Archives for August 2014

Sauder Has Lots Of Labor Day Programs Planned

Lots of activities are planned for the Labor Day Weekend at Sauder Village. Many will come to stay at the Inn or Campground, play in the pool, visit unique shops, enjoy great food, and make special memories while visiting the Historic Village.
Recognized as Ohio’s largest living-history village, the award-winning destination offers plenty for guests to see and do.
Historic Sauder Village will be open Saturday, Sunday and Monday for the holiday weekend. Hours are Saturday, August 30 from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Sunday from noon-4:00 p.m. and Monday, September 1 from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. On Sunday only, kids 16 and under receive free admission.
Sauder Village is offering free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families through Labor Day 2014.
For more information about packages, to check availability or make a reservation, call 1-800-590-9755 or 419-446-2541, or visit

Labor Day Closings Listed

Monday is Labor Day, and in observance of the holiday, all city, county, state and federal offices will be closed Monday.
Other changes in schedules include post offices. In Bryan, the post office window will be closed, and there will be no regular mail delivery. The License bureau will be closed. All Bryan banks and credit unions will be closed Monday, with the exception of Woodforest National Bank, which will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Meanwhile, the State liquor store will remain open. But the Williams County Public Library in Bryan, Edgerton, Edon, Pioneer, Stryker and West Unity, and the Montpelier Public Library, will all be closed Monday.
All area public schools will also be closed on Monday.
We’ll be right here on your radio though, so if you want to know what’s happening in the area, or catch up on the latest news on Monday, just turn us on, or go to

Gun Thieves Indicted

Among the list of indictments handed down this week by the Williams County grand jury, were those of three men who are accused of thefts of firearms.
34 year old Michael Moser faces nine felony counts on charges that back in May, he stole a Marlin 17 HMR rifle, a Remington 722 rifle, two Remington 700 rifles and a Remington Model 4 rifle. He is also charged in relation to several other break ins and thefts.
In an unrelated incident, 23 year old Tanner Jones and 21 year old Bozwell Smith, both of Indiana, are accused of burglarys and thefts, including guns, such as a silver Super Comanche handgun, a silver Foreland Arms handgun and a black Beretta .25 caliber handgun, all from a home in Edon. The duo is also charged in connection with other break ins.

Alert-86 Reminder

The new Alert 86 system in Williams County is powerful, but county leaders remind residents that they must sign up to get the alerts.
You can sign up at the Ohio Means Jobs office in the East Annex building on E. High St. if you don’t have Internet access at home.
Those without access to the Internet or transportation can also call the communications agency at 419-636-8497 for assistance.

Drowning In Defiance

A Defiance man died Monday evening when he drowned in a pond on his property.
64 year old Terrence Kidwell of Dohoney Road, was pronounced dead at the scene after emergency personnel were called just after 7 Monday night to the Kidwell residence. The call indicated that there was a person floating in the pond.
According to a report by the Defiance County Sheriff’s Office, Kidwell had been on a riding lawn mower and stopped at the edge of the pond. He reportedly walked to the edge of the pond, and fell in. The Sheriff’s report says he was found by his wife.

Williams Grand Jury Indictments

14 people have been indicted for various crimes by a Williams County Grand Jury.
19 year old Garret Wise of Defiance;
36 year old Damon Cook of Angola;
47 year old Duane Murray of Edgerton;
23 year old Michael Lovejoy of Bryan;
20 year old Jalen Longoria of Wauseon;
28 year old Richard Mojica, Jr of Bryan;
21 year old Bozwell Smith of Angola;
23 year old Tanner Jones of Hamilton, Indiana;
34 year old Michael Moser of Bryan;
40 year old Jeremy Kimball of Edon;
38 year old Kiki Kimball of Edon;
26 year old William Massey of West Unity;
19 year old Jessica Dennison of West Unity;
36 year old Gene Crawford, Jr. of Toledo, all face various charges according tot he indictments handed down this week.

Quadco To Sell Off Subways

The future of programs often referred to as sheltered workshops was discussed by the members of the Quadco Administrative and Non-Profit Boards at their regular meeting on Tuesday.
Board members discussed a news story about a plan in New York to phase out sheltered workshops in that state in the next five years.
Reportedly, several other states on the east and west coast have taken similar actions. Ohio though, has not set a formal deadline at this point, but informal indicators give the impression they are on a similar timetable.
Locally, Quadco has reduced personnel expenses, has increased the amount of production work, and has been controlling expenses. Quadco has been cutting back on programs where there are small numbers of people and the center does not receive enough funding to cover the expenses of operating the programs.
The operation of the Subway restaurants has turned out to be one of those areas.
Quadco has contacted local Subway officials to let them know they will be offering the stores for sale.
The people involved in the training program there will transition into other programming to meet their needs.
The next meeting of the Quadco board is scheduled for September 23 in the conference room at the Stryker building.

Mercy Defiance Clinic Warns Of Scam

Mercy Defiance Clinic is warning of fraudulent phone calls being made by scammers claiming to represent the clinic.
They say scammers are making random calls claiming to be a collection agency working for Mercy Defiance Clinic.
The callers tell the recipient that they have an overdue account balance and they need the recipient’s Social Security number to resolve the issue. Do NOT give your Social Security number or any other personal information to these callers; no one calling from Mercy about an account balance would ever ask you for your Social Security number.
If you receive such a call, you should hang up and then call Mercy Defiance Clinic or your local police.

Prostate Screening Set

The Regional Cancer Care Center of Angola is holding free PSA prostate cancer screenings on Friday, September 5th from 8:00am until 12noon.
This screening will require a blood draw, but no fasting is required. Men between the ages of 40 and 75 are encouraged to attend. Men under the age of 40 who have had a family history of prostate cancer are also strongly encouraged to participate.
Appointments are necessary. For more information or to make an appointment, call the Cancer Care Center at 624-2120.

Local Man Safe Following Plane Crash

A plane crashed Monday afternoon in Williams County.
According to the Williams County Sheriff’s Office, Sam Santa Rita had just taken off in his single engine plane from his private airstrip near Edgerton, when the aircraft crashed into the woods.
The plane was totaled, but amazingly, Santa Rita was able to walk away from the crash. He walked home, and his wife drove him to the hospital.
Meanwhile, emergency crews swarmed onto the scene, where they saturated the debri field with a flame retardant material to keep the fire that erupted from the wreck from spreading into the nearby woods and fields.
While the aircraft is a total loss, Santa Rita’s injuries are described as minor.
The crash is being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration.