Housing, Utilities and Taxes
Many local realtors are available to assist in obtaining housing in the area, be it purchasing or renting. Building contractors are available to construct new homes in two new subdivisions located in Deshler.
Deshler has many fine recreational facilities to offer. There are two recreational parks with shelter houses and playground
equipment, a community swimming pool, tennis courts and three reservoirs for fishing. The Deshler Memorial Field has two fields for baseball and softball activities. The Deshler Men's Association also has a lighted basketball court at their facilities. For youth we have:
- Soccer League
- Little League Baseball
- Mini-Patriot Basketball
- Mini-Patriot Football
- Midget Football
- Girls' Softball
Deshler offers a variety of opportunities for Christian worship, education, and service. There are many different denominations including Lutheran, United Methodist, Catholic, Presbyterian, Church of the Brethren, and Baptist. The Deshler Council of Churches works together on ecumenical projects including community worship services and community vacation Bible school. Area congregations have reached beyond their own walls to provide social service ministry to all age groups.
Community Organizations and Services
Many civic organizations contribute to the good of the community, both through the cooperative efforts of their members and through financial donations. Some local clubs and organizations are the Lions Club, American Legion, Chamber of Commerce, Bartlow Township
Historical Society, Deshler Men's Association, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Genealogical Society, Bavarian Club, Garden Club, Art League, Aladdin Club, Eastern Stars, Mason, 4-H, and a Senior Citizens Organization.
The Patrick Henry School District was established in 1964 and consists of 145 square miles in the southern part of Henry county with portions of the district located in western Wood County and northern Putnam County. They provide a high-quality academic environment for their 900+ students. The district completed a building project in 2016 that enabled the entire school district to be at one campus. The district is comprised of an Elementary (Gr. PS-4), a Middle School (Gr. 5-8) and a High School (Gr. 9-12).
The Vocational Agriculture Department repeatedly advances to state levels at the Ohio State Fair and the music department as well as the science department participates and competes at the state level.
The Athletic Department is a member of the Northwest Ohio Athletic League, the oldest conference in the state of Ohio. Patrick Henry offers a full range of athletic and extra-curricular programs that develop the full range of students' interest and ability.
The PTO, the Parent Music Association, the Athletic Boosters, the Patrick Henry Theater League, and the Academic Boosters all provide much support to the school system.
Within commuting distance there are two community colleges, three private colleges, two state universities and a parochial school.
For more detailed information on the Patrick Henry School District, visit their web site of at http://www.phpatriots.org. They also have a listing on their homepage of the various social media that you can follow the district on.
Retail Businesses and Services
Deshler has a variety of retail businesses to offer as well as being able to meet the demand for professional services. The following businesses strive to meet the needs of all the members of the community: supermarket, gas stations, automotive repair shops, automotive supply store, towing services, laundromat, hardware, plumbing & heating, construction contractors, propane and fuel oil distributors, welding and sheet metal serves, refuse pickup, hair stylists, craft & antique shop, florist, bowling alley, car wash, interior and exterior decorating, video supplies, pizza shops, tavern restaurants, preschool & day care facilities, medical doctor, pharmacy, attorneys, optometrist, chiropractor, funeral director, insurance agencies, banking services, nursing home facilities with occupational therapy facilities, and a weekly newspaper.