Continuing look at 2017


Chris Lake took over as superintendent of Swanton Local Schools.


Benfield Wines opened its doors on Shaffer Road.


Swanton school buildings on Cherry Street were demolished in 2017.


Mail Pouch Saloon opened in 2017 in the building formerly occupied by Shucker’s.


Area residents attended a Swanton Public Library solar eclipse viewing party.


A pickleball group is growing in Swanton.


Swanton volleyball won its first ever Northwest Ohio Athletic League title in 2017.


Swanton Middle School received the Purple Star Award for its committment to military families.


The Enterprise continues its look back at the people and events that made news in 2017. The first six months of the year appeared in the Jan. 2 issue.

July

Swanton elementary principal Paulette Baz resigned to take a position with Springfield Local Schools.

A recently formed pickleball group was up to 20 members and was looking to grow further.

Trinity United Methodist Church members celebrated the 50th anniversary of their sanctuary and worship center with a rededication service.

Former Pike-Delta-York superintendent Jay LeFevre took over as interim superintendent for Swanton Schools.

The Village of Swanton unveiled new logo, icons.

Evergreen Local Schools installed turf at their stadium.

August

Demolition of the school buildings on Cherry Street in Swanton got under way in earnest.

Swanton Councilwoman Tamara Haselman resigned.

The construction of two additional rooms at Crestwood School was approved by the Swanton Board of Education.

Fulton County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeremy Simon was shot following a chase that began near Delta.

Area residents were able to witness a partial solar eclipse.

Chris Lake took over as the new superintendent of Swanton Local Schools.

The closure of Swanton Pharmacy was announced.

The NEXUS pipeline was given the go-ahead by FERC.

A flight to Charlotte was added at Toledo Express Airport.

September

An increase to water and sewer rates was approved by Swanton Village Council.

An explosion rocked a home on U.S. 20A in Swancreek Township, leaving one person dead.

Newly expanded Swanton schools were celebrated.

Mail Pouch Saloon opened at the location formerly occupied by Shucker’s restaurant.

October

It was announced that the Swanton Elks Lodge would close after 47 years due to dwindling participation.

Benfield Wines opened on Shaffer Road in Swanton Township.

The Swanton volleyball team clinched its first-ever Northwest Ohio Athletic League title.

Swanton volleyball and girls soccer won sectional championships.

Swanton football upset league champion Archbold in four overtimes to clinch their third straight playoff trip.

November

Swanton Middle School was honored by the state for its commitment to military families.

Deals and Steals Thrift Shop opened on Main Street.

Travis Weigel and Rick Kazmierczak were victorious in the race for two Swancreek Township Trustee seats.

A ban on smoking and vaping in village parks was approved by Swanton Village Council.

December

Oak Openings Pottery opened in Swancreek Township south of Swanton.

Ground was broken for the Land Air Business Park on Airport Highway north of Toledo Express Airport and west of the Ohio Turnpike interchange.

Fulton County EMA director Kelvin Freeman resigned after just seven months on the job to take a position in Bowling Green.

A water line break left Swanton residents without water for a morning.

The murder trial of James Worley was delayed until March.

Taco Bell opened on Airport Highway in Swanton.

Chris Lake took over as superintendent of Swanton Local Schools.
http://www.swantonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2018/01/web1_Chris-Lake.jpgChris Lake took over as superintendent of Swanton Local Schools.

Benfield Wines opened its doors on Shaffer Road.
http://www.swantonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2018/01/web1_Wine-Ribbon-Cutting.jpgBenfield Wines opened its doors on Shaffer Road.

Swanton school buildings on Cherry Street were demolished in 2017.
http://www.swantonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2018/01/web1_SChoolDemo12.jpgSwanton school buildings on Cherry Street were demolished in 2017.

Mail Pouch Saloon opened in 2017 in the building formerly occupied by Shucker’s.
http://www.swantonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2018/01/web1_Mail-Pouch-Ribbon-Cutting.jpgMail Pouch Saloon opened in 2017 in the building formerly occupied by Shucker’s.

Area residents attended a Swanton Public Library solar eclipse viewing party.
http://www.swantonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2018/01/web1_SPL-eclipse-kids.jpgArea residents attended a Swanton Public Library solar eclipse viewing party.

http://www.swantonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2018/01/web1_Trinity-UMC-Sanctuary.jpg

A pickleball group is growing in Swanton.
http://www.swantonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2018/01/web1_Pickleball.jpgA pickleball group is growing in Swanton.

Swanton volleyball won its first ever Northwest Ohio Athletic League title in 2017.
http://www.swantonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2018/01/web1_Volleyball-champs-1-.jpgSwanton volleyball won its first ever Northwest Ohio Athletic League title in 2017.

Swanton Middle School received the Purple Star Award for its committment to military families.
http://www.swantonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2018/01/web1_Purple-Star-Award-ceremony.jpgSwanton Middle School received the Purple Star Award for its committment to military families.