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2019 GRADUATION TRIBUTES: Edon, North Central, Stryker, Wauseon •••• Stryker Village Council Encourages Residents To Do LMI Study •••• Williams County Commissioners Discuss Budgets With Sheriff Towns •••• Edgerton Village & St. Joseph Township Propose Tax Renewal •••• Local Business Provides Fire Department Vehicles For Training •••• Delta Village Council Approves Zoning For Day Care Business Expansion •••• Fayette Village Council Hears Of Interest In The Gaslight Building & Downtown Residences •••• Swanton BOE Thanks Voters For Levy Passage, Approves eSports •••• Wauseon City Council Accepts Resignation From Director Of Public Service, Discusses Future Of WRA •••• Metamora Village Council Hears First Reader For Sewage Rates Outside Village Limits •••• Magic Was In The Air At The First Annual Magical Masquerade Held In Wauseon •••• Nationally Travelling Veterans Tribute Exhibit Arrives In Wauseon •••• 2019 Senior Living Guide

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Hilltop Schools Dedicate Athletic Complex To The Memory Of Dewey VanArsdalen

By: Timothy Kays THE VILLAGE REPORTER The afternoon of May 10 was warm and sunny across northwest Ohio...perfect weather for baseball and softball, and Hilltop played host to both. On the softball diamond, the #2 seeded Lady Cadets welcomed in the #6 seed Edon Lady Bombers for a BBC flavored D-IV Sectional softball tilt. On the other side of the complex, the Cadet cadre welcomed in rival Pettisville for a BBC baseball throwdown. Before the start of either match though, PHOTO COURTESY OF BETTY JO SADOWSKI, STAFF there was a special ceremony honoring the SIGNING ... After several visits prompted by an email from the coaching staff at Notre memory of a man whose influence and guidDame College, Randy Slink of Swanton has signed a letter of intent to continue his ance of the baseball and softball programs education and basketball career as an NDC Falcon. Randy, who is projected to play as in West Unity and throughout the area over a shooting guard or small forward, said he likes the campus, located in South Euclid, five decades helped make both games posOhio and got along well with the coaches during his last visit. He plans to major in sible on this evening...Mr. Dewey VanArsMarketing but will also be open to other areas of study. Pictured, Randy Slink signs with dalen. Hilltop Athletic Director, Mr. Tony Notre Dame College. Also present are parents Mary and Bill, brother Eric and Swanton Gerig, took to the PA microphone to welcome Coach Joel Visser. all, and begin the special ceremony. "Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to a very special day here at Hilltop High School," Gerig began. "Today we will be dedicating our baseball and softball complex in honor of a very special person in our community. From this day forward, our baseball and softball complex will be known as the Dewey VanArsdalen Athletic Complex." "Dewey VanArsdalen graduated from Alvordton High School in 1949," Gerig continued, "...where he was a member of the baseball and basketball teams. He served in the Air Force, and was involved in the Korean War. Upon returning, he settled back into West Unity where he became a major contributor to our community and athletics. In 1970, he with several others spearheaded the effort to form our community Little League Association at the park, which still exists today. He remained on the Little League board for numerous years after, making it possible for countless kids within West Unity to have the chance to learn and play softball and baseball. Dewey coached baseball for both the summer and spring seasons through the late 1980s. AUSTIN KIESS MADDIE SCHAPER Dewey was elected by the Alvordton-West EDON HIGH SCHOOL HILLTOP HIGH SCHOOL Unity communities to serve as a member on The female Athlete of the Week the Millcreek-West Unity Board of EducaThe male Athlete of the Week is is Hilltop softball player Maddie tion. He also was a member of the Hilltop Edon baseball player Austin Kiess. In Schaper. In an 18-0 win over PetAthletic Boosters and served as President, the Bombers 15-7 win over Morenci, tisville on May 7th, Schaper threw a starting the initial 300 Club that raised the (MI) on May 7th, Kiess was 3-4 with a perfect game as she went seven infunds necessary to put in the football stands single, two doubles, and three RBIs. nings allowing no runs, no hits, no that were used for many years at our facility. walks, while striking out seven. These are just a few of many things that Dewey VanArsdalen provided to our community. You would be hard pressed to find *Selected “Athletes Of The Week” may pick up their free shirts any baseball player who played in our comMonday - Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at The Village Reporter, 115 Broad St., Montpelier. munity over the past 45 years who wasn't directly impacted by his character, dedication, compassion, and integrity. Dewey is a man that is sorely missed, but will never be forgotten." These were just some of Dewey's achievements over five decades of dedicated service to the community, the county and the area. Northwest Ohio’s Sporting He also coached in Bryan and Fayette. He Goods Headquarters! was instrumental in getting the Alvordton 1495 N. Shoop Ave., Wauseon • 419-335-1717 Summer Leagues up and running. If there was an organized game involving the use of a

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big stick for the purpose of hitting of a small, leather-covered sphere, soft or hard, the chances were good that somewhere, Dewey VanArsdalen had his fingerprints on the organization. Mr. Gerig went on to note that the landscaping work around the flag pole was installed and in Dewey's honor by Farrell's Lawn and Garden in Bryan. The sign that will hang during the spring and summer seasons was made by Mike Worthington with Signs 24-7 in Bryan. Contributions to the project were covered by the Hilltop Athletic Boosters, the Hilltop Little League, The Dewey VanArsdalen Memorial Fund, and The Hilltop Athletic Department. Mr. Gerig then thanked District Superintendent Jim Wyse, Principal Steve Riley, and the entire Millcreek-West Unity Local Board of Education for their approval of the project, along with Paul Heisey of Handyman Hardware, and the maintenance staff at Hilltop for their help with the installation of the sign. In a true testament to the trans-generational impact that Dewey VanArsdalen had upon the community, Christian McKinney, a senior member of the Cadet squad, removed his Hilltop baseball cap and turned it upside down to show Dewey's widow, Myrtle VanArsdalen, what was written inside the bill of the cap. A simple yet profound inscription read, "There is nothing better to do today than play baseball. ~ Dewey" America loves its baseball. It is immortalized in the artwork of Norman Rockwell. It is immediately recognizable in simple phrases such as, "If you build it...they will come," and "Play ball!" It is hailed every year when sandlots across the country are abuzz with the activity that heralds the advent of warm weather, good times and great memories that will last a lifetime. It is probably the only game where one can watch little kids either swinging a bat, or having that bat swing them, while having parents in the stands seeing huge potential in the effort. In a society where the generation gaps have existed for decades, baseball was an ideal bridge made of horsehide, leather and wood... all bound together by red stitching. Dewey VanArsdalen constructed that bridge in West Unity and maintained it for fifty years, bringing generation after generation together through the Great American Pastime. Play Ball!

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Eicher Shares At Montpelier Six Officers Commended National Day Of Prayer Gathering At Bryan City Council Meeting

"REMEMBERING OUR FALLEN" ... This hardworking, community minded woman, Tarry Eicher Fikel, is working hard to bring this traveling tribute to Montpelier and was so happy to have the opportunity to share about it at the National Day of Prayer Breakfast on May 9, 2019. Tarry is pictured here on a normal day of work for her, in her Eicher's Subs food trailer, holding a copy of the poster promoting the event on September 7-14, 2019. By Rebecca Miller THE VILLAGE REPORTER National Day of Prayer has been an important event in the village of Montpelier for nineteen years, with Prayer Walks, Breakfast meetings and Unity amongst the area churches being part of the picture. GayLynn Harris from House of Prayer, chairman and moderator for the event this year, said that the theme for May 2, 2019 is “Love One Another.” Those interested met at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church for breakfast at 8:30 and the Prayer Meeting at 9. Montpelier Mayor Steve Yagelski read the proclamation that his town proclaims this day to be a Day of Prayer, as do many in the United States. There was also a worship time led by several members of House of Prayer. Each year the pastors, from the Montpelier churches, pray for seven different influences in our culture. This year there were eight pastors who covered the seven areas, with the Military being split for two to pray over. Those Seven Centers of Influence in America, as listed by the National Day of Prayer Task Force are Government, Military, Media Arts, Business, Education, Church and Family. (For more information, see nationaldayofprayer.org) The Keynote speaker this year was chosen because of her efforts to honor the Military. Mrs. Tarry (Eicher) Fikel was welcomed to the podium with warmth as all rose and applauded. In an interview later, Fikel said that she was so touched by that. “It makes me cry,” she said, “that they stood and clapped to honor my son. It was so heartwarming!” Fikel is a Gold Star Mom, one of hundreds of mothers who are members of American Gold Star Mothers, Inc., “a private nonprofit organization of American mothers who lost sons or daughters in service of the United States Armed Forces.” Started in 1928, the group is a support to all moms who want to join. Fikel’s 25 year old son, Michael Paul Hodshire, was killed in 2005 by an IED (Improvised Explosive Devise) in Iraq, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. In 2017, Tarry re-

ceived a large postcard in the mail, which had apparently been sent to Gold Star Moms whose loved one had died since 911. She contacted her daughters to help her determine what it was for and they explained that a group was putting together a memorial and wanted a picture of her son to place on one of the towers. She was so glad that her son would be honored along with hundreds of others, and sent his picture. Since then, Fikel decided to do all she could to get this traveling tribute brought to Williams County. She started the ball rolling by calling the couple in Omaha, who had the original idea, to find out what to do. She was told that it costs $8500 to bring it to the area, with a deposit of $2500. She was floored but told him thank you for giving her two weeks to get the deposit, hung up the phone and called Mary Oliver at Veterans Services. Twenty minutes later she called back and told him she had the deposit! Oliver had listened, loved the idea and told her to come by for the check, because due to money raised by the Veterans’ Ball, they are able to help with just this kind of thing. Presently, there is a benefit planned for June 29, 2019 to raise the remainder of the funds. It is posted as “Remembering Our Fallen” Tribute Towers Patriotic Benefit and Run. It will be held at the Williams County Veterans Building at 875 East Main Street, Montpelier and is open to the public. The benefit will run form 1-8 p.m., rain or shine, with DJ music, a silent auction, 50/50 Drawing and food till it is gone. For those who want to ride, there is a $10 donation or $15 with a rider. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., bikes head out at 12:30 and the last bikes can join as late as 4:00p.m. For more information, contact Williams County Veterans Office. The actual event, which Fikel is doing in conjunction with Williams County Fair Board, Williams County Veterans Memorial and Williams County Veterans Services office, will be held at the Veterans Building on September 7-14, 2019. “Remembering Our Fallen is photographic war memorial that honors our country’s Fallen from The War on Terror (9/11/2001-Present). Unlike brick and mortar memorials, Remembering Our Fallen is designed to travel and includes both military and personal photos. Its legacy will be that these men and women will be remembered and their names will be spoken, while helping to lessen the grief of their families.” To see more information, go to patrioticproductions.org/rememberingourfallen. To get involved by making donations, checks can be made out to VFW Tribute Towers and sent to Tarry Fikel at 216 Main St., Montpelier. Tarry shared that she is thrilled and honored to be able to bring these Tribute Towers to her hometown. She said there will be a motorcycle escort from the turnpike to the fairgrounds on September 7 in the late afternoon/early evening and she is encouraging everyone to come out and line the streets, holding little flags which will be provided, to welcome this tribute to Montpelier and to Williams County. The time of arrival will be announced closer to the date. “We purposefully want it to arrive after school so that the children can come with their parents for this memorable moment,” Fikel said. “One last thing,” Fikel added during the later interview, “There is a movement on Facebook to pray for America every day at a certain time, like England did every day during The Blitz. I want to encourage us all to pray!” Rebecca Miller may be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com

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OFFICERS RECOGNIZED ... Chief Michael Willis, shakes the hand of Officer Jesse Barrera while handing him a certificate of appreciation. Also honored were, from left, Bryan police officers Jeremy Viers, Matthew Sammons, Jesse Barrera, John Rathke, Jared McCann and Steve Doctor (not pictured). By: Ric Armentrout THE VILLAGE REPORTER During the Bryan City Council meeting on Monday, May 6, Police Chief Michael Willis publicly presented six officers with a certificate of appreciation. At approximately 12:15 am, on Dec. 12, 2018, a fire broke out in the downstairs kitchen in a home at 409 N Cherry St. Police were first responders on the scene, officers Steve Doctor and Jared McCann used a fire extinguisher to control the fire. Officer John Rathke went to the upstairs of the duplex to alert and evacuate the residents. While Officer Jesse Barrera was alerting the downstairs residents, he noticed a 12 month old child. Barrera took the child, wrapped it in his coat and crawled through the smoke, bringing the child to safety. Also recognized were Officer Matthew Sammons and Officer Jeremy Viers. On April 11, Officer Sammons arrived to a call on the 900 block of East Bryan Street to find a man on the ground, not breathing and unresponsive. Sammons immediately administered CPR until EMTs arrived to revive the man. On April 16, Officer Jeremy Viers responded to a woman laying on the terrace in the 100 block of North Allen Street, when he arrived, she was not breathing and had no pulse, Officer Viers began chest compressions until a medical unit arrived. “I believe these actions (of the officers) attributed to saving the lives of these individuals.” Chief Willis said of the officers before handing them each a certificate of appreciation. “They are doing all this great work short staffed, they’ve been short staffed for a long time.” Mayor Carrie Schlade pointed out. “Obviously it’s difficult to put in a letter, but thank you for saving that baby Jesse.” Other business approved by council during Mondays meeting included: CONTINUED ON PAGE A8

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EASY SHOPPING ... The Kroger grocery store on Airport Highway in Swanton will soon be offering an online shopping option to begin towards the end of May 2019. Soon, customers will be able to order online, drive to an assigned Kroger store parking spot and have the groceries delivered to and loaded into the vehicle. There are eight designated parking spots for online shopping at the Kroger in Swanton.

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Magic Was In The Air At The First Annual Magical Masquerade Held In Wauseon By: Timothy Kays THE VILLAGE REPORTER St. Caspar's Church in Wauseon was the site of the Triangular Processing Magical Masquerade on the evening of May 11. Billed as a special night where individuals with disabilities could be front and center, the magic was more than flowing well before the evening of the event. "This is our first annual," said Kathy Shaw, the director of Wauseon's Triangular Processing who hosted the event. "We hope to do this from here on out. The idea actually came from the individuals. They came to us and were asking us, could we do this; we want this kind of an event. And so when the opportunity presented itself, we said, 'Yep, we're going to do it.' We've been very blessed; something great happened. The employees of Silgan Container of Napoleon contacted some folks. They got connected with us, and the employees donated their Christmas bonuses to us, and presented us with a check for $1,600 in

March that we were able to use to spearhead getting this going." The magic started there and then, and only snowballed as time moved forward. The Knights of Columbus served a sumptuous meal of Swiss steak with mashed potatoes and a green bean casserole, along with cole slaw, rolls, drinks and desserts. The music began playing at 7:00, with dancing taking place until the event ended at 9:00. As you walked amongst the tables where the guests of honor were seated, there was no need for polls or special questionnaires to determine the success of the evening. There was not a table where there was not smiling, laughing, or upbeat conversation going on. For a first-time attempt at an event like this, the hosts and sponsors truly hit it out of the park. This masquerade was indeed magical, and in more ways than one. Timothy can be reached at tim@thevillagereporter.com

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Nationally Traveling Veterans Tribute Exhibit Arrives In Wauseon The Nationally Traveling Veterans Tribute arrived in Fulton County On Saturday, May 11. The Eyes Of Freedom: Lima Company Memoral Honors the Service and Sacraifce of all who answer our Nation’s call then, now and tomorrow. Exhibit hours will be as follows: Monday, May 13 thru Friday, May 17 from 10:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 18 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00p.m. Admission to the exhibit is free. The Museum Of Fulton County is located at 8848 State Route 108, Wauseon. For more information to to eyesoffreedom.org or call 614-218-6087 or Fulton County Committee at 419-337-9255.

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How To Finance Long-Term Care Needs How To Choose A Dementia Caregiver Failing to plan for long-term care expenses may leave aging men and women with little or no assets late in life. AARP says that the cost of long-term care continues to rise and the array of options can make it difficult for families to find the best, most affordable care. The median monthly costs for a semiprivate room in a U.S. nursing facility hovered around $6,800 in 2016, according to The Genworth Cost of Care Survey. That adds up to roughly $82,000 per year. Individuals who only anticipate hiring a home health aide should know that such options cost an average $3,800 per month. Retirement savings can quickly dry up when long-term care is required. Individuals need to keep in mind that, in 2014, the Social Security Administration said the average month retirement income from Social Security was just $1,294. The National Care Planning Council says that at least 60 percent of all individuals will need extended help during their lifetimes. Ongoing care can last for many months or years. Long-term care needs, including assisted living and nursing home stays beyond a few months, may not be covered by federal health insurance programs, such as Medicare. As a result, it is up to individuals to find ways to finance their care. LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE Long-term care insurance is one of the ways to offset costs of care for later in life. But many people are unaware that this type of insurance exists. A survey conducted by Leger Marketing for

the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association found that 74 percent of respondents said they haven't included provisions for long-term care in their retirement plans. Long-term care insurance is a safety precaution that can be purchased early in life to plan to help pay for expenses aging men and women may incur in their golden years. New York Life Insurance says that policy holders will be reimbursed for qualified long-term care costs up to a maximum daily benefit amount. Coverage varies, but policy premiums generally increase with the age of applicant. GOVERNMENT AID Government aid is available for U.S. and Canadian residents but qualifications vary and it is usually limited to those with financial hardships. Medicaid pays for the largest share of long-term care services in the United States, according to the Administration on Aging. But to qualify, one's income must be below a certain level and the person must meet minimum state eligibility requirements. Canadian provinces will assess one's ability to pay and may subsidize care costs. Also, there may only be a handful facilities supported by the government, so applicants cannot be picky about accommodations. Financing long-term care is something individuals must consider as they make their plans for the future. It is a large expense that cannot go unaddressed even though the need for care might be in the distant future.

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When a loved one is diagnosed with dementia, a family's life can turn upside down. In such situations, families may not know much about the disease, including what to expect with treatment and how soon before the dementia patient begins to need care that the family cannot capably provide. Over time, dementia patients' loved ones are likely to benefit from the expertise and assistance of qualified dementia caregivers. It can be overwhelming for loved ones to offer the right level of care for someone who is unable to perform the activities of daily living. Bathing, medication management, dressing, and feeding are often very difficult for dementia patients. The Alzheimer's Association says that providing good care for someone with dementia goes beyond meeting basic needs. It also means finding caregivers who treat the whole person and provide an environment that can enable the person to be safe yet independent. In order to get started, one should first assess the needs of their loved one with dementia. How many services he or she will require depends on whether that person can use the bathroom, walk, eat, or bathe independently. Alz. org says care needs tend to be lesser in the early stages of dementia. However, during the middle and end stages of dementia, 24-hour supervision

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Occupational Therapy Can Help People Live With Arthritis Occupational therapy may sound like something exclusive to people who are injured on the job. Though occupational therapy helps people in the workplace every day, it also helps men and women, including those with arthritis, perform everyday activities that may or may not be work-related. Arthritis can take both a physical and financial toll. The Arthritis Foundation notes that it's difficult to determine just how many people currently suffer from arthritis, as treatment often isn't sought until symptoms become severe. Conservative estimates from the AF suggest 54 million adults in the United States currently have arthritis, though the organization reports that a recent study suggested as many as 91 million might be dealing with this painful inflammation and stiffness of the joints. As if the pain from arthritis weren't enough, the condition also can cause financial problems for those who cannot work or only work part-time, with annual medical costs and earnings loss estimates in

the hundreds of billions of dollars. Occupation therapy can help people with arthritis overcome their conditions. The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc., notes that most joints have the potential to develop arthritis, which can affect mobility, cause pain and even lead to deformity. However, the AOTA¨ also states that OT practitioners aim to help people with arthritis maximize their ability to participate in activities like work or recreation while striving to help patients enhance their quality of life. Because there are more than 100 different types of arthritis, men and women diagnosed with the condition can benefit greatly from individualized care. One-size-fits-all solutions may not work for arthritis sufferers, who can benefit from one-on-one interactions with OT practitioners. For example, the AOTA¨ notes that OT practitioners may recommend personalized adaptive equipment to patients with arthritis who are experiencing pressure and discomfort in their hands when holding or work-

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Wednesday, May 15th, 2019


Williams County ~ Fulton County Area

Obituaries & Death Notices Pauline Jones (1922 - 2019)

Richard "Stick" Lyons (1946 - 2019)

Charles Hartzell (1969 - 2019)

(Creator Of The Fayette Libraries Birthday Book Tree)

(Bryan Graduate, 40 Years At Bard Manufacturing)

(Owner Of C. Hartzell Construction)

Pauline Janet Jones, 96, of Fayette, was called home into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior on Thursday evening, May 9, 2019, while at CHP Inpatient Hospice Center in Defiance. She was born October 3, 1922, and was the last living daughter of the late Harvey and Edna (Thornton) Bacon. Pauline was the widow of Melvin “Babe” Jones, whom she married on March 2, 1940. They joyfully celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in 2010, one month before his death on April 23, 2010. Pauline was a librarian for many years, and was the creator of the much loved “Birthday Book Tree.” Many of the Fayette youth selected a Birthday book- donated it to the library- and had their photo placed on that tree. There are countess special memory moments from her library days. This lady had a gift of words and the love and ability to bring people to life in her hundreds of “memorial and tributes” that were posted in various newspapers. In the 1970’s, she and Babe brought their small factory to Industrial Parkway in Fayette, and she took over the bookkeeping duties, as she continued to work and write. After Serenity Haven was established, she became a regular presence with the ladies, and offered her love, friendship and comfort in whatever capacity her heart was needed. She became “mom”, “grandma”, and “special lady” to many, and always took the time to get to know each lady’s heart and offer her prayers and hugs. Little did she know that she would ever become a “Cancer Survivor”, but that was just an inconvenience to her. It was a battle, and twenty years later, she still survived. Her faith wasn’t taunted by those medical reports, because she knew who her real Heavenly doctor was. As with most grandmas, she was ever-present in her grandsons’ lives and activities. You couldn’t keep that Lady Eagle off the stands, or off the fields! Baseball, basketball, track, golf – it didn’t matter, because those grandparents were there for the duration. And sure enough, she was blessed with five great-granddaughters, and she got her second wind. No matter the sport, the event, the organizations, she was there. FFA, 4-H, fair shows, she was rooting on from her porch. She was the prize for her grandkids, and her love was unconditional. She never had to look far to find praise for any of them. It’s fun to know that her son, Jim, even got her in a helmet and on a go-cart, but it had to be before she had hair done. She was still participating in school activities as recent as February. Climb the bleacher, row 5, seat 1. She was a very dedicated and loving Mom, Grandma and Great Grandma, as well as loving Aunt and Friend. Villagers will miss her, as well as her lifelong place of worship, Fayette United Methodist Church, and her family will forever cherish her memory. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brothers, Leonard (Gladys) Bacon, Virgil (Orpha) Bacon, Marvin (Jenny) Bacon, and John (Wanda) Bacon; sisters, Mildred Bacon, Alma (John) Ives, and Doris (Clifford) Snow; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Surviving Pauline are her son, Jim (Sandy) Jones of Big Rapids, MI, and her daughter, Joyce (Jim) Fruchey of Fayette. Jim was her caregiver, and she loved him as though he was blood, a love he mutually shared. Also surviving are two grandsons, Brian (Lesley) Fruchey and Corey (Melanie) Fruchey both of Fayette; five great-grandchildren, Haley Fruchey of Hamstead, NC, MacKenzie Fruchey of Morenci, MI, Alexis Fruchey of Findlay, OH, Kelsey Fruchey and Trista Fruchey both of Fayette, Tyler (Mariah) Downing of Fayette, and Katelyn Downing (and AJ Brenner); two greatgreat grandchildren, Tate and Asa. She is also survived by her forever fur son, Buckeye, who will be making his home in Big Rapids with his “brother- and sister-in-law”. The family extends a special thanks and blessings to St. Luke’s Medical Center and CHP Hospice for their loving care given to Pauline, and they respect they showed her. Also to Pastor Jeff Bandy, Rev. Karen King, and Pastor Short for their love and concerns. And to the countless friends and family for gathering together to honor her with prayers and visits. “There are no words that convey what our hearts are feeling, but do know that no gesture, prayer or hug went unnoticed or unappreciated.” And to Judy, Cindy, Cheryl, Mary Lynn, Joanne and Joe: know that your second Mom will be watching over you, and those hugs and love will never fail. The family will receive friends for a visitation on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, from 2-8 p.m. at the Eagle Funeral Home in Fayette. A funeral service for Pauline will be held Thursday, May 16, at 11:00 a.m. at the Fayette United Methodist Church with Pastor Jeff Bandy officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant View Union Cemetery. Memorial contributions in honor of Pauline can be made to the CHP Hospice or to the Fayette United Methodist Church. Friends can share memories and words of comfort with the family online at www.eaglefuneralhomes. com.

Richard L. “Stick” Lyons, 72 years, of Bryan, passed away suddenly, Friday, May 10, 2019 in his residence. Rick was born June 12, 1946 in Bryan, the son of the late Wesley and Martha (Earlston) Lyons. He was a 1965 graduate of Bryan High School. Rick was inducted into the United States Army where he served faithfully until his discharge. Rick was a tow motor operator for Bard Manufacturing for 40 years, retiring in 2009. He was a member of the Bryan Eagles Aerie #2233, Montpelier Moose Lodge #312, Fish Anglers Club, Coon Hunters Lodge and the Bryan VFW Post #2489. Rick loved to hunt and fish, go camping but most importantly follow the activities of his children and grandchildren. Surviving are his two children, Lorie (Tony) Sines of Bryan and Chad (Kim) Lyons of Montpelier; five grandchildren, Austin Brust, Maigan Brust, Emily Sines, Jared Lyons and Jaelyn Lyons; companion, Carolyn Brown of Bryan; one brother, LeRoy “Bud” Lyons of Bryan; three sisters, Annabelle West of Bryan, Florence Lyons-Struble of Bryan and Mary Jane Ridenour of Bryan. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Ralph and Clancy Lyons; three sisters, Margaret Stahl, Donna Lyons-Smith and Kathryn “Kay” Smith. Memorial Services for Richard L. “Rick” Lyons will begin at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2019 in the OberlinTurnbull Funeral Home-Lynn Street Chapel, 206 North Lynn Street, Bryan, with Pastor Jeff Sheldon officiating. A Gathering of family and friends will be held Wednesday, May 15, 2019 beginning at 2:00 p.m. and continuing until the start of services. A Private graveside committal service will be held Thursday with Military Graveside Rites accorded by the combined men of the Bryan VFW Post 2489 and the Bryan American Legion Post 284. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions be made to Williams County Veterans Memorial 875 East Main Street, Montpelier, Ohio 43543. Condolences may be sent to the family or memories may be shared at www.oberlinturnbull.com

Charles “Chuck” R. Hartzell, age 49, of Swanton, passed away Tuesday morning, May 7, 2019 at the University of Toledo Medical Center. Chuck was born in Middletown, Ohio on July 21, 1969. He was one of three children to Elden Hartzell and the late Frances E. (Welch) Hartzell who passed away in 2018. Chuck graduated from Wauseon High School in 1987 and later went on to serve in the U.S Navy. He was owner of C. Hartzell Construction and most recently worked for Randy Smith Construction. Chuck was an avid fisherman and also enjoying woodworking as a past time. He is survived by his father, Elden L. Hartzell of Wauseon; children, Amanda Hartzell of West Unity, Cacey Puehler of Wauseon and Thor Hartzell of Swanton; brother, Victor (Cassandra) Hartzell of Waterville; sisters, Auneta (Daniel) Herr of Wauseon, Rochelle (Michael) McGowan of Centerville, OH and Sandi (Rolf) Sheffey of Middletown, OH; and grandchildren, Caiden Hartzell, Maci Roth, Olivia Puehler and Maxton Puehler. Friends and family are invited to a memorial gathering honoring Chuck’s life at the Delta Reservoir on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 1:00 PM. Arrangements were entrusted to Barnes Funeral Chapel in Delta. Those wishing a show of sympathy may make a contribution to the family care of Amanda Hartzell, P.O Box 177, West Unity, Ohio 43570 with a charity to be decided later.

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Arlyn Meyer (1915 - 2019) (Member Of Edgerton Church Of Christ) Arlyn L. Meyer, age 103, of Edgerton, Ohio, died at 2:45 A.M. on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at Hillside Country Living near Bryan, Ohio, where she was a resident. Mrs. Meyer was a member of the Edgerton Church of Christ and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She had been employed by Modernair in Angola, Indiana, and later at Robinair in Montpelier, Ohio, for many years. An avid golfer, she was a longtime member of Suburban Golf Club near Bryan, where she once carded a hole-in-one. Arlyn Meyer was born on July 29, 1915, near Farmer, Ohio, the daughter of Franklin E. and Eva Blanche (Pollock) Weber. She married Clifford “Tip” Meyer on October 27, 1933, in Bryan, Ohio, and he preceded her in death on June 13, 1982. Surviving are six grandchildren; one step-grandchild; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Gladys Skiles, of Edgerton, and Mary Wright, of Huntington, Indiana; and numerous nephews and nieces. She was also preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Jerry and Jack Meyer; four brothers, Russel, Donald, Paul and Jerry Weber; and two sisters, Lillian Bible and Bettie Groff. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. in the Edgerton Church of Christ with an Eastern Star service at 1:00 P.M. A funeral service will follow at 1:30 P.M. in the Edgerton Church of Christ with Pastors Randy Bible and Eric Meyer officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Edgerton. Memorials are requested to Edgerton Church of Christ or Community Health Professionals Home Care and Hospice, 1215 South Portland Street, Bryan, Ohio 43506.

Gary Howard (1947 - 2019) (Owner Of Production Tooling Systems In Wauseon) Gary Ellis Howard, age 71, passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2019 in his home. Gary was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan on May 19, 1947 to the late Roger & Geneva (Munday) Howard. He met and married Martha Isbell on June 21, 1975. Gary was a Tool & Die maker, where he owned and operated Production Tooling System of Wauseon, Ohio. He was a lifetime member of the NRA, loved working on cars and working with his hands. A devoted father and grandfather, thoroughly enjoying his children and grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 43 years, Martha; children, Allen Howard; Allison (Chett) Ovitt; grandchildren, Rosalie Hintz; Grace Ovitt; sister-inlaw, Mary Jane Isbell and brother-in-law, Thomas Isbell. In keeping with Gary’s wishes, there will be no public visitation or services. Anyone wishing to make a memorial donation in Gary’s honor is asked to consider the Salvation Army of Ypsilanti, MI, 9 S. Park St., Ypsilanti, MI 48198, or the Salvation Army, 620 N. Erie St, Toledo, Ohio 43604 Arrangements were entrusted to Barnes Funeral Chapel, Delta.

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Williams County ~ Fulton County Area

Obituaries (Continued) Theron Diehl (1928 - 2019)

Brittain Gordon (1925 - 2019)

Francis Singer (1922 - 2019)

(1946 Graduate Of Bryan, Minister)

(Former Member Of Bryan’s Trinity Lutheran)

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Brittain L. Gordon, 94 years, of Pleasant Lake, Indiana, and formerly of Bryan, passed away Monday, May 6, 2019 in his residence, with his family at his side. Brittain was born April 2, 1925 in Bryan, Ohio, the son of the late Merle L. and Lamoille (Brittain) Gordon. Brittain was an Army Veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict. He married Wanda B. Paxton on August 22, 1953 in Angola, Indiana, and she survives. Brittain was employed by Bard Manufacturing as a machine operator for 37 years, retiring in 1991. He had previously worked for the railroad and in construction. He was a former member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Bryan. He enjoyed watching NASCAR, especially Jeff Gordon, watching Horse racing, Ohio State Football and in his younger years, water-skiing. He truly treasured the time he was able to spend with his family, creating memories that will last a lifetime. Surviving is his wife, Wanda of Pleasant Lake, Indiana; four children, Robert (Tamara) Bowers of Ney, Pamela (Jim) Prince of Angola, Indiana, Cynthia (Jerry) Hesselschwardt of Ney and Michael Gordon of Bryan; Granddaughter, raised as a daughter, Michelle (Stephen) Alexander of Reading, Michigan; 21 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, 19 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Donald Bowers, granddaughter, Theresa Bowers, sister, Sue Ann Harvey and one nephew, Douglas Harvey. Funeral services for Brittain L. Gordon were held on May 10th in the Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home – Lynn Street Chapel, Bryan with Pastor Mary Beth Smith-Gunn officiating. Private interment took place on May 11th in Fountain Grove Cemetery, Bryan with Military Graveside Rites accorded by the combined members of Bryan VFW Post 2489 and the American Legion Post 284. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions be made to Heartland Hospice, 1315 Directors Row, Suite 210, Fort Wayne, Indiana (Member Of West Clinton Mennonite Church) 46808. Minnie Orpha Gerig Condolences may be sent to the family or memories Chaffee, 95, of Archbold, may be shared at www.oberlinturnbull.com Ohio, went home to be with Jesus on May 6, 2019 at Fairlawn Haven in Archbold. Minnie was born on October 16, 1923, in Wayland, IA, a (50 Year Member Of Orchard Hills Country Club) daughter of the late Martin Robert S. “Bob” Harlow, C. and Emma R. (Nofziger) 87 years, of Bryan, passed Gerig. away Friday, May 10, 2019 After graduating from at Genesis HealthCareHesston Academy, Hesston, Bryan Center, after a brief KS, in 1950, Minnie worked battle with cancer. for various individuals proBob was born and raised viding household help as well as childcare. On October 24, in Nutley, New Jersey, the 1953, she married Lloyd Lewis Chaffee of Castorland, NY, son of the late Robert and where they made their home until moving to the Wauseon Bessie Harlow. As a teenarea in 1969. ager, Bob raised prized banMinnie was an active member of West Clinton Mennotam chickens, including a nite Church. She enjoyed gardening, raising flowers, and “Best in Show” at Madison taking care of farm animals. A favorite pastime was putSquare Garden. He was ting puzzles together. Minnie moved to West Unity in 2002 also a member of the Essex where she resided until June 2018 when health necesTroop, a precision horse ridsitated the move to the Fairlawn Hospice unit where she ing club. He enjoyed headreceived excellent care. ing “down the Jersey Shore” with his high school buddies. Minnie is survived by daughters: Twila (David) Stoltzfus He was a Utah State graduate, where he competed on of Harrisonburg, VA, Elaine Rupp of Wauseon, and Betty the rifle/marksmanship team and also a U.S. Army vet(Larry) Suter, of Harrisonburg, VA. Grandchildren: Jonaeran stationed in Germany. than Stoltzfus, Erica Stoltzfus, Christy Rupp Householder, He completed a forty plus year sales career in the Amy Rupp Wagner, Katie Suter Caldwell, Daniel Suter, industrial printing industry, beginning with AndersonMatthew Kennedy and Samantha Kennedy and two great Vreeland and later joining Ideal Roller and Graphics. His grandchildren. career took him, from New Jersey to California to Ohio, Minnie was preceded in death by Lloyd on December settling in Bryan in 1959. 24, 1993. She was also preceded in death by a daughter Bob enjoyed cooking. He and Ann loved entertaining Adele Kennedy; son-in-law Vernon Rupp; and siblings: Eltheir friends and hosted many dinner parties. Surf fishersie, Mabel Miller, Christian Emanuel, Frances Yutzy, Mary, man, he caught many striped bass off Island Beach State Melvin, Allen, Eldon Laverne, Elmer, Willard, and Emery. Park, New Jersey. Bob was an avid golfer and a 50-year Memorial services were held on May 11th at West Clinmember of the former Orchard Hills Country Club. He ton Mennonite Church with Pastor Ryan Harker officiating. carded four holes-in-one, three at his beloved OHCC. He Interment preceded the service in the Pettisville Cemetery. and Ann hosted popular “Top of Ohio” Pro-Am parties. He Memorial contributions can be made to Elizabeth Millloved his yellow Labrador Retriever, Shanks. er/missionary with SALT to Honduras or CHP. Short FuSurviving is his loving wife Ann of 61 years; three chilneral Home is handling the arrangements. dren, Bob (Marcia) Harlow of Louisville, Kentucky, Bill (Sandra) Harlow of Zionsville, Indiana and Beth (Chad) Brace of Chicago, Illinois; two granddaughters, Lindsey Harlow of Zionsville, Indiana and Olivia (Daniel) Hermanns of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Memorial services for Robert S. “Bob” Harlow will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 18, 2019 at First Presbyterian Church, 506 Oxford Drive, Bryan with Pastor Barry Sweet officiating. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Arrangements are under the care of Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, Bryan. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, physical therapists, administrative and housekeeping staffs at Mercy St. Vincent Hospital, Toledo, Genesis HealthCare of Bryan, Great Lakes Caring Hospice. Special notes of appreciation to Dr. Kevin Park of Parkview Health, Jane Tucker Hausch of Genesis HealthCare, who assisted with Bob’s Masters Golf Tournament viewing party on April 13th, and to all who were able to attend. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions to First Presbyterian Church, Bryan.

Theron L. Diehl, age 91, of Bryan, Ohio, went home to be with his Lord at 3:13 P.M. on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice. He attended Wesley United Methodist Church in Bryan. Theron was a 1946 graduate of Bryan High School where he played trombone in the band and orchestra and excelled at track. He was a US Navy veteran, serving from 1946-1948. He was the first full time employee of the L.E. Smith Company in Bryan where he was in outside sales and the warehouse manager. While living in Holland, Ohio, he was a two term councilman and served as both the police and fire commissioner. Rev. Diehl was a minister at several United Methodist churches in Oklahoma and Ohio. Theron L. Diehl was born on January 16, 1928, in Bryan, Ohio, the son of W. E. and Ruth (Leslie) Diehl. He married Caroline P. Lee on August 19, 1948, in Norfolk, Nebraska, and they were married just shy of 70 years before her death on April 6, 2018. Theron is survived by one son, Reverend Stanley T. Diehl, of Taneytown, Maryland; one daughter, Trudy L. (Calvin) Fulton, of Thompson Station, Tennessee; seven grandchildren, Heidi (Tate) VanScoyoc, Christopher (Jennifer) Diehl, Heather Biggus, Ruth Anne Fracassi, Kari (Jared) Thompson, Scott (Brianne) Fulton, and Mark (Vivian) Fulton and twenty-three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and a daughter-in-law, Anita Diehl. Graveside funeral services were held on May 14th at Brown Cemetery with his son, Pastor Stan Diehl officiating. Military rites were provided by the Bryan American Legion Post 284. Memorials are requested to Wesley United Methodist Church or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Krill Funeral Service, 860 West Mulberry Street, Bryan, was entrusted with arrangements.

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Robert Harlow (1931 - 2019)

Francis A. Singer, 96 years, of Defiance, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Kingsbury Place, Defiance where he was a resident. Francis was born October 17, 1922 in Delaware Township, Defiance County, Ohio, the son of the late Frank and Mary (Wonderly) Singer. He was a 1939 graduate of Sherwood Delaware High School. He married his wife of 68 years, Mary Alice Linder on April 7, 1951 in Hicksville, Ohio, and she survives. Francis was a lifelong farmer, raising dairy cattle and grain crops. He was a member of St. Isidore Catholic Church – The Bend where he served in many capacities, including Catechist, Lector, Holy Name Society and Parish Council. He also served the community as a member and Past President of the Defiance County Landmark, Central Local School Board, Defiance County School Board, Four County Career Center School Board, Defiance County Farm Bureau and Delaware Township Zoning Board. Francis was named All Ohio School Board Member in 1974. He also served as Chairman of the Sherwood State Bank Board, life member of K of C Council 1039, Fairview Athletic Boosters and Sherwood Lions Club. Francis was a former member of the Defiance County Republican Central Committee. He enjoyed bowling, golfing in his free time, but truly loved to serve his family, church and community. He treasured the time he could spend watching his children and grandchildren in their activities. Surviving is his wife, Mary Alice Singer of Defiance; six children, Linda (David) Meredith of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, Michael (Phyllis) Singer of Red Bank, New Jersey, Steve (Sheri) Singer of Elida, Ohio, Rick (Susan) Singer of Bluffton, Indiana, Susan (Jay) Mauter of Toledo, Ohio and Jamie (Jackie) Singer of Defiance; 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Bernard Singer; two sisters, Dorothy Elliott and Mary Louise Bloomberg. Visitation for Francis A. Singer was held Sunday, May 12, 2019 from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, Lynn Street Chapel, 206 North Lynn Street, Bryan, where the Rosary was recited at 6:30 p.m. Sunday evening. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 13, 2019 in St. Isidore Catholic Church – The Bend with Father Robert Kill and Father Jacob Gordon officiated. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Isidore Catholic Church. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.oberlinturnbull.com

Delta's Allianna Hite Receives State FFA Degree

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STATE FFA DEGREE ... Four County Career Center is pleased to present Allianna Hite (Delta) an FFA student who received her State FFA Degree at the State FFA Convention recently held in Columbus. To obtain the State FFA Degree there are certain criteria that must be met and documented. Allianna did her report on beef and grain production as well as working on Hite Farms in Delta. Receiving the State FFA Degree is a major achievement and the Career Center congratulates Allianna for her dedication and hard work.

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Six Police Officers Commended ... The appropriation of $13,529, which includes a donation of $8,068 from the Bryan's Girls Softball Association to the Parks and Recreation department for the addition of batting cage improvements and upgrades along with a radar gun. Twenty-two seasonal employees for the pool and parks were approved for the 2019 season. A change order in the “2019 Asphalt Program” for an increase of $49 thousand to do a total rehab of the parking lot by the Four Seasons restaurant and Eagles club. The resignation of wastewater department employee, Brett Driscoll, was accepted effective May 3rd and a post to fill the job vacancy was also approved. The addition of Richard Roe as a patrol officer the the police department was also approved. Richard comes from the Haskins Police Department in Wood County. A building permit for Miracles Child Care at 1209 E. High St., to update lighting, install new entry doors and fill an indoor pool with level concrete. Ric can be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com

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Wednesday, May 15th, 2019


Williams County ~ Fulton County Area

POLICE, EMT, FIRE, TRAFFIC & COURT NEWS WEST UNITY POLICE APRIL 29 •Lost Property •Property Damage Crash APRIL 30 •Agency Assist •Noise Complaint •Suspicious Person MAY 1 •Medical Emergency •Well-Being Check •Injury Crash •Assured Clear Distance •Disabled Vehicle MAY 2 •Unsecured Premises •Medical Emergency MAY 3 •Juvenile Complaint MAY 4 •Suspicious Vehicle •Animal Complaint MAY 5 •Noise Complaint •Suspicious Activity •Animal Problem •Criminal Mischief •Well-Being Check •Speed/Warning •Speed/Citation WAUSEON POLICE MAY 1 •840 Parkview, Probation Violation •485 E. Airport Hwy., Domestic Violence •930 Fairway Ln., Alarm Drop •840 W. Elm St. Unit 1304, Welfare Check •655 E. Linfoot St., Threats/Harassment •845 Hemlock, Animal Call, W. Elm St., Trespassing •520 Potter St., Trespassing MAY 2 •233 Commercial St., Investigate Complaint •230 Clinton St., Investigate Complaint •840 W. Elm St. Unit 1306, Run Away or Unruly MAY 3 •840 W. Elm St. Unit 1302, Telephone Harassment •940 E. Oak St., Juveniles •715 E. Leggett St., Alarm Drop •1285 N. Shoop Ave. Unit 52, Welfare Check •230 Clinton St., Investigate Complaint •230 Clinton St., Narcotics •400-B Jefferson St., Juveniles •230 Clinton St., Larceny MAY 4 •718 N. Fulton St., Drunk •1480 N. Shoop Ave., Alarm Drop •230 Clinton St., Vandalism •318 Joanna Dr., Suicidal Threats •840 W. Elm St. Unit 503, Domestic Violence •731 Fairway Dr. Unit 1, Burglary MAY 5 •305 Sycamore St., Loud Noise •482 E. Airport Hwy., Alarm Drop •360 W. Leggett St., Lost/Found/ Recovered •840 W. Elm St. Unit 503, Trespassing •321 E. Oak St., Neighborhood Trouble •832 Burr Rd., Zone Violation •Ottokee St.@Sycamore, Loud Noise •1120 N. Shoop Ave., Welfare Check •615 Spruce St., Larceny •248 N. Fulton St., Accident (Property Damage) •840 W. Elm St. Unit 503, Trespassing MAY 6 •00 E. Oak St., Lost/Found/Recovered •309 Indian Rd., Investigate Complaint

•222 Depot St., Welfare Check •1170 N. Shoop Ave. Unit 70, 911 Hang Up Contact in Person •230 Clinton St., Narcotics •940 E. Leggett St., Alarm Drop MAY 7 •Bike Trail, Lost/Found/Recovered •210 S. Fulton St., Juveniles •206 N. Fulton St., Threats/Harassment •810 N. Shoop Ave., Accident (Property Damage) •1170 N. Shoop Ave. Unit 41, Juveniles MAY 8 •330 Frances Dr., 911 Hang Up Contact in Person •1120 N. Shoop Ave., Suspicious Person FULTON COUNTY PROSECUTOR The following individuals were sentenced in Fulton County Common Pleas Court according to county prosecutor Scott A. Haselman: ●Lukas Rufenacht, 21, of 113 S. Defiance St., Archbold, previously pleaded guilty to Vandalism. On February 26, 2018 to February 27, 2018, he drove through the gate at Oakshade Raceway. Judge Jeffrey L. Robinson sentenced Mr. Rufenacht to 2 years of community control and ordered him to pay prosecution costs, pay a $500 fine, have no contact with the victim, abide by an 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. curfew, serve 3 days in CCNO, be assessed for dual diagnosis by Recovery Services of Northwest Ohio, and successfully complete any recommended treatment. Failure to comply could result in Mr. Rufenacht spending 11 months in prison. ●Chaz Witt, 29, of 301 Hinkle St., Montpelier, previously pleaded guilty to Possession of Heroin. On November 23, 2017, he possessed Heroin. Judge Jeffrey L. Robinson sentenced Mr. Witt to 3 years of community control and ordered him to pay a $250 fine, stay at CCNO until a bed is available at SEARCH, successfully complete the SEARCH program, and all recommended aftercare with Recovery Services of Northwest Ohio, be assessed for the Medication Assisted Treatment Program, and comply with any recommendations, show proof of or obtain his GED, abide by an 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. curfew, and serve 139 days in CCNO, with credit for time already served. Failure to comply could result in Mr. Witt spending 11 months in prison. ●Brian Michel, 28, of 08485 U.S. 127, Bryan, previously pleaded guilty to Aggravated Possession of Drugs. On September 14, 2018, he possessed Fentanyl. Judge Jeffrey L. Robinson sentenced Mr. Michel to 2 years of community control and ordered him to pay prosecution costs, complete dual diagnosis assessment at A Renewed Mind, and successfully complete any recommended treatment. Failure to comply could result in Mr. Michel spending 11 months in prison. ●Michael Milligan, 38, of 1162 Co. Rd. G, Deshler, previously pleaded guilty to Theft. On September 26, 2018, he stole a blank check. Judge Jeffrey L. Robinson sentenced Mr. Milligan to 2 years of community control and ordered him to pay prosecution costs, pay a $150 fine, have no contact with the victim, pay restitution to the victim of $35.00, be assessed for dual diagnosis at A Renewed Mind, and successfully complete any recommended treatment, and serve 164 days in CCNO, with credit for days already served. Failure to comply could result in Mr. Milligan spending 11 months in prison. ●Justin Strawser, 26, of 417 E. Wilson Street, Bryan, plead guilty to Aggravated Possession of Drugs. On February 26, 2019, he possessed Methamphetamine. Judge Jeffrey L. Robinson sentenced Mr. Strawser to 2 years of community

control and ordered him to pay prosecution costs, to be held at CCNO until a bed is available at the SEARCH Program, successfully complete the SEARCH Program and all recommended aftercare. Failure to comply could result in Mr. Strawser spending 11 months in prison. WILLIAMS COUNTY CRIMINAL •Blake, David L Sr (Bryan, OH) Possession. Fine: $150. Costs: $79. •Borton, Lisa M (Bryan, OH) Menacing. Fine: $250. Costs: $209. Jail time: 30 days with 30 days suspended. No contact with the victim, no future violations within the next 3 years. •Gerhart, Leroy (Bryan, OH) Criminal trespass. Fine: $100. Costs: $148.87. Jail time: 30 days with 30 days suspended. Shall not return to the property of victim, have no future violations within the next 2 years. •Grant, Shiana M (Hicksville, OH) Theft. Fine: $350. Costs; $119. Jail time: 90 days with 85 days suspended. Shall not return to Bryan Walmart for a period of 5 years, no future violations within the next 5 years. Drug paraphernalia. Fine: $150. Costs: $40. •Mesloh, Chad A (Bryan, OH) Criminal trespassing. Fine: $250. Costs: $370. Jail time: 30 days with 25 days suspended. No future violations within next 2 years, no contact with victim or residence property. •Murgatroyd, Christopher A (Montpelier, OH) Drug paraphernalia. Fine: $150. Costs: $85. •Pratt, John H (Bryan, OH) Disorderly conduct. Fine: $250. Costs: $369. Jail time: 30 days with 29 days suspended. Not to have threatening or violent contact with victim, must complete Recovery Services of Northwest Ohio Program, no future violations within the next 3 years. WILLIAMS COUNTY TRAFFIC •Barrett, Clinton W (Montpelier, OH) Expired license. Fine: $100. Costs: $85. •Blankenship, Michelle (Montpelier, OH) Expired license. Fine: $75. Costs: $85. Speed. Fine: $45. Costs: $40. •Brown, Michael (Montpelier, OH) Driving under suspension. Fine: $1,000. Costs: $90. Jail time: 180 days. Improper registration. Fine: $150. Costs: $40. Insufficient muffler. Fine: $50. Costs: $40. •Degroff, Leon (West Unity, OH) Seat belt. Fine: $30. Costs: $40. •Fee, Randy E (Montpelier, OH) Speed. Fine: $46. Costs: $79. •Hay, Brian L (Napoleon, OH) Speed. Fine: $46. Costs: $79. •Juillard, Kent T (Stryker, OH) Seat belt. Fine: $30. Costs: $40. •King, David M Jr (Defiance, OH) Temporary permit w/o valid driver. Fine: $150. Costs: $79. •Klatt, Alexander G (Wauseon, OH) Assured clear distance ahead. Fine: $71. Costs: $79. •Mansfield, Brandi L (Defiance, OH) Speed. Fine: $46. Costs: $84. •McClaran, Eldonna M (Bryan, OH) Traffic control device. Fine: $46. Costs: $79. •Murgatroyd, Christopher A (Montpelier, OH) Expired license. Fine: $75. Costs: $85. Speed. Fine: $45. Costs: $40. •Peet, Kristin M (Bryan, OH) Speed. Fine: $46. Costs: $79. •Raabe, Lisa M (Montpelier, OH) Expired plates. Fine: $46. Costs: $79. •Reidt, Alex S (Bran, OH) Driving under suspension. Fine: $200. Costs: $85. •Roose, Sean T (Bryan, OH) Speed. Fine: $115. Costs: $85. •Staten, Scott R (Edon, OH) Left of center. Fine: $71. Costs: $79. •Stiltner, Benjamin (Bryan, OH) Assured clear distance ahead. Fine: $71. Costs: $79. •Trowbridge, Jack D (Mark Center, OH) Speed. Fine: $46. Costs: $79. •Ucar, Lutfiye N (Montpelier, OH) Speed.

Fine: $46. Costs: $79. •Underwood, Alisha M (Montpelier OH) No drivers license. Fine: $200. Costs: $79. •Vermillion, Gage J (Bryan, OH) Speed. Fine: $46. Costs: $79. •Welter-Whitney, Penny M (Edgerton, OH) Speed. Fine: $46. Costs: $79. •Wolfe, Brandon E (Bryan, OH) OVI. Fine: $650. Costs: $84. Jail time: 20 days with 17 days suspended. Operator’s license until 5/2020, no future violations within next 2 years, 1st Timer's Retreat within 90 days. WILLIAMS COUNTY CIVIL •Fulton County Health Center vs Hammersmith, Michael T (Stryker, OH) Judgement amount: $1,113.63. FULTON COUNTY TRAFFIC •Altahery, Zemam Z (Wauseon, OH) Failure to yield right of way. Fine: $102. Costs: $93. •Andrews, Linda L (Archbold, OH) Speed. Fine: $47. Costs: $93. •Armstrong, Raymond L (Wauseon, OH) Speed. Fine: $47. Costs: $93. •Berlin, George (Swanton, OH) Marked lanes. Fine: $37. Costs: $85. •Berry, Aaron (Swanton, OH) Failure to display plates. Fine/Costs: $97. •Berry, Richard D (Wauseon, OH) Seat belt. Fine: $30. Costs: $48. •Carrizales, Trena A (Delta, OH) Speed. Fine: $47. Costs: $85. •Cornell, Autumn T (Archbold, OH) Speed. Fine: $37. Costs: $85. •Davis, Kevin R (Delta, OH) Speed. Fine: $47. Costs: $85. •Elliot, Duane F (Delta, OH) Seat belt. Fine: $30. Costs: $48. •Estrada, Michelle E (Swanton, OH) Stop sign. Fine: $122. •Ford, Erin E (Swanton, OH) Speed. Fine: $47. Costs: $85. •Fry, Rachel A (Wauseon, OH) Speed. Fine: $47. Costs: $85. •Garrow, Bret P (Lyons, OH) Speed. Fine: $37. Costs: $85. •Gray, Alexandria N (Wauseon, OH) Assured clear distance ahead. Fine: $102. Costs: $93. •Harris, Noah T (Metamora, OH) Speed. Fine: $77. Costs: $85. •Hernandez, Alejandro (Delta, OH) Park in handicap. Fine/Costs: $250. •Hobson, Russell W (Swanton, OH) Speed. Fine: $37. Costs: $85. •Houston, Brittany A (Lyons, OH) Seat belt/Expired plates. Fine: $30. Costs: $48. •Keil, Lucas A (Delta, OH) Speed. Fine: $37. Costs: $85. •Ley, Sidney T (West Unity, OH) Speed. Fine: $37. Costs: $93. •Litwiller, Devon M (Fayette, OH) Unsafe vehicle. Fine: $37. Costs: $93. •Mickens, Mary A (Delta, OH) Speed. Fine: $77. Costs: $85. •Mohring, Bradly S (Delta, OH) Speed. Fine: $37. Costs: $85. •Moore, William (West Unity, OH) Gross overload. Fine: $330. Costs: $85. •Myers, Sara (Swanton, OH) Speed. Fine: $102. Costs: $85. •Nafziger, Kent D (Archbold, OH) Stopped emergency vehicle. Fine: $74. Costs: $85. •Nacinsamuth, Wong Chai J (Wauseon, OH) Speed. Fine: $37. Costs: $85. •Nation, Randall R (Napoleon, OH) Stop sign. Fine: $37. Costs: $93. •Pirrwitz, Kevin R (Delta, OH) Speed. Fine: $37. Costs: $85. •Regier, Nicholas D (Delta, OH) Fine: $47. Costs: $85. •Sawyers, Autumn K (Lyons, OH) Expired plates. Fine: $37. Costs: $85. •Schultz, Stephen W (Bryan, OH) Oneway street. Fine: $37. Costs: $93. •Sierra, Enrique Jr (Wauseon, OH) Speed. Fine: $77. Costs: $93. •Smith, Robert J (Delta, OH) Gross overload. Fine: $556. Costs: $85. CONTINUED ON PAGE A10

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POLICE, EMS, FIRE & COURT NEWS •Stoepfel, Timothy E (Swanton, OH) Speed. Fine: $47. Costs: $85. •Vargas, Selena D (Swanton, OH) Speed. Fine: $77. Costs: $85. •Waidelich, Denise M (Archbold, OH) Speed. Fine: $37. Costs: $85. •Walker, Patricia L (Wauseon, OH) Speed. Fine: $77. Costs: $85. •Wolford, Jaccob (Delta, OH) Speed. Fine: $47. Costs: $85. FULTON COUNTY CRIMINAL •Douglas, Katherine (Delta, OH) Disorderly conduct. Fine/Costs: $100. •Roschmann, Benjamin (Swanton, OH) Restrain dog. Fine: $100. Costs: $75. •Schlueter, Heather (Lyons, OH) Failure to restrain dog. Fine: $25. FULTON COUNTY CIVIL •Fulton County Health Center vs Andres, Logan & Alison (Delta, OH) Judgement amount: $1407.00.

•Fulton County Health Center vs Bailey, Darrin S (Swanton, OH) Judgement amount: $321.02. •Fulton County Health Center vs Brown, Terri S (Delta, OH) Judgement amount: $1,564.46. •Fulton County Health Center vs Decant, Steven T & Tabatha (Maumee, OH) Judgement amount: $ 887.49. •Fulton County Health Center vs Dulaney, Susan Marie (Lyons, OH) Judgement amount: $1,779.95. •Fulton County Health Center vs Guerrero, Juan A & Ashley M (Swanton, OH) Judgement amount: $113.68 •Fulton County Health Center vs Mohler, Jeremy Tyson & Heather L (Delta, OH) Judgement amount: $524.04. •Fulton County Health Center vs Kovar, David A Jr & Amber (Delta, OH) Judgement amount: $769.81. •Smith, Michael vs Curtis, Brently & Heather (Swanton, OH) Judgement amount: $6,197.56.

State Patrol Investigates Fatal Crash Springfield Township – The Toledo Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash which occurred on Angola Road near King Road, Springfield Township, Lucas County. The crash happened on May 12, 2019 at approximately 7:43 p.m. A 2000 Ford F-150 driven by 70-yearold Gary Fisher of Holland, Ohio was traveling eastbound on Angola Road. Mr. Fisher went off the south side of the road, and struck a tree. Mr. Fisher was taken

by ground ambulance to the University of Toledo Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash, and the safety belt was not being worn. The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted at the scene by the Lucas County Sheriff’s Office, Holland Police Department, Springfield Township Fire Department, and Lucas County EMS. The crash remains under investigation.

Local Business Provides Archbold Fire Vehicles for Training

Edgerton Village & St. Joseph Township Propose Tax Renewal

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VILLAGE BUSINESS ... Edgerton Village Council Members Jackie Perry, Jason Gruver, and Chuck Wallace during the latest Council Meeting. By: Jeremy Scott THE VILLAGE REPORTER The Village of Edgerton Council met on May 6th in regular session. Prior to the start of the council meeting, officials met with St Joseph Township Trustees for a meeting of the Cemetery Board. During this meeting Dennis Grych, Butch Moffett, and Dean Thiel were reappointed as Trustees of the Cemetery Board. They also approved a resolution, and waived the three reading rule to file a renewal of the current 1 mill levy to be placed on the upcoming November 5th election for the upkeep of Maple Grove Cemetery. The current levy is set to expire at the beginning of 2020, and the renewal will be in effect for 5 years. The Cemetery Board will meet again on Monday June 17th to officially place the levy on the ballot. Once the Council meeting started, Tyler Perry, owner of TnR Print of Edgerton asked council why his business, as well as other local businesses are being required to pay for testing of backflow prevention devices when there is no one certified by the city to perform these tests. Mayor Bowsher stated that there is currently an individual going through the schooling needed for the certification. In other news, The East and West Hull St. has been progressing and will be ready to solicit for bids at the end of May. The Village wants to remind the citizens that a planned power outage is scheduled for June 1st at

1am. Employees from AMP will be on site to run the emergency generators, so the hope is that no one will lose power while they replace a switch at the substation a perform a biannual check on the substation. Large Trash pick up went smoothly during the previous weekend, and during the pick-up, the city was able to procure over 10,000 lbs of scrap metal with a valuation of $10,000 that will be donated to the Baker Family. As you remember, Dustin Baker lost his fiancé, Brooke Traxler, and home to a fire in January of this year. The Summer Lunch Program will be offered again this year from June 10th through August 2nd. A Jaws of Life unit has been ordered by the Edgerton fire Department. Funding was secured through a grant applied for by Fire Chief Scott Blue. In other Village News, Council man Chuck Wallace asked for the drains at Miller Park to be looked at. After all the rain, is seems that the drain plug is clogged causing lots of standing water at the park. Robert Day asked if the Village had any way to clean up the growth near the railroad tracks running through town. Mayor Bowsher says that the railroad will no longer allow the village on its property to mow the grass. Wallace asks why the Village can’t fine the railroad like they would do any other citizen who doesn’t mow their grass. Solicitor Charles Butler will look into this action. The Edgerton Village Council will meet next on Monday May 20th at 7:00pm. Jeremy can be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com

Delta Village Council Approves Rezoning For Day Care Business Expansion

TRAINING ... Several fire fighters from the Archbold Fire Department received extrication training with a generous donation from Jerry’s Auto Sales and Salvage. By: Jeremy Scott THE VILLAGE REPORTER When a vehicle is involved in a wreck and can no longer be driven, a tow truck is called, and the end of the car’s life is usually being smashed in a crusher. However, thanks to the generosity of Jerry Hoot and his business Jerry’s Auto Sales and Salvage, these disabled vehicles still served one final purpose; to provide training for Archbold Fire Department as part of an extrication class. Jerry and his business, located on

County Road J in Archbold, provided 3 vehicles to the AFD so the firefighters could get hands on experience using the two PHOTO BY BILL O’CONNELL, STAFF jaws of life the department utilizes. Three REZONING ... Properties on South Madison to be rezoned from Residential to Business rookie firefighters and twenty other fire for a child day care. personnel gathered at Jerry’s business for the training. By: Bill O’Connell a business zoning district, vote. According to Chief Dave Davis, the THE VILLAGE REPORTER Also approved was the they requested Mr. Gilbert, experience received “Many positive comfirst reading of Resolution who owns the property at In a Public Hearing prior ments,” from the firefighters, and he is 104, participate in the re- #19-06 declaring it necesto the regularly scheduled “hoping to do this more than one time.” Council meeting, the Delta zoning so it could be con- sary to levy a tax in excess of Jeremy can be reached at Village Council voted unani- tiguous and not create an the ten-mil limitation which publisher@thevillagereporter.com mously to accept the recom- island,” explained Village will be used for the proposed mendation of the Planning Administrator Brad Peebles. 1.25 Mil levy for the Village During the hearing Mr. pool. Commission and rezone Administrator Peebles Gilbert, who serves as a Viltwo properties, 104 South Madison and 106 South lage Councilman, recused reported that his office reMadison, for the purpose of himself from the proceed- ceived notification from the expanding a child day care ings, including the vote, and Jacobs Group that they business. Shane and Amy was seated in the gallery would not be submitting a Carter, owners of 106 South with Mr. and Ms. Carter. At proposal for operations of Madison, had petitioned the this time, Mr. Gilbert has the water and wastewater A meeting with Village to change the zoning no business plans for the facilities. from R-2 Residential to B-1 property after rezoning. Of- representatives of the VeoCentral Business to meet ficially, the first reading of lia Company regarding the State of Ohio requirements Ordinance #19-06, accept- costs to privately operate the which had to be agreed to ing the recommendation of facilities and, based on those by Bob Gilbert, the owner of the Planning Commission discussions, the Village has to amend the zoning map of discontinued any consider104 South Madison. “Because they are not the Village, was approved. ation for the concept based contiguous to a business or Mr. Gilbert abstained in this on representation of anticipated personnel costs. Mr. Peebles also reported that the Nature Fresh Water Line project is nearing completion. The line has been installed, tested and is waiting to be hooked into Nature Fresh. The pump station is anticipated to be functional by the end of May. They are currently waiting on the last of the pumps to be set and hooked up. The Village has contracted with CT Johnson Photography of Delta to take “head shot” photos of Village officials and Council members to be inserted into the Village website for a more professional look. Cory Waugh, a Junior at Delta High School, has been hired by the Village to help with summer maintenance in Delta Park. Bill may be reached at

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Wednesday, May 15th, 2019


Fayette Village Council Hears Of Interest In BG Head Football Coach Scot Loeffler Speaker The Gaslight Building & Downtown Residences For Archbols Rotary’s Senior Day Program By: Timothy Kays THE VILLAGE REPORTER

Members of the Fayette Village Council heard queries from Brenda Franks about downtown residential regulations during their May 9 meeting. "She is not a village resident," said Village Administrator Genna Biddix, "...but she is interested in buying the Gaslight Building across the street. What she's looking to do is try to help people that make a transition, like the girls that are coming out of Serenity Haven. She talks mostly about women. She does some sort of ministry services to some extent somewhere. I just handled what zoning questions that she had. I'm not really clear on exactly what her vision is for what she would like to do with that building. She says that having no residential space there would not be a deal breaker for her buying the building, but that she would prefer to have some apartments upstairs...like a halfway place, transitioning people back into the real world. I discussed how currently, our zoning code does not allow for new downtown residential space, but that our elected officials have discussed that in the past, and whether or not they want to change our ordinances to allow for that when we already have downtown living spaces. Only second story would be what they would entertain. I basically told her that I would need to do some more research." The Township Trustees were on hand for the mandated Cemetery Board elections. With David Wheeler's term ending on December 31, a new Councilor will be needed to fill the vacancy. At the Council meeting of April 10, Councilor Chris Meeker volunteered to take the two-year post on January 1, 2020, and was formally elected on this night. Council also formally and officially affirmed Penny Merillat for the post vacated by the passing of Randy Merillat. Her hitch on the Cemetery Board runs through 2021, and she also took over his seat as a Township Trustee. Beginning her report to Council, Ms. Biddix requested action from the Councilors, stating, "I would like for you to clarify the current makeup of the Planning Commission, since I’m trying to organize the first variance hearings we have had since I have taken over as Administrator. The Zoning Board of Appeals is made up of the same five members as the Planning Commission." Currently, the members listed are Mayor David Borer, and citizens Tommy Clemensen and Jason Oehlemacher. By codified ordinance, two more people must be added to the committees...one from Council, and one from the general public. Referencing the Community Development Block Grant Water Tower and Park Fence projects, Ms. Biddix reported, "As of May 4, we have completed the water tower recoating project. Weather finally permitted the completion of this project. The mayor and I met with the Pittsburgh Tank and Tower crew on Saturday morning to discuss the final project details, and release them from their on-site duties. I will work the Maumee Valley Planning Organization to get the paperwork

done that is needed to finalize this grant project. As of May 6, In-Line Fence was in town to start the Park Fence Installation Project. The village crew has already removed and disposed of all the fence material from Diamond 2, with some assistance from In-Line fence. The installation of the new spilt rail fence started today. Then they will move on to installation of fence at the softball field, repair of the backstop on Diamond 1, and then repair of the basketball court fence last. Weather permitting, they should have this project completed in the next ten days to two weeks." Ms. Biddix continued, "We have been contacted by Wendy Adams, the Director of Normal Memorial Library, to see if we are willing to allow the use of the South Shelter House for the 2019 Summer Reading Program. The Summer Reading Program is offered to children in Pre-K through 5th grade. They will need use of the Shelter House on Mondays from 10:00 a.m. – noon, and Tuesdays from 10:00 – 2:00. The start date has yet to be determined, but will be sometime in June for a duration of six weeks. We are asking Council to waive the shelter house rental fee for this event. The Library would also like use of the South Shelter House to host a 'Night Under the Stars', stargazing event on June 15 from 9:00 – 11:00 p.m., with an alternate rain date of July 20." Council agreed to the requests. Finally, Ms. Biddix reported that, "During a Network Fayette event held at the Meraki Salon and Boutique on April 22, Lisa Beecher, Northwest State Community College (NSCC) faculty member and Small Business Development Center Consultant, talked to local business owners about the resources available to small business owners through Northwest State. She also discussed the 4-day Entrepreneurship Summer Camp being offered to local youth that will be hosted by NSCC in July. Participants in the summer camp with learn how to make good decisions, find opportunities, build their brand, and develop good networking skills from the renowned Ice House Entrepreneurship Program. After discussing this opportunity with Roberta Streiffert from Ohio RCAP (Rural Community Assistance Program), and the similarity of this opportunity to our Rural Community Development Initiative Youth Engagement Initiative, RCAP has agreed to provide up to ten need based scholarships to the NSCC Summer Camp for Fayette School Junior High and High School kids. Roberta is currently in the process of designing an application for the scholarship, and once that is completed we will provide all the information to the appropriate school officials so that it can be distributed to the student population before the end of the school year. " In other actions, Council agreed to a motion to waive the eligibility requirements for the Sick Leave Donation Program, and allow Joel Smith to participate in the program for up to 16 hours for bereavement leave. Timothy can be reached at tim@thevillagereporter.com

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SENIOR DAY ... BGSU head football coach Scot Loeffler (center) was the featured speaker for Rotary’s 2019 Senior Day program when Archbold seniors were guests of Rotary on May 10 at Founders Hall. Loeffler, who is beginning his first year at Bowling Green, explained that the culture and expectations that he and his staff are working to establish with the football team are easily transferrable to the seniors as they move on to the next phase of their life and beyond. The cornerstone of the program is based on trust, respect and establishing a family atmosphere on the team. Coach Loeffler added that every player is expected to earn a college degree and use the life lessons from football with that degree to become dominant in their profession. And, finally, after leaving college, starting a family and beginning their professional life, they are to ask themselves: Are you a better husband, father and a leader in your community? He urged the seniors not to forget the lessons that they have learned growing up in Archbold. An Ohio native, he explained that people who live in northwest Ohio have a foundation of love and a passion to care about others. They have pride in their community and family. Never lose that, he said, and always strive to be the best that you can be. And, as the seniors ultimately move on to a career or profession, Coach Loeffler emphasized the importance of “the team mentality.” On a team, he explained, there is no room for ego or individual agendas. The team’s success is entirely dependent on everyone working together, supporting one another, helping a teammate improve. The same is true for a company. if the business you work for succeeds, does well, then you will do well. Coach Loeffler’s Senior Day presentation was arranged by Marc Fruth (right), who 40 years ago played on the Bowling Green State University football team. In addition to the seniors, several guests, including former Archbold police chief and former Falcon football player Joe Wyse (left) attended Senior Day to hear Coach Loeffler.

Recovery Services Of NW Ohio Obtains Additional $50,000 For Women’s Grant Recovery Services of Northwest Ohio has received an additional $50,000 in women’s grant funding from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. At its May 9 meeting, the Four County ADAMhs Board increased the agency’s women’s grant allocation to just over $202,000. The funds can be used for any substance use, mental health or related residential service treatment that is needed for qualifying women served by Recovery Services. The board also approved spending a total of $10,000 as its share of the cost for the Fulton and Henry county community health needs assessments that will be conducted later this year. Each county will receive $5,000. ADAMhs Board CEO Rob Giesige reported that board members are invited to participate in a two hour tour of the state psychiatric hospital in Toledo on May

20. In addition to the hospital tour, they will meet with the hospital’s clinical and nursing officers. As Governor DeWine’s proposed biennial budget moves through the legislature, state funding for the Four County ADAMhs Board funding remains unchanged, according to Giesige. He also reported that Williams County is one of 19 Ohio counties that have been selected to receive a federally funded Healing Communities grant. Some details, including the amount of funding that will be involved, have not been determined. However, its goal is to reduce opioid overdose deaths by 40 percent in three years. Based on 2018 death certificates, seven opioid overdose deaths were reported in Williams County. According to the grant timeline, the Ohio grant coordinators will begin working with local partners to implement the grant by late summer.

WILLIAMS COUNTY - FULTON COUNTY AREA COMMUNITY CALENDAR MAY 17TH, 2019 - MAY 23RD , 2019 FRIDAY, MAY 17TH •Fountain City Christian School Kindergarten Graduation 6:00 PM SATURDAY, MAY 18TH •Danuta Cabin Dedication and Ribbon Cutting at Camp Palmer SUNDAY, MAY 19TH No events submitted by time of press MONDAY, MAY 20TH •Williams County Commissioners 9:00 AM

TUESDAY, MAY 21ST •Fulton County Commissioners 9:00 AM •Montpelier School Board 5:00 PM •North Central School Board 6:30 PM

•Delta Village Council 5:30 PM •Edgerton School Board 6:00 PM •Edgerton Village council 7:00 PM •Archbold School Board 5:00 PM •Stryker School Board 5:30 PM •Edon Village Council 7:00 PM •Archbold Village Council 7:00 PM •Metamora Village Council 8:00 PM •Wauseon City Council 5:00 PM •Bryan City Council 7:00 PM •Wauseon School Board 5:30 PM •Bryan School Board 7:00 PM

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22ND •Fayette Village Council 6:00 PM THURSDAY, MAY 23RD •Williams County Commissioners 9:00 AM •Fulton County Commissioners 9:00 AM •Holiday City Village Council 7:00 PM

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LOCAL LIBRARY NEWS Summer Reading Programs To Start At Pioneer Branch Library The Pioneer Branch Library will be holding many exciting Summer Reading events with a theme of “A Universe of Stories”. Stop in to the library to sign up for fun activities and reading prizes! Summer reading registration starts on Monday, May 20th. The library will host several weekly happenings throughout the summer. Mondays of June 10, 17 and 24 at 10:30 am, will be Lap Time for Babies, ages 9 to 24 months. Lap Time is a great way to help with early literacy training for babies and their parents. On Thursdays, May 30 through July 25, the library will show a movie at 1:00 pm, and will serve popcorn! A movie will not be shown on Thursday, July 04 as the library will be closed for Independence Day. Summer Reading special activities will officially kick off on Tuesday, May 28 with a fun craft program for teens, ages 13 through 17, and senior citizens, age 60+. Create Coffee Bean art at the Pioneer Senior Center at 10:30 am. On Wednesday, May 29 at 1:00 pm, kids can make their own space alien with the Noah’s Ark Plush Pal workshop! You must register to attend, as the class is limited to 30 participants. Summer Reading programming in June will continue on Monday, June 04, with a special presentation from ODNR on native animals, and park/water safety, at 1:00 pm! Launch rockets on Wednesday, June 05 with the Imagination Station, and attend the fun session “Tricky Trajectory”. This program will be held at 10:30 am, and also at 1:00 pm at the Pioneer Community Center. You must register to attend. On Tuesday, June 11 come have fun with Heather Jones, Senior Program Director of Williams County YMCA, at 1:00 pm. There will be lots of games/activities! Jim Barron will put on an, “Out of this Universe Reading and Magic Show” on Wednesday, June 12 at 1:00 pm. The program will be held at the Pioneer Community Center. On Tuesday, June 18 at 1:00 pm, meet the Rockhound with Edmund Jarzembski at the library. At 10:30 am on Wednesday, June 19, enjoy space themed fun and magic with Jeff Wawrzaszek, at the Pioneer Community Center. Meet the Village Helpers and their big trucks, on Tuesday, June 25 at 1:00 pm! The event will be held in the paved parking lot across from the Community Center. Take part in Kings Island day on Wednesday, June 26 at 1:00 pm. Experience the coaster thrill and carnival games. One lucky family will win 4 tickets to Kings Island! Eligible entries include: registered in Pioneer Summer Reading, has read 1 book from the library, and has attended at least 1 summer reading program. July events will begin on Tuesday, July 02. Make your own Ocean Creature with Noah’s Ark Plush Pal Workshop, at 1:00 pm. You must register to attend, as class size is limited to 30 participants. Stop in to the library anytime during the afternoon on Wednesday, June 03 to do Make N’ Take Crafts! The Summer Reading Closing Party will take place on Tuesday, July 09 at 1:00 pm. Come celebrate the end of summer reading with lots of fun, and ice cream! The Pioneer Branch Library is located at 106 Baubice Street Pioneer, OH 43554. For more information, or to register for Summer Reading, please call 419-737-2833.

Girls Who Code Club For Grades 3-5 At Swanton Library Swanton Public Library invites girls (and boys!) in grades 3-5 to attend meetings of Girls Who Code, a free after-school club. Attendees will learn the beginning steps of building code by reading and discussing the Girls Who Code book and by completing thematically-related challenges. We will have activities for kids with zero to some computer science experience, so everyone is welcome! The next meetings for grades 3-5 is from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm on Saturdays, May 18 and 25. Visit https://girlswhocode.com to learn more about the Girls Who Code movement.

Paws To Read Continues At SPL Paws to Read combines kids, dogs, and books. Children sign up to read aloud for 15 minutes to a certified therapy dog, who is happy just to listen. Improve reading skills and have fun reading with a friendly dog at the same time! Australian shepherd Charlie will be here at 10:30 am on Saturday, May 18. Kids can read to him in 15-minute slots; six slots are available. Slots can be shared for kids who want to come in together. Call, come in, or visit our website to register. For more information call 419-826-2760, visit the library’s website at http://www. swantonpubliclibrary.org, or visit the library at 305 Chestnut Street in Swanton.

Anime Club At Swanton Library For Grades 6-12 Come to the Swanton Public Library from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm on Wednesday, May 22, for an afternoon all about anime! Watch three episodes of anime chosen by the attendees (or by the random button!). Japanese food, snacks, and drinks will also be provided. No registration required. FREE! Please call the library at 419-826-2760, stop by, or visit our website at http://www.swantonpubliclibrary.org for more information. Swanton Library is located at 305 Chestnut Street in Swanton.

Full STEAM Ahead! For Grades K-5 At Swanton Library Children in grades K-5 are invited to have fun with their own engineering projects at the library at 10:30 am on Saturday, May 18! We’ll make boats for water races, watch a video, and craft pinwheels. Come ready to create! Register online, at the front desk, or by phone. Free! Register for this free program by visiting the library, calling 419-8262760, or signing up online at http://www.swantonpubliclibrary.org. Swanton Library is located at 305 Chestnut Street in Swanton.

Stryker Branch Library Sets Summer Reading Programs The Stryker Branch Library invites area children and families to take part in the exciting programs that will be offered during Summer Reading! With a theme of “A Universe of Stories” summer reading will run from June 4 through June 26. All programs will begin at 1:00 pm, unless otherwise noted. Programming will start on Tuesday, June 4 with a “Summer Reading Kickoff”! Join us for a Puppet Show and Scavenger Hunt! Don’t miss the Summer Reading opening day! At 11:00 am, on Wednesday, June 5 the Toledo 11 Weatherman, Chris Vickers, will be at the library. Stick around after the program for a special lunch, served at the library. Come see the Exotic Zoo on Thursday, June 6 at 11:00 am! Get close to many live exotic animals, such as reptiles and birds from around the world! The Challenger Learning Center will be visiting on Wednesday, June 12, and will bring a real SkyLab Mobile Planetarium! This is your chance to visit a planetarium right in the library! The Williams County YMCA will bring an action packed program to the library on Wednesday, June 12. There will be lots of fun games and activities! Enjoy a program filled with laughter as Kevin Kammeraad puts on a show filled with puppets, music, and more on Thursday, June 13. At 11:00 am, on Tuesday, June 18 a very special program will be coming to the library! Attend “Cirque Amongus”, a hands on learning experience that will teach kids different circus tricks! The program will end with a colorful performance, in which every child is a star! Parents bring your cameras, and capture some great photos of your child performing! Lunch will be provided after the show. There will be “Puppets, Puppets, Puppets” on Wednesday June 19! Watch puppet shows and enjoy a tasty treat afterwards. Join us for a smile-filled program! Take part in games, crafts, and more with “Everything Moon Rocks” on Thursday, June 20. Attend a “Kids Zumba and Pound Class” with LaVon Benner on Tuesday, June 25. Don’t miss this great chance to rock out and work out at the same time! The Summer Reading Closing Party will be held on Wednesday, June 26, and will feature special guest Jeff Nicholas. Jeff is a gifted artist who tells stories through his drawings! Make sure to attend, as there will be door prizes, as well as special prizes for those involved in the Summer Reading program. Lunch will be provided following the show. The Stryker Branch Library is located at 304 S. Defiance Street. For questions about Summer Reading, please call 419-682-5081.

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State Says Ohio Tax Revenue Picked Up Considerably In April COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s budget office says tax revenue picked up considerably in April, putting year-to-date revenue figures 3% above estimates. The data reported Thursday by the Ohio Office of Budget and Management shows $1.33 billion in personal income tax collections in April, beating projections for that month by $377 million. The positive revenue news means Senate lawmakers will have a cushion to work

with as they begin debate on the two-year state budget following House passage on Thursday. State Budget Director Kimberly Murnieks tells Gongwer news service that the solid April numbers more than made up for shortfalls in December and January. The budget office said sales taxes also came in strongly last month, with taxes on cigarettes and tobacco products the only taxes falling below estimates.

Swanton BOE Thanks Voters For Levy Passage, Approves eSports

By: Bill O’Connell THE VILLAGE REPORTER Swanton Local Schools Superintendent Chris Lake, District Treasurer Joyce Kinsman and the members of the Board of Education expressed their appreciation to the local voters who passed the Swanton School District Income Tax Renewal levy on May 7th, the day before their May meeting. “On behalf of the district I want to thank the voters for approving the renewal of the .75% income tax levy,” said Mr. Lake. “This levy is a crucial piece of our funding and it will allow us to continue to strive to provide the best possible education for the students of the Swanton Local School District. We appreciate everyone who took the time to go out and vote yesterday and we thank them for their continued support.” In her Five-Year Forecast Report, Ms. Kinsman pointed out how significant the levy’s passage, which represents 13% of the District’s revenue, was to the overall financial health of the school system. The Board also approved, 4-1, the purchase of two buses from Cardinal Bus Sales and Services. One is an 84-passenger diesel transit with a handicap lift making it a 72 passenger for $92,332, ordered as soon as it is approved by the Swanton Board of Education. The other is a propane powered Vision 78 passenger for $84,697, to be ordered July 1, 2019. In personnel new, Sharon Marvin was hired and given a two-year limited administrative contract to take over the Student Services position that was vacated by the retirement of Mike Vicars. Mr. Lake recommended that the Board approve the request to recognize the Swanton eSports Club as a club sport and allow the club to use the Swanton High School

logo and name for competition. The recommendation was approved unanimously. The BOE also approved overnight stays for the girls soccer team for a camp at Ohio Northern University from July 14th to 17th, the girls volleyball team for a camp at Tiffin University from July 7th to 9th and for the girls volleyball team to participate in the Shelby County Classic from July 19th to July 21st. Mr. Lake recognized the winners of the Middle School’s Amazing Shake Competition. “I want to offer my congratulations to the four young ladies who took part in the Amazing Shake finals at SMS on Friday May 3, 2019, the finalists were Mika Levin, Kalila Shanly, Emma Crow and Sydney Ruiz. These impressive young ladies took the stage to be interviewed by Jordan Strack in front of the student body and a group of judges at SMS,” he said. “In a pressure packed situation all four were poised, confident, funny and outgoing and left everyone in the room so impressed. The judges had an extremely difficult decision to make and, by a narrow margin, Sydney Ruiz was selected as the winner. Sydney will go on to represent SMS in the national Amazing Shake competition next year in Atlanta, Georgia. I had the opportunity to speak with several of the judges after the competition and all of them could not believe that these students were only in 7th grade. Had these girls been old enough all four of them would have left the middle school with multiple job offers! Finally, I want to offer my congratulations to Mr. Smith, Mrs. Pancoast and the entire staff of SMS for their vision in implementing the Swanton Seven!" Bill may be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com

Election Results for Fulton & Williams County By: Jeremy Scott

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There were several issues of the ballot in Fulton County for the May 7th Election. The unofficial results as posted by the Fulton County Election Board include: •Amboy Township approved a five-year, 1 mill renewal levy for fire an EMS. The levy was approved by 88.1% of voters with a vote of 64-8. •Fulton Township approved a five-year, 0.75 mill levy for general construction, reconstruction, resurfacing and repair of roads. The township road levy was approved by 74.7% of voters with a vote of 177-66. •Voters of Swanton approved 2 renewal levies. A five-year, 2 mill renewal levy for fire services passed by 76.4% of voters with a vote of 331-102. A 5-year, 0.5 mill renewal levy for improvement to the village parks passed by 70.4% of voters with a vote of 300126. •Finally, the Swanton Local School District levy renewed a 0.75 percent income tax. This income tax makes up 13% of the school district’s revenue. The levy was approved by 67.1% of voters with a vote of 468-229. Williams County had two issues on the ballot. The unofficial results have been provided by the Williams County Board of Elections. •Millcreek - West Unity voters approved a 3.3 mill

tax levy for the school. This levy replaces the current levy of 3.8 mills expiring in 2020. The levy passed by 65.5% of voters with a vote of 127-67. •Montpelier residents approved a ten-year, 0.3

mill renewal for improvements to the sewage and drainage system of the city. The levy was approved by 89.8% of the voters with a vote of 79-9. Jeremy may be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com

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Wednesday, May 15th, 2019


Metamora Village Council Hears First Reading Wauseon City Council Accepts For Sewer Rates Outside Village Limits Resignation From Director Of Public Service, Discusses Future Of WRA

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TREE COMMISSION BOOSTER AWARD … The special award was presented to Wauseon resident Tim Dennis by Council member, Rick Frey, at the May 6, 2019 Wauseon City Council meeting. Frey read a statement commending Dennis for how many trees he has planted in Wauseon, at his home and other places around town. He said that Mr. Dennis has been an asset and has gone above and beyond helping blaze a trail through the Indian Hills Trails. By: Rebecca Miller

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An emotional moment occurred near the end of the May 6, 2019 Wauseon City Council meeting when Mayor Huner read a letter of resignation from Director of Public Service, Dennis Richardson. “It has been my privilege and pleasure to serve the citizens of Wauseon,” the letter said, “I will cherish the memories of working with the various administrations and employees through the years. I have been blessed to be a part of many improvements and believe Wauseon is poised to make great advancements in the future.” The retirement will take effect on September 1, 2019. Council voted to accept his resignation, with regret, and gratefulness for all his labor for the city. During the section of the agenda entitled New Business, Mayor Kathy Huner seemed taken by surprise and not pleased with the topic, when Council member Shane Chamberlin said he would like to read a motion which he stated was “an extension of our discussions from committee of the whole this past Thursday.” He proceeded to read the following motion: “I move to authorize and empower or otherwise instruct the City’s law director, or any of his assistants, to create a resolution or ordinance moving the responsibility of Wauseon’s recreational programming from the Wauseon Recreation Association, known as the WRA, to the City’s Park Board. If there is not currently a resolution or ordinance assigning recreation programming to the WRA, the motion would direct the before mentioned to create a resolution or ordinance assigning the duties of such recreation programming to the City’s Park Board. The purpose of such a resolution is provide Council with a working document, a starting point per se, as members enter into discussion in an attempt to determine the best practice when it comes to providing recreational programing to the members of our community.” Council President Jeff Stiriz seconded the above motion. Mayor Huner expressed that she did not think a resolution could be put into New Business. “I wish this would have been brought forward…I thought we had to have it available prior to…” She turned to Attorney Kevin Whitlock who was sitting in for Director of Law, Tom McWatters, who said, “If it is simply a motion to have a discussion, I wouldn’t see the harm.” Chamberlin passed out copies to council and the Mayor for clarification. Council President Jeff Stiriz pointed out that it was not to vote on a resolution to make the park board in charge, but a resolution to draft or create a written resolution which the council could then discuss

and vote on at a later date. Huner said that she was concerned that with McWatters not being there, it did not seem like a good time to act upon it. To bring Whitlock up to speed on what they were discussing, Chamberlin explained, “Back in March of last year, I asked Tom McWatters to draft a working document that would assign recreation programming to the Park Board and he said then that he could not draft such without the majority vote of the council.” Chamberlin then said that what he was doing at this time was to ask his fellow council members to do what McWatters had said. Mayor Huner said that she thought that “this council decided that they were going to try to get personnel from the Park Board and personnel from Council to be put on the WRA Board so that the representative from council would be the person bringing information forward to the council. Since then of course we have had some unfortunate problems within our WRA leadership, which we’ve had to make some changes.” She continued by asking council if they no longer want to have that representative, as that is what she had thought they were planning to do. At this point, Jeff Stiriz spoke up and expressed his concern that Wauseon residents may not realize that the Wauseon Recreation Association is not “tied in” to the city of Wauseon. “We have a Park Board and they make recommendations which council approves. Having someone sitting on that board” would not mean that the city has any control in the recreational activities. Huner said she thought they were going to go that route, but if they were just asking for a draft, she guessed that would be ok, since, “I guess you guys have changed your minds.” Council member Harold Stickley and the mayor held a short discussion that since everything is new with WRA, and there has not been an opportunity for anyone to meet yet to get things rolling, the thought was that he and Chamberlin would be on that board along with some Park Board representatives. He said that he was under the impression that they were going to make a resolution “to move things forward so everybody could meet. I didn’t realize we were going to make a resolution to make it all come back to the park board.” Jeff Stiriz reiterated his concern that WRA has nothing to do with the city. He stated that they can pretty much do whatever they want to do, with no control from council. Mayor Huner said that she does not feel they should be taking over, and that the WRA should be included in the discussion, “as this would be a big change.” Following more discussion, in which Chamberlin stated that it

was “just allowing a working document to be created. Trying to work within my Law Director’s direction.” it was determined that Chamberlin was asking council to approve having McWatters to draft a working document that would allow that discussion to take place officially. Whitlock pointed out that the drafting of it would require a lot of discussion and Huner said that is the part in which she feels WRA should be included. The Vote was taken with all voting in favor except for Councilman Stickley. In other business, council held a joint meeting with Clinton Township Trustees, to reappoint Council member, Shane Chamberlin, to the Wauseon Cemetery Board. Trustees Ivan Hite, Dave Murry and Larry Neuenschwander were all present and the vote was unanimous with all three Trustees and all six council members approval. Hite took a few moments to inform council that they have been looking for ways to fund the fire department and have passed a resolution to propose a tax levy for the needs. The amount has not yet been determined. Hite clarified that there is no action needed by city council as he was just informing them of what has been decided. Assistant Police Chief Kevin Chittendon gave a short report in place of Chief Keith Torbet, who was not able to attend. Chittendon said that registration for Safety City is open, they are about 50% funded and there are 50 children already registered. The Youth Police Academy is scheduled for June 1014 and is open for sixth through twelfth grade students. There is a also a Use of Force class which will be held on May 22 and 29, with something different so that people who have gone before and would like to go again, will not have the exact same class. Director of Finance, Jamie Giguere, reported that income was up in April due to tax collection. Dennis Richardson, Director of Public Service, reported that the Electrical Aggregation letters are being sent and that reply is only required from those who do want to opt out and use a different company. He also said that the Ceremony for the Pool Donor Plaque is scheduled for Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 1 p.m. at the pool. The Fulton County Comprehensive Plan Public Meetings will be held on Thursday, May 9 the at Wauseon Library, on Monday, May 13 at the Archbold Library, on Tuesday, May 14 at Evergreen High School Media Center and on Monday, May 20, at the Swanton Library, with all set at 6 p.m. Assistent Law Director, Kevin Whitlock said he and Stephen Maloney have been working with the Wauseon Police Department to streamline communication and other processes for prosecutorial work. In New Business, Huner reported that S&G Stores, LLC and Train Track LLC have applied for Liquor permits, S&G for a C1 and Train Track for a D1 and D2. Councilor Stickley said that there are one hundred children from Delta planning to tour both the Fulton County Airport and the Fulton County Museum on May 8th. He said the 5th grade students from Wauseon will tour the same, next week. Following Mayor Huner’s announcement that the Garden Club would be meeting immediately following council, the meeting adjourned at 5:35. Rebecca can be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter

Members of the Metamora Village Council convened in regular session on the evening of April 22. In matters pertaining to personnel and finance, Council heard the first reading of Ordinance #997, amending Ordinance #965 to include rates for sewer service outside the village limits. Suspending the rules of reading, Council adopted Ordinance #998, entering into a contract with Rodney Parker and Liberty Beach Band to play at Park-O-Rama 2019 for $800. Council also voted to waive shelter rental and deposit for an event held by Cub Scout Pack 239 on May 18. In matters pertaining to lands and buildings, Councilor John Pupos stated that they do not have written permission from Scott Lumbrezer to take trees down for the fence along the south side of the park, and the pin has not been relocated yet by the surveyor. Mayor Ken Wysong will be contacting the surveyor. Councilor Pupos said they do have verbal permission from Scott, but they want it in writing or an email. There are two quotes for the water fountain at the park. One is to replace it as it exists, and that was close to $800. The other one is to modify it the way it was modified over in Swanton, which is much cheaper. There remains unsurety as to if it is ADA compliant. Councilor Pupos reported that the village missed the State deadline to order road salt from the State. The State contacted the village on Thursday saying they needed the order Friday. With a one-day notice, the order could not be placed, so the village is looking at 20 tons, probably staying with the county contract. The goal is to go on the State contract, because it was $30 a ton cheaper last year, but the state did not give ample enough time to place the order. Councilor Pupos reported that a public hearing is scheduled in June referencing the Community Development Block Grant. He also reported that Amboy Township will be striping CR 2 and U this year. Of the total costs, the village will be contributing approximately $400. It was reported that the village is having some serious issues with the pump stations, especially east of town. Councilor Pupos noted that the pump is not keeping up because there is so much infiltration. The village does have the ability to increase the pump capacity at a cost less than finding and fixing all the infiltrations. Eventually though, all the infiltrations are going to have to be found and fixed, which is no easy task with all the rain. Village employee Steve Venia is calling to schedule smoke testing in late July or early August, with the hope the creek level is down. This will be a free service thru Ohio Rural Water. Mr. Venia will need to purchase five gallons of liquid smoke. As far as the pump station on the east side of town goes, the village wants to increase the size of the impellers on two pumps, purchase two offset risers on them (which will bring the pumps up off the bottom), and replace the four stainless steel rails they run up and down on. One rail is currently broken. This will increase the amount of flow that the pump can push, and help with not getting clogged as often. The rails can be replaced during a rebuild. It is cheaper to order parts directly from the supplier, Craun Liebing of North Canton. United Precast gets the parts from Craun Liebing, and then adds on their surcharge. To get those updates to the pumps as well as have an electrician install them, the

total cost is $3,038, before the electrician. The village is requesting $5,000 to improve the pumps at the pump station on the east side. One pump that was rebuilt reduces the quote by $738. Councilor Pupos said the village could skip buying the stainless steel rails. Without the rails, the cost would go to $2,338.60. Mr. Venia said he has two old style pumps, one new and still in the box, and one used. They said they would take them on a trade in. Mr. Venia said the guy thought we could get $850 for the newer one and they may give us some back on the old pump. Councilor Karon Lane asked if there is an advantage to have it on hand, to which Mr. Venia replied that it is a different style of pump, so it is not a direct drop in. You would have to have the pump redone to use it. The village has five pumps of the style that are in the station right now, and would have one spare pump. Councilor Lane asked about the electrician. The additional request provides a $2,000 cushion to play with to have an electrician put it in, but Councilor Pupos said he hopes it would not be that expensive. Councilor Lane asked what electrician would do the work, to which Councilor Pupos said that he did not really know of any good electricians, as most have retired. Council agreed a motion to spend up to $5,000 to repair and update the east pump motor, rails and installations. Councilor Pupos believes that there is a need to think about increasing sewer rates sooner than later. Councilor Brooke Smith asked if there was any way to avoid increasing the sewer rates. Mayor Wysong said this is something that Council is going to have to look at. Councilor Pupos said the biggest complaint he gets is not the increase, but that the rates go up in December under an emergency measure. There has never been a public reading, and Mayor Wysong would like to start looking at this in September and have readings in September and/or October and November. Councilor Pupos said that the village will need to look at the budget later in the year because, “...we are burning through sewer money.” Mayor Wysong said that by then the village will have the smoke person/ company done, and get a better idea of the problem and the cost. This can be used as justification for the public meeting as to what needs to be done. This will help the village know what needs to be done in the next five years, and be able

to look for money outside of the taxpayers. In new business, Fiscal Officer Catherine Vorst made contact with Tim Ray at the Ohio Rural Water Association for the Energy Assessment. He needs more information before he gives a date to come to do the assessment. Mayor Wysong will call Ziad Musallam, the Director of the Fulton County Department of Public Utilities, to get with him on the inspection for the Church, and what the village expects. Councilor Lane asked Mr. Venia about what is going on with 124 East Main Street, to which Mr. Venia replied that he did not get a call on it. Mayor Wysong said he got a call from the Fulton County Sheriff that night. That sump pump every so often blows clear water out onto the sidewalk. Sometimes it gets backlogged, keeps pumping and then overflows. Mayor Wysong is waiting for Tim to find a different solution to pump that water so they do not think that the village has a main water break or a sewer main break. The Ohio Department of Transportation is estimating that as a result of the gas tax increase, Metamora will receive an additional $15,082 in revenue for year 2020. This would be for road projects. Lori Brodie, the NW Regional Liaison with the Ohio Auditor of State, stopped by the office, and will probably stop by another day to meet Deputy Clerk Sue Clendenin. Mayor Wysong asked Ms. Clendenin if she wanted her name on the contract with Rodney Parker and the Liberty Beach Band. She replied no, as she does not want to be responsible for this contract. She will call him and ask him to make it in the name of the Village. Mayor Wysong wants to hold the dates as they are on the current council meeting schedule. This way the residents know it is the first and third Monday, except when a holiday comes. Mayor Wysong read the Sheriff’s report, noting that Fulton County Deputies spent a total of 32.50 hours patrolling during the month of March, 2019. Of the total hours, 11.75 hours were morning shift, 13.75 hours were afternoon shift and 7 hours were midnight shift. The Sheriff’s office handled 10 complaints. Councilor Pupos asked about the liquor license status, to which Mayor Wysong said the bar has changed hands. The new name is BIGS Bar and Grill. FROM UNOFFICIAL MEETING NOTES

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FCCC Board Of Education Approves New Contracts For Staff Members The April Meeting of the Four County Career Center Board of Education was held on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. As part of the Treasurer’s Report, the Board accepted and/or approved the following items: March Board Meeting Minutes; Financial statements and investments for the month of March as presented; Appropriation modifications; Participation in the OHI Workers Compensation Group Rating Program. As part of the Superintendent’s Report, the board accepted and/or approved the following items: A resignation from AD Mendoza, CBI Instructor effective ]une 30, 2019; An Administrative “One-Year Contract” for Jena Schoonover; A “Three-Year Contract” for the following administrative staff: Tami Kunesh, Tony McCord, Cathy Rupp; A “Four-Year Contract” for the following administrative staff: Rick Bachman, Doug Beck, Rick Hupe. An “One-Year Contract” for the following certified staff: Steve Hootman and Judy Leininger; A second “One-Year Contract” for the following

certified staff: Tracy Harding, Halli Horn, Kristine Manning, Tim Myers, Carrie Nofziger, Drew Steyer; A “Two-Year Contract” for the following certified staff: Kyle Bostater, Steve Inkrort, Gary Powell. A “Three-Year Contract” for the following certified staff: Matt Dye, Jason Elston, Peter Herold, Larry Soles, Angela Zetter; A “Continuing Contract” for the following certified staff: Kelli Alspaugh, Julie Frederick, Brittany Rohda; A second “One-Year Contract” to the following classified staff: Teresa Gambler, Steve Grimes, Jenny Waldvogel; A “Two-Year Contract” to the following classified staff: Katelyn Flanary, Brandan Hancock, Kristin Keber, Sarah Nagel. A “Three-Year Contract” to the following classified staff: Marissa Ferry and Alysia Fickel; A “Continuing Contract” for the following classified staff: Curt Hedrick and Linda Loeffler. Also approved were Summer Work Experience as presented; Extended days as presented; Summer School Instructors as presented; An Internal Substitute for the 2018-19 school year; Authori-

zation for the Director of Career Technical Education to excuse Senior students up to three days in conjuction with associate school calendars; Board Policies as presented at the March Board Meeting. The following donations were approved: A “2016 Jeep Cherokee” from North Star Bluescope Steel LLC to the Auto Collision Program, a variety of School Supplies” from Tina Short and family for the Drug Free Clubs of America, a “monetary donation” of $10,000 from the Gene Haas Foundation to support scholarships and NIMS accreditation, and a donation of 400 presentation pocket folders by Sauder Manufacturing. Under Board Committee Reports, the Board received updates from: Directors of career Tech Ed, Adult Ed and Operation and Legislative Liaison. The next scheduled meeting involving members of the Four County Career Center Board of Education will be the regular May Board ofEdumtion Meeting at 6:00p.m., on Thursday, May 16, 2019 in the Multi-Purpose Room at Four County Career Center.

Looking Back At What We Read Years Ago WHAT WE READ YEARS AGO IN THE WEST UNITY REPORTER, THE STRYKER ADVANCE & THE EDON COMMERCIAL WEST UNITY REPORTER ESTABLISHED 1878

STRYKER ADVANCE ESTABLISHED 1884

130 YEARS AGO MAY 1889 The Sentinel is the name of the newspaper at Sherwood.

110 YEARS AGO MAY 1909 Successful Baxwell pupils in Springfield Township are Chas. Coy, Iva Juilliard, Reed Bowman, Mary Sanford, Merlin Murray and Bessie Woodward. At Beaver Creek Sunday a son was born to Mr. and Mrs. James Moore.

120 YEARS AGO MAY 1899 Geo. Smith is about to remodel his gristmill. The Kunkle select school is now in session under supervision of Emma Whitla. Brady Township School enumeration outside of West Unity for 1899 reveals that there are 250 pupils. 110 YEARS AGO MAY 1909 Miss Sarah Beerbower has been quite sick since last Thursday. Her sisters, Mrs. S.S. Wineland of West Unity and Mrs. M. J. Hester of Bryan have been with her.

90 YEARS AGO MAY 1929 The Oak Manufacturing Co. at Edgerton suffered a severe fire loss when the sawmill, engine room, and one shed and contents were burned to the ground. 80 YEARS AGO MAY 1939 The Bi-County Track meet held at Archbold, admission is 10 cents for students and 25 cents for adults.

100 YEARS AGO MAY 1919 Misses Wilma Wisner and Geneva Held have returned home from Bowling Green, having graduated from the Normal there.

70 YEARS AGO MAY 1949 Twenty four persons received their silver pins for six month perfect Sunday school attendance at the First Baptist Church.

90 YEARS AGO MAY 1929 Miss Golda Mann left Sunday for Toledo, where she will enter Tri-State University.

60 YEARS AGO MAY 1959 The high school newspaper called the Stryk-Hi was given an excellent rating at contest. Miss Rose M. Clark became the bride of Glen Burkholder of Archbold.

80 YEARS AGO MAY 1939 Prof. Parlette and the school band will present the first of four outdoor summer concerts on the street Saturday. A devastating tornado swept northeastward across Williams county early Saturday morning. Cutting a path of destruction a mile wide, it caused damage that will amount to many thousands of dollars. 70 YEARS AGO MAY 1949 Ira Clodfelter, 62, of Stryker passed away from burns received a week ago in an explosion, which caused the destruction of his office and auto. 60 YEARS AGO MAY 1959 Dale Kirk, 60, a farmer living five miles east of Pioneer, was killed when his tractor overturned and landed on top of him. Twenty nine seniors left from Toledo for a trip to New York City. 50 YEARS AGO MAY 1969 Cathy Maneval and Bonnie Perry are attending Girls State at Capital University this week. Gary Shannon graduated from BGSU Saturday. Lester Hickman, East Liverpool, Ohio, has been unemployed by the Millcreek-West unity Board of Education as local superintendent. He succeeds Charles Callutia.

50 YEARS AGO MAY 1969 Don Carroll has enlisted in the U.S. Navy under the junior college program. “Love is Blue” was the theme chosen for the prom. The ballroom was beautifully decorated with a center fountain and courtyard.

Colon, 82, of West Unity. Elwood Graber retired after 22 years as high school chemistry and physics teacher and audio video coordinator. Before teaching in Stryker, Mr. Graber taught at Hilltop for two years, half days. 20 YEARS AGO MAY 1999 Charity Nofziger, a pre-med student, of West Unity was inducted into the Tri-State Honor Society. Hilltop Ladies claimed the Division III Softball Sectional championship with a big 10-2 victory over Pettisville. David Kurivial and Shauna Graber, both graduates of Stryker, received Bachelor of Science degrees from Defiance College on May 2. EDON COMMERCIAL 70 YEARS AGO MAY 1949 Miss Barbara Knapp is spending this week with her sister, Mrs. Edward Green and family in Fayette. 65 YEARS AGO MAY 1954 Mrs. Lucille Palmer's Home Ec Class presented "The Magic Tale of Style," a fashion show in the high school auditorium. Karen

Lautzenhiser was the narrator, Shirley Headley was chairman of food and Darlene Fikel was chairman of the table committee. Jack Meyers is at Madison, Ohio working with Joe Sintic on construction work. 60 YEARS AGO MAY 1959 Mr. & Mrs. Ora D. Stayner are the parents of a 6 pound 13 ounce son, Douglas Theodore, born April 13, at Angola Hospital. Miss Karen Irene Hinkle became the bride of Donald Lavere Whitney, Sunday, May 10. Mrs. Marcille Suntken was maid on honor, Merle Suntken was best man. Sunday school pupils of the bride were flower girl, Marcia Hannenkratt and ring bearer, Billy Rockey. 55 YEARS AGO MAY 1964 William E. Derbyshire, is to receive a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education during Defiance College annual commencement exercises. Mr. and Mrs. Danny Keller are the parents of a 7 lb. 11 oz. son, Daniel James, born Thursday, May 14 at Bunker Hill Base Hospital. Mr. & Mrs. Donald Keller and Ron visited over the weekend 50 YEARS AGO MAY 1969

Mr. & Mrs. William Walz and Mr. & Mrs. Earl Flannery of Hanover, Mich. were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. & Mrs. Leon Coolman and family at Jackson, Mich. They celebrated the birthday of Mr. Walz. Dr. M.Y. Stokes III, physician in the General Practice of medicine in Edon since 1957, has announced recently that he will discontinue his practice here and will be moving soon to Denison, Texas. 45 YEARS AGO MAY 1974 The Edon Bombers 880 relay team of Ray Hurd, Steve Bowling, Kevin Hawkins and Perry Bauer won the right to advance to the State finals in Columbus on Friday. 40 YEARS AGO MAY 1979 Mrs. John Colbart and young son, Gary, spend a very enjoyable week with her parents, the Rev. and Mrs. Jack Stutler. Together they traveled to Parkesburg W. Va. to visit relatives and then spent time with her sisters, Patricia and Vesta and their families in Fairfield, Ohio. Ryan Shaw, son of Mr. & Mrs. Sam Shaw celebrated his 6th birthday on May 9th. A birthday party with friends was held in his honor.

1936: Cincinnati Northern Railroad Discontinues Service In Williams County

THE ADVANCE REPORTER (1976 MERGE) 40 YEARS AGO MAY 1979 Command Sergeant Major Lauren H. Calvin, 983rd Engineer Battalion University of Toledo, was recognized for outstanding achievement in a recent awards ceremony in Columbus, Ohio. A skating party honored Sue Juillard on her 11th birthday. 30 YEARS AGO MAY 1989 The Memorial Day program in West Unity will begin at 10 a.m. with a parade starting at the school. Taking part will be the Hilltop High School Band, Legion and Auxiliary members, Sons of the Legion, and Boy Scouts. Area deaths this week were Ethel Robinson, 93, RFD 1, Stryker; Hollie F. Koch, 81, of Redwood City, California, who was born in Jefferson Township, Williams County; and Velma A.

DISCONTINUED SERVICE ... Williams County history (May 11, 1936, 83 years ago): The Cincinnati Northern Railroad discontinued its passenger and mail service from Van Wert north to Michigan. The Cincinnati Northern Railroad stretched from Franklin, Ohio, to Jackson, Mich., and was completed through Williams County in 1887. By 1936, the Cincinnati Northern operated two passenger trains daily that stopped at Bryan, Pulaski, West Unity and Alvordton in Williams County. In March 1936, the Bryan Democrat newspaper reported, “About 10 years ago this road changed from the usual type of passenger train to a diesel car, which has been operated since. Passengers have decreased and at the same time service has decreased so that it has been impossible to go from Jackson to Cincinnati in a day. There were many protests when the road attempted to drop these trains some time ago, and the commission did not grant permission then. The more recent effort has been successful. The road claimed that while its freight business is profitable, its passenger business is not, and contended that other transportation is readily available for passengers, and that the postal needs of communities may be served by other ways.” This circa 1910 vintage image from the Williams County Public Library Photographic Archives shows the Cincinnati Northern Railroad's Bryan depot that stood on the south side of East Wilson Street.

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“FRESH PERSPECTIVE ON WHAT REALLY MATTERS” Five few years ago, when I was battling the emotional roller coaster of cancer, I was given a couple of books by a good friend and cancer survivor. They sat on my shelf because I didn’t think I needed either book, but suddenly I was drawn to them. Maybe I was looking for stories of people who have been there that would give me hope everything would be okay. One is called “What Cancer Cannot Do.” This little book is packed with stories of hope and encouragement. One chapter is about waiting. The agonizing days while we wait for the doctor to call with the latest pathology report. The time “when we can hug the slimmest chances that we don’t have cancer, or that it’s been caught very early, or that it hasn’t jumped the fence into another part of our body.” I’ve been through the first two of those times and was at the third then. In that chapter, the author makes this observation: “But even better is using the waiting time to cling to God, knowing that nothing in life is more important than God.” That caused me stop dead in my fears and questions. “Knowing that nothing in life is more important than God.” Not healing from cancer. Not a big bank account. Not a happy family. Not everything going our way. Nothing is more important than God and being touched by him in whatever situation we find ourselves. And the fact is these things (healing, money, and family) can get in the way of that. They don’t have to be mutually exclusive, but sometimes they are. Those words from that book reminded me of a song that was getting a lot of air time in those days. It’s a song about a guy who must have really believed that nothing in life was more important than God. He was so convinced that God was what really mattered above everything else that he preferred loss, emptiness, and loneliness if that’s what it took to bring him to a deeper relationship with God. Read the lyrics for yourself: Make me broken

So I can be healed 'Cause I'm so calloused And now I can't feel I want to run to You With heart wide open Make me broken Make me empty So I can be filled 'Cause I'm still holding Onto my will And I'm completed When you are with me Make me empty 'Til You are my one desire 'Til You are my one true love 'Til You are my breath, my everything Lord, please keep making me Make me lonely So I can be Yours 'Til I want no one More than You, Lord 'Cause in the darkness I know You will hold me Make me lonely Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? Asking for loneliness and loss? Who does that? But if those things can lead to something better, why not go for it? Though I’m currently cancer-free, I’m still learning new lessons on this cancer journey I’m on. One I learned early is there are things that matter and things that don’t. Most of my life I got the two mixed up. Loss and loneliness and bad things happening were to be avoided at all costs. But I’ve discovered that they are not so bad. Unpleasant? Yes. But bad? Not necessarily. I don’t know about you, but I want to be where the songwriter is. I want to be where I welcome any setback and any challenge if it brings me where God becomes my one desire. To where he is my one true love. To where he is my breath, my everything. To where I want no one more than I want God. One of my favorite Bible verses that I’ve constantly returned to over and over as a prayer is Psalm 73.25 – “Whom have I in heaven but you? And I desire you more than anything on earth.” If it requires loss and suffering to get there, I’m in. How about you?

"Success is not mea measured by what a man accomplishes, but by the opposition he has encountered and the courage with which he has maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds." (Charles Lindbergh) If that quote is true, I'd like to say that our family is very successful, as I often feel that we have faced much opposition in life, and have chosen to never give up. But choosing to not give up is never easy! So, how do you courageously stand against the odds? On a certain morning, my daily reading of God's Word placed me in three obscure and what I thought to be unrelated scriptures. I later discovered that God is the mighty puzzle master. From these three scriptures, I offer some encouragement on how to stand courageously! Isaiah 24. This is one of "Isaiah's Apocalypse" chapters addressing God's judgement on the world. Isaiah shows us that when we sin, we not only break our relationship with God and suffer, but even the earth suffers. Broken relationship with God and people, crime, pol-

lution, corruption, broken communities, addiction, and poverty are the results of sin. God is not to blame for the brokenness around us, sin is the root cause. This sin becomes our opposition, and we must not take sides with sinful practices. Our silence against sin, allows sin to fester and grow. Our opposition is from Satan, and our freedom is from our Savior Jesus Christ. Sin is sin - don't condone what God has condemned. Sin is packaged as pleasure, but punches us in the gut! Sin is the opposition. With the grace and truth of God we must call sin what it is...sin! We must renounce the sin in our own lives, confess it, and seek to shine God's light upon a dark place. 2 Chronicles 14:913 An Ethiopian army of over one million soldiers are on the move to attack King Asa. The king drops to his knees and prays to God. He confesses that only God can help. Confessing, admitting, and trusting God to help. God heard his prayers. God, God's Army, and King Asa join together to defeat the Ethiopians. When opposition comes knocking, admit that God needs to answer the door! Praise God that this leader knew to seek God for help! This leads us to our final passage reading. I Timothy 2:1-2 "I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all

people- for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness." Are we praying for our leaders? Praise God that when the opposition reared its ugly head, King Asa knew to go to God. He was wise enough to turn to God when he faced opposition? Are we praying for each other? Are we truly praying to live peaceful and quiet lives? Are we praying for godly and holy lives? When we pray for one another, we are asking God to stand with those people. When we pray for one another we are spiritually standing with our brothers and sisters in Christ, encouraging them to stand against the opposition and forces of the evil one. There is only One God, One Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity, that is Jesus Christ! He gave his life to purchase freedom for everyone! His price paid give us the power to stand against opposition. (I Timothy 2:56) Our opposition is always sin. It really is bigger than us, but God is bigger than all! Know your opposition, know that God is bigger, and pray to God! That is how we encounter the odds, our opposition, and courageously succeed! For more reading: Deuteronomy 3:21-22; Joshua 1:5-7, Mark 6:49-51.

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Williams County Commissioners Discuss Budgets With Sheriff Towns With the trends of shrinking revenues resulting in budgetary belt tightening ongoing, every agency receiving taxpayer funding has been asked to cut back, or at least try to hold the line on budgetary increases. At their May 6 meeting, the Williams County Commissioners heard from Williams County Sheriff Steve Towns and Lieutenant Greg Ruskey about a substantial cutout from their 2019 budget, and their request to get at least some of that amount back. The funding subtracted from the budget came in two areas...payroll and vehicle purchases. Referring to a conversation between the Sheriff and himself on December 6, 2019, Commissioner Terry Rummel stated, “... that direct conversation was in regards to the payroll shortage, that there was a cutout for the payroll because you were short one person, and my conversation with you said that it was my understanding we would fund that person. When you hired that person, that funding would come back to you.” At the time that the initial budget was submitted, there was a request for $14,000 for payroll funding for an officer that was no longer on the department payroll. “We will fund your budget to what your payroll level is,” Commissioner Rummel continued. “Your initial budget had that extra $14,000 in it, and we had requested and said that we would refund it at the level that you are currently paying for that employee that came back.” Commissioner Brian Davis said, “You had one less employee. We don’t give money when there is no one to pay. So therefore that salary line for that employee is removed. When you hire them and you notify the Auditor’s office that that employee is at work and an hourly rate, then that money is put back in.” The conversation turned to new vehicles. The plans for the purchase of two new vehicles was cut to one under the new budget. “It is my understanding we only received $37,000 for the first vehicle this year,” Lt. Ruskey said. “That is not even enough to pay for the purchase of a vehicle and outfitting it, so the Sheriff used money out of his FOJ (Furtherance of Justice fund) to help pay for that vehicle, but we are still needing an additional vehicle.” The Furtherance of Justice Fund referred to by Lt. Ruskey is provided for by Ohio Law. Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code, a County Prosecutor and County Sheriff must be allowed, annually, an amount equal to 50 percent of an officer’s salary to provide for expenses incurred by an officer in the performance of his or her official duties in the furtherance of justice. “I think when you were up the last time and we talked about the vehicle,” Commissioner Hilkert said, “...and you will recall the reason why the budget was adjusted the way it was. With the amount of revenues that the Auditor was projecting, there was not enough monies. We had to have a balanced budget; that is why we reduced that in half on

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the vehicle purchase for this year. Looking back at years past where we get in towards the end of the year, we see that the revenues were better than what the Auditor had anticipated which would automatically give us additional funding for that vehicle. This may have been before you were in the position that you are in now. There have been times in the past where we have said to the Sheriff, ‘Where are you at on vehicles? You know, we are having a good year; now would be a good time to purchase another vehicle.’ And I believe in April you received a letter stating that we would review this in October to get you the balance for another vehicle.” Lt. Ruskey said, “All I know is that last year we came to the agreement that there would be x-amount of dollars put in the line item for us moving forward. That went really well for 2018; I didn’t have to come up here and beg and plead for two vehicles. We were able to outfit the two vehicles that we wanted. We got them on the road. They were in road worthy condition and we had two new vehicles. I was just hoping that could continue for more than one year.” “And it came back to balancing the budget,” Commissioner Hilkert replied. “If at all possible, it will be there. Okay? We have to look at the revenues.” According to Sheriff Towns, the problem with waiting is that it puts the order into an already existing backlog where it can take up to seven months to get a car. It can then take another 3-4 months to get the car outfitted with electronics, lights, siren, radio, cameras, security cage,

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Production Supervisor – 3rd Shift FUNDRAISING ... Two Archbold Rotarians plan to do their part in June to help Rotary District 6600’s Medical Equipment and Supplies Abroad (MESA) program raise $55,000 to help cover the cost of shipping containers that are primarily filled with used, donated medical equipment and supplies destined for Central American countries. Keith Lehman (right) and David David (not pictured) will participate in the five day bike ride that will cover nearly 325 miles. The ride starts and ends at Avon Lake -- just west of Cleveland and tours through towns such as Norwalk, Fremont, Fostoria and Vermillion where Rotary clubs will provide lunch, dinner or overnight accommodations for the riders. Ride coordinator Randy Box (left) explained that the ride has become the major funding source for MESA, which was organized in 1981. Box explained that since its founding, Rotarians in District 6600 have worked with Rotary clubs in Central and South America as well as Africa and Asia to identify all types of healthcare needs that Rotarians in northwest and north central Ohio then seek as donations from hospitals, physician offices, nursing homes and others as they plan equipment upgrades and need to dispose of things such as hospital beds, wheel chairs and dialysis machines that are still usable. MESA even accepts walkers, canes, privacy screens and other basic equipment as well as medical supplies. Even clean, gently used clothing is welcomed as it is used to help pack equipment and supplies in the shipping boxes. Once the boxes arrive at their destination, the clothing is then given to people in the villages. Box said that MESA now owns a 16,300 square foot warehouse in Fostoria -roughly in the middle of District 6600. Since 1981, shipping costs have increased. Box explained that initially it cost about $3,000 to $5,000 to ship a container of equipment and supplies, depending on where the shipment was going. Today, the cost is $5,000 to $7,000 per container -- which is why most of the containers are now destined for Central America to reduce shipping costs. Once the containers leave Fostoria, they are delivered to the Rotary Club that originally identified their community’s need. It is that club’s responsibility to make sure the equipment is properly distributed. To find out more about MESA, how to donate used medical equipment, or how to make a donation to help cover shipping costs, visit its website: www.rotarymesa. org. The program was arranged by Keith Lehman.

and insignias. “Let’s do this,” said Commissioner Davis. “Let’s take a look at the end of July at what the finances look like. If our numbers are really good, we can do it. If they are really tight, we can’t do it.” In other activity, the Commissioners approved three legislative measures. Resolution 146 provided for supplemental appropriations on behalf of the Auditor’s Office ($77,281.75 for the East Annex Debt Payment); CDBG ($10,000 & $300,000); Commissioners ($1,600 for additional funds needed above the $5,600 that was originally budgeted); IT ($3,775.35 for furniture for IT Specialist Office), and the Treasurer ($1,500 for recording fees). Resolution 147 was adopted, approving an Agreement for Technical Assistance for the CDBG Competitive Economic Development Program (Daavlin Distribution Company) Grant B-E-18-1AX-1 between the Williams County Commissioners and the Maumee Valley Planning Organization for the administration of the grant. This agreement for technical assistance will run from February 1, 2019 through September 20, 2020. With the passage of Resolution 148, the Commissioners, on behalf of the Williams County EMS, approved entering into a purchase agreement for the purchase of four Physio Lifepac-15 defibrillator/heart monitors and two Lucas mechanical CPR devices from Physio-Control by Stryker at a cost not to exceed $134,072, at $24,814.40 over five years, through State Purchasing from S00-0430.

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(Product, Process And Supplier Quality) ZF is a global leader in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology. ZF has a global workforce of approximately 138,300 at 230 locations in 40 countries. Working at ZF is more than just a job; it’s an opportunity to imagine and create global mobility for tomorrow and beyond. Our facility in Fayette, Ohio is actively seeking a Quality Engineer who has experience with Tier I Manufacturing and Assembly. Core Job Requirements, Responsibilities and Skills: • Champion of all customer quality concerns, internal and external; this includes scheduling and leading meetings, tracking and closing corrective actions. • Support all production needs related to process controls & product quality as necessary. • Champion of supplier quality assurance for the facility including supplier launch readiness, APQP, PPAP, and concern management. • Working knowledge of Core Tools (PPAP/PSW, MSA, SPC, FMEA, CP’s & Capability.) • Champion internal quality initiatives including conducting plant training. • Strong understanding of IATF16949 Automotive Quality Standard • Availability 24/7. Able to work overtime as the business requires. Education and Experience: • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, or similar field. • Three to five years professional experience in a Quality Engineering role, or equivalent, with a manufacturing or assembly background preferred. • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Mini Tab. • Six Sigma Greenbelt (preferred) • Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) (preferred) • Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) (preferred) Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V Candidates should send resume to:

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Stryker Council Encourages Residents To Conduct LMI Survey By: Rebecca Miller THE VILLAGE REPORTER

Mayor Joey Beck clarified for Stryker residents that the Low to Moderate Income Survey which is going out in the mail, is an important tool with which residents can assist the village in which they live. “We agreed upon this as council a few months ago,” Beck said. “The benefits of it will not raise anything. It will find out if we are eligible for more of the block grants. You don’t need to put your name on it. There is an address section. It takes three to five minutes … There are matching funds out there,” such as the one the village got for the canoe launch which will be done soon. A letter of explanation will be included with each one that goes out to randomly chosen households. Village Administrator, Alan Riegsecker, reminded council that the unlimited pick up would be held on Saturday, May 11 with it starting on the south end of town. The village is applying for a 50/50 grant, to replace water main, and has had two quotes with one at $152,000 and one at $104,000. Clerk, Beth Rediger, shared that the grant would be due in September, but would be for use next year. The EPA recommendation was the basis. Police Chief Steve Schlosser reported that Cadets Logan Clevidence, Logan Friesner and Zachary Blue have completed their respective academies and will be taking the State Test At the end of this month. The month of April saw sixty six complaints, nine traffic warnings, two traffic citations and five adult arrests. Ordinance violations were all for tall grass. Mayor Beck reminded people to not get grass in the roads when mowing as that is against ordinance and is dangerous for motorcycles. Schlosser reminded council that Chaplain Matt Davis will be leaving for Seminary

soon so in order to replace him for the department, he has contacted Nik Walborn, who is the youth pastor at New Hope Community Church in Bryan. Schlosser spoke highly of Walborn and said he is looking forward to working with him. “Nik is absolutely motivated and ready to come on board,” he said. There will be a short ceremony next month. Mayor Beck informed council, concerning an issue about straw all over the place, that it is being dealt with legally. Stryker Heritage Day will be held on August 17, 2019, but will not be in the park. There was a meeting scheduled at the Depot on May 9, and they are looking at options and also for plenty of help. There is a plan to have an afternoon parade as it was well received last year. The Fire Department has been invited to be a part of Heritage Day. Some discussion was held about the problem of trains being stopped for long periods of time and blocking the roads. Chief Schlosser said they can legally sit across a track for 40 minutes. He also said that any complaints in the past have never gotten anywhere. “We are somewhat at their mercy,” Mayor Beck said. With a local business that changes out a lot of cars, there are often stops, but it was agreed that having the business balances out the problems. Beck ended the meeting by announcing a change of policy from the Williams County Humane Society regarding cat trapping in Cities and Villages within the county. They will now be doing something they are calling Trap Neuter Release program as their financial funding is low. They will also offer cats or kittens to farms in their barn cat program. Also he reminded Stryker residents that there are two council seats and the mayor’s seat that are open during election. Rebecca can be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com

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Four County Career Center To Hold 50th Annual Senior Recognition Day Four County Career Center’s 50th annual Senior Recognition Day will be held Tuesday, May 21 starting at 9:15 a.m. at the school. Certificates marking the completion of their career training will be awarded to 414 seniors, scholarship award winners will be announced, and Outstanding Senior Awards will be presented during the ceremonies. Career Passports containing the student’s Resume, class competencies listing skills learned at the Career Center, student’s grades and attendance data, will be presented to each senior. Career Passports are awarded to all Ohio Career Center program completers for the purpose of providing each student with a set of credentials that can be presented to an employer when seeking employment. Rick Bachman, Director of Career & Technical Education, is in charge of the

Rex and Karen Manges Public Auction Saturday May 18th, 10 Am 7609 County Road I, Edon Ohio, 43518

Rex and Karen have purchased a home in town, and are downsizing. We will be conducting this auction to sell items they have owned for years, taken good care of, but have no further use for; Clean 2006 Chevy 1500 pickup V8 auto, 56k miles; Case 580Construction King diesel backhoe; Farmall Regular tractor with Chevy 283 v8 engine; 3 bottom John Deere plow; 10’ John Deere wheel disc; John Deere flat rack wagon; Tandem axle trailer; Hydraulic log splitter; 5’pull type bush hog; 3pt back blade; Oxy/ Acetylene torch set; Craftsman pressure washer; Craftsman air compressor; Astro port-a-power; many mechanics tools; Snap On, S-K & Mac sockets & wrenches; Aro & Blue point air tools; Troy Bilt Super Bronco tiller; Champion Spark plug Clock; Chilton Shop manuals; Craftsman tool chests; Aluminum ladders; High lift jack; Vintage Cole vise; Vintage cabinet; Tap & Die sets; Table saw; Mitre saw; Chop saw & much more; 3wheel bike; shovels, Log chains & Binders; Bottle jacks; C clamps; mauls, pitch forks etc.. Pickup, backhoe, machinery selling at noon Terms; cash or a good check, credit cards accepted with a 3% convenience applied.

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Location: 615 Center Ridge Road, Bryan, Ohio 43506 Pursuant to the Order of the Probate Court of Williams County, Ohio, in Case No.20181145A, Sara T. Schaffner, Administratrix WWA of the Estate of Joel B. O’Sickey, Deceased will offer at public auction on June 6, 2019 at 5 o’clock P.M. on the premises located at 615 Center Ridge Road, Bryan, Ohio, the following real estate: Situated in the County of Williams, in the State of Ohio, and in the City of Bryan and bounded and described as follows: Known as Lot Numbers Forty-one (41) and Forty-two (42) in and of TAYLOR’S THIRD ADDITION to the City of Bryan, Ohio. Parcel No: 063-190-22-002.000. Said premises are appraised at $75,000.00 and must sell for not less than two-thirds of said appraised amount. TERMS: 10% of the final bid down day of sale, balance due in 30 days when marketable title will be delivered. No financing contingencies allowed and being sold in “AS IS” condition. Sale is subject to seller’s confirmation. Wilson Auction & Realty, Co. Ltd. Is acting as agents of the seller only. Inspection: Call Bart Westfall at 419-553-0323

Location: 02241 County Road 12-C, Bryan, Ohio 43506 Just North of US Rt. 6 OFFERING: This 41.687 +/- acres in two tracts via the Wilson MultiParcel method. Tract #1: 2.496 Acres - 4 bedroom, 3 ½ bath home and pole building. The home has approx. 2.500 Sq. Ft. of living space, lg. kitchen, 4-season room, fireplace, partial basement, in ground swimming pool, fenced back yard and more. Also, the 48’ x 80’ building has 14’ eaves, (2) 12’x12’ overhead doors and a 14’ x18’ sliding door, all making this a very desirable property. Tract #2: 39.191 +/- Acres of recreational and farm land. With approximately 22 acres tillable and 16 acres of woods, under growth and bottom ground, makes this a great wildlife, hunting or off road sports piece of land. TERMS: 10% down day of auction, balance due at closing. TAXES: Currently $3,692.82 per yr. for entire parcel. Prorated at closing. POSSESSION: On or before July 12. 2019.

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ceremony. Seven seniors will be assisting with the program - Mia Beltran (Defiance) Law Enforcement & Security Tactics, will be leading the Pledge of Allegiance; Bailey Bowen (Edgerton) Interior Design, McKenzie Reesor (Bryan) Computer Programming & Game Design, and Joslyn Tijerina (Archbold) Veterinarian Assistant, will be announcing student achievement activities. Brookelyn Dye (Montpelier) Health Careers; Trenton Peluso (Evergreen) Computer Networking & Cybersecurity; and Zackary Van Hoy (Wauseon) Fire & Rescue, were chosen as class speakers for the event. Parents and families of Career Center seniors are invited to attend the ceremony which will be held in the Diesel Technology and Training Center located on the northeast side of the building. Parking is available in the school’s east and south parking lots or the student parking lot on the west side of the building.

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SIGNING ... After several visits prompted by an email from the coaching staff at Notre Dame College, Randy Slink of Swanton has signed a letter of intent to continue his education and basketball career as an NDC Falcon. Randy, who is projected to play as a shooting guard or small forward, said he likes the campus, located in South Euclid, Ohio and got along well with the coaches during his last visit. He plans to major in Marketing but will also be open to other areas of study. Pictured, Randy Slink signs with Notre Dame College. Also present are parents Mary and Bill, brother Eric and Swanton Coach Joel Visser.

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The male Athlete of the Week is Edon baseball player Austin Kiess. In the Bombers 15-7 win over Morenci, (MI) on May 7th, Kiess was 3-4 with a single, two doubles, and three RBIs.

The female Athlete of the Week is Hilltop softball player Maddie Schaper. In an 18-0 win over Pettisville on May 7th, Schaper threw a perfect game as she went seven innings allowing no runs, no hits, no walks, while striking out seven.

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The afternoon of May 10 was warm and sunny across northwest Ohio...perfect weather for baseball and softball, and Hilltop played host to both. On the softball diamond, the #2 seeded Lady Cadets welcomed in the #6 seed Edon Lady Bombers for a BBC flavored D-IV Sectional softball tilt. On the other side of the complex, the Cadet cadre welcomed in rival Pettisville for a BBC baseball throwdown. Before the start of either match though, there was a special ceremony honoring the memory of a man whose influence and guidance of the baseball and softball programs in West Unity and throughout the area over five decades helped make both games possible on this evening...Mr. Dewey VanArsdalen. Hilltop Athletic Director, Mr. Tony Gerig, took to the PA microphone to welcome all, and begin the special ceremony. "Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to a very special day here at Hilltop High School," Gerig began. "Today we will be dedicating our baseball and softball complex in honor of a very special person in our community. From this day forward, our baseball and softball complex will be known as the Dewey VanArsdalen Athletic Complex." "Dewey VanArsdalen graduated from Alvordton High School in 1949," Gerig continued, "...where he was a member of the baseball and basketball teams. He served in the Air Force, and was involved in the Korean War. Upon returning, he settled back into West Unity where he became a major contributor to our community and athletics. In 1970, he with several others spearheaded the effort to form our community Little League Association at the park, which still exists today. He remained on the Little League board for numerous years after, making it possible for countless kids within West Unity to have the chance to learn and play softball and baseball. Dewey coached baseball for both the summer and spring seasons through the late 1980s. Dewey was elected by the Alvordton-West Unity communities to serve as a member on the Millcreek-West Unity Board of Education. He also was a member of the Hilltop Athletic Boosters and served as President, starting the initial 300 Club that raised the funds necessary to put in the football stands that were used for many years at our facility. These are just a few of many things that Dewey VanArsdalen provided to our community. You would be hard pressed to find any baseball player who played in our community over the past 45 years who wasn't directly impacted by his character, dedication, compassion, and integrity. Dewey is a man that is sorely missed, but will never be forgotten." These were just some of Dewey's achievements over five decades of dedicated service to the community, the county and the area. He also coached in Bryan and Fayette. He was instrumental in getting the Alvordton Summer Leagues up and running. If there was an organized game involving the use of a

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“The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) - B1


Swanton Battles NWOAL Foe Wauseon In Home Game

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HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL May 6th, 2019 Bryan 14 Evergreen 4 (6 innings) Bryan led 7-0 after two innings and added seven more runs in the sixth to wrap up the NWOAL season with a win at Evergreen. The Golden Bears had 13 hits in the game led by Breven Deckrosh with two singles and a triple, Connor Lemons had two singles, a triple, three RBIs and Nate Miller added two singles and two RBIs. Evergreen was paced by Mason Hendricks with a single, double, and two runs batted in. Archbold 8 Liberty Center 0 Cory Erbskorn knocked in three runs as Archbold clinched an outright NWOAL title with the win over Liberty Center. Rigo Ramos was dominant on the mound going six innings, allowing just four hits and striking out 11. Pettisville 19 Fayette 4 The Blackbirds took a 5-3 lead in the fourth inning where they scored five runs and then added nine runs in the fifth to get the mercy rule win. The Pettisville bats were topped by Devin Beltz who went 2-4 with a triple and six RBIs while Tommy McWatters was 1-4 with two RBIs. Clayton Pheils paced the Fayette offense by going 1-2 with a double and two RBIs. Montpelier 4 Stryker 3 (9 innings) Stryker rallied from down 3-0 to tie the score and force extra frames but Blake Altaffer delivered in the clutch for the Locos with an RBI single in the top of the ninth to secure the win. Daniel Fether provided the big hit for Stryker with a two-run single in the sixth to tie the game 3-3 before Altaffer’s ninth inning hit. Dakota Benner went all nine innings on the hill for Montpelier to earn the win, giving up three runs on four hits with 14 strikeouts. Stryker’s Thomas Bost had the only extra base hit for either team with a double.

Hilltop 9 North Central 2 Jacob Champion had a double, triple, and four RBIs to lead Hilltop to a 9-2 win over North Central in a BBC makeup game. Jay Garrett, Christian McKinney, and Connor Schlosser each had two hits and Kaiden Clendenin pitched a complete game with eight strikeouts to get the win on the mound for the Cadets. Roman Sutton had two singles and an RBI for the Eagles in the loss.

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BASEBALL (May 16) Sectional Final: Edon @ Hicksville 5pm (May 16) Sectional Final: Edgerton/NC winner @ Montpelier 5pm (May 16) Sectional Final: Fayette/ Wayne Trace winner @ Hilltop 5pm (May 17) Sectional Final: Wauseon @ Toledo Central Catholic 5pm (May 17) Sectional Final: Liberty Center/ Northwood winner @ Archbold 5pm (May 17) Sectional Final: Swanton @ Bryan 5pm

Wauseon 7 Blissfield (MI) 1 Eric Parker fired a complete game three-hitter with six strikeouts as Wauseon picked up a win over a very good Blissfield team. Connar Penrod led the Indians at the plate with a double and three RBIs while Cody Figy added two hits and an RBI. Swanton 7 Erie Mason (MI) 2 Swanton went north of the border and came home with win number fourteen on the season led by a solid offensive effort. The Bulldogs tallied 13 hits on the night as a team topped by three hits apiece from Hunter Mix, Roman Epley, and Tommy Chonko. Epley also led Swanton with three RBIs and went six innings on the mound to get the win.

SOFTBALL (May 16) District Semifinal: Lima Bath vs. Wauseon @ University of Northwest Ohio (Lima) 6:30pm TRACK (May 16) Evergreen (Boys) Track & Field Districts @ Findlay HS (May 16) Track & Field Districts @ Archbold HS 3pm TENNIS (May 16) Tennis Districts @ BGSU 9am

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Wednesday, May 15th, 2019


Edon Lady Bombers Open Tournament Play With 16-6 Win Over Stryker

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Spring Sports STANDINGS As of May 12th, 2019

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HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL May 6th, 2019 VARSITY SECTIONALS DIVISION III Evergreen 6 Montpelier 1 DIVISION IV Edon 16 Stryker 6 (6 innings) Ashley Kaylor was 2-4 with a home run and four RBIs to lead Edon past Stryker in a Division IV Sectional semifinal. Claire Radabaugh had three hits and two RBIs with Zoe Maier adding a two-run double for Lady Bombers who scored eight runs in the sixth inning to secure the run rule victory. Stryker, who trailed early 7-1 before fighting back to get within one run, was paced on offense by Courtney Stewart with a solo homer and Mackenzie Caldwell had a double, triple, and an RBI. OTHER SCORES: DIV. III SECTIONALS Swanton d. Liberty Center 8-6 Woodmore d. Delta 11-1 (5) DIV. IV SECTIONALS Holgate d. Pettisville 10-0 (5) Ayersville d. Fayette 20-0 (5) REGULAR SEASON Hilltop 11 North Central 1 (5 innings) Alex Horton had three hits and an RBI while Hannah Riley also had three hits with three RBIs as Hilltop stayed undefeated in the BBC. North Central took a 1-0 in the top of the second on a solo homer by Macie Wilson before Hilltop answered back with nine runs in the bottom of the inning to take control. Kodi Brenner went five innings in the circle, allowing four hits and recording eight strikeouts to earn the win. Archbold 7 Fairview 6 Grace Mayer hit a three-run home run in the sixth inning to tie the game and Archbold added two runs in the seventh to take the lead as they handed the Lady Apaches their first loss of the season. Archbold was able to overcome six errors as Fairview built a 5-1 lead after five innings. Gabby Nafziger had four of the Lady Bluestreaks 11 hits in the game, including two doubles and Alyssa McCoy had two singles and two RBIs. Edgerton 8 Fremont (IN) 7 Rylie Moreno hit a walk-off double with two outs in the bottom of seventh, one of her two doubles on the night, to lead Edgerton to a come from behind win. Coral Picillo added three hits for the Lady Bulldogs who trailed 5-0 in the third inning before mounting a rally. Antwerp 2 Wauseon 0 Antwerp’s Carlie Hanes and Wauseon’s Juli Spadafore did battle in a pitcher’s duel with the Lady Archers getting two runs in the fifth inning to give them the

BASEBALL win. Hanes finished allowing just two hits and striking out 13 in her seven innings while Spadafore gave up two runs on three hits with 10 strikeouts in the loss. Christina Norman and Jettie Burget accounted for the Wauseon hits with a single each. Bryan 7 Hicksville 6 Addie Arnold threw a complete game to get the win and she went 3-4 at the plate to lead the Golden Bears to a non-league win. Hicksville scored three times in the top of the seventh to tie the game at 6-6 before Bryan plated a run in the bottom of the inning to pick-up the walk-off win. Scout Smith was 1-3 with a triple and Bre Long went 2-3 for Bryan.

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JV SCORES: Wauseon d. Evergreen 9-7

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6-1 5-2 4-2 3-3 3-4 3-3 2-5 0-6

Hilltop 18 Pettisville 0 (5 innings) Maddie Schaper threw a perfect game with seven strikeouts during her five innings in the circle to lead Hilltop to a convincing win at Pettisville. The Lady Cadets had 18 hits in the game led by Haley Stephens (3-5, three RBIs), Sara Barnum (two doubles, three RBIs), Kodi Brenner (three hits, two RBIs), and Kate Smith added two triples. Montpelier 19 North Central 11 Montpelier scored ten runs in the last two innings to erase an 11-9 North Central lead and go on to the win. Rhenna Stoy had three hits and four RBIs while Pease had three hits and three RBIs to lead the Lady Locos attack. North Central was paced by two RBIs apiece from Addie Elser, Sidney McKarns, Macie Wilson and Payton Taylor in the loss. Stryker 15 Fayette 4 (5 innings) The Lady Panthers scored in every inning, including seven in the second, as they rolled past Fayette. Emilyanne Cox led Stryker with three hits, five RBIs and Katelyn Tingley added two singles and scored three runs. Haylee Fulk got the win in the circle for Stryker while Dakota Blosser took the loss for the Lady Eagles. Fairview 9 Edgerton 6 The state ranked Fairview Lady Apaches fought off a slow start to rally for a 9-6 win over Edgerton. The Lady Bulldogs led 3-0 after one inning and 5-3 after three innings before the Fairview offense came alive. Edgerton racked up nine hits in the game, topped by Rylie Moreno with three singles. JV SCORES: Archbold d. Liberty Center 18-3

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Lima Shawnee 6 Bryan 0 The Lady Bears were held to three hits in their loss to Shawnee in a Division II Sectional semifinal game. Brittney O’Neill, Kelly Miller, and Meggie Voight accounted for the hits as Bryan falls to 7-12 on the season.

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Montpelier Hilltop Edon Stryker North Centra Pettisville Fayette

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Overall 16-7 9-5 7-14 8-8 4-11 2-13 0-14

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SOFTBALL Fairview Tinora Antwerp Wayne Trace Edgerton Ayersville Hicksville Holgate

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Edon Lady Bombers Upset Hilltop 9-8 In Div. IV Sectional Final

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Edgerton Lady Bulldogs Cruise Past North Central 19-5 To Win Div. IV Sectional Championship

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Wauseon Claims NWOAL Title With Win Over Swanton

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Swanton Edges Liberty Center 8-6 In Softball Sectionals

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Archbold, Bryan & Wauseon Advance Players To Districts

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Archbold 5 Napoleon 0 Josiah Kindinger, Devin Witte, and Andrew Hogrefe got wins in singles play to lead Archbold to a sweep of Napoleon. In doubles play, the teams of Erik Short/ Clay Gerig and Nathan Rettig/Josh Kidder earned straight set wins.

Archbold 3 Sylvania Southview 2 The Bluestreaks fell in two of the three singles matches but were able to sweep doubles action earn a hard fought win over Southview. Josiah Kindinger earned a 6-0, 6-1 win in 2nd Singles while Erik Short/ Clay Gerig won 6-0, 6-1 in 1st Doubles and Nathan Rettig/Cameron Collins picked up a 6-0, 6-3 victory in 2nd Doubles.

Anthony Wayne 3 Bryan 2 Bryan dropped their regular season finale to Anthony Wayne to bring their record to 16-2. Jay Fortner (6-0, 6-0) and Carter Brown 6-1, 6-2 picked up the wins in the match for Bryan in 1st and 2nd Singles respectively. VIEW ALL PHOTOS OF THIS EVENT FOR FREE AT WWW.THEVILLAGEREPORTER.COM

Wauseon 4 Napoleon 1 Tristan Uribes, Sam Frank, and Brandon Krutz all won their singles matches in straight sets as Wauseon completed their regular season with a win over Napoleon. Lance Rupp/Darren Dong tallied a win in 2nd Doubles by a score of 6-2, 7-5.

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Wednesday, May 15th, 2019


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Liberty Center Girls / Bryan Boys Win NWOAL Track Championships

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ARCHBOLD BOYS TENNIS … (Front) Cam Collins, Clay Gerig, Devin Witte, Brendon Johns, Kaiden Keiser. (Back) Denilson Gaona, Rusty Short, Chris Foor, Andrew Hogrefe, Javier Peche, Jeremiah Hartman, Nathan Rettig, Josiah Kindinger, Kaden Rufenacht, Erik Short, Karson Rufenacht, Head Coach James Kidder. Missing-Josh Kidder.

ARCHBOLD VARSITY SOFTBALL … (Sitting) Managers Miley Gericke, Makena Thiel, Emma May. (Middle) Gabby Nafziger, Reagan Kohler, Emma Hall, Faith Wyse, Grace Mayer, Madison Roth, Bralynn Blanton, Alexa Wilson. (Back) Jadyn Fenstermaker, Kylie Sauder, Assistant Coach Justin Johnston, Chloe Schramm, Kelsey Wyse, Assistant Coach Greg Kuhlman, Mya Stuckey, Alyssa McCoy, Head Coach Andrea Thiel, Andee Grime, Cassidy Baden.

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Wednesday, May 15th, 2019


Section 1 of 3

Honoring Williams & Fulton County High School Graduates

North Central

Stryker Edon

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Presenting The Graduating Class Of 2019

Stryker High School The classic 1957 auditorium of the Stryker Panthers will have the privilege of hosting this year’s Class of 2019 graduating seniors as they take that final walk as “high school students”. Beginning at 2 o’clock p.m. on Sunday, May 19th, seniors will walk the aisles in their royal blue and white robes. Diplomas will be presented to the class by the Board of Education. The Class of 2019’s motto is “Looking ahead but remembering the past.” - unknown. They have chosen a blue orchid as their class flower. The members of the Class of 2019 are: Caylin

Benson, Logan Boetz, Thomas Bost, Jordan Boyd, Erica Breier, Terry Deitz, Breanna Doriot, Logan Doriot, Izayah Ferguson, Daniel Fether, Taylor Garman, Chase Glock, Alexander Grice, Emma Grime, Brittney Haines, Kayla Hall, Reece Hall, Alexander Hardy, Luke Holsopple, Rylin Huard, Izayuh Littin, Hayden Meyer, Cody Moser, Jeffrey Neville, Zoey Quintanilla, Jenna Ramon, Jacob Rohrs, Tristin Sampson, Mark Short, Anna Stuckey, Katelyn Tingley, Aaliyah Waterfield and Breanna Wolfrum. *No photo was available for Kayla Hall at time of press.

Activities Enjoyed By Stryker Seniors 4-H Jacob Rohrs ARCHERY Logan Boetz Daniel Fether Cody Moser ART CLUB Caylin Benson Breanna Doriot Cody Moser

BAND Logan Boetz Thomas Bost Jordan Boyd Erica Breier Breanna Doriot Izayah Ferguson Daniel Fether Alexander Grice Brittney Haines Alexander Hardy Izayuh Littin Cody Moser

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Class Of 2019 Notables

The Stryker Class of 2019 is both an athletic and intelligent class. They are also a tight-knit group and note that they fight a lot like brothers and sisters. They have always been supportive of one another and have stood by each other to meet the higher expectations placed on the class as well as in dealing with multiple different state tests being administered throughout their high school career. The entire class scored proficient or better on the Government AIR Test, and the class is proud to have won Battle of the Classes this year. The class has also helped to win a total of seven BBC Championships, seven Sectional Championships, and two Regional Qualifier Championships in a variety of both girls’ and boys’ sports. Additionally, six members of the class are in National Honor Society and several students have been named Student of the Month. Brittney surpassed 1000 digs in volleyball and Luke now holds the record for the most 3-point shots made in one game. Emma, Luke, and Chase have all scored 30+ points in one game, and Izayuh was named Honorable Mention for the Offensive Line as part first varsity team for football. Chase was named BBC Player of the Year for basketball. The Class of 2019 would advise underclassmen to “support each other with the few years you have left in high school. Do not slack off your senior year. Start looking at colleges and scholarships as early as possible. Enjoy your senior year.” The class hopes to be remembered for their hard work ethic in everything they do and for getting along well with underclassmen. They would also like to remind everyone they “will always have the most savage comebacks of all time.” They would also like everyone to know that, despite all of the arguments and fights, they all still have a strong bond with one another and have done a great job at representing Stryker High School in athletics, in the classroom, and in the public. INFORMATION PROVIDED BY STRYKER 2019 CLASS OFFICERS

Stryker Seniors’ Future Plans Caylin Benson is the daughter of Mike and Lanee’ Benson. She plans to attend college and get a job as a Radiologic Technologist. Logan Boetz is the son of Don and Pam Boetz. He plans to attend college, get a job and start a family. Thomas Bost is the son of Mary Bost. He plans to travel to the Dominican Republic to study baseball and get connected with some scouts and work his way through the minor leagues to become the greatest MLB player ever. Jordan Boyd is the son of Michelle Russell. He plans to enter the workforce. Erica Breier is the daughter of John Breier and Brenda Breier. She plans to attend college to become a Dental Hygienist, get married and have a family. Terry Deitz is the son of Terry Deitz, Sr. and Christina Deitz. He plans to enter the workforce. Breanna Doriot is the daughter of Jenny Waldvogel and Andy Doriot. She plans to attend college for nursing. Logan Doriot is the son of Jenny Waldvogel. He plans to get married and start a family. Izayah Ferguson is the son of Jhonny Carroll. He plans to work in construction. Daniel Fether is the son of Myrah Fether and Jeff Fether. He plans to join the workforce and become an Electrical Lineman, get married and eventually start a family. Taylor Garman is the daughter of

Amber Ankney. She plans to become an STNA and make elderly lives more enjoyable. Chase Glock is the son of Bryon and Casey Glock. He plans to attend college. Alexander Grice is the son of Mike and Amy Grice. He plans to enter the workforce, move out and have a family. Emma Grime is the daughter of Andy and Lisa Grime. She plans to attend college and go into the medical field. Brittney Haines is the daughter of Becky and Corkey Haines. Kayla Hall is the daughter of Bill and Melinda Hall. She plans to attend college for Biology or Vet Tech, graduated and start a family. Reece Hall is the son of Bill Hall and Melinda Hall. He plans to attend college, majoring in Athletic Training. Alexander Hardy is the son of Cassondra Hardy. He plans to attend college, get a job, have a family, retirement and hopes to fish with his grandkids. Luke Holsopple is the son of Kent and Jackie Holsopple. He plans to attend college then get a job. Rylin Huard is the son of Beth Toward. He plans to get into the construction business, and start a family. Izayuh Littin is the son of Angel Littin and Andrew Garza. He plans to enter the workforce, with hopes of getting his own ... CONTINUED ON PAGE C4

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Wednesday, May 15th, 2019


Stryker High School Class Of 2019

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STRYKER 2019

Presenting Presenting

CLASS OF

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STRYKER 2019

Presenting Presenting

CLASS OF

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Wednesday, May 15th, 2019


Presenting The Graduating Class Of 2019

Edon High School Thirty-three graduates from the Edon class of 2019 will receive their diplomas on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 2 p.m. in the gymnasium. Blue and silver were selected as the class colors; a Lily was selected as the class flower; “Take Me Home Country Roads” By John Denver as the class song. "What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us,” - Ralph Waldo Emerson is the class motto. The members of the Edon class of 2019 are: Kyle Apger, Austin Baker, Daryke Bass, Schylar Bergman, Wendy Braun, Taylor Brown, Clayton

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Edon High School Class Of 2019

Class Of 2019 Notables The Edon Class of 2019 is a small class. Because of this, it has been harder for the class to make its mark. However, they would like to note that they are a very well-rounded class and that members of the class are involved with diverse groups. The class is also very proud of having members earned State Degrees in FFA as well of the girls’ basketball team’s winning record. The Class of 2019 would like to advise underclassmen to “hold each other accountable” and hopes to be remembered as the class who did the right thing even when doing the right thing was hard.

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EDON 2019 CLASS OF

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KYLE APGER

AUSTIN BAKER

DARYKE BASS

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TAYLOR BROWN

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JACOB CLARK

COLIN DULLE

FARRA EATON

REAGAN GALLEHUE

MAGELLA HAEGLAND

STANLEY HECKMAN

NAOMI HICKMAN

CHAD HOWARD

TAMMIE JULIAN

DARIUS KURTZ

FAITH LIVENSPARGER

JACOB LONG

RILEY MANAHAN

TAMARA MILLS

SHELBY MORAN

ZOE NEUBIG

ANDREW NORTHRUP

CHASE PRINCE

JORDAN RUNYAN

GARRETT RUPP

CANDACE SHAW

TESSA STEINKE

CHLOE THIEL

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Presenting The Graduating Class Of 2019

North Central High School Fourty-two graduates from the North Central class of 2019 will receive their diplomas on May 26, 2019 in the gymnasium. Pomp and Circumstance will be played at the beginning of the ceremony by the North Central High School Band. Dr. Marcia Rozevink, Principal, will welcome everyone to the ceremony and Sidney McKarns and Colton Schmunk will lead the Pledge of Allegiance to honor America, followed by the band playing our National Anthem. Mr. Greg Waidelich, a math teacher, will give the message. Dr. Marcia Rozevink will then introduce the Honor Students, and Valedictorian Addison Elser and Salutatorian Madelynn Scott will speak. The class gift will be presented by Hayden Haas, Class President, and Outstanding Girl and Boy will be presented by Dr. Marcia Rozevink. The North Central High School Chorus will sing the North Central Alma Mater and “Like An Eagle" by Carl Strommen. Mr. Homer Hendricks, President of the North Central Board of Education will present the North Central 2019 graduates with their diplomas, followed by closing remarks from Dr. Marcia Rozevink. Graduates will exit the gymnasium during the recessional March From Scipio by George Frederic Handel.

A white rose dipped in silver was selected as the class flower; black and silver as the class colors; and “You’re Going to Miss This,” by Trace Adkins as the class song. Our lives are before us, our pasts are behind us, but our memories are forever within us,” author unknown is the class motto. The members of the North Central class of 2019 are: Chloe Baker, Madyson Bonney, Lindsay Brown, Logan Brown, Dylan Bryan, Tyler Cheesbro, Layne Cogswell, Douglas Cole, Wyatt Doan, Austin Echler, Addison Elser, Tyler Eminger, Todd Ernsberger, Hayden Haas, Levi Huffman, Cami Johns, Dalton Joice, Joselyne Keller, Meghan Keller, Stephanie Loney, Brodie Mansur, Steven McClaine, Gaven McEwen, Sidney McKarns, Andrew Miller, Makayla Miller, Morgan Mitchell, Derek Morris, Clint Oxender, Blake Sakos, Christopher Schermerhorn, Colton Schmunk, Madelynn Scott, Jason Singer, Samantha Spade, Jayla Stannard, Nathan Stembridge, Payton Taylor, Mollie Theobald, Skylar Thompson, Leynes Wandrey and Joshua Wehrle. *Photos were not available for the following students: Tyler Eminger, Joselyne Keller, Gaven McEwen, Christopher Schermerhorn and Mollie Theobald.

North Central Class Of 2019 Notables

The North Central Class of 2019 explains that they are different from other classes because they are different students, graduating in a different year, and because they have a foreign exchange student. The class additionally notes that some of the toughest challenges they have faced are “Mr. Shell, not being able to carry backpacks, and switching school buildings” while their biggest accomplishments are graduating together and making every day a good day. The class has two future Army soldiers, was back to back BBC Champions in softball, and has many students with part-time and full-time jobs. The Class of 2019 would like to advise underclassmen to “make the best of the fastest four years of your life” and would like to be remembered for their great spirit and positives attitudes”. They would additionally like to share with the public “Mama, we made it”. INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE NORTH CENTRAL 2019 SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS

North Central Seniors’ Future Plans

Chloe Baker is the daughter of Dave and Lyn Baker. She plans to move to California and got to college for Criminal Justice. Madyson Bonney is the daughter of Dan and Shawne Bonney. She pans to attend the University of Toledo, majoring in nursing. Lindsay Brown is the daughter of James and Kerri Brown. She plans to attend Stautzenberger College, majoring in Veterinary Technology. Logan Brown is the daughter of Lisa Brock and AJ Brown. She plans to attend Beauty School. Dylan Bryan is the son of Ross Bryan. Tyler Cheesbro is the son of Amy Cheesbro and Jamey Cheesbro. He plans to attend Bowling Green State University, majoring in Software Engineering. Layne Cogswell is a son of Alan and Dawn Cogswell. He plans to enter the workforce at Pahl’s Ready Mix. Douglas Cole is the son of Sherry. He plans to get a job in software. Wyatt Doan is the son of Darlene and Wade Doan. He plans to become a History Teacher. Austin Echler is the son of Vickie Echler and Randy Echler. He plans to join the workforce. Addison Elser is the daughter of Michael and Jackie Elser.

Tyler Eminger is the son of Ross Eminger. He plans to attend college for Diesel Performance. Todd Ernsberger is the son of Josefina Ernsberger. He plans to become a boss at Menards. Hayden Haas is the son of Rick and Laura Haas. He plans to attend Trine University for Mechanical Engineering. Levi Huffman is the son of Shanna McKelvey and Jerry Huffman. He plans to enter the workforce. Cami Johns is the daughter of Brenda and Mike Montague. She plans to attend Hillsdale Beauty College. Dalton Joice is the son of Greg Joice and Nonnie Joice. He plans to attend Owens Community College for Auto Tech and become an ASE Master Tech in his own shop. Joselyne Keller is the daughter of Amber Keller and Jeremy Keller. She plans to attend college to become a Radiologic Technologist. Meghan Keller is the daughter of Pamela Sidle and Shane Keller. She plans to continue her education and enter the workforce. Stephanie Loney is the daughter of Eric Loney and Angela Brown. She plans to attend college at a later time. Brodie Mansur is the son of Tara Burnett and Grant Mansur. He plans to attend School of Mines in Golden Colorado for Mechanical Engineering.

Steven McClaine is the son of Teresa Jones and Eugene McClaine. He plans to become a Mower Mechanic. Gaven McEwen is the son of Robert and Rosemary McEwen. He plans on attending school for Engineering. Sidney McKarns is daughter of Craig McKarns and Beth and Ryan Houk. She plans to enlist in the US Army. Andrew Miller is the son of Anastasia Miller and Jeremy Miller. He plans to enter the workforce. MaKayla Miller is the daughter of Jessica Braun and Jason Braun. She plans to enter the workforce. Morgan Mitchell is the daughter of Tammy and Mike Mitchell. She plans to attend the University of Findlay to study Sonography and become and ultrasound technician. Derek Morris is the son of Pat Lashaway. He plans to attend Northwest State Community College, majoring in Mechanical Engineering. Clint Oxender is the son of Clarissa Votaw and David Oxender. Blake Sakos is the son of Kyle and Sherri Sakos. He plans to attend Trine University, majoring in Software Engineering. Christopher Schermerhorn is the son of Joshua and Stephanie Horton. He plans to study Herpetology in college. Colton Schmunk is the son of Toby

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and Doddie Schmunk. He plans to enlist in the US Army. Madelynn Scott is the daughter of Nick and Carrie Scott. She plans to graduate from the Cleveland Institute of Arts with a Bachelors in Illustration. Jason Singer is the son of James Singer and Davinna Nickloy. He plans to become an Electrician. Samantha Spade is the daughter of Mandy Sweet, Judy Spade and Dennis Spade. Jayla Stannard is the daughter of Jessica Lacey. She plans to become Labor and Delivery Nurse. Nathan Stembridge is the son of Shane and Jaime Stembridge. He plans to work as a service tech at Current Office Solutions. Payton Taylor is the daughter of Jeff and Julie Taylor. She plans to continue attending Northwest State Community College, then Owens Community College for Occupational Therapy. Mollie Theobald is the daughter of Peggy Oyer. Skylar Thompson is the son of Sabrina Maney. He plans to enlist in the Marines. Leynes Wandrey is the son of Nicki Cogswell. He attend college for International Business Management. Joshua Wehrle is the son of Josh and Theresa Wehrle. He plans to become a Commercial Helicopter Pilot.

CLASS OF

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CHLOE BAKER

MADYSON BONNEY

LINDSAY BROWN

LOGAN BROWN

DYLAN BRYAN

TYLER CHEESBRO

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LEVI HUFFMAN

CAMI JOHNS

DALTON JOICE

MEGHAN KELLER

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North Central High School Class Of 2019

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Activities Enjoyed By North Central Seniors A.D. COUNCIL Hayden Haas Sidney McKarns ARCHERY Todd Ernsberger ART CLUB Stephanie Loney Madelynn Scott BAND Chloe Baker Madyson Bonney Lindsay Brown Layne Cogswell Austin Echler Addison Elser Hayden Haas Stephanie Loney Sidney McKarns MaKayla Miller Derek Morris Blake Sakos Colton Schmunk Madelynn Scott Samantha Spade Nathan Stembridge Joshua Wehrle BASEBALL Layne Cogswell Hayden Haas Levi Huffman Dalton Joice Colton Schmunk

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MUSICAL Chloe Baker Madyson Bonney Tyler Cheesbro Layne Cogswell Austin Echler Addison Elser Hayden Haas Stephanie Loney Sidney McKarns MaKayla Miller Morgan Mitchell Blake Sakos Colton Schmunk Nathan Stembridge Leynes Wandrey Joshua Wehrle NHS Addison Elser Madelynn Scott QUIZ BOWL Wyatt Doan SAAD Addison Elser Payton Taylor SKILLS USA Dalton Joice MaKayla Miller Jason Singer SOAR Lindsay Brown Addison Elser Sidney McKarns

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Presenting The Graduating Class Of 2019

Wauseon High School One hundred and fifty-eight graduates from the Wauseon Class of 2019 will receive their diplomas on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. The members of the Wauseon class of 2019 are: Chanller Aguilar, Zemam Al Tahery, Kodi Albright, James Allan, Trent Armstrong, Makenna Ashbaugh, Abraham Ayala Jimenez, Taylor Bailey, Tristan Barajas, Jacob Barone, Madison Baugh, Monica Betz, Brady Blaylock, Haley Brown, Marijanna Brunn, Danielle Bryan, Juan Bueno, Caden Burget, Alonso Campos-Jimenez, Christian Cantu, Maggie Carder, Zachary Carroll, Michael Cheezan, Joseph Chiow, Jasmine Coleman-Davis, Jose Cordova Jr., Morgan Couts, McKenzie Darnell, Trent Davis, Garrett Demaline, Cailey Dobaczewski, Aedan Eash, Austin Edwards Jr. II, Jaiden Falke, Ashtyn Falor, Skyler Figy, Nolan Flint, Samuel Frank, Justin Freestone, Angela Garbers, Kelsey Garcia, Amber Goins, Jose Gomez, Miguel Gomez, Matthew Gonzales, Alexandria Gray, Kennedy Grime, Kyrin Grime, Alexandro Guerrero, Alexa Hall, Aaron Harris, Dillon Hayward, Madison Henry, Braden Hernandez, Emily Hoeffel, Gabriel Hogan, Genesis Hoot, Caleb Juan, Mackayla Kearney, Sierra Killy, Jordyn Kinnersley, Anna Koenig, Levi Krasula, Aydin Kroeger, Rachel Lee, Stanley Legenza, Caleb Leu, Juan Loera Jr. , Joshua Love, Madison Lulfs, Caleb Macklin, Matthew Manson, Marissa Martinez, Elian Martinez-Perez, Chase Mattin, Hunter Mattin, Mario Maya III, Austin McDaniel,

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CHEERLEADING Alexandria Gray Kennedy Grime Rachel Lee Marissa Martinez Emily Potridge Mallorie Strauss Amber Wolpert Rylee Wreede

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BASKETBALL Zachary Carroll Matthew Gonzales Braden Hernandez Aydin Kroeger Caleb Leu Matthew Manson Dylan Michael Eric Parker Jr. Lindsay Renfer Trevor Rodriguez Garrett Smith Alexis Suarez Mya Suarez

FFA James Allan Makenna Ashbaugh Taylor Bailey Tristan Barajas Madison Baugh Brady Blaylock Alonso Campos-Jimenez Christian Cantu Trent Davis Garrett Demaline Aedan Eash

BOWLING Brady Blaylock Nolan Flint BUCKEYE BOYS STATE Matthew Manson

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Caleb Leu MOCK TRIAL Christian Cantu Alexandro Guerrero Jordyn Kinnersley MUSICAL Marijanna Brunn Christian Cantu Alexandro Guerrero Braden Hernandez Emily Hoeffel Jordyn Kinnersley Stanley Legenza Marissa Martinez Hayden Peacock Brandon Rhodes Jr. Maya Nikol Riley Alisa Shelt Julie Waldron NEWSPAPER Samantha Petz NHS Zemam Altahery Kodi Albright James Allan Caden Burget Zachary Carroll Ashtyn Falor Samuel Frank Angela Garbers Kennedy Grime Kyrin Grime Levi Krasula Kalyn Nofziger Hannah Richer Gavin Ritter Alisa Shelt Alexis Suarez Madison Trejo Amber Wolpert ORCHESTRA Jaiden Shellenberger Amber Wolpert QUIZ BOWL Samuel Frank Angela Garbers Brandon Rhodes Jr. SOCCER Tristan Barajas Alonso Campos-Jimenez Jasmine Coleman-Davis Alexandria Gray Kyrin Grime Aaron Newland Jessica Perez Fernando Soto Mya Suarez Levi Whitman

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TRACK Taylor Bailey Madison Baugh Zachary Carroll Michael Cheezan Garrett Demaline Ashtyn Falor Alexandria Gray Braden Hernandez Marissa Martinez Dylan Michael Aaron Newland Kalyn Nofziger Jessica Perez Emily Potridge Hannah Richer Alyssa Russell Jozlyn Smallman Zebadiah Smith Mallorie Strauss Levi Whitman

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Wauseon High School Class Of 2019

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WAUSEON 2019 CLASS OF

Presenting

CHANLLER AGUILAR

ZEMAM AL TAHERY

KODI ALBRIGHT

JAMES ALLAN

TRENT ARMSTRONG

MAKENNA ASHBAUGH

ABRAHAM AYALA JIMENEZ

TAYLOR BAILEY

TRISTAN BARAJAS

JACOB BARONE

MADISON BAUGH

MONICA BETZ

BRADY BLAYLOCK

HALEY BROWN

MARIJANNA BRUNN

DANIELLE BRYAN

CADEN BURGET

ALONSO CAMPOSJIMENEZ

CHRISTIAN CANTU

MAGGIE CARDER

ZACHARY CARROLL

MICHAEL CHEEZAN

JOSEPH CHIOW

JASMINE COLEMAN-DAVIS

Congratulations Graduates!

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WAUSEON 2019 CLASS OF

Presenting

MORGAN COUTS

MCKENZIE DARNELL

TRENT DAVIS

GARRETT DEMALINE

CAILEY DOBACZEWSKI

AEDAN EASH

AUSTIN EDWARDS JR. II

JAIDEN FALKE

ASHTYN FALOR

SKYLER FIGY

NOLAN FLINT

SAMUEL FRANK

JUSTIN FREESTONE

ANGELA GARBERS

AMBER GOINS

MIGUEL GOMEZ

MATTHEW GONZALES

ALEXANDRIA GRAY

KENNEDY GRIME

KYRIN GRIME

ALEXANDRO GUERRERO

AARON HARRIS

DILLON HAYWARD

MADISON HENRY

BRADEN HERNANDEZ

EMILY HOEFFEL

GABRIEL HOGAN

GENESIS HOOT

CALEB JUAN

MACKAYLA KEARNEY

SIERRA KILLY

JORDYN KINNERSLEY

ANNA KOENIG

LEVI KRASULA

AYDIN KROEGER

STANLEY LEGENZA

CALEB LEU

JUAN LOERA JR.

JOSHUA LOVE

RACHEL LEE

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WAUSEON 2019 CLASS OF

Presenting

MADISON LULFS

CALEB MACKLIN

MATTHEW MANSON

MARISSA MARTINEZ

ELIAN MARTINEZPEREZ

CHASE MATTIN

HUNTER MATTIN

MARIO MAYA III

JADON MEEKER

SERGIO MELENDEZ

DYLAN MICHAEL

LINDSAY MILLER

MARIN MILLER

ESTEVAN MOLINA

SHAYLYNN MOLINA

JAELYN MYERS

AARON NEWLAND

KALYN NOFZIGER

CHRISTINA NORMAN

BRIANNA O’NEILL

TRISTIAN PAGE

ERIC PARKER JR.

HAYDEN PEACOCK

JESSICA PEREZ

SAMANTHA PETZ

EMILY POTRIDGE

ALICIA REEL

LINDSAY RENFER

KAILA REYNA

JILLIAN REYNOLDS

BRANDON RHODES JR.

HANNAH RICHER

MAYA NIKOL RILEY

GAVIN RITTER

CALEB ROCHA

VICTORIA ROCHA

TREVOR RODRIGUEZ

BRIANNA RUBY

ALYSSA RUSSELL

CECILIA SALDIVAR

KAYLEI SATKOWSKI

ALEXANDREA SAUBER

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WAUSEON 2019 CLASS OF

Presenting

LUCAS SCHANG

RYAN SCHERER

ARIANA SEEGERT

ELIJAH SEIBEL

LEVI SEILER

HUNTER SERRES

DENNIS SHAFFER

JAIDEN SHELLENBERGER

ALISA SHELT

JOZEF SHEMA

JOZLYN SMALLMAN

CADE SMITH

GARRETT SMITH

PAIGE SMITH

PARKER SMITH

TAMERA SMITH

ZEBADIAH SMITH

AUBREY STARKWEATHER

ZACHARY STIPP

MALLORIE STRAUSS

ALEXIS SUAREZ

MYA SUAREZ

ANIAS THOMPSON

ALEXIS THORNSBERRY

ISAAC THOUROT

MORGAN TODD

RILEIGH TODD

XAVIER TORRES

MADISON TREJO

TRISTAN URIBES

Way To Go Graduates!

ZACKARY VANHOY

CODY VANSLYKE

KYLE VANSLYKE

NYKAIYA VILLARUZ

Congratulations & Good Luck! May you reach all of your dreams and goals, graduates! We’re proud of you.

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WAUSEON 2019 CLASS OF

Presenting

MICHAEL WAITE

JULIE WALDRON

NATASHA WANDTKE

ZACHARY WENDT

RAMAH WITT

AMBER WOLPERT

RYLEE WREEDE

RAVEN YARNELL

LEVI WHITMAN

BLAINE WILLIS

Wauseon Seniors’ Future Plans & Endeavors

Zemam Altahery is the son of Zein Althery. He plans to attend college for his bachelor’s degree. Kodi Albright is the son of Kelly and Rob Albright. He plans to attend the University of Toledo, majoring in engineering. James Allan is the son of Jim Allan and Jeanette Allan. He plans to attend Bowling Green State University, majoring in Flight Technologies and Operations to one day become a pilot. Makenna Ashbaugh is the daughter of Keri Maxcy and Chris Ashbaugh. She plans to attend Maumee Valley Dental Assisting School. Taylor Bailey is the daughter of Savanah Bailey. She plans to become a Children’s Psychologist. Tristan Barajas is the son of Hugo and Dana Barajas. He plans to attend Defiance College, majoring in Adolescent to Young Education. He will also be a member of the wrestling team. Madison Baugh is the daughter of Kristy and Kyle Baugh. She plans to attend the University of Findlay, majoring in Pre-Vet. Brady Blaylock is the son of Jayson and Tracy Blaylock. He plans to attend the University of Toledo and get a degree in Computer Science. Marijanna Brunn is the daughter of Shelly Potridge and Steve Brunn. She plans to attend Kent State University, majoring in Music Education. Caden Burget is the son of Ron and Holly Burget. He plans to attend the University of Toledo, majoring in Secondary Education. Alonso Campos-Jimenez is the son of Graciela Jimenez. He plans to attend college and become a Mechanic. Christian Cantu is the son of Michelle and Lupe Cantu. He plans to attend Miami University, majoring in Marketing. Zachary Carroll is the son of David and Rebecca Carroll. He plans to attend the University of Toledo. Michael Cheezan is the son of David Cheezan and Karen Cheezan. He plans attend Huntington University, majoring in Computer Science. He also will me a member of the Cross Country and Track teams. Jasmine Coleman-Davis is the daughter of Melissa and Tom Davis. She plans to attend Owens Community College for a two year Criminal degree, then Tiffin University for a Bachelor’s Degree, then the Police Academy and become a State Highway Patrol Officer. Trent Davis is the son of Rich and Nicole Davis. He plans to become a Lineman for Toledo Edison. Garrett Demaline is the son of Kim Demaline and Jill Demaline. He plans to attend Northwest State Community College then transfer to Shawnee State University to earn his bachelor’s degree in Business. Aedan Eash is the son of Erin Carroll. He plans to attend Owens Community College, then Bowling Green State University, majoring in History Education to become a History teacher. Austin Edwards Jr. is the daughter of Melissa Edwards. He plans to attend college and possibly major in Accounting. Ashtyn Falor is the daughter of Brock and Tonya Figgins and Kyle and Nikki Falor. She plans to attend Indiana University Fort Wayne, majoring in Nursing. Nolan Flint is the son of Jeff and Athena Flint. He plans to attend Terra State Community College. Samuel Frank is the son of Bill and Miriam Frank. He plans to attend the University of Toledo, majoring in a Medical Science related field. Angela Garbers is the daughter of Marty and Michele Garbers. She plans to attend Kent State University, majoring in Zoology. Jose Gomez is the son of Julie Gomez. He plans to become a Vet Tech.

Matthew Gonzales is the son of Gladys Gonzales. He plans to attend Northwest State Community College, majoring in Banking and Finance. Alexandria Gray is the daughter of Jim and Carolyn Gray. She plans to attend the University of Cincinnati. Kennedy Grime is the daughter of John and Lori Grime. She plans to attend the University of Cincinnati, majoring in Nursing. Kyrin Grime is the daughter of Nichole and Jeremiah Grime. She plans to attend Kent State University. Alexandro Guerrero is the son of Dora Cortes and Jorse Cortes and Hector Guerrero. He plans to attend college. Aaron Harris is the son of Andrea and Jeremy Gerken. He plans to attend Bowling Green State University, majoring in Mathematics. Madison Henry is the daughter of Lindsey and Jason McClain. She plans to attend Cosmetology School. Braden Hernandez is the son of Isreal Hernandez. He plans to attend Bowling Green State University, majoring in Business and Marketing. Emily Hoeffel is the daughter of Jim and Lesley Hoeffel. She plans to attend International Business College to become a Veterinary Technician. Gabriel Hogan is the son of Heather Villalanos. He would like to do something like cooking, gaming, drawing cartoons or fantasy. Jordyn Kinnersley is the daughter of Nikol Damman. She plans to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, majoring in Musical Theatre. Levi Krasula is the son of Shawn and Carrie Krasula. He plans to attend the University of Cincinnati, majoring in Accounting. Aydin Kroeger is the son of Robert Kroeger and Rachel Westhoven. He plans to attend Northwest State Community College, then transfer to the University of Toledo to get a bachelor’s in Business Management. Rachel Lee is the daughter of Mike and LeAnn Lee. She plans to attend Northwest State Community College, majoring in Nursing. Stanley Legenza is the son of Meg and Ed Legenza. He plans to attend Ohio University, majoring in Finance. Caleb Leu is the son of Jason Leu and Barbara Leu. He plans to attend Northwest State Community College, majoring in Business. Caleb Macklin is the son of Cliff Macklin and Pam Macklin. He plans to attend a two year college. Matthew Manson is the son of Carl and Beth Manson. He plans to attend Bowling Green State University, majoring in Secondary Education while continuing his role as the basketball manager for their men’s team. Marissa Martinez is the daughter of John and Virginia Martinez. She plans to attend Bradford School for Medical Assisting. Chase Mattin is the son of Toni Mattin and Karen Miller. He plans to attend the University of Toledo. Dylan Michael is the son of Angie and Chad Patterson. He plans to attend the University of Toledo, majoring in Nursing or Finance. Shaylynn Molina is the daughter of Nune Molina. She plans to enter the workforce then attend Northwest State Community College and eventually attend The Modern College or Design or The College or Art and Design in Columbus. Aaron Newland is the son of Abby and Ray Newland. He plans to attend a trade school to become an Electrician. Kalyn Nofziger is the daughter of Shane and Brandy Nofziger. She plans to attend Adrian College to become a teacher.

Tristian Page is the son of Jayson Page. He plans to join the Maines for Information and Communication Technology, then attend college for Software Engineering. Eric Parker Jr. is the son of Laura and Eric Parker. He plans to attend Trine University, majoring in High School Education and play golf. Hayden Peacock is the son of Robert Peacock and LaShonda Peacock. He plans to attend Eastern Michigan University, majoring in Nursing. Jessica Perez is the daughter of Victor and Beth Perez. She plans to attend Northwest State Community College, majoring in Radiology. Samantha Petz is the daughter of April Petz. She would like to experience the world to its full potential. Emily Potridge is the daughter of Tina Potridge and Cindy Nissen. She plans to attend Northwest State Community College, majoring in Medical Laboratory Science. She will also be serving in the National Guard. Lindsay Renfer is the daughter of Kurt Renfer and Donna Renfer. She plans to attend college to major in Nursing and receive her RN or BSN. Brandon Rhodes Jr. is the son of Brandon Rhodes Sr. He plans to enter the workforce. Then he plans to attend Bowling Green State University, majoring in Exercise Science. Hannah Richer is the daughter of Chad and Carla Richer. She plans to attend Huntington University, majoring in Occupational Therapy or Special Education while running on the Track and Cross Country Teams. Maya Nikol Riley is the daughter of Nikki Riley and Jeremiah Riley. She plans to attend Northwest State Community College, majoring in Accounting. Gavin Ritter is the son of Mike and Kris Ritter. He plans to attend the University of Indianapolis, majoring in Physical Therapy and further is wrestling career. Victoria Rocha is the daughter of Frank and Maria Rocha. She plans to attend the University of Toledo, majoring in Biochemistry in hopes of becoming a Forensic Pathologist. Trevor Rodriguez is the son of Joe Rodriguez and Laura Rodriguez. He plans to attend Bowling Green State University and play football. Alyssa Russell is the daughter of Richard Russell and Kimberly White. She plans to attend Bowling Green State University, majoring in Art Education. Elijah Seibel is the son of Scott and Amy Seibel. He plans to expand his career in the Mechanic Field. Jaiden Shellenberger is the daughter of Holly Page and Jayson Page. She plans to attend YSU, majoring in Forensic Science. She then plans to go to Police Academy and graduate to become a detective. Alisa Shelt is the daughter of Michelle Shelt and Ed Shelt. She plans to attend Wheeling Jesuit University, majoring in Elementary Education and Special Education. Jozlyn Smallman is the daughter of John Smallman and Deanna Villarreal. She plans to attend Owens Community College then open her own business with the intentions of assisting local farmers and real estate agents with their aerial photography needs. Garrett Smith is the son of Walter Smith. He plans to join the workforce. Tamera Smith is the daughter of Monica and David Smith. She plans to become and preschool teacher. Zebadiah Smith is the son of Lynn and Bob Smith. He plans to join the Navy. CONTINUED ON PAGE C17

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Wauseon Seniors’ Future Plans & Endeavors

Fernando Soto is the son of Cecilia Rahena. He plans to play for National Soccer Leagues or attend a Technical School for Electrical Engineering. Aubrey Starkweather is the daughter of David and Heather Starkweather. She plans to attend Northwest State Community College to get her RN and then eventually attend the University of Toledo to get her BSN. Mallorie Strauss is the daughter of Jon and Luanne Strauss. She plans to attend Northwest State Community College, majoring in Education to become an Intervention Specialist. Alexis Suarez is the daughter of Gilbert and Teri Suarez. She plans to attend Kent State University, majoring in Nursing. Mya Suarez is the daughter of Teresa Ramon

and Gilbert Suarez. She plans to join the Army National Guard then attend the University in the spring of 2020 to become a Physical Therapist. Rileigh Todd is the daughter of Julie and Dan Garner. She plans to continue her career in the Army as a Medial Logistics Specialist. Madison Trejo is the daughter of John and Stephanie Trejo. She plans to attend Indiana University Fort Wayne, majoring in Medical Imaging. Tristan Uribes is the son of Mark Uribes and Caren Uribes. He plans to attend Bowling Green State University, majoring in Aviation to become a Airline Pilot. Cody Vanslyke is the son of Steve and Katrina. He would like to get into the electrical field. Michael Waite is the son of Jason and April

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