. He is survived by four children, Rhonda Kempf and Michael (Diane) Kempf , both of Pettisville, Brian (Debra) Kempf of Stryker and Scott (Christine) Kempf of Perrysburg; three grandsons, Zachary (Brittney) Kempf, Gregory Kempf and Austin Kempf; two brothers, Ervin Kempf of Navarre, FL and Dennis (Carol) Kempf of Williamsburg, IA; two sisters, Janice (Garry) Barrett of Waukon, IA and Lydia (Mike) Martin of Parnell, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; two brothers, Edward and Larion. Memorial services were held on Monday, January 13th, 2020 at North Clinton Church with Pastors Luke Nagy and Brad Faler officiating. Interment preceded in the Pettisville Cemetery. Short Funeral Home in Archbold has been entrusted with the arrangements. The family suggests that memorials be given to CHP Inpatient Hospice or the charity of the donor’s choice.

Robert Hollstein, Sr. (1946 - 2020) (53-Year Veteran Of Alvordton Fire Department)

Robert C. Hollstein, Sr., 73 years, of West Unity, passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2020, in his residence, with his loving family at his side. Bob was born December 18, 1946, Wauseon, Ohio, the son of the late Lawrence C. and Pearl (Hamilton) Hollstein. He attended Alvordton Schools. He married Alice Pearson on June 12, 1970, in Montpelier,

and she survives. Bob was employed by the Williams County Department of Aging for 29 years. He was also employed by the Village of Alvordton for 30 years. Bob attended Olive Branch Christian Union Church, Fayette. He served as a Volunteer Fireman for the Alvordton Fire Department for the past 53 years. He was a member of the Williams County Fireman’s Association, as well as the Northwest Ohio Volunteer Fireman’s Association. He was a former member of the West Unity Jaycees. Bob lovingly participated in the Easter Drama at River of Life Church in Montpelier. Bob was an avid Ohio State fan! He enjoyed working outside, tending to his yard and flower beds. Bob was known as a man who always helped neighbors and others. He truly treasured the time he spent with his family making memories. In addition to his wife Alice, Bob is survived by five children, Michelle (Adam) Currier of Lima, Ohio, Jennifer Crowder of Montpelier, Alicia (Dan) Coburn of Edgerton, Robert C. (Kelly) Hollstein, Jr. of Pioneer and Matthew (Jennifer) Hollstein of Navarre, Ohio; 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; one brother, Michael (Pat) Hollstein of Alvordton. He was preceded in death by his parents, stepfather, Blair Miller, one brother, William Miller and one sister, Brenda Schelling. Funeral services took place on Monday, January 13th, 2020 in the Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, Bryan, with Pastor Jay Moore officiating. Interment will be private. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions be made to the Alvordton Fire Department, Community Health Professionals Hospice or the Williams County Department of Aging. Condolences may be sent to the family or the online guest book may be signed at



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Jane Starbody (1925 - 2020) (Bryan Resident)

Joseph Schultz, Sr. (1923 - 2020) (Former West Unity Resident)

Jane Louisa Starbody, age 94, of Bryan, Ohio, passed Joseph E. Schultz, Sr., away on Friday, January 3, 2020, at SKLD Nursing Care age 96, of Camden, Michiin Bryan, where she had resided for 3 years. gan and formerly of West Jane was born on July 2, 1925, in Decatur, Illinois, Unity, Ohio, passed away the daughter of George Earl and June Marie (Hill) Willard. on Wednesday, January 8, She married William Lee Starbody on March 12, 1949, 2020, at his home surroundand he preceded her in death on January 3, 2003. ed by his family. Jane is survived by her children, Gay Leslie (Dennis) Mr. Schultz was a proStarbody Fay, of Carmel, Indiana, and Jay Louis (Esduction employee and truck meralda) Starbody, of Bryan; four grandchildren, Adam driver for Stubnuts & Green (Delana) Hare, of Nashville, Indiana, Holly (Kris) Stenger, “Stubbys” and later worked of Orlando, Florida, Jaymer Starbody, of Detroit, Michias a custodian at the Sunny gan, and Joyce Pocopio, of Chandler, Arizona; and two Side School. great grandchildren, Karmann and Maxwell Stenger, of Joseph served his counOrlando, Florida. try during World War II servJane will be interred at the VA National Cemetery in ing in the US Navy in the Danville, Illinois, where a memorial service will be held at South Pacific. He served a later date. alongside his brother, Frank aboard the USS Crowley. He was a member of the West Unity American Legion and the Pioneer VFW. He enjoyed golf, fishing, gardening, mowing his lawn and spending time with his family. Joseph E. Schultz was born on May 7, 1923, in Cleve(Served In US Army During Vietnam War) land, Ohio, the son of Steve and Erma (Maraz) Schultz. He Joseph S. Huebner, 75 married Mercidis Christian on June 25, 1966, in Cortland, years of age, of Sherwood, Ohio, and she preceded him in death. Joseph is survived by his children, Michael Schultz, of passed away Sunday, January 5, 2020, at Hickory Tulsa, Oklahoma, Julie Schultz, of Inverness, Florida, Glenn Creek of Hicksville, where (Nancy) Hooser, of Blakeslee, Jerry (Judy) Hooser, of Corona, Indiana, Brenda (Mark) Carter, of Camden, Kenny (Judy he was a resident. Joseph was born Au- Bowers) Hooser, of Bryan, Susie Farrell, of West Unity and gust 14, 1944, in Paulding Sam (Shirley) Knapp, of Liberty Center; many grandchildren, County, Ohio, the son of the great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; brother, late William M. and Sylvia Steve Schultz, of Salisbury, North Carolina and numerous (Hallard) Huebner. He was nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; one son, a 1963 graduate of Grover Joseph Schultz, Jr; daughters, Violet Knapp, Delores Rosas Hill High School. He married Anna Marie and Carol Hooser and siblings, Jacob Rittli, John Rettle, Sr., Dunlap on December 29, George Rittli, Irene Meconi and Frank Schultz. A memorial service celebrating Joseph’s life will be held 1963, in Grover Hill, and she survives. Joseph was an Army veteran, serving dur- on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at Shiffler Cemetery. Graveside military rites will be accorded by the American Legion and ing the Viet Nam Era. After his military service, Joseph was a fork lift truck US Navy Honor Guard. Services have been entrusted to Krill Funeral Service, driver at General Motors Central Foundry for 25 years, retiring in 1989. He was a member of Defiance Christian 860 West Mulberry Street, Bryan. Memorials are requested to a Hospice or other organizaChurch. Joseph was a former member of the Sherwood Masonic Lodge #620 F & AM, Defiance VFW Post 3360, tion of the donor’s choice. To sign the online register or to send condolences, please visit where he was a life member. He was a member of the Order of the Arrow in the Boy Scouts and served as a Committeeman. He was a Boy Scout Master of the Defiance Troop #188, Sherwood (Veteran Of United States Army) Troop #139 and the Grover Hill Troop. Surviving is his wife, Anna Marie of Sherwood; three Denver D. Hunter, age children, Betty Jo Fockler of Williams Center, Charlene 83, of Bryan, Ohio, passed Huebner of Antwerp and Joseph C. Huebner of Bryan; away suddenly at his home five grandchildren, Candace, Heather, Isaac, Zachariah, on Thursday, January 10, Sully; eight great-grandchildren, Lili, Austin, Delbert, 2020. Mr. Hunter was a Emberlynn, Dawson, Dallas, Haevynn and Hawkin; two 1954 graduate of Bryan sisters, Marilyn Gottschalk of Defiance, and Ruby Wirth High School and was a vetof Sherwood; one brother, James (Rita) Huebner of Shereran of the United States wood. Army. He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothHe worked on the Ohio ers, Bob, Leo, Don, Floyd and Infant Larry Huebner; three turnpike for the Sinclair sisters, Shirley Vance, Jean and Ruth Keller. and Mobile gas stations, Funeral services for Mr. Huebner took place on Friday, where he was a superviJanuary 10, 2020 at Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, sor, and later retired from Sherwood, with Mike Hasselbring, Minister, officiating. The Ohio Art Company with Interment followed in St. Paul Cemetery, Paulding with forty years of service. Military Graveside Rites accorded by the Defiance VFW Denver was a member of Post 3360. Bryan Eagles, Aerie #2233, and was a fan of the Detroit Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked Tigers and Nascar racing. For many years he enjoyed winto consider memorial contributions be directed to Defitering at Daytona Beach, Florida. ance Christian Church, 955 Stanley Road, Defiance, Ohio Denver D. Hunter was born on June 19, 1936, in Wil43512 or to the Parkinson’s Foundation. liams County, Ohio, the son of Glen L. and Leva A. (HubCondolences and memories may be shared with the ble) Hunter. He married Roma K. Durst on December 29, family at 1973, in Daytona Beach and she survives. Surviving in addition to his wife are two brothers, Richard (Diana) Hunter, of Wauseon, Ohio, and Laylin (Charlene) Krill, of Bryan, and three sisters, Margaret (Tom) Lawson and Londa Champion, both of Bryan, and (Lifetime Resident Of Archbold) Vivian Smith, of Coos Bay, Oregon. He was preceded in Dale L. Nafziger, age 89 death by his parents; two brothers, Wayne Krill and Maryears, of Archbold, passed vin Hunter; and one sister, Betty Keller. away on Thursday mornFuneral services were held on Tuesday, January 14th, ing, January 9, 2019 at the 2020 in the Krill Funeral Home, Bryan, with Ted Mathes Fulton Manor in Wauseon. officiating. Interment will be in Fountain Grove Cemetery, He was born January Bryan. 19, 1930 at Archbold, the Memorials are requested to a charity of the donor’s son of Harry J and Rosa V choice. (Short) Nafziger and married Ruth Ann Roth on February 26, 1950. A lifetime resident of (Bryan Resident) Archbold, he and his wife Gay L. “Tank” Schall, 74, of Bryan, passed away on owned and operated the former Nafziger Ice Cream January 8, 2020 at Evergreen Manor in Montpelier. Born Company near Archbold for 34 years before retiring in on April 4, 1945 the son of Duane D. and Pauline B. (Musser) Schall. 1990. No services will be held for Tank. Arrangements enDuring his career, Dale served on the boards of many state and national dairy associations and received many trusted to the Thompson Funeral Home in Montpelier. awards for his products. In 1985 he was chosen as the Dairy Manufacturer of the Year. For many years, Dale enjoyed being an Archbold Area school bus driver and later served on the school board. Dale was very active in the community. He served as a board member at Fulton County Health Center, Sunshine Children’s Home, Anne Grady Center, the Farmers & Merchants State Bank and others. He was an active member of Zion Mennonite Church in Archbold, where he and his wife served in many capacities. He is survived by his sons, Steve (Julia) of Wauseon, Gary (Andrea) of Archbold, Jim (Diana) of Cincinnati and daughter Sue (Bob) Deardurff of Waterville; 9 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and one sister Ilva King of Archbold. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Kenneth (infant) and Marvin and a sister Helen Rychener all of Archbold. Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, January 21, 2019 at 11 AM at Zion Mennonite Church with Pastor Sue Short officiating. Internment will precede at the Pettisville Cemetery. Friends may call at Zion Church from 4 – 8 PM on Monday, January 20, 2019. Short Funeral Home in Archbold has been entrusted with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Sunshine Children’s Home or Zion Mennonite Church.


Joseph Huebner (1944 - 2020)


Denver Hunter (1936 - 2020)


Dale Nafziger (1930 - 2020)

Gay Schall (1945 - 2020)


Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

"The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) - A3

Williams County ~ Fulton County Area

Obituaries (Continued) Gerald Foley (1939 - 2020)

(Veteran Of US Navy; Montpelier Graduate)

Ella Clifton (1932 - 2020)

(Member Of Shiloh Christian Union Church)

Leta Adams (1930 - 2020)

Gerald B. “Jerry” Foley, 80 years, of Hamilton, Indiana, passed away Friday, January 10, 2020, at Parkview Noble Hospital, Kendallville. Jerry was born August 20, 1939, in Wauseon, Ohio, the son of the late George Edward and Winona Geraldine (Kaufman) Foley. He was a 1957 graduate of Montpelier High School. Jerry then continued his education, attending International Business College and Tri-State University. A Navy veteran, Jerry married Phyllis A. Schannen on May 26, 1984, in Mackinaw Island, Michigan, and she survives. Jerry began his working career helping at the movie theaters his family owned in Montpelier as well as at the Cottage Restaurant. Jerry then began working in the Banking Industry and became a Director at the Farmers & Merchants Savings Bank in Montpelier. He left the Bank and began working at Airway Manufacturing, where he worked for 20 years, retiring in 1996. After his retirement, Jerry sold monuments for Wehrle Monument Company. He was affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. Jerry was a 50-year member of the Angola Moose Lodge and the Hamilton Fish and Game Club. Jerry loved living the lake life, fishing, boating and just appreciating the beauty of the lake. Surviving is his wife, Phyllis of Hamilton; three stepchildren, Donna (Don) Abbott of Golden Lake, Angola, Indiana, Douglas (Dodie) Coney of Lawrence, Michigan and Diane Nall of Pleasant Lake, Indiana; eight step-grandchildren and 13 step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one stepdaughter, Deborah Firestone. Visitation for Gerald B. “Jerry” Foley will be held Thursday, January 16, 2020, in the Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 3985 East Church Street, Hamilton, Indiana, beginning at 11:00 a.m., followed by funeral services at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, with Pastor Jeff Alexander officiating. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Montpelier, Ohio. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions be made to Riley Children’s Hospital, 705 Riley Hospital Drive, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46202. Condolences may be sent to the family or the online guest book may be signed at

Ella Mae Clifton, age 87, of Delta, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 10, 2020 in her home surrounded by her loving family. Ella Mae was born in Napoleon, Ohio on November 6, 1932 to the late John & Clara (Thompson) Dunno. On May 21, 1955 she married her first husband, Larry Daniel Miller, and he preceded her in death in 1964. On March 8, 1969 she married Dorsie ”Bud" Augustus Clifton and he preceded her in death in 2015. After obtaining her Associates Degree from Mercy College, she became an LPN and worked for the Fulton County Health Center. After many years of public service, her nursing career ended in the mid 1990's, but the nurse within her never waned. She was a member of the Shiloh Christian Union Church, where she enjoyed being a part of the Elderberry Group. During her spare time, Ella Mae enjoyed playing solitaire, spending time outside, doing puzzle books and caring for her grandchildren. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Pam (Cliff) Macklin; Brenda Stevens; Mara (Brian) Nadolny and Darren Clifton; step-children, Phyllis (Frank) Koczurowski; Norma (Ed) Durbin and James (Debbie) Clifton; grandchildren, Nadine (Nate Koder); Mark Anthony Stevens, Jr.; Amber Whitney; Elizabeth (Josh) Rothstein; Sam (Kevin) Loeffler; Alex & Madi Nadolny; Emily & Drew Clifton; Caleb Macklin. Nine great-grandchildren; one greatgreat-grandson and sister, Bonnie Green. She was preceded in death by her step-son, George Clifton; daughter, Nancy Whitney and brother, Bill Dunno. Friends and family will be received in the Barnes Funeral Chapel, 5825 St. Rt. 109, Delta on Friday, January 17, 2020 from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home on Saturday, January 18, 2020 beginning at 10 A.M. Burial will follow at Wauseon Union Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to the Shiloh Christian Union Church, 2100 Co. Rd. 5, Delta 43515 or to the Delta Public Library, 402 Main St., Delta 43515. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at

Leta L. Adams, age 90, of Delta and Waterville, passed away Sunday morning, January 12, 2020 at St. Luke’s Hospital. She was born in Fulton County on January 11, 1930 to the late Fred Herrick and Beatrice (O’haver) Herrick. Leta married Ivan “Gus” Kigar and were together for 36 years while being blessed with three children, Sharon, Linda and Rick. On August 26, 1988 she married Robert Adams and together enjoyed 28 years together until his passing in 2016. Before retiring, Leta served over 20 years with the Fulton County Health Center as an admitting clerk and later in insurance billing. In her younger days she enjoyed playing the piano, sewing, baking, cooking and spending time with her grandchildren. Later in years she spent time with her husband Robert traveling cross country in their motor home and wintering in Florida. She was preceded in death by her first husband Ivan “Gus” Kigar; second husband, Robert J. Adams; brother, Marvin Herrick; sister, Margaret Falor and daughterin-law, Bonnie Kigar. Left to cherish her loving memory are her children, Sharon Cass, Linda McCabe, Rick Kigar; step-children, Dr. Bradley (Christie) Adams, Greg (Kerri) Adams and Eric (Sandy) Adams; grandchildren, Angela (Gary) Beagle, Lisa (Scott) Yoder, Ryan McCabe, Tami McCabe, Whitney McCabe, Stephanie (Matt) Carrick and Stephen (Misty) Cass, Autumn (Robert) Lee, Josh Adams, Amber (Brand) Ebner and April Adams, Rachel (Kyle) Haas, Alex, Andrew, Matthew, Brett, Thomas and Ben Adams, Luke and Drew Adams; 20 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild and many loving nieces and nephews. Friends and family will be received at from 2:00 – 8:00 PM on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Barnes Funeral Chapel, 5825 St. Hwy 109 in Delta; where a funeral service honoring Leta’s life will be held on Friday, January. Interment will follow at St. Richard Cemetery in Swanton. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be directed to the Delta Church of Christ, 500 Providence St., Delta, Ohio 43515 in her memory. The family would like to thank all the caregivers and friends from StoryPoint Independent Living; where she has resided the past twelve months. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at


Daniel Shank (1951 - 2020) (Plant Manager At PVS In Delta)

Daniel F. Shank, 68, of Wauseon, passed away unexpectedly at the Fulton County Health Center early Friday morning, January 10, 2020. He was born in Traverse City, MI on December 6, 1951 one of ten children to the late Paul Raymond Shank and Dorothy (Bragg) Shank. Dan graduated from Carroll High School in 1970 and on December 23, 1974 he married Jennifer Bowyer. Together they were blessed with two children, Michelle and Sean. Before retiring, he worked as a plant manager at Bailey PVS in Delta. Some of Dan’s hobbies included being a musician where he was talented playing the organ, keyboard guitar and other instruments. He also enjoyed lamp making, but nothing took the place of following his grandchildren in their various activities and school events. In addition to his wife of 45 years, Jennifer and children, Michelle Hettmansperger of Delta and Sean (Jennifer) Shank of Edwardsburg, MI; he is survived by his brothers, David, Dale (Gloria) and Mike (Joyce) Shank; and grandchildren, Hana, Jacob and Jaxon Hettmansperger, Julie and Madie Fox and Daniel and Jonah Fisher; along with loving nieces and nephews. Dan was also preceded in death by his brothers, Paul Raymond, Jerry and Stan Shank; along with sisters, Helen, Georgie and Sally. In honoring his wishes there will be no public services and interment will be private for the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Barnes Funeral Chapel, 5825 St. Rt. 109 in Delta. Those wishing an expression of sympathy may make memorial contributions be given to St. Jude’s Children Research, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 in Dan’s memory. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at To send flowers to Daniel’s family, please visit our floral section.

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Philip Siebenaler (1939 - 2020) (1957 Graduate Of Edon High School)

Philip L. Siebenaler, 80 years, of Bryan, passed away Thursday, January 9, 2020, in his residence with his family at his side. Phil fought a courageous battle with cancer. Phil was born September 6, 1939, in Blakeslee, Ohio, the son of the late Vincent and Arlene (Krutsch) Siebenaler. He was a 1957 graduate of Edon High School. Phil enlisted in the United States Army and served faithfully until his honorable discharge in 1963. He married Christine E. Frisch on September 18, 1959, and she survives. He was a Tool & Die Maker for 30 years, working most recently for Powers & Sons in Montpelier. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Bryan, where he served as a Lay Distributor, Christopher, Lector and Usher. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 1915 as well as the Bryan Eagles Aerie 2233. A big Ohio State Buckeye fan, Phil was also a big Cleveland Indians fan. He was an avid bowler. Phil loved to be involved with the lives of his family, following his children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren in all their academic and athletic activities. He was their biggest fan. Surviving is his wife, Christine of Bryan; four children, Sylvia Parker of Bryan, Michele (Greg) Hall of Bryan, Randy Siebenaler of Mulberry, Florida and Jeffery (Nemia) Siebenaler of Jamestown, Ohio; nine grandchildren, Jeremy Parker, Jessica (Dane) Sapp, Jacob (Natalie) Parker, Jason (Katie) Hall, Sara (Glen) Borck, Jennifer (Allissa Cardenas) Hall, Christopher (Melissa) Siebenaler, Justin (Ashley) Siebenaler and Natasha Siebenaler; 12 great-grandchildren, Griffin, Quinn, Riley, Cameron, Emma, Maddox, Noah, Mason, Matthew, Myles, Sienna and Avery; four sisters, Jan Heusdens, Linda (Steve) Smith, Kathryn (Tom) Darr and Joyce (Tom) Gibbons. He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandson, Joshua Siebenaler. A Funeral Mass for Phil will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 610 Portland Street, Bryan with Father Jim Halleron officiating. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Blakeslee, with Military Graveside Rites accorded by the Bryan American Legion Post 284 and Bryan VFW Post 2489. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church. Condolences may be sent to the family or memories may be shared at To send flowers to Philip’s family, please visit our floral section.

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Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

Williams County ~ Fulton County Area

POLICE, EMT, FIRE, TRAFFIC & COURT NEWS ARCHBOLD POLICE DECEMBER 26 •Eicher St. @ Stryker St., Traffic Offense / Warning •200-B Stryker St., Found Property •224 S. Fulton St., Special Detail •550 Haven Dr., Unit 000, Domestic Trouble •405 E. Lutz Rd., Animal Call •2001 S. Defiance St. Unit 3, Animal Call •CCNO, Special Detail •313 Short-Buehrer Rd., Neighborhood Trouble •E. Holland St. @ Vine St., Traffic Offense / Warning

•2211 S. Defiance St., Unlock Vehicle •600-B Lafayette St., Traffic Offense / Warning •2130 S. Defiance St., Miscellaneous Complaints •Ditto St. @ Walnut St., Traffic Detail •500-B Lafayette St., Traffic Offense / Warning

DECEMBER 27 •930 W. Barre Rd., Unlock Vehicle •102 S. Lincoln St., Suspicious Person •Murbach St. @ Vine St., Traffic Offense / Citation

JANUARY 3 •600-B Lafayette St., Traffic Offense / Citation •N. Defiance St. @ Depot St., Traffic Offense / Warning •300-B Ditto St., Animal Call •Stryker St. @ West Field Dr., Traffic Offense / Warning •1230 S. Defiance St., Lost Property •1500 S. Defiance St., Unlock Vehicle •S. Defiance St. @ W. Barre Rd., Traffic Offense / Warning •Christine Dr. @ W. Holland St., Traffic Offense / Warning •500-B Short-Buehrer Rd., Traffic Offense / Warning •1507 S. Defiance St., Road Blocked •600-B S. Clydes Way, Traffic / Offense •600 Park St. Unit 16, Domestic Trouble

DECEMBER 28 •400-B E. Lutz Rd., Suspicious Person •1200 Stryker St., Parking Violations •600-B S. Clydes Way, Traffic Detail (2) •600-B Lafayette St., Traffic Detail •600-B Lafayette St., Traffic Offense / Warning (3) •400 Ditto St., Vandalism •300 Union St., Vandalism •600-B S. Clydes Way, Traffic Offense / Citation DECEMBER 29 •S. Clydes Way @ Barre Rd., Suspicious Person •400-B S. Defiance St., Traffic Offense / Warning •415 E. Lutz Rd. Unit 68, Assist Fire or Rescue •701 E. Lutz Rd. Unit 701, Juveniles •2001 S. Defiance St. Unit 115, Assist Fire or Rescue DECEMBER 30 •Frey Rd. @ West Field Dr., Traffic Detail •200 Lafayette St. Unit 000, Suspicious Vehicle •300 E. Mechanic St., Suspicious Activity •125 Taylor Pkwy, Suspicious Activity •100-B S. Defiance St., Traffic Offense / Warning •1911 S. Defiance St., Assist Fire or Rescue •405 E. Lutz Rd., Found Property •102 E. Beech St., Injury Crash •403 West St., Miscellaneous Complaints DECEMBER 31 •103 N. Defiance St., Unlock Vehicle •600-B Lafayette St., Traffic Detail •1000-B. N. Defiance St., Traffic Offense / Warning •405 E. Lutz Rd., Community Service •22611 SR 2, 911 Hang Up •N. Buehrer St. @ W. Lugbill Rd., Animal Call •205 North Pointe Dr., 911 Hang Up JANUARY 1 •300-B N. Defiance St., Miscellaneous Complaints •Ditto St. @ W. Lutz Rd., Parking Violations •600-B. Lafayette St., Traffic Offense / Warning •407 E. Lutz Rd., Assist Fire or Rescue •600 Park St. Unit 41, 911 Hang Up •600 Park St., Unit 41, Miscellaneous Complaints JANUARY 2 •S. Defiance St. @ E. Mechanic St., Traffic Offense / Warning

JANUARY 3 •600-B Lafayette St., Traffic Offense / Warning •N. Defiance St. @ Depot St., Traffic Offense / Warning •300-B Ditto St., Animal Call

JANUARY 4 •701 E. Lutz Rd. Unit 108, Assist Fire or Rescue •500 South St., Assist Fire or Rescue •600-B S. Clydes Way, Traffic Detail •1923 S. Defiance St., Suspicious Vehicle •300-B N. Clydes Way, TrafficSpeed •W. Lutz Rd. @ W. Village Limits, Traffic Offense / Warning •200 North St., Civil Problem JANUARY 5 •500-B Lafayette St., Traffic Offense / Warning •2001 S. Defiance St. Unit 117, Animal Call •Lafayette St. @ Victory Lane, Traffic Offense / Warning •701 E. Lutz Rd. Unit 501, Juvenile •N. Defiance St @ Walnut St., Traffic Offense / Warning •600-B Lafayette St., Traffic Offense / Warning JANUARY 6 •311 W. Holland St., Community Service •Franklin St. @ Park St., Traffic Detail •700-B E. Lutz Rd., Traffic Offense / Warning •N. Defiance St. @ E. Holland St., Traffic Offense / Warning •1200 Stryker St., 911 Hang Up •204 Willow Way, DOA •E. Beech St. @ West St., Traffic Detail •E. Beech St. @ Defiance St., Traffic Offense / Citation •Franklin St. @ Park St., Traffic Detail •Clydes Way @ W. Barre Rd., Traffic Offense / Warning •E. Beech St. @ Middle St., Traffic Offense / Warning •High St. @ Murbach St., Traffic Offense / Warning •N. Defiance St. @ Depot St., Traffic Offense / Citation •Vine St. @ E. Williams St., Traffic Offense / Warning •Ditto St. @ Walnut St., Traffic Offense / Citation •600 Park St. Unit 16, Civil Problem •Burke St. @ S. Defiance St., Traffic Offense / Warning

•701 E. Lutz Rd. Unit 103, 911 Hang Up JANUARY 7 •1900-B S. Defiance St., Disabled Vehicle •Franklin St. @ Park St., Traffic Detail (2) •N. Lincoln St. @ Murbach St., Traffic Detail •500 Haven Dr. Unit 233, Assist Fire or Rescue •S. Defiance St. @ Wilson St., Traffic Offense / Warning •E. Holland St. @ Vine St., Traffic Offense / Warning •600-B Lafayette St., Traffic Offense / Warning January 8 •W. Lutz Rd. @ Stamm St., Traffic Offense / Warning •300-B Walnut St., Traffic Offense / Warning •500-B Lafayette St., Traffic Offense / Warning •300-B Lafayette St., Traffic Offense/Warning •812 West St. Unit 11, Suspicious Person •N. Defiance St. @ Norfolk Southern RR, Traffic Detail (2) •809 West St. Unit B, Assist Fire or Rescue •214 Meadow Rd., Assist Fire or Rescue •Lawrence Ln @ Short-Buehrer Rd., Traffic Offense / Warning •N. Defiance St. @ St. Anne St., Traffic Offense / Warning •415 E. Lutz Rd. Unit 45, Assist Fire or Rescue •1950 S. Defiance St., Lost Property •811 Stryker St., Animal Call •S. Defiance St. @ South St., Traffic Offense / Warning •500-B Lafayette St., Traffic Offense / Warning •901 Stryker St., Assist Fire or Rescue •701 E. Lutz Rd. Unit 707, Unwanted Person •W. Lutz Rd. @ North Pointe Dr., Parking Violations •2211 S. Defiance St., Unlock Vehicle •405 E. Lutz Rd., Found Property •1200 Stryker St., Parking Violations JANUARY 9 •100-B S. Defiance St., Traffic Detail •815 E. Lutz Rd., Traffic Offense / Warning •400-B E. Lutz Rd., Suspicious Person •Ditto St. @ Walnut St., Traffic Detail •400-B E. Lutz Rd., Traffic Offense / Warning •500-B E. Lutz Rd., Traffic Offense / Warning •N. Defiance St. @ Stryker St., Traffic Offense / Citation •305 Ditto St., Warrant •403 West St., Welfare Check

DECEMBER 26 •Traffic Violation •Domestic •Open Door DECEMBER 27 •Assist DECEMBER 28 •Juvenile DECEMBER 29 •Civil DECEMBER 30 •911 Hang Up DECEMBER 31 •Assist JANUARY 1 •Assist MONTPELIER POLICE DECEMBER 24 •Arrested Lecoy Cliffton, age 35, 103 W. Jefferson St., Montpelier, for Disorderly Conduct-persisting. DECEMBER 26 •Arrested Holly Layman, age 40, of 502 E. Jefferson St., Montpelier for Domestic Violence. DECEMBER 27 •Arrested Wade Michalski, age 27, of 630 S. Monroe St., Montpelier, on two Arrest Warrants out of Bryan Municipal Court. JANUARY 2 •Arrested Tracy Hill, age 50, of 704 Mill St., Montpelier, on a Driving Under Suspension, Drug Paraphernalia, and a Probation Warrant. •Arrested Robert Dupuie, age 53, of 402 S. East Ave., Montpelier, for Violation of a Temporary Protection Order. JANUARY 7 •Arrested Stephen Williams, age 19, of 202 E. Wabash St., Montpelier, on possession of marijuana. JANUARY 8 •Arrested Casina McNeil, age 18, of 202 E. Wabash St., Montpelier, for child endangering. •Served Shannon Meadows, age 27, on a warrant out of the Bryan Municipal Court at CCNO. JANUARY 10 •Arrested Kayla Hammond, age 32, of 104 W. Washington St., Montpelier, on a warrant out of Defiance County. STRYKER POLICE JANUARY 3 •Keep the Peace •Warrant Service


JANUARY 5 •Traffic Stop/Warning (2) •Assist Other Police Unit (2) •Well-Being Check

DECEMBER 15 •Juveniles

JANUARY 6 •Traffic Stop/Warning

DECEMBER 16 •Theft

JANUARY 8 •Warrant Service

DECEMBER 18 •Traffic Stop •Civil Assist

JANUARY 9 •Barking Dog •Traffic Stop/Warning (4) •Alarm

DECEMBER 22 •Animal DECEMBER 23 •Theft DECEMBER 24 •Traffic Stop DECEMBER 25 •Assist Injury Crash

WAUSEON POLICE JANUARY 2 •S. Shoop Ave. @ E. Chestnut St., Disabled Vehicle •445 E. Airport Hwy., Lost / Found / Recovered •Leggett St. @ S. Fulton St., Accident (Property Damage) •237 E. Walnut St., Debris / Item in Roadway

•429 Robert Dr., Civil Matter •1489 N. Shoop Ave., Juveniles JANUARY 3 •1496 N. Shoop Ave., Larceny •100-B E. Chestnut St., Lost / Found / Recovered •704 Fairway Dr., Odor of Marijuana •1037 Mohawk Way, Animal Call •840 W. Elm St. Unit 105, Found Bike •700 W. Elm St., Suspicious Activity •701 Burr Rd. Unit 15, 911 Hang Up Contact In Person JANUARY 4 •525 Vine St., Drunk •840 Parkview, Alarm Drop •S. Shoop Ave. @ E. Leggett St., Accident (Property Damage) •1130 N. Shoop Ave., Trespassing •845 Hemlock, Domestic Violence •Jefferson St. @ N. Fulton St., Hit-Skip JANUARY 5 •704 Fairway Dr. Unit 207, Telephone Harassment •217 N. Brunell St., Prowlers •247 Monroe St., Domestic Violence •15165 State Hwy 2, Accident (Property Damage) •831 Burr Rd., Suicidal Threats •701 Burr Rd. Unit 15, 911 Hang Up Contact In Person •840 W. Elm St. Unit 1105, Domestic Violence JANUARY 6 •230 Clinton St., Threats / Harassment •1095 N. Shoop Ave.,Threats / Harassment •250 E. Linfoot St., Disabled Vehicle •230 Clinton St., Unruly JANUARY 7 •1299 N. Shoop Ave., Alarm Drop •749 Parkside Dr., Vandalism •230 Clinton St., Narcotics •850 W. Elm St., Suspicious Vehicle •485 E. Airport Hwy., Investigate Complaint •N. Shoop Ave. @ E. Linfoot St., Debris / Item in Roadway •425 Cole St. Unit 302, 911 Hang Up Contact In Person WEST UNITY POLICE DECEMBER 30 •Animal Complaint •Speed/Warning DECEMBER 31 •Theft •Wanted Person/Arrest •PD Accident •Speed/Warning (2) •Equipment/Warning •Speed/Citation (2) JANUARY 1 •Medical Emergency (3) JANUARY 2 •Rules for Marked Warning JANUARY 3 •Fraud (2) •Disabled Vehicle •Agency Assist •Rules for Marked Warning





JANUARY 4 •Animal Complaint •Disabled Vehicle •Agency Assist •Speed/Warning JANUARY 5 •Neighbor Complaint, Wanted Person / Arrest CONTINUED ON PAGE A6


Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

"The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) - A5


POLICE, EMS, FIRE & COURT NEWS •Agency Assist •Menacing FULTON COUNTY PROSECUTOR The following individuals were sentenced in Fulton County Common Pleas court according to county prosecutor Scott A. Haselman. •Robert Boroff, 27, of 516 Haig Street, Defiance, previously pleaded guilty to Aggravated Possession of Drugs. He possessed Methamphetamine. Judge Jeffrey L. Robinson sentenced Mr. Boroff to 2 years of community control and ordered him to pay prosecution and court appointed counsel costs, stay out of bars/taverns, not possess or consume alcohol, abide by an 12:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. curfew, and complete a dual diagnosis with A Renewed Mind, and successfully complete any recommended treatment. Failure to comply could result in Mr. Boroff spending 10 months in prison. •Jonathon Rufenacht, 22, of 23759 Co. Rd. J, Archbold, plead guilty to Theft. He did with purpose to deprive the owner of property or services and did knowingly obtain or exert control over said property or services by deception. Judge Jeffrey L. Robinson sentenced Mr. Rufenacht to 2 years of community control and ordered him to pay prosecution costs, pay restitution of $4,743.75, and serve 7 days at CCNO, with work release. Failure to comply could result in Mr. Rufenacht spending 173 days in CCNO. •Andrew Moll, 35, of 3928 Co. Rd. 2, Swanton, previously pleaded guilty to Possession of Cocaine. Judge Jeffrey L. Robinson sentenced Mr. Moll to 3 years of community control and ordered him to pay prosecution costs, pay a $1,500 fine, stay out of bars/taverns, not possess or consume alcohol, abide by a 12:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. curfew, serve 45 days in CCNO, with work release, and be assessed for alcohol/drugs with Recovery Services of Northwest Ohio, and successfully complete any recommendations. Failure to comply could result in Mr. Moll spending 11 months in prison. WILLIAMS COUNTY CRIMINAL •Dennison, Jessica L (West Unity, OH) Theft. Fine: $250. Costs: $94. Jail time: 30 days with 25 days suspended. No future violations within next 5 years. No contact with Bryan Walmart for a period of 5 years, restitution of $58.94. •Haley, Alex (Bryan, OH) Theft. Fine: $250. Costs: $84. Jail time: 30 days with 25 days suspended. No future violations within next 5 years, no contact with Walmart for 5 years, restitution of $119.58. •Livengood, Kylee A (Bryan, OH) Drug paraphernalia. Fine: $150. Costs: $79. Possession Fine: $150. Costs: $40. Operator’s license suspended until 7/7/2020. WILLIAMS COUNTY TRAFFIC •Batt, Chrissieanna H (Bryan, OH) Speed. Fine: $46. Costs: $79. •Bowers, Jacob D (Pioneer, OH) As-

sured clear distance ahead. Fine: $71. Costs: $79. •Chronister, Justin (Bryan, OH) Speed. Fine: $46. Costs: $79. •Davis, Danielle A (Bryan, OH) Driving under suspension. Fine: $200. Costs: $90. Jail time: 90 days with 90 days suspended. No future violations within next 2 years. •Deblaere, Cortney L (Defiance, OH) Speed. Fine: $46. Costs: $79. •Goeltzenleuchter, Brandan L (Edgerton, OH) Failure to control. Fine: $65. Costs: $85. •Fields, Levi J (Edgerton, OH) Violation of restriction. Fine: $300. Costs: $84. Jail time: 90 days with 90 days suspended. No future violations within next 2 years. Seat belt. Fine: $30. Costs: $40. •Fry, Sandra E (Montpelier, OH) Improper starting/backing. Fine: $65. Costs: $85. •Funes, Kristy L (Bryan, OH) Windshield and wipers. Fine: $71. Costs: $79. •Hahn, Kayla M (Napoleon, OH) FRA suspension. Fine: $200. Costs: $79. •Hand, Daniel C (Montpelier, OH) Speed. Fine: $46. Costs: $79. •Harris, Ronald R III (West Unity, OH) Stop sign. Fine: $35. Costs: $182.30. •Heckman, Zachary C (Edon, OH) Failure to control. Fine: $71. Costs: $79. •Jackson, Kenneth (Bryan, OH) Failure to control. Fine: $71. Costs: $79. •Jacobs, Sharon L (West Unity, OH) Expired plates. Fine: $46. Costs: $79. •Kempf, Travis A (Sherwood, OH) Renew registration. Fine: $46. Costs: $79. •Livengood, Kylee A (Bryan, OH) Speed. Fine: $45. Costs: $79. Failure to dim light. Fine: $35. Costs: $40. •Mast, Jaden A (Sherwood, OH) Expired registration. Fine: $46. Costs: $79. •Mitchell, Carrie (Bryan, OH) Speed. Fine: $46. Costs: $79. •Oberlin, Kenneth W (Edgerton, OH) Speed. Fine: $46. Costs: $79. •Potter, Victor A Jr (Bryan, OH) Speed. Fine: $46. Costs: $79. •Quillen, Matthew D (Bryan, OH) Assured clear distance ahead. Fine: $71. Costs: $79. •Roehrig, Cynthia M (Defiance, OH) Speed. Fine: $46. Costs: $79. •Romes, Amanda (Bryan, OH) Speed. Fine: $46. Costs: $79. •Schimizzi, Donald J (Defiance, OH) Speed. Fine: $40. Costs: $85. •Signor, Natasha (Edon, OH) Speed. Fine: $46. Costs: $79. •Tingley, Adam C (Montpelier, OH) Driving under suspension. Fine: $200. Costs: $79. •Truax, Leonard C (Bryan, OH) Failure to control. Fine: $50. Costs: $79. •Whitlock, Bradley M (West Unity, OH) Speed. Fine: $46. Costs: $79. •Willitzer, Joseph F III (Ney, OH) Speed. Fine: $46. Costs: $79. •Young, Paul D (Bryan, OH) Failure to reinstate. Fine: $250. Costs: $86. Operator’s license suspended until 1/15/2020. Insufficient muffler. Fine: $35. Costs: $40.

Sentences Handed Down By Williams County Court of Common Pleas The following people recently heard sentences imposed by the Williams County Court of Common Pleas: --Michael L. Brown of Montpelier pleaded guilty and was convicted of vandalism, a fifth-degree felony. Brown was sentenced to three years of community control with a 180-day term of incarceration to be served at CCNO. All said days of incarceration were suspended pending compliance with the terms of probation. Brown was additionally ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $1765 and ordered to pay all costs of prosecution, any court-appointed counsel costs, and any supervision fees permitted. --Douglas D. Hoyt of Hillsdale, Michigan pleaded guilty and was convicted of aggravated possession of drugs, a thirddegree felony. Hoyt was sentenced to three years community control with 180 days of incarceration to be served at CCNO. All said days of incarceration were suspended pending compliance with the terms of pro-

bation. Hoyt was additionally fined $750. --Amanda J. Lewis of Bryan pleaded guilty and was convicted of complicity to commit trafficking, a third-degree felony. Lewis was sentenced to an 18-month term of incarceration to be served through ODRC with a discretionary period of three years post-release control. Credit was given for time served. --Katelynn A. Kerby of Montpelier pleaded guilty and was convicted of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony. Kerby was sentenced to three years community control with 180 days of incarceration to be served at CCNO. All said days of incarceration pending compliance with the terms of probation. --Jason A. Zamora of Bryan pleaded guilty and was convicted of possession of cocaine, a fifth-degree felony. Zamora was sentenced to an 11-month term of incarceration through ODRC with a discretionary period of three years post-release control. Credit was given for time served.

Fulton County Clerk Of Courts Releases End Of Year Report For 2019 Fulton County Clerk of Courts Tracy Zuver has provided an end of year report for 2019, with 2018 in parenthesis, with the following: New cases filed in the legal department; domestic 190 (185), civil 188 (210), criminal 135 (212) and miscellaneous 41 (36), Judgment Liens 1053 (n/a), and Appeals 11 (n/a) with a total of fees collected being $201,646.13 ($195,913.67). The title department issued a total of

19,691 (19,458) titles; new cars 1,358 (1,439), used cars 10,587 (10,435), new trucks 845 (769), used trucks 4,259 (4,051), vans 187 (179), motorcycles 534 (490), manufactured homes 173 (198), trailers 251 (247), travel trailers 358 (427), motor homes 269 (324), buses 15 (3), offroad vehicles 580 (653), watercraft 202 (187), outboard motors 57 (46), other 16 (10), with a total of fees collected being $8,017,747.59 ($7,469,722.56).

•Young, Paul D (Bryan, OH) Failure to reinstate. Fine: $500. Costs: $79. Operator’s license suspended until 3/7/2020. Vehicle shall be released to the owner. Insufficient muffler. Fine: $35. Costs: $40.

•Short, Joseph D (Archbold, OH) Speed. Fine: $154. Costs: $85. •Toms, LeRoy W. (Swanton, OH) Failure to control. Fine: $102. Costs: $85. •Vasvery, Steve J (Delta, OH) Speed. Fine: $47. Costs: $85.

FULTON COUNTY TRAFFIC •Baldwin, Shelly M (Fayette, OH) Speed. Fine: $75. Costs: $85. •Blackmore, Ryan J (Swanton, OH) Traffic control device. Fine: $37. Costs: $85. •Brakefield, Danielle E (Swanton, OH) Speed. Fine: $37. Costs: $85. •Buehrer, Jane M (Swanton, OH) Assured clear distance ahead. Fine: $102. Costs: $93. •Burnett, Kurtis J (Wauseon, OH) Passing at intersection. Fine: $37. Costs: $93. •Chester, Chelsea M (West Unity, OH) Failure to control. Fine: $102. Costs: $93 •Dukeshire, Jennifer L (Swanton, OH) Failure to control. Fine: $102. Costs: $85. •Faunce, Lee A (Wauseon, OH) Failure to control. Fine: $102. Costs: $93. •Gorsuch, Kevin L Jr. (Delta, OH) Stop sign. Fine: $102. Costs: $85. •Henricks, Alexia J (Napoleon, OH) Speed. Fine: $47. Costs: $93. •Johnson, Donald W II (Napoleon, OH) Assured clear distance ahead. Fine: $102. Costs: $93. •Klauda, Garret J (Delta, OH) Fictitious plates. Fine: $150. Costs: $85. •Lester, Spencer E Jr (Fayette, OH) Improper backing. Fine: $102. Costs: $93. •Meek, Melody A (Lyons, OH) OVI. Fine: $375. Costs: $85. Operator’s license suspended until 11/14/2020. •Olmstead, Benjamin D (Wauseon, OH) Failure to yield right of way. Fine: $102. Costs: $85. Seat belt. Fine: $30. Costs: $48. •Renfer, Brooke A (Wauseon, OH) Stop sign. Fine: $102. Costs: $85. •Rodriguez, Miguel A (Fayette, OH) Unsafe vehicle. Fine: $102. Costs: $93.

FULTON COUNTY CIVIL •Humphrey Gainor, Justin (Delta, OH) No dog license. Fine: $100. Costs: $75. •Humphrey Gainor, Justin (Delta, OH) No dog license. Fine: $10. Costs: $46. •Humphrey Gainor, Justin (Delta, OH) Criminal damage. Costs: $75. •Meek, Melody A (Lyons, OH) Disorderly conduct. Fine: $150. Costs: $46. •Spangler, Jane L (Delta, OH) Unauthorized use of property. Fine: $100. Costs: $93. FULTON COUNTY CIVIL •Fulton County Health Center vs Bozarth, Christopher G & Jillian J (Swanton, OH) Judgement amount: $1,363.84. •Fulton County Health Center vs Burkett, Lawrence R Jr & Sandra S (Delta, OH) Judgement amount: $149.95. •Fulton County Health Center vs Flores, Laura A (Lyons, OH) Judgement amount: $1,765.06. •Fulton County Health Center vs Garza-Rosas, Regina M (Delta, OH) Judgement amount: $1,529.50. •Fulton County Health Center vs Little, Travis & Sarah (Delta, OH) Judgement amount: $1,574.63. •Fulton County Health Center vs O'Leary, Christopher A & Mary H (Lyons, OH) Judgement amount: $2,481.23 •The State Bank and Trust Co vs McCloud, Austin L (Swanton, OH) Judgement amount: $165.69. •Northwest Veterinary Hospital vs Matheny, Carl (Swanton, OH) Judgement amount: $399.00. •Northwest Veterinary Hospital vs Miller, Owen Paul (Swanton, OH) Judgement amount: $127.50.

Hillsdale (MI) Teacher Arraigned On Child Pornography Charges

By: Debbie Campbell THE VILLAGE REPORTER HILLSDALE, MI – Patrick Pastula, 64 of Hillsdale was arraigned in 2B District Court on four counts related to child pornography. Pastula is a former Hillsdale High School English

teacher and track coach. He was arrested on January 8 and is being charged with three felony counts of aggravated child sexually abusive activity – distributing or promoting, and one felony count of aggravated possession of child sexually abusive material. According to a Michigan State Police news release, The Michigan State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested Pastula after an investigation into online sharing of child sexually abusive material led them to his Hillsdale home. A search warrant was executed, and police seized multiple internet capable devices and other evidence, police said. If convicted, Pastula

faces up to 85 years in prison for the four charges. 25 years for each charge of aggravated child sexually abusive activity – distributing or promoting and up to 10 years for the charge of aggravated possession of child sexually abusive material. Pastula was issued and posted bond of $130,000. Under the conditions of the bond release, Pastula must remain in the county and can not possess any computers, including cell phones, in his home. Pastula is tentatively scheduled to appear back in the 2B District Court within the next three weeks for preliminary hearings. Debbie can be reached at

Four County Career Center Announces Latest Students Of The Month

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH ... Four County Career Center is pleased to announce Blue Repp (left) from Hilltop High School and Ashlynne Shaw from Edon High School as Students of the Month. Blue is the son of Cyrus and Bobbie Repp and is a senior in the Automotive Technologies program at the Career Center. Blue was nominated by his instructor, Mr. Kennerk. He is a member of Skills USA, and is on the Career Center Honor Roll. At Hilltop High School he is on the cross country team and a member of the archery team. Blue is on Early Job Placement and receives class credit for working at Bryan Ford. After Blue graduates, he plans to attend the Ford Asset Program. Ashlynne is the daughter of Ryan Shaw and is a senior in the Early Childhood Education program at the Career Center. Ashlynne was nominated by her instructor, Mrs. Myers. She is a member of Family, Career & Community Leaders of America. At Edon High School she is a member of the track team. After Ashlynne graduates, she plans to attend college to become a preschool teacher or a nanny. Students who achieve this recognition throughout the 2019-2020 school year are honored with a certificate of recognition.


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Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

St. Mary (Edgerton) School Third Grade President Boasts Iranian General’s Students Create Their Own Books PRESIDENT TRUMP HOLDS PACKED TOLEDO RALLY

Death Was ‘American Justice’

CREATING BOOKS ... Recently St. Mary School 3rd graders had the opportunity to make their own books. First, they searched non-fiction books for examples of text features. Then they created their own books that had examples such as pictures with captions, glossaries, maps, diagrams, and other text features. Pictured are: Front Row-Jocelin Lopez, Melody Gineman, Peighton Miller, Addyson King, and Kaydance Hobeck. Back Row-Hayden Wehri, Christian Stickan, Avery Aldrich, Baleigh Nickells, and Ayden King.


By: Aamer Madhani ASSOCIATED PRESS TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump used his first campaign election rally of 2020 to argue that he served up “American justice” by ordering a drone strike to take out Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, while jeering Democratic leaders for questioning his decision to carry out the attack without first consulting Congress. Trump’s remarks on Thursday careened from mockery of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Adam Schiff, who heads the House Intelligence Committee, to a suggestion that he should have won the Nobel Prize, a preview of the sharpedged reelection campaign that he will wage. The president made his comments shortly after the Democratic-controlled House approved a resolution asserting that Trump must seek approval from Congress before engaging in further military action against Iran. Trump mocked Pelosi’s metal acuity and called Schiff a “pencil neck.” He also tagged Sen. Bernie Sanders as “Crazy Bernie” for raising objections to how he carried out the strike on Soleimani. “We got a call. We heard where he was. He knew the way he was getting there,” Trump told cheering supporters in Toledo. “We didn’t have time to call up Nancy, who isn’t operating with a full deck.” “They want us to tell them so they can leak it to their friends in the corrupt media,” Trump added. Last week’s killing of Soleimani brought long, simmering tensions between the U.S. and Iran to a boil. Iran, in retaliation, fired a barrage of missiles this week at two military bases in neighboring Iraq that house hundreds of U.S. troops. But with no casualties to U.S. or Iraqi troops, Trump said he had no plans to take further military action against Iran and would instead enact more sanctions against the Islamic Republic. The Iran crisis, which momentarily overshadowed Trump’s looming impeachment trial, has also opened a new front in the 2020 presidential campaign for Trump, who in 2016 campaigned on a promise to end American involvement in “endless wars.” Vice President Mike Pence, who joined Trump for the rally, said the president deserved credit for taking out a “dangerous terrorist” while managing to keep the engagement from escalating into an allout war. “And when American lives were threatened by the most dangerous terrorist in the world, President Donald Trump took action and Qasem Soleimani is gone,” Pence said. “And in the wake of that attack, Iran responded, but thanks to the professionalism of the military, we suffered no American casualties and Iran appears to be standing down. That’s what leadership looks like.” Trump also sought to compare his response to the recent attack by Irani-

an-aligned militias on the U.S. embassy in Baghdad to the 2012 attack on U.S. government facility in Benghazi. A U.S. ambassador to Libya, a foreign service officer and two CIA contractors were killed in the Benghazi attack, which led to a two-year Republican-led investigation into then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who was not found to have committed wrongdoing. No Americans were killed in the Baghdad assault. The protesters managed only to breach the edge of the sprawling embassy complex. “This was the anti-Benghazi,” he said. “We got there very quickly. This is the exact opposite.” Trump also turned to a topic that frequently rankles him: the fact that he has never won a Nobel Prize. Referencing the 2019 Nobel Prize winner, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, Trump said that he himself deserved the honor instead. “I made a deal. I saved a country, and I just heard that the head of that country is now getting the Nobel Peace Prize for saving the country,” Trump said. “I said, ‘What?’ Did I have something to do with it? Yeah. But, you know, that’s the way it is. As long as we know, it’s all that matters.” Abiy was awarded the prize in October for his sweeping reforms and surprising embrace of a bitter rival. Trump enters the election year flush with more than $100 million in campaign cash, a low unemployment rate, and an unsettled Democratic presidential field. Yet, polling shows he remains vulnerable. In December, an AP-NORC poll showed Trump’s approval rating at 40%. There have not been more recent polls to gauge support for the president in the wake of the targeted killing of Soleimani, though opinions of Trump have changed little over the course of his presidency. Trump has never fallen into historic lows for a president’s approval ratings, but Gallup polling shows his December rating registers lower than that of most recent presidents at the same point in their first terms. Notably, approval of Trump and former President Barack Obama in the December before their reelection bid is roughly the same. But Obama’s approval rating never fell below 40% in Gallup polling, and he recovered slightly in the months leading up to his reelection to finish his first term with an average rating just below 50%. Trump’s approval rating has never been higher than 46% in Gallup polling. For Trump to win reelection, securing Ohio’s 18 electoral votes will be critical. He won Ohio by 8 points in 2016, after Obama held the state in 2008 and 2012. The visit to Toledo marked Trump’s 15th appearance in Ohio as president. ___ Associated Press writers Jill Colvin, Hannah Fingerhut, Brian Slodysko and Joshua Boak in Washington and Mike Householder in Toledo, Ohio, contributed to this report.

Williams County ~ Fulton County Area

Honor Roll Students HILLTOP ELEMENTARY Mrs. VanArsdalen-3A: Bryton Beatty, Summer Bowers, David Culbertson, Tina Dickinson, Seeley Easley, *Nora Landwehr, *Roarke Layman, *Christopher Martin, Caelan Nofziger, Nayah Rodriguez, *Zia Siegel Mrs. Goosman-3B: Coleton Ebersole, Eich, Josiah, *Dezirae Hahn, Eliza Higgins, Mia Kuszmaul, Addison Plum, *Carlee Schaffner, *Ainsley Severence, Brayden Talbott, Emma Verdin Mr. Leu-4A: Aiden Grine, Ellie Johnson, Bryson Kesler, Marley Martin, Desiree Schafer, Grace Serrano, *Evan Siegel, Hailey Smith, Emily Suydam, Natalie Tompkins, *Savannah Thompson Mrs. Tanner-4B: Ayden Bennett, *Brooklynn Gault, *Ian Hansen, Pierson Harmon, Anthony Jiannuzzi, *Emily Marvin, Ashtyn Sanders, Aryan Shaffer, Aleigha Sieradzki, *Addison Smith, Grace-

lynn Weisz, Hannah Willson Mrs. Steffes-5A: Addyson Draggoo, Brayden Fisher-Haskell, Gyllyan Proper Mr. Hurd-5B: Kyrah Ames, *Maggie Altman, *Kelsy Connolly, *Sophia Crossgrove, Brennan Dempsey, Anthony Esser, Myah Higgins, *Halle Jones, Aaden Judy, Bryce Peters, Kylah Plum Mrs. Parrott-6A: Scott Bowers, Jesus Guillen, Shawntia Latta, Hope Potts, Jordan Schaffner, Jonathan Stephens, Brayden Tyler Mr. Geis-6B: *Isabella Ackley, *Raymond Coleman, Molly Dickinson, Brycen Grubbs, *Hayden JoHantgen, *Brooklyn Kuszmaul, Samuel McAfee, Anthony Pelland, Brynn Rodriguez, *Kenley Routt, Arend Schuurman, *Lakota Siegel, *Aiden Stover, Blake Tarkington, *Addison Whitman, Nathan Wieland, *Joseph Williams * DENOTES ALL A’s

WAUSEON MIDDLE SCHOOL 6TH GRADE-Mariah Acevedo, Kahle Albright*, Johnny Alexander, Jack Altstaetter, Zea Armstrong, Zachary Bachman, Daphne Balderas, Brody Balser, Zane Barnett, Dominic Barone, Jency Batdorf, Jackson Bauer, Lucas Biddle, Joshua Bourn*, Bailey Buck, Aiden Buehrer, Masyn Buehrer, Brayden Burkholder, Matea Burkholder, Logan Busack, Anika Cagala*, Jackson Carroll*, Bryanna Cole*, Miles Colon, Aizlynn Coronado*, Lionel Cruz, Jadyn Demaline, Gabrielle Dominique*, Kohl Donnelly, Liam Downing, Jaden Duncan, Kara Ehrsam*, Morgan Ellinwood, Gracyn Felix*, Mackenna Flynn, Ava Foote*, Easton Galbraith, Ella Gallardo, Kirsten Gleckler, Samuel Glenn, Jeanie Hahn, Shaan Halepota, Tegan Hamilton, Tyler Hardee, Zachary Hardy*, Alexzandria Hatzer, Wyatt Hays, Nathan Hernandez, Carly Hite, Gavin Holcomb*, Elizabeth Holsinger, Kendall Horner*, Jake lbarra, Kiya Kehle, Allison Kretz, Madison Lane*, Marin Leatherman*, Shelbi Leija*, Joseph Lugabihl, Mya Martinez, Elizabeth Mathews, Bella McGuire*, Eliana McWherter, Mylah Medina, Collin Mennetti*, Brooklyn Miller*, Alisha Monserrat, Jayden Morales, Alana Morr, Morgan Myers*, Anela Neifer*, Richard Noonan, Archer Nulph, Sean Oconnor, Kyleigh Parks, Tagan Pauley*,

Zoey Pelz, Dakota Poorman, Jozie Przepiora, Luna Rademaker, Esela Ramirez, Octavio Ramirez, Dominic Ramsey, Thomas Reed, Ella Rhoades*, Arabella Rice, Ava Rice, Emmerie Rodriguez*, Braelyn Rupp*, Sophia Rupp, Jordan Sickmiller, Gavin Sigg*, Noah Smeltzer*, Kylee Smith*, Dayana Sosa, Josie Spires, Evan Stevens, Hailey Stewart, Audrey Strader*, Carter Stuckey*, Cedric Taylor, Delilah Thibodeaux, Kaden Tye, Bodie Vasvery*, Isaiah Villarreal, Elley Ward, Mason Weirauch, David Williams, Maguire Willson*, Taylor Wilson, Ethan Woodard, Madisyn Woodby, Riana Woodruff*, Anthony Zeller, Joaquin Zuniga 7TH GRADE-Jacob Aeschliman, Kynnedy Agar*, Max Albon, Kali Albright, Reese Ankney, Karli Badenhop, Cadence Bauer, Gavyn Birtcher, Quinn Blosser, Alyssa DiSanti, Micah Dixon, Kayla Duncan, Elise Eberle, Madisyn Felix, Brailyn Fogarty, Bella Frank, Talia Gerlach, Clark Gleckler, Landon Gleckler, Carter Gype, Michael Hartman, Dawson Haury, Cameron Hunter*, Daniel Jimenez, Alexandria Johnson, Emily Jones, Sydney Keesbury, Aiden King*, Caleb Kissel, lzabella Knapp, Clayton Konz, Ava Kovar, Miles Kuntz, Zavian LaFountain, Emily Lee, Kaylynn Martin, Layla Martinez, Malachi Mason, Cheyenne McGary, Braylon Miller, Kendyl

Moore, Nathaniel Mozena, Claire Nisely, Kohen Nofziger*, Landon O’Dell*, Phoebe Oyer, Ava Pelok*, Gabriella Pfund*, Kirstin Pratt, Camryn Rash, Seth Richer, Brody Rodriguez, Owen Rupp, Selah Sanchez, Odalys Santillanes, Mykale Schneider, Ethan Schnitkey, Alexandria Schultz, Kallie Shadbolt*, Matthew Siler, Katherine Smith, Wyatt Smith, Mackenzie Stasa*, Nathaniel Stinner, Nicholas Stinner, Madison Strain, Dawson Stutzman, Addison Tester, Johanna Tester, Brooklyn Tripp, Benjamin Tule*, Ashton Vonier, Kale Waxler, Kallie Waxler, lan Westmeyer, Bradic Windisch 8TH GRADE-Magdalene Andrews, Xander Ankney, Marisol Armas, Emily Bailey*, Cooper Balser, Dominic Barajas, Jolie Barnes, Carson Burget, Kacy Burt*, Alex Campos-Jimenez, Kasmyn Carroll, Nicholas Cheexan, Kaden Clymer, Emily Cone, Allena Crossgrove, Robert Crossland*, Kaylin Ehrsam*, Elijah Felzer, Ryan Friend, Gracie Gallardo, Hayle Gault, Gavin Gerig, Aiden Goings, Ella Hageman*, Aariyah Hallett, Brianna Hays*, Emme Henncks, Joanne Hite*, Emily Holcomb*, Chevelle Johnson, Austin Kovar, Jared Lange, Lola Lavinder, Ashlyn Ledyard, Madisyn Ledyard, Dane Leininger, Garrett Leininger, Daniel Lilly, Jaley Lowe, Xavier Martinez, Lauren McJilton, Elijah McLeod, Kayla Menningen, Kaden Milliman, Damian Montes, Alivia Moser, Bailey Nagel*, Jenna Norman, Danica Pack*, Logan Patterson, Reece Pauley, Logan Poorman, Kasalyn Powers, Alexis Reber, Shawn Robinson, Ashley Roblero, Mariana Rodriguez, Tyson Rodriguez, Teagan Rupp*, lssiac Shellenberger, Maria Shema*, Zorah Siefker*, Abigail Smith*, Carson Smith*, Ann Spieles*, Madelyn Steffel*, Nicole Stein*, Natalie Stevens, Alexander Stinner, Jazlynn Suarez, Levi Tester*, Mason Thomas, Landen Thourot*, Benicio Torres, Aresa Villarreal, Kylie Waldron, Landry Wanless, Carson Wenger*, Braxton Witlenmyer, Tate Wyse*, Kassidy Zientek* *DENOTES ALL A’s


Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

"The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) - A7

North Central Board Of Education Mayor Day Lays Out His Vision Reorganizes For 2020 Business For The Village Of Edgerton

The North Central Local Board of Education held their annual organizational meeting on the afternoon of January 6. President Pro Tempore Homer Hendricks was nominated to continue in his role as Board President, with Anthony Burnett receiving the nomination for VicePresident. Committee appointments included Burnett and Shane Martin to the Building and Grounds Committee, Tim Livengood and Leigh Boothman to the Audit Committee. Mr. Hendricks was named Legislative Liaison and Student Achievement Liaison, with Mrs. Marcia Rozevink being named the Superintendent Pro-Tem. After the annual approval of customary authorizations, the reorganizational meet-

ing adjourned into the regular session. The Board discussed the proposed school calendar for the 2020-2021 school year. The calendar will be voted upon at the next meeting. District Superintendent William Hanak reported that current enrollment stands at 618. He recognized the members of the Board for their combined half century of service to the district as part of Board Recognition Month, presenting each member with a certificate. In other actions, the Board approved the hire of Danny Oyer as a substitute bus driver, and approved the Annual Membership in the Ohio School Boards Association for 2020 at a cost of $3,828.

Shane Chamberlin Elected Wauseon City Council President

Due to a section in the Ohio Revised Code, Wauseon City Council member Shane Chamberlin was elected to be Council President in a two meeting process. At the Monday, January 6, 2020 regular meeting of the council, Chamberlin was not present, but was nominated and elected by his fellow council members. At a special meeting held on January 8, 2020, it was explained to him that he had been elected, but that it was not complete until he accepts it. Chamberlin said that he accepts. Following the acceptance of the position of president by Shane Chamberlin, council discussed the situation of needing a new council member to fill the chair held by Rick Frey who retired from council. “Councilor Jeff Stiriz asked about setting up a time for interviewing candidates for the vacancy. Council President Chamberlin said he plans to set up a couple of blocks of time for interviews after adjournment. Councilor Schneider asked if a time limit would be set and President Chamberlin said he plans to set a 30 minute window per interview. Mayor Huner said she would like to sit in on the interviews, but not ask questions or make comments. President Chamberlin said that sounds great. He asked Mr. McWatters if Special Council meetings would be the proper place to have the interviews and Mr. McWatters said yes they have historically been held in Executive Session.” The meeting lasted all of three minutes, adjourning at 8:03 a.m. At the January 6 meeting, in other business, council voted to approve meeting minutes from December 16, 2019, December 30, 2019 and January 2, 2020. Department reports were then heard, with Fire Chief Rick Sluder informing council that the department handled a small fire on New Year’s Eve. He also explained that Chesterfield, York and Pike Townships have decided not to renew their agreements with the Wauseon Fire Department for service in their townships and that he now needs to know what to do in the event of an emergency. He said a joint meeting with Clinton Township is needed for more discussion. Councilor Harold Stickley said he agrees

that something needs to be done as soon as possible. Councilor Steve Schneider asked if the residents of these townships have been notified that they are currently not covered by the Wauseon Fire Department. Mr. McWatters said with no contract in place and no automatic assistance agreements we currently have no jurisdiction to enter into those townships, but we can still be called out for mutual aid. There was general discussion regarding the cancelled agreements. Kevin Chittenden, Police Chief, informed council that the candidate for the full time officer position is finishing up the pre-hire process. Keith Torbet, Director of Public Service said that he is getting year end reports ready. Resolution 2020-2 is for the S. Shoop waterline bids. There is a tentative date of April 27th to May 2nd for unlimited drop off at the Public Works. He said next year they plan to use coupons and provide those to the city residents. Councilor Stickley asked if the Public Works department can add an area to drop off brush, but was advised that the city doesn’t have the equipment to handle it at this time. Jamie Giguere, Director of Finance provided the year end reports to council and let them know that income tax was down 4.3% for the year. Tom McWatters, Law Director, said that he is working on the township fire contracts and explained the legislation on the agenda. First Readings were passed of Resolution 2020-1: Amend Resolution 201931, Annual Wage Increase for Full Time Nonunion Employees; and Declaring an Emergency and Resolution 2020-2: A Resolution Authorizing the Mayor to Advertise for Bids for Water Main Replacement; Authorizing the Mayor to Accept the Lowest and Best Bid; Authorizing the Mayor to Enter Into a Contract with the Lowest and Best Bidder; and Declaring an Emergency. In new business, a motion to accept the Mayor’s appointments to the various boards and commissions was approved with the following groups being announced: Charter Revision Commission Community Reinvestment Area Housing Council: Jeff Stiriz – 12/31/20 1 Year Term, Sue Dieringer – 12/31/22, Steve Schneider – 12/31/20 1 Year Term, Larry Fruth – 12/31/22; Maumee Valley Planning Organization 1 Year Term-Keith Torbet – 12/31/20; Wauseon Planning Commission 4 Year Term-Kathy Huner 12/31/23; Pride Wauseon Preservation & Design Review Board 3 Year Term-Ivan Hite - 12/31/22; Tree Commission 3 Year Term-Larry Frey 12/31/22, Rick Frey (At Large) replace Jim Spiess 12/31/21; Zoning Board of Appeals 5 Year Term-Michael Christman 12/31/24, Daniel Dunlap (Perry Rupp Vacancy) 12/31/22. Also in New Business, Mayor Huner read a proclamation for Elda Maasal Dehnbostel’s 100th birthday. Council voted to approve and pay the bills as presented, and with no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:39 p.m.

Tickets Now Available For Montpelier Area Chamber Of Commerce Banquet Chamber Banquet The annual Chamber Banquet will be February 18th, 2020 at the Montpelier Moose. Social Hour begins at 5 pm, Dinner at 6 pm and program at 7pm. Tickets are $35.00 a piece for Chamber Members, $250.00 for a table of 8 members and $40.00 for Non-Members. Contact the Chamber Director at director. for reservations or information. The Chamber will be continuing with the Silent Auction Table. If you would like to donate an item or service, please let the Chamber know. Meet the Candidates Montpelier and Bryan Chambers of Commerce are working together to present Meet the Candidates on February 12th, starting at 7pm at the Veteran’s Building in Montpelier. Come mingle, get to know our candidates, and ask questions! Business After Hours

The Montpelier Chamber is currently looking for a sponsor for their Business After Hours event on Wednesday, February 5th! Montpelier Library is hosting a monthly Alzheimer’s Support group. It will meet the 2nd Thursday of every month at 6:30pm. Contact Barb Lingvai with questions at 419-630-7268 Montpelier will be celebrating 175 years in 2020! Be on the lookout for updates on this milestone, and activities to celebrate it on the Chamber and Montpelier Parks and Rec Page!! The Village will be out upgrading meters in the coming weeks. A utility worker will do their best to make contact with you beforehand, as it may cause a slight disruption in service while the meter is being swapped out. New Membership packages and individual fees were rolled out in December. If you need information regarding this, please contact the Chamber Director.


SWEARING-IN ... New Edgerton Mayor Bob Day swore in new council members Chuck Wallace (left) and Dean Thiel. By: Jeff Childress THE VILLAGE REPORTER Edgerton Mayor Bob Day began and ended the village council meeting by swearing in two council members. The mayor began the meeting by swearing in Chuck Wallace. Councilman Wallace earned the seat from the November election. Near the end of the meeting, Mayor Day motioned for an executive session to vote to fill the vacant council seat created when Day was sworn in as mayor. The result of the 4-1 vote returned Dean Thiel to the village council. Once the pledge of allegiance was complete Mayor Day opened with the following statement “Local government in place to service the community, not to be served by the community. We are in place to serve the many not the few.” “As mayor, I will be having office hours Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in here from 8 until 10.” “My declaration to you is to feel free and stop in and visit your village hall, we have good staff in place willing to help you, we not always be able to accommodate you completely but we can always learn.” Other topics Mayor Day discussed included the development of the town parks as he had asked Brent Denise, on his next visit to Ohio, to provide some insight and suggestions of what we can do to go forward. The mayor suggested that “over the next 4 years we do something in Edgerton that will live beyond us.” Day used the Miller Park project where so many people donated their time, effort, and money into the success of the park, saying that “those were people did something that lived beyond them for the village.” Mayor Day also indicated that he would like to see local government, sitting around the table, to partner with local churches to utilize volunteers to help address some properties around the village that may need some attention. Day continued his vision by revisiting the discussion of the many streets that need sidewalks, especially the various routs leading to the school, stating that 4 out of the 7 arteries leading to the school lack sidewalks on either side of the street. The main concern is that local children

walk these roads, often in snowy conditions while it is dark, and traffic must swerve to miss them. “We can do better than that.” “We don’t have to wait for some tragedy to happen to try to put things into place.” Mayor Day also proposes that the council, and the mayor, lower their salaries to $2000 yearly for council members and $3000 yearly for the mayor to free up $8000 a year which could be used towards parks and recreation or other projects, admitting that it isn’t much but it is something. The mayor also is asking the council members to assist the administrator and the fiscal officer, in the investigative process which will help free their time to continue serving the community. Finally, Mayor Day discussed the tax issue stating “even though the previous administrator that promised to roll back the increase, once the debt was erased is gone, the village doesn’t forget, on that end, I apologize to the local community for this local body that we didn’t do what we promised we would do. And going forward, there is not a consensus, around this table, to do anything with the tax.” “My suggestion is some of these things we talked about going above and beyond, yes we have infrastructure needs, yes we have these other areas that need attention, but we can multitask and we can start to take steps in some of areas that the community sees that some of this money is going to go towards some positive things that affect them. Whether it is parks and recreation or if it sidewalks or that type of thing.” “There are some around the table that feel that we can’t afford to roll back, and yet there are a lot of communities around us that have the ability to function on 1.0 percent income tax or 1.5 percent income tax. So, the way I look at it is the issue isn’t collecting the tax it is making sure we are prudent on spending.” The council meeting concluded following the re-election of Jason Gruver to the President of the council by a 4-1 margin with Councilman Wallace the lone “No” vote. Jeff can be reached at

Dick Long Tabbed To Chair Bryan Board Of Public Affairs For 2020 By: Timothy Kays THE VILLAGE REPORTER At their January 7 reorganizational meeting, the Bryan Board of Public Affairs named Dick Long Board Chairman, and Jim Salsbury Vice-Chairman for 2020. Serving as Chairman Pro-Tempore for the meeting, Mr. Salsbury requested that the selection of committees be tabled for the time. “I’d like to meet with the new board chairman,” he said. “I’d also like to make sure that we place board members on committees that don’t cause a conflict with their work schedule.” Tom Sprow was nominated to serve as the OMEA (Ohio Municipal Electric Association) Board alternate, a post he also held during 2019. The OMEA provides legislative liaison services for American Municipal Power (AMP), Inc. Bryan Mayor Carrie Schlade expressed her thanks to Mr. Sprow for his service. The Board heard from Engineer Nathan Gardner referencing Resolution 1-2020, authorizing the advertisement for bids for the upcoming 2020 South Williams Street Water Main Replacement project. Mr. Gardner said, “It’s for the installation of about 3,600 feet of eight inch water line.” “We’re going to be replacing five fire hydrants, 18 gate valves and 63 water services. This water main is an old four inch right now, and it’s been in existence for 80 to 100 years. It’s pretty much had 18 documented main repairs. It’s kind of like we did on Walnut Street; it will be that same area of town. It’s an older part of town, so this is going to be nice to get this taken care of. Just as a refresher, BPA and Council in August of ‘18 authorized the Mayor to submit an application to execute an agreement for the Ohio Public Works, which we received and approved July 1 of 2019.” “And so...I think our maximum cost on this project will be $400,000 with the grant money that we get, plus they’re going to be repaving also. We’re working in conjunction with the City Engineering Department, so once we’re done we’re going to do the patch, but they’re going to come in and mill and overlay the street. The

REQUESTING A WAIT ... BPA Chairman Pro Tem Jim Salsbury requests that the 2020 committee nominations be tabled until the next meeting. southern portion of South Williams Street is already curbed and guttered.” “So it’d be nice to be able to work in conjunction with the city and get that, not leave a patch in the road, and work with them in this fashion to get it back to the way it was, or actually better than what it was. And it was due to be repaved anyway, so it’s going to work out to be a pretty good deal. We’re going to probably bid January 16 and the 23rd.” “Pretty good savings,” said Mr. Long, to which Mr. Gardner replied, “You can’t beat it.” The Board approved the measure without dissent. In other actions, the Board voted 4-1 to approve the BPA portion of the salary of the City Attorney. The members of the Board each welcomed the newest member, Ms. Annette Schreiner. “I’m going to be taking a lot of notes, and learning,” she said. Mr. Long commended Mr. Salsbury for his leadership during 2019, and noted that the past year saw records being set both at the Auglaize and the solar field generating sites. Timothy can be reached at


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Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

Metamora Starts The New Bryan City School Board Hears ... Year With A New Mayor CONTINUED FROM THE FRONT PAGE

Williams County Family YMCA for Youth and Government. Superintendent Diana Savage recommended a “Resolution authorizing the Superintendent to enter into collective and individual agreements with Ohio colleges and universities, on behalf of the Board of Education, for terms related to the College Credit Plus Program that will be implemented through Ohio during the 2020-2021 school year. The authorization provided by this resolution shall remain in effect until withdrawn by formal action of the Board. Also recommended were: •Set 2020-21 High School summer School rates sat $100 per course with courses to be offered including HS Physical Education, HS Health, HS Oral Communications and HS Personal Finance •Approval of Overnight Trip for Swim and Dive team •Approval of overnight trip for Baseball team •Commendations for School Board Members - recognition because it is School Board Recognition month

The board voted to approve all of Savage’s recommendations. Also approved were personnel recommendations to give Katie Bernath Parenting Leave for the 2020-21 school year, accept resignation of Elementary Aide Bridget Smith, effective January 17, 2019, accept the retirement of Kindergarten teacher, Kathy Nicholls, effective May 31, 2020, and a second reading and approval of Board Policy item 5112 concerning entrance requirements. Short reports were given to the board by Curriculum Director Chad Bassett, Elementary Director Karyn Cox and Secondary Director Mark Rairigh. The board went into Executive Session for the purpose of “the appointment, employment, dismissal, discipline, promotion, demotion or compensation of an employee or the investigation of charges or complaints against an employee, official, licensee or student.” There was no action expected to be taken. Rebecca can be reached at

Makenzie Cadwell Named December Student Of The Month At Stryker HS

By: Debbie Campbell THE VILLAGE REPORTER The Village of Metamora started off the new year by swearing in a new mayor. Richard Sauerlender is the newly elected STUDENT RECOGNITION ... The December Student of the Month at Stryker High School Mayor of the Village of Metamora. is Makenzie Cadwell. The Core Value for the month was Integrity. Shown with Makenzie John Hudik and Karen Lane were also is Mr. David Schultz, Stryker High School Principal. sworn in as newly elected council members. Karen Lane was elected Council President. There were two council seats that became open with the resignations of Richard Sauerlender and Brook Smith. Cathy Mossing, Lynda Arquette and Cindi Pawlaczyk were at the meeting to run for the The Oath of Office was given to Board transitioned into the regular meeting. members Sarah Carothers, David Chester Superintendent Jim Wyse acknowl- open seats. After going into executive sesand Heather Jones at the organizational edged the Board for their service, and gave sion, Council decided to give the open meeting of the Millcreek West Unity Local them certificates in recognition of Board seats to Cathy Mossing and Cindi PawlacBoard of Education on January 6. Appreciation Month. He also reminded the zyk, who were then sworn in. They will President Pro Tempore Brian Wieland Board of a workshop opportunity coming complete a 2-year term. The minutes of the December 16 and called the organizational meeting to or- up at the NwOESC in February. December 23 meetings and the bills were der with all members in attendance. Mrs. The Board moved to approve the 2020approved. Jones was voted President of the Board for 2021 school calendar, and the annual Rob Pettrey was in attendance to give 2020, while Mr. Wieland was voted Vice- membership with Ohio School Boards Asan update on the computer situation. Sue President of the Board. sociation at a cost of $3,691. The Board moved to establish a Board Susan Gerig was employed as a Sub of Education Service Fund in the amount Para-Professional, and the Board accepted of $3,000.00, and approved the 2020 the donation of a book titled ‘Little Sock’ meeting schedule. The Board members by Kia Heise, and a mug donated by Mary will receive a salary of $100 per meeting, Sauder to the Library. with sixteen meetings scheduled for 2020. The Board approved a Resolution opRandy Mahlman was named Legislative posing the State of Ohio’s EdChoice scholLiaison, and Steve Riley and Laurie Wor- arship voucher program that, if impleline were tabbed as Superintendent Pro- mented, could have a devastating financial Tempore for 2020. impact on over 400 school districts in Committee appointments for 2020 in- Ohio, including the Millcreek-West Unity cluded Wieland and Mahlman for Facili- Local School District. ties/Technology, Chester and Jones for The Board entered into executive sesthe Audit Committee, along with the Trea- sion for the purpose of preparing for negosurer and Superintendent, and Jones, tiations, with no actions forthcoming upon with the Treasurer and Superintendent on returning to regular session. the Public Records Commission. The next regularly scheduled Board After the customary approval of various meeting will be February 10, at 6:00p.m. authorizations, the organizational meeting in the Library.

Heather Jones Named School Board President At Millcreek-West Unity Reorganizational Meeting

and Karen both got new computers running windows 10. Steve also got a new laptop. Council will be changing their email address from to Council is still deciding on the best way to store Village information, whether they use a shared drive or Office 365 government. A motion was made and approved to accept a quote from Eisle Construction to fix 3 sewers. Hopefully the work will be completed in the new couple of weeks. Council approved to join the following memberships: TMACOG at $150/year and ORWA at $72.50/year There is a meeting setup to decide the fate of the Park-O-Rama. Without volunteers it makes it difficult to put on a worthy event. If you are interested in helping with the Park-O-Rama this year, please contact the Village. The next meeting will be Wednesday January 22, 2020 at 8:00 Debbie can reached at

Bryan School Board 2020 Organizational Meeting Held

ADAMhs Board Receives $322,000 State Prevention Grant For Area Schools The Four County ADAMhs Board has received a $322,000 prevention grant from the Ohio Department of Education to distribute to school districts in the four county area. The one time grant, which is expected to range from $10,000 to $15,000 for participating school districts, is intended to fund an evidence-based prevention program that will address a health concern identified by each school district. According to Rob Giesige, ADAMhs Board CEO, school districts that are interested in receiving the grant money must complete an assessment that was developed by the state to identify a health concern that the funding can address. The grant stipulates that the money must be used by June 30, 2020 and asks each district that applies for funding to explain how the district will continue to work on the health concern in the future since the Ohio Department of Education has no funds to offer the grant again. Giesige explained that the ADAMhs Board is responsible for reviewing the applications and releasing the funds to school districts once the assessment has been completed. At its monthly meeting on Thursday (January 9), the ADAMhs board approved a $12,000 contract amendment with Re-

covery Services of Northwest Ohio that will increase the agency’s funding for a nurse practitioner and the services she provides at its Bryan and Napoleon offices. The board also approved the 120 day notice of the potential for significant contract changes for the fiscal year starting July 1, 2020 for local behavioral health providers that currently receive ADAMhs Board funding. This is an annual action that is taken in the event that state or federal funding received by the board is reduced prior to the new fiscal year. Andrea Smith, the executive director of the Swanton Area Community Coalition, and two Swanton students gave a presentation about student developed programs that the coalition has planned to reduce substance use among youth in the Swanton school system. The ADAMhs Board has provided $25,000 to support the coalition’s efforts for a number of years. Smith noted that those efforts have resulted in a steady, consistent reduction in student use of substances such as alcohol, tobacco and marijuana. For example, since 2012 there has been a 54 percent reduction in 30 day alcohol use among Swanton students, and a 26 percent increase in the perception of parent disapproval of alcohol use by youth since 2014.

By: Rebecca Miller THE VILLAGE REPORTER Following the call to order and Pledge to the flag, Bryan School Board Superintendent Diana Savage administered the Oath of Office to new board members, Ben Camarillo and Dustin Schlacter. 2019 President, Scott Benedict, led the board in the nomination and election of Board Member Debra Opdycke into the position of President, then handing the meeting over to her. The board then nominated and elected Benedict to be the Vice President for the year, followed by Treasurer Kevin Schafer administering the Oath of Office to the two newly elected officials. Newly elected President Opdycke then led the board in the authorization of Board Meeting schedule, Board Committee Assignments, a position Bond purchase and Service Fund. The board agreed to keep their meetings on the third Monday of each month, with the exception of February 10, 2020 and July 13, 2020. The following members were assigned to committees: Negotiations - Opdycke and Benedict; Facilities/OFCC - Benedict; Legislative Liaison and Policy - Benedict and Ben Camarillo; Wellness - Dustin Schlacter; Ohio School Board Associate Ben Camarillo; Audit - Dustin Schlacter; Community Advocate for Healthy Families

- Opdycke. Board voted to approve all recommendations, including a $20,000 position bond for the Board President and the Superintendent and the establishment of a Service Fund of $20,000 to cover School Board expenses. Opdycke recommended the following 2020 Standing Authorizations; •Superintendent as purchasing agent for Bryan City Schools, thus dispensing with the Board’s requirement to authorize and approve all purchases and payments, in accordance with Ohio Revised Code 3313.18 •Superintendent the authority to employ personnel on a temporary basis •Superintendent the authority to dispose of obsolete equipment and materials •CFO the authority to request and invest tax money as it becomes available through the County Auditor •Authorization for the CFO to make appropriation modifications throughout the year as it is necessary •CFO the authority to pay all bills in a timely manner •CFO, Superintendent, and Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent as Board of Education representatives for Mandatory Public Records Training, required by House Bill 9. Rebecca can be reached at


Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

"The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) - A9

Williams County Fulton County Commissioners Hold Commissioners Reorganize For Reorganizational Meeting January 9th 2020 At January 6 Meeting By: Timothy Kays THE VILLAGE REPORTER Commissioner Lewis Hilkert was named President of the Williams County Board of Commissioners at their January 6 reorganizational meeting. Hilkert replaces Commissioner Terry Rummel, who served as Board President during 2019. Commissioner Brian Davis was elected Vice-President. Several standard housekeeping resolutions were passed pertaining to the reorganizational process. Dates and times of meeting for the Board of Commissioners for 2020 remain Monday and Thursday 8:30a.m. until noon, and 1:00p.m. until 4:30p.m., or until adjournment. If a holiday should fall on a Monday, the Board will meet, as needed, the following Tuesday from 8:30a.m. until noon. The Board established the following 2020 dates as holidays for county non-bargaining unit employees... Monday, January 20 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, February 17 - Presidents Day Monday, May 25 - Memorial Day Friday, July 3 - Independence Day Monday, September 7 - Labor Day Monday, October 12 - Columbus Day Wednesday, November 11 - Veterans Day Thursday, November 26 - Thanksgiving Friday, December 25 - Christmas Day Friday, January 1, 2021 - New Year’s Day In addition to the aforementioned holidays, the Courthouse will be closed on the following days in 2020... Good Friday, April 10 at noon (1/2 day closed) Friday, November 27 Thursday, December 24 Thursday, December 31 at noon (1/2 day closed) The Commissioners agreed that Todd Roth, Williams County Engineer may enter upon private lands adjacent to any highways of Williams County, for the purpose of opening an existing ditch or drain, or for digging a new ditch or drain for the free passage of water for the drainage of highways. The Commissioners also approved Mr. Roth as the Williams County Sanitary Engineer, with an appointment effective from January 6 until reorganization of 2021 at a cost not to exceed $16,069.00. The Commissioners set the salary for the members of the Veterans Services Commission for 2020 at $3,774.58 per member, per year. The Commissioners appointed Jim Watkins, Peg Bernath, Melissa Cronin, Mary Mohre, Crystal Matthews, Loralee Mercer and Mindy Martin to one year terms on the Williams County Department of Aging Advisory Committee. In regular business, the Board approved supplemental appropriations of $3,029.00 for Hillside Country Living, and $8,058.00 for the Williams County Juvenile Court. The Commissioners agreed to the lease of 266 square foot of office space located at 1425 East High Street to Cancer Assistance of Williams County at $282.20 per month. The Board ratified a fire protection contract between the City of Bryan and the county to provide fire protection and all fire department related services for Hillside Country Living, Opdycke Park and the Williams County Park Building, at a cost not to exceed $3,000.00 per year. The term of the contract is from January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2021. The Commissioners approved an agreement between the Williams County Department of Job and Family Services and Community Teaching Homes, Inc. for Title IV-E Agencies and Providers for the provision of child placement. The agreement is for placement and related services with the maximum amount payable pursuant to the contract being $500,000.00, and a term of January 1 to December 31, 2020. The Commissioners also entered into an agreement between the Williams County Department of Job and Family Services and Kids Count Too, Inc. for Title IV-E Agencies and Providers for the provision of child placement. This agreement is also for placement and related services with a maximum amount payable of $500,000.00, and a contract term of January 1 through December 31, 2020. Finally, the Commissioners agreed to enter into LPA (Local Public Agency) Federal Local-LET Project Agreement #33037 with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT). The total project cost is $1,698,000, with $1,358,400 in FHWA (Federal Highway Administration) funds, and $339,600 in local funds for the County Road R and County Road G projects, scheduled to be completed in 2020. Timothy can be reached at

Williams County Extension Office Hosting Sewing Clinic Interested in learning the basics of sewing? Youth who are beginner level sewers are encouraged to attend a Youth 4-H Sewing Clinic on January 20 from 9:00amNoon at the Bryan First Church of Christ Fellowship Hall located at 129 N. Walnut St. in Bryan. You’ll learn by doing, while also making a cute item and having fun! Cost is $5 and the deadline to sign-up is Friday, January 17. Call the Williams County OSU Extension Office at 419-636-5608 to RSVP. Youth will either need to bring their own sewing machine that has a zipper foot or they can indicate that one needs to be provided for their use. Youth must also bring basic sewing supplies. 4-H membership not required.

Wauseon Business Taking Applications For Free Furnace For Family In Need Miller HVACR Services located at 130 E. Linfoot doing something special this month to help out one local family in need. They are giving away, at absolutely no cost, one brand new Rheem high efficiency furnace to a local person/ family, including installation. Miller HVACR Services is looking for that person/family that is both facing difficult times financially and has an unsafe or non-operational furnace. Applications are due no later than February 9th, 2020. More information can be found at or by calling Steve Miller at 419-335-7503.


Members of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners convened for their annual reorganizational session on January 9. The Commissioners opted to keep things simple for 2020, with many things remaining unchanged from 2019. Commissioner Jon Rupp was reelected Board President, and Commissioner Bill Rufenacht will continue as Vice-President. The meeting dates and times of Tuesday and

Thursday at 9:00a.m. were retained, as was the assignments to various boards and committees. The Board designated Jon Rupp as Voting Representative, and Commissioner Jeff Rupp Alternate for the 2020 Annual County Commissioner Association of Ohio Membership meeting. The Board appointed an apiary inspector for 2020, and established a 2020 mileage reimbursement rate for officials and employees of 57.5 cents per mile.

In other business, the Board ratified Resolution 2020-034, increasing and transferring appropriations for various departments. Resolution 2020-035 authorized the County Auditor to use force account pursuant to statute, and set allocations for townships from permissive tax revenue. The Board agreed to appoint Bernard Wanner and Scott Gillen to the County Rural Zoning Board of Appeals and Zoning Commission, and authorized the

release of the second half 2019 Domestic Violence Fees Collected by the court to the Center for Child and Family Advocacy.

LEVITY ... Commissioner Jon Rupp gets a chuckle from Commissioner Jeff Rupp’s nomination of him for 2020 Board President.

Young Ladies To Compete For The Title In Pride Of Williams County Pageant The tenth annual Pride of Williams County Pageant will be held on Sunday, January 19 at Edon Northwest School. A total of 19 reigning Queens from Bryan, Edgerton, Edon, Montpelier and West Unity will be vying for the titles of Miss, Teen Miss, Junior Miss and Little Miss Williams County. Doors open at 4:30 with the pageant beginning at 5:00. Tickets will be available at the door for $5 each so come cheer for your local titleholders! Be sure to bring a little extra change to vote for your favorite contestant to win the People’s Choice Award as well!

Katelynn Nicole Moor, Miss Montpelier, is the 19-yearold daughter of Michael and Dena Moor. She is a 12th grader, active in cheerleading, archery and the Drug Free Club.

Brianna Lynne Bell, Miss West Unity, is the 18-yearold daughter of Jim and Kristy Bell. She is a 12th grader, active in marching, concert, and jazz band, choir and the Academic Team.

Melody Joanne Nofziger, Miss Edon, is the 18-yearold daughter of Lance and Lynne Nofziger. She is a 12th grader, active in Track, Musical and the Cinderella Project.

Grace Cathleen Nye, Miss Edgerton, is the 18-year-old daughter of Tom and Bobby Nye. She is a 12th grader, active in volleyball, basketball cheerleading and 4-H.

Marianna Lynn Peterson, Teen Miss Edon, is the 12-year-old daughter of Felicia Resendez and Kurt Peterson. She is a 6th grader, active in gymnastics, cheerleading and drawing.

Gabrielle Nicole Rodriguez, Junior Miss West Unity, is the 14-year-old daughter of Josh and Emily Rodriguez. She is a 9th grader, active in travel and school volleyball, softball and 4-H.

Piper Addison JoHantgen, Junior Miss Montpelier, is the 10-year-old daughter of Sam and Kendra JoHantgen. She is a 5th grader, who enjoys being a part of the Bully Club, playing volleyball and archery.

Felicity Ann Xiao Thiel, Junior Miss Edgerton, is the 9-year-old daughter of Dean and Lisa Thiel. She is a 3rd grader, who enjoys Girls Scouts, 4-H and YMCA swim team.

Cora Rozella Brigle, Little Miss Edon, is the 7-yearold daughter of Scott and Jen Brigle. She is a 1st grader who enjoys 4-H Cloverbuds, Girls Scouts and Ebeny Nicole Wampler, Little playing softball. Miss Edgerton, is the 6-yearold daughter of Sean and Dara Bassett. She is a 1st grader, who enjoys cheerleading, Girl Scouts and camping.

Breelynn Nicole Shankster, Little Miss Montpelier, is the 8-year-old daughter of Tyson and Lisa Shankster. She is a 3rd grader who enjoys horseback riding, arts and crafts and reading.

Kailee Jo Fort, Teen Miss Edgerton, is the 13-yearold daughter of Staci Fort and John Fort Jr. She is a 7th grader, active in football and basketball cheerleading, tumbling and baking.

Avery Lynn Aldrich, Junior Miss Edon, is the 8-yearold daughter of Bo and Tracy. She is a 3rd grader. who enjoys playing softball and volleyball and being a 4-H Cloverbud.

Tavi Jo Lane, Junior Miss Bryan, is the 13-year-old daughter of Terri Lane. She is a 6th grader, who enjoys Girl Scouts, Ham Radio and pageants.

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Curtlyn Michelle Anthony, Miss Bryan, is the 18-yearold daughter of Mary Anthony. She is a 12th grader active in playing the violin, reading, singing and acting.

Jenna Ryan Clinger, Teen Miss Montpelier, is the 12-year-old daughter of Jeremy and Jill Clinger. She is a 7th grader, active in competitive gymnastics, making “Musically” and TikTok” videos with her friends and Wednesday night youth group at church.

Ella Renee Vansteenkiste, Teen Miss Bryan, is the 13-year-old daughter of David and Jamie Vansteenkiste. She is an 8th grader, active in volleyball, softball and Girl Scouts.

Emmalynn Grace Yoder, Little Miss Bryan, is the 7-year-old daughter of Skyler and Casandra Yoder. She is a 1st grader, who enjoys playing T-ball, cheerleading and dancing.

Braydee Jo Hatfield, Little Miss West Unity, is the 7-year-old daughter of Brittnee Hatfield and Trevor Towns. She is a 1st grader, who enjoys gymnastics, playing softball and playing Fortnite.


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Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

Delta Village Council Fills Vacated Seat To Begin 2020 By: Bill O’Connell THE VILLAGE REPORTER The first order of business for the new year for the Delta Village Council was to select an individual to fill the Council seat that was vacated when then Councilman Bob Gilbert was elected Mayor. Six Delta residents had filed applications with Village officials and were assessed by all Council members. Mayor Gilbert called for nominations to start the process and Councilwoman Lynn Frank nominated Mike Tanner. No other nominations were entered into the record and Council voted 5-0 to have Mr. Tanner serve the remainder of Mr. Gilbert’s term as Councilman which will run until December 31, 2022. Mr. Tanner was then sworn in by Mayor Gilbert and took his seat with the rest of the Council. The Council’s second order of business was to elect a Vice-Mayor or President of the Council to take the Mayor’s place in his absence for the calendar year 2020. Councilman Frank Wilton was nominated and unanimously elected. Council also agreed to keep the 5:30 p.m. start time for all regularly scheduled Council meeting for the balance of 2020. In legislative news, a draft of Ordinance #20-02, enacting Village of Delta Municipal Code Section 312.00, Under Speed Vehicles, was passed out for review to the Council. The legislation is geared mainly for golf cart operation is similar to the one prepared by the office of Delta Solicitor, Kevin Heban, for the City of Rossford.

Rules and Ordinance Committee Chair, Ashley Todd, requested that everyone read the document, prepare written concerns and be prepared to discuss during the regular meeting on January 27, 2020. A first reading of this ordinance is expected on February 3, 2020. A third and final reading of Resolution #19-20, to renew an existing tax levy for recreational purposes was approved. Also approved was the first reading of Ordinance #20-01, accepting petitioned land for annexation to the Village of Delta and establishing the zoning classification for same. Canadian based Nova Steel & Tube LLC petitioned the Fulton County Commissioners to have approximately 67 acres annexed to the Village of Delta on December 19, 2019. As required by the ORC (Ohio Revised Code), the expedited petition was approved at the next regular meeting of the commissioners which took place on December 24, 2019. Resolution #20-01, authorizing the Village Administrator to enter into an agreement with Feller Finch & Associates for land plan and concept drawings for new residential areas passed. There have been ongoing discussions regarding the need for new and additional residential housing. Fell & Finch has presented a proposal of $3000 to complete the work. The next meeting will take place on January 20, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Bill can be reached at

Delta Village Officials Rebut PDY School Board’s Revenue Shortfall Reasoning By: Bill O’Connell THE VILLAGE REPORTER During the first Delta Village Council meeting of 2020, newly elected Mayor Bob Gilbert passed out an article for Council members to read that was published in The Village Reporter on December 4, 2019 titled “Delta BOE Considering New Tax Levy, Cites Village Tax Abatements as Major Reason for Revenue Shortage”. Along with the article was a copy of a letter addressed to Pike-Delta-York Schools Superintendent Dr. Ted Haselman and CFO/Treasurer Matt Feasel, rebutting many of the statements and claims contained within the article. The letter read, in part, “Members of Village Council and this administrative team read the recent article in The Village Reporter regarding the financial situation of the school. As a result, there is great concern over the representation the Community Reinvestment Program of the Village is largely responsible for the anticipated shortfalls. There are several statements referenced in the article requiring clarification so future presentations can depict an accurate reflection of the facts.” The letter quoted several of the statements then rebutted the statements with their own interpretation of the facts and cited three “exhibits” as evidence that refuted the claims. “As a Council we’ve addressed this issue several times in the past. I believe that letter is confirmation and gives exhibits of how there has been some dissension between the Village of Delta and PDY Schools,” said Mayor Gilbert speaking di-

rectly to the Council members. “We don’t like to see that and we didn’t bring this up in an open forum but we brought it before Council. If they (PDY Schools) have questions or concerns and want to address the issue, they need to be here at a Council meeting and have an open forum in front of everybody.” The letter concluded with, “It is the concern of Council and administration the attacks on the Village are unwarranted and an underhanded attempt to lay blame on the Village over financial concerns truly unrelated to the Village efforts and focus on growth. This is out of character from previous school administrators, who focused on the long-term benefits while planning to take advantage of the future. Village Council has chosen not to respond publicly to the rhetoric, realizing it will only fuel greater public animosity, which does neither agency justice. Village Council continues to ask one question, if he companies that have built in Delta and received the CRA initiative had not built here, would the projected financial constraints be an issue? It is the position of the new Council and administrative team; we must focus on the future, including the benefits of growth for all. This council remains committed to making the investments necessary to secure the long-term financial welfare of the community.” The letter was signed by Mayor Gilbert and Council members Lynn Frank, Tony Dawson, Frank Wilton, Ashley Todd, Chad Johnson and Mike Tanner. Bill can be reached at


FILLING VACANT SEAT ... Mike Tanner is sworn in to the Delta Village Council after Council members selected him to fill Bob Gilbert’s seat.

Local Students Named To College Honor Rolls For Fall Semester Capital University-President’s List: Montpelier-Maddie Richmond; Dean’s List: Wauseon-Zach Basselman Goshen College-Dean’s List: Archbold-Emie Peterson, Jaelyn Rufenacht, Benjamin Zimmerman Spring Arbor University-Dean’s List: Archbold-Rebekah Holsopple, Gabrielle

Nafziger, Trevor Rupp; Pioneer-Vada Lashaway, Alyssa Swank; West UnityAlyssa Swank University of Mount Union-Dean’s List: Elizabeth Fritsch (Montpelier) Wilmington College-Dean’s List: McCormick Warncke (Wauseon); Kayla Wyse (Wauseon)


ADDRESS FUNDING CONCERNS ... Delta Mayor Bob Gilbert presented a letter that was sent to the PDY school board in regards to the schools recent comments about the funding they receive from the village.

WILLIAMS COUNTY - FULTON COUNTY AREA COMMUNITY CALENDAR JANUARY 16TH, 2020 - JANUARY 23RD, 2020 THURSDAY, JANUARY 16TH •Williams County Commissioners 9:00 AM •Fulton County Commissioners 9:00 AM •Edon Chamber of Commerce 4:00 PM FRIDAY, JANUARY 17TH No events submitted by time of press SATURDAY, JANUARY 18TH No events submitted by time of press SUNDAY, JANUARY 19TH No events submitted by time of press

MONDAY, JANUARY 20TH •Williams County Commissioners 9:00 AM •Archbold Village Council 5:30 PM •Delta Village Council 5:30 PM •Stryker Village Council 6:00 PM •Bryan City Council 7:00 PM •Edon Village Council 7:00 PM •Edgerton Village Council 7:00 PM •Swanton Village Council 7:00 PM •Metamora Village Council 7:00 PM TUESDAY, JANUARY 21ST •Fulton County Commissioners 9:00 AM

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Edgerton 2020 Winter Homecoming Court Presides Over Huge Victory On January 11th

By: Timothy Kays THE VILLAGE REPORTER The halls of Edgerton High School were decked out for Homecoming Night on January 11. The 5-5 / 1-1 Battling Bulldogs were set to welcome in the 8-3 / 7-0 Blackbirds of Pettisville. While it looked like a mismatch on paper, the game was played on the hardwood of the Edgerton gymnasium, and with 2020 Winter Homecoming King and Queen Jaron Cape and Madison Smith and their Court presiding, the hometown boys recovered from an early deficit to hand their visitors a 52-38 beatdown. The first Queen Candidate introduced this Homecoming Evening was Miss Ally Cape, Girls’ Basketball representative. Ally is the daughter of Luke and Tina Cape. She has one brother, Devin. During her high school career, Ally has been involved in Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, Spanish Club, FFA, and National Honor Society. In her spare time, she enjoys long walks on hot coals alongside her friends Serina, Grace, Faith, and Madison. Ally’s favorite class is CCP Biology/Human Body and her favorite teacher is Mrs. Rendleman. After graduation, Ally plans on attending college to major in exercise science and continue her basketball career. Her senior escort this evening was Mr. Chase Osmun, Student Council representative. Chase is the son of Darin Osmun and Julie Osmun. He has one brother, Drew. During his high school career, Chase has been involved in Track and Field, Football, Cross Country, FEA, Leader in Me, Spanish Club, the Inaugural Speech and Debate team, and is the current Student Council President. In his spare time, Chase enjoys ice fishing in the summer, hosting the weekly apple-eating contests at lunch, and supporting the Bulldogs. His favorite class is AP Literature and his favorite teachers are Mr. and Mrs. Bales. After graduation, Chase plans on attending college at Purdue University or Central Michigan University with an unknown major. The second Queen Candidate introduced was Miss Faith Herman, FEA representative. Faith is the daughter of Phil and Chris Herman. She has five siblings; Austin, Brandon, Cody, Devin, and Eric. During Faith’s high school career, she has been involved in FEA, Spanish Club, Volleyball, Basketball, Track, Leader in Me, and National Honor Society. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with #12 off the court, spending Saturday nights at Grandma’s house with her cousins, and enjoying long walks on hot coals alongside her friends Grace, Serina, Ally, and Madison. Faith’s favorite class is Anatomy, and her favorite teacher is Mrs. Rendleman. After graduation, she plans to attend Purdue University Fort Wayne and major in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Her senior escort this evening was Mr. Elliot Roth, Spanish Club representative. Elliot is the son of Adam and Denise Roth. He has four siblings; Sarah, Greg, Nicholas, and Owen. During Elliot’s high school career, he has been involved in Cross Country, Basketball, Track and Field, Spanish Club, Class Officers, and National Honor Society. In his spare time, Elliot enjoys watching The Great British Baking Show, reading nonfiction, and spending Saturday nights at Grandma’s house. His favorite class is Ceramics and his favorite teacher is Mrs. Bostater. After graduation, he plans on studying mechanical engineering at an undecided college. The third Queen Candidate introduced was Miss Serina Imm, Cheerleading representative. Serina is the daughter of Doug and Tonya Imm. She has five siblings; Courtney, Mahryna, Alyssa, Heaven, and Zaine. During Serina’s high school career, she has been involved in Cheerleading, Softball, Spanish Club, and Miss Edgerton. In her spare time, she enjoys long walks on hot coals alongside her friends Ally, Grace, Faith, and Madison. Her favorite class is CCP Human Body and her favorite teacher is Mrs. Rendlemen. After graduation, Serina will be attending the University of Toledo to pursue a traveling nurse career and eventually become a neonatal nurse. Serina's escort this evening was the 2020 Homecoming King-elect, Mr. Jaron Cape, Boys’ Basketball representative. Jaron is the son of Randy and Julie Cape. He has two siblings; Braydon and Addison. During Jaron’s high school career, he has been involved in Basketball, Football, Baseball, Spanish Club, and National Honor Society. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and watching Josh Apt’s Youtube (please subscribe). His all-time favorite class was AP Chemistry, but is currently Physics. His favorite teacher is Ms. Schaffner. After graduation, Jaron plans on studying civil engineering at an undecided college. The fourth Queen Candidate was Miss Grace Nye, Na-

tional Honor Society representative. Grace is the daughter of Tom and Bobby Nye. She has two siblings; Gunnar and Brandyn. During Grace’s high school career, she has been involved in Volleyball, Basketball Cheer, 4-H, Miss Edgerton, and National Honor Society. In her spare time, she enjoys long walks on hot coals alongside her friends, Serina, Ally, Faith, and Madison. Grace’s favorite class is Independent study drawing, painting, and ceramics. Her favorite teacher is Mrs. Bostater. After graduation, Grace plans on joining the U.S. Army Reserves and has undecided college plans. Her senior escort for Homecoming Evening was Mr. Nolan Swank, FCA representative. Nolan is the son of Bill and Charlene Swank. Nolan has two siblings; Nathan and Ava. During his high school career, Nolan has been involved in Football, Basketball, Baseball, Spanish Club, FFA, FCA, and National Honor Society. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time outside and being with his family and friends. Nolan’s favorite class is English and his favorite teacher is Mr. Miller. After graduation, Nolan plans on becoming an electrician. The fifth and final Queen Candidate for this evening was the 2020 Homecoming Queen-elect, Miss Madison Smith, FCA representative. Madison is the daughter of Brent and Heather Smith. She has two siblings; Lauren and Taylor. During her high school career, Madison has been involved in Volleyball, Basketball, Track, FEA, FCA, Spanish Club, National Honor Society, and is Class President. In her spare time, she enjoys long walks on hot coals alongside her friends Grace, Serina, Ally, and Faith. Madison’s favorite class is CCP Biology/Human Body and her favorite teacher is Ms. Schaffner. After graduation, Madison is planning on attending an undecided college majoring in Nursing with future plans to become a Nurse Practitioner or CRNA. Her senior escort for this evening was Mr. Connor Thiel, National Honor Society representative. Connor is the son of Gregg and Melinda. He has one brother; Landon. During his high school career, Connor has been involved in Cross Country, Track, Basketball, Spanish Club, Class Officers, Catholic Heart Workcamp, Buckeye Boys State, and National Honor Society. In his spare time, Connor enjoys running, playing euchre, gaming, and attending rock concerts. Connor’s favorite class is AP Literature with his favorite teacher Mr. Bales. After graduation, Connor plans on attending Trine University and majoring in Civil or Chemical Engineering. The Kindergarten Attendants for the evening were Savannah Balogh and Oliver Vonalt. Savannah is the daughter of Matthew and Rebecca Balogh. Her favorite color is the rainbow; her favorite books are princess books, and her favorite TV show is T.O.T.S. Savannah has three siblings; Blake, Logan, and Gabby. Oliver is the son of Chad and Jamie Vonalt. Oliver’s favorite color is Army green; his favorite book is The Book With No Pictures, and his favorite TV show is Captain Underpants. Oliver has two siblings; Madalynne and Vivienne. Timothy can be reached at


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2020 Resolve To Read More & Reap The Benefits

READ ... Picking up a newspaper or magazine, joining a book club or reading with children are just a few of the many ways to improve the mind through reading. It may be tempting to curl up on the couch and turn on the television to unwind, but research indicates that reading is one of the best workouts for the brain. The World Health Organization says that doctors diagnose nearly 10 million new cases of dementia each year. With so many people understandably concerned about any and all cognitive issues related to aging, the search is continually on to find ways to strengthen the mind's muscle. It may be as simple as picking up a book. People make New Year's resolutions to improve their lives, and reading more can be a great way to do just that. According to the online health and wellness resource The Healthy (, reading has been associated with language reception in the left temporal cortex of the brain. When this part of the brain processes written material, neurons begin working hard to transmit information. Research conducted by Stanford University indicated that MRI scans of people who are deep into a Jane Austen novel showed an increase in blood flowing to areas of the brain that control both cognitive and executive function. When the brain is working efficiently, it may be less prone to some of the issues that can cause a decline in memory and brain function. Research published in the journal Neurology found frequent brain exercise through reading lowered mental decline by 32 percent. Of course, the benefits of reading extend beyond the physical. Literary fiction can help people be more empathetic. Getting lost in a book and the characters' stories makes others more relatable. Reading has the potential to help a person understand what people are thinking, offers research published in the journal Science. Picking up a good book also can help a person gain knowledge of new cultures, ideas and history and even improve vocabulary.

Did You Know? New Year's resolutions may not have much staying power, but the tradition of making them is an enduring one that dates back thousands of years. According to, ancient Babylonians are credited with being the first people to make New Year's resolutions. During Akitu, a 12-day religious festival, the Babylonians would make promises to their gods, and these promises typically focused on being a better person in the coming year. Babylonians believed keeping their word to the gods would curry favor for them in the coming year, while failure to keep their promises would do the opposite. People who make resolutions today typically do so to better themselves and do not fear reprisal from their creator if they fail to live up to their pledges.

Some Simple Ways To Look & Feel Your Best At the dawn of a new year, many people resolve to reach for new heights. On the path to personal growth or improvement, one may find that making a few adjustments can greatly increase confidence. The adage “don’t judge a book by its cover” can inspire people to look beyond the outer shell to what lies beneath. However, how a person presents himself or herself undeniably has an impact on how this person is perceived. •Undergo a teeth-whitening treatment. A bright, welcoming smile portrays friendliness and confidence. People who hide their smiles because of yellowing teeth can find that investing in at-home whitening strips or gels, or working with a dentist for professional whitening services, can dramatically change their looks. •Skip the pockets. Rely on clothing that is pocket-less, especially if you’re prone to putting hands in pockets. Body language experts say that people put their hands

in their pockets when they are uncomfortable or unsure of themselves. •Get a tailored wardrobe. Ill-fitting clothing may tell others you don’t care about your appearance, even if you do. Sometimes off-the-rack clothing just doesn’t fit as well as a person may hope. •Practice better posture. Standing tall with shoulders back and head held high can do everything from project assertiveness to help clothes fit and fall better. •Properly groom your brows. Men and women both can benefit from well-tended brows. These eye-framing wonders are one area on the face people tend to notice first. •Start exercising. Exercise does wonders for not only maintaining a healthy, fit body, but it also can improve mood. These suggestions are relatively easy tweaks to help a person put forth his or her best self.

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2020 Ways To Stay Fit All Year Long

DON’T GO AT IT ALONE ... Find a partner or group to exercise with. Working out or even walking makes exercising more of a fun and less of a chore. Many people find it easier to maintain their beach bodies during summer than they do throughout the rest of the year. Summer weather encourages people to get off the couch and enjoy the great outdoors, and many people prefer to eat lighter meals during the summer to combat the heat and humidity. Couple that dwindling motivation with the ten-

dency to eat larger, heartier meals as the weather gets colder, and it’s easy to see why so many people gain weight over the last several months of the year and into the new year. But maintaining a healthy weight year-round promotes long-term health and reduces a person’s risk for various ailments and diseases, including heart disease and diabe-

tes. •Keep setting goals. Setting short-term fitness and dietary goals throughout the year can keep you from falling back into bad habits. Tie your goals into the season to increase your chances for success. For example, resolve to run outdoors or cycle a certain number of miles each week in autumn, when the weather is still conducive

to physical activity and the scenery is idyllic. •Switch up your workout routine every few weeks. Boredom also can affect people’s ability to maintain healthy weights year-round. Adhering to the same exercise routine for months on end can grow tedious. •Find healthy seasonal foods. Many people prefer to buy locally sourced and/ or in-season foods, recognizing the positive impact that such dietary habits can have on the environment. That commitment to buying healthy, locally grown foods can be tested as the seasons change and the offerings at your local market change along with them. •Join an exercise group or sports league. The buddy system is an effective way to stay committed to a fitness regimen, but if you cannot find a friend or family member to brave cold winter treks to the gym with you, then consider joining an exercise group or competitive sports league. Maintaining that beach body need not be so difficult.

How To Find Time To Travel This Year Travel is a popular pastime that many people plan to embrace upon retiring. However, adults need not wait for their golden years to arrive to take to the friendly skies or answer the call of the nearest highway. Would-be travelers who feel that traveling is a luxury they can't afford may be surprised to learn just how many people travel each year. According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization, there were 1.4 billion international tourist arrivals across the globe in 2018. Many of those 1.4 billion people no doubt had professional and personal obligations that could have prevented them from traveling, but they still found a way to head off for parts unknown. A lack of time to travel is something people often cite when lamenting their inability to get out and see the world. In many instances, that perceived lack of time can be overcome, paving the way for potentially life-changing trips. •Use your vacation days to go on vacation. •Make better use of weekends. Professionals who work traditional Monday through Friday schedules have nearly one-third of the year off already. Weekends add up to 104 days per year, and that's 104 days people could be traveling. Even if you're limited to local traveling on weekends, those 104 built-in off days provide substantial time to get out and see some sights. •Turn traditional weekends into three-day weekends. Speaking of weekends, professionals who feel they have more vacation and personal time than they could possibly use should consider turning more traditional weekends into three-day weekends. •Work remotely, even if it's just for one or two weeks per year. Technology has made it easier than ever to work outside of a traditional office setting. Traveling takes time, but many professionals have more time on their hands than they might think.


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2020 Benefits Of Personal Trainers Resolve To Be A Better Parent Goals can be a motivating force that help people realize their full potential. When it comes to personal fitness, goals are often an essential component of getting healthy. Achieving fitness-related goals is not always so easy. A 2018 survey from Cision and Varo Money found that 45 percent of respondents resolved to lose weight or get in shape in 2018. Many of those people made those efforts part of their New Year's resolutions, which various studies have found have a high failure rate. In fact, one 2015 report from U.S. News indicated that 80 percent of New Year's resolutions don't survive to see the second week of February. Fortunately, there are ways to clear the hurdles required to make significant lifestyle changes, particularly those associated with physical fitness. Whether they're looking to lose weight, improve their overall health and/or simply hoping to look better in the mirror, many people find working with personal trainers is a good way to get on track and stay on track. People on the fence about hiring personal trainers can consider these benefits to working with these highly trained fitness professionals. •Knowledge: Gyms often require their personal trainers to earn their personal training certifications, and many universities now even partner with specific certification programs so people who want to become personal trainers can earn both their degrees and their certifications. Knowledgeable, certified personal trainers can help their clients tailor their workouts around clients' individual goals. After meeting with a client and learning about the client's goals, trainers can design workout regimens specific to the individual. That personalization is not possible for people who design their workout regimens around generalized advice they find online or elsewhere. •Motivation: Personal trainers also can provide the motivation their clients need to keep going. That's valuable for anyone, but especially for people new to exercise of those who haven't been physically active

MOTOVATE... Personal trainers can be invaluable assets for people looking to get or stay healthy. for some time. Trainers can motivate clients to finish sets when weightlifting, but also track clients' progress between workouts. When delivered by a trained fitness professional, such progress reports can motivate people to keep working, especially during those times when they might be questioning their commitments to exercising. •Variety: Many people quit working out due to something often referred to as "exercise boredom." That's the boredom that can set it when people perform the same exercise routine for weeks, months or even years at a time. Personal trainers can use their experience to create exercise regimens that change often enough to prevent exercise boredom from settling in. •Avoid injury: Perhaps the biggest benefit to working with a personal trainer is that doing so can reduce risk for injury. Personal trainers know the appropriate ways to use exercise machines and watch their clients closely to ensure their form is always correct during a workout. Poor form or misuse of machines can lead to injuries that can quickly derail fitness goals.

Ways To Make More Time For Family For the majority of working professionals, finding quality time to spend with loved ones can be a delicate balancing act. But working parents do not have to wait until retirement to enjoy being in the company of their families. With some fine tuning, anyone can find ways to spend more time with their children, spouse, extended families, and friends. •Eat dinner together every night. Eating dinner as a family enables everyone to be a part of one another's day and discuss important issues facing the family. According to The Family Dinner Project, eating as a family can boost kids' academic performance, lower their risk of substance abuse and provide an opportunity for parents to gauge the emotional and physical well-being of their children. Avoid activities that cut into dinner time and rearrange work schedules to accommodate nightly meals with the family. •Switch work hours. Many employers understand the benefits of flex time. If possible, leave the office at 4 p.m. to make it home for family time, and then log back on remotely at 7 p.m. to finish the day's work. Working from home also reduces commute time, which can free up more time to spend with loved ones. •Put it on the calendar. Many families have to abide by a calendar to stay organized. Family time may fall by the wayside unless it is scheduled. Treat it as any important event so it becomes a priority. •Work together. Family time need not be limited to recreation or leisure. Get the entire family involved in a chore or project so you

can work together toward a common goal. Landscaping, painting a room in the house or even grocery shopping are some examples of chores that can be turned into family time. •Enjoy family media. Instead of retiring to separate corners of the house with tablets or mobile phones

in tow, find a TV series everyone can enjoy together. Spend some binge-worthy hours seeing how stories unfold, taking time to discuss each episode when it ends. Family time is something that takes work, but making it a priority can offer real benefits.

Parenting is a challenging, yet rewarding role that many adults take on lovingly. Data from the U.S. Census Bureau indicates that there were 73.7 million children under age 18 living in families in 2016. Canadian Census results found roughly 5.8 million children living in private households with parents in 2016, the most recent year for data. Parenting is a hard job that evolves as children age, and moms and dads may wonder if there is anything they can do to be better parents. Raising successful, happy and wellrounded children takes effort, and the following tips may help parents along the way. Take care of yourself. It's hard for parents to serve as good role models for their children if they aren't taking care of themselves. A little self-reflection and some positive changes can help parents set strong examples. Beware of comparisons. Parents often wonder what they may be doing wrong, especially when they see other children meeting milestones that their children may not be achieving. Making comparisons between children, whether it's with youngsters' siblings or friends, can be a recipe for conflict and self-doubt. Speak with a pediatrician if you have concerns about development. Be an active listener. Being an attentive parent includes listening to youngsters. Encourage kids to share their points of view on activities or topics they feel are important. That can reassure children they know they can come to you without fear of reprisal, even when they may have been out of line. This strengthens the bond between parents and their children. Explain you are human, too. Sometimes children need to see that their

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B4 - "The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News)

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

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 JANUARY 1880 The officers installed by Unity Rebekah Lodge, January 21st include: Mrs. H.A. Chairplot, N.G.; Mrs. H.A. McKarns, V.G.; Mrs. Alcinda Clay, R.S.; Mrs. S.E. Gardner, F.S.; and Miss Alma Dawson, Treas. 130 YEARS AGO JANUARY 1890 J.C. Webb is working on the Waldron Gazette. T.E. Clay has been out west prospecting the past three years. 120 YEARS AGO JANUARY 1900 Married: Mr. Bert Fenicle and Miss Mayme Smith, both of Kunkle. Born to Mr. and R.S. Willis Swisher, Jan. 20, a daughter. Berth Bardner has been employed as clerk in the general store of Miller Bros. and Co. 110 YEARS AGO JANUARY 1910 Amanda M. Peppard came to West Unity with her parents in Sept. 1847 having spent nearly all her life here. She was a tailor for many years with Adam Yesbra. She passed away Jan. 17. 100 YEARS AGO JANUARY 1920 Charles Charpiot is the census taker for West Unity and Rowe Newcomb for Brady township. 90 YEARS AGO JANUARY 1930 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hugnagel announce the birth of a daughter on Jan. 18. 80 YEARS AGO JANUARY 1940 Mrs. Chas. Eding had the misfortune to fall and dislocate her right shoulder. 60 YEARS AGO JANUARY 1960 The West Unity Board of Public Affairs accepted the bid of Dunbar Drilling, Swanton for $36,954 for the construction of an iron removal plant for the village. Removal of iron will consist of aeration of water, filtering it through large sand tanks, and repumping it into the mains to the water storage tower. 50 YEARS AGO JANUARY 1970 Production at the Hayes-Albion Corporations Exhaust Division plant in West Unity was halted briefly by a false bomb report. Merle C. Hummel, a trustee for Brady Township, was elected president of the Township Trustees and Clerk Association of Williams County. 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 JANUARY 1910 Mrs. H.E. Huffman and Mrs. Lucy Rumsey, attended the public installation of Rebekah and I.O.O.F. officers at Archbold, Mrs. Ramsey was installing officer for the Rebekahs. 80 YEARS AGO JANUARY 1940 A girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Peter, and sons to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stokes and Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Brittenriker. 70 YEARS AGO JANUARY 1950 After 53 years of barbering in Stryker J.J. Annette, 76, closed his barbershop and will retire. Dan Heer of this place was the first customer that worked on when he started 53 years ago. 60 YEARS AGO JANUARY 1960 Dorothy E. Oswborn and Phillip Juillard were married December 27. 50 YEARS AGO JANUARY 1970 Wrestling had one victory and one loss last week. 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 JANUARY 1950 The 1950 Chevrolet will be unveiled at Reas Chevrolet Sales this Saturday. The public is invited to attend. John Foster Jr. will take over the management of Foster’s Cash Store next week, a position previously held by his father. Kooleez Baby Pants are now available in white or pink at Hackett’s Rexall Store. They are made with an amazing material of natural creamy liquid latex. The American Legion has been put in charge of the annual March of Dimes drive for this area.

River on State Route 34, east of Blakeslee. None of the passengers on the bus was injured. 50 YEARS AGO JANUARY 1970 Edon Chamber of Commerce and Businessmen welcome Dr. and Mrs. George David to the community. Cheryl Baughman became the bride of Edward Hug in Blakeslee at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Jan Kundard is busy planning her April wedding to David Wherle of Blakeslee following their recent engagement. 40 YEARS AGO JANUARY 1980 Jeff, Harold Jr., Jerry and Kristy Mills, Brian Moffett, Betsy Whitman, Scott Brigle, Dawn Dunkle, Dustin Peugeot and Kristin Peugeot were named Edon’s “Citizens of Tomorrow” during the month of January. Tom Held was the top scorer with 32 points in Edon’s 72-67 win over Pittsford (MI). Swearing in of the mayor and council members, committee appointments and election of a council president were among the items on the agenda for the first Edon Village Council meeting of 1980. Taking the oath was Herb Manthei (newly elected member), Dick Alwood, Mayor Jim Trausch and Clerk Nancy Adams (all re-elected members). Dan Keller was elected president. 30 YEARS AGO JANUARY 1990 Mabel Fairchild, 84, Edon, died December 23 in Florida. There is a good selection of 99 cent videos at the Edon Super Valu. A new church has opened in a 100 year old barn. Come attend the first service at the Victory Barn, a non denominational Full Gospel Church. St. Joseph’s School Kindergarten class was visited by Odie Mearse who brought along an ambulance to tour. This was a special treat for “A” week. Letha Merrifield, 84, Edon, died December 27.

60 YEARS AGO JANUARY 1960 Mrs. T.R. Bostater presented an interesting paper on Africa for the program hour at the Edon Women’s Club meeting held last Wednesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Leonora Foster. Lester Trausch, Edon, was one of 958 new members admitted to The Holstein-Friesian Association of America by recent action of the Board of Directors. Mrs. Paul Burkholder was the honored guest Wednesday at a surprise baby shower at the home of her mother, Mrs. Blanche Buck. Omer Keller was pleasantly surprised last Thursday evening when a group of friends arrived at his home to help him celebrate his birthday. John ‘Insurance’ Foster of Knepper-Foster Agency, East Indiana Street, Edon, graduated January 8 from a life insurance course offered by the Purdue Life Marketing Institute on the Purdue University campus. New Year’s Eve, a group of friends called at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wolff, and surprised them with an oldfashioned house warming. An Edon-Northwest School District bus and a passenger car were damaged in a collision at 4 p.m. Friday on a narrow bridge over the St. Joseph


Edon Mayor proposed to the Council that a change be made in the policy of civil ceremonies such as marriages conducted in the Mayor’s office. “I am not saying I will not perform marriages, but I would rather see a marriage performed by a minister than in the Village Hall.” Residents in the Edon area may be eligible for a free recall and replacement of a part on their water heaters.

ATV riders, with emphasis on those under age 16 by offering a Safety Awareness Course. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Donald P. McColl, son of Charles D. and Theresa McColl of Stryker, recently returned from a six-month deployment in the Western Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean, and Arabian Gulf aboard the aircraft carrier USS Constellation, based in San Diego.

THE ADVANCE REPORTER ESTABLISHED 1976 Formerly - Stryker Advance & West Unity Reporter, the two newspapers were merged by Regis Spielvogel, Publisher in 1976.

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.

40 YEARS AGO JANUARY 1980 Stryker homecoming court was chosen as follows: Jeanne Black, Queen; and Dennis Sullivan, King; Seniors: Jackie Frost and Tom Coulon; Juniors, Lisa Wise and Darrell Chappius; Sophomores, Kris Short and John Ruffer; Freshman, Jodie Peters and Mike Shaffer. Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Smith, Jefferson Estates, West Unity, celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary January 15. 30 YEARS AGO JANUARY 1990 Angie Ruihley and Chad Smith were crowned 1990 Hilltop Homecoming Queen and King during crowning ceremonies held Saturday night, Hilltop won the game over Edgerton 63-48. Local students named to Defiance Dean’s list were Teri Bistline of West Unity, Jamie Degroff and Michelle Talse of Stryker. 20 YEARS AGO JANUARY 2000 The Stryker Panthers met their nemesis, the Archbold Blue Streaks, for yet another hot rivalry game January 4th. Historically, Archbold has a high percentage of victories over Stryker in cage action, but this year’s mighty Panther team upended Archbold, 73-66. The Williams County 4-H Youth Development Program wishes to address the educational and training needs of all

8 YEARS AGO JANUARY 2012 Wauseon's Homecoming Committee is sponsored a reverse raffle at St. Caspar's Parish Life Center. 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 JANUARY 2015 Edon High School Principal Anthony Stevens congratulates Josh Vandemark on his new position at Edon Northwest Local Schools. Mr. Vandemark’s one-year contract as Head Boys Baseball Coach for 2014-2015 was approved by the District’s Board of Education during its January regular session meeting.

WILLIAMS COUNTY, OHIO - Stryker 1902: Methodist Episocpal Church -

Williams County History (January 12, 1902, 118 years ago): The Stryker Methodist Episcopal Church was dedicated. In 1901, the Stryker Methodist congregation built this large wooden frame church on the northwest corner of Defiance and Short streets, replacing a smaller house of worship erected in the 1860s on Church Street. The new church cost approximately $6,000 and was formally dedicated on January 12, 1902. The structure served Stryker Methodists until 1968 when the congregation completed a new church edifice at the intersection of Maple and Cherry streets. The 1902 church building was donated to the Stryker schools. The school music department used the upper floors of the building for band and choir instruction, while the art department occupied the basement. The historic structure was razed in 1982 following completion of the existing elementary school. The site is now occupied by the Williams County Public Library’s Stryker branch. One of Stryker's early streetlights is visible in the foreground. These kerosene street lamps were purchased from the Village of Bryan in 1889. This vintage image is from the Kevin Maynard collection.


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B6 - "The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News)

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

Williams County ~ Fulton County Area

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THE MASKED MAN (AND WOMAN, TOO) Growing up in the 1950s, little boys watched the Lone Ranger. We’d wait anxiously in front of our television sets to hear “Hi-ho Silver, Away” indicating the Lone Ranger was on to save the day. He rode through the west with his faithful companion, Tonto, righting wrongs and bringing justice to the bad guys. The Lone Ranger’s gimmick was a black mask he wore. At the end of every show as he and Tonto rode off, someone asked, “Who was that masked man?” But no one ever knew because of the mask. Did you know there was a masked man in the Bible, too? When Moses descended Mt. Sinai with the Ten Commandments, Exodus 34.29 records, “his face was radiant because he had spoken with the Lord.” Verse 30 notes Aaron and Israel were afraid to come near him because of his bright face. Something about the radiance of God on his face scared them. So, Moses resolved the situation by wearing a veil over his face whenever he walked among the people. He removed it when he went back to speak with God (vs. 33-35). A veil is a sort of mask. It covered Moses’ face so people couldn’t see him. Moses took his mask off when he entered God’s presence. He came to God in complete honesty, openness and transparency. Nothing hidden. No posing or pretending. No attempt to convince God (and himself) that he was better than he was. Is that how you come to God in your quiet time through the week and at church service on Sunday? Unmasked, hiding nothing, willing to stand naked before God? When Moses was around people, he put the mask back on. Initially, it was to keep Israel from avoiding him because his face scared them. Nice move, Moses. How you going to lead a nation who is afraid of you and won’t come near you to get their marching orders? But a verse in the New Testament reveals a different reason Moses wore his mask. “We are not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face to keep the Israelites from gazing at it while the radiance was fading away” (2 Corinthians 3.13). Interesting. Moses put on his mask to hide the fact that the radiance of God’s presence was fading. Surprised? You shouldn’t be. There are masked men and women living around you today. I’ll bet you even see one every morning in your mirror. Everyone hides behind a mask because we don’t want them to see the “real me.” Here’s a way to spot a masked man/ woman. One person approaches another and asks, “How are you?” And the pat response is, “Fine. Just fine. You?” “I’m fine, too.” But we’re not fine, are we? No. But we don’t want anyone else to know that.

It’s what we do. We put on a mask so others can’t see the real me behind the mask. The me that’s convinced God is disappointed and disgusted with me after years of sin, and who doesn’t want you to feel the same way about me. The struggling me. The “not fine” me. The far-fromholy me. The lacking-in-faith me. The fed-up me. The on-the-verge-of-divorce me. The angry me or the depressed me. The never-measures-up me. The guilty me. The me that’s losing (or lost) hope I can ever change long-term. The me who doesn’t have the answers. The me who hasn’t found the formula to transformation. We’re afraid if others see the behindthe-mask me, they won’t like us or want to be around us. And we’ll end up alone. Or they’ll judge us and tell everyone we know what we’re so diligently trying to keep secret behind the mask. Or it’ll prove that Christianity is working for others but not for us. [Of course we think it works for everyone else because they’ve not dropped their mask either.] We believe taking off the mask will reveal our imperfections, and that would hurt the cause of the gospel. Here’s a couple truths about ridding ourselves of masks. One, God always sees behind the mask, and he loves you anyway. He knew the terrible things you’d do and the multiple times you’d break his heart. And he loves you still. He doesn’t condemn you or kick you to the curb because you’ve messed up too often. There’s no need to wear a mask around him. Two, wearing a mask is a losing battle. Instead of hiding, turn on the light. Darkness flees when you take a risk and drop your mask and let someone see you, the real you. How do you do that? You tell someone what’s really going on in your life. You make yourself vulnerable. The heartache, the unsolved problems, the things you’re ashamed of, the sin habit you still have after all these years, those memories that keep you up at night, your fears and anxieties. You can’t get help if you’re the only one who knows what’s going on. Through John, God promises two things when we “walk in the light,” i.e. live without a mask. “If we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with each other [our relationships grow stronger because we’re fighting a common enemy together] and the blood of Jesus his son cleanses us of all unrighteousness [we’ll begin to find answers and healing for those things we’ve kept hidden for all these years]” (1 John 1.7). I close with a question for you from the book, The Cure. “Here’s my question: If this life of Christ in us is true – if there is no condemnation, if He’s perfectly working to mature us from the inside out and if He’s absolutely crazy about us despite all our stuff – why would any of us ever put on a mask again?” Great question, don’t you think?

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As you read through the Bible, you will discover the story of Moses freeing the people of God, from their captivity in Egypt. (Exodus 12-15) These people wanted freedom from slavery, but once they were rescued and freed from Egypt they wanted more. The children of Israel wanted relief from the desert and desired a plush living. They wanted food, water, and comfort. Come on Moses! Their desires continued beyond the leadership of Moses. After Moses, Joshua led these people and they wanted victory over their enemies and new homes. Come on Joshua! Fast forward into the New Testament of the Bible and read about the daily life of Jesus. As you do, you will discover that people were constantly coming to Jesus in search of something. In John 11, we read about Lazarus, a close friend of Jesus, who was sick and dying. The sisters of Lazarus, Mary and Martha, wanted Jesus to come and save Lazarus from dying. Come on Jesus! We all want something! An easier life, free of sickness or pain, no bills, Mr. or Mrs. Right. But what do we really need? Freedom from slavery, an easier life, a healthy life? Healing? Money, security, or a companion? NO! What we really need is life eternal and holiness. Only God can deliver this. When the children of Israel left Egypt, it wasn't about just escaping slavery. They had a promise from God, to inherit a new land to live in, and a

new life to pursue. When Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, it wasn't just about escaping darkness and death. Jesus showed us that He was giving to all who believe a new way of living, through Him - eternal life! Listen carefully, we just don't leave our sin, to run to another sinful moment. We don't leave one toxic relationship to run to another. We don't escape one sinful habit, to indulge in a different sinful habit. We are rescued from sin and slavery, to freedom in Christ. We are rescued to a new life, to new choices, and to a new hope. It's not wrong to desire a healthy life, comforts, etc. But our "lack of" those things don't mean that God hates us or doesn't exist. What do we really need? Who are you depending on? People don't need heroes, we need a Savior. Fictional heroes climb walls, fly, dodge bullets, crush enemies...but none can raise the dead, not even a Jedi. We need a Savior! And this Savior, Jesus Christ, raised the dead! Think about it. Hundreds visited the tomb of Lazarus, they were at the funeral! Hundreds watched the stone get rolled away. Hundreds heard Jesus pray and shout, "Lazarus, come out!" Hundreds witnessed the power of Jesus Christ to raise the dead and give us life eternal! The love of God is powerful. The power of God is real! God loves you so much that He gave to us His one and only Son Jesus Christ. If we believe this, you will have what you really need - eternal life! Do you believe it? How do you argue with hard evidence? If you believe - you have all you need for today and tomorrow. Go live today in confidence, hope, and joy! For more encouragement: John 11; Romans 6:12-14; 2 Corinthians 5:14-17

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Legal LEGAL - NOTICE OF SALE UNDER JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE OF LEINS FOR DELINQUENT LAND TAXES Revised Code Sec. 5721.19.1 In the Court of Common Pleas, Fulton County, Ohio Case No. 19CV000163 & 19BOR01 In the Matter of Foreclosure of Liens for delinquent land taxes Charlene Lee, Treasurer of Fulton County, Ohio Plaintiff -vsJ.B. Forrester et al Defendants. Whereas, judgment has been rendered against certain parcels of real property for taxes, assessments, penalties, costs and charges as follows: Permanent Parcel No. 26-052264-01.000 Said premises located at Swancreek Twp, Swanton. The complete legal description of this property can be obtained at the Fulton County Auditor’s Office. Whereas, such judgment orders such real property to be sold by the undersigned to satisfy the total amount of said judgment; Now, therefore, public notice is hereby given that I, Roy E. Miller, Sheriff, of Fulton County, Ohio, will sell such real property at pubic auction, for cash to the highest bidder of an amount sufficient to satisfy the judgment against said parcel at 10:00 a.m. at 129 Courthouse Plaza, Wauseon, Ohio, on Thursday, the 6th day of February, 2020, and continue from day to day thereafter, if the parcel does not receive a sufficient bid, it shall be offered for sale, under the same terms and conditions of the first sale and at the same time of day and at the same place, on the 20th day of February, 2020 for an amount sufficient to satisfy the judgment against the parcel. Public notice is hereby given that all such real property to be sold at public auction may be subject to a federal tax lien that may not be extinguished by the sale, and purchasers of any such real property are urged to search the federal tax lien index that is kept by the county recorder to determine if notice of a federal tax lien has been filed with respect to any such real property. Roy E. Miller, Sheriff of Fulton County, Ohio LEGAL - NOTICE OF SALE UNDER JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE OF LEINS FOR DELINQUENT LAND TAXES Revised Code Sec. 5721.19.1


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VENDOR DATES AVAILABLE ADDRESS Williams County Auditor’s Office All Year Courthouse Buckeye Veterinary Hospital 12/1/19-1/31/20 03422 St Rt 49 Dog Warden, Pam Welch All Year 09464 County Rd 13 Edon Farmers Co-Op All Year 205 S Michigan Fountain City Veterinary Hospital 12/1/19-1/31/20 1202 S Main Street Handyman Hardware & Paints All Year 111 W Jackson St Hometown Hardware All Year 119 State Street Montpelier Edon Farmers Co-Op 12/1/19-1/31/20 11715 County Road 13 Stryker Farmers Exchange 12/1/19-1/31/20 114 S West St Town & Country All Year 1210 E High St Williams County Humane Society All Year 09464 County Rd 13 Montpelier Do-It-Best Hardware 12/1/19-1/31/20 1450 Whitaker Way

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With the passage of HB59, dog tags can be purchased for a term of one year ($16), three years ($48) or permanent ($160) and the price of a kennel license is $80.00. 2020 Dog tags are on sale at the above locations or online at through January 31, 2020, without penalty. All issuing agencies except online purchases, Auditor’s office and the Dog Warden will charge a fee of $.75 per license. 2020 Kennel licenses will ONLY be issued by the Auditor’s Office and Dog Warden’s office and all multi-year tags will be issued at the Auditor’s office and Dog Warden’s office ONLY. All dogs, three months or older, are required to have a license. (ORC 955.01) A SIXTEEN DOLLAR ($16.00) PENALTY will be added for each license and an EIGHTY DOLLAR ($80.00) PENALTY will be added for each kennel license after January 31, 2020.

In the Court of Common Pleas, Fulton County, Ohio Case No. 18CV000103 & 18BOR01 In the Matter of Foreclosure of Liens for delinquent land taxes Charlene Lee, Treasurer of Fulton County, Ohio Plaintiff -vsMidwest Ag Investments LLC Defendants.

Whereas, judgment has been rendered against certain parcels of real property for taxes, assessments, penalties, costs and charges as follows: Permanent Parcel No. 06-015644-02.000 Said premises located at N. Shoop Ave, Wauseon. The complete legal description of this property can be obtained at the Fulton County Auditor’s Office. Whereas, such judgment orders such real property to be sold by the undersigned to satisfy the total amount of said judgment; Now, therefore, public notice is hereby given that I, Roy E. Miller, Sheriff, of Fulton County, Ohio, will sell such real property at pubic auction, for cash to the highest bidder of an amount sufficient to satisfy the judgment against said parcel at 10:00 a.m. at 129 Courthouse Plaza, Wauseon, Ohio, on Thursday, the 6th day of February, 2020, and continue from day to day thereafter, if the parcel does not receive a sufficient bid, it shall be offered for sale, under the same terms and conditions of the first sale and at the same time of day and at the same place, on the 20th day of February, 2020 for an amount sufficient to satisfy the judgment against the parcel. Public notice is hereby given that all such real property to be sold at public auction may be subject to a federal tax lien that may not be extinguished by the sale, and purchasers of any such real property are urged to search the federal tax lien index that is kept by the county recorder to determine if notice of a federal tax lien has been filed with respect to any such real property. Roy E. Miller, Sheriff of Fulton County, Ohio


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Bryan Council Reorganizes, Moves Fayette Village Council Learns Of Availability Forward With Water & Repaving Projects Of State Bond Funds For Local Projects


DETAILS OF THE PROJECT ... Planning and Zoning Director, Andrew Waterston, addresses Council about the South Williams Street project. By: Timothy Kays THE VILLAGE REPORTER Members of the Bryan City Council welcomed Mr. Jim Kozumplik to the Council during their January 6 meeting. Councilor Kozumplik hit the ground running, and was named to the 2020 Budget Committee along with Councilor Judy Yahraus. Council President John Betts and Vice-President Mary Leatherman were named to the Finance and Audit Committee, and Councilors Yahraus and Rick Hupe were tabbed for the Wage Committee. The Tax Incentive Review Committee will be staffed by Councilors Betts and Kozumplik, along with Mayor Carrie Schlade. Councilors Kozumplik and Betts were placed on the Negotiaions Team, and Councilor Leatherman will represent

Council with the Revolving Loan Fund and the Bryan Industrial Park Advisory Committee (BIPAC). Council approved the reappointments of Renee Isaac and Kelly Voight for threeyear terms on the Bryan Park Board, and also approved the appointments of Dave Brown and Jackson Short to five-year terms on the City Board of Appeals. Council moved to set the time and dates of Council meetings and the Christmas Holiday for 2020. Council meetings are scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of the month, unless changed upon special request. Proposed changes to the schedule included the January 20 Martin Luther King Day Council meeting, which would be changed to Tuesday, January 21, 2020. The September 7 Labor Day Council meeting will be changed to Tuesday, September 8, and the October 5 meeting will be changed to Tuesday, October 6, so as not to conflict with the Ready, Set, Relax event. Council approved Resolution 1-2020, a measure authorizing advertising for bids for the 2020 South Williams Street Water Main Replacement project. “This is a joint project with BMU (Bryan Municipal Utilities),” said Planning and Zoning Director, Andrew Waterston. “They will be replacing the water main on South Williams Street, and some on East Butler Street and East Pierce, I believe. And then as part of this project, we are going to pave all of South Williams Street. This is a grant-funded project: 50% up to $250,000 from Ohio Public Works.” Timothy can be reached at

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Could there be a splash pad in the future for the Village of Fayette? The subject was touched upon by Village Administrator Genna Biddix in her report to the Fayette Village Council on January 8. “I received a phone call yesterday from Derek Merrin, our Ohio House District #47 State Representative, while the Mayor and I were meeting,” she said. “He was simply reaching out to let us know that there will be State Bond funds available in the 20212022 Capital Budget for certain projects. He went on to explain that smaller municipalities such as ours aren’t usually aware of the availability of such funds.” “His staff sent out an email to all members of his district about a month ago but I did not receive it. Representative Merrin promised to have a staff member send out another email detailing eligible projects, which I received this morning. Typically, he sees applications from the Lucas County area for these funds, but he felt Fayette could possibility benefit. The only down side is that there is short window to apply; Representative Merrin needs our initial application by this Friday January 10, 2020 in order for him to be able to nominate it for the 2021-2022 funding cycle.” “Of the eligible projects listed,” Ms. Biddix continued, “...we would qualify for a project in the ‘Natural Resources and Parks and Recreation Facilities’ category. For years, we have discussed some of the projects that we would like to see happen in our Park area to help improve the quality of life for our citizens. One of those projects was a splash pad, which is listed as an eligible project for the State Bonds Capital

Budget funding.” “As we have discussed in the past a splash pad is much more economical than a pool, plus there is normally no admission fees charged to the community members who use them, which easily fits into all the citizens’ lifestyles, and brings value to a low to moderate income community. A splash pad would also bring an additional attraction to people visiting the area, such as tourists from Harrison Lake State Park, bringing more foot traffic inside village limits. Ultimately, this could be the start of some much-needed revitalization in the Park.” “Since there is no money to take from the Park fund,” she added, “...I think it makes sense to consider leveraging a bit of the increase in income taxes collected (general fund revenue) to receive some grant funding and make some park improvements. I should be able to obtain a reasonably highlevel estimate for this type of project in time to apply for this round of funding.” “I will say that this would not have been a high priority project to pursue had Representative Merrin not taken the time to personally reach out to us. It seems as though it would be a missed opportunity to not make an attempt, and if it doesn’t work out, we have lost nothing. If it does work out though, we stand to gain quite a lot.” Ms. Biddix hopes to complete the application by January 14. In other actions, Council approved a motion to close the office on Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Columbus Day, and Veteran’s Day in 2020 for in-service and cleaning. Timothy can be reached at


Country home selling at absolute auction! 1.63 acres nestled along Mill Creek. This house has some updates including new steel roof in 2013, new furnace & central air in 2016, updated replacement windows and much more. Natural woodwork with leaded glass pillar cabinets. This home could be great with your finishing touches. Come prepared to bid! This home sells regardless of price! Call the Carlin Company to set up an appointment at 419-636-5622. Taxes: $1,019.34/year Terms: 10% down day of sale balance due at closing. Note: See Auctioneer ID #3836

Selling at auction, 2 or 3 bedroom 1 ½ bath Ranch home on 5.5 acres. This country home has LP gas heat & Central Air, detached garage and an additional storage building. The property also has a private well, is on Northwest Electric power, and has 2 hookups to Montpelier sewer system. 5.5 acres give you room to roam and many possibilities. Also selling an existing mobile home on the premises, to be removed. Call for an appointment to view the property & be prepared to bid and buy at the auction. Terms: $3500 non-refundable deposit due at the conclusion of the auction, balance due at closing, on or before March 5th 2020.Taxes prorated to closing date paid by seller.

Owner: Charles Jr. & Patrecia Vander Horst

Owners: Nancy J. Viers Estate, Probate case # 20191033. Melinda Firestone Executrix, Anthony L. Gretick Attorney. Please call Bert Brown @ 419-212-0851 for additional details. See pictures and additional information posted at, search “Bert Brown” Mary Stoller, Broker, Mary Stoller Realty & Auction Inc. 419-636-5656 Announcements made day of auction take precedence over printed matter.

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Swanton’s Gunnar Oakes Wauseon Athletic Hall Of Fame Succeeding At The Next Level Inducts Five New Members

By: Bill O'Connell THE VILLAGE REPORTER Well over one million high school students play football every year in America. Of that number, less than six percent will play the sport in college and only about a quarter of those will compete at the highest level, Division One. Gunnar Oakes, Swanton High School Class of 2017, has earned the distinction of playing at that level as a tight end for the Eastern Michigan University (EMU) Eagles of the Mid-American Conference (MAC). He just finished his sophomore season with his EMU teammates playing the University of Pittsburgh Panthers in the Quick Lane Bowl at Detroit’s Ford Field. In his four years as a Swanton Bulldog athlete, Gunnar built a resume unprecedented in the history of the school and in

the annals of the Ohio High School Athletic Association. He produced 15 varsity letters in four sports, football, basketball, baseball and track. In his senior year, Gunnar received Ohio All-State recognition in all four of those sports. A feat that had never before been accomplished. It was no surprise when major college football programs came calling. After weighing many options, Gunnar chose to play football at EMU, a decision that both he and his parents, Eric and Leslie, believed then and still believe today, was the best. Very soon after graduation, Gunnar’s journey into the real world began with a series of challenging “Life comes at you fast,” moments. Just one week after his graduation party, in the middle of June, he headed for Yipsilanti, Michigan and the EMU campus to start training for football. It was an eye-opening experience. “How much faster the game was and just how much training goes into one sport,” replied Gunnar when asked what was the biggest differences between high school and college athletics. “I was used to switching to basketball and to other sports and constantly being focused on football was a big change for me. A lot more hours, a lot more film, thousands of hours of film.” What came next, however, had a major impact on Gunnar’s psyche, his ego and his confidence. Initially told he would probably see some playing time as a truefreshman, Coach Chris Creighton and his staff decided it would be best if Gunnar ... CONTINUED ON PAGE C8





The male Athlete of the Week is Edgerton basketball player Logan Showalter. The Edgerton senior poured in 27 points, 16 in the second half, to help the Bulldogs pull away and beat Pettisville 5238 last Saturday on Homecoming Night.

The female Athlete of the Week is Montpelier basketball player Ariel Page. Last week in a pair of BBC wins, Page had 18 points in a 65-55 win over Hilltop and then tallied 17 points as the Lady Locos edged Pettisville 47-46.

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CLASS OF 2019 … Prior to the boys’ varsity basketball game last Saturday five new members were inducted to the Wauseon Athletic Hall of Fame. Pictured are inductees: Front-Bree (Wood) Rolon and Amber (Uphaus) Fether. Back-Gordie Frey, Jason Neuenschwander and Jay Magee. (PHOTO COURTESY OF DAVE BLISS) By: Nate Calvin THE VILLAGE REPORTER The newest members of the Wauseon Athletic Hall of Fame were welcomed in a ceremony last Saturday night between the JV and Varsity boys’ basketball game at Wauseon High School. The Class of 2019 is comprised of Jason Nuenschwander (’93), Gordie Frey (’95), Bree (Wood) Rolon (’97), Amber (Uphaus) Fether (’03), and teacher/coach Jay Magee (1980-2013). The Wauseon High School Hall of Fame was established in order to recognize and honor those athletes, coaches, and others that have made outstanding and major contributions to the success and integrity of the Wauseon athletic program. The Hall of Fame committee has been meeting since the fall of 2006, with the commitment to enshrine those deserving members. Each member was presented with a plaque by Wauseon Superintendent Troy Armstrong and that plaque will be duplicated and displayed at the high school. A reception honoring the inductees followed in the high school cafeteria. Jason Neuenschwander (Class of 1993) Jason was a three-sport athlete at WHS and earned 10 varsity letters including three in football, four in swimming and three in track. Jason attended OSU where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Financial Management. On the football field Jason played both offense and defense. As a junior he was allNWOAL honorable mention for defense. In his senior year Jason was All-NWOAL 2nd Team as a defensive end and Honorable Mention tight end. He also earned all-District 1st Team and All-Ohio Special Mention as a defensive end. Jason was best known for his accomplishments in swimming. He was a league champion in the 100-yard breaststroke as a sophomore, junior and senior. He was the sectional champion and was All-District 1st Team in the that event his junior and senior years. During his junior year Jason set the school record for the 100yard breaststroke, which he still holds, and qualified for the state tournament. Jason also participated in track where he said he probably had the most fun. As a junior he was a member of the NWOAL champion 400 meter relay team. In his senior year he was the 300 meter hurdles champion and a member of both the 400 meter relay and the 1600 meter relay

championship teams. Jason contributed to three NWOAL team championships that WHS earned from 1991-1993. Jason was a three-time Triple W award winner and in his senior year received the Sterling Award which is awarded to the outstanding all-around athlete. Currently Jason lives in Upper Arlington with his wife Jennifer and children Sela (9) and Sloane (6). Jason has worked for 20 years in medical device sales primarily in the Columbus and Cincinnati areas. He works for Convatec Global Company. Gordie Frey (Class of 1995) He earned seven varsity letters including three in football, two in basketball and two in baseball. He extended his football career when he played in the inaugural season for Tri-State University (Angola, Indiana). The 1993 WHS Indians won the NWOAL and regional championships in their undefeated 14-0 state championship season. In that junior season Gordie earned All-Ohio 2nd Team honors as a defensive back. One of his fondest memories of that season was his role as the placeholder for the winning field goal in the state championship game as they defeated Ironton 13-10. As a senior in 1994, Gordie set 5 WHS school receiving records on a team that won another NWOAL championship with an 11-1 record as the regional runnerup. Those single season records include most receptions (71), most receiving yards (1,217) and most touchdown receptions (10). He also set single game records for receptions (11) and receiving yards (166). Gordie earned 1st Team All-NWOAL honors as an end, 1st Team All-District as a receiver and 1st Team All-Ohio honors as a stand-out wide receiver. In baseball Gordie earned 2 WHS letters playing 2nd base. In his senior season Gordie scored two runs in the 6-2 victory over Akron St. Vincent-St Mary in the Division II State Championship game. He also played on the 1993 Acme state championship team. Gordie earned allOhio 2nd team honors as a 2nd baseman in 1995. WHS won the NWOAL championship in 1994. As a junior Gordie was a guard on the 1994 OHSAA State RunnerUp Division II basketball team. WHS won the NWOAL championship in 1994. CONTINUED ON PAGE C8

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BOYS BASKETBALL January 9th, 2020 VARSITY Bryan 50 Swanton 34 The Golden Bears opened NWOAL play behind 15 points from Reese Jackson in a 50-34 win at Swanton. Bryan, who led 3412 at halftime after outscoring Swanton 22-6 in the second quarter, had two other players in double figures with Caleb Zuver netting 13 and Connor Arthur had 12. The Bulldogs were paced by Josh Vance with 17 and Andrew Thornton added 10. Archbold 38 Wauseon 32 (OT) Archbold recovered from a slow start to rally and avenge a loss to the Indians a week earlier by knocking off Wauseon 38-32 in overtime. Wauseon jumped to a 13-5 after the opening quarter but were held to just 19 points the rest of game by the Bluestreaks. Both teams had an opportunity to win the game at the end of regulation, but the Indians missed the front end of a one and one and an Archbold baseline jumper was off the mark as time expired in regulation. Elijah Zimmerman, who started the overtime period with a triple to put Archbold ahead for good, topped Archbold in scoring with 13 points while the Indians were led by Jonas Tester who had 11. Delta 42 Patrick Henry 34 Brandon Risner had 15 points to lead Delta over Patrick Henry 42-34 to start the NWOAL portion of their schedule. For the game, the Panthers shot 17/38 from the floor for 44%, including 5/15 from three-point range while the Patriots were 14/41 and 4/14 from long distance. Stryker 66 Hilltop 33 The Panthers connected on seven three pointers as a team to lead them to a convincing 66-33 win at home over the Cadets. Kaleb Holsopple led the Stryker offense with a game high 21 points and Joe Ramon chipped in with 10. Jay Gar-

rett led the Hilltop attack as he went 6/7 from the foul line on his way to 14 points on the night. Pettisville 42 Montpelier 31 Pettisville offset a 0-10 night from beyond the three-point line by outscoring Montpelier 16-2 at the free throw line as they improved to 7-0 in the BBC with the win. Overall, Pettisville shot 36% from the field but held a 28-16 advantage on the boards while the Locos shot 33% but were 5/11 from deep. Blackbird big man Graeme Jacoby posted a double-double to lead Pettisville with 20 points, 14 rebounds and Max Leppelmeier added 10. Tyler Yahraus was the high scorer for the Locos with 17 and Thomas Jay tallied 11 points in the loss. Edon 50 North Central 44 Leading 19-18 at halftime, the Bombers extended their lead with a 19-10 third quarter and held on for the win to remain tied for second place in the BBC standings. Austin Kiess led a balanced scoring attack for Edon with 12, Tatum Schaffter added 11, and Nathan Myers tallied 10. Jack Bailey and Zack Hayes topped the Eagles with 14 apiece. Fairview 38 Edgerton 34 After taking a 19-9 lead going to the locker room at halftime, the Bulldogs managed just three field goals in the second half as they fell at home to Fairview 38-34 in GMC play. Edgerton was paced in the scoring column by Logan Showalter with 15 points. OTHER SCORES: Evergreen d. Liberty Center 60-47 JUNIOR VARSITY Edon 23 North Central 21 Etha Steinke scored 13 points to lead all scorers as Edon held on for the BBC win won North Central. The Eagles were

led by Quin Burt with seven points. OTHER SCORES: Wauseon d. Archbold 39-27 Swanton d. Bryan 34-32 (OT) Liberty Center d. Evergreen 45-32 Montpelier d. Pettisville 44-37 Patrick Henry d. Delta 24-21 FRESHMAN SCORES: Wauseon d. Archbold 25-20

January 11th, 2020 VARSITY Defiance 32 Wauseon 29 After leading 25-15 at halftime, Wauseon’s shooting went cold as they went 1/22 in the second half and scored just four points as Defiance rallied for the non-league win. For the game the Indians were 11/42 for 26% from the floor while the Bulldogs finished 14/31 for 45%. Senior Sean Brock scored 15 points to lead the Indians, with 13 of those coming in the first half. Delaware Hayes 48 Archbold 45 The Bluestreaks raced to a 20-4 lead after the first quarter but Delaware Hayes outscored Archbold 44-25 the remainder of the game to come back for the win. Archbold (7-4) was topped in scoring by DJ Newman with 16 points. Hicksville 65 Hilltop 36 Hicksville’s Landon Turnbull set a new school single game scoring record by pouring in 45 points to lead the Aces to the win at Hilltop. Jay Garret led the Hilltop offense with 14 points on the night. Antwerp 77 North Central 43 Five Archers reached double figures led by Jacob Savina and Jayvin Landers with 13 points apiece as Antwerp rolled past North Central to improve their record to 11-0 on the season. The Eagles, now 6-7 after the loss, were led offensively by Zack Hayes with 19 points to lead all scor-

ers. Edgerton 52 Pettisville 38 Logan Showalter dropped in 27 points and the Bulldogs shot 19/39 for 49% as they knocked off the first-place team from the BBC on Homecoming Night for Edgerton. Pettisville was limited to just 33% shooting (14/43) and was outrebounded 30-15 for the game. The Blackbirds were led in scoring by Graeme Jacoby with 20 points, 8 rebounds and Max Leppelmeier added 13. Bryan 53 Sylvania Northview 42 Titus Rohrer had 23 points and 10 rebounds and Bryan was 18/30 at the foul line compared to just 1/2 for Northview to help the Golden Bears to the win at home last Saturday afternoon. Reese Jackson also had a double-double for Bryan as he pulled down 12 rebounds to go with his 11 points. OTHER SCORES: Ottawa Hills d. Swanton 31-19 Delta d. Stryker 60-52 (2OT) JV SCORES: Swanton d. Ottawa Hills 44-40 Wauseon d. Defiance 42-32 Antwerp d. North Central 47-12 Delta d. Stryker 22-16 Sylvania Northview d. Bryan 45-25 Delaware Hayes d. Archbold 39-30 Hicksville d. Hilltop 52-23 Edgerton d. Pettisville 41-26 ----------------------------------


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GIRLS BASKETBALL (Jan 17) Edgerton @ Wayne Trace (Jan 17) Fayette @ Edon (Jan 17) North Central @ Montpelier (Jan 17) Pettisville @ Stryker (Jan 18) Bryan @ Lake (Jan 18) Toledo Christian @ Hilltop (Jan 20) Edon @ Fairview (Jan 20) Liberty Center @ Fayette (Jan 20) North Central @ Cardinal Stritch (Jan 20) Swanton @ Defiance (Jan 21) Lenawee Christian @ Evergreen (Jan 21) Maumee Valley Country Day @ North Central

(Jan 21) (Jan 21) (Jan 21) (Jan 23) (Jan 23) (Jan 23) (Jan 23) (Jan 23) (Jan 23) (Jan 23)

Montpelier @ Hicksville Pettisville @ Wauseon Stryker @ Edgerton Archbold @ Bryan Ayersville @ Edgerton Evergreen @ Delta Hilltop @ Pettisville Montpelier @ Fayette Stryker @ North Central Wauseon @ Liberty Center

WRESTLING (Jan 17) Swanton @ Tinora (Jan 17-18) Delta/Wauseon @ Clay (Jan 18) Ayersville/Edgerton/Hicksville/ Montpelier/Paulding @ Archbold (Jan 23) Liberty Center @ Wauseon (Jan 23) Montpelier @ Swanton (Jan 16) (Jan 17) (Jan 17) (Jan 17) (Jan 17) (Jan 20) (Jan 23)

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Wauseon 130 Bryan 110 Clay 36 BRYAN & WAUSEON WINNERS: 200 Freestyle-Meggie Voight (B) 1:58; 200 IM-Magdalena Duden (W) 2:29; 50 Freestyle-Audrey Zimmerman (B) 26.5; 100 Butterfly-Meggie Voight (B) 1:01; 1 mtr Diving-Cameron Estep (W) 145.6 pts; 100 Freestyle-Brooke Schuette (W) 56.0; 200 Freestyle Relay-Wauseon (Russell, Carroll, Rhoades, Schuette) 1:46; 100 Backstroke-Brooke Schuette (W) 1:07; 100 Breaststroke-Natalie Kuntz (W) 1:16; 400 Freestyle RelayWauseon (Russell, Carroll, Rhoades, Schuette) 3:52

Bryan 113.5 Wauseon 100.5 Clay 76 BRYAN & WAUSEON WINNERS: 200 Freestyle-Jeremy Durdel (B) 1:58; 200 IM-Kellen Rigg (B) 2:08; 100 Butterfly-Kellen Rigg (B) 55.31; 1 mtr Diving-Andrew Aiden (B) 141.2 pts; 500 Freestyle-Jeremy Durdel (B) 5:23; 200 Freestyle Relay-Wauseon (Hutchinson, Case, Scherer, Arrendondo) 1:36; 100 Breaststroke-Ara Alyanakian (B) 1:12; 400 Freestyle Relay-Wauseon (Chamberlin, Case, Scherer, Arrendondo) 3:34

VARSITY WRESTLING January 10th, 2020 Wayne Trace 43 Archbold 34 ARCHBOLD WINNERS: 106lbsWyat Fryman (Forfeit); 152lbs-Brennan Short (PIN 1:33); 160lbs-Josh Nofzinger (12-3 DEC); 182lbs-Dylan Aeschliman (Forfeit); 195lbs-Carson Meyer (Forfeit); 220lbs-Hayden Hickman (PIN 1:02)

January 11th-12th, 2020 Perrysburg Invitational Tournament TEAM RESULTS: 1. Perrysburg

233.0; 2. Oak Harbor 148.5; 3. Centerville 139.0; 4. Wauseon 127.5; 11. Delta 87.0; 35. Bryan 34.0; 43. Evergreen 10.0 AREA PLACERS: 113lbs-Zack Mattin (Delta, 1st place); Damon Molina (Wauseon, 4th place); 126lbsJohn Martinez (Wauseon, 8th place); 138lbs-Lawson Grime (Wauseon, 8th place); 152lbs-Zaidan Kessler (Wauseon, 6th place); 170lbs-Jarrett Bischoff (Wauseon, 5th place), 182lbs-Dylan McCandless (Bryan, 3rd place); Max Hoffman (Delta, 7th place); 220lbs-Austin Kohlhofer (Delta, 2nd place); 285lbs-Sammy Sosa (Wauseon, 2nd place)

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GIRLS BASKETBALL January 6th, 2020 VARSITY SCORE: Swanton d. Ottawa Hills 54-38 JV SCORE: Swanton d. Ottawa Hills 34-17 FRESHMAN SCORE: Bryan d. Ottawa-Glandorf 26-21

January 7th, 2020 VARSITY Montpelier 65 Hilltop 55 Ariel Page topped all scorers with 18 points to lead Montpelier to a 65-55 win at Hilltop. The game was tied 9-9 after the first quarter but Montpelier pulled away thanks to a 56-46 advantage over the last three quarters. Ali Repp and Chelsea McCord each added 12 points for Montpelier. The Lady Cadets were led on offense by Leanna Baker with 13, Morgan Norden had 12, while Alex Horton chipped in with 10.

get the win at home over Defiance. Facing a 22-18 deficit entering the final stanza, sophomore Marisa Seiler scored 8 of her game-high 14 points to lead the comeback. Wauseon, who outscored the Lady Bulldogs 20-7 in the fourth, was also aided by going 8/9 from the free throw line in the quarter. Archbold 49 Holgate 25 The Archbold defense held Holgate to only six points in the second and third quarters and forced 25 turnovers by the Lady Tigers in the game as they rolled to a 49-25 win. Kylie Sauder topped the Lady Bluestreaks in scoring with 14, Karsyn Hostetler added 13, and Abi Borojevich chipped in with 11. Napoleon 58 Bryan 36 The Lady Cats moved to 12-0 on the season with a 58-36 win at home over the Bryan Lady Bears. Shallyn Miley was the lone Bryan (9-3) player to reach double figures with 11 points on the night.

Edgerton 49 Evergreen 44 The Lady Bulldogs held Evergreen to just three points in the second quarter to take a 23-15 lead at the half on their way to their second win of the season. Edgerton’s Edon 39 Pettisville 23 Casey Leppelmeier led all scorers with 19 The Lady Bombers shutout Pettisville points and Ally Cape added 15. Evergreen in the opening quarter to help them build was led on offense by Bekah Bowsher with a 24-8 lead at halftime as they took over 14 and Mady Peluso added 11 in the loss. sole possession of first place in the BBC with the win. Claire Radabaugh was the JUNIOR VARSITY high scorer for Edon with 10 points while Mikayla Graber registered eight points to Hilltop 22 Montpelier 21 lead Pettisville. Mia Hancock scored 10 points to lead the Lady Cadets over Montpelier. Mandy North Central 45 Fayette 28 Taylor led the Lady Locos in scoring with North Central raced to an 11-4 lead seven. after the first quarter to take control and knock off the co-leaders in BBC 45-28. OTHER SCORES: Madison Brown was the catalyst for North Wauseon d. Defiance 33-31 Central’s fast start as she scored 10 of her Napoleon d. Bryan 43-14 25 points in the opening eight minutes. North Central d. Fayette 17-10 (2 quarTrista Fruchey and Addisyn Bentley ters) paced Fayette with 10 points each as the Archbold d. Holgate 24-20 Lady Eagles drop into second place in the Edon d. Pettisville 30-9 league at 5-2 with the loss.

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Stryker 36 Tinora 30 The Lady Panthers shook off a shaky VARSITY start that saw them fall behind 9-2 as they rallied for the win to even their overall reWauseon 48 Archbold 45 cord at 6-6. Makenzie Cadwell was the Sydney Zirkle led Wauseon with 17 leading scorer for Stryker with 10 points points, 13 in the second half, as the Lady while Kinsey Myers and Kalista Blevins Indians came from behind to knock off each had eight. Archbold 48-45. Facing a 21-8 deficit midway through Wauseon 38 Defiance 29 the second quarter, the Lady Indians reAfter struggling to score for the first sponded with a 14-5 run to close the half three quarters of the game, the Lady Indi- and then outscored the Lady Streaks 16-5 ans came alive on offense as they rallied to in the third quarter to grab a 38-33 lead

heading to the fourth. Archbold had a the GMC, got nine points from Faith Herchance to tie the game as time expired but man and Ally Cape had eight. the triple try by Abi Boroveich was off the mark as Wauseon held on for the win. OTHER SCORES: Sam Aeschliman joined Zirkle in double Delta d. Patrick Henry 42-25 figures for Wauseon with 14 while Borojevich led the Archbold offense with 17 and JUNIOR VARSITY Kylie Sauder added 11. Montpelier 25 Pettisville 20 Evergreen 39 Liberty Center 32 Tristen Bexten and Korryn Peffley each Evergreen evened their NWOAL record tallied seven points to lead the Lady Locos at 1-1 with a hard fought 39-32 win over to the 25-20 win. Ellie Grieser and Leah the Liberty Center Lady Tigers. Savannah Beck each scored six points to top the PetVanOstrand topped a balanced Lady Vi- tisville effort. kings attack with eight points while Bekah Bowsher and Mady Peluso added seven OTHER SCORES: points each. Fairview d. Edgerton 27-11 North Central d. Edon 32-18 Bryan 57 Swanton 42 Wauseon d. Archbold 33-19 Addie Arnold knocked down three triBryan d. Swanton 34-26 ples and finished with 19 points to lead Stryker d. Hilltop 15-7 (2 quarters) all scorers in the Lady Bears 57-42 victory over Swanton. Bryan made six threeJanuary 11th, 2020 pointers as a team which helped compensate for going 11/25 at the free throw line. VARSITY Makendry Semer was next in scoring for the Lady Bears with 10 points on Antwerp 51 North Central 27 the night. The Lady Bulldogs were led by The Lady Archers took a 14-6 lead after Morgan Pine with 13 and Frankie Nelson one quarter and rolled to 51-27 win over added 10. the visitors from North Central. The Lady Eagles, who are now 5-8 overall on the seaMontpelier 47 Pettisville 46 son, were led in scoring by Madison Brown Chelsea McCord was the hero for Mont- with 13 points. pelier with an offensive rebound put back in the final seconds to lift the Lady Locos to Delta 57 Stryker 33 a dramatic 47-46 win at the Birdcage. Ariel Delta forced 21 Stryker turnovers and Page paced Montpelier (7-5 overall, 5-3 in dominated play on the interior to earn win BBC) in scoring with 17, Ali Repp had 14, number 11 on the season. Delta owned a and McCord finished with 11. 42-12 points in the paint advantage and Pettisville’s Mikayla Graber had a game- held limited Stryker to just 32% shooting high 19 points and Jessica McWatters reg- from the floor. istered 15 for Pettisville who dropped to Brooklyn Green led the scoring for Del2-10 overall and 2-6 in the BBC. ta with a game-high 20 points while Khloe Weber and Brooklyn Wymer each had 11. Hilltop 44 Stryker 31 Haylee Fulk had 15 points for Stryker who Kodi Brenner and Alex Horton had 12 is now 6-8 on the year. points each to lead Hilltop past Stryker 4431 to earn their first BBC win of the seaOTHER SCORES: son. Kalista Blevins had 12 points to lead Swanton d. Fayette 38-19 the Lady Panthers in the loss. JV SCORES: Edon 45 North Central 17 Antwerp d. North Central 27-18 North Central leading scorer Madison Swanton d. Fayette 32-15 Brown was saddled with two early fouls and Edon took full advantage by racing to ----------------------------------------a 23-2 lead at halftime with Brown on the ATHLETIC DEPARTMENTS bench for a majority of the first half. & PARENTS Claire Radabaugh tallied 17 points to Please submit your game statistics after the lead the Lady Bombers and Brown ended completion of each contest. It is the desire of up with six points to lead North Central. The Village Reporter to publish articles for every contest played. The above coverage is from area

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Evergreen Bryan Archbold Delta Wauseon Liberty Center Swanton Patrick Henry

1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1

8-1 10-2 7-4 4-7 7-4 6-5 6-5 1-8

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Pettisville Edon Fayette North Central Montpelier Stryker Hilltop

7-0 5-2 4-2 4-3 2-5 2-5 0-7

9-3 5-7 6-5 6-7 3-8 2-9 0-10

• GMC • BOYS BASKETBALL League Overall

Antwerp Hicksville Wayne Trace Fairview Edgerton Tinora Ayersville Holgate

2-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-2

11-0 9-2 8-4 7-5 6-5 6-7 4-6 2-8



Delta Bryan Wauseon Patrick Henry Archbold Evergreen Swanton Liberty Center

2-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-2

11-2 10-3 10-3 7-4 7-5 7-6 7-4 6-6

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Edon Fayette Montpelier North Central Stryker Pettisville Hilltop

7-1 5-2 5-3 4-4 3-4 2-6 1-7

8-5 7-5 7-5 5-8 6-8 2-10 4-9

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North Central Lady Eagles Knock Fayette Out Of First Place With 45-28 Win

Wayne Trace Fairview Ayersville Hicksville Holgate Antwerp Edgerton Tinora

2-0 2-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-2 0-2

9-3 8-4 4-8 4-8 1-12 5-6 2-10 1-12

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Bryan Wauseon Swanton Patrick Henry Liberty Center Evergreen Delta

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8-1 8-1 6-3 5-4 3-5 2-6 2-7

BOYS BOWLING League Overall

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Montpelier Lady Locos Pull Away To Win At Hilltop 65-55


JUNIOR HIGH RESULTS GIRLS BASKETBALL January 6th, 2020 7TH GRADE Montpelier 40 North Central 2 Kelsie Bumb and Jada Uribes each scored 14 points as the Lady Locos rolled past North Central 40-2 in BBC play. OTHER SCORES: Antwerp d. Bryan 23-13 Wauseon d. Delta 41-18 8TH GRADE Pettisville 40 Stryker 17 The Lady Blackbirds led at halftime 21-6 and cruised to the win over Stryker to improve to 7-0 in the BBC. Amanda Grimm had 14 points and Hollyn Klopfenstein tallied 13 to pace Pettisville while Taylore Rethmel had seven points to lead the Stryker offense.

OTHER SCORES: Bryan d. Fairview 33-26 Montpelier d. North Central 10-7 (2 quarters) Wauseon d. Delta 29-17

quarters) Delta d. North Central 31-13 Wauseon d. Swanton 22-16

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Pettisville 36 Hilltop 7 Amanda Grimm scored 14 points lead Pettisville to the 36-7 win over Hilltop. The Lady Blackbirds are now 8-0 in the BBC.

Bryan 44 Antwerp 15 All ten players reached the scoring column as the Lady Bears improved to 8-1 on the season with a 44-15 win over Antwerp.

January 9th, 2020 7TH GRADE Montpelier 33 Ayersville 5 Jada Uribes had 12 and Kelsie Bumb chipped in with 10 points as the Lady Locos dominated Ayersville. OTHER SCORES: Delta d. North Central 29-22 Wauseon d. Swanton 34-23 8TH GRADE Bryan d. Napoleon 36-7 Ayersville d. Montpelier 17-6 (2

OTHER SCORES: North Central d. Stryker 32-29 Montpelier d. Fayette 24-21

BOYS BASKETBALL January 6th, 2020 7TH GRADE Montpelier 45 North Central 22 Kam Smith poured in 22 points to as the Locos were 4522 winners over North Central. Gavin Shockley led the Eagles scoring with nine points. OTHER SCORES:

Napoleon d. Bryan 41-29 8TH GRADE North Central 50 Montpelier 15 Joey Burt had 15 and Cohen Myers chipped in with 12 as North Central won convincingly over Montpelier 50-15. Bryan 33 Napoleon 23 Sam Herold tallied 13 points to help Bryan improve their season record to 5-2 with a 33-23 victory over the Wildcats.

January 9th, 2020 7TH GRADE Delta 40 North Central 15 Keegan Hickman scored seven points to lead North Central in a 40-15 loss to the Panthers. OTHER SCORES: Wauseon d. Swanton 43-15 8TH GRADE North Central 37 Delta 30 Joey Burt had 13 points and Connor Gendron added 8 as North Central knocked off Delta

in a non-league contest. OTHER SCORES: Wauseon d. Swanton 54-8

January 11th, 2020 7TH GRADE Otsego d. Swanton 49-9 Bryan d. Liberty Benton 41-23 Stryker d. North Central 38-14 Montpelier d. Fayette 39-13 8TH GRADE Otsego d. Swanton 67-12 Bryan d. Liberty Benton 34-22 North Central d. Stryker 38-14 Fayette d. Montpelier 32-22 ----------------------------------


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Wauseon Athletic Hall Of Fame Inducts Five New Members ... Gordie and his wife Jill currently reside in Burlington, Ohio. He has been employed at UPS for over 18 years as an operations supervisor. Bree (Wood) Rolon (Class of 1997) While at WHS, Bree excelled in volleyball, basketball, and softball. She earned 11 varsity letters at WHS, three Triple W awards, and the Sterling Award. In volleyball Bree was All-NWOAL 1st Team and District 7 1st Team her senior year. She received All-Ohio Honorable Mention in 1996. Bree also received the Coach’s Award and the Lady Indians Intensity Award in 1996. During Bree’s basketball career she showed great leadership as a two-year captain and earned four varsity letters. She led her team to a Division III State Championship in 1997. Bree was named All-NWOAL 1st Team and District 7 1st Team her senior year. She was also named All-District Honorable Mention and was named to the Division III State All-Tournament Team. Bree’s softball career was also full of accomplishments and awards. She earned four varsity letters as a starter and with her solid defense and aggressive bat, Bree helped the Lady Indians win 2 NWOAL championships and a regional runner-up title. Bree’s athletic career did not end at WHS. She went on to play basketball and softball at Bluffton College earning four letters in both basketball and softball. She was selected in softball to 1st Team All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference in 2000 and 2001. While at Bluffton College Bree was awarded the Kathryn E. Little Award in 2001. This award was based on athletic prowess, academic excellence and leadership qualities displayed in her four years at Bluffton College. Bree graduated from Bluffton College in 2001 with a

Bachelor of Arts Degree. After college Wood returned to Wauseon and coached JV softball, junior high girl’s basketball and freshman volleyball for several years. She lives in Wauseon with her husband Ralph and their daughter Berkley and has worked at the Fulton County Health Department since 2014 in the fiscal department. “I’ve played in countless games from junior high through college and I can remember my parents being at every game, and my dad at most practices even. I am grateful for my family’s support and encouragement through all the ups and downs, wins and losses”, said Rolon. Amber (Uphaus) Fether (Class of 2003) Amber earned 12 varsity letters in track, basketball and golf, won 4 Triple W Awards, and the 2003 Sterling Award, which is awarded to the outstanding senior athlete. Amber received a Division I golf scholarship from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana and graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Apparel Design and Fashion Merchandising. Amber earned 4 letters competing on the boy’s golf team which finished as NWOAL runner-up in 1999, 2000 and 2001 and were NWOAL champions in 2002. In 2002 Amber was All-NWOAL 2nd Team. She qualified all 4 years for the girl’s District golf tournament and was All-District 1st Team each of those seasons. Amber’s greatest golf achievement was being a 4-time state qualifier to the OHSAA Girls State Tournament. She finished 14th in 1999, 6th in 2000 (All-Ohio 2nd team), 8th in 2001 (All-Ohio 2nd team) and 9th in 2002 (All-Ohio 2nd team).

Amber scored 717 points in her 4-year varsity basketball career. Freshman highlights were NWOAL and sectional championships and all-NWOAL honorable mention. Sophomore honors were all-NWOAL and District 7 honorable mention. Junior honors included all-NWOAL 2nd team, District 7 1st Team and the Silver Scholar Certificate from the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association (OHSBCA). Senior highlights included a Sectional championship, All-NWOAL Honorable Mention, District 7 1st Team and a Golden Scholar Certificate from the OHSBCA. In track, Amber earned 4 letters competing in the high jump and pole vault. Amber competed and lettered in golf 4 years at Ball State University. She was selected as the top freshman golfer and was named a Division I All-American Scholar Athlete in 2004-2005. Amber was named to the National Society of Collegiate Scholars after her senior year. Amber currently lives in Orlando, Florida with her husband Zach and two sons Logan and Dylan. She is a Costume Design Manager for Walt Disney Imagineering focusing on character programs and development. Jay Magee (Coach/Teacher; 1980-2013) Jay graduated from Mariemont High School in Cincinnati in 1971. In high school he was an All-American swimmer and is a member of Mariemont High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame. Jay attended Ashland University for one year and was on their swim team. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education. Jay’s first teaching assignment was at Vine Street Elementary in Cincinnati where he taught math for one year and coached the Walnut Hills High School swimming

team. He and his wife, Nadine (Boyers), Magee moved to Wauseon in the fall of 1980 when he accepted a position as an 8th grade science teacher at Burr Road, a position he held for 33 years. During his time at Wauseon, Jay was the head and assistant swimming coach twice and later the Wauseon Aquatics Director. Jay was the OHSAA Division 2 Girls State Swimming Coach of the Year in 2000 and Division 2 District Girls Swimming Coach of the Year in 2000 and 2004. Jay coached multiple All-State swimmers during his coaching career. He also coached junior high track for 30 years and is best remembered during his time as a junior high track coach for his plastic chair and bag of suckers. After retiring in 2013 Jay and Nadine moved to the beach in Ocean Ridge in South Florida. Jay spends his days in a variety of aquatic activities. His “Pooldaddy” moniker has been replaced with a new nickname, “The Chairman of the Beach.” His children, Jay Magee and Cara Herman, are both teachers in Palm Beach County. Jay and Nadine have two grandchildren, Olivia and Tessa Herman, who are both swimmers. Jay loves telling his neighbors about Wauseon, the people, the community, and life in a small town. He believes the support the citizens of Wauseon have for their children and schools is unparalleled. Jay is thankful for his life experiences and the wonderful and exceptional people in Wauseon he worked with, taught, and coached over the years. Jay stated he is grateful and honored to be selected as a member of the Wauseon Athletic Hall of Fame. Nate can be reached at


Swanton’s Gunnar Oakes Succeeding At The Next Level would red-shirt his first year with the program. Despite the many benefits of red-shirting for a year such as having more time becoming acclimated with college life, getting physically stronger, thoroughly digesting the playbook and still able to practice with the team, Gunnar did not take the decision well. “At the time I was pretty upset. Wasn’t really about it,” Gunnar recalled. “Looking back now, I really needed it.” It is almost always difficult for a star high school athlete, especially one from a small town, to deal with the fact that they are no longer naturally head and shoulders above all of their teammates. In many cases they also carry the weight of expectations, real and imagined, of their family, friends and former classmates to be successful. They believe they are playing not just for themselves but for everyone back home. Quietly, Gunnar’s parents were hoping he would be red-shirted. “He’s young in age. He needed that extra year,” said Eric. “He didn’t turn 18 until May, the end of his senior year. He needed it,” added Leslie. For Gunnar and his family,

the overall experience has proven to be a cautionary tale for others. “He was upset he wasn’t playing. It was hard for him. Quite honestly. He did struggle with classes his first semester,” said Leslie. “I think being honest about that helps other kids to understand that they are not alone. Every freshman parent I meet I tell them about his experience. If they get red-shirted they could be upset and depressed. It’s an adjustment.” The following season, as a redshirt freshman, Gunnar was able to get a lot of playing time and had his first collegiate touchdown, a leaping one-handed grab of a pass in the end zone against Central Michigan, shown on ESPN as the #4 play on their list of top 10 plays of the week. But also, with that season, came Leslie’s shocking diagnosis of breast cancer, discovered during her first ever mammogram. Thankfully, the disease was in the early stages but it certainly put everything into perspective. For Gunnar, it was a stark reminder that the world around you does not stop while you struggle to get adjusted. As always, the Swanton com-

munity rallied around one of their own to give support to Leslie and the Oakes family and, ironically enough, to one of Leslie’s closet friends, Krista Hendricks who was diagnosed with the same cancer shortly after Leslie and whose daughter Ally had dated Gunnar all through high school. Not only was Swanton there for the Oakes’, so was Coach Creighton and the EMU football team. “Coach Creighton called me right away, himself, to tell me, ‘We got your kid. Take care of you,’” said Leslie relating some of the direct and caring support she received from the university. During her treatment, Coach Creighton invited her to team meetings and had her address the team prior to the Eagles taking the field against the Black Knights of Army. He actually had Leslie lead the team onto the field for warm-ups carrying the 51-pound wrench EMU uses to symbolize their mission to close the gap between their current status and their potential. It was another difficult year for Gunnar but with the help of friends, family and the football team he was able to persevere. Fast forwarding through Gun-

nar’s second year on the field, his life has calmed down tremendously and he has a better understanding and appreciation for the opportunities he has been given and the experiences he has been part of. Leslie and Krista have both completed their cancer treatments and are doing well. Gunnar has been able to travel all across the country from California to South Carolina to Alabama while contributing the success of the Eagles football team. The day after Christmas, EMU played against the Pitt Panthers of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) in the Quick Lane Bowl at the home of the Detroit Lions, Ford Field. Coming in as double-digit underdogs, the Eagles lost a 3430 heartbreaker when Pitt scored with less than a minute remaining in the game. It was a tough way to end the season but given what Gunnar has gone through the past three years, it allowed him to accept the disappointment much easier. With two more years of football eligibility left, Gunnar’s focus will shift slightly to become more of a pass-receiving tight end. His coaches have asked him to shed

Evergreen 2036 Evergreen trailed by only one pin after game one before the TiBOYS BOWLING gers pulled away with a 952-809 advantage in game two and a January 6th, 2020 485-432 win in the Baker games. Ethan Shively led the Vikings atTinora 2099 Wauseon 2074 The Indians found them- tack with a 383 (189+194) and selves in an 855-792 hole after Ayden DeGroff was next with a game one and rallied to take the 338 (182+156). lead but ultimately fell to Tinora. January 10th, 2020 Wauseon took a 1657-1628 lead heading to the Baker games after an 865-773 win in game two, but Wauseon 2262 Swanton 1853 Wauseon jumped to a 942the Rams took the Baker games 761 lead after the first games of 471-417 to secure the win. match play cruised to the win over Swanton. Kenyon Lovins Patrick Henry 2288 had games of 204 and 213 for Swanton 2215 Swanton led 890-813 after a 417 series to lead the Indians game one but the Patriots were and Chance Buehrer added a able to rally to edge the Bulldogs 367(171+196). The Swanton scoring was at Swanton Sports Center. Alexled by Aaron Futch with a 314 ander Hicks had the high game (159+155) and Marty Mosher tal(200) and the high series (376) lied a 313 (171+142). for Swanton followed by Marty

Bryan held a slim 760-757 after game one of match play but used a 914-659 advantage in game two to put the match away. The Vikings were topped by David Fuller with a 334 (139+195) and Ayden DeGroff chipped in with a 321 (204+117)

games of 156 and 216 to finish with a 372 and Jade Easley was close behind her with a 370 (184+186). Payton Gladieux had the high game for Delta with a 154 in both games to finish the night with a 308 series.


Mosher with a 347 (184+163) and Aaron Futch added a 327 series (179+148).

Liberty Center 2025 Delta 1999 The Panthers were in front 1551-1533 entering Baker play but the Tigers rallied with a 492448 win in the Bakers to pull out the victory at Swanton Sports Center. Corey Waugh rolled a 212 in game two as part of a 354 series to pace Delta while Kaden Hawkins fired a 308 series (140+168).

Bryan 2007 Delta 1603 Austin Brandeberry rolled a 194 in game two and Matt Meade had a 184 in game one as the Golden Bears remained undefeated on the season with the win over Delta. Wade Allport fired the high series for Bryan with a 335. Delta was led in scoring Bryan 2274 Evergreen 1918 by Gabe Syverson with a 356 Zane Laurin had a 408 (163+193) and Corey Waugh chipped in with a 341 (181+160). (210+198) and Matt Meade added a 400 (174+226) to help the Golden Bears remain undefeated Liberty Center 2233 with their win over Evergreen.

Liberty Center 1854 GIRLS BOWLING Evergreen 1824 Evergreen took game one January 6th, 2020 (674-653) and the Baker games (429-397) but the Lady Tigers Wauseon 1795 Tinora 1528 won game two (804-721) to pull Ten different bowlers contrib- out the narrow victory over Evuted for Wauseon as they picked ergreen. Emily Bissonette fired a up a non-league win over Tino- 374 (185+189) to pace the Lady ra. Emily Brunn scored a 184 Vikings while Michaela Baker in the first game to lead charge added 121 and 154 to finish with for Wauseon while Jessie French a 275 series. had a 178 in game two, Alyssa Stricklen tallied a 169, and January 10th, 2020 Jayde Ramos rolled a 167 Wauseon 2348 Swanton 2250 Swanton 2016 Patrick Henry 1832 Emily Brunn had the high Swanton led 914-679 after series in the match with a 409 game one and 1723-1384 after and the high game with a 222 in game two as they cruised to the game one to lead the Lady Indiwin over Patrick Henry. Hanna ans over Swanton. Quinlynn RoPatch rolled the high game for hda was next for Wauseon with Swanton with a 212 in game one a 380 (167+213) and Danielle on her way to a 358 series while Carr scored a 354 (184+170). Amy Lawson fired a 211 in game Amy Lawson led the Lady Bullone and finished with the high dogs effort with a 349 (179+170), series for the Lady Bulldogs with Ivy Serres had a 345 (155+190) a 402. and Kylie Ulch rolled a 342 (162+180). Bryan 2178 Delta 1590 Emma Meade led all bowlDelta 1851 ers with a match high series of Liberty Center 1707 415 (223+192) to lead Bryan to Delta swept the Baker games the win as they stay tied for first (178-149, 127-117, 141-108) place in the league standings to close out the win 1851-1707 with Wauseon. over Liberty Center. Ciarra FlickFaith Harding put together inger led a balanced attack by

some weight from his 6’5” 252 lb. frame and work on improving his speed. Gunnar is majoring in criminology with a minor in sociology and is planning on working as a law enforcement officer after graduation. Obviously, no one knows what life has in store for Gunnar and his family in the next two years but, whatever that may be and however fast it comes, he will be far better prepared to tackle any adversity that comes with it. Life may have come at Gunnar fast, but he has shown to be a quick study. Bill can be reached at

the Lady Panthers with a 300 series (177+123), Payton Gladieux had a 290 (120+170) while both Maddy Johnston (145+141) and Makenzie Desantos (157+129) fired a 286. Bryan 2641 Evergreen 1881 It was a record setting night for the Lady Bears in their convincing win over Evergreen. Bryan set new school records for high team game (1034), high two game total (2053), and high team total series (2641). Emma Meade was the catalyst for the impressive Bryan performance with a 220 in her first game followed by a 278 for a 498 series. Gabi Bany was next for Bryan with a 436 (215+221) and Faith Harding fired a 420 (232+188). Michaela Baker rolled the high series for the Lady Vikings with a 343 (200+143), Bobbie Jo Machnicki had a 338 (156+182), and Emily Bissonette tallied a 328 (172+156). ----------------------------------


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