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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Wauseon Couple Blessed By Adoption Seeking Community Support

Ominous Weather Observation Over Stryker


By: Tammy Allison THE VILLAGE REPORTER Alaska, a distant destination most people journey only by luxury cruise ship, is at the heart of the most unlikely of events for one Wauseon couple. Cathy and Kevin Mielke had already raised two daughters when teenage son Jonathon suggested they adopt a recently orphaned family member, Rebecca, 9, in Alaska. In February 2009, the Mielkes began the adoption process, took all the required classes, and filed the petition to adopt Rebecca. Because of Rebeccas Eskimo heritage and a clause that stated she must stay in Alaska, their petition was denied. A few days after another family member came forward to adopt Rebecca, the Mielkes received a phone call from the social worker. Would they consider opening their home to another young girl from Ketchikan, Alaska who needed a family? She encouraged the couple to check out the adoption website. They did, but with reservations from having had no intention to adopt a non-related child. The child whose photo stared back at them on the computer screen was a child who had known more heartbreak in her short life than anyone person should ever endure. Chrystal, the youngest of 8 children had, like her siblings, knew a life only of abuse, heartbreak, and neglect. By the age of three she had resided in 10 different foster homes. In only a few more years, the number grew to 23 homes along with 2 failed adoptions. Chrystal also did not attend school until fourth grade and was unable to read. In the winter of 2009, Chrystal turned to the only person she had any glimmer of hope in, Santa Claus, and asked him for only one thing-a loving, forever family. Meanwhile, in Ohio, after Rebeccas failed adoption attempt, the Mielkes continued their lives with work, church

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functions, and their sons activities. Cathy, their daughter Rachel, and a nephew drove to her sons speech tournament near Columbus to serve as volunteer judges. Kevin, who needed to stay behind in Wauseon, seized the beautiful fall day as a chance to take a nature walk and connect with God. While sitting on a bench, he questioned God what they should do about the little girl miles across the US. He felt the calling in his heart to adopt this little girl and immediately called his wife, who was driving home from the speech tournament. She agreed. Shortly after the phone call, Cathys life forever changed. A woman high on narcotics driving the wrong direction hit their car head-on resulting in an impact of a combined 100 miles an hour. All three in her car survived but with injuries. Cathys ankles and left heel were affected. Three surgeries later, she was told she may never walk again. Cathy returned home to a hospital bed in her living room. For six months, she healed and followed doctor orders of non-weight bearing status. Her Pastor Tim Sonnenberg visited. She said he questioned her, asking what she was going to do now. She said, I told him, heal. He looked at her matter of factly and told her that maybe she was meant to do something else, too. She took this to heart and having a concern for helping people with substance abuse, she joined the community volunteer task force. When she felt ready to resume her work as a school teacher at Pettisville, she tried to return in a wheelchair. It wasnt working. She realized her course in life was forever changed. The couple decided to make something positive out of the situation. Cathy says, I dont think God made anything happen but he took something and used it for something good. The couple contacted the social worker in Alaska and went forth with the adoption. Santa Claus appeared at Chrystals school with the news for Chrystal along with a family photo album from the Mielkes. Chrystal shares, Santa told me, I made it happen. The Mielkes met with Chrystal in February 2010 and by April 1, she was in her new home in Wauseon. For the first year, she attended Elm Street Elementary.

WELL IT'S NOT A TORNADO ... Towering rain shaft was observed over Stryker recently. This photograph was taken from a location northwest of Stryker. The town water tower can be seen in the center of the photograph.


Gym Floors From Old Hilltop School Find New Life As Table Tops At West Unity Pizza Oven

NEW LIFE - What was once the gym floors at the old Hilltop School building now add to the West Unity Pizza Oven's nostalgic decor as table tops. By: Chelsie Firestone THE VILLAGE REPORTER The trend of rising new schools has brought with it a trend of demolishing the old structures that once served as schools in decades prior. The watching of this demolition often tugs on the heartstrings of the alumni who, whether having graduated recently or several years before, think back to their days in the school building and of the fond memories that were created there. The alumni of the old Hilltop High School, however, now have the opportunity to relive some of their memories. All they have to do is go grab a slice of pizza from the West Unity Pizza Oven and sit at one of the restaurant's newly designed tables that were once the gymnasium floors at the old Hilltop school that was torn down in 2010. The Pizza Oven just recently acquired the floors that the tables are made from as a donation from Mark Taylor of Archbold, who had purchased the flooring at auction for $900 prior to the school's demolition. The donation to the Pizza Oven came after Taylor had a discussion with Pizza Oven owner Matt Wyse about the desire to refinish the old tables at the establishment and how the gym floor might be used. With no other real use for the floors, Taylor donated the flooring to the Wyse's. Working together Matt and his father, Stewart Wyse, trimmed out the tables to fit into the existing table bases. It somehow seems fitting that the floor of the old gym would find its way to the Pizza Oven as the new table tops do more than give a new life to the old gym floor. They also add to the Pizza Oven's nostalgic decor of pop culture memorabilia. Now as patrons grab enter the Pizza Oven, they not only get the opportunity to walk down memory lane by gazing at the vast amounts of television, movie, music, and sports memorabilia; they also have the opportunity to somehow sit at the floor that many of them once played on, danced on, and walked on while they were a student at Hilltop Schools. With a good portion of the Pizza Oven's patrons being alumni that graduated from the old Hilltop school building, it just seems right that the old gym floors would find themselves back to within just a couple of blocks of where they started from. Chelsie Firestone can be reached at chelsie@thevillagereporter.com



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Area Obituaries
Kathryn H. Fiser (1915-2013)
Kathryn Kate H. Fiser, 97, of Montpelier passed away Monday afternoon at the Community Hospitals and Wellness Center in Bryan. She was born on December 22, 1915 in Pulaski Township, Williams County Ohio, to John A. and Dorothy Louella (Rausch) Osburn. Kate attended Montpelier High School. She married Carmen E. Fiser, and he preceded her in death on




Daniel Merillat (1922-2013)

Daniel "Dan" Junior Merillat of Kalida Ohio died at age 90 on October 21, 2013. Dan was born on December 12, 1922 to parents Daniel Merillat and Lydia Saunders in Fayette Ohio. Dan is survived by his loving wife and love of his life Barbara Merillat who he married on November 29, 1942. He has joined their oldest son Fredrick Merillat in heaven and is survived by Dan (Donna) Merillat of Houston, TX, Mrs. Charlie (Linda) Franks of Fayette, and Mike Merillat of Cloverdale. Dan and Barb have been blessed with 17 grandchildren, 29 greatgrandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by 3 brothers and 4 sisters. Dan served in the US Army, fought in World War II and was honorably discharged on February 13, 1946. He worked several years for Fuller Brush and then many years for, and retired (Mar 1988) from ITT Higbie MFG in Archbold Ohio.

Larry V. Gearhart (1936-2013)

Larry V. Gearhart, age 77, of rural Edon, Ohio, died at 10:55 P.M. on Sunday, October 20, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana, after a brief illness. Mr. Gearhart was a 1954 graduate of Edon High School and was employed by The Aro Corporation in Bryan for thirty-eight years, retiring in 1997. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Blakeslee, Ohio, and Knights of Columbus Council #3883. Larry was an avid fisherman and enjoyed hunting, helping on the farm, attending sporting events and spending time with his grandkids. Larry V. Gearhart was born near Edon on August 20, 1936, the son of Edward F. Fred and Mabel (Fix) Gearhart. He married Louise A. Wehrle on October 29, 1955, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Blakeslee and she preceded him in death on April 17, 2009. Survivors include three sons, Ronald Gearhart, of Bryan, Ohio, Gary (Laura) Gearhart and James (Sandra) Gearhart, both of Edon; five grandchildren, Shannon Waller, Ashlee (Kayle Prince) Gearhart, Alison Gearhart, Christopher Gearhart and Kyle Gearhart; four greatgrandchildren, Avah, Shayn, Konnor and Karsyn; two brothers, William Gearhart, of Edon, and Daniel (Sue) Gearhart, of Pioneer, Ohio; one sister, Sue (Connie) Dewire, of Hamilton, Indiana; a sister-in-law, Evelyn Gearhart of Edon; and numerous nieces and nephews. Also preceding him in death were a son, Dr. Mark Gearhart, in 1989, five brothers, Donald, Jacob, W. Gene, and Richard Gearhart, an infant brother, and one sister, Fern Hemenway.

August 28, 1984. Kate was a member of St. Pauls United Methodist Church in Montpelier. She was a devoted mother and wife of a Bridgewater Township Farmer. She is survived by three sons, John E. Fiser of Largo, Florida, Thomas (Laura) Fiser of Montpelier, and Burton (Jan) Fiser of New Bremen, Ohio; seven grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; and two sisters Clair Alice Dukes of Bowling Green, Ohio and Margaret Gordon of Montpelier. Kate was preceded in death by her parents, husband Carmen, two sisters Dorothy Hang and Rosemary Olds; and three brothers Lyle, Earl and Spark Osburn.


Marian J. Wasnich Klingler (2013)

Marian J. Wasnich Klingler, 87 years, of West Unity, passed away Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Hillside Country Living, Bryan. She was the widow of Olen Bud Wasnich and Howard Klingler.

Michael A. Halpin (1966-2013)

Michael A. Halpin, age 47, of Delta, fought a long hard four month battle to the very end. He wanted to stay with his family and love and protect them but God had other plans for this wonderful man and on Wednesday October, 23 he was welcomed into Heaven by his father who passed away when he was just a small boy. The greeting committee he received was filled with his grandparents who loved him dearly; his fatherin law, who was his matching pea in a pod and his little hunting buddy Collin, and were sure so many others who loved this great man. Mike was a rare find, he loved people with all his heart and wasnt afraid to stand up to something he felt was wrong. He worked his entire life in the farming industry, in school for a local farmer, then at Delta Farmers Elevator until February of 1994 when he started working for Archbold Elevator, and the past couple years at Gerald Grain (formally Archbold Elevator). He was a gifted hunter, who loved the outdoors. If he had a chance to go hunting he took it. Whether it was a Colorado elk hunt, Alabama deer hunt, or just him with his beagles and his boys running rabbits around the corner from home he was happy. He was an amazing shot with a gun or a bow; just put one in his hands and he would prove it to you. He loved his beagles, they were his babies. Coming home from work not a day went by he didnt head straight to the barn to see them. Mike was also a great husband, father and friend. His children never went a day without being told he loved them; he made sure of that. He would do anything for his children and wife if asked, not saying there wasnt some complaining involved but whatever was asked of him always got done. He had a heart as big as his smile and if you meant something to him he would do anything for you. One call from a friend to help and he was there, whether it be fixing your house, your car, or staying late at work to help a friend so they wouldnt be there all night. He was just an amazing man to all who know and love him. Now our journey must go on, the void he leaves in the many lives he has touched will forever leave a gap that wont be filled. We can know that he wouldnt want us to cry; he would want us to be strong and look into the future knowing hell be with us again someday but will watch over us until the day we all see him again and he wraps us his those great big arms and tells us how much he loves and missed us. Mike was preceded in death by his father, Richard Halpin. Left to cherish his memories is his wife of 20 years, Jill (Echler) Halpin; children, Krystle (Dustin) Haas, Brittnee, Cortnee, Caleb, Wyatt and Ethan Halpin; grandson, Hunter Haas; mother, Nancy (James) Frybarger; sister, Sherri (Howard) Hoge; brother, James Frybarger Jr.

Leila M. Brokaw (2013)

Leila M. Brokaw, 94 years, of West Unity, passed away Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home, Archbold, Ohio.

Phyllis Henry (1920-2013)

Phyllis J. Henry, 93, of Montpelier passed away Sunday afternoon at Genesis Healthcare Center in Bryan. She was born on September 4, 1920 in Edon, Ohio to John G. and Ethel May (Zimmerman) Boisher. Phyllis graduated from Montpelier High School in 1938. On December 31, 1946 she married Oscar K. Henry in Montpelier, and he preceded her in death on July 24, 2007. Phyllis was a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church in Montpelier, where she belonged to the Prayer Sisters Circle, was a former Elder and was on the Altar Guild. During World War II Phyllis contributed to the war efforts by working as a welder at Winzeler Stamping Company in Montpelier. For a short time she worked as a toll collector on the Ohio Turnpike, and at Cobbs Hardware in Montpelier. She is survived by two sons, Jon (Mary) Henry of Phoenix, Arizona and William Bill (Brenda) Henry of Montpelier; one daughter Christie H. Allen of Montpelier; eight grandchildren, Mike, Peggy, Julie, Logan, Roy, Brooke, Seana and Michelle; ten great grandchildren; one son-in-law Mike Allen; and two sisters-in-law, Beverly Henry and Marcella Henry. Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, husband Oscar, one brother John Boisher and one grandson Benjamin Henry.

James Smith Sr. (1938-2013)

James The Great J.C Smith Sr, age 75, of Delta, passed away at his home on Saturday, October 19, 2013. He was born in Your Hometown News Source ForProvidence, The Communities Of Edon ~ Rhode Island July 21, 1938 the late Montpelier ~ Pioneer ~ West Unity on ~ Stryker ~ Fayette ~ to Wauseon George Smith andOhio Elizabeth & Surrounding Areas In Williams & Fulton County, (Locke) Smith. J.C was an avid gun collector and on a Northwest Ohio Coverage sunny day Areas enjoyed riding his motorcycle. His fondest hobby was flying model airplanes. In addition to his parents, J.C was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanette Your Hometown For The Communities Of ~ E. Smith in 2005News andSource sister, Betty Taylor. He isEdon survived byMontpelier his son, ~ James (Michelle) Jr. of Morenci, MI; PioneerC. ~ West Unity ~ Smith Stryker ~ Fayette ~ Wauseon daughter, Dawn Smith of Holland, OH; brother, Frank & Surrounding Areas In Williams & Fulton County, Ohio (Shirley) Smith of Pawtucket, RI; five grandchildren and many friends.

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Donald L. Love (1932-2013)

Donald Lee Love, age 81, was taken from his rural West Unity, Ohio home to his Heavenly Home due to congestive heart failure on Oct 11, 2013. He was born on July 12, 1932 to the late Neil and the late Eileen (Arnold) Love in Selma (near Muncie), Indiana. He was a 1951 graduate of the Dunkirk, Indiana High School and later graduated from Taylor University. He then graduated from the Methodist Hospital School of Medical Technology in Indianapolis. He pastored three Methodist churches while in school and later started two Baptist churches in the Philippines. He worked as a medical technologist in several hospitals in Indiana, in laboratories and as a teaching supervisor at Parkview in Fort Wayne and later at St. Mary Mercy in Gary, IN. He married Barbara (Benjamin) Love in 1956. In 1973 the family moved to the Philippines as a medical-evangelistic missionaries under the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism. They were with the mission until 1989, when they returned home due to family health needs. Since that time, he was active in medical laboratories in Montpelier, Wauseon and Kendallville. More recently, he did the physical exams for insurance applicants. He was able several times to go to China, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Peru as a valuable team member for short-term medicalevangelism trips. He accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at the age of nine, from an early age he was active in church, and in recent years was a member of the First Baptist Church in Stryker, having various responsibilities. At various times he has been a teacher, deacon, director of Christian Education, leader in the boys program of AWANA, VBS, and preaching as needed in area churches and as a chaplain at CCNO. He served for 12 years on the Board of the area Community Pregnancy Centers, and also did tutoring for a number of years in the Montpelier school system. He was a gifted handyman and painter and enjoyed helping others. He was known for his generous, loving spirit of helpfulness and for his sense of humor. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother; Vernal Love of Marion, Indiana and a half-sister Ruth Ann in New Haven, WV. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, sister; Barbara Heinlein of North Port, FL, sister-in-law Ada Sue Love of Marion, IN and his three children, Deborah (Tom) Stevenson of Clayton, NJ, Rebecca (Larry) Nelson of Canmer, KY, and son Stephen (Kimberly) Love of Fontana, CA. He was also the proud loving grandpa to Andrew (Julie) Stevenson of Nicholasville, KY, Laura (Daryl) Neill of Hubert, NC, Ruth (Daniel) Johnston of Marshall, MI, Peter Stevenson of Lancaster, PA, Amanda Love of Gilbert, AZ, and Chloe Love also of Gilbert, AZ plus four step-grandchildren; Colby Nelson of Ocala, FL, Brian Nelson of Stryker, Ohio, Mackenzie Shelton-Love and Austin Shelton-Love of Fontana, CA. There are also six young great-grandchildren in KY, NC, and MI.

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Kyle L. Beck (1994-2013)

Kyle L. Beck, age 18, of rural Wauseon, passed away Friday evening, October 26, 2013, as result of injuries sustained from an accident. Kyle was born in Fulton County, Ohio on October 29, 1994, the son of Duane and Jenny (Buehrer) Beck. He attended the West Clinton Mennonite Church, and was a member of St. Johns Christian Church. Kyle was a mechanic and had attended Four County Career Center for two years and had graduated from Pettisville High School earlier this year. Surviving is his father Duane Beck of rural Wauseon; mother, Jenny Beck of Archbold; sister, Marissa Beck of Archbold; grandparents, Richard and Judy Beck of Wauseon and Don and Charlene LaFountaine of Wauseon. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and girlfriend, Katie Nofziger.

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Jodi Lynn Balser (1962-2013)

Jodi Lynn Balser, age 51, of Napoleon, passed away comfortably in her home on Saturday, October 26, 2013. She had worked for Sauder Woodworking in Archbold for the past 15 years. Jodi was born in Wauseon on May 12, 1962, the daughter of Harold and Agnes (Abbott) Balser. She was a graduate of Wauseon High School, Class of 1980. Surviving is her life partner, Tom Kruse of Napoleon; sons, Brannon (Shannon) Wurster of Toledo, Jason (Elizabeth) Kruse and Jeremy Kruse; grandchildren, Kayla and Parker Kruse; sister, Sandy Rutter of Deshler; brothers, Tom (Dee) Balser of Paulding, Bob Balser of Wauseon, Ron Balser of Archbold, Rick Balser of Wauseon, other brothers and sisters include; Karen (Leroy) Keith, Nancy (Jack) Lawrence, Kenny Kruse, Kathy (Stephen) Strange, Steven (Darla) Kruse, Julie Schriner, Eldon (Sherrie) Kruse; and many nieces and nephews and greatnieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by both of her parents, and one brother, Larry Balser.

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Oak St., alarm malfunction (Oct. 20) 485 E. Airport Hwy., ill subject WILLIAMS COUNTY SHERIFF (Oct. 18) 7:55 p.m. - Billy Rose, Stryker, was traveling west on County Road K, 1/10 mile east of County Road 15, when it struck a deer that ran onto the roadway. (Oct. 19) 7:20 a.m. - Michael Warner, Montpelier, was traveling west on Co. Rd. P.50, 1/10 mile east of Co. Rd. 6, when he struck and killed a deer that ran onto the roadway. (Oct. 25) 6:00 a.m. - An unknown individual was traveling east on St. Rt. 107 and turned left onto US 20A into the path of John Huffman, Pioneer, who was traveling west of US 20A. Hoffman struck the passenger side of the unknown vehicle causing it to travel off the roadway into a field. Driver of the unknown vehicle drove back onto St. Rt. 107 and left the scene traveling westbound towards Montpelier. The vehicle is described as an older white automobile, possibly a Buick, that sustained passenger side damage with a broken passenger side window. WILLIAMS COUNTY TRAFFIC Robert H. Seibert, Bryan, OH. OVI Suspension. Fine: 500.00, Costs: 89.00. Jail: 180, Suspended: 150. Operator license suspended from 0703-2013 to 12-30-2013. No future violations within next 2 years. GPS monitoring: 30 days. Robert H. Seibert, Bryan, OH. Seat Belt. Dismissed with costs: 40.00. Benji J. Hawkins, Edon, OH. Violation Lane/Line. Waived amount: 150.00. Holly D. Kast, West Unity, OH. Operator License Suspension. Arraignment. Pamela R. Deckard, Pioneer, OH. Operator License Suspension. Fine: 250.00, Costs: 84.00. Operator license suspended from 09/14/2013 to 10/14/2013. Joshua L. Vollmar, Montpelier, OH. 66/55 speed. Waived amount: 125.00. Joshua L. Vollmar, Montpelier, OH. Seat Belt. Waived amount: 70.00. Timothy A. Rhodes, Bryan, OH. 63/55 speed. Waived amount: 125.00. Andrew D. Woenker, Edgerton, OH. OVI. Fine: 650.00, Costs: 95.00. Jail: 20, Suspended: 17. Operator license suspended from 09/29/2013 to 03/28/2014. No future violations within next 2 years. First Timers Program within 90 days. Vacate ADM license suspension and fees. Andrew D. Woenker, Edgerton, OH. Shortcutting. Dimissed with costs: 40.00. Andrew S. Hurley, Edgerton, OH. Lanes of Travel. Fine: 35.00, Costs: 97.00. Michelle M. Logan, Bryan, OH. Safety Disregard. Fine: 500.00, Costs: 84.00. Jail: 20, Suspended: 17.00. No future violations within next 2 years. First Timers Retreat within 90 days. Michelle M. Logan, Bryan, OH. Violation Lane/Line. Dismissed. Graham Nester, Edon, OH. Stop Sign. Waived amount: 155.00. Anthony M. Vaughn, West Unity, OH. 12-point Suspension. Fine: 350.00, Costs: 191.00. Anthony M. Vaughn, West Unity, OH. Fictitious Registration. Waived amount: 244.00. Sheila R. Zervos, Bryan, OH. Improper Start/Backing. Fine: 50.00, Costs: 106.52. WILLIAMS COUNTY CRIMINAL NEWS April D. Young, Montpelier, OH. Domestic Violence. Arraignment. Kenneth D. Reed, Bryan, OH. Obstructing Official Business. Dismissed with costs: 89.00. Michael G. Meyer, Montpelier, OH. Violation of Temporary Protection Order. Fine: 250.00, Costs: 95.00. Jail: 180. No future violations within next 3 years. Work release granted. Robert E. Camper, Bryan, OH. Domestic Violence. Dismissed with costs: 85.00. Robert E. Camper, Bryan, OH. Aggravated Menacing. Fine: 300.00, Costs: 195.00. Jail: 180, Suspended: 180. No future violations within next 3 years. No contact with victim. Hands Down Domestic Violence program. Robert E. Camper, Bryan, OH. Cultivating Marijuana. Fine: 300.00, Costs: 84.00. Jail: 30, Suspended: 30. No future violations within next 3 years. Agency to destroy contraband. Robert E. Camper, Bryan, OH. Drug Paraphernalia. Dismissed with costs: 40.00. William J. Wood, Bryan, OH. Assault. Fine: 300.00, Costs: 119.00. Jail: 180, Suspended: 180. No future violations within next 2 years. No contact with victim. Jeryme L. Koch, Bryan, OH. Theft. Fine: 500.00, Costs: 145.00. Jail: 180, Suspended: 175.00. No future violations within next 2 years. Recovery Services of NW Ohio. Jail credit for time so far. Jonathon R. Shepherd, Bryan, OH. Domestic Violence. Fine: 300.00, Costs: 394.00. Jail: 180, Suspended: 180. No future violations within next 3 years. Recovery Services of NW Ohio (assessment).No violent or threatening contact with victim. Hands Down Domestic Violence program. No alcohol. Jeryme L. Koch, Bryan, OH. Falsification. Fine: 300.00, Costs: 94.00. Jail: 90, Suspended: 90. No future violations within next 2 years. Recovery Services of NW Ohio. Jeryme L. Koch, Bryan, OH. Drug Parahphernalia. Fine: 250.00, Costs: 45.00. Jail: 30, Suspended: 30. Operator license suspended from 06/27/2012 to 12/24/2012. No future violations within next 2 years. Agency to destroy contraband. Jeryme L. Koch, Bryan, OH. Possession. Dismissed with costs: 40.00. Holly D. Kast, West Unity, OH. Abuse of Intoxicants. Waived amount: 105.55. Natalie R. Troyer, Bryan, OH. Fail/ File Income Tax 11. Fine: 200.00, Suspended: 200.00, Costs: 138.00. Jail: 30, Suspended: 30. Vickie L. Wilson, Bryan, OH. Resisting Arrest. Fine: 300.00, Costs: 94.00. Jail: 90, Suspended: 90. No future violations within next 3 years. Recovery Services of NW Ohio. Vickie L. Wilson, Bryan, OH. Disorderly Conduct. Dismissed. David L. Brenneman, Bryan, OH. Disorderly Conduct. Fine: 250.00, Costs: 262.02. Jail: 30, Suspended: 30. David L. Brenneman, Bryan, OH. Disorderly. Waived amount: 280.00. Alexandar R. Glasgow, Bryan, OH. Possession. Fine: 150.00, Costs: 79.00. Operator license suspended from 10/24/2013 to 04/22/2014. Kevin L. Betzer, Pioneer, OH. Disorderly Conduct. Waived amount: 250.00. Zachary McCague, West Unity, OH. Assault. Arraignment. Dane S. Hahn, Montpelier, OH. Underage Consumption. Arraignment. Alexandar L. Maag, Montpelier, OH. Possession of Drug Instruments. Fine: 250.00, Costs: 210.00. Jail: 90, Suspended: 90. Operator license suspended from 10/24/2013 to 04/22/2014. Logan S. Keesecker, Bryan, OH. Assault. Arraignment. William D. Robertson, Jr., Bryan, OH. Theft. Arraignment. Thomas H. Munger, Jr., Montpelier, OH. Possession. Waived amount: 175.00. James S. Davis, Montpelier, OH. Open Container. Waived amount: 175.00. Melony Odonley, Montpelier, OH. Barking Dogs. Fine: 75.00, Costs: 85.00. William D. Asbury, Jr., Bryan, OH. Domestic Violence. Arraignment. Michael Barnes, Kunkle, OH. Theft. Fine: 250.00, Costs: 210.00 Jail: 90, Suspended: 60. No future violations within the next 3 years. Michael Barnes, Kunkle, OH. Criminal Trespass. Fine: 250.00, Costs: 40.00. Jail: 30, Suspended: 30. No future violations within the next 3 years. Michael Barnes, Kunkle, OH. Theft. CONTINUED ON PAGE 4

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Fine: 250.00, Costs: 90.00. Jail: 90, Suspended: 90. No future violations within the next 3 years. Michael Barnes, Kunkle, OH. Criminal Trespass. Fine: 250.00, Costs: 45.00. Jail: 30, Suspended: 30. No future violations within the next 3 years. Michael Barnes, Kunkle, OH. Theft. Fine: 250.00, Costs: 90.00. Jail: 90, Suspended: 90. No future violations within the next 3 years. Michael Barnes, Kunkle, OH. Criminal Trespass. Fine: 250.00, Costs: 45.00. Jail: 30, Suspended: 30. No future violations within the next 3 years. Michael Barnes, Kunkle, OH. Theft. Fine: 250.00, Costs: 90.00. Jail: 90, Suspended: 90. No future violations within the next 3 years. Michael Barnes, Kunkle, OH. Criminal Trespass. Fine: 250.00, Costs: 45.00. Jail: 30, Suspended: 30. No future violations within the next 3 years. Michael Barnes, Kunkle, OH. Receiving Stolen Property. Arraignment. Shannon Hugg, Bryan, OH. Fail File City Tax 06. Waived amount:105.50. Shannon Hugg, Bryan, OH. Fail File City Tax 08. Waived amount:105.50. Shannon Hugg, Bryan, OH. Fail File City Tax 09. Waived amount:105.50. Shannon Hugg, Bryan, OH. Fail File City Tax 11. Waived amount:105.50. WILLIAMS COUNTY SENTENCINS Christopher Ervin Count I Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle, a 4th degree felony. ODRC 17 months. Up to 3 years post-release control; Count II Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle, a 4th degree felony. ODRC 17 months. Up to 3 years post-release control; Count III Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle, a 4th degree felony. ODRC 17 months. Up to 3 years post-release control; Count IV Receiving Stolen Property. ODRC 17 months. Up to 3 years post-release control; Count V Illegal Manufacture of Drugs, a 2nd degree felony. ODRC mandatory 3 years. Mandatory post-release control for 3 years. Count VI Illegal Assembly or Possession of Chemicals for the Manufacture of Drugs, a 3rd degree felony. ODRC 30 months. Up to 3 years post-release control. Credit for 92 days already served. Counts I, II, III, and IV shall run concurrently to each other. Counts V and VI will run concurrently to each other. The sentence for Counts I, II, III, and IV will run consecutively with the sentence of incarceration in Counts V and VII. Drivers license suspended for 4 years. Joshua T. Bader Possession of marijuana, a 5th degree felony. Treatment in lieu of conviction for up to 3 years. Cody R. Letner Count I Theft, a 5th degree felony; Count II Theft, a 5th degree felony; Count III - Theft, a 5th degree felony. Community control for 1 year, monitored time. WILLIAMS COUNTY COMMUNITY CONTROL Ashley K. Beltz, for a charge of Violation of Community Control. Will serve sentences for original charges: Failure to Appear, a 4th degree felony, ODRC 17 months, up to 3 years postrelease control. Credit for 328 days of incarceration already served. Theft, a 5th degree felony, ODRC 11 months, up to 3 years post-release control. Credit for 328 days of incarceration already served. WILLIAMS COUNTY DOMESTIC COURT Sue E. Bowling, Edon, OH, and Michael A. Bowling, Lonejack, MO. Petition for dissolution filed. Tonya Bailey, West Unity, OH, and Dustin Bailey, West Unity, OH. Petition for dissolution filed. WILLIAMS COUNTY MARRIAGE LICENSES Donald E. Rau, age 33, General Laborer, and Shanda R. Allport, age 32, Laborer. Both of Bryan, OH. Justin A. Ruffer, age 25, Police Officer, and Shaley R. Warner, age 27, Medical Assistant Both of Bryan, OH. Robert T. Woodgeard, age 29, Production, and Andrea M. Marlow, age 35, Registered Nurse. Both of Bryan, OH. Jacob A. Eidenier age 34, Laborer, Waldron, MI, and Shanna L. Huffman, age 42, Site Manager, Pioneer, OH. FULTON COUNTY COURT NEWS FULTON COUNTY CRIMINAL NEWS Susan R. Campbell, Wauseon, OH. Cruelty to Animals. Dismissed with costs: 78.00. Chris Moehrman, Wauseon, OH. No Dog License. Fine: 25.00, Costs: 78.00. Community control sanctions are further imposed. Violation may result in an additional $150.00 fine. No violations of law until 10/22/14. Chris Moehrman, Wauseon, OH. Confine Dog. Costs only: 54.00. Joshua D. Temple, Swanton, OH. Menace by Stalking. Dismissed with costs: 70.00. FULTON COUNTY TRAFFIC NEWS David A. Mason, Wauseon, OH. Failure to Control. Arraignment. Torrie L. Flores, Wauseon, OH. 66/55 speed. Waived amount: 125.00. Glen W. Nafziger, Archbold, OH. Marked Lanes. Waived amount: 125.00. Mitchell R. Peebles, Wauseon, OH. Assured Clear Distance. Waived amount: 190.00. Timothy A. Radabaugh, Wauseon, OH. Improper R.R. Crossing. Fine: 37.00, Costs: 88.00. Courtney B. Roth, Wauseon, OH. 68/55 speed. Waived amount: 125.00. Derek Miller, West Unity, OH. 46/35 speed. Waived amount: 125.00. Danny L. Rogers, Delta, OH. Driving Under Suspension (Failure to Reinstate). Arraignment. Richard A. Anderson, Fayette, OH. Unsecured Load. Waived amount: 125.00. Courtney S. Miller, Wauseon, OH. Assured Clear Distance. Waived amount: 190.00. Julie McGuire, Wauseon, OH. 57/40 speed. Wauseon, OH. Waived amount: 127.00. Eric Sadowski, Swanton, OH. 58/40 speed. Waived amount: 127.00. Julie A. Twigg, Delta, OH. 39/25 speed. Waived amount: 157.00. Daniel J. Dymarkowski, Archbold, OH. 69/55 speed. Waived amount: 117.00. Sandra J. Fetterman, Swanton, OH. 73/55 speed. Waived amount: 127.00. Charles K. Prentiss, Wauseon, OH. 66/55 speed. Arraignment. Suzanne M. Ghaster, Swanton, OH. 66/55 speed. Waived amount: 157.00. Rachana S. Segrist, Wauseon, OH. 72/55 speed. Waived amount: 157.00. Michael J. Borck, Delta, OH. Seatbelt/Driver. Waived amount: 73.00. Joshua M. Buck, Swanton, OH. 86/70 speed. Waived amount: 127.00. Christine M. Eyre, Delta, OH. 62/55 speed. Waived amount: 117.00. Shawn P. Grime, Archbold, OH. 66/55 speed. Waived amount: 117.00. Richard R. Hamilin, Archbold, OH. 69/55 speed. Waived amount: 117.00. Bevery M. Meridew, Wauseon, OH. 66/55 speed. Waived amount: 117.00. Lisa M. Snyder, Delta, OH. 65/55 speed. Waived amount: 117.00. Connie S. Tibbets, Swanton, OH. 69/50 speed. Waived amount: 127.00. Darrel J. Whitehead, Delta, OH. 66/55 speed. Waived amount: 117.00. Jess J. Hernandez, Wauseon, OH. 73/55 speed. Waived amount: 127.00. Alex P. Regan, Lyons, OH. 84/70 speed. Waived amount: 117.00. John D. Thomas, Montpelier, OH. 68/55 speed. Waived amount: 117.00. Matthew M. Mickelson, Wauseon, OH. 77/55 speed. Waived amount: 157.00. Michelle L. Height, Swanton, OH. 66/55 speed. Waived amount: 117.00. Alfredo A. Ramos, Delta, OH. Stop Sign. Waived amount: 182.00. Preston M. Knecht, Edgerton, OH. 68/55 speed. Waived amount: 117.00. Donetta L. Green, Delta, OH. Improper Turn. Waived amount: 182.00. FULTON COUNTY DOMESTIC COURT Thomas J. Wylie, Sr., Swanton, OH, and Lisa M. Wylie, Swanton, OH. Dissolution of marriage granted. FULTON COUNTY SENTENCINGS William L Fricke, Wauseon, OH. Sentenced on numerous counts. Convicted on Count 2 of Grand Theft, a 4th degree felony, 17 months at ODRC. Counts 6, 7, 8, and 9 Insolvent Handler Not to Accept Payments, 4th degree felonies, 17 months at ODRC. Count 10 Delayed Price Agreement, a 5th degree felony, 9 11 months at ODRC. Count 11, Misapplication of Corporate Assets, a 4th degree felony, 10-17 months at ODRC. Sentences for Counts 2, 6, 7, 8 and 9 to be served concurrently with sentences for Counts 10 and 11 for a total of 34 months. Counts 1, 3, 4, and 5 Nolle Prosequi. Fricke must also pay restitution to 13 different individuals and businesses. Edwin Ritter, Swanton, OH. Counts 1 and 2, Aggravated Trafficking in Drugs, 3rd degree felonies, 2 years community control with a reserved sentence of 17 months at ODRC to run concurrently with each other. Defendant shall not enter any bar or tavern or consume alcohol. Counts 3 and 4 dismissed. Donta A. McQuillen, Wauseon, OH. Count 2, Permitting Drug Abuse, a 4th degree felony, 2 years community control and a reserved sentence of 11 months at ODRC. Defendants 1986 Ford Ranger forfeited to City of Wauseon. Defendant shall have no contact with Shane Machala. Count 1 dismissed. Anthony W. Austin, Jr., Toledo, OH. Count 2, Possessing Criminal Tools, a 5th degree felony, 2 years community control with a reserved term of 10 months at ODRC. Defendant shall have no contact with Nathan Canady or Michael Stone. Defendant shall not visit US 20 Main Stop in Fayette, Ohio. Defendant shall not enter any bar or tavern or consume alcohol. Counts 1 and 3 dismissed. Frank N. Covarrubias, Archbold, OH. Count 2, Trafficking in Cocaine, a 4th degree felony, 3 years community control with a reserved term of 17 months at ODRC. Defendant shall not enter any bar or tavern or consume alcohol. Counts 1 and 3 dismissed. Count 1 dismissed.
FULTON COUNTY CRIME STOPPERS The Fulton County Crime Stopper program would like your help in solving the following crimes: Authorities are investigating the theft of a Harley Davidson motorcycle taken from a Swankcreek Township residence on County Road D, on September 4, 2013. The homeowner reported a detached locked garage door was pried to gain entrance. The bike is a 1984 red and silver FSB (low rider) with forward controls, front tool bag, saddle bags and a sissy bar bag. Also taken was a Stihl Partner saw with concrete blade, a Craftsman 18-inch chain saw, a Toro weed eater model TS3500, a Dewalt cordless saw hammer drill, and Craftsman socket set. Total value loss is approximately $7,450. Authorities are also investigating a burglary at 6630 County Road J, Swanton. The homeowner reported that on September 3, 2013, his back door was forced open. Once inside, the burglars stole a Samsung 46 inch TV, a Playstation 2 game system, a Samsung tablet 10.1, a JVC 37 inch TV, an Acer c7 chrome book laptop, a computer tower, an Open Heart dimond necklace, a 1/4 carat pair of earrings, a Cannon Powershot A75 digital camera, a Magnavox VHS/DVD player, and an assortment of rings and earrings. Total value loss is $5,250. If you have any information concerning these crimes that could lead to the arrest and indictment of the person(s) involved, please contact the Fulton County Crime Stoppers Hotline. Anyone with information about these crimes or any other felony will be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 cash. Calls are confidential and anonymous. The number to call day or night is 1-800-255-1122, toll free.

Fulton County Teen Dies In Accident

A fatal farm accident was reported in Fulton County on Friday evening involving a Wauseon teen. Around 7:40 pm in German Township 18-year-old Kyle Beck attempted to jump onto a southbound tractor which he had been working from and was driven at the time by a 13 year old minor. Beck slipped and fell and was run over by the corn haulers that were being pulled by the tractor. Beck sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities were on the scene investigating the circumstances of the accident.



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Election Day Breakfast, Lunch Or Dinner Planned By Northwest Community Auxiliary

Northwest Community Auxiliary will be holding their annual Election Day Food Buffet Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at Northwest Community Center in Cooney (State Route 49 and County Road P-50). Beginning at 6:00 a.m., delicious homemade breakfast, luncheon and dinner cuisine will be served throughout the day until 7:00 p.m. with freewill donations benefiting Auxiliary projects. For more information, contact Sharon Kissinger at 419-459-4460.

1982 Edon Boys Basketball

70 YEARS AGO October 1943 John D. Foster of Charleston S. Caro., was home Thursday and Friday. He had completed a 16 weeks training course in the infantry and is now starting the basic engineering course. 60 YEARS AGO October 1953 The FHA club of Edon High School was represented by 22 girls at the county FHA meeting which was held in Bryan Tuesday. About 150 girls from FHA clubs in Williamss county schools were present. Five juveniles, all between the ages of 16 and 17 and all from this BOYS BASKETBALL ... Sophomore Jesse Jaggers vicinity were placed on probation by Judge concentrates on making a basket while a Camden John Pfeiffer at a hear- defender moves in to play defense. ing in juvenile court in Bryan Monday. held at the school Mon- day at a special meetday evening. ing to fill the vacancy 50 YEARS AGO created by the death of October 1963 30 YEARS AGO her father. Dan Bauer scored October 1983 Thelma Hawkins of from five yards out and Northern Ohio high Edon was elected presiran the extra points as school seniors may dent of the Williams Edon came from behind qualify for a $40,000 County Agricultural to tie Woodland 8-8 last four-year college schol- Society Board of DirecFriday night before the arship program begin- tors last weeks meetBombers homecoming ning in the 1984 fall ing. crowd. semester. Its called the Once again, folks, Naval Reserve Officers 10 YEARS AGO it is nearing the time Training Corps scholarOctober 2003 of the annual Junior ship program. Faith Baker of Edon Class play. This years The Florence Town- is one of over 500 who presentation is going to ship EMS will be check- auditioned in Septembe a better than avering Halloween candy ber to represent Stone age one entitled No at the Fire Hall during Model and Talent AgenBoys Allowed, written Trick or Treat Hours cy of Cleveland at the by Jean Provence. The with an additional half prestigious Internathree-act comedy has hour beyond. tional Model and Talfourteen characters ent Association in Los and is directed by Miss 20 YEARS AGO Angeles. Sue Schroder. October 1993 Community memMartha Michael was bers living in the Edon 40 YEARS AGO sworn in as a new mem- School District will October 1973 ber of the Edon Village have three choices to The Edon FHA ChapCouncil by Mayor Sam fill two seats on the ter receives nine new Steffes. She was elected Edon Northwest School members during formal by Council last Tues- Board of Education. initiation ceremonies


Williams County Genealogical Society Members Discuss Proper Ways To Care For Monuments
The Williams County Genealogical Society met in September for a question answer session with Rex Bentley, former employee of a monument establishment. Members brought many questions about cleaning monuments, types of stones, how to restore letters on monuments, etc. It was a very informative meeting for those present. The next meeting will be November 11, 2013. Since its Veterans Day, the meeting will be at the Veterans Memorial at the Williams County Fairgrounds at 6:30pm. Mr. Robert Walkup, President, will give a guided tour of the museum. Outdoor lighting is LED lights so youll be able to see the displays. The purpose of WCGS is the preservation of county records and family research. Monthly meetings are held on the second Monday of each month, excluding July and August, at 6:30pm, in the conference room of the West Annex of the Bryan Public Library. The public is invited for all the meetings. For further information concerning WCGS, visit the Website at www.wcgsogs.com or write to WCGS, P.O. Box 293, Bryan Ohio 43506.


GUEST SPEAKS ... Rex Bentley, guest, shares his knowledge on monuments with the club. He is pictured her withMary Alice Roth, Co-Vice President.


Williams Soil & Water Conservation District Announces Local Work Group Meeting
The Williams Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will conduct a Local Work Group (LWG) meeting on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. to identify resource concerns, discuss conservation priorities, and develop potential solutions. The meeting will take place in the Williams SWCD Agriculture Services Meeting Room at 1120 West High Street, Bryan, Ohio. While Local Work Group voting members are limited to Federal, State, county, tribal, or local government representatives who are familiar with agriculture and natural resources interests, the meeting is open to the general public, who is invited to participate and provide input on local conservation issues and resource challenges. The LWG support locally led conservation efforts by coordinating USDA programs with other conservation programs in an effort to provide an integrated solution to addressing natural resource concerns. For more information, contact Chris Dancer at the Williams SWCD office at (419) 636-9395.

Edon Village Council To Consider Synthetic Drug Ordinance

By: Lucinda Held-Faulhaber THE VILLAGE REPORTER
Edon could be the next area community to prohibit the sale of synthetic drugs as Village Council addressed the issue during its regular session held Monday, October 21, 2013. Mayor Darlene Burkhardt called the evening meeting to order with Councilors Lamar Kline, Duane Thiel, Dick Chapin, Chuck Bidwell, Sam Steffes, Fiscal Officer Heidi Bidwell and Solicitor Tom Thompson in attendance; not answering roll was Councilor Roxana Nester. After contacting the village solicitor and looking at other community efforts regarding synthetic drug concerns, Police Chief Tom Szymczak proposed Council take proactive steps against the drugs as well. The ensuing discussion resulted in their unanimous vote to consider adopting a village ordinance banning the sale of synthetic drugs in retail shops. Solicitor Thompson will continue reviewing similar laws already enacted to prepare an ordinance for Council to take up at its next meeting. In other action, members: Entered into Executive Session at Lucinda Held-Faulhaber the conclusion of the evenings agenda to discuss personnel. Upon returning to may be reached at Open Session, it was noted Edon Board publisher@thevillagereporter.com of Public Affairs would be invited to attend next months meeting. Heard Police Chief Tom Szymczaks Service Log and Vehicle Report for September 2013. Hired Monica For Edon Northwest School board Goebel Herman to fillin as a part-time officer at Chief Szymczaks recommendation. The Paid for by Jill Jacoby: 2394 county Road M50, Edon, oH 43518 department is currently short-staffed due to employee schooling and medical leaves; the request was not for a new position. Learned specialized personnel would be brought in to review and address street issues in Rockey Ridge Subdivision. Noted neighbor complaints had been received regarding the dead tree on North Union Street. Located on private property and not the Villages right-ofway, responsibility for its removal rests with the owners as outlined in Codified Ordinance 909.02B. Mayor Burkhardt will notify property owners (by letter) the dead tree is a safety hazard and needs to be removed. Was updated on the recent purchase of 102 East Indiana Street; several ways to utilize the commercial building, including use as a rental hall or resale shop, have been considered by the new owner. Village officials will be kept apprised of plans as they develop. Accepted the Minutes, Financial Report and Bills as submitted. The next monthly meeting of the Edon Village Council will be held Monday, November 18, 2013 beginning at 7:00 p.m. in Village Chambers.




The investment. This is a 7/10ths of one mill renewal that would be collected for 5 years. It is not a new tax. In fact, it was first approved for the ADAMhs Board in 1989 and voters have approved it 4 times since then. For the owner of a $100,000 home, approval of the renewal will cost about $20.95 a year the same amount the owner is now paying. For the ADAMhs Board, approval means about $2.15 million a year, or 20 percent of the boards total revenue. The benefit. More than 5,700 Four County children and adults with limited
income received clinical services funded by the ADAMhs Board last year.

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Innovative, cost-effective changes. Since this renewal was last

approved, the ADAMhs Board has lost $1.6 million in state mental health funding. As a result, the board has made changes and developed new partnerships to save money without reducing services. For example, new partnerships will save $600,000 a year in medication costs and at least $120,000 a year in short-term mental health crisis stabilization costs.

Please vote for the ADAMhs Board mental health renewal...a small investment yielding big returns since 1989.
Endorsed by: Defiance Area U.A.W. C.A.P Council
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Paid for by Citizens for Mental Health. Rita Schweinhagen, Treasurer, 204 E. Barnes St., Napoleon, Ohio 43545.

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Buster The Bus Reviews Bus Safety With Montpelier Students

Weather Or Not, The Fall Fest Went On

BUS SAFETY - Buster the Bus was on hand at Montpelier Schools on Wednesday, By: Jennifer Manlove October 25th. Buster, along with help from young Blade Logan, Montpelier Police THE VILLAGE REPORTER Chief Dan McGee, and Diann Sanders, veteran bus driver and Montpelier School's Despite of a rainy Start on Saturday Transportation Supervisor, went over the rules of bus safety with students from October 19th, the Fall Fest had a Preschool through third graders in observance of Ohio Bus Safety Week. good turnout at The Williams County Historical Society. Pam Schroeder, the new Executive Director at WCHS and was there to greet those who came out to join in the festivities with a smile. The proceeds from the days events are going to be put towards the Caboose Restoration Project. As you walked in the doors of the Historical Society, you could smell the freshly made baked goods and see signs of the upcoming holidays around every corner. Lots of vendors were set up with crafts, baked good, and other specialty items. As you walked through each room, there were more tables filled

Montpelier Grad Tim Shegitz Speaks In 26th Annual NWOSL Conference In Defiance

with items. The Big Red Barn held more crafts, and complimentary cider and donut holes. The barn also had crafts for the children who attended to complete, and Halloween photo boards for some memory making opportunities. There was a magic show that was held at 2pm and wagon rides were also available. After speaking with Ms. Schroeder about the event, she said they are planning another Fall Fest for next year. The public is encouraged to volunteer, get updates, and participate in the many happenings at WCHS. To get involved, you can contact the Historical Society at WCHS@WILLIAMS-NET.COM or 419485-8200. Jennifer Manlove may be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com

Montpelier Class Officers Announced

NOSSL CONFERENCE ATTENDEES ... Fifteen Four County Career Center students recently participated in the 26th Annual Northwest Ohio Student Leadership Conference held at Defiance College. In an effort to recognize the importance and encourage area high schools to work more closely together on leadership activities, students in leadership roles from 32 high schools in the seven county area attended the day event. The keynote speaker for the day was Tim Shegitz, a top leadership speaker who combines excellent communication skills and a sense of humor through magic throughout his presention. Shegitz is also a graduate of Montpelier High School. Shown with Shegitz are Career Center students (FRONT - LEFT TO RIGHT) Alicia Ronau (Evergreen) Veterinarian Assistant; Derek Mohr (Tinora) Accounting & Business Management; Andrea Lutz (Edon) Health Careers; Nikole Kern (Delta) Cosmetology; Jessica Vasquez (Fairview) Interior Design; Mariah Ankney (Fairview) Medical Office Technology; Kari Oberlin (Stryker) Health Careers; Bree Youse (Pettisville) Accounting & Business Management; (BACK - LEFT TO RIGHT) Jordan Farr (Napoleon) Veterinarian Assistant; Ashley Gilbert (Napoleon) Health Careers; Thomas Shaffer (Fairview) Accounting & Business Management; PHOTOS BY TIMOTHY KAYS, STAFF McKenzie Hall (Tinora) Cosmetology; Shegitz; Diamond Walters (Hicksville) Early FRESHMEN: Secretary Caitlyn Nixon, Treasurer Morgan Eriksen, Vice-President AnChildhood Education; Katelyn Brown (Hicksville) Commercial Art; and Connor drea Vankham, President Meili Leung. Graham (Ayersville) Computer Networking & Repair.


1964 Montpelier Student Receives Barbara Nolin Award
SOPHOMORES: Vice-President Clay ONeal, Secretary Maddie Richmond, Treasurer Hannah Blake, President Simon Wang.

JUNIORS: Secretary Sidney Houk, Vice-President Jake Dewire, President Jake Leung, Treasurer Jared Sargent.

1964 MONTPELIER BARBARA NOLIN AWARD ... Miss Deanna Clark received the Barbara Nolin Achievement Award. Barbara Nolin attended school at Montpelier and since her death, the award has been commemorated to her. The qualities a girl must possess to recieve this hono are scholarship, leadership, cooperative spirit, appropriate dress, and refined manner.

SENIORS: President Anthony Frisby, Vice-President Leslie Clark (not pictured), Secretary Kelci Ibarra, Treasurer Taryn Wiler.






Pioneer Library Hosts Annual Halloween Party

By: Kay Raypholtz THE VILLAGE REPORTER Tons of fun was to be had in Pioneer, Ohio, on Friday, October 25, 2013, at the local library during its annual Halloween Party. Formerly known as the Freaky Fall Fest, the party featured a relay race that through an obstacle course carrying a plastic spider on a spoon, a search through the stacks of books for bones, crafts, a photo booth, a freeze-dance outside, and snacks. A total of about 40 enthusiastic costumed children attended the event. Miss Pioneer, Junior Miss Pioneer, and Little Miss Pioneer helped out during the festivities. Librarian Rose King said that they hold the event so that the area youngsters can just have fun. From the looks on the faces of all the excited children, this goal was definitely achieved. Kay Raypholtz can be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com

A STICKY SITUATION ... Cheyanne Keller makes her way through the obstacle course during the Spider Relay Race

LOCAL ROYALTY ... Junior Miss Pioneer Emily Eustace poses for a picture in the photo booth.

LITTLE MERMAID ... Mermaid Dakota Schmeister holds a purple spider in her spoon for the relay race as Tiger Sophie Eustace waits her turn.


Pioneer Village Council Holds October Meeting

By: Kay Raypholtz THE VILLAGE REPORTER The October 2013 meeting of the Pioneer Village Council was rescheduled for the first Monday of the month rather than its usual date of the second Monday of the month. There was a light agenda, with an ordinance being passed, and approval of a new sign for the village. In his Police Department report, Chief Tim Livengood said that the department had 130 calls for service. Of those 31 were dispatched, 80 were officer initiated, 5 were by telephone, 12 were walk-in, and 2 were from other agencies. The southeast quadrant of the village remains the busiest, with Sunday as the day of the week with the most activity. There were 15 incident reports. Four of those were for disorderly conduct, 3 for domestic violence, and 2 for criminal damaging. There were three vehicle accidents, with only property damage. The average response time this month was 0:00:42, and the average time out on a call was 0:14:38. Fire Chief Denny Fackler was not present and there was no report for the Fire Department. Al Fiser gave the Administrators report. Council members approved a new sign to be erected in Crommer Park. Village youngsters will be happy to know that they can visit with Santa on December 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Gazebo. Santa will arrive in style in one of the towns fire trucks. HEAR ME ROAR! ... Dragon Charlie In the fiscal report, Village Clerk April Schrom shows us how to roar! McMillen gave figure on the AMP-Ohio loan payment. On principal, the cost was $300,000; $20,083.87 was spent for interest, and the cost of insurance was $12,282.25. Council then voted to approve Ordinance 10-2913, an ordinance amending the appropriations for 2013 and declaring an emergency. This ordinance was passed to enable the village to make payments to cover the cost of the AMP loan, and for the purchase of a backhoe for the town. Purchase for the equipment had been approved at a prior meeting. Council went into executive session to discuss property acquisition and personnel compensation. There was no action taken following their return to open session. Kay Raypholtz may be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com CUTE LITTLE LADYBUG ... Little Ladybug Layna Schrom was a bit too tiny to participate, but she still had fun during the party.

1964 North Central FFA Queen & Court


CRAFTY BUNCH ... The children also made crafts during the party. From left to right are: Zach Secord, Evan Livengood, Makana Swindell, Emily Eustace, Paige Oxender, Sophie Eustace (partially hidden), and Mario Marmolejo.

NORTH CENTRAL QUEEN & COURT ... Pictured above are (left to right): Joan Long, sophomore attendant; Queen Pam Borton, Elizabeth Landis, freshman attendant; Becky Jones, senior attendant; Carma Stark, freshman attendant

EVERYBODY FREEZE! ... The youngsters braved the chilly temperatures to play the appropriately titled Halloween Freeze Dance.




North Central Class Officers Announced For 2013-2014

SOPHOMORE CLASS 2016 ... - Asia Logan, Tristen Tomblin, Ethan Douglass, Heather McConnaughey PHOTOS BY TIM KAYS, STAFF FRESHMEN CLASS 2017 ... Pictured from left to right, Kelsie Sutton, Kaleb Faler, Alyssa Swank.

SENIOR CLASS 2014 ... Abbey Litzenberg, Alex Proper, Cole Clark, Shea Livensparger

JUNIOR CLASS 2015 ... - Rachel Oxender, Brady Zuver, Kirby Miller, Sabrina Pickford


Quadco To Offer Residential Services

SEVENTH GRADE 2019 ... Addison Elser, Hayden Haas, Payton Taylor

INFORMATION & PHOTO PROVIDED QRCs SUBWAY Restaurant in Stryker was recently recognized for having the highest increase in miscellaneous sales over the past year. The award covers the northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio region and includes 386 stores. Shown with the award from left to right are: Jen Nofziger, sandwich artist; Sharon von Seggern, SUBWAY stores manager; Laurie Brown, training specialist; Brooke Zedlitz, sandwich artist: Jennifer Whaley, sandwich artist; Sean Fruth, assistant manager; and Glen Witchey, Director of Operations, Humphries Development, who was presenting the award to the store workers. Quadco Rehabilitation Center (QRC) is ready to offer residential support services for people with disabilities in the area. At the monthly meeting of the Quadco joint Administrative and NonProfit boards, Executive Director Bruce Abell explained to the board members that adding residential support services is one way that QRC can offer an enhanced list of services to people in need of services. "One of the things we need to do is to view ourselves not just as a day hab provider, but as a provider of all services to people with disabilities and that would include residential services," he told the board members. Residential support services are typically services that assist people in their homes with daily living. They can range from helping with a budget and banking to personal care needs and monitoring. "We've started to do a little bit of that, and I think we need to continue to grow that and do more of that and become an all-purpose provider of services," he continued. The center has been certified to be a residential provider with the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities for quite some time and has had requests locally from time to time to provide residential services. He said the center has begun to provide residential care on a limited basis to make sure that their systems were in place and could satisfy the needs of the people being served. Now that they have done that, he said they plan to expand the offering to others. The Stryker SUBWAY restaurant owned and operated by QRC received a regional award at a recent gathering of the franchisees. The Stryker SUBWAY restaurant received recognition as having the highest increase in miscellaneous sales over the past year of any SUBWAY restaurant in the region. The region covers 386 stores in northwest Indiana and northwest Ohio. Miscellaneous sales included items such as cookies, chips, apples, and yogurt. Bill Priest, Director of Marketing, reported that their SUBWAY restaurants were included in the 7th Annual Crescent-News Readers Choice Awards. Their readers chose SUBWAY Restaurants as having the best sub/deli sandwiches in the area. Mr. Abell introduced guests Logan Grant and Lisa Blum, who work at the SUBWAY Restaurants operated by QRC. Mr. Grant told the board members he likes working at the SUBWAY restaurant and meeting the people while he is on the job. When asked how she likes working at the SUBWAY restaurant in the Bryan Walmart store, Ms. Blum said, "Good. I like it. I like the workers." Tyler Good told the board members that he likes being at Northwest Products and also enjoys playing basketball for the Williams County team. Program Coordinator Jessica Douglass said the QRC Halloween party will be held on October 31 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Stryker building. Along with a costume contest, there will be tours of a haunted barn that has been created next to the building. She said people in all of the areas at the Stryker building have worked on decorating the former bus garage into a Halloween showplace. This year the theme is based on fairytales. Mrs. Douglass said that QRC's Senior Activities Center was recently the host for a day with seniors from other county board programs. She said the group went for a tour of the haunted barn that day. The board members then took a break from their deliberations and went on a tour of the building to see the barn for themselves. Once reconvened, Mr. Abell told the board members that the center will hold an Inservice training day on November 4. Mr. Priest said the schedule will include sessions on recent MUI rule changes, the Employment First Initiative and Bridges to Transitions program, A.L.I.C.E. training, development of an armed intruder policy and training on chemical safety. The next meeting of the QRC joint board will be on November 26 in the Stryker conference room. INFORMATION PROVIDED

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West Unity Village Council Sets 2014 Budget & Pay Scales; Passes Synthetic Drug Ordinance
difficult to legislate as those manufacturing the substances have been able to make small changes in the chemical composition of the substances to circumvent the law. New legislation, such as the ordinance passed by the West Unity Village Council, hopes to address this problem by addressing lookalike substances as well as those currently known about. As Village Solicitor Ryan Thompson stated, "if it looks like, smells like, and acts like a synthetic drug then it will be treated like a synthetic drug". The ordinance addresses various chemical compositions, lookalike substances, and substances commonly referred to as "bath salts" and "spice". Following the passing of all legislative matters, council also heard from Councilor Rich Merillat, who will be retiring from council effective October 31, 2013. In accordance with the rules of retirement as they pertain to those holding elected positions, it is necessary that Merillat retire and remove himself from council for at least 60 days. This will leave the remainder of Merillat's unexpired term open. The remainder of the term is 26 months and the position will be filled by selection of council. Anyone interested in filling the vacancy needs to submit a written letter of interest to Village Administrator Ric Beals by no later than November 14. It should be noted that, while Merillat is retiring from his current term, that he will still be on the ballot as he runs for reelection for a new term. If elected, Merillat's new term would be for a new four full years. Chelsie Firestone can be reached at chelsie@thevillagereporter.com

BRINGING THE DEAD END BACK TO LIFE ... Efforts to work towards the continuous improvement of the village of West Unity recently included the paving of the north end of Jefferson Street where it dead ends, along with a portion of a driveway that had settle after the water line replacement in the summer of 2012.
By: Chelsie Firestone THE VILLAGE REPORTER The regularly scheduled October 24 meeting of the West Unity Village Council marked the first meeting in which the Fiscal Officer, Becky Thatcher, took over the reins of her new position. With a full agenda, the meeting also marked one of the busiest the council has had in some time as they worked towards taking proactive measures in setting the village's 2014 budget and pay scales early, passing an ordinance regarding synthetic drugs, and addressing the retirement and bid for re-election by Councilor Rich Merilat. After passing a change in verbage in the policy and procedures handbook that dealt with defining the employment of both the village Fiscal Officer and the Village Administrator as salaried over-time exempt employees, council moved into a short executive session. Upon return to open session, council moved on to address one resolution and three ordinances. All were passed with a suspension of the rules that would normally require three readings prior to the passing of new legislation. Resolution 10-2013-06 establishes the rates within the specified ranges of pay of certain officers and employees of the Village of West Unity for the calendar year 2014. The rates of pay are as follows: Chief of Police - $38,940.72 annual salary Assistant Chief of Police - $32,803.68 annual salary Full-Time Police Department Patrolman - $30,226.56 annual salary Full-Time Police Department Patrolman/School Resource Officer $29,792.00 annual salary Maintenance Supervisor - $18.35 per hour Village Maintenance Person with more than two years of service to the Village as of January 1, 2009 - $14.65 per hour Village Maintenance Person with less than two years of service to the Village as of January 1, 2009 - $12.75 per hour Village Fiscal Officer - $31,000 probationary salary per year with annual salary to be set at the end of the probationary period Village Administrator - $40,340.00 annual salary Deputy Clerk - $14.70 per hour. In conjunction with the resolution, council also passed Ordinance 2013-05 which establishes the ranges and rates of pay of certain officers and employees of the village as well as further defines each position's requirements of pay, including number of hours worked per pay period. Ordinance 2013-06 is the Village's 2014 Annual Appropriation Ordinance, which brought before council early this year in order to give former Fiscal Officer Beth Rediger the opportunity to work with Thatcher and council on any issues that arose pertaining to the forming of the budget. The new budget saw only minor changes from the 2013 budget. The 2013 total budget was figured at $1,687,740.55; the 2014 total budget at $1,545,795.70. Having these financial matters addressed, council moved forward to pass ordinance 2013-07, which amends Chapter 513 of the Codified Ordinances of The Village of West Unity, Ohio to include section 513.15 prohibiting the manufacture, sale, distribution, and possession of synthetic drugs and synthetic drug lookalike substances. The ordinance is a proactive stance by the village in response to the rise of use and sale of synthetic drugs and similar legislation passed in neighboring villages and cities which could force those selling the substances to look for villages without ordinances to sell. The manufacture and sale of synthetic drugs has proven to be


West Unity Trick Or Treaters Receive Special Treat

MOUNTED DEPUTIES ... Young superheroes, ghosts, goblins, punk rockers, and princesses who spent time trick or treating in West Unity received a special treat again this year as the Williams County Sheriff's Mounted Division was again on hand to help assist the West Unity Police Department with traffic control and overall safety during the trick or treat hours. Shown in these photos are Miss Lily Adams, dressed as a baby donkey, stopping by to greet Snuff and rider Rod Miller and Honey, along with rider Natasha Baldwin, helping to ensure the safe crossing of U.S. Highway 127. This is the Mounted Division's third year assisting with trick or treat in West Unity. Miller expressed that he "has a lot of funs out with the kids" and that "kids love a chance to get to see and pet the horses and parents appreciate the extra measure of traffic control that brings traffic down to a crawl while kids are crossing the street". He also noted that the division is always looking for new volunteers.


Local Childrens Author Bobbi Schlosser To Visit West Unity Library

along with Pilgrim and Lucy, live in a cottage by the creek that you see in the book. She hopes that her message of caring extends to all that read Pilgrim. Following the reading, there will be a book signing along with refreshments. The West Unity Library is located at 109 S. High Street. For more information, contact library branch manager Ruth Meyer at 419-924-5237.

1966 Hilltop FFA Queen


Local author Bobbi Schlosser has written and illustrated the book, Pilgrim and will be holding a book reading at the West Unity Library on Tuesday, November 5th at 6:00 pm. The book accounts the true Thanksgiving rescue of Mrs. Schlossers cat Pilgrim, who will also be visiting the library. According to the authors biography, Bobbi is a training specialist at a facility for the disabled and operates the Art Department there. She is an accomplished artist and has won numerous awards and is the past president of the Black Swamp Art Guild. She has seven grandchildren, and she and her husband, Dave,

HILLTOP FFA QUEEN ... Pictured above: Jacque Storts, who was crowned FFA 1966 Queen.




North Central School Receives Letter Of Support For Cross Country Team
they also hope to have some evening hours. They are working on a grant to obtain more equipment. Elementary Principal Paul Jones reported on several points. He said that the Eagles Landing, 21st Century afterschool program was underway with over 40 students, and that he expects up to 45-46 children participating. The program runs from 3:00 6:00 p.m., and there are also some students who come early for the 7:30 8:00 a.m. program as well, where they often receive homework help. Testing for the 3rd grade reading achievement has begun. Results will be available online as of November 22. The church-release time program has 28 students participating. The students are bused to a nearby church on the first Friday of each month from 1:50 2:50 p.m. The school will hold their Veterans Day/Grandparents Day program on November 11. The VFW will display the colors, and there will be flags from every branch of the Service. Information will be going out soon. React Intervention data is being collected. There will be a meeting with teachers. The aim of the RIT program is so that instructors can help children to read better. In upcoming Elementary news, grade cards will be going out on November 1. Picture re-takes will be done on November 14. High School Principal Tim Rettig told the Board that semester exams would be held before the Christmas break again this year. His staff is also looking at Problem Based Learning. The BGSU Education Consultants would be returning that week, and students would be doing Project Based Learning during the first week after Christmas break. He noted that the sports teams are much improved. The golf team took first place in the BBC and 11th in the district. He said that Coach Brent Saneholtz was a great addition. He added that Parent/Teacher conferences would be held November 21, 25, and 27. For the Treasurers report, Eric Smeltzer asked the board to approve Appropriation Additions for the Rotary Fund with an amount of $4,033.88, which the board approved. Superintendent Ken Boyer said that there would not be any action on the building project from the building commission until January. For the most part, he has been receiving positive feedback from the commission. He will be meeting with architects within the next 2-3 weeks. The Board will be getting invites to the NwOESC Leadership Academy Series with the Educational Service Center. This will be held in Archbold. The Board voted on a Memorandum of Understanding regarding the Sick Leave Bank for staff. They approved items 1-4, but eliminated items 5 and 6. Boyer noted that over the years, there have been fluctuations in open enrollment. At present, there is a not loss of 67 students, but that this is a better figure in previous years when there had been a loss of up to 150 students. For those families who are choosing open enrollment, it is due in most part to a student starting out in one district, and then wanting to remain there when a family moves out of the district. He noted that they were not losing as many high school students as in the past, though there used to be a large number leaving the district. Boyer also showed the Board the Microsoft Notebooks which staff members have been using. He noted that the Notebook has Windows, Works, and a USB port. He demonstrated its ease of use. The board moved into executive session to discuss evaluation of personal and employment. Kay Raypholtz may be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com


Millcreek-West Unity October School Board Meeting Held

By Kay Raypholtz THE VILLAGE REPORTER Anderson, Jeanne Black-Chappius, Phil Fogle, Kenneth Herbert, Phyllis Johnson, Mary Lewis, Carol McInerney, Tricia Pfund, Samuel Steffes, Gary Solarik, and Robert Taylor. Replace Samuel G. Marans supplemental title to Music/Play Production Director. Experience, Index Rate, and Amount remains the same. Add Shannon Swartz as a Substitute Teacher Change the first name of the substitute teacher Janie Anderson to Jamie Anderson 8. Resignation from Michelle Steffes as Junior High Golf Coach. 9. Accept the following donations: $200.00 from the Unity Antique Power Club for the HS Marching Band School Supplies from Dollar General 10. Approve Updated Crisis Plan. 11. Approve Bus Route Seniority List and procedures to follow for bus routes, field trips, and sports trips. 12. Approve the Job Description for On-Bus Instructor Trainer. Pay for this position at instructors normal hourly bus driving rate. MAXIMUM 40 hours TOTAL for this position for the 2013-2014 school year and will monitor it by time slip and adjust if needed. Following the Treasurers Report, the Board voted to approve the Five Year Forecast and Assumptions for submission to the Ohio Department of Education by October 31, 2013. The next Regular Board Meeting of the Millcreek-West Unity Board of Education will be Monday, November 18th, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in the Bandroom. Kay Raypholtz may be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com

REVIEWING THE TECHNOLOGY ... School Board member Craig McKarns checks out one of the Notebooks that the school is providing to staff this year By: Kay Raypholtz THE VILLAGE REPORTER The North Central Board of Education meeting opened on October 21, 2013, with the reading of a letter from Martin and Julie Galloway, parents of North Central students. The commended cross country coach Jared Stewart for his work with the team. They also give their congratulations to the team, which was ranked number eight in the top twenty. There were also two girls who placed in the top twenty this year. They said that their son describes his coach as excellent and that he not only expects his team to follow his rules, but that he requires the same of himself. He showed the team how to run, which resulted in their son ranking fourth in the BBC this year. In regular board business, they approved the consent agenda with the following items. 1. Minutes from the September 16, 2013, regular Board of Education meeting. 2. Financial statements and investments from September. 3. Employments: Steve Fiser - Bus Route (Kunkle PM) Joe House - Band Section Leader Matthew Frey Weight Room Coordinator (shared) Ben Fiser - Weight Room Coordinator (shared) 4. Bus Routes for 2013-2014 The board noted that they are working on opening up more time for the weight room for students, and that


The Millcreek-West Unity Board of Education opened their meeting on October 21, 2013, with the approval of their Consent Agenda. The Board voted to: 1. Approve the minutes from the September 2013 Board of Education meetings. 2. Approve the Financial Statements and Investments for September 2013. 3. Participation Agreement with Montpelier Exempted Village Schools for special education services for the 13-14 school year. 4. Participation Agreement with Bryan City Schools for special education services for the 13-14 school year. 5. Approve payments to Ohio Auditor of State for FY13 Audit Costs-approximately $18,000. (First invoice dated 9/30/2013 - payment 10/10/13) 6. Graduate Study: Mike Bumb EDAS6210 Introduction to Leadership and Change through Bowling Green State University three semester hours Fall 2013. 7. Employments as follows: Nancy J. Miller Musical Choir Pianist 6 yrs. exp. .020 = $582. Mary J. Bentancur Local Professional Development Committee Member - $400. Samuel G. Maran Vocal Music Director 0 yrs. exp. .035 = $1,018. William T Williams 7th grade boys basketball coach - qualified applicant - position was offered to certified personnel with no interest. Mackenzie J. Welz Advance to the 5-year 0 yrs. exp. $30,247. Substitute Teachers: Janie


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Its hard to compare our scores with other scores when were only spending half the time teaching those two subjects. Another area of focus is citizenship. The administration believes these two changes will provide the students with the best educational experience possible to prepare them to be successful as they move on academically. Also, it will help the students to become outstanding citizens and understand the importance of being good people and respecting others. In addition, to aid the 2nd focus is to also to incorporate before and/or after school detention for 5th and 6th grade students. In other news: Donations were received from Todd Grisier Memorial: $1,000 to the golf team; James Rivello, McDonalds; $600.50 to the athletic department; Stryker Band Boosters: $91 to the band for the purpose of purchasing a tambourine; SPSP: $103.60 to the Junior class; Miller Brother Construction/Athletic Boosters: $500 to the Athletic Department October 25th was the end of the first 9 weeks, grade cards will be distributed on Friday, Nov. 1 October 29th, 6th grade trip to the Toledo Museum November 9th Band Reverse Raffle at 6 pm in the Multi-purpose room November 11th is Veterans Day in which the school will be hosting a free lunch to veteran and a guest Recommended to the board to approve advances of: $512.96 to the School Improvement Fund; $2,784.72 to the Race to the Top fund; $15,000 to the cafeteria due to the federal shutdown Recommended to the board to approve Jeanne Black-Chappuies and Sandy Stuckey as classified/bus driver substitutes contingent upon the required BCI/ FBI background check and required documents Recommended to the board to approve supplemental contracts for the 2013-14 school year for Allison Kelly (Junior high track) and Chad Powers (Asst. Junior high track) Recommended to the board to approve the updated Athletic Program job descriptions Recommended to the board to approve the NEOLA New, Revised, Updated Policies and Administrative Guidelines Recommended to the board to approve the Resolution hiring non-certified individuals for Supplemental positions The board will meet again on November 18 at 6:30 pm in the art room. Angi Walkup may be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com.

Stryker Schools Adjust Curriculum To Aid In Test Scores

By: Angi Walkup THE VILLAGE REPORTER Stryker School is changing the education format for its 4th, 5th and 6th grade students. A letter was recently sent to the parents of students in those grades notifying them of the change starting this new 9 week period. It is hopeful that with the new format, it will provide a much better education experience this year. 4th grade students will have only 1 teacher. The new format for this grade will allow the teacher to get to know the strengths and weaknesses of each student and to adjust instruction accordingly. 5th and 6th grade students will have 2 teachers with an emphasis on math and language arts. It will increase the instructional time by approximately 20 minutes per day and reduce the number of teachers from 5 to 2. Weve looked at OAA scores in the past and the administration think these changes will help us in many ways, states Principal Dave Schultz [it] will shorten the hallway times for each of the grades approximately 25 minutes a day. They will only have 2 teachers in 5th and 6th versus 5 [teachers] and one in grade 4. We feel that Bruce Brown (Stryker Dean of Students) has done a great job putting the schedule together. Weve got approximately 2 hours that we allot for each of those sections. It gives our teachers more time to focus on math and reading. If you look at what other schools are doing and they are spending an hour or an hour and a half for those two subjects which is what you are tested on and were spending 50 minutes.

Stryker Rotary Meeting Held

Stryker Police Chief Schlosser and Sergeant Mendez spoke to the Stryker Rotary briefly the Stryker Police Department. The chief said the department has experienced many ups and downs during the last year. One of the challenges for the department has been to learn how to do more with less. The overall budget to operate the department has been cut but he knows the village has been forced to make many other cuts as well. One area of concern has been the training budget for the officers. The village currently is staffed with mostly part-time officers and many of them have acquired much of their training on their own. Chief Schlosser said the department belongs to a law enforcement consortium for training that is held at Owens Community College. This membership PHOTOS BY TIM KAYS, STAFF SENIORS ... Kyle Rohrs, Secretary; Christine Huston, V. President; Megan Neville, Pres- has helped to hold down some of the
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Stryker High School Class Officers For 2013-2014

training costs. Sergeant Mendez also spoke to the club about some of his experiences as a handler for a canine unit. The name of the dog he handles is Ragan. Ragan began his training as a border patrol dog and was offered to a handler in a neighboring community. The handler took another assignment and offered Ragan to Sergeant Mendez. Sergeant Mendez was able to get the proper training and certification as a dog handler and the unit works out of the Stryker Police Department. He took the required 120 hour course at his own expense. Ragan is seven years old and trained as a narcotics dog as well as a tracking dog. The two officers spoke as a guest of Stryker Rotary Member Terry Wieland. Pictured from left to right are Ragan, Sergeant Mendez, Chief Schlosser, and Terry Wieland.

1960 Stryker Junior Class Play

FRESHMEN ... Allison Frisbie, Secretary; Cameron Frey, V. President; Bristle Dix, President; Colton Benson, Treasurer


SOPHOMORES ... Megan Graber, Secretary; Jacqueline Wisnewski, President; Trevin Rhoades, V. President; Melissa Kinkaid, Treasurer

FRESHMEN ... Allison Frisbie, Secretary; Cameron Frey, V. President; Bristle Dix, President; Colton Benson, Treasurer

1960 STRYKER JUNIOR CLASS PLAY ... Pictured above are the Junior Class play cast of Pecks Bad Boy that took place on April 22, 1960 (top row) Sally Krieger, Mike Huffman, Roger Bernath, Jim Mealer, Linda Allgire, Joan Opdyke. Second row: Kay Posey, Sharon Smith, Sharon Sullivan, Dana Wyse, Betty Schellling. Bottom row: Dave Blosser, Lynne Lehman, Mr. LeMaster-director, Mickey Osborne, Keith Nofziger.






Fayette Class Officers Named For 2013-2014

7th grade class officers: Sara Fields, Clayton Pheils, Alexis Suarez, (missing from photo Arianna Ramos.)


Junior class officers: Michael Brubaker, Dylan Stannard, Paige Keefer, Miranda Minzey

8th grade class officers: Max Baker, Bailee Smith, Aubrey Lemely, Grace Eberly Senior class officers: Collin McCabe, Nathaniel Harvey, Alejandra Gonzalez, Ian Schrock

1969 Fayette Eagle Hi-Life

Freshman class officers: Haley Perdue, Gavin Liechty, Cole Stuckey, Ethein Malchow


Sophomore class officers: Casen Burkholder, Emilie Keiser, Alexis Fruchey, Garett Reinking

1969 EAGLE HI-LIFE ... Pictured above are (standing): Becky Schaffner, Lynette Hibbard, Rodney Roth, Mrs. Weber, sponsor, Carol Slattman. Seated: Kathy Badger, Mary Weber, Alice Miller, Beth Green.


Fayette Village Council Reestablishes Village Income Tax Review Board

Board then meets the requirements in the ORC (Ohio Revised Code), and will independently review any questionable income tax issues within the Village of Fayette. Council paid bills totaling $78,414.36, and then heard the report of Village Administrator, Mr. Steve Blue. Mr. Blue reported that the remaining paving arising from the Sewer Separation Project should be completed in a couple of days, and restoration is already well underway. Advanced Rehabilitation has completed their contract work and Gleason will have punch list items remaining after the completion of paving and restoration. The levees surrounding the lagoons were inspected by the Ohio department of Natural Resources and they are generally satisfied with the conditions around the lagoons. They offered maintenance suggestions and suggested the formulation of maintenance and emergency protocols. The OEPA has rescinded their previous notice of violation, indicating that it was in fact, an error. Mr. Dave Lichtenwald and Mr. Dave Metcalf, both of which are stepping down from the operations position at the Recycling Center, offered the name of Mr. Bill Fix as one to take the helm. They suggested that the position should come with some form of compensation, and recommended that compensation be allowing Mr. Fix to retain the funds generated from can recycling. Council approved the appointment of Mr. Fix and agreed to the recommended caveat of compensation. Mr. Blue then broached the subject of electricity solicitors that have been working within the Village. We have had them come in, and actually go through the proper procedure of getting a solicitation permit, Mr. Blue explained. However, he added, ...they are waving the solicitation permit as if it is an endorsement of their product. In no way is that the case. All we are doing is giving them the permission to solicit, according to Ordinance. Mayor Marlatt replied by suggesting that the wording on the permit be implicit that the issuance of a solicitation permit is not an endorsement. We should stipulate on there that this is just a permission to solicit. It is in no way, shape, or form an endorsement from the Village of Fayette, she said. Mr. Blue replied, saying, Basically, the warning to our citizens is that even if they have a solicitation permit, that is NOT our endorsement of their service. Council then heard the second reading of Ordinance 2013-17. This Ordinance, crafted by Councilor Julia Ruger and praised by Mayor Marlatt, calls for a special allocation of money in the Capital Projects Fund for Streets. The Ordinance calls for the retainment of 25 percent of property taxes from 2014 through 2019 to be used for future street maintenance projects. In legislative actions, Council approved the completion of the six-month probation of Cole Landon, granting him a fifty cent per hour raise. Council approved changing the November Council meeting date to November 26, and the December session to December 18. Council accepted the resignation of Becky Thatcher, effective September 25, and with Councilor Ruger dissenting, approved the hiring of Genna Biddix as Tax, Water and Sewer Administrator at the rate of $28,000 per annum. Timothy Kays can be reached at tim@thevillagereporter.com

MEETING ... Fayette Mayor Ruth Marlatt discusses the Income Tax Review Board at the meeting. By: Timothy Kays THE VILLAGE REPORTER


Members of the Fayette Village Council convened in regular session on the evening of October 23. Mayor Ruth Marlatt announced the reestablishment of the Village Income Tax Review Board. The Board is comprised of three people, one selected by VFO Lisa Zuver, one selected by Mayor Marlatt, and the third selected by the two original nominees. Ms. Zuver proposed Vickie Cox, while the Mayor offered Tina Keiser. Cox and Keiser submitted the name of Suzy Sommers as the third member of the Board. Mayor Marlatt explained that, Each of these three have agreed to serve on the Income Tax Review Board. This

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Wauseon City Council Continues Discussion On Water & Sewer Rates

By: Chelsie Firestone THE VILLAGE REPORTER Speaking on behalf of the utility committee during council's October 21 meeting, Councilor Heather Kost reported to council that the Utility Committee had met prior to the meeting for the purpose of further the discussion on the proposed water and sewer rate increases scheduled for November 1. The committee met with Jamie Giguere, Dennis Richardson, and Dave Pike to discuss upcoming expenses and current revenue and fund amounts. The committee recommended to council that the original 5% water increase be kept but that the sewer rate increase be moved to 5% from its originally planned 15%. The projected increase for Wauseon residents would average at approximately $3.35 each month. Councilor Shane Chamberlin asked what the projected plans are for the use of the funds. Director of Public Service Dennis Richardson responded that the major project at the water plant is refurbishing and that the painting of the water tower on Shoop Avenue will also be a priority next year. The wastewater plant is also rebuilding clarifiers and replacing the digester cover lid that has malfunctioned. The Public Works Department is anticipating a $100,000 expenditure for materials involved in replacing water mains and hydrants within the city. An additional $200,000 will be allotted for sewer replacement repairs. Councilor Chamberlin then asked when the last repairs were made. Richardson explained that the last replacements were done on Burnell Street last spring. Councilor Kost asked that Richardson also explain the upcoming EPA changes. Due to changing sludge rules, the EPA is pushing the city towards the production of Class A sludge. This will require that the sludge be 100% dried and then used for purposes such as mulch. Councilor Chamberlin again questioned why capital project funds and general funds cannot be used to cover these expenses. Director of Finance Jamie Giguere explained that the general fund can only be used for general purposes and a specific set of expenses and that the capital fund can only be used for capital projects. Chamberlin also questioned why the existing funds of $2.2 million in the wastewater fund and $1.6 million in the water fund were insufficient to cover the costs of the upcoming projects and stated that he believed that a $1 million dollar cushion should be more than adequate to cover the projects and still maintain enough reserve to cover upcoming expenses and any emergency expenses that might arise. Chamberlin then motioned that the city forego any planned water and sewer rate increases at this time. With no second, the motion failed. Councilor Fred Allen then moved that council amend Ordinance 2013-1 and set the water and sewer rate increase for November 1 at 5% for both water and sewer as opposed to the 15% increase originally slated for sewer rates. The motion carried with Chamberlin's objection. A special meeting will be held on October 31 at 8:15 A.M. in council chambers to amend Ordinance 2013-1 as it pertains to these rates. Council then moved on to hear reports from department heads. Regional Planning Director David Wright reported that the Revolving Loan Committee met regarding the subordination agreement with Don's Automotive Group, LLC. The committee recommended to approve the agreement, which will allow the city to maintain their second position on the loan. The recommendation was accepted by council later in the meeting with no objection. Fire Chief Ric Sluder reminded council that the Feather Party is scheduled for November 16. Police Chief Keith Torbet reminded everyone that Trick or Treat is scheduled for October 31 from 6:00 to 7:30. Chief Sluder added that the Fire Department will be serving cider and donuts after Trick or Treat. Code Administrator Tom Hall reported that the city has completed this year's sidewalk projects and that the city has obtained the title for the bike path. Director of Finance Jamie Giguere reported that she added a line item, Income Tax Refunds, to Resolution 201313 due to a large income tax refund the city received that had to be budgeted in to pay for. The resolution passed first reading later in the meeting. Assistant Director of Law Jan Stamm reported for Director of Law Tom McWatters that McWatters has continued working with Chief Torbet on the Lexipol Standards Policy Manual. Other legislative matters addressed by council included Resolution 201330, which authorizes the mayor to enter into an amendment to the agreement for indigent services in county court with the Fulton County Commissioners. The resolution passed on second reading. Also passing on second reading was Ordinance 2013-9, which repeals Section 2 or Ordinance 1999-18 and Section 20 of Ordinance 1990-35, thereby eliminating the pay cap for crossing guards. There was no legislated presented for third reading and the meeting was adjourned without further action. Chelsie Firestone may be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com

Wauseon Couple Blessed by ...

hasnt convinced them of her pot-bellied pig idea. When asked what the best part of having a family is, Chrystal thinks for a moment and replies in this order, Animals, Mom, Dad, having an iPad, clothes, books, and shelter! To help Chrystal achieve not only her dreams of working with animals but of learning to cope with and overcome her multiple issues, her parents desire to do everything they can to help her succeed in life. The family is turning towards Saras Garden in Wauseon. Hyperbaric oxygen treatments have been proven to be very successful in treating people who suffer from PTSD and other trauma tic brain injuries. Often, it has helped improve the clients fine and gross motor skills, speech, cognition, memory, and can reverse the affects from fetal alcohol exposure-all things that Chrystal has struggled with. Unfortunately, in the United States, insurance companies do not recognize hyperbaric oxygen treatments as therapeutic treatments for PTSD and traumatic brain injuries and do not cover the cost of treatments. Chrystal needs several consecutive treatments which the Mielkes hope to do over Christmas break. Each treatment is only $110, but this expense will quickly add up. The family has set up a contribution page on Saras Gardens website. Saras Garden is a 501(c)(3) non-profit facility so all gifts are tax-deductible. Checks can be written out with Chrystals name on an accompanying sheet of paper (not on the check) or online at http://SarasGarden. org/ChrystalMielke/. Cathy isnt sure where the money will come from for the treatments, but she says, If you truly believe, God takes care of you. Chrystals adoption has been a blessing to our family, she loves now, she loves people. This smiling, girl with a contagious laugh refuses to let her struggles hold her back. With the love and support of her family, friends, and community, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy, Chrystals future is bright. The family would like to thank the community for their donations. Any size is appreciated. For more information about hyperbaric oxygen treatments and Chrystals story, you may contact Saras Garden. Tammy Allison may be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com

Despite telling principle Mr. Burkholder that she hated to read, by the end of the year, she had earned a reading award. Middle school with classroom changes was overwhelming to Chrystal, so Cathy chose to homeschool her for 3 years. Adoption, a blessed union of children and families, comes with a period of adjustment and emotional healing for children. As Chrystal learned what living in a family entails, her emotional issues surfaced. For Chrystal the years of abuse and neglect in Alaska have left her to deal with multiple issues. Initially she had difficulty trusting adults, a direct result of having had to look after herself for years. The Mielkes knew that Chrystal suffered from Reactive Attachment Disorder, a condition resulting from the basic needs of comfort, affection, and nurturing not being met in early childhood. They now know that Chrystal also suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Sensory Processing Disorder, and static encephalopathy. The neglect from her biological mother began prenatally and has caused injury to her brain. She was likely exposed to alcohol during her mothers pregnancy. Her body lacks the ability to regulate her body temperature resulting her often becoming overheated. Chrystal also has painful flashbacks of the abuse experiences. Yet despite all these issues, Chrystal is not someone who is limiting her future by her past. Surrounded by friends and family who love her, Chrystal is a happy young teen girl. Of her daughter, Cathy says, In my opinion, she is the strongest person I know in my life because she can emerge from this and function. For 10 years, she didnt have anything, no human connections. Chrystal is a thriving young teen who attends New Horizons Academy in Wauseon. The school offers a holistic education for children with special learning needs. Chrystal likes that when her schoolwork is done she can read. She has become an avid reader of mythology. She likes some of the art projects but not the clay-its slimy! Chrystal enjoys horses and loves the 4 dogs and 2 cats that live in her home. Someday, she hopes to work with animals, maybe training therapy dogs or with a laugh, she suggests, pot-bellied pigs. Although her parents take in rescue dogs, she


1961 Wauseon Custodians

SURPRISE OF HER LIFE ... Chrystal reacts when Santa & Mrs. Claus tell her that she had a new family.

NEW FAMILY ... Chrystal along with new cousins Emily Halter & Karissa Halter.

1961 WAUSEON CUSTODIANS Pictured above are: Floyd Sigg and Chales Hanson.

FRIEND FOR LIFE ... Chrystal with Afton, her Community Connection After School mentor in Alaska.




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Wauseon Marching Band Competes At OMEA Marching Band Event

The Wauseon Marching Band competed in the OMEA Marching Band Event held at Swanton High School on October 26. The band finished first in Class B and 3rd overall out of 11 bands. The Wauseon Band finished with another "Superior Rating", the top overall rating available and received "Straight 1's" from the judges. This is the 3rd consecutive Superior Rating they have received. The band would also like to wish a congratulations to fellow Fulton County band Swanton, who received a Superior Rating and qualified for state. The Wauseon Band will be performing at the University of Dayton on Sunday November 3 @ 4:30PM in OMEA State Finals Competition.


On Page 20 of the October 23rd edition of The Village Reporter, a caption of one of the Choral Concert photographs (2nd photo down on right column) inadvertently missed one of the members that was partially hidden in the photograph. The caption for this photo should read:

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Wauseon Board Of Education Recognizes Middle School For School Of Honor Award; Enjoys Band Performance

NEW CHOIR ON THE BLOCK ... Members in the new group to the music program, the Vocal Jazz, entertain the crowd that filled the auditorium Sunday afternoon. Pictured (from left) are Cassidy Wells, Clarissa Johnson, Elizabeth McCullough, Alyssa Dominique Cole Stiriz, not shown Chris Yackee, Levi Rees and Tony Howard.

Boogie-Woogie Pianist & YouTube Celebrity To Perform At The Williams County Library
Today with almost 2.5 million YouTube views of past performance footage, Matthew Ball aka The Boogie Woogie Kid, is called Michigans Best in boogie-woogie, blues, and ragtime piano, and on Friday, November 15th at 7:00 p.m. hell stop by the Williams County Public Library for a FREE family friendly concert of piano fun, with arrangements of American swing classics like Swanee river, The Entertainer, Over the Rainbow, Those were the Days, Bumble Boogie, and many more. The Williams County Public Library is located at 107 E. High St., Bryan, OH 43506. Balls start in Jazz only began in 2001 after he attended a local boogie-woogie festival. He was so awestruck by the performances there, he left his career as an attorney to become a blues & boogie-woogie performing artist. With a lot of work and a little help from boogies hall of famer Bob Seeley, Ball joined the ranks of iconic blues masters in 2005 when headlining at the exclusive Arches Piano Stage in Cincinnati. Since then he has maintained an active calendar as The Boogie Woogie Kid. For more information, you can call 419-6366734.

Williams County Humane Society

Fanny Fanny was born at the shelter. She is now 5 months old and ready to blow this joint. Fanny is playful and cute and has all the characteristics you could love in a kitten. Zeena Zeena is a beautiful Red Tick and Hound mix. She is approximately 4 years old and just as calm as can be. Zeena is very confident and enjoys the company of people. She also enjoys the outdoors and would love a family to take her on walks.
For more information, call or visit the Williams County Humane Society at 09464 County Road 13, Bryan, Ohio 43506, (419) 636-2200. The cost of adoption is $160 for dogs and $35 or 2 for $50 through August 31st for cats and includes the pets spay or neuter, disease testing, updating of shots, flea and parasite treatments.

AWARD ... Sixth grade Language Arts teacher Ashley Oyer, Middle School Principal Joe Friess, and seventh grade Mathematics teacher Lynelle Nofziger were proud to accept the Board of Education's recognition of the School of Honor Award on behalf of the rest of the faculty, staff, and students of Wauseon Middle School. By: Chelsie Firestone THE VILLAGE REPORTER During their regularly scheduled noon board meeting on October 24, the Wauseon Board of Education Recognized the staff and students of Wauseon Middle School for earning the School of Honor Award. School of Honor Awards are given to schools who are Title I eligible, have maintained a ninety percent or better proficiency test rate over the last five years, and have met several other criteria set forth by the state. Wauseon Middle School is one of only 37 total schools in the state, and the lone school in the four county area, to earn the award in 2013. Only three middle schools throughout the state earned the award this year. Wauseon Middle School is the second school within the district to earn the award over the past two years. After recognizing the middle school, the board moved onto enjoy the Wauseon High School Band section leaders' performance of Moon River before moving on to conduct regular business. During the meeting the board approved the FY14-FY18 Five Year Forecast as required by law and approved three personnel items. The reassignment of Jacyln Yackee from Assistant to the Treasurer/ Accounts Payable to Assist to the Treasurer/Payroll was approved effective September 20, 2013. Mark Britsch was approved as a Volunteer Assistant Freshman Boys Basketball Coach for the 2013-14 school year. A one year limited classified contract was also approved for offer to Bonnie Lange as the Assistant to the Treasurer/ Accounts Payable. The contract is for 7.5 hours per day, 260 days per year and is contingent upon the receipt of a clean BCI/FBI background check. Also approved for first reading during the meeting were several NEOLA Bylaw Policy additions, revisions, and replacements. The vast majority of these were revisions or replacements with only two additions listed - Policy 1662, AntiHarassment and Policy 8390, Animals on District Policy. With no further action the meeting was adjourned. The next regularly scheduled board meeting will be held Monday, November 18 at 5:30 PM at the Wauseon Board of Education Office. Chelsie Firestone can be reached at chelsie@thevillagereporter.com


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Winning The Battle For A Generation

I remember as student in school, whether in Elementary, Jr. High, High School or even in the University, I always was afraid of failing. My fear wasnt just in the academic arena but I was fearful of failing those who loved me, who believed in me. I just didnt want to disappoint family and friends who placed their trust and hope in me. Truthfully, the subject of failure is something that is always on the mind of those pushing to succeed, to get better. Have you felt the fear of failure? A recent issue of the Friday Evenings newsletter notes someone once said, Falling down doesnt make you a failure, but failing to get up does. Thomas Edison was a man who saw many of his experiments fail, but he continued doing them anyway. He knew that it was better to get up than to give up. He was committed to excellence. In his search for a filament for incandescent light bulbs, he experimented with hundreds of fibers and metals. In 1879, he discovered a method for making an inexpensive filament that would handle the stress of electric current. Today we call his discovery carbonized cotton fiberthread! However, the filament was so fragile that it easily broke in an open-air environment. Almost by accident, he tried inserting the filament within an oxygen-free tube. To his surprise, the filament glowed! It didnt burn long, but it burned. Eventually he and his helpers discovered the secret was in creating a vacuum within the glass bulband using a tungsten filament. In the life of the believer, we face many trips, tumbles, errors and failures. The voice that visits us in those moments is not the voice of the Father, but of the adversary. He doesnt say, Nice try. He shouts, Failure! He asserts, You cant live this Christian life, or, Stay down. You wont be missed, or You deserve better than this. Its the Other Voice you want to hear. That Voice in scripture that says, My strength is sufficient for you. I never will leave you or forsake you. I love you. If youve failed at something or failed in disappointing someone, remember that God promises to be with us, to forgive us if we confess our failure, our sin and to love us no matter what we go through Romans 8:37-39 (NKJV), 37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Rick Jones, Executive Director, Defiance Area Youth for Christ. For more information about the work of Youth for Christ, 419-782-0656, or email: defyfc@embarqmail.com

Devotional Thought / Fellowship of Christian Athletes

On that weekend hundreds of dollars (if not thousands) are spent, all for the sake of the passion of one team! That is commitment! That is passion! There is something special about coming together with others for one team and one cause. Passion, you cant buy it! Where does it come from? Does everyone have passion within them? I believe so, but not everyone will show their passion or commitment? Maybe because passion will cost something! Maybe we have been hurt in the past, so we refuse to show passion. We might be disappointed if we get too passionate, so its easier to do nothing. Its Easier written by an unknown author. Its easier to settle for average than strive for achievement. Its easier to be saturated with complacency than stirred with compassion. Its easier to be skeptical than successful. Its easier to question than conquer. Its easier to rationalize your disappointments than realize your dreams. Its easier to belch the baloney than bring home the bacon. To have passion for something is to have a fire in your belly, a quest to conquer, a hunger and thirst to accomplish that is passion. Some of us are stuck in a rut, living without passion. Listen to the words of Paul, who shares his passion for His Savior and Lord. I Corinthians 9:2427 - Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize. Philosopher Howard Thurman said this: Dont ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. The apostle Paul said, You were dead because of your sins and because your sinful nature was not yet cut away. Then God made you alive with Christ, for he forgave all our sins. Colossians 2:13 Do you have passion for your job? Do you have a passion to use the gifts God gave you? Are you committed to gathering with others who share your faith in Jesus Christ? Does our passion for athletics, education, art, music, match our passion for our Savior? If notwhy not? We are alive in Christ! The world needs to see those who are alive in Christ, and what happens when we gather together for one Savior, one Spirit, and one God! For more reading, check out I Corinthians 8:6 and Psalm 69:9

Regardless of whether you like the Ohio State University or the University of Michigan, we could all agree that the first time you walk into a college football stadium that seats over 100,000 people; you are overcome with incredible emotion. As you witness thousands of people gathered, wearing the same colors, singing the same song, and cheering the same cheers you stand in awe. Some of these fans will show up the day before the game, camp in a parking lot, cook out of the back of their vehicles, use port-a-johns, and walk a long distance, just so that they can gather with thousands of others to cheer on their favorite team!

West Unity United Methodist Church Holds Ongoing Winter Coat Charity
By: Mark Mercer THE VILLAGE REPORTER The West Unity United Methodist Church, in friendship with the West Unity Ministerial Association, is holding a winter coat charity for those in need every Wednesday from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the church, located at 311 North Liberty Street in West Unity. The program this year received a tremendous boost when the Grace Community Church in Bryan donated 25 bags full of coats for distribution to those in need. This year marks the 5th anniversary of the program. According to Jane Short, program coordinator, anyone in need of a winter coat may visit the church every Wednesday between 3:00 and 6:00 p.m. and shop for a coat that meets their needs. Coats available for giveaway include mens and womens adult sizes, as well as childrens coats. Those unable to visit during the Wednesday hours may contact the church at 419924-2161 and make arrangements during off hours to select a coat. Those interested in making a winter coat donation may stop by the church or make contact with Jane and arrange to drop off donated items. There is a special need this year for childrens and mens coats. Mark Mercer can be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com


COAT GIVEAWAY ... Jane Short Program Coordinator (L) with Mary Hilliker.


Teams International To Host Upcoming Events In Edgerton

Drs. Kerry and Paula Whetro, TEAMS International, Mascotte, FL, accompanied by Worship Leader Mark Martin will be returning to Edgerton in November to host worship services and an Embracing God Conference. The following churches are uniting for these events; Edgerton Church of Christ, Edgerton United Methodist Church, and St. Mary's Catholic Church. The events are free and open to the public. The schedule of services is as follows; Friday Night Nov. 8th, Youth Worship Service "Spark Out" at the Edgerton Village Gym located in the Municipal Building from 7:00-9:00 PM. Saturday, Nov.9th, Embracing God Conference at Edgerton Church of Christ from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM and Saturday evening, Embracing God Worship Service at the Edgerton Village Gym located in the Municipal Building from 7:00-9:00 PM. For more information please contact one of the local churches above or TEAMS International at teamsint@yahoo. com or by calling 352-551-8296.

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The Cross - Haven Heights Baptist Church

Last year, on November 4, 2012, Haven Heights Baptist Church dedicated a new cross to replace the old one that had fallen down after years of weathering the storms. The congregation dedicated that cross and was reminded of those who put the cross up the original cross to, be a light in our community. The congregation will once again look to the cross as it has been a year since the dedication. As they do they will be reminded of that cross that stood outside Jerusalem two thousand years ago. On Sunday night, Nov. 3, at 6:00 PM, the congregation will be celebrating the message of the cross. The praise team will be leading the congregation in songs related to the cross. Then, the new Billy Graham video, The Cross, will be shown. The video shows two individuals whose lives were changed through the power of the cross. There will be an inspiring message from Billy Graham. It is part of the special emphases called, My Hope America with Billy Graham. Pastor Larry Polston invites everyone to come and see this special showing. Haven Heights Baptist Church is located at 1373 North Ottokee St. For more information, call 419-335-4406.


LUTHERAN Emmaus Lutheran 841 N. Shoop Ave. Pastor: Charles Althoff Creative Worship: 8:15 a.m. Education Hour: 9:30 a.m. Classic Worship: 10:45 a.m. Trinity Lutheran Church 398 S. Shoop Ave. Interim Senior Pastor: Keith A. Hunsinger Associate Pastor: Jennifer Herrmann Saturday: 5 p.m. Sunday Worship: 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9:15 a.m. St. Luke Lutheran 1588 St. Rt. 108 Pastor Dave Goehmann Saturday Eve.: 7 p.m. Sunday Bible Study: 9 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:15 a.m. Wednesday Midweek School: 6:30 p.m St. Peters Lutheran Church Rev. Roger Marlow, Pastor 201 N Church Edon, OH 43518 Tel: 419-272-2113 *9:00 a.m. Sunday Worship *10:15 a.m. Sunday School *6:30 p.m. Wednesday Catechism Class First Lutheran Church 701 S. Defiance St., Stryker *8:45 a.m. Sunday Worship *10:00 a.m. Sunday School *5:00 p.m. Saturday Evening Worship Zion Lutheran Church 405 Hickory Street, Montpelier *10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship *9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Bible Study MENNONITE Tedrow Mennonite Church 252 Windisch St. Pastor: Doug King Youth & Young Adult Pastor: Ryan Nafziger Worship: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. North Clinton Mennonite Church 831 W. Linfoot St., Wauseon Pastor Glenn Coblentz 9:00 a.m. Traditional Worship Sunday classes Children & Adults 10:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship Sunday classes Adults Pine Grove Mennonite 04524 Co. Rd. 20-50, Stryker *9:30 a.m. Sunday School *10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship Lockport Mennonite Church 09269 Co. Rd. 21N, Stryker. Pastors: Steve Heatwole & Gloria Beck Sunday Worship: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. CATHOLIC St. Caspar Catholic Church 1205 N. Shoop Ave. Father David Bruning Saturday Mass: 5 p.m. Sunday Mass: 8 and 10:30 a.m. Spanish Mass: Sunday, 1 p.m. St. Joseph Catholic 625 Washington St., Blakeslee *4:00 p.m. Saturday Mass *8:30 a.m. Monday Mass *7:00 p.m. Wednesday Youth CCD Class NAZARENE Wauseon Community Church of the Nazarene 139 Cherry St. Pastor: Timothy Moebs Worship: 10 a.m. Small Groups (Sunday): 6 p.m. Small Groups (Monday): 7 p.m. Pioneer Church of the Nazarene Corner of SR 15 & CR S Pioneer, Ohio *10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship *11:00 a.m. Sunday School *7:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting METHODIST Church of the Master United Methodist 229 W. Chestnut Pastor: Ben Sheaffer Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Worship: 10: 30 a.m. North Dover United Methodist 11080 St. Rt. 108 Pastor: Rev. Don Krieger Bible Study/Sunday School: 10 a.m. Worship: 9:00 a.m. Living Hope Free Methodist 1051 W. Jackson St., West Unity *9:30 a.m. Sunday 10:15-10:45 Fellowship 10:45-12:00 Worship Service Youth Groups through the school year are: *6:30 p.m. Wednesday 1-12 year olds 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Jr. High 8:00 p.m. Sr. High Christ United Methodist Church 215 N. Fulton St. Pastor Ruth Ann Scoby Sunday School: 9:00 a.m. Fellowship: 9:45 a.m. Worship: 10:15 a.m. West Clinton Mennonite Church 18029 Co. Rd. C Pastors Jess & Naomi Engle Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Worship: 10:30 a.m. St. Pauls United Methodist 402 Broad St, Montpelier, *9:00 a.m. Sunday Prayer Walk *9:00 a.m. Young Adult Sunday School *9:00 a.m. Junior Choir Practice *9:30 a.m. Adult Sunday School *9:30 a.m. Cherub Choir Practice *9:30 a.m. Youth Sunday School *10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship *10:00 a.m. Wed. Bible Study *10:00 a.m. Wed. Night Meal *6:00 p.m. Wed. Bible Study *7:00 p.m. Chancel Choir Practice Edon United Methodist 103 Pleasant St., Edon *9:00 a.m. Sunday School *10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship West Franklin United Methodist Corner of Fulton Co. Rd L & 27-1 West Unity, Ohio *9:14 a.m. Sunday Worship & Jr. Church *10:30 a.m. Sunday School CHURCH OF CHRIST Christ Church 410 N. Shoop Ave. Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Sunday Evening: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Evening: 7 p.m. Columbia Church of Christ 14832 Co. Rd. 1-50, Edon *9:30 a.m. Sunday School *10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship *7:00 p.m. Adults & Youth Service Edon Church of Christ 101 Franklin, Edon *9:00 a.m. Sunday School *10:00 a.m. Worship Montpelier Church of Christ 104 W. Jefferson St.,Montpelier *Adult Sunday School: 9 a.m. *Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. *Wednesday Workouts: 6:30-7:30 p.m. *Classes for all ages. BRETHREN West Fulton Dunkard Brethren 18354 US20A Pastor: Fred Johnson & Brant Jamison Worship: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Evening: 6 p.m. Wednesday Evening: 7:30 p.m. Alvordton United Brethren 311 East Main St., Alvordton 9:30 am Sunday Worship 6:00 p.m. Sunday Worship 7:00 p.m. Every 3rd Thursday Community Sing BAPTIST Faith Baptist Church 15878 Co. Rd F, Wauseon, Pastor Randy Titus Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday Eve. Worship 6 p.m. Wednesday Eve. Worship 7 p.m. First Baptist Church 854 S. Shoop Ave. Pastor John Shirley Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Worship: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship: 6 p.m. Wednesday: Awana: 6:50 p.m. Adult Bible Study: 7:00 p.m. Youth Group: 7:30 p.m. Haven Heights Baptist Church 1373 N. Ottokee St. Pastor Larry Polston Sunday School: 9:00 a.m. Worship: 10:15 a.m. Sunday Small Groups: 6 p.m. Wednesday: Team Kid: 6 p.m. Youth: 6:30 p.m. Adult Bible Study: 6:30 p.m. COMMUNITY CHURCH True North Church Meets @ Wauseon Elementary & Middle School Pastor Rex Stump Worship: 10:00 a.m. Wauseon New Life 850 West Elm St. Pastors Mark & Rebecca Sanchez Sunday Worship: 10:00 a.m. Wednesday: 6:00 p.m Eagle Point Worship Center 115 S. Fulton St. Pastors: Michael & Marilyn Lulfs Sunday Morning Worship: 10 a.m. Wednesday Adult Bible Study: 7 p.m. Teen Bible Study: 7 p.m. Childrens Bible Class: 7 p.m. Solid Rock Community 102 Egly Drive, West Unity *9:15 a.m. Sunday School *10:30 a.m. Worship *7:00 p.m. Wednesday, Adult, Children & Youth Studies River of Life Worship Center 14226 U.S. 20A, Montpelier *9:30 Sunday Worship *7:00 p.m. Wed. Worship www.rolworship.org Hope Christian Fellowship Located 1.5 miles west of Walmart on US 20A Pastor: Donna Stutzman Sunday School/Bible Study: 9:30 a.m. Worship: 10:30 a.m. Oasis Christian Fellowship 400 Enterprise Ave. Pastor Louie Weber Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Wednesday Adult Bible Study: 7 p.m. Childrens Classes, K-5th Grade: 7 p.m. Northwest Christian Edon NW School, Edon *9:00 a.m. Sunday Service (Jr. Church &Wee Church) EVANGELICAL Crossroads Evangelical Church 845 E. Leggett St. Senior Pastor: Matt Boyers Asso. Pastor: Nate Hamblin Sunday Morning: 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Kids: 6:45 p.m. Wednesday Adults: 7-8 p.m. CHRISTIAN UNION Bethlehem Christian Union Co. Rd. M-50 &4, Edon *9:30 a.m. Sunday School *10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship *7:00 p.m. Sunday Worship Service *Tuesday Food Pantry *7:00 p.m. Wed. Bible Study & Prayer, Adventure Club for children & youth Mt. Union Christian Union St. Rt. 49, Cooney, Ohio *9:30 a.m. Sunday School *10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship *6:00 p.m. Sunday Service *7:00 p.m. Wednesday Adult & Children Olive Branch Christian St. Rt. 127 & Co. Rd. P, Fayette *9:30 a.m. Sunday School *10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship *6:00 p.m. Sunday Evening *6:00 p.m. Bible Study DISCIPLES OF CHRIST Winameg Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 10925 Co. Rd 10-2, Delta Pastor Floyd Vincent Worship: 10:30 a.m. East Chesterfield Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 14901 County Road 14, Lyons Pastor Floyd Vincent Worship: 9:00 a.m. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 129 E. Elm St. Senior Pastor: Mitchell Maxted Associate Pastor: Mary Jo Bray Traditional Worship: 8:15 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Blended Worship: 10:45 a.m. CHURCH OF GOD First Church of God 507 N. 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WBCLs Jim Barron To Perform In Stryker

Jim Barron, WBCLs radio personality and Tri State's funniest Illusionist coming to The Loft in downtown Stryker Friday November 1st at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm). Jim Barron will present a great show for the ENTIRE family! Elementary children must be accompanied by an adult. Get your tickets early, space is limited! Tickets are $1 each and can be purchased at the F&M Bank in Stryker.


Governor Kasich Visits Underground Railroad Memorial At The Delta American Legion

Gov. John Kasich and Naomi Twining, Thursday, September 26, 2013, viewing the King International Underground Railroad Memorial on the grounds of the Delta American Legion Post 373. Gov. Kasich spoke on a wide spectrum of topics during the annual Fulton County Republican Party Picnic, with over two hundred in attendance. While speaking at this event, the governor viewed and commented

upon the memorial researched and established by Twining. The memorial honors the King family farm as an underground railroad site and Buxton Settlement in Canada established by Rev. William King, as a haven for slaves who had escaped slavery in the United States.

Attention Edon, Montpelier, Pioneer, West Unity, Stryker, Wauseon & Fayette Area Congregation Members:
Please contact The Village Reporter if you have changes to your Church listing. If your church listing has not been published, we are still awaiting your Churchs information. Please email us at casey@thevillagereporter.com so we can include your listing as soon as possible.

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