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Fayette's Noelle Goodson: FFA, Montpelier's Strong Realty Solutions Nashville & The National Anthem - New Name, Same Great Service but for the moment, she is in the middle of one of her most exciting experiences yet the Stand and Be Heard Anthem Singing Competition sponsored by FMC Agricultural Products. Noelle has always been interested in music and quite gifted in regards to it. Over the years, she has taken piano lessons, harp lessons, guitar lessons, and voice lessons, and she recently got her hand on a ukulele so surely shell be adding that to her repertoire as well. Earlier this year, in March, Noelle go the opportunity to sing the National Anthem in Columbus for the Division IV Boys Basketball State Championship game. When asked about this experience, Noelle just smiled and said, It was one of the coolest places Ive ever been for singing. Noelle has lent her voice to many local occasions, one of which was quite an important one the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the 9/11 Memorial at the Fulton ...
By: Chelsie Firestone THE REPORTER After buying Bob Mercer Realty and Auctions in 2004 and moving the business to its 310 W. Main Street Location in Montpelier, owner John Dye has finally decided that it was time to make the business more his own by changing the name. He explained that "a lot of people would come in and just assume that I was Bob." The good news for Dye was that the confusion wasn't all bad. Bob Mercer Realty and Auctions, after all, has always had a good reputation in the area. It is likely that Strong Real Estate Solutions will maintain that solid reputation as, while the name of the business has changed, the commitment to service and the services rendered have not. Strong Realty Solutions focuses on primarily residential listings and assists both buyers and sellers through the processes of buying and/ or selling real estate. Dye explained that he has seen an increase of real estate transactions in the last three to six months and that the number of foreclosures and sheriff's sales have started to go down. This is good news for homeowners. As the number of such events decrease, property value rises.

REOPENING ... Owner John Dye is pleased to announce his re-opening of Strong Real Estate Solutions, formerly Bob Mercer Auctions and Real Estate, and is looking forward to continuing to serve buyers and sellers with the same personalized attention that his location at 310 W. Main Street in Montpelier has always been known for.
For those who are interested in either buying or selling their homes, Dye offers some sound advice. He explains that the most important thing for people to do in terms of property is to simply maintain it by keeping it clean both inside and out and by freshening up paint, landscaping, and other cosmetic aspects as they are needed. "A fifteen dollar can of paint can really go a long way in making property value go up," he said. He also offers the advice of being patient to buyers who are looking for something in particular. Sometimes it takes a little bit of time before that perfect dream house turns up, after all, but it's far better to wait a little bit than for someone to jump in and commit to something they didn't really want. John's knowledge and understanding of real estate and property value has been building for years. While he didn't enter into the real estate business until 2004, real estate has been in his family for years. Anyone entering the Strong Real Estate Solutions office will notice a plaque ... CONTINUED ON PAGE 17

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By: Storm Humbert THE REPORTER Noelle Goodson was a very active high school student. She was a member of the track team and cheerleading squad for all four years of high school as well as an active member of the FFA. She participated in choirs (both

through her church and in school), and even tried cross country her senior year. Shes been Homecoming queen, on more courts than she can remember, and in the fall shell ship out to Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Clearly, Noelle has been busy, CONTINUED ON PAGE 17

Edon Northwest Local Schools Prepped & Ready For First Day
West Unity Village Council Moves Forward With Purchase of Vactor Truck Fayette's Noelle Goodson: FFA, Nashville & The National Anthem Deena Haynes, Pushing To Be World's Best Puller 2013 Pioneer Germanfest Highlights American Red Cross Urges Community To Donate Blood Award-Winning Author Visits West Unity Library Cookbook Author Marsha Baker To Visit Pioneer Library Stryker Homecoming Festival Schedule of Events Montpelier Native Jason Rockey Announces Candidacy For State Representative

By: Lucinda Held-Faulhaber THE REPORTER With the start of school just two weeks away, Edon Northwest Local Board of Education addressed the few remaining details for 20132014 during its regular session held Tuesday, August 6. President Jill Jacoby called the 5:00 p.m. meeting to order with all members in attendance. In addition to hearing abbreviated monthly reports as part of the evenings straightforward agenda, members also listened to concerns voiced by District resident Dave Walker. I have a question [for the Board], he began. I dont know whether youve seen the schedule or not [but] I wondered if each one of you believes its fair enough for each English teacher the way it is? The administration sets the [class] schedule; we dont, noted Board President Jacoby in her response. While Board members do see the schedule before school starts, coordinating class offerings does not fall under their responsibilities but those of the Districts hired administrators. I realize that, Mr. Walker continued. This teacher has gone to the administration and discussed the [class load] but [what] I want to know is if the Board thinks its fair the way the schedule is one teacher has seven classes and another teacher has five classes. [At this point], we dont know the whole thinking behind how or

why the decision was made, added Board Member Dave Haase. We cannot go by a scheduling paper and make a decision whether its fair or not without reviewing all the details first. Im not sure if the word fair is the way to look at it, said Jacoby. We hire our administrators and tell them they need to do whats best for the kids. While genuine concern for the fairness of the current English class schedule was again expressed by Mr. Walker, President Jacoby shared during the ensuing discussion that teachers have a negotiated agreement to protect them. Theres a process they can go through if they think [the schedule] is not fair. If, at some point, they go through those steps and we have to become involved, then we will become involved. The fact that youve brought [this] to us tonight.Im sure we will be discussing and taking it under advisement. We appreciate you coming to us, concluded Jacoby. Mr. Walker then thanked the Board for their time. In action taken, the Board: Accepted a $668.50 cash donation from Family Service of Northwest Ohio for the high school fund. Approved 2013-2014 change funds for the Elementary Office (fifty dollars), Sports (four hundred fifty dollars), Cheerleaders (ten dollars) and any others as needed during the school year.

NEW TEACHER Edon Superintendent Ed Ewers congratulates Samara Banks-Calvin on her new position at Edon Northwest Local Schools. Ms. Banks-Calvins one-year contract as Elementary Intervention Specialist for 2013-2014 was approved by the Districts Board of Education during its August regular session.

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Approved employment of substitute teachers and substitute paraprofessionals from 2013-2014 Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center (NWOESC) lists along with any addendums to the original lists. Approved all bus routes as presented until adjustments are made after the first few days of school.

Approved an agreement with Wood County Juvenile Detention Center (sixty dollars/day per student) and Juvenile Residential Center of Northwest Ohio (fifty-five dollars/day per student) for 20132014. Approved 2013-2014 Supplemental Contracts with Tony Booth CONTINUED ON PAGE 17

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~ AREA OBITUARIES & DEATH NOTICES ~


Arthur McKarns (1940 - 2013)
Arthur Wellington McKarns, age 72, of Bryan, Ohio and also Redondo Beach, CA passed away unexpectedly at the Cleveland Clinic on Friday August 2, 2013. Prior to his retirement he had been a High School Math Teacher for 40 years in the Torrance Unified School District in Torrance, CA and the Edon, Ohio School District. Mr. McKarns was born near Pulaski, Ohio on the family farm on September 21, 1940 the son of the late Paul and the late Miriam (Snow) McKarns. He was a 1959 graduate of Stryker High School, He then attended and graduated from Adrian College. Attending the University of Southern California, he earned his Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Living. During his time teaching at South High School in Torrance, he was a baseball coach, basketball coach and developed the boys and girls golf teams. While in college in Adrian, he was a member of the ATO fraternity and felt it was important to give back to the college and his fraternity. During his time in Bryan every year he enjoyed helping make ice cream for the Pulaski United Methodist Churchs Ice Cream Social. He also enjoyed supporting the Barbershop Harmony Society, the Torrance Symphony and the Hollywood Riviera Sportsmans Club raising money for scholarships. In August of 1961, he married Sharon K. Weber. To this union was born a daughter. In August of 1977 he married Marjorie Watts and she survives. In addition to his wife Marj, Art is survived by his daughter Robin Leonardo (Dan), two stepsons Michael (Susan) Watts and Patrick Watts, a sister Pat Putnam (Frank), two grandchildren, Cassandra and Michael Leonardo, and two step grandsons Chase and Chad Watts. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Assoc., 4041 West Sylvania Avenue, Toledo OH 43623. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.GrisierFH.com. The Grisier Funeral Home in Stryker has been entrusted with arrangements.

Joan Connolly (1929 - 2013)


A. Joan Connolly, 83, of Bryan, OH and formerly of Montpelier, OH passed away on Monday August 5, 2013 after battling cancer for several years. Born on November 2, 1929 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, she was the daughter of Horace Daniel and Audrey Beryl (Annable) Fish. She married William J. Hofbauer in 1950 in Royal Oak, Michigan and he preceded her in death in April 1975. Joan was married in 1973 in Sarasota, FL to Walter L. Connolly, who passed away in November 1990. Mrs. Connolly is survived by her three sons and their families: Bob (Pat) Hofbauer of Montpelier and daughter Katrina Hofbauer of Lake Placid, NY; Greg (Karen) Hofbauer of Plymouth, MI and daughter Katie (Clark) Saulsberry of Canton, MI and son Charles Hofbauer of Grand Rapids, MI; Tom (Brenda) Hofbauer of Bryan and sons Nick (fiance Jill Span) Hofbauer of Dublin, OH and Alex Hofbauer of Fayetteville, AR. In addition, Joan was blessed with three great grandchildren; Kristina, Jack & Holly Saulsberry of Canton, MI. Also surviving are her two brothers; Fred (Sharon) Fish of Overland Park, KS and Jim (Sue) Fish of Holly & Charlevoix, MI; step-son Bruce Connolly of Myrtle Beach, SC; step-daughter Linda (Johnny) Schnabel of Swansea, SC; along with many nieces and nephews. Joan moved to Montpelier in the early 1950s when the family business, Mohawk Tools, Inc., relocated from Hazel Park, MI. She was a founding member of the Montpelier Civic League and the Williams County Playhouse, as well a long-time member of the First Presbyterian Church in Montpelier. In addition to volunteering with many organizations, such as the Red Cross, United Way and the Williams County Election Board, she worked at the Montpelier Village Hall until her retirement in 2004. Joan was also well known for her love of cooking and decorating. Thompson Funeral Home is handling all arrangements. Memorial contributions can be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 114 W. Washington Street, Montpelier, Ohio 43543. Online condolences can be made at www.thethompsonfuneralhome.com

Jamie Long (1938 - 2013)


On Monday evening, August 5th, Jamie Eugene Long was reunited in heaven with his loving wife Margaret, in time for their 54th wedding anniversary, he was 74. Jamie was at peace when he passed, with his loving children by his side at the Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center. He was born on October 31, 1938 in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina to Eugene Nicholas and Bessie Seretha (Martin) Long. Jamie honorably served his country in the United States Army as a Military Policeman, and prior to his discharge he married Margaret Mary Cuffe in Alexandria, Virginia on August 8, 1959. Until Jamies recent illness, he owned and operated Long and Associates in Montpelier; a job that he especially enjoyed being a part of prior to his wifes death on August 28, 2011. From 1973-2000 Jamie was a supervisor at Martin Sprocket and Gear in Montpelier. Jamie was a member and Lay Minister for Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Montpelier. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Montpelier Moose Lodge. He is survived by seven children, Denise (Mike) Allman, James (Shelly) Long, Lori Ann Long, Connie Long, Brenda Long, Tammy (Bob) Duchene, Mary Frances (Bill) Clark, all of Montpelier; a special nephew William (Lynn) Patrick of Montpelier; 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren; one brother Charlie (Bernie Mae) Long of Roanoke Rapids, NC; one sister Glenora Virginia Powers of Gaston, NC; two sister-in-laws Gerry Long of Wilson, NC and Katie Long of Halifax, NC; and one brother-in-law Ronald Walls of Roanoke Rapids, NC. Jamie was preceded in death by his parents, wife Margaret, two brothers Johnny Ray and Richard Golden Long, a sister Hallie Maggie Walls, and brother-in-law L.H. Powers. Donations in memory of Jamie may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church or the Visiting Nurses and Hospice of Williams and Fulton Counties. Online condolences can be left for the family at www.thethompsonfuneralhome. com

Frederick Clair (1932 - 2013)


Frederick A. Clair, age 81, of Stryker, passed away Monday evening, August 5, 2013, as the result of injuries sustained from an auto accident. Prior to his retirement in 1999 he had worked as a machinist at the Aro Corporation in Bryan for 47 years. He had also owned and operated Neco Lanes in Montpelier for five years, and had worked for the National Weather Service for 40 years. Fred was born in Dearborn, Michigan on July 21, 1932, the son of Harold J. and Loraine Clair. In 1953 he married Shirley A. Galloway, and she preceded him in death in 2000. He was a Navy Veteran of the Korean War, where he served on the U.S.S. Aucilla. He was a member of the Evansport Fox Hunters, Stryker Fox Hunters, the West Unity Fox Hunters and the Stryker Sportsmen Club. Surviving are sons, Tommie (Jane) Clair, Dannie Clair, and Johnnie Clair. He was preceded in death by his sister, Joanne Liszcz. The will be no visitation or services. Grisier Funeral Home in Stryker has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www. grisierfh.com.

Janet Crisenbery
Janet Crisenbery, age 73 of Flippin, Arkansas formally from Alvordton/Fayette area died July 21, 2013 at her residence. She worked as a Quality Control Supervisor for LaBarge Industries. She will be remembered for her love of her grandchildren. She enjoyed taking care of her garden, knitting and crocheting. She is survived by her sons, Dave (Vicki) Crisenbery, Mike (Sandy) Crisenbery both from Flippin AR and Gene Crisenbery of Harrison, AR; grandchildren Brittany and Shelby Crisenbery, Ashley Trivet, Tiffany Black, Christopher (Jena) Adams and Ashley (Chris) Parish and great grandchildren, Brayden Adams, Braylie Sweet, Riley Black and Bryson Tanner. Janet was preceded in death by her son Douglas Crisenbery, her parents Harold and Geneva Huntley, Brother Gene (Kitty) Huntley, sisters, Marilyn (LaVon) Campbell, and Martha (Bruce) Moore. Services will be private. Arrangements were under the direction of Kirby and Family Funeral and Cremation Services. Visit online guestbook obituary at www.Kirbyandfamily.com

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Williams & Fulton County Library News


Award-Winning Author Visits West Unity Library
Williams County Public Libraries Announce Closure For Upcoming Holiday
The Williams County Public Library, with branches in Bryan, Edgerton, Edon, Pioneer, Stryker and West Unity, will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2013 in observance of the Labor Day Holiday.

Cookbook Author Marsha Baker To Visit Pioneer Library


Come meet the Better Baker and cookbook author Marsha Baker at the Pioneer Library on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 from 4:00 pm-7:00 pm. Marsha is a local author who has turned her experience in the kitchen into a writing career. As stated in her personal blog, I love food and everything about it. Cooking is definitely a learning process and Im still learning and loving every minute in my kitchen. I have a drive that is satisfied by creating food. This drive has led to several of Mrs. Bakers recipes being published in American Profile which inspired her to write her first cookbook, Recipes and Recollections. She also writes a monthly food column for the Leader Enterprise and has her own personal food blog at http://www.thebetterbaker.blogspot.com. Marsha will be promoting her new cookbook, Love at First Bite which contains 202 easy family-friendly recipes. Over 100 of these fun dishes contain only 6 ingredients or fewer. There will be a book signing along with refreshments. The Pioneer Branch Library is located at 106 Baubice Street. For more information, please contact Rose King at 419-737-2833.

Montpelier Public Library Offering Painting Class


BOOK SIGNING ... Award-winning author Ann Charles and her signature purple boots, made a visit to the West Unity Library on August 5th. While visiting friends and family in Northwest Ohio, she also promoted her new book Better off Dead in Deadwood. She also had her other titles available for purchase as well as a few give-away promotional items. Ann was also available for a book signing as well as a chatting with her fans (new and old) that were in attendance. In addition to the book promotion, she shared her experiences with how she became a writer/ author/publisher as well as the trials and tribulations of being published. She also answered several questions by those in attendance from how she became a writer, how she has marketed herself, to the hard work it has taken her to be as accomplished as she is. The evening finished with a book signing and refreshments provided by the library. Ann Charles writes romantic mysteries that are splashed with humor. According to her biography on her website, A member of Sisters in Crime, the Guppies, and Romance Writers of America for many moons", Anne Charles has a B.A. in English with an emphasis on creative writing from the University of Washington. She is currently toiling away on her next book while promoting her published books. When she is not dabbling in fiction, she is standing on her workshop soapbox, blabbing about what she has learned over the years about the craft and self-promotion.
PAINTING CLASS ... If you missed the Summer Flowers painting class with Tami Manley at the Montpelier Public Library in July, come and join us on August 22 at 6:00pm for a chance to paint the flowers or you can paint a Beach Scene. The pre-paid $35. fee covers all materials needed for the 20in by 24in painting. You must be 16 years old to attend the class and the class size is limited to 14. To register or for more information call the Montpelier Public Library at 419-485-3287. PHOTO BY ANGELINA WALKUP, STAFF

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WILLIAMS & FULTON COUNTY AREA LOCAL POLICE, EMS &FIRE REPORTS
KEEPING READERS NOTIFIED OF LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIRE, COURT & CRIME STOPPER ACTIVITIES
EDON P.D. (July 28) Citizen assist (July 28) Citizen assist (July 29) Citizen assist (July 29) Animal complaint (July 29) Trespassing warning (July 29) No contact warning (July 29) Agency assist (July 29) Warning being in the park after hours (July 30) Citizen assist (July 30) Golf cart inspection (July 31) Motorist assist (July 31) Shop lifter complaint (July 31) Agency assist (July 31) Agency assist (July 31) Citizen assist (Aug. 1) Littering complaint (Aug. 1) Agency assist (Aug. 1) Warning for failure to yield (Aug. 1) Speed, citation (Aug. 2) Citizen assist (Aug. 2) Citizen assist (Aug. 2) Warning equipment violation (Aug. 2) Fraud complaint (Aug. 2) 911 hang up call (Aug. 3) Parade detail (Aug. 3) Speed, citation (Aug. 3) Speed, citation (Aug. 3) Improper starting and backing (Aug. 3) Property damage only accident (Aug. 3) Domestic violation complaint (Aug. 3) Citizen assist (Aug. 3) Warning, expired tags. STRYKER P.D. (July 26) Traffic Warning - Stop Sign (July 26) Disorderly Conduct - Intoxicated (July 27) Breaking and Entering, Theft (July 27) Disabled Vehicle (July 28) Domestic Dispute (July 28) Civil Complaint (July 28) Unauthorized Use of a Credit Card (July 29) Keep The Peace (July 30) Traffic Warning - Stop Sign (July 30) Criminal Damage (July 31) Disorderly Conduct - Intoxicated (July 31) Suspicious Vehicle (August 1) 911 Call - Unknown Nature (August 1) Civil Complaint (August 1) Agency Assist PIONEER P.D. Requested reports not received by press deadline. WEST UNITY P.D. Requested reports not received by press deadline. MONTPELIER P.D. Requested reports not received by press deadline. FAYETTE P.D. Requested reports not received by press deadline. WILLIAMS CO. SHERIFF (Aug. 7) 8:54 a.m. - Gary Miller, Pioneer, reported that sometime in the few days prior to August 7, someone caused approximately $200 in damage to unlawfully enter a residence and outbuilding to remove approximately $56 in items. Matter remains under investigates. (Aug. 7) 11:27 p.m. - Diane Prater, Northwest Township, reported that between 10:40-10:50 p.m. someone unlawfully entered a residence and removed a bottle of prescription medication valued at $50. (Aug. 11) 12:26 p.m. - James Anderson of Montpelier, reported that sometime during the night someone struck his mailbox with a blunt object. The damage was estimated at $150. WILLIAMS COUNTY TRAFFIC REPORTS Wray, Jonathan T., Pioneer, OH, Failure to maintain assured clear distance ahead. Fine Amount: 71.00 plus court costs. Wheeler, James F., Jr., Edgerton, OH, Seat Belt. Fine Amount: 30.00 plus court costs Sauceda, Victoria N., Montpelier, OH, Failure to Reinstate. Fine Amount: Not given Blackburn, Samuel D., Edgerton, OH, Seat belt. Fine Amount: 30.00 plus court costs Rebeck, Terry L., Jr., West Unity, OH. Seat belt. Fine Amount: 30.00 plus court costs Watson, Shirley A., West Unity, OH. Failure to control. Fine Amount: 71.00 plus court costs Newman, James L., III, Edgerton, OH. Seat belt. Fine Amount: 30.00 plus court costs Vanarsdalen, Danyel L., West Unity, OH. Expiration of Operators License/Over 6m. Fine Amount: Waived 150.00 Vanarsdalen, Danyel L., West Unity, OH. Failure to control. Fine Amount: 50.00 plus court costs Lash, Christopher A., Montpelier, OH. 71/55 Speed. Fine Amount: 40.00 plus court costs Dominique, James L., West Unity, OH. No Drivers License. Fine Amount: 150.00 plus court costs Roby, Barbara M., Kunkle, OH. 56/35 Speed. Fine Amount: 65.00 plus court costs Jones, Dustin R., Stryker, OH. O.V.I/.08breath. Fine Amount: Not given Jones, Dustin R., Stryker, OH. Outside Of Vehicle. Fine Amount: Waived 150.00 Jones, Dustin R., Stryker, OH. Seat belt. Fine Waived 70.00 Roelfs, Raymond E., Edgerton, OH. Failure to Re-instate. Fine Amount: Not given Carter, Marcus J., Montpelier, OH. Violation of Restrictions. Pre-trial Carter, Marcus J., Montpelier, OH. Seat Belt. Fine Amount: 70.00 Carter, Marcus J., Montpelier, OH. Fin Resp Suspension. Pre-trial Carter, Marcus J., Montpelier, OH. Lanes of Travel. Fine Waived: 125.00 Rush, Michael P., Pioneer, OH. 68/55 Speed. Fine Amount: 40.00 plus court costs Rush, Michael P., Pioneer, OH. FRA Suspension. Fine Amount: 300.00 plus court costs. Jail: 60 days, Suspended: 60. No Future Violations Within Next 3 Yrs Brown, Sammy C., Montpelier, OH. OVI Suspension. Pre-trial Brown, Sammy C., Montpelier, OH. Fictitious Registration. Pretrial Brown, Sammy C., Montpelier, OH. No Tail Lights. Pre-trial Cox, Alan L., Montpelier, OH. Ovi/Under Influence. Pre-trial Cox, Alan L., Montpelier, OH. Violation of Lane/Line. Pre-trial Buttermore, Judd M., Montpelier. Dis Regular Plates. Fine Amount: 50.00 plus costs Buttermore, Judd M., Montpelier. Ovi/Under Influence. Fine Amount: 650.00 plus costs. Jail: 20, Suspended: 17. NO FUTURE VIOLATIONS WITHIN NEXT 2 YRS, 1ST TIMERS RETREAT WITHIN 90 DAYS, VACATE ADM LICENSE SUSPENSION AND FEES Buttermore, Judd M., Montpelier. 30/25 Speed. Dismissed. Costs only Smith, Tracey D., Montpelier, OH. Driving Under Suspension. Pretrial Glambin, Felicia M., Montpelier, OH. Fictitious Registration. Fine Amount: 150.00 plus costs. NRVC BMV 5-1412 Glambin, Felicia M., Montpelier, OH. No Operator License. Fine Amount: 300.00 plus costs Farley, Jody, Montpelier, OH. Ovi/Breath (Low). Pre-trial. Farley, Jody, Montpelier, OH. Failure to Control. Pre-trial. Peeples, Hanna J., Montpelier, OH. 81/70 Speed. Fine Amount: 24.00 plus costs Thomas, Kelsi J., Montpelier, OH. 41/25 Speed. Fine Waived: 130.00 Degarmo, Betty L., West Unity, OH. Failure to Reinstate. Fine Amount: 200.00 plus costs Hicks, Rickey L., Montpelier, OH. Resisting/ Fleeing. Fine Amount: Not given. Hicks, Rickey L., Montpelier, OH. Reckless Operation. Fine Amount: Not given. Petarra, Janet. Pioneer, OH. Failure to Yield Right of Way. Fine Amount: 71.00 plus costs Roelfs, Raymond E., Edgerton, OH. Failure to Reinstate. Dismissed Roelfs, Raymond E., Edgerton, OH. 68/55 Speed. Fine Amount: 45.00 plus costs Wheeler, Jennifer L., Montpelier, OH. 68/55 Speed. Fine Amount: 46.00 plus costs Jones, Larry A Jr., Montpelier, OH. 40/25 Speed. Fine Amount: 46.00 plus costs Huber, Nicole R., Stryker, OH. 43/25 Speed. Fine Amount: 46.00 plus costs Mitchell, Robert D., Montpelier, OH. Seat Belt. Fine Amount: 30.00 plus costs Farrell, Tia M., Montpelier, OH. No Operator License. Fine Amount: Not given Farrell, Tia M., Montpelier, OH. Lanes of Travel. Fine Amount: Not given Jordan, Tyler D., Montpelier, OH. Stop Sign. Fine Waived: 155.00 Stantz, Derrik M., Kunkle, OH. Stop Light. Fine Waived: 130.00 Hawkins, Benji L., Edon, OH. Violation Lane/Lines. Fine Waived: 150.00 Hawkins, Benji L., Edon, OH. Ovi/Under Influence. Not given Cox, Georgia A. Pioneer, OH. Expired Plates. Fine Waived: 125.00 Day, Joshua M., Pioneer, OH. 54/35 Speed. Fine Waived: 130.00 Frazer, Dennis L, West Unity, OH. Ovi/Breath (Low). Fine Amount: 650.00 plus costs. Jail: 20, Suspended: 17. NO FUTURE VIOLATIONS WITHIN NEXT 2 YRS, 1ST TIMERS RETREAT WITHIN 90 DAYS, VACATE ADM LICENSE SUSPENSION AND FEES Frazer, Dennis L, West Unity, OH. Lanes of Travel. Fine Amount: 35.00 plus costs Morgan, James R., Holiday City, OH. Ovi/Under Influence. Fine Amount: 750.00 plus costs. Jail: 40, Suspended: 30. Work release granted Morgan, James R., Holiday City, OH. No M/C End. Fine Amount: 200.00 plus costs. Jail: 30, Suspended: 30. Morgan, James R., Holiday City, OH. No Helmet. Dismissed Conrad, Cameron B., Montpelier, OH. Driving Under Suspension. Fine waived: 385.00 Conrad, Cameron B., Montpelier, OH. 48/35 Speed. Fine waived: 130.00 WILLIAMS COUNTY CRIMINAL REPORTS Lyman, Kalyn E., Edon, OH. Abuse of Intoxicants. Fine Amount: Not given Lyman, Kalyn E., Edon, OH. Drug Paraphernalia. Fine Waived: 175.00 Lyman, Kalyn E., Edon, OH. Drug Paraphernalia. Fine Waived: 275.00 Krill, Brent J., Stryker, OH. Assault. Fine Amount: Not given Straka, Nicholas P., Montpelier, OH. Possession. Fine Waived: 175.00 Straka, Nicholas P., Montpelier, OH. Drug Paraphernalia. Fine Waived: 175.00 Straka, Nicholas P., Montpelier, OH. Possession. Fine Waived: 175.00 Hicks, Rickey L., Montpelier, OH. Fleeing and Eluding. Preliminary Hearing Fuller, Danielle, West Unity, OH. Fail/File Tax 11. Dismissed Fuller, Nathaniel, West Unity, OH. Fail/File Tax 11. Dismissed Fuller, Nathaniel, West Unity, OH. Fail/File Tax 08. Dismissed Fuller, Nathaniel, West Unity, OH. Fail/ File Tax 09. Fine Amt.: 200.00, Suspended: 200.00 Costs: 90.00. Jail Time: 30 days, Suspended: 30. NO FUTURE VIOLATIONS WITHIN NEXT 2 YRS, MUST FILE TAXES WITHIN 30 DAYS AND SETUP PAYMENT AGREEMENT Fuller, Nathaniel, West Unity, OH. Fail/File Tax10. Fuller, Nathaniel, West Unity, OH. Fail/File Tax09. Fine Amt.: 200.00, Suspended: 200.00 Costs: 90.00. Jail Time: 30 days, Suspended: 30. NO FUTURE VIOLATIONS WITHIN NEXT 2 YRS, MUST FILE TAXES WITHIN 30 DAYS AND SETUP PAYMENT AGREEMENT Fuller, Danielle, West Unity, OH. Fail/File Tax08. Dismissed Fuller, Danielle, West Unity, OH. Fail/ File Tax09. Fine Amt.: 200.00, Suspended: 200.00 Costs: 90.00. Jail Time: 30 days, Suspended: 30. NO FUTURE VIOLATIONS WITHIN NEXT 2 YRS, MUST FILE TAXES WITHIN 30 DAYS AND SETUP PAYMENT AGREEMENT Fuller, Danielle, West Unity, OH. Fail/ File Tax10. Fine Amt.: 200.00, Suspended: 200.00 Costs:90.00. Jail Time: 30 days, Suspended: 30. NO FUTURE VIOLATIONS WITHIN NEXT 2 YRS, MUST FILE TAXES WITHIN 30 DAYS AND SETUP PAYMENT AGREEMENT Hill, Kelsey A., West Unity, OH. Domestic Violence. Fine Amount: Not given Meyer, Michael G. Montpelier, OH. Violation of TPO. Pre-trial. Brown, Sammy C., Montpelier, OH. Ovi/ Breath High. Preliminary. Hukill, Clinton W., West Unity. Endangering Children. Fine Amount: 300 plus costs. Jail: 90, Suspended: 90. NO FUTURE VIOLATIONS WITHIN NEXT 2 YRS Shields, James A., Montpelier, OH. Aggravated Menacing. Hearing. Shields, James A., Montpelier, OH. Assault. Hearing. Shields, James A., Montpelier, OH. Assault. Hearing. Shields, James A., Montpelier, OH. Resisting Arrest. Hearing. Shields, James A., Montpelier, OH. Resisting Arrest. Hearing. Shields, James A., Montpelier, OH. Criminal Trespass. Hearing. Shields, James A., Montpelier, OH. Menacing. Hearing. Shields, James A., Montpelier, OH. Disorderly Conduct. Hearing. Beach, John, Montpelier, OH. Passing Bad Checks. Arraigned Beach, John, Montpelier, OH. Passing Bad Checks. Arraigned Harrington, Ricky L., Montpelier, OH. Drug Paraphernalia. Fine waived: 180.00 Harrington, Ricky L., Montpelier, OH. Possession. Fine waived: 180.00 Steffes, Matthew R., Alvordton, OH. Theft. Fine Amount: 250.00 plus costs. Jail: 30, Suspended: 30 Cook, Alexander G., Montpelier, OH. Providing Premises. Fine Amount: 250.00 plus costs. Jail: 90, Suspended: 90. 100 HOURS COMMUNITY SERVICE Fox, Alec R., Montpelier, OH. Underage Consumption. Fine Amount: 100.00 and costs Salley, Donald M., IV, Pioneer, OH. Underage Consumption. Fine Amount: 100.00 and costs Salley, Donald M., IV, Pioneer, OH. Possession. Fine Amount: 150.00 plus costs. Agency to destroy contraband Bohner, Brian L., Montpelier, OH. Storage of Trash. Fine waived: 180.00 Bible, Christopher L., Montpelier, OH. Drug Paraphernalia. Fine Amount: 90.00 plus costs John, Brandon S., West Unity, OH. Criminal Damaging. Fine Amount: 250.00 plus costs. Jail: 30, Suspended: 30. NO FUTURE VIOLATIONS WITHIN NEXT 2 YRS, 50 HOURS COMMUNITY SERVICE, RESTITUTION TO PROSECUTOR TO BE PAID 30 DAYS AFTER AMOUNT IS DETERMINED Morgan, James R., Holiday City, OH. Use of Weapons While Intoxicated. 2nd Pre-trial Conrad, Cameron B., Montpelier, OH. Abuse of Intoxicants. Pre-trial Conrad, Cameron B., Montpelier, OH. Drug Paraphernalia. Pre-trial Conrad, Cameron B., Montpelier, OH. Open Container. Fine waived: 180.00 Wheeler, Tasha S., Montpelier, OH. Passing Bad Checks. Fine Amount: 100.00 plus costs. Jail: 30, Suspended: 30.

4-H NEWS
Demonstrations Completed At The July Franklin Blue Ribbons Meeting
The last meeting of the Franklin Blue Ribbons 4-H Club was July 15. Demonstrations were completed. If you have any questions on check in dates refer to the handbook or the newsletter. Next meeting books will be judged. You must attend this meeting if you are taking an animal project. If you cannot attend make arrangements with Kelly to get your book judged before hand. Those members with a book project please bring your project and display to the next meeting. Next meeting will be held on August 11 at 3:00 at the fairgrounds. Reported By: Cady Stockburger

Travel Baseball Program Holding Tryouts


The North West Ohio Big Dogs Multiple World Series Qualifying Travel Baseball Program will be holding tryouts for the following teams for 2014 season. 13u Saturday August 17th noon Rain Date Saturday August 24th same time. To be eligible You cannot turn 14 before May 1st. 12u Saturday August 17th 330pm Rain Date Saturday August 24th Same Time. To be eligible you cannot turn 13 before May 1st. 11u Sunday August 18th 2pm Rain Sate Sunday August 25th Same Time. To be eligible you cannot turn 12 before May 1st. All tryouts will be held at the Montpelier Ohio Softball field just North of the football field On Robinair Way road. If you have any questions contact Coach Robison Or Coach Wells Coach Robison 567-239-2652 or email coachbigdog69@hotmail.com. Coach Wells 419-2120987. See web sites for cancellations.

Edon Northwest Teachers Awarded Top Prize In Area Challenge


Teachers in Grades 7-12 at Edon Northwest Local Schools were recently honored as winners of a special online training competition sponsored by Fulton County Family Center (FCFC). Earlier in the year, Four County Suicide Prevention Coalition presented the New York City-based Kognito program to area superintendents, and as part of a grant, encouraged the schools to have their teachers in grades 7-12 trained in suicide prevention via the online program. The Coalition also noted it would present a monetary prize to the schools posting the highest percentage of staff participation in each county at the programs end on April 30. Edon Northwest Local Schools was awarded the prize for Williams County and received $668.50 for its staffs efforts. In 2011, the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation and Kognito announced OSPF had adopted Kognitos online, interactive At-Risk for High School Educators as a key element of its Campaign for Hope a three-year youth suicide prevention campaign funded with a grant from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. OSPFs continuing goal is to provide at least twenty thousand educators with the training (believed to be an innovative and critical component in bolstering their ability to identify at-risk youth and to connect them with appropriate services) by the end of 2014.

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Looking Back At What We Read Years Ago


WHAT WE READ YEARS AGO IN THE WEST UNITY REPORTER, THE STRYKER ADVANCE & THE ADVANCE REPORTER
WEST UNITY REPORTER ESTABLISHED1878
120 YEARS AGO August 1893 J.H. Fenimor and daughter Bertha returned from their visit to the Worlds Fair. A bicycle meet was held at Wauseon by 700 wheelmen, the delegation coming from Toledo numbering 200. The races were held to be at the fairgrounds, but rain soon spoiled the event, causing its postponement. 110 YEARS AGO August 1903 Born to Mr. and Mrs. O.W. Starr, August 14, a daughter 100 YEARS AGO August 1913 Scott Schultz sold his residence to Fern E. Leinard. Aaron Manevals barn was hit by lightning and burned with hay, grain, and other losses. 90 YEARS AGO August 1923 Part of Plank Road was visited by a destructive hail storm, where some places the hail was piled up to nearly a foot deep. The foundation of Amos Stauffers new house on the corner of Jackson and Lincoln Street was completed. 70 YEARS AGO August 1943 Services were held at Bryan Sunday for Mrs. Tillie Bly, age 77. 60 YEARS AGO August 1953 The McLaughlin reunion was held at the West Franklin Church of Christ Sunday, August 11. Herbert T. Knap departed this life Friday morning August 2, at his home. 50 YEARS AGO August 1963 Debra Sue Durlait, a 1973 graduate of Hilltop High School has been notified that she is to be featured in the seventh annual edition of Whos Who Among American High School Students. 40 YEARS AGO August 1973 Noray Burrowes daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Raymond K. Burrowes, West Unity, became the bride of Duane Clark, son of Mr. and Mr. Orville Clark, also of West Unity on July 28.

STRYKERADVANCE ESTABLISHED1884
110 YEARS AGO August 1903 Miss Lena Hart became the bride of Dr. Horace L. Prouty of Kokomo, Ind. on July 28. Samuel Lee and family of Toledo are moving into the Kniffen property on Depot Street. He is employed at Annettes Barber Shop. 100 YEARS AGO August 1913 Nine different concerns submitted bids to do Strykers proposed paving. The engineers estimate is $78,100 for standard brick. Village officials who will decide are Mayer Woodward, councilmen Betts, Beuehrer, President Piper, Annette, and Wiederkehr. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Huffman of Defiance Co line on August 1. 90 YEARS AGO August 1923 Forty members enrolled in the $1,000 Club within two weeks. Ralph Stranger of Bryan was engaged to coach the high school football teams for the season. A new state law makes it compulsory that one hundred minutes per week be given to physical training in the grades and in high school. 80 YEARS AGO August 1933 Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Alspaugh on July 28, a daughter. Miss Florence Curtis became the bride of John Grim on August 3. The annual Rebekah convention was held here on Wednesday. Under the NRA, the Stryker merchants adopted a resolution to open their stores at 7:30 a.m. and close them at 5:30 p.m. expect Saturday night, which will be at 10:30 p.m.

Farmers Exchange Co. this past year. Arthur Leichty suffered severe burns on both arms while putting gas into the extractor on the Homer Christy Farm. 60 YEARS AGO August 1953 Ray Rutledge of Jasper, Ala., is the new vocational agricultural teacher in Stryker schools. Miss Betty Jean Coy of near Stryker became the bride of Herbert C. Grieser of Archbold on August 2. 50 YEARS AGO August 1963 American Legion installs officers; Commander, Ernest Bretthauer; 1st Vice Com. Richard Bernath. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kunkle were top bidders on the home of the late Don Cameron Saturday.

1955 West Unity Junior Band

THE ADVANCE REPORTER (MERGE) ESTABLISHED 1976


30 YEARS AGO August 1983 Daniel Tussey was employed by the Williams County Board of Education as coordinator of the counties gifted and talented program. Stryker Village received a $4,500 Community Development Block Grant Program. 20 YEARS AGO August 1993 At Stryker School Board of Education accepts with Phil Nofziger as the high school principal. Mr. Nofziger has accepted a position at Defiance High School. Gerald Ruiley resigned from being president of the West Unity Village Council due to moving outside of the village limits making him ineligible to hold a council seat. Mrs. Weldon joins the Stryker School Cafeteria Staff. 10 YEARS AGO August 2003 Forty one competed last Friday at the third annual Hilltop Athletic Booster King of the Hill competition.

JUNIOR BAND ... TOP ROW: Mr. Kellermeyer, Neil Hartman, Janet Brethauer, Jeffery Altman, Kenneth Figgins, Jack Clark, Ronnie Patten, Devonne Leu. MIDDLE ROW: Diane Miller, Babs Suter, Brenda Dean, Charlotte Gunn, Marvin Page, Jerry Roth, Judy Roth, Kenneth Newcomb, Margret Neefe. BOTTOM ROW: Judy Hutchison, Judy Coats, Billy Jones, John Hacktel, Bobby Klophenstein, Deanna Shannon.

70 YEARS AGO August 1943 Charles Manning, 62, died at Bryan Hospital, Wednesday. Over $18,000 in patronage dividends were distributed to regular customers of the Stryker

A GLIMPSE OF HISTORY AND WHAT WE READ THROUGHOUT THE YEARS IN THE EDON COMMERCIAL
70 YEARS AGO August 1943 A loss of $8,000 was caused by fire at the Walter Heer farm 3 miles south of Stryker Sunday evening. The fire started Mr. Heer believes as the result of damage to the wiring when the barn was struck by lightning. Practically 700,000 men, women, and children, nearly all of whom are Ohioans, used the Ohio Department of Highways 300 roadside parks during July. The number of persons from outside Ohio visiting the park has dropped heavily, but attendance from nearby communities has steadily mounted. 60 YEARS AGO August 1953 Interesting experiences between meetings, was the topic for answering roll call, when eight members of the Gingham Gals 4-H club met August 5 at the home of Jane Newman. This is the seventh meeting of the club. Lt. B.C. Brown, who is stationed at Ft. Sill. Okla., is now taking a battery officers course in officers school there. He has recently returned from two weeks training in Texas. While he was there his wife, the former Elsi Schaffter, and two children spent the time with his parents at Independence, Mo. 50 YEARS AGO August 1963 Florence Township so far, has just one political race as candidates petitions are being filed with the county election board. And that is between incumbent A. Cecil Long and Junior Bud Hug for a township trustees post. Edgertons village council is going to try it again. After two successive defeats for an operating levy, the council has decided to put a 2-mill operating levy on the ballot this fall. 40 YEARS AGO August 1973 The Ohio State Patrol investigated a pair of mishaps on area roads Tuesdays, which injured three persons and resulted in a pair of citations being issued. Edons Edon Machine Company plant is producing alternator and compressor brackets and power-steering pump supports for the new sporty small-car entry of Ford Motor Companys Ford Divisionthe Mustang II. 30 YEARS AGO August 1983 Airman Terrence L. Leatherman has completed Air Force basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. William Lee Wise, of Edon has been named as one of 1983s Outstanding Young Men of America. Navy Seaman Andrew Bidwell son of Connie and Ronald Bidwell of Edon, recently returned from a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean. He is the crewmember aboard the nuclear-powered cruiser USS Mississippi, home ported in Norfolk, Va. 20 YEARS AGO August 1993 The Edon Little League Team competed at the Butler, Indiana Tournament recently and brought hoe the third place hardware. 10 YEARS AGO August 2003 Edons new Assistant Principal Bob Morton appears quite comfortable with his new duties. Several new teachers will begin this school year. Over 110 enjoyed the festivities at the Bethlehem Christian Church on Sunday with a guest speaker Randy Ehninger.

1996 Edon Boy Graduate Group Shot

CHEESE PLEASE ... Row 1: Jon Manning, Ray Van De Voorde, Chuck Mason, & Mike ONeal. Row 2: Jeremy Anspaugh, Kory Briner, Lawrence Dulle & Dave Reitzel.

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PHOTOS BY ANGI WALKUP, STAFF

LUNCH TIME...Taking a break from their car show entries and enjoying the Ladies Auxiliary chicken bbq dinner is Harry Weaver of Concord, MI, Ryan Stuck of Montpelier and Gene Zehr of Bryan. POLKA TIME...The Happy Times Polka Band from Ridgeville Corners was the evening entertainment on Friday evening to kick off the weekend of fun.

1981 ORIGINAL VOLKSWAGON WESTFALIA...Tyler Davidoff and his grandmother Pat Hogan of Pioneer take a walk around the car show that was parked behind the bank and Village Market during the festival.

A REAL CLASS ACT...Tumblers from Class Act All Stars in Montpelier show their stuff as they perform several stunts such as cartwheels, back handsprings and roundoffs down the street.

BABY TIME...Ava Gruber, Anna Burt and Katelyn Balzer have a fun time entertaining baby Paizlee Zimmerman.

FRIES UP!...To keep up the energy during the festivities were the food vendors, especially hand cut fries by Sooz. Jaxsen Wentz, Brody Taylor, Jesse Taylor, Teen Miss runner-up Kalleigh Betzer get served by Merissa Taylor and Ryan Taylor.

LUNCH IS SERVED...Audrey Schmucker and a few of her helpers of the Ladies Auxilliary serves a lunch of bbq chicken provided by the Moose lodge, baked beans, potato salad and a cookie. MAYOR TIME..Mayor Ed Kidston and his wife Ann ride along in the parade with some adorable kids.

QUEENS...Little Miss Pioneer Makinzy King, Junior Miss Pioneer Emilie Eustace and Teen Miss Pioneer Morgan Mitchell take a ride in the parade.

PLAYING THE PART ... Davinna Nickloy of Pioneer completely looks the part of CORNHOLE PLAYTIME ... a German bar maid as she CJ Fidler of Pioneer has fun works the beer tent on Friwith the cornhole boards. day evening.

FACE PAINTING...After the parade, there were several types of games and entertainment for children. Face painting by Matt Frey for Little Miss Pioneer Makinzy King was part of that fun time.

MUSIC MAN...The Dale Vaughn Band provided great sounds at the American Legion dance on Saturday evening. The parking lot was packed full of party-goers that enjoyed the music as well as the suds provided by the Legion.

RIDE ALONG...Students of Pioneer sports and the athPLAYLAND...Owen Frey and Sofie Eustace enjoy some letic boosters toss candy from their hay wagon ride in the parade. barefoot sandbox play time on Saturday afternoon.

CAR SHOW...Nathan Benner, Heather Roesener and Josh Roesener of Pioneer, admire the beauty of this 1954 Ford Skyliner owned by Ed and Jan Cottrell.

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Strykers Haynes, Pushing To Be Worlds Best Puller


is currently the Michigan State Womens Left and Right hand open title holder after going undefeated in the tournament. I was so excited to get back into competing, Deena said. On a whim I decided to travel to Wisconsin for this years nationals where I won first place Left Handed and took third place in the Right handed class. The first place finish qualified Deena for this years world tournament in Gdynia, Poland. In the event that I am able to find sponsorship, I am very excited to participate in the WAF (World Arm Wrestling Federation)s tournament and represent Team USA. While it is true that arm wrestlers face their opponents alone, Deena says nobody works their way to the professional table solo. This area has a very strong community of arm wrestlers, Deena said. Daniel and Jenny Perez of NOW (Northwest Ohio Pullers) are and have been instrumental in my training along with Justin Shaffner, Richie Martinez, Quinlin Mendez, Trevor Sly, Zach Marihugh, and Jason Barlow. Deena continued by saying, My family and personal friends have encouraged me every step of the way on this journey of arm wrestling. I absolutely could never have gotten this far without their help, support, and encouragement. I can never thank them all enough for believing in me. This truly is an amazing local story. Someone from our small area making a name for themselves on the world stage. In arm wrestling, So, if you believe in Deena and maybe even want to support her going abroad and representing our area as well as our country, remember that funding for all tournaments is left up to the competitor, so if youd like to support a local world class athlete, look no further than Deena Haynes. Thank you Deena for sharing your story, and good luck in all future competitions. PRO PULLER ... Deena with Daniel Perez who is a pro puller and one of the founders of Storm Humbert may be reached at NWO (Northwest Ohio Arm Wrestling Team). publisher@thevillagereporter.com. By: Storm Humbert THE REPORTER Deena Haynes was born and raised in Northwest Ohio. She is a 1986 graduate of Archbold High School and now resides in Stryker. This past weekend, anyone who attended the Fayette Bullthistle Festival may have seen Deena. She participated in the 1st Annual Pulling for JP & KK Charity Arm Wrestling Memorial Tournament as a professional exhibitor. Thats right; Deena is a professional arm wrestler, one of the best in the world. Deenas first arm wrestling (or pulling as its called by the competitors) experience was in 2004 at Michigan State. I got second place and had never pulled before, Deena said. It just wasnt in the cards to continue training at the time though. I still had two kids at home, work, and family was just my priority. However, in 2009 Deena started training again and went to the Arkansas Nationals where she won first in three of the classes she entered and second in the fourth. Classes in arm wrestling are a numerous. They are divided by weight only in the open class. After that, there are age classes (such as 40-49 or Masters Class which Deena participates in), and of course classes divided by right and left handed competitors. The classes that Deena took at Arkansas were the right and left hand Masters Classes (first in right hand and second in left). She is a professional puller, but this has nothing to do with winnings or drafting or anything like that. It simply is a specification given to pullers good enough to win State and National competitions. Winning the Nationals in Arkansas put Deena on the list to travel to Italy with Tam USA for international competition. While overseas, Deena recorded two fourth places, a sixth place, and a seventh place finish in the world in various classes. I was pretty excited about that! said Deena. After this though, Deena said. Life got in the way again and there just wasnt enough time and money to train and go to tournaments. So, Deena entered another brief retirement, but its over now as she has recently gotten back in the game and hopes to make another international appearance. Deena

Enhancing Soil Health For Maximum Crop Production With Biodiversity


Save the date and plan on joining your friends and neighbors for the local Williams County Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD) annual Field Technology Day Thursday evening August 22nd. The place to be is the Williams County Test Plot, west of Bryan, starting with dinner at 5:30 from Double H Southern Barbeque and the program begins at 6:00 p.m. We welcome you to come out and listen and learn from several very informative speakers. George Derringer and Chris Davis, Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) Resource Soil Scientists, will look at properties in the soil profile which show up when high amounts of biodiversity are in place in the crop management systems used by farmers. They will use soil pits to demonstrate the benefits of improving soil health through biodiversity. Florian Chirra, OSU Extension Williams County Ag Educator and Great Lakes Cover Crop Initiative (GLCCI) representative will discuss different uses of cover crops in your farming operation. Jennifer Thum, Allen SWCD St. Joseph River Watershed Initiative (SJRWI), Watershed Project Manager, will give an update on the latest cost sharing available through a grant in the Middle St. Joseph River Watershed area. Cost share would be available for such things as fencing to keep livestock from streams, waterways, and updating equipment. The grant is aimed at items that will not be covered under EQIP and CRP. An update will also be given on the Upper St. Joseph River Watershed grant and future cost-share dollars. This event is sponsored by the Williams SWCD, Conservation Action Program (CAP), Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC), The Great Lakes Cover Crop Initiative (GLCCI), and OSU Extension Williams County (OSU). Call the Williams SWCD office at 419636-9395 by August 16th to make your reservation. Join us for an excellent evening meal and take home some good ideas from an informative and interesting presentation and discussion. The Williams County Test Plot is located west of Bryan on the south side of County Road C between County Road 12.50 and State Route 576.

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Uphill Both Ways: The Realities Of Bus & Walking Safety Today
By: Storm Humbert THE REPORTER Surely everyone has noticed that almost nobody walks to school anymore. In fact, over the last thirty years there has been a staggering shift towards car drop-offs and bussing service away from walking. In fact, thirty years ago, 66% of students walked or rode their bikes to school; now, only 13% do so. The main reason for this is urban sprawl (which refers to the tendency of both metropolitan and, now, even suburban areas to employ complex patterns of land use, transportation, and social and economic developments). One of the chief consequences of this modern tendency is the decentralization of schools. It is for this reason (the reason of distance and safety) that most parents have abandoned the idea of sending their children to school on foot, and opted, instead, to saddle the schools with the expensive operation of bussing for their often ever-growing districts. While walking seems to be becoming less and less an option for todays students, there are people and programs out there looking to do something about it. For example, programs like the Safe Routes to School Program, a great example of which is in Marin County, California seek to promote walking and biking to school by way of, identifying and creating safe routes to schools and encouraging community wide involvement. Most such programs highly encourage utilizing the most direct routes to school and those with the fewest unmonitored crosswalks. Programs like this have seen significant results. The Marin County program, for example, saw an increase in school trips made by walking by 64%, those made by bike by 114%, carpooling by 91%, and a decrease in private vehicles carrying only one student by 39%. The federal government makes approximately $180 million available to each states Department of Transportation each year for the purpose of starting and maintaining such programs. So, if youd like to make walking to school more of a reality in your area, just get in touch with your Department of Transportation and get the ball rolling. Many people dont mind the sprawl. They see no loss in not being able to walk everywhere. And, when it comes to getting kids to school, why not; according to safekids.org, school busses are the safest means of motorized transportation for getting kids to and from school, and approximately 26 million primary and secondary school students ride the bus every day. While this is a safe and, mostly, convenient way for parents to send their children to school, it comes at a price, and that price is a significant chunk of most schools budgets. The United States spends an average of 17.5 billion dollars every year bussing students. This works out to about $692 per student. So, while we may not necessarily miss walking to and from school, just imagine the things schools could do if they could sell a few busses or use a couple hundred fewer gallons of gas. So, the pros and cons go down like this. Walking and biking are cheaper and healthier, while bussing is generally considered safer (for the moment) and more convenient. It really comes down to values. Do we value making walking to school a viable option by making it safe, by investing in it as a community? Do we value putting money into the education of students by making them hoof it to school, get some exercise, and cut the budget and the environment a break so that their lives can be enriched in other ways? Would we be willing to pay more crossing guards if it meant fewer bus drivers and gallons of gas? Would we try it to see what money it can save; to see what possibilities it could make available to students?
Storm Humbert may be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com

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Senior Centers Celebrate In The Month Of August

STRYKER BIRTHDAYS ... Celebrating their birthdays this month at the Stryker Senior Center are: Jack Currier, Margaret Dills, and Site Manager Betsy Thorp. Flowers given to the celebrants were provided by the Green Awning Gallery in Stryker.
PHOTO BY LUCINDA HELD- FAULHABER, STAFF

PHOTO BY CHELSIE FIRESTONE, STAFF

MONTPELIER BIRTHDAYS Celebrating August Birthdays at Montpelier Senior Center on Thursday, August 8, 2013 were seated, from left, Ida Teats, Barbara Apt, Deloris Dennis and standing, from left, Anita Taylor, Junior Rath, Tawee Layraman and Jim Miller. Hosting this months celebration was Athena Study Club. Site Manager Jewel Head was also pleased to announce Karen Stoops (floral arrangement from the tellers at Huntington Bank) and Jim Miller (two free Senior Center Lunches) as Augusts Monthly Door Prize winners.

EDON CELEBRATIONS Celebrating birthdays and anniversaries at Edon Senior Center on Thursday, August 8, 2013 were, seated from left, Charlene Bigger, Esther Jewell, Caryl Schaffter and standing, Bonnie Chapin (51st Wedding Anniversary with husband Richard, not pictured) and Roger and Dorothy Hake (64th Wedding Anniversary). Edon Senior Center hosted this months event.

PHOTO BY LUCINDA HELD- FAULHABER, STAFF

MONTPELIER CELEBRATIONS Happy Couples celebrating special anniversaries at Montpelier Senior Center on Thursday, August 8, 2013 were, from left, Robert and Ida Teats (64th Wedding Anniversary), Richard and Barbara Apt (59th Wedding Anniversary) and Bill and Karen Stoops (50th Wedding Anniversary).

PHOTO BY LUCINDA HELD- FAULHABER, STAFF

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WEST UNITY BIRTHDAYS ... Celebrating their birthdays this month at the West Unity Senior Center are Shirley Grime, John Johnston, and Shirley Watson.
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Edon High School Class Of 1948 - 65th Anniversary

American Red Cross Urges Community To Donate Blood


Of the 2,250 hours of summer, countless are spent vacationing, gardening or just enjoying time in the sun. By setting aside just one of those hours to donate blood through the American Red Cross, you can help save the lives of up to three people and give them the gift of summertime, too. Were asking you to set aside one hour of your summer to give blood and help those in need, said Sharyn Whitman, CEO for the Indiana-Ohio Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross. Every two seconds someone needs a blood transfusion in the United State. We need everyone who is eligible to donate to make an appointment to give. The need for blood often increases during the summer when vacation travel and activities increase the chance of serious accidents which may require lifesaving or sustaining care. At the same time, the blood supply can dwindle as donors become busy with summertime fun and overlook giving blood. While all blood types are needed, Type O is in highest demand because its the only type that be transfused to patients in other blood groups such as A, B and AB. Hospitals also use Type O-negative blood in most emergency trauma cases when a patients blood type isnt known. The Red Cross is encouraging Type O donors to schedule and keep appointments, or to optimize their donation by making a double red cell donation. Donors who meet certain criteria may be eligible to safely donate two units of red cells through the automated donation process. Depending on your schedule, a double red cell donation may be ideal for you since you can give twice as much in just one visit, said Whitman. Whatever your blood type, however you give, someone needs you.

GOOD TIMES ... The Class of 1948 of Edon High School celebrated their 65th Anniversary with a reunion at Rogers Harvest House in Hamilton, IN on July 27, 2013. There were 19 class members and their spouses plus 3 guests present. Pictured 1st row, left to right are: Sherrie (Dean) Kaiser, Imogene (Kuttler) Thomas, Norma (Headley) Towers, Peggy (Shearer) McNamee, Ruth (Burkhardt) Henney, Honey (Foster) Moore, Morris Frappier. 2nd row: Marilyn (Allomong) Toner, Nora Lee (Beltz) Scott, Marcella (Dirr) Peppler, Louise (Mohr) Phillips. 3rd row: Duane Towers, Richard Osborn, Hugh Mack Skiles, Darold Beck, Robert Bauer, Lamar Allomong, Bill Welch. Absent from picture, Jim Pollock.

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Tuesday, Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.


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Tuesday, Aug. 20, from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. at The Enrichment Center in the Board Room, located at 11246 SR 15 in Montpelier. Friday, Aug. 23, from noon until 6 p.m. at the Pioneer Area Chamber of Commerce in the Community Room, located at 100 N. Elm St. in Pioneer. Thursday, Aug. 29, from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Edgerton Fire Department, located at 108 E. Indiana St. in Edgerton.

Montpelier Water Department To Begin Annual Fire Hydrant Flushing & Flow Testing Program
The Montpelier Water Department will begin the annual fire hydrant flushing and flow-testing program on Monday, August 19th, 2013 and is expected to be completed on or before Wednesday, August 28th, 2013. During the week of flushing and testing Village water customers may notice some discoloration in their water. The Village would like to remind their customers that these conditions are only temporary, that the water is still safe to drink, and that everyone double-check the tap water prior to using an automatic washer, as the discolored water (iron stained) may stain light colored clothing. This condition may appear anytime during the day or night. The water in the mains should return to normal within thirty minutes or less of the crew leaving the area and any stained water within a private plumbing system should clear out by letting the taps run a short time. The Village realizes and regrets that the above-mentioned conditions may cause the water system customers some inconvenience, but fire hydrant maintenance and testing are a vital part of the Villages fire protection program.

SPECIAL GUESTS ... Jose and Mary Alvarez were guests of Betty Beck for the regular meeting of the Stryker Rotary. Jose shared some of their experiences during the last mission trip made to Mexico. They attempted to drive a donated school bus from Kentucky to Mexico but got as far as Laredo and found they could take the bus no further without the proper permits. The group improvised by finding a truck and trailer to haul the contents of the bus to Mexico. They encountered a problem in the first ten miles of road once they crossed the border with a car trying to run them off the road and stop them. They were able to stay ahead of the car but not without some very tense moments. Once the group got close to a protected highway the car pursuing them stopped and left them proceed and they encountered no more problems. Their trip was very successful in that they were able to help feed 250 families with their efforts made possible by the donors who support them in their efforts. Jose and Mary feel they are doing Gods work, and he is also providing a helping hand in the process. Each trip they are able to accomplish more and they are already planning another trip in January of next year. They are fund raising for this next trip when they plan to be in Mexico from January through April. Betty Beck on the left is pictured with Mary and Jose Alvarez.

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Montpelier Native Jason Rockey Announces Candidacy For State Representative


Williams County native and Village of Montpelier Council Member Jason R o c k ey- R has announced his candidacy for State Representative of Ohios 81st house district. Currently, Republican Lynn Wachtmann of Napoleon holds the seat; who is not seeking re- election due to term limits. Rockey has served as a member of council for six years as well as an active member of the Williams County Republican Central Committee for eight. He has already received endorsements

from Williams County Prosecutor Kirk Yosick, Williams County Commissioners Brian Davis, Lew Hilkert and Al Word as well as several local mayors including Steve Yagelski of Montpelier. Rockey, 39, lives in Montpelier with his wife Patti, who was recently elected as Williams County Recorder, and their three children. Rockey is a 14- year member of New Hope Community Church in Bryan. Rockey has been an employee of the Ohio Gas Company in Bryan for 16 years and also a sales agent for Wilson Auction and Realty Company for the past three years. A 1996 graduate of the Ohio State Universitys School of Journalism, Rockey specialized in Public Relations and minored in PHOTO BY CHELSIE FIRESTONE, STAFF Political Science. Ohios 81st house district encompasses PARDON OUR DUST ... Village equipment is starting to become a regular sight as village Williams, Henry and Putnam counties, as employees continue to work to both repair and improve portions of West Unity, including this portion of South Madison St. well as portions of Fulton. By: Chelsie Firestone THE REPORTER Members of the West Unity Village Council unanimously passed Ordinances 2013-03 and 2013-04 during their last regular meeting on August 8. The ordinances, which were both passed after approval to suspend the rules that would require three readings, were necessary for the village to move forward with the purchase of a vactor truck from Jack Doheney Companies. Ordinance 2013-03 provides for the necessary changes to be made in annual appropriations. Ordinance 2013-4 gives Village Administrator Ric Beals the authority to act on behalf of the village to make the contract with Jack Doheney Companies and Fiscal Officer Beth Rediger to appropriate the needed funds for the purchase of the equipment. The 1994 remanufactured Vactor Model 2115-C will replace the 1980 model that the village has owned for 17 years and is being purchased from the village for $105,000. Monies for the purchase of the truck will come from the following: 2011 Street Fund - $15,000, 2901 MVLT Fund $15,000, 5201 Sewer Operating - $15,000, 5101 Water Operating - $15,000, and 4901 Capital Projects - $15,000. The remaining $30,000 will be borrowed from Farmers and Merchants State Bank and then repaid out of the Debt Service Fund. The SRO agreement between the village and the school district regarding was also discussed. The original agreement, which was temporary, will be needing to be replaced and council was in need of deciding whether they would be wanting to bill the school district for three-fourths or all of the School Recourse Officers annual pay and benefits. The three-fourths pay would reflect only the time that the officer was on duty during the school year. Thoughts on the matter were slightly mixed as council member Rich Merillat noted that the addition of a full time officer would have not been necessary had the SRO position not needed filled. Council member Dave Chester, however, noted that the original agreement and budget proposed to voters has the village paying one-fourth of the officers salary and that asking Millcreek Township residents to pay an officer who was working over the summer within the village wouldnt work. With a total cost of $42,000, including all benefits and insurance, the council agreed with Merillats descent to only bill the school for threefourths of the officers pay. During the meeting Village Administrator Ric Beals also reported that the trees on E. Jackson Street are down and that Lingvai Excavating got the bid on the new water line project with a bid of $91,194.00, approximately $11,000 under estimate. Beals also reported that he pumped out a pool at an empty house on E. Jackson Street and put mosquito pellets in it, which will hopefully help with some of the mosquito issues neighbors have had as well as that the 330 gallon propane tank that the village has had up for bid has been sold for $275.00 and has been removed. Beals also reported that both of the villages water towers have been inspected. While the new one has no issues, there are some repairs to be made to the older one and that he will be getting quotes on the cost of repairs and the cost of dismantling the tower so that cost comparisons can be made. Other items reported by Beals included that a new sign is being made for the compost yard, that notifications about the rules of the compost yard will be included in residents water bills, that he has mailed sidewalk repair/replacement letters to the owners of 35 properties, that he is moving forward with adding a security camera at the compost yard, and that Jack Doheney and Companies are finishing the agreed upon repairs of the vactor truck. Chief of Police J.R. Jones reported that he has recently sworn in two new officers. Trayce Chester has been brought on as an auxiliary officer and will be attending the police academy at Northwest State Community College in the fall. Dustin Hartsock will be joining the West Unity Police Department as a part-time officer. Jones also reported that Officer Michael Polley, the current SRO, will be coming off of probation on August 19. Mayor Peggy Bernath commended Chief Jones and the department on their handling of the increased traffic throughout the village over the U.S. 127 garage sale event that was held the previous weekend. Mayor Bernath also noted that there was a great deal of recognition for the Village of West Unity and its residents on blogs and in other areas where garage sale goers wrote about their experiences during the garage sales. It was noted that West Unity had some of the nicest people along the route and was a spot that people should visit during future events. Council member Ron Hausch also mentioned during the meeting that the villages weather siren has been popping the breaker and that the problem is being looked into and that the village may want to readdress whether or not grant monies are available for the addition of a second siren. He also commented on a system of mass notification that he has heard about that would notify people of community events, inclement weather, or any number of other issues that the council might like to have communicated. Research will be done to see what systems are available. It was also reported that West Unitys Community Days will be held on October 26th. With a recommendation to have trick-or-treating coincide with the Community Days, council unanimously agreed to hold trick-or-treating on October 26th from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. Chelsie Firestone can be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com

West Unity Village Council Moves Forward With Purchase Of Vactor Truck

Plan New Student Drop-off & Pick-up Procedures For 2013-2014

EDON NORTHWEST LOCAL SCHOOLS

COMMUNITY MEETING Following Augusts Board of Education meeting, Ed Ewers, Superintendent at Edon Northwest Local School, conducted a Community Meeting to gather comments related to new student drop-off and pick-up procedures at the District campus. Set to go into effect August 20, proposed plans call to completely relocate everything to the front of the building; it also includes parking lot modifications to facilitate the movement of traffic and students. Vehicles will enter as before, circle behind parked busses and proceed to redesigned angular parking spaces. From there, students make way to the elevated black-topped lot divider (currently grass) where they will be assisted through the designated crosswalk, safely reaching the other side. Additionally this year, staggered dismissal times will be implemented. Students walking, driving, being picked up will be released at 2:55 p.m.; all others will remain until 3:01 p.m. It is hoped these procedural changes will create a much safer and more orderly exit from the building and parking lot. Prior to the start of the evenings open forum, Joe Radabaugh, left, and Superintendent Ewers discussed the current proposal along with another potential morning-only drop-off option for parents. The communitys helpful suggestions and ideas will be taken into consideration as plans are finalized. Parents will be notified of the new procedures before the start of school; they will also be posted on the website at www.edon.k12.oh.us.

PHOTOS BY LUCINDA HELD-FAULHABER, STAFF

PLANNED CHANGES Changes to the front parking lot, necessary to accommodate new drop-off and pick-up procedures for students, include blacktopping the grassed elevated lot divider and angling the current perpendicular parking spaces.

Noteworthy Achievements
COLLEGE Military Professional Capital University Names Montpeliers Willibey To Provosts List For Spring 2013 Semester
Capital University has announced Brooke Willibey, of Montpelier, OH 43543, was named to the Provosts List for the spring 2013 semester.

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Williams County 4-H Youth Development Conducts Project Judging


The Williams County 4-H Youth Development program is having a very active month of July. The month began with 4-H members and Teen Leaders attending 4-H Camp at Camp Palmer near Fayette, Ohio. The 4-H Campers learned several new venues from dance to making a lamp using a soda pop can. The weather was very good and the campers were engaged in the well-organized program conducted by the Camp Palmer staff and the tremendous 4-H Camp counselors from Williams County. The Williams County 4-H Youth Development program conducted the 4-H project judging on July 9th and 11th to have 4-H members qualify for the Ohio State Fair that begins on July 28th in Columbus. A large number of 4-H members came to the county judging to complete their 4-H youth development educational project. Here are the results of the judging
Youre the AthleteHonor award to Megan Bowen, Edgerton. County Award to Megan Bowen. Ohio State Fair to Megan Bowen First Aid in Action Honor awards to Nicolas Rink, Bryan; Sofia Wilde, Bryan. County Award to Nicolas Rink; Sofia Wilde Ohio State Fair to Sofia Wilde Self-Determined - Honor awards to Kimberly Engels, Montpelier; Lyndsi Engels, Montpelier. County Award to Kimberly Engels; Lyndsi Engles Ohio State Fair to Kimberly Engles Self-Determined Canoeing Honor awards to Ashton Link, Bryan County Award to Ashton Link Self-Determined Babysitting Honor award to Addison Campbell, Evansport. County Award to Addison Campbell Self-Determined Astronomy Honor award to Braddon Link, Bryan County Award to Braddon Link Self-Determined Quilt Honor award to Emily Fritsch, Montpelier County Award to Emily Fritsch Ohio State Fair to Emily Fritsch Clothes for High School Honor award to Rebecca Fisk, Edon County Award to Rebecca Fisk Ohio State Fair to Rebecca Fisk Accessories for Teens Honor award to Abbigail Herman, Edgerton; Courtney Vollmer, Edgerton. County Award to Abbigail Herman. Ohio State Fair to Abbigail Herman Sew Fun Honor award to Tayler Bliekamp, West Unity; Olivis Hennessey, Edgerton; Hannah Missler, Bryan. County Award to Tayler Bleikamp, Hannah Missler Ohio State Fair to Hannah Missler Embellish Honor award to Crista Wortkoetter, Edon; Trystan Yoder, Montpelier. County Award to Crista Wortkoetter; Trystan Yoder Ohio State Fair to Crista Wortkoetter Sundresses & Jumpers Honor award to Tori Bauer, West Unity; Abbigail Herman, Edgerton; Jaelina Mitchell, Bryan; MiKayla VonSeggern, Bryan. County Award to Abbigail Herman; MiKayla VonSeggern Ohio State Fair to Abbigail Herman Loungewear Honor award to Caleb Haines, Montpelier; Jasmine Haynes, Alvordton; Rebecca Schroeder, Bryan. County Award to Caleb Haines; Rebecca Schroeder. Ohio State Fair to Caleb Haines Tops for Tweens Honor award to Bailey Bowen, Edgerton; Madison Freeman, Edgerton; Erika Grime, Bryan; Rylee Kokinis, Edon; Amanda Oberlin, Bryan; Faith Shenkel, Bryan; Tessa Steinke, Pioneer. County Award to Madison Freeman; Erika Grime; Faith Shenkel; Tessa Steinke. Ohio State Fair to Tessa Steinke. Outer Layers Honor award to Megan Grime, Bryan. County Award to Megan Grime Ohio State Fair to Megan Grime Clothes for Middle School Honor award to Liana Fisher, Bryan. County Award to Liana Fisher Ohio State Fair to Liana Fisher Look Great for Less Honor award to Zoi Bauer, West Unity; Samantha Huges-Vassar, Kunkle. County Award to Zoi Bauer; Samantha HughesVassar Ohio State Fair to Zoi Bauer Clothing for Your Career Honor award to Sierra Freeman, Edgerton. County Award to Sierra Freeman Ohio State Fair to Sierra Freeman Shopping Savvy Honor award to Kora Ellis, Bryan; Sierra Freeman, Edgerton; Caleb Haines, Montpelier; McKenna Trausch, Edon. County Award to Kora Ellis; Caleb Haines; McKenna Tausch. Ohio State Fair to Kora Ellis; Caleb Haines. Becoming Money Wise Honor award to Aubrie Calvin, West Unity; Carl Blalock, Edgerton County Award to Aubrie Calvin; Carl Blalock Ohio State Fair to Aubrie Calvin You Can Quilt Honor award to Michaela Rupp, Stryker. County Award to Michaela Rupp Ohio State Fair to Michaela Rupp Lloyd & Doris Roby Award Rebecca Fisk, Edon Master Clothing Educator Sr. Sierra Freeman, Edgerton Master Clothing Educator Jr. Caleb Haines, Montpelier State Fashion Board Nomination Caleb Haines 2014 Food & Fashion Board Members Selections given to Amy Chappuis, Stryker; Ethan Dunson, West Unity; Caleb Haines, Montpelier; Shawn Hager, Bryan; Jasmine Haynes, Alvordton; Kirby Miller, Kunkle; Rachel Schroeder, Bryan; Rebecca Schroeder, Bryan; Shelby Uran (mentor), Stryker; Torie VonSeggern, Bryan; Crista Wortkoetter, Edon. I Spy In The Kitchen Honor award to Allison Brown, Bryan; Audrey Schroeder, Bryan. County Award to Allison Brown; Audrey Schroeder. Ohio State Fair to Allison Brown. Lets Bake Quick Breads Honor award to Alexander Rinck, Bryan; Joshua VonSeggern, Bryan. County Award to Alexander Rinsk; Joshua VonSeggern. Ohio State Fair to Alexander Rinsk. Yeast Breads on the Rise Honor award to Amy Chappuis, Stryker; Megan Grime, Bryan; Shawn Hager, Bryan. County Award to Amy Chappuis; Megan Grime; Shawn Hager. Ohio State Fair to Amy Chappuis. Sports Nutrition: Get Set Honor award to Alexia Dietsch, Bryan; Rachel Schroeder, Bryan; MiKayla VonSeggern, Bryan. County Award to Rachel Schroeder; MiKayla VonSeggern. Ohio State Fair to Rachel Schroeder. Beyond the Grill Honor award to Shelby Uran, Stryker. County Award to Shelby Uran Ohio State Fair to Shelby Uran Star Spangled Foods Honor award to Ethan Dunson, West Unity. County Award to Ethan Dunson Ohio State Fair to Ethan Dunson Pathways to Culinary Success Honor award to Kirby Miller, Kunkle. County Award to Kirby Miller Ohio State Fair to Kirby Miller Party Planner Honor award to Caleb Haines, Montpelier. County Award to Caleb Haines Ohio State Fair to Caleb Haines Food & Fitness for Fun Honor award to Ella Calvin, West Unity. Snack Attack Honor award to Tori Bauer, West Unity; Abbigail Herman, Edgerton; Carlie Kiess, Edon. County Award to Tori Bauer; Carlie Kiess Ohio State Fair to Carlie Kiess Racing the Clock to Awesome Meals Honor award to Hannah Maxcy, Bryan; Hannah Reamsnyder, Alvordton. County Award to Hannah Maxcy; Hannah Reamsnyder Ohio State Fair to Hannah Reamsnyder Dashboard Dining Honor award to Katelyn Birky, West Unity; Alizya House, Montpelier. County Award to Katelyn Birky; Alizya House. Ohio State Fair to Alizya House Fast Break For Breakfast Honor award to Preston Pierce, Bryan; Larry Spieth, Pioneer. County Award to Preston Pierce; Larry Spieth. Ohio State Fair to Preston Pierce Adventures in Home Living Honor award to Kali Collins, West Unity Cake Decorating Honor award to Heavenlee Ayers, Edon; Tori Bauer, West Unity; Rebecca Fisk, Edon; Erin Luke, Bryan; Madison Myers, Archbold; Amanda Oberlin, Bryan; Crista Wortkoetter, Edon. County Award to Heavenlee Ayers; Tori Bauer; Rebecca Fisk; Erin Luck; Madison Myers; Amanda Oberlin; Crista Wortkoetter. Ohio State Fair to Rebecca Fisk; Erin Luke; Madison Myers Makeover My Space Honor award to Aubree Herman, Edgerton; Zandra Vassar, Kunkle. County Award to Aubree Herman; Zandra Vassar. Ohio State Fair to Aubree Herman First Home Away From Home Honor award to Sierra Freeman, Edgerton; Kayla Scholosser, Montpelier. County Award to Sierra Freeman Ohio State Fair to Sierra Freeman Collectibles Honor award to Alicia Herman, Edgerton; Alexander Rinck, Bryan; Gwen Wagner, West Unity. County Award to Alexander Rinck Scrapbooking Honor award to Zoi Bauer, West Unity; Ashley Friedel, Montpelier; Larissa Friedel, Montpelier; Jaelina Mithell, Bryan; Joy Scholma, Montpelier. County Award to Larissa Friedel; Jaelina Mitchell. Ohio State Fair to Larissa Friedel; Jaelina Mitchell. Rockets Away Honor award to Joshua Maxcy, Bryan, Noah Meyer, Bryan County Award to Noah Meyer Ohio State Fair to Noah Meyer Radio Controlled Vehicles Honor award to Evan Fisk, Edon County Award to Evan Fisk Ohio State Fair to Evan Fisk Robotics 1: Next Techology Honor award to Jordan Drinnon, Bryan County Award to Jordan Drinnon Wheels in Motion Honor award to Carl Blalock, Edgerton County Award to Carl Blalock Science Fun with Electricity Honor award to Isaac McKinney, West Unity County Award to Isaac McKinney Ohio State Fair to Isaac McKinney Crank It Up Honor award to Austin Schaffner, West Unity County Award to Austin Schaffner Ohio State Fair to Austin Shaffner Tractor 1: Starting Up Honor award to Caden Hand, Montpelier. County Award to Caden Hand ATV Safety Honor award to Addison Campbell, Evansport; Larissa Friedel, Montpelier. County Award to Addison Campbell; Larissa Friedel Ohio State Fair to Addison Campbell; Larissa Friedel. Measuring Up Honor award to Johnathan Dorsten, Bryan; Addison Oberlin, Bryan. County Award to Johnathan Dorsten; Addison Oberlin. Ohio State Fair to Addison Oberlin. Making the Cut Honor award to Jobe Carlson, Edon; Nicholas Nye, Edgerton. County Award to Jobe Carlson; Nicolas Nye. Ohio State Fair to Jobe Carlson Nailing It Together Kristina Eitniear, West Unity; Dylan Meyer, Bryan. County Award to Kristina Eitniear; Dylan Meyer Ohio State Fair to Kristina Eitniear; Dylan Meyer Finishing It Up Honor award to Ryan Oberlin, Bryan County Award to Ryan Oberlin Ohio State Fair to Ryan Oberlin Focus on Photography Honor award to Aubrie Calvin, West Unity; Madison Freeman, Edgerton; Sam Herman, Edgerton; Emily Kissinger, Edgerton. County Award to Madison Freeman Ohio State Fair to Madison Freeman Writing & Reporting For Teens Honor award to Brooke Bryan, West Unity County Award to Brooke Bryan Creative Writing Honor award to Zoe Bolen, Montpelier; Kaylie Brown, Montpelier; Kaylee McCaskey, Pioneer County Award to Zoe Bolen; Kaylee McCaskey Photography Master Honor award to Hannah Gutting, Pioneer County Award to Hannah Gutting Ohio State Fair to Hannah Gutting Art As Expression Honor award to Denae Birky, West Unity; Trinity Leader, Montpelier; Alexander Rinck, Bryan; Kayla Schlosser, Montpelier; Eryn Tilly, Montpelier; Trystan Yoder, Montpelier. County Award to Denae Birky; Trinity Leady; Kayla Scholosser; Trystan Yoder Ohio State Fair to Denae Birky; Trystan Yoder. Become a Puppeteer Honor award to Jillian Drinnon, Bryan County Award to Jillian Drinnon Lets Explore Outdoor Honor award to Grace Monachino, Edon; Joseph Reamsnyder, West Unity. County Award to Grace Monachino; Joseph Reamsnyder Ohio State Fair to Grace Monachino Ohio Birds Honor award to Kaylee McCaskey, Pioneer County Award to Kaylee McCaskey Ohio State Fair to Kaylee McCaskey Fishing for Intermediate Honor award to Larissa Friedel, Montpelier; Timothy Herman, Edgerton. County Award to Larissa Friedel Ohio State Fair to Larissa Friedel Safe Use of Guns Honor award to Larissa Friedel, Montpelier; Esten Kennerk, Edgerton; Jacob Rohrs, Stryker. County Award to Larissa Friedel; Jacob Rohrs Ohio State Fair to Larissa Friedel; Jacob Rohrs. Basic Archery Honor award to Johnathan Dorsten, Bryan; Brody McNeal, Fayette; Emma Rodeheaver, West Unity. County Award to Johnathan Dorsten; Brody McNeal. Ohio State Fair to Johnathan Dorsten. Canning and Freezing Honor award to Kristina Eitniear, West Unity County Award to Kristina Eitniear Ohio State Fair to Kristina Eitniear How Does Your Garden Grow? Honor award to Chloe Wyllie, Bryan. County Award to Chloe Wyllie Ohio State Fair to Chloe Wyllie Vegetable Gardening I Honor award to Allison McKinney, West Unity; Amos Sloan, Stryker; Larry Spieth, Pioneer. County Award to Allison McKinney; Amos Sloan; Larry Spieth Rifle - Shooting Sports Honor award to Drew Cooley, Bryan; Hunter Forry, Pioneer; Jordan Mack, Bryan. County Award to Drew Cooley; Hunter Forry Ohio State Fair to Drew Cooley; Hunter Forry Archery Shooting Sports Honor award to Abbigail Herman, Edgerton; Zara McNalley, Edgerton; Tiernan Patrick, Montpelier; Amos Sloan, Stryker; Jolynn Winebernner, Montpelier. County Award to Abbigail Herman; Amos Sloan Ohio State Fair to Amos Sloan Shotgun Shooting Sports Honor award to Justin Athy, West Unity; Christian Calvin, West Unity; Lance Day, Bryan; Logan Dick, Montpelier; Chelsie Dunson, West Unity; Ethan Dunson, West Unity; Austin Huffman, Edgerton; Mason Locke, West Unity; Megan Riehle, Edgerton; Madeleine Routhier, West Unity. County Award to Justin Athy; Lance Day; Chelsie Dunson; Austin Huffman; Mason Locke; Megan Riehle; Madeleine Routhier. Ohio State Fair to Austin Huffman; Madeleine Routhier. Pistol Shooting Sports Honor award to Vokan Alemdar, Montpelier; Hunter Forry, Pioneer; Austin Huffman, Edgerton; Tyler James, Bryan; Abigail Patrick, Montpelier; John Pearly, Bryan; Mark Pearly, Bryan; Madeleine Routhier, West Unity; Connor Skiles, Montpelier; Jessica Suboski, Alvordton. County Award to Hunter Forry; Austin Huffman; Abigail Patrick; Jessica Suboski. Ohio State Fair to Abigail Patrick; Jessica Suboski. Muzzle Loading Shooting Sports Honor award to Volkan Alemdar, Montpelier; Colin Dulle, Edon. County Award to Volkan Alemdar Ohio State Fair to Volkan Alemdar Living History Shooting Sports Honor award to Justin Dolman, Montpelier. County Award to Justin Dolman Ohio State Fair to Justin Dolman State Fair Horse Members qualified to exhibit Horse at the Ohio State Fair to Amy Hartman, West Unity; Andrea Hartman, West Unity; Erin Hausch, West Unity; Jessica Reader, Bryan.

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Montpelier Chamber Discusses Records Over A Century & A Half Old Upcoming Community Meeting Fall During Late July 2013 Cold Snap
By: Kay Raypholtz THE REPORTER The Montpelier Chamber of Commerce discussed the upcoming meeting that they are holding for community members. On Thursday, August 15, at 5:30 p.m., they will be at the meeting room of the Fire Station to hear suggestions on how to improve Bean Days. Several village residents had expressed an interest in finding ways to increase attendance and participation, and they will have that opportunity to voice their suggestions. This will also be a chance for people to get involved in planning the event and in joining committees. Steve Raymond of WEDCO shared that the organization has a new website at www. wedco.info . On the site, people can access information about the area communities, and do searches on properties and buildings for sale, find labor force figures, and demographics. The site facilitates searches for any sort of information that businesses and people who are looking to locate in the area would need. The website puts all of the information at your fingertips. The WEDCO site also shows video from their Manufacturers Expo, during which area students interviewed business representatives at the booths. Raymond also told the Chamber about the Manufacturers Day that is being held on October 4, 2013. They hope to have a tour bus day for area schools officials, guidance counselors, and teachers to go through area manufacturing facilities, according to the website. The link to this event for those wishing to participate is located on the websites front page. He added that this area will be in need of skilled laborers to fill manufacturing positions. Over the years, manufacturing jobs have changed from hands-on types of jobs to those that involve automation and robotics. Montpelier Schools Superintendent Jamie Grimes was on hand to report school news. He said they were in the process of cleaning the building in preparation for the coming school year. They have hired 11 new teachers for this year. He noted that the sidewalks from the southwest subdivision to the park have been completed, and that this will provide a much safer route for students on their way to and from school. The Chamber wrapped up this years Bean Days, and said that on their part, it went well. This year the parade had 112 entries and was the largest they have had. This was very time intensive for the chamber, so they are looking for an organization to take over some of the responsibilities. Chamber Board member Jeanette Hull added that its not just the Chamber that owns Bean Days. Its a community event. Chamber President Susie Osborn read a proclamation from Governor Kasich recognizing the 57th annual Bean Days celebration for their community pride and commitment. In other business, there were no bids for the repair work that needs to be done on the building. Repairs need to be made to a wall, the roof, and stairs. The Chamber is currently in search of contractors for the job. Community members are invited to attend the meeting on Thursday, August 15 at 5:30 p.m. at the Fire Department meeting room. Those who wish to speak will be given a five-minute time slot. This is a meeting for suggestions on how to improve the event and to get involved with the process.

WHAT A MESS High, straight-line winds were the culprit in a train derailment west of Melbern in Williams County last month. By: Timothy Kays THE REPORTER

PHOTO BY TIMOTHY KAYS, STAFF

Pioneer & West Unity Scouts Visit Mammoth Cave In Kentucky

CAVE ... The West Unity Boy Scout troop 669 and Cub Scout pack 669 along with some kids from Pioneer boy scouts and a couple of girl scouts went to Mammoth Cave Kentucky to explore the caves and do some camping. They also went to Falls of Ohio on their way home to see the fossil beds. Everyone had a great time. Pictured above are (front row, left to right): Aiden Lopez, Jared Shelling, Ben McKinney, Faith McKinney. Middle row: Caleb Null, Levi Lopez, Matt Mason, Allison McKinney, Issac McKinney. Back row: Cameron Null, Cory York, Chris Blosser, David Carpenter, Alex Lopez, Justin Wiyrick.

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Northwest Ohio Toastmasters Club Hosts Monthly August Meeting


Archbold, OH: The Northwest Ohio Toastmasters club met on August 5th for its regular meeting at Northwest State Community College. Barb Steckly of Bryan, served as master of ceremonies (Toastmaster) to conduct the meeting. All members presented short humorous stories with unexpected twists about cats, foreign languages, traveling, and skiing. Other members provided constructive suggestions, to make the presentations even more effective. Loretta Torres of Fayette, reported on the number of distracting sounds such as ah that were used during the meeting. Andy Lyke of Whitehouse, timed the speeches to limit saying too much. Conundrum was the challenge word of the day that members used in their presentations. It was provided by Larry Zuvers of Bryan. A conundrum is a situation that has no clear way to be resolved. Darlene Shepherd of Bryan, provided a general review of the flow of the meeting. President Rebecca Lovelass of Fayette, noted that the Defiance Toastmasters will attend the next meeting on August 19th. Rebecca also coordinated the table topics, where members commented on how to deal with a specific situation they were given or explain the function of an item pulled out of a sack. Barb Steckly ended the meeting with an inspirational thought on re-learning. There was one visitor attending. Guests are always welcome to attend Northwest Ohio Toastmasters meetings on the first and third Monday of each month at 6:30 pm in the Allied Health Building Conference Room at NW State Community College south of Archbold. For more information contact Larry Zuvers at 419-636-2329 or lzuvers@gmail.com.

YOUTH FLAG FOOTBALL


The fee will be $25 dollars. You can pick up your form at the usual locations: Fayette Village office, Fayette Post Office or The Normal Memorial Library in Fayette. Please return your form to the Fayette Village office by Aug. 23.
Thank you and we look forward to another great season.

Fayette Parks and Rec will be offering youth flag football

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According to the National Weather Service Forecast Office in North Webster, Indiana, the month of July began and ended with a string of below normal temperatures, with the string at the end of the month being a record. There was a brief heat wave with high humidity in the middle of the month in which high temperatures reached the lower 90s, while low temperatures remained in the lower to middle 70s. The first four days of July experienced below normal average temperatures while six of the first seven days were at or below normal. The last nine days of July were below normal, with high temperatures below 80 degrees on the last eight days. This tied the July record for consecutive number of days with high temperatures below 80 degrees. The previous record was 8 ending on July 30 2004 and July 8 1924. There were a total of 17 days this month with average temperatures below normal. A record low high temperature was set on the 28th when the high only reached 69 degrees. This broke the previous record of 71 set in 1969 and 1925. The heat wave began around July 14 and ended around the 19th. There were four days of temperatures at or above 90 with the hottest temperature of 92 occurring on July 16 and 18. It was also a very muggy period as dew points were generally in the lower to middle 70s. This allowed heat indices to climb into the upper 90s and lower 100s. The average monthly temperature at Fort Wayne was 72.2 degrees, which was 1.4 degrees below normal. This ranked as the 27th coldest July on record. The one week of heat and humidity in the middle of the month helped raise the overall average temperature. Although it was indeed cold for a July, it was not a record. July 2009 was the coolest July on record with an average monthly temperature of 68.9 degrees. The cold July temperatures were by no means a strictly local event. Over the last week of the month, over 1,100 record cold temperatures were set, compared with around 100 record warm temps over the same time frame. Being outnumbered more than ten to one did not sway the global warming gaggle, as they indicated that this was evidence of warming. This so-called 'warming' included the issuance of frost advisories in Minnesota. My grandfather used to tell me that when you hear the first cicada, it

means that the first frost is six weeks away. He would have been scratching his head over this one. Some of the more outstanding records were set on July 29. These records are listed by location, the new record temperature, and the date of the previous record... Centerville, IA 48 (1889) Iowa City, IA 48 (1889) Paris, IL 48.9 (1892) Effingham, IL 48.9 (1892) Oolitic, IN 48.9 (1862) Paoli, IN 50 (1892) Leitchfield, KY 48 (1889) Fairbury, NE 48 (1862 as Nebraska Territory) David City, NE 48.9 (1862 as Nebraska Territory) Ravenna, NE 50 (1868) Hillsboro, OH 48.9 (1889) Washington Court House, OH 52 (1892) Notice the three entries for Nebraska. The two broken records from 1862 were five years prior to Nebraska being admitted as the 37th state. Anyone with a sense of history knows that there were plenty of other things going on in 1862 other than cold temperatures. During the American Civil War, Union General Ambrose Burnside was defeated at the Battle of Fredericksburg; Generals Ulysses S. Grant and William T. Sherman overcame a sorry start to rally the Union to victory at Pittsburg Landing (Shiloh); Generals McClellan and Lee battled to a near standstill at Antietam, and Admiral David Farragut and General Benjamin Butler captured New Orleans. A lot of history has taken place since those records were initially set...the Bessemer Converter revolutionizing the steel industry, the electrification of America by Westinghouse and Edison, and the assembly line innovation of Henry Ford to name a few. Precipitation for the month was 3.68 inches...0.56 inches below normal, making this the 63rd driest July on record. Measurable precipitation fell on eleven days, with seven days seeing a tenth of an inch or greater. There were two days with a half inch of rain or greater, and one day with an inch or more. The greatest 24-hour precipitation fell on July 10th when 1.25 inches was recorded at the KFWA observation station in Fort Wayne. July 10 brought more than just rainfall, as I will elaborate later. While July precipitation was below normal, the rainfall was well distributed over the month. The greatest number of days with no measurable precipitation was nine days between July 11 and July 19. The month began with at least a trace of rainfall on each day between July

1 and 10. July 10 saw severe thunderstorms developing across the area, some of which brought significant damage. Just after 1:30 on the afternoon of the tenth, a severe thunderstorm packing high winds downed trees and power lines in Bryan. The back end of the system was even more volatile. Unconfirmed reports of a funnel cloud just to the east of Edgerton were followed by the report of a derailment of a Norfolk Southern just west of Melbern. County Roads 7, 8 and 9 were shut down by the derailment, with County Road 7 being the first to clear. First responders in Melbern were assisted by locals with chainsaws who helped clear out several downed trees in the village. Inspections of the nearby corn fields on County Road D showed evidence of strong straight-line winds, but no sign of any rotation. It was more than likely those winds that knocked several cars off the track during the derailment. No injuries resulted as a result of the storm. Looking ahead to August, the Climate Prediction Center sees a normal precipitation outlook for the area. Temperature-wise, the Great Lakes States will continue to see below normal temperatures, with a swath covering our area and ending in the Eastern Dakotas as being in a 40 percentile rank of likelihood for colder than normal temperatures.
Timothy Kays can be reached at tim@thevillagereporter.com

Dons Automotive Replaces Finance Manager


Congratulations to Becky Coopshaw, who is replacing Mark Miller as Finance Manager at Dons Automotive in Wauseon. Becky was promoted to the position from within and formerly served Dons in the Sales Department. A long term resident of the Pettisville area, Becky graduated from Pettisville in 1998 and currently lives with her three children Brett, Paris, and Brandon, who all attend Pettisville schools, just north of Wauseon. Becky has always been committed to serving the community. She has served as a Committee Chairman for the Pettisville Friendship Days since 2006, has managed the Pettisville Music Booster Booth at the Fulton County Fair for two years, and is a member of North Clinton Mennonite Church. It is this love of the local community and commitment to service that Becky will be bringing to her new position and she looks forward to addressing the needs of her customers as they work through the car buying process.

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Noelle Goodson: FFA, Nashville ...


fellow finalists will get to do a professional recording of their National Anthem performance which will be posted on the site for the final voting. Of course, this recording opportunity will also put Noelle in the heart of the country music universe surrounded by people in the recording business not a bad position for a young woman who loves to sing and has more than enough talent to do it. Noelle will make her journey to Nashville on August 16 and not return until that Sunday, the 18th. After the recording is done and Noelle and the other contestants have all returned home, the videos will be posted and the final voting will start on August 26 through September 15. So, if youve got some free time or have heard Noelle sing and know how good she is, log in and watch the video once it goes up vote for Noelle once, twice, maybe three times. Tell your friends or your boss, or show your kids what the girl from the small town just like theirs is doing with her talents on the national stage. Show them what Noelle is showing everyone; that small town doesnt mean small time and that our talents and passions can take us as far as well let them. Thank you Noelle, and good luck in the final vote.

County Fairgrounds. Noelle recalled it was cold and windy, and there was no sound system which meant she had to sing acappella. She sang just this past weekend at the Fayette Bullthistle Festival. She thought it was too loud or that her voice didnt come through quite right, but ask people who were there and theyd remember no such thing. The Stand and Be Heard Anthem Singing Competition, is open to students, aged 13 21 who are part of either 4-H, FFA, or NAMA. The initial contestant pool for this contest consisted of 185 videos. These videos were initially posted on the site, www.fmccrop.com and were voted on to whittle the field down to just the top twenty. From there, five judges: Nancy Barcus of NAMA, Tom Davis of SeisMic Sound where he is the Director of Music Production, Tess Hammock who is a currently serving National 4-H Council Youth Trustee, Patti LaJoye who has been the National FFA Chorus Director since 1999, and Katie Wesler who was a 2012 Anthem Singing Contest finalist, voted to send Noelle and three other contestants through to be the four finalists. This final four selection has guaranteed Noelle a $5,000 Scholarship and an all expenses paid trip to Nashville for her and her parents. While in Nashville, Noelle and her

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Mon., Aug. 19: Tue., Aug. 20: Wed., Aug. 21: Thurs., Aug. 22: Fri,, Aug. 23: 10:00 Half Day Euchre 10:30 Golden Fitness Grocery Shopping at Millers 10:30 Bible Study 1950's Fad Word Scramble

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11:00 Exercise Class 12:45 Garage Sale Bingo Following Lunch 10:30 Hawaiian Luau Party 12:45 Americare Bingo 10:30 Scrabble Tournament 12:45 Leave for shopping in Bryan 10:30 Bible Study Group 12:30 Kathryn Williams - Humana speaking - Medicare fun Bingo to follow

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place (motion sensors, adjusted lighting in the hallways, no personal items in classrooms, etc.); consumption was down nearly twenty-three thousand kilowatts (per kilowatt charges dropped from twelve cents to eleven cents) while natural gas consumption was up fifty-three hundred cubic feet for the year. Lower costs helped offset the natural gas increase which totaled just nineteen hundred dollars more than the previous year. Learned Ohio Department of Education had allocated an additional nineteen million dollars to offset federal funding cuts as a result of sequestration; unfortunately, while the District has lost $19,500 in Title I and $5,700 in Idea B funding, it will not receive any additional State monies. Program costs will be absorbed by the general fund. Was updated on House Bill 59 by Grades 7-12 Principal Anthony Stevens; changes address athletic participation of home-schooled children within the District as well as sports eligibility for transfer students. There will be no changes in current policy until House Bill laws go into effect around September 29. Heard from Grades K-6 Principal Bonnie Troyer that spring test scores were strong; staff members were congratulated for their efforts. She also recognized some of the initiatives taken at the Elementary level to ensure quality programming is being provided for all students. Learned from Superintendent Ed Ewers the State will be canceling its property tax rollback program, ending forty-years of subsidized local taxes. (Under it, the state paid the first ten percent of a property owners tax bill along with 2.5 percent for owner-occupied homes). Also affected are Homestead Exemptions (new senior citizen and disabled homeowners to the program will need to prove they earn less than thirty thousand dollars a year) and new levies; existing/renewal levies will remain unaffected. The next regular monthly meeting of the Edon Northwest Local Board of Education will be held Tuesday, September 10, 2013 in the schools Media Center beginning at 6:30 p.m. Lucinda Held-Faulhaber may be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com

as Junior High Football Coach; Cathy Frastaci, Michele Free, Annette Peckham, Pam Rupp, Dawn Becker as Entry-Year Mentors and Brock England, Katie Germann, Jessica Horning, Kayle Kaman, Christa Perry as EntryYear Teachers. Approved a one-year classified contract with Becky Ater as Secretary for 2013-2014 at Step 6 on the salary schedule. Approved a one-year teacher contract for 2013-2014, with Samara Banks-Calvin as Elementary Intervention Specialist, pending verification of transcripts, at Step 4, Masters on the salary schedule. Approved Kim Hickman as Summer Band Camp Assistant (Percussion Instructor at ten dollars/hour). Approved Tiffany McBride to perform diagnostic checks on athletes on an as-needed basis at a rate of fifteen dollars per hour. Approved thirty-one individuals for Classified/Certified Employee Substitute Contracts (substitute pupil transportation/extracurricular events drivers, cooks, dishwashers, food service cashiers, custodians, secretaries, classroom aides and banquet workers) for 2013-2014. Also approved was Bobbi Brown as Banquet Supervisor. Approved the Elementary Staff Handbook as presented. Appointed Jill Jacoby as Delegate and Brad McCrea as Alternate to the annual Ohio School Boards Association Conference slated for November 10-13, 2013. Approved advancing one hundred dollars to the Flower Fund from the General Fund. Approved the transfer of six thousand dollars from the General Fund to the Uniform Supply Fund. Approved minutes from the regular meeting held July 9 as well as Julys Financial Reports. Responded to questions posed by Edon Chamber Vice President Dave Wehrle (clarification for insurance) regarding an accident at the Boys Basketball-sponsored Softball Tourney during Edon Days; one individual had reported a knee problem, but to Superintendent Ewers knowledge, medical treatment for the injury had not been sought at this time. Heard Treasurer Kerry Samples standard monthly SM2 Report stating revenues were down seventy-four hundred dollars and expenses down seventy-one hundred dollars for the same one-month period as last year. Additionally, he noted utility costs for 2013 were down eight thousand dollars thanks to cost-saving measures put into

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Mon., Aug. 19: Tue., Aug. 20: Wed., Aug. 21: Thurs., Aug. 22: Fri., Aug. 23: 9:15 B&A Club 9:30 - 3:00 Card - Hand & Foot 11:30 Lunch 12:30 Farmers Market 4:15 Zumba 9:30 Craft Room 10:15 Bible Study 10:30 Penny Bingo by Seniors 11:30 Lunch 5:00 Opdyke Gang Pickin' & a Grinnin' at Montpelier 10:30 Program on Physical Therapy and Exercise by Eric from the Weston Group at Fountain Park 11:30 Lunch 12:30 Grocery Shopping 4:15 Zumba 9:30 Craft Room 10:30 Evergreen Bingo 11:30 Lunch 12:30 Shop in Angola Stop & Eat Dinner $6 fee 9:30 Craft Room with Jewel 10:30 Games, Puzzles, Catch up with Friends 11:30 Lunch 12:30 3/13 Cards

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Mon., Aug. 19: Tue., Aug. 20: Wed., Aug. 21: Thurs., Aug. 22: 10:30 Lincoln Bingo 12:00 Cards 10:30 "Grass is Greener" 12:00 Cards ** Shipshewana - leaving at 8:00 ** 10:30 BP Checks and Snack Bingo 12:00 Cards 10:30 Bryan Care adn Rehab Bingo 12:00 Cards

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honoring John's father, Ric, for his own real estate successes. They will also knows a good deal of historical memorabilia. John explains that he is interested in the history of Montpelier as well as Montpelier's future. After having graduated from Montpelier High School, John and his family did leave Montpelier for a short time but have always remained fairly local and he, his wife Beth, and his son Jaret currently reside in Montpelier. Since returning to Montpelier John has worked on trying to help revitalize the downtown area and is always happy to see new businesses come in. He and his family also work closely with his brothers, Scott and Matt, in their businesses and rental properties. John looks forward to continuing on with the traditions that his business has always been known for and to working with anyone who is interested in buying or selling real estate. Anyone wishing to meet with him can find him in his office in downtown Montpelier. Chelsie Firestone can be reached at chelsie@thevillagereporter.com

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Church News
Devotional Thought / Fellowship of Christian Athletes
By: Rex Stump - Great Authority
...Then Jesus went to Capernaum, a town in Galilee, and taught there in the synagogue every Sabbath day. There, too, the people were amazed at his teaching, for he spoke with authority. Once when he was in the synagogue, a man possessed by a demonan evil spiritbegan shouting at Jesus, Go away! Why are you interfering with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you arethe Holy One of God! Jesus cut him short. Be quiet! Come out of the man, he ordered. At that, the demon threw the man to the floor as the crowd watched; then it came out of him without hurting him further. Amazed, the people exclaimed, What authority and power this mans words possess! Even evil spirits obey him, and they flee at his command! The news about Jesus spread through every village in the entire region. Luke 4:31-37 It seems that today we dont give respect and honor to those in authority, as we should. Where is the yes, sir and yes, maam that is due to our elders? When a coach gives a command, do our players obey? When our teachers give an assignment, do our students complete the task? When our employers give us instructions, do we focus or grumble? How many times do we witness athletes and coaches yelling, complaining, and disrespecting umpires and referees? Its too common today to see parents yelling disrespectful and venomous comments to those officiating sporting games. We may not agree with their calls, but they are in a position of authority. When we read the Bible do we view Gods Word as enlightening or as commands to be obeyed? Do we really know who Jesus is? Do you really understand his power and authority? In Luke 4, Jesus comes to town and goes to the synagogue to teach. First of all, notice that he attends regularly. To be a part of a church family is crucial to our spiritual growth. To think we are good enough to skip church, and yet Jesus went every Sabbath, makes me believe we are missing something here. Second of all, can you imagine showing up at church and Jesus walks in to preach? That would be awesome! More importantly, notice in this passage that Jesus teaches, and he teaches with authority! The people are amazed at how he taught. One Sabbath as Jesus is teaching, a man possessed by a demon begins to shout back at Jesus! That is creepy! But what is even more disturbing is that this man was in the synagogue! He may have been a regular attendee. Just because you are at church doesnt make you holy! Check out what this demon possessed man says. I know who you arethe Holy One of God! The demons know that Jesus is the Holy One of God! The demons know the power of Gods Son, Jesus Christ! The demons fear Jesus and know that He interferes with their evil intentions! The demons know about His incredible Holy and destructive power! The demons know the authority of Jesus and tremble! Do we? Jesus is more than a nice picture on a wall and He is more than just your friend. Jesus is the Holy, Mighty, and Powerful Son of God! His authority is to be respected and revered! Just as we need to learn to respect our authority figures on earth parents, coaches, officials, employerswe should give even more honor and respect to our Savior Jesus Christ! Our actions, our worship, and our life is a direct reflection of our daily respect and honor to great authority of Jesus Christ. For more reading, check out James 2:19; Romans 14:11, and Philippians 2:9-11

CHURCH LISTINGS
West Franklin United Methodist Corner of Fulton Co. Rd L & 27-1 West Unity, Ohio *9:14 a.m. Sunday Worship & Jr. Church *10:30 a.m. Sunday School Edon Church of Christ 101 Franklin, Edon *9:00 a.m. Sunday School *10:00 a.m. Worship Columbia Church of Christ 14832 Co. Rd. 1-50, Edon *9:30 a.m. Sunday School *10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship *7:00 p.m. Adults & Youth Service First Lutheran Church 701 S. Defiance St., Stryker *8:45 a.m. Sunday Worship *10:00 a.m. Sunday School *5:00 p.m. Saturday Evening Worship Olive Branch Christian St. Rt. 127 & Co. Rd. P, Fayette *9:30 a.m. Sunday School *10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship *6:00 p.m. Sunday Evening *6:00 p.m. Bible Study Alvordton United Brethren 311 East Main St., Alvordton 9:30 am Sunday Worship 6:00 p.m. Sunday Worship 7:00 p.m. Every 3rd Thursday Community Sing Montpelier Church of Christ 104 W. Jefferson St., Montpelier *Adult Sunday School: 9 a.m. *Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. *Wednesday Workouts: 6:30-7:30 p.m. *Classes for all ages. Living Hope Free Methodist 1051 W. Jackson St., West Unity *9:30 a.m. Sunday 10:15-10:45 Fellowship 10:45-12:00 Worship Service Youth Groups through the school year are: *6:30 p.m. Wednesday 1-12 year olds 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Jr. High 8:00 p.m. Sr. High Bethlehem Christian Union Co. Rd. M-50 &Co. Rd. 4, Edon *9:30 a.m. Sunday School *10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship *7:00 p.m. Sunday Worship Service *Tuesday Food Pantry *7:00 p.m. Wed. Bible Study & Prayer, Adventure Club for children & youth Mt. Union Christian Union St. Rt. 49, Cooney, Ohio *9:30 a.m. Sunday School *10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship *6:00 p.m. Sunday Service *7:00 p.m. Wednesday Adult & Children Northwest Christian Edon NW School, Edon *9:00 a.m. Sunday Service (Jr. Church &Wee Church) St. Pauls United Methodist 402 Broad St, Montpelier, *9:00 a.m. Sunday Prayer Walk *9:30 a.m. Adult Sunday School *10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship Pine Grove Mennonite 04524 Co. Rd. 20-50, Stryker *9:30 a.m. Sunday School *10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship

Winning The Battle For A Generation


WHO HAVE YOU STAYED WITH LATELY?
In 2009 ESPN aired a story about Dartanyon Crockett and Leroy Sutton, two high school students in inner city Cleveland. Crockett and Sutton were teammates on Lincoln West High Schools wrestling team. Crockett, who is legally blind, was often filmed carrying Sutton, a double leg amputee, on his back. The show was produced by Lisa Fenn, an ESPN veteran who had done stories about famous athletes like Michael Jordan and Derek Jeter. But when she finished the piece about Crockett and Sutton she couldnt leave their lives. Fenn took it upon herself to help the one with no legs, being carried by the one who could not see get to college. She raised donations from around the world, coordinated college visits, and ensured that the boys were well fed every day. Thanks to her efforts, Crockett became a bronze medalist in judo at the Paralympic Games in London; Sutton will become the first member of his family to graduate from college. After the media hoopla died down, Leroy Sutton quietly asked her, Why did you stay? She said, I love you. Sutton pressed, Thats what I thought youd say. But why why did you stick around and do everything you did? Lisa Fenn wrote: I grew up on the other side of Cleveland. The white side . My parents scrounged up the money for private school to protect me from the public schools and those people . But Dartanyon and Leroy eased me in graciously . They opened up about their struggles Dartanyon with great eagerness, as I think he had waited his entire life for someone to want to know him, to truly see him. Leroys revelations emerged more reluctantly. He had been emotionally abandoned too many times before . But both began to believe that, perhaps, I genuinely cared. I stayed because I would not be next on the list of people who walked out and over their trust . I stayed because we get only one life, and we dont truly live it until we give it away. I stayed because we can change the world only when we enter into anothers world. I stayed because I love you. With regard to reaching out to the most vulnerable in our midst the scriptures tell us in James 1:27 (NASB), 27 Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.
Rick Jones, Executive Director, Defiance Area Youth for Christ. For more information about the work of Youth for Christ, 419-782-0656, or email: defyfc@embarqmail.com

Pioneer Church of the Nazarene Corner of SR 15 & CR S Pioneer, Ohio *10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship *11:00 a.m. Sunday School *7:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting St. Peters Lutheran Church Rev. Roger Marlow, Pastor 201 N Church Edon, OH 43518 Tel: 419-272-2113 *9:00 a.m. Sunday Worship *10:15 a.m. Sunday School *6:30 p.m. Wednesday Catechism Class Solid Rock Community 102 Egly Drive, West Unity *9:15 a.m. Sunday School *10:30 a.m. Worship *7:00 p.m. Wednesday, Adult, Children & Youth Studies Edon United Methodist 103 Pleasant St., Edon *9:00 a.m. Sunday School *10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship St. Joseph Catholic 625 Washington St., Blakeslee *4:00 p.m. Saturday Mass *8:30 a.m. Monday Mass *7:00 p.m. Wednesday Youth CCD Class River of Life Worship Center 14226 U.S. 20A, Montpelier *9:30 Sunday Worship *7:00 p.m. Wed. Worship www.rolworship.org Zion Lutheran Church 405 Hickory Street, Montpelier *10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship *9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Bible Study

Attention Edon, Montpelier, Pioneer, West Unity, Stryker & Fayette Area Congregation Members:
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Fulton County Health Department Acknowledges Breastfeeding Awareness Month


Wauseon, OH: August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month and this years theme Breastfeeding Support: Close to Mothers, highlights the importance of providing support to breastfeeding families and Fulton County has a lot to be proud of. Fulton County is rated 4th in the state for the number of women who have breastfed their infants. Infant feeding is one of the most important decisions the new families make. Evidence is clear that breastfeeding is the natural way to feed an infant. It provides the needed nutrients and antibodies that bolster the babys immune system, thereby lowering the risk for allergies, diarrhea, asthma and Sudden Infant Death. Mothers also benefit from breastfeeding with a decreased risk for breast and ovarian cancers and report losing weight faster. Despite these benefits, according to CDC Breastfeeding Report Card in 2012, only 62 % of Ohio babies are fed any breastmilk and 11% of these babies are breastfed exclusively for six months. The Surgeon General reports some key barriers to breastfeeding success are lack of knowledge, embarrassment, employment and child care, poor family and social support, health services and social norms. Ohio WIC is committed to helping moms achieve their breastfeeding goals. Over the last few years they have invested time and resources in the Breastfeeding program. Thirty eight International Board Certified Lactation Consultants were employed statewide to provide breastfeeding education and support. The number of Peer Helpers increased from 55 in 2009 to 182 in 2012. Breastfeeding initiation rates increased from 46.4% to 53%. Ohio is one of the few states in the nation that boasts a Peer Helper program in each of its 88 counties. Here in Fulton County, the WIC program has on staff one International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, four Certified Lactation Counselors and one Peer Helper. The entire WIC staff encourages and supports breastfeeding. The Peer Helpers main function is to counsel moms and provide education prenatally as well as follow-up support. This is accomplished through phone calls, breastfeeding classes, weight checks, distribution of pumps and facilitating our Moms Group. Our Moms Group is open to all moms and prenatal women, not just those enrolled in WIC. As a result of their efforts our initiation rate has jumped to 69 % and last year. Fulton County was rated 4th in the state for the number of women who have breastfed their infants. Despite Fulton Countys high state ranking of women who have breastfed their infants, increasing the amount of time a mom continues to breastfeeds remains our biggest challenge. Although the breastfeeding Peers provide a valuable service to their communities, it is crucial that breastfeeding moms receive support from families, friends, health care providers and employers in order to achieve their overall goal. For further information or assistance please feel free to contact Amy Clark, IBCLC or Lisa Johnson, Peer Helper at the WIC office-419 337-6979.

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WANTED TO BUY - Junk cars & trucks, dead or alive, top FOR SALE - Caboose for Sale - Late 1940s C & O. Root, dollar $ paid. 419-708-1615, 419-335-1358. wooden siding, needs repairs. Williams County Historical Society. Sealed bids starting at $2,500 due August 30, 2013. 419-485-8200. FOR SALE - Need a better solution to your high cost cell phone bill but dont want to lose service or change your number? We can help find you provider to fit your needs at a reasonable rate. Plans start as low as $12 per month. Think of the cash you can save!! Call Randy at Randy Stone Wireless 419-279-8133. FOR SALE - 2007 Cirrus. Must see to appreciate! 24 CRB (27 tip to tip) Immaculately clean and maintained. Queen bed w/storage under, tub & shower, microwave, stove, furnace, refrigerator, stereo, air conditioning, slide out in sitting area, nice awning. Asking $8,000.00 or will consider serious reasonable offers. Phone 419-636-8841. FOR SALE - Mobile Car Wrap Campaigns For A Water Beverages Drinks (Link Art Inc). Interested Car Owners Should Apply & Earn $500/WK.Text:3478420637/ linksartltd@yahoo.com FOR SALE 1997 Chevy Astro Van. Used as newspaper delivery vehicle. Very reliable, serviced regularly. Blue Book: ($1,923 - $2,748) $1,699 OBO. Call (419) 6304305. FOR SALE - Do you love history? Do you love FAYETTE? 1916 Fayette Tattler, good condition. $20. Call 419-6304305.

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FOR RENT - Newer 2 bedroom duplex in West Unity. Ap- WANTED - Looking for old yearbooks for Hilltop, Fayette, pliances and garage included. $490 per month, plus utili- Stryker, Montpelier, Edon, North Central and Wauseon. ties. 419-630-5193. Please call 419-924-2382.

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Edon Northwest Local School District Announces 2013-2014 Free & Reduced-price Meals Program Policy
Edon Northwest Local School District today announced its 2013-2014 program year policy for free and reduced-price meals for students unable to pay the full price of meals or milk served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast, After School Care Snack or Special Milk Program. Each school office and the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party. The Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines will be used for determining eligibility. Children from families whose annual income is at or below the Federal Guidelines are eligible for free and reduced price meals or free milk if the school participates in the Special Milk Program. Application forms are being distributed to all homes in a letter to parents or guardians. To apply for free and reduced-price benefits, households should fill out the application and return it to the school. Additional copies are available at the principals office in each school. A complete application is required. Households which currently receive Special Nutrition Assistance Program Benefits (SNAP, formally known as food stamps) or Ohio Works First (OWF) funds for a child must provide the childs name, the SNAP or OWF case number and signature of an adult household member on the application. Households which do not receive SNAP or OWF funds must provide the names of all household members, the last four digits of the Social Security Number of the adult signing the application or state none if the adult does not have a Social Security Number, the amount and source of income received by each household member, (state the monthly income) and the signature of an adult household member. If any of this information is missing, the school cannot process the application. Families with children eligible for school meals may be eligible for FREE health care coverage through Medicaid and/or Ohios Healthy Start & Healthy Families programs. These programs include coverage for doctor visits, immunizations, physicals, prescriptions, dental, vision, mental health, substance abuse and more. Please call 1-800324-8680 for more information or to request an application. Information can also be found on the web at www.jfs.ohio.gov/ohp/consumers/familychild.stm. Anyone who has an Ohio Medicaid card is already receiving these services. The information provided on the application is confidential and will be used only for the purpose of determining eligibility and may be verified at any time during the school year by school or other program official. To discourage the possibility of misrepresentation, the application forms contain a statement above the space for signature certifying that all information furnished is true and correct. Applications are being made in connection with the receipt of federal funds. Schools or other officials may check the information on the application at any time during the school year. Deliberate misrepresentation of information may subject the applicant to prosecution under applicable state and federal laws. Households will be notified of the approval or denial of benefits. Foster children are categorically eligible for free meal benefits regardless of the households income. If a family has foster children living with them and wishes to apply for such meals or milk for them, contact the school for more information. Under the provision of the policy, Mrs. Bobbi Brown, Cafeteria Manager will review applications and determine eligibility. If a parent or guardian disagrees with the decision on the application or the result of verification, the decision may be discussed with the determining official on an informal basis. If a formal appeal is desired, the household has the right to a fair hearing. A fair hearing can be requested either orally or in writing from: Edward R. Ewers, Superintendent (419) 272-3213. The policy contains an outline of the hearing procedure. Households may apply for benefits any time during the school year. If a household is not currently eligible and if the household size increases or income decreases because of unemployment or other reasons, the family should contact the school to file a new application. Such changes may make the children of the family eligible for free or reduced-price benefits if the family income falls at or below the levels shown above. Non-discrimination Statement (Explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly.) In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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