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Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Montpelier Board Of Education Hears Of Class Of 1928 Clock Restoration

Board Of Education Hears Of Class Of 1928 Clock Restoration PHOTO BY TIMOTHY KAYS, STAFF After

PHOTO BY TIMOTHY KAYS, STAFF

After three years of care-

ful restoration work, the clock from the old school is now

fully functional and on display in the new school.

‘PELIER PRIDE ON DISPLAY

By: Timothy Kays

THE VILLAGE REPORTER

The Montpelier Exempted Village Schools Board of Education convened in regular session on the evening of September 9. The Board recognized Mr. Josiah Osburn who appeared at the meeting to introduce himself to the Board. Mr. Osburn is the new Intervention Specialist for grades 3 through 6. In financial actions taken, the Board approved the Treasurers reports, and agreed to accept the following donations:

•$2,910.00 from miscellaneous donors to the Library in memory of Jeff Thomas. •$638.80 from the First United Methodist Church to the Nurse’s Discretionary Fund. •$8,328.72 from the Montpelier Athletic Boosters to Cheerleading ($850.00), Volleyball ($710.00), Golf ($2,228.00), Cross Country ($483.00)

and Football ($4,057.72). The Board also agreed to authorize the CFO/Treasurer to request the County Budget Commission make changes to the Amended Certificate, and approved the permanent appropriations by fund for fiscal year 2015. In matters pertaining to Certified Staff, the Board moved to approve the retirement of Lisa Tippin, effective July 1, 2015, and Mark Huffman, effective at the end of the 2014-2015 school year. The Board agreed to horizontal moves for Jennifer Carpenter to Bachelor’s +15, and for Jayma Hug to Master’s +24 for the 2014-2015 school year, and also approved the graduate hours for Stephanie Friend and Fara Neff for the 2014-2015 school year. Moine Allgire and Susan Elliott were added to the substitute teacher list for the 2014- 2015 school year, and the Board approved supplemental contracts

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for the 2014-2015 school year for Claudia Gabriela Rodriguez Diaz, and Josiah Osburn as Entry Year Teachers and Taylor Muehlfeld as the Athletic Contest Manager. In Classified Staff moves, the Board approved Shawn Ramey and Sydney Belknap as student custodial workers, and Jesse Lewellen and Dylan Gyurnek as student cafeteria workers for the 2014-2015 school year. The Board approved an agreement with the Wood County Juvenile Detention Center Juvenile Residential Center of Northwest Ohio, and a license agreement with LRG Prep, LLC for the 2014-2015 school year. Elementary School Principal Lance Thorp reported that Fall pictures for K-12 students will be taken on September 18. Junior and Senior High School Principal Su Thorp emphasized that all students are encouraged to get their pictures taken in order to get them in the yearbook. Ms. Thorp also reported that the old clock that once stood at the old high school has been refurbished and mounted above the arch in the main entrance way. Originally presented to the district as a gift by the MHS Class of 1928, the clock was given to Mr. Doug Shoup three years ago. In the time that he was in possession of the clock, he and his son replaced the outdated mechanism, and created a new cabinet in which the clock has been mounted. Boards from the old stage from the old school were mounted at the bottom of the cabinet under the clock. Into those boards, the Shoup team laser etched the names of the Class of 1928. Board President Larry Martin commented that he had talked to Mr. Roscoe Moore, a member of the Class of 1928, who recalled the clock. “We wanted to carry it through to the new building,” Mr. Martin said, “…and I thought it was a pretty nice addition to the building. It’s beautiful. I thought it was a part of our responsibility to carry that through.” Of Mr. Shoup, Mr. Martin said that he, “… spent a lot of time getting it in, and had a lot of effort mounting it. It is now out there for everybody to see.”

Timothy Kays can be reached at tim@thevillagereporter.com

Healthy Choices Caring Communities Coalition Presents Informative Seminar On Marijuana

By: Timothy Kays

THE VILLAGE REPORTER

It’s just weed…right? Come on now, how bad can marijuana be if two states have decriminalized it and 23 states allow for its ‘medicinal’ use? Hey, two Presidents have admitted to smoking weed, and unlike alcohol and cigarettes, it is 100 percent natural. On top of that, unlike cigarettes and alcohol, pot never hurt anybody; the studies say so and everybody’s doing it.

Whoa… back the truck up! What you have just read is just a few of what can barely be described as half-truths churned out by the mainstream media and Hollywood. When repeated over and over, glamorized by Tinseltown and the social media and then dumped on our children, these

unproven statements of conjecture magically transition themselves as gospel truth to the kids of today. The truth about marijuana is readily available, but because it is deemed un-cool by society, the mainstream media ignores it. On the morning of September 9, the Healthy Choices Caring Communities Coalition of Fulton County shot down the media spin with the presentation

Fulton County shot down the media spin with the presentation WAIT A MINUTE PHOTO BY TIMOTHY

WAIT A MINUTE

PHOTO BY TIMOTHY KAYS, STAFF

Ms. Allison Sharer, the Director of

Prevention Programs with the Columbus based Drug Free Action Alliance, offers a counterpoint to the pop culture conjecture about the dangers of marijuana use.

of an informative seminar on the truth about marijuana called, “It’s Just Weed, Right?” One by one, the pro- pot statements listed above, as well as many others, were debunked… not with opinion, but with hard, objective facts. Ms. Allison Sharer, an Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist and the Director of Prevention Programs with the Columbus

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Edon Board Of Public Affairs Holds Monthly Meeting

By: Lucinda Held-Faulhaber THE VILLAGE REPORTER

Edon Board of Public Affairs addressed a light agenda when it convened in regular session Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at Village Chambers. Mayor Darlene Burkhardt called the late afternoon meeting to order with Andy Ledyard, Warren Henry, Chip Hulbert, Fiscal Officer Heidi Bidwell, Water/Wastewater Superintendent Chris Decker, and Solicitor Tom Thompson in attendance. In business taken up, members:

•Approved the plan calling for water tankers to be filled at the water tower for emergency or non-emergency fires outside Village limits; Solicitor Thompson will update the Village’s Water Rules and Regulations to reflect procedural changes. •Approved replacing the Water Plant’s leaky window. •Heard from Superintendent Decker that maintenance and daily operations were being completed at both facilities. He also noted he was preparing to “degrease” the Wastewater Treatment Plant’s lift station; treatment is to reduce FOG (fat, oil, and grease) buildup which can cause float and pump operational problems.

•Were thanked by Mayor Burkhardt for the expressions of sympathy on the loss of her mother. •Accepted the Minutes, Financial Report and Bills as presented. •Signed the Shut-Off List. Prior to adjournment, members voted to enter into Executive Session for the expressed purpose of discussing personnel (employee review/discipline). Upon returning to Open Session over an hour later, members took the following action:

•Agreed to pay fees for the first Water I test and then proceed by adhering to policy noted in the Village’s Codified Ordinances. •Agreed to excuse the Water Superintendent 1-2 days prior to his Water I exam for additional study time. •Mandated Water I licensing be secured by the Water Superintendent before December 31, 2014; if not obtained, a formal resignation will be requested. Edon Board of Public Affairs will hold its next regular meeting Tuesday, October 14, 2014 beginning at 4:30 p.m. in Village Chambers.

Lucinda Held-Faulhaber May be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com

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Irma S. Egler (1956 - 2014)

Irma S. Egler, age 57, of Bryan, died unexpectedly on Sunday, September 7, 2014, in her home. Irma was born in San Antonio, Texas on November 16, 1956, the daughter of Emilio and Aurora (Lopez) Leyva. Surviving is her daughter, Stephanie (Myron) White of Sylvania, Ohio, siblings; Amy (Todd) Rice of Wauseon, Ricardo Leyva of Wauseon, Daniel (Delia) Leyva of Archbold, Margarita Young of Bryan; special friends, Ronald Egler of Stryker and Ruby Egler of Jewell; 14 nieces, 10 nephews, and many great nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Robert Leyva; nieces, Haley Rice and Crystal Leyva; and great-niece, Arianna Alvarado. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to the Williams County Humane Society. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www. grisierfh.com

Vern L. Ruffer (1919 - 2014)

family at www. grisierfh.com Vern L. Ruffer (1919 - 2014) Vern L. Ruffer, age 94, of

Vern L. Ruffer, age 94, of Archbold, passed away on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at the Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center. Prior to his retirement he had been a farmer, a carpenter, and worked road construction. Vern was born near Archbold on November 2, 1919, the son of Amiel and Mary Martha (Kohl)

Ruffer. On June 6, 1942 he married Ruth Anna Eiler, and she preceded him in death in 2007. He was a member of St. John’s Christian Church in Archbold. Vern enjoyed hunting, liked having dogs and cared for all animals. Surviving are four sons, Dannie (Dorothy) Ruffer of Norwalk, Myron (Yvonne) Ruffer of Lakeview, MI, James (Maria) Ruffer of Glendale, AZ, and Edward (Julie) Ruffer of Archbold; 13 grandchildren, 21 great- grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Paul, Arthur, and Leo Ruffer. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to St. John’s Christian Church. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www. grisierfh.com

Sherry Lea Mason (1969 - 2014)

family at www. grisierfh.com Sherry Lea Mason (1969 - 2014) Sherry Lea Mason, age 45, of

Sherry Lea Mason, age 45, of Edon, Ohio, died at 2:10 A.M. on Sunday, September 7, 2014, shortly after admittance to Community Health and Wellness Centers, Montpelier, Ohio. Sherry was a graduate of Branch County Christian School and was currently employed by Steffy Wood Products in Angola,

Indiana. She was a member of Fremont Moose Lodge #2387 in Fremont, Indiana, and enjoyed the outdoor life, fishing, camping, anything to do with cows, gardening and canning. She also enjoyed her beloved dogs, Buster and Anna Bella. Sherry Lea Mason was born on August 26, 1969, in Angola, Indiana, the daughter of Stephen C. and Vickie L. (Musser) Ernsberger. She married Douglas J. Mason on April 24, 2006, in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and he survives. Survivors also include a daughter, Sabrina Hogge, in Virginia, two grandchildren, Estevan and Elena Hogge; one stepson, Jacob Mason; her parents, Stephen Ernsberger, of Angola, Indiana, and Vickie L. (James) Burns, of Auburn, Indiana; one brother, James “Eric” (Danielle) Abbott, of Kendallville, Indiana; one sister, Tracy Lawrence, of Grand Rapids, Michigan; a half brother and half sister, John Burns and Heather Page, both of Paris, Tennessee; and her in-laws, Kenny and Barbara Mason, of Edon. Memorials are requested to a charity of the donor’s choice or to the family. To sign the online register or to send condolences, please visit www.krillfuneralservice.com.

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Richard Joughin (1961 - 2014)

Richard Ward “Rich” Joughin, 52, of rural Fayette, died unexpectedly Tuesday afternoon, September 9, 2014, at CHWC Montpelier Hospital. He was born December 27, 1961, to Ward and Cleantha (Rehklau) Joughin. He married Shana Mae Minzey on April 18, 1988, in Reno, NV, and she

survives. Rich was a 1980 graduate of Morenci High School, and drove truck for several years in his early working career. He later became licensed in heating and plumbing at the RETS Institute of Technology in Toledo, OH, and in 1995, he started his own business, Rich’s Heating and Plumbing, in Fayette. Rich was a loving husband and brother, and devoted father. He enjoyed motorcycles and loved snowmobiling up north every winter. Surviving in addition to his wife Shana, are his parents, Ward and Cleantha of Morenci, MI; children, Raven Joughin of Wauseon, OH, and Jake and Clark Joughin at home; and three brothers, Bill Joughin of Morenci, Dan (Carrie) Joughin of Morenci, and Tom (Darcie) Joughin of Niles, MI. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and

a sister-in-law, Kendra Kae Maginn. Those planning an expression of sympathy may direct memorial donations to Rich’s children, c/o Shana Joughin. Friends can share memories and condolences with the Joughin family online at www.eaglefuneralhomes. com.

the Joughin family online at www.eaglefuneralhomes. com. Robert Cunningham (1951 - 2014) Robert Brant Cunningham, age

Robert Cunningham (1951 - 2014)

Robert Brant Cunningham, age 63, of West Unity passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at the University of Toledo Medical Center. Robert had worked as a Material Handler at the former Aro

Corporation in Bryan prior to his retirement. He was

a kidney transplant recipient in 1991 and was a past

President of the Williams County Kidney Foundation. He attended Living Hope United Methodist Church. Robert was born February 2, 1951 in Columbus, Ohio, the son of Charles Francis and Lethel May (Rhoads) Cunningham, Jr. Robert is survived by his daughter, Chanebra Rivas, of West Unity; grandchildren, Tashery, Tyler and Kyle Rivas, all of West Unity; brothers, James (Carol) Cunningham, of Kenton, Ohio and Allen Cunningham in South Carolina; a sister, Carol Fisher, of Benton, Kansas and several nieces and nephews, including Noel Cunningham, Kacee Ledyard, Melissa Risner and Andrew Fisher. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Kevin Brent Cunningham, in 1976; a brother, Kerry Cunningham and brother-in- law, Randy Fisher. The family would like you to consider a donation to the Williams County Kidney Foundation in Robert’s memory. To sign the online register or to send condolences, please visit www.krillfuneralservice.com.

Gerald Short (1930 - 2014)

www.krillfuneralservice.com. Gerald Short (1930 - 2014) V E T E R A N Gerald Wayne Short,
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Gerald Wayne Short, 83 years, of Haines City, Florida, and formerly of West Unity, Ohio, passed away Friday, September 5, 2014 at Winter Haven Hospital, Winter Haven Florida. Gerald was born De- cember 1, 1930 near West Unity, Ohio, the son of the late Seth and Lillian (Ruf- enacht) Short. He was a 1949 graduate of Stryker High School. A United States Marine Corps Veteran, Gerald

served during the Korean Conflict. He married Su- zanne Stipe on September 5, 1953 in the West Unity United Methodist Church, and she survives. He was the former owner of Short Chevrolet in West Unity. Gerald and Suzie moved to Florida 26 years ago. He was a member of the West Unity United Methodist Church. West Unity American Legion Post #669, West Unity Chamber of Commerce, where he served as a Past President and Hillcrest Golf Course where he was also a Past President and former Board Member. He was also active in the West Unity Minute Men and the West Unity Sportsman’s Club. Surviving is his wife of 61 years, Suzanne; three daughters, Kathy (David) Dick of West Unity, Ohio, Jane (Andy) Krauska of The Villages, Florida and Sally (Joe) James of Plant City, Florida; six grandchildren, Ryan Dick and his fiancée Michelle Baker of Colum- bus, Ohio, Ashley (Jed) Hawkins of Edon, Ohio, Tyson Hooser of Chicago, Illinois, Nathan (Tiffany) Zink of Plant City, Florida, Travis Zink of Valrico, Florida and Andrew James Zink of St. Petersburg, Florida; three great-grandchildren, Mia Hawkins, Preston and Han- nah Zink. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Galen and Max Short and one sister, Gelenna Davis. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions be made to West Unity United Methodist Church, 311 North Lib- erty Street, West Unity, Ohio 43570.

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Williams County Genealogical Society Kicking Off Its New Year

The Williams County Genealogical Society will kick off it’s new year, starting Monday September 15, 2014 at 6:30 PM. Notice - this is the third Monday of the month due to the fair. We’ll start our exciting year with a social gathering of familiar faces and some new ones. We’ll play some genealogy games and there will be a handout to get you started with your family research (pedigree). Bring your favorite dish to share with everyone. Plates, table service, and coffee will be provided. 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 6:30 PM in the conference room in the West Annex of the Bryan Public Library. The public is invited for all the meetings. For further information concerning the WCGS, visit the Website at www.wcgs-ogs.com or write to the WCGS, P.O. Box 293, Bryan, Ohio 43506.

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EDON P.D. (Aug 31) Citizen Assist (Sept 1) Citizen Assist (Sept 1) Lost Dog Returned (Sept 1) Agency Assist (Sept 2) Agency Assist (Sept 2) Speed - Citation (Sept 2) Citizen Assist x 2 (Sept 3) Keep the Peace (Sept 3) Trespass - Warning (Sept 3) Agency Assist (Sept 3) Citizen Assist (Sept 4) Speed - Citation (Sept 4) No License On Per- son - Warning (Sept 4) Equipment Violation - Warning (Sept 4) Citizen Assist (Sept 5) Traffic Detail (Sept 5) Disabled Vehicle (Sept 5) Keep the Peace (Sept 5) Citizen Assist x 2 (Sept 5) Extra Patrol - Foot- ball Game (Sept 5) Traffic Hazard (Sept 6) Speed - Citation (Sept 6) Agency Assist (Sept 6) Citizen Assist (Sept 6) Extra Patrol - Foot- ball Game

STRYKER P.D. (Sept 5) Traffic Warning - Speed (Sept 6) Medic Assist (Sept 6) Domestic Dispute (Sept 6) Assault (sept 6) Agency Assist (Sept 7) Loud Noise (Sept 7) Curfew Violation (Sept 7) Alarm - Commercial (Sept 7) Found Property (Sept 8) Domestic Dispute (Sept 8) Ordinance Violation (Sept 8) Ordinance Violation (Sept 8) Ordinance Violation (Sept 8) Ordinance Violation (Sept 9) Information Report (Sept 9) Traffic Warning - Speed (Sept 9) Disorderly Conduct (Sept 9) Traffic Citation - Speed (Sept 10) Agency Assist (Sept 10) Harassment (Sept 10) Traffic Warning - Speed (Sept 10) Citizen Assist (Sept 10) Child Abuse

PIONEER P.D. No reports received at time of press.

WEST UNITY P.D. (Sept 1) Animal Complaint (Sept 1) Harassment (Sept 1) Assist Medic (Sept 1) Agency Assist (Sept 1) Speed/Warning (Sept 2) Agency Assist (Sept 2) Head Light Out/ Warning (Sept 2) Traffic Complaint/ Warning (Sept 2) Speed/Citation (Sept 2) Speed/Warning (Sept 2) Open Burning/ Warning (Sept 2) Fraud (Sept 2) Equipment/Warning (Sept 3) Speed/Warning (Sept 3) Equipment/Warning (Sept 4) Speed/Warning x2 (Sept 4) No Operator Li- cense/Citation (Sept 4) Suspicious Person (Sept 4) Speed/Citation (Sept 4) Equipment/Warning (Sept 5) Vandalism (Sept 5) Ordinance Violation

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MONTPELIER P.D. No reports received at time of press.

FAYETTE P.D. No reports received at time of press.

WAUSEON POLICE (Sept 4) Wabash St, Accident (Property Damage) (Sept 4) 1373 N Shoop Ave, Lost/Found/Recovered (Sept 4) 260 W Chestnut St, Mental (Sept 4) 840 Parkview, Acci- dent (Property Damage) (Sept 4) 840 W Elm St Unit 503, Juvenile (Sept 5) 1265 N Shoop Ave, Suspicious Vehicle (Sept 5) 1290 N Shoop Ave Unit 1, Larceny (Sept 5) 415 Cole St Unit 9, Animal Call (Sept 5) N Shoop Ave @ Air- port Hwy, Tire in Roadway (Sept 5) 221 JEfferson St Unit 3, Larceny (Sept 5) 238 Madison St, Un- ruly (Sept 5) 725 S Shoop Ave, As- sault (Sept 5) Ottokee St @ Syca- more, Disabled Vehicle (Sept 5) 485 E Airport Hwy, Accident (Property Damage) (Sept 6) 1120 N Shoop Ave Unit 42, Open Door (Sept 6) W Leggett St, Juve- niles (Sept 6) 425 Cole St Unit 207, Missing Person (Sept 6) 230 Clinton St, Found Dog (Sept 7) 425 Cole St Unit 101, Investigate Complaint (Sept 7) 840 W Elm St, Lar- ceny (Sept 7) 1285 N Shoop Ave Unit 20, Juveniles (Sept 7) 424 N Ottokee St, Dog at Large (Sept 7) 425 Cole St Unit 502, Juveniles Throwing Rocks (Sept 7) 465 E Airport Hwy, Alarm Drop (Sept 7) 123 Fulton St, As- sault (Sept 7) 465 E Airport Hwy, Alarm Drop (Sept 7) 1285 N Shoop Ave Unit 26, Welfare Check (Sept 8) 1285 N Shoop Ave Unit 26, Welfare Check (Sept 8) 129 N Fulton St, Vandalism (Sept 8) 840 Parkview, Lost/ Found/Recovered (Sept 8) 485 E Airport Hwy, Accident (Property Accident) (Sept 8) 230 Clinton St, Tele- phone Harassment (Sept 8) 230 Clinton St, Civil Matter (Sept 8) 485 E Airport Hey, Hit-Skip (Sept 8) 775 N Shoop Ave, 911 Hang Up Contact In Per- son (Sept 8) 1375 N Shoop Ave, Investigate Complaint (Sept 8) 840 W Elm St Unit 702, 911 Hang Up Contact In Person (Sept 9) 1285 N Shoop Ave Unit 14, Vandalism to Ve- hicle (Sept 9) 210 S Fulton St, Hit- Skip (Sept 9) 211 S Fulton St, Lar- ceny (Sept 9) 304 E Walnut St, Larceny (Sept 9) 800-B W Elm St, 911 Hang Up Contact In Person (Sept 9) 840 W Elm St, Do- mestic Trouble (Sept 9) 840 W Elm St, Wel- fare Check (Sept 10) 230 Clinton St, Ju- venile Locked Out Of House (Sept 10) 239 Commercial St, Welfare Check (Sept 10) 485 E Airport Hwy, Larceny (Sept 10) 230 Clinton St, Lost/Found/Recovered (Sept 10) Tractor Supply, Fire Alarm (Sept 11) 1200 N Shoop Ave, Investigate Complaint

FULTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Sheriff Roy E. Miller an- nounces that the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office con-

ducted a High Visibility Blitz titled Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, which began on August 15, 2014 and ended on Sept 1, 2014. Deputies who worked this Blitz made 94 traffic stops and issued 50 citations. The citations were for 44 violations, 2 for driving under suspension or revoked driver’s licenses, 2 stop sign violations, 1 seat- belt, and one for possession of marijuana. Deputies also issued 48 warnings to motor-

ists. The High Visibility Blitz

is paid from a grant that the

Sheriff’s Office has received from the Ohio Department of Public Safety. Deputies also during their regular shifts, in conjunction with the High Visibility Grant and the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign, made an additional 56 traffic stops. All in all, during the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign, deputies issued

a total of 84 citations. The

citations totaled 64 speed violations, 1 OVI arrest, 6 driving under suspension or revoked licenses, 1 seat-

belt, and 12 other citations. There was also an arrest for an outstanding warrant and

a felony arrest for the pos-

session of heroin. Sheriff Miller and his deputies are dedicated to protecting the citizens of Fulton County and the motorists who travel its highways. This grant al- lows for extra patrol to en- force traffic laws that will

increase the safety of motor- ists on the roadway in areas that are prone to a higher number of serious and fatal crashes. Sheriff Roy E. Miller an- nounces that the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded two traffic en- forcement grants titles Im- paired Driving Enforcement Program for $18,602.53 and Selective Traffic Enforcement Program for $12,104.99. These grants were awarded through the Ohio Depart- ment of Public Safety and will take effect October 1, 2014 and run through Sep- tember 30, 2015. The award- ed grants will provide funds

to pay for extra patrol during

different times and dates for traffic law enforcement. Dur- ing the times of extra patrol, deputies will be focusing on violations such as speeding, seatbelts, distracted driv- ers, and impaired drivers to reduce the number of traffic related crashes and deaths in Fulton County. Sheriff Miller and his deputies are dedicated to protecting the citizens of Fulton County and the motorists who travel its highways. These grants will allow for extra patrol to enforce traffic laws that will increase the safety of motor- ists on roadways in areas that are prone to a higher number of serious and fatal crashes. The dates, times, and locations of the extra patrol will be announced prior to them taking effect.

WILLIAMS COUNTY TRAFFIC & CRIMINAL Scott R Sisko, Bryan, Open

Container. Fine $25, Costs

$79

Nathan T Vance, Montpe- lier, Fail Control. Fine $50, Costs $79 Travis T Whaley, Montpe- lier, Criminal Damage. Fine $250, Costs $90 Antonio III Rivas, Defiance, Notice Cut Weed. Fine $150, Costs $115.50 September 10 Delbert R Drinnon, Mark Center, Veh Manslaughter. Fine $750, Costs $334. Duane J Murray, Edger- ton, No Plate Light. Fine $35, Costs $137.13. David L Blake, Jr, Bryan, Crim Mischief. Fine $250, Costs $69

Jerred A Barron, Bryan, Crim Damage. Fine $350, Costs $45

OVI First Offense, Fine $575, Costs $88. CC Sanctions -

180 days in jail & $500 fine

Ashley Cowan, Erie, MI, - No violations of law until

Pass Bad Check. Fine $100, Costs $160 Ashley Cowan, Erie, MI, Pass Bad Check. Fine $100, Costs $129 David L Blake, Jr, Bryan, Criminal Damage. Fine $250, Costs $84

Billy R Collins, Wolcottville, In, Theft, Fine $250, Costs

$94

Jon C Haase, Jr, Bryan, As-

sault. Fine $300, Costs $242 Danielle E Seibert, Stryker, D U S - Lic For. Fine $300, Costs $339 Amy Deetz, Montpelier, Pass Bad Check. Fine $200, Costs $89 Kyle I Ankney, Bryan, Crim Mischief. Fine $200, Costs

$204

Wesley Penrod, Pioneer, Vi- olate T P O. Fine $300, Costs

$242.

Chad A Hale, Montpelier, Complicity. Fine $250, Costs

$94

Rosendo Donovan, Defi- ance, Pass Bad Check. Fine

$ 100.00, Costs $119 Rosendo Donovan, Defi-

ance, Pass Bad Check. Fine

$ 100.00, Costs $119

Rosendo Donovan, Defi- ance, Pass Bad Check. Fine

$ 100.00, Costs $119 Rosendo Donovan, Defi-

ance, Pass Bad Check. Fine

$ 100.00, Costs $119 Christina Harding, Mont-

pelier, Pass Bad Check. Fine

$ 100.00, Costs $137.18

Coral Gibson, Edon, Pass Bad Check. Fine $ 100.00, Costs $84 Coral Gibson, Edon, Pass Bad Check. Fine $ 100.00, Costs $84 Coral Gibson, Edon, Pass Bad Check. Fine $ 100.00, Costs $84 Coral Gibson, Edon, Pass Bad Check. Fine $ 100.00, Costs $84 Alexander L Dombrowski, Edon, Ovi/Under Influ. Fine $650, Costs $94 Margaret Campbell, Stryk- er, Notice Cut Weed. Fine $50, Costs $79 Charles E Sheperd, Bryan, Notice Cut Weed. Fine $50, Costs $79 Troy J Blair, West Unity, Ovi/Under Influ. Fine $750, Costs $90 Troy J Blair, West Unity, Ovi/Under Influ. Fine $50, Costs $40 Terry W Leu, Jr , Montpe- lier, Ovi/Under Influ. Fine $750, Costs $90 Ashley R Gambler, Pioneer, Ovi/Breath(Low). Fine $650, Costs $90 Ashley R Gambler, Pioneer, Marked Lanes. Fine $50, Costs $40 Nathan A Lam, Pioneer, Ovi/Breath High. Fine $750, Costs $90 Nathan A Lam, Pioneer, Park/Public Hwy. Fine $50, Costs $40 Jennifer K Vandyke, Bry- an, Fail Dis O/L. Fine $100, Costs $79 Jennifer K Vandyke, Bryan, Speed. Fine $50, Costs $40

FULTON COUNTY TRAFFIC Austin, Charles D Jr. Tole- do, No Op License. Fine $100, Costs $88. Austin, Charles D Jr. To- ledo, Speed 89/70. Fine $47, Costs $64 Angela M. Navarro, Toledo, FRA Suspension. Fine $200, Costs $88. C/C Sanctions Imposed or $800 fine and 470 Hrs C/S. No violations of law until 4/11/2016. 30 Hrs C/S. Angela M. Navarro, Toledo, FRA Suspension. Costs $64 Brooke A Tonjes, Napoleon, OH, No Valid O.L., Fine $150, Costs $88. CC Sanctions - $850 fine and 485 Hrs of C/S, No violations of law un- til 4/9/2014. 15 Hrs o C/S Derek R Apger, Fayette, OH,

5/7/18, C/S Hrs and 180 days license suspension Derek R Apger, Fayette, Speed 55/35, Costs $64. Jeremy L Evers, Napoleon, OH, FRA Suspension, Fine $150, Costs $88. CC Sanc-

tions imposed. $850 fine and

470 Hrs C/S. No violations of

law until 1/21/2016. 30 Hrs C/S Jonathon M Nelson, Wauseon, OH, Reckless Op, Fine $100, Costs $88. Robert T. Mattin, Jr., Wauseon, OH, Improper Plates, Costs $88 David A Kline, Toledo, OH, OVI - 1st Offense, Fine $500, Costs $88. C/C Sanctions imposed. 180 Days jail and $575 fine. No violations of law until 5/13/2017. 30 Hrs C/S ALS Vacated Angela M. Navarro, Toledo, OH, No Valid Operators Li- cense., Fine $150, Costs $88. Raymond W. Birtcher, Archbold, OH, Lights Re- quired. Fine $75, Costs $88.

Alison J. Neuenschwander, Fayette, OH, OVI - 1st Of- fense, Fine $500, Costs $88,

C/C Sanctions imposed. 180 Days jail and $575 Fine. No violations of law until

6/3/2017. DIP, 30 Hrs C/S and ALS Vacated William K Humbert, Jr.,

Fayette, OH, Reckless Op 2nd, $250, Costs $88, C/C Sanctions imposed. 30 Days

jail. No violations of law un- til 6/10/2016. DIP and 30 Hrs Due. Elisha P. Beck, West Uni- ty, OH, 87/70 Speed, Fines $150, Cost $88, Community Control: Suspended 30 Days in Jail No violations of law until 6/10/15 and 30 hours of Community Service. Mathew N. Schafer, Napo- leon, OH, FRA Suspension, Fines $150, Cost $88, C/C Sanctions Imposed. $100 fine. No violations of law un- til 5/27/2016. Clear license in 90 days. PIO Provided. Ve- hicle to be released.

FULTON COUNTY CRIME STOPPERS The Fulton County Crime Stopper Program would like your help in solving the fol- lowing crimes:

Authorities are investigat- ing the theft of tools froma construction trailer parked at County Road 5-2 and HJ, Del- ta. The trailer was entered be- tween August 22 and August 25, 2014. Damage was done to two roof vents and a side door. Take was a Stihl 20” chainsaw, a Leichty laser/

indicator, receiver in a yellow case, a Metabo grinder and

a 100 foot extension cord. To-

tal value of stolen items and damage is $3,614. Authorities are also investi- gating a burglary on August 11, 2014, at 4520 County Road L, Swanton. The home- owner reported between 8:15 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. the locked residence was entered. Ap- proximately $12,000 worth of items were taken includ- ing a ipad, 46” Samsung TV,

a Nikon camera, an Xbox and

360 live games, 2 diamond rings, a high school class ring, diamond earrings, amethyst, and diamond ring, Pandora bracelet, two 12 gauge shot- guns, gold necklaces and a mother’s ring.

If you have any information concerning these crimes that could lead to the arrest and incarceration of the person(s) involved, please contact the Fulton County Crime Stop- per Hotline. Anyone with in- formation about these or any other felony will be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 cash. Call is confidential and anonymous. The number to call day or night is 1-800- 255-1122, toll free.

Edon Northwest Local Board Of Education Approves Fiscal Year 2015 Permanent Appropriations By: Lucinda Held-Faulhaber

Edon Northwest Local Board Of Education Approves Fiscal Year 2015 Permanent Appropriations

By: Lucinda Held-Faulhaber THE VILLAGE REPORTER

In addition to addressing routine matters, Edon Northwest Local Board of Education approved permanent appropriations for the District during its regular session held Tuesday, September 9, 2014. President Brad McCrea called the 5:30 p.m. meeting to order with all members in attendance.

Edon Northwest Local Schools Permanent Appropriations Fiscal Year 2015

General Fund Personal Services – Wages:

$3,073,100

Personal Services – Retirement/ Insurance: 1,227,639

Purchased Services: 1,330,796 Supplies: 201,102 Capital Outlay (Add): 750 Other Objects: 78,156 Other Uses of Funds: 6,100 Total General Fund: $5,917,643

Special Revenue Funds Food Service: $255,460 Food Service – Special Function:

2,350

Uniform Supply: 15,020 Public School Support: 22,665 Other Miscellaneous Grants: 1,732 Classroom Facilities – Maintenance:

183,110

Athletic Funds: 137,100 Ohio K-12 Network Subsidy (15):

3,600

Straight A Grant (14): 3,858

WHAT WE READ YEARS AGO - THE EDON COMMERCIAL 1986 Edon Varsity Baseball VARSITY BASEBALL
WHAT WE READ YEARS AGO - THE EDON COMMERCIAL
1986 Edon Varsity Baseball
VARSITY BASEBALL
Front Row: Jim Bauer, Al Wortkoetter, Shawn Flegal,
Don Reed, Randy Luke. Second Row: Coach Kerry Whetro, Tony Wortkoetter,
Rob Held, Marty Lyons, Al Fenstermaker, Chad Hug. Back Row: Jody Muehlfeld,
Bob Siebenaler, Joe Muelhfeld.
EDON COMMERCIAL
70 YEARS AGO
AUGUST 1944
Mr. and Mrs. Cleve Bowling were
called to Kentucky last week for the
death of her father.
attended the World’s Fair and visited
Tom’s sister, Carolyn and her hus-
band at Kiesville, New York.
60 YEARS AGO
AUGUST 1954
Dr. Robert Bemis, Edon’s only prac-
ticing doctor, is moving his practice to
Montpelier. Dr. Bemis, wife and chil-
dren will move to Montpelier soon.
40 YEARS AGO
AUGUST 1974
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Whitney and
family visited Mr. and Mrs. Richard
Wyse and family at Defiance, Ohio,
Sunday afternoon. They took a birth-
day cake with them in honor of Tina
Whitney’s 10th birthday.
50 YEARS AGO
AUGUST 1964
Lamar Trausch and Tom Kurtz
returned home Sunday from a vaca-
tion trip through Pennsylvania. They
Mrs. Roy Williams was pleasantly
surprised Saturday morning on her
birthday when Mrs. Zella Rockey,
Mrs. Mildred Farrow, Mrs. Iris Faith,
Mrs. Rita Gallutia, Mrs. Diane Hay
and daughter Andria took breakfast
to her home at Kaiser’s Trailer Court.

Race-to-the-Top (15): 3,897 IDEA-B (14): 20,689 IDEA-B (15): 106,038 Title I (14): 23,190 Title I (15): 154,264 Preschool Disabilities (15): 2,599 Title II-A (14): 7,097 Title II-A (15): 27,422 Rural Education Achievement Program (14): $14,678 Rural Education Achievement Program (15): 32,500 Total Special Revenue: $1,017,269

Debt Service Funds Bond Retirement (#1): $87,125 Bond Retirement (#2): 205,688 Total Debt Service Funds: $292,813

Capital Project Funds Permanent Improvement (Nov 09):

283,869

Total Capital Project Funds: $283,869

Trust & Agency Funds Trip Fund: 3,600 Flower Fund: 265 OHSAA Boys Sectional Fund: 750 OHSAA Girls Sectional Fund: 200 Student Activities: 68,607 Total Trust & Agency Funds:

$73,422

TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS:

$7,585,016

To view FY 2015 Permanent Appropriations in it entirety, visit the District’s website at www.edon.k12. oh.us; follow the BoardDocs/Public link (lower left on the homepage) to September 9 Regular Board Meeting. For any additional information or to have questions answered, feel free to contact Superintendent Ed Ewers or District Treasurer Kerry Samples at 419-272-3213 during regular school hours. In action taken that night, Board members:

•Accepted Cash Donations from anonymous donors for FFA (ninety- six dollars) and Boys Basketball (fifty dollars) Funds and a five hundred dollar Gift Donation from Debra Green for painting in the Media Center. •Approved German III and Latin II 2014-2015 course fees (ten dollars/ manual). •Approved an agreement with Wood County Juvenile Detention Center (sixty-four dollars/day per student) and Juvenile Residential Center of Northwest Ohio (sixty-four dollars/day per student) for 2014-2015 as needed. •Approved the Fall 2014 Test Administration and Edon Northwest Local Test Security Plan. (Annual requirement.)

•Approved 2014-2015 Tuition Rates: In-State ($3,095.89) and Out- of-State ($8,793.25).

•Approved2014-2015Supplemental

Contracts with Suzanne Hollabaugh (Junior High Golf/fifty percent); Mark Blue (Junior High Golf/fifty percent); Dawn Becker, Michelle Free, Pam Rupp, Cathy Frastaci, Deb Gensler (Entry Year Mentors); Katie Germann, Jessica Horning, Kayle Kaman, Christa Perry, Hannah Crossen (Entry Year Teachers) and Brien Moore (Junior High Football Coach). •Rescinded Cody Chrisman’s supplemental contract as Fifth and Sixth Grade Boys Basketball Coach for the 2014-2015 school year. •Approved Mark Blue’s volunteer contract as National Honor Society Advisor for the 2014-2015 school year. •Approved 2014-2015 Regular Bus Route adjustments for Kim Hickman (2.5 hrs. to 3.0 hrs.); Sharon Aeschliman (2.5 hrs. to 2.75 hrs.); Mike Livensparger (2.5 hrs. to 2.75 hrs.) along with Connie Allomong’s Four County Route (4.0 hrs. to 4.75 hrs.) •Heard District Treasurer Kerry Samples’ standard SM2 Report indicating revenues were down seven thousand dollars and expenses up fifty-two thousand dollars for the same two-month period as last year; the District is currently tracking fifty-nine thousand dollars worse than a year ago. (Additionally, the report noted:

open enrollment revenue is down from last year; a worker’s comp refund was received in 2014; ESC preschool and special education purchased services costs have increased and payment was made to Montpelier Schools for the shared service agreement/ School Psychologist.) •Approved minutes from the regular meeting held August 12 as well as August’s Financial Reports. •Noted the Policy Committee would convene following the regular meeting to review possible policy updates. (All policies can be viewed on the District’s website; follow the BoardDocs link on the homepage.) Prior to adjournment, members voted to enter into Executive Session for the expressed purpose of discussing negotiations; no action was taken. The next regular monthly meeting of the Edon Northwest Local Board of Education will be held Tuesday, October 14, 2014 in the school’s Media Center beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Lucinda Held-Faulhaber May be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com

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Edon 2014 - 2015 Class Officers

MORE EDON AREA NEWS Edon 2014 - 2015 Class Officers PHOTOS BY LUCINDA HELD-FAULHABER, STAFF 2014-2015

PHOTOS BY LUCINDA HELD-FAULHABER, STAFF

2014-2015 EHS FRESHMAN CLASS OFFICERS … Elected to serve as officers for the Class of 2018 at Edon High School are, from left, Dru Walkowski, Treasurer; Logan Bloir, President; Conner Wilson, Vice President and Emily Fox, Secretary. Their advisor is Mrs. Suzanne Hollabaugh.

Fox, Secretary. Their advisor is Mrs. Suzanne Hollabaugh. 2014-2015 EHS SOPHOMORE CLASS OFFICERS … Elected to

2014-2015 EHS SOPHOMORE CLASS OFFICERS … Elected to serve as officers for the Class of 2017 at Edon High School are, clockwise from top, Evan Fisk, Secretary; Jared Best, President; Alyssa Maier, Treasurer and Eliza Zulch, Vice President. Their advisor is Mrs. Hilary Staten.

Zulch, Vice President. Their advisor is Mrs. Hilary Staten. 2014-2015 EHS JUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS … Elected

2014-2015 EHS JUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS … Elected to serve as officers for the Class of 2016 at Edon High School are, clockwise from top, Orion Dargitz, Treasurer; Tyler Seaman, Vice President; Kaitlyn Sonneberger, President and Crista Wortkoetter, Secretary. Their advisor is Mrs. Katie Rummel.

Wortkoetter, Secretary. Their advisor is Mrs. Katie Rummel. 2014-2015 EHS SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS … Elected to

2014-2015 EHS SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS … Elected to serve as officers for the Class of 2015 at Edon High School are, from left, Kaitlin Chrisman, Vice President; Alex Kiess, Treasurer; Autumn Joice, President and Karlee Trausch, Secretary. Their advisor is Mr. Mark Blue.

Edon Residents Come Together For A Great Community Meal

Edon Residents Come Together For A Great Community Meal PHOTO BY LUCINDA HELD-FAULHABER MONTHLY GET-TOGETHER …

PHOTO BY LUCINDA HELD-FAULHABER

MONTHLY GET-TOGETHER … Edon Area Ministerial Association extends an open invitation to area residents and families to join them for a complimentary Community Meal set this month for Tuesday, September 30, 2014 in Edon. Make plans now to stop by Florence Township Fire Hall between 5:00-7:00 p.m. for an evening filled with plenty of fun, food and fellowship for everyone to enjoy! August’s hosts from St. Peter’s Lutheran Church ~ Dayton Cope, Addyson Fritch, Lynn Wilson, Ladena Ankney, Rosie Nester, Dee Henry, Carissa Fritch, Stephanie Bonnell and Aiden Fritch ~ hope to see you there!

Nettle Lake Music Jam Continues Rocking Into Fall

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MAKING MUSIC

PHOTOS PROVIDED

Jim on mandolin jams with fellow musicians.

PHOTOS PROVIDED Jim on mandolin jams with fellow musicians. HAMMERED DULCIMERS dulcimers for the crowd. Joyce,

HAMMERED DULCIMERS dulcimers for the crowd.

Joyce, Terry, and Jeanine play their hammered

for the crowd. Joyce, Terry, and Jeanine play their hammered GREAT ENTERTAINMENT Wynn (wearing hat) plays

GREAT ENTERTAINMENT

Wynn (wearing hat) plays a tune on guitar.

ENTERTAINMENT Wynn (wearing hat) plays a tune on guitar. STRUMMING OUT A SONG skills. Keith Hancock

STRUMMING OUT A SONG skills.

Keith Hancock entertains the crowd with his guitar

“Toon Into a Bomber Victory” Edon High School Celebrates Homecoming This Weekend

By: Lucinda Held-Faulhaber THE VILLAGE REPORTER

Bomber Spirit is soaring this week as students at Edon Northwest Local Schools enjoy the arrival of Homecoming 2014. The exciting week-long celebration, filled with an array of fun-filled activities, culminates September 19 when the Blue Bombers take on the Danbury Lakers in gridiron action beginning at 7:00 p.m. Friday night’s “Toon into a Bomber Victory” takes flight with the Edon High School Marching Band, under the direction of Ms. Christa Perry, stepping off at 6:10 p.m., piloting the Homecoming Parade to Leanne Field where excited, charged students and fans eagerly await. Upon arrival, in time-honored tradition, senior football players Heath Brown, son of Bert and Lori Brown; Luke Price, son of Ray and Teresa Price; Kaden Sapp son of Kyle and Stacy Sapp; Kenny Ordway, son of Chad and Mary Ordway; Jordan Stuart, son of Jason Stuart and Debbie Derck; Cameron Castillo, son of Toby Castillo and Amanda Decker and Brendan Fifer, son of Rick and Jackie Fifer, will accompany the Queen and Court throughout Pre-Game and Crowning Ceremonies. Chosen by the EHS student body to reign as 2014 Homecoming Queen is senior Alexandra Kiess, daughter of Andrew and Carey Kiess. Completing her Court are Senior Attendant Kaitlin Chrisman, daughter of Greg and Tammy Chrisman; Junior Attendant Kaela Gearhart, daughter of Andy and Kerri Gearhart; Sophomore Attendant Samantha Trausch, daughter of Mark and Tina Trausch and

Freshman Attendant Jacklyn Dargitz, daughter of Timothy Dargitz and Laura Pierce. Rebecca Waters, daughter of Misty Rice, will serve as the Queen’s Flower Girl while Aricin Rodriguez, son of Troy and Haley Rodriguez, will be her Crown Bearer. Presiding over the memorable occasion will be 2013 Homecoming Queen Jordan Matthews, daughter of Jessica Matthews. Once teams head to the locker room, Halftime Ceremonies take center stage as the Homecoming Court is proudly escorted by cherished family members across the field, surrounded by the velvety melodious sounds of the EHS Marching Band echoing all through the stadium. Queen Alexandra will pause to address the students, Alumni, family and friends before she and her court resume cheering on the Bombers for the remainder of the game. While a Bomber victory would certainly top off the night for devoted fans, “Toon into a Bomber Victory” festivities are set to take up again the following evening at Edon Schools Auditeria. From 8:00-11:00 p.m., Saturday, September 20, Queen Alex, Courtiers Kaitlin, Kaela, Samantha and Jacklyn, along with EHS students and guests, will dance the night away at the semi-formal event hosted by the Class of 2016. Entertainment will be provided by FoxTunes Entertainment. The EHS Junior Class cordially invites all students, parents, alumni and friends to join them in celebrating Homecoming 2014 at Edon High School.

Lucinda Held-Faulhaber May be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com

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QueenAlexandraKiess &Court ReignOver 2014EdonFestivities

By: Lucinda Held-Faulhaber THE VILLAGE REPORTER

Students at Edon High School will celebrate Homecoming 2014 “Toon into a Bomber Victory”

during the mighty Bombers showdown with the Danbury Lakers this Friday at Leanne Field. Chosen last month by the student body to reign as Homecoming Queen is Alexandra Kiess. Her Courtiers, selected by their respective classes, include Senior Attendant ~ Kaitlin Chrisman; Junior Attendant ~ Kaela Gearhart; Sophomore Attendant ~ Samantha Trausch and Freshman Attendant

~ Jacklyn Dargitz. Fulfilling their

traditional duties as escorts for the evening will be senior football

team members Heath Brown, Luke Price, Kaden Sapp, Kenny Ordway, Brendan Fifer, Cameron Castillo and Jordan Stuart. Homecoming Ceremony Assistants this year are kindergarteners Rebecca Waters, Flower Girl and Aricin Rodriguez, Crown.

HOMECOMING ROYALTY

Queen Alexandra Lee Kiess Alex, the daughter of Carey and Andy Kiess, has two younger siblings attending Edon Schools as well, Austin, a seventh-grader and Carlie, a fifth-grader; also part of the family are Puttsey, the cat, Oakley the dog and a fish named Halftail. While at EHS, Alex has been active in National Honor Society, musicals, and Lady Bomber volleyball, basketball, and softball; she’s also received academic honor roll recognition and serves as Butterfly Project leader. During her spare time, Alex enjoys hanging out with friends and classmates, going to

the lake and being with her family. After graduating in May 2015, she would like to attend college and possibly major in radiology; she may continue her basketball career

at the collegiate level as well. Once

she’s received her degree, Alex plans on securing a job and living life to the fullest.

Senior Attendant Kaitlin Rose Marie Chrisman Kaitlin is the daughter of Tammy and Greg Chrisman and has an older sister, Amanda; joining the family are Gunnar,

a pet dog, and Miss Kitty, a cat.

Her school activities over the past four years have included National

Honor Society, Butterfly Project leader and participating on Lady Bomber volleyball, basketball and

softball teams. During her free time, Kaitlin enjoys playing sports and spending time with family and friends. After graduation, she would like to attend college, pursuing her interest in the medical field.

Junior Attendant Kaela Leann Gearhart Kaela, the daughter of Kerri and Andy Gearhart, has two older sisters Briana and Baylee; rounding out the household are pet dogs, Buzz and Otis and cats, Rex and Spazz. Throughout high school, Kaela has been active in Student Council, annual musicals, National Honor Society, Spanish

Club, Lady Bomber volleyball and track as well as being Butterfly Project leader and girls basketball statistician; Kaela also attends Life Changing Realities Fellowship and is a member of its MOVE Youth Group. Going to Taco Bell with her best friend, watching Big Brother with her sisters, running, biking and cheering on the Buckeyes are some of Kaela’s favorite pastimes; spending time with her parents and grandparents, reading her Bible and making people laugh fills her free time as well. After high school, Kaela would like to major in psychology at The Ohio State University. Upon completion, she hopes to attend grad school for counseling psychology and eventually live in a big city and start a family.

Sophomore Attendant Samantha Jo Trausch The daughter of Tina and Mark Trausch, Samantha has a younger brother, Jarrett, an Edon third-grader. In addition to FFA, choir, EHS musicals, Spanish Club and serving as a Butterfly Project leader, Samantha is active in Julie’s School of Dance and its Pure Energy Dance Company, Blue Bomber Bacon 4-H Club and St. Joseph Youth Group as well. While

her favorite pastime is dancing, she also enjoys spending time with her family and best friends, shopping and riding four-wheelers. After graduation, Samantha would like

to further her education to become

a dance instructor or professional dancer.

Freshman Attendant Jacklyn Michelle Dargitz Jacklyn, the daughter of Laura

Pierce and Timothy Dargitz, has three older siblings, sisters Alex and Jennifer Kowalis and brother, Orion Dargitz, a junior at EHS. During this first year of high school, Jacky has enjoyed Spanish

Club and being a member of the Lady Bomber cheerleading squad and track team. Among Jacklyn’s favorite pastimes are climbing trees to sit and listen to music and read a book; watching Doctor Who (memorizing entire episodes as well) and discovering a new band or singer. Although her career plans are still undecided, Jacklyn’s future does include attending a four-year college and possibly some traveling.

HOMECOMING COURT ESCORTS SENIOR FOOTBALL SQUADRON

Heath Thomas Brown Heath is the son of Albert and Lori Brown and has three older siblings, Elizabeth, Joey and Ben. While sporting the blue and gray, Heath has been involved in football, baseball and FFA; he also enjoys hanging out with friends during his free time. After graduating in May, Heath plans to study Ag Diesel Mechanics at Ohio State University ATI.

Cameron Michael Castillo Cameron is the son of Toby Castillo and Amanda Decker; he has an older brother, Austin, and four younger siblings, Travis, Brogan, Kolton and Lily. During high school, Cameron has participated in football and track. While one of his favorite pastimes was going on a cruise to the Bahamas and swimming with stingrays, Cameron usually can be found sleeping during his free time. Following graduation, he plans on joining the workforce for the rest of his life.

Brendan Fifer Brendan, the son of Rick and Jackie Fifer, is the “middle child” in a family of five boys ~ older brothers, Ricky and Justin, and younger brothers, Jonathan, an eighth-grader and Jack, a fifth- grader, at Edon Northwest Local Schools. While at EHS, Brendan has participated in football, track and Spanish Club; in his spare time he likes playing videogames.

Brendan plans to attend college

after graduating from high school.

Kenneth Wesley Ordway The son of Chad and Mary Ordway, Kenny has two older brothers, Lee and Cody Wolfe; his pets around the house include rabbits, Cooper and Piper and a dog named Bella. Throughout his years at EHS, Kenny has participated in football, track, choir and FFA; during his free time, he

likes playing X-Box, watching sports and hanging out with his girlfriend. Following graduation in 2015, Kenny would like to attend college for music and hopefully earn a spot on the track and field team as a thrower.

Lucas Clay Price The son of Ray and Teresa Price, Lucas is big brother to Hayden, a sixth-grader at Edon Schools; his pets include a dog named Drake, and Scout, the cat. Over the past four years at EHS, Luke has participated in football, basketball, baseball and FFA; chillin’ with the squad and playing football and basketball are some of his favorite pastimes. Luke’s future plans include attending college and hopefully playing football at the collegiate level.

Kaden Lyle Sapp Kaden is the son of Kyle and Stacy Sapp and has two younger brothers, Kelby, a seventh-grader and Kyler, a second-grader, at Edon Northwest Local Schools. As an Edon Blue Bomber, Kaden has been a three-year letterwinner in football, basketball and baseball; he also participates in FFA, National Honor Society and school musicals; he serves as a second grade student aide and has achieved High Honor Roll recognition as well. Kaden attends St. John’s Lutheran Church in Montpelier where he teaches Sunday School; he’s also a member of the church’s youth group. Upon finding a little free time, Kaden enjoys hunting, fishing, riding his motorcycle and hanging out with friends and family. After graduation, he plans to attend college for pre-med, focusing on becoming an orthopedic surgeon;

Kaden also aims to play collegiate football as well.

Jordan Scott Stuart Jordan is the son of Jason Stuart and Debbie Derck and has four younger siblings, eight- year old Allyson Derck; ten-year old Meghan Derck; eight-year old Karagen Stuart and ten-year old Clayton Stuart; rounding out the family is a chocolate lab named Lacy. As a Blue Bomber, Jordan has participated in baseball, football and FFA; his favorite pastimes include watching sports and hanging out with friends. Jordan plans to graduate from college with a degree in law enforcement.

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Flower Girl Rebecca Lee Waters Rebecca is the daughter of Misty Rice and has a big sister, Abigail Waters. While she likes playing with her pet cat, Smokey, the adventurous kindergartener also enjoys riding her four-wheeler for fun. When she grows up, Rebecca would like to be a ballerina.

Crown Bearer Aricin Haze Tyler Rodriguez Aricin is the son of Troy and Haley Rodriguez and has an older sister, Ashlin, a third-grader at Edon Elementary School; his pets include Hershey the dog and Hot Coco, a hamster. The active kindergartener enjoys playing baseball, riding bikes and swimming. When he grows up, Aricin would like to be a semi driver.

Lucinda Held-Faulhaber may be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com

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EDON HOMECOMING CEREMONY ASSISTANTS … Kindergarteners Aricin Rodriguez and Rebecca Waters are excited about their responsibilities as Crown Bearer and Flower Girl during Edon High School’s 2014 Homecoming.

and Flower Girl during Edon High School’s 2014 Homecoming. 2014 EHS HOMECOMING QUEEN AND COURT …

2014 EHS HOMECOMING QUEEN AND COURT … Selected by the entire student body to reign over 2014 Edon High School Homecoming festivities is senior Alexandra Kiess. Joining Queen Alex will be her Court, from left, Jacklyn Dargitz - Freshman Attendant; Kaela Gearhart - Junior Attendant; Queen Alex; Kaitlin Chrisman - Senior Attendant, and Samantha Trausch - Sophomore Attendant.

Attendant, and Samantha Trausch - Sophomore Attendant. 2014 EHS HOMECOMING ESCORTS … In a long-standing tradition

2014 EHS HOMECOMING ESCORTS … In a long-standing tradition at Edon High School, senior football players serve as Homecoming Queen and Court Escorts. Set to fulfill their upcoming duties are, from left, Cameron Castillo, Junior Attendant Escort; Heath Brown, Captain, 2014 Queen Escort; Luke Price, Captain, 2013 Queen, Flower Girl and Crown Bearer Escort; Kaden Sapp, Captain, 2014 Queen Escort; Brendan Fifer, Sophomore Attendant Escort; Kenny Ordway, Freshman Attendant Escort and Jordan Stuart, Senior Attendant Escort. The Bombers face the Danbury Lakers in gridiron action Friday, September 19, 2014 at Leanne Field.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY! … Celebrating September Birthdays at Montpelier Senior Center on Thursday, September 4, 2014 were Mary Jo Ulrich and Jake Beck; hosting the celebration and program was Ohioans Home Health Care. Site Manager Jewell Head would like to remind everyone that next month’s birthdays and anniversaries will be celebrated at the Center on Thursday, October 9.

Giants Soar The Skies Over Rural Montpelier’s Opdyke Park

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ant model airplanes at the second annual “Giants Over Hillside” event.

Members of the Hillside Aeromodelers RC Flying Club fly their gi-

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A giant model airplane taking off from the grass at Opdyke Park, located at

By T.J. Hug

THE VILLAGE REPORTER

On any given day, the skies above County Roads J and 16 may be crowded with giants. Opdyke Park is home to The Hillside Aeromodelers RC Flying Club, who maintain the area and mow the grass. And from that grass, their model airplanes routinely take off. The models vary in size, with some being small enough to fit on a shelf at home, while others are almost as long as their owners are tall. Some run on gasoline and others on batteries. But

all of them serve the same purpose, to take over the skies above.

Hillside

Aeromodelers RC Flying Club meets monthly, on the second Saturday of each month at 2 P.M. Members of the group also enjoy flying their planes in the park at their leisure, and the public is always invited to stop by and see what’s going on. What was going on September 6th was the groups second annual “Giants Over Hillside” event. From 10:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M., 18 members of the Flying Club were on hand, displaying their giant model airplanes

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were on hand, displaying their giant model airplanes The and demonstrating their capabilities. This event was

and demonstrating their capabilities. This event was strictly for the bigger models, which was convenient given the strong winds blowing that day. As required to fly in a public park, the group obtains insurance for its planes. This insurance is provided through the Academy of Model Aeronautics, or the AMA. With the price of plans ranging anywhere from $150 to $1,200, a little insurance is probably a good idea. The Flying Club, 30 strong in total, encourages anyone interested in model aeronautics to stop by and ask questions. Their true goal is to spread the joy that can only come with flying a model plane. It seems there just might be a little more room for giants to hover above Opdyke Park after all.

T.J. Hug may be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com

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Montpelier’s Jade & Jaimi Geren Collecting Shoes For H.U.G.S.

By: T.J. Hug

THE VILLAGE REPORTER

Inspiration can hit

a person at any time

and convince them to do just about anything, regardless of age. Just look at Jade Geren. The recently crowned Junior Miss Montpelier was just watching television, not unlike a lot

of 10 year old girls. Then,

she saw a commercial, and everything changed. “It looked fun and I like helping people.” The advertisement was for an organization known as Tennessee H.U.G.S., which sends shoes to people in need throughout the entire world. Immediately, Jade knew she had to help. She told her mother, Jaimi Geren, about her new found plans. “I was pretty excited.” Jaimi confessed. “But when she told me how many shoes she wanted to collect, I got nervous.” That’s because Jade’s goal is to collect 1,000 pairs of shoes for Tennessee H.U.G.S. “This is just something that she’s taken on to do.” Jaimi said of her daughter’s mission. Jade has already been collecting for three months, and has roughly 100 pairs of shoes sitting in her living room already. While there is no specific time frame in which Jade needs to complete this task, she would like to accomplish her goal before relinquishing her crown next year. The main goal for Jade right now is just to get the word out on the project, and she has devised a few methods to do so. She’s taken to Jaimi’s Facebook page, which has brought about some attention. She also plans to seek out the help of Montpelier Chief of Police Dan McGee. Her

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local church is also a target, and she hopes to speak to the congregation on this issue soon. Amongst her fundraising ideas is the Celebrity Waiter Dinner. The premise is that several public figures in the Montpelier Community, such as Chief McGee, serve as waiters for an evening. Each table just might be modeled after the waiter working that particular area. “We might do a few skits in it, too.” Jade proclaimed, before adding, “If we can think of any.” So where did this idea come from? “My mom did this last year, for her work.” Jade admitted. The Dinner will take place on October 4, at Millers Country Kitchen in West Unity, from 5 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. Tickets are $15 a piece, and the proceeds will be split between the Tennessee H.U.G.S. Program and the Girls Against Bullying (G.A.B.) Girls campaign.

Guests will have their choice between Salisbury Steak and a Hamburger Basket. Some might ask why a little girl would decide to go to all this trouble to help people she doesn’t even know. Aside from simply wanting to help people,

the fact that she was crowned a queen at the Miss Montpelier Pageant has also had a strong impact on her. She takes the role quite seriously, and plans to guide her actions accordingly. “Now that I’m a queen, I feel like I need to act like it.”

This makes sense, as Jade has wanted to enter the pageant for many years. Jaimi, however, having watched shows like “Toddlers and Tiaras” was a bit hesitant at first. “At first, we thought it was gonna be a glam pageant.” Jade recalled. Of course, the pageant was nothing of the sort, and Jade was able to participate without Jaimi having to worry about anything besides her daughter’s chances of winning. And now that she’s won, Jade feels more compelled than every to help her fellow man. But this isn’t a completely selfless act, as there is one thing she would like in return for her efforts. “If they would send pictures back.” Jade said. “And they had smiles on their faces.” One can only imagine what that would inspire Jade to do.

T.J. Hug may be reached at

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Spectators Invited To Attend UKC World Championship Coonhound Event In Montpelier

Attend UKC World Championship Coonhound Event In Montpelier PHOTOS PROVIDED Treeing Walker Coonhounds participate in a

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Treeing Walker Coonhounds participate in a Bench Show.

The 2014 UKC Coonhound World Championship takes place September 18-20 at the Williams County Fairgrounds in Montpelier, Ohio, with the Bench Show

portion on Saturday, where a UKC World Bench Show Champion will be crowned. Spectators are welcome to attend. Photo credit, United Kennel Club, Inc.

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Photo credit, United Kennel Club, Inc. DOGS ON DISPLAY The final cast at the UKC Coonhound

The final cast at the UKC Coonhound World Championship,

which determines the UKC World Nite Hunt Champion, is narrowed down from a pool of 4,500 attempted qualifiers. Shown are last year’s final three. The 2014 UKC Coonhound World Championship takes place September 18-20 at the Williams County Fairgrounds in Montpelier, Ohio, where a new UKC World Nite Hunt Champion will be crowned. Spectators are welcome to attend. Photo credit, United Kennel Club, Inc.

BEST OF THE BEST

United Kennel Club invites all dog lovers to the Williams County Fairgrounds in Montpelier, Ohio, where hundreds of the country’s best coonhounds will compete on September 18-20 in the 2014 UKC Coonhound World Championship Finals. The UKC Coonhound World Championship is the final leg of the UKC Triple Crown Challenge, sponsored by Black Gold Dog Foods. This event offers three days of world-class competition. Participants compete for cash and prizes provided by the event sponsors, as well as prestige; the 2014 World Nite Hunt Champion and 2014 World Bench Show Champion will be crowned. In accordance with UKC Rules and Regulations, no game is taken and no firearms are allowed. Competitors in this annual competition start as part of a group of thousands of World Champion hopefuls, representing entries from all over the U.S. and Canada. The field of hopefuls is narrowed to the best-of-the-best coonhounds and handlers during the 150 Regional Qualifying Events that take place across the country throughout the year. These qualified entries are again required to show their merit by competing in one of eight Semifinal Events, also scattered throughout the country. Semifinal events challenge the participants from each region to ensure only the top contenders make it to the World Championship Finals. “The UKC World Coonhound

Championship is without question the most sought-after title in the sport of coonhound competition hunting,” UKC Senior Vice President Todd Kellam began. “Approximately 4,500 entries attempt to qualify annually for this event. Nearly 1,000 do so successfully. This year, 661 of those advanced to the Semifinals where the field is then narrowed to the best 100 coonhounds in the Nation. At the World Championship Finals in Montpelier, a dog must string together as many as five consecutive wins against other world-class hounds in an effort to secure the World Championship title. The accomplishment is nothing short of heroic in the world of sporting dogs,” he explained. To experience the competitive thrill of this action-packed, distinguished coonhound event, spectators are encouraged to attend and are invited to meet and greet the coonhound/owner teams from across the country, but are asked to not bring their dogs or pets to the event, as only dogs registered to compete are allowed on the event grounds. From Round 1 on Thursday to Saturday’s pre-hunt final cast interview and the live play-by-play of the hunt later that night, the World Championship Finals is a coonhound event unlike any other. For complete details about the 2014 UKC Coonhound World Championship, and all UKC licensed events, please visit www.ukcdogs.com.

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Montpelier Parents Proud As Daughter Completes U.S. Navy Basic Training

Navy Seaman Apprentice Kasandra M. Medina, daughter of Jason D. Wolf and Patricia A. Huard of Montpelier, Ohio, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Medina completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, fire fighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness. The capstone event of boot camp is

“Battle Stations”. This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. “Battle Stations” is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. Its distinctly ‘’Navy’’ flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a Sailor. Medina is a 2012 graduate of Northrop High School, Fort Wayne, Ind.

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Pumpkin Time At The Library

It’s time to decorate for fall! Join Tami Manley at the Montpelier Public Library for a “Fall Pumpkin” painting class. The class will be September 25th at 4:30 and 6:30 in the Library meeting room. The $35 pre-paid fee covers all materials needed for this 3-dimensional painting. The painting can be done

on any size canvas and is

a good class for painters

of all ages. For more information or to sign up for the class call the

Montpelier Public Library

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Drug abuse in Williams County is a problem affecting all of us. From business to school, bus stop to grocery store - maybe even at home - drugs are a real part of our society and one that needs to be addressed. Our legal and law enforcement community have organized a Community Forum to begin to publicly discuss this very issue:

What can you do to help? What can you do to protect yourself? What can you do to

prevent this epidemic from affecting you or someone you know? Join local judges, probation officers, law enforcement, attorneys, addicts, parents of addicts & pharmacists as they discuss the drug problem in Williams County. The forum will be held Thursday, October 9 at 5:30 PM at the New Era Auditorium (formerly Arrow) in Bryan. Contact Lori Bolton-Sell for more information: 419-636-4722.

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Readers Pause To Remember

FROM THE NEWSPAPER FACEBOOK PAGE: What were you doing 13 years ago when the terrorist attacks took place? Care to share your thoughts with our readers? Personally I was publishing our fourth newspaper edition after purchasing our first newspaper business (The Advance Reporter) in mid August, having pulled an all nighter to complete our print. I can remember driving in the morning to pick up our newspaper copies remarkably alert as there was a coolness in the air and it was a beautiful crisp morning.

I watched the A.P. reports indicate that the

first jet going into the first tower was likely just a small plane and while awful, nobody suspected more was to come. When the full attacks occurred I remember folks pulled their vehicles off to the side of roadways listening to their radios and everyone gathered around

the television at our print press in full shock.

I went to check on family members in Bry-

an at their place of business and watched full professional business leaders in full tears as

the first tower fell. Later at our newspaper of- fice I sent our team members home as there was speculation planes were just the begin- ning of the attack as rumors circulated about ports being bombed which fortunately proved to be false. In the afternoon I watched the skies as I had never viewed such blue skies without jet streaks as all air traffic was grounded. Lat- er in the day my family gathered to attend a community prayer service. Hard to believe it has been 13 years ago. It was an awful tragedy but I will admit I miss the unity we had as Americans from the politi- cal front on down to the common citizen and wish we would not have lost it. ~Forrest R. Church, Publisher

emy at Northwest state community college. Both planes had already hit when my class

found out about it. My wife and kids were at home watching the news.

• Amy Cheesbro - I was folding laundry

and watched first one hit

what a chilling sad day.

• Lynn Hall Good - I was teaching 7th

grade in Florida. We went into lock down af-

ter second tower fell. It was a Christian Acad- emy. Without prompting the kids all made a circle and held hands and prayed. Still gives me chills. That day was filled with scared children who had questions I couldn’t an- swer.

• Joshua May - I was working 1st shift at

Archbold Furniture which was in West Unity

on Oak St., in the factory which is now one of the Kamco buildings and that is where I am today at this very moment in the same build- ing but working for Kamco.

then

2nd one

• John L. Winright - I was in Minneapolis,

Mn at the corporate offices of Dayton Hud- son for an important meeting 28 stories up. The building was immediately evacuated!

Couldn’t get any flight home so rented a car and drove!

• Rachel Quillet Buehrer - Senior year

at Clay high school in Oregon, OH. We had

a student teacher, and our regular teacher came in turned on CNN. I remember think-

ing he was being really rude to turn the tv on like that, but then I saw why. The first plane had already hit and I was trying to figure out how such an accident could happen, then we watched the second plane hit. That was when

I realized it was on purpose, and was imme- diately worried how many more there were.

• Tara Lynn Murphy - I was in 7th grade.

In art class. I was living in Pennsylvania at

------------------------------------------- the time.

• Stephanie Swihart - I was at the Cleve-

land Clinic with my 7 year old son who had just had heart surgery. All I was worried about was that my son is alive and well. He

had his lungs filled with fluid and was ready

to go home. All of a sudden the nurses were

running around and telling everyone to watch the news. It was a sad day. But for me I still feel the loss. My son passed away on Decem- ber 12, 2001.

• Tracy Dohm - Had just kissed my kids as

they got on the school bus in Virginia Beach,

than came the phone call. “Honey I am locked down on base go get the kids immediately”.

So picked up our kids and waited for the next

phone call that he had 24 hrs to pack his sea

bag say his goodbyes and leave.

• Debbie Crews Callaway

- Camping at the Williams County Fair, walking up to

my booth to open up, I seen

a bunch of people stand-

ing around the dish network TV booth, I went over to see what was going on. We all

stood by that booth all morn- ing watching, we seen the 2nd tower fall, everyone was crying. I went to school and picked up my kids, I’m not sure why I just wanted them

• Ruth Schlosser - I was working 2nd shift

at Beam Stream and had just gotten up and

turned on the TV. The first plane had already hit. I saw the 2nd one hit. I was so shocked.!!!

I still can’t understand how someone could do that. God help us.!!

• Tonya Wiyrick - Was on bed rest for my

daughter. She ended up coming early and

was born one month to the day and time of the second plane hitting the second tower. Such a horrible day for the USA.

• Kristin Dawson-Douglass - Driving into

the office and the radio announced that plane

a crazy accident”

they said. I remember thinking “how does someone ‘accidentally’ hit a tower?” Had a sick gut feeling then : (

hit the first tower

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• Dean Ricker - Work-

ing on building the Defiance Hospital. All work stopped. Everybody was listening to the radios in disbelief.

• Christi Miler - I was

working days at Towne Com- mons in Bryan. Awful day.

• J.J. Reyes - I was at

work when my light bar on my patrol cruiser began to act up. I went back to my station for repairs when my lieutenant gave me the news. I was sent to the Toledo ex- press airport to assist with security. I couldn’t believe our country got caught with our pants down again just like Pearl harbor. That was

one long day. The FAA or- dered all planes clear the sky and land ASAP. The air traffic controllers were busy.

• Cheryl N Ralph Hen-

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Montpelier Village Council

Moves Forward On Rezoning & Airport Substation Expansion

By: Timothy Kays THE VILLAGE REPORTER

Members of the Village Council of the village of Montpelier convened in regular session on the evening of September 8. Ed and Jeanne McNett, representatives of the AmVets Riders Chapter 54 of Bryan, Ohio addressed the Council regarding a program to remember POW/MIAs. AmVets Riders Chapter 54 received their charter in February, and are affiliated with the AmVets. They are in the process of organizing all the military establishments in the county for a POW/ MIA remembrance on Sunday, September 21 at 4:00 PM at the Veteran’s Memorial building. This event is intended to bring awareness to the fact that America still has

unaccounted for POW/ MIAs…veterans that have not returned home from the wars in which they served. Mr. McNett stated a WWII veteran was just located, 70 years after the war. Mayor Yagelski was invited and accepted the invitation to attend the program in which Vietnam veteran Ted Mathis will be a guest speaker. Mr. McNett said the State of Ohio has 300 veterans listed as POW/MIA, and that 83 of those veterans are from Northwest Ohio. Councilor Dan Clum mentioned that he was sad to learn of the passing of Mr. Mike Smith, the retired Waste Water Treatment Plant Superintendent. Mr. Smith was hired under the CETA Program and worked for the Village until his retirement. Village

Manager, Ms. Pam Lucas, noted that every spring, Mr. Smith made sure he was in the area to assist Don Brown in opening up the Montpelier Municipal Pool. Mike made friends wherever he went, enjoyed life to the fullest, and will be greatly missed. Supervisor of Administrative Services, Mr. Kurt Roan, reported that on September 9 and 10, Phase IV of the CSO Project will begin. He also stated that milling will begin shortly on the Magda Drive asphalt project. The sidewalk project at Storrer Park is beginning, as is the Police Department Parking Lot project. Ms. Lucas stated that the Village has been working with businesses and residences for hazardous services, and

Montpelier Planning & Zoning Commission Gives The Green Light To Family Dollar Rezoning & Variance Petition

Light To Family Dollar Rezoning & Variance Petition PHOTO BY TIMOTHY KAYS, STAFF THE PARCEL IN

PHOTO BY TIMOTHY KAYS, STAFF

THE PARCEL IN QUESTION … The vacant lot between the First Federal building at left, and the Village Street Department at the right, was the main subject of discussion at the September 8 meeting of the Montpelier Planning and Zoning Commission. The lot is the proposed home of a new Family Dollar building.

By: Timothy Kays THE VILLAGE REPORTER

The Montpelier Planning and Zoning Commission convened on the afternoon of September 8. The primary item on the agenda was whether or not to recom- mend that the Montpelier Village Council rezone property located between First Federal and the Village Street Department at 1010 East Main Street from their current status of Village Owned (VO), to C-2 Full Commercial. The VO zoned property has been requested to be rezoned to C-2 Full Commercial as a part of a proposed con- struction project for Family Dollar. A part of the discussion includes a vari- ance allowing for a 28-space parking lot, whereas Village code specifies a larger lot for the proposed size of the new building, 80’ by 104’. The issue has been the subject of discussion for a while. A public hearing on the matter was held on August 11. At that meeting, Ms. Vicki Reutz inquired of the Commission as to whether the proposed zoning change will extend all the way south to the railroad tracks. She was informed that the back of the zoning change will be a continuous line from the rear of McDonald’s and First Federal, with the land between the rail- road and the line remaining in VO sta- tus. Ms. Reutz expressed a concern about the potential for an increased traffic hazard. Mr. David Soto, a representative of the Atwater Group, the organization hired by Family Dollar to handle the aspects of development, stated that there should be no increase in traffic, that the facility will be quick in and

quick out in nature. Business hours will be 8 am until 8 pm, with deliveries to the store taking place once a week dur- ing regular business hours. Ms. Reutz also expressed a concern for the property value of her duplex. The Commission advised her that her prop- erty is already zoned C-2, therefore there should be no negative effect upon the value of her property. At the September 8 Commission meeting, Montpelier Zoning Inspector, Mr. Mark Smith, presented preliminary drawings for the property. Commissioner Chris Kannel inquired about a tree shown in the plans, and inquired as to whether it was a part of the easement. Supervisor of Administrative Services, Mr. Kurt Roan, noted that several under- ground utilities run through that same area, saying that they may have to relo- cate some of their utilities. “They just need to show all the utilities and the easements on their site plan,” said Mr. Kannel, “…then they’ll know where they can and can’t put this stuff.” With no further discussion on the matter, Mr. Kannel brought the propos- al up for a vote. By unanimous acclama- tion, the Commission elected to adopt the proposal, with the aforementioned potential changes included. The matter was then forwarded to a final public hearing which was sched- uled immediately prior to the meeting of the Village Council. There were no mem- bers of the public in attendance at this final hearing, therefore the matter was forwarded to the Village Council for their action later that evening.

Timothy Kays can be reached at tim@thevillagereporter.com

that some have been turned off until the service has been brought up to code. The Village has been working with some of these properties for over two years. Ms. Lucas said that because of the potential fire hazard, she does not feel they should be restored without the services being updated. Mrs. Lucas added that she has also received complaints concerning two homes whose foundations were crumbling. These have been turned over to Law Director, Mr. Chris Walker for appropriate action. Councilor Laura Gray stated in a meeting held earlier in the day, the Planning and Zoning Commission recommended to Council to rezone property on East Main Street, specifically 1.63 acres at R.2 T.7 S.11 PCL 001.001 80015100940011 and 3.54 acres at R.2 T.7 S.11 PCL 011.002 Exempt from their current status of Village Owned (VO),

to C-2 Full Commercial.

The property is located

between First Federal and the Village Street Department at 1010 East Main Street. The VO zoned property has been

requested to be rezoned

to

C-2 Full Commercial

as

a part of a proposed

construction project for Family Dollar. Council approved the measure unanimously. Mr. Clum inquired that with another business being built, if ODOT would consider extending the 35 miles per hour speed limit further to the east. Ms. Lucas answered that there was a traffic count conducted this summer throughout the village, and ODOT was advised of the safety issue with the removal of the footpath on the East Main St. Bridge, and safety issues for children crossing the Platt St. Bridge. Ms. Lucas presented

a change order of an

additional $24,500.00 for Spectrum Engineering regarding additional services related to bidding activities. Mr. Roan stated that the contract included handling the bids for the transformer and switchgear for the Airport Substation Expansion Project, and they have handled several other bid items needed for the village

have handled several other bid items needed for the village PHOTO BY TIMOTHY KAYS, STAFF REMEMBERING

PHOTO BY TIMOTHY KAYS, STAFF

REMEMBERING THE POW/MIAs … Mr. Ed McNett of the AmVets Riders Chapter 54, addressed Council on the upcoming Day of Remembrance on September 21 at 4:00 PM at the Veteran’s Memorial building.

on the project. It was asked

if there were other items that may come up along this line, to which Mr. Roan advised yes, but the Village will consult their legal counsel. Council approved the measure. Village Director of Finance, Ms. Kelly Hephner, stated that because of the purchase order, a then and now

certificate would need to be approved. Council moved

to approve the certificate.

Ms. Lucas presented Change Order #1 for Underground Utilities for Phase IV of the CSO Project. Mr. Roan advised that a manhole has collapsed that needs to be replaced,

and Mr. Hoeffel reduced some costs by using 8 inch line instead of a 10 inch as noted on the change order. A net increase of $1,940.00 will be incurred

to deduct some work, but

a storm sewer manhole at Lawrence and Columbia Street will be added in the process. Council approved the measure without dissent. Ms. Lucas presented Resolution 1100, a

Resolution for the

Village on behalf of the

State of Ohio to receive reimbursement for the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund loan for Phase

IV of the Combined Sewer

System Long Term Control Plan. Under suspended rules of reading, Council unanimously moved to adopt the Resolution. Ms. Lucas explained that the Village advertised for bids for materials for

the Airport Substation Expansion, and a list has been compiled of what items the Village would like to order from the vendors that submitted bids, using the best material. That being the case, it was noted that the best materials might not necessarily be at the lowest bid. Ms. Lucas explained the breakdown for each individual bidder and vendor, noting that the total of all materials are not to exceed $190,500.00. Those bids are as follows…

Brownstown Electric Supply Company -

$35,000.00

HD Supply Power Solutions - $86,000.00 Power Line Supply -

$52,000.00

Wesco Distribution -

$17,500.00

Voted

upon individually, Council approved each bid without dissent. Ms. Hephner reported that income tax collections as of August 2014 stood at $1,320,891.56, as compared to $1,242,745 and $1,218,919 in 2012 and 2013 respectively. Prior to adjournment, Council retired into executive session for the purpose of discussing the purchase of property with legal counsel. No action was taken during executive session, and Council adjourned forthwith.

Timothy Kays can be reached at tim@thevillagereporter.com

Helping Hands Food Pantry Asks For Your Votes On Facebook

As part of the Wal-Mart “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” campaign, The Toledo Food Bank recently chose one agency per county to assist the bank with a voting challenge against 127 other food banks across the country. The top 50 food banks will receive a por- tion of $60,000 in grants made possible by the campaign. If the Toledo Food Bank wins the challenge, they will give a $1500 credit at the food bank to each of the agencies that helped pull in votes. Helping Hands Food Pantry is hon- ored to be chosen and is asking every- one with a facebook account to lend their support. With a $1500 credit, the food pantry could buy a lot of food to

help those in need close to home. To show your support and vote for the Toledo Food Bank and aid Helping Hands Food Pantry, visit www.walmart. com/fighthunger. The site will work with smart phones and tablets and you will be able to search by organization, name, city, state, or zip code. Voters must have an active facebook account and be at least 13 years of age. Each voter will be allowed to cast one vote every day through October 5. Helping Hands Food Pantry hopes you’ll participate and lend a hand by not only voting yourself, but also by sharing this information with all of your own facebook friends.

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MontpelierAnnounces 2014-2015 Student Council Members

MontpelierAnnounces 2014-2015 Student Council Members PHOTO PROVIDED Pictured above are (front row, left to

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Pictured above are (front row, left to right): Devin Nemire, Madison Dye, Hannah Blake, Jake Leung, Breanna Stein, MiKayla

Schilt, Savannah Graham, Aaryian Ward and Maddie Richmond. Back row: Madison Summers, Michael Blake, Hunter McKelvey, Sam Rings, Alex Matzinger, Malorie Yagelski, Dalton Surbey, Christy Duchene, Caitlyn Nixon, Emily Sito, Jared Shoup, Meili Leung, Madaline Eitniear, Nate McCord, Morgan Eriksen, Jared Lyons, Hunter Shaul,l and Jayden VanTong.

MONTPELIER STUDENT COUNCIL MEMBERS

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Montpelier Hospital Auxiliary September Membership Kickoff

Montpelier Hospital Auxiliary September Membership Kickoff PHOTO PROVIDED HOSPITAL VOLUNTEERS promoting Membership

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HOSPITAL VOLUNTEERS

promoting Membership Kick-off Month at Miller’s New Market, Montpelier, on Wednesday, Sept. 24th. Shown are members of the auxiliary’s executive board, who are ready to welcome new and current members and provide information about meetings and projects. Pictured from left to right are Secretary Connie Dunseth, President Joyce Schelling, Past President Deanna Gipe, Gift Shop Mgr. Vivian Brown, Gloria Poorman, program committee member (behind Vivian), Treasurer Barb Dietsch, and Vice President Armeda Sawmiller. Each holds new auxiliary program books which are presented to those who join or renew their membership.

Montpelier Hospital Auxiliary volunteers will be

“Pink Ladies” kick off a new year this fall with September Membership Signup Month for CHWC-Montpelier Hospital Auxiliary! Members are encouraged to renew their annual membership and the auxiliary welcomes anyone to join for a minimal annual dues donation. Auxiliary volunteers in pink jackets will be promoting memberships at Miller’s New Market, Whitaker Way, Montpelier, on Wednesday, Sept. 24th. Life memberships are also available. The local Community Hospitals & Wellness Centers-Montpelier auxiliary chapter meets regularly October through June on the second Monday of each month usually at 1 p.m. in the conference room with a varied program featuring local speakers. The auxiliary’s main purpose is to offer financial support to the local hospital, supply volunteers for the hospital gift shop, show appreciation to the hospital staff for their continuous efforts in excellent patient care, and educate hospital auxiliary members in various health concerns. Auxiliary projects include the hospital gift shop which is open to the public, offering a variety of items including books, snacks, serving dishes, greeting cards, stuffed animals, games, toys, dolls, handmade slippers, towels, dish cloths, figurines, and personal hygiene items. Since the hospital gift shop started operations in 1991, receipts have totaled over $32,000. The gift shop is located next to the main waiting area near the admissions office. Browsers are welcome. Other auxiliary projects include semi-annual book fairs, memorial and luminary program, staff appreciation tea, celebration of doctor’s day and nurse’s week, monthly distribution of patient favors, soup and salad luncheon, silent auction and June and Christmas luncheons. Since its organization over 60 years ago, the auxiliary has donated more than $230,000 to assist in purchasing hospital equipment, other necessary items and monetary gifts to CHWC Share Foundation. This past year the auxiliary donated

over $2000 to the rehabilitation therapy department and more artwork by local artists on display at the Montpelier hospital. Current auxiliary officers serving two-year terms through June 2016 are President Joyce Schelling, Vice President Armeda Sawmiller, Treasurer Barb Dietsch, Secretary Connie Dunseth, and Past President & sunshine chairman Deanna Gipe. Vivian Brown serves as gift shop manager and recreation chairman. Other active volunteers serving on committees are Ruth Cooley, magazines; Marty Brace, historian; and Gloria Poorman, program committee, along with Joyce, Armeda and Deanna. Board members met Monday, Sept.8 th to discuss plans for the new year starting with the Monday, Oct. 13th meeting in the conference room at 1 p.m. with Phil Ennen, CHWC President & CEO, scheduled as speaker. Auxiliary members are encouraged to bring guests to the meeting. Plans are underway for the annual Memorial & Luminary Program set for Sunday, Dec. 7th at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Montpelier, sponsored by CHWC-Montpelier Hospital Auxiliary. For more information regarding the auxiliary, please contact President Joyce Schelling 419-459-4696 or Treasurer Barb Dietsch 419-485-3229.

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Edon 2014 - 2015 Student Council

MORE EDON AREA NEWS Edon 2014 - 2015 Student Council PHOTO BY LUCINDA HELD-FAULHABER, STAFF 2014-2015

PHOTO BY LUCINDA HELD-FAULHABER, STAFF

2014-2015 EDON STUDENT COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES … Elected to serve on Grades 7-12 Edon Student Council are seated, from left, Riley Manahan (Eighth Grade Class Representative); Kyle Long (President/Senior Class Representative); Alexis Mitchell (Vice President/Senior Class Representative); Aidan Muehlfeld (Seventh Grade Class Representative); Caleb Mason (News Reporter/Senior Class Representative); Kaela Gearhart (Secretary/Junior Class Representative) and standing, Kenny Ordway (Senior Class Representative); Kailee Mitchell (Freshman Class Representative); Hannah Kaylor (Sophomore Class Representative); Samantha Trausch (Sophomore Class Representative); Kaylie Brown (Junior Class Representative); Tessa Steinke (Eighth Grade Class Representative); Travis Siebenaler (Freshman Class Representative); Alea Brandt (Seventh Grade Class Representative) and Jim Peckham (Junior Class Representative). Their advisor is Ms. Amanda Reiter.

Class Representative). Their advisor is Ms. Amanda Reiter. 10 - “THE VILLAGE REPORTER” - YOUR HOMETOWN
North Central Local Schools High School Class Officers Announced PHOTOS BY T.J. HUG, STAFF SENIORS

North Central Local Schools High School Class Officers Announced

Central Local Schools High School Class Officers Announced PHOTOS BY T.J. HUG, STAFF SENIORS President; Kirby

PHOTOS BY T.J. HUG, STAFF

SENIORS

President; Kirby Miller,Vice President and Sabrina Pickford, Treasurer.

Pictured above (left to right): Rachel Oxander, Secretary: Brady Zuver,

(left to right): Rachel Oxander, Secretary: Brady Zuver, SOPHOMORES and Kelsie Sutton, Vice President. Back row:

SOPHOMORES

and Kelsie Sutton, Vice President. Back row: Brock Zuver, Treasurer and Jessi

Cummins, Secretary.

Pictured above (front row, left to right): Alyssa Swank, President

above (front row, left to right): Alyssa Swank, President JUNIOR OFFICERS retary and Dakota Pitts, Vice
above (front row, left to right): Alyssa Swank, President JUNIOR OFFICERS retary and Dakota Pitts, Vice

JUNIOR OFFICERS

retary and Dakota Pitts, Vice President. Back row: Cady VanDeVoorde, Treasurer

and Tristen Tomblin, President.

Pictured above (front row, left to right): Jenna Eidenier, Sec-

above (front row, left to right): Jenna Eidenier, Sec- FRESHMAN OFFICERS President and Allyson Fenicle, Secretary.

FRESHMAN OFFICERS

President and Allyson Fenicle, Secretary. Back row: Emma Zenz, Vice President and Erin Ryan, Treasurer.

Pictured above (front row, left to right): Makalya Knapp,

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REFLECTIONS FROM PIONEER’S PAST 1979 North Central Yearbook Staff YEARBOOK STAFF Kneeling, Paul Kurtz, photographer;
REFLECTIONS FROM PIONEER’S PAST
1979 North Central Yearbook Staff
YEARBOOK STAFF
Kneeling, Paul Kurtz, photographer; Brenda Semer,
Deanne Smith, Tracey Downing, Scott Eidenier, photographer. Middle:
Georgeanne Vargo, advisor; Tresa Babcock, Mike Harpster, Cheryl White,
Gwen Whitis, Melissa Smith, Sharon Houk, Jennifer Crommer. Top: Su-
san Grimm, senior editor; Karen Keck, clubs editor; Lisa White, senior
editor; Chris Trausch, editor-in-chief; Susie Orcutt, classes editor; Corisa
Bandeen, assistant editor-in-chief; Connie Spencer, sports editor; Jodi
Taylor, business manager; Joie Coy, sports editor; Diane Draggoo, activi-
ties editor; Amy Kwader, business manager; Diane Bexten.
Hilltop Class Officers Announced PHOTOS BY MONICA SMITH, STAFF FRESHMEN OFFICERS President; Johnnie Roth, Vice

Hilltop Class Officers Announced

Hilltop Class Officers Announced PHOTOS BY MONICA SMITH, STAFF FRESHMEN OFFICERS President; Johnnie Roth, Vice President;

PHOTOS BY MONICA SMITH, STAFF

FRESHMEN OFFICERS

President; Johnnie Roth, Vice President; Aubrey Wyse, Secretary, and Becca Miller, Treasurer.

Pictured above are (left to right): Austin Schaffner,

Pictured above are (left to right): Austin Schaffner, Pictured above are (left to right): Colleen Bell,

Pictured above are (left to right): Colleen Bell,

President; Tim Maneval, Vice president; Abby Schaper, Secretary; and Ariana

SOPHOMORES OFFICERS

Brown, Treasurer.

Secretary; and Ariana SOPHOMORES OFFICERS Brown, Treasurer. JUNIOR OFFICERS President; Kaylista Underwood, Vice

JUNIOR OFFICERS

President; Kaylista Underwood, Vice President; Madeleine Routhier, Treasurer and Kenley Brown, Four County Representative. Missing from photo is Madeline McKinney, Secretary.

Pictured above (front row, left to right): Macey Kunkle,

Pictured above (front row, left to right): Macey Kunkle, SENIOR OFFICERS President/Vice President; Autumn Jermeay,

SENIOR OFFICERS

President/Vice President; Autumn Jermeay, Secretary; Justin Ashenfelter, Treasurer; and Sami Burdine, Four County Representative.

Pictured above are (front row, left to right): Adreyn Yates,

West Unity Cub Scouts Learn All About How Libraries Work

West Unity Cub Scouts Learn All About How Libraries Work PHOTO PROVIDED LEARNING AT THE LIBRARY

PHOTO PROVIDED

LEARNING AT THE LIBRARY

to learn how our library system works and how libraries got started. They enjoyed learning that the first book lending library was started by Benjamin Franklin in 1731. Pictured are Ruth Meyer, Luke Leatherman, and Shane Netcher Jr.

West Unity Tiger cubs went to the West Unity library

West Unity Village Council Hears More Updates From Chamber Of Commerce

By: Chelsie Firestone THE VILLAGE REPORTER

West Unity Chamber of Commerce

President Alan Bennett was once again

on hand at the September 11 regular

meeting of the West Unity Village

Council to provide council members

on upcoming events and plans of the

Chamber. Among Bennett’s updates was

a proposal to allow the Hilltop’s

Art students to paint a mural at

Friendship Park. The Art Department

at the school would also take on the

responsibility of upkeep of the mural. Because the mural would not be done

on public property, council had no objections to the painting of the mural

so long as it was agreed to by the

effected business owners. Bennett did indicate, however, that he will provide

a sketch of the mural to council prior

to work beginning so that they are

also aware of the actual artwork to be

displayed. Bennett also discussed with council the hanging of two 4’ x 2’ signs to promote the upcoming West Unity Fall Festival. State Bank and Trust has already agreed to allow one sign to be placed in the window of their building on Jackson Street. Several other areas to hang the remaining sign were discussed. During the meeting, council also:

~Passed a Resolution authorizing a Then and Now Purchase Order that is needed for the payment of an invoice. ~Learned that the Ohio Public Works Commission grant application has been submitted to the county. ~Heard that Woolace Electric has continued work on installing the

severe weather siren and that the first Alert86 warnings went out during the previous week’s severe thunderstorm warnings. ~Learned that Village Administrator Ric Beals has recently met with officials from Kamco regarding Kamco’s concerns about pedestrian traffic from the main plant to the plant on Linden. West Unity’s maintenance crew painted a crosswalk across E. Jackson and a sidewalk path south on Linden. The crew will also be adding more signage to the area as well as a pedestrian activated light system. ~Heard that the fire hydrant that had to be taken out for construction on Linden has been installed in a new location. ~Were informed that Beals has began work on tree removal for the upcoming winter and that, due to expense, the Village will be working hard over the next couple of years to get new trees planted. Both Beals and Fiscal Officer Kim Grime also spent time working at the Tree City, USA booth at the Williams County Fair throughout fair week. ~Learned that Fiscal Officer Kim Grime will be out from October 7 to October 10 for training. ~Heard ideas about new outdoor tables and benches that may be installed at the Kissell Building. Council went into executive session to discuss employee compensation with no further action being taken. The next regular meeting of the West Unity Village Council will be held on Thursday, September 25 at 7:30 PM in council chambers.

Chelsie can be reached at chelsie@thevillagereporter.com

WHAT WE READ YEARS AGO 2001 Hilltop Spanish Club SPANISH CLUB Front: Emily Yoh, Jamie
WHAT WE READ YEARS AGO
2001 Hilltop Spanish Club
SPANISH CLUB
Front: Emily Yoh, Jamie Looney, Sara Shaffer, Angie Brown,
Megan Kaullen, Rosa Serrano, Joanna Clark. Row 2: Jacob Clark, Sara Slane,
Elyse McGuire, Jennifer Brenner, Whitney Renard. Tow 3: Joe Rader Kath-
ryne Harrington, Mandy Meyer, Jessica Lillemon, Eli King, Tiffany Eisel, Elicia
Lewis. Back: Kristin Massie, Marci Grime, Jessica Johnson, Adam Smith, Ryan
Dick.
WEST UNITY REPORTER
130 YEARS AGO
SEPTEMBER 1884
It does beat all how many it takes
to run a butcher shop. Only two weeks
ago J.J. Hamilton got a butcher from
Stryker and now here comes a “new
butcher” weighing eight pounds, born
Friday night.
R.W. Ely has sold his residence to
N.S. Stoner.
but is now improving.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Bert Sever-
ence of Alvordton on August 18, a
daughter.
90 YEARS AGO
SEPTEMBER 1924
The 19th Amendment is now part
of the U.S. Constitution.
Guy Newcomb has bought the new
bungalow that Ray Hause has just
built east of the Reporter Office.
120 YEARS AGO
SEPTEMBER 1884
Married at the residence of the
bride in Shelby on August 21, E.C.
Orton of West Unity and Miss Emily
Marvin. They will make their home in
West Unity.
Frank Kent is now employed in the
grocery store of E.C. Ely.
80 YEARS AGO
SEPTEMBER 1934
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Cox on
August 23, a girl.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Russell Grin-
dle of Toledo, a daughter.
70 YEARS AGO
110 YEARS AGO
SEPTEMBER 1904
Ada Long married O.B. Moore of
North Rose, N.Y., at her parent’s home
on August 16.
Pulaski is to have a new Methodist
Church. It will be a frame building.
100 YEARS AGO
SEPTEMBER 1914
Harlan Knapp was kicked by a
young horse and was seriously hurt,
SEPTEMBER 1944
Wanda Meyers, 8, suffered a bro-
ken arm when she fell into a ditch to
avoid being struck by a passenger car
on U.S. 127.
Miss Dorothea Prouty left for Fern-
dale, Mich., where she is teaching in
the high school.
Maurice Bretthauer, Brudell Shaf-
fer, Paul Gunn and Fred Nowak, left
with their teacher Mr. Bates to spend
several days at the State Fair.
Stryker Student Joins Classmates In Learning About Safety Situations PHOTO PROVIDED students shown in the

Stryker Student Joins Classmates In Learning About Safety Situations

Student Joins Classmates In Learning About Safety Situations PHOTO PROVIDED students shown in the picture with

PHOTO PROVIDED

students shown in the picture with

the officers are (LEFT TO RIGHT) Sheriff Bodenbender; and Lieutenant Savidge; with Lauren Kraemer (Bryan); and Alexander Miller (Stryker).

LAW ENFORCEMENT & SECURITY TACTICS

A safety assembly for over 500 new Four County Career Center students was recently held at the school. The assembly was held to promote safety in the Career Center for all students, personnel, and visitors. Ohio State Highway Patrol Lieutenant Jerrod A. Savidge and Henry County Sheriff Michael Bodenbender both stressed the importance of safe driving habits. They emphasized that obeying traffic laws is vital as well as paying attention to speed limits and the actions of other drivers. Kevin Thomas, Law Enforcement & Security Tactics instructor at the Career Center, also spoke to the students about lab safety issues and general

school safety procedures on the school grounds. A film covering the importance of using seat belts was also shown, which included testimonials from sports and other public figures whose lives have been saved because they use their seat belts. The assembly was organized by the Four County Career Center Safety Committee as a part of a yearlong safety drive. Throughout the year presentations on tool safety, safety in the workplace, proper handling of industrial materials, and other safety situations will be presented to the students.

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Dr. Roger L. Saneholtz & Dr. Jason R. Kunsman 306 W. Main St. Montpelier, OH

Dr. Roger L. Saneholtz & Dr. Jason R. Kunsman 306 W. Main St. Montpelier, OH 43543

419-485-4257

• 50% OFF 2nd pair eyeglasses ordered the same day.

• Treatment and Management of Ocular diseases.

• Comprehensive eye exams done with the latest technology.

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Accepting Most Insurance including VSP, EyeMed, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Medical Mutual and most major medical plans.

Blue Shield, Medical Mutual and most major medical plans. Stryker Graduates Celebrate Their 50th Wedding Anniversary

Stryker Graduates Celebrate Their 50th Wedding Anniversary

Stryker Graduates Celebrate Their 50th Wedding Anniversary PHOTO AND INFORMATION PROVIDED GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY united in

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GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY

united in marriage on June 20th, 1964 at the Poplar Ridge Church of the Brethren in Defiance, Ohio. They are the parents of Robert Wyse of Archbold, Annette (Joe) Fenton of Hesston, KS, Laurie (Scott) Cooley of Montpelier, and Krista (Rick) Whetro

Ron and Karen (Rittenhouse) Wyse of Camden, MI were

of Bryan. They have 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

WHAT WE READ YEARS AGO 1960 Stryker Varsity Cheerleaders VARSITY CHEERLEADERS tain; Lynne Lehman Patsy
WHAT WE READ YEARS AGO
1960 Stryker Varsity Cheerleaders
VARSITY CHEERLEADERS
tain; Lynne Lehman
Patsy McKarns; Betty Schelling; Kay Posey, Cap-
STRYKER ADVANCE
120 YEARS AGO
AUGUST 1894
The common and nauseating use
of profanity on the streets of this town
should be the object of a crusade.
We are pleased to note that Rev.
Schreves has been returned by the Fos-
toria Conference.
expects to spend one year in study and
research work at the University of Min-
nesota.
80 YEARS AGO
110 YEARS AGO
AUGUST 1904
The Mfg. Co. just finished a carload
of oars of special size and shape for the
German government. The order had
AUGUST 1934
Miss Caroline Werder of Pettisville
and Mr. Benj. Wiederkehr of Stryker
were married at the bride’s home Au-
gust 26.
Rev. J.S. Cunningham was returned
to the U.B. Church in Stryker.
Among the successful ones to pass
the state bar exam was Frank J. War-
ren.
been refused by several firms who did
not care to undertake so particular a
job.
70 YEARS AGO
100 YEARS AGO
AUGUST 1914
The total enrollment in school is 214.
A daughter was born August 29 to
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Cox.
AUGUST 1944
The Stryker Schools will have kinder-
garten this year which will be financed
by the State Department of Education.
Miss Gertrude Sloan has accepted a
position in the offices of Defiance Col-
lege.
Floyd Radabaugh, 53, died August
90 YEARS AGO
AUGUST 1924
Louys A. Rumsey of Dennison Uni-
versity, left for Minneapolis where he
28.
Jonas Rufenacht, 75, died on Sep-
tember 5.
Williams County Health Department 2014 FLU SHOT CLINICS Tuesday, September 23 Wednesday, September 24 Thursday,
Williams County Health Department
2014 FLU SHOT CLINICS
Tuesday, September 23
Wednesday, September 24
Thursday, September 25
Friday, September 26
Tuesday, September 30
Wednesday, October 1
Thursday October 2
Edgerton Senior Center
Montpelier Senior Center
Stryker Senior Center
Bryan Senior Center
Edon Senior Center
Pioneer Senior Center
West Unity Senior Center
10:00-11:30 am
10:00-11:30 am
10:00-11:30 am
10:00-11:30 am
10:00-11:30 am
10:00-11:30 am
10:00-11:30 am
Beginning Tuesday September 23rd, flu shots will be available at the
Williams County Health Department, Montpelier Office: 310 Lincoln
Ave. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 3:30-4:15 p.m. for adults
18 years and older, and in the Bryan Office: 1399 E. High St. Tues-
days, 1:00-4:30 p.m. Cost is $25.00 or bring Medicare card and we
will bill Medicare. Flu vaccine for children under 18 years will be given
during normal childhood immunization clinic times only beginning
Tuesday September 23rd. Cost for children is $10.00.
FA
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The Fayette Class Of 1964 Together Again After 50 Years

FA The Fayette Class Of 1964 Together Again After 50 Years PHOTO AND INFORMATION PROVIDED CLASS

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CLASS REUNION

23, 2014 at The Moose Family Center, Montpelier, Ohio. Pictured are (Front Row- Left to Right): Cheryl Heximer-Rathbun, David Russell, Janet Schaffner-Sheely,

Constance Short, DeAnn Gavette-Riter, Larry Opdycke, Terry Morr, Lee Opdycke. Middle Row: Linda Valentine-Zimmerman, Alice Randall-Lonis, Alice Schilt- Hibbard, Glenda Cooley-Rupp, Paulette Curtas-Furman, Frank Simmons, Max Snow, Dean Myers, James Kenbeek. Back Row: to Right Richard Cooley, Larry Wieland, Gene Kunkle, Frank Hibbard, Ronald Rupp, Gary Smith, Clay Edward Keefer. Not Pictured-William Rice.

The Fayette Class of 1964 held their 50th Reunion on August

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REFLECTIONS FROM FAYETTE’S PAST 1950 FAYETTEANNUALSTAFF ANNUAL STAFF Seated from Left to right: Joanne Wolfe,
REFLECTIONS FROM FAYETTE’S PAST
1950 FAYETTEANNUALSTAFF
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Four County Area (Defiance, Fulton, Henry & Williams) Cub Scouting wants you! Now is the time to join the fun and excitement of America’s foremost youth program for boys—Cub Scouting. A sign- up night will be held on September 18 at locations throughout the county! Cub Scouting is for boys in the first through fifth grades. The program combines outdoor activities, sports, academics, and more in a fun and exciting program that helps families teach ideals such as honesty, good citizenship, and respect. Cub Scout sign-up nights are scheduled at the following locations on September 18 at 7PM unless otherwise noted:

•Archbold - St. John’s Christain Church - Upstairs Youth Room •Ayersville Elementary School •Defiance Elementary School – Gymnasium •Delta Elementary School •Edgerton Elementary School •Evergreen Elementary School •Fayette Elementary School •Hicksville – The Alley at 6PM •Holgate Local School – Multi Purpose Room

•Montpelier School - Auditeria •Napoleon – Shelter House Across from Kidz Kingdom on Glenwood Ave. •North Central Elementary - Cafeteria •Patrick Henry Middle School •Pettisville Elementary School •Sherwood VFW at 7PM on September 16th. •Tinora Elementary School •Wauseon Primary School •Wauseon Elementary School •West Unity Memorial Park

At the sign-up night boys will have an opportunity to meet other Scouts and interested boys and participate in a game. Parents can learn more about the local unit’s activities and how Scouting can benefit their child. For more information, please contact District Executive, Janssen Lemley, 419-509-7100 or Janssen. lemley@scouting.org. Beginning in the first grade, Scouting provides children with hands on experiences that engage the imagination and promote independence. The positive impact Scouting has on our youth and the opportunities Scouting provides to volunteers have

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communities. To find a local group in your area go to beascout.org Scouting in the Black Swamp Area Council began in 1915-1923 when the Scouting program was introduced to the young people of West Central and Northwestern Ohio. Scouting became synonymous with camping, hiking, and outdoor fun and adventure using the outdoor educational programs of Scouting

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REFLECTIONS OF THE PAST 1967 Wauseon Senior Class Play SENIOR CLASS PLAY tine, T. Batdorf,

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Wauseon Board Of Education Recognizes Eugene Stimson For Outstanding Performance

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Eugene Stimson is

acknowledged for his outstanding performance on the Ohio Graduation Test by WHS Assistant Principal Ryan O’Dell and WHS Prinicpal Keith Leatherman.

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE

By: Chelsie Firestone THE VILLAGE REPORTER

The Wauseon Board of Education opened their regular meeting on

September 8 by recognizing Eugene Stimson for his outstanding performance on the OGT (Ohio Graduation Test). Eugene was one of only 2 students in Fulton County to score an Advanced Score on the March 2014 Ohio Graduation Test in the area of Writing. Only 431 (0.3%) of the 128,181 Ohio Sophomores scored at that level on the writing test. Eugene went on to score Advanced in all five areas

of the test.

In financial matters the board accepted, with gratitude, donations of 250 miscut keys from Ace Hardware to the WHS Art Department, 18 – 12” ceramic tiles from Becky Rupp to the WHS Art Department, an Armstrong Flute from Lyn Moxim to the WHS Music Department, and Girls Tennis Uniforms valued at $1725.05 from the Wauseon Athletic Boosters to the WHS Athletic Department. Additionally, the board approved creation of an Insurance Protection Fund for Student Laptops that was established for the purpose of repair and replacement of computers purchased for the 1:1 Imitative. “Then and Now” certificates were also approved for invoices from Northwest Veterinary Hospital, Larry Brown, Carter Lumber, Concept Printing, Scholastic Classroom, and Johnson Controls. The board also approved several personnel items, which included:

~The acceptance of the resignations of Tanya Schutt as a WPS Cook, effective August 13, 2014,and Kelly Waldron as

a Secretarial Aid, effective September 12, 2014.

~Hope Hodges, Abby Mouch, Mary Norman, and Janet Wyse as Title 1 Substitute Tutors for the 2014-15 school year. ~One year limited non- athletic supplemental contracts as Teacher Mentors for Tammy Ankney, Joy Hutchison, and Julie Wilhelm. ~Samantha Sherman and Rachel Smith as Classified Substitutes for the 2014-15 school year. ~A one-year limited classified contract to Jenny Tester as a WMS 2 hour cook for the 2014-15 school year. ~Katelyn Britenriker as a Volunteer High School Volleyball Coach for the 2014-15 school year, pending receipt of both a clean BCI/FBI background check and Pupil Activity Permit. ~A parental leave request from Sara Brown, effective November 10, 2014 through February 16,

2015.

Additionally the board also authorized the Superintendent to

enter into a contract in the areas of technology including PowerSchool,

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The 2014-15 agreement between Wauseon Exempted Village Schools and the Wood County Juvenile Detention/ Residential Center of Northwest Ohio at $64 per student per day for JDC and JRC and $45 per student per day for ALC was also approved. In reports from the building principals, the board learned:

~All Kindergarten students will be administered the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA)

prior to November 1.

The assessment has 6

components including social skills (social and emotional development as well as approaches towards learning), mathematics, science, social studies, language and literacy, and physical well-being and motor skills. ~Chromebooks have been distributed. Both teachers and students are learning how to use the devices and Curt Crew has provided both groups

classes as well has offered

to help individual teachers

with instruction. ~Several teachers have recently completed professional development items, including STAR

Reading and Math basics, PublicSchool Works, eTPES Self-Assessment and Professional Growth Plan, SLO work, and teacher website improvement. ~A new student recognition program is in place at the Middle School. In partnership with Wauseon Machine, the school is honoring

a student of the week.

Students are nominated each week by their

teachers. The spirit of the program is to reward a wide variety of students, some of whom may not otherwise receive recognition. Upcoming events and

dates for students and parents to mark on their calendars include:

~Progress Reports are scheduled for October 1. Hard copies of the reports will no longer be sent. However, a PowerAnnouncement will

be sent to remind parents

to view the reports through PowerSchool. ~Teacher Inservice on October 3. ~3rd Graders will be attending Ag-Fest at the Fulton County Fairgrounds on September 23 as well

as will be participating in

Food Across America (date

to be announced). ~The Wauseon at Delta

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at each school to collect

donations from parents, students, staff, and community members the week of the game, Monday, 10/6/14 – Thursday, 10/9/14. On Thursday evening the trailers are removed and brought back to Goodwill to verify the weights collected. The winner receives a $500 check to be used at the schools discretion.

Chelsie Firestone can be reached at

chelsie@thevillagereporter.com

Fulton County Courthouse Receives A Needed Facelift

(WAUSEON, OH) Painting has begun on the exterior of one of Fulton County’s most historical landmarks this past week. Crews from Brian Brothers Painting of Piqua, OH have begun re-painting the vents and tower of the courthouse. “It has been approximately 20 years since this type of exterior work has been completed” states Vond Hall, County Administrator. “It is our intention to continue to provide the necessary maintenance to keep the courthouse in-tact.” The project is expected to be completed within 60 days and carries a price tag of $58,700. Earlier in May of 2014, crews cleaned, tuck pointed and sealed the clock tower. Up next is replacing the clock faces on the tower by the Tower Clock Company

the clock faces on the tower by the Tower Clock Company of South Charleston, Ohio. The

of South Charleston, Ohio. The Fulton County Courthouse is listed on

the National Register of Historic Places.

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Wauseon Boy Scout Troop 8 Holds Court Of Honor, Awards Badges

Boy Scout Troop 8 Holds Court Of Honor, Awards Badges Boy Scouts of America, Troop 8

Boy Scouts of America, Troop 8 recently held a Court of Honor. We are pleased to share 14 Scouts earned 49 merit badges since their May Court of Honor. Many of the merit badges were earned at summer camp, some during a geocaching clinic and others scouts have earned merit badges on their own. Merit badges earned include robotics,

chess, archery, chemistry, computers, geocaching, fingerprinting, camping, cooking, emergency preparedness, lifesaving, personal management, communications, welding, kayaking, nuclear science, electronics, climbing, scholarship, soil and water conservation, swimming, forestry, mammal study, nature. Additionally, Jack Baurer and Levi Perkins earned Tenderfoot, Kyle Vernot earned Second Class, Logan Blackman

and Luke Borsos earned First Class, Nick Davis and Shawn Hansen earned First Class in first year and Cory Johnson and Justin Freestone achieved Life Scout. Cory Johnson earned a patch for 35 hours of community service since joining Boy Scouts. On behalf of Troop 8, Cory presented former Scoutmaster, Brian Benarth with an Award of Merit patch and Knot in honor of the service he has provided for the Troop. Troop 8 and Pack 8 are chartered by Christ United Methodist Church in Wauseon. If you are interested in learning more about the scouting program, please join us for our fall Join Scouts Night on Thursday, September 18 at Wauseon Primary and Elementary/Middle School as well as Pettisville Schools at 7:00 pm.

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Discover Inspiration At Wauseon Library’s Book Discussion Group

WAUSEON - Discover inspiration in Rene Gutteridge’s and Cheryl McKay’s “Greetings from the Flipside” at the Wauseon Public Library’s Inspirational Book Discussion Group! The group will meet Tuesday, September 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the library’s second floor meeting room. The book discussion is free and is open to everyone. According to the book jacket, “Hope Landon has been rewriting other people’s greeting cards since she was six years old. There’s always a funnier caption in there somewhere. She’s ready to chase her creative dreams in New York City with her fiancé—until he leaves Hope at the altar. That may give her something to write about Hope disappears for the time that would have been the couple’s month- long honeymoon, and upon returning learns of her own funeral.

Everyone concluded Hope must have killed herself after being jilted. Needing a fresh start more than ever, she heads for the Big Apple only to discover it isn’t easy to rent a place when you’ve been declared dead. Taking shelter at the YMCA, Hope lands a job at an inspirational greeting card company assisting Jake, the guy who shut down his organization’s humor department. She has lost her faith in love; he needs to find something or someone that will make him laugh again.” The library has ordered copies of the book, so each group member may have one. Stop by the library, and pick up your copy today. For more information on the book discussion group, please contact the Wauseon Public Library at amy. murphy@oplin.org or call

419-335-6626.

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Fulton County Commissioners Receive $300,000 Wauseon Downtown Revitalization Grant

Receive $300,000 Wauseon Downtown Revitalization Grant WAUSEON, OH - The Fulton County Commissioners have recently

WAUSEON, OH - The Fulton County Commissioners have recently received word from the State of Ohio’s Office of Community Development (OCD) that they have been awarded a $300,000 Competitive Set-Aside Grant for the

Wauseon Downtown Revitalization Grant. Out of ten applications submitted

to the State of Ohio, Wauseon was one

of five applicants approved to participate in the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Downtown Revitalization Program. Earlier this year, Fulton County Regional Planning Director David

Wright applied for the grant. “A similar request was denied last year,” notes Wright, “but I thought it was worth

a chance to re-apply this year with a

slightly different angle. Our persistence

paid off!” Wright notes that the full grant has been awarded to Wauseon with $270,000 of 1 to 1 match grant funding that will be available until August 2016 to Building/Business Owners located in the Wauseon Target Area (boundary map enclosed). Any balance not spent on eligible projects within that timeframe will be forfeited back to the State. This grant could help the City of Wauseon’s downtown stakeholders in

a variety of activities such as façade improvements, roof replacement, HVAC/R system repairs or upgrades,

Popular “Haunting History Tours” Again Hosted By The Fulton County Historical Society

tuck pointing, window replacements, electrical and/or plumbing upgrades, entryway repair, ADA compliance, signage and fire protection. “This is an exciting time for Wauseon’s Historic Downtown,” notes Wright who states that in addition to the $270,000 allocated strictly to Building/ Business Owners, there is additional funding that has been approved locally to assist in the upgrade of ADA ramps and crosswalks, new metal benches, and metal trash receptacles all to be located in the Wauseon Target Area. The City of Wauseon, by resolution, has also dedicated $20,000 per year for the next five years for revitalization projects. Wright states that he is encouraging any Business/Building Owners in the downtown Wauseon target area who are interested in applying for this funding for improvements or wanting more information should contact him at his office. “Success in this program will offer many other economic and community development opportunities for years to come,” he states. He may be reached at 419-337-9214 or via email at dwright@ fultoncountyoh.com. The Fulton County Regional Planning Commission office is located at 123 Courthouse Plaza, Suite 1, Wauseon, OH.

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WAUSEON,OH - The Fulton County Historical Society is again offering the popular “Haunting History Tours” on October 17th, 18th, 24th and 25th for the third annual year. Walking tours in groups of 8-10 will leave the Wauseon Depot every

15 minutes, beginning at 6:30pm each night—rain or shine. Tours will last about one hour, and will feature historical story tellers. There are over 23 Spirits documented within the Fulton County Museum and Train

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originally Wauseon’s first high school, and then became the county’s first hospital. Reservations for this event are required. All ages are welcome with

a cost of $10 for adults

non-members and $8 for Members and children. The last two tours each night are reserved for ages 18 and older. If payment is not received

by or during the 2 weeks prior, your time slot will be re-opened to others. No refunds will be issued unless the event is cancelled. Call or e-mail

to make a reservation and

send a check or make web-payment afterwards. For more information, contact the Historical Society at (419)337-7922 or visit http://www. fultoncountyhs.org/.

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WAUSEON—Have you gotten a new electronic “toy”? A new computer, laptop, e-Reader or i-Pad? Do you need help learning the basics? Are you new to the internet? Want to learn how to surf the web, set up an email account, or just want to learn how to put together a resume, cover letter or flyer on the computer? Then call to reserve a spot at the Wauseon Public Library’s free, one- on-one computer classes on September 17 from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. “These classes offer a wonderful opportunity to learn more about how

to use the computer,” shared Library Director Amy Murphy. “We will have staff sit down with you one-on-one and help you learn what you want to learn about the computer, software programs or the internet.” The lessons are free, but space is limited. Since they are one-on-one classes, please register today for the one- hour segments. For more information or to register, please email amy.murphy@ oplin.org or call the Wauseon Public Library at 419-335-6626.

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PETA Asks For Boycott On Venues Featuring Elephant, Nosey, That Appeared At Williams County Fair

By: Chelsie Firestone THE VILLAGE REPORTER

Those visiting the Wil- liams County Fair last week most likely walked by Nosey the Elephant, who was giving rides dur- ing the fair. In a letter dated September 4, PETA sent an urgent letter to Eugene Wilson, Senior Fair Board President, Wil- liams County Agricultural Society. The letter called on the Williams County Fair to cancel Nosey’s ap- pearance at the fair. The author of the let- ter, Rachel Mathews, PETA Council, Captive Animal Law Enforcement, stated in a letter and in a telephone interview that PETA was calling on the Williams County Fair to cancel Nosey’s appear- ance as well as on local residents to boycott the fair if Nosey did appear. Mathews also explained that, with the fair pass- ing through fairly quickly, that she was also asking for a boycott of all venues where Nosey might ap- pear in the future. Mathew’s letter to the Williams County Fair quotes the expert opinion of Philip K. Ensley, DVM, who spent decades work- ing with elephants during his tenure as an Elephant Vet with the San Diego Zoo. In Ensely’s report on his findings regard- ing Nosey, Ensley states “Based upon my profes- sional qualifications and experience, training, and study of the photographs, and relevant records pro- vided for review in this case, I feel adamant in arriving at the opinion that the female African elephant known as Nosey has undergone long term suffering and abuse and should be surrendered immediately, and without delay. This is the worst, most prolonged, docu- mented example of an un- corrected case of suffering and abuse in an elephant I have ever reviewed”. En- sley’s findings point out calloused skin, arthritis, a lack of exposure to oth- er elephants, and overall poor care as the basis of his findings. Mathew’s letter also points out the hundreds of citations issued to Nos- ey’s owner, Hugo Liebel. The citations are for viola- tions of the federal Animal Welfare Act. Mathews ex- plains that the vast ma- jority of these citations come with little in the way of disciplinary action oth- er than small fines due to

the U.S. Department of

Agriculture’s limited abil- ity to enforce the laws and that her belief is that Li- ebel continues to exhibit Nosey despite her weak- ened condition solely for monetary gain. Additionally, Mathew’s letter points out that there is a risk to specta- tors as well. Nosey has previously attacked a Li- ebel employee, striking him with her tusk, lift- ing him off of his feet and throwing him back down. Mathew’s also asserts that Liebel has continued to allow unsupervised con- tact with Nosey – includ- ing during Nosey’s visit to

tact with Nosey – includ- ing during Nosey’s visit to PHOTO BY CHELSIE FIRESTONE, STAFF SAFETY

PHOTO BY CHELSIE FIRESTONE, STAFF

SAFETY OF ELEPHANT QUESTIONED

Bush Elephant Nosey, who has recently appeared at the Williams County Fair, has brought with her an outcry from PETA and animal activists who fear for her safety.

The African

the Williams County Fair in 2013 when Liebel left Nosey with his young son, who allowed the elephant to wander off. Liebel was not avail- able for comment. How- ever, his position is clear- ly stated on the sign that hangs on the outside of Nosey’s cage, which reads “Hi, My name is Nosey, but my nickname is Tiny.

I am 31 years old. I am

a female African Bush El-

ephant from Zimbabwe. I am approximately 6800 pounds and 8 ½ feet tall. My herd was killed by

poachers for their ivory. I was adopted by the Liebel family when I was a baby.

I can eat up to 400 lbs. of

food per day. My home is in Florida at my family farm. I am an American Citizen and protected by the Federal Government, local authorities, and above all my family whom

I have been with for 29

years. No fences, barri- ers, or walls could hold me. Love is what keeps me here. My family and

I have been harassed to

the point of prosecution.

If you are an animal lover,

please treat ALL animals with respect. Let me live my life in harmony. I love to make my human friends happy. In the wild my herd used to walk un- believable amounts of miles just to find food and water daily. I have been trained by a 5000 year old method known as Free Contact. If you would like to donate to further en- hance my facilities please talk to my herd leaders Tom, Franciszka, or my siblings. Love, Nosey ‘Tiny’”. Mathew’s points out that the Free Contact method of training that Nosey’s sign mentions

is part of the problem, however, as the basis Free Contact training is the bullhook. In his re-

port, Ensley states that “The use of the bullhook on elephants has become

a source of controversy;

however, the fact is that when baby elephants are trained using the bull- hook there is a progres- sion of training whereby,

whether there is applica-

tion of or the subsequent threat or visual presence of the bullhook, the el- ephant is reminded of the discomfort and pain bullhooks can cause and know they must comply. The bullhook despite its

many uses or applications remains a basic potent symbol to an elephant to reinforce authority and dominance by its tactile cueing”. Mathews hopes that PETA’s calling on venues

whom have hosted Nosey

as well as to the public at

large will help further the chances that Nosey can be confiscated and placed

in a reputable sanctuary where “she will be given

acres to roam and have

the ability to make choic-

es about where she wants

to walk and what other elephants she wants to

socialize with – where her free-will will be returned

to her.

PETA’s letter to the Williams County Fair as well as the findings of Dr. Ensley are available upon request. At the time of this report, the Williams County Fair had not yet replied to the letter. In- terested parties can also visit www.PETA.org for more information on PETA’s position on Nosey.

Chelsie can be reached at chelsie@thevillagereporter.com

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The Williams County Fair – Entertaining Families In 2014

By: Chelsie Firestone THE VILLAGE REPORTER

The Annual Williams County Fair last week brought with a good deal of events for people to watch or take part. Country sing- er Dustin Lynch took the stage. Tractor and truck pulls, the De-

molition Derby, and a rodeo pro- vided a fun, competitive spirit for both participants and spectators. And, as always, the showcasing of Williams County’s talented High School bands was a favorite for many. Also always a favorite and re-

maining as such this year were the merchant tents, the rides for the kids, and delicious treats from various vendors. As always, the Athena Study Club made avail- able their ever-popular donuts and the Williams County Dairy Association provided milkshakes

that have become a “must have” for Williams County fair-goers each year. And let us not forget the 4H kids and their projects that pro- vided a learning opportunity for the 4H-ers as well as the oppor- tunity for others to see and, at

times, hold the animals. The area merchants and 4H clubs would like to thank every- one for their support at this year’s Williams County Fair and hope to see everyone next year.

Chelsie can be reached at chelsie@thevillagereporter.com

Chelsie can be reached at chelsie@thevillagereporter.com PHOTOS BY CHELSIE FIRESTONE AND ANGI WALKUP, STAFF CRAZY

PHOTOS BY CHELSIE FIRESTONE AND ANGI WALKUP, STAFF

CRAZY CLOWNS … 9 year old Jacque Miller and 2 ½ year old Brielle Miller share a clown ride.

Miller and 2 ½ year old Brielle Miller share a clown ride. PROUD 4H-ERS … Jason
Miller and 2 ½ year old Brielle Miller share a clown ride. PROUD 4H-ERS … Jason

PROUD 4H-ERS … Jason Vassar of Kunkle and Michelle Callway of Edon are both proud to show their rabbits. Jason is a member of the High Acheivers 4H club while Michelle is a member of the Northwest Apaches 4H club.

while Michelle is a member of the Northwest Apaches 4H club. BALL IN A BOWL …

BALL IN A BOWL … Kaydance and Izzic Hobeck try their luck at throwing a ball in fish bowl with hopes of coming away with a new pet fish.

in fish bowl with hopes of coming away with a new pet fish. FREAK OUT was

FREAK OUT

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A very popular ride at the fair provided by Poor Jack’s Entertainment

ride at the fair provided by Poor Jack’s Entertainment KIDDIE COASTER kiddie day. Enjoying a ride

KIDDIE COASTER

kiddie day. Enjoying a ride together is Sherry dilley and her granddaughter Kendalynne Dilley.

The monday weather was perfect for the Williams County Fair

The monday weather was perfect for the Williams County Fair PONY BOY walks along side of

PONY BOY

walks along side of him.

Oliver Miklos of Bryan enjoys the pony ride while his aunt Nicole Miklos

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The Williams County Fair – Entertaining Families In 2014

The Williams County Fair – Entertaining Families In 2014 PHOTOS BY CHELSIE FIRESTONE AND ANGI WALKUP,

PHOTOS BY CHELSIE FIRESTONE AND ANGI WALKUP, STAFF

SMILE SWING

laughter on the smile swing.

Brad Martin and 19 month old Leah Reeder are full of smiles and

Martin and 19 month old Leah Reeder are full of smiles and SUPER SLIDE Richmire of

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Richmire of Montpelier during the fair.

Jarett Malone of Montpelier slides behind Zavior Richmire & Chad

of Montpelier slides behind Zavior Richmire & Chad KIDDIE COASTER $13, parents could purchase an all-u-can-ride

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$13, parents could purchase an all-u-can-ride wristband from 11-5. Kids enjoying rides such as the ferris wheel, carousel, bumper cars, fun house, super slide and more!

Kiddie Day was held on Monday at the Williams County Fair. For

Day was held on Monday at the Williams County Fair. For GAME TIME Montpelier seem to

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Montpelier seem to enjoy a game of ring toss during the Williams County Fair.

Rea Beck of Montpelier, Kaytee Tomblin of Pioneer, and Emma Fidler of

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Happy Go Swimg ride proved to be a popular ride.

Poor Jack’s Entertainment provided this years fair rides once again. This

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FERRIS WHEEL FUN

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Chloe, Olivia and Kathryn Walkup peer over their ferris wheel

Olivia and Kathryn Walkup peer over their ferris wheel BUMP N GO neer seem to have

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neer seem to have a fun time on the bumper cars at the fair.

Brothers Colby and Brayden Tyler of Pio-

cars at the fair. Brothers Colby and Brayden Tyler of Pio- GRANDPA AND ME her day

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Gezzi Kidston of Pioneer spends

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based Drug Free Action Alliance, presented the program that was as informative as it was thought provoking. The first target on her radar was the media driven myth that ‘everybody is

doing it’, when in fact, only ten percent

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ANY illegal drug. Of that demographic, 7.3 percent uses marijuana. While that number sounds appealing, the sad truth of the matter is that of the 7.3 percent, 7.2 percent are aged 12 to 17,

and 18.7 percent are in the 18 to 25 age bracket. This is proof positive that

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between fifth grade and college age, a demographic highly susceptible to the misguidance of society and the media. On a national level, more of today’s youth smoke pot than cigarettes. What of all those ‘studies’ that show marijuana to be ‘harmless’? As it is with any poll or study, the figures are easily distorted by an nonobjective, preexisting bias,,,especially one that is political in nature. When those studies or polls are the only ones brought before the public by an equally biased media, the public becomes misinformed, and then considers that misinformation to be factual in nature. According to the Director of the Drug Policy Institute, Dr. Kevin A. Sabet, “Science has learned more about marijuana in the past twenty years than in the preceding two hundred. Ironically, however, there has been a major incongruence between the scientific knowledge gained and the public’s understanding of the drug.” What are the facts surrounding the public perception of pot? Is it really deemed harmless and socially acceptable? Hardly, and the objective polling data proves it. According to a 2012 Fulton County Health assessment, the use of cannabis ranked higher in peer disapproval than smoking cigarettes and the consumption of alcohol. Only the misuse of prescription drugs ranked higher in peer disapproval than the use of marijuana. That same assessment however shows that of the four aforementioned vices, cannabis ranks last in a perception of high risk

potential. This would seem to echo the opinions of Dr. Sabet, and reflects

a national study on the sentiments of

proposed legalization of the drug. In

1969, the general public opposed the

legalization of marijuana by a sizeable 84

to 12 percent margin. As of 2013 though,

the tide has turned dramatically, with 52 percent favoring legalization, and 45 percent in opposition. What of the legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes? Ms. Sharer pointed out that even with the best of intentions, legislation cannot atone for the corruption that waits in the wings as so-called medicinal marijuana found its way into the streets with the same ease as illegal prescription drugs. She also pointed out the discrepancies between medical marijuana and other drugs, both prescription and over the counter. Ancient Greeks and Egyptians used white willow bark as an analgesic. Today, we use the same thing, standardized in strength and dosage, but we call it aspirin. Marijuana comes in several grades and potencies, some of which can even vary from plant to plant depending upon the content of the active ingredient, delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol. There is no current methodology for the standardization of potency or dosage of marijuana. Another point made was the politicization of marijuana. Practically every state has seen at least some effort to bring legalization of the drug to the polling place, thereby making it fair game for the Hollywood glitterati and the media to spin opinion as fact. That being the case, Ms. Sharer asked what other drug, prescription or over the counter, has ever been put to a public referendum for approval? When did we, as a state or nation, ever vote to allow

aspirin to be legalized? Yes, it sounds silly on its surface, but the logic is inescapable. One by one, Ms. Sharer broke down the talking points of the pro-pot agenda.

It has been espoused that cannabis is

non-addictive. Using 2013 data on admissions to treatment centers for chemical addiction, Ms. Sharer pointed

out that while alcohol and pain killers ranked first and second, addiction to marijuana was the third highest cause for admissions, ranking it ahead of the highly addictive cocaine. Marijuana continues to be touted as harmless compared to cocaine or alcohol. The facts coming from the treatment centers however, show that those admitted for pot addiction have a higher mortality rate than those admitted for addictions to alcohol or cocaine. The key to gaining a full grasp of all the facts surrounding the marijuana question rests with the individual. Those who claim to be ‘informed’ by celebrities have their ignorance put on display with every Hollywood drug overdose funeral, or every trip to rehab made by the likes of a Lindsey Lohan. The responsibility

belongs to the individual to research all sides of the issue, then discriminate between what is fact, what is fiction, and what is political spin. It is not an easy thing to do, but organizations like the Healthy Choices Caring Communities Coalition of Fulton County are always ready to provide objective, factual material that you will not hear from Hollywood or the media. Coalition meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 12 noon at the Fulton County Administration Building, Second Floor Conference Room, 152 South Fulton Street, in Wauseon. There is no cost to attend, but the benefits gained in knowledge are priceless…and life-saving.

Timothy Kays can be reached at tim@thevillagereporter.com

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As a tribute to those who lost their lives and to

acknowledge the 13th Anniversary of 9-11, Four County Career Center students from the Fire & Rescue and Law Enforcement & Security Tactics along with instructors Tonya Fisher and Kevin Thomas, held a Remembrance Ceremony in honor of “Patriot Day.” During the ceremony the National Anthem was sung by Fire & Rescue student Sarah Relford (Evergreen), while Law Enforcement & Security Tactics students Alex Wierauch (Stryker) and Chris Willis (Ayersville) lowered the flag to half mast. Taps was played by Ellie Cichocki, Job Placement Coordinator, to conclude the ceremony. Always Remember--Don’t Ever Forget - 09-11-01.

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