Archives for July 2013


Herzing University – Toledo has announced that the school is available to assist students currently taking classes at Ivy Bridge College, after it was learned Monday that the online education option at Ivy Bridge will cease operations in late October.
The two campuses offer programs in healthcare, technology, criminal justice, and business, so Herzing University – Toledo is actively reaching out to Ivy Bridge students to help them transition and continue their higher education in those career-oriented subject areas.
Interested students can call 419.776.0300 or stop by the Herzing University – Toledo campus to obtain more information about possibly transferring their coursework. Herzing admissions representatives will be available until 8 p.m. every day this week to accommodate potential transfer students.


Doll and teddy bear enthusiasts from throughout the region will be gathering in Archbold this Saturday and Sunday to celebrate the 30th annual Doll & Teddy Bear Show at Sauder Village. With exhibitors from throughout the Midwest, and many doll themed workshops and activities – there will be plenty for guests to enjoy throughout the weekend.
For the 30th Annual Doll Show, more than 100 tables will be set in Founder’s Hall to showcase dolls and bears.
Also available will be accessories, supplies, artist reproductions, clothing, doll furniture, books and patterns.
Again this year, special workshops and lectures are being held during the doll event.
The Doll Show and Sale runs from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 3 and from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 4. There is a “Show-Only” admission of $7.00 (senior and AAA discounts apply), which must be purchased in Founder’s Hall.


It’s been called “The World’s Longest Yard Sale” and a good chunk of it takes place in Williams County starting Thursday.
August first through August fourth, the huge yard sale, which started back in 1987 on only a small stretch of roadway, now winds along U.S. 127 with vendors set up over the course of a 690-mile route running through five states from Michigan to Alabama.
In Bryan, the event also coincides with the city’s annual sidewalk sales, which this year are being held this Saturday, August third, until 3 p.m.
By the way, Bryan does not require a city garage sale permit for the US-127 Longest Yard Sale.
For more information, go online to, or check out its Facebook page… 127 sale.


A well known local business person has died.
The Bryan Times is reporting that 93 year old Helen Pence of Bryan, the woman who owned Pence’s Concessions for nearly 50 years, died Sunday after a brief illness.
Helen Pence worked as owner and operator of the family-owned company, which has been around since the 1900s, from 1948 until 2006.
Pence was also active in the community and in community organizations.
Pence’s full obituary is in today’s Bryan Times.


The Bryan City Orchestra will present its final concert of the summer season on Thursday. The program will be held in the Wesley United Methodist Church sanctuary beginning at 7:30 Thursday evening. It’s free and open to the public. The summer’s final concert will feature a full orchestra with strings, woodwinds and brass.

Wauseon Homecoming Festival

The annual Wauseon Homecoming Festival kicks off this Thursday with three full days of food and fun in Downtown Wauseon.
Those attending will be able to buy raffle tickets for a big prize drawing Saturday. One grand prize winner will walk off with a $10,000 cash prize. The second-place winner will receive a custom golf cart, and the third-place winner will take home a 46-inch flat screen television.
Tickets are one for $5, three for $10, or seven for $20. Special kids prizes will also be given away.
Pork chop sandwiches and brats will be served on the courthouse lawn. There’ll be rides and games for the kids and a parade too.
On Friday, there will be a battle of the bands and a teen dance.
Wauseon Homecoming has been a big event since 1934. All proceeds benefit the local parks and recreation department.


A lot of arrests over the weekend in Bryan…
Bryan Police picked up 30 year old Dustin Taylor of Bryan on Saturday, charging him with possession of drug paraphernalia.
On Sunday, Bryan Police arrested 37 year old Terra Lopez of Bryan, charging her with disorderly conduct.
Also arrested on Sunday… 29 year old Dean Norflund II of Bryan, charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia; 31 year old Brent Krill of Stryker who was charged with assault; 38 year old Matthew Query of Delaware, Ohio, charged with assault; and 18 year old Nicholas Straka of Montpelier, who was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and furnishing.


An Indianapolis church youth pastor, his pregnant wife and another church member were killed when a church bus overturned with just a mile to go in a return trip from a Michigan summer camp on Saturday.
The congregation of Colonial Hills Baptist Church is mourning those deaths after the bus crashed with 37 people on board. Youth pastor Chad Phelps, his pregnant piano-teacher wife, Courtney, and chaperone Tonya Weindorf were killed. Dozens of others were injured in the crash, which happened Saturday.
A 68-year-old congregation member who was driving the church-owned bus, told police that its brakes
failed before the bus hit a raised concrete median and flipped on its side.


A storm late Saturday afternoon, damaged several homes and businesses, and left thousands without power.
Toledo Edison reported 1,864 customers without power Saturday night. The majority of those without power — 1,732 — were in Defiance.
Other outages were reported in Delaware, Defiance, Noble, Highland and Richland townships.
Several families went to shelters provided by the American Red Cross after trees fell onto their homes.
The National Weather Service says wind gusts up to 60 mph and pea and dime-sized hail were reported.
Downed trees were reported in many areas.


A Paulding County man was killed Friday when the tractor he was operating flipped, pinning him underneath.
80 year old William Weippert Sr of Cecil was pronounced dead at the scene by the Paulding County Coroner.
The Paulding County Sheriff’s Office says Weippert was cutting grass along a field around 3pm Friday afternoon when the tractor came too close to a ditch, slid in, and overturned.