Author: Newspaper Staff

PANTHER RALLY … Alexia Wickerham looks to score inside for Stryker. Stryker rallied from a 26-13 halftime deficit to pull out a 40-37 win. (PHOTO BY RICH HARDING, STAFF) By: Nate Calvin WEST UNITY – It was a tale of two halves for Stryker as they found their shooting touch from three-point range in the second half to rally from down 26-13 at halftime to earn a 40-37 win. After a back-and-forth opening quarter that saw Hilltop take an 11-10 lead, Libbie Baker had two straight offensive rebound buckets to open the second and push the lead to 15-11.

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BRYAN GOLDEN BEAR … Isaac Stoy rolled games of 161 and 223 to help Bryan to a season opening win over Evergreen. (PHOTO BY RICH HARDING, STAFF) BOYS BOWLING Wauseon 2,251 Swanton 1,459 NAPOLEON – Ryan Marks paced Wauseon with a games of 195 and 213 in a victory over Swanton to get league play underway. Scott Lafferty-Reside topped the Bulldogs with a 315 series.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), a cosponsor of The Respect for Marriage Act and key supporter of the legislation, praised bipartisan Senate passage of the bill. The legislation now heads back to the House of Representatives, where it is expected to pass and be sent to President Biden for his signature: “This is a momentous day in the Senate and I am proud of my colleagues whose hard work made passage of this bill possible.” “The American people want this issue settled, and with the passage of this bill, millions of married couples will get the certainty…

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COLUMBUS – The Ohio Market Access Program (OMAP) administered by Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague has helped the Village of Pioneer (Williams County) enter the market to refinance outstanding debt and save an estimated $31,513.42 in interest costs over the next year. “Through OMAP, local governments can leverage the state’s high credit rating to lower their interest rates and save on borrowing costs,” said Treasurer Sprague. “We’re pleased to partner with the Village of Pioneer as they invest in electric infrastructure improvements in their community.” The OMAP credit enhancement will help the Village of Pioneer achieve significant interest cost savings. The…

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NOVEMBER WINNERS … North Central Elementary School recently recognized the November 2022 “Students of the Month”. Each student was selected as “Student of the Month” for showing “EFFORT”. Back Row, Left to Right: Maycee Walker, Jaelyn Houk, Hayden Panos, Tristan Nellist, Jacob Poynter. Middle Row, Left to Right: Madix Munger, Drew White, Jazlyn Pettit, Allison Zuver, Cash Jaggers. Front Row, Left to Right: Kyah Plummer, Phlloyd Romero, Warren Kovar, Molly MacKinnon. Not shown: Liddie Halliwill (PHOTO PROVIDED)

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Robert “Bob” John Kimble, 84 of Churubusco, IN passed away Thursday, December 1, 2022 at Parkview Regional Medical Center of Fort Wayne. Bob was born October 12, 1938 to the late Robert W. and Frances A. (Sharpe) Kimble of Stryker, Ohio. Bob graduated from Tri-State University (TRINE) in Angola, IN in 1959, and married Margaret A. Butner on March 6, 1966. Bob worked as a mechanical and electrical engineering contractor for the U.S government, a senior engineer at Magnavox in Fort Wayne, IN and as President of Hause Machines in Montpelier, OH for several years before founding Kimble Machines Inc.…

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Wauseon – Barbara Dvorsky, age 84 of Wauseon, passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at Regency Hospital in Sylvania, surrounded by her family. She was born in Morenci on September 13, 1938, to the late Jesse and Merriam (Ruhl) Bell. On July 9, 1960 in Morenci, she married Frank E. Dvorsky, Jr., and he preceded her in death on December 26, 2005. Barbara worked several waitressing jobs in her lifetime, but also worked at Fayette Tubular, and retired from Kamco in 2000. She was a member of the Bryan Eagles Aerie 2223, and loved to read and crochet. Barbara…

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WRESTLING Wauseon @ Findlay Duals 9am Evergreen/Swanton @ Northwood Invitational 9:30am Archbold @ Cory-Rawson Invite 10am Bryan/Edgerton @ Montpelier Ironhorse Invitational 10am Delta @ Marysville Invitational 10am GIRLS BASKETBALL Woodmore @ Delta 11:45am Evergreen @ Otsego 1pm Toledo Bowsher @ Swanton 1pm Liberty Center @ North Central 1pm BOYS BASKETBALL Eastside (IN) @ Bryan 2:30pm Ottawa Hills @ Edon 3pm Montpelier @ Delta 4pm Fairview @ Wauseon 4:30pm Pettisville @ Paulding 4:45pm Archbold @ Kalida 6pm Hilltop @ Stryker 6pm SWIM & DIVE Wauseon @ NWOAC Relays (Perkins) 9am BOWLING Wauseon @ State Kick-Off Tournament (Columbus) 12:30pm Bryan @ Teays…

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BOYS BOWLING Wauseon 2251 Swanton 1459 Bryan 2241 Evergreen 2044 Liberty Center 2471 Delta 2197 GIRLS BOWLING Liberty Center 1988 Delta 1622 Wauseon 2394 Swanton 996 BOYS BASKETBALL Toledo Christian 59 Edon 29 Wayne Trace 49 Bryan 38 Swanton 52 Evergreen 44 Tinora 49 Delta 42 GIRLS BASKETBALL Stryker 40 Hilltop 37 Archbold 55 Edgerton 40 Pettisville 45 North Central 20 Montpelier 51 Fayette 28

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WINTER SPORTS … 100 student athletes, cheerleaders, and band members from all 22 associate schools were recognized.  Shown above are the students from Fulton County and below are students from Williams County. The Career Center wishes all of its student athletes a successful winter sports season!

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COLLEGIATE GOLF … Archbold’s Carly Grime recently signed with Lourdes University in Sylvania, Ohio to continue her academic and golf career. Shown at her signing are sitting: Jennifer Grime, Carly Grime, Jed Grime. Standing: Anna Boyers – Archbold Girls Golf Head Coach, Gill Guerrero-Lourdes University Head Golf Coach. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

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COUNCIL … The Swanton Village Council listens as Mayor Toeppe delivers his report. (PHOTO BY JACOB KESSLER, STAFF) By: Jacob Kessler, Staff The Swanton Village Council held their meeting on Monday, November 28th. The meeting began at 7:01 p.m. with a prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silence. Council first moved to approve the current meeting’s agenda and previous meetings minutes. Next, with no public wishing to address council, the meeting moved on to committee reports.

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Visitors to Pettisville are now greeted by additions to the “city limits” signs as the Pettisville School Foundation honors four PHS grads who have brought honor and recognition to Pettisville. Three-star Air Force Lieutenant General Jeffrey A. Kruse and the musical group, Girl Named Tom, consisting of Caleb, Josh, and Bekah Liechty will join the 1991 State Track and Field Champion Team which, uniquely, consisted of one person, Lincoln Cobb. All are PHS graduates. This recognition is sponsored by the Pettisville School Foundation to honor those who, through their accomplishments, earned status, or other achievements, have brought honor and recognition to the…

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120 LBS … Archbold’s Jordan Rodriguez does battle with Larry Moreno of Wauseon in the season opener for both teams. Moreno took the win 19-6 as Wauseon defeated Archbold 61-12. (PHOTO BY LINDSAY PHILLIPS, STAFF) WRESTLING Wauseon 61 Archbold 12 106lbs – Stuckey (W) d. Soles, fall (0:34); 113lbs – Lugabihl (W), won by forfeit; 120lbs – Moreno (W) d. Rodriguez, 19-4; 126lbs – Schneider (W) d. Buchop 2-1; 132lbs – Torres (W) d. Wyse, fall (1:22); 138lbs – A. Torres (W) d. Garrow, 18-3; 144lbs – B. Torres (W) d. Chapa 5-4; 150lbs – Gante (W) d. I. Grime,…

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VARSITY BOWLING Evergreen @ Bryan 4pm Liberty Center @ Delta 4pm Swanton @ Wauseon 4pm BOYS BASKETBALL Wayne Trace @ Bryan 6pm Delta @ Tinora 6pm Swanton @ Evergreen 6pm Toledo Christian @ Edon 6pm GIRLS BASKETBALL Edgerton @ Archbold 6pm Montpelier @ Fayette 6pm Stryker @ Hilltop 6pm Pettisville @ North Central 6pm WRESTLING Evergreen/Swanton @ Northwood Invitational 4pm

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By: Nate Calvin STRYKER – The calendar might have said December 1 but the feel inside Stryker High School was one of February for the non-conference meeting between Pettisville and Stryker. In a tournament like atmosphere, Pettisville erased a 10-point halftime deficit by dominating the boards and holding Stryker to 5/19 from the floor in the second half to pull out a 38-36 win.

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2022 EAGLES … The girls and boys teams gather for a picture following the BBC Championships held at Harrison Lake on October 15. (PHOTO PROVIDED) By: Nate Calvin FAYETTE – Over the past two decades the Fayette Eagles Cross Country program has become a power in the BBC along with their success at the district, regional, and state level. The man leading Fayette cross country during that time is Bryan Stambaugh, a 1998 graduate of Fayette.

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BOYS BASKETBALL Archbold 51 Edgerton 37 Pettisville 38 Stryker 36 GIRLS BASKETBALL Wauseon 51 Oak Harbor 12 Evergreen 37 Swanton 29 Bryan 47 Paulding 15 Ayersville 51 Edon 18 BOYS SWIM & DIVE Bryan 94 Ayersville 35 GIRLS SWIM & DIVE Bryan 139 Ayersville 11 WRESTLING Wauseon 61 Archbold 12

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